Monday Message

June 6, 2022


Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, SDUSD is now requiring that mask be worn by all attendees and participants at any event held indoors on-campus before, during or after the school day. This includes the Kinder, 5th and 8th grade promotion ceremonies as well as high school graduation at CPMA.


Promotion Ceremonies

Location: MEA Auditorium, and

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Kindergarten: Tuesday, June 7, 10:00

5th grade: Wednesday, June 8, 10:30

8th grade: Wednesday, June 8, 1:30

Please note that MASKS ARE REQUIRED at these indoor events, per district guidelines, 6/6/22.

Music Pizza Party with Mr. Johnson

Tuesday, June 7 / 12:30-1:30

In the Maker Space (room 7)

Mr. Johnson would like to celebrate his music students with an end-of-the-year party. All students in Beginning Band, Advanced Band, Choir, Music Theory, Beginning Strings and Advanced Strings are invited to attend.

Feel free to bring your music instruments if you feel like playing on that day!

Elementary students will be escorted to and from the music room.

Mural Unveiling

Wednesday, June 8

2:15 pm (after 8th grade promotion)

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to “unveil” our new mural.

The Tree

Wednesday, June 8

Doors open at 5:00 / Movie from 5:10-5:30

MEA Auditorium

“The Tree” is a short horror film created by MEA senior, James Amelang, during his Video Production Class. Students and parents are invited to attend, and parental discretion is advised. Although it is not officially rated, it should be considered PG-13.

This permission slip is required for all MEA students attending (even if accompanied by their parent) and will be collected at the door.

Senior Grad Rehearsal & Celebration

Thursday, June 9 / 12:30-3:00

MEA Auditorium

Rehearsal is mandatory for all seniors who plan to participate in the graduation ceremony. Caps and gowns will be distributed at the end of rehearsal, followed by a senior celebration and cap decorating.

Senior Graduation Ceremony

Friday, June 10 / 6:00-7:30pm

CPMA Theatre

5050 Conrad Ave, SD, 92117

The Big Day! Please feel free to invite family and friends to the graduation ceremony located at Creative Performing and Media Arts School (CPMA). The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. We expect the ceremony to last less than one hour and it will be followed by a reception outdoors.

Graduates must arrive at 5:00 (report to the “Green Room” behind the stage)! Honor cords will be distributed in the Green Room just prior to the processional.

  • The auditorium is located at the front of the school, and there is plenty of parking.
  • No balloons are allowed at CPMA.
  • Masks are now required.
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Book Returns & Re-enrolling

The following times have been scheduled by grade level for returning all MEA materials and re-enrolling for 2022-23. If you have students in various grades, please come during the designated time for the highest grade level and we will accommodate all of your students.

SECONDARY (come to front gate, then bring materials to room 4)

Mon, 6/6...10:00-11:30...Gr. 9

Tues, 6/7...11:00-12:30...Gr. 10

Thur, 6/9...1:00-3:00...Gr. 11


  • 2022-23 enrollment forms will be available for you to sign. If your address has changed, please bring a new proof of residence.
  • Master agreements will still be signed in August when textbooks are picked up

Library Material Returns

Know what you owe! To view your library account, go to our MEA Destiny Home page

  • Follow the login instructions (student ID and password).
  • After logging in you can find “Know What You Owe” under “How to…” in the top left column.

For students that have district Chromebooks, keeping them over the summer is optional. However ALL students will be required to bring their Chromebooks back at book pickups in August to renew the checkout date for the new school year.

Make-up times for Re-Enrolling

Are you returning to MEA for 2022-23? If you missed your child's grade-level re-enrollment, please come into the office during a re-enrollment makeup session (see below) to complete the registration forms:

  • Tuesday, June 7th 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Friday, June 10th 9:00am-3:00pm

If you have any questions, or need to make special arrangements, please email Miss Ramos at Thank you.


Humans of MEA Video

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Join Humans of MEA's Nicole Lee as she strolls around the school's annual family picnic and finds out MEA's families', students', and staff's thoughts and opinions on the school mascot, sports teams, Taylor Swift, and more!

* IMPORTANT * Musical Instrument Returns

Please return all SDUSD loaned instruments to the MEA front office by Tuesday, June 7th.


For students that have not yet claimed their yearbook, they can be picked up in Ms. Ele's room (B-15) during regular school hours.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Ele:

Xello session for 11th graders and parents

Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Time: 5:00pm


Dear Rising Seniors and Parents/Guardians:

Xello would like to invite you to a session about their platform for self, college and career exploration focused on College Planning tools.

In this 60-minute session, learn how Xello’s College Planning tools support the college admissions process, including support for scholarship and financial aid applications. See how Xello empowers college bound students to stay organized and on track with college information gathering, planning, and application tracking.

