March 15, 2015

As hard as it is to believe, we are rapidly winding down the school year!  Essence of Rosemont, on April 10th, is just around the corner. Please plan to attend this amazing family event. Along with a showcase of Rosemont High School academics, clubs and activities, there will be entertainment, food, and plenty for the kids to do! The 5K Scholarship Run is Saturday, April 25th. Our Freshman/Sophomore Fundraiser Dinner is on May 8th from 5 – 9 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Our seniors are looking forward to graduation on June 9th. For more information on these and many other important dates, visit

Our counselors are currently working with 9th, 10th and 11th graders to select classes for next year. By the end of March, all students will have completed this process. If you have any questions about scheduling for 2015-16, please contact your student’s counselor.  

Our sophomores, and seniors who have not yet passed, take CAHSEE this week. At the same time, our freshmen will take a practice CAHSEE test to prepare them for next year. Passing CAHSEE is one the SCUSD graduation requirements, so this is an important assessment. CAASP testing, for juniors, is also coming in April and May. CAASP replaces the “CST” tests for English and math. Sophomores will still take the science “CST” within that same testing window. As we get closer to testing, we will provide all families with important information.

This is a great time to remind students that their priority should be successful completion of all 2nd semester classes! Freshmen, sophomores and juniors need to be on track to graduate, and seniors must be passing all classes in order to participate in the end-of-the-year activities, including the Graduation Ceremony. Students who fail one or more courses must somehow make up those credits in order to fulfill SCUSD graduation requirements. Our 2015 summer program will be limited to on-line credit recovery, so students who need to enroll in summer school should notify their counselor as soon as possible. Priority for this program will be given to credit-deficient juniors and seniors, however, so the slots fill up quickly. The goal is for all of our students to earn their credits during the school year. Daily attendance, completion of all assigned work, and a positive attitude are important tools in this process.

Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parent and community partners who have stepped forward to help out here at Rosemont throughout the year. Our PTSA continues to organize and fund a variety of outstanding events – all of which support our students and give them opportunities for enrichment and extra-curricular experiences they would have no other way. Many of our parents volunteer at sporting events, field trips and other activities – chaperoning, working the events, driving students and a variety of tasks too numerous to mention. Without this kind of support, it would be impossible to provide students with the kind of unique and memorable high school experience they get at Rosemont. Thanks so much to all of you!

We’ve had an outstanding year so far here at Rosemont, so let’s finish strong! Please continue to check out for important school information. And, as always, let us know what we can do to better serve you!