News and Announcements

Yearbook Videos

posted Jun 1, 2018, 1:10 PM by Charlotte Turrubiartes   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 1:11 PM ]

A big thank you for those of you who purchased and picked up your yearbook at distribution! Please find the app. information regarding our video access. With this app you will be able to create an account, follow schsybstaff and hold your phone over select photos in the yearbook to view over 24 videos! Your next opportunity to purchase and/or pick up your book will be Monday (purchase at the finance office OR pick up at the student store at lunch). 

Update on Transportation for 2018-2019

posted Jun 1, 2018, 7:34 AM by Charlotte Turrubiartes   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 7:34 AM ]

Important information concerning bus transportation next year can be found below:



posted May 28, 2018, 8:46 AM by Ruben Martinez   [ updated May 29, 2018, 10:45 AM by Charlotte Turrubiartes ]

The Steele Canyon Players and SCHS Instrumental Music Department’s Spring 2018 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s, The Sound of Music, was awarded 2018 Best High School Musical on May 27 at the Broadway San Diego Awards. Of the 28 shows in the competition, Steele Canyon High School’s production was one of three finalists (Mission Hills H.S.: American Idiot / Cathedral Catholic H.S.: 42nd Street).

Additionally, three of the Steele Canyon Players received award nominations for their roles in The Sound of Music. Leanna Neely (Class of '19) received a nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of the "Mother Abbess." Jackson Shaffer (Class of '19) received a nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of "Captain Von Trapp." Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur (Class of '19) was nominated for Best Actress for her role as "Maria."

The students in the cast performed at the awards show at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego in a competitive Tony Awards® style adjudication process to determine which production would win $1,000 for their school theatre department. The ten finalists for Best Actor and Best Actress competed, as well. A panel of celebrity judges and industry professionals selected one actor and actress to represent the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA) also know as the Jimmy Awards® in New York City in June 2018.

This is Steele Canyon Players and Instrumental Music Department's first appearance at the Broadway San Diego Awards.

About Broadway San Diego Awards – The Broadway San Diego Awards program is now entering its fifth year and the competition is sponsored by the San Diego County Credit Union. The Mission of Broadway San Diego Awards is to utilize a competitive Tony Awards® style adjudication process, to find the very best of high school musical theater talent in San Diego County; and in collaboration with the Jimmy Awards®, also known as the National High School Musical Theater Awards® (NHSMTA), to present these talented young performers with a unique scholarship opportunity to advance their educations and careers in the genre of musical theater.

Updated May 28, 2018

Senior Information 2018

posted May 17, 2018, 7:39 AM by Charlotte Turrubiartes   [ updated May 17, 2018, 3:28 PM ]

Please note that only seniors who have met ALL graduation requirements will be allowed to participate in the Graduation Ceremony. This includes all required classes, senior exhibition, paying all fines, and completing all disciplinary assignments, including detentions and Saturday School. No student who owes a Saturday School or lunch detention will be allowed to participate in any senior activity, including the Graduation Ceremony, until that assignment has been completed.
As the senior year comes to a close, it is important for all students to attend daily and continually check academic standing through Parent Portal. Please stay in contact with your student’s teachers to monitor progress so that there are no negative surprises in June.

Senior Events Calendar HERE

Selection of Valedictorian and Salutatorian
A committee of staff members will be convened in May to determine our Valedictorian and Salutatorian(s). Those students with the highest overall GPA as of this meeting will be selected to receive these honors.

Honor Graduate Notification – May
Those students with an overall GPA of 3.5 or above will be considered Honor Graduates. They will be notified prior to the Senior Awards Ceremony which will be held on May 30th . Honor Graduates are requested to be present at this ceremony.

Cap and Gown Distribution—May 30
Seniors can pick up their Cap and Gown between 8:00 and 10:00am in the Quad by the Finance Office on May 30th. Honor stoles will also be distributed at this time.

Senior Awards Ceremony—May 30
Honor Graduates, Department Award winners, and scholarship winners will be recognized at our Senior Awards Ceremony beginning at 6:00pm in the Steele Canyon High School Quad. Parents and guests are encouraged to attend. Caps and gowns and honor stoles are NOT to be worn at this event.

Senior Yearbook Distribution—May 31
Seniors may pick up their yearbooks in the Gym beginning at 5:00pm. Underclassmen may pick up their yearbooks between 6:00-7:00pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Yearbooks must be picked up before 7:00pm.

Baccalaureate—June 3
Baccalaureate is a celebration of our graduates and will be held at St. Luke Church located at 1980 Hillsdale Road, El Cajon, 92019. This event is sponsored by our PTO and attendance is optional. The ceremony will begin at 2:00pm. Seniors should plan on arriving by 1:30pm to line up for the processional into the building.
PLEASE NOTE: Cap and gown are required. Honor graduates will wear the honor stole.

Senior Breakfast—June 6
The Senior Breakfast is sponsored by the Senior Class parents and the Jamul Kiwanis. Beginning at 8:00am in the Gym, our seniors will gather to celebrate their completion of high school.

Graduation Practice—June 6
ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. Practice for the ceremony begins after our Senior Breakfast, about 9:30am. Seniors will be led through the ceremony and given final details for the evening’s event. 

