Richard Newman
While Zero the Hero arrives only once a year at CELC on the 100 day of school, he loved the students so much he sent them all masks as they are honorary heroes. Go Cubs!
about 18 hours ago, Richard Newman
Mary Ann Alvarez
CAL Fire will be doing COVID-19 testing today at Joan MacQueen Middle School from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.
2 days ago, Mary Ann Alvarez
Richard Newman
Free COVID-19 tests and flu shots will be provided at JMMS this Wednesday from 9:00-3:00. No appointment is necessary but individuals may schedule one on 211sandiego.org.
4 days ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update 2.19.21 https://www.smore.com/cv3nm
7 days ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update for 2.12.21 https://www.smore.com/xpumk
14 days ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
AUSD Phase Three Reopening begins March 15. We are so excited!
14 days ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Important Update Families with children in Cohort B, attending school this Thursday and Friday, Cal Fire's administration of the COVID Vaccines is going to interrupt pick up on both days. Please pick up your child in the parking lot South of our main traffic circle (Bus Loop). See Attached Image.
16 days ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update 2.5.21 https://www.smore.com/7ztu9 New this week COVID Vaccines and Interruptions to pick up on 2.11 & 2.12 (New) No School Monday (New) ASB Calendar for February (New) Real Cost of Vaping (New) Your Brain and Addiction (New) Sexual Education (New) High School Registration for 8th Graders (Repeating) COVID Testing (Repeating) Valhalla HS Dance Auditions (New)
21 days ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Free COVID-19 tests and flu shots will take place today, Wednesday, February 3, 2021, from 9:00 - 2:30 at JMMS. No appointment necessary.
23 days ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Free COVID-19 tests and flu shots will take place Wednesday, February 3, 2021, from 9:00 - 2:30 at JMMS. No appointment necessary.
24 days ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Report Cards for Quarter 2 are coming home with students in cohort A today and cohort B on Friday. Students on distance learning, report cards are being mailed home tomorrow.
24 days ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
We are pleased to share that CALFIRE will be providing free COVID vaccines on February 11 and 12 from 9:00-5:00 at Joan MacQueen Middle School. CALFIRE will be vaccinating those who are 65 years of age and older. Registration will be available on the 211 website.
25 days ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update 1.29.21 https://www.smore.com/xwrem
28 days ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
Save the Date Steele Canyon VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2021 (Campus Tours information and details to follow)
28 days ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update 1.22.21 https://www.smore.com/39pkg
about 1 month ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
Important information for current 8th graders about high school. https://www.smore.com/31n8z
about 1 month ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
about 1 month ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Free COVID-19 tests and flu shots will take place today, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 9:00 - 2:30 at JMMS. No appointment necessary.
about 1 month ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update for January 15, 2021 https://www.smore.com/b8xs9 New Information About End of the Quarter High School Registration for 8th Graders COVID Testing Canned Food Drive
about 1 month ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
Attention 8th Grade Families It is time to register your child for High School! Class of 2025 High School Flyer Steele Canyon Charter - Intent to Enroll Deadline is 2/17/21 GUHSD - School Choice - Deadline is 3/5/21 Questions? Contact Jane Smith @ jsmith@alpineschools.net
about 1 month ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Free COVID-19 tests and flu shots will take place today, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, from 9:00 - 2:30 at JMMS. No appointment necessary.
about 1 month ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
The District was notified today that an individual at Boulder Oaks Elementary School has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. Per guidelines, we are notifying parents and staff of the potential exposure dates. This individual was last on campus on January 5, 2021. The potential exposure date is therefore January 5, 2021. All individuals who were in close contact have been notified. This individual is currently in isolation. Due to privacy laws, information regarding this individual’s identity cannot be released. Please respect this individual’s privacy during this difficult time. Upon learning the news, we contacted the local health department, which will determine who was a “close contact” with this individual. To ensure everyone’s safety we will continue to follow all of our cleaning and disinfecting protocols per health guidelines and as outlined in the AUSD Reopening Schools Plan and Guidebook and in Board Policy 0470: COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.
about 1 month ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update 1.8.21 https://www.smore.com/gs0dx Dear Alpine, This week's update contains important information about the end of the quarter and upcoming Monday holidays. Please make sure you are staying up to date with the happenings at JMMS.
about 1 month ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
AUSD Dual Language Preschool begins January 19. Registration is limited and a few spots remain. Call the CELC office at 619-659-8250 for more information.
about 1 month ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families, We are excited to welcome our students back to campus on January 4. As I shared in a previous letter, we are proud that our district has been operating in-person learning at all of our schools longer than virtually any other district in the county, and we have done it without a need for a school closure for 13 consecutive weeks. This pandemic has changed the entire way we operate. Many of our staff have a high-risk condition or are otherwise vulnerable, and others live with someone who is high-risk. While this is a facet of life all of us face in a world of COVID, we have been and remain committed to providing in-person learning. In fact, we believe that in-person learning should be the default for our students. Yet, our ability to stay open will depend on all of us working together to ensure that our health and safety protocols are followed. As a reminder, we ask that you monitor your student for any signs of illness each day such as a cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, and fever at home before coming to school. Any student with these symptoms or a fever of 100°F or more should not go to a school site, including ESS. Those experiencing symptoms including a persistent cough, shortness of breath, a runny nose should not attend school or ESS, even if no fever is present. All students and staff are required to wear a face covering, and student temperatures will continue to be taken upon entering classes and buildings. I ask that you continue to support our staff in our efforts to remain open and strictly adhere to all protocols. Most districts in the county have not been operating with in-person learning and we want to remain open. I realize that the postponement of our Pjase Three reopening is disappointing news. With the surge in cases in the county and across the country we need to work together more than ever to ensure our campuses remain safe. Again, we want to do everything in our power to remain open for our students and appreciate your support in making that a reality. Stay safe and well, Dr. Rich Newman Proudest Superintendent on Earth Alpine Union School District
about 1 month ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update 12/18/2020 https://www.smore.com/q97tvc
2 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Special thanks to Claudia and the Alpine Taco Shop for their support and contribution towards the new JMMS digital marquee. We appreciate you Claudia for all you do for our schools and community!
2 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Free COVID-19 tests and flu shots will be available tomorrow Wednesday, December 16 at JMMS from 9:00-3:00. All students, families, and community members are welcome. The drive through process is quick and easy. Please help spread the word!
2 months ago, Richard Newman
Mary Ann Alvarez
Please support Shadow Hills PTA with their Silent Auction. The Silent Auction will start on Sat. Dec. 12th and will run through Dec. 16th. Bidding starts on Dec. 12 at 11:00 am. Go to the Shadow Hills PTA Facebook site to bid on these fabulous items. https://www.facebook.com/ShadowHillsPTA. Here is a preview of just some of the items up for bid: 1.$50 gift card to Chic Boutique 2.$100 Visa Gift Card from Kathrin Turner, Realtor at San Diego Estates 3. 8 private tutoring sessions from Quest Academy 4.A private station tour and dinner for 10 at the Alpine Fire Station 5. 5 week dance session from Alpine Dance Academy 6. 1 photo session with Stephani Dennis Photography 7. Gift basket from Alpine Coffee Roasters/The Well Cafe 8. Gift card from Bella's Closet 9. Gift card from Cleveland Cafe 10.Mobile car detail from J&J Mobile Detail 11. Two propane tanks courtesy of Kamps propane. 12. Game/family night basket from the Turner/Rivera class (their basket earnings go directly back to their classroom) Anyone can participate. Payment will be collected when you receive your item if you are the highest bid by Wednesday the 16th.
