Athletics Clearance Procedure 2018-19

  1. All incoming and returning student-athletes are REQUIRED to have an athletic physical and online consents completed as part of the clearance process. Here are the basic steps to follow when registering your athlete for the first time:
  2. The California Education Code (Sections 32220-32224 and 49470-49474) requires that each member of an athletic team shall have insurance coverage for medical and hospital expenses in an amount of at least $1500 while practicing for or participating in athletic activities sponsored under the jurisdiction of a public school district. In order to comply with state law, each athletic team member must be enrolled in either the District approved medical plan or have medical insurance coverage in an amount of at least $1500 provided under any other type of insurance plan(s) which may have been purchased by the student or by the parent/guardian. Without Insurance, a student athlete will not be able to clear for a sport. For Sweetwater Union High School District offered insurance plans, please contact your schools ASB office for more information.
  3. Start your registration process here: https://registermyathlete.com/login/
  4. Follow these instructions to complete registration.

SUHI Staff Tour National City

To kick off the school year, SUHI staff took a field trip around National City, to get to know the community our students grow up in. Our heart, Laura Charles, is responsible for this amazing idea, and we hope it will become an annual tradition. Watch the video!


Coding Club Showcase 2018

Our Coding Club students make the commitment to visit one of ten National School District elementary schools weekly to teach them how to code. On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018, we invited participating NSD elementary students to come showcase their coding creations in the theatre. We had an amazing turnout of SUHI and NSD students and staff, board members, parents, and community members. Thank you for making the night special!


SUHSD Science and Engineering Fair 2018

Congratulations to the following students!

Alfred Vargas and Audrey Vargas for winning first place with their project, Solar Desalination Using a Parabolic Trough.

Arvie Cabal for winning third place with her project, The Stroop Effect.


FAFSA, Cal Grant, and the California Dream Act Application (2018-19)

For many California state* financial aid programs, the FAFSA is due on March 2, 2018 (date postmarked).

Cal Grant also requires submission of a school-certified GPA by March 2, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to obtain proof of mailing their GPA and to retain a copy of their GPA form.

For additional community college Cal Grants, the due date is September 2, 2018 (date postmarked).

If you are a non-citizen without a Social Security card or had one issued through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, you should fill out the California Dream Act Application. You do not need to fill out a FAFSA to be eligible for California student financial aid.

Contact the California Student Aid Commission  or your financial aid administrator or counselor for more information. Additional forms may be required. Applicants are encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA.

*If you plan to attend an out-of-state university, check with your school for their specific deadlines.


Important Senior Information and Dates for Semester II


Sweetwater High School 

Office of the Assistant Principal of Student Activities

2900 Highland Avenue

National City, CA 91950

Phone: (619) 474-9751


Non-Privileged List: Seniors, please continue to perform and behave as the model students for the entire student body. Please remember, students who display conduct that violate school policy will face disciplinary action. Any senior student who faces disciplinary action runs the risk of losing his/her senior privileges. The loss of senior privileges will include but not be limited to participation in Prom, GradNite, and our Graduation Ceremony. In some cases, the severity of the situation will result in alternate school placement for the rest of the year. Lastly, if you owe textbooks or have outstanding fines, you will end up on the non-privilege list. There are a lot of textbooks from semester I that have not been returned, please return them to the library! Make sure to take care of those textbooks and fines. Seniors, continue to do the right thing, the Red Devil thing!

Prom: Prom this year will be held at the beautiful Corky McMillan Venue in Liberty Station. This year’s prom will take place on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Price of tickets will be $45 dollars and will go on sale March 1st. We promise to make it a beautiful night and worthy of our class of 2018. Remember, to say off the Non-Privilege List.

GradNite: GradNite and Disneyland have significantly increased their prices. We will have the hopper pass that will allow our students to go to both parks—California Adventure and Disneyland. This year, we will leave anywhere from 1:00pm – 1:30pm from Sweetwater High School and return to the school the following day at 5:00am. The date of GradNite will be Friday, June 1st, 2018. Approximately 350 tickets will be available and cost per ticket will be exactly $199. Tickets will go on sale March 1st. Again, remember to stay off the Non-Privilege List.

Graduation: Graduation this year falls on the 1st full week of June. We will graduate on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018. Graduation will be held at Southwestern College, and we have been given the 6pm slot. At the beginning of 2nd semester, we will start publishing information regarding the purchase of Caps and Gowns (Week of January 22nd through our Social Science classes and the ASB). Cap and Gowns do not have to be purchased (optional), but since they are custom fitted, ALL STUDENTS MUST ORDER A CAP AND GOWN. Students have received their cap and gown order forms from their social science teachers. Students can order there Cap and Gown on January 30th, in the senior lawn with Glenn Millen from San Diego Graduate Supply. 

YEAR BOOKS: You can purchase your Yearbooks at the ASB for $65. We are open during nutrition break and lunchtime.

CSF: Our interim CSF Advisor is Mrs. Meg Garcia in room 324. The window to turn in applications for CSF will be January 24th – February 9th. CSF Dues ($8) can be paid from February 20th – March 2nd. All application and dues can be made to Mrs. Garcia.

Seniors, parents and guardians, if you have any questions, please email me at: alexander.salazar-arbelaez@sweetwaterschools.org. Allow me 24-48 hours to return your email.