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Happy Mental Health Day! Looking Ahead to Thanksgiving Week!

Hello Rattlers!

There is a lot going on before we are off for a week for Thanksgiving break. We hope everyone had a lovely day off on THURSDAY and thank you to all of our Veterans! This past week we have heard that our Seniors are starting to get their acceptance letters to college, and they are getting excited for the next chapter in their lives. In addition, two seniors who participate in community service through Key Club received a huge shout out for their great work. Awesome job, Sequoia Chialtas and Samuel VandenBergh!! Here's what else you need to know:

PEER Tutoring--Juniors and Seniors are here to help in every subject!

PEER tutoring in Room 1011 has started and has been super popular--we are going to need a bigger room (see photo above)! 28 11th and 12th grade students have volunteered their time at lunch and after school to tutor--walks ins welcome! Last week we had 21 9th and 10th graders attend! #rattlershelpingrattlers

Need Tutoring from a TEACHER??? Here is the schedule: School-wide Tutoring Schedule!

Semester 2, Progress Report 2, grades are due on November 19th. That will leave 12 weeks until the end of the First Semester and those grades go on your permanant transcript.


  • Field Hockey is in the Open Div. Playoffs! On Tuesday Nov. 16th Canyon Hills is hosting Poway at 3:30pm. There is no charge for this game.

  • Canyon Hills Cross Country is in CIF Championships on Saturday Nov.20 at Morley Field. There is no charge for this event.

  • Congrats to all our Fall sport teams who made playoffs, and good luck!

Vaccine Mandate: Date for first dose must be on or before November 20th which is next Saturday for 16 and older.

The school is not the decision maker on these issues. Many of you are trying to meet with office or CHHS Admin about this issue. We hold no power and we have all the same information I have put out and nothing more. I know as little as you do and am awaiting more details. I know it's frustrating.

Here is the most important point in that letter:

Under San Diego Unified’s vaccine mandate for students who are 16 and older as of November 1, 2021, students who are not fully vaccinated by December 20, 2021 will transition from in-person learning to an independent study program at the start of the new semester and quarter on January 24, 2022. To view a district presentation on the mandate, visit this LINK.

All students 16 and older who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under the district mandate are required to be vaccinated, excluding those with qualified exemptions or conditional admissions. San Diego Unified does not allow religious exemptions for this particular vaccine.

We will share information in the coming days about how the district will verify student vaccination status, how to apply for qualified exemptions or conditional admissions, and how to learn about independent study options. These details are also available on the student COVID-19 vaccine FAQ page, here.


1. How do I know that the district has a copy of my child's vaccine status?

Any time you get a vaccine it goes into the county registry--whether you knew it or not--this database is what is used. You DO NOT need to provide us with your vaccine card. We got your status at the district and will only access it when it is time to do so. The exception is if you got the COVID-19 vaccine out-of-state or on a military installation.

2. When will my student have to leave CHHS and where will they go if they are unvaccinated?

The beginning of Semester 2 then your child can go to IHIGH Virtual Academy in SDUSD. Please look them up on the district website and ENROLL now! Do not wait as there is already a waiting list.

3. What if my child turns 16 in say March--what's the timeline then?

I have no answer to that yet. However, if you know you are going to get vaccinated do it now and don't wait. If you are unsure then you need to stay tuned as more info will be coming.

4. But my student can still graduate with CHHS right?

No. You will no longer be a student of CHHS and therefore you would not be on our legal graduation document. Only students on the doc can graduate as graduation is a legal ceremony.

5. Can my student attend Prom, and senior events?

No. You are not a student of our school any longer. In addition all those events will require you be vaccinated so you can not come as a guest. Grad Night may be different please consult the Boosters for more information.

Lastly, know that when you switch school Junior or Senior year you will be asked by college why that transfer occurred. If vaccination is the answer and that college has a vaccination mandate then you may have your acceptance rescinded or not accepted at all---Food for though so make sure you are exploring which schools have mandates and which do not when selecting schools to apply to.

