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Principal Calls to Families and Staff

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.

9/25/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Next Friday is officially the end of the first grading period.  This a progress report only to let you know how your child is doing after the first five weeks of school.  These will be available online in PowerSchool through the Student/Parent Portal on October 9th.   Of course, you and your child can track grades and assignments on PowerSchool anytime, 24/7, by simply logging in and clicking on the grade in the class.  Please contact teachers or counselors if have questions or need support.  Your support is what makes our school successful every year so thank you to the parents that have volunteered for positions on the SSC and SGT.  We had just enough nominations to fill both decision making groups.  The SSC requires a formal election anyway so we would appreciate it if you would take 2 minutes to complete the following election form.  Voting ends Sunday evening and the three candidates with the most votes will be notified.  Speaking of forms, we have only received 10% of the required forms that families complete each year.  These forms were made available on the Back To School Night link on our website and are still there for your convenience.  We know it is more difficult digitally but if you have not submitted these documents please make an extra effort to do so.  Finally, you may have heard that the district is starting Phase I Onsite Learning so we wanted to clarify this is currently only in grades TK-5.  We do not have any updates regarding dates for Middle School to begin Phase I at this time.  Thank you for taking the time to stay up to date.

SSC VOTING FORM ACCESS

https://forms.gle/Z3cV7V4R1VR5r2aU6

9/18/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Thank you to all the families that joined us for the Virtual Back to School Night.  If you have not had a chance to do so it is still available as a link on our school website.  We ask that all of our families check it out and while you are there do your best to complete and return the important school documents provided in the links.  I would like to congratulate our Standley PTSA for record attendance at Wednesday’s meeting.  Thank you for supporting Standley Midde School and the PTSA through your attendance.  You can also support us by visiting their website and joining the Standley PTSA.  While you are there be sure to sign up for school notifications through Facebook, Instagram, or e-news.  If you would like to be more involved in the decision making process at Standley you should consider participating in the SSC, SGT, ELAC, or PTSA.  These groups meet once per month and are a great way to be involved so send me an email if you are interested.   If your child is still having trouble logging in to classes or needs help with other school issues they can contact their counselor.  Counselors are live every morning to assist and can be contacted by email or phone during the rest of the day.  Visit the Standley website and find the counseling link under the Parents tab.

https://standleyptsa.org/

Counselors Page

9/17/20 4:30 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Standley’s Yearbook teacher Monte Carroll with a special message about Yearbook. This year's yearbook promises to be the most creative and fun yearbook, ever but it can't happen without photos, so it can't happen without your help! For the next few months the yearbook staff will need you to become part of our team and send us the pictures you want to see in the yearbook. Look for the "Yearbook" button on the Standley website homepage: it leads to all the information you need to submit your portrait photos and more. Look for surveys and special photo requests too! This is a once-in-a-lifetime type of school year, so help us build an awesome once-in-a-lifetime yearbook! You may also click the link provided in this email.  Thank you!

Yearbook Info Here

9/16/20 11 a.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson reminding you that tonight is our first ever Virtual Back to School Night.  We will publish the link on our website after 5 p.m. today and you will be able to view many resources and virtually meet our staff.  We wanted to make sure there were no connectivity issues and allow flexibility in schedules so this will not be live.  You will be able to tour at your own pace anytime after it is posted today.  We do hope you will join us for the live PTSA General Meeting at 6:30 p.m. today and you will find the link in the Virtual Back to School Night presentation.  As always, we thank you for adapting with us in this unique time and hope you enjoy your virtual visit.

Thanks for listening and have a great day!

09/11/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families, 

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your Friday update.  I would like to recognize today as the anniversary of 9/11 where the compassion and unity of so many people in a moment of crisis is a model for how we can be during our current events.  We thank our entire community for their support of each other as we come together to survive and thrive.   Thank you again for working with us to get all of our students connected and in classes.  Remember that teachers are activating authenticated user codes for the safety of our classrooms and though it may be more difficult to access we believe it is worth the additional effort.  This ensures that only students with log in credentials from SDUSD can be admitted and teachers can monitor real names in classes.  We would also like to remind of the dangers on all devices that can be found in the home. You may be aware of some of the latest trends that have made the news.  We feel it is important for all families to be aware of the dangers associated with unsupervised social media use.  Parents and guardians should always check what apps their children have access to and ensure they are age appropriate.   If you notice any sudden changes in the social or emotional state of your child and would like support you may contact one of our counselors.  Finally I would like to remind you of our Virtual Back to School Night scheduled for Wednesday evening.  On Wednesday evening you will find a link that will allow you to virtually hear from each of your child’s teachers along with other school events.  Don’t forget to attend the Standley PTSA General Meeting the same evening, live at 6:30 where I will be present with the latest updates.  Watch for the Zoom information on our website.

9/9/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with a reminder and announcement!  After debriefing with staff on the most common access issues it seems the number one problem still was students not using their district log in for Google, Canvas, or especially ZOOM.  Please make sure that you are logging into these with the student district log in.  You must sign in to ZOOM  FIRST by going to sandiegounified.zoom.us and click sign in.  Then you will log in with your district identification prior to accessing a class or you may get blocked.  After signing in your will add the teacher’s join code and be admitted to the waiting room.  If you access from any other account you may not get in.   If you try to just click on a Zoom link you may not get in.  Teachers are using authentication measures for online meeting safety and students may not get in if it is not their real name on a district account.  I have attached a link explaining the log in process.  If you need to communicate with your teacher please send them an email directly or message them in Google or Canvas for a quicker response.  You may still contact counselors for help accessing classes or other school needs.  We thank you for partnering with us in the 20/21 school year and look forward to moving toward 100% of our students online and in classes.  Finally, we ask that you save the date for next Wednesday, September 16th for our first ever Virtual Back to School Night and PTSA meeting.  Please follow our website for more information.

