Correia Middle School News

Week of May 3 - 7

Staff Appreciation May 3 - 7

A big thank you to the Correia teachers and staff for your hard work and dedication to our students!


Parents, if you would like to show appreciation to teachers or staff this week please reach out to Correia Association (https://www.correiaassociation.org/) for any suggestions or appreciation needs.


Students, if you are interested in sharing your appreciation to your favorite teacher, write or make them a thank you card or letter to thank them for all they have helped you with.

National Nurse Appreciation Day May 6th

Join me in welcoming our school nurse Paloma Soriano appreciation on National Nurse Appreciation Day on May 6th.


Thank you to all of our parents in the nursing profession during this global pandemic...your are truly SUPERHEROES!

Onsite Students Need Clearpass Or Symptoms Checklist Daily

We would like to thank families who assist with our daily health/safety student screening process by completing the symptom checklist PRIOR to arriving on campus daily. Students must have evidence of Clearpass or a paper-based symptom checklist prior to entering campus.

COVID Testing for Staff and Students on Wednesday, May 5th from 1:30-3:30 PM.

As a reminder, COVID-19 testing for staff and students at Correia is every other Wednesday. This Wednesday, May 5th is our day from 1:30-3:30 PM. While staff testing is mandatory, student testing is optional and recommended.


Click here for information regarding testing.

Point Loma Cluster Foundation

Monday, May 3 4:30-6pm on zoom: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/86975057927

SUMMER SCHOOL INFO

Correia is hosting summer school this year to support students. Families of students who have been identified as priority candidates for the summer online program have already received a message. There are two models...onsite and online. The onsite model is a four-week program in the areas of English, Math, Science, and History. This onsite model can also be accessed online. An additional online model supports students needing to recover credits for Integrated Math 1 Adv and Spanish 1/2 and 3/4. The program is accelerated into two blocks...6/21/21-7/9/21 and 7/12/21-7/30/21. SDUSD will use the Edgenuity Online Program for online summer school. Edgenuity is the platform used at iHIgh Virtual High School.


If you have not been contacted by Correia and would like your student to participate in the Summer Learning Opportunities please visit https://levelupsandiego.org/.


For more information please visit the Summer Learning Opportunities page.

End of Quarter 4 Progress Report - Friday May 7

Progress Report grades available in PowerSchool May 14th.

Planning for Fall 2021

On April 28th at the Board Meeting, both Board President Richard Barrera and Superintendent Cindy Marten clarified the district’s plans for the fall. Here is what they shared:


San Diego Unified is planning for a full return to full-day, in-person learning, five days a week, for the 2021-22 school year, beginning in August of 2021. All of the work we are doing today is in service of welcoming the students back to campus now, in the summer, and in the fall. Our fall programming will not include a hybrid model for students and our educators will not be required to simultaneously teach both our onsite instructional model and our online instructional model.


We are in the process of developing a robust online learning program for students who will choose an online instructional model. Therefore, we will be able to accommodate students and families who choose to remain at home based on health and safety needs and students and families with sensitive medical needs. We look forward to an amazing year of learning, as we welcome back our students and families with excitement, enthusiasm, and joy.


We will continue to share information with Correia families as it is made available to us.

Textbook Collection for Q3 Classes

We will begin materials collection for Q3 books Thursday this week. If students would like to begin to return the books they are no longer using, please have them put Q3 books in a disposable bag and drop them off at the entrance as they arrive to school.


We will process all returns after the sanitizing process is complete. More information will be sent out during the week!

LINK TO ONLINE STUDENT EARLY RELEASE FORM-PICTURE ID REQUIRED! NO EXCEPTIONS

As we adjust back to onsite, we want to help facilitate early dismissal to expedite the timely retrieval of students. We have created this Online Student Release Check-Out form. You may now complete it prior to arriving Correia. If you are going to have someone else besides you pick up your student, please make sure they are on the contact list and be prepared to show an ID.

NO STUDENT DELIVERIES TO MAIN OFFICE

We need your help! Please have students plan ahead of time to minimize student deliveries of water bottles, instruments, Chromebooks, earbuds and/or lunches.


Thank you for your continued support!

TECHNOLOGY

All students will need a FULLY CHARGED computer every day. We prefer a district-provided Chromebook is used. Each classroom is equipped with charging stations.


If you currently do not have a district-provided Chromebook, please contact our Librarian, Julie McKay for more information at jmckay@sandi.net.


As students prepare to return to school, review the following videos:



PrimeTime Information For Parents

2020-2021 Prime Time Updates


The Extended Learning Opportunities Department is pleased to announce that the District's PrimeTime programs will be resuming onsite support services for students beginning Monday, April 12, 2021. PrimeTime will continue to offer academic and enrichment activities in person for eligible students. Services will include three hours four days a week, immediately following the end of the regular school day. Please reach out to the Prime Time supervisor for more information.


2021-22 PrimeTime Information For Parents


Beginning Monday, March 1 at 6:00 a.m. through Friday, April 9, 2021, 9:59 pm, all families with children in elementary, middle or K-8 schools (including transitional kindergarten) interested in participating in PrimeTime will have an opportunity to apply for the 2021-2022 school year. The PrimeTime Application will be available online by accessing the San Diego Unified School District’s website. All families must resubmit an application every school year including children currently participating in PrimeTime and children on the waitlist. To complete and submit the application online, parents will need internet access and an email address to create an InfoSnap account, if one doesn’t already exist. Additional information is available in the enclosed flyer and on line at sandiegounified.org/primetime .


Please contact the Extended Learning Opportunities Department at (858) 503-1870 if you need any additional information.

Immunization News - All Incoming 7th Graders 2021-2022 Need to be Immunized

California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. Below please see required immunizations. No Shots No School!

https://www.shotsforschool.org/k-12/

Merging Efforts of the Correia & Dana Associations

The Correia and Dana Associations have combined efforts to look at the possibility of combining/merging associations. The initial phase of the design thinking process of the group was to get proximate with the student and parent experience at our 2-year middle schools operating as individual entities. This collective group has looked at the pros and cons of combining efforts, research current models that exist in SDUSD, investigated all necessary requirements, amongst other considerations.


This link provides a quick glance at the consolidation efforts of the team. Each association will vote at their respective association meeting.