The Spartan Standard

Creating Coherent Systems That Promote Learning For All

Our Mission: Why We Do The Right Thing

The mission of Chula Vista High School, an academic and artistic community that celebrates its traditions, spirit, and diverse culture, is to ensure all students realize their highest aspirations through a system of learning distinguished by:

  • Academic rigor across the curriculum fostering lifelong intellectual curiousity
  • A climate of respect, fairness, equality, and security promoting individual confidence and responsibility
  • A culture of collaboration between school, family, and community
  • A proactive network of student support
  • Exciting, unprecedented opportunities for student involvement
  • Creative and artistic expression
  • State of the Art Technology
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Mary Rose's Schedule (Subject to Change)


Monday, December 14: FINAL EXAMS, Periods 0, 1, 4; Minimum Day for Students

7:45 Classroom visits

8:15 Master Schedule Team @ Office

1:15Teacher Mtg.

1:30 A-Team

Tuesday, December 15: FINAL EXAMS, Periods 0, 2, 5, 7; Minimum Day for Students

7:45 Classroom visits

2:00 Off-Campus

Wednesday, December 16: FINAL EXAMS, Periods 3, 6, 7; Minimum Day for Students

7:45 Classroom visits

12:45 District Office; HR

Thursday, December 17: Minimum Day for Students; Grades Due

7:45 Classroom visits

12:16 Staff Holiday Potluck @ Learning Lab

2:00 Grades Due

7:00 House of Guitars Concert

Friday, December 18: Minimum Day for Students; Special Assembly Schedule; Report Card Distribution; End of First Semester

8:32 Winter Wonderland Assembly



Monday, December 21--Friday, January 8: WINTER BREAK for STUDENTS & CERTIFICATED STAFF

8:00 On Duty; Office Time

Tuesday, December 22--Friday, December 25:




Monday, December 28:


Tuesday, December 29:

7:00 Boys Varsity Basketball Spartan Classic (On Call)

Wednesday, December 30:

7:00 Boys Varsity Basketball Spartan Classic (On Call)

Thursday, December 31--Friday, January 1:




Monday, January 4, 2016: PRINCIPAL REPORTS FOR DUTY

8:00 Office Time

Tuesday, January 5

9:30 Review Campus Maps for LRFMP @ SUHSD Maintenance Conference Rm.

Wednesday, January 6

3:15 Girls Soccer vs. San Diego HS

Thursday, January 7

9:00 Principal PLC

3:00 Wrestling vs. SOH

Friday, January 8

8:00 A-Team





7:15 Light Breakfast (Optional)

8:00 Staff Meeting @ PAC

8:30 Professional Development @ Rooms TBD

9:40 Department Meetings/PLC Meetings

10:30 9th Grade Teachers Meeting re: Student-Led Conferences

11:00 Lunch (on your own)

11:30 Classroom preparation time

Tuesday, January 12: Second Semester Begins; Students Return to School

7:45 Classroom Visits

Wednesday, January 13:

7:45 Classroom Visits

9:30 Staff Meeting @ Parent Center

2:00 Staff Meeting @ Office

2:50 FAC Mtg. @ New Library

Thursday, January 14:

7:45 Classroom Visits

12:39 Dept. Chair Mtg. @ Learning Lab

Friday, January 15:

7:45 Calendar

8:00 ELA Cohort @ PDC

1:00 Classroom Visits

From The Scroogette

All these should be clear by now...Please remember:
  • Final Exams must be administered during designated Finals Days. I want to reiterate that no students should be getting free time or studying for other finals on these days. There is not enough time!
  • Final Exam and End of Semester Minimum Days are for students, not staff. During these days, all staff are expected to stay their normal duty day (7:20-2:45--you will need to adjust if you have Period 0 or 7 as part of your duty day). Classified Staff and Administrators are expected to do the same. Exams can be graded, grades can be entered and finalized, classrooms can be organized in preparation for second semester, PLC or department meetings can be held to plan for the next semester or take care of department business, or required trainings can be completed (JPA Preventing Sexual Misconduct Training)--just a few examples of what can be accomplished during this time with no students.
  • Thursday and Friday are instructional days. No parties, celebrations, or food of any kind in the classrooms. There is a lot to cover, review, and reteach. A preview of the second semester can be given to students if review is finished. To assist with time management, BOTH Thursday and Friday will be minimum days this week.

There, I've said it. Bah, humbug!

Kudos, Transitions, and Thanks

  • Best wishes to our Gardener, Edwin Fajardo, who was promoted to District Plumber. As a district plumber, he will report to Maintenance. His assignment begins immediately. Congratulations! Remember, Once a Spartan, Always a Spartan.
  • It was the week of Performing Arts Holiday Concerts! Kudos and Congratulations to Judy Beaver, Tony Atienza, Sharon Maley, Jessica Tejada, Dr. Conrad Bruderer for their holiday concerts/performances/events: Spartan Choir, Vocal Music Association, Drama Showcase, Mariachi, and Orchestr, respectively.
  • Kudos to Marisol Higareda, Karla Ybanez, Rosalinda Macias, and Debbie Nevin for a very well-attended and successful Coffee with the Principal. Thank you for all your preparation, assistance, and presentation.

Cocoa and Cram

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The cafeteria was packed with PLUS mentors and their mentees who took advantage of review and tutoring services the week before Finals. Cocoa and cookies were served. Kudos to Nicole Neeb and Joe Lara for coordinating this opportunity for 9th grade students to connect with their mentors and engage in school work.