TUTORIAL FOR ZOOM ACCESS

OR

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XNfR6ES0eXju2dx6Kp5cNYPLEYk_eG5mUkKMO-D9OI8/edit?usp=sharing

9/7/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to let you know our Health Office is now open virtually. 

There is a link on the Standley website, under the information tab, to the Virtual Health Office.   You will be able to find links to health forms and other health information. It is also where you will find Zoom links to our Virtual Health Office hours, where one our Health Office staff will be available during all synchronous learning time.  The Zoom is live, "in person" during synchronous learning time, but you may also set up an appointment with them.  The Virtual health office will be monitored during synchronous learning time.

Virtual Health Office website

Nurse Gina Lujan is available live W, Th, F                    Zoom link: 980 2886 6089

HT Bernadette Felitz is available live M, Tu, Th             Zoom link: 924 0567 6307

9/4/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Thank you to all of our families and staff for a great Welcoming week.  Most of the first week tech issues have been figured out and we look forward to classroom instruction starting next week.  Don’t forget this is a holiday weekend as many will celebrate Labor Day in a safe fashion.  We will not have school on Monday and will return on Tuesday with our official schedule for the remainder of the year.  First period will meet at 8:05 on Tuesday so don’t be late.  You can go to our website if you need a new copy of the official bell schedule.  Teachers will be taking attendance in every period from now on and attendance is mandatory.  Starting next week, all teachers will begin collecting assignments for an academic grade and those will be entered in PowerSchool.  If you are in need of a textbook or computer and have not made it to any of our previous pick-ups please contact our Library Tech, Lauren Gates lgates2@sandi.net to schedule an appointment. 

9/1/20 3 p.m.

FOOD SERVICES UPDATE

  • The USDA recently made a decision allowing our district to continue providing free meals for ALL students. 
  • Families may drive-thru or walk-up to any of the 82 meal pick-up locations throughout the district to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch for their children. Meals are available Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.  
  • Currently, there is no cost or school validation needed.  We will continue to update families as we find out how long this waiver remains in place. 
  • Students do not need to be present to pick-up meals; however, a photo of the child will need to be shown by their parent or guardian. 

Families can visit www.sandiegounified.org and click on ‘Meal Pick-Up Locations’ to find their nearest school meal pick up location.  Standley Middle School is the pick up location for the UC Cluster.

8/31/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson hoping you had an awesome first day!  I received many emails letting me how smoothly it went today and a few that did not.  Remember, this week is our welcome week and a very low risk way to work out all of the technology kinks before content instruction begins next week.  After debriefing with staff on the most common issues it seems the number one problem was students not using their district log in for Google, Canvas, or especially ZOOM.  Please make sure that you are logging into these with the student district log in.  You must sign in to ZOOM with your district identification prior to accessing a class or you may get blocked.  Teachers are using authentication measures for online meeting safety and students may not get in if it is not their real name on a district account.  I have attached a link explaining the log in process.  If you need to communicate with your teacher please send them an email directly or message them in Google or Canvas for a quicker response.  I wish to thank our counselors for hosting the ZOOM Hotline today and they will be available again tomorrow.  I will send out a separate message with access information by counselor.  Tomorrow is the last day for textbook/computer check out from 12-3.  We thank you for partnering with us in the 20/21 school year and look forward to moving toward 100% of our students online and in classes.

How to Access District Zoom

or

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XNfR6ES0eXju2dx6Kp5cNYPLEYk_eG5mUkKMO-D9OI8/edit?usp=sharing

8/28/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your Friday update.  Monday is officially the first day of school and we are excited and ready to begin.  If you have not done so, please review the Online Learning Orientation sent in yesterday’s message and posted to our website.  It will help you be ready for the weeks to come.  To welcome our families we have a special schedule for week one which is posted in the orientation and our website.  Be sure students are checking into classes starting with period 1 at 9:40.  Our counselors will be available live on a ZOOM hotline to offer support and answer questions Monday morning starting at 8 a.m.  Be sure to read the Online Orientation first as it will answer most questions and the zoom link is provided in the Orientation.   Students and parents will be able to log in to the Parent Learning Menu to take any or all of the 19 modules currently available at your convenience.  Students will also be working on an Interactive Journal next week and will get access from their first period teacher Monday morning.  Do you need to update contact information in PowerSchool?  You have access to update it anytime from your Parent Portal account.  Parent Portal access information was mailed home to families that did not have one.  If you have questions regarding parent portal please contact our Site Tech. Monday is going to be awesome and I can’t wait to see everyone in class.  Have a great first day!

Parent Learning Menu.

8/27/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with the much anticipated, Online Learning Orientation update. You will find a link to a PDF of the presentation in this email and available on our website soon.  Please view it at your pace and reference as often as you would like.  Feel free to print it out for your child so they can use it moving forward.  If you see a conflict of information with previous messages this is the most current and accurate.  Schedules are now live and available in PowerSchool.  It is very important that all students and families read through the Online Orientation carefully since the start of this year is new to everyone.  Remember, teachers are still preparing for Monday so check back in on their sites this weekend.We are excited to see all of you soon in your online classrooms and we thank you for doing your part to make this experience awesome!