3 months ago, Mary Ann Alvarez
Mr. C
Thursday/Friday students your picture day has been rescheduled for tomorrow. Upon your arrival on campus please go to the front of the gym have your yearbook picture taken. Distance learners you are welcome to come to school to have your picture taken after 8:20 am.
3 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families, We just completed a briefing with SDG&E that it is highly likely that power will be shut down in Alpine. SDG&E informed us that the winds are on track to increase this evening with the strongest winds occurring late tonight and early tomorrow with power shut offs potentially occurring through Wednesday. Out of an abundance of caution we will be closing schools for in person learning tomorrow. Teachers are preparing online materials in the event that electricity is available and students can access their Google Classroom. I realize that this situation is incredibly frustrating for all of us. We do not make the decision to shut schools down lightly. Given the briefing from SDG&E and the likelihood that power may be shut off late this evening or early tomorrow, we want to make sure we take all necessary precautions to allow our families to prepare. We appreciate your patience as we maneuver through yet another challenge. More than ever, we need to support one another through these trying times. Stay safe and healthy, Dr. Rich Newman Proudest Superintendent on Earth
3 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families, We wanted to make sure to keep you up to date with the latest information. We have been informed by SDGE to be prepared for Public Safety Power Shut Offs beginning as early as this evening into Wednesday, depending on the severity of winds and potential damage to the electric system. They have notified approximately 50,483 customers who may be impacted by the shutdown, and some of our surrounding neighborhoods have already had the electric turned off. At present, school will be open tomorrow but we wanted to reach out and share that schools may need to close. We are expecting an update directly from SDG&E early this evening and will communicate any updates. Stay safe, Dr. Newman Proudest Superintendent on Earth
3 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Alpine schools will reopen on Monday, December 7. We look forward to welcoming our students back to school.
3 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families, Yesterday, I shared some brief information regarding Gov. Newsom’s Regional Stay-At-Home order and I wanted to share some additional updates. The Regional Stay-At-Home order will impact many businesses and industries in San Diego County for at least three weeks starting this month. The order is applicable in areas where hospitals’ intensive care unit (ICU) capacity falls below 15%. The order does not modify existing state guidance regarding K-12 schools. Our schools may continue to remain open for in-person instruction. The order, which divides California into five regions, prohibits private gatherings of any size; closes operations for sectors such as bars and wineries, and salons; and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in retail and other sectors. San Diego County is in the Southern California Tier, which also includes Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. We will continue to work with local public health as we move forward. I will also continue to share updates as they become available. We are expecting that electricity will be returned to our community and school will be able to resume on Monday. Please continue to check our website, social media and your child’s Google Classroom for updates. As always, stay safe, and let’s make sure to continue to take care of one another. Sincerely, Dr. Rich Newman Proudest Superintendent on Earth
3 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families, The safety of our students, staff, and school community is our top priority. With this in mind, we want to keep you updated on the latest information regarding school closures. We will be closing schools tomorrow, Friday, December 4 due to the power outages, which are expected to continue through tomorrow. Teachers are preparing asynchronous activities for students in the event that the power is restored. These will be posted in each teacher’s Google Classroom. In addition, Governor Newsom has just announced that regions, where ICU capacity falls below 15%, will be placed into a Regional Stay-At-Home order. Governor Newsom stated that when regions are placed into the Regional Stay-At-Home order critical infrastructure, schools, retail (at 20% capacity), and restaurants (take out and delivery) will remain open. Here is the link to the latest update regarding the Stay-At-Home order. We will continue to keep you updated with the latest information. Stay well and healthy and take care of your loved ones. Sincerely, Dr. Rich Newman Proudest Superintendent on Earth
3 months ago, Richard Newman
Mary Ann Alvarez
AUSD School Closed Thursday, December 3 Power is out in many areas across Alpine and the winds are expected to continue. At present SDGE is stating that the power outages could be sustained for long periods of time. In an abundance of caution and to ensure the safety of all of our students and staff, schools will be closed Thursday, December 3.
3 months ago, Mary Ann Alvarez
Mr. C
School Closed Today (Dec. 3) Due to Red Flag and Power Outages. All lessons will be asynchronous today, stay safe Dust Devils.
3 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families, The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect for inland Orange County and San Diego County valleys and mountains from 6 p.m. today through 10 p.m. on Saturday. They also issued a high wind watch from 1 a.m. Thursday morning until Friday at noon. Should power shutoffs occur while students are on campus, the school day will continue as normal until students are picked up or the day ends. We remain in close contact with the San Diego County Office of Education, SDGE, and other officials and will keep you updated on any impact. You can get more information about public safety power outages through SDG&E’s public safety power shutoff mobile app. For location details and updated information on outages and when power may be turned back on, visit SDGE.com/Outages. Sincerely, Dr. Rich Newman Proudest Superintendent on Earth
3 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Free COVID-19 tests and flu shots will be available tomorrow Wednesday, December 2 at JMMS from 9:00-3:00. All students, families, and community members, are welcome. The drive through process is quick and easy.
3 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Attention Dust Devils! If you are a Distance Learner we have a photographer available tomorrow morning between 9:00 am and 11:00 am right in front of the gym for yearbook pictures. Students in Cohort A who missed their picture on Monday you can also attend and have your picture taken. While you are here you can pick up a flu shot and get a COVID 19 test.
3 months ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
Reminder! Yearbook Pictures for Cohort A tomorrow. Distance Learners on Wednesday 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Cohort B pictures on Friday.
3 months ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
Principal's Update Dear Joan MacQueen Students and Parents, During the Thanksgiving season, when we traditionally take time to give thanks, I would like to express my gratitude to our community for having faith in Joan MacQueen and sending us your exceptional children. Your children come with strong values, respect, tolerance, and appreciation. Thank you for your commitment to ensuring their success and our success. Thank you to our school professionals for the commitment that you make every day to the students of Joan MacQueen Middle School. I thank you for your dedication to educational and organizational excellence. I thank you for striving to meet every expectation we've set for our school. Thank you for your ongoing professionalism and cooperation. When we return to school on Monday Nov. 30th, Hager Photography will be on campus to take yearbook pictures. Please encourage your child to dress for the picture as these will be going in our yearbook. Please see the details below. Our ASB is participating in a SEE's Fundraiser to support their work on campus. ASB is responsible for a lot of the fun activities we all remember from school. This year it is even more challenging for the students with the restrictions from the pandemic. Please help support their efforts by giving the gift of chocolate. Please see the details below. Lastly, be safe and have a wonderful holiday. We look forward to seeing everyone after the break.
3 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Our next COVID-19 test and flu shot date is scheduled for November 18, 2020. Testing will take place from 9:00 - 3:00 at JMMS. All community members and students are welcome to get COVID-19 testing and flu shots free of charge.
