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Weekly Principal Calls to Families and Staff

As the Principal of Standley, I believe that communication between the school and families and staff is of utmost importance.  Thus, I strive to send a phone call to our Standley families as necessary, usually at 6:00 p.m.  I hope you appreciate the phone calls and the information they provide.

4/5/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

 

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to welcome you back from Spring Break tomorrow.  Of course, as you know, we will not be attending school physically Monday as we begin our Soft launch of Distance Learning.  Hopefully you have been following the information provided by the district and have completed the technology needs survey.  As we begin our Soft Launch leading up to our official start on April 27th we have three principles in mind.

 

  1.  Supporting our educators as they transition to distance learning.
  2. Providing access for all students, and
  3. Maintaining teaching and learning

 

As parents and educators we will try to get our children back on track tomorrow through the use of renewed district provided resources https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/covid19/home

 

and what our educators are creating over the next few weeks.  Please, log on to teacher websites and Google Classrooms to see what is new and be patient if you don’t see anything right away.  Find your way to the district provided curriculum and monitor the latest developments from the district and Standley.  Communication through these times is important so if you know of someone that is not getting emails from the district or school please have them contact our Site Tech, Nairovy Desantiago ndesantiago@sandi.net to update contact information.  Our counselors and site team will be reaching out to any family that did not complete the Technology Needs Survey to ensure all who need have access. 

 

Thanks for your patience in this new challenge.

3/27/20 6 p.m.

Hello UC Community,

 

We thank you for your flexibility as we are all navigating a new way of educating and supporting our children during this unprecedented time.

 

In line with our district calendar, the week of March 30th-April 3rd is our scheduled district-wide spring break for traditional schools. Please know we will not be operating during that time. 

 

Immediately after spring break, on April 6, San Diego Unified will launch a revised online learning system that will include more interaction with professional educators, as well as additional support for parents. Teachers who are ready to begin working with their students online with additional enrichment will do so, while their colleagues get the training they need to provide appropriate instructional opportunities to students. Though we will not be returning to sites at that time, our district will provide an additional 15 days of educational enrichment resources posted on their website.

 

During this soft launch to our distance learning program, student assignments won’t be graded, but the lessons will contribute to student success in their areas of study. We will also use this time to identify any students who require additional resources to be successful with distance learning.

 

A formal return to grading and instruction -- but not a return to the physical school environment -- is scheduled for April 27.

 

We appreciate your understanding as we will be off-track next week.

 

Thanks,

 

UC Cluster Principals:

 

Jeff Olivero- UC High School Principal

 

Bill Pearson- Standley Middle School Principal

 

Kimberly N. Moore- Doyle Elementary Principal

 

Cynthia Smith-Ough- Curie Elementary Principal

 

Michel Cazary- Spreckels Elementary Principal

 

3/27/20 12:30 p.m.

Standley Parents and Guardians,

 

Please complete this brief survey immediately 

 

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY NEEDS SURVEY

 

Hello, Standley needs your help to determine technology needs in your household.  The faster you complete this survey, the faster Standley will be able to prepare all students for Distance Learning scheduled to begin April 27th. Your prompt response is appreciated.  

 

Thank you,

 

STANDLEY Administration

3/25/20 6:30 p.m.

Hello Standley Families 

 

Sorry this message is not at 6:00 but we have been having server issues today.  As you heard from our Superintendent last night, a return to school through a distance learning approach will start on Monday, April 27th.  The district will also be providing some additional learning units/resources starting April 6th through the remainder of April.  Starting the 27th, teachers will be providing online learning which will include classroom assignments, and grading.  

 

Throughout the month of April, teachers and administrators will be learning how to use various online platforms to support student learning.  There will be a number of professional learning opportunities for staff to prepare prior to April 27th.  For some teachers, they have been already using some of these online platforms. For others, it will be new territory as we truly transition into 21st Century learning.  We know it will not be the same as face-to-face contact daily with teachers, but we will do our best to make it as seamless as possible. More information will come out with regards to how grading will happen, what we do with missed days of instruction, how we support students with IEPs, but I wanted to touch base with you to let you know we will be working on distance learning full force over the next few weeks. 

 

In the not too distant future, we will be collecting information from every student to determine what means of connectivity and computer access they may or may not have.  We will want to make sure all have access before we formally start on April 27th.  We will make sure this happens. So stay tuned to help us gather more information.

 

Thanks for listening and have a great evening! 

 

 

Hola familias de Standley

 

Lo sentimos, este mensaje no es a las 6:00 pero hemos tenido problemas con el servidor hoy. Como escuchó de nuestro Superintendente anoche, un regreso a la escuela a través de un enfoque de aprendizaje a distancia comenzará el lunes 27 de abril. El distrito también proporcionará algunas unidades / recursos de aprendizaje adicionales a partir del 6 de abril hasta el resto de abril. A partir del 27, los maestros proporcionarán aprendizaje en línea que incluirá tareas en el aula y calificaciones.

 

A lo largo del mes de abril, los maestros y administradores aprenderán cómo usar varias plataformas en línea para apoyar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes. Habrá varias oportunidades de aprendizaje profesional para que el personal se prepare antes del 27 de abril. Para algunos maestros, ya han estado utilizando algunas de estas plataformas en línea. Para otros, será un nuevo territorio a medida que realmente hagamos la transición al aprendizaje del siglo XXI. Sabemos que no será lo mismo que el contacto cara a cara diario con los maestros, pero haremos todo lo posible para que sea lo más fluido posible. Saldrá más información con respecto a cómo sucederá la calificación, qué hacemos con los días de instrucción perdidos, cómo apoyamos a los estudiantes con IEP, pero quería comunicarme con usted para informarle que estaremos trabajando en el aprendizaje a distancia con toda su fuerza durante las próximas semanas.

 

En un futuro no muy lejano, recopilaremos información de cada estudiante para determinar qué medios de conectividad y acceso a la computadora pueden tener o no. Queremos asegurarnos de que todos tengan acceso antes de comenzar formalmente el 27 de abril. Nos aseguraremos de que esto suceda. Estén atentos para ayudarnos a recopilar más información.

 

¡Gracias por escuchar y que tengan una gran noche!

3/23/20 6 p.m.

Dear UC Community,

 

On behalf of the University City principals, we’d like to thank you for your ongoing support and diligence during this unprecedented time. As a community we know we are stronger together, and we will continue to be united as we work through various challenges all of us are facing.

 

We know you are looking for answers and our district is working hard to find solutions to the issues that have arisen.  During the closure last week, SDUSD has placed their efforts for Continuity of Learning by taking responsibility for enrichment activities. These activities are available on the COVID-19 website.  Due to the fluidity of the situation, we are in the process of looking at options that will continue to allow ALL students and ALL teachers equitable continuity of learning. 

 

Currently, SDUSD plans to continue the Continuity of Learning for the this week by providing additional resources on the district links for enrichment opportunities. While no work at this time is being graded, many of our teachers are attempting to try on new learning through different platforms by posting enrichment lessons and videos or conducting zoom meetings to keep students engaged with learning and with one another. We thank our educators for providing these additional enrichment learning experiences. Please have students check their class websites if they have one and please reach out to individual teachers by email if you have questions. 

 

As always we are committed to the success of each and every child and to supporting our families and our community. We will continue to be in regular communication with you and will provide updates as soon as available.

 

In Partnership,

 

UC Cluster Principals:

 

Jeff Olivero- UC High School Principal

 

Bill Pearson- Standley Middle School Principal 

Kimberly N. Moore- Doyle Elementary Principal

 

Cynthia Smith-Ough- Curie Elementary Principal

 

Michel Cazary- Spreckels Elementary Principal

 

Estimada comunidad de UC:

 

En nombre de los directores de University City, nos gustaría agradecerle por su continuo apoyo y diligencia durante este tiempo sin precedentes. Como comunidad sabemos que somos más fuertes juntos, y seguiremos unidos mientras trabajamos a través de varios desafíos que todos enfrentamos.

 

Sabemos que está buscando respuestas y nuestro distrito está trabajando arduamente para encontrar soluciones a los problemas que han surgido. Durante el cierre la semana pasada, SDUSD ha puesto sus esfuerzos para la Continuidad del Aprendizaje al asumir la responsabilidad de las actividades de enriquecimiento. Estas actividades están disponibles en el sitio web de COVID-19. Debido a la fluidez de la situación, estamos en el proceso de buscar opciones que continúen permitiendo a TODOS los estudiantes y TODOS los maestros la continuidad equitativa del aprendizaje.

 

Actualmente, SDUSD planea continuar con la Continuidad del Aprendizaje para esta semana al proporcionar recursos adicionales en los enlaces del distrito para oportunidades de enriquecimiento. Si bien no se está calificando ningún trabajo en este momento, muchos de nuestros maestros intentan probar un nuevo aprendizaje a través de diferentes plataformas publicando lecciones y videos de enriquecimiento o realizando reuniones de zoom para mantener a los estudiantes comprometidos con el aprendizaje y entre ellos. Agradecemos a nuestros educadores por proporcionar estas experiencias de aprendizaje de enriquecimiento adicionales. Haga que los estudiantes revisen los sitios web de sus clases si tienen uno. Para otras preguntas, comuníquese con maestros individuales por correo electrónico.

 

Como siempre, estamos comprometidos con el éxito de todos y cada uno de los niños y con el apoyo a nuestras familias y nuestra comunidad. Seguiremos comunicándonos regularmente con usted y le proporcionaremos actualizaciones tan pronto como estén disponibles.

 

En asociación,

 

Directores de Clúster de UC:

 

Jeff Olivero- Director de la escuela secundaria de UC

 

Bill Pearson- Director de la Escuela Intermedia Standley

 

Kimberly N. Moore- Directora de Doyle Elementary

 

Cynthia Smith-Ough- Directora de primaria de Curie

 

Michel Cazary- Director de primaria de Spreckels

3/20/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  I hope my message finds all of our Standley families in good health physically and mentally.  These are difficult times for everyone and I thank all of you for doing your part to help minimize the risk to yourselves and others.  I thank those of you working on the front lines whether it be the hospital or grocery story.  I thank the parents for patience and understanding as they attempt to help students find ways to engage academically and physically each and every day.  I thank the staff for finding ways to respond to needs even though they had no time to prepare for the closure and may not have the materials they need.  I thank the district for truly taking the time to look at all options and consider all stakeholders involved as they try to make equitable decisions for a very large and diverse community.  I would like to provide answers to all your questions but we are still doing the work of processing best options.  All current information and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the district’s COVID-19 website.  We wish you and your family health and wellness over the weekend as we all rest up for what next week may hold. 