Standley Online Orientation

https://bit.ly/3jdZZ8K

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

8/24/20 4:30 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with a few important updates.  Today was the first day of textbook checkout and we appreciate all the patience from the families as they came through the line today.  Many were asking why they did not get all their books at one time today.  The short answer is that many families did not return them last year and we do not have enough to check out for all six classes right now.  We want to ensure every student has what they need to be successful so even students that did not return books last year were given books for the first semester.  Please check your home for any textbooks and bring them with you to return at the checkout tomorrow.  If you can’t make it tomorrow, a drop off bin will be available on the lunch court and you can drop them off any weekday from 8-3 following all COVID safety protocols of masks and social distancing.  There was also some confusion today regarding computers.  As mentioned in previous updates, any student with a district device will keep that device this year.  You will not exchange it for a new one.  If you do not have a district device you should receive one this year even if you have your own at home.  When we return to site there will be no computers in the classroom and students will be expected to bring the device from home.  If you do not have a district issued device make sure you get one during textbook check-out.  If we missed you today you are welcome to come back tomorrow.  For those families who could not make either day, we will have a make-up day next week.   Finally, we are waiting for a few more items from the district before I share the Online Learning Orientation that was scheduled for August 25th so it has the most accurate information.  The Orientation will be posted to our Standley Website as a viewable link on Thursday and student schedules will be live in PowerSchool this week.  If you have not viewed the New Student Orientation or read the Frequently Asked Questions posted on our website that is a great place to start.  Thank you again for your patience and flexibility as we prepare for a great year!

8/21/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Thank you to all the new families that attended the New Student Orientations on ZOOM this week.  If you missed it, or are not new to us, and would like to hear the latest update the video has been posted to our website to view at your convenience.  Don’t forget to join us next week for textbook check-out on Monday or Tuesday and follow the directions sent in a previous message.  Remember, if you have a district supplied computer already you will keep it for this year.  Only students who have not checked one out will get one next week.   If you can’t make it we will provide an alternate day during the first week of school.  Nearly all textbooks are available online and can be accessed through our website under the Library tab.   All previous messages can be found on our website under “Principal's Call-Outs to Families”.  We have just learned that Standley Middle School will be the distribution site for Grab n’ Go meals for our UC schools.  Beginning Monday, August 31st  the district plans to distribute meals to enrolled students Monday through Friday from 12 -2.  The student must be present with some documentation showing child’s name, school, and student ID.  Please consider partnering with us by joining and supporting the Standley PTSA and UC EdUCate.  You can find links to both on the left side of the homepage on our site. 

https://standley.sandiegounified.org

https://standleyptsa.org/

https://www.uc-educate.org/

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

8/18/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to give you answers to the most frequently asked questions over the last few weeks.  You will find a document attached to this email and a link to the same document.  We hope that this relieves some of your anxiety and helps you answer your child's questions.  This FAQ will provide a daily schedule, explanation of instructional minutes, what to expect the first week, and specific contact information for assistance.  We hope this message finds you well and have a great day!

STANDLEY FAQ

8/17/20 3:15 p.m.

Hello Standley Families!

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with more information regarding the start of the year.  We will be hosting a drive through textbook pick-up at Standley Middle School. During this drive through your student will pick up textbooks, school planner, yearbook if purchased last year and you did not pick it up yet, and possibly a computer.  All 6th grade students will be given a new computer to use for the next 3 years at Standley.  If you are in 6th grade and have a computer from last year you will need to exchange it for a new one.  If you are a 7th or 8th grade student and do not have a district computer, one will be checked out to you for the remainder of Middle School.  If you are a 7th or 8th grade student and already have a district computer you will keep that one through the end of 8th grade.  Here are the details:

When: August 24th and 25th  organized by last name to maintain health and traffic safety. 

            A-B     Monday 8-10 a.m.

            C-G     Monday 10-12 p.m.

            H-K     Monday 1-3 p.m.

            L-N      Tuesday 8-10 a.m.

            O-R     Tuesday 10-12 p.m.

            S-Z      Tuesday 1-3 p.m.

What to Bring:  Bring a paper with your name, student ID, and grade level legibly written on it.

What to Do:  You will attend during your scheduled time and enter the main parking lot near the office off of Radcliffe Drive.  You will then turn into the school campus on the lunch court and head toward the library.  You may stop at the yearbook table with your receipt if you did not pick up last year’s Yearbook.  At the first library stop hand our staff the ID information.  They will ask you to move forward to the materials pick-up spot near the main entrance.  Once you receive the materials drive around the library and head toward the campus exit near PE.   Families exit the gate, turn right, and exit campus on Governor Drive.  This is a one way drive through and we ask that everyone follows the route.  (See attached map) DO NOT PARK AND WALK ONTO CAMPUS.  If you arrive by public transit or do not own a car please enter the gate near the office and walk directly to the main library entrance.  Please maintain appropriate social distance at all times and everyone must wear a mask.

  • One car per student

  • Only family members in the car

  • Masks must be worn on campus in or out of a car

  • Maintain appropriate social distance

  • Please remain in your car.

Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we attempt to start   the year to the best of our ability.  Your help in following these guidelines to support our students is greatly appreciated. 

Textbook Checkout Map 

8/14/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to update you on the new school year.  As you know, we will begin the school year with online learning and experts will be advising the district when and how it will be safe to return to sites.  Standley staff and the Site Governance Team looked at options for schedules based on guidelines for online learning and feedback from the community.  We heard clearly the need for simplicity in schedules to promote student success and parental support.  We are currently building student schedules for 6 courses per year at 3 per semester.  That means students would attend periods 1, 2, and 3 daily for 18 weeks and then switch to period 4, 5, 6 daily for 18 weeks.  Live, synchronous, whole group and small group instruction for these courses will be between 8:05 and 12:05 followed by a lunch break, then asynchronous learning and homework from 12:53-2:53. We will post this schedule to our website soon for your planning purposes.  We understand that the most ideal scenario is to be back on site and in classrooms but we hope you recognize the value in this schedule and the opportunities for online learning success. 

Our sixth grade families will receive an email Monday regarding ZOOM login information for the New Student Orientation on August 19th and 20th between 6-7p.m.  If you are new to us in 7th/8th grade and would like to attend, send me an email for the information.   Space is limited to 300 per session.  We will be hosting an Online Learning Orientation for ALL families August 25th and will send out more information at a later date.  Finally, we will have a drive-through textbook and computer check out on August 24th and 25th.  We will be sending out more information and invites early next week.  We are so excited to begin our journey with you.  Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

8/13/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley  Families!

