Miller Elementary Parent Bulletin

From the Principal

Happy Friday families,


It has been so wonderful to see our children back on campus. They have transitioned back so easily and have been excited to see their teachers and their friends across the campus. Our teachers and staff worked very hard to make it so organized and efficient from start to finish. The children are getting used to the new protocols in place across the campus and have had a healthy start to being back on campus. I know we had some district wide tech issues early in the week but those have been relatively handled and are getting better day by day as they work to increase the bandwidth and open up the bottlenecking in the servers. We have appreciated the patience of all families and staff members during this time. Whether you have chosen to come on to campus or remain at home we value and respect the decisions made in the best interest of your children and will continue to work hard to provide a top notch experience these last few months of school. We have appreciated coming to the gates in the morning prepared with ClearPass app results or your paper checklist. This has really expedited the morning check in process and has allowed children to get straight to their classrooms to begin the day.


This summer Miller will be hosting Extended School Year for qualified students with an IEP as well as the district's newly created Summer Experience. The vision of the 2021 Summer School Program is to reimagine enrichment opportunities and meaningful learning experiences to accelerate student learning. At this time the district has created a list of students that qualify for Priority enrollment for the Summer Experience and will have open enrollment for any interested non-priority students beginning April 26. Be on the lookout for additional information coming soon. I can tell you that the program will run from June 21-July 16, Monday - Friday from 7:30 - 11:30 each day. Again, more details will be forthcoming and will be announced here in our Parent Newsletter.


A reminder that our next opportunity for free COVID testing for children is this upcoming Monday the 19th. This is OPTIONAL for children and NOT REQUIRED - just an option for you. It is only available for students attending hybrid learning at this time. The link for signup is posted below.


Serra will have Food Bank on next Friday, 4/23. They will have a total of 100 boxes and it will be first come, first serve with one box per a family and hours will be from 12:00 to 2:00. This is also the meal distribution location for our families remaining online.



Have a great weekend in San Diego

Miller Bathroom Procedures

Please take a moment to watch with your students.

Acknowledgment of On-Site School Instruction Option

Acknowledgment of On-Site School Instruction Option


San Diego Unified School District (“District”) continues to work with public health authorities, medical professionals, and scientific experts for a safe responsible reopening in light of the COVID-19 pandemic1. For updates, please visit https://www.sandiegounified.org/covid-19_status, which includes a weekly tracker on positive COVID-19 cases for students and staff.


Please see Instructions below. Forms will be turned into your child's teacher.

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April 16 is the "Purple Up! for Military Kids" Day

PBLT picked April 16 as the "Purple Up! for Military Kids" Day. We are hoping to share the following "April is the Month of the Military Child" and the day to wear purple with the entire school community in honor of our military children. Thank you

Lunch Schedule

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Universal Forms Needed!

Parents please send in your Universal Form to your students teacher. For those who have not submitted one by Monday, April 12th, we will use the 2019-20 form on file in the office for permission to include your child's yearbook picture in the 2020-2021 yearbook. If you DO NOT want your child's picture included in the yearbook, please notify your teacher with your Universal Form by Monday, April 12, 2021. Thank you!

Yearbook Need's Your Pictures / Deadline For Pictures April 16th!!

Get ready families! Take a picture of your child going to their first in-person learning day and send it in!


Our yearbook editors are looking for pictures. Parents we need your to help showcase our wonderful Miller students. Please send in pictures to ptamillerelementary@gmail.com. Make sure to type Miller Yearbook Photo in the subject bar.

5th Graders-Email your special quote to our PTA. What message do you have to say? What do you want to tell future Dolphins at Miller? Type “Yearbook Photo-5th grade quote” in the subject bar. You may send in a special photo of your 5th grader as well.

Please send in your home "work" space photos. Subject, “Yearbook Photo-Home Work Space.”

Please send in awesome students showing off their masks. Subject, “Yearbook Photo-Student Masks.”

Did you celebrate your birthday in quarantine? Send in a photo. Subject, “Yearbook Photo-Quarantine Birthday.”

Have you captured any Drive-Thru photos at Miller? Send those photos in. Subject, “Yearbook Photo-Drive Thru.”

Did your pet ever come to Zoom school with you? Send in a photo of your pet in your work space at home. Subject, “Yearbook Photo-Pet.”

Did you show kindness to others during the pandemic? Send in photos of doing kind deeds, picking up trash in the community, dropping off food at a friend’s house, making a sign for essential workers, etc. Subject, “Yearbook Photo-Pandemic Kindness.”

Need help with your district Chromebook or other Online Learning devices / (619) 732-1400

Zoom Issues?

Make sure students are signed into sandiegounified.zoom.us

If students are having problems joining a Zoom meeting that has been set up for authenticated users, have them follow these steps.

Here is a video tutorial.


Need a Device?

For students needing a device for the 2020-21 school year, your school of enrollment will provide instructions so you may plan for a pick up.

If your student already has a device that is not working or is broken, please DO NOT return it to your school. Instead, contact the Online Learning Support Line at 619-732-1400. The support technician will provide directions for exchanging your student device if it can’t be fixed during the call.


Need Help Connecting to the Internet?

Please contact the SDUSD Family Support Line at (619) 260-2460 to learn about the multiple internet service options available.

Dedicated agents are standing by ready to assist. Bilingual-Spanish assistance is available.

Hours of operation are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on select Saturdays ( Aug. 29, Sept. 5 and Sept. 12).


For technical support, call the

Online Learning Technical Support Line at (619) 732-1400.

Hours of operation are 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.
Saturday Hours: 9 am - 1 pm September 1 - October 31

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Miller Office Hours

The office will be open every Monday - Thursday 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is the time to complete enrollment and for new student chromebook pick up. Fridays the office will be closed. The office staff will be working remotely on Fridays. If you need help or have questions outside of these hours please email millelm@sandi.net. Your email will be responded to as soon as possible.

Resources for Military families!

If you wish to utilize services or inquire into other resources available to
military families, please reach out to your school liaison Stacey Bengtson at (858) 349-7678. Additionally, listed below are several resources that provide a broad range of support to the Military community.

Resources:
San Diego Military Collaborative
SDmilitaryfamily.org
(858) 496-0044

Military OneSource
http://militaryonesource.mil/
(800) 342-9647

Fleet and Family Support Center
https://sandiego.navylifesw.com
(619) 556-7404

Additional Resources for military Families:

https://www.amilia.com/store/en/armed-services-ymca--san-diego/api/Program/Detail?programId=RkqkLG&fbclid=IwAR3UaFaAoAYmqZBYjXdetn4UNu3GI3MI75fF864tVnkJzUcgccGttcWY9rA