3 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Join the Alpine Union school District as a substitute teacher. We offer the highest substitute teacher pay rate in San Diego at $200 per day. @SanDiegoCOE @SanDiegoCounty @CityofSanDiego @sdschools
3 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
The community is welcome to preview AUSD's proposed science adoption curriculum.
3 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Reminder! JMMS Dismissal at 11:30 am for Conferences.
3 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
We will be distributing free Grab and Go meals today, November 16, 2020 from 11:00-12:30 and 4:30-6:00 in the JMMS parking lot. Meals are free to children 18 and under.
3 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Science Adoption Preview at BOES November 16th - 20th from 8:00am - 3:00pm
3 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
AUSD's phase three reopening will occur on January 19, 2021. Students will return for face to face learning four days a week.
4 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Principal's Message As some might be aware, the AUSD Board of Trustees voted at Tuesday night’s board meeting to implement our Phase 3 learning model on January 19th, 2021. In phase three, our face-to-face students will attend school four days a week - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays will remain a Distance Learning Day to allow for deep cleaning in the classrooms and other campus areas. We will also continue to offer a Distance Learning model. During phase 3, there will be very few changes to the instructional day. Our 100% Distance Learning students will remain in their current schedules and Zoom at various times during the day. These Zoom times might change depending on the grade level as some classes may change periods. For example, the eighth grade Online English Language Arts class will move from Tuesday and Friday to Monday and Thursday. Your child’s teacher will be providing more information on exactly how this will look within their grade level. We realize that this decision might cause some of you to change the learning model your child is currently enrolled in. If you desire to change your student’s learning model to 100% distance learning or face-to-face four days a week, you must notify the office by Thursday, November 19th. Otherwise, current hybrid face-to-face students will automatically switch to face-to-face four days a week, and current 100% distance learning students will remain in 100% distance learning. The hybrid model will not be obe an option moving forward. Once again, please either call or email the school office ONLY if you want to change your current learning model - 619-445-3245, ccurrigan@alpineschools.net. Lastly, we ask that students stay in their learning model of choice from January 19th until February 24th (3rd Quarter Progress Notices) or April 9th (End of 3rd Quarter). Changes from one learning model to another will not be allowed unless your child is on quarantine from a COVID symptom or has had close contact with a positive COVID case. Thank you for your understanding and patience through these unprecedented times. We appreciate it immensely. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any further questions. Sincerely, Casey Currigan
4 months ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
To all the Veterans and Active Duty Military we salute your dedication, sacrifice and service to our country. Semper Fi
4 months ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
Happy Birthday USMC
4 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
We will be distributing free Grab and Go Meal Bags today, Monday 11/9 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in the JMMS parking lot. The meals are FREE to all children 18 and under!
4 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update 11.7.2020 https://www.smore.com/q02ct Principal's Message Second-quarter is in full swing, and Joan MacQueen began our second phase of this hybrid model. Teachers are moving from class to class providing live instruction in each class. Live instruction is Joan MacQueen's next step towards having students return to school four days a week. Although students are not yet returning to campus four days a week, this is a positive step forward. Maintaining the health and safety of our students and staff will continue to be a collaborative effort. Students and adults who show even a single symptom need to report those symptoms to Mrs. Garbani in the Joan MacQueen office. Public health protocols require an individual with symptoms to isolate for ten days or for three days after a negative COVID test. Only if everyone is being transparent and honest will we be able to take the monumental step of students returning to school four days a week. A big public thank you to Laura Garbani for acting as JMMS’s medical detective. In two weeks we will begin four days of parent conferences. We would like families with students who are struggling with distance learning or the hybrid model (D's and F's) to have priority for conferences. Students will be released from in-person learning daily at 11:30 am. All schedules have been modified for the week to accommodate conferences. Please check the links on the Weekly Update for specific times. Conferences will take place via Zoom daily using the schedule below. Additionally, there are two evening conferences for your convenience. To schedule a conference please email Leslie Perricone or call (619) 445-3245 x117. The end of the quarter has seen our young scholars hard at work. Students have been turning in missing assignments and improving their grades. I encourage families to talk with their student(s) about staying on top of their studies.
4 months ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
Parent Teacher Conferences Monday, Nov. 16 - Thurs., Nov. 19 AM and PM Times Available https://www.alpineschools.net/o/jmms/page/parent-teacher-conferences--50
4 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Free drive through COVID-19 tests and flu shots are available at JMMS today from 9:00-2:00. All students and community members are welcome.
4 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Report Cards for Quarter 1 are now visible on StudentVUE and ParentVUE. https://sdhome.sdcoe.net/alpine/PXP2_Login.aspx
4 months ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
Dear JMMS Families, Today, at approximately 12:15 our fire alarms identified an electrical short in one of our electrical rooms. The fire department was quick to respond and our students did an excellent job evacuating classrooms. The fire department has cleared the school to be safe and all students have returned to the classroom. As always, thank you for your continued support. C. Currigan
4 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
October 26, 2020 Dear AUSD Families: As we enter week six of our hybrid learning model I wanted to provide some important updates. First, I want to sincerely thank all of our staff, parents, and families for their support and effort these past weeks. As one of the first public school districts in the county to reopen schools, we were chartering a new and uncertain path. We built our reopening plan on strong health and safety protocols, and the belief that our students would be best served by learning in person at school with their teachers. I am extremely grateful and appreciative of all the hard work and collaboration that has made our reopening of schools both safe and a model for other districts. Additionally, I am pleased to share that on Tuesday, October 20th, the Board of Trustees approved the installation of indoor air filtration systems in all of our classrooms and buildings. These new systems will be similar to what you find in hospitals and medical settings. I am proud to share that we are among the first school districts in the state to install these units. A HUGE thanks to our Board of Trustees for ensuring that Alpine Union continues to place the health and safety of our students and staff front and center, while also setting an example for how to effectively and safely reopen schools and plan for the future. A Superintendent’s Advisory Task Force has also been working to develop plans for our Phase Three reopening. At our Board of Trustees meeting on November 10th, the Board will discuss the Task Force recommendations and a target date for a full return to in-person learning. A month ago we implemented COVID-19 testing for all AUSD staff. Every two weeks free drive through COVID-19 testing and flu shots are available at JMMS. The testing plan has been expanded, and all community members, students, and families are welcome to receive a free flu shot or a COVID-19 test during our test days. I hope you and your family members will take advantage of this free service. Dates are posted on our website and social media. Last, we have expanded our Grab and Go meals, and are offering meal pick up on Mondays during the day from 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and in the evening from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Meals are available free of charge for any school-age child under the age of 18. Please help spread the word so that we can continue to support our Alpine families and community members. As always, thank you for your continued support. We are all in this together, and we can only get through it together. Stay safe and healthy, Dr. Rich Newman Proudest Superintendent on Earth
4 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update for 10/23/2020 https://www.smore.com/tkejq
4 months ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update for 10/23/2020 https://www.smore.com/tkejq Principal's Message Second-quarter starts this Monday, and Joan MacQueen will begin our second phase of this hybrid mode. Teachers will begin moving from class to class providing live instruction in each class. Live instruction is Joan MacQueen's next step towards having students return to school four days a week. Although students are not yet returning to campus four days a week, this is a positive step forward. Maintaining the health and safety of our students and staff will continue to be a collaborative effort. Students and adults who show even a single symptom need to report those symptoms to Mrs. Garbani in the Joan MacQueen office. Public health protocols require an individual with symptoms to isolate for ten days or for three days after a negative COVID test. Only if everyone is being transparent and honest will we be able to take the monumental step of students returning to school four days a week. A big public thank you to Laura Garbani for acting as JMMS’s medical detective. We have made some changes to student schedules (specific changes outlined below). The most significant change we have made centers around electives. Students not in engineering see "Success Strategies" on their schedules. This class provides students a class where they can work on their "asynchronous" elective classwork. It will also allow students to work on assignments in their core classes with teacher assistance. All of the schedule changes are visible on StudentVUE and ParentVUE for quarter number two. If you are struggling with seeing the new schedule, don't worry, students will be attending school in the same classroom they have been in since physical school started on September 21st. Students attending school via distance learning will also see a schedule change. The new meeting times are outlined on the grade level bell schedule. This new schedule drastically increases the amount of instructional time students will receive. The new bell schedule can be found on the JMMS web page. The end of the quarter has seen our young scholars hard at work. Students have been turning in missing assignments and improving their grades. I encourage families to talk with their student(s) about staying on top of their studies.