What they will cover during your time together:

  • Demonstrate how students create and track college applications in Xello
  • Discover how educators track students’ college choices and application progress
  • Discuss how to support college-bound students with Xello’s built-in college planning resources

San Diego Promise Information Nights

For seniors planning on attending San Diego community colleges

The San Diego Promise program is a two-year completion program for Class of 2022 high school graduates who enroll full-time (12 units per semester) at San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, or San Diego Miramar College. The program provides up to two years of free tuition to eligible students. Participation in the Promise program comes with a variety of benefits: free tuition for up to two years, access peer mentor/success coach, specialized counseling and guidance support, and additional campus engagement opportunities.

Information Nights:


  • June 7, 2022 | 6pm-7pm

  • July 5, 2022 | 6pm-7pm

  • August 2, 2022 | 6pm-7pm


Promise Checklist

For more information and to apply, visit

Order a Yearbook

Didn’t order a yearbook? It’s not too late! You can still order your copy from TreeRing and have it shipped to your home.

MEA Parents: please fill out LCFF

Mt. Everest Academy needs parents to fill out a very short form, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The LCFF will ensure that we receive all the state funding we’re entitled to. This information is private and will not be used for any other purposes. It will not affect children receiving free meals.

The 2022-23 LCFF is available now to reduce the burden of collecting data during the busy time of school openings in the Fall. Explanation letter

  • Access the LCFF Form in the PowerSchool Parent Portal
  • The LCFF form is only available in the Parent Portal to parents, not students.
  • Here is a job aid to assist in entering information

For more information about LCFF, please contact Maria Ramos (


We know MEA students and families are involved in so many things outside of school. Do you have something fun or interesting to share? Please send your stories and images to share for "The Good Stuff" in upcoming Monday messages to Linda Ele at We want to hear from you!


Year-End Schedule for music with Mr. Johnson

  • Tuesday, 6/7 - There will be a year-end pizza party for all music students from 12:30-1:30 (but no classes)
  • Tuesday, 614 - no classes


After months of preparation and creative initiative, the MEA Literary Magazine has finally published its first issue of Heights!

Please log in to "Heights" with a account, and then click on the “Issues” tab. Enjoy this thoughtful compilation of student work!


End-of-Year Concert

Mr. Johnson's students played a wide variety of musical styles for their audience last week; there were even a couple of original songs composed by students!
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Class schedule for 2022-2023

For your planning purposes, the class schedule for 2022-2023 is ready! We have done our best to consolidate 9-12th grade classes so that students enrolled in a standard grade level program have classes over 1-2 days as opposed to 3 days. Please check it out here. Please note, this schedule is subject to change until the first day of school, but we always try to limit changes once it has been published.


MEA Foundation is fully registered with AmazonSmile as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. When you shop at AmazonSmile, will donate to MEA Foundation at no cost to you,

If you haven't already, log on to and designate Mount Everest Academy Foundation as your charity of choice.

  • Don't forget to bookmark for all of your Amazon purchases.
  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases made via to the Foundation.

School Spirit Store

Parents are now able to use SchoolCash Online to buy and pay for items using Visa/Visa Debit and Mastercard/Mastercard Debit. We are currently selling school spirit wear and other fundraising items like lanyards, water bottles and DVDs. Simply order online and then come pick up your purchase in the MEA front office.

Please create an account to access our online catalog.

Meet with School Counselor

For students and parents that would like to meet with Mr. Rubin, our school counselor, please sign up for an appointment.


Architecture Summer Camp

July 21-23

For ages 11-13

Design a roller rink!

MEA parent, Jennifer Swedell, is leading this architecture workshop! (Ms. Swedell recently led MEA Architecture for Kids here at MEA.)

Participants will spend a day at Skateworld and Derby United roller rinks, studying the built environment, skating and sketching.

The second day, participants will synthesize their observations, inspiration and sketches into their own conceptual design for a roller rink. They will be using traditional and digital drawing and model-making methods.

Signup by emailing

Project Pipeline is a national initiative of the National Organization of Minority Architects. Their mission is to empower young people to affect change in their community through design. Using the city as the classroom and connecting young people to real-world architects and planners, they foster the next generation of design professionals, civic leaders, and changemakers. They advocate for increased inclusiveness, diversity, fellowship, equity, and excellence in design.

Chess Summer Camp 2022

June 20-24

Mt. Everest Academy

“Chess Minds in Motion”

MEA parent, Martin Nilsson, is offering this chess workshop. Mr. Nilsson is a USCF Life Master, USCF Professional Coach, and Swedish Cadet National Champion.

Link to Chess Summer Camp 2022 flyer.

SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass - Pronto Cards

SANDAG has teamed up with MTS, NCTD, and the County of San Diego to connect youth to school, jobs, entertainment, and more! Starting May 1, anyone 18-years-old and younger can ride transit for FREE in San Diego County through the SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass pilot program. Youth can get unlimited rides on the bus, Trolley, COASTER, and SPRINTER through June 2023 with a Youth PRONTO account.

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