Silver Gate Elementary

Week of April 19, 2021

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We did it!

Wow! We are off to a great start! It was such an awesome week seeing all the smiles and hearing the school and classrooms ring with laughter again. I am so proud of our Silver Gate staff as it was definitely an “all hands on deck” kind of week. The students were stellar in their flexibility and adaptability. Kids are so resilient they amaze me! And a huge thank you to parents for your understanding during this week’s internet glitches, slow connectivity speeds, and bumps in the road. Looking forward to another successful week!


Maria Fowler

Late Drop Off

If you will be late to your drop off location please go to the front of school for drop off.

Dress Code Reminders

  • All jackets, hats, water bottles, lunch/snack boxes, etc. must be labeled with the student's name.

  • Short, tight shorts, half-shirts, halter tops or see-through items are not allowed.

  • Make-up is NOT to be worn by students (with the exception of chapstick or lip balm.)

  • Clothing and hats with slogans that endorse gangs, tobacco, drugs, alcohol and profanity (sucks, etc.) are not allowed.

  • For safety reasons students may not wear dangling jewelry.

  • Sport shoes (sneakers, tennis shoes, etc.) must be worn at all times. For safety reasons, please do not wear sandals, jelly shoes or hiking boots. No platforms, slides or roller shoes are permitted.

  • Hats, caps, and visors may be worn outside of the school buildings and are to be worn forward. The school will not be held responsible for loss or theft.

YMCA’s Character Builders Program

Need a safe, engaging, and FUN place for your child to hang out after school? Check out the YMCA’s Character Builders Program. Students will learn about the Y’s Four Core Values- Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility- as they cultivate positive relationships with their staff and peers. Each day students will be provided with a snack, homework support, academic activities, and active game time. Students will be placed in stable groups of 14 students with 1 staff with their grade level peers. We have increased cleaning and health protocols to provide a safe program on campus. For more information & to register, contact Sydney Lara at or call 619-226-8888.

Days: Monday – Thursday (ONLY) Times: 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm (PM ONLY)

Pricing: See below

Members - $50 Registration Fee

Participants - $100 Registration Fee

April $187 for Members | $221 for Participants

May $300 for Members | $353 for Participants

June $169 for Members | $198 for Participants

Picture Day

We will be taking school portraits to commemorate this School year. We will not be using these portraits in the yearbook since the deadline will have already passed.

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See photos of all your friends!

(sneak peek of the Gator Pets page)

Fill out the attached form. VenMo $25 to @SilverGateFSG.

Books will be delivered in May

Sickness Protocol for In-Person Learning:

If your child will be absent from in-person learning due to sickness please email their teacher and our School Clerk Renee’ at or call the attendance line at 858-988-2200 (press 2). Every student that is sick will need to be home for 10 days or get a PCR COVID test to show negative results and be clear of symptoms for 24 hours to return back to in-person learning. Do Not do the rapid test.

Lunch Menu

Every student can get a free lunch.

Do you have health questions?

Please reach out to our site nurse as questions and specific situations occur. Contact Amy Elkins at Additionally, there is a district email ( that has been established to provide a system for staff and community members to share information, ask questions, and receive resources. This email is monitored throughout the day, including weekends and breaks.

Clearpass QR Code

All students entering campus are required to complete a health screening every day. This can be done by filling out a paper form or by using the ClearPass Health App. You can add ClearPass to your phone's home screen and complete your Daily Student Check-In on your phone. It’s easy, just log in via your organization, use your child’s district ID and password, and answer the yes or no questions. If you get the “You are safe to go to school” screen, take a screenshot and show it to whomever checks your child in. Save even more time and send it to your teacher via email or Konstella before you bring your child to school!


Covid Testing for students is optional and highly encouraged.

Below please find instructions on how students can sign up for testing.

Testing information for Students:

1. From a Computer or Smartphone: Go to the link below for your child's school and pick a time slot (these time slots are general and won’t be held to exact time). Please complete the registration for your child for that appointment time.

2. Complete the following 2 forms for your child and return to the Health Office at your child's school (you may also pick up these forms at your child's school):
Consent Form (English) | Consent Form (Spanish)
Release of Information Form (English) | Release of Information Form (Spanish)

3. 24 Hours prior to the testing date, you will receive an email from UCSD to sign up for a MyChart account. This account will have your child's COVID-19 testing results.

4. COVID testing dates: 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7.

Useful Resources!

Virtual Calming Room

SDUSD Virtual Calming Room, created by the Counseling and Guidance Department. This has been created to be a safe space where students and families can find various tools to help with managing their emotions, feelings, and stress.




Announce your child's birthday on our school marquee. Click Here for More Details.

Upcoming Events:

4/27 - 4/28: Picture Day

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I'M Glad You're Here!

I always kick off the year by showing this video to the students to let them know I'm Glad they are at Silver Gate. At the end of every Monday Morning Assembly, I ask everyone to turn to their neighbor and say " I 'm Glad You're Here!
Kid President's Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here