The Triton Tribune Parent Edition

Be Kind ~ Be Awesome ~ Make The Right Choices

Volume 2 ~ Issue 1 ~ July 27, 2020

Wonderful Triton Parent/Guardians and Students,


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I hope that you have enjoyed your much-deserved break!


With the unusual end to the 2019-20 school year, I am so proud our teachers and their professional commitment that they displayed to you, our students and to each other. We finished strong and proudly in June. We supported each other in ways that we would have not thought of because of the COVID storm. And now, we are starting in similar conditions for the 2020-2021 school year. As we begin, I know that we will see the opportunity to interact with each other in creative and novel ways. I am so excited for all the possibilities.


As we shift our attention to the opening of the school year, we will all have to exercise grace, patience, resilience and flexibility like never before. I believe this COVID storm will draw out the very BEST from each of us. There are lessons that can only be learned in the midst of a storm. I want you to ask yourself, "What am I supposed to learn about who I am as a student, a parent and family during this storm?" I am certain that when you find the answer, you will be a stronger student, parent and family that you could have ever imagined than you were before COVID entered your lives. I cannot wait to see what will be revealed.


On the evening of July 29, we will be releasing our 2020-2021 Virtual Orientation Video that you will be able to watch as a family. By this time, you will have received your IPAD already.


On July 30, I will be hosting two new parent orientation meetings via ZOOM. Below are the invitation codes to attend. I hope to meet many of you during one of the meetings.


Topic: New Parent Orientation Morning Meeting

Time: Jul 30, 2020 10:00 AM

Meeting ID: 834 9390 9858

Passcode: 3EpnGW.


Topic: New Parent Orientation Evening

Time: Jul 30, 2020 06:00 PM

Meeting ID: 821 8200 9290

Passcode: uW7d4K


Communication with you will be crucial in effectively executing distance learning for the year. I am working with our webmaster to make our website a more effective tool of communicating. One of those things is to introduce our staff to you. For the first time in the history of the school, most of our staff has agreed to have their pictures on the website. We are also adding a new tab titled "Distance Learning" in order to provide you with one dedicated place to have information regarding distance learning. It is still a work in progress and our goal is to have that up and running by Wednesday, July 29, at the earliest and Friday, July 31 at the latest.


Finally, below are some important updates for you as you plan for your children to return to school. There are still some things that are negotiated. They are expected to be approved by the board tomorrow night. Once that happens, I will be able to share more detailed information.


Let's have an amazing week!


Mrs. Finley

If you have not listened to the video yet, please take time to do so. It provides a lot of information if your registration is not complete yet. I apologize for not being able to send you an updated email with your specific registration status tonight. I will be sending it our first thing in the morning. Thank you for your continued patience.


The most important document to submit is your child's immunization records. Wiithout it, your child will not be able to start on August 3. Click here to upload the document ONLY if you have not submitted it.


Curbside Registration begins tomorrow, July 27, 2020 and will end July 31, 2020.


Click on this link to sign-up to come on campus to complete your registration.


Click on this link to read the protocols for participating in the Curbside Registration Process.


Here are the links to all the documents that my need to be submitted. Email to elm.registrations@sweetwaterschools.org.


OLR-Household Form [link]

Home Language Survey [English] [Spanish]

Affidavit of Verification of Residency [link]

Over-the-Counter Medication From [link]


Other Pertinent Residency Documents:

Joint Residency [link]

Required Immunization List [link]

San Diego Clinics Giving Vaccines [link]

South Bay Pharmacies Giving Vaccines [link]

ELM Registration Update 2020-2021
Mandatory Daily Self-Screening Questionnaire

All person entering the campus will have to complete a mandatory daily self-screening questionnaire. You can do this in your car before you come to the main entrance.

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IPAD Distribution


Date of Distribution: July 29, 2020


For more information, click on this link for English and this link for Spanish. If you are not able to come on your designated time, please choose another time on July 29 to come and pick up your IPAD.


Textbook Distribution


Date of Distribution: August 10 - 14, 2020


Many of the textbooks for middle school are available electronically to students. Teachers will provide the code for students to be able to access each textbook. All other textbooks will be physically distributed. Plans for distribution are still being developed.

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Tentative Daily Schedule: Pending Board Approval

Below is the tentative daily schedule for ELM and ELH. We are waiting for board approval on July 27.

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Technology Systems and Applications

These are the technology systems that have been approved as tools to instruct and communication.

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