Friday, September 30, 2011

NEWS RELEASE -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

Media Calendar -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School District, September 30, 2011

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net.
For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar. Those meetings might not be included in this listing.

October

1 -- EdUCate Oktoberfest, 2-6 p.m. Standley Park 3585 Governor Drive (92122). Proceeds benefit University City schools. EdUCate! is a nonprofit foundation established in 1993 to provide supplemental funds for all five of the University City public schools: Curie, Doyle, Spreckels elementary schools, Standley Middle School and University City High School. Contact: Melanie Doyle, Oktoberfest Volunteer Coordinator at melaniedoyle3@gmail.com. Open to the public.

1 -- Campus Cleanup Day, 8-11 a.m., Barnard Elementary School, 2930 Barnard St. (92110). Parents and the community will meet on a Saturday morning to help spruce up the Pt. Loma campus. PTA and school are looking for rakes, brooms, gloves. Contact: Jim Boydston, jimboydston@sbcglobal.net. Open to the public.
3-7 International Walk to School Week. Many schools are participating; contact Jack Brandais in Communications Department if you are interested in covering. 619-725-5570.

* 3 -- Tdap Clinic, 1-4 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113). Tdap booster shots will be available at the following locations to any San Diego Unified School District student who meets eligibility for Vaccines for Children program. These are generally students who qualify for the Child Health and Disability Prevention Act and MediCal. Students with private insurance or Healthy Families coverage generally do not qualify for Vaccines for Children, but ask at the session. Contact: Eileen Griffiths, Nursing and Wellness, (858) 636-4380. Not open to the public.

3 -- Crawford Cluster Committee, 6 p.m., Mann Middle School, 4345 54th St. (92115). Meeting of schools and community: Crawford High Educational Complex, Mann Middle School, Carver K-8, Clay, Euclid, Fay, Ibarra, Marshall, Oak Park, Rolondo Park elementary schools. Contact: Jake Medcalf, jakem@ljpres.org. Open to the public.

* 8 – Stand Up for Your Child, 9:30 a.m. Porter North Elementary School, 445 S. 47th St. (92113). Learn how to be the best advocate for your child, what important issues are affecting your child's education and what you can do in the Stand Up for Your Child, Parent Advocacy Training and Educational Consultation Clinic, Presented by the Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program, a project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Contact: (619) 293-4431. Open to the public.

10 -- Zhenjiang University Arts Troupe, 5 p.m., Barnard Elementary School, 2930 Barnard St. (92110). Group will be performing and sharing the rich cultural heritage of China with students and families. Contact: Eddie Park, Principal, (619) 224-3306. Open to the public.

20 -- "Building Healthy Communities," 6 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113). The Community Wellness program presents: James P. Comer, MD, MPH, a nationally renowned child psychiatrist, will discuss promoting collaboration among parents, educators and the community to improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for students. Sponsored by the Lincoln High School Youth Health Council and UCSD Center for Community Well-Being. Contact: lincolnhighschoolyhc@gmail.com. Free and open to the public.

24 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Meeting, 6 p.m., Mira Mesa High School Library - 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Meeting of schools and community: Mira Mesa High School, Challenger and Wangenheim middle schools, Ericson, Hage, Hickman, Mason, Sandburg and Walker elementary schools. Contact: Bob Turner, bturner4@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

November

5 -- Curie Elementary School Craft Fair, 4080 Governor Drive (92122). Curie's 33rd Annual PTA Holiday Craft Fair is famous for its variety of homemade items. Information:

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Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (desk)
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Notice of Addendums to the Regular and Special Closed Session Mtgs, October 4, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Addendums to the Regular and Special Closed Session Meetings, October 4, 2011

 

·         REVISED Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, October 4, 2011, Room 2249, immediately following 3:00 pm session
Revised Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3248

·         REVISED Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Auditorium
Revised BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8FFVMG80EA76

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

Melissa Hudson

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board of Education

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

Fax: (619) 297-5624

mmabe2@sandi.net

"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." - Robert M. Hutchins

P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Notice of Time Change to Regular Mtg & Notice of Special Closed Session Mtg, October 4, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Time Change to Regular Meeting and Notice of Special Closed Session Meeting, October 4, 2011

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, October 4, 2011, Room 2249, immediately following 3:00 pm session
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3248

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8FFVMG80EA76

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato-

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Post Notice of Cancellation of Meetings: ICOC Audit SubCmte

PLEASE NOTE:  

·         Notice of Cancellation of Meetings:  ICOC Audit Subcommittee Meetings, Monday, October 10, 2011, and Monday, November 7, 2011
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3229  

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice(s)/agenda(s) in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Notice of Addendum to Regular Mtg Agenda/Revised Agenda & Closed Session Agenda, September 27, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Addendum to Agenda of Regular Meeting, September 27, 2011

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 1:00 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3248

·         Revised Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8FFVH4806A40

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato-

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

 

NEWS RELEASE -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

Media Calendar -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, September 23, 2011

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the
campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check
out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net.

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to
www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar. Those meetings might not be included in
this listing.

September

* 26 -- University City Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., University City High
School Media Center, 6949 Genesee Ave. (92122). Meeting of schools and
community: University City High School, Standley Middle School, Curie,
Doyle, Spreckels elementary schools. Scheduled to include a presentation
on school closures and restructuring. Contact: Becky Arce, barce@ucsd.edu.
Open to the public.

