Week at a Glance


Week at a Glance (WAAG)

Our goal for the WAAG is to inform parents and students of important events and provide important announcements. For the Daily Schedule please visit the ORH website.

Picture Days Are Here! August 14-17

Mustangs get ready to look your best! Students will be taking their school photos and receiving their school IDs through their Social Science classes. If you are interested in purchasing school pictures your child may pick up an order form in the ASB office.

School Site Council (SSC) Election

Parents please make sure to vote in our election for our SSC parent/community representatives. Please CLICK HERE to vote. The election window closes Tuesday, August 14th.

The SSC consists of staff, students, and parents who review the school’s plan of action for improving student learning and approve expenditures from the Single Plan for Student Achievement’s LCAP budget. The term of office is two years. The SSC meets once a month, usually on a Thursday, at 3:15 PM to discuss these school issues.

English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Parents please join us for our first ELAC meeting of the 2018-19 school year. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 29th at 6:00 PM in the Library.

The purpose of the ELAC is to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English learners and the SSC on the development of the Single School Plan for Student Achievement. For more information on ELAC please contact our CIS Resource Teacher, Mr. Flores, at

Coffee with the Principal is this Wednesday!

Parents, Ms. Pedroza would like to cordially invite you for our first Coffee with the Principal at 6:00 PM this Wednesday, August 15th in the Theater. This is a great opportunity to receive important information about Otay Ranch High School and provide input to the school. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there! For more information please contact Mr. Flores at

California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

Mustangs - the CSF Honor Society has extended the deadline for students to prove eligibility for the 2018 spring semester that just passed. All applications must be turned in by Monday, August 13th. Students must download an application and turn it in to room 416. Please CLICK HERE to download the application. Applications must be accompanied with an official copy of the student’s 2018 spring semester grades. Freshmen and incoming sophomores are not yet eligible to apply. Sophomores will be able to apply next semester, using the grades from this fall. Students who have any questions should visit with Mr. Huidor directly, in room 416.

For more information about the CSF Organization CLICK HERE.

Non-Privilege List (Click Here to check your status)

Our Non-Privilege list is updated every two weeks and posted in the Main Office (across from the attendance office). Students on the list will NOT be able to participate in any school-sponsored event (like Homecoming) if their name is on the Non-Privileged list. THIS tutorial shows how to check attendance on Infinite Campus. You MUST clear your name off the non-privilege list by attending Saturday School.

Our next Saturday School will be August 25th 8AM - 12PM.

National Math Science Intiative (NMSI)

Sweetwater Union High School District received in 2017 a three year grant from the Department Of Defense (DOD) for the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) College Readiness Program to dramatically increase student access to rigorous STEM AP courses in the areas of English, Math, Science, and Computer Science.

The partnership will provide support to AP students, teachers, and the school. A component of the STUDENT SUPPORT is to provide you with Student Study Sessions to maximize your learning. These sessions are led by NMSI trainers. Buses will be available to take students to Southwest High and Sweetwater High on the study session days.

  • All AP Math & Computer Science Student Study Sessions for this cluster will take place at Southwest High Schoolfrom 8:30am to 12:30pm. These sessions will be held on Jan. 26, 2019; Feb. 23, 2019; April 13, 2019.
  • All AP Science Student Study Sessions for this cluster will take place at Otay Ranch High School from 8:30am to 12:30pm. These sessions will be held on Oct. 13, 2018; Feb. 2, 2019; March 2, 2019.
  • All AP English Student Study Sessions for this cluster will take place at Sweetwater High School from 8:30am to 12:30pm. These sessions will be held Oct. 20, 2018; Feb. 9, 2019; March 16, 2019.

Message for 2017-18 AP STEM Students that passed AP STEM Exam

If last school year (2017-18), you attended a participating NMSI Partner SUHSD high school (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista, Eastlake, Hilltop, Mar Vista, Montgomery, Olympian, Otay Ranch, Southwest, and Sweetwater), AND you took an AP STEM exam, AND you received a qualifying exam score of 3 or better, you are eligible to receive $100 per qualifying exam score! CLICK HERE for details.

Work Permits

Mustangs did you just get a new job? Students obtain the application in the counseling office and fill out the paperwork. Once paperwork is filled out, return it to Ms. Prieto (school receptionist) in the main office for further processing.

Once the form is verified by the Attendance Coordinator (Ms. Glasco) for grades and attendance, student will be called in to pick up the permit. There is a 3 day turn-around for the permit to be issued. For any questions or concerns please contact Ms. Glasco at


If your child is absent please clear his/her absence within ten school days. Absences can be cleared by providing the school with a written note. Failure to clear absences could result in your child being marked truant. For any questions regarding attendance please contact the attendance office at (619) 591-5039 or (619) 591-5004.

If your child will be absent for more than 5 days please contact our Attendance Coordinator, Nora Glasco, BEFORE the absence will begin so we can place your child on a short-term independent study contract. Ms. Glasco can be reached by email at or by phone at (619) 591-5033.

Counseling Center

Mustangs - CLICK HERE to get information on the upcoming College and Career Expo taking place at Montgomery High School on September 5th

Please feel free to contact your child's counselor at (619) 591-5024 if you have any questions or concerns. The updated counselor breakdown for the 2018-19 school year is listed below:

  • Alex Santana (A-CAMPE)
  • Betty Camara (CAMPI-FEM)
  • Karla Alvarez (FEN-HARP)
  • Monica Duprat (HARR-MAG)
  • Raquel Romero (MAH-PAN)
  • Maria Gomez (PAO-SANDI)
  • Cendejas, Amelia (SANDO-Z)

Save the Dates

Fall Sports Parent Night on Tuesday, August 21st in the Theater

Jose Brosz Stadium Naming Ceremony - August 24th

Screen Your Teen Event - August 26th (register for free at

Homecoming - August 31st

Homecoming Dance - Sept 1st at the Paradise Point Resort