The Falcon Flyer

Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 23 - 2/17/22

Short Week - Big Changes

If you haven't already read in your email, San Diego Unified School District has revised their mask guidance for outdoor activity and resumed participation in field trips. Masks are no longer required outside. Our staff remains committed to being vigilant about ensuring the highest levels of health and safety measures at all times. This change is due to updated guidance from local health officials, precipitously falling case rates, rising vaccination rates, and district advisory members made up of pediatricians and epidemiologists. It's been so fun seeing our students bright smiles out on the playground. As always, the best COVID transmission mitigation strategies include wearing a mask indoors and around large crowds, and vaccination. There are many locations available for receiving a vaccine which is approved for children aged 5 and up and adults. Check out our website's COVID resource page for more details: COVID VACCINE RESOURCES


The next two weeks will be short weeks as we wind down Trimester Two. As a reminder, there is no school on Friday the 18th and Monday the 21st.





“If you're walking down the right path

and you're willing to keep walking,

eventually you'll make progress.”


- President Barack Obama

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New Guest Speaker Added

We're excited to announce an additional guest speaker to our Black History Month programming. Mrs. Kaila Oliver is a Naval Officer stationed at 32nd Street and an accomplished children's book author. She will be joining us on Tuesday, the 22nd, to read the African American folktale, The Lion Who Lost His Roar, to our UTK-1st graders. Afterwards, students will hear a performance of one of her spoken word poems inspired by this story and have the opportunity to ask questions.

California Healthy Kids Survey

Hey families! It's time for the annual California Healthy Kids Survey. This is administered each year to staff members, families, and students to learn more about our areas of strength as a site and areas in which we can grow to better meet the needs of our students and school community. The window for administration is now open and we need your support in trying to reach a 100% participation rate by the end of the month. Please take the time to complete the survey by clicking this link: PARENT California Healthy Kids Survey. Thank you in advance for your support!

Open Call for PTA Board Positions

Interested in joining the PTA Board? We currently have several opportunities for families to get involved in this essential partnership. Email our ESA, Sarah Myers at smyers1@sandi.net for more information.


Why join?


  1. Support Students - Research shows that participating in your child's school helps them perform better academically.
  2. Benefit the School - PTA performs support for teachers, staff, and students which creates a positive and caring atmosphere in the school.
  3. Make Connections - Get to know the teachers and staff better. Make life-long friends with other parents at the school.
  4. It's Good for You - Socializing with other parents and volunteering to do good for your child's school is fun, healthy, and rewarding.



Even if you don't have the time available to join our PTA Board, you can join the organization by clicking HERE: Fletcher Elementary PTA Sign-Up

LEVEL-UP SD - Summer School Enrollment Now Open

San Diego Unified is bringing back the LEVEL UP SD academic summer experience and enrollment is now open for all grade levels. Here is the link to all the schools hosting summer experiences and their bell times: LEVEL UP SD HOST SCHOOLS. The enrollment window is now open until February 28th. Below you will find links to the online enrollment forms:


English-UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Spanish-UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Vietnamese- UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Tagalog-UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Somali-UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Kids Heart Challenge Continues

WE ARE SOOOOO CLOSE! Our Falcons have raised 71% of the $1,650 goal with one week to go. If you haven't yet started, there's not much time left to hit our target.


Click Here for your Virtual Envelope to meet the KHC Explorers, meet heart survivor Finn and to see what cool thank you gifts you can earn! Our goal is to have 100% of our students register online and take the FREE Challenge to Be Active or Be Kind. Don’t wait, get started today! Thank you for supporting our school and the American Heart Association!

  1. Join Our Team at heart.org/KHC or download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android

  2. Take the Challenge to Be Active or Be Kind and you’ll earn a FREE Road Warrior Wristband

  3. Follow FINN’S MISSION in your HQ to learn Hands Only CPR, how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T., and how to help spread awareness by connecting to social media. Complete Finn’s Missions and you’ll earn Finn’s

    Lifesaver Award!

Special School Incentive:

  • The classroom with the most Finn’s Missions complete and the classroom with the most donations raised will get a DANCE PARTY!!!!

  • If Fletcher reaches their goal to raise $1,650 in lifesaving donations, then the Principal will become an ice cream sundae!!!!

Student of the Week - Zita!

This week's Student of the Week is Zita in Mrs. Sperry's class. Zita works incredibly hard at everything she puts her mind to. Her classmates gravitate toward her because she's patient, kind, and a gentle soul. Mrs. Sperry states that Zita is a natural leader and always willing to help her classmates. She's also an awesome big sister to Avery in 1st grade. Congratulations Zita, and thank you for being a phenomenal Falcon!

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Seven Weeks at a Glance

February


18 - No School - District Recess

21 - No School - President's Day

23 - School Site Council

25 - End of Trimester Two


March


2 - Read Across America Day

21-25 - Student Conferences - MINIMUM DAY WEEK

28- 4/1 - Spring Break - No School



*Dates subject to change due to shifts in the academic programming

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Lego Club Is Back!

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Report an Absence Online

Although we want students to be in school each day for class, we know that absences will happen. It is important that parents report their student's absence within 24 hours. Absences can be reported via our online form, phone or email. Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your support.


Click HERE for a link to the Online Absence Reporting Form

FREE COVID TESTING SITE - 7 DAYS A WEEK

San Diego Unified School District now has a new testing site for all students and staff. If your student is showing symptoms at home or at school, this new resource will provide a quick and easy way to get test results so they can return to school as soon as possible. Testing will now be available at the Education Center located at 4100 Normal Street, 92103. It's only FIVE MILES away from Fletcher!


The site is open from 7:00AM - 7:00PM MONDAY through FRIDAY and 8:00AM - 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. No appointments necessary! Prior to testing, if your student isn't already registered to receive weekly testing on site, families will need to register for a Primary Health Portal account. https://my.primary.health/l/sdusd_testing.


Click HERE for a link to the flyer with a map.