* 26 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Meeting, 6 p.m., Mira Mesa High School
Library - 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Meeting of schools and community: Mira
Mesa High School, Challenger and Wangenheim middle schools, Ericson, Hage,
Hickman, Mason, Sandburg and Walker elementary schools. Scheduled to
include a presentation on school closures and restructuring. Contact: Bob
Turner, bturner4@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

* 26 -- Tdap Clinic, 2-4 p.m. Wilson Middle School, 3838 Orange Ave. Tdap
booster shots will be available at the following locations to any San
Diego Unified School District student who meets eligibility for Vaccines
for Children program. These are generally students who qualify for the
Child Health and Disability Prevention Act and MediCal. Students with
private insurance or Healthy Families coverage generally do not qualify
for Vaccines for Children, but ask at the session. Contact: Eileen
Griffiths, Nursing and Wellness, (858) 636-4380. Not open to the public.

* 27-- Tdap Clinic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mann Middle School, 4345 54th St.
(92115). Tdap booster shots will be available at the following locations
to any San Diego Unified School District student who meets eligibility for
Vaccines for Children program. These are generally students who qualify
for the Child Health and Disability Prevention Act and MediCal. Students
with private insurance or Healthy Families coverage generally do not
qualify for Vaccines for Children, but ask at the session. Contact: Eileen
Griffiths, Nursing and Wellness, (858) 636-4380. Not open to the public.

* 27 -- Taft Middle School Design Task Force, 5 p.m., Taft Middle School,
9191 Gramercy Dr. (92123). San Diego Unified School District invites you
or your representative to participate in a Design Task Force for the
Proposition S-funded whole-site modernization project at Taft Middle
School. You will join students, school staff, parents, neighbors,
community members and the architect to discuss the general design of the
middle school, and how it can best serve the students and the community
for years to come. Contact: Prop. S Communications, (619) 725-7021. Open
to the public.

* 27 -- Free Tdap Clinic, 2:30-6 p.m., Serra High School, 5156 Santo
Road, San Diego (92124). The County of San Diego Health and Human Services
Agency will be providing free Tdap Vaccines for all 7th -12th grade
students on a first come, first served basis. A parent or guardian must
accompany students under 18 years. Contact: San Diego County Health and
Human Services, www.sdiz.com. Open to eligible students and parents.

* 28 -- Tdap Clinic, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, Roosevelt
Middle School, 3366 Park Blvd. (92103). Tdap booster shots will be
available at the following locations to any San Diego Unified School
District student who meets eligibility for Vaccines for Children program.
These are generally students who qualify for the Child Health and
Disability Prevention Act and MediCal. Students with private insurance or
Healthy Families coverage generally do not qualify for Vaccines for
Children, but ask at the session. Contact: Eileen Griffiths, Nursing and
Wellness, (858) 636-4380. Not open to the public.

* 29 -- Free Tdap Clinic, 2-6 p.m., Patrick Henry High School, 6702
Wandermere Dr. (92120). The County of San Diego Health and Human Services
Agency will be providing free Tdap Vaccines for all 7th -12th grade
students on a first come, first served basis. A parent or guardian must
accompany students under 18 years. Contact: San Diego County Health and
Human Services, www.sdiz.com. Open to eligible students and parents.

* 29-30 -- Tdap Clinic, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777
Imperial Ave. (92113). Tdap booster shots will be available at the
following locations to any San Diego Unified School District student who
meets eligibility for Vaccines for Children program. These are generally
students who qualify for the Child Health and Disability Prevention Act
and MediCal. Students with private insurance or Healthy Families coverage
generally do not qualify for Vaccines for Children, but ask at the
session. Contact: Eileen Griffiths, Nursing and Wellness, (858) 636-4380.
Not open to the public.

* 29 -- La Jolla Cluster Association, 4:15 p.m., Muirlands Middle School,
1056 Nautilus St. (92037). Meeting of schools and community: La Jolla High
School, Muirlands Middle School, Bird Rock, La Jolla, Torrey Pines
elementary schools. Scheduled to include a presentation on school closures
and restructuring. Contact: John May, info@lajollacluster.com. Open to the
public.

October

1 -- EdUCate Oktoberfest, 2-6 p.m. Standley Park 3585 Governor Drive
(92122). Proceeds benefit University City schools. EdUCate! is a nonprofit
foundation established in 1993 to provide supplemental funds for all five
of the University City public schools: Curie, Doyle, Spreckels elementary
schools, Standley Middle School and University City High School. Contact:
Melanie Doyle, Oktoberfest Volunteer Coordinator at
melaniedoyle3@gmail.com. Open to the public.

* 1 -- Campus Cleanup Day, 8-11 a.m., Barnard Elementary School, 2930
Barnard St. (92110). Parents and the community will meet on a Saturday
morning to help spruce up the Pt. Loma campus. PTA and school are looking
for rakes, brooms, gloves. Contact: Jim Boydston,
jimboydston@sbcglobal.net. Open to the public.

