Correia Middle School News

Monday, April 11- Friday, April 15, 2022

PLCSF Meeting April 11th

Point Loma Cluster Schools Foundation Meeting — Monday, April 11 at 4:30pm via Zoom. Click for zoom link: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/9163392326


Sharon Rubalcava, Program Manager in the Counseling and Guidance department will join our meeting to discuss the California Healthy Kids Survey. This survey, along with the ones given to parents and staff, is used to improve student academic performance and social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health of all youth.The survey gathers information on developmental supports provided to youth; school connectedness and barriers to learning. Learn more about the surveys, why the District uses them and how the data is used.


At this meeting we will also put a call out to parents that would like to become of member of the Foundation board. If you have questions about this please email Laura Choukri directly at laura@bagism.com.

Picture Yourself a Pointer

We are happy to announce that our 8th graders will be visiting Point Loma High School on Thursday, April 14th. We will begin walking at approximately 9:00 AM and will return to Correia by lunch. The Point Loma ASB has set up a wonderful tour for our students.


We are utilizing the permission slips from our postponed trip. If your student has not returned a permission slip, please have them do so ASAP. If your student is unable to walk and will need transportation, please contact Mr. McDade at jmcdade@sandi.net.


If you need to pick up your child early on Thursday, please contact the Correia office to make arrangements.

Standardized Testing Important Dates

Testing will begin first week in May!


Every year, California students take several statewide tests. Over the next 6 weeks, your child may be taking one or more of the following: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), and Physical Fitness Test assessments.


You are an important part of your child’s education. To help your child get ready for the test you can:


  • Remind your student to bring their district-issued computer, charger, and headphones on testing dates.
  • Talk about the test with your child. Make sure they are not scared or anxious.
  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast before testing.


Please click this link to see the schedule for the month of May. In addition, you will see a modified daily schedule in order to provide students with the optimal learning environment and time for testing.

April - Military Child Month

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices and the challenges they overcome.

FODAC Meeting April 12th

All FODAC meetings are 2nd Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 in the Dana Middle Library. Zoom link is available on the FODAC website. Click link provided in this news article for more informaiton. Please check here regularly for updated information.

End Of Grading Period April 21st

P4 Progress Report grades available in PowerSchool April 29th.

Point Loma Concert Series Looking for Participants!

About Point Loma Summer Concerts

Since 2001, Point Loma Summer Concerts has been bringing family-friendly concerts to Point Loma Park, with crowds swelling to nearly 3,000! Our mission is to support music education in schools. Each year, the Board of Directors allocates proceeds from raffle ticket sales to local schools and music-related nonprofits. We invite our young community to participate as junior bands, patriotic singers, and junior emcees in order to further fulfill our mission through the opportunity to get involved.

How to Participate

  • All participants for Junior Emcees and Junior Bands must be 18 or under on April 30th, 2022. Patriotic
  • Singers can be all ages.
  • Auditions will be held April 30th at Point Loma Assembly: 3035 Talbot Street San Diego, CA 92106.
  • Participants need to be available to perform at one or more of the following dates:
    • Jul 15, Jul 22, Jul 29, Aug 5
  • Priority for scheduling auditions will be given to applicants who live, go to school, or participate in a music program in Point Loma
  • Follow the link below for more specifics about each category.

How To Schedule An Audition

Learn more about the specifics for each category, and complete the entry form here:

Junior Band

Junior Emcee

Patriotic Singer

COVID Policy Reminders for After Spring Break

Please read the District communication COVID Policy Reminders for After Spring Break. This provides guidance on at-home testing kits and new masking guidelines.


For more details and updates on COVID-19 policies, please refer to the COVID-19 Information page. For questions, please contact sdusdnursing@sandi.net.

2022-23 PrimeTime Online Application Now Open

2022-23 PrimeTime Online Application will be available beginning Monday, March 7, 2022, at 6:00 a.m. Please download the 2022-23 PrimeTime Application flier for more information: English|Spanish. A PrimeTime Application Parent Virtual Meeting Schedule is available as well.

Pre-Order a Yearbook!

Order a yearbook for the 2021-2022 school year. Yearbooks are currently $40.


Follow the link to order your yearbook today!


https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1006747/Correia-Middle-School/

YMCA Youth Sports Leagues

Our Peninsula YMCA has a variety of youth sports leagues and opportunities. For more information please contact isaiah Bacon at ibacon@ymcasd.org.


