Doyle Elementary Weekly Update

March 22nd-26th, 2021

Instructional Choice Survey

We plan to continue providing quality online learning for families who choose to have their student(s) remain online and to also provide an Onsite/Online Hybrid model beginning on April 12th. The Onsite portion of the hybrid will provide students with four days of onsite instruction for 5 hours provided by our classroom teachers with an additional 30 minutes of onsite lunch. For the remainder of each school day/week, students in the hybrid model will work independently on lessons provided by their teachers. This “asynchronous learning” will be done both online and offline. As soon as we finalize our Onsite/Online Hybrid model, we will provide you with specific details about your child’s schedule.

Our goal is to continue to provide a safe learning environment throughout the entire day for students and offer additional time beyond the instructional day. Additional time beyond the school day may be provided by staff and not necessarily by your child’s teacher. Your input will be necessary to determine the level of additional opportunities that may be provided.

Based on the number of students who choose the Onsite/Online Hybrid model, Doyle Elementary may need to decrease the amount of time students spend on campus in order to protect everyone’s health. We will always maintain the highest possible health and safety conditions. In this case, it may be necessary to move to a 2 days on, 2 days off campus model, for students who are receiving their live instruction through the Onsite/Online Hybrid model.

Students receiving special education services will receive the services outlined in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in both the Onsite/Online Hybrid and the Online Only instructional models.

Please finalize your choice by completing this Instructional Model Choice Form indicating your choice for either the Onsite/Online Hybrid or the Online Only model by March 22, 2021. Please complete ONE form PER CHILD, using your child's student ID.

If your response is not received by Monday, March 22, 2021, your child will be assigned to the Online Only model. Families who wish to change their selection during the final weeks of the school year may be accommodated based on the availability of physical space, adhering to health and safety guidelines.

Parent and Teacher Conference Week, March 22nd-26th

This week our school day will be modified to give the teachers time to meet with some of their families. We will have synchronous time from 7:40AM-10:00AM and the remaining will have asynchronous work.

Spring Break

School will be closed Monday, March 29th through Friday, April 2nd. Classes will resume online on Monday April 5th.

Movement Week Success!

Thank you to everyone that participated in our Movement Week, we hope you had fun and will keep moving! This event took the place of our annual Jog-a-thon, so if you can, please consider donating at Even in this unprecedented school year, the PTA is proud to have provided over $28,000 in grants to Doyle and its teachers! We hope to be able to provide these grants for years to come. Thank you for your support! A big thank you to G3Kids UTC, the La Jolla YMCA, Kickforce Martial Arts, Heartlight Dance, and Laurie Roeder for leading our classes!

Doyle Love Links deadline has been extended!

Kids For Peace, home to the Great Kindness Challenge, is inviting our school to join them in setting a new Guinness World Record by creating a 110+ mile inspirational paper chain. Kids for Peace plans on collecting over one million links of recycled/reused paper with messages of love and hope on each link. It takes 5,280 links to make a quarter mile of chain. I know we can do this! Let's make as many links as we can!

The finished Love Links should not be connected into a chain. Please keep them flat. Also please avoid gluing 3-dimensional objects on the links. There will be a box inside the front gate for Doyle staff, students and families to turn in their Love Links each week. Please turn in your love links by Thursday, April 8th at 1:00PM. Make sure to put the lid back on the box. Some of our links might even be featured on the Kids For Peace website and on social media to inspire the world!

Be creative and have fun!

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California Reads

Thank you for all of our students who participated in our California Reads program this year! A total of 203 students participated and 393,531 minutes were read! Customized certificates for students are being made and will be sent by March 15th to the California Reads Google Classroom for downloading and printing at home.

San Diego Public Library: Free Virtual Programs

For these free virtual programs students are not required to have a library card to register for programs. Students may earn free prizes for completing the reading program. In addition, they provide free online homework tutoring, craft programs, book clubs, and patrons may pick up library materials from North University Community Branch Location or Mira Mesa Branch Library. Library locations have a diverse collection for adults and children to enjoy, including books, music CDs, DVDs, and some magazines. Library materials may be sent to their library of your choice.
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Parent and Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous Support Groups

In partnership with Gov. Newsom, Parents Anonymous® Inc. launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups in response to COVID-19 to provide free trauma-informed, evidence-based emotional support to parents, children, and youth in any language via calls, text, live chat, and email.

Social and Emotional Needs for Students

We are here to support the social emotional needs for our students as families as we navigate these challenging times. Our school counselor, Kylie Ripley, has created a Google Survey to help us better understand the needs of our students and families. Please use this link to access the survey: Doyle Families Counseling Survey