3 -- Crawford Cluster Committee, 6 p.m., Mann Middle School, 4345 54th St.
(92115). Meeting of schools and community: Crawford High Educational
Complex, Mann Middle School, Carver K-8, Clay, Euclid, Fay, Ibarra,
Marshall, Oak Park, Rolondo Park elementary schools. Scheduled to include
a presentation on school closures and restructuring. Contact: Jake
Medcalf, jakem@ljpres.org. Open to the public.

* 10 -- Zhenjiang University Arts Troupe, 5 p.m., Barnard Elementary
School, 2930 Barnard St. (92110). Group will be performing and sharing the
rich cultural heritage of China with students and families. Contact: Eddie
Park, Principal, (619) 224-3306. Open to the public.

20 -- ³Building Healthy Communities,² 6 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777
Imperial Ave. (92113). The Community Wellness program presents: James P.
Comer, MD, MPH, a nationally renowned child psychiatrist, will discuss
promoting collaboration among parents, educators and the community to
improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for students. Sponsored by
the Lincoln High School Youth Health Council and UCSD Center for Community
Well-Being. Contact: lincolnhighschoolyhc@gmail.com. Free and open to the
public.

24 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Meeting, 6 p.m., Mira Mesa High School
Library - 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Meeting of schools and community: Mira
Mesa High School, Challenger and Wangenheim middle schools, Ericson, Hage,
Hickman, Mason, Sandburg and Walker elementary schools. Contact: Bob
Turner, bturner4@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

November

5 -- Curie Elementary School Craft Fair, 4080 Governor Drive (92122).
Curie¹s 33rd Annual PTA Holiday Craft Fair is famous for its variety of
homemade items. Information:

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Notes to editors and reporters:

To receive news releases by e-mail from San Diego Unified, go to
www.sandi.net/comm/media/signup

Friday Notes Online: Each Friday afternoon, the superintendent's office
updates district staff and community on a variety of issues. The
newsletter is posted online at www.sandi.net/fridaynotes.

# # #


Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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NEWS RELEASE -- Tdap Offered at Schools As Pertussis Deadline Nears

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, Sept. 23, 2011

TDAP OFFERED AT SCHOOLS AS PERTUSSIS DEADLINE NEARS

SAN DIEGO -- More free Tdap booster clinics have been scheduled in a
cooperative effort between the San Diego Unified and the County of San
Diego Health and Human Services Agencies. A new state law requires all
students in grades 7-12 to show proof of having received the pertussis
(whooping cough) booster shot, or Tdap, in order to enroll in school.
October 6 is the deadline for parents to comply with the law and provide
proof of immunization to their child¹s school.

The clinics are open to the public and the Tdap vaccine is free. Children
under 18 years must be accompanied by parent/guardian to give consent.
The dates and locations are:

* 2:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, faculty lounge, Serra High School, 5156
Santo Road (92124).
* 2-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, library, Patrick Henry High School, 6702
Wandermere Drive (92120).

Tdap booster shots will be available at the following locations to any San
Diego Unified School District student who meets eligibility for Vaccines
for Children program. These are generally students who qualify for the
Child Health and Disability Prevention Act and MediCal. Students with
private insurance or Healthy Families coverage generally do not qualify
for Vaccines for Children, but ask at the session.

* 2-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, Wilson Middle School, 3838 Orange Ave.
(92105).
* 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, Mann Middle School, 4345 54th St.
(92115).
* 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, Roosevelt Middle School, 3366
Park Blvd (92103).
* 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29 and 30, Lincoln
High School, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113).

For more information on immunizations, pertussis and the Tdap booster, see
the County Health and Human Services website at www.sdiz.com. In addition,
immunization clinics scheduled at San Diego Unified School District sites
are posted at www.sandi.net/tdap.

# # #

CONTACT: Eileen Griffiths, Nursing and Wellness Department, (cell, not for
public distribution), 760-310-3120.

Jack BrandaisJack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Post Board Mtg Notices & Agendas, September 27, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice and Call of Special Meetings—Budget Workshops
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Special Meeting Agenda—September 27, 2011, 9:30 am, Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link
: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8KETKF77BD48

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—September 27, 2011, 5:00 pm, Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link:
http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8FFVH4806A40

·         Notice of Time Change for Closed Session—September 27, 2011, 1:00 pm, Room 2249
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

 

NOTE: The September 27, 2011 closed session agenda will be posted and distributed tomorrow afternoon.

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NEWS RELEASE -- Realignment Presentations Go To High School Clusters

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, Sept. 21, 2011

REALIGNMENT PRESENTATIONS GO TO HIGH SCHOOL CLUSTERS

Discussions of School Closures Will Be With Parent, Community Groups In
Each High School Area

SAN DIEGO -- Presentations on possible realignment of school boundaries,
programs and school closures are under way with San Diego Unified's high
school cluster groups over the next several weeks.

The discussions, part of the district's preparations for the 2012-13
school year, are being held at locations around the district as each
cluster group meets over the next few weeks. Part of the district's
Community-Based School Reform, each school that feeds into a high school
-- its "cluster" -- has representatives and provides input on educational
and other issues for that neighborhood.

"This school year may have just started, but as we are expecting
additional reductions in state funding for the next school year, the Board
has asked us find further cuts," said Superintendent Bill Kowba. "We're
working with the local communities to see if there are ways we can
right-size schools, improve education and save money."