4 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
CalFire had a cancellation in their schedule and will return to JMMS on Thursday, October 22 for free COVID-19 tests and flu shots @ JMMS from 9:00 - 12:30.
4 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Just Added 2nd Day Cal Fire on JMMS Campus for COVID testing and Flu Shots Thursday, October 22nd from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
4 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Free drive-through COVID-19 test and flu shots are available at JMMS today from 8:00-2:00. All adults and children are welcome. Stay safe and healthy!
4 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE Good afternoon Alpine, This is Joan MacQueen's Proud Principal, Casey Currigan. Students are starting to feel the urgency of turning work in at the end of the quarter. We can feel the increase in everyone's anxiety. Please check your child's grade using ParentVUE. If you need support in activating your account, please send me an email. If you see that your child is missing ten assignments, create a list and assign two items from the list each day, so the workload doesn't look daunting. If your child needs homework assistance, we have tutors for Math, English, Social Studies, and Science available every day. Please email me for assistance. As the quarter comes to a close on October 23rd, you may want to move your child from 100% distance learning to face-to-face learning, or you can go the other direction. Now is the perfect time to make that change. Please let me know ASAP if you would like your child to change the learning models. Lastly, we encountered our first confirmed case of COVID 19 in AUSD this past week. We could not be more proud of the AUSD staff, students, and community for coming together to support one another. We are all in this together. Keep up the excellent work stay healthy and safe.
4 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families: We were notified today that an individual at Boulder Oaks has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Due to privacy laws, information regarding this individual's identity cannot be released. This individual is currently not on campus per public health guidelines. The school will remain open for in-person learning. We have cleaned and disinfected appropriately following all health protocols. We understand that this information is concerning. Staff members and students who may have come into close contact with the individual will be contacted directly by San Diego County Public Health and the school office with further instructions. We are working with public health to continue to monitor the situation, and we are strictly following all public health guidelines. As a reminder, we ask that you monitor your student for any signs of illness each day such as cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, and fever at home before coming to school. Anyone with a fever of 100°F or more should not go to a school site. Those experiencing symptoms including a persistent cough, shortness of breath, or runny nose should not attend school or ESS, even if no fever is present. All students are required to wear a face covering, and student temperatures will continue to be taken upon entering classes and buildings. Thank you for your cooperation and support. Sincerely, Dr. Rich Newman Superintendent Alpine Union School District
4 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
We will be distributing free Grab and Go Meal Bags today, Monday 10/12 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the JMMS parking lot. The meals are FREE to all children 18 and under!
5 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE Good afternoon Alpine, this is Joan MacQueen's Proud Principal, Casey Currigan. It was a phenomenal week at JMMS, the weather cooled off significantly, and students played dodgeball, frisbee, and soccer at lunch and in PE. It was the first time since March we have heard students laughing and having a good time. However, the weather is supposed to turn hot again next week, so do not forget to send students with their water bottles and sunscreen. The first quarter of the school year comes to a close on the 23rd of October. If you haven't checked in on your child's progress using ParentVUE, please do it this weekend. We recognize that we are trying to educate in the time of COVID. However, some students still believe these grades will not count. This misconception has resulted in more failing grades than we would like. Teachers are accepting late work up until the end of the quarter, so please support your child, check on those grades, and encourage them to get their work turned in to the teacher. If you don't know how to access your ParentVUE account, instructions are below. If your child is adamant that they have turned everything in and the grade is still a zero, Google does allow students to turn in blank work. It will show that the work as turned in, but students will not receive credit for an empty assignment. Please encourage your child to email the teacher to make sure there receive credit for their assignments. Lastly, we need three parents to participate in our Site Council. There is only one meeting a month, and they will not ever be longer than forty-five minutes, and all of the sessions will take place on Zoom. Please click on the link below to sign up. Your role on the committee is to provide parent input on the future of Joan MacQueen.
5 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Every Monday we will be distributing Grab and Go Meal Bags from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at JMMS! All children 18 and under are FREE!!! We are so proud to be able to serve our community . If you have any questions, please kmassey@alpineschools.net.
5 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update for 10.2.2020 https://www.smore.com/mpryg Good afternoon Alpine, this is Joan MacQueen's Proud Principal Casey Currigan. We finished our second week of the Hybrid Facilitation Schedule and are beginning to meet concerning the next stage of our opening. Although no date is selected, we are looking forward to taking the next step. I want to let you know that the kids attending in-person learning are doing fantastic. They are enjoying being on campus and are looking forward to taking the next steps. This week, many students did not have water bottles on campus, making it tough with the heat. As a reminder, the drinking fountains at all schools and public parks are turned off because of COVID. Please make sure that you send your child to school with a water bottle, which is especially crucial during these red flag days. If you require a water bottle, please let me know. Safe School Ambassadors is back at Joan MacQueen this year! The Safe School Ambassadors Program (SSA) harnesses students' power to prevent and stop bullying and mistreatment. Our students and staff will be training in a student-centered model that educates diverse social leaders with the skills to prevent and reduce bullying. The recruited students participate in a two-day interactive training along with several adults who serve as program mentors. The training gives student Ambassadors the skills and tools to resolve conflicts, defuse incidents, and support isolated and excluded students. We are looking forward to seeing the positive impact this program will have on our students, staff, and overall school culture. Lastly, we need a couple of parents to participate in our School Site Council. The School Site Council is a group of teachers, parents, and classified employees that works with the principal to develop, review, and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. Use the link below to submit your nomination.
