Specialized Programs Parent Nights 2021-2022

Specialized Programs 2021-2022

Students in specialized programs receive a well rounded quality education in addition to the specialized program curriculum they choose.

SCPA (School for the Creative and Performing Arts) Chula Vista Middle and Chula Vista High

SCPA Information Nights

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Please log on to www.zoom.us

Zoom Meeting ID: 882 4274 9220

Passcode: 616640

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Please log on to www.zoom.us

Zoom Meeting ID: 846 2331 4733

Passcode: 302637

FLAGS (Foreign Language and Global Studies) Hilltop Middle and Hilltop High

These are the planned dates for Hilltop Middle’s FLAGS Parent Information Night.

  • February 10 at 6 PM
  • March 11 at 6 PM

This is the zoom link that we will use for both meetings:  https://tinyurl.com/HTMFLAGSInfoMtg21

IB (International Baccalaureate) Bonita Vista High or Castle Park High

Click here for the Zoom.us link for all IB-BVH meetings:

  • February 10 7-9pm for current 10th and 11th graders (7-8 will be focused on current 10th graders and 8-9pm will be focused on current 11th graders)
  • February 24 7-8:30pm for current 9th and 10th graders (the information for these two groups is quite similar, so I’ll do that at the same time)

SUHSD Message Regarding Events in Washington,DC

Dear Students and Families,

As a nation and as a community we all watched with deep sadness as the events unfolded earlier this week in our nation’s capital. We know that these events can have a very profound impact on all of us – students, families, staff, and community alike. As the leadership team of the Sweetwater Union High School District, we want to ensure that our students and staff are provided a safe and open venue to have restorative conversations and address the events that we witnessed.

We take our moral and professional responsibilities very seriously and will ensure that our students will be able to engage in a facilitated dialogue in a safe environment. As an institution charged with the education of our students, we are responsible for developing the citizens of tomorrow and providing them the tools to take on this responsibility.
We know that students may be anxious based on the unsettling images and actions that occurred on Wednesday. Therefore, in addition to guided discussions that will be held in our schools, counseling services will be available at each site to provide students with the opportunity to discuss their concerns and feelings.

These discussions are meant to help create clarity and understanding among our students and district community. Among the fundamental cornerstones of our democracy is the peaceful transfer of power and as we have in the past, we know that our nation and our community will stand together.
As we look back at over 100 years of the Sweetwater Union High School District, we have stood in unison through many challenges and struggles. At a time when our nation must come together and move forward, we will continue to provide safe and meaningful opportunities to the students and families we serve.

Estimados estudiantes y familias:

Como nación y como comunidad, todos observamos con profunda tristeza cómo se desarrollaron los eventos a principios de esta semana en la capital de nuestra nación. Sabemos que estos eventos pueden tener un impacto muy profundo en todos nosotros: estudiantes, familias, personal y comunidad por igual. Como equipo de liderazgo del Distrito Escolar de Sweetwater, queremos asegurarnos de que nuestros estudiantes y el personal cuenten con un lugar seguro y abierto para tener conversaciones reconstituyentes y abordar los eventos que presenciamos.

Tomamos muy en serio nuestras responsabilidades morales y profesionales y nos aseguraremos de que nuestros estudiantes puedan participar en un diálogo facilitado en un entorno seguro. Como institución encargada de la educación de nuestros estudiantes, somos responsables de desarrollar a los ciudadanos de mañana y brindarles lo necesario para asumir esta responsabilidad.

Sabemos que los estudiantes pueden estar ansiosos por las imágenes y acciones inquietantes que ocurrieron el miércoles. Por lo tanto, además de las discusiones guiadas que se llevarán a cabo en nuestras escuelas, los servicios de consejería estarán disponibles en cada sitio para brindarles a los estudiantes la oportunidad de discutir sus preocupaciones y sentimientos.

Estas discusiones están destinadas a ayudar a crear claridad y comprensión entre nuestros estudiantes y la comunidad del distrito. Entre los pilares fundamentales de nuestra democracia se encuentra la transferencia pacífica del poder y, como lo hemos hecho en el pasado, sabemos que nuestra nación y nuestra comunidad permanecerán unidas.

Al mirar hacia atrás a más de 100 años del Distrito Escolar de Sweetwater, nos hemos mantenido al unísono a través de muchos desafíos y luchas. En un momento en que nuestra nación debe unirse y avanzar, continuaremos brindando oportunidades seguras y significativas a los estudiantes y familias a quienes servimos.


Honoring Our Own Awards Recognizes Adult Education Director Dr. Ryan Burke

San Diego County recently honored Sweetwater District Adult Education Director Dr. Ryan Burke as one of the 2020 Administrators of the Year!

The awards were recognized by the San Diego County School Boards Association and the Association of California School Administrators Region 18 (ACSA). Honoring Our Own is a collaboration between the two organizations where educators, parents, community members, board members and support staff are honored for making a difference in the lives of students.

The event was held virtually on October 3rd via YouTube.

The Sweetwater District is exceptionally honored to have Dr. Burke lead the districts Adult Education program by supporting adult development with a lifelong transformative learning approach.

Congratulations Dr. Burke, 2020 ACSA Region 18 Administrator of the Year Awardee!

Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkMOWYXZFYQ to view Dr. Burkes virtual recognition.


Written notice is hereby given that the district will conduct a public hearing and adopt Resolution No. 4687

Click here to view the Public hearing and adopt Resolution No. 4687 Public Notice (10 days prior)-Textbooks

Public Notice

Written notice is hereby given that the district will conduct a public hearing and adopt Resolution No. 4687, assuring that every student in the Sweetwater Union High School District has sufficient textbooks and/or instructional materials to use in the classroom and to take home in each of the four content areas: Reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and history-social science, plus foreign language and health, and that these textbooks and/or instructional materials are aligned to the State Content Standards.

Date:  Monday, September 28, 2020

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Place: Sweetwater Union High School District

Board Room, via MS Teams

1130 Fifth Avenue

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Board Room, 1130 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA **This meeting is being held pursuant to Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20, issued by CA Governor Gavin Newsom, and any or all board members may attend the meeting via telephone or video conference. All members of the public may view the meeting online at https://www.youtube.com/user/suhsdk12, and may submit comments to the board for the public hearing prior to the meeting.  Comments may be emailed to deanne.vicedo@sweetwaterschools.org.


Update from SUHSD Board of Trustees – June 24, 2020

The Board of Trustees takes the findings raised by the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) investigation very seriously. As such, in closed session, the Board of Trustees took action to place Dr. Karen Janney on paid administrative leave effective immediately.  The Board’s action is not a disciplinary action, but is to support and ensure an efficient investigation of the concerns raised in the FCMAT report.

We will continue to cooperate with the San Diego County Office of Education, FCMAT, and any other state and federal agencies involved in the matter.  Additionally, the Board took action to appoint Dr. Moises Aguirre to serve as Acting Superintendent to ensure continuity of education and operations.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Dr. Aguirre, we thank you for your continued efforts in support of the Sweetwater Union High School District.