TES Anuncios!

Tierrasanta Elementary Anuncios- January 11, 2021

All important school information is sent out through the weekly Anuncios! Please read all the way through to stay informed.

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A HUGE THANK YOU to Heather Perry & Shanel Dial for leading up the charge to bring back our After School Enrichment Program! Sign-ups begin NOW! Classes begin 1/26. For more info and to register: https://bit.ly/6cTierrasanta

News From the Principal

Dear TES Families,

The district has released an updated K-12 covid decision tree. Found here: UPDATED DECISION TREE

The biggest changes are as follows:

1. Students and staff who test positive for COVID may now return on Day 6 IF they get a negative rapid test (from a facility or the school- at home tests are not accepted since proof is required) AND symptoms are gone (or improving and no fever). Day zero is the day of the positive test or the first day of symptoms- whichever is first. They also must be able to self-monitor for symptoms, properly wear a face covering over their nose and mouth as required, use good hand hygiene practices, and use good cough and sneeze etiquette. These conditions may be difficult to meet for many of our younger students. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD BACK ON DAY 6 WITHOUT APPROVAL FROM THE SCHOOL FIRST and submission of the negative test results.

2. For Staff and Students who have any covid symptoms:

-A negative Rapid Antigen is all that is needed on Day 5 of symptoms or later to return. Proof is required so at home rapids are not accepted.

-To return before day 5, a negative PCR would be needed

The Close contact policies have not changed:

If your children are close contacts outside of school to anyone who tested positive (and they are not fully vaccinated) they must quarantine away from the positive individual. If they can do that, and they have no symptoms, and they get a negative test on Day 5 or later (PCR or rapid done at school or outside agency that can provide documentation), and no one else in the household tests positive, they can return to school on Day 8. Day 0 is last day of exposure and Day 1 is the first day they are able to isolate away from the close contact. If anyone else in the household tests positive then Day 1 starts all over again from the last day of exposure to the latest person to test positive. If they can't isolate from the positive case then it is a 14 day quarantine period.

If your child was a close contact IN school (and qualifies for Modified IN-School Quarantine) you will hear from us with follow up steps.

If your children fall into any of these above categories please report this and their absence to the front office. Once reported, teachers will be in contact about providing student work during their absence.

You can also use the San Diego County live decision tree to assess your personal situations by clicking on this link: UPDATED DECISION TREE

Important Upcoming dates:

Jan. 17- NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King HOLIDAY)

Jan. 24-28 The Great Kindness Challenge!

Stay connected to other TES families on our private PTO Facebook page. Join here if you are not a member already and please remember to keep it positive! https://www.facebook.com/groups/600110760171486/

In Partnership,

Sally Viavada, Principal

Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Ready to Learn!


PTO Executive Board Meeting this Thursday! 6-7 PM. All are welcome!


ID: 878 1040 5726

Passcode: roadrunner


Hello TES Community! If you have pictures to share of your students to be included in our yearbook, please either upload them to the yearbook site: www.TreeRing.com or email them at full resolution/actual size to: Tierrasanta.yearbook@gmail.com We would love to see your photos from back to school, Halloween spirit week & ABC Bootcamp (Mrs. Carbonne and Mrs.Salazar). Keep the pics coming! Thank you from your Yearbook team!

Our friendly Friday spirit day competitions are back! the class(es) that have the most spirit (meaning most kids wearing a school shirt OR red or yellow) over the loud speaker will win extra recess!

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Spirit Gear!


Hello Roadrunner Families! We have a new water bottle for 2022! Order now as there are limited quantities. The distribution of the water bottles will be in the first week of February...just in time for the FUN RUN! Thank you for supporting school spirit and TES!!!

Use the correct link below for easy access to purchase on Konstella:

For parents and staff members in the school community:


For people not in the school community, e.g. grandparents and neighbors:


Don’t forget to wear TES’s school colors red & yellow or your spirit gear every Friday to show your school spirit!

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Counselor's Corner! By Elvie Plaskota, School Counselor

Hello Tierrasanta Families!

This pandemic is difficult for numerous reasons. Social aspect is one of them. As humans, we are social and our brains thrive in company of other people. We are helped by knowing we are not alone; not physically, or emotionally, or in our struggles of which we all have more than ever these days. While reassuring children everything is okay has a place, authenticity and not hiding our own struggle (at least to the extent their age makes it appropriate) is a powerful tool in children not feeling alone with the difficult emotions they experience at times. Them knowing adults have strong emotions too, we also do not enjoy many of them, and showing them how we cope with overwhelming emotions - those are all so very helpful for children. We show kids how to make pancakes or ride a bike before expecting they do it. Emotion management is the same - it's learned best with role models being vulnerable and authentic - in age appropriate ways.

