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Principal Update 5/17/20

Hello CHS families,

            Tomorrow is Week 4 of Distance Learning and students have now successfully completed half of this new and exciting learning experience. We have three weeks left before the end of the school year so keep up the amazing work. We believe in you! I have included a number of important announcements below so please review them at your convenience.


GRADUATION & SENIOR CELEBRATION EVENTS

Last week, San Diego Unified principals were provided with guidelines for graduation events. These include restrictions that have been determined by the County and State. Unfortunately, due to the many restrictions, schools will have limited options in terms of designing a graduation event. In-person celebrations are not permitted at this time due to the State’s executive order on “gatherings.” Drive-through events in vehicles are permitted, so long as they adhere to the following:

  • No exiting the vehicle
  • No opening of a snack bar, bookstore, or any type of concession stand
  • No opening of restrooms
  • No stopping or sitting in vehicles to listen to a live or pre-recorded program
  • No spectators
  • Only members of the same household may be in the vehicle

As a result, I have scheduled a meeting with ASB Director, Andy Ko, ASB President Margaret Nelson and the rest of the CHS admin team to discuss options for a Senior celebration event. We will also discuss the possibility of a Virtual Graduation to occur later in the summer in the event that an in-person graduation is unable to occur. We will be providing Seniors an opportunity to share their input on both events.

Possible aspects of the Senior celebration event may include the following:

  • A video will be celebrating our seniors (pictures, quotes from teachers, etc.)
  • Picking up a Yearbook
  • Picking up previously purchased caps and gowns
  • Dropping off textbooks
  • Dropping of any other borrowed instructional items

While spectators are not permitted at such events, we still can get creative and can perhaps have signs displayed on a fence and maybe some cool vehicles (fire truck, classic car, military vehicle, etc.) can be parked in the area with a supportive message displayed. In addition to this event, we are hoping to make a slideshow in which each participating Senior submits a picture of themselves dressed nicely. The slideshow would then go on Youtube and our school’s website and can be shared with friends and family.

We are still waiting for information on the following:

  • Textbook and library book drop-off for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade
  • Yearbook distribution for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade
  • Distance Learning computer return
  • Locker and other personal item pick-up for all grade levels

Please check your email as I will be sending updates to you as soon as I get new information. Thank you for your support.


AP EXAMS CONTINUE THIS WEEK

  • WHAT DO I NEED FOR EXAM DAY?
  • WHAT WILL THE EXAM TIMING LOOK LIKE?
  • WHAT WILL THE EXAM QUESTIONS LOOK LIKE?

For answers to the above questions, please check out our CHS AP 2020 Exam Information document for all the details. If you have any additional questions about your AP Exam, please reach out to Vice Principal Sarah Thomas (srodondithomas@sandi.net).


ENROLLMENT FORMS FOR CURRENT CHS STUDENTS

CHS is now accepting enrollment forms for the 2020-2021 school year. We are asking that all returning students begin submitting their enrollment forms to Ms. Heidi Fulton (hfulton@sandi.net). Once the required forms have been submitted, families will receive an email confirming their enrollment. The documents for returning students can be found at the link below.

https://www.sandiegounified.org/schools/clairemont/how-enroll-chs

Please direct any questions regarding enrollment to Heidi Fulton (hfulton@sandi.net). If you would like support in Spanish, please email Ms. Gina Turna (gturnersantiago@sandi.net)


STUDENT SURVEY

If you child has not yet completed our Student Distance Learning Feedback survey, please encourage them to do so. In an effort to gain feedback from students as to their success and challenges with Distance Learning, we are asking that students share their successes and challenges in the following survey. Responses will be used to provide targeted feedback to staff, learn from best practice, and address specific challenges that students are experiencing. Please encourage your child to provide feedback using the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSet8v0Lr_-M3DDs5q611BfJkn2qY2aoZXMeHMJOHH-BasIm4Q/viewform


SDUSD’s DISTANCE LEARNING WEBSITE FOR FAMILIES

SDUSD has launched a new website: Distance Learning Guide for San Diego Families. Please be sure to check it out at your convenience.


DEVICE EXCHANGE CENTERS

If your child is having issues with their district provided Chromebook and needs to exchange it, they may do so at one of the following Device Exchange Centers.

  • Clairemont
  • Hoover
  • Lincoln
  • San Diego (Special Delivery will move from Scripps to SDHS)

Students can bring the broken device back any time Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 am and 4:00 pm and exchange it for a new one.


TECHNICAL AND INTERNET SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES

  • Families are encouraged to visit our Technology Support for Families website for technical support resources including basic Chromebook troubleshooting, how-to login videos, and FAQs 
  • The family support phone lines includes a Distance Learning Family Support Number:

Phone Number

Services Offered

Hours

619-260-2460

Press Option 1

(English/Spanish)

Help for families navigating Internet Options 

(Cox, Spectrum, ATT, Request for Hotspots, etc.)

7:30am-3:30pm Mon-Fri

619-732-1400

Dedicated/Direct

(English/Spanish)

Dedicated technical support for families during Distance Learning

6:00am-7:00pm Mon-Fri

9:00am-1:00pm Sat


SUMMER SCHOOL

SDUSD will offer Summer School beginning on June 22. Our District will implement a Distance Learning model for Summer School. Registration information will be provided to schools during the week of May 11, 2020.

Students Served: 9-12 

Model: Distance Learning 

Format: Edgenuity

Dates: June 22 through July 31, 2020

School of Enrollment: iHigh

Administrators: Vice-Principals by Content Area

More information will be provided at a later date to students who are in need of Summer School.


Sincerely,

Principal Williams