Silver Gate Elementary

Week of October 5, 2020


Another Pep Talk From Kid President to You

SSC/SGT Members

Thank you to those of you who cast your vote! Our 2020/2021 School Site Council and Site Governance Team committee members are Jerry Nies (returning), Cari Philpott, Elizabeth Poe, Missy Pruess, and Erica Tarassoff. We are extremely grateful for their participation.

Update your address

Have you moved recently? If so, the school needs to have your current address. You can submit this information via the Parent Portal in PowerSchool. If your address has changed, you will need to send Renee’ Erickson your new proof of residency (most recent utility bill, cable bill, tax bill, mortgage document or military housing orders) via email to

Federal Impact Aid Survey - Watch for it in the mail

The 2020-2021 Federal Impact Aid Survey will be conducted on October 7, 2020. This school year the survey will be distributed via the United States Postal Service (USPS). The survey will be sent through the mail along with a postage paid envelope in order for you to return the survey directly to the Impact Aid Office at the district. Each year the district earns a significant amount of income which can be used for any general fund purpose such as instructional materials, salaries, transportation, technology, or capital needs, and we thank you for your continued effort and support.

• October 7 - Survey will be mailed via USPS to student’s residence.

• October 28 -Survey forms should be returned in the postage paid envelope via USPS to the Impact Aid Office, Room 3244, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103.

Email from the District regarding the Universal Form

Please disregard the District's email. Unfortunately, they did not let anyone know they were sending out that email to all District families. Below you will find the link from our last newsletter that contains the important back to school forms we need at this time. The Universal Form is included as a Google Doc.

If you have not done so already, please follow the instructions on the SG 2021 Signature Hub to complete the forms for your child.

SG 2020-2021 Signature Hub!

Each fall we have many forms which parents are required to fill out and sign. This year we will accomplish most of this online. If you have not yet done so, please fill these out right away. Thank you!

CHOICE ENROLLMENT for 2021/2022 School Year

Schools in San Diego Unified School District may enroll pupils who do not live in the neighborhood through the School Choice process. The Choice application period for school year 2021-22 will be from Monday, October 5 through Monday, November 16, 2020.

Choice applications to our school should be submitted for:

• Incoming TK/K sibling of currently enrolled Choice pupil

• Child of any employee at our school who is interested in having their child(ren) attend any school in our Point Loma High School cluster

• Incoming TK/K child currently attending our Pre K programs, but not residing in our attendance area

• Currently enrolled students who have recently moved, or will be moving out of our neighborhood but would like to continue enrollment at our school

• Students originally enrolled via Choice as SDUSD residents, who have moved, or are planning to move outside of the SDUSD boundaries into a different school district (Poway, La Mesa/Spring Valley, Chula Vista, etc.)

• Students whose parents are interested in transitioning from a different school into ours

Choice applications are not necessary for resident students, or students already accepted to our school via Choice who currently reside in the SDUSD boundaries.

Point Loma Cluster Schools Foundation

Do you have children who attend schools in the Point Loma Cluster? Dewey? Dana? Corriea? Point Loma High School? Do you want to be involved and informed? Please join us monthly for a meeting as our parent representative. I serve on the Executive Board as the elementary Principal Representative. Each school in the Point Loma Cluster needs 2 parents who are willing to help me disseminate information from these monthly meetings. Interested? click here.

This is our goal: The Point Loma Cluster Schools, through innovative practices and collaborative efforts will be the model of educational excellence; inspiring passionate life-long learners, critical thinkers, unbounded achievers and responsible global citizens. Help us achieve this with your children.

PLCF Zoom Meeting: 10/5/2020~ 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Agenda topics include a district update on online learning, officer election, and principal roundtable. Join us to get more information about what's happening in our cluster and around the district.

October 1, 2020

Useful Resources


Announce your child's birthday on our school marquee. Click Here for More Details.

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I'M Glad You're Here!

I always kick off the year by showing this video to the students to let them know I'm Glad they are at Silver Gate. At the end of every Monday Morning Assembly, I ask everyone to turn to their neighbor and say " I 'm Glad You're Here!
Kid President's Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here