The Falcon Flyer
Weekly News and Updates - Volume 3 Issue 9 - 10/21/2022
Week in Review
The weather and the Padres were both hot this week! Thankfully things will be back to our seasonal normal next week. Yesterday our school participated in the great California Shake-out along with schools all over the state. At 10:20AM on 10/20, we all ducked-covered-held for one minute to practice safety during an earthquake. Everyone did great! We even beat our record for evacuating in less than eight minutes. Way to go, Falcons!
Next week our staff will be traveling to Juarez Elementary to engage in Professional Learning with colleagues from elementary schools throughout the Kearny cluster (students in Kearny High's boundaries). The focus will be learning more about Restorative Justice Practices- specifically, building and sustaining restorative communities. The following day, we are hosting a COVID & Flu vaccination clinic on campus from 2-6PM. This is free to children and adults. No insurance or pre-registration is required. Bivalent COVID boosters from Pfizer and Moderna will be available. Roll up your sleeve and get yourself protected in time for Thanksgiving and Winter Break.
Free Immunization Clinic at Fletcher - FLU and COVID
You may have seen in the news that Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) have been on the rise lately in schools across San Diego County. This week at Fletcher, we had an above average number of students go home ill. At this point we don't have information indicating that these illnesses are COVID related, thankfully. However, it is always wise to review important suggestions for staying healthy with your students. Please see the flyer attached below. In two weeks, on October 28th we will also be hosting a Flu/COVID vaccination clinic on campus after school. Flu vaccinations, Monkeypox, and bivalent COVID booster vaccinations will all be available for free on a walk-in basis. If you need a COVID test, we have them available at the front office for free.
Federal Impact Aid Survey
Federal Impact Aid Surveys were sent in the mail this week to any families who did not complete the form online during registration. It is crucially important for all families to fill out the form and return it either to the office or using the self-addressed stamped envelope included in the mailing. The Federal Impact Aid Survey helps SDUSD receive adequate funding from the Federal Government by identifying additional sources of funding that students may qualify for based on where they live. If you have any questions regarding the form, please contact Sarah Kidder at the SDUSD Impact Aid Office.
Sign Up for Weekly COVID Testing on Campus
Weekly voluntary COVID screenings resumed this week and will continue to take place weekly on Monday mornings. The more students we have signed up for the screenings, the sooner we can identify symptomatic and asymptomatic cases to reduce community spread.
If you signed up last year, you must sign up again.
Sign up link: https://my.primary.health/l/sdusd_2022
22 - Birdland Block Party!
26 - Minimum Day - Professional Development
27 - COVID/Flu Shot Clinic on Campus 3-6PM
31 - Minimum day - Professional Development
Costume Spirit Day
TRUNK or TREAT (12-1PM on the blacktop)
2 - Minimum Day - Report Card Prep
7 - VAPA - PLC Meetings
9 - Minimum Day - Report Card Prep
10 - Minimum Day - End of Trimester 1
11 - No School Veteran's Day
14-18 - Minimum Days - Fall Conferences
15 - World of Jazz Concert
21-25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
30 - Minimum Day - Staff Meeting
Highlights from the Week
The State of California is proud to announce the launch of the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS). CalKIDS gives children in California a jump start on saving for college or career training. To be eligible for CalKIDS, participants must be: Born in California on or after July 1, 2022; or An eligible low-income public school student in grades 1-12* in California.