Friday, September 22, 2023

Fentanyl Awareness Workshop

There are fentanyl awareness events in Spanish coming up!

They will be 100% in Spanish, registration is required, the event is free, Narcan will be distributed for free and there will be free childcare on site.

10/6 National City: MLK Jr Community Center 5 -7:30pm

Thursday, September 14, 2023

October Red Devils After Dark Calendar

Service Academy Night

We are excited to invite you to an exclusive Service Academies Information Night, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the prestigious U.S. Service Academies and the incredible opportunities they offer for your education and future career.

This event is open to high school students who are considering pursuing a unique and honorable path in their education and service to the nation. Whether you have a strong interest in the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, this information night will provide you with valuable insights and guidance.


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

South Bay Community Talks- September 20th

 Youth in Action and Partnerships 4 Success under the Institute for Public Strategies will host the South Bay Community Talks in collaboration with McAllister on Wednesday, September 20th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Olivewood Gardens in National City.

We will provide a safe space for teens, young adults, families, and community members of all ages to talk openly about issues related to community stress, alcohol use, drug misuse, and the fentanyl overdose crisis. Translation services will be available for those who prefer Spanish.

Along with hearing from community organizers and local mental health providers, a FREE light dinner will be provided for all who attend. Community service hours are available for youth who participate and bring their community service form ready for signatures.

Please feel free to share the attached flier with your community, peers, partners, and social media platforms. If there are any questions, please email:

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Counselor/Parent Chats - September 6, 2023

Counselor/Parent Chats Q & A   September 6, 2023

We have an 11th grader. Looking for any resources to help situate her into a 4-year university next year. When do we apply, student services etc. How and when we apply for grants etc. How soon do we apply for scholarships etc.

·      All Juniors receive a Counselor Led Post Secondary presentation in the Fall of their Junior Year. Students can also schedule an appointment with their counselor. Our Counseling Center Website has a lot of information as well. Students also have a Google Classroom for their grade level where we upload resources including our in person presentations. Timeline and important info regarding college can also be found on our “So You Want To Go To College” flyer

We have a10th grader in the mod / severe dept. What resources are available to her as she progresses through high school. 

·   All students in the mod/severe program or who get special services have an IEP and students can work closely with their case carrier, school psychologist, and counselor. Students in the mod/severe program would also have transition plans in their IEP.

How can I have access to Jupiter grades?

·   Tech Support is available in the parent center on Tues/Thursday 8:30-10:30. Parents can also email their students counselors for Jupiter Access.

Are there any dates for university campus visits?

·   The counseling center is not currently hosting any dates for university campus visits. Students in the AVID program may have some campus visits through their program. If the counseling center becomes aware of any opportunities, we would post it on our counseling center website.

If there are any visits is there a preference for seniors?

·   No, all field trips offered are typically first come first served.

What are the upcoming College University and FASFA Deadlines for 12th graders?

·   Counselors are currently reviewing post-secondary plans with seniors during their individual credit check meeting. Important dates and deadlines can be found on our “So You Want To Go To College” flyer. Seniors can access their grade level presentation on their Google Classroom. The Deadline for CSU/UC’s is November 30th. FASFA Deadline for priority is March 2nd.

My freshman is currently struggling in 3 classes with substitutes – who can we contact?

·   Please reach out to your students Counselor and administration if you are struggling to get in contact with any substitute teachers.

When does my 11th grader need to start volunteer hours?

·   Start as soon as possible – as early as 9th grade. Although we only require 30 hours, more hours is recommended for university admissions and scholarship consideration. We recommended students volunteer in something that they are interested in. The Class of 2024 needs to complete 15 service hours. Currently 30 service hours is required for the class of 2025 and beyond. More information and the community service form can be found on our website under the community service tab.

Which teacher does my student turn in their hours to and what places are approved by the school?

·   Community Service Forms need to be turned into History/Social Science teachers. Students need to submit hours ideally that school year. For information on pre-approved places please visit our website under the community service tab.

Can my junior student start applying for grants? 

