Welcome to Correia Middle School

August 2022

A Message From Principal McDade

Dear Returning and New Correia Families,


I am delighted to welcome you to Correia Middle School for the 2022-2023 school year! Our Correia staff is looking forward to seeing your students in person and supporting their academic and social/emotional growth. At Correia Middle, we challenge each of our students to reach their full academic potential with our quality instructional program. We also strive to create a positive inclusive social atmosphere through relationship building and a variety of student body activities throughout the year. We also want to continue to build productive relationships with our parents and the community through constant communication pertaining to school and district news, information about school activities and programs, and celebrating the outstanding achievements of our students.


Our weekly SMORE newsletter is informative, relevant, and time-sensitive. Newsletters are sent to the parent email address recorded in PowerSchool. If the email on file is not your preferred email, parents can access PowerSchool by following this link: https://powerschool.sandi.net/public/ to update email information.


In addition, our website is another communication tool and is updated frequently. Check out the School News section for up-to-date communications. You will find answers to most questions on our website.


We are currently working on solidifying all schedules as enrollment fluctuates. In addition, we will be distributing more communications from departments as staff begins to return to campus.


If you are receiving this email by error or your student is not continuing in the Point Loma Cluster next year email Mr. McDade @ jmcdade@sandi.net and Joyce McDonald @ jmcdonald1@sandi.net with your child's new school of attendance.


We look forward to an amazing 2022-2023 school year with you all!


Jonathan McDade

Principal


#CORREIAPRIDE

PE CLOTHING & LOCKS SALES

Correia will begin Physical Education clothing sales on Monday, August 22nd. PE clothing and locks will be available for purchase on Monday & Wednesday from 12:30 - 3:30 and Tuesday & Thursday from 8:00 - 12:30. Clothing will also be available on Friday, August 26th from 8:00 - 2:00. 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: $5 (Combination padlocks are the only locks allowed on the P.E. lockers

  • P.E. Sweatshirt: $12

  • P.E. Sweatpants: $12


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)

STUDENT ORIENTATION

Student Orientation for students already in the Point Loma Cluster will take place Friday, August 26th from 8 am -10 am. This includes Dana students that are transitioning to Correia. Students will pick up their student packets including their schedules and purchase PE clothes and lock (optional). They will also be able to get information on programs we offer at Correia and take a self-guided tour to identify classroom locations.


Student orientation for new incoming seventh and eighth grade students to the PL Cluster will take place Friday, August 26th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in the Correia Auditorium. Students and parents will receive general school information at this time and can then take a self-guided tour of the campus.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – Monday, AUGUST 29th

Please arrive on campus between 7:40 and 7:55 AM. Students may enter through the Correia main gate, the lower parking lot gate, or the Correia field gate located near Cleator Field. The first bell rings at 7:55 AM. School begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:45 PM. View our bell schedule.


Schedules will be distributed during our orientation on Friday, August 26th. Parents/Students who missed the event can download a student schedule through PowerSchool once SDUSD activates on August 26th. Our staff will distribute schedules and campus maps to students Monday morning at the main gate beginning at 7:40 AM.

CORREIA STAFF SUPPORTS

Correia has two counselors on staff to assist students and parents. Jessica Moreno supports 7/8 grade students with last names A-K and can be reached at jmoreno1@sandi.net. Estella Acosta supports 7/8 grade students with last names L-Z and can be reached at eacosta1@sandi.net. Both counselors can also be reached by calling 619-560-4809 x3056 or 3057.


Our main office is open every day from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Due to a limited budget, we only have three full-time people in our front office, but they are here to help you. If your child must be absent from school, please call 619-560-4809 to report the absence.


If you would like to communicate with a staff member, please check our website for email addresses. Email is the most efficient method of communication. You may also call 619-560-4809.

PowerSchool Unavailable

Unfortunately, PowerSchool is unavailable and will not go live until schedules are complete. We anticipate PowerSchool going live on Friday, August 26th.


Many parents have reached out in need of a report card for fall sports. If you are in need of your student's report card, please email Mr. McDade at jmcdade@sandi.net.

STUDENT PLANNERS

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.

COMMUNICATION AT CORREIA

Our website is our primary communication tool and is updated weekly. Check out the School News section for up-to-date communications. You will find answers to most questions on our website.


In addition, the Correia Staff works together to create a weekly SMORE newsletter that is informative, relevant, and time-sensitive. Newsletters are sent to the parent email address recorded in PowerSchool. Parents can access PowerSchool by following this link: https://powerschool.sandi.net/public/


ParentConnection accounts transfer from one school to another as your child matriculates. Parents who do not have an existing ParentConnection account can create one by following the “Create an Account” directions found on the link above. A job-aid is available as well. You will need the following information when creating an account:


  • Student Name: INSERT NAME

  • Access ID: INSERT ID

  • Access Password: INSERT PASSWORD


In an effort to be environmentally friendly, we rarely send home paper flyers. Please verify your email address is entered correctly.

UP-TO-DATE SHOT RECORDS NEEDED

All 7th graders need verification of immunizations for:

  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis - 1 dose

  • Varicella (Chickenpox) - 2 doses


If you have not submitted an up-to-date shot record at a previous school, please email the SDUSD program Nurse for Immunization, Adrienne Lenhoff at alenhoff@sandi.net, and please copy Mr. McDade on the email at jmcdade@sandi.net.


WALKING/BIKING/SKATING TO SCHOOL

Students who walk, bike, or skate to school must cross streets only at marked crosswalks and practice good safety habits. Bike racks are located inside the field gates and the Skateboard drop-off is located inside the main gate. Students are encouraged to secure their bikes with a bike lock. Skateboards must be labeled with a name for sign-in. Students who ride their bikes or skateboard must wear a helmet. Please discuss with your child the potential hazards associated with walking, biking, and skating to school from a traffic perspective.

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.

NOT ATTENDING CORREIA?

If you are receiving this newsletter and your child will not be attending Correia, please email Mr. McDade @ jmcdade@sandi.net and Joyce McDonald @ jmcdonald1@sandi.net with your child's new school of attendance.


Thank you!