Weekly Update 5.10.2020

Joan MacQueen Middle School

Principal Message

My mother, Irene Morrell, was a fantastic person. I was blessed to have her as my mother, friend, and grandmother to my kids. I have never met anyone exactly like my mom—a strong woman who always set her needs aside for family and friends. Growing up, I remember my mother making time to help those in need to find their inner strength. I admired her outlook on life and her faith in God and her family. My mom was always there for me and showed me what a dedicated parent looked like. She told me that her most significant source of pride and her biggest disappointment was to raise five independent children. Her children grew up to be proud parents each with their own family but who no longer depended on their mother but always sought her advice.


She also taught me what a stable marriage looks like, being married to my dad, James, for almost 50 years. Without knowing I was looking for it, I found and married a women made from the same mold as my mother. Although my mother was not present for most of my daughter's lives, the lessons that she taught me will last a lifetime. I hope that I am doing her experiences justice in raising my children. My mom showed me daily the love and patience that every good mother has and every kid deserves. To all the mothers out there, thank you for doing everything you have done to support your children.

AUSD Student Services "Community Resource Notice"

Free Virtual Tutoring for K-12 students!

  • Click here to register (English & Spanish)
  • Tutoring provided by UC San Diego student volunteers
  • Open to all K-12 students with priority to students attending a Title I school
  • Tutoring sessions every Tuesday and Friday from 5 pm – 7 pm, April 14 – May 22nd
  • For more information contact hdhwellness@ucsd.edu

Employment Resources for Families

  • Job Resources During Covid19.docx
  • San Diego Workforce Partnership is offering webinars for affected workers every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 a.m. For more information on this, and about unemployment insurance, disability benefits, and paid family leave you can visit www.workforce.org/covid-19.

Update on Housing

  • San Diego County has placed a moratorium on all evictions of residential and commercial renters in the unincorporated areas who have seen their income reduced or been otherwise substantially economically harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which will last until May 31.
  • Even with the moratorium in place, affected residents will still be required to pay back the rent owed at a later date if they miss a payment.
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego has resources to help on a variety of topics including housing.

Support for Families