Deputy Superintendent-Business Phil Stover will be conducting most of the
presentations for the cluster groups; each will discuss what
consolidations and cuts may come to that cluster. In addition to closing
schools, options for change include revising a school's grade level (K-5
to K-8, for example), and moving and consolidating special programs.

The meetings are open to the public. A website to keep the public informed
is at http://www.sandi.net/realignment

Here is the current schedule.

-- Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:45 p.m., Clairemont Community of Schools, Marston
Middle School (Media Center), 3799 Clairemont Dr. (92117)

-- Monday, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m., University City Cluster Committee,
University City High School, Media Center, 6949 Genesee Ave. (92122)

-- Monday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m., Mira Mesa Cluster School Council, Mira Mesa
High School, library, 10510 Reagan Road, 92126

-- Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Cluster Council, Patrick
Henry High School, library, 6702 Wandermere Drive, 92120

-- Monday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m., Crawford Cluster, Mann Middle School, 4345 54th
St., (92115)

-- Monday, Oct. 3, 7:45 p.m., Pt. Loma Cluster Schools Foundation, Correia
Middle School, library, 4320 Valeta St. (92107)

A meeting with the Mission Bay High School cluster was held Monday, Sept.
19. Still remaining to be scheduled are meetings with the Hoover, Kearny,
La Jolla, Lincoln, Madison, Morse, San Diego High and Scripps Ranch
clusters. Notices of those meetings will be posted on the realignment
website.

# # #


Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Friday, September 16, 2011

NEWS RELEASE -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

Media Calendar -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, September 16, 2011

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the
campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check
out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net.

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to
www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar. Those meetings might not be included in
this listing.

September

17 -- Guitars in the Classroom Benefit Concert, 7 p.m., Montgomery Middle
School, 2470 Ulric St. (92111). The Banana Slug String Band performs a fun
family evening complete a teacher-led opening sing along, a door prize
drawing, and a special after show pajama party for family golden circle
ticket holders. Doug Dirt and Airy Larry will bring out the music,
costumes, and share wisdom from the garden and nature to raise money for
free Guitars in the Classroom music leadership training for San Diego
teachers. All ages are encouraged, and children may attend in jammies so
they can roll right into bed when they get home. Tickets are $8-15, with a
$100 whole family, Golden Circle Pajama Party ticket available; tickets
are at purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191069.
Contact: Jonathan Ton, Principal, (858) 496-8330. Open to the public.

18 -- Birney Elementary Block Party, University Heights Arts Open, 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m., Birney Elementary School, 4345 Campus Ave. (92103). Live band,
picnicking, children¹s art, bounce house, free cake, refreshments and
more. The grassy area in front of the Historic Teachers Training Building
Annex 1 at 4100 Normal Street is the starting point for the events, the
Will Call booth for the Taste of UH and features 60 booths of visual
artists of all mediums including painting, photography, art glass,
sculpture, jewelry, and mixed media, as well as historic groups, community
groups and free parking. Birney Block Party (a block away at Park/Meade)
features live music, food, and children¹s activities. Contact: University
Heights Association, uhhs@att.net. Open to the public.

19 -- Hoover Cluster Meeting, 6 p.m., Hoover High School, 4474 El Cajon
Blvd. (92115). Parents, students, community members and staff are all
invited. Hoover cluster schools are Hoover High, Wilson and Clark middle,
and Adams, Central, Cherokee Point, Edison, Franklin, Hamilton, Joyner,
Normal Heights, Parks and Rowan elementary schools. Contact: Kim Kossuth,
kkossyta@sandi.net. Open to the public.

19 -- Morse Cluster Meeting, 6 p.m., Morse High School, 6905 Skyline Dr.
(92114). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend.
Schools in the Morse cluster are Morse High, Bell Middle School, Bethune
and Fulton K-8, and Audubon, Boone, Freese, Lee, Paradise Hills, Penn,
Perry and Zamorano elementary schools, and the San Diego School for
Creative and Performing Arts. Contact: Will Penick, penick.will@cox.net.
Open to the public.

19 -- Serra Cluster Meeting, 6 p.m., Miller Elementary School, 4343
Shields St. (92124). Parents, students and community members are invited
to attend. Schools in the Serra cluster are Serra High School, Farb and De
Portola middle schools, and Hancock, Kumeyaay, Miller, Tierrasanta and
Vista Grande elementary schools. Contact: Susan Levy, slevy@sandi.net.
Open to the public.

21 -- Free Tdap Clinic, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Bell Middle School, 620 Briarwood
Rd. (92139). The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency will
be providing free Tdap Vaccines for all 7th -12th grade students on a
first come, first served basis. A parent or guardian must accompany
students under 18 years. Contact: San Diego County Health and Human
Services, www.sdiz.com. Open to eligible students and parents.

22 -- Clairemont Community of Schools, 7 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799
Clairemont Drive, (92117). Parents, staff, students and community members
interested in supporting the schools in the Clairemont High School feeder
pattern (Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler elementary, Marston
Middle and Clairemont High schools) are invited to join the Clairemont
Community of Schools. Contact: Julie Jenkins, julie.jenkins@gmail.com.
Open to the public.

23 -- Miramar Ranch Elementary School Design Task Force, 5-7 p.m., Miramar
Ranch Elementary School, 10770 Red Cedar Dr. (92131). Parents, neighbors,
school staff, students and community leaders are invited to attend the
first Design Task Force meeting to discuss the school¹s upcoming
whole-site modernization project. Contact: Christine Kam, (858) 637-6234.
Open to the public.