Register online: ymcasd.org/ryan

8TH GRADE SHEP PROGRAM Preview Opportunity

The 8th-grade Sexual Health Education Program will be conducted the last 6-weeks of school.


At Correia Middle School, the SHEP program is taught by 8th grade Science teachers. Correia Science teachers will teach the 10 Sexual Health Lessons consolidated into 1 week of instruction.


Parents may preview the scope and sequence and all ten lessons on the SDUSD Website:


  • SDUSD's Sexual Health Education Scope and Sequence (English | Spanish
  • Parent Preview Online Curriculum Recorded Presentations: Grade 8 (English | Spanish)
  • Parent Preview Online Curriculum Overview PowerPoints: Grade 8 (English | Spanish)

CAUGHT BEING AWESOME

The staff at Correia enjoys recognizing positive student behavior and accomplishments. Staff recognizes students by distributing Caught Being Awesome cards. Names of students receiving cards are then submitted for our weekly raffle. Weekly winners are recognized by a gift card that is supported by the Correia Association.


Honorees will be announced this week!


7th Grade: TBD

8th Grade: TBD

Counseling Corner - Scholarship Opportunities

Visit this link to see available scholarship opportunities for March 31 - June 30.

College Planning _ Recommended for 8th Grade parents

Cal-SOAP is offering a series of free online "College: Make It Happen" events. Middle school students (grades 6-8) and families are welcome to join any of the webinars (4/14, 5/18), families can choose a date that works for them.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T7Dv1Xov9A_J8zuiaNGRGdpfxcqy_zMx/view?usp=sharing


Below you will find a list of 15 Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 279 Individual Scholarship Awards during the 2022 school year. Students from your school district are eligible for all awards in the following link.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iMQf4zA8bAh_3zv0fJOA-QLrq4FDoVIc/view

Join the FODAC Facebook Group

The private Friends of Dana and Correia group on Facebook is run by FoDaC volunteers who share important information and highlight school events. Join us!

Use Amazon Smiles To Raise Money For FODAC

Use smile.amazon.com to raise money for the Friends of Dana and Correia Association (FoDaC) when you shop. Amazon donates .5% of all eligible purchases. Select "Steven V. Correia Junior High School Foundation” as your beneficiary (this is the title FODAC uses). All funds go directly to Dana & Correia.

Rubio's Fundraiser for FODAC

Thursday, April 7, 2-8 pm, 3555 Rosecrans St.


Visit Rubio's on Thursday, April 7, between 2-8 pm for indoor, outdoor dining or place an order to go. Fundraiser participants can order online at rubios.com or through our mobile app and enter promo code DONATE at checkout. Or they can present the printed flyer below for orders placed in the restaurant. Delivery orders and gift cards do not qualify. Rubio's will donate 33% of sales directly back to the schools. Thank you for your support.

KENDRA SCOTT Fundraiser for FODAC

April 23-24, Fashion Valley Mall


The Kendra Gives Back Event is an in-store and online fundraiser. Visit the store on Saturday, April 23, from 12 – 2 pm, and enjoy sips, sweets and jewels with your friends, or shop online, April 23-24, at kendrascott.com using the code GIVEBACK-BQYZG. 20% of all sales from the in-store event and online code will go back to our middle schools.

FODAC-Let's GiveBIG Campaign!

Donate to the annual campaign between March 1-31 and be entered to win one of three amazing prizes.


  • First prize: $100 to Fiddler’s Green
  • Second prize: $100 to Cesarina’s
  • Third prize: $75 to Raglan Public House




Enter for a chance to WinBIG and support the Point Loma middle schools. No amount is too small, and every dollar counts for our students. One entry per person. Only donations made between March 1–31 qualify for the drawing. Thank you for your support! https://dana.sandiegounified.org/for_parents/friends_of_dana___correia_middle_schools__fodac_/annual_giving

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

4/14: Picture Yourself a Pointer Fieldtrip(PLHS)

Friday, April 29, CMEA Festival @ Correia

Saturday, April 30, Knott's Berry CIMA Trip

TBD, Guitar Performance @ PLHS

Thursday, June 2, Spring Band Concert/Art Showcase 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 7, CIMA Awards

Tuesday, June 14, 8th grade promotion/Min. Day -8:00-9:00; Last Names A-K; 9:30-10:30 L-Z