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UTK Pre-Enrollment Window Opening
01/31/2023
The UTK pre-enrollment window for the 2023-24 school year opens February 1, 2023.
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#BetterSD eBlast
01/23/2023
See the latest school updates, catch the #BetterSD Tweets of the Week, and discover more about the amazing things our students are accomplishing every week!
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Knox Middle School Hosts 46th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March
01/13/2023
More than 800 students from 11 San Diego Unified schools took to the streets on Friday, joining with school staff and district leaders to carry a message of peace, justice and equality in Knox Middle School’s 46th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March.
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NEWS RELEASE: Emerson Elementary Students and Staff Join District Leaders, San Diego Loyal Soccer Club, in Celebrating Complete Campus Transformation, New Soccer Field
12/16/2022
SAN DIEGO - One of Southcrest’s oldest elementary schools celebrated its new state-of-the-art facilities and the completion of campus-wide renovations on Thursday. Emerson Elementary School students joined San Diego Unified School District District D Board of Education Trustee Richard Barrera, Principal Veronica Reyes, students, the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club, the Master Gardener Association of San Diego, and community members in dedicating the campus.
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Inspiring Girls in Sports: Boston Red Sox Female Executive Visits Hoover High School Students
12/06/2022
A top female executive from one of Major League Baseball’s most decorated teams made a stop at Hoover High School Monday to inspire female students and athletes to dream big. The Boston Red Sox’s Pamela Kenn, who currently serves as the team’s Vice President of Community Relations, took photos with the female athletes and provided them words of encouragement about being a woman in a male-dominated business.
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Final Steel Beam for Franklin Elementary's New Classroom Facility
NEWS RELEASE: Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet Students Join San Diego Unified Leaders in Signing, Hoisting of Final Steel Beam for New Classroom Building
11/29/2022
The hard hats were on and markers were out at Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet School today, as the campus modernization reached a major milestone. Franklin Elementary students joined incoming San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Trustee Shana Hazan, alumni, and staff in signing the final steel beam for the future two-story classroom facility. The group celebrated as construction crews hoisted the beam into place.
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Students Receive High Honor from French Government
11/16/2022
Students from The Language Academy were awarded diplomas by the French Consulate for their proficiency in French.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified, Indigenous Partners Celebrate Grand Opening of Mission Valley’s Newest Elementary School
11/03/2022
The San Diego Unified School District celebrated its newest school today, a campus that serves Mission Valley’s growing population and honors its rich history. Named after the indigenous village that once existed nearby, Nipaquay Elementary School - translated to “Our Other Home” - is the result of years of planning between San Diego Unified and the community. It is the district’s first school built in Mission Valley.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified, Indigenous Partners Celebrate Grand Opening of Mission Valley’s Newest Elementary School
11/03/2022
The San Diego Unified School District celebrated its newest school today, a campus that serves Mission Valley’s growing population and honors its rich history. Named after the indigenous village that once existed nearby, Nipaquay Elementary School - translated to “Our Other Home” - is the result of years of planning between San Diego Unified and the community. It is the district’s first school built in Mission Valley.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego High School Alumni Open 1976 Time Capsule During All Class Reunion, Honor Fallen Army Nurse and Alumni Jennifer Moreno with “Wall of Honor” Induction
10/22/2022
SAN DIEGO - Generations of San Diego High School alumni watched as the contents of a 1976 time capsule were unveiled and a fallen Army nurse and alumni was honored during the annual All Class Reunion Saturday. Inside the time capsule were an ASB constitution, pictures of the old school buildings, a videotape showing the demolition of the old building, shots of the then-new building, Election Day editions of local newspapers, a San Diego telephone directory, copies of the student handbook, and a 1976 yearbook.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Releases Preliminary Results of California Smarter Balanced Assessments
10/10/2022
The San Diego Unified School District has released preliminary results of the California Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. The test scores reflect the academic performance of students amid the pandemic.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified, City Leaders Join Stockton Community and SD Loyal in Celebrating Neighborhood’s First Joint-Use Soccer Field
10/04/2022
SAN DIEGO - A new joint-use soccer field and park are one “kick” closer to opening to the public. On Tuesday, San Diego Unified School District, City of San Diego, and King-Chavez Academies leaders joined student soccer players and the United Soccer League’s SD Loyal to celebrate the park’s grand opening in the Stockton community of San Diego.
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Application Window Opens for School Choice at San Diego Unified School District
10/03/2022
Gives students the opportunity to attend grade-appropriate district schools outside their neighborhood for 2023-24 year
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Leaders Join Pacific Beach Middle School Students, Staff in Celebrating Newly Completed Classroom Facility
09/23/2022
One of Pacific Beach’s most celebrated schools has marked a major milestone. On Friday, Pacific Beach Middle School leaders welcomed Superintendent Dr. Lamont Jackson, Board of Education Trustee Richard Barrera, students, and three generations of alumni to celebrate a recently completed modern classroom facility.