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with a special message for families that may not have returned textbooks or other items at the end of last year.  We greatly appreciate your support in the return of textbooks so we may prepare them for the next group of students.  We will be hosting a make-up drive through textbook drop off at Standley Middle School. During this drive through you will drop off school owned materials like books and instruments.  If you are not returning to a SDUSD in the fall we ask that you also drop off your district loaned Chromebook if you have one.  For those returning in the fall we ask that you hold onto it.  Families, we need your help to move smoothly and stay safe during the COVID crisis.  Here are the details:

When: August 19th 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

What to Bring:  Bring all textbooks and library books (clean and mark free) in a bag with your full name on a paper inside the bag.  Bring any school issued music instruments you will not need in the fall with your name taped to the outside.  Bring a paper with your name and ID written on it to hand to the staff when dropping off your books.

What to Do:  You will enter the main parking lot near the office off of Radcliffe Drive.  A table will be set up by the main gate.  You will hand your identification paper to staff and give them your bag of books.  Families exit campus on Governor Drive.  This is a one way drive through and we ask everyone follows the route.  DO NOT PARK AND WALK ONTO CAMPUS.  If you arrive by public transit or do not own a car please walk to the gate and everyone must maintain appropriate social distance at all times and everyone must wear a mask.

  • One car per student

  • Only family members in the car

  • Masks must be worn on campus in or out of a car

  • Maintain appropriate social distance

  • DO NOT get out of the car

Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we attempt to close out last year to the best of our ability.  Your help in following these guidelines to support our students is greatly appreciated. 

8/12/20 6 p.m.

Hello New Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to welcome you to Middle School.  PowerSchool has transferred your contact information to us and we are looking forward to participating with you in your child’s education.  As you may have heard, all of SDUSD is starting the year with online learning but looking forward to a hopeful return to on site learning in the near future.  The district has recently provided guidelines to help us plan for a successful opening and we are working hard to make sure the year begins well and our families have everything they need.  Since we are preparing for a new schedule with online learning we needed to move the originally scheduled New Student Orientation meeting from this week to next week to make sure it has all the latest official information.  We will host two meetings for your convenience and you can choose which one to attend.  Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 19th, and Thursday, August 20th, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  We will send the ZOOM log in information later in the week and post on our website.  If your child attended Spreckels, Curie, or Doyle in 5th grade, or you enrolled prior to school closure, you are already in our system at Standley and do not need to do anything further.  If you have any questions feel free to email me at wpearson@sandi.net.  Thanks for listening and have a great evening.  

8/12/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to ask you for a few minutes of your day to complete a Technology Needs Survey for the upcoming year.  It is our goal to make sure every student is prepared for our August 31st return to Online Learning and we need to know what your needs are to do so.  We would like every family, returning or not, with a computer or not, to complete the survey so we have the best data to support our community.  If you have more than one student attending, please fill out a separate survey for each student.  A link to the survey is provided in the email corresponding to this message and will be posted on our website.  We appreciate your support as we prepare for a great opening.

Standley Student Technology Needs Survey

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

7/31/20 11 a.m.

San Diego Unified Leaders, Teachers Union Announce 2020-21 Online Learning Plan Designed with Input From Teachers, Parents and Students,

Online Learning Plan to Resemble Traditional Classroom Instruction

July 30, 2020

SAN DIEGO -- One month before the start of the new school year, San Diego Unified

school leaders and educators have released details of a plan to continue student growth

and learning online. For students, the learning experience will feel similar, in many

ways, to a traditional school year. San Diego Unified’s plans were created over weeks

of discussions among parents, students, educators and administrators, culminating in a

formal agreement announced today by San Diego Unified and the San Diego Education

Association.

San Diego Unified will open the school year Aug. 31 with the new online education initiative for

students that is as close as possible to a pre-COVID classroom experience, including:

• A six-hour school day with customized learning experiences for each K-12 student

• All students will have daily, live interaction with their teachers via video conferencing

• Custom learning experiences will based on student needs and will include daily live,

online instruction (up to three hours), independent learning (at least two hours), working

with other students in small groups or participating in educator office hours (at least one

hour)

• All Elementary students will receive instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, science,

social studies, physical education, and the arts

• Students will receive grades to measure their progress

“We continue working to bring all students back to campus as soon as it is safe and responsible

to do so. In the meantime, we must ensure our students continue to learn and make academic

progress,” said Superintendent Cindy Marten.

Superintendent Marten said the district will continue working on access and providing free

computers and Wi-Fi service to families that need them. In the spring, San Diego Unified

provided more than 50,000 Chromebook computers to allow students the ability to work from

home. More than 97 percent of students logged into their classes during that time.

The changes to online learning were designed after hundreds of hours of conversations with

parents via online Zoom calls. Students, educators, school administrators and community

stakeholders also participated in the summer-long engagement and planning process. The

result of these conversations contributed to an agreement signed today by the school district

and SDEA. Highlights of the agreement with educators include:

• Teachers and non-classroom educators will continue to work a full, standard workday

• Educators will hold office hours, organize small-group instruction and provide students

with feedback on their learning

• Educators will have added flexibility to account for the challenges of online instruction

• Educator growth and progress will be supported

“All San Diego educators long for the day they can be back in class with their students, but the

COVID-19 crisis has made that impossible for now,” said Kisha Borden, SDEA President. “I am

proud of the work we’ve done to make improvements to online learning that puts the emphasis

on the quality of instruction, and creates space for meaningful parent and family engagement

during this time of crisis.”

The President of the San Diego Unified Parent Teacher Association, Mahogany Taylor, believes

parents will also be pleased with the details of the new online learning plan. This spring, many

parents expressed frustration with the challenges of learning multiple software platforms to

maintain contact with school. San Diego Unified announced plans to limit the number of

platforms parents will need to use.