Thanks for listening and have a great weekend.

William Pearson

Principal

Standley Middle School

Hola familias de Standley,

Este es el director Bill Pearson con su actualización semanal. Espero que mi mensaje encuentre a todas nuestras familias de Standley con buena salud física y mental. Estos son tiempos difíciles para todos y les agradezco a todos por hacer su parte para ayudar a minimizar el riesgo para ustedes y para los demás. Les agradezco a aquellos de ustedes que trabajan en primera línea, ya sea en el hospital o en la tienda de comestibles. Agradezco a los padres por su paciencia y comprensión mientras intentan ayudar a los estudiantes a encontrar formas de participar académica y físicamente todos los días. Agradezco al personal por encontrar formas de responder a las necesidades a pesar de que no tuvieron tiempo para prepararse para el cierre y es posible que no tengan los materiales que necesitan. Agradezco al distrito por tomarse el tiempo para analizar todas las opciones y considerar a todos los interesados ​​involucrados mientras tratan de tomar decisiones equitativas para una comunidad muy grande y diversa. Me gustaría proporcionar respuestas a todas sus preguntas, pero todavía estamos haciendo el trabajo de procesar las mejores opciones. Toda la información actual y las respuestas a las preguntas frecuentes se pueden encontrar en el sitio web COVID-19 del distrito. Les deseamos a usted y a su familia salud y bienestar durante el fin de semana, ya que todos descansamos para lo que pueda esperar la próxima semana.

Gracias por escuchar y que tengan un gran fin de semana.

William Pearson

Principal

Escuela secundaria de Standley

 

3/19/20 3:21 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,
With schools closed, activities paused and self-quarantining encouraged, we have a unique opportunity to “go within” and connect with our neighbors. We hope the following activity will help foster peace with our children, inspire fun with our families and shine a healing light of kindness upon our world. We’re all in this together Standley!

So what can your child do?  Let’s send our kindness to the community! It’s easy! 1. Cut out a heart of any size from any material (craft paper, cardboard, wrapping paper, newspaper, fabric, etc). 2. Decorate your heart with a positive message or leave it blank. 3. Tape your heart to a street-facing window to show your kindness to all.  We want to see your work and document it in our Standley Yearbook this year.  Send a school appropriate selfie to our Yearbook Advisor at nasaro@sandi.net and you may be included.

Thanks for participating and be well!

William Pearson

Principal

Standley Middle School

Yearbook Kindness Challenge 

3/19/20 2 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson checking in this week.  We are all waiting to hear the next steps from our State and District and I hope you and your family are healthy and doing well.  As I work from home I am also a parent trying to maintain my own child’s academic practice during this unscheduled closure.  I wanted to make sure that you were aware of the link to all the resources the district provided on Monday to help with this task. It can be found in this message or on the district’s website. 

https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/sdusdinstructionalcontinuity/home

At home, I have scheduled time in the day for Reading, Math, Science, History, and especially Physical exercise. There are resources of interest in each of these areas available to keep them productive with little work on your part.  Standley families have an additional Math resource called Learning Upgrade.  https://www.learningupgrade.com/code/login.asp  All Standley students can access this program on iOS, Android, and via the web. Complete lessons anywhere and switch easily from phone to tablet to computer. Enjoy learning with songs, videos, games, and rewards. Score points to earn medals for each lesson. Finish all lessons in a course to earn a certificate!  Students can use this program to build foundational skills from previous grades, practice current standards, or work ahead.  Log in as a student using the same Student ID and Password they use to log on to computers at school and use School ID 498. 

Thanks for listening and be well.

William Pearson

Principal 

Standley Middle School

3/18/20 2 p.m

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson checking in this week.  We are all waiting to hear the next steps from our State and District and I hope you and your family are healthy and doing well.  As I work from home I am also a parent trying to maintain my own child’s academic practice during this unscheduled closure.  I wanted to make sure that you were aware of the link to all the resources the district provided on Monday to help with this task. It can be found in this message or on the district’s website. 

https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/sdusdinstructionalcontinuity/home

At home, I have scheduled time in the day for Reading, Math, Science, History, and especially Physical exercise. There are resources of interest in each of these areas available to keep them productive with little work on your part.  Standley families have an additional Math resource called Learning Upgrade.  https://www.learningupgrade.com/code/login.asp  All Standley students can access this program on iOS, Android, and via the web. Complete lessons anywhere and switch easily from phone to tablet to computer. Enjoy learning with songs, videos, games, and rewards. Score points to earn medals for each lesson. Finish all lessons in a course to earn a certificate!  Students can use this program to build foundational skills from previous grades, practice current standards, or work ahead.  Log in as a student using the same Student ID and Password they use to log on to computers at school and use School ID 498. 

3/16/20 1 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

On Friday, Superintendent Cindy Marten made the difficult decision to close schools throughout our community to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). She explained her decision in the Union Tribune (Link) and via video online (Link).

As we work together to get through this unprecedented event, I wanted to share my plans for providing information on the pandemic.

1 The district continues to maintain a website for the latest school district news on COVID-19. Please review that site for updated information on the pandemic. (Link)

2 If any student is confirmed to be COVID-19 positive, the public health department will notify the school district and I will notify our school community in an appropriate way that is respectful of every person’s right to privacy.

3 If anyone else in our school community is confirmed to be COVID-19 positive, we understand that the health department will notify everyone who may have had contact with that person and ask those contacts to self-isolate until they are known to be free of any symptoms.

4 As noted above, we will only share information regarding confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus. That is because, short of a confirmed case, the information every parent needs to know will not change. Please review that information once again and continue to follow this advice to protect yourself, your family and your community:

  • Everyone, regardless of any known or suspected exposure to COVID-19, must try to mingle with as few people as possible (i.e, no large gatherings, 6 feet distance when possible, etc)
  • Continue to wash your hands frequently, and practice other basic hygienic measures.
  • Anyone who feels ill, regardless of any known or suspected exposure to COVID-19, should call their doctor for advice.

Thank you once again for pulling together to help our school community get through this challenge. I am very grateful for your continued support.

3/13/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  As you most likely know by now, school will be closed and students are scheduled to return April 6th.  SDUSD has posted updates to their website and sent out communications to update all families regarding the closure.  I have included the most recent as an attachment to this message in email.  Any meetings scheduled on school campuses have been cancelled and will be rescheduled as appropriate.  The SEALS La Crosse game PTSA fundraiser has been cancelled and more information for rescheduling will be found on their website.  All students in attendance today received a progress report for the last 6 weeks.  Celebrate or encourage accordingly.  Students were released a few minutes early today and asked to pick up items they may need during the closure like textbooks, journals, independent reading books, PE clothes, or instruments.  On Monday the district will post online learning tools on their website for students to access if they want to do extracurricular work.  There will not be any new work assigned during this closure and any extra will not be graded.  Students are still required to complete any and all work assigned up to this point and after the closure.  All work done from the district link is considered extra-curricular.  I wish you good health during the closure and look forward to seeing all students April 6th.

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

William Pearson

Principal

Standley Middle School

Coronavirus 3-13-20Letter SPANISH (002).docx CoronaVirus3.13.20letterELGLISH.docx 

3/13/20 12:00 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special announcement.

As you may have already heard, our district will be closing all schools effective Monday, March 16th with a return date of April 6th. Our district will be sending out further communication today but I wanted you to be aware so you can prepare.

This closure means no one will be permitted on campus- students, staff, Prime Time, SAY, or rentals.

This measure is being taken for the health and safety of our students as we watch the spread of COVID-19 in our city.  

Please regularly check School Messenger emails for updates or visit the district website.  More information will be provided by the district later today.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

William Pearson

Principal

Standley Middle School

3/11/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special message regarding tonight’s planned Music Concert.  We were looking forward to the concert tonight but have received too many notices of student absences to continue with the concert at the level they deserve. The concert has been cancelled.   We understand the concerns in the community and thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate through current issues and work toward keeping everyone on track with their music progress and enjoyment.  The Music Booster fundraiser is still happening tonight at Chipotle in the Costa Verde Shopping Center from 5-9pm. Get some dinner, and tell them you're supporting the Standley Music Program. They will donate 33% of the profits from those tickets back to our music program. Thanks for your support!

3/6/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Today was the end of the 3rd grading period and students will be receiving progress reports next Friday.  Of course, you can always log on to PowerSchool to check your child’s grades and see what has been turned in for every class.  If you need assistance logging on just contact our office and we can support you.  We would also like to remind you that  Daylight Saving begins Sunday at 2AM so make sure to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed Saturday evening.  We look forward to seeing your students on time and well rested Monday morning. Finally, on behalf of the community residents, businesses, and public spaces, please remind your kids to be respectful of the neighborhood on their way to and from school.  There have been many complaints of students loitering in the community causing disruptions to traffic and leaving their garbage around.  I know they can do better and we thank you in advance for helping us resolve this issue. 

 

2/27/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  All 7th grade students in attendance on Tuesday attended a play titled "Don't forget to Like," presented by Kaiser Permanente.  The presentation addressed the relevant middle school topics of cyberbullying, sexual health, and depression.  It focused on giving students voice and agency for issues that are common in middle and high school and contributes to the overall wellness of our campus.  Every year, the PTSA and counseling department join forces to provide a career fair at Standley for the entire UC Cluster.  We are currently looking for eager presenters to share careers with the new generation.  If you can spare an hour and a half on April 22nd, we would love for you to join us.  Please reach out to our 8th grade counselor, Eileen Warrington (efranco@sandi.net) , if you would like to participate or have questions.  Thank you in advance for your consideration of participating in this worthwhile event.

2/20/20 6 p.m. 

Hello Standley Families,

Thank you to all our families who showed up to the semester 1 Awards Ceremonies in support of the academic and social excellence our students have demonstrated.  It is such a pleasure to recognize their hard work and dedication.  On a serious note, we wish to advise you that the “pass out” challenge appears to be back across the country.  We have reports that social media sites are challenging students to make themselves or others pass out in a variety of ways and post the results for others to see.  Of course, this is a highly dangerous activity that could potentially cause permanent injuries or death.  The Principal’s Chat aired today discussed the dangers that a lack of oxygen to the brain can cause and warned students not to participate.  We encourage you to have conversations with your child regarding this topic and personal safety.

