Device Distribution 2020-2021

Dear Sweetwater Union High School District Parents/Guardians,

District devices will be issued to 9th Grade Sweetwater High School students on July 29 at Chula Vista Middle School.


For more information on “Internet Connectivity Resources”, please go to the District’s website here:



Requirements to receive a device:

  1. For everyone’s safety, the Distribution Process will be Drive-Thru only.
  2. By picking up a student device during the distribution date (July 29), you are accepting the 2020-21 Mobile Device Agreement. The Mobile Device Agreement can be reviewed HERE.
  3. Bring the student ID card and write your child’s name and ID number in large print on a sheet of paper that can be easily read by staff members from a distance of at least 6 feet. Place this document on the dash of your car or be prepared to show the document to staff. If you do not have the student ID card, please print out the “Student ID# Barcode” document in the link provided in the body of the e-mail that you received.
  4. Please read the simple instructions on how to configure the student device at home, located here:
  1. For safety considerations, we recommend that only one person pick up the device.
  2. The device distribution will take place at selected locations (see maps attached) and it will be drive thru only.
  3. When you arrive at the location, please ensure you adhere to all social distancing guidelines by wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Staff will be adhering to the guidelines on social distancing and following protocols to protect everyone. Please remain in your vehicle at all times and follow directions for the designated car drive path. A staff member will come to your vehicle to verify your information.
  4. If you have a mask or a “do-it-yourself” face covering (scarf, bandana), please wear it to the pick-up site. The County of San Diego requires a mask when you are outside of your home.
  5. Please see the date and time that corresponds to your student’s school and last name on pages below. Make sure to be at the assigned location within the range of time provided to avoid any delay or traffic congestion.
  6. All devices have been sanitized.


If you do not have transportation for the Drive-Thru only to pick up your student’s laptop, please send an email to studenttechsupport@sweetwatershools.org providing the following information:

  • School where your student is attending
  • Student first and last name
  • Student ID#

You will be notified with an appointment date, time and location to pick up your student device.

10th – 12th Grade Student Device Distribution

Students who are newly enrolled, or who do not have a laptop should have received an email invitation with a specific time, date, and location for device pick up. If you are a 10th – 12th-grade student who does not have a laptop and has yet to receive an invitation to pick up a laptop, please contact our Information Technology Department at 619-585-7995 (option #5) or email them at studenttechsupport@sweetwaterschools.org. When sending an email, please provide the student’s first and last name, student ID number, school site information. Information Technology hours are from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. For more information and resources, please visit www.sweetwaterschools.org/students-parents/.


2020 Transcripts

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,
We are happy to announce that you are now able to view and print your own grades/transcript via your Infinite Campus Portal accounts. Therefore, report cards will not be mailed home. 2020 seniors will have access to view/print unofficial transcripts until July 24th. Attached please find the steps on how to access your student’s grades/transcripts. Please keep in mind that students and families needing OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS can still reach out to school sites to request. Please visit your school’s website to obtain specific information on how to request official transcripts.

Unofficial Transcript Instructions (English)

Estimados estudiantes, padres y tutores:
Nos complace anunciar que ahora puede ver e imprimir sus propias calificaciones / historial académico a través de sus cuentas del Portal Infinite Campus. Por lo tanto, las boletas de
calificaciones no serán enviadas a casa. Los graduados del 2020 tendrán acceso para ver /imprimir su historial académico no oficiales hasta el 24 de julio. Adjunto encontrará los pasos
sobre cómo tener acceso a las calificaciones / historiales académicos de su estudiante. Tenga en cuenta que los estudiantes y las familias que necesitan HISTORIALES ACADÉMICOS OFICIALES aún pueden comunicarse con las escuelas para solicitarlos. Visite el sitio web de su escuela para obtener información específica sobre cómo solicitar historiales académicos oficiales.

Instrucciones de historial académico no oficiales (Español)


Class of 2020 Diploma Distribution

Sweetwater High School Schedule Diploma Distribution

SUHI 28th Street Parking Lot

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10am-2pm



When you arrive at the location, please ensure you adhere to all social distancing guidelines and have your nose and mouth covered with a mask or piece of cloth. Staff will be adhering to the guidelines on social distancing and following protocols to protect everyone. We will be offering both drive up and walk up return process.

**Face Coverings: If you have a mask or a “do-it-yourself” face covering (scarf, bandana, or other), please wear it to the pick-up site. The City of National City requires this for all encounters outside of your home.