“Online learning is going to be better, because parents helped design it,” Taylor said. “There will

be many challenges to overcome this school year, both those that are currently known and

those that are yet to come. But students, families and district personnel have repeatedly shown

the courage, flexibility and teamwork necessary to make this year successful.”

To support student, parent and educator success in the new online environment for the new

academic year, San Diego Unified has planned a boot camp to help everyone adapt. Both

educators and students will spend the first week of the new school year receiving differentiated

learning opportunities to become stronger teachers and learners in the online world.

San Diego Unified leaders will release additional details of the online learning plan for the fall on

Aug. 10, the same day on which the district plans to provide the next public assessment of when

it will be safe to physically reopen. The school system is working with health experts from the

University of California, San Diego to plan, refine and implement on campus safety protocols for

the eventual return of students and teachers to the classroom.

7/21/20 11 a.m.

Hello Standley Family,
I hope this email finds you healthy in every way and you are enjoying your summer regardless of the current circumstances.  I wanted to update you on where we are as August approaches and I officially go on my summer break today.  SDUSD continues to meet with unions to reach agreements on what the opening of school will look like for all of us.  I would like to provide you concrete details to relieve some stress and allow those of you who wish to begin preparation but the answers are not available at this time.  Even though I am now on break I continue to meet with district staff and monitor changes as they come.  When issues are resolved and we can really start our work for the new year I will immediately communicate with you so you have the latest information.  We are not able to create the master schedule until all unions have reached final agreements with SDUSD.  Please continue to recharge for the new year and monitor messages from the district and myself for the latest.
 
Have a great summer!

7/13/20 6 p.m.

Dear UC Cluster Community,

Today San Diego Unified released a statement regarding the opening of schools. The announcement states that the new school year will start online only. Instruction will resume on Aug. 31 in San Diego Unified, as previously scheduled. SDUSD will continue planning for a return to in-person learning during the 2020-21 academic year, as soon as public health conditions allow. We ask that all students and parents review the statement released for more information. 

San Diego Unified will provide a public assessment on Aug.10 of how soon (after the first week of school) a physical return to class would be possible. That assessment will be based on local measures of whether the virus is sufficiently under control, as well as progress on testing and federal action on funding. On Aug.10, San Diego Unified will also outline the physical measures planned for schools to guard against the pandemic and detail the online learning program for the 2020-21 academic year.

We are committed to providing you with additional information as soon as it becomes available. We are thankful for your support as we work together to ensure a safe reopening of schools for all.

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

6/23/20 3:00 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to encourage you to complete the initial data survey about returning in the fall.  Your preliminary input is very important in the decision making process as we meet to determine what school will look like when we return.  If you have not done so already, please take a couple of minutes to answer the short survey.  It is not a commitment at this time but it will help us find solutions.  Currently, less than 40% of the school has completed the survey and we want your voice to be heard.  You can click on the link the email that was sent or go to the Standley Website.  Thank you to those that have already completed the survey and thank you to those who are about to.

Have a great evening!

6/19/20 12:40 p.m.

Standley Summer Update #1 (06-19-2020)

Hello Standley Families, 

As you may have heard San Diego Unified School District has made a decision to reopen schools on August 31, 2020.  The options for families will be a full 5 days a week option for those comfortable having their student come to school each day, a second option of having their student stay at home and learn from an upgraded online 2.0 version, and a third option for Distance Learning with occasional at school support.  We are just beginning to talk as school administrators as to what these options look and feel like for our students and families.   

I am calling today as a heads up.... the district sent out a survey to you yesterday and we have posted it to our website. The survey was sent to the email you have in the system for parents.  The purpose of the survey is to gain input on your preference for your child.  It is my understanding that your response is not a commitment, but rather a data collection the district needs to begin our planning.  This initial survey needs to be completed by June 25th.   I believe there will be another process for parents to decide in July their eventual preference for schooling next year.  I will keep you updated as we move through the summer months as there will be a need to have ongoing conversations with students, staff, parents and stakeholder groups.  I will let you know via school messenger, emails, and through means of the school website. The district is also revamping all school websites so we will do our best to have all information updated and posted as we learn this new website platform. 

Finally, I want to recognize that today is Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.  Please check out the links provided for more information about this day that celebrates freedom.  We stand in solidarity with all members of our community.

Juneteenth Google Doodle Video

Behind the Story Juneteenth Google Doodle Video

Thanks for listening and have a great day!

6/17/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to let you know that yearbooks have arrived.  We will be distributing yearbooks on Tuesday, July 7th between 8 and 11 a.m.  This will be a drive through pick up in the main parking lot.  Enter on Radcliffe and we will verify your purchase and hand you a yearbook.  Please be sure to wear a mask and bring your receipt, or hand us a paper with the student name so we can verify from our records.  If you did not purchase a yearbook and would like one we have limited surplus that we will sell on a first come basis for $45 each on the day of distribution.  Please bring cash or check only.  We thank you for your patience with the late arrival and are sure they will be worth the wait.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

6/15/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson welcoming you to your first official week of summer.  You all made it.  Thank you to our parents who supported their students at home, thank you to the students for making the best of difficult times, and thank you to our staff who took on the challenge to bring Distance Learning to reality quickly.  We all found ourselves stepping outside of our comfort zones and growing into new roles.  I appreciate the grace and flexibility from everyone throughout this process and hope THAT transitions to the rest of our lives so we can all respect and value each other moving toward the next school year.   Standley offices and staff are also on summer break at this time and will not be back until August.  Please refer to our Standley Website and the district’s website for the most up to date information as we prepare for fall.  If you have questions or concerns I will be checking email regularly and will gladly help you find your answers. 

Thanks for listening and have a great summer! 

6/8/20 4 p.m.