2/13/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Due to the President’s Holiday there is no school tomorrow, Friday, or Monday of next week.  We will resume a regular schedule on Tuesday the 18th.  A great big thank you goes out to our PTSA and all our community for hosting a Valentine’s Breakfast for staff this week.  We all felt the love and it was a great way to go into a 4 day weekend.  If you would like to support Standley through our amazing PTSA and have some fun at the same time join other Standley families at a San Diego SEALS La Crosse game. The game is March 20th at the Pechanga Arena for just $15 dollars per ticket with a portion of each ticket going to PTSA.  It is a great way to support the school while having fun with other Standley families.  Go to the Standley PTSA website for more information or see the attached flyer.      

Thanks for listening and I hope your child  has a great four day weekend!

Seals flier.pdf 

2/7/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Due to the President’s Holiday there is no school next  Friday the 14th, or the following Monday, February 17th.  We will resume a regular schedule on Tuesday the 18th.  Sixth grade awards will be held on Tuesday, February 11th at 3:05 in the auditorium.  Students receiving awards were given an invitation and messages were sent home.  If you did not receive a notice and believe your child qualifies you may contact the counseling office to verify.    We would like to thank the Standley PTSA and community volunteers for supporting our staff next week with their annual Valentine's Breakfast next Wednesday.  If you would like to help by donating a breakfast item please log on to the Sign Up link provided in this message.   Your efforts help make Standley the great school it is. 

1/31/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is principal Bill Pearson calling to let you know that all students in attendance today should have received their semester one report card during last period.  The district will also be mailing out report cards for semester one very soon.  Please review these grades with your student and congratulate or encourage accordingly.  This week began our new semester and all grading has started over.  It is important that students get off to a great start so they do not have to play catch-up as we approach the end of the second semester.  If you do not receive a report card contact our office and we will make sure you do.  In addition, we just received our proposed annual budget for the 20/21 school year yesterday and I will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday morning at 8:15 a.m. to preview the proposed budget and staffing allocations.  In addition, I would like you to complete this short survey to find out your opinions on the priority of typical budget items.  Click on the provided link in this email and follow the directions .  Your input is highly valued as we make plans for the next school year.   Finally, I am including a link to a district news item with information regarding the Coronavirus and ask that we treat all members of our Standley family with respect.

Budget Survey

SDUSD Coronavirus News

1/24/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is principal Bill Pearson calling to let you know that today was the official end of semester one.  Students will receive report cards next Friday in school and they will be mailed home.  Please be advised that there will be NO Homework Academy next week.  These will resume on February 4th following our regular schedule.  Standley’s PTSA is looking for fresh faces to participate next year.  If you are interested in taking on an active role on the PTSA next year contact me through email or contact the PTSA.  It is a great way to get connected.

Thank you to the 40 plus United States Marines that took over Standley today for the 10th annual Marine’s Fitness Challenge.  We appreciate their efforts, dedication, and time given to our Standley students and look forward to next year.

1/17/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to remind you that Monday, January 20th we will observe Martin Luther King Day and school will not be in session.  We will resume with a  regular schedule on Tuesday.  In light of this particular holiday it is always good to reflect on our own attitudes and behavior towards others.  Next Wednesday evening PTSA will host special guests on the topic “Mental Health Overview in Children”.  Save the date and more information will be sent your way.  Next Friday we will host our annual Marines Challenge Day in PE and celebrate the end of the first semester with an all school Western BBQ at lunch.  BBQ tickets are just $3.00 and can purchased the day of the event.  Students who receive free or reduced lunch can also pick up their tickets at no charge the day of the event.  There will not be any other food services available on the day of the BBQ so be sure to bring your own lunch if not participating.  See the flyer attached to this email.  Thank you to all Standley families for making this a great school and community to be in.

WESTERN BBQ INVITATION English.pdf 

1/10/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  We would like to wish you a Happy New Year and best wishes in 2020.  The end of the first semester is just a few weeks away so please encourage your student to make sure they are on track to meet their goals.  We will be hosting our annual Spelling Bee on January 15th and will broadcast the event live in the main office.  Classes have been competing for top spots, or will be soon, to see who will make the final event.  Be sure to ask your child if they will be participating.  It’s a new year and a reminder to order your yearbook.  Yearbooks matter and these memories will be worth looking back on to see how far you have come.  You can purchase a yearbook for $41 by completing the form and submitting payment in the main office or go online at www.jostensyearbooks.com to place your order.  Just enter Standley Middle School and you are on your way.

12/20/19 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

The is Principal Bill Pearson calling to let you know Winter break has arrived.  I would like to thank the students, staff, parents and community members who contribute so much in helping to create an atmosphere of excellence at Standley Middle School. 

Beginning Monday, Dec. 25th, schools will be closed for winter break and will resume on Monday , January 6th.  It is my hope that you enjoy the time with your family and friends in laughter, love, and good health.   Many of us are fortunate in so many ways so be a great example to the rest of the world as you bring in the new year with hope and compassion in all that you do.  Don’t forget to take time to relax and come back in January ready to do great things.  I wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and a wonderful  New Year.

12/13/2019 10 a.m.

Hello Standley Families,

We have had many phone calls this morning as Standley students heard the rumors on social media from UC High School parents and students regarding a threat at the high school.  This has sparked some nerves depending on what the students heard and read.  We want to assure you that the high school was aware, investigated, and have taken care of the issue.  This is a post from Mr. Olivero, Principal of UC High, to UC High families:

8 a.m.  Update: issue was between some 9th grd boys - who got into a tussle Weds.  The group started rumors that one of them was going to bring a gun to school. SDPD invest all night. Just rumors and students/parents will be in this morn. to talk w school officials. 

We take student safety seriously and had a valid threat been assessed at Standley we would have responded appropriately for the safety of our students.  We have been assured by UC High staff that this was just rumor and students are safe to attend classes. 

12/12/2019 6 p.m.

Good evening Standley Families,

This is Vice Principal Jon Robell calling to inform you that we conducted a school wide Lockdown drill this morning at 9:15am.  Staff and students at Standley remain committed to maintaining a safe and orderly campus, and conduct routine safety drills to practice our response to potential dangers.  At times there may be situations that require SDUSD School Police and Standley Administration to lockdown our campus.  This may happen because a dangerous person is on or near campus, or a dangerous circumstance occurs on or near the school site.  In the event of an emergency, it is most important for students to remain calm and quiet, and follow the directions of the nearest staff member.   We encourage all Standley families to talk through their own plans for emergencies that may arise at home as well.  Thanks for listening and have a great evening.

12/6/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  All students in attendance today should have received a progress report in their last class.  Please review the report with your child and praise or encourage accordingly.  If you would like more information about the grade log on to PowerSchool, your student knows the login and password, and click on each overall grade to see a list of assignments for that class.  The next report card they receive will be Semester One grades on January 31st.   Finally, I wanted to remind you that school will not be in session for Winter Break starting December 23rd through January 5th.  School will resume on January 6th.

11/22/19 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to remind you that next week is Thanksgiving Break.  Students should return on Monday, December 2nd to regularly scheduled classes.  I want to take this opportunity to share a few things I am thankful for.   I am thankful for our students who come to school every day ready to learn – you give us all a daily reminder of what is important and why we are here.  I am thankful for the support of the parents in creating the fantastic partnerships for our students.  I am thankful for the teachers, support staff, and administrators who really care about our students academically, physically, socially and have the best interests of our students at heart.  I am also thankful for our volunteers who enthusiastically contribute so much to our school.  Please be sure your students take the time to rest and reflect on what they are thankful for so they can be ready to give their best when they return.

 

For all of you early shoppers out there I want to remind you that you can order your official Standley Seahawks attire for youth and adults online.  Just go to our Standley Webpage and click on the link provided in the slide show.

 

https://apparelnow.com/standley-middle-school-spirit-shop-apparel

Spirit gear is the perfect gift for the holidays!

11/15/19 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  The end of the second grading period will be next Friday and students will receive progress reports after the Thanksgiving break.  School will not be in session for the holiday from 25th to the 29th resuming on December 2nd.   The Here Now Project has been presenting to our 7th grade students using the Signs of Suicide Prevention Program and they will be presenting to 8th grade next week.  This focuses on preventing suicide by educating youth on the risk factors of suicide and reducing the stigma around seeking help for themselves or others. In addition, the HERE Now program is identifying and working with individual and groups of students who may be struggling emotionally and/or engaging in self-destructive or otherwise risky behaviors.  Finally, don’t forget San Diego Unified hosts its annual State of the District Address on Tuesday, November 19, beginning at 4:15 p.m. at Lincoln High School.  The district will report on its accomplishments, outline goals for 2019-20, and discuss our vision for public education in San Diego.  Board President Sharon Whitehurst-Payne and Superintendent Cindy Marten will deliver the address.

11/14/19 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special message regarding traffic on and through campus.  We have made efforts with closed gates to slow down through traffic, new paint markings clearly identifying no parking zones in the bus area, and arrows providing direction.  The traffic, and safety issues associated, have not improved and continue to be a hazard to students requiring us to enforce the drop-off/pick-up rules.  We wish to remind you that the parking lots on campus are for staff and district use only during school hours.  There should be no drop-offs or pick-ups in either parking lot between the hours of 7:30 - 3:30 while students are moving in and out of campus.  This includes Prime Time and SAY.   San Diego Unified School Police will be here in support of our students’ safety to help us enforce the policy.  We will begin enforcement Monday to give you time to adjust your driving habits.  Thank you to all the families already supporting student safety by dropping off in front of the school on Radcliffe and Governor.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

11/8/19 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  I want to remind you that Monday, November 11th is Veteran’s day and school will NOT be in session.  School will resume on Tuesday with a normal schedule.

In observance of Veteran’s day please thank those in your life who delayed plans for college, marriage, and other opportunities by choosing to serve.  Thank them for braving the hardship and atrocities of war and thank them for serving as a heroic example of who we are and what we can dream to be.  The Standley AVID program is trying to serve others through a canned food drive ending November 21st.   Students can drop off canned goods in the office or the classroom to support this great cause.  Last but not least, the Green Team will be hosting a recycling fair on Friday to promote campus awareness of this important topic and just another way our students are giving back to the world around them.

