Correia Middle School News

Week of March 22, 2021

Instructional Model Choice Survey

This is a reminder that the survey has opened for families to choose their instructional choice for April 12th. The survey is due by this coming Monday, March 22nd. If your response is not received by Monday, March 22nd, your child will be assigned to the Online Only model.


Complete Survey - English / Ir a la encuesta - Español


Click here to access the Point Loma Secondary letter.


Click here to access a compiled list of questions and answers from the Point Loma Secondary Schools.

8th Grade SHEP Program Begins Monday

The 8th-grade Sexual Health Education Program begins tomorrow, Monday, March 22nd for Q3 science students.

At Correia Middle School, the SHEP program is taught by 8th grade Science teachers. Correia Science teachers will teach the 10 Sexual Health Lessons consolidated into 1 week of instruction.



  • Quarter 4 - May for students who have Science periods 4, 5 or 6

Parents may preview the scope and sequence and all ten lessons on the SDUSD Website:


  • SDUSD's Sexual Health Education Scope and Sequence (English | Spanish
  • Parent Preview Online Curriculum Recorded Presentations: Grade 8 (English | Spanish)
  • Parent Preview Online Curriculum Overview PowerPoints: Grade 8 (English | Spanish)


If you would like to opt your child out of the SHEP program, please email your child's science teacher today!

PLHS SPANISH PLACEMENT EXAMS

PLHS Spanish Placement make-up exam is Thursday, March 25 @ 1:30 PM


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GDNe-bRLZ4ZvPOoqwB7bzfquOfaZvwLUxZlHMgowCMQ/edit

Immunization News

California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. Below please see required immunizations. No Shots No School!

https://www.shotsforschool.org/k-12/

PrimeTime Information For Parents

2020-2021 Prime Time Updates


The Extended Learning Opportunities Department is pleased to announce that the District's PrimeTime programs will be resuming onsite support services for students beginning Monday, April 12, 2021. PrimeTime will continue to offer academic and enrichment activities in person for eligible students. Services will include three hours four days a week, immediately following the end of the regular school day. Please reach out to the Prime Time supervisor for more information.


2021-22 PrimeTime Information For Parents


Beginning Monday, March 1 at 6:00 a.m. through Friday, April 9, 2021, 9:59 pm, all families with children in elementary, middle or K-8 schools (including transitional kindergarten) interested in participating in PrimeTime will have an opportunity to apply for the 2021-2022 school year. The PrimeTime Application will be available online by accessing the San Diego Unified School District’s website. All families must resubmit an application every school year including children currently participating in PrimeTime and children on the waitlist. To complete and submit the application online, parents will need internet access and an email address to create an InfoSnap account, if one doesn’t already exist. Additional information is available in the enclosed flyer and on line at sandiegounified.org/primetime .


Please contact the Extended Learning Opportunities Department at (858) 503-1870 if you need any additional information.

SDUSD Math Placement Process Update for Parents

The San Diego Unified School District traditionally administers a math placement test to 8th-grade students in the spring for use with math placement in 9th grade the following year. The district has made the decision to not administer the test this Spring. Currently, student placement recommendations will be made using current grades and teacher recommendations. PL may also utilize a site-created assessment later this spring. The district will distribute a parent letter with additional information during the week of May 8th. We will continue to communicate any changes or revisions to the process.

State Standardized Testing Update - Students To Download Testing Browser

The State of California is moving forward with standardized testing this Spring. Students will be able to take the test at school or at home. Students will need the necessary software on their computers to participate on or before Friday, March 19th. Click this link to learn how.


Options are available for families who need a computer.


The Interim is a practice test all students take. It helps them learn how the testing process works. The SBAC is the actual standardized test itself. Students must have the correct software on their computer prior to taking either test.


Information on dates will be distributed soon!

Social Emotional Support and Well-being Resource Now Available

On March 1st. Point Loma Cluster parents explored the concept of Social Emotional Well Being the role the Pandemic (and the related changes) may have upon us and our children. We learned healthy ways to support your own social emotional health and well-being. Experts from the SDUSD Mental Health Resource Center presented strategies for parents and share connections to the work taking place in our schools.


