Correia Middle School News
Monday, March 21- Friday, March 25, 2022
California Health Kids Survey – Parent Version – Closes March 24th – Please Remember to Take the Survey!
Correia Families - we need your help. The district has set a goal for 70% of our families to take this survey. As of today only 6% of families have responded. Please click this link to take the survey today! - https://wested.ugam-apps.com/wed/ts/zQeZ
All 7th and 8th grade parents are encouraged to take the California Schools Parent Survey (CSPS) before March 24th.
Please click this link access the survey: https://wested.ugam-apps.com/wed/ts/zQeZ
The CalSCHLS system was created by the California Department of Education (CDE) in 1997 to efficiently and cost-effectively provide school districts and their partner communities with quality local data which can be used to improve student academic performance and social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health of all youth. It assesses key indicators linked to success in school, career, and life. There are three parts to this survey:
- California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) - All 7th Graders have already taken!
- California School Staff Survey (CSSS) - taken by Correia Staff
- California School Parent Survey (CSPS)
All three surveys were developed by WestEd with the help of Duerr Evaluation Resources and expert advisory committees of educators, researchers, and practitioners. The staff and parent surveys were added to address the needs of districts for data on school working conditions, parent involvement, and enable comparison of staff and parent perspectives to student self-reports.
Support Available For Families Around Mask Rules
As a reminder, all students, staff and visitors must wear masks while indoors at all schools and other district properties until Spring Break.
After students and staff return to campus on April 4 following Spring Break, masks will continue to be strongly recommended but no longer required. All other COVID-19 mitigation strategies, policies and safety precautions remain in place.
As a school community, it is important to keep in mind the unique feelings and circumstances of each individual in their choice to continue wearing a mask or not after April 4. We fully support the decision of all students, families, and staff. Harassment or bullying of anyone based on this personal choice will not be tolerated.
Below are some great resources for staff and families to help students understand and ease fears and anxiety they may be experiencing:
- Coping with Anxiety as Mask Mandates Lift (Michigan Health)
- How to Deal With Bullying Over Face Masks in School (Boston Children’s Hospital)
San Diego Unified remains committed to fostering a culture of respect among all members of our school community. Thank you for your partnership in this effort to focus on helping all students feel safe and valued in a place of learning and growth.
On March 4th, SDUSD sent this Link: Indoor Mask Mandate Update
Safety Net Presentation for Parents March 22nd - 6:00-7:00
We are offering an informational parent presentation regarding Internet safety. The Internet is an amazing place where kids spend a lot of time socializing and exploring. Unfortunately, there are risks involved when having access to so many digital platforms and cyber communities. It's really important for parents to stay informed about child cyber safety. The San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SD-ICAC) and the San Diego Police Foundation are providing tools to help families manage their online lives. Learn about cyberbullying, social networking, gaming, sexting, and online predators. Parents and guardians are invited to attend this important community event on March 22, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 PM.
The presentation will be on Zoom. The presenters want a protected online environment. No recordings or pictures are allowed. All participants must sign in with their first and last names. They are asking for cameras and audio to remain off.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/82718427427
COVID Tests Distributed To Students Prior To Spring Break
All students and staff are being provided at-home COVID testing kits to self-test before returning to campus after spring break. The district plans to distribute the kits sometime between Wednesday 3/23/22 and Friday 3/25/22 to staff and students. The instructional flier is available in multiple languages: English, Karen, Spanish, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Vietnamese. The District will be sending an email to all families and staff before the break with the notice of these at-home COVID testing kits, that they are optional, and the dates of when students and staff should self-test. Reminders will also be sent to families and staff during the break. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Break March 28 - April 1
Spring Break begins Monday, March 28th. School will resume on Monday, April 4th.
Middle School Athletics Update
Thank you for getting the word around. We had many students join us on Wednesday adn Thursday last week for tryouts!
We are working out the final details with the district and plan on starting practices after Spring Break. In addition, we hope to have a game schedule. Games will be on Saturdays from April 9 - June 11.
More information will be sent out later this week!
2022-23 PrimeTime Online Application Now Open
Pre-Order a Yearbook!
Follow the link to order your yearbook today!
ymca youth sports leagues
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:
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: Amara Hernandez; Alexis Ortiz
8th Grade: Xavier Beauchamp; Brennan Mann
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 (2/28, 3/16, 4/14, 5/18), families can choose a date that works for them.
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.
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.
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)
Monday - Thursday, April 4 – 7 Jazz Residency with Bonerama
Thursday, April 7, Jazz Residency Concert @ Venue TBD
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
Tuesdasy, June 14, 8th grade promotion/Min. Day -8:00-9:00; Last Names A-K; 9:30-10:30 L-Z