5 months ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
What happens if a student or staff member lives with or has close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, OR been advised by their doctor that they are presumed to have COVID-19? https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Reopening-Plan/Decision-Tree#2
5 months ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
Read the Entire JMMS Weekly Update for 9/25/2020 https://www.smore.com/6zrv7 Good Afternoon Alpine! I am very proud of our staff and students who did a wonderful job navigating this first week of face-to-face learning at school. It was great to see how excited students were to see their friends and teachers. Every student that I spoke to was excited to be back at school. I want to thank all the parents that shared their appreciation for our staff and the fact that we are one of the first districts to reopen for learning. I recently shared with the JMMS staff that it takes approximately 10,000 hours to master a craft, and while there are some bumps with the hybrid facilitation schedule we have only been doing this new type of learning for a couple of days. Considering how new this process is for all of us, I am very proud and appreciative of our staff and ask everyone's patience as we continue to reopen our schools. Please know that we have done everything in our power to make JMMS open safely. As the first public secondary school in San Diego to open we want to make sure that our campus continues to be safe. We have put redundant systems in place to keep our staff and students safe. Together, and only together, can we keep JMMS open and keep everyone healthy.
5 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
The Alpine Union School District has become one of the first local school districts to begin mandatory testing for all staff members. https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/alpine-schools-begin-drive-thru-covid-19-testing-for-staff-members?fbclid=IwAR1yv6V5qCicQXB2xigFLyG4U1eNO-4QOYEgV4qRmTQQEmZ_wwm-8CKTWXQ
5 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
A HUGE thanks to our famous Alpine community artist, Jorge Estrada, for painting the welcome back banners and Claudia and the Alpine Taco Shop for graciously funding the banners. Each campus has a one of a kind original banner welcoming our staff and students back to campus.
5 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
HUGE thanks to CalFire for helping implement COVID-19 testing for all district staff. @CAL_FIRE @SanDiegoCOE #Alpine
5 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Day two of face-to-face learning. Our students once again connecting with friends and other students and using our wonderful outdoor spaces for learning. #LearningTogether #Proud OfOurDistrict
5 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Dear Dust Devils, Day one is complete, and outside of a couple of minor bumps, we had students back to campus for the first time since March 13, 2020. The morning drop off went off without a hitch, and every student could find their Learning Strategies classroom. There were some technical issues on campus, and as soon as those were ironed out, the day proceeded smoothly. There is some confusion with students participating in live instruction but are in the cohort that is not on campus. These students will participate in Asynchronous learning the entire day; there will be no live (Zoom) instruction. Teachers will have lessons posted on their Google Classrooms. Those lessons may include: Continuations of work that they have already started Reading directions Filling out a worksheet Writing a paper Watching a video However, On Wednesday's both cohorts A & B will Zoom with their Learning Strategies class at 9:00 am, and all students will have access to their teachers during their office hours from 9:30 to 10:30 am through their Google Classrooms. In those office hours, they can clarify instructions, ask questions, etc. We recognize this isn't business as usual but remember that we are going slow to go fast. Please have a wonderful evening; remember to send students with water and their Chromebooks fully charged. Casey Currigan
5 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
So excited to have our students back on campus for face-to-face learning. Thank you staff for being here for our students! So grateful to to our #AlpineUnion staff! @SanDiegoCOE #HeroesWorkHere
5 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
StudentVUE and ParentVUE are both up and running. Thank you for your patience.
5 months ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update 9/18/2020 https://www.smore.com/p5wze
5 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families, You may have heard the news that the County of San Diego may be moved on Tuesday to the lowest tier of the state reopening system and wonder what it means for Alpine Union. Because our waiver to reopen campuses was approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), we will be allowed to stay open if the county moves to the lowest tier on Tuesday. As we open on Monday it is imperative that everyone follow the protocols that we have designed. Over the last several months we have developed and adjusted our safe schools reopening plan to ensure that we adapt to the changing conditions. Additionally, I am pleased to share that we are one of the first school districts in the county to have implemented COVID-19 surveillance testing for all of our employees. We ask that you monitor your student for any signs of illness each day such as cough, shortness of breath, runny nose and fever at home before coming to school. Anyone with a fever of 100°F or more should not go to a school site. Those experiencing symptoms including persistent cough, shortness of breath, or runny nose should not attend school, even if no fever is present. All students will be required to wear a face covering, and student temperatures will be taken upon entering classes and buildings. Lastly, I ask for your patience and grace as we begin this new chapter of learning. Our staff have worked incredibly hard to make this opening as seamless as possible. Everything we do on Monday will be different from years past. We will all be learning together while we balance the need to reduce the spread of the coronavirus with the desire to get students into more productive learning environments. We look forward to seeing our students once again back on campus. Stay well and healthy, Dr. Newman Proudest Superintendent on Earth
5 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Dust Devils: If you have not registered for your child's bus pass please do so now. The Website is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KU-Byu69GDDbPxH6csZcPJaIgJcJMFT48WLfJ-TRffM/viewform?ts=5f0cb09c&edit_requested=true
5 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families, We are excited to share that next Monday we will begin phase two of our reopening schools plan with students returning to our campuses for face-to-face learning. At each school site, one cohort of students have been assigned to attend school for face-to-face learning on Mondays and Tuesdays, and another cohort of students will attend school on Thursdays and Fridays. Distance learning will continue to occur online the days in which students are not on campus. Those students in a complete distance learning environment will also continue their learning online. CONNECTION Since schools closed on Friday, March 13, 2020 we have continued to be concerned about the social and emotional well-being of all of our students. We also realize that with the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, parents may opt to move back and forth between face-to-face and distance learning during the year. In fact, one of the biggest concerns we have heard from families is the fear of losing their connection to their school and teacher this year if they choose to have their child participate in face-to-face or distance learning. We have intentionally designed our hybrid learning model around building and maintaining relationships and connections by having students remain in a class that is stable and consistent throughout the year and not have students switch back and forth between a different distance learning and face-to-face teacher. Each class will comprise both face-to-face and distance learning students. Since approximately 84% of our parents have chosen to have their child return to face-to face learning there is not a large number of students who prefer only distance learning. GRAB AND GO MEALS We will continue to provide free Grab and Go meals for all children 18 and under at JMMS each Monday. LUNCH Each school will continue to provide bagged or boxed lunches for students. We ask that you use our online portal to prepay for lunches, which is located on our website. BUSSING We will continue to provide bussing for students to school albeit will be slightly reduced this year. Similar to most districts, the Board has approved a transportation zone that would provide home to school transportation for students who live 1 ½ miles or more from school. All students will be required to wear face coverings on the bus and will be socially distanced as much as possible. Registration for bussing can be accessed via our district website. FACE COVERINGS When we return to school for face-to-face learning, all students will be required to wear a face covering (face mask or shield). Students may remove their face coverings during lunch, PE, and recess but will be required to have them on while in the classroom, even when sitting behind the plastic desk dividers. Only students that meet one of the exemptions outlined in the California Department of Public Health Guidelines and have the required medical documentation will be exempt. Previously, we shared that face coverings would only be required for students in grades three and above. We made the change requiring all students to wear face coverings for the following safety concerns. First, we set a goal of opening our schools for face-to-face learning and want to ensure we do everything in our power to keep our schools open and operating. Many of our staff have also shared concerns about contracting COVID-19 and want to be able to feel safe and comfortable so that they can focus on teaching and learning. Classroom schedules have also been designed to ensure students are not wearing a face covering for longer than two hours at a time without a break. WELLNESS We ask that you monitor your student for any signs of illness each day such as cough, shortness of breath, runny nose and fever at home before coming to school. Anyone with a fever of 100°F or more should not go to a school site. Those experiencing symptoms including persistent cough, shortness of breath, or runny nose should not attend school, even if no fever is present. We know next week will be filled with excitement and nervousness. We look forward to this next phase in reopening our schools, and as always, appreciate your continued support. Lastly, if you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to your child’s principal. Stay well, Dr. Newman Proudest Superintendent on Earth
5 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Dust Devil Update: To make the transition to hybrid more seamless, we have postponed the schedule changes set to take place tomorrow. They are now going to take place on Friday Evening. New schedules will be available on StudentVUE and ParentVUE Saturday morning, until then both websites will be down. Students will continue with their current schedule through Friday. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility; this is new for everyone.