26 -- University City Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., University City High
School Media Center, 6949 Genesee Ave. (92122). Meeting of schools and
community: University City High School, Standley Middle School, Curie,
Doyle, Spreckels elementary schools. Contact: Becky Arce, barce@ucsd.edu.
Open to the public.

26 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Meeting, 6 p.m., Mira Mesa High School
Library - 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Meeting of schools and community: Mira
Mesa High School, Challenger and Wangenheim middle schools, Ericson, Hage,
Hickman, Mason, Sandburg and Walker elementary schools. Contact: Bob
Turner, bturner4@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

27 -- Taft Middle School Design Task Force, 5 p.m., Taft Middle School,
9191 Gramercy Dr. (92123). San Diego Unified School District invites you
or your representative to participate in a Design Task Force for the
Proposition S-funded whole-site modernization project at Taft Middle
School. You will join students, school staff, parents, neighbors,
community members and the architect to discuss the general design of the
middle school, and how it can best serve the students and the community
for years to come. Contact: Prop. S Communications, (619) 725-7021. Open
to the public.

27 -- Free Tdap Clinic, 2:30-6 p.m., Serra High School, 5156 Santo Road,
San Diego (92124). The County of San Diego Health and Human Services
Agency will be providing free Tdap Vaccines for all 7th -12th grade
students on a first come, first served basis. A parent or guardian must
accompany students under 18 years. Contact: San Diego County Health and
Human Services, www.sdiz.com. Open to eligible students and parents.

29 -- Free Tdap Clinic, 2-6 p.m., Patrick Henry High School, 6702
Wandermere Dr. (92120). The County of San Diego Health and Human Services
Agency will be providing free Tdap Vaccines for all 7th -12th grade
students on a first come, first served basis. A parent or guardian must
accompany students under 18 years. Contact: San Diego County Health and
Human Services, www.sdiz.com. Open to eligible students and parents.

29 -- La Jolla Cluster Association, 4:15 p.m., Muirlands Middle School,
1056 Nautilus St. (92037). Meeting of schools and community: La Jolla High
School, Muirlands Middle School, Bird Rock, La Jolla, Torrey Pines
elementary schools. Contact: John May, info@lajollacluster.com. Open to
the public.

October

1 -- EdUCate Oktoberfest, 2-6 p.m. Standley Park 3585 Governor Drive
(92122). Proceeds benefit University City schools. EdUCate! is a nonprofit
foundation established in 1993 to provide supplemental funds for all five
of the University City public schools: Curie, Doyle, Spreckels elementary
schools, Standley Middle School and University City High School. Contact:
Melanie Doyle, Oktoberfest Volunteer Coordinator at
melaniedoyle3@gmail.com. Open to the public.

3 -- Crawford Cluster Committee, 6 p.m., Mann Middle School, 4345 54th St.
(92115). Meeting of schools and community: Crawford High Educational
Complex, Mann Middle School, Carver K-8, Clay, Euclid, Fay, Ibarra,
Marshall, Oak Park, Rolondo Park elementary schools. Contact: Jake
Medcalf, jakem@ljpres.org. Open to the public.

20 -- ³Building Healthy Communities,² 6 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777
Imperial Ave. (92113). The Community Wellness program presents: James P.
Comer, MD, MPH, a nationally renowned child psychiatrist, will discuss
promoting collaboration among parents, educators and the community to
improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for students. Sponsored by
the Lincoln High School Youth Health Council and UCSD Center for Community
Well-Being. Contact: lincolnhighschoolyhc@gmail.com. Free and open to the
public.

24 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Meeting, 6 p.m., Mira Mesa High School
Library - 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Meeting of schools and community: Mira
Mesa High School, Challenger and Wangenheim middle schools, Ericson, Hage,
Hickman, Mason, Sandburg and Walker elementary schools. Contact: Bob
Turner, bturner4@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

November

5 -- Curie Elementary School Craft Fair, 4080 Governor Drive (92122).
Curie¹s 33rd Annual PTA Holiday Craft Fair is famous for its variety of
homemade items. Information:

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Friday Notes Online: Each Friday afternoon, the superintendent's office
updates district staff and community on a variety of issues. The
newsletter is posted online at www.sandi.net/fridaynotes.

# # #


Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Post Special Mtg Notice & Agenda, September 20, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting & Agendas, Tuesday, September 20, 2011
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8JHLCR55E250
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato-

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

San Diego Unified - Where Every Student is a Star

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

 

 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Media Advisory--Clairemont High School celebrates its new football stadium Friday (tomorrow)

