Silver Gate Elementary

Week of September 8th

Beginning Tuesday, September 8, students will log into their daily Zoom as directed by their classroom teacher.

I hope that the first week of school went well and that you enjoyed connecting with your child's teachers and engaging in the student and parent Welcome Week activities provided by SDUSD. We all appreciate your patience and support as we get to know our students and families and build our classroom communities in this online environment.


Starting Tuesday, September 8th, you can expect your child to be live with your child’s teacher anywhere between the hours of 9am-12:00pm and maybe a little beyond depending on your child’s teacher and grade level. This DOES NOT mean they will be live continuously all of those hours during this time frame. Each grade level team of teachers planned extensively this summer to organize schedules and content to best provide grade-level, standards based instruction in an online environment. Students are expected to be in a variety of live lessons which include whole group and small group lessons. Just as when we are in a brick and mortar classroom, teachers will make adjustments to best meet student needs.


Thank you for participating in our Material Distribution event last week, we loved seeing our families from a safe social distance! Please reach out to me or your classroom teacher if you were unable to get classroom supplies or a student device and we will coordinate with you for an alternative pick-up.

FOOD SERVICES UPDATE

  • The USDA recently made a decision allowing our district to continue providing free meals for all students.

  • Please inform your school families that they may drive-thru or walk-up to any of the 82 meal pick-up locations throughout the district to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch for their children. Meals are available Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Currently, there is no cost or school validation needed. We will continue to update families as we find out how long this waiver remains in place.

  • Students do not need to be present to pick-up meals; however, a photo of the child will need to be shown by their parent or guardian.

  • Families can visit www.sandiegounified.org and click on ‘Meal Pick-Up Locations’ to find their nearest school meal pick up location.

HOTSPOT FOR ONLINE LEARNING

As part of the SDUSD attempt to make distance learning a huge success, they are offering hotspots for any student that is struggling with their connection. Here is a link that outlines how to receive internet service to your home.

Konstella

We love utilizing Konstellas as our communication platform. It is a streamlined way to keep our families connected and provide important information by classroom and school wide. Many of you received an invite to join Konstella, all you have to do is accept the invite. If you did not received the invite, download the app and ask to join. We will verify your email and child before we approve you.You can download the app using the below QR Code.
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Useful Resources

SDUSD BACK-TO-SCHOOL GUIDE

Please click on this button to access the SDUSD Back-to-School Guide.

Parent Learning Menu

Parents have the opportunity to attend virtual learning sessions developed by our district. These sessions will cover how to navigate online learning tools, how to develop important structures for learning, and how to resolve technical issues.

I'M Glad You're Here!

I always kick off the year by showing this video to the students to let them know I'm Glad they are at Silver Gate. At the end of every Monday Morning Assembly, I ask everyone to turn to their neighbor and say " I 'm Glad You're Here!
Kid President's Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here