Surfside Shark Bites
Week of September 5 - 8
A Note From Principal Frandsen
Happy Friday, Sharks and families!
It was a great week at Surfside with lots of neat things going on. Our soccer team has been practicing and is gearing up for their first game of the season, our elementary independent study students are engaged in all kinds of fun learning activities, and our high school students are making great strides in their courses.
If your student needs academic support or tutoring please know help is available through the free online tutoring system provided by the state of California. This is a great resource and very helpful for students needing assistance. Also, it's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For those students enrolled in Surfside's direct instruction learning, please know that we are almost half way through the quarter. This leaves just enough time to complete any outstanding assignments in order to bring those grades up. Please remind your student to attend every class, every day, and get that work done. Of course, we are here to help should questions arise or if help is needed.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Protect Your Student Device
Protect Your Device
Enrollment for the Device Protection Plan for the 2023-2024 school year is now open and will close on September 30th! This plan offers coverage for accidental damage, theft, and more until June 6, 2024, excluding charger replacement and intentional damage.
El plazo de inscripción para el Plan de protección de dispositivos del ciclo escolar 2023-2024 ya empezó y terminará el 30 de septiembre. Este plan ofrece cobertura en caso de daños accidentales, hurto y más hasta el 6 de junio de 2024, y no cubre reemplazo del cargador ni daño intencional.
Math Tutoring is BACK!!
Shark Nibbles - Surfside Elementary K-5 News
Shark Nibbles…K-5th Updates
Don’t Forget! It is time to turn in work. Any work complete during the last Attendance Month is now due! For those who have completed their Unit 1 work, Unit 2 will be available in the office.
Please finish up your DIAGNOSTICS this coming week!
Setting goals of completing a small percentage of the Diagnostic each day truly helps to meet this mandatory requirement of Independent Study and makes it less stressful for your child. Time is running out… Results will be mailed the week of September 18th.
Struggling with Math? Remember time spent in iReady Math Instruction counts! Consider focusing on the interactive instructional lessons in iReady Math, and use the green topped practice pages, or other pages in your work packet that make the most sense for your child to master the skills presented.
Back to School Night K-5th The classroom will be open for parents from 5 - 6 pm. There will not be a formal presentation, but an opportunity to visit the classroom and talk to teachers about the program, the curriculum, and other general questions. We are always happy to do this at any time for our parents, as well as to meet virtually or in-person to talk about individual progress. Attendance is optional for this additional evening opportunity.
As always, we are happy to help customize which packet components will be most beneficial for your student to complete and make the most of your Independent Study experience.
Kelly Crouthamel & Anthony Madsen, K-5th Supervising Teachers
New Families & Confused Families
Remember, we are happy to meet with families virtually or in-person to answer questions and help you get the most out of your Independent Journey! We are here for you!!
Worth Repeating …
iReady Helpful Tips-
You must access iReady from the Rapid Identity/student dashboard.
You will not be able to login through iReady Connect, because Oceanside Unified uses a Single Sign-on Serve.
If you need any help with your students username/password for Rapid Identity, please email your Supervising Teacher. K-2 passwords are all defaulted to your students birthday in MMDDYYYY format.
You will not see any assignments/lessons until after the first Diagnostic. The lessons you will see after the diagnostic will be personalized for your student.
If you click on the Reading the first time, it might say there are no assignments. Click the math and it will say the same thing. Then, click on the Reading again and it should pull up the diagnostics to complete.
At any time, however, you can find all the digital lessons, videos etc, by clicking “Math", and then the icon at the bottom of the screen that says “bookshelf.”
The Diagnostic window opens on Monday, August 21, 2023. The Diagnostics MUST be carefully completed by September 15, 2023. Please plan to work on the Diagnostics for 20-30 minutes daily. Having students work on their Diagnostics for a small prescribed amount of time daily encourages accurate results and helps students avoid Diagnostic fatigue. For more information on the Diagnostics, please refer to the parent guide.
Please don’t forget to join your Google Classroom! Once in Rapid Identity, click on the green/yellow GC icon on the app screen or at the bottom task bar. It looks like an old chalkboard. Click on the correct grade level Google Classroom, then continue, I’m a student, then Join. Within the GC main feed you will find the virtual meeting times (including the meeting link,) links to the parent resource page, and a link to the Parent Guide.
Mr. Madsen is excited to share his love of reading with Wednesday Virtual Read-Alouds. K-5th students can join in at 8:00am for The One & Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and/or Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl at 8:35am.
All the Best,
Kelly Crouthamel & Anthony Madsen, your K-5th Supervising Teachers
Items will ship directly to you. Go Sharks!!! All items are available to students, families and staff!!!
Seniors...You can also order your Class of 2024 gear!
Surfside Cares - Mental Health Support
Shark News and Updates
OUSD messages families using a platform called Blackboard Communications. This allows teachers and staff to send an email, text or voice message directly to the email address or phone number you have listed in Aeries. It’s important that all the adults in your student’s life have updated contact information in Aeries so everyone can receive important messages from your student’s school.
You no longer need to download any third party apps to receive messages from OUSD. The only district supported app that families should download is the OUSD app.Check your email or spam folder. Your login and password for the app have been sent from
email@example.com to the email you have in Aeries.
El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside (OUSD, por sus siglas en inglés) manda mensajes a las familias a través de una plataforma llamada Blackboard Communications. Los maestros y el personal pueden enviarle un correo electrónico, mensaje de texto o mensaje de voz directamente al correo o número de teléfono que tenemos en nuestro sistema Aeries. Es importante que tengamos la información de contacto al día en Aeries para todos los adultos en la vida de su estudiante para que puedan recibir mensajes importantes de parte de la escuela.
No es necesario descargar aplicaciones de terceros para recibir mensajes del OUSD. La única aplicación respaldada por el distrito que deben descargar las familias es la app Oceanside USD. Revise su correo electrónico para localizar el email de firstname.lastname@example.org con su información de usuario y contraseña para ingresar. Si no ve este correo en su bandeja de entrada, revise la carpeta de spam (correo basura).
O'side Week in One Minute
Back to School Night
4:30—Welcome and Introductions
4:35—Surfside program overview
4:40—Parent Involvement Opportunities
(Parent and Family Engagement Policy & Year at a Glance)
4:45—The importance of the SSC and ELAC Committees
4:45—Q & A
5-6pm-Visit classrooms and meet the staff and teachers
Thursday, Sep 14, 2023, 04:30 PM
Surfside Educational Academy, South Ditmar Street, Oceanside, CA, USA
Save the Date - Best Pizza and Brew Fundraiser
Come out and support Surfside with a lunch and dinner night out. A percentage will come back to support the Surfside ASB. Hope to see you there!!