Drive Up Directions Walk-Up Directions
Please remain in your vehicle at all times and follow directions for the designated path. We will have an entry point and an exit point labeled. Form a line in the designated area and maintain the 6-foot social distancing protocol. 6 ft markers will be placed on the ground to help you maintain your social distancing. Please do not bring anyone other than those absolutely necessary. Please wait in designated area until called forward then exit quickly. No

congregating in groups allowed.


**Please check the list for any senior debts such as textbooks, AP Exam payments, laptop damages, or athletic debts. All debts must be cleared before receiving your diploma.

Senior Debt List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c5Igmu4wibsxIKsZP72eN5lggY-nUPlqq7bS7yiVK6g/edit?usp=sharing


**To clear textbook debts, you can bring textbooks to return at Diploma Distribution on July 1. You can also bring a used copy in good condition to return as a replacement.


**You can bring payment to Diploma Distribution on July 1 to be cleared. If paying by mail, debt payments must be mailed before June 25 to:

Sweetwater High School

Attention: ASB

2900 Highland Ave.

National City, CA 91950

Please mail cash or cashier’s checks, payable to Sweetwater High School. Include your student’s name and ID #, amount, and what the payment is for. No personal checks or credit card payments accepted.


**July 1 will be the final opportunity to pickup any graduation items as well, such as cap and gown, sashes, and senior lawn signs. After July 1, all items, including diplomas, will be available after school resumes.


**For a copy of your transcript, please request using the link: Class of 2020 Transcript Request


**For any questions/concerns, please contact Mrs. Deborah Morris, AP of Student Activities, at deborah.morris@sweetwaterschools.org Please allow 48 hours for a response.



Sweetwater High School Distribución de diplomas

Ubicación – Estacionamiento de la calle 28 Miércoles 1 de julio de 2020

10 am-2pm

(Por favor no venga si usted o una persona en su casa esta enfermo o con síntomas)

Cuando llegue al lugar, asegúrese de cumplir con todas las pautas de distanciamiento social y de cubrirse la nariz y la boca con una máscara o un paño. El personal se adherirá a las pautas sobre distanciamiento social y seguirá protocolos para proteger a todos. Estaremos ofreciendo tanto el proceso de distribución drive up como walk up.

**Cubiertas faciales: si tiene una máscara o una cubierta facial “hágalo usted mismo” (bufanda, pañuelo u otro), llévela al lugar de recogida.

El Condado de San Diego está alentando esto para todos los encuentros fuera de su hogar.


Instrucciones de Drive Up Instrucciones de Walk up

Permanezca en su vehículo en todo momento y siga las instrucciones para la ruta designada. Tendremos un punto de entrada y un punto de salida etiquetados. Habrán lugares indicadas para devolver.

Forme una línea en el área designada y mantenga el protocolo de distancia social de 6 pies. Se colocarán marcadores de 6 pies en el suelo para ayudarlo a mantener su distanciamiento social. Por favor no traiga a nadie más que los absolutamente necesarios.

Espere en el área designada hasta que reciba los paquetes y luego salga rápidamente. No se permite congregarse en grupos. Forme una línea en el área designada y mantenga el protocolo de distancia social de 6 pies. Se colocarán marcadores de 6 pies en el suelo para ayudarlo a mantener su distanciamiento social. Por favor no traiga a nadie más que los absolutamente necesarios. Espere en el área

designada hasta que reciba los paquetes y luego salga rápidamente. No se permite congregarse en grupos.


** Por favor revise la lista de deudas mayores como libros de texto, pagos de exámenes AP, daños a computadoras portátiles o deudas deportivas. Todas las deudas deben ser liquidadas antes de recibir su diploma.

Lista de deuda senior: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c5Igmu4wibsxIKsZP72eN5lggY-nUPlqq7bS7yiVK6g/edit?usp=sharing


** Para borrar las deudas de los libros de texto, puede traer los libros de texto para devolverlos en Diploma Distribution el 1 de julio. También puede traer una copia usada en buenas condiciones para devolverla como reemplazo.


** Puede traer el pago a Diploma Distribution el 1 de julio para que se liquide. Si paga por correo, los pagos de la deuda deben enviarse por correo antes del 25 de junio a:

Sweetwater High School

Atención: ASB

2900 Highland Ave.

National City, CA 91950

Envíe efectivo o cheques de caja, pagaderos a Sweetwater High School. Incluya el nombre y número de identificación de su estudiante, el monto y para qué es el pago. No se aceptan cheques personales ni pagos con tarjeta de crédito.