11/1/19 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Remember to set your clocks back this weekend due to the end of Daylight Savings time.  Turn them back 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night or when you get up Sunday morning .  Our last school tour for those interested in CHOICE enrollment is scheduled for Tuesday the 5th  at 2:00 and the deadline for CHOICE enrollment is November 13th.  We would like to thank Torrey Pines Church for helping beautify our campus through a service project where they continued a beautiful Mural on the library building and updated some color in the auditorium.  We are very appreciative of our active and involved community.   Finally, don’t forget that Veteran’s Day is coming up on November 11th and school will not be in session.

10/30/19 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with follow up information from the Vision 2030 presentation by Area Superintendent, Lamont Jackson, last Wednesday at UC High.  If you were unable to attend you may view his presentation in the attached PDF and can provide your stakeholder input on the link provided in this message.  We value your opinions and want to make sure you have the opportunity to share in the decisions being made in SDUSD.     

SDUSD Vision 2030/Graduate Profile/LCAP Stakeholder Input

SDUSD Vision 2030 LCAP Input Session - UC 10-23-19.pdf 

10/25/19 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Next week is Red Ribbon Week, Halloween, and our annual Fright Night event.  Each day next week will be a special theme in support of students choosing to be drug free. Wear red on Monday to support Red Ribbon Week and Sock it to Drugs on Tuesday with Crazy Sock Day.  Other themes will be posted on the chalkboard of the main campus.    We understand many students may be participating in Halloween activities after school Thursday and may bring their costumes with them in a bag or back pack however, students are not allowed to wear costumes or masks at school.  Please do not bring any weapon related accessories to school.  They may show their spirit with Halloween themed shirts, hats, or colors or buddy up against drugs for Twin Day.   We are almost sold out for Fright Night scheduled next Friday so get your tickets at the financial office soon.  Thank you for your support.

10/23/19 6 p.m.

Good evening Standley Parents:

This is Eileen Warrington, 8th Grade Counselor with a reminder for you. Dr. Susan Wais, Psychologist, will be presenting a parent training entitled “ Helping Your Child Succeed” …. Resilience.  This will be held at Standley Middle School from  8:15-9:15 AM. On Tuesday: Oct. 29th, Nov. 5th and Nov. 12th.  It is free of charge for our parents.  In this series, parents will learn about tools that will enable them to foster skills that science tells us are essential for success.  

Please sign up in the Standley Main Office by this Friday, Oct. 25th in order to attend. 

Thank you ;-)

10/18/19 6 p.m. 

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  All students in attendance today should have received a progress report in their last class.  Please review the report with your child and praise or encourage accordingly.  Please consider attending a special UC Cluster meeting on October 23rd, from 4:30 – 6:00 in the UC High Media Center to provide input for SDUSD Vision 2030 and the Local Control Accountability Plan.  The input you give will assist in developing Vision 2030, our 3 year LCAP and our SDUSD graduate profile.  Standley will be hosting a series starting next Tuesday for our parents titled, RESILIENCE – Helping Your Child Succeed, in the media center from 8:15 – 9:15  This is the first of a four week series that will help participants learn scientifically based skills that will allow them to effectively deal with stress and bounce back from adversity.  Students who have demonstrated the ability to make good behavioral and academic choices will be receiving Honor Cards next week.  These can allow students access to special privileges on campus and at lunch.  Students must have a minimum citizenship and academic GPA with no N’s, U’s or suspensions to qualify.  If you have a child you understand how nutritional choices impact behavior and so students who do not qualify for an honor card will not be able to purchase additional snack items during lunch.  All regular lunch lines and food services are not impacted in any way.

Vision 2030 LCAP - UC.pdf 

10/17/19 3:30 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with a special message.  Today,  Standley participated in The Great Shakeout earthquake preparedness drill.  All students practiced duck and cover in the classrooms followed by an evacuation.  If this had been a real emergency requiring reunification of students and parents the reunification process on or off campus would require the following: 

  1. Students will only be released to parents or individuals listed on the student’s emergency contacts.
  2. Parents or individuals listed on the emergency contacts that are not recognized by staff will be required to show picture identification.
  3. After proper identification, parents or individuals listed on the emergency contacts will be required to sign out their student(s).
  4. Next destination of student(s) will be requested in case the other parent/guardian arrives later to sign out the student(s) and is unable to communicate with the first. 

If you know your emergency contacts has changed, please let us know.  If you are not sure, give us a call and we can verify that for you.  We want to make sure nothing stands in the way of reuniting you and your child in case of a real emergency. 

10/15/2019 2 p.m.

 

Hello Standley Families,

 

Attached you will find Standley’s Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy along with our Title I School Parent Compact in both English and Spanish.  This will also be available for download on our school website.  Please contact the school office if you have any questions at 619-605-2100.

 

SSC School Parent Compact 19.20.docx 

 

Standley Family Engagement policy 19.20.docx 

 

19-20 Compact Sp Nay.docx 

19-20 Policy Sp Nay.docx 

10/11/2019 6 p.m.

 

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Today was the end of the first grading period and all students will be getting a progress report next Friday.  The Scholastic Book Fair is back all next week thanks to the support of the PTSA and community volunteers.  Students will be coming in with one of their classes and it will be open during school hours.  If you have an hour or more to give next week in support of Standley and the PTSA please visit the PTSA website at www.standleyptsa.org  and click on the Volunteer Link.  We truly appreciate your support.  Our first big student event, Fright Night, is scheduled Friday, November 1st and tickets are on sale now for $5 in the financial office.  This event sells out every year so don’t delay. Finally, don’t forget to join us at the 11th annual UC EdUCate Octoberfest tomorrow from 1-6 at the Standley Park.  There will be games, food, beverages, music, booths and a beer & wine garden. Each year Oktoberfest attracts thousands of San Diego parents, educators, and community members to this fun-filled afternoon that raises money to improve the quality of education in University City public schools.  We hope to see you there!

10/4/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Students should have brought home a blue Federal Survey Card with an informational letter on Wednesday.  Please complete and return this form as it is connected to funding for SDUSD. The end of the grading period is October 11th and we are encouraging students to take ownership by knowing their grades now and taking action.  Be sure to check their planners and PowerSchool to support them as they begin the year.  We will begin our School Tours next Tuesday for parents interested in applying through CHOICE to attend Standley in 20/21.  Be sure to pass the message on if you know someone interested that is not in our neighborhood.  We will hold our first Coffee With the Principal next Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the media center.  This is your opportunity to ask questions and hear about the opportunities you have as a parent to participate in decision making at Standley.  An easy way to be involved in the decision making process at is to participate once per month in the School Site Council (SSC) or Site Governance Team (SGT).  If you are interested we are looking to fill a few vacancies.  Complete the email attachment or just email Mr. Pearson at wpearson@sandi.net by Monday.  Finally, don’t forget to become an official PTSA member and support Standley students and staff.  It’s super easy and the link is provided in the email sent with this message.

 

https://standleyptsa.org/join/

Nomination form 2019.doc 

10/3/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special message regarding staffing at Standley.  Each year SDUSD looks at the actual numbers of students attending each school as compared to the number they predicted in the spring.  If the numbers match, no changes are made to staffing but if the numbers are different, schools may increase or decrease in staffing allocations.  This year, Standley was projected to enroll 981 students and current counts are 966.  This reduction in enrollment caused a reduction in staffing allocations at Standley by 2 class periods.  After careful review of all factors, administration decided the best course of action was to remove Art from the 6th grade wheel.  This decision will have a very limited impact on student schedules. No 7th or 8th grade schedules will change and only students currently in 6th grade Art will get a schedule change.  Nearly all of the 6th grade schedule changes will be within the same period so no other teachers will change.  6th graders currently enrolled in Art will be moved to Computers or AVID and those classes will switch at the semester with the other enrolled students.  Our current Art teacher, Ms. Parris will be leaving to take advantage of other options in SDUSD so we will have a new teacher in 7/8th grade Art.  All changes will take place by October 16th.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s counselor and thank you for your understanding and flexibility in this unavoidable situation.

9/26/2019 1:30 p.m. 

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with an important message regarding our school phone lines.  We were upgrading to a new system today and in the process the system is unexpectedly shutting down.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.  Our phones should be back on line  100% tomorrow.  Please use the Standley Website to email the appropriate party if you need to contact someone today.  If this is an emergency, please contact school police.

With the phone upgrade, Standley has been issued a new phone number, it is 619-605-2100.  The old number will continue to work for the next few months but will eventually be phased out of service.

9/20/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  We would like to invite you to Standley’s Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 25th.   We will have Title I, ELAC, GATE, and Special Education meetings from 5-6, a marching band performance at 5:30 and classroom visits from 6-7:40.  PTSA will also be hosting a fundraiser at UC Yogurt from 12-9.  Students will be given an agenda to take home on Tuesday but you can print out the attachment to this message.   We are halfway through the first grading period so we hope you are checking your student’s planner, reviewing school work, and using Powerschool to check grades.  Stay involved and help keep them on track for a successful year.  Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education.

Open House Sheet.pdf 

9/16/19 6 p.m.

 

Hello Standley Families,

 

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special message.  UC High School has some students organizing a School Climate Walk-out Friday, Sept. 20th, that will bring them to the field west of Standley.  Since it will be next to campus some Standley students may wish to participate.   Please know that while the district is in favor of students expressing their first amendment rights, the district cannot condone students leaving campus. The district has, however, agreed to the following to support student voice regarding climate change.  Students who have a parent who excuses them in advance will not be marked truant and these students will be excused without any ramifications.  Please know when a parent excuses their student, they do so assuming full responsibility for their student.  The biggest concern we have when students leave campus is their safety. To deal with the possible onslaught of parents all calling at one time to excuse their student, we are setting up a system to deal with requests in advance.  If a parent wants to “blue slip” their student to excuse them on Friday from the hours of 11:00 to 11:53 a.m., they may do so by having their student pick up a special blue slip in the attendance office for this event.  Students will need to take home the special blue slip and have their parents sign it giving them permission to be with their parent during this time.  Students will bring these to school on the 20th and must be in possession of the signed blue slip if they attend.  They will be marked absent from 4th period at that time.  If they return to campus and turn in the blue slip to the office prior to 11:57 a.m. they will be excused from the absence. 

 

If a student does not get a blue slip from their parent and leaves campus without permission, they will be marked truant. Truancy will result in lowered citizenship grades and no access to make-up work. 