MEDIA ADVISORY Sept. 15, 2011
Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter (619) 546-3378
Friday Night Lights: Clairemont High School celebrates its new football stadium Friday (tomorrow)
WHAT:  San Diego Unified School District's Clairemont High School is inviting the community to a celebration that marks the opening of its recently renovated football stadium, and its first home football games (junior varsity and varsity). A short dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony (10 minutes) will be held during the break between the JV and varsity football games. The festivities, including fireworks, will continue during halftime of the varsity game. The Associated Student Body Association (ASB) will be selling food. The Parent, Teacher, Student Association, Clairemont High School Foundation and Football Boosters will be raising funds to support the school while celebrating the new stadium. 
Funded by Propositions S, the $7.6 million renovations to the stadium include: . New home-side accessible bleachers for nearly 1,600 people . New home-side concession stand, ticket booth and announcer's booth . New visitor's-side accessible bleachers for approximately 800 people . New visitor's-side accessible parking, restrooms, concession stand and ticket booth . Field amenities: athletic equipment storage building, field lighting, an artificial turf field, and a nine-lane, all-weather track
WHEN:  Tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 16, 2011); ribbon-cutting ceremony starts at 5:45 p.m. (10 minutes); varsity football game starts at 6:30 p.m. See additional activities/times below (visuals).
WHERE: Clairemont High School 4150 Ute Drive, Clairemont (92117) Directions: From northbound Interstate 5, exit Balboa Avenue and head east to Clairemont Drive; turn right (south) on Clairemont Drive to Ute Drive, turn right (west). From southbound Interstate 5, exit Grand/Garnet/Balboa Avenue, turn left (east) on Garnet Ave. to Clairemont Drive; turn right (south) on Clairemont Drive to Ute Drive, turn right (west).From Interstate 805, exit Balboa Ave. west; south on Clairemont Drive to Ute Drive, turn right (west). Media parking will be available on site on dirt lot near the scoreboard at the south end of the stadium. (School map attached.)
VISUALS: Ribbon-cutting ceremony (5:45 p.m.), presentation of colors by Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (6:20 p.m.), national anthem performed by high school student (6:25 p.m.), varsity football game (starts at 6:30 p.m.), fireworks at halftime (halftime occurs at approximately 7:30 p.m.)
GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Athletic Director Gerry Knuppel, Board Vice President John Lee Evans and Area Four Superintendent Marian Phelps will be available for interviews. Interviews available in English and Spanish.
BACKGROUND: On November 4, 2008, nearly 69 percent of the voters in San Diego passed the $2.1 billion general obligation bond measure, Proposition S, so that San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) could repair, renovate and revitalize more than 200 schools.

The project partners for this facility were Mele Amantea Architects, Triton Structural (stadium construction) and Byrom-Davey, Inc. (field and track installation).

# # #
Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor | Communications Office | San Diego Unified School District
Offices: (619) 725-5579 or (858) 637-3607 | Mobile: (619) 546-3378 | E-mail: creed-porter@sandi.net

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NEWS RELEASE -- Students from Six High Schools on National Merit Semifinalist List

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, September 14, 2011

STUDENTS FROM SIX HIGH SCHOOLS ON NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST LIST

SAN DIEGO -- Students from Henry, La Jolla, Mira Mesa, Pt. Loma, Scripps
Ranch, University City are on the list of National Merit Scholarship
semifinalists, released today.

Qualifying as semifinalists means the students are in the running for some
of the $34 million that will be divided among recipients this spring by
the National Merit Scholarship Program. The program estimates that about
90 percent of the semifinalists will advance to be finalists, with more
than half of those receiving scholarships or other assistance.

The semifinalists are: Sophia Quiroz from Patrick Henry High; Erica Eisen,
Ryan Farley, Grace Henahan, Meredith Lehmann, Ryan Mann, Yuhao Wang,
Ashley Weller, Qian Zhang and Ardis Zhong from La Jolla; Anglea Pham, Mira
Mesa; Anthony Cook, Pt. Loma; Sarah delos Santos, Jacob Fineman, Brian
Hie, Kevin Hu, Ryan Seo, Hyungjin Shin, Vivek Vishwanath and Amy Zheng,
Scripps Ranch; and Kyle Ingraham and Hailan Pang, University City.

"I join everyone in the San Diego Unified School District, and in the San
Diego community, in recognizing the hard work and achievement demonstrated
by these students," said Bill Kowba, San Diego Unified Superintendent. "We
wish them the best of luck in completing the process and receiving their
scholarship."

Winners of the scholarships will be announced this spring.

According to National Merit, semifinalists must have an outstanding
academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the
high school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student¹s
earlier performance on the qualifying test in order to advance to the
final level. The semifinalist and a high school official must submit a
detailed scholarship application, which includes the student¹s essay and
information about the semifinalist¹s participation and leadership in
school and community activities.


# # #

NOTE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS: To speak with any of the semifinalists,
contact the school directly. Parents will be notified and, if they
approve, will contact you.

Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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MEDIA ADVISORY -- Local Community Campaign Launches to Boost Academic Achievement

Reporters and editors: This is a news conference event that we're
participating in tomorrow and we certainly support the effort. Please use
the media contacts below if you have any questions. I hope you'll be able
to attend.

Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

+ + +

**MEDIA ALERT**

Media Contact:
Krystin Williamson
Nuffer, Smith, Tucker for the Union-Tribune
619/296-0605, ext. 247
knw@nstpr.com

LOCAL COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES
TO BOOST ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Sept. 15 Press Conference Will Announce Unprecedented Local Education
Initiative

WHO: The San Diego Union-Tribune, the United Way of San Diego County and
the San Diego County Office of Education are joining forces to launch a
large scale, unprecedented effort to help boost academic achievement of
San Diego schoolchildren.

