Welcome to Correia Middle School

August 2021

Dear Correia Families,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. This coming week is the last official week of summer vacation before we begin school on Monday, August 30th. We’re excited to get back and have a great school year. As a reminder, Friday, August 27th, we have our Student Orientation. I’ve included highlights of the safety guidelines (Please click Safety Information) and other general information in this communication

We look forward to an amazing 2021-2022 school year with you all!

Jonathan McDade





Due to current restrictions regarding visitor access to sites, the orientation is been changed to a student event.

Student Orientation for students already in the Point Loma Cluster will take place Friday, August 27th from 8 am -10 am. This includes Dana students that are transitioning to Correia. Students will pick up their student schedules and map to take a self-guided tour. Students and parents (sales is located outside the main entrance) can purchase PE clothes and lock (optional).

Student orientation for new incoming seventh and eighth grade students to the PL Cluster will take place Friday, August 27th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Students will receive general school information at this time and can then take a self-guided tour of the campus. A zoom session will be scheduled after the orientation for new parents and students. Information on the zoom session will be sent soon!

All students and visitors must wear masks and Self-Screen for orientation.

For more information on safety please visit the link below!


The first bell rings at 7:25 a.m. We recommend students arrive between 7:05-7:20 a.m. Students who were unable to attend our student orientation can pick up their schedule and a map of campus. In addition, student schedules will be available on the Powerschool Portal.


All 7th graders need verification of immunizations for:

  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis - 1 dose

  • Varicella (Chickenpox) - 2 doses

If you have not submitted an up-to-date shot record at a previous school, please email our school nurse, Paloma Soriano, with verification at psoriano@sandi.net.


We will resume our normal bell schedule for the 2021-2022 school year with a start time of 7:25 and an end time of 2:10. Here is the link for the Correia Bell Schedule. Please be advised that Correia is scheduled for a late start schedule change for the 2022-2023 school year.


Students will resume changing out in our locker rooms for the 2021-2022 school year. PE clothing and locks will be available for purchase next week, August 23-27 from:

8:00 -12:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and

12:00-3:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Today, Thursday, August 19 and tomorrow Friday, August 20, PE sells will be from 8:00-12:00. Avoid long lines on August 27. Come get your your PE clothes now!

Correia accepts cash (small bills please) or check. The clothing and cost of items are as follows:

  • Performance Wear $8-This year we are limited on shorts!

  • P.E. Lock: $5 (Combination padlocks are the only locks allowed on the P.E. lockers

  • P.E. Sweatshirt: $12

  • P.E. Sweatpants: $12

You are under no obligation to purchase PE clothing from Correia Middle School. Instead, you may send your child prepared to participate in PE with the following:

  • PLAIN (no logos or print) grey or royal blue shorts

  • PLAIN (no logos or print) white or grey crew neck t-shirts

  • PLAIN (no logos or print) sweatpants (grey or royal blue)


Our website is our primary communication tool and is updated weekly. Check out the School News section for up-to-date communications. You will find answers to most questions on our website.

In addition, the Correia Staff works together to create a weekly SMORE newsletter that is informative, relevant, and time-sensitive. Newsletters are sent to the parent email address recorded in PowerSchool. Parents can access PowerSchool by following this link: https://powerschool.sandi.net/public/

ParentConnection accounts transfer from one school to another as your child matriculates. Parents who do not have an existing ParentConnection account can create one by following the “Create an Account” directions found on the link above. A job-aid is available as well. You will need the following information when creating an account:

  • Student Name: INSERT NAME

  • Access ID: INSERT ID

  • Access Password: INSERT PASSWORD

In an effort to be environmentally friendly, we rarely send home paper flyers. Please verify your email address is entered correctly.


Correia has two counselors on staff to assist students and parents. Jessica Moreno supports 7/8 grade students with last names A-K and can be reached at jmoreno1@sandi.net. Estella Acosta supports 7/8 grade students with last names L-Z and can be reached at eacosta1@sandi.net. Both counselors can also be reached by calling 619-560-4809 x3056 or 3057.

Our main office is open every day from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Due to a limited budget, we only have three full-time people in our front office, but they are here to help you. If your child must be absent from school, please call 619-560-4809 to report the absence.

If you would like to communicate with a staff member, please check our website for email addresses. Email is the most efficient method of communication. You may also call 619-560-4809.


All Correia students will receive a Correia Middle School Student Planner, compliments of our Parent Association! The planner is an important tool in promoting school success. Correia teachers will provide instruction and tips for planner use during the first few weeks of school. This year, our Correia Planner Pages will be posted electronically and reviewed by teachers. These pages will include... school rules, dress code, attendance policy, and other important policies.


Mark your calendar - Thursday, September 23rd from 5:30-7:30 PM. Correia Administration will hold a Parent Meeting before Curriculum Night at 5:00 PM. The purpose of this event is for you to learn about the curriculum directly from your child's teachers. More detailed information will be posted on our website in September and sent home through our SMORE Newsletter.

Due to current restrictions this will be completely virtual event!


We anticipate that in the first few days of school there will be a higher volume of traffic than usual. Please plan your commute by allowing sufficient time to drop off your student(s). Please adhere to the signage and personnel directing traffic. SDUSD Facilities Department will begin the solar project Monday, August 16th, and is expected to last two months. The project will limit access to our lower parking lot adjacent to the field. We will send more information regarding drop-off and pick-up locations and procedures in the coming weeks prior to the first day.


Students who walk, bike, or skate to school must cross streets only at marked crosswalks and practice good safety habits. Bike racks are located inside the field gates and the Skateboard Room is located in Building 300. Students are encouraged to secure their bikes with a bike lock. Skateboards must be labeled with a name for sign-in. Students who ride their bikes or skateboard must wear a helmet. Please discuss with your child the potential hazards associated with walking, biking, and skating to school from a traffic perspective.


You can look at your child’s assignment and test grades online. Correia students and families will be introduced to “PowerSchool” – a fabulous digital tool that keeps parents informed about their child’s progress in Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. If you are continuing in an SDUSD school and have an account, all sign-in information will remain the same. If you are new to SDUSD, you will receive information on how to log into Powerschool in September. Powerschool is an important tool to stay connected to your student's education!


Parent involvement looks and feels different at middle school compared to a small elementary school. One important way to be connected and be a part of the many student and staff events is to attend our parent foundation meetings. The “Friends of Dana and Correia Middle Schools” meets once a month and alternates at 6:00 pm, between Dana and Correia Middle schools. We need your help and support and would love to see you at our Association meetings. At the Association meetings, you will find out many ways in which to volunteer at Dana and Correia Middle schools. Together we make great things happen for all children and we have fun doing it! Parent involvement is the key to the academic and social success of children. We need you as our partner in educating your child! Please feel free to contact Missy Preuss, the 2021-22 Association President, at fodac.president@gmail.com. For more information or visit the Association website at https://tinyurl.com/fodac2122.


If your student did not get a chance to return all textbooks last school year, we invite you to bring them to the main office from 8:00-3:00.


If you are receiving this newsletter and your child will not be attending Correia, please email Mr. McDade @ jmcdade@sandi.net and Joyce McDonald @ jmcdonald1@sandi.net with your child's new school of attendance.

Thank you!