MEDIA ADVISORY: Celebrate the First Day of School with San Diego Unified

Posted: Thursday, August 24th 2017


Celebrate the First Day of School with San Diego Unified
 
WHEN: Monday, August 28, 2017
WHERE: Two locations will be available for first day of school media coverage.

5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Kearny High School, 1954 Komet Way, San Diego (92111)

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. - Encanto Elementary, 822 65th St, San Diego (92114)
 
COVERAGE MUST BE CONFIRMED PRIOR TO SCHOOL ARRIVAL


WHAT: More than 111,000 students in the San Diego Unified School District will head back to school on August 28. Join Supt. Cindy Marten, school board members, school administrators, teachers, parents and students as we kick off the new 2017-2018 school year.
 
DETAILS:
1)      SDUSD Districtwide – Back-to-School Initiatives
-          Academics is of course at the core of our mission.
The Class of 2018 will be our third to graduate under new rigorous high school graduation standards that require students complete the sequence of courses necessary to apply to a UC or CSU campus. The graduation standards are part of a broader effort to ensure that all of our students – regardless of ZIP code or family income - are prepared for college, careers, the military and a successful life in the 21st Century.

-          Wellness: For the first time, all of our schools will have their own Wellness Plan this year. This will give parents a chance to get involved and help establish a plan that meets the fitness and nutrition needs of their children. That could include finding ways to celebrate classroom birthdays with fewer sweet treats or incorporating jumping jacks into a math lesson. The district is also poised to be a leader in clean drinking water under our efforts to test for lead and remediate water fountains.

-          The Arts: We are proud that Sequoia Elementary School is our newest Visual and Performing Arts magnet school. All of our students have access to the arts, but this magnet gives students who want a school-wide emphasis in the arts to have that experience. When parents tell us over and over that they want more magnet schools tied to the arts, we listened. Districtwide, we continue to offer a rich education in music and art to our students.

-          Science& Technology: Our newest STEAM cluster in Linda Vista incorporates science, technology, engineering and mathematics into the school year in a meaningful way. These, of course, are courses that are increasingly essential for college and careers – for life in general! The district is working to give middle school students technology-rich maker spaces.

-          All of San Diego Unified’s students continue to learn using the latest technology and coordinating teaching strategies, again thanks to our voter-approved bond measures. In addition to many of these new maker spaces, our district is also excited to unveil brand new school-site facilities that focus on science, technology and college and career readiness.

-          Civic Leadership: We encourage our students – and give them the tools -- to get involved and make a positive change in the world. Our new partnership with the Anti-Defamation League will put the successful No Place for Hate program in all of our schools. We have been leaders in promoting tolerance in the name of all our students. We have new Student Equity Ambassadors at our high schools who will take that work to a new level.
 
 
MEDIA MORNING SCHEDULES: (times and speakers are approximate and subject to change)
 

KEARNY HIGH SCHOOL
TIME FRAME OF MEDIA EVENT: BACK TO SCHOOL
 5:00am – 10:00am
 
VISUALS: KHS Football Team, KHS Cheer Squad, KHS Robotics Team, KHS ASB, Students, Teachers, School Administration.
 
5:00 – 6:30 a.m.
Kearny High School Principal, Ana Diaz-Booz
San Diego Unified School Board President, Richard Barrera
LOCATION: NEW Weight Room Courtyard

6:30 – 7:30 a.m.
San Diego Unified School District Superintendent, Cindy Marten
Kearny High School Principal, Ana Diaz-Booz
Kearny High School Student Athletes
KHS Football Team
KHS Football Coach
LOCATION: NEW Weight Room Courtyard

7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
San Diego Unified School District Superintendent, Cindy Marten
San Diego Unified School District School Board Member, Dr. Michael McQuarry
Kearny High School ASB President + Equity Ambassador, Diego
KHS ASB
KHS Cheer Squad (Performance/Cheer)
KHS Mascot
LOCATION: NEW Weight Room Courtyard

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Lee Dulgeroff, Chief, Facilities Planning & Construction
Kearny High School Principal, Ana Diaz-Booz
KHS Robotics Team
KHS Mascot
LOCATION: NEW Engineering Building

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Lee Dulgeroff, Chief, Facilities Planning & Construction
Kearny High School Engineering Teacher, Pejuhesh Shadi
KHS GSI Teacher, Corianne Burgess
GSI BMI mapping students
KHS Robotics Team
KHS Mascot
LOCATION: NEW Engineering Building/Tour of classroom
 
PARKING: Live Truck parking will be available in the courtyard, on the west side of the school, to the left of the main entrance to the school for the “New Weight Room Courtyard” location from 5:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
 
Live Truck parking will be available on the street, near the new engineering building for the second live shot location from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


ENCANTO ELEMENTARY
TIME FRAME:7:00am – 8:30am
 
VISUALS: Back-to-School arrivals, a look inside a classroom on the first day of school, new building, student fish + turtle pond.
 
7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
Encanto Elementary School Principal, Audra Mandler
San Diego Unified School District School Board Member, Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne
LOCATION: New building / fish + turtle pond


7:45 – 8:00 a.m.
A look inside Ms. Duran’s 4th grade classroom on the 1st day of school.
 
Ms. Duran was a Teacher of the Year Finalist for the 2016-2017 school year.
 
Students and Teacher will be available for quick interview during this time period.
 
LOCATION: Classroom #106 in the 100 building

8:00 – 8:10 a.m.
Pledge of Allegiance and morning announcements will be available for media coverage.
 
LOCATION: Classroom #106 in the 100 building

8:10 – 8:30 a.m.
Encanto Elementary School Principal, Audra Mandler
Available for media interviews regarding the new school year at Encanto.
LOCATION: Encanto Main Office
 
PARKING: Live Truck parking will be available off of Broadway, near the back entrance of the school for the “New building / fish + turtle pond” location from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
 
Media/Reporter parking will be available on 65th street.
 

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