5 months ago, Mr. C
Mr. C
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE This is Joan MacQueen's Proud Principal, Casey Currigan. JMMS Weekly Update 9/11/2020 https://www.smore.com/rt1wc I am excited to have students return to campus on the 21st. The last six months have been challenging and the wildfires over the last week have added to our challenges. I hope that with this being the 19th anniversary of 9/11, we take the time to remember all of those who perished on 9/11 and the incredible sacrifice of our heroic first responders. We are all capable of incredible empathy when we join together. I was able to see this first hand as the people of Alpine and its surrounding communities came together this last week around the Valley Fire. Stay Strong Alpine! In this week's newsletter, I have enclosed a ton of valuable information about the reopening of Joan MacQueen. Please take the time to read and watch the information, then have a conversation about the content with your child. The last thing that any of us want is to open and then have to close school back down. Please note that there will be some schedule changes resulting from trying to even out class size. We have done everything that we can to minimize the impact on students. Families will be notified this weekend if there child's schedule will change. Additional information about bussing and the hybrid schedule will be forthcoming. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. P.S. The JMMS Reopening Plan is a video for you to watch and all of the images in the newsletter will expand if you click on them.
6 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
We remember and honoring the victims of the #September11 attack. #UnitedWeStand
6 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Reopening Presentation given to the Alpine School Board https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nbdtEwXtWdkjptD6krLUMaiWhmjAk2BH/view?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families, We are continuing to monitor the Valley Fire situation very closely. Given the active nature of the fire, San Diego County Sheriff Gore and the Office of Emergency Services, are encouraging all of us to be prepared to evacuate with very little notice. The fire has tripled in the last four days, and Santa Ana winds are expected to impact our community beginning this evening. We realize that many of our students, families, and staff have been impacted by the Valley Fire. We are here to help and assist in any way possible. Please reach out to us if we can be of any assistance. Joan MacQueen remains an active temporary relocation center for community members and their pets. All District personnel, other than essential staff, will be working from home for the remainder of the week. Distance Learning will continue but our staff are mindful of what our students need at this time, and will be available to provide the support necessary. Lastly, I want to take a moment to remind each of you to review your evacuation plan, be prepared, stay informed and sign up for updates at www.readysandiego.org. We will get through this together united as one community. Stay safe, Dr. Newman Proudest Superintendent on Earth
6 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Joan MacQueen Middle School remains open as a temporary evacuation center. We have A/C, food , water, restrooms, and wifi. Yes, animal friends ARE welcome! #AlpineStrong #United #OnwardandUpward
6 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Tuesday (9/8) - AUSD will be providing FREE Grab and Go Meals for the week for all children 18 and under @ JMMS from 11:00 - 12:00 pm. #AlpineStrong #UnitedWeStand
6 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
Good Evening Alpine, I am sure that this isn’t the Labor Day that we had all envisioned on Friday. 2020 has reared its ugly head once again. We are going to have school tomorrow for those who still have power and have not been displaced by the Valley Fire. We have counselors available for social-emotional support. Additionally, JMMS is a Red Cross Temporary Evacuation Center if your family needs support with food or shelter. Representatives from the Humane Society are also on-site if you need help with your pets. God Bless! Stay Safe Alpine!
6 months ago, Mr. C
Richard Newman
We have opened up Joan MacQueen Middle School gym. The gym is air conditioned and we have wifi, food, restrooms and water. We also welcome your pets. Red Cross is on site setting up. #AlpineStrong
6 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
#ValleyFire Update: Overnight, the Red Cross team provided safe shelter for three families affected by the fire. The Temporary Evacuation Point at JMMS has closed. The Temporary Evacuation Point at Steele Canyon remains open.
6 months ago, Richard Newman
Mr. C
JMMS Weekly Update https://www.smore.com/9frjb I can't believe it is already Labor Day. The weather report for the weekend is HOT! So make sure you take steps to stay healthy and safe. Planning throughout the State is in overdrive, and the staff of Joan MacQueen is no different. In the upcoming week, you will receive a significant amount of information about the reopening of school on the Hybrid schedule. Tuesday, September 8th - Communication will be sent home to notify parents and students if they attend classes on Monday/Tuesday(September 21st) or Thursday/Friday(September 24th) in the Hybrid Schedule. This information will also be posted in your child's Learning Strategies Google Classroom. On Wednesday, September 9th, all AUSD schools will present their reopening plan to the AUSD School Board. Thursday, September 10th - Board Presentation will be posted on the JMMS website. On Friday, September 11th - Specific guidelines and procedures are being sent home via the weekly update to assist the transition back to in-person learning. If you change your mind about the learning environment that you would like your child to participate in, please email ASAP. We expect some schedule changes. However, at this time, schedule changes only affect the Learning Strategies Classes.
6 months ago, Mr. C
Mary Ann Alvarez
We are excited to once again welcome our youngest students back on campus. Today, our preschool students began face to face learning. We look forward to all students returning in the near future. #onwardandupward #learningtogether #Alpine
6 months ago, Mary Ann Alvarez
Casey Currigan
This is Joan MacQueen's Proud Principal, Casey Currigan. Week one is under our belt, and overall, I think everyone did a great job. Thank you for remaining calm when your child was struggling and needed help logging in to Google, or Zoom wasn't working. As a member of Joan MacQueen's tech support, remaining calm always helps the process move forward. Over the last week, we have all learned a lot about Google Classroom, Pear Deck, IXL, SORA, and countless other apps and programs our teachers use to provide instruction. Good Job Dust Devils! Read the Entire Newsletter at https://www.smore.com/7txkc
6 months ago, Casey Currigan
Rebecca Sanders
As we continue to plan for the reopening of our schools we want to ensure we have an accurate accounting of each student’s preferred learning model. We will be offering students the option of participating in Distance Learning, returning to school for face-to-face learning in the A/B Day hybrid model, independent study, or our home school program. We realize that you may have rethought which learning model you want your child to participate in. If you would like to make a change to the model your child will be participating in when we reopen our campuses on September 21, please contact the school office by Wednesday, September 3.
