Silver Gate Elementary

Week of April 12, 2021

I'm Glad You're Here!

Here we go, we are so excited! Thank you all for your support throughout the year as we navigated this new territory of online learning. Thirteen months later we are amazed at all we have learned from this experience! We appreciate everything you have done for your child and our school.

Our campus was buzzing with activity last week as we made final preparations to welcome our students back to campus. As you can imagine, there are many moving parts to opening our campus in a safe manner. We thank you in advance for you patience and continued support as we navigate our hybrid model. I'm Glad You're Here!


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Thank you to our wonderful Silver Gate families for contributing to our school wide Amazon Wish List. Your generosity never ceases to amaze me.


If you would like to donate an Amazon Gift Card we will use it to put towards the more expensive items. Any help is appreciated.


Link to the presentation


Unfortunately, parents are not permitted on campus at this time. We developed a staggered drop-off and dismissal schedule (linked below)so we can avoid large crowds at the gates.

Please take a look at your drop off and dismissal time. If you have more than one student, drop everyone off at the same time and we will take care of the siblings. We will start this week by having them sit at the lunch arbor with supervision. If you would like to pick your student earlier than your dismissal time, pick your student up by the front office.

Acknowledgment of On-Site School Instruction Option

Mandatory FORM: If you do not return this completed form to your school’s office prior to the start of on-site instruction, your child will continue with off-site instruction. PLEASE RETURN BY April 9th.

School Lunch Information

The school district will be providing free lunches for the remainder of the school year to those who are interested. Students are also welcome to bring a lunch from home every day, as well as a morning snack.

Clearpass QR Code

All students entering campus are required to complete a health screening every day. This can be done by filling out a paper form or by using the ClearPass Health App. You can add ClearPass to your phone's home screen and complete your Daily Student Check-In on your phone. It’s easy, just log in via your organization, use your child’s district ID and password, and answer the yes or no questions. If you get the “You are safe to go to school” screen, take a screenshot and show it to whomever checks your child in. Save even more time and send it to your teacher via email or Konstella before you bring your child to school!


Covid Testing for students is optional and highly encouraged.

Below please find instructions on how students can sign up for testing.

Testing information for Students:

1. From a Computer or Smartphone: Go to the link below for your child's school and pick a time slot (these time slots are general and won’t be held to exact time). Please complete the registration for your child for that appointment time.

2. Complete the following 2 forms for your child and return to the Health Office at your child's school (you may also pick up these forms at your child's school):
Consent Form (English) | Consent Form (Spanish)
Release of Information Form (English) | Release of Information Form (Spanish)

3. 24 Hours prior to the testing date, you will receive an email from UCSD to sign up for a MyChart account. This account will have your child's COVID-19 testing results.

4. COVID testing dates: 4,12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7.

Chromebooks & Chargers

Each and every Student will need to bring their charged Chromebook with them to class each day. It is a tool they will need to use. The Chromebook needs to be charged each night. This should be or become a routine - after homework or before bed - turn it off and plug it in. We will not have the capacity to charge Chromebooks in the classroom due to spacing limitations.


There may times headsets are needed while in the classroom. If your child has their own headset, please send them with them to school each day.


Because safety is the top priority, all Silver Gate staff and students must adhere to the District’s health and safety guidelines. Here are some of the expectations for students:

  • Families will fill out this daily symptom checklist or send the teachers a copy of the students Clear PASS for each student, and children will bring it to school each day (we will have additional copies of the checklist in the front office, for your convenience). If the answer to any of the questions is “yes,” your child needs to stay home.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times, and they must fit properly by covering the nose and mouth. Gaiters are acceptable as long as they fit properly; however, masks with vents are not permissible, and face shields may be worn, but they are not a substitute for a face mask. Face masks can be removed briefly outdoors while sipping water, eating, or when the mask needs to be replaced. Extra face masks will be provided as needed. *Note: Students with disabilities may work with their IEP team to determine an appropriate mask accommodation, if needed.
  • Hand sanitizer and handwashing stations have been set up around campus and in classrooms. Please remind your child to cleanse their hands when entering and exiting a room, using the restroom, touching their face, and putting on/removing their face masks.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance from other students and adults at all times (a minimum of 5 feet of distance may be used if needed).
  • If your child develops any COVID-like symptoms during the school day, they will be placed in a supervised waiting area separate from the health office until they are picked up. Please plan to have someone available to pick up your child from school quickly if they develop symptoms. They will be able to return to school based on a decision tree designed by the county public health department.


  • No Sharing or Trading Masks

  • Must be worn over the nose and under the chin

  • Masks with ventilators are not allowed

  • Gaiters are not allowed

  • Bring 1 backup mask if possible (you might want to change your mask after lunch)

  • Only remove mask at designated time and area (teacher directed)

  • When removing or changing your mask, store it in a bag (Keep your mask somewhere safe, like your desk, or backpack)

  • Wash or sanitize hands before removing or putting on your mask

  • When removing/putting on a mask touch the straps only

  • When cleaning your mask use a washing machine or wash by hand

  • We have extra one use and cloth masks

  • If a student's mask does not cover their nose or go under their chin, we will make them change their mask

Point Loma Cluster Foundation Meeting is on April 12

The next Point Loma Cluster Foundation Meeting is on April 12 at 4:30 pm. Please join us for a special presentation to parents and staff by Noemi Villegas, EdD. Noemi is an Instructional Support Officer with the Integrated Youth Services Division. She will be presenting "Back to School: Helping our students build a sense of safety and independence."

In this 30 minute presentation, you will learn strategies to cope with adjustments and changes of coming back to school. Participants will have a chance to learn ways and strategies to promote reassurance, encouragement, flexibility and predictability for children and youth.We will provide a question and answer period following the presentation.

Use this Zoom Meeting link to join us:

Month of the Military Child


See photos of all your friends!

(sneak peek of the Gator Pets page)

Fill out the attached form. VenMo $25 to @SilverGateFSG.

Books will be delivered in May


Take Your Picture for the Yearbook

Silver Gate Yearbook Photo Tips

Useful Resources!

Virtual Calming Room

SDUSD Virtual Calming Room, created by the Counseling and Guidance Department. This has been created to be a safe space where students and families can find various tools to help with managing their emotions, feelings, and stress.




Announce your child's birthday on our school marquee. Click Here for More Details.

Upcoming Events:

4/12 - In-Person Learning - Back to School on Campus!!

4/15-Mismatch sock day!

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I'M Glad You're Here!

I always kick off the year by showing this video to the students to let them know I'm Glad they are at Silver Gate. At the end of every Monday Morning Assembly, I ask everyone to turn to their neighbor and say " I 'm Glad You're Here!
Kid President's Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here