We hope you are healthy and doing well during these most difficult times. We are all facing challenges and uncertainties. Closure of school which began March 16, 2020 is now estimated to last through April 27, 2020 but could be extended on a week-to-week basis as this pandemic unfolds. We are seeking advice and reviewing updates from federal, state and local officials and agencies and paying close attention to actions other Districts are taking. Rest assured, every decision we are making is based on our best intentions to support HSHMC students and their families.
Teachers have reached out to students to engage in distance learning. Students should check their school email accounts, continue to participate in scheduled work online, and communicate with their teachers if there are any questions.
We have put together a PowerSchool Learning page with information for students, families and teachers on tips and best practices regarding distance learning. The link below will direct you to this resource page.
Dear HSHMC Family,
In this time apart, our teachers would like to share some love to our students. We have created a space for teachers to share messages with students, and where students can also reply. Click the link below to access our Flipgrid video responses. Students will need to use their @hshmc.org Google account to reply.
Dear HSHMC Families,
You may have heard on the news Tuesday that California Governor Gavin Newsom shared his opinion that schools may not reopen this school year. We understand this information is unsettling, but as of now, there is no definitive date on when schools will reopen.
At this time, the Governor has not mandated school closures and is allowing the decision to be made on the local level. San Diego County issued a health order on Monday stating that all public and private schools "shall not hold classes or other school activities where students gather on the school campus." As you know, HSHMC is following that directive. All decisions about reopening will be made in conjunction with local public health officials.
While we are uncertain how long this closure will last, we are putting plans in place that will provide students with resources they need, whether we are closed for three weeks as scheduled, or longer. We encourage you to think in both the short- and long-term as well. Here are some resources to assist you.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We will continue to communicate regularly as we learn new information. In the meantime, please contact me at email@example.com with questions.
Como tal vez esté enterado por las noticias, el martes el Gobernador de California Gavin Newsom expresó su opinión que las escuelas tal vez no vuelvan a abrir durante el resto de este año escolar. Comprendemos que esta noticia es preocupante, pero al momento no hay fecha definitiva para cuándo volverán a abrir las escuelas.
Hasta este momento, el Gobernador no ha ordenado el cierre de escuelas y está permitiendo que la decisión referente a esto se tome a nivel local. El lunes, el Condado de San Diego emitió una orden de salud proclamando que todas las escuelas públicas y privadas, "no deben impartir clases u otras actividades escolares donde los estudiantes se reúnen en el plantel de la escuela." Como usted lo sabe, HSHMC está obedeciendo esa orden. Todas las decisiones en cuanto a volver a abrir se harán en conjunto con los oficiales locales de salud pública.
A pesar de no saber cuánto durará este cierre, estamos poniendo en marcha planes para proporcionarles a los estudiantes los recursos que necesiten, ya sea que permanezcamos cerrados por tres semanas como está actualmente previsto, o por más tiempo. Le alentamos a que usted también haga planes a corto y largo plazo. Aquí hay unos recursos para ayudarle con eso:
Le agradecemos su paciencia y comprensión durante esta época sin precedentes. Nos mantendremos en comunicación regular conforme salga nueva información. Mientras tanto, si tiene preguntas por favor póngase en contacto con Sheri Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our teachers would like to stay connected with students during this time of school closures. If your student has access to a cellphone, and you allow permission to receive communication regarding school updates or classwork, please ask your student to fill out the survey linked below.
Communication will only be used for school purposes in support of student learning.
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With the best interest of our students, other school districts and community, the HSHMC Board has made a decision to close our school beginning this Monday, March 16 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). HSHMC will be closed through April 3, 2020 and children should stay home. At this point, we plan to reopen on Monday, April 6, 2020.
We understand this action may pose added hardship for some of our families. While your children remain at home, we encourage you all to continue practicing good hygiene. Updates and recommendations will be posted here. You can also access San Diego Unified's website for further updates.
We will remain in close contact with the San Diego Unified School District, San Diego County Office of Education and local public health officials and will provide updates to families as appropriate.
We understand this is a time of uncertainty and concern. We will work through this together to keep our students, families, and staff safe.
Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Food Service For Students
The Food Service Dept. will be conducting a drive-thru/walk-up distribution of packaged prepared food. Children will need to be present to receive meals, and each child 18 years and younger can take one lunch and one breakfast for the next day. There will be no congregate feeding. All food will be consumed off site. Meal distribution times for all locations are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Eight sites have been strategically selected based on geographic location targeting high need areas – per the USDA. We also took into consideration ease of access in selecting sites.
· Clark Middle (to act as a production kitchen and serving center)
· Cherokee Point Elementary
· Sherman Elementary
· Zamorano Fine Arts Academy
· Kearny High School
· O'Farrell Charter
· Farb Middle
· Walker Elementary
Our third blood drive of the year is this Tuesday, March 10 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. We hope you will consider coming by to donate. Please contact Ms. Rivas at the front desk if you are interested in donating.
Please see our website for updates and information on Covid-19. At this time, HSHMC is open and has no change in plans or programs. We continue to discuss with students appropriate prevention techniques.
This Thursday, March 12, is our Parent Advisory College Knowledge Night. This session will be geared towards our current 11th grade students and their parents as we focus on what to anticipate during the senior year at HSHMC and how to prepare for the college application process.
Please remind your child that students at HSHMC are not allowed to watch movies or play games on their cell phones during class time. Students who do not follow this policy will be asked to turn their phone in to an administrator. Please note that students are NOT in class during their ten-minute passing periods at 9:25 am and 1:25 pm, along with lunch from 11:00 – 12:00 pm. To support student learning, unless it is an emergency, if you need to reach your child we ask that you use these passing period and lunch times to text or call so that students are not interrupted during class time.
Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, March 14, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please be sure to send your child to Saturday School if they have missed a day of school. Students must stay the entire time to get credit for their absence.
Have a wonderful week - Thank you!
To continue to inform and involve parents and guardians in our efforts to design the most exciting, engaging and effective education for our student body we invite you parents and guardians to take our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) survey.
For more information about the LCAP. Please review the informational presentations linked below.