Weekly Howl | 1.5
September 20, 2021
Hello San Altos Families
Hopefully you are feeling like things are settling down and you are starting to get in a groove with sending your students to school. This last year and a half has forced us all to rethink our lives and make many changes. These changes and everything that we have been through have made school a little different too. Here at San Altos and in Lemon Grove we are working to implement change that is aligned with our district’s strategic plan and pushing us all towards providing equitable and joyful instruction.
In addition, the way we support students with conflict is changing as we focus on restorative practices to facilitate conversations between students as well as students and staff. The restorative process gives each individual space to express their truths and feelings. More importantly, it gives the individual who negatively impacted others a chance to hear how they impacted everyone around them. This process of hearing how your actions affect others and also following up with a logical consequence, will help students and staff to work together better and strengthen our community. Within any community it is inevitable and important that there are disagreements and conflicting ideas. The key is how we handle these differences as we all work together to achieve the same goal. Through this process of working together, no matter how challenging, we build trust, respect and love for one another.
Thank you for your continued support and patience as we support each other in transitioning back to full-time school and reinvigorating our commitment to equitable instruction and learning that is rooted in joy.
School Social Worker
2nd Grade Teacher
Hello! My name is Sunthai Johnson and I am very excited to be a part of the 2nd grade team. This is my fifteenth year in education and my third year with LGSD. Before San Altos, I taught 8th grade English and Math at Mount Vernon. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher, and I am so grateful that I get to work with a group of young scholars each day.
Fun Fact: My son is 6’7 and plays college basketball.
Favorite Quote: “If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”~Maya Angelou
Coyote Fist Bump
COVID-19 Testing at San Altos
We are changing the COVID testing day to Thursdays and our testing day this week will be from 12:30 - 2:30 PM on, September 23rd.
Please note the following:
Please register your child by at least the day before testing occurs at your child's school site.
You will need to register your child each week through this portal for testing until further notice (a one-time consent will be made available soon).
You may also still continue to use the hard copy permission forms previously sent out; however, these forms do not provide you with access to test results. You will only receive a notification if your child's test is positive.
Student Health and Wellness Committee
Monday, September 20: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Minimum Day - Dismissal at 1:28 PM
Kindergarten - 6th Grade | September 22nd
District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
Community Safety Event
Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 6pm
This is an online event.
Come learn about:
- Information regarding underage drinking, drinking and drugged driving, and parent resources (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
-Importance of mindfulness, techniques for stress management, power of presence, resources for mindfulness (Friday Night Live)
-Texting 911, Autohelo, Take me home program, You Are Not Alone Program, Crimemapping (Sheriff's Department).
Once the presentations are over, join SD Nights for a game of Disney BINGO with participants! (4 winners will receive $50!)
Zoom link: bit.ly/commsafe
Meeting ID: 861 4579 5004
Old Globe Novela Skit Series
Thursday, Sep. 23rd, 6pm
This is an online event.
Join Globe artists in weekly writing and performance workshops where you will develop a new short novela. No experience necessary! You can act, write, or share ideas for the novela.
Open to 5th - 8th graders and their families
September 16 - October 28
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm via Zoom