** El 1 de julio será la última oportunidad para recoger cualquier artículo de graduación, como toga y birrete, fajas y letreros de césped para adultos mayores. Después del 1 de julio, todos los artículos, incluidos los diplomas, estarán disponibles después del currículum escolar.


** Para obtener una copia de su transcripción, solicite utilizando el enlace: Class of 2020 Transcript Request


**Para pregunta / inquietud, comuníquese con la Sra. Deborah Morris, AP de Actividades Estudiantiles, a deborah.morris@sweetwaterschools.org. Por favor espere 48 horas para una respuesta.


SORA/Overdrive Summer Reading Program

Dear Parents and Educators,

With the coronavirus outbreak and Summer, Sweetwater High School wants to help students find new ways to learn while away from the classroom.

We have an exciting reading service available through Sora, the student reading app, which provides free 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks. What better way to engage your student’s mind than through reading?

Starting April 15 – July 31, 2020, the Sora Sweet Reads program will offer a collection of Juvenile and Young Adult titles that will be prominently displayed in Sora for quick and easy unlimited access. You can explore the title offerings and learn more about the program here: https://resources.overdrive.com/sora-sweet-reads/. Please note that there are 30 unlimited titles available through the end of July, but we have additional titles on this platform that are available 365 days a year. So, students can read ALL year long! Note: You can read in your web browser or download and read later when you don’t have Internet access.

How does it work?
Sora provides the quickest and easiest way to get started with digital titles from our school. Students can simply log in using student identification number and 8- digit birthdate and instantly access hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. Get started today at https://soraapp.com or download the free Sora app for Android or iOS. For easy access, our school’s setup code is https://soraapp.com/library/sweetwaterca .

Where can I find more information?
See Library’s website. https://sites.google.com/sweetwaterschools.net/suhi-library/

Benefits of eBooks:

  • Supports Distance Learning
  • Accessible Everywhere 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Advanced Placement Review Books
  • Portable and Lightweight
  • Greater Selection by Grade Level
  • Independent Learning
  • Increased Student Engagement

***Add local Public Library to access more titles!***


Mrs. Brown

Teacher Librarian


Devil’s Advocate – June 2020

June 2020 Devil’s Advocate


Hi, Welcome.

I don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. I guess I could lie and pretend as if I’m okay with the way in which this year ended, but I’m not in the habit of lying on matters such as this one. Feigning happiness would be neglecting the reality of our situation, and would make you feel as if your feelings aren’t valid. The truth is, it sucks. So many years, so many assignments, so many tears, and we can’t even walk across the stage alongside our friends or pass the tassel from one side of our cap to the other. Damn, we can’t even hug our friends and teachers, telling them those final words while our family takes the pictures we would have looked back on for years to come.

We were robbed of this experience by COVID-19.  And although all these posts and praises from the district and community are nice and very thoughtful, they often just serve as a hollow reminder of what we didn’t get. All this is happening while the world watches us and expects us to hold our heads high, not allowed to mourn the loss of such an integral moment of our lives.

But, I wish to remind every senior that what we lost was just that – a moment. Not to take away from the importance of it, but also not to let this loss narrow our vision of every other moment we gained over the past four years. High school isn’t about one moment. It’s the times you played alongside your friends on the field, laughing and yelling at them with every practice and play. It’s the random stories you tell them as you climb the horror show that is the three flights of stairs in the new building, being out of breath no matter how athletic you are. It’s every little game of speed, uno, and slap jack that had you questioning the integrity of your closest friends. It’s the times you made a staff member your own personal therapist, staying in their class and pretending like the bell didn’t just ring. It has and will always be the little moments that create the high school experience. Sometimes it’s difficult to remember that, but maybe we all just need a little reminder of those passing moments that have built the foundation of each and every person reading this right now.

So, let me prompt you to remember. Look through your memories and recall the times we did have; because although a graduation ceremony is important, Sweetwater has never been about those 3 seconds as we walk across a stage to receive that blank diploma holder. It’s the staff members who became our support system, the friends who became our family, and the school that became our home. I love SUHi just as many of you do; it gave me so much that had been missing in my life, and I am honored to be a Red Devil. But more than anything else, I am thankful for the times that I spent alongside my class –  The Class of 2020.

So with that, I guess I can’t really welcome you anymore, but I can say Good-Bye and Thank You.


Your 2020 ASB President,

Ella Surposa

Continue reading the Devil’s Advocate June 2020 Senior Edition