Correia Middle School News

Week of May 16-20


Superintendent Cindy Marten has been confirmed as the next U.S. Deputy Education Secretary.

Here is the News Release posted on our website.


As a reminder, COVID-19 testing for staff and students at Correia is every other Wednesday. This Wednesday, May 5th is our day from 1:30-3:30 PM. While staff testing is mandatory, student testing is optional and recommended.

Click here for information regarding testing.

Free COVID Vaccine Clinics Extended Through Next Week; Now Open to Anyone 12 or Older

Following the successful launch of school-based vaccination clinics last week, San Diego Unified is extending the opportunity for anyone in the community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge at one of seven district high schools.

Click here for more information, dates, and locations.

8th Grade Promotion Update

Please read the following announcement regarding 2021 promotional activities:

8th Grade Promotion Update

Wellness Committee Resources

"Hey families and kiddos! This year has been extra crazy so thanks for sticking with us! To help support families and kiddos at home, our Wellness Committee created some great information about Green Spaces in San Diego, information on local parks, and even a fun family Olympics game! All of these are designed to keep families safe, keep you active, and keep you positive! Please check the resources our Wellness Committee created, and you might find some great & safe outdoor areas to spend time with your loved ones. Not to mention, have some family fun!"


Our presenter is Dr. Rakesh Bhattacharjee is an incredible speaker and will offer

an informative presentation filled with a blend of information, science, and action steps

to improve sleep in youth.

When: May 26, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar:

7th and 8th Grade Parents To Take California Schools Parent Survey

All 7th and 8th grade parents are encouraged to take the California Schools Parent Survey (CSPS) before May 21st. Please click this link to access the survey:

The CalSCHLS system was created by the California Department of Education (CDE) in 1997 to efficiently and cost-effectively provide school districts and their partner communities with quality local data which can be used to improve student academic performance and social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health of all youth. It assesses key indicators linked to success in school, career, and life. There are three parts to this survey:

  • California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) - Completed by 7th-grade students
  • California School Staff Survey (CSSS) - taken by Correia Staff
  • California School Parent Survey (CSPS)

All three surveys were developed by WestEd with the help of Duerr Evaluation Resources and expert advisory committees of educators, researchers, and practitioners. The staff and parent surveys were added to address the needs of districts for data on school working conditions, parent involvement, and enable comparison of staff and parent perspectives to student self-reports. Follow this link for more information.

Parents of 7th-grade students have the option to not have their child complete this survey. Parents requesting their child not take the survey should complete this online google form prior to Monday, May 17th. 8th-grade families DO NOT need to complete this form because 8th grade students do not complete this survey.

IMPORTANT: State CAASP Testing Update

Late last week, SDUSD was approved for a waiver for CAASP testing by CDE for the 2020-2021 school year. The waiver allows for SDUSD to use district-implemented assessments this year.

The district will use the FastTrack as our reading assessment and the DEMI - District Essential Mathematics Indicators for our mathematics assessment.

FastTrack Reading is a computer adaptive, standards-aligned reading assessment combined with selected grade-level skill and comprehension tests. We currently utilize the FAST test to provide reading levels. The Fast timeline remains the same with the window open until June 15. Our English teachers will provide a schedule for the Fast assessment.

The testing window for the DEMI closes on May 21st as sections of the assessment need to be hand-scored. Our Math teachers will assess Q4 math students during the math classes. OUr teachers will assess Q3 math students on Friday, May 14th.

More information will be sent out this week regarding next Friday's schedule.

We appreciate your support while we adjust to this short timeline!


Due to the expressed interest in school photos, we are pleased to announce that Lifetouch will be on campus on May 24 & 25 from 8:30-2:45.

Monday, May 24th will be for students who are currently onsite, and Tuesday, May 25th will be for students who are online. We will send out more information regarding photos this week.

Unfortunately, the turnaround time for delivery is 3 - 5 weeks. Our office will be open in the summer for photo pick-up.


Dear Families,

Please notify Joyce McDonald at 619-560-4809 as soon as possible if your student is not returning to Correia Middle School nor going to be attending PL High School for the 2021-2022 School Year.

Thank you!


Time: 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Every month on the Third Tue, until May 18, 2021, 4 occurrence(s)
Apr 20, 2021 06:00 PM
May 18, 2021 06:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 893 4243 8819
Passcode: 312509

Textbook Collection for Q3 Classes

Thank you for returning Q3 textbooks.

We will continue materials collection for Q3 books Thursday this week. If students would like to begin to return the books they are no longer using, please have them put Q3 books in a disposable bag and drop them off at the entrance as they arrive at school.

We will process all returns after the sanitizing process is complete.


As we adjust back to onsite, we want to help facilitate early dismissal to expedite the timely retrieval of students. We have created this Online Student Release Check-Out form. You may now complete it prior to arriving Correia. If you are going to have someone else besides you pick up your student, please make sure they are on the contact list and be prepared to show an ID.

Onsite Students Need Clearpass Or Symptoms Checklist Daily

We would like to thank families who assist with our daily health/safety student screening process by completing the symptom checklist PRIOR to arriving on campus daily. Students must have evidence of Clearpass or a paper-based symptom checklist prior to entering campus.

Correia SSC Meeting

Correia SSC will meet Wednesday, May 19th at 2:30 PM.