Correia Middle School News

Monday, February 21- Friday, February 25, 2022

Important February Dates

Monday, February 21st due to the President’s Day Holiday. Have a relaxed and safe 4-day weekend.

Elective Selection Process for 7th Graders

This year Correia Middle School would like all current 7th graders to enter their course selections into a Google Form. We would like all classes entered by Friday, February 25th.


While Correia offers many options for electives during your student's journey, we unfortunately have fewer options due to our enrollment forecast. We will be reviewing student elective choices and prioritizing elective options. Please be advised we have to eliminate 5 elective sections this year due to the enrollment forecast.


The following Course Selection Process Newsletter provides all the necessary links with instructions to select classes for the 2022-2023 school year.


Course Selection Newsletter

Masks Not Required Outside

On Tuesday, February 15th, SDUSD announced that masks are no longer required outside while on campus. See this Link: Update on the Use of Masks for the details. Students and staff are still required to wear a mask while indoors.

ELPAC Update for English Learners

SUMMATIVE ELPAC Assessments


Correia Middle School will be having a make-up day for the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California Summative Test (ELPAC) on Tuesday, February 22 from 8 am to 12 noon adhering to district safety requirements. Students that are required to take the ELPAC exam on make-up day will be contacted .


Students are required to bring their Chromebooks and a snack/water bottle

Semester 2 Tardy Policy-

During Semester 2 we will be monitoring period tardies. Students are expected to be to each class on time and ready to learn. If students receive more than four tardies during Semester 2 they will be required to clear them in order to get in good standing. We will begin Friday School on February 25. One tardy accounts for 15 minutes of time.


We will be monitoring Periods 2 - 7 tardies. Excessive tardies are also reflective in citizenship grades and may impact one's ability to participate in end of the year activities. Please review your students tardies in Powerschool.

Superintendent Search Update

Dear San Diego Unified Family,


SDUSD have rescheduled the community forum to meet and interact with the finalists for the superintendent position:

When: Saturday, February 26, 2022

Time: 12-2:00pm

Location: Wilson Middle School, 3838 Orange Avenue, San Diego 92105

The in-person event will also be live streamed:

Zoom Webinar Link: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/89749595768

Webinar ID: 897 4959 5768

Please submit your questions for the candidates, no later than February 24 so they can be addressed at the forum, and any feedback/comments regarding the forum no later than March 1. The questions and feedback/comments will be shared with the board of education.

The District follows an Indoor Guidance for Events protocol.

Please visit the superintendent search webpage for up-to-date event details. RSVP is requested, not required, to superintendentsearch@sandi.net.

During the forum, you will have the opportunity to meet the superintendent finalists and provide input on your thoughts about the position and the future of the district. The goal is to choose the most outstanding leader for San Diego Unified and to engage employees, schools, and the San Diego community on the future of our district as we complete the superintendent selection process.

On December 14, the Board of Education announced the selection of the following individuals as finalists for the superintendent position: Dr. Lamont A. Jackson and Dr. Susan Enfield. The board will select a permanent superintendent in mid-March.

We believe that you and other educational partners have a genuine investment in the environment in which you work each day, and your insight and sensitivities must be acknowledged in a meaningful way. We hope you will join us in attending the community input forum.

Sincerely,


Board of Education

San Diego Unified School District

Student Mental Health Support

I am excited to announce that with district support, we were able to get a mental health specialist who will be onsite 2-3 days per week to support students. We will share out mental health specialist with Dana Middle School. Student referrals will go through our counseling staff.

Pre-Order a Yearbook!

Order a yearbook for the 2021-2022 school year. Yearbooks are currently $40.


Follow the link to order your yearbook today!


https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1006747/Correia-Middle-School/

2022 LEVEL UP SD SUMMER ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The 2022 Summer/ESY morning academic program is open to ALL students:
  • The enrollment/registration process will be handled CENTRALLY
  • The enrollment/registration submission window begins Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and ends Monday, February 28, 2022
  • Any enrollment requests after the enrollment window closes will be waitlisted

A centralized message about the 2022 Level Up SD Summer Academic program enrollment/registration process will go out to ALL families on Tuesday, February 1, 2022


Enrollment Link:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGgmIu4xoC4ZIXwITqNf6bfcY3u86aqVMqjKObIryh5E0Z7w/viewform

CAUGHT BEING AWESOME

The staff at Correia enjoys recognizing positive student behavior and accomplishments. Staff recognizes students by distributing Caught Being Awesome cards. Names of students receiving cards are then submitted for our weekly raffle. Weekly winners are recognized by a gift card that is supported by the Correia Association.


Honorees will be announced this week!


7th Grade: TBD

8th Grade: TBD

You Shop. Amazon Gives. Our Students Win!

Do you purchase goods on Amazon.com? Did you know it’s easy to raise money for the Friends of Dana and Correia Association (FoDaC) with one simple move when you shop?


If you use smile.amazon.com (or turn on the AmazonSmile setting in your mobile app) when you shop, Amazon donates .5% of our eligible purchases - at no cost to you. It’s the same Amazon experience, but with the perk of raising money for our schools.


For now, select "Steven V. Correia Junior High School Foundation” as your beneficiary. This is the organization name associated with FoDaC’s tax ID. Changing the name in AmazonSmile is still in the works. It should change automatically when available, but we’ll be sure to let you know when the change has been made.


Bookmark smile.amazon.com and/or keep the AmazonSmile setting on in your mobile app to make sure your shopping comes with the bonus of supporting our kids’ education!

Friends of Dana and Correia Jensen's Foods Fundraiser

Shop Jensen's Foods February 22-26: Keep Your Receipts and Support FODaC!

Visit Jensen's Foods at 955 Catalina Boulevard the week of February 22-26 for all of your grocery needs. Collect your receipts and have your student turn them into their first period teacher every day that week. Jensen's will donate 10% of all receipts collected back to Dana and Correia. The final day to turn in receipts will be Monday, February 28.

Thank you for your support!

FODAC-Let's GiveBIG Campaign!

Stay tuned to enter for a chance to WinBIG and support the Point Loma middle schools! Donate to the annual campaign between March 1-31 and be entered to win one of three amazing prizes. First prize: $100 to Fiddler’s Green, second prize: $100 to Cesarina’s, third prize: $75 to Raglan Public House.


Dental Services For Students

Give Kids A Smile 2022 is taking place February 14 – March 7 throughout San Diego County. Attached is a flyer in English and Spanish.


Children ages 18 and under can schedule a dental screening, fluoride varnish, and sealants at NO COST.


  • Fluoride varnish and sealants are painless and help prevent cavities.
  • Children can get a Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment completed.
  • Appointments are required. Offices have limited spaces available. Children can schedule an appointment at any listed dental office.
  • Click on https://sdcds.org and then click ‘Parents and Families’ to see the list of participating dental offices.

There are about 40 participating dental offices throughout San Diego County. They are being added to the list as they confirm dates and times for their event.


This is a no-cost event. Children can participate if they do or do not have insurance and do not have to show proof of citizenship. Families can call 619-692-8858 with questions.

Health and Safety Reminders




See this Link: Safety Guidelines Highlights for the highlights of the safety guidelines. Please click into the document and scroll to the bottom to the header that reads “Vaccine Information for Families.” In this section you can read all details about the vaccine mandate for students.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

March 2-Read Across America

March 4-End of Grading Period

March 11-Copies of Progress Report Cards go Home

March 16-SSC Meeting

Mar. 28-April 1st-Spring Break