The Falcon Flyer

Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 27 - 3/18/22

Warming Up

It's starting to feel a lot more spring-y on campus here at Fletcher Elementary. The purple blooms of the iceplant are on full display and the maple trees are starting to bud with new leaves. Big changes are on the horizon here. The perimeter fencing project is nearing completion. Every day next week will be a minimum day for conferences. After Spring Break, masks will be optional both indoors and outdoors. We recognize that this will be a huge adjustment for many students, and cause anxiety in others. Our staff will be working tirelessly to ensure that students and adults who continue to wear masks after April 4th are not made to feel anything less than a part of the Fletcher Family.

After Spring Break there will be only 10 weeks left in the school year. Depending on guidance to be released in April, we hope to welcome all families on campus for Open House on April 28th. We'll also be gearing up for an in-person 5th grade promotion ceremony as well. More info to come on those two big events.

“I'm a very strong believer

in listening and learning from others."

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We are celebrating Women's History Month in the Falcon Flyer with an inspiring quote from women throughout history who have made an impact. Learn more about Ruth Bader Ginsburg here:

Indoor Mask Guidance Update

As you may have heard, SDUSD will no longer be requiring students or staff to wear masks indoors starting on April 4th. Students and staff are still allowed to wear masks wherever and whenever they feel necessary. This updated guidance is the result of collaborating with top pediatric experts and epidemiologists at UCSD. San Diego County has recently been placed in one of the lowest COVID exposure risk categories. With the current downtrend in cases and hospitalizations, the expectation is that we will be in a much better place after Spring Break. Prior to break, your student will be provided with at-home rapid antigen tests and recommendations for when to take the test prior to returning to school. Stay tuned for more details.

Stories with Sailors

Our first full Friday programming of Stories with Sailors took place today! This opportunity is through an educational partnership between Fletcher Elementary and Navy squadron VRM-50. Each week, navy servicemen and women will visit classes at Fletcher, read to our kids, and have fun with them at recess. As the partnership grows, volunteers from the squadron will be on campus to help with events and be motivational mentors for our students. Big shout-out to our ESA, Sarah Myers and AZ1 Strickland for launching this incredible experience.

2022-2023 PRIMETIME Application Now Open

The application for our before/after school program, PrimeTime, went LIVE on Monday, March 7th, 2022 on the district website, at 6:00AM.

The PrimeTime Application is open to all families. Not just the families attending PrimeTime.

In order for applications to be processed during the initial application period they must be submitted by 9:59PM on April 15th, 2022. Applying for the program does not guarantee you a spot in the program.

Attending the Program during the 21/22 school year does not guarantee you a spot in the 22/23 school year program, you must submit a new application every year. Applications will be processed on June 17th, 2022 and families will be notified of their status in the program at that time.

Student of the Week - Evangeline!

This week's Student of the Week is Evangeline in Mrs. Sperry's class. Evangeline is not only a friend to all inside the classroom, but she is to all students in other classes as well. She is a model student who works hard to stay on task and support her friends. Her leadership and motivation is inspiring to everyone around her.

Congratulations Evangeline, and thank you for being a phenomenal Falcon!

California Healthy Kids Survey

Hey families! It's time for the annual California Healthy Kids Survey. This is administered each year to staff members, families, and students to learn more about our areas of strength as a site and areas in which we can grow to better meet the needs of our students and school community. The window for administration is now open and we need your support in trying to reach a 100% participation rate by the end of the month. Please take the time to complete the survey by clicking this link: PARENT California Healthy Kids Survey. Thank you in advance for your support!

Highlights from the Week

Open Call for PTA Board Positions

Interested in joining the PTA Board? We currently have several opportunities for families to get involved in this essential partnership. Email our ESA, Sarah Myers at for more information.

Why join?

  1. Support Students - Research shows that participating in your child's school helps them perform better academically.
  2. Benefit the School - PTA performs support for teachers, staff, and students which creates a positive and caring atmosphere in the school.
  3. Make Connections - Get to know the teachers and staff better. Make life-long friends with other parents at the school.
  4. It's Good for You - Socializing with other parents and volunteering to do good for your child's school is fun, healthy, and rewarding.

Even if you don't have the time available to join our PTA Board, you can join the organization by clicking HERE: Fletcher Elementary PTA Sign-Up

LEVEL-UP SD - Summer School Enrollment Now Open

San Diego Unified is bringing back the LEVEL UP SD academic summer experience and enrollment is now open for all grade levels. Here is the link to all the schools hosting summer experiences and their bell times: LEVEL UP SD HOST SCHOOLS. The enrollment window is now open until February 28th. Below you will find links to the online enrollment forms:

English-UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Spanish-UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Vietnamese- UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Tagalog-UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Somali-UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

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Eight Weeks at a Glance


21-25 - Student Conferences - MINIMUM DAY WEEK

21 - Area 3 Superintendent Visit

22 - World of Music Assembly

25 - Mural Team Outline

28- 4/1 - Spring Break - No School


4 - Student Mural Paint Day

6 - All-Staff Meeting

11 - Spring Pictures

13 - PLC's

13 - Mural Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

19 - 5th Grade Panorama Picture

20 - PD Literacy

27 - School Site Council

28 - Spring Open House**

**Subject to Current Health & Safety Guidance


4 - All-Staff Meeting

9-13 - Teacher Appreciation Week

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

Report an Absence Online

Although we want students to be in school each day for class, we know that absences will happen. It is important that parents report their student's absence within 24 hours. Absences can be reported via our online form, phone or email. Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your support.

Click HERE for a link to the Online Absence Reporting Form


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.