Correia Middle School News

Week of April 5th - 9th

Dear Correia Families,

On behalf of our outstanding educators, incredible support staff, and our administrative team, I am thrilled to share with you the details of our planning for the classroom reopening on April 12th. I am equally proud of the work our team has done to maintain a robust online option for families who have chosen that option. No matter the model, we are determined to help each and every student finish the academic year feeling strong and excited about their future.


We recognize the weeks ahead will be both exciting and challenging. Despite all our planning over the past year, there will be surprises no one anticipated, and we will need the goodwill and support of everyone to get through these challenges together. Most of all, we recognize students may be facing complex emotions, as they prepare to re-engage with friends they have not seen in months. Counselors have been specially trained to help students cope, and they will have plenty of tools to help students work through their feelings and learn to love school again.


Click here for Parent Letter

April 5th - 12th

As a reminder, the district has identified this week as Educator Preparation Week. Staff members will be working onsite to configure and prepare classrooms for students returning on April 12th. All students will participate remotely during this week. We have modified the schedule, only for this week, to allow students, parents, and staff the time they need to become comfortable with a new structure and atmosphere of learning.


Schedule for Week of April 5th - 9th:


  • Period 1 - 8:30 - 9:10

  • Period 2 - 9:20 - 10:00

  • Period 3 - 10:10 - 10:50


This week, the school day will include 240 instructional minutes with 120 minutes of live instruction and 120 minutes of independent assignments. Teachers may choose to offer additional minutes of live instruction based on curriculum and student instructional needs. With that being said, we hope you and your family will take time to prepare for a safe classroom reopening.


As a reminder April 5th through 9th is the last week of Quarter 3.

April 12th - June 15th - Quarter 4

April 12th is the first day of Quarter 4. All students will attend Periods 4,5, and 6.


We are in the final analysis of whether we can offer 4-days of onsite learning or if we will need to create two groups of students for 2-days of onsite learning each. With nearly 100% of our survey data in, we are expecting 72% of our student population to return to the onsite model. We are looking at all possible options for the number of students returning and the limits to class sizes due to health and safety protocols. This Monday we will be consulting our district safety inspector before we finalize our decision.


We will continue to communicate information to parents as it becomes available.


All students will follow the schedule below. This schedule applies to students who will be on campus, as well as those who will be learning from home.


Monday - Thursday

  • Period 4 - 8:30 - 9:44

  • Period 5 - 9:53 -11:07

  • Period 6 - 11:16 - 12:30


Friday


  • Period 4 - 8:30 - 8:40

  • Period 5 - 8:45 - 8:55

  • Period 6 - 9:00 - 9:10

HERE ARE 9 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE

1. Have an age-appropriate conversation with your student about why your family chose the hybrid model or the online option. Students may have friends who made a different decision, and it is important for students to understand every choice deserves to be respected.


2. Practice proper hygiene. Remind students to thoroughly wash their hands for enough time to kill all germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends scrubbing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.


3. Practice wearing a mask. Masks will be required when students return to campus, and they are still recommended every time you leave the house. Students should practice covering both their nose and mouth with a snug but comfortable mask.


4. Review the rules on physical distancing. As much as friends may wish to greet each other warmly on campus next week, everyone must keep a respectful distance between themselves and other students. Remind your students about these rules for everyone’s safety.


5. Students will not eat lunch on campus for the remainder of the school year. A grab-n-go lunch will be made available. Click this link for more information.


6. Confirm your transportation plans with your student. Students must arrive on campus between 8:20 and 8:30 AM. Students are not allowed to loiter on campus before 8:20 AM. Take time to learn the new entry points for school. These rules are in place to minimize the chance of Covid-19 coming onto campus from the surrounding community.


If you are riding the school bus, confirm your transportation plans with the school staff. Busses will be running modified schedules and routes, so review your plans to get to school on time.