Innovative Schedule Information Corner

  • On December 7, Hilda Bender, Debbie Nevin, and I met with Asst. Superintendent Ana Maria Alvarez to present follow-up information on our innovative schedule. We discussed the additional cost in FTE's and facilities that implementing this schedule will entail. Dr. Alvarez will take our information to Ms. Michel for cost analysis and will meet with us again this week.
  • Thank you for turning in Course Proposal Forms to me. I will be reviewing them this week and may ask to meet with you (the proposer) if I have follow-up questions. Course proposal forms are due to the district on December 14. Please note that turning in a course proposal does not guarantee approval of the proposed course.

Walkthrough Feedback & Focus

As we walk through this week, we will be ensuring the integrity of Final Exams and observing how Final exam results are followed-up with students.

Professional Development Day: January 11, 2016

All Certificated Staff return to duty on Monday, January 11, 2016. What is the plan?

  • If you want to partake of a light breakfast provided, please come to the PAC starting at 7:15 AM. Coffee and Danish will be served.
  • At exactly 8:00 AM, we will all be engaged in staff meetings and Professional Development. We will begin by setting the stage for second semester and professional development. I will be making a presentation to staff.
  • At around 8:30 AM, we will go to our breakout rooms and then proceed to engage in Professional Development that will center around "Attacking The Prompt." The Instructional and Blended Learning Coaches will be facilitating this. PLC's will develop a common lesson to help students master this skill. A date to teach the lesson will be E-mailed to me. I will publish all the dates to the staff so that those interested in observing any of these lessons will be able to do so. Teachers who observe other teachers teach their "attacking the prompt" lesson during their prep will be paid for their time. As is common practice, PLC minutes and products shoudl be uploaded to CANVAS.
  • At around 9:40 AM, departments will meet. Department Chairs will create the agenda and turn in minutes of discussion. Department meetings must end by 11:00 AM.
  • Ninth Grade teachers in the four-core (English, Math, Science, Social Science) will be meeting in the New Library to touch base on the upcoming Student-Led Conference. Mr. Joe Lara will facilitate this meeting.
  • Lunch will be on your own from 11:00-11:30 AM.
  • Preparation time will be from 11:30 AM to 2:45 PM.

Final Examinations

Mr. Joe Lara has E-mailed everyone the information for Final Examinations. I have an expectation that Finals will be given--whether it be in the form of a project presentation, oral examinations, or paper and pencil assessment. The purpose is to gauge students' mastery of the [essential] skills that you have been helping them master all semester. I also have an expectation that a common Final Exam will be given, which will allow your PLC to discuss results and continue common planning. Please give my office a copy of your course-alike Final Exam. Thank you for keeping the integrity of Finals week.

Thursday, December 17, will be a minimum day for students. We will have a special Minimum Day Schedule that will have lunch at the end of the school day to allow for our Staff Holiday Potluck. Grades will be due at 2:00 PM--no later! Our Registrar, Margaret Villaneuva, has to prep them by making sure grades are turned in for every student.

The minimum day time Thursday and Friday may also be used to complete the other required training--Preventing Sexual Misconduct. A link has been E-mail to each of us by JPA. See the section on "For The Common Good."

Before You Leave For Break

We continue to assist in the effort to save electricity. Priscilla Rodriguez will distribute the red checklist for energy conservation. Please note:
  • Unplug your computer and small appliances. Leave your refrigerator door open to let it air. Please take food home.
  • Secure classroom valuables and your personal property in locked cabinets. If you cannot secure your personal property, take it home.
  • A decluttered room is a safer room. The custodians will be cleaning classrooms. Please help them do their work better by putting away important papers or throwing out unnecessary ones.
  • The office will be closed from December 21-January 3. The custodians will be on campus but gates will be locked. Coaches will be conducting practice and will have access to facilities for their sport. If you need to be on campus, please contact Garry Cabogason. If you are already on campus, please let Garry, Lou Rojas, or any custodian know. Please limit your stay to custodian duty hours. Thank you for your cooperation.

For The Common Good

  • COMMUNICATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE: The administrators are here to serve and support you. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to see or E-mail us. Please know that we also appreciate feedback, follow-up, and proposed solutions to concerns. If you do not hear from us, it is truly okay to keep us honest by following up on things we promised we would do for you. This encompasses feedback from referrals, information about students, and the like. We will be honest if we cannot share confidential information and we will appreciate your understanding. Please know that we would rather hear directly from you about your concern than hear about it from another source. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.
  • JPA TRAINING (REQUIRED): This is the second online training that was E-mailed to all of us sometime in August. This takes a longer time to complete and is due December 18 (the last day of the semester). You may use the time during minimum days for students to complete this training. Here is the link (in case you accidentally deleted yours...)
  • STAFF HOLIDAY POTLUCK: You are ALL cordially invited to the Annual Holiday Staff Potluck to be held at the Learning Lab (a.k.a. Wonderland Room) on Thursday, December 17 at lunch. On December 17, lunch has been scheduled after 6th period. Here is the link to sign-up:
  • CLASSIFIED ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC): I will be "resurrecting" the Classified Advisory Committee (CAC) effective second semester. This group of Classified staff representatives from Office Technical, Custodial, Instructional Assistants, Cafeteria, and Campus Assistants will meet with me monthly, More information will follow in my next bulletin with regards to selection process, purpose, and agenda of the CAC.
  • SAFETY CORNER: If you have any concerns about a safety hazard in your work area or anywhere on campus as a result of facilities or furniture, please let our Safety Officer, Alain Garnica-Mendoza, know either by E-mail or by personally telling him. On another note, thank you for your participation in our last drill. Feedback (areas of strength and areas for improvement) will be sent on a separate E-mail.
  • MASTER SCHEDULE: The draft will be out this week.
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