9/13/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  If you have not done so already, please be sure to return the yellow enrollment verification and health forms completed and signed on Monday.  We thank you for ensuring all information is accurate.  Monday is make-up picture day for all students that have not had their picture taken this year.  If you attended the PTSA prep day your child had their photo taken but for all others they will be photographed on Monday during their PE class.   Don’t forget there are many opportunities to be involved at Standley Middle School.  You can attend PTSA meetings, go to the UC Cluster meetings of which our first is Monday beginning at 4:30 in the UC High Media Center, or join us as a member of the Standley School Site Council or Site Governance Team.  We are looking to fill a few vacancies in both so if you can spare one hour per month then you have time to join us.  If interested, just send an email to the principal and you will be on the nomination ballot.  Thank you again for partnering with us to ensure a great year. 

9/5/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

All students in attendance today received three forms that need your attention.  The Enrollment Verification form is required to make sure all of the information in our system is up to date and accurate for the safety of your child. The Health Information form must be on file for every student and updated yearly to make sure we can care for their health needs.  Finally, we ask all families to complete the Lunch Application form even if you believe you would not qualify for free or reduced meals.  We receive federal funds based on the lunch applications and every form can help us reach required targets.  If you currently qualify for free or reduced meals you must re-apply each  year so don’t delay causing a disruption in your meal program.  Once you have completed the forms your student will return them to their 8th period teacher.  Thank you for your support in completing this important part of the school year.

8/30/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to say thank you for a wonderful start to the school year.  We are so grateful to have such a fantastic student body with very active and involved family support.  We have strived as a staff to make the first days of school a positive experience and hope that we were successful in this endeavor.  If you have concerns about something please be sure to contact the teacher, counselor, or administrative staff early to work with you to resolve the issue.  Visit our website under the Staff link to find the appropriate email addresses for all of our staff.

Don’t forget that Monday is Labor Day and school will not be in session.  As we resume a normal schedule on Tuesday we ask that you help us keep our students safe by obeying all traffic laws.  The drop off zone on Radcliffe is 3 minutes max, do not stop in fire lanes, and require your child to use crosswalks.  Jay walking is illegal and can be deadly.  We remind you there should be no student drop-offs or pick-ups in the staff parking lots.   

Finally, don’t forget the Standley back to school bash on September 7 at Fast times in Clairemont?  Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Standley PTSA website.

We hope that you enjoy your long weekend and look forward to seeing all of our students next week.

6/7/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Thanks to all the families that joined us for the award ceremonies this week.  It was truly a privilege to recognize the efforts of our students. Next week we will be on a modified schedule so classes are a bit out of order.  We will have an extended Academic Prep in the morning to accommodate 8th grade promotion practice.  Understand there may be delays if you are trying to pick up your child.   June 11th is our 8th grade Promotion Ceremony starting at 9:00 and it will be the students’ last day of school.  School will be dismissed at 1:10 on Wednesday so please make arrangements as necessary for your child.  Visit our website for summer office hours and other important information.

5/31/2019 6 p.m.

 Hello Standley Families,

 This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Thank you to our wonderful PTSA and community for the amazing staff appreciation celebration provided this week.  The entire staff felt loved and we are so grateful to be a part of the UC Cluster.  The end of the year is approaching quickly.  Next week we will host our annual Awards Ceremonies for all grade levels and you should have received a phone call if your child qualified.  If you are unsure you may contact the counseling office to verify and visit our website for dates and times.  If your student purchased a yearbook and turned in all textbooks they will be distributed next week.  Day of the 8th Grader is on Friday and KONA ICE will be providing free treats to all 8th grade students.  KONA ICE will be available to purchase for 6th and 7th graders.  Finally, we are looking for parent volunteers to help with promotion this year.  There are jobs big and small and we really need parents of future 8th graders to learn the ropes so your child’s promotion is just as amazing.  You can easily find a volunteer link on the left side of our Standley website.  We truly hope to see you there.

5/30/2019 6 p.m.

 Hello Standley Families,

 This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special message.  Tomorrow we will hosting a special event at Standley.  We are having our annual Western BBQ during both lunches tomorrow.  The BBQ will include a BBQ hamburger, veggie burger or hotdog with all the fixings, fruit and milk.  ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students may purchase a ticket before school at the lunch arbor for $2.75 cash or with their lunch account ID.  This will be the only food available for sale so pack a lunch if you are not interested.

5/23/2019 6 p.m.

 Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Due to the Memorial Day weekend there is no school tomorrow and Monday.  Let us embrace this weekend's unofficial start of summer, while simultaneously remembering the brave men and women who defended our great nation. Next Thursday we will begin textbook returns starting with 8th grade, then 7th grade on the 3rd, and 6th grade on the 4th.  Start gathering them up and making sure all marks are removed to avoid any fines.  Finally, we want to remind our Standley families that we are part of a community of businesses and residents.  Please remind your students to be on their best behavior as they move to and from school in their interactions with others to represent your family and our school well.

5/17/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to let you know of some upcoming volunteer opportunities to help with preparations for Standley’s Promotion ceremony.  There are jobs big and small and we would love for parents of future 8th graders to learn the ropes so your child’s promotion is just as amazing.  There are several easy opportunities on Monday evening at the concerts held at UC High.  If you were going anyway maybe you could find some time.  You can find a volunteer link on our Standley website or just click on the link provided on this message in your email. 

https://signup.com/go/hBLUpAa

5/10/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Thank you for helping us make sure testing runs smoothly by having your students at school on time, well rested, and energized.  Most students have completed testing in English and Science with Math testing starting next week.  Just another reminder that the last day for Homework Club, Math Academy, and late buses will be May 23rd.  All academic grades will continue to accumulate up to the last day of school on June 11th.  Curie Elementary will be hosting the next UC Cluster meeting on Monday at 4:30.  Please join us to hear the latest for our UC Cluster.  Finally, help support Standley by supporting the Standley PTSA at the next Dine-Out fundraiser at Red Robin in the UTC mall.  20% of all proceeds will be given back to Standley so print out the attached flyer or visit the PTSA link on the left side of the Standley webpage and we will see you there.

5/3/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Every student in attendance today should have received a progress report in last period.  Please be sure to review the progress report with your child and celebrate their accomplishments and encourage improvements.  Remember, we have tutoring and Homework Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week.  If your child needs support this is a great opportunity to get help from multiple teachers, peers, and high school student tutors.  The last day for tutoring will be May 23rd and the last day of school for students is June 11th.  We will continue with SBAC testing next week and please take a moment to recognize your child’s favorite teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10th.

 

 

 

5/2/2019 6 p.m.

 

Good Evening Standley Parents,

 

This is Ms. Meredith with an important announcement about the California Schools Parent Survey.  We recently went from 1% completion to 21% completion of the survey taken by parents.  Thank you to all who were able to take the survey.  Unfortunately, we have not made our goal of 40% but I know that we can and the district has extended our deadline so we have time.

 

 

 

I understand that some parents were not able to access the link on line so I am sending it out again and it is posted on our website under parents tab then click on counseling.  Please note that if it does not open up cut and paste onto a different web browser.

 

 

 

The parent survey is on the following link:  https://surveys.wested.org/csps/FA479CZ

 

4/26/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Today is the end of the grading period and these grades will be used to determine awards and eligibility for 8th grade promotion activities.  That does not mean grades are finished.  Grades will continue to accumulate to the end of the school year on June 11th so keep working and make the most of these final weeks.  SBAC testing is upon us and all grades will be testing during the month of May.  The Science and English test will be through Science and English classes the first week, English will continue the second week, and math through math classes the third.  Make-ups will be happening during the fourth week.  Please, make arrangements for appointments or early release times so they do not interfere with your child’s testing.  Please make every effort to have your student in class, on time, well rested, and well fed so they feel confident to do their best!  Finally, we are still looking for parent volunteers to help with promotion this year.  There are jobs big and small and we would love for parents of future 8th graders to learn the ropes so your child’s promotion is just as amazing.  You can find a volunteer link on the left side of our Standley website under PTSA. 

4/19/2019 6 p.m.

 Hello Standley Families,

This is Vice Principal Susan Kent with your weekly update.  Thank you to all of the families that participated in or attended the Career Fair.  It was a fantastic event for our cluster and we look forward to hosting other great events.  We would like to remind you that the end of the next grading period is officially April 26th.  Because the final grades are determined after awards and promotion, the grades from April 26th will determine eligibility for both.  Encourage your student to stay on course or make corrections prior to the April 26th date. Tickets are on sale now for our first ever ASB sponsored “Game Night” on May 10th.  Get your tickets in the finance office for only $2.   Finally, don’t forget to purchase flowers for an 8th grader and the promotion ceremony.  They make the ceremony a beautiful event and then you get to take them home after.  Each plant is only $10 and you can purchase them in the finance office.

4/15/2019 6 p.m.

Good Evening Standley Parents,

If you have not had a chance to take the online California School Parent Survey, please stop by Ms. Meredith’s table on Career Fair Night this Wednesday, April 17 from 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m.  She will have paper copies of the survey for you to take and drop off in a designated box.  Our goal is at least 40% completion by parents but we are currently at only 1%.  Your participation in this survey will provide our school with important information that we will use to continue to foster positive learning environments for our students and families.

We look forward to seeing you at the Career Fair and please stop by Ms. Meredith’s table and fill out a survey or simply login to surveys.wested.org/csps/FA479CZ.  Help us reach that 40% goal.

4/12/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Next week is a busy week.  Next Monday is the UC Cluster Meeting held at the Standley Middle School library from 4:30 – 6.  Please join us to hear the latest happenings in the UC Cluster and be part of the decisions made for our students.  Wednesday is our annual Career Fair and Open House.  We are hosting 30+ representatives available to speak to our students about many career pathways including entertainment and community businesses.  There will be prizes to win, wheels to spin, things to build, and more.  Classrooms will be open giving you a chance to see what students have been working on this year.  The Scholastic Book Fair is also happening next week during the school day and will be open during the Career Fair.  This is run completely by parent volunteers and we are looking for a few to help out any day next week.  It is super easy, just visit the PTSA Volunteer link on our Standley website.  Finally, Standley PTSA is hosting a fundraiser at UC Yogurt, April 17th, 2pm – 9pm, right here on Governor Drive.

4/5/2019 6 p.m.