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Pacific Beach Middle School Students Celebrate Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
09/16/2022
Students in the Mandarin language programs at Pacific Beach Middle School (PBMS) had a taste of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival earlier this month, as they prepared and then feasted upon traditional mooncakes.
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Three San Diego Unified Schools Nominated for Architectural Awards
08/15/2022
Three San Diego Unified campuses that underwent major bond-funded transformations are now up for architectural awards.
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Monkeypox
08/12/2022
Facts about Monkeypox.
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Joint-Use Parks Schedule During Middle School Sports Seasons
07/22/2022
As San Diego Unified launches middle school sports, we’d like to provide the schedule of practices that will impact joint-use field use to the public.
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Two Student Board Members Sworn In
06/29/2022
San Diego Unified School Board adds a second student representative.
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NEWS RELEASE: AVID Celebrates 40 Years
06/28/2022
AVID Celebrates 40 Years of Leading Nationwide Change for Educational Equity and Transforming the Lives of Millions of Students Across 7,500+ Schools
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San Diego Unified In-Person Job Fair: June 24
06/21/2022
The district will hold a hiring event to support jobseekers by offering in-person application support, career counseling, live scan fingerprinting, TB testing, ID badge processing and free on-site childcare.
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‘United by Sport’ Mural
NEWS RELEASE: 'United by Sport' Mural Unveiling
06/08/2022
‘United by Sport’ Mural Unveiled Featuring Two San Diego Baseball Legends Friendship between Hoover High alum Ted Williams and Padres Tony Gwynn highlighted
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NEWS RELEASE: Two High Schools Celebrate Major Construction Milestones
06/08/2022
As a new classroom and library building is complete at one San Diego Unified School District high school, a new performing arts center and student services facility is beginning at another...
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified and City Leaders Join Marston Middle School Students in Groundbreaking Ceremony
06/02/2022
A “greener” chapter is on the horizon for Marston Middle School students. Students joined San Diego Unified and City of San Diego leaders Thursday to mark the start of their campus modernization that will transform the Marston Middle campus in Clairemont.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Leaders, Kensington Community Join Franklin Elementary Students in Kicking Off Campus Modernization
05/26/2022
A Kensington landmark is getting a major renovation. On Thursday, Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet School students, alumni, community members, and San Diego Unified School District representatives grabbed shovels to pose in front of a makeshift dirt mound, as part of the district’s traditional groundbreaking celebration.
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NEWS RELEASE - La Jolla Elementary Students Celebrate School Construction Milestone
05/13/2022
A new classroom facility is one “beam” closer to completion at La Jolla Elementary School. Students were joined by Board of Education President Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, La Jolla Elementary Principal Stephanie Hasselbrink, school staff, and construction crews Friday to sign one of the final steel beams for their upcoming classroom and student services facility. Moments after signing, the group watched as it was hoisted into place.
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Classified Employee of the Year 2022
NEWS RELEASE: 2022 Classified Employee of the Year
05/13/2022
Lisa Cooper, a Library Technician II, and Norma Smith, a School Clerk I, have been named San Diego Unified School District’s Classified Employees of the Year for 2022.
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NEWS RELEASE: Restoring San Diego High School: Major Modernizations Underway at Historic Campus
05/03/2022
San Diego’s oldest high school is getting a makeover. San Diego High School will undergo major renovations with a Whole Site Modernization project that will transform the campus frontage on Park Boulevard, expand the central campus quad, and renovate classrooms and student support spaces. “We are thrilled to see these improvements come to fruition on our campus,” said Francisca Del Carmen, San Diego High School Principal. “We have 140 years of history at this site, now we get to make another hundred in the high quality facilities our students deserve.”
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Students Receive Refillable Water Bottles from the Rob Machado Foundation and the SD Loyal Club
NEWS RELEASE: Community Partners Join San Diego Unified Clean Water Effort with Water Bottle Giveaway at Cesar Chavez Elementary School
04/26/2022
As the San Diego Unified School District’s clean water partnership continues to expand, the Rob Machado Foundation today announced a fundraising effort to acquire a reusable water bottle for each student in the district. The San Diego Loyal Soccer Club surprised Chavez Elementary School students with refillable water bottles as part of the first donation for the Rob Machado Foundation’s efforts.
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Hydration Station at Mission Bay High School
MEDIA ADVISORY: Rob Machado Foundation, San Diego Loyal Soccer Club to Join San Diego Unified, CALPIRG in Water Bottle Giveaway
04/25/2022
San Diego Unified will join the Rob Machado Foundation, the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club, and CALPIRG to provide an update on the district’s clean drinking water initiative. ​ During the press conference, the Rob Machado Foundation will announce a fundraising drive to provide reusable water bottles for San Diego Unified students and the Loyal Soccer Club will donate the first round to Chavez Elementary School students for use at the school’s newly installed filtered hydration stations.
