Hancock Elementary Celebrates Day of The Military Child

Posted: Friday, April 21st 2017

April 21st is "Purple Up! For Military Kids" day and San Diego Unified will be celebrating at schools throughout our district and throughout the nation. This is a day for military Communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military-Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.

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Important facts about the district graduation rate

Posted: Thursday, April 13th 2017

“San Diego is changing the education conversation in the State of California by showing you can raise graduation standards and graduate more students at the same time. The fact that it is our children leading this change — by stepping up to meet the challenge — makes me incredibly hopeful for the future.”

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San Diego Unified donates 7,000 pounds of food for community hunger relief efforts

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th 2017

San Diego Unified’s Food and Nutrition Services has been piloting a new program, Love Food Not Waste, that allows leftover food from the school meal program to be diverted from the landfill to local organizations facing food shortages.

In February, the pilot program rescued more than 7,000 pounds of food, equating to more than 5,900 recovered meals. (YTD: 25,500 recovered meals) 

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Testing for lead in water at San Diego Unified schools has begun; Testing to be completed by mid-June

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th 2017

The City of San Diego began testing water for lead today at schools in the San Diego Unified School District. It is anticipated that the water testing at district schools, and charter schools operating on district property, will be completed by mid-June. The testing is made possible by a partnership with the City of San Diego. The comprehensive effort will take several months to complete due to the relevant regulatory requirements.

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School police officers expand knowledge of restorative practices

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Article courtesy of the Mid-City Community Advocacy Network

From March 27 to 29, 10 San Diego Unified School District police officers gathered to learn about restorative justice techniques and how to refer cases to the City Heights Restorative Community Conferencing Pilot Program.

Restorative justice is focused on bringing youth responsible for committing a crime and those harmed by their actions together to agree on how to repair it. It is a tool for school police balancing keeping order at a school with helping guide young people’s development.

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Lindbergh Schweitzer's garden blooms thanks to teamwork

Posted: Thursday, March 30th 2017

Story courtesy of Food Corp's "Garden Spotlight"

Imagine that you are strolling through an elementary school campus on a sunny spring day in San Diego. You turn a corner and happen upon a bountiful garden full of raised garden beds. After pausing to marvel at the kale, arugula, radishes, chamomile, flowers, cucumbers, sunflowers, lettuce, chard, and corn, you continue on through the campus.

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