 Hello Standley Families,

 This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with a special request of our families.  Each year students, parents, and staff complete a section of the California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey.  We are asking you to take a moment and complete the parent survey for us.  The parent survey is designed to provide teachers, administrators, and other school staff with information directly from parents that can be used to foster positive learning and teaching environments, parent involvement, and student achievement, health, and well-being.  Please see the attachment provided for more information or log on to the link in this email  www.surveys.wested.org/csps/FA4779CZ .  If you wish to take the survey on paper, your student may pick one up in the counseling office and return to the school.  Thank you for your help!

 

Finally, we would like to remind you of our Career Fair and Open House on Wednesday, April 17th.  Our fourth annual Career Fair runs from 4:30 to 6:00 along with the Spring Open House from 5:30 – 6:30.  We are hosting 40+ representatives available to speak to our students about many career pathways including entertainment and community businesses.  There will be prizes to win, wheels to spin, things to build, and more.  Classrooms will be open giving you a chance to see what students have been working on this year.    We look forward to seeing you there!

 

CHKS parents survey.docx 

CHKS parents spanish survey.docx 

4/3/2019 6 p.m.

 

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special invitation for you.  The end of the year is fast approaching and before you know it the 8th grade promotion will be here.  Standley hosts one of the best promotion ceremonies in the district and that is due to the efforts of our volunteers each and every year.  There are many opportunities to help both big and small no matter what grade your child is in.  We love volunteers of current 6th and 7th grade students who can learn the ropes for future ceremonies.  We will have an informational meeting next Monday at 8:05 a.m. in the main office to find out more.  If you can’t make it but would like to help just email me and I will get you connected. 

3/22/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to remind you that Spring Break is here!  There will be no school next week and we look forward to seeing all students back on campus Monday, April 1st  for regularly scheduled classes.  We hope that all students use the time to rest, relax, enjoy, or get caught up.  Please challenge your child to disconnect from electronics and social media over the break to interact personally with friends or family and get active.   Finally, see the attached flyer to support Standley Middle School PTSA while going to watch a San Diego Sockers game at Pechanga Arena on April 7th.  It is just that easy.

3/20/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Brenda Wilson, a counselor at Standley Middle School with a reminder for you. 

"College: Making It Happen" is tomorrow night, March 21st, at 5:30 p.m. in our auditorium. Cal-Soap is sponsoring this event so please come with questions about scholarships and how to apply for financial aid. They will also go over A-G requirements for high school.

3/15/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Every student in attendance today should have received a progress report and an important letter from Superintendent Cindy Marten regarding CAASPP testing.  Please be sure to review the progress report with your child and celebrate their accomplishments and encourage improvements.  Monday, March 18th is the next UC Cluster Meeting to be held at 4:30 in the Standley media center.  Join us to hear the latest for our cluster and get involved if you wish.  PTSA is having a fundraiser at the Shake Shack in UTC to support Standley Middle School on Tuesday the 19th.  Visit their website to print out the flyer and take the whole family.  Finally, don’t let Spring Break sneak up on you.  There will be no school March 25th – 29th so make sure you have arrangements if necessary.

3/13/2019 6 p.m.

 

Hello Standley Families.

 

I am calling to invite you to a presentation on our campus on Thursday March 21st at 5:30 p.m. in our school auditorium.  It is never too early to plan for a college education!

 

"College: Making It Happen" is intended primarily for 6th through 9th grade students and their families, and provides practical and easy-to-understand information on how to prepare academically and financially for college. It promotes academic achievement and accessibility, educational planning and parental involvement. This event reaffirms the message that college preparation begins many years before the final year in high school, and that college planning is a family affair. 

 

Cal-soap is sponsoring this event as we “March into college” during this week.  Your students are encouraged to wear college gear, sweatshirts, t-shirts and the like.

 

It is always very informative.  Don’t forget to ask about the new program for our community colleges, the California College Promise Grant. It waives all tuition for eligible students.

 

We look forward to seeing you there

3/9/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to remind you that Spring is on the way.  Even though we really don’t notice the season change in beautiful San Diego you will notice the time change.  Daylight Savings begins Sunday at 2AM so make sure to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed Saturday.  We look forward to seeing your students on time and well rested Monday morning.

3/8/2019 6 p.m.

 

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Today was the end of the 3rd grading period and students will be receiving progress reports next Friday.  Of course, you can always log on to PowerSchool to check your child’s grades and see what has been turned in for every class.  If you need assistance logging on just contact our office and we can support you.  Monday, March 18th is the next UC Cluster Meeting to be held at 4:30 in the Standley Media Center.  Join us to hear the latest for our cluster and discuss math curriculum in SDUSD. PTSA will hold a General Meeting open to all on Wednesday the 13th at 6:30 pm in the Media Center.   Finally, don’t let Spring Break sneak up on you.  There will be no school March 25th -29th  so make sure you have arrangements if necessary.

3/4/2019 6 p.m. 

Standley Families:

 Every year, the Standley PTSA and the Counseling Department join together to bring you and your Students a Career Fair.  It is a fun event with lots of learning taking place, prizes and specialized careers to be explored. 

 

We are currently looking for eager presenters to share Careers with the new generation.  If you can spare an hour and a half, we would love for you to join us. 

 

Please reach out to our Standley Counselors if you are considering being part of this worthwhile community event.

 

3/1/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,
This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update. Thank you to those who participated in the Safety Net Cyberbullying presentation on Thursday.  It was loaded with helpful information and if you missed it, you can find resources at smartcyberchoices.org.  All 7th graders in attendance today watched a presentation hosted by Kaiser-Permanente called “Someone Like Me”.  The presentation was in the form of a play and addressed the relevant middle school topics of bullying and social-emotional wellness.  We also just finished another round of Seahawk Sessions called “Saying No to Alcohol and Drugs” where we gave them information about the impact of drugs so they could back up their “no” with a reason that resonates with them.   Finally, the end of the grading period is next Friday so encourage your student to check PowerSchool to make sure they meet their academic goals.
Thanks for listening and have a great evening.

2/22/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Thank you to all our families who showed up to the semester 1 Awards Ceremonies in support of the academic and social excellence our students have demonstrated.  It is such a pleasure to recognize their hard work and dedication.  The UC Cluster meeting will be held at Spreckels on Monday evening at 4:30 as The Office of School Innovation and Integrated Youth Services will be gathering input on the district's math curriculum. Finally, next Thursday Standley Middle School, San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SD-ICAC) and the San Diego Police Foundation are providing tools to help families manage their online lives through a Safety Net presentation.  The presentation is for parents and guardians and will be 6 pm in the Standley auditorium.

 

2/14/2019 6 p.m. 

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Due to the President’s Holiday there is no school tomorrow, Friday, or Monday of next week.  We will resume a regular schedule on Tuesday the 19th.  ASB is hosting our 4rd annual Candyland Dance on Friday, March 1st from 4-6 p.m. and tickets are on sale in the financial office now.  I would also like to make a correction to the call yesterday for the Safety-Net presentation.  It will be held on Thursday, February 28th.  Attached you will find the new flyer and a resource page for parents and caregivers. 

 

2/13/2019 6 p.m.

 

 

 

Hello Standley Families,

 

 

 

The Internet is an amazing place where kids like to spend lots of time socializing and exploring. Unfortunately, they often encounter too much too soon. Standley Middle School, San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SD-ICAC) and the San Diego Police Foundation are providing tools to help families manage their online lives. Learn about cyberbullying, social networking, gaming, and any other online issues. Parents and caregivers are invited to attend this important community event.  Attached you will find an informational flyer for this event and additional resources.

 

 

 

Location: Standley Middle School Auditorium

 

 

 

DATE: Wednesday, February 28

 

 

 

TIME: 6:00pm – 7:15pm

 

 

 

WHO: Parents and Caregivers

 

 

 

Thanks for participating with us!

 

2/8/2019 6 p.m.

 

 

 

Hello Standley Families,

 

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Due to the President’s Holiday there is no school next  Friday the 15th, or the following Monday, February 18th.  We will resume a regular schedule on Tuesday the 19th.  ASB is hosting our 4th  annual Candyland Dance on Friday, March 1st from 4-6 p.m. at Standley Middle School.  Tickets are on sale in the financial office for $4 and all contests and games are included.  We would like to thank the Standley PTSA and community volunteers for supporting our staff today with an amazing Valentine's Breakfast.  Your efforts help make Standley the great school it is.  Finally, support the Standley Band Music Boosters by attending a Dine Out Fundraiser at the Chipotle on Genesee Avenue Tuesday, Feb. 26th between 5 and 9. 

 

2/7/2019 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

 

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special message.  I wanted to make you aware of road closures happening in our neighborhood starting at 9 p.m. Friday night at La Jolla Village Drive and Genesse Avenue.  Please review the document below or you can call the toll-free information hotline at 844-744-3873 for more information.

 

Road Closures.pdf 

2/4/2019 6 p.m. 

This is VP Susan Kent.  Just a heads up to all parents that Standley’s awards assembly is coming up very soon.  

 

  • February 12th  is 6th  grade awards
  • February 19th is  7th grade awards
  • February 21st is 8th grade awards

 

Students in 6th grade who will receive an award will be notified Tuesday, February 5 on a call out and an invitation on Wednesday, February 6th

 

Students in 7th grade who will receive an award will be notified Thursday, February 7 on a call out

 

Students in 8th grade who will receive an award will be notified Friday, February 8 on a call out. 

 

The time for these assemblies is 3:05 to 4:00 pm.  Students who ride the bus may take the late bus so they can participate. 

 

The 6th grade assembly is very large; therefore, we need to split the alphabet by last names:

 

Students A-L will leave their backpacks behind the stage and sit on the stage for awards.  Students M-Z will wait with their parents in the library with their backpacks.   We will have a short intermission to allow students and parents of M-Z to fill the auditorium.  Students M-Z will leave their backpacks in the library to pick up after the awards.  We will start approximately at 3:30 pm.

In addition, there will be no homework club on February 12th due to the use of the media center.

1/29/2019 6 p.m.

 

Hello Standley Families,

 

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special message regarding the school’s budget.  We just received our proposed annual budget for the 19/20 school year yesterday and I will be holding a special meeting on Friday morning at 8:10 a.m. to preview the proposed budget and staffing allocations.  In addition, I would like you to complete this short survey to find out your opinions on the priority of typical budget items.  Click on the provided link in this email and follow the directions.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/74Nr0nkYlkoMXAW12

 

Thank you for partnering with us.

