The Falcon Flyer

Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 11 - 11/05/21

All Done with Trimester One

That's a wrap ladies and gentleman. The first trimester of the 2021-2022 school year has come to an end. Looking back, it is incredible to think about how much we've worked through together- launching in-person learning during a global pandemic, a new mission/vision that meets the moment, growing and learning more about Restorative Justice Practices, leaning into the literacy acceleration plan, and so so so much more. The foundation for a successful second and third trimester has been established, now we build.

Last night you may have received notice from SDUSD that the Board will discuss Tuesday night whether or not to designate Friday, November 12th as a non-instructional day. We will keep you posted with the most up-to-date information as it becomes available.

In two weeks, we've set aside the afternoons for student/family/teacher conferences. At this conference, your student's teacher will review the first trimester report card with you and explain the plan for ensuring they meet or exceed grade level standards by the end of the year. Please note, every day during the week of November 15-19th is a minimum day. School will be dismissed at 12:00PM each day. In preparation for report cards, please set up a PowerSchool Parent Portal account. We are no longer printing report cards and distributing them in person unless requested. Click this link to get started: PowerSchool Parent Portal Setup.

“It is not the beauty of a building

you should look at;

its the construction of the foundation

that will stand the test of time.”

- David Allan Coe

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Our jog-a-thon this week was a huge success! Thank you Mrs. Paradise for organizing this fun event! Our runners collectively ran 35 miles on Wednesday alone. Our collective total for the year is over 1,300 miles. That's about the distance from Fletcher Elementary School to the Seattle Space Needle! Even though the event has ended, there's still time left to donate to our Running Club. Visit: to set up an account. Then select Fletcher Elementary School and choose Jog-a-Thon Fundraiser. Great job Falcons!

Make-Up Picture Day

Monday, Nov. 8th, 8am

7666 Bobolink Way

San Diego, CA

If you student did not get their picture taken on October 29th, they will have the opportunity to receive their school photo on Monday. Dress to impress!

Student of the Week - Gigi!

All of our students at Fletcher are incredible. An overwhelming majority come to school each day ready to learn and do the right thing- not for a reward, not to avoid a consequence, but because it's the right thing to do. This space in the Falcon Flyer is now dedicated to highlighting one of these students each week.

Our third Student of the Week this year is Gianna "Gigi" in 1st grade. Gigi is recognized by her teacher for speaking up and advocating for herself and others. She is also an incredible reader! Gigi is friendly to everyone and loves to share about what she reads and knows.

Congratulations Gigi, and thanks for being a phenomenal Falcon!


San Diego Unified School District now has a new testing site for all students and staff. If your student is showing symptoms at home or at school, this new resource will provide a quick and easy way to get test results so they can return to school as soon as possible. Testing will now be available at the Education Center located at 4100 Normal Street, 92103. It's only FIVE MILES away from Fletcher!

The site is open from 7:00AM - 7:00PM MONDAY through FRIDAY and 8:00AM - 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. No appointments necessary! Prior to testing, if your student isn't already registered to receive weekly testing on site, families will need to register for a Primary Health Portal account.

Click HERE for a link to the flyer with a map.

JOIN OUR Parent Teacher Association

Looking for an opportunity to become more involved in the success of our school? Join our Fletcher PTA! The Parent Teacher Association supports our school community with the planning and financing of events, classroom activities, field trips, and so much more. There are leadership positions available this year. Contact PTA President, Lara Altic, at if you're interested.

Highlights from the Week

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Six Weeks at a Glance


8 - Make-up Picture Day

10 - Report Card Prep - Minimum Day

10 - School Site Council

11 - Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL

12 - Non-Instructional Day (Pending board approval)

15-19 - Student Conferences - Minimum Days

22-26 - Thanksgiving Break


1 - School Site Council

8 - PLC's

15 - Professional Development

17 - Minimum Day Staff Development

20-31 - Winter Break

*Dates subject to change due to shifts in the academic programming

Free COVID PCR Testing in Our Community

San Diego Unified School District Education Center


Mon-Fri 7:00AM-7:00PM

Sat/Sun 8:00AM-5PM
4100 Normal St.

San Diego, 92103

Click HERE for map of testing site location

San Diego State University


Tues-Sat 10AM-5:30PM

5250 55th St.

San Diego, 92182

North Central Public Health Center

Appointments REQUIRED

MWTh 8:30-4:00

5055 Ruffin Rd.

San Diego, 92128

Click HERE to schedule an appointment

University of San Diego

Appointments REQUIRED

Tues-Sat 7-11AM, 12-4PM, 5-7PM

5330 Linda Vista Rd. (testing site)

5394 Linda Vista Rd. (parking lot)

San Diego, 92110

Click HERE to schedule an appointment

To schedule appointments via phone, call 211

Free Weekly COVID Testing on Campus

As you know, keeping our students safe, healthy and IN SCHOOL is our #1 priority. To ensure this, we need for ALL families to fill out the COVID-19 Testing forms. Thank you to all who have already filled out these forms. The deadline to submit the forms is September 10.

If you are opting out of COVID testing, we still need you to submit the testing form.

  • Click here for instructions on how to fill out these forms in Powerschool.

  • Click here if you’d like to see a video explaining the instructions.

  • Click here if you need instructions on how to set up a Parent Portal account.

If you prefer to fill out the forms on paper, please visit the school site. We will have staff in front of the school all week during drop off and pickup, to distribute the forms to you, and support you in filling them out.