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3/24/20 Update to Parents from Principal Irwin

Dana Families,

As Principals in the Point Loma Cluster we are committed to sharing as much information as possible with our community during this difficult time. The purpose of this letter is to update you on the work that has taken place during the last week as well as what to expect in the upcoming days.

Our first step as a district was to address the health and safety needs of our children. The district developed strategies to insure food distribution was conducted in a safe and orderly manner. Multiple locations were opened during the last week to serve families in need and continue to be developed as the need increases. 

Our attention was concurrently focused on supporting our student’s academic needs. Our SDUSD team worked to provide a list of enrichment activities which could be facilitated at home with independence.  Phase one of home learning was intended to keep students' minds active with engaging activities that can be used anytime. It will continue to be a valuable supplement to learning moving forward. If you have not done so already, please take a moment to follow this link to view a list of enrichment activities:


The resources are designed to engage and enrich. Basically, keeping our students' minds active during this time. Your student will not be graded based upon their completion of this work. This phase was designed to be an immediate response and was never intended as a long-term solution.

The San Diego Unified School District has been exploring options for how distance learning may be offered to students in the event the school closures extend beyond April 6th. Principals have been told we will have a better understanding of what the future may hold for this topic shortly. 

Our district has developed a website with detailed information on how to help your students continue to learn, where to find food assistance, and how to keep your family safe. Please continue to visit this website for the latest information related to school closures:


The Point Loma Cluster Schools value vertical alignment and consistent communication. We will keep our parents updated via our school messenger, school website and eBlast tools as more information becomes available. Thank you for your continued support and patience during these times. Our community spirit is part of what makes us strong. That spirit will help us all get through these challenging times together.



Rebecca Vogel - Cabrillo Elementary
Jonathan McDade - Correia Middle
Scott Irwin - Dana Middle
Tanya McMillin - Dewey Elementary
Mark Morici - Loma Portal Elementary
Marco Drapeau - Ocean Beach Elementary
Hans Becker - Point Loma High
Maria Vidal-Fowler - Silver Gate Elementary
Melanie Baier - Sunset View Elementary