The Falcon Flyer
Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 10 - 10/29/21
This week demonstrated one of the the truest displays of our student/staff/community resilience. The events that transpired Tuesday night in our neighborhood were challenging to say the least. We feel so fortunate for the poise, patience, and professionalism of our staff and the San Diego Unified School District Police. The synergy and cooperation between School Police and our Staff centered on keeping our students safe is the single most important factor in why our Lockdown, relocation, and family reunification was successful. Thank you to our partners in School Police, our Fletcher Staff, PrimeTime Staff, and most importantly, our students, for their collective efforts Tuesday afternoon. We are stronger together.
Next week begins the quick month of November and brings a close to the first Trimester. Please note that there are two minimum days next week- Wednesday and Friday. Additionally, the week of November 15th is designated as our student conference week, and all five days are minimum days. Please see the calendar at the bottom of this newsletter.
Our annual jog-a-thon is next week too! Donations will go toward funding our Running Club equipment like lap trackers, student ID cards, and access to the parent portal where you can track how many miles your speedster has covered. More info below!
We wish you and your students a fun and safe Halloween!
Jog-A-Thon November 3rd
On Wed. Nov. 3 we will hold our first Fletcher Jog-A-Thon of the 2021/22 school year! All students will gather on the upper field and warm up for the start of the event. They will run/walk with fun music playing in the background for about 45 minutes. It is always festive and fun to watch all the smiling faces. All laps will be logged with our lap tracker system, which highly motivates the students to run every day at school.
Our Fletcher Running Club comes with some expenses and so we ask for your support to raise funds to run the program throughout the year. Expenses include:
- The lap tracker software subscription
- Recognition awards throughout the year
- End of the Year Running Club awards for all participants and our top runners
- A field trip for our top runners which includes all grades
The lap tracker software allows us to provide frequent feedback to all students on how many miles they have run. There is also a parent portal that you can follow your child’s running progress throughout the year. We will hold more Fun Runs as the year goes on.
To donate, please follow the link below to set up an account on SchoolCash. visit: https://sdusd.schoolcashonline.com/ and set up an account. Then choose the Jog-a-Thon fundraiser and select the amount they'd like to donate.
Student of the Week - Damian!
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 second Student of the Week this year is Damian in 2nd grade. Damian is recognized for his outstanding citizenship and helpfulness in Ms. Monge's class. Damian demonstrates leadership qualities like helpfulness, kindness, and responsibility every day. In class this week, students noticed Damian inadvertently sitting on a star on the carpet, and pointed out, "That's because he's a star student!"
Congratulations Damian, and thanks for being a phenomenal Falcon!
NEW FREE COVID TESTING SITE - 7 DAYS A WEEK
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. https://my.primary.health/l/sdusd_testing.
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Highlights from the Week
Six Weeks at a Glance
3 - Report Card Prep - Minimum Day
3 - Jog-a-Thon
5 - End of Trimester 1 - Minimum Day
8 - Make-up Picture Day
10 - Report Card Prep - Minimum Day
10 - School Site Council
11 - Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL
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
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
4100 Normal St.
San Diego, 92103
San Diego State University
NO APPOINTMENT necessary
5250 55th St.
San Diego, 92182
North Central Public Health Center
5055 Ruffin Rd.
San Diego, 92128
University of San Diego
Tues-Sat 7-11AM, 12-4PM, 5-7PM
5330 Linda Vista Rd. (testing site)
5394 Linda Vista Rd. (parking lot)
San Diego, 92110
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.
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