 

1/25/2019 6 p.m.

 

Hello Standley Families,

 

This is principal Bill Pearson calling to let you know that today was the official end of semester one.  Students will receive report cards next Friday in school and they will be mailed home.  Please be advised that there will be NO tutoring, late buses, or Math Academy next week.  These will resume on February 5th following our regular schedule.  

Thank you to the 40 plus United States Marines that took over Standley today for the 9th annual Marine’s Fitness Challenge.  We appreciate their efforts, dedication, and time given to our Standley students and look forward to next year. 

1/24/2019 6 p.m.

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special request for all Standley Parents.  Do you worry about bullying?  As parents we are always concerned but did you know that the majority of negative student interactions are currently done through electronic devices on social media outside of school hours.  We are asking that you help your child and all the students at Standley by being active and involved with their electronic devices.  You should know what social media accounts your child has and have access to view at all times.  Don’t be afraid to restrict or delete social media accounts and applications.  Practice healthy use of electronics by restricting use during the school week and bedtime hours..  All smart phones can easily be turned into dumb phones and there are many parental settings available on the phone, or monitoring applications, that make it easy for you.  You could simply not allow the device in their room at the end of the day.  This is an ongoing issue and to provide you with more information we have partnered with the San Diego Police Foundation to provide a SafetyNet education program for families on February 28th at 6 p.m. in the Standley Auditorium. 

1/18/2019 6 p.m.

 

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to remind you that Monday, January 21 we will observe Martin Luther King Day and school will not be in session.  We will resume with a  regular schedule on Tuesday.  In light of this particular holiday it is always good to reflect on our own attitudes and behavior towards others.  We just completed a round of Seahawk Sessions to identify what we value most such as courage, determination, equality, excellence, inspiration, and respect.  Check in with your student to see what value was highest for them and let’s all take actions that make positive changes in the world.  Thank you to all Standley families for making this a great school and community to be in.

12/21/18 6 p.m.

 

Hello Standley Families,

 

The is Principal Bill Pearson calling to let you know Winter break has arrived.  I would like to thank the students, staff, parents and community members who contribute so much in helping to create an atmosphere of excellence at Standley Middle School. 

 

Beginning Monday,Dec. 24th, schools will be closed for winter break and will resume on Monday , January 7th.  It is my hope that you enjoy the time with your family and friends in laughter, love, and good health.   Many of us are fortunate in so many ways so be a great example to the rest of the world as you bring in the new year with hope and compassion in all that you do.  Don’t forget to take time to relax and come back in January ready to do great things.  I wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and a wonderful  New Year.

 

12/14/18 6 p.m.

 

Hello Standley Families,

 

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  All 8th grade students visited UC High this week to prepare for the High School transition. A UC High counselor will be here on Tuesday in the library to answer questions and help with the online course selection process.  All of the UC High Counselors will be here on the 20th to review and collect program cards.  Encourage your child to participate in an ASB Spirit Week starting Monday by wearing a fuzzy or ugly sweater.  All other days are posted around campus and we look forward to the fun.  Finally, the Standley PTSA is having a Dine-Out Fundraiser at Chipotle on La Jolla Village Drive Tuesday from 4 – 8..  Come join other Standley families for dinner while supporting the Standley PTSA. 

12/7/18 6 p.m.

 

Hello Standley Families,

 

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  All students in attendance today should have received a progress report in their last class.  Please review the report with your child and praise or encourage accordingly.  If you would like more information about the grade log on to PowerSchool, your student knows the login and password, and click on each overall grade to see a list of assignments for that class.  Join us next week on Tuesday or Wednesday to hear the Standley Band and Orchestra perform in the Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.  The Standley Music Boosters will be hosting a bake sale to support the music program and the event is free.  Finally, I wanted to remind you that school will not be in session for Winter Break starting December 24th through January 4th.  School will resume on January 7th

11/30/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,
This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Today is the end of the second grading period and all students will receive progress reports next Friday.  The Here Now Project has been presenting to our 7th grade students using the Signs of Suicide Prevention Program and they will be presenting to 8th grade next week.  This focuses on preventing suicide by educating youth on the risk factors of suicide and reducing the stigma around seeking help for themselves or others. In addition, the HERE Now program is identifying and working with individual and groups of students who may be struggling emotionally and/or engaging in self-destructive or otherwise risky behaviors.  Finally, join me for Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, Dec. 6th at 8:15 a.m. for coffee and pastries.  This will be your opportunity for an informal Q&A about past, present, and future of Standley Middle School.  I look forward to seeing you there.  

11/16/2018

 

Hello Standley Families,

 

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to remind you that next week is Thanksgiving Break.  Students should return on Monday, November 26th to regularly scheduled classes.  I want to take this opportunity to share a few things I am thankful for.   I am thankful for our students who come to school every day ready to learn – you give us all a daily reminder of what is important and why we are here.  I am thankful for the support of the parents in creating the fantastic partnerships for our students.  I am thankful for the teachers, support staff, and administrators who really care about our students academically, physically, socially and have the best interests of our students at heart.  I am also thankful for our volunteers who enthusiastically contribute so much to our school.  Please be sure your students take the time to rest and reflect on what they are thankful for so they can be ready to give their best when they return.

 

For all of you early shoppers out there I want to remind you that you can order your official Standley Seahawks attire for youth and adults online.  Just go to our Standley Webpage and click on the link provided in the slide show.

 

https://apparelnow.com/standley-middle-school-spirit-shop-apparel

 

Spirit gear is the perfect gift for the holidays!

11/9/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  I want to remind you that Monday, November 12th is Veteran’s day and school will NOT be in session.  School will resume on Tuesday with a normal schedule.

In observance of Veteran’s day please thank those in your life who delayed plans for college, marriage, and other opportunities by choosing to serve.  Thank them for braving the hardship and atrocities of war and thank them for serving as a heroic example of who we are and what we can dream to be.  The Standley AVID program is trying to serve others through a canned food drive ending next Thursday.  Students can drop off canned goods in the office or the classroom to support this great cause.  Last but not least, the Green Team will be hosting a recycling fair on Friday to promote campus awareness of this important topic and just another way our students are giving back to the world around them.

11/2/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Remember to set your clocks back this weekend due to the end of Daylight Savings time.  Turn them back 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night or when you get up Sunday morning .  Our last school tour for those interested in CHOICE enrollment is scheduled for Tuesday the 6th  at 2:00 and the deadline for CHOICE enrollment is November 13th.  We would like to thank Torrey Pines Church for helping beautify our campus through a service project where they installed a beautiful Mural on the library building and renewed our chalk boards around campus.  We are very appreciative our active and involved community.   Finally, don’t forget that Veteran’s Day is coming up on November 12th and school will not be in session.

10/26/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  All 8th grade students in attendance today attended a presentation by MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, as a conclusion to our Red Ribbon Week supporting anti-drug awareness.  We encourage you to talk your child about making good choices when it comes to drugs and alcohol.  Our counselors are available should you need support in any difficulties that arise.  Next week is Halloween and our annual Fright Night event.  We understand many students may be participating in Halloween activities after school and may bring their costumes with them in a bag or back pack however, students are not allowed to wear costumes or masks at school.  Please do not bring any weapon related accessories to school.  They may show their spirit with Halloween themed shirts, hats, or colors.  We are almost sold out for Fright Night scheduled next Friday so get your tickets at the financial office soon.  Thank you for your support.

10/19/18 6 p.m.

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  All students in attendance today should have received a progress report in their last class.  Please review the report with your child and praise or encourage accordingly.  If you would like more information about the grade log on to PowerSchool, your student knows the login and password, and click on each overall grade to see a list of assignments for that class.  Yesterday, Standley participated in The Great Shakeout earthquake preparedness drill.  All students practiced duck and cover in the classrooms followed by an evacuation.  Drills help us be prepared in case of a real emergency and we would like you to help us make that happen.  If you know your contact information for parent/guardians or emergency contacts has changed, please let us know.  If you are not sure, give us a call and we can verify that for you.  We want to make sure nothing stands in the way of reuniting you and your child in case of a real emergency.  Finally, next week is Red Ribbon Week and each day is a special theme to support drug awareness.  Your child can start on Monday by wearing Hawaiian leis or clothing to support “Lay off drugs” day.

10/12/18 6 p.m.

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Today was the end of the first grading period and all students will be getting a progress report next Friday.  The Scholastic Book Fair is back all next week thanks to the support of the PTSA and community volunteers.  Students will be coming in with one of their classes and it will be open during school hours.  If you have an hour or more to give next week in support of Standley and the PTSA please visit the PTSA website at www.standleyptsa.org  and click on the Volunteer Link.  We truly appreciate your support.  Our first big student event, Fright Night, is scheduled Friday, November 2nd and tickets are on sale now for $5 in the financial office.  This event sells out every year so don’t delay. Finally, don’t forget to join us at the UC Educate Octoberfest tomorrow at Standley Park and the next UC Cluster meeting is Monday, 4:30 at UC High.

 

10/5/18 6 p.m.

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Thank you to all the parents who made it to the PTSA Parent Mixer yesterday.  I enjoyed the opportunity to meet you and see the community together.  Remember, its never to late to join the PTSA so head over to our website and click the link for the PTSA.  Tutoring began this week and the media center was packed with students getting homework done and asking questions.  If your child would like to attend have them sign up in the office at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Finally, you may remember that K-9 Office Blitz gave presentations last week to 6th graders and will be visiting several times this year.  Pursuant to Administrative Procedures here is something you must know.  In an ongoing effort to eliminate drugs  from all Middle School and High School campuses, the San Diego Unified School District will utilize a Certified Narcotics Detection Dog and Certified Police Dog Handler from the SDUSD Police Department.  Use of the Drug Detection Dog within SDUSD Schools is in compliance with Federal, State and City codes.  Use of the Narcotics Detection Dog will begin immediately and there is no foreseen end date.  All Narcotics, Weapons, Contraband and other illegal items recovered will be dealt with in accordance with Federal, State, City, and SDUSD Law(s).  Person(s) are not sniffed by Canine.

9/28/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families!