·       11th graders cannot apply for grants but they can apply for scholarships. Scholarship information can be found under the scholarship tab on our website

 My student did not get any information about Credit recovery 

·       Students who signed up should have gotten an email but if they did not the student can follow up with their counselor. Yesterday was the first day of credit recovery. Unfortunately, some class times were changed from afternoon to morning. Students can still report on Thursday. In the Morning, students should enter the main building through the north side of the building. Credit Recovery is Tues/Thurs and on the occasional Saturday. We understand some of the communication has been choppy. Credit Recovery will end on December 1st. For seniors taking credit recovery for A-G purposes, students will list any classes they are repeating when they apply.

What grades do students need to get a work permit? 

·   The school recommends a 2.0 but technically there are no GPA requirements. Permit applications can be found in the admin office.

 Does the school give any support in regard to sexual harassment/assault? 

·       For any support on this topic please make an appointment with your students’ counselor so that they can discuss different resources and make appropriate referrals as needed.


Our Safe Place September Calendar


Tuesday, September 5, 2023

District Student Conference: “Girls Inspiring Real Leadership in STEAM"

Free Event: Students will hear speakers, have discussions, and network with women professionals for guidance on entering STEAM careers.

Date: This Saturday, September 9, 2023 @ Eastlake Middle School (Pavilion)

Start time: 9:00 AM – Lunch (Free to Attendees)

For more details and to REGISTER see the FLIER


September 2023 Cal-SOAP Newsletter

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September Wellness Message

Hello again, 

Sweetwater High Students as we begin September with our 2nd monthly wellness message of the year. 

Why not start on your path of excellence? If you haven’t already put your 100% in school, then it’s still not too late. Remember last month’s message about positive affirmations? 

This month you need to believe that you are still capable, equipped and well able. Believe in who you are – empowered enough to be ALL that you were meant to be and are now. 

Use this sense of empowerment to fuel your journey, giving you the courage to do well and the strength to try new things. YOU ARE EXCELLENT!

Be Well Red Devils,

SUHi Counseling Department

Visit our website for more info:

If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress, please call or text 988 to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7/365.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Learn about QuestBridge

You are invited to attend virtual or in-person information sessions with representatives from Colorado College, University of Chicago, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University. 

Learn about making a college list, applying for admission and financial aid, and keeping your search in perspective. Representatives will discuss benefits of the QuestBridge application, which allows high-achieving, low-income students from U.S. high schools to match with the top colleges around the country.

Tuesday, May 16 @ 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET

Thursday, June 22 @ 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET

Monday, August 14 @ 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET

Tuesday, September 12 @ 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Community Service Opportunity next Saturday, September 9th


Youth in Action and the Imperial Beach Arts Bureau will host a clean-up next Saturday, September 9th, from 9 am to 12 pm. We will meet at 518 Lark Wy, Imperial Beach, CA 91932, and make our way to the Rock Snake that leads to the Bayshore Bikeway.

The Rock Snake is a path lined with painted rocks created by young people in Imperial Beach. It is currently covered with overgrown weeds and litter. We need your help to restore this Southbay gem!

By participating in the clean-up, you can earn:
4 hours of community service (be sure to get the form from your school counselor)
A letter of recommendation (an alternate option if you don't need community service hours)


Upcoming University Admissions Presentations


Are you planning to apply to go directly to a 4-year University? Would you like to learn more about the admissions process and overall campus going culture at some universities? You may be interested in attending one of the following university presentations.

Upcoming Highlights:
  • UC Merced (9/5 @ 2:45pm)
  • CSU San Marcos (9/7 @ 2:45pm)
Check Calendar for other Universities & register here:

Space is limited. Please make sure to fill out the request as soon as possible.

A pass will be sent to your class, the day of presentation, where it'll be Teacher Discretion if you are eligible to attend.

Chat with the Counselors/Charla con los Consejeros


The SUHI Counselors would like to invite you to the Counselor Virtual Chats with Parents, Wednesday, September 6th at 9:30am, in the Counseling Center.  You will receive updates on what's new in the counseling center. Along with the opportunity to chat about any questions you may have.

You are also welcome to join us virtually. Here is link for the workshop:

SAVE THE DATE (at 9:30am):





We would love your you to submit your questions prior to the event. Please complete the following link:

See you all on Wednesday,  

SUH Counselors