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University City High Schools Take First Celebratory Lap at the Standley Aquatics Center
News Release - Diving into Spring: San Diego Unified Celebrates University City’s New Joint-Use Pool
04/07/2022
Grab your sunscreen and swim caps, as a new joint-use pool is now complete in the University City neighborhood. San Diego Unified School District and the City of San Diego celebrated the opening of a joint-use pool near Standley Middle School on Thursday. A highly anticipated project for the community and nearby schools, the expanded aquatic center includes a new pool and pool amenities building, an outdoor pavilion for school and community gatherings, and a walking and running path.
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Drone Aerial of Completed Joint-Use Pool at Standley Middle School
MEDIA ADVISORY: Diving into Spring: District and City Leaders to Join University City High Students, Community to Celebrate New Joint-Use Pool at Standley Middle School
04/05/2022
San Diego Unified Board of Education Vice President Sabrina Bazzo will join City Councilmember Joe LaCava, University City High School (UCHS) swim students, and the community to celebrate the grand opening of a new joint-use pool at Standley Middle School.
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MEDIA ADVISORY - Rolando Park Elementary Students, Community to Celebrate Grand Opening of Highly Anticipated Joint-Use Fields
12/16/2021
San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Vice President Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne and Interim Superintendent Dr. Lamont Jackson will join former San Diego City Councilmember Marti Emerald, students, staff and the community in celebrating the opening of two joint-use fields that will bring much needed park space to the growing neighborhood of Rolando Park.
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Mira Mesa HS Receives Official Rose Parade Invite
11/10/2021
"Sapphire Sound" Marching Band making second trip to Rose Parade.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Offers Students, Staff COVID-19 Vaccines At Schools
11/10/2021
Vaccine Van to make stops at schools for students as young as 5, staff, families, and community members to help stop spread of virus
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NEWS RELEASE: STEAM SmartLab Officially Dedicated at Baker Elementary
10/15/2021
Students at Baker Elementary School demonstrated their STEAM skills at a new SmartLab today, showcasing one of the San Diego Unified School District’s newest high-tech learning spaces before an audience of industry mentors who helped develop the facility.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Advertises Superintendent Position
10/13/2021
The San Diego Unified School District has officially posted its superintendent job opening, based on input received from parents and community members during a series of public input sessions held since July 29, 2021.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Unveils New School Name at Canyon Hills High School
10/11/2021
On Monday, students joined district and community leaders at the newly renamed Canyon Hills High School, translated into Mat Kwatup KunKun in native Kumeyaay, to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a now federally observed holiday that commemorates Native American history and cultures.
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NEWS RELEASE: City Council Preserves San Diego High School, Starts Another 100 Years of History
10/05/2021
SAN DIEGO - It is history in the making as the San Diego City Council voted today to preserve San Diego High School by approving a new long-term lease with San Diego Unified.
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Your Voice Counts: Help Name New Elementary School in Mission Valley!
09/16/2021
As construction on a new elementary school in Mission Valley quickly progresses, the San Diego Unified School Names Committee has launched a community input process to select a name for the new elementary school.
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WATCH: A 3D Flythrough of San Diego High’s Upcoming Improvements
09/02/2021
A modern chapter is on the horizon for one of San Diego’s most historic high schools. San Diego High School ’s Whole Site Modernization project is anticipated to begin this fall, bringing campus wide improvements and renovations to four classroom buildings, outdoor sports facilities, the student quad and support spaces.
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NEWS RELEASE: District, Students, City Leaders Dedicate Field Posthumously Named After African-American Educators
08/09/2021
Nearly eight decades after Pacific Beach Middle School (PBMS) saw its first African-American educator, students joined community, district and city leaders Thursday to dedicate the joint-use field and community park to him and his wife. New signage now displays “The Fannie and William Payne Joint-Use Field and Community Park,” a symbol of the adversity the Paynes overcame in the 1940s.
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Assembly Bill 104: Pass/No Pass Procedures
08/03/2021
Request for “Pass” or “No Pass” grade marks AB 104 allows parents or guardians of high school students enrolled in coursework during the 2020-21 school year to replace their letter grades to a “Pass" (P) or “No Pass” (NP) designation on their transcript. Read more..
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Fannie and William Payne
MEDIA ADVISORY: District and City Leaders to Join Students, Community Members in Dedicating Field Posthumously Named After African-American Educators
08/03/2021
San Diego Unified Board of Education President Richard Barrera will join City of San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria in dedicating the Pacific Beach Middle Joint-Use Field after Fannie and William Payne, African-American educators who overcame adversity in the 1940s. Students and community representatives who advocated for the “Fannie and William Payne Joint-Use Field and Community Park” will also speak.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified to Pilot “Boost Democracy,” a First-of-its-Kind Texting Initiative for Government Agencies in Partnership with Initiative’s Author Shane Harris of the People’s Association of Justice Advocates
07/07/2021
Board of Education President Richard Barrera will join Shane Harris, the author of “Boost Democracy,” and the policy’s allies tomorrow to announce the San Diego Unified pilot of the “Boost Democracy” open government texting notifications at the upcoming July 13 Board of Education meeting, with a goal of making online and hybrid San Diego Unified school board meetings more accessible to the public throughout the pandemic.
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