The Falcon Flyer
Weekly News and Updates - Volume 3 Issue 11 - 11/4/2022
Week in Review
Welcome to November and week 10 of the school year. Our week kicked off with one of the biggest Trunk or Treat events in recent memory. Twenty-two members of the Fletcher community hosted a trunk. Our local fire and police departments also brought an engine and two police cruisers to join in the fun. If you missed out this year, we're definitely bringing it back next year. HUGE shout-out to PTA board member Ashleigh Ledoux for heading the team who put together this wonderful event for our community. If you're interested in joining the fun, more fun events in the works so be sure to join the PTA by clicking HERE.
November is a quick month with minimum days and holidays. Check the flyer below.
Next week marks the end of the first trimester which means fall conferences and progress notices will be available soon. We've included links below with instructions for how to set up a PowerSchool Parent Portal account to be able to view your student's progress prior to their conference.
Trimester 1 Report Cards
Can you believe the end of the Trimester is next week? November 10th marks the end of our first grading period for students. Hard copies of report cards will be sent home during student conference week, but you can take a look online ahead of time starting November 11th. See the link below for a video tutorial of how to set up a PowerSchool Parent Portal account.
SASEA Hub Now Operational
Interested in learning more about the spread of COVID in the community? Our partners at UCSD have developed a powerful tool called SASEA (Safer At School Early Alert) for monitoring COVID spread in our neighborhood by analyzing samples in wastewater. This can help us identify hot spots for viral spread sooner so families have the information to make the best decision for themselves. Here's everything available on the site:
Color coded, interactive map with COVID-19 case rates for your school and neighborhood
Color coded, interactive map with the probability of COVID-19 asymptomatic individuals in a group of 25 based on case rates
Safe and fun activities to do during the pandemic
COVID-19 risk calculator
School weekly COVID-19 testing information and sign up link
COVID-19 related resources for your school, district, and neighborhood
You may have seen in the news that Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) have been on the rise lately in schools across San Diego County. This week at Fletcher, we had an above average number of students go home ill. At this point we don't have information indicating that these illnesses are COVID related, thankfully. However, it is always wise to review important suggestions for staying healthy with your students. Please see the flyer attached below. In two weeks, on October 28th we will also be hosting a Flu/COVID vaccination clinic on campus after school. Flu vaccinations, Monkeypox, and bivalent COVID booster vaccinations will all be available for free on a walk-in basis. If you need a COVID test, we have them available at the front office for free.
Our Student of the Week for is Spencer in Mrs. Sperry's 4th/5th Grade Class. Spencer is a star student and is leaning into his learning by practicing his music skills at recess. During class, Spencer has started leading his own small math group. He is a good friend, awesome student, and now a great leader. Way to go, Spencer! Thank you for being a phenomenal Falcon!
Miyasaki Minute - Click the image below to visit the page
Sign Up for Weekly COVID Testing on Campus
Weekly voluntary COVID screenings resumed this week and will continue to take place weekly on Monday mornings. The more students we have signed up for the screenings, the sooner we can identify symptomatic and asymptomatic cases to reduce community spread.
If you signed up last year, you must sign up again.
Sign up link: https://my.primary.health/l/sdusd_2022
7 - VAPA - PLC Meetings
9 - Minimum Day - Report Card Prep
10 - Minimum Day - End of Trimester 1
11 - No School Veteran's Day
14-18 - Minimum Days - Fall Conferences
15 - World of Jazz Concert
21-25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
30 - Minimum Day - Staff Meeting
1 - OASIS All School Book Giveaway
7 - School Site Council
14 - Professional Development
16 - Minimum Day
19-31 - No School - Winter Break
2 - No School - New Year's Day (observed)
9 - VAPA & PLC's
11 - School Site Council
16 - No School - MLK Jr. Day
18 - Professional Development
Highlights from the Week
Costume contest winners!
Trunk or Treat Fun!
Learning and Exploring
The State of California is proud to announce the launch of the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS). CalKIDS gives children in California a jump start on saving for college or career training. To be eligible for CalKIDS, participants must be: Born in California on or after July 1, 2022; or An eligible low-income public school student in grades 1-12* in California.