We are here to support you through all of this and appreciate your support. Please also know that many times we--or I--find out when you do, and anything is subject to change based on powers outside of the school--example: State mandate or BOE decisions.



Monday: Auditions for School Play.

Tuesday: SSC Meeting on campus --Financial Items.

Wednesday: Auditions for School Play.

Thursday: Auditions for School Play.

Friday: SEMESTER 1 PROGRESS 2--just a progress report but please check PowerSchool for grades so you aren't surprised.


UC and CSU application deadline is right around the corner, November 30th. If you need help with your application or would like for it to be reviewed by counselors please plan to attend the College/FAFSA application workshop on Monday’s and Tuesday’s during lunch in room 200.

FAFSA deadline is March 2, 2022, yet the sooner you submit your application the better chance you have of getting more financial aid. We work with UCSD CalSoap to host CalSoap Workshops to help students and parents complete their FAFSA. If you are interested in scheduling a one on one appointment please select a date:

Senior Fundraiser:

Senior Class See's Candies Fundraiser is now open October 25 to December 3, 2021:

Click here to order!!! (

  • For all things Class of 2025, click here to read our Newsletter, updated every FRIDAY!

  • Did you know the 9th grade Academy has a student handbook? Click here.

PEER TUTORING for the Class of 2025--but everyone is welcome!

Peer tutoring is now offered 5 days a week, before school, at lunch, and after school! Sign up or walk in. CHHS Juniors and Seniors can't wait to help you!

Link to sign up:

CHHS SWAG STORE IS OPEN: Design your own Swag!!!! This will be open all year!


Here is a good opportunity for a Hiring Event at Belmont Park next weekend for the winter jobs:

NOW HIRING: Belmont Park is hosting a "Hiring Fair" next Friday, November 12th from 2pm-7pm! Taking place outside the bowling alley, Belmont Lanes, and hiring part time seasonal employees for the Rides & Attractions Team and Food& Beverage Department. Must be 16+ years old. Rides and attractions will be available for walk in and scheduled interview from 2pm till 7pm. Fast casual will only be available from 2pm till 4pm. Interviews will take place outside of Belmont Lanes (we will want to remind candidates to dress warm) Candidates will have a chance to bowl while waiting or after their interview. All participants will receive a free ride pass and food voucher. We would prefer if the candidates scheduled their interviews ahead of time , but walk ins are welcome. Questions? Contact Mara Mascitti @ (858) 488-1549 x 378

An event for Families:


Do you have a Senior? Well CHHS has a Booster Club so you can stay up to date on things and events pertaining to them:

The Canyon Hills/Serra Parent Class Boosters is a parent organization that supports your student's graduating class with activities and events not typically sponsored by the school. As your student approaches senior year, through fundraising and donations, this group helps offset the cost and implement activities like grad-night, prom, senior luncheon, graduation venue, powder-puff, and more.

The Canyon Hills/Serra Parent Class Boosters is a parent organization that supports your student's graduating class with activities and events not typically sponsored by the school.


Password: Escondido Meeting ID: 693 398 4637

Senior Class See's Candies Fundraiser is now open October 25 to December 3, 2021:

Click here to order!!! (

· DINE-OUT/Fundraisers:

o Round Table Fundraiser Dine Out

o Date: Wednesday, November 17

o Time: 11:00 am – 10:00pm

o Location: 10415 Tierrasanta Blvd, San Diego, CA 92124


· new email:

· website:

· We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm via Zoom. Next meeting is THURSDAY 11/18/21 @ 6:30pm - 7:15. Meeting ID: 813 2876 4788 Passcode: 7kKnw4

· Dine-Outs and other fundraisers: Double Good Popcorn fundraiser Nov 5-9. See website for details!


· website:

· Join the registry: click here to receive info

· Meeting: Topic: Class of 2024 Parent Booster Meeting Time: Tuesday November 16, 2021 06:30 PM Meeting ID: 862 1621 2254 Passcode: 317369

· Dine-Outs and other fundraisers: see website


· Website:

· Join the registry: click here to receive info

· Meeting: TBD

· Dine-Outs and other fundraisers: see website

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