Graduation—June 6 – 5:45PM – SCHS Stadium
Students must report to the Gym no later than 4:00pm Steele Canyon Graduation Ceremonies have a proud tradition of excellence and decorum. Our seniors work to uphold our core values and we intend to continue this practice. In order to give this ceremony the respect it deserves and to afford each guest an exceptional opportunity, there are guidelines for both participants and guests. Gates open at 4:30pm.

All seniors are expected to dress appropriately for the ceremony, as well as wearing the cap and gown. Dress guidelines include nice pants, dress shirt, and dress shoes for gentlemen; dresses or appropriate pants and blouse for ladies. Ladies are cautioned to avoid high heels as we will be going down stairways during the procession and walking across the synthetic turf field. The only item students will be allowed to bring with them will be their car keys. No electronic devices of any kind (including cell phones) will be allowed. This is to ensure the appropriate decorum for our ceremony. No additions to the cap and gown are allowed, including leis, flowers, decorations, etc. The only deviations from the cap and gown will be the SCHS medallion, tassel and honor stole.

Saving places in line and saving seats in the stadium will NOT be allowed. No balloons, air horns, party poppers, large signs or banners, food or drinks, or lawn chairs are allowed in the stadium. No backpacks, large purses or bags will be allowed into the stadium. If you would like to use an umbrella for sun blockage, please lower it once the ceremony begins in respect for our other guests. Guests will not be allowed on the field at any time during the ceremony. After the ceremony has finished, guests may enter the field to celebrate with their graduates.

Parking will be extremely limited. Please plan to arrive early to avoid delays. Although guests frequently park on Campo Road, Steele Canyon does not advise this. Please note that this street is marked “No Parking” and CHP may choose to enforce this at any time at their discretion. Exiting the parking lot will be slow. It will take most guests at least one hour OR MORE to exit the lot due to multiple parking areas and pedestrian traffic on Campo Road. Please be patient with our traffic guides as they will be doing their best in a difficult situation. DO NOT park in areas designated as “no parking” or your vehicle may be towed at owner’s expense.
A limited number of disabled parking spaces will be available near the entrance to the stadium. Guests with disabilities can be dropped off near the gate before parking. Ample seating is available for disabled guests.

Each year we experience extreme traffic delays on Campo Road prior to and following the ceremony and parking is limit on campus. You may wish to take advantage of our free shuttle service provided at the Skyline Wesleyan Church located at 11330 Campo Road, La Mesa beginning at 3:30pm. The last bus leaves Skyline at 5:30pm. Return shuttle service ends with the last bus leaving SCHS at 8:30pm. One of the shuttle buses will be wheelchair accessible.
PLEASE NOTE: Shuttle buses will encounter the same traffic delays as individual vehicles.

Still photographs of each graduate will be taken by Boyd Anderson Photography. An informational flyer will be included with your student’s diploma. Parents will have the option of seeing proofs online before purchasing at

This is a PTO-sponsored event which will take place at Disney’s California Adventure Park. All students attending Grad Nite at must have their consent forms turned in to the senior vice principal's secretary by May 30, 2018 or they will not be allowed to attend. Please check with your student to see if they have turned in this form. Forms are available in the vice principal's office. Students should arrive at SCHS at 3:30pm on June 8th. Buses leave SCHS at 5:00pm and return to SCHS
on June 9th at approximately 5:00am. More information will follow via email to parents and will be posted on the SCHS website.
PLEASE NOTE: No over-night parking allowed on campus.

Congratulations to you and your soon-to-be graduate!

Fall Sport Try Outs/Practice Dates

posted May 11, 2018, 9:44 AM by Charlotte Turrubiartes   [ updated May 11, 2018, 9:45 AM ]

Mark your calendar! Fall 2018 First day of practice or try outs

Try outs May 15, 17, 19 (with waivers) First day of practice: June 5

Cross Country
First day of Practice Aug. 6 at 6:30 am @ SCHS Track. Aug.9 & 10 after school at 3:00

Varsity/JV summer practice June 11th-June 29th 7:00-9:30 a.m. then back July 16th (Monday-Friday). 
Freshmen summer practice: June 18-June 29th then 7:00-9:30 a.m. then back July 16th (Monday-Friday). First day of fall season practice July 30th from 8 to 11 am and 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Girls Golf
Team lunch meeting Room E104 Aug 9th & 10th. Try outs: Aug 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 at 3:30-5:30 p.m. Steele Canyon Golf Course

Girls Tennis
Try outs Aug. 6 to Aug. 10 at 3 pm @ SCHS Tennis Courts. Must participate in all five sessions.

Girls Volleyball
Try outs Aug. 1st from 4-8:30 pm @ SCHS Gym.

Boys Water Polo
First Day of Practice Aug. 9 at 3:00 pm @ SCHS Pool.

Sports Clearance Dates

posted May 11, 2018, 7:30 AM by Charlotte Turrubiartes   [ updated May 14, 2018, 8:32 AM by Ruben Martinez ]

The Finance Office has scheduled the following dates for Sports Clearance and physicals on campus. Physicals are $20. Please print out the physical form and bring it with you. No checks will be accepted.

Have I Bought A Yearbook

posted Apr 24, 2018, 10:09 AM by Charlotte Turrubiartes   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 1:17 PM ]

Can't remember if you bought a yearbook?
***Please check this list prior to contacting the school.***
April 24 thru May 13 Yearbooks can be purchased via the SCHS Web Store for $90.00 May 14-25 purchase at the Finance Office from May 14-25 for $95. Yearbooks purchased the day of distribution are $100.00

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