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  A big thanks to all the families who showed up to support their child and the school at Back to School night on Wednesday.  It was a fantastic turnout and we appreciate your partnership in the education of your child.  The end of the grading period is October 12th and we are encouraging students to take ownership by knowing their grades now and taking action.  Next week, on Tuesday and Thursday, Homework Club and the UC Educate Math Academy, now combined as the Homework Academy, will be open for students in the Media Center after school from 3-4.  A late bus will be provided for students who normally ride the bus.  We appreciate the support of the UC Educate foundation helping us fund and staff this program.  We will have teachers, community members, and high school students available to support students in Math and all other subjects.  Your child must sign up in the office each Tuesday and Thursday during lunch to attend.  Finally, all sixth grade students in attendance today saw a presentation by our K9 Narcotics Officer Blitz.  Officer Blitz will be visiting the school several times over the course of the year to ensure our campus is safe and free of illegal drugs.

9/21/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  We would like to invite you to Standley’s Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 26th.   We will have Title I, ELAC, GATE, and Special Education meetings from 5-6, a band performance at 5:30 and classroom visits from 6-7:40.  Students will be given an agenda to take home on Tuesday but you can visit our website for more information if you wish.  We are halfway through the first grading period so we hope you are checking your student’s planner, reviewing school work, and using Powerschool to check grades.  Stay involved and help keep them on track for a successful year.  Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education.

9/14/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  If you have not done so already, please be sure to return the pink enrollment verification forms completed and signed on Monday.  We thank you for ensuring all information is accurate.  Monday is make-up picture day for all students that have not had their picture taken this year.  If you attended the PTSA prep day your child had their photo taken but for all others they will be photographed on Monday during their PE class.   Don’t forget there are many opportunities to be involved at Standley Middle School.  You can attend PTSA meetings, go to the UC Cluster meetings of which our first is Monday beginning at 4:30 at Curie Elementary, or join us as a member of the School Site Council or Site Governance Team.  We are looking to fill a few vacancies in both so if you can spare one hour per month then you have time to join us.  If interested, just send an email to the principal and you will be on the nomination ballot.  Thank you again for partnering with us to ensure a great year.

9/11/18 10:00 a.m.

Hello Standley Families,

San Diego Police have confirmed that the suspect involved in the exposure incidents in University City was arrested and booked on Friday.  Thank you to all of our families for your awareness and cooperation to keep our community and school safe.

9/6/18 5:30 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with another safety message for all of our families.  We received a report after school today of another exposure incident.  One of our students walking home passed a 4 door silver sedan with a white man, dark hair, in early 20’s exposing himself at the intersection of Cousins and Pavlov.  Thanks to the awareness of our community this student ran straight home and reported the incident.  The incident has been reported to SDPD and we have updated School Police.  If you have any further information please call the SDPD non-emergency line at 619-531-2000.  If you have not spoken to your child already please advise the following:

• Never get into a stranger’s car, take anything from them, or interact with them.

• Make sure you tell your parents where you are at all times if you walk home alone after school.

• If someone scares you, or makes you feel uncomfortable go somewhere safe and tell someone what has happened right away.

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.

9/4/18 11 a.m.

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a safety message for all of our families.  It has come to our attention that a white man in a silver/blue Subaru Forester pulled up next to one of our Standley Middle School students walking home and asked her to come to his car while exposing himself.  This happened on Erlanger Street.  Police were immediately notified. Instances like this provide a reminder to us all about important safety practices regarding going to and from school. Please discuss the following with your child:

• Never get into a stranger’s car, take anything from them, or interact with them.

• Make sure you tell your parents where you are at all times if you walk home alone after school.

• If someone scares you, or makes you feel uncomfortable go somewhere safe and tell someone what has happened right away.

While we know Standley is located in a very safe community, we want to ensure we empower our children to be aware and alert at all times. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.

8/31/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to say thank you for a wonderful start to the school year.  We are so grateful to have such a fantastic student body with very active and involved family support.  We have strived as a staff to make the first days of school a positive experience and hope that we were successful in this endeavor.  If you have concerns about something please be sure to contact the teacher, counselor, or administrative staff early to work with you to resolve the issue.  Visit our website under the Staff link to find the appropriate email addresses for all of our staff.

Don’t forget that Monday is Labor Day and school will not be in session.  As we resume a normal schedule on Tuesday we ask that you help us keep our students safe by obeying all traffic laws.  The drop off zone on Radcliffe is 3 minutes max, do not stop in fire lanes, and require your child to use crosswalks.  Jay walking is illegal and can be deadly.  We remind you there should be no student drop-offs or pick-ups in the staff parking lots.   

Finally, don’t forget to return all the forms that were sent home for your signature this week.  We hope that you enjoy your long weekend and look forward to seeing all of our students next week.

8/27/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,
This is principal Bill Pearson calling to say thank you.  Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers helping to get our school off to a great start with PTSA Prep Day and passing out schedules.  Thank you to the staff for their time and effort preparing to give your kids the best first day ever.  Thank you to the students for a positive attitude and an awesome day!  We would like to remind you that students will be getting their textbooks this week from the library through their math classes.  8th grade will get books tomorrow, 7th grade on Thursday, and 6th grade on Friday.  Please make sure your child has something to carry the books in and a way to get them home.  If you have not done so already, you may pick up PE clothes in the finance office or just send a check or cash with your student and they can pick them up before school, during PE, or lunch.  We are excited to be partnered with you and look forward the rest of the school year.
Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

6/7/18 2 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special message.  Tomorrow we will hosting two special events at Standley.  First, we are having our annual Western BBQ during both lunches tomorrow.  The BBQ will include a hamburger, veggie burger or hotdog with all the fixings, watermelon and milk.  All 8th grade students, in honor of promotion, will receive a ticket to attend the BBQ for free.  All 6th and 7th grade students may purchase a ticket before school at the lunch arbor for $2.75 cash or with their lunch account ID.  This will be the only food available for sale so pack a lunch if you are not interested.  All 8th grade students that qualified will be participating in the Day of the 8th Grader.  They will be enjoying activities on the field and hanging out with friends.  It may be warm and sunny tomorrow so a hat and sunblock would be a good idea.  Water and sunblock will be available all day. 

Thanks for listening and have a great evening.

6/2/18 6 p.m.

Good Evening Standley Parents,

This is Ms. Meredith with an announcement.  Please join us on Tuesday, June 5 from 6:00pm-7:15pm in Standley’s library to hear a presentation on Preventing the Summer Slide.  Students can lose up to two months of learning during the summer months.  Discover fun and educational family activities to enjoy during the summer.

You can RSVP at the following address: RSVP@TINYURL.COM/SDUSDFACERSVP.

6/1/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Thank you to our wonderful PTSA and community for the amazing staff appreciation celebration provided last week.  The entire staff felt loved and we are so grateful to be a part of the UC Cluster.  The end of the year is approaching quickly.  Next week we will host our annual Awards Ceremonies for all grade levels and you should have received a phone call if your child qualified.  If you are unsure you may contact the counseling office to verify and visit our website for dates and times.  If your student purchased a yearbook and turned in all textbooks they will be distributed next week.  Day of the 8th Grader is on Friday and a Western BBQ will be provided for all 8th grade students.  All other students may purchase a ticket for the BBQ on Friday morning for $2.75 or use their Lunch PIN #.  Finally, we are looking for parent volunteers to help with promotion this year.  There are jobs big and small and we really need parents of future 8th graders to learn the ropes so your child’s promotion is just as amazing.  You can easily find a volunteer link on the left side of our Standley website.  We truly hope to see you there.

5/30/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special message.  The Principal of UC High sent this message to its families prior to the weekend.

School Notice of Concern (05-25-2018)

Just a heads up to our UCHS families: today, one of our families received a phone call (scam) saying that their student had been kidnapped from UCHS.  The student, however, was safe and sound in their second period class. The phone call was disturbing and alarming.  The caller said that they had the student’s and parent’s cell phone numbers and knew where they lived.  The caller was yelling, using profanities, and sharing personal information about the student. Needless to say, this phone call was unsettling to the family and we agreed that other UCHS families should be made aware of this scam.  At this point, we know of no other scam instances involving our families.  Should a family receive a similar phone message, we encourage you to contact the San Diego Police Department and let us know as well.

One of our own Standley families was impacted by this event and afterward was given these suggestions to keep students more safe:

1. Students cell phone voicemail greeting should ONLY be the generic greeting and not the child's voice.

**The scammers have some technology that records the outgoing greeting and then it can recreate almost any word that sounds like the child.

2. Any student with a Facebook page or any other social media presence should have the privacy set so that only “friends” or their “followers” to have access to the content.

** The scammers gain a lot of personal details from Facebook that they then use to make it appear as if they really know all about the student.

3. Parents and their kids should have some sort of secret safe word that they can use to verify identity.

** A parent could ask their child to tell them “the word” if they get one of these scam phone calls. The kid would say the secret word that would not make sense in any other context.

Regards,

Mr. Pearson

Principal

Standley Middle School

5/25/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Due to the Memorial Day weekend there is no school on Monday.  Let us embrace this weekend's unofficial start of summer, while simultaneously remembering the brave men and women who defended our great nation. Next Friday we will begin textbook returns starting with 8th grade, then 7th grade on the 4th, and 6th grade on the 5th.  Start gathering them up and making sure all marks are removed to avoid any fines. 

We are looking for parent volunteers to help with promotion this year.  There are jobs big and small and we would love for parents of future 8th graders to learn the ropes so your child’s promotion is just as amazing.  You can find a volunteer link on the left side of our Standley website under PTSA. 

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

5/18/18 6 p.m.

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  We are almost done with testing!  Thank you for helping your students to be here and do their best this month. Next week, students will be finishing up in Math and completing make-ups as needed.  Don’t forget, school is closed Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.  In addition, we would like to remind you that June is a busy month as we end the year.  Awards assemblies are scheduled as follows; 6th graders on the 4th,  7th graders on the 5th, and 8th graders on the 7th with the last day of school on June 13th.  A complete calendar can be found on our website. 

Thanks for listening and have a great evening.

5/16/18 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

Thank you for your partnerships with our school.  Last week we asked you complete a Parent survey to allow us to understand and identify strengths and areas of growth concerning our family and community engagement.  This is a short survey that is completely anonymous and will help us make decisions for our school and your students.  Please click on the link provided in the attached email or contact the counseling office to request a paper version.  The deadline is this Friday.  Thank you for your help and have a great evening!

You can access the survey at https://surveys.wested.org/csps/KA622AF

5/11/18 6 p.m.