Please see the link below to view a voice recording and picture walk of an excerpt from the book "An Emotional Menagerie," that can be shared with your children!

Happy Holidays to All!


Elvie Plaskota

School Counselor


619-663-6020 voice and text

M, W, e/o F


School Calendar here:



Students and staff may now test for free at the Ed Center (4100 Normal Street 92103- inside the SanDi Coast Cafe) on the following times and dates:

Monday: 7am-7pm

Tuesday: 7am-7pm

Wednesday: 7am-7pm

Thursday: 7am-7pm

Friday: 7am-7pm

Saturday: 8am-5pm

Sunday: 8am-5pm

Holiday hours may vary

School Lunches


  • Lunch menus are getting a few new features:

    • Elementary Menu:

      • Tuesdays - Chicken Smackers(whole grain breaded popcorn chicken)

      • Thursdays - Sliced Cheese Pizza or Pizza Nada

    • Due to nationwide supply chain issues, menu substitutions should be expected.

The School Nutrition Association has a video to explain how disruptions in the supply chain impact school nutrition programs . Feel free to share with your community.

Menu Found here: https://sdusd.yumyummi.com/webapp/tierrasanta/weekly/lunch

Breakfast, Supper and Weekend Lunch Take-Home Meal Bag Items

ON Campus testing:

Optional student covid testing will take place at TES every Monday between 9-3.

Please fill out the testing forms in the Powerschool Parent/Student Portal. LINK to SDUSD Covid Page

LINK to Instructions. Spanish LINK to instructions.

LINK to Screencastify explaining instructions. Spanish LINK to Screencastify

LINK for Parent Portal Support (English and Spanish)


Weekly Recycling at TES!

Each Friday from 7:10-7:30, please feel free to drop off your aluminum cans and plastic bottles to Mr. Murphy and the recycling team! They will be stationed out in front of the school office each week. You can just pull up and we will unload your recyclables for you! All proceeds benefit our students directly in the form of playground equipment and other special items!

Reporting an Absence: Please contact Ms. Angela to report your child's absence (and the reason for it) by 8:30 each morning. Email, text or leave a voicemail 619-605-2500. aherrera@sandi.net. If your child is a close contact of someone who tested positive for Covid please keep them home and contact the nurse's office right away. They will inform you of the process that will need to be followed based on your individual situation.

Health & Safety Standards- The updated Health and Safety Guidelines we will be following are here for you to review: Student Site Access Guide

Please remember:

Each day before coming to school, families need to check for COVID symptoms using the Daily Student Symptoms Checklist - we trust that you will self screen and keep sick children home).

Student Computers

  • All students should have their devices at home with them over the summer (even exiting 5th graders) as devices now follow the student (to whatever district school they attend).

  • The Instructional Technology Department created the following resources for parents (links below)

  • Please view this information on laptop care and digital citizenship with your children

English | Spanish | Swahili | Arabic | Tagalog | Vietnamese


View this presentation for more info on how to use your child's school issued Chromebook!


If you need assistance with your computer and or wifi/connectivity, there will be support for this. The district will continue to provide a parent hotline for technology. The HOTLINE operates Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (619-732-1400).

  1. Family calls the Family Technology Support Line 619-732-1400

  2. Support technician troubleshoots the student Chromebook

  3. If the support tech is unable to fix the issue over the phone and determines a replacement Chromebook is required, directs the family to the school for an exchange

Resources for Military families!

Dear military families of Tierrasanta Elementary,

Listed below are several resources that provide a broad range of support to the Military community.

San Diego Military Collaborative
(858) 496-0044

Military OneSource
(800) 342-9647

Fleet and Family Support Center
(619) 556-7404

Additional Resources for military Families:



Mr. Lars - Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) for Kumeyaay and Tierrasanta Elementary

Lars Nielsen, LCSW

Magellan Health

(619) 315-9141

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Parent Portal

Parent Portal Account (enables you to view your child's attendance, report cards etc.)

Video for Parents

Parent/Student Portal Resource website

Link to San Diego Unified's PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal: https://powerschool.sandi.net

Support Tierrasanta Elementary!

Use this link to set up your AMAZON SMILE account if you don't already have one. We are all shopping online more now then ever and a portion of your spending will be donated to our school if you indicate Tierrasanta Elementary School Foundation as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile! Thank you!
Link to District Safety Plan: 21.02.18 SDUSD-IIPP.pdf - Google Drive