6 months ago, Rebecca Sanders
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families, I am thrilled that the 2020-2021 school year is finally underway. Our goal of reopening our schools for face-to-face learning is now close to reality. For the last several months, we have been preparing for the return of our staff and students to campus. We have developed and updated our reopening schools plan with every new public health order. We have purchased pallets of hand sanitizer, face coverings, personal protective equipment, electrostatic cleaners, Chromebooks, new digital books and tools, and much more, all with the goal of reopening our schools with a sound plan in place. We are also finalizing an agreement with the San Diego County Office of Education to provide free hotspots to our families who do not have reliable internet access. To ensure that we had the option to open our schools, even if San Diego remained on the county watchlist, we submitted an Elementary School waiver. Yesterday, we were notified that the county and state approved our waiver. In fact, we were one of only four public school districts in San Diego county to receive a waiver approval. We have reassigned many of our staff, including bus drivers, instructional aides, and food and nutrition staff, to support our families in our Extended Student Services child care program. We were also the first school district in the state of CA to design and develop a Learning Pod option for our parents. In short, we have been focused on adapting our district to meet the challenges our families face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While our goal is to open our schools, we want to do it in a way that ensures the health and safety of our staff, students and families. We have designed a gradual re-entry plan that will allow us to begin to open our schools on September 2 with our Preschool Special Day Class being the first to return for face-to-face learning. Our goal is to ensure that all of our planning and procedures have a chance to be put into practice and tested before we bring all students back on campus. On September 21, we will begin our hybrid learning model with all students returning to campus in the A/B Day learning model. More information will be forthcoming regarding days in which students will be attending. Having our staff and teachers feel safe is critical to our goal of ensuring the opening of our schools is done with care for our entire community. When we return to campus, all students in grades TK-8 will be required to wear a face-covering unless they qualify for one of the exemptions specified in the CDPH face-covering guidelines. With a gradual re-entry plan, we feel confident that we can monitor the success of our social distancing and sanitation measures, make adjustments as needed and ensure that everyone is as safe as possible. While there is much work that has gone into our reopening plan, there is much work ahead. I have asked our staff to assume positive intentions in all our actions and to create a working and learning environment that supports everyone. Lastly, as we move forward and open our schools, I also ask that each of you join me in supporting our students and staff as we all work together to make our community proud of the way we respond in reopening our schools. With great respect and hope for the future, Dr. Rich Newman Proudest Superintendent on Earth
6 months ago, Richard Newman
Casey Currigan
6th and 7th Grade Textbook Distribution Wednesday, Aug. 26th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. More information is available at https://www.smore.com/ng3kr
6 months ago, Casey Currigan
Casey Currigan
Attention Alpine Families! Zoom is down across the United States. We are aware of the problem and we are looking for solutions.
6 months ago, Casey Currigan
Casey Currigan
JMMS Weekly Update Read the Newsletter at https://www.smore.com/ynfch
6 months ago, Casey Currigan
Casey Currigan
Back to School Night Scheduled for August 25th at 6:00pm https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/875406/2020_BTSN.pdf
6 months ago, Casey Currigan
Casey Currigan
Update! Material Distribution for Mrs. Ferro's Materials is postponed until next week. Materials were delivered to a different school. Items for Mrs. DeLuna and Mrs. Valade as well as yearbooks still available from 9:00 - 12:00pm
6 months ago, Casey Currigan
Casey Currigan
Last year's 6th, 7th and 8th Graders you can pick up your yearbook tomorrow between 9 -12.
6 months ago, Casey Currigan
Casey Currigan
JMMS Information for August 20 & 21 https://www.smore.com/dgwv9 In a typical school year, the first two days of the school, teachers use the time to get to know their kids and conduct informal assessments. We planned to have students participate in some standardized assessments these days using MAPs and to begin building those relationships. However, some technical issues need a resolution before those assessments can be administered remotely. Once those technical issues are solved, students will be taking baseline assessments in Reading and Math this year. In this newsletter, you will find all the information you and your children will need to prepare for Thursday and Friday of this week. Please read the newsletter and watch the video to prepare your child to start at 8:00 am on Thursday.
6 months ago, Casey Currigan
Richard Newman
Update on COVID-19 Watchlist Dear AUSD Families, You may have heard the news that the County of San Diego was removed from the state’s COVID-19 watchlist and wonder what it means for Alpine Union. This is encouraging news that could help pave the way for us to reopening schools this fall. However, there are some important things to keep in mind. First, these numbers will need to stay within the acceptable range for at least 14 days before schools in San Diego County will be allowed to reopen without a waiver. Second, when we are allowed to return to face-to-face instruction, we hope to make the transition as seamless as possible for our students, staff, and families by beginning with our hybrid model as outlined in our AUSD Reopening Schools Plan and the AUSD Safe Schools Parent and Student Reopening Guidebook. While we keep a close eye on the watchlist, we are also planning on submitting a County of San Diego Elementary School Waiver next week so that we may begin to reopen our campuses. The process for reopening our schools remains the same as our plans have outlined. For the last several months, we have been developing and updating our reopening plans to do everything possible to ensure healthy environments for our students and staff. As you can imagine, the process for reopening is very complex. District leadership has also been working with our employee associations to develop memorandums of understanding that address working conditions in our schools before employees return to school sites. As a reminder, we have created two options to support our parents as Distance Learning begins: Extended Student Services and Alpine COVID-19 Learning Pods. Information on both options are available on our website on our COVID-19 webpage. I appreciate your flexibility, support, and understanding as we adjust to these ever-changing conditions. I will continue to share updates as they become available. You can also find the most current information on our reopening plans on our COVID-19 webpage. I very much look forward to seeing our students back on campus in the very near future. Stay well and healthy! Sincerely, Dr. Rich Newman Proudest Superintendent on Earth
6 months ago, Richard Newman
Casey Currigan
Share a picture of your kiddo on day one.
7 months ago, Casey Currigan
Casey Currigan
JMMS Welcome Back Newsletter https://www.smore.com/2kuqv
7 months ago, Casey Currigan
Casey Currigan
Good Evening JMMS ! Looking forward to our Forum begining in about 50 minutes. This is a link to this evening presentation. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17bk-UTRANqPiDIbp0shzHKD_7xiC6nEZUUk3eKkzy98/edit?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Casey Currigan
Rebecca Sanders
JMMS office is now OPEN! We are here if you have any questions about the upcoming school year or if you need to register your student/s. To expedite your time and to follow social distancing guidelines, we are asking that you call ahead for an appointment time slot. Thank you!
7 months ago, Rebecca Sanders
Rebecca Sanders
JMMS Families - Reminder to please join us for Back to School Parent Night this Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30pm with Mr. Currigan and Mrs. Darcey (Sanders). We hope you can make it! The link to join can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88662861072
7 months ago, Rebecca Sanders
Rebecca Sanders
AUSD 2020-21 Learning Model Registration ends TODAY! If you have not already please take a moment and fill out the form using the link below. The 2020-21 Student Learning Model Registration Form can be found at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSV68FS
7 months ago, Rebecca Sanders
Rebecca Sanders
AUSD 2020-21 registration is extended until Friday,July 31. The 2020-21 Student Learning Model Registration registration form can be found at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSV68FS
7 months ago, Rebecca Sanders
Richard Newman
AUSD is looking to hire friendly, enthusiastic, and passionate individuals to join our team. We are hiring custodians, child care workers and other positions. These and other positions can be found at Edjoin.org, search Alpine Union.
