Community of Schools South Gate

Newsletter - March 2021 - Volume 7

Community of Schools Administrator's Message

March 2021

Greetings! I hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. I want to thank all of our parents, guardians and extended family members for being such great learning partners and teachers during these times. In addition to our wonderful teachers and school support staffs, you also provide support, guidance and motivation to all of our students. You have learned how to navigate Zoom, Schoology, Google Classroom, Nearpod and many other digital platforms. You have also learned many new skills and concepts. Thank you!

Though learning continues to be remote, all of our school offices will open on Thursday, March 4th. You will be able to contact your student’s school directly and receive support from staff to continue the learning at home. Furthermore, our High Schools will begin to start athletic conditioning for all of our athletes.

As the school year progresses, and as we continue to collaborate with our community of scientific and medical experts, we will be sure to keep you up to date with any new developments regarding the safe return to campus. Please make sure that you connect with your student’s teacher(s) and school to learn how to better support your child through remote learning, and please make sure that visit our district’s COVID site: for all of the latest updates. You can also receive more information by visiting: or

Lastly, please join us for our next Town Hall meeting on Thursday, March 25th at 5:00pm (Zoom ID: 826 2904 9346).

Secondary Language Arts


Your child is learning from you all the time – and the way you talk about learning can help make them even smarter. Our attitudes about learning – called “mindsets” – have a profound impact on how our children learn, their attitudes about making mistakes, and their self-confidence. A positive “growth mindset” will help your child succeed in the classroom and in life.

Here are some examples of how we can speak to our children:

  • "It looks like that was too easy. Let's give you something a bit more challenging."
  • "That isn't right. You don't understand it yet."
  • "You worked so hard, but look how your effort paid off."
  • "You worked so hard. Keep working hard and you will get it next time."

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Perseverance Has Landed!

Perseverance has landed! This high-resolution still image is part of a video taken by several cameras as the rover touched down on Mars on February 18, 2021.

To stay up-to-date with the latest images and news regarding Perseverance's historic happenings, visit NASA's Perseverance Rover page and Mission Updates page.

Teachers, you can visit NASA's For Educators section for Perseverance-related K-12 STEM Resources.

Students and families, you can visit NASA's For Students section to explore NASA STEM.

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

March SEL Lessons are Here!

March SEL lessons and digital journal will be shared on our Google Drive: on March 1.
These lessons are designed with middle and high school students in mind. We encourage our teachers and staff to use this resource flexibly to meet the needs of your class.

Why This Matters:

Social emotional learning consists of a set of skills and mindsets that we all must develop in order to navigate the world around us, build lasting and sustaining relationships, and perform well in school, at work, and in life. "Social emotional learning is how we develop our identities as learners and as individuals." -Dr. Lauren J. Bierbaum