Wangenheim Middle School

Vol XIII: April 6, 2021


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We are getting ready to welcome students back to campus

If you have opted to have your student return to Wangenheim with HYBRID INSTRUCTION on Monday, April 12, you MUST read the information below and fill out the form by Thursday, April 8. Failure to do so may result in your student remaining in DISTANCE LEARNING.

Here are 7 things you can do to prepare:

1. Have an age-appropriate conversation with your student about why your family chose the hybrid model or the online option. Students may have friends who made a different decision, and it is important for students to understand every choice deserves to be respected.

2. Practice proper hygiene. Remind students to thoroughly wash their hands for enough time to kill all germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends scrubbing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.

3. Practice wearing a mask. Masks will be required when students return to campus, and they are still recommended every time you leave the house. Students should practice covering both their nose and mouth with a snug but comfortable mask.

4. Review the rules on physical distancing. As much as friends may wish to greet each other warmly on campus next week, everyone must keep a respectful distance between themselves and other students. Remind your students about these rules for everyone’s safety.

5. Help your student prepare for the new school lunch program. For the remainder of the school year, meals will be provided to all students at no cost but students will not be able to sit together to eat unless they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance. Explain this to your students and practice a few times to make them feel comfortable.

6. Take time to learn the new entry points for school. These entry points are in place to minimize traffic which could lead to the spread of Covid-19.

7. Check in with your students to measure their emotional health. Returning to the classroom after a year can be as emotionally difficult as starting school all over again for the first time. Counselors will be available to help, but you can make things easier by talking with your students about their feelings.

Student Schedule:

Wangenheim students will not be on campus the week of April 5-9. A limited number of students may be given a special invitation for testing.
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Students Reflect On Life During Covid

Presented by Mr. Perrine's Broadcast class.
March Broadcast 21
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Purple Up Day- Purple Up. This annual observance allows all Americans to celebrate military kids. Purple references the joint environment of the military – encompassing all service branches, Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Veterans, and encourages everyone to wear purple. 118 students from 110 families are part of our Wangenheim Family. Thank you for your service. San Diego Unified celebrates Purple Up this year on April 21, 2021.
What it's like being a military child


The final No Place for Hate Activity will drop into the Google classroom the morning of April 5th.


The 2020-21 yearbook is complete! This year’s book will be one that you will look back on for the rest of your life. We have been collecting photos from students throughout the year. We are documenting distance learning, Covid, current events, and so many fun topics. If you haven't ordered a yearbook yet, the link is

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Extra fresh produce, grocery items or shelf-stable foods are available on a rotating basis at select sites. Please note that these extra grocery items are limited, so families are encouraged to arrive during the early portion of the food distribution window.

Tuesday, April 6 ..........Mira Mesa High

Friday, April 9 ..............Mira Mesa High


At Wangenheim, we always love when the community gets involved with our school. A special mention needs to be made for Music Central, a music store located in Mira Mesa. Through their generosity, they not only have been donating brand new equipment to our school, but have also enrolled some of our students in a free music lessons program.

During these troubling times, acts of kindness, big and small, are sometimes exactly what we need. Thank you, Music Central!


Mira Mesa HS students are offering free virtual tutoring. A group of Mira Mesa HS students along with Sabrina Bazzo (our new Board rep) created a free tutoring program for students. Our students will be paired with a high school student for one on one personalized support. The point of contact is high school student Sindhu Perubotla. She and Mallory Asis, another high school student, co-lead the program.

Please contact Sindhu directly with questions or wanting to get help.


Library next: April Programs


Library NExT (Network of Education x Training) is a STEAM (Science-Tech-Engineering-Art-Math) collaboration between the San Diego Public Library, UC San Diego Extension, & Sally Ride Science. Every program is designed to teach students STEAM concepts with interactive activities. All programs are virtual via ZOOM. Your will receive the link and instructions after you have registered.

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tik tok recipes gone viral

Have you made any of the recipes below. Please send us pictures of your NAILED IT dish.