Please click this link to download the Parent Resource Guide slide deck.


We would like to thank Janelle Chiu, Supervising Licensed Mental Health Clinician with SDUSD Mental Health Resource Center and Yuka Sakamoto, Interim Program Manager with SDUSD, Mental Health Resource Center for presenting to our families and staff.

SDUSD Reopening Update Page

SDUSD launched a "Reopening Updates" on our website to share news regarding their progress. Communications will update to this page and the Superintendent's weekly newsletter, with relevant information as it becomes available.

Counseling Corner


Hello Correia Parents!


Counselors will begin virtual meetings with students who are new to our school. If you are new to the community cluster, your child will be invited to participate in the Correia Connect Newcomer Group. In this group, students will be able to meet others who are also new to the cluster and have opportunities to ask questions about our school and community.


These Zoom meet-ups will be student-led by Correia Ambassadors with the help of the counselors. Our Ambassador students are creating fun activities to help students get to know one another. We will be sending the Zoom link to your child's email. We will have our
first meeting next week during flex-time, so classes will not be impacted by these activities. Please remind your children to check their school email for the meeting link.


At Correia Middle School we recognize that during these unprecedented times families are struggling and their children are struggling at school as well. Experiencing this first hand as educators and parents we truly understand the difficulties of our current educational arrangement. We want you to know that as a community and a family, you are not alone and we are here to help.


If you have any questions please contact your child's counselor.


Last Names A-K...Jessica Moreno - jmoreno1@sandi.net

Last Names L-Z...Estella Acosta - eacosta1@sandi.net


Additionally, students can always reach out to their counselors through their Correia Connect Google Classroom.

HOW TO ACCESS GRADES AND ATTENDANCE IN POWERSCHOOL

To get a copy of your password please email jhayes3@sandi.net

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES

Visit the Correia Virtual Health Office for support!


If your student is in need of support during these trying times, please reach out to our School Nurse at psoriano@sandi.net.


Click this link for the SDUSD Mental Health and Wellness resource page.

Free Flu Clinics

San Diego Health & Human Services Agency will host six free flu clinics across the County, starting Thursday, Oct 22. Walk-ins are welcome. Flu shots will be available for ages 6 months old and up. Click here for more information: (English, Spanish)

SUPPORT OUR CORREIA ASSOSCIATION-AMAZON SMILE

Amazon Smile

Support Our School By Using AmazonSmile Whenever You Shop Online! – Funds raised by the Correia Association are used to fund our elective programs, support classroom teachers, and upgrade our school equipment and facilities. How can you support us? Use AmazonSmile when doing your online shopping!


Signing up for Correia Association is as easy as 1,2,3

1. Go to https://smile.amazon.com/

2. Select AmazonSmile from the menu bar

3. Select "Steven V Correia Junior High School Foundation"

Hint: You can use the search tool to find our parent organization. Make sure to select Steven V. Correia Junior High School Foundation". Every time you shop, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase back to Correia! It's really easy and a great way to raise money for our school. Follow this link to sign up for AmazonSmile.

Merging Efforts of the Correia & Dana Associations

The Correia and Dana Associations have combined efforts to look at the possibility of combining/merging associations. The initial phase of the design thinking process of the group was to get proximate with the student and parent experience at our 2-year middle schools operating as individual entities. This collective group has looked at the pros and cons of combining efforts, research current models that exist in SDUSD, investigated all necessary requirements, amongst other considerations.


This link provides a quick glance at the consolidation efforts of the team. Each association will vote at their respective association meeting.

Topic: Correia Association Monthly Meeting - 3rd Tuesday of Every Month

Time: 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the Third Tue, until May 18, 2021, 4 occurrence(s)
Apr 20, 2021 06:00 PM
May 18, 2021 06:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89342438819?pwd=L3kzTG4zY21INVNpYnRta2dBNlVKZz09

Meeting ID: 893 4243 8819
Passcode: 312509

Reminders


March 29 - April 2, Spring Break

April 12 - Reopening Projection Date...Phase 2 Communication regarding Re-Opening


That’s all for today. Have a great week!