Welcome to Correia Middle School
August 28, 2022
Welcome Back - First Day of School is Monday August 29th
The school day starts at 8:00 AM. First bell rings at 7:55 AM. Gates will open at 7:40 AM and the cafeteria opens for breakfast opens at 7:45 AM. Students who missed orientation can pick up Welcome Packets with schedules in the Correia Quad starting at 7:40 AM. School ends at 2:45 PM. View our bell schedule.
UP-TO-DATE SHOT RECORDS NEEDED TO START SCHOOL
All students must have the required documentation needed in order to enter classes on the first day of school. All 7th graders must have verification of immunizations for:
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis - 1 dose
Varicella (Chickenpox) - 2 doses
For students still needing to show proof of immunizations, parent(s) please bring the required paperwork to school showing that all immunizations are up-to-date.
We want to ensure that all students start classes the first day. Unfortunately, without verification students will be held in the office or counseling center and students will be asked to call home to be picked up.
Student Drop-Off Safety
Expect traffic delays during student drop-off and pick-up during the first week of school. If you are dropping off in front of Correia please drop students on sidewalks, not in the middle of the street. PLEASE do not drop students off at the corners. We have the upper parking lot and lower parking lot available for drop-off. In addition, many parents drop off students at the back gate on Famosa (near Cleator Filed) and students walk into campus through the field. Our administrative team will be monitoring the crossing areas to support student safety. We ask that you please obey all traffic laws. Please be patient. The safety of our kids is important!
BIKES AND SKATEBOARDS - HELMETS REQUIRED!
The bike rack is located at the end of the bungalows on the lower field near the lower parking lot. Students should keep their bikes locked at all times. There will be rolling recycling bins that are used to store skateboards. Bins will be located at the main entrance. Skateboards must be labeled for identification. Students must wear a helmet to school to earn the privilege of storing a skateboard on campus. We offer this service as a courtesy to our beach community! Students who arrive late with a skateboard and/or without a helmet will lose the privilege of bringing their skateboard to school.
Our main office is open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you would like to communicate with a staff member, please check our staff webpage for email addresses. Email is the most efficient method of communication for busy parents and teachers. You may also call our main office at 619-560-4809.
Correia proudly employs two full-time counselors to support your child's well-being. If you have questions or need support please use the following information to identify your child's counselor:
Last Names A-K Jessica Moreno- firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names L-Z: Estella Acosta- email@example.com
Both counselors can also be reached by calling 619-560-4809 x3056 or 3057.
If your child must be absent from school, please call 619-560-4809 to report the absence.
As much as we try, there will be some scheduling errors. Therefore, please accept my sincerest apologies should your child be impacted. Examples of an "error" include:
Scheduled for Spanish 3-4 when a student has not taken Spanish 1-2
Scheduled for 8th grade English Language Arts when the child is a 7th grader
Scheduled for duplicate classes two physical education classes or two electives.
Should your child's schedule reflect an error similar to one of the above examples, please be assured that corrections will be made as soon as possible.
The following examples are considered "non-errors" and would require the completion of a Schedule Change Request form. Changes may take up to three weeks and may result in a total schedule change. Our site schedule involves many factors and relies on space availability and the assurance that it does not hinder another student's schedule.
Students assigned to a class taught by someone other than their "favorite" or "preferred" teacher
Students assigned to classes that don't have their "best friends" also enrolled
Students assigned to an elective class that wasn't their "first" (and maybe even not their "second") choice
We ask that students go to the classes they are assigned until we can make the necessary corrections. Our counselors and site technician are trained to handle the scheduling of students. Therefore, I respectfully request your patience as we work our way through the first few weeks of the school year toward ensuring that students are in the correct classes.
Please visit the Correia Counseling Page to request a schedule change. We ask that students go to the classes they are assigned until we can make the necessary corrections. Thank you for your patience.
Rotating Bell Schedule
In order to provide an equitable solution to this decline, Correia's School Site Council and Governance teams voted to implement a rotating 6-period day. This rotating schedule allows all students to experience all disciplines at equitable times throughout each week.
Correia will begin the rotating schedule next Wednesday. Please visit the calendar below for the rotating daily schedule for Semester 1.
PICTURE DAY- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31ST
This year our school picture company will be Jostens Photography and Yearbook. All school photos will be linked to our school yearbook (based on parent permissions). In addition, Jostens offers more affordable pricing and delivery options.
Ordering information will be sent out this week!
PE CLOTHING & LOCKS SALES
PE Uniforms are currently on sale.Correia accepts cash (small bills please & exact change is preferred) or check. The clothing and cost of items are as follows:
P.E. Shirt: $7
P.E. Shorts: $7
Performance Wear $8
P.E. Lock: $6 (Combination padlocks are the only locks allowed on the P.E. lockers
P.E. Sweatshirt: $16
P.E. Sweatpants: $16
You are under no obligation to purchase PE clothing from Correia Middle School. Instead, you may send your child prepared to participate in PE with the following:
PLAIN (no logos or print) grey or royal blue shorts
PLAIN (no logos or print) white or grey crew neck t-shirts
PLAIN (no logos or print) sweatpants (grey or royal blue)
Students will not suit up the first week of school!
Health and Safety Updates
Most of the safety and health guidelines are the same as last year. One big update is the masking requirement. The last few weeks of summer school we were required to mask indoors, but, this week SDUSD rescinded that mandate. See this Link: SDUSD Health Update 8-15-22 for the latest message. Also, see this Link: Health and Safety Guidelines for the overall health and safety guidelines for your reference.
Food and Nutrition Services 2022-23
During the 2022-23 school year, students may choose to receive one breakfast and one lunch at no cost. Students will be required to use their district pin number to receive the meals. Student pins are located at the top of student schedules.
During the first week of school pin entering will not be required.
For more details about the SDUSD Food and Nutrition Programs, see Universal Meals (FAQ).
PowerSchool Is Live!
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In order for you to receive all communications please verify your email address is entered correctly.
The link to the PowerSchool student and parent portal is powerschool.sandi.net/public .
All Correia students will receive a Correia Middle School Student Planner, compliments of our FODAC Association! The planner is an important tool in promoting school success. Correia teachers will provide instruction and tips for planner use during the first few weeks of school. This year, our Correia Planner Pages will be posted electronically and reviewed by teachers. These pages will include... school rules, dress code, attendance policy, and other important policies.
CURRICULUM NIGHT / BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT
Mark your calendar - Thursday, September 22nd from 5:30-7:30 PM. Correia Administration will hold a Parent Meeting before Curriculum Night at 5:00 PM. The purpose of this event is for you to learn about the curriculum directly from your child's teachers. More detailed information will be posted on our website in September and sent home through our SMORE Newsletter.