Hello Standley 8th Grade Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with the much anticipated information regarding the 8th Grade Virtual Promotion Celebration.  We have tried to make it as simple as possible so that everyone can access on any device.  The video is set to “Premiere” on YouTube June 9th, 2020 at 9 a.m.  At the end of this message you will find a link that is now active and public so when you log on you will see a countdown timer to the Premiere.  We will also post a link to the Premiere on our website for those who do not get the email.  We are proud to present the first ever Virtual Promotion Celebration and hope you enjoy it.  The video will remain active once the Premiere is over and you can expect about 50 minutes for the entire celebration. 

bit.ly/StandleyVirtualPromotion

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

6/7/20 6 p.m.

Good evening Standley Families,

This is Vice Principal Jon Robell calling with an important Yearbook update.   Unfortunately, our yearbooks have not yet arrived for distribution due to our publishers warehouse closures earlier this spring.  As soon as this changes, we will relay the information to you with distribution times and locations. With that, I do have exciting news to share.  Jostens has created an online platform for students to sign each other yearbooks digitally!   Standley Middle School's link is live tomorrow, Monday June 8th at 5pm.  I've copied a link below to a brief intro video to help you log on to their platform.  Students 13 years or younger MUST have their parents sign them up for these pages. I have also attached to this email step-by-step instructions to log in, as well as a FAQ for you to access.  This is FREE for all students.  We hope your child enjoys sharing this memory of yearbook signing with their classmates.

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

Access the Jostens Yearbook Signing Intro video HERE

Instructions to log in - Jostens Yearbook Digital Signing 

FAQ - Jostens Yearbook Digital Signing

6/5/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Thank you to all of our wonderful families that participated in textbook drop offs this week.  The 8th grade drive through event was a huge success and everything ran smoothly with all drop offs.  Your cooperation in this process was a huge factor and much appreciated.  The last day to drop off materials at Standley will be Monday for all grade levels.  If you did not get a chance to drop off your books or music items, please come on Monday between 8-12 and drive by the drop off are in the main parking lot.  Have your books in a bag with your name inside and hand them to staff that will be waiting.  If you responded to our previous survey regarding “essential” items needed at school you should have received a message about pick up on Monday.  We have scheduled all families who responded for “essential” items only and ask that only those families exit their vehicles to pick up items.  6th, 7th, and 8th grade students can pick up non-essential locker room items in the fall or donate them to the PE department for future use.  Tuesday is the last day of school and we will celebrating our 8th graders with a virtual promotion ceremony premier at 9 a.m.  More information about access will be sent to 8th grade families but it will be posted later that day on our website if you miss it.  Thank you for partnering with us in the education of your child and we wish you well.

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

William Pearson

Principal

5/29/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Next week is officially textbook drop off for all grade levels.  Eighth grade will be on June 3rd, 7th on June 4th, and 6th on June 5th with a limited make up day on June 8th.  Detailed directions were sent out to each grade level this week so be sure to review prior to attendance.  If you did not receive the email you can also visit our website.  Safety is the biggest priority so be sure to wear masks, stay in your cars, and maintain social distance protocols at all times.  We have just confirmed that yearbooks will not be delivered until after school is out.  The good news is that you still have time to buy your yearbook and a link is available on our website.  The bad news is that they will not be available for textbook drop off and we will reschedule distribution at a later date. 

Finally, the last day of school is June 9th so be sure to encourage your students to get all work submitted by deadlines for each of their classes.  Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we try to resolve typical school tasks in creative, yet safe ways.Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

5/21/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  I have many updates for you today. Please read all of this content very carefully. I apologize for not providing more notice for many of the items below, but I am relaying information shortly after receiving it. I appreciate your patience and understanding.

FOUR-DAY WEEKEND

There is no school on May 22nd and May 25th due to Memorial Day. Only 12 school days remain in the semester. Let us embrace this weekend's unofficial start of summer, while simultaneously remembering the brave men and women who defended our great nation.  Many teachers stop accepting work prior to the last day of school in order to grade the work and calculate final grades before the grade submission deadline so please make sure your child is not waiting to submit at the last minute.

PERSONAL ITEMS LEFT AT STANDLEY

Schools were recently asked to survey parents regarding personal items left at the school. For Standley students this would likely be personal items left in the P.E. locker rooms. Parents who need to retrieve any personal items must complete this survey by Wednesday, May 27th. Failure to complete the survey may result in having no access to these materials until the fall. The date for picking up personal items will be June 8th and you will be given a scheduled time.

8th GRADE EVENTS - VERY IMPORTANT 

8th GRADE Virtual Promotion Ceremony: All 8th graders are encouraged to participate in the 8th Grade Slideshow that will be published on the web June 9th at 9 a.m. Students will upload their photos directly through this link. Photos need to be submitted by Tuesday, May 26th. Please submit on time so we have enough time to create this media event.

PROMOTION CERTIFICATE PICK-UP EVENT: This will take place when you drop off your textbooks on June 3rd.  More information will be provided later on details of drop off and pick up.

TEXTBOOK/INSTRUMENT/CHROMEBOOK RETURNS ALL GRADES

All grades will be scheduled to drop off textbooks and instruments on the dates below.  Students who are not returning to any school in SDUSD will need to return any district issued device at that time.  If you are returning to a SDUSD school next year you will not need to return the device at this time. Please mark your calendar for the following dates and more detailed information will be sent out at a later date.  We strongly encourage families to attend on the assigned date and time to minimize traffic and wait times.

  • 8th Grade        June 3rd

  • 7th Grade        June 4th

  • 6th Grade        June 5th

  • Make Up        June 8th (all grades)

    • All grades will follow the suggested drop off times

      • 8:00-9:00        Last Name A-D

      • 9:00-10:00      Last Name E-H

      • 10:00-11:00    Last Name I-M

      • 11:00-12:00    Last Name N-R

      • 12:00-1:00      Last Name S-Z

FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS

San Diego Unified Food and Nutrition Services is still offering a drive thru / walk-up distribution of daily prepared meals, free of charge. Meal distribution times for all locations are Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All food distribution sites will be open on Friday, May 22nd and will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. Two new Food Distributions sites were recently added (Hoover and SCPA) for a total of 26 locations. For an updated list of food sites please visit our Food Services COVID-19 Website.

