Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Covid-19 Community Resources

Greetings Sweetwater Red Devils. We hope this message finds you well.

Our thoughts are with you all during this time. We wish you all health and safety, and wanted to share some resources available to you to help during this time.

Please click this link for resources from the Office of Mayor of National City, as well as the National City Family Resource Center for help with:

  • Food
  • Displaced Workers (documented and undocumented)
  • Mental Health
  • Internet Access
  • Housing

Families can also call 21 or visit www.211sandiego.org for access to community, health, social, and disaster service.

Visit http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/ for updated information from the Sweetwater Union High School District.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: #BeWellRedDevils

Happy Wellness Wednesday Red Devils!

I hope this Wellness Wednesday messages finds you safe and healthy, and dry from the rain.

In these uncertain times, let us practice acceptance. Many people get distressed over things they can’t control or have difficulty accepting. Learn to recognize and accept things that are out of your control.

Ask yourself, “Is there a specific step I can take right now to address this issue?”

If it is something you can control, try to take small steps to solve the issue in a calm manner.

If not, remind yourself there is nothing to be done right now and focus on another task or pleasant activity.

The Center for Disease Control and Presentation have resources on how to manage anxiety and stress during this time:

SELF-CARE TIP:One of the fun things my family and I have been doing to get some exercise and have fun indoors is dancing along with this YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/livelovepartyTV

KINDNESS CHALLENGE:Learn how to say “please” & “thank you” in 5 different languages.

Let's keep in touch by using the hashtag #BeWellRedDevils on social media posts! Let's share what you are doing these next few weeks to be safe and healthy!

Keep informed on Sweetwater Union High School District Covid-19 information at www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Take care and be well Red Devils!

Friday, March 13, 2020

School Closures: Sweetwater High

In consultation with County Public Health and superintendents from school districts across San Diego County, all public schools will close beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.

Sweetwater Union High School District will each close schools through Friday, April 3, 2020.

At this time, classes are scheduled to resume April 6, 2020. This cancellation includes all school and district events, including athletics.

For updates, please visit:

Counselors will return phone calls and emails when school resumes.

Thank you and #BeWellRedDevils!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Summer School 2020

Summer School Applications are available
Summer school for Sweetwater students will be held at HILLTOP HIGH.
If you earned an F or D in a class, come see your counselor to get an application. 
Space is Limited, come in today.

DEADLINE to submit application is FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH.

Summer School is June 8th thru June 26th, 8am – 1:30pm.
Thank you,
SUHi Counselors

**Spanish Translation**

Las solicitudes de la escuela de verano est├ín disponibles. Si obtuvo una F o D en una clase, ven a ver a tu consejero para obtener una solicitud.
El espacio es limitado, ven hoy

El plazo para entregar la solicitude es el Viernes 24 de abril.

La escuela de verano es del 8 de junio al 26 de junio, 8am - 1:30pm. 

SUHi Consejeros

Friday, March 6, 2020

Now Accepting Applications for the San Diego Symphony High School Ambassadors Program Summer 2020

The San Diego Symphony is seeking creative, driven, and responsible individuals who may be interested our High School Ambassadors program this summer.  The San Diego Symphony’s High School Ambassadors program is a PAID internship summer program to develop high school students for future employment. The program includes personal and professional development workshops, job shadowing opportunities and a capstone project. Participants will work as ambassadors for the San Diego Symphony within the community and during its Inaugural Season at its new summer venue, The Shell.

“The people that I have met were so passionate and enthusiastic about music. They're always looking for ways to improve and reach more people/different audiences. The energy that I felt from the collective Symphony staff as well as my fellow ambassadors was contagious. I couldn't wait to get back the following week. This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for high school students, so it would be an absolute shame to pass it up.” – High School Ambassador, Summer 2019

Program Benefits:
  • Develop job skills in: professional etiquette and demeanor, communication and customer service
  • Shadow arts administration industry professionals within a leading arts organization
  • Develop a broader artistic palette through attendance and participation at The Shell's concerts
  • Through an ambassador model, increase our community's awareness of the San Diego Symphony's concerts and programs in San Diego County

Job Shadowing Areas of Focus may include:
  • Artistic Planning
  • Customer Service
  • Fundraising
  • Learning and Community Engagement
  • Marketing
  • Special Events
  • Orchestra Personnel

Internship Requirements:
Applicants must be 15 years old or over and be qualified to receive a work permit from their school district if under the age of 18—the graduating class of 2020 are eligible to apply. Interns must commit to six program dates (July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21) and must be available during all program dates. Schedule flexibility on dates are necessary. Ambassadors will work at the San Diego Symphony administrative offices and new permanent summer venue, The Shell, both located in Downtown San Diego. Transportation may be provided between the two venues but participants must arrange their own transportation to and from home.

How to Apply – Deadline to apply for the High School Ambassadors is 11:59 pm on April 14, 2020*.

Complete the Internship Application, including the essay questions, and return along with two letters of recommendation. Letters from school faculty should include how the applicant would benefit from the Internship, and indicate how long the candidate has been known. Letters must be on organization letterhead.

If you have any questions regarding this program and the application process, please contact Learning and Community Engagement Programs Coordinator Emily Persinko at epersinko@sandiegosymphony.org or (619) 237-1967.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Mentoring Program: Women's Construction Coalition (WCC) Julia Morgan Society (LMS) Club

FREE College Prep Course

Through the Library NeXt partnership with UCSD Extension, Otay Mesa-Nestor Library will be hosting Admit One, a college prep course, every Saturday from April 4th through May 9th. It is a free prep course. 

Interested students will just need to register online at sallyridescience.ucsd.edu/admit-one or www.sandiego.gov/admitone

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact lyee@sandiego.gov or 619-424-0474.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Make Lemonade

Happy Wellness Wednesday! 

As the popular saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

Here are 5 ways to make the best of a bad situation.

Self-Care Tip
Call (not text) a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to in a long time.
Here is a great calendar for kindness actions you can do for the month of March:
Mindful March

Kindness Challenge
Pick up litter as you walk to and from class today.

Affective Statement
I am worried about/by/to see/to hear that….

Please complete our Wellness Wednesday Questionnaire.

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

We invite you to encourage students to visit our Wellness Room in the counseling center room in office 141 if they need to de-stress and decompress. Please have students check in with a counselor before using the Wellness Room. Typically, we have students use the Wellness Room for no longer than 15 minutes at a time to report back to class ASAP.

Take our virtual tour of our SUHi Wellness Room

To spread the good news of our wellness efforts, please use the hashtag #BeWellRedDevils in sharing your Wellness Wednesday activities.

Monday, March 2, 2020

March Tutoring Schedule

African American Conference

SDSU Marine Science Day 2020

On behalf of the San Diego State University Marine Ecology and Biology Student Association (MEBSA), we invite you to the 8th Annual Marine Science Day! 

Marine Science Day is an open house of the SDSU Coastal and Marine Institute (CMI) to showcase current research at SDSU, the facilities at CMI, and many educational activities related to marine ecology, biology, and conservation! This exciting opportunity to explore CMI, experience what goes on at a working marine research laboratory and engage with local marine scientists only comes around once a year!

The 8th Annual Marine Science Day themed "Secret Seas", is FREE and geared toward students, teachers, and families. Educational activities will demonstrate key topics of ongoing research and related issues in marine science and secrets of our local marine species. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to interact with the faculty and graduate student marine researchers who call CMI ‘home’.