The Falcon Flyer

Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 18 - 1/14/22

Making it Work

As many of you know, case rates are on the rise across the globe. The Delta and Omicron variants are impacting families and industries everywhere. At Fletcher Elementary, we were no exception. Staff and student absences due to illness have been significant. However, our staff rallied again for a second week and made it work for our students. They made it look easy, even though it was not easy. Patience, persistence, perseverance. Our sincere hope is that you and your families are staying healthy or quickly recovering if you're ill.

Our vaccine clinic returns in two weeks on January 25th. No appointments are required. Primary, secondary, and booster COVID vaccines are available along with Flu vaccines. We will be open from 2PM-6PM.

As a reminder, school will not be in session this Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please dedicate the day to learning more about the injustices and hardships faced by those in marginalized communities. Dr. King's legacy is one of nonviolent protest in service of equal rights for all. Learn more about what you and your students can do to get more involved in the cause of equity and social justice here: "Meaningful ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Day for Kids and Adults"

“If you can’t fly then run,

if you can’t run then walk,

if you can’t walk then crawl,

but whatever you do

you have to keep moving forward.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Budget Priorities for Next Year

It's that time of year again! Time to start thinking about next year. Each January schools begin the process of getting input from their families and staff about what needs should be prioritized in the next year's budget. This is done through an online survey. The results of the survey are then shared with the School Site Council and the staff as a whole for further recommendations. Later in February, Principals receive their school budget for the next year. Using the feedback from families and staff, Principals then work to allocate sufficient funding in the budget to meet the needs of the site.

Please take a moment to complete the family survey by January 21st.
Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!

Student of the Week - Valereigh!

This week's Student of the Week is Valereigh in Ms. Scales's and Mr. Catacutan's UTK class! She is recognized for being an outstanding example to her peers. She wears her mask at all times and shows others how to be safe in the classroom and outside. Valereigh also gives 100% effort on all of her assignments which she completes on time. Congratulations Valereigh, and thank you for being a phenomenal Falcon!

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Lego Club Is Back!

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Highlights from the Week

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Ten Weeks at a Glance


17 - MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

19 - PLC's

25 - Vaccine Clinic - Part II

26 - School Site Council


1 - Kids Heart Challenge Assembly

2 - Professional Development

9 - 100th Day of School

All-Staff Meeting

Kearny Cluster Meeting

16 - PLC's

18 - No School - District Recess

21 - No School - President's Day

23 - School Site Council

25 - End of Trimester Two


1 - Read Across America Day

21-25 - Student Conferences - MINIMUM DAY WEEK

28- 4/1 - Spring Break - No School

*Dates subject to change due to shifts in the academic programming

Report an Absence Online

Although we want students to be in school each day for class, we know that absences will happen. It is important that parents report their student's absence within 24 hours. Absences can be reported via our online form, phone or email. Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your support.

Click HERE for a link to the Online Absence Reporting Form


San Diego Unified School District now has a new testing site for all students and staff. If your student is showing symptoms at home or at school, this new resource will provide a quick and easy way to get test results so they can return to school as soon as possible. Testing will now be available at the Education Center located at 4100 Normal Street, 92103. It's only FIVE MILES away from Fletcher!

The site is open from 7:00AM - 7:00PM MONDAY through FRIDAY and 8:00AM - 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. No appointments necessary! Prior to testing, if your student isn't already registered to receive weekly testing on site, families will need to register for a Primary Health Portal account.

Click HERE for a link to the flyer with a map.

JOIN OUR Parent Teacher Association

Looking for an opportunity to become more involved in the success of our school? Join our Fletcher PTA! The Parent Teacher Association supports our school community with the planning and financing of events, classroom activities, field trips, and so much more. There are leadership positions available this year. Contact PTA President, Lara Altic, at if you're interested.