7 months ago, Richard Newman
Casey Currigan
AUSD 2020-21 Registration Extended Until Friday, July 31 We are extending the 2020-21 Student Learning Model Registration until Friday, July 31 at 4:00 PM. While we will be beginning the year with distance learning, we plan to transition to face-to-face learning when health conditions allow. It is imperative that each child is registered for the learning model of your choice by Friday, July 31 so that we are able to staff appropriately. If a registration form is not completed for each child we may not be able to place your child in the learning mode of your choice when we reopen our campuses. Please check our COVID-19 webpage for a list of frequently asked questions. This page is updated daily with all communications and key information. The 2020-21 Student Learning Model Registration registration form can be found at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSV68FS
7 months ago, Casey Currigan
Richard Newman
We’re thrilled to announce Alpine Union School District’s new app! Access our Reopening plans, cafeteria menus, news updates, emergency notifications. Download the app from the Apple of Google Play store. Search for Alpine Union School District.
7 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families, We realize that everyone is eager for answers as to what school routines will look like when the new school year begins. With this in mind, we have designed the AUSD Safe Schools Parent And Student Reopening Guidebook. It provides a road map for how our schools will operate in the 2020-21 school year. The guidebook along with all communications and updates are posted on our COVID-19 page on our website. The Guidebook, our Reopening Plan, and the list of Frequently Asked Questions and other resources are located on the page. Here is the link to the Guidebook. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/819514/2020-21_AUSD_SCHOOL_REOPENING_GUIDEBOOK.pdf
7 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
AUSD 2020-21 Registration Extended Until Friday, July 31 We are extending the 2020-21 Student Learning Model Registration until Friday, July 31 at 4:00 PM. While we will be beginning the year with distance learning, we plan to transition to face-to-face learning when health conditions allow. It is imperative that each child is registered for the learning model of your choice by Friday, July 31 so that we are able to staff appropriately. If a registration form is not completed for each child we may not be able to place your child in the learning mode of your choice when we reopen our campuses. Please check our COVID-19 webpage for a list of frequently asked questions. This page is updated daily with all communications and key information. The 2020-21 Student Learning Model Registration registration form can be found at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSV68FS
7 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
As a follow up to our Town Hall Meeting we have posted a Frequency Asked Questions page on our Covid-19 webpage. The link to the page is located at the top of each our webpages located at www.alpineschools.net
7 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Please read our new parent update on Reopening Schools. All updates are posted on our Covid-19 D webpage. https://www.alpineschools.net/o/ausd/page/coronavirus-updates--15
7 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
As a reminder, the AUSD Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Reopening Schools will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21 at 6:00 PM. The link to the Town Hall meeting is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81537574279
7 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
We realize that there are many questions about the reopening of our schools. We will be hosting an AUSD Town Hall meeting to share specifics of the plan. Please submit any questions you might have to returntoschools@alpineschools.net.
7 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
​We are continuing our plans to reopen schools on August 19. To ensure that your child is placed in the learning model of your choice and we are able to staff appropriately, the 2020-21 Student Learning Model Registration form is required to be filled out for each student. The registration period will be open until July 27, 2020. If a registration form is not completed for each child we will not be able to place your child in a learning model. Parents registering for a learning model will have the flexibility of changing models. We will provide a window at the end of September for families to reassess their learning model choice for their children. To complete the 2020-21 Student Learning Model Registration form please access the link below. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSV68FS
7 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD families, I hope this email finds you and your family safe and well. We know the last several months have been challenging for everyone as we have adjusted to the changes that have occurred as a result of COVID-19. We wanted to provide you with an update on the preparations our schools have been making to reopen our facilities and resume in-classroom instruction. First, as we have stated before, our goal remains that if the rules and regulations permit schools to operate in person, we believe it is our moral imperative, when safe and possible, to provide the option for students to return to school and learn in classrooms with teachers. Our focus remains on reopening schools in August with students attending classes in person. In short, we plan to offer in-person learning Tuesday - Friday. In addition, we will also offer a full-time distance learning model, independent study, and a homeschool option. In the coming days, you will be asked to complete the 2020-21 Student Learning Model Registration form. It is essential that you complete it as soon as possible so we can effectively plan staffing models and ensure that your child is placed in the learning model of your choice. Parents registering for a learning model will have the flexibility of changing models. We will provide a window at the end of September for families to reassess their learning model choice for their children. As we continue to move forward together, I want to thank you for your continued patience, support, commitment, and trust in our District. While school procedures and protocols may look different in our new reality, I want to reassure you that the heart of our work remains focused on providing the best educational programs to our students. Our commitment to our mission is unwavering and we are proud to be able to serve our Alpine community. Sincerely, Rich Newman Proud Superintendent
8 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
The deadline to apply for #PEBT benefits is July 15 (next week)! Students who receive free or reduced price meals are eligible for up to $365 for groceries while schools are closed due to #COVID19. If you haven't received a PEBT card, apply today at https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/.
8 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Dear AUSD Families, We are continuing to prepare for the opening of schools on August 19th and wanted to share an important update. First, we know that the process of reopening and adapting to a new reality, and a host of new procedures, will be challenging. As we have done throughout this ordeal, we will work together, persevere, and make sure our students, staff, and families are supported in every way possible. On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the Board of Trustees approved the AUSD Reopening Schools Plan, which includes a return to face-to-face learning in the classroom four days a week, Tuesday through Friday. Monday will be a day in which students will be participating in distance learning. This will also provide custodial staff with the ability to deep clean our campuses on a weekly basis. In addition to our on-site option, we will offer home school, independent study, and distance learning options for those parents who would prefer that their child not return to learning at the school site. As I have shared in a previous communication, I believe that if the rules and regulations permit schools to operate in person, it is our moral imperative, when safe and possible, to provide the option for students to return to school and learn in classrooms with teachers. In the very near future, you will be receiving a communication in which you will be able to register and choose the learning option for your child for the coming school year. For now, we want you to know that our focus is on creating a safe and healthy learning environment and ensuring that you are kept up to date on our plan to open schools. I also want to take this time to thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. As you know, the public health situation can change at any time. Our commitment to you is that we will do everything we can to keep our students and staff safe, and to share updates with our community as we move forward. We are looking forward to reopening and seeing your child again in the very near future. Sincerely, Dr. Rich Newman Proud Superintendent
8 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!
8 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Tomorrow is the last day to complete the parent survey regarding school options in the fall. Please take a moment and share your thoughts on the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MR2RX9J
8 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
Our goal is to fully reopen schools in the fall. To that end, we have shared our DRAFT Reopening Schools Plan along with a parent survey. Please take a moment and share your thoughts on the survey. The survey closes on July 3. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MR2RX9J
8 months ago, Richard Newman
Richard Newman
We are releasing our draft Reopening Schools Plan. Our goal is to return to face-to-face instruction in our classrooms to the greatest extent possible. Follow the link to the plan: https://rb.gy/rk47oe
8 months ago, Richard Newman