WHAT: Research shows that engaging students while learning in school, and
connecting students with the resources they need outside of school, can
have a positive effect on educational success. How do we as a community
achieve success?

Join us at Farb Middle School, Thursday, Sept. 15, for the campaign
announcement and to see it in action.

Joining together to discuss the new campaign will be:
€ Bill Kowba, San Diego Unified School District Superintendent
€ Ed Moss, president and publisher of the Union-Tribune
€ Doug Sawyer, president and CEO of United Way of San Diego County
€ John Roach, Carlsbad Unified School District Superintendent (also
representing 41 San Diego County School District Superintendents)
€ Darin Curtis, 2011 California Teacher of the Year (Lakeside USD)
€ Other regional education experts

WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011
10:45 a.m.

WHERE: Jean Farb Middle School
4880 La Cuenta Drive Ave.
San Diego, CA 92124

VISUALS: Following the announcement, Farb Middle School volunteers and
students will be available to discuss their personal experience in
relation to the new campaign.

###

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Post Revised 2011-12 CAC Executive Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         REVISED 2011-12 Meeting Schedule/Notice of Location Change: Executive Committee for the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC)
Committee Meeting Information:
http://www.sandi.net/page/3175

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notices in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

Josefina Viorato-

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

San Diego Unified - Where Every Student is a Star

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

Friday, September 9, 2011

Post Regular Board Meeting Agenda, September 13, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:

* Board of Education Meeting Agenda, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
Board Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248
BoardDocs Agenda: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8FFVLV80B97F
Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

Thank you.
Josefina Viorato-
Confidential Administrative Assistant II
[San Diego Unified - Where Every Student is a Star]
Board Services
4100 Normal Street, Room 2231
San Diego, CA 92103
* (619) 725-5551
7 (619) 297-5624
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NEWS RELEASE -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

Media Calendar -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, September 9, 2011

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the
campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check
out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net.

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to
www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar. Those meetings might not be included in
this listing.

September

10 -- Pt. Loma High Kickoff Event, all day, Pt. Loma High School, 2335
Chatsworth Blvd. Following freshman, junior varsity and varsity football
games at the school, the Pointer Association will hold its annual
fundraising dinner. Contact: Pt. Loma High Foundation, Maria
Virissimo-Gibson, 619) 938-7897. Open to the public.

12 -- Schools reopen after cancellation Friday due to power failure.

16 -- Montgomery Middle School Artists Reception at San Diego Art
Institute, 6-8 p.m., 1439 El Prado (92101). Students from the Linda Vista
school are showing their work at the Art Institute. The reception honors
these students and their teachers. Contact: Emalyn Leppard, Montgomery
Middle School, 858-496-8330, ext. 4102. Open to the public.

17 -- Guitars in the Classroom Benefit Concert, 7 p.m., Montgomery Middle
School, 2470 Ulric St. (92111). The Banana Slug String Band performs a fun
family evening complete a teacher-led opening sing along, a door prize
drawing, and a special after show pajama party for family golden circle
ticket holders. Doug Dirt and Airy Larry will bring out the music,
costumes, and share wisdom from the garden and nature to raise money for
free Guitars in the Classroom music leadership training for San Diego
teachers. All ages are encouraged, and children may attend in jammies so
they can roll right into bed when they get home. Tickets are $8-15, with a
$100 whole family, Golden Circle Pajama Party ticket available; tickets
are at purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191069.
Contact: Jonathan Ton, Principal, (858) 496-8330. Open to the public.

22 -- Clairemont Community of Schools, 7 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799
Clairemont Drive, (92117). Parents, staff, students and community members
interested in supporting the schools in the Clairemont High School feeder
pattern (Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler elementary, Marston
Middle and Clairemont High schools) are invited to join the Clairemont
Community of Schools. Contact: Julee Jenkins, julie.jenkins@gmail.com.
Open to the public.

October

20 -- ³Building Healthy Communities,² 6 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777
Imperial Ave. (92113). The Community Wellness program presents: James P.
Comer, MD, MPH, a nationally renowned child psychiatrist, will discuss
promoting collaboration among parents, educators and the community to
improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for students. Sponsored by
the Lincoln High School Youth Health Council and UCSD Center for Community
Well-Being. Contact: lincolnhighschoolyhc@gmail.com. Free and open to the
public.

Notes to editors and reporters:

To receive news releases by e-mail from San Diego Unified, go to
www.sandi.net/comm/media/signup

Friday Notes Online: Each Friday afternoon, the superintendent's office
updates district staff and community on a variety of issues. The
newsletter is posted online at www.sandi.net/fridaynotes.

# # #

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NEWS RELEASE -- Classes Resumes Monday in San Diego Unified School District

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, Sept. 9, 2011
CLASSES RESUME MONDAY IN SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
SAN DIEGO -- Classes will resume their normal schedule Monday, Sept. 12, in the San Diego Unified School District. Child Development Centers and the PrimeTime day-care program will also be observing normal hours.
Operations staff has been checking schools on Friday, Sept. 9, and found
no significant issues as a result of Thursday's blackout.
"I want to commend our staff, parents and students for getting through
this very trying situation," said Superintendent Bill Kowba. "I know
everybody looks forward to a great school day on Monday."
# # #
Bernie Rhinerson
Chief of Staff
San Diego Unified School District
4100 Normal St. Rm. 22219
San Diego, CA 92103

619-725-5567 office
619-300-7015 mobile

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Friday, September 2, 2011

NEWS RELEASE -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

Media Calendar -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, September 2, 2011

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the
campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check
out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net.

