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School Update (11-19-2019)

School Update (11-19-2019)


Principal Olivero here with a School Update.   


Please know that we are experiencing fiber optic problems.  The system will again be shut down tonight in hopes of getting it back online.  Apparently the fiber line was cut at UCSD.  Because our phone line and internet system is connected to this system, we are having problems receiving calls and email messages from outside users.  We hope to have it resolved ASAP. 


Just to let everyone parent of a winter sport athlete know that we are having the required Parent/Coaches meeting tomorrow night.  Parents need to understand CIF and school districts requirements for athletic participation.  Parents will also learn about the chain of command process for asking questions regarding a student athlete.  The meeting will be tomorrow night, November 20th, at 5:30 pm in the auditorium.   


On Monday, December 2, 2019, the county’s SAY Program will be in all 11th grade US History classes presenting “Here and Now.”  This program is designed to support students in the area of mental health and suicide prevention. The SAY Program will be presenting information to parents prior to the PTSA meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 4th.  They will also be out in the spring to talk to our 9th graders. Should a parent not want their student included, they need to let vice principal Jo McGlin know prior to December 1st.    


On Monday, December 2nd, the school’s School Site Governance Team (SSGT), will be meeting to discuss the new Ethnic Studies requirement for graduation.  This new requirement does not impact any of our current students, but will for the incoming Class of 2024.  The SSGT will be deciding what classes to offer to students to meet this new graduation requirement for SDUSD students.  The SSGT meeting will be held at 2:30 pm, in the principal’s conference room. All are invited. 


I am happy to report that our parents followed through and completed the Free and Reduce Lunch applications. The outcome showed that we have over 43% percent of our students who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch.  This percentage of students puts us over the 40% mark and will allow the school to receive Title I dollars next year. The amount of new money will be around $50,000 and the funds can and will be used for targeted supports for our Centurions.   


As explained Saturday night, the Centurion Sound took first place for both band and color guard for the Southern California State Championships. We are very proud of the students, coaches, parents, and Mr. Corenman, our Music Director, for this historic accomplishment.


Last, Friday, November 22nd, will be our last day of school for a week.  School will be out from November 25 – 29 for Thanksgiving week. Please know on behalf of the entire Centurion staff, we thank you for allowing us to be your educational partner as we come together to prepare our young people for the demands of the 21st century. We feel blessed to work with such a supportive community. 


Regards, Mr. O.