Silver Gate Elementary

Week of May 3, 2021

Another wonderful week at Silver Gate. Thank you parents for getting your students to school on time and thank you for having such great kids. The students have been doing an amazing job, and they are so excited to be back with their friends and teachers. It's also been nice seeing how our teachers have been including our online learners in their classroom communities. We are all so happy to be back together!

This week is also Staff Appreciation Week! I could not be more proud of our staff and all that they do everyday to make Silver Gate such an incredible place to be. Thank you FSG our foundation for providing a nice meal for our teachers on Thursday, May 6.

Finally, there are two important surveys in this week's newsletter; our Silver Gate 2021/22 Enrollment Survey and the California Healthy Kids Parent Survey. Please take a moment to fill out each survey as the information is important as we make plans for next year.

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If your drop off is on Catalina, please pull forward, drop your student off, and continue down Catalina. You do not need to park and walk your student up. We have staff present to make sure your child gets up the ramp safely. We need to keep the flow of cars moving so people do not double park to drop students off. It is not safe. Thank you for doing your part to ensure the safety of all our Silver Gate students.

PLEASE !!! WEAR you Mask when on School Campus dropping off or picking up students!


  • San Diego Unified is planning for a full return to full-day, in-person learning, five days a week, for the 2021-22 school year, beginning in August of 2021. Our fall programming will not include a hybrid model for students and our educators will not be required to simultaneously teach both our onsite instructional model and our online instructional model.
  • The District is in the process of developing a robust online learning program for students who will choose an online instructional model. Therefore, we will be able to accommodate students and families who choose to remain at home based on health and safety needs and students and families with sensitive medical needs.

Are you Planning on Returning to Silver Gate or Going to Dana Middle?

Silver Gate Families....Please fill out this survey to let us know if your TK-3rd grader will be returning to Silver Gate or transferring. Also is your 4th grader going to Dana? Click below to let us know your enrollment plans.

Lost and Found Items!

Please log on to Konstella and go to photo albums. We are taking pictures of lost items and adding a photo of the item in the photo album. Please let your kids know to go by the lost and found and look to see if any items belong to them. Continue to add the students first and last name to all items that can be left behind.
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Annually, our school takes part in the California Healthy Kids Survey. This important survey goes out to our families, 4th grade students, and staff. This survey is an opportunity for our Silver Gate community to give valuable feedback to our school about how you all feel about Silver Gate. It also gives us information on how we can improve as a school. Families, please take a moment to complete the survey linked in the button below. Thank you for taking the time to do this!

This year, the following are recommended participation goals for 2020-2021:

  • California Healthy Kids Survey: 80-85% (4th graders will take survey with parent permission)
  • California Staff Survey: 60%
  • California Parent Survey: 40%

The data collected was a useful information for the the National Blue Ribbon Application.

Thank you for your help on this survey!

Parent Survey!

The survey will be administered from May 1-28, 2021.


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


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Summer Learning Opportunities

Are you interested in having your child attend summer school...or some extended social activities? It will be a 4 week program staring June 21st.

Click here to read SDUSD press release:

Click here to sign up to receive more information:

Absent due to Sickness....

If your child will be absent from in-person learning due to sickness please email their teacher and our School Clerk Renee’ at or call the attendance line at 858-988-2200 (press 2). Every student that is sick will need to be home for 10 days or get a PCR COVID test to show negative results and be clear of symptoms for 24 hours to return back to in-person learning. Do Not do the rapid test.

Do you have health questions?

Please reach out to our site nurse as questions and specific situations occur. Contact Amy Elkins at Additionally, there is a district email ( that has been established to provide a system for staff and community members to share information, ask questions, and receive resources. This email is monitored throughout the day, including weekends and breaks.

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: 5/10, 5/24, 6/7.

Useful Resources!

Lunch Menu

Every student can get a free lunch.

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:

4/27 - 4/28: Picture 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