7. Check in with your students to measure their emotional health. Returning to the classroom after a year can be as emotionally difficult as starting school all over again for the first time. Counselors will be available to help, but you can make things easier by talking with your students about their feelings.


8. Students must leave campus immediately after 12:30 AM. After school activities are by appointment only.


10. Think of April 12 as the start of a whole new experience for your student. Remember to share with your teacher how your student has been coping during the past year. Share your goals for your student for the remainder of the school year.

4/12 Resources

We would like to provide you with an update on the work taking place to reopen Correia Middle for onsite learning on Monday, April 12th. Please visit the Correia Middle School Onsite Learning FAQ.


  • ONSITE FAQ - We developed a parent FAQ to address questions related to schedules, entering campus, campus safety, lunch, and other related issues. Click this link to view our Onsite FAQ. This is a “living document” and will be updated as additional information is made available.

  • ONSITE PERMISSION SLIP - All students returning to campus on April 12th will need to complete the SDUSD Parent Acknowledgment of On-Site School Instruction Option permission slip prior to the first day of school. Click this link to learn more.

TECHNOLOGY

All students will need a FULLY CHARGED computer every day. We prefer a district-provided Chromebook is used. Each classroom is equipped with charging stations.


If you currently do not have a district-provided Chromebook, please contact our Librarian, Julie McKay for more information at jmckay@sandi.net.


As students prepare to return to school, review the following videos:



April 9 - End of Quarter 3

Quarter 3 ends on April 9th. Please have your students review all assignments in their Google Classrooms to ensure they are in good standing. Q3 grades will be available on or after April 16th on PowerSchool.

PrimeTime Information For Parents

2020-2021 Prime Time Updates


The Extended Learning Opportunities Department is pleased to announce that the District's PrimeTime programs will be resuming onsite support services for students beginning Monday, April 12, 2021. PrimeTime will continue to offer academic and enrichment activities in person for eligible students. Services will include three hours four days a week, immediately following the end of the regular school day. Please reach out to the Prime Time supervisor for more information.


2021-22 PrimeTime Information For Parents


Beginning Monday, March 1 at 6:00 a.m. through Friday, April 9, 2021, 9:59 pm, all families with children in elementary, middle or K-8 schools (including transitional kindergarten) interested in participating in PrimeTime will have an opportunity to apply for the 2021-2022 school year. The PrimeTime Application will be available online by accessing the San Diego Unified School District’s website. All families must resubmit an application every school year including children currently participating in PrimeTime and children on the waitlist. To complete and submit the application online, parents will need internet access and an email address to create an InfoSnap account, if one doesn’t already exist. Additional information is available in the enclosed flyer and on line at sandiegounified.org/primetime .


Please contact the Extended Learning Opportunities Department at (858) 503-1870 if you need any additional information.

Immunization News - All Incoming 7th Graders 2021-2022 Need to be Immunized

California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. Below please see required immunizations. No Shots No School!

https://www.shotsforschool.org/k-12/

Merging Efforts of the Correia & Dana Associations

The Correia and Dana Associations have combined efforts to look at the possibility of combining/merging associations. The initial phase of the design thinking process of the group was to get proximate with the student and parent experience at our 2-year middle schools operating as individual entities. This collective group has looked at the pros and cons of combining efforts, research current models that exist in SDUSD, investigated all necessary requirements, amongst other considerations.


This link provides a quick glance at the consolidation efforts of the team. Each association will vote at their respective association meeting.

Topic: Correia Association Monthly Meeting - 3rd Tuesday of Every Month

Time: 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the Third Tue, until May 18, 2021, 4 occurrence(s)
Apr 20, 2021 06:00 PM
May 18, 2021 06:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89342438819?pwd=L3kzTG4zY21INVNpYnRta2dBNlVKZz09

Meeting ID: 893 4243 8819
Passcode: 312509

Reminders


March 29 - April 2, Spring Break

April 12 - Reopening Projection Date...Phase 2 Communication regarding Re-Opening


That’s all for today. Have a great week!