Silver Gate Elementary

Week of 9/6/21


What a fantastic week back, it was so nice to see everyone! I spent time in each classroom this week and it was so wonderful to see students collaborating, learning routines, brushing up on their skills, and laughing with new and familiar friends.

Thank you to all of you for making drop off and dismissal easy for everyone. Thank you for NOT driving thru the alley and allowing enough time to park and pick up your students. Thank you for wearing your mask at all time and leaving campus right when the bell rings at drop off. All of those things matter.

Let's continue the momentum by being kind towards each other and having patience and flexibility during drop off and dismissal.


Please join us for our first FSG meeting on ZOOM September 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm. We would love to have a least 2 representative per classroom. If you can attend, please go to Konstella, and RSVP to join the event. Once you RSVP you will receive a ZOOM link.


Thank you to all of you for registering to use Konstella. Please get familiar with the app and try to use all of its capabilities. Take a look at Files & Links. I have added District and Silver Gate Information that everyone needs. All links that you see on my newsletter you will find under Konstella Files and Links.

Please NO DOGS on campus

Policy Reminder - Animals on Campus

- Animals are permitted at school only when needed for the instructional program and when

under the strict control of qualified instructors or handlers.

-Animals must be obtained from a reliable source and have written certifications that

they are in good health and are not carriers of dangerous disease-causing organisms.

- Hamsters, white rats, black widow spiders, rattlesnakes, and banded psittacine

(parrot-like) birds are too dangerous to have at school.

-Therapy and Service Dogs are allowed with proper certification.

Pets at school: Domestic pets shall not be allowed in classrooms, on or around campus.

one more parent task, please .... help us with funding and it won't cost you a dime!

Click here to sign into the PowerSchool Parent Portal

How to Enter LCFF Data in PowerSchool

Your child’s school needs this information to help ensure it receives all the state funding to which it is entitled. It will not affect your child receiving free meals at this school as all children will have free access to meals this school year.

The LCFF online form is available on the Parent Portal, and NOT on the student’s portal. To create a Parent Portal account, you will need:

  • A valid email address

  • Access ID and Password from your student's school

If you do not have the Access ID and Password for your student, please contact the school to make the request. You will need an Access ID and Password for each student you wish to link to your account.

Silver Gate Elementary is seeking Parent Nominations for our School Site Council/Site Governance Team

Silver Gate Elementary is looking for two parent representatives who are willing to support the shared decision making process to improve student achievement through quality teaching and learning experiences.

In nominating, please keep in mind:

- Elected member will serve a two-year term with an option for one re-election.

- Elected members should represent the needs of our entire student population and strive for improved student achievement for all students.

- Membership may be terminated upon being absent for three meetings.

- To resign from the School Site Council/Site Governance Team, a member must send a letter of resignation to an SSC/SGT Co-chair.

Parents may nominate themselves or others to serve on the School Site Council/Site Governance Team. Please submit your parent nominations by completing this Google Form by Friday, September 10th. On Tuesday, September 14th, we will confirm the acceptance of all parent nominations, ask for a short bio, and circulate the ballot.

New members will begin their term at the first SSC/SGT meeting date on September 22, 2021. Meetings will be held via ZOOM on the following Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm: 9/22, 10/27, 1/26, 2/23, and 4/27.



COVID Testing on-site:

Rapid Covid testing will be done onsite every Wednesday if you have Opt-in to have your child tested. The results will be read within 15 minutes and you will only be notified if your child’s result is positive. You must go to PowerSchool to fill out the 2 forms to opt in to have your child approved for testing.

Beginning tomorrow, September 3rd, we will have weekly COVID testing from 12:00-3:00pm in the school auditorium. Testing is highly recommended for students.

in order to participate we ask parents to complete the COVID-19 Testing Acknowledgement Form on PowerSchool. Please Note: A PowerSchool Username and Password will be required to complete this form. If you do not have the Access ID and Password for your student, please contact Renee Erickson at Parent Portal letters went home to all new students this week.

Visit this SDUSD COVID Testing Website for more information

Testing information for students can be found here.

COVID-19 Testing Option Form Zoom Meeting

When: Wed, September 8, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Where: Zoom Meeting ID: 896 9468 5040 (map)

Description: Please Join Us:

  • Step-by-Step support completing the Testing Option Form

  • Support on how to create a Parent Portal account

  • Learn the benefits of weekly COVID testing

Log on between 5:15pm through 5:30pm if you need interpretation services

Languages: Arabic, Karen, Spanish, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Vietnamese

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 896 9468 5040


Please do not send your child to school when they are sick.

When your child must be absent for any reason, please call the office at 858-988-2200 by 9:00 a.m. every day of non-attendance, giving the exact reason for the absence. You can also email Renee Erickson at

Any child arriving after 7:50 a.m. must stop in the office and pick up a tardy slip. This is disruptive to your child and the entire class. Let's set good habits early in the school year to arrive on time.


Stay Connected!!

I'm Glad You're Here!

Kid President's Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here