LANDSCAPING

Many parents have asked about Standley’s landscaping. All schools in San Diego Unified have had their landscaping suspended shortly after the school closure in March. Landscaping has recently resumed in our district; Standley will soon be serviced.

PARENTS AS PARTNERS (announcement from District)The SDUSD Family Engagement Department is hosting a series of “Parents as Partners” Zoom presentations for the next three weeks. The Zoom presentations will occur every Wednesday, with a morning and an evening session. Interpretation will be provided in multiple languages, also. The dates of the presentations are 5/20, 5/27 and 6/3. The start times are 10am and 6:30 pm on each day. The presentation may be found in the future at this link  

William Pearson

Principal

5/18/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,This is Principal Bill Pearson with a special message just for 8th grade.

A couple days ago all principals in San Diego Unified were provided parameters for promotion and graduation events. These parameters include restrictions determined by the County and State. Unfortunately, due to the many restrictions, schools will have very few options in terms of designing an 8th grade promotion event. In-person celebrations are not permitted due to the State's executive order on "gatherings."   In order to celebrate our 8th graders promoting to High School we will be hosting a virtual promotion on June 9th at 9 a.m.We are finalizing details today and our Standley Virtual Promotion Canvas course will go live tomorrow afternoon for all 8th graders.  We ask that your student accept the invitation through Canvas to the course and complete the tasks assigned to ensure they are represented in the virtual promotion. 

Students may audition through the course to be a speaker at promotion or sing the National Anthem.  Students will be asked to submit a school appropriate photo of their choice for the promotion and you may write a short dedication to be included.  All of this will be compiled into a great video aired on Promotion Day.In addition we are working on a schedule for 8th graders to return textbooks and instruments, pick up promotion certificate and honor cords, and hopefully get their yearbooks. We are still waiting for information on the following:  

- Textbook and library book drop-off for 6th and 7th grade - Distance Learning computer return
- Yearbook distribution for 6th and 7th
- Locker and other personal item pick-up for 6th, 7th and 8th

Please check your email as I will be sending updates to you as soon as I get new information. Thank you for your support. Let's make these final days of school be the best they can be.

5/15/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  School will be closed Friday, May 22nd - Monday, May 25th.  We will resume our “normal” Distance Learning schedule on Tuesday, May 26th.  I have mentioned our SOARing Seahawks Canvas page previously and today a new Principal’s Chat was posted with additional student shout-outs by teachers recognizing students that stood out in the last week.  Ask your child to log in so you can check it out.  I would also like to let you know that students can improve their Academic Prep citizenship grade from the P4 progress report by completing the work in the SOARing Seahawk classroom.  Students will find the PChat each week along with lessons to help promote success in school and life such as Email Etiquette and Self Advocacy.  New lessons are posted weekly along with other relevant school news and topics for students.  We continue to encourage all of our families to stay safe, be well, and support our students as best you can throughout this time.  Visit our website for additional resources, staff and counselor contacts, and Distance Learning updates.

5/8/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Thank you to all of our families for the kind words and thoughts given to our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.  This year has been like no other and making the shift to Distance Learning was a difficult task for us all.  We appreciate their efforts to keep our students engaged and learning and they are awesome!  Our students are also awesome and teachers wanted to recognize those that were going above and beyond these last few weeks.  They have been recognized in the Principal’s Chat posted on our SOARing Seahawks Canvas page that every student has access to.  Encourage them to watch to see if they, or someone they know were recognized for their efforts.  We will continue to recognize students in our weekly PChats so if your name was not there I hope to see it next week.  Finally, I wanted to remind you that grading is live again in Powerschool.  Even though students will be held harmless at the end of the semester, grades can go up or down depending on what students complete right now.  At the end of the year teachers will compare the P4 grade to the current Powerschool grade and assign the higher of the two.  This is a great opportunity to improve grades and monitor work through the end of the year.  Please continue to be safe and thanks for listening!

5/1/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update. 

Thanks for helping your student access Distance Learning this week.  Teachers were very excited to see the amount of students that jumped in and we look forward to seeing more next week.  The district has asked that we submit grades up to March 13th, the last day prior to closure, as the most recent progress report called P4.  These will not include any work due or assigned between March 16th and April 24th.  This grade will be available to view on PowerSchool by May 5th and students will be “held harmless” based on this P4 grade.  Please view the Grading Policy FAQ that is attached to the email for more information.  Students have access to our SOARing Seahawks classroom in Canvas where they will find a message from the Principal called the PChat.  I invite them to log on and watch it.  We do this typically every Friday when we are at school and we wish to continue the tradition.  Finally, next week is officially Teacher Appreciation Week across the country.  Take a moment to send a message of encouragement and appreciation to your child’s teachers next week.  It has been quite an undertaking for them to make a shift from the classroom to 100% digital and I thank them for their work.  

I hope you and your family continue to stay safe and be well.Thanks for listening and have a great evening!


Grading Policy FAQ

4/30/20 6 p.m.


Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson checking in with you during our first official week of Distance Learning.  You have just experienced a few days with your child and we would appreciate your input as we strive to answer all questions and improve our process and delivery.  In the email, you will find a link to a Distance Learning Feedback Survey.  We would appreciate your time in completing this survey.  If you have not viewed the Distance Learning presentation I sent on Friday, please do that prior to completing this survey as it will answer many basic questions. 

Please click on the survey link provided in the email or you can go to our website to complete the survey or view the presentation in video and PDF.