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to
www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar. Those meetings might not be included in
this listing.

September

5 -- Labor Day holiday. All schools and offices closed.

6 -- First day of 2011-12 school year. Supt. Kowba will be at Clairemont
High School, 4150 Ute Dr. (92117) from 6-7:15 a.m.; Wilson Middle School,
3838 Orange Ave. (92105), 8-9 a.m. (includes the start of school at 8:30
a.m.); and at Juarez Elementary School, 2633 Melbourne Dr. (92123).
Questions: Jack Brandais, Communications Department, (619) 725-5570. Not
open to the public.

10 -- Pt. Loma High Kickoff Event, all day, Pt. Loma High School, 2335
Chatsworth Blvd. Following freshman, junior varsity and varsity football
games at the school, the Pointer Association will hold its annual
fundraising dinner. Contact: Pt. Loma High Foundation, Maria
Virissimo-Gibson, 619) 938-7897. Open to the public.

17 -- Guitars in the Classroom Benefit Concert, 7 p.m., Montgomery Middle
School, 2470 Ulric St. (92111). The Banana Slug String Band performs a fun
family evening complete a teacher-led opening sing along, a door prize
drawing, and a special after show pajama party for family golden circle
ticket holders. Doug Dirt and Airy Larry will bring out the music,
costumes, and share wisdom from the garden and nature to raise money for
free Guitars in the Classroom music leadership training for San Diego
teachers. All ages are encouraged, and children may attend in jammies so
they can roll right into bed when they get home. Tickets are $8-15, with a
$100 whole family, Golden Circle Pajama Party ticket available; tickets
are at purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191069.
Contact: Jonathan Ton, Principal, (858) 496-8330. Open to the public.

22 -- Clairemont Community of Schools, 7 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799
Clairemont Drive, (92117). Parents, staff, students and community members
interested in supporting the schools in the Clairemont High School feeder
pattern (Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler elementary, Marston
Middle and Clairemont High schools) are invited to join the Clairemont
Community of Schools. Contact: Julee Jenkins, julie.jenkins@gmail.com.
Open to the public.

October

20 -- ³Building Healthy Communities,² 6 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777
Imperial Ave. (92113). The Community Wellness program presents: James P.
Comer, MD, MPH, a nationally renowned child psychiatrist, will discuss
promoting collaboration among parents, educators and the community to
improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for students. Sponsored by
the Lincoln High School Youth Health Council and UCSD Center for Community
Well-Being. Contact: lincolnhighschoolyhc@gmail.com. Free and open to the
public.

Notes to editors and reporters:

To receive news releases by e-mail from San Diego Unified, go to
www.sandi.net/comm/media/signup

Friday Notes Online: Each Friday afternoon, the superintendent's office
updates district staff and community on a variety of issues. The
newsletter is posted online at www.sandi.net/fridaynotes.

# # #


Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY -- First Day of School Activities

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Sept. 1, 2011

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

WHAT: Back to School, Sept. 1, 2011, media availabilities by Supt. Bill Kowba, photo locations.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011

For morning shows, 5-9 a.m., Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute Dr. (92117).
-- Supt. Bill Kowba will be available for interviews from 6-7:15 a.m.
-- Location will be available for live trucks at 4:45 a.m. Enter from visitor parking area off Ute Drive (south side of campus).
-- Clairemont High varsity football team and cheer squad will also be available, along with coach Dave Bottom.
-- New stadium will be shooting location; lights (new) will be on.
-- From 7-9 a.m., alternative locations will be available: Clairemont High Presidential Museum; Pep Band; and cafeteria treats ("lunch lady"). Parking for these segments will be off of Modoc St.
-- On-site contact: Linda Zintz, 619-847-6637.

8:15-8:45, Supt. Kowba will be at Wilson Middle School, 3838 Orange Ave. (92105). He'll be greeting the students, parents/guardians, teachers and staff on the first day of school. He'll be available for interviews there, along with principal Bernadette Nguyen. Contact: Bernie Rhinerson, Chief of Staff, 619-300-7015.

9-9:45 a.m., Supt. Kowba will be making a quick visit to Juarez Elementary School, 2633 Melbourne Dr. (92123). Juarez is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011-12. Supt,. Kowba will be available for interviews, as will principal Marceline Marques. Contact: Bernie Rhinerson, Chief of Staff, 619-300-7015.

Supt. Kowba will be in Board of Education Closed Session in the afternoon, so these times will be when he's available for comment on Tuesday.

Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)
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Please Post Notices/Agendas

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Board of Education Meeting Agenda, Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
Board Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248
Agenda: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8FFVLV80B97F

·         Notice and Call of Special Closed Session Meeting, Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 4:30 p.m., Room 2249
Board Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Notice of Change of Time of Closed Session Meeting, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 12:00 p.m., Room 2249
Board Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Notice of Change of Location, Advisory Committee on Utilization of Excess School Property (ACUESP), Thursday, September 22, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Room 2249
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3167    

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notices in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

Melissa Hudson

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

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Board of Education

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

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