Standley Distance Learning Feedback Survey


4/28/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

You have recently received information regarding the Distance Learning Plan for Standley Middle School to kick off this official launch week and the district has prepared their own version for you with additional resources for both parents and students.  Please click on the link provided and check out the information provided.  


https://www.sandiegodistancelearning.org/for-parents.html


4/27/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,


This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to say thank you for helping us get your children connected during Distance Learning.  We had a great turnout on Day 1 of our official Distance Learning launch and hope to see even more tomorrow.  Please make sure you child is checking in to each and every class each day and planning out their work for the day or week.  Email teachers directly if you have questions and encourage your child to do their best at maintaining or improving their grades until the end of the year.  We have created a Digital Etiquette course for all Standley students and ask your help inviting them to take the Canvas Course called SOARing Seahawks.  Over 100 students have already completed it.  We are monitoring participation in the SOARing Seahawks course and are excited to upload new material regularly.   We suggest making it a part of their daily check in for updated school info, future Seahawk Sessions Character topics, and Video PChats.  They can consider this course a replacement for Academic Prep.  If they have not logged onto Canvas yet just go to  https://sandiegounified.instructure.com/ then use the regular student ID and password to see  courses. Thanks again for your flexibility, grace, and support of our students and staff during this time.  Together we will make the most of this experience.

4/26/20 12:15 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to wish you and your children success on the official first day of Distance Learning.  Before the closure, no two schools operated the same, and we will see that theme continue during Distance learning.  The key to success is flexibility as we engage in the new normal.  I want to encourage each and every one of our students to get a good night’s sleep, wake up prior to the 9:00 am start time, check all of their teachers’ sites and plan their day.  Make sure to sign in to all Google Classrooms, Canvas classrooms, and attend live sessions on Zoom or any other live platform.  Be on your best behavior just as you would in the classroom and use office hours to ask your teachers questions or get help.  In addition, I challenge all of our students to maintain their grades during Distance Learning and set a goal to improve both academic and citizenship grades prior to the end of Semester Two.  We are counting on all students to grow in their independence and self-advocacy relying less on parents to meet their requirements.  We miss seeing all of our students and working with them personally but we are going to do all we can to make sure we finish the school year on a positive note.  If you missed my Distance Learning presentation on Friday, check out the link on our school website.  Please click on the link provided in this email to see the most recent update from SDUSD regarding “Distance Learning – Day One”.


SDUSD Distance Learning Day One


Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

4/24/20 1:30 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,


I hope you are well and excited about the official launch of Distance Learning on Monday.  Everyone has been hard at work learning and preparing for this transition.  Here you will find a link to a video presentation that describes where we are in this journey and what you can expect starting Monday.  Of course, I am sure there are many questions that will come up so I will be sending out a survey next week to collect the questions you may still have once we get started.  In addition to the video link you will find the presentation in PDF form with transcripts in English and Spanish attached along with a copy of the student schedule for next week.  All of this will be available on our school website later today.  Thank you again for your patience and flexibility during this process.  Have a great day!


Standley Distance Learning Plan Video


Standley Distance Learning Plan (1).pdf 


Standley Student Schedule DL.pdf 

4/17/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,


This is Prinicpal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  I hope my message finds you and your family well.  We want you and your child to know we care about you send well wishes to all.  Next week we will continue with our enrichment and wellness goals throughout the district leading up to the official start of Distance Learning on April 27th.  We have been making every effort to ensure every student has a device and internet access prior to this date.  We will continue to follow up with families next week and teachers will be monitoring participation helping us find families that are not accessing Distance Learning options so we may assist in removing barriers.  As we continue with our opportunities next week here are some ways your child can be successful.


  • Check teachers websites and classroom pages daily

  • Independently work on tasks and assignments provided by the teacher 

  • Put forward their best effort every day

  • Prepare for the next day of learning 

  • Take frequent breaks and engage in physical activity

  • Help and support with family obligations

  • Be an advocate for their own learning and communicate to their teachers when they need help


Please be aware that the district's internet and applications will be down for maintenance on Sunday from 6 am to 4 pm.  Please be sure to visit our website, or the district’s, to stay on top of all the latest news.


Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

4/10/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,


This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  I hope my message finds you and your family well.  We have just completed the first week of our “Soft Launch” and thank you for your patience and efforts to help support us in these endeavors.  Our number one goal this week was to communicate with all families to determine technology needs at home.  We were able to connect with 96% of our Standley families by today.  You can help with communications by making sure your contact information is up to date in PowerSchool.  If you know it has changed, or is changing, please contact our Site Tech, Nairovy Desantiago, ndesantiago@sandi.net, to make changes.  The district has already distributed over 14,000 computers to students this week and more will go out next week.  Standley students needing devices will pick them up at Clairemont High School on April 14th between 9:30-12:00.  Pick up instructions can be found on the district website.  https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/covid19/resources/computers


Thousands of educators have attended multiple training sessions to help prepare for our official Distance Learning launch on April 27th.  They continue to develop Distance Learning platforms and prepare lessons and enrichment activities for our students.  If you already have access we encourage you to check in with teacher websites or classrooms daily to see what is posted.  You may also use any of the many resources available on the district resources page.


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


We want to thank you for embracing this new challenge with patience and grace. Our collective effort is to ensure that all of our students and educators are prepared for Distance Learning.  Be safe and have a great weekend!


William Pearson


Principal


Standley Middle School

4/8/20 10:30 a.m.

Hello Standley Families,


I hope this message finds you and your family well.  I know there has been a lot of information posted in many places and it can be difficult to find it all.  Attached to this email is a Parent Brochure outlining the basics of Distance Learning in SDUSD for your reference.  Have a great day!


PARENT BROCHURE - Distance Learning Plan 3.27.2020 sm.pdf 

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’sCOVID-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 webCOVID-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 atnasaro@sandi.netand 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

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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!

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