Principal Calls to Families and Staff

Weekly Principal Calls to Families and Staff

As the Principal of Standley, I believe that communication between the school and families and staff is of utmost importance.  Thus, I strive to send a phone call to our Standley families as necessary, usually at 6:00 p.m.  I hope you appreciate the phone calls and the information they provide.

5/6/2021 11 a.m.

Hello Standley Families:

San Diego Unified has partnered with UC San Diego to provide FREE COVID-19 testing at every school campus for all of our students. Testing is an important part of our district’s plan to protect our community from the spread of coronavirus. 

Our school’s scheduled testing day is every other Wednesday, starting May 19, from 1:30-3:30 in the auditorium, until the last day of school. 

Participating in this free COVID-19 test requires parent consent. If you would like your child to be tested every other Wednesday starting on May 19th, please follow these TWO steps. You only need to complete this process one time. 

Step 1. Select the link for your child’s school and schedule an appointment. After you select a time, you can sign into your current UCSD MyChart account or you can check in as a Guest. If you do not have a UCSD MyChart account you can create an account. Please note: test results will be sent directly to the UCSD MyChart accounts.

Step 2. Complete TWO forms either online or via paper copy: Consent Form and Release of Information (ROI) 

  • ONLINE Form: Fill out the forms electronically via DocuSign: 

Consent and ROI Form (English) | Consent and ROI Form (Spanish)

  • PAPER Copy: Download the forms and return to the health office. You may pick up a paper copy from the school site. 
  1. Consent Form (English) | Consent Form (Spanish)
  2. Release of Information Form (English) | Release of Information Form (Spanish)

After following these two steps, UCSD will automatically schedule follow up testing appointments every two weeks during our school’s assigned time: May 19 and June 2 between 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Go directly to the auditorium for your scheduled time wearing a mask and maintaining 6 feet when possible.

Testing is optional. If you would like to learn more about the COVID-19 test, you can read more information here.

5/3/2021 2 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson inviting you to check out our online Scholastic Book Fair.  Our Book Fair runs until May 14th and helps our students discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Every purchase earns our school rewards for much needed resources. Plus, shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25.  Here is a quick video link that introduces how the online book fair works.

Book Fair Introduction

Scholastic Book Fair

Thank you for instilling a love of reading and supporting our Book Fair!

4/30/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  In case you missed the message from the latest Board Meeting, San Diego Unified is planning for a full return to full-day, in-person learning, five days a week, for the 2021-22 school year, beginning in August of 2021. All of the work we are doing today is in service of welcoming the students back to campus now, in the summer, and in the fall.  Our fall programming will not include a hybrid model for students.  SDUSD is in the process of developing a robust online learning program for students who choose an online instructional model. Therefore, we will be able to accommodate students and families who choose to remain at home based on health and safety needs and students and families with sensitive medical needs. We look forward to an amazing year of learning, as we welcome back our students and families with excitement, enthusiasm, and joy.

May is Staff Appreciation month starting Monday with Teacher Appreciation Week.  Be sure to take a moment to thank your child’s teachers, current and/or past, for helping to get through this last year.  We were all learners as we navigated uncharted waters to find solutions to new challenges and they stepped up in a big way. 

4/23/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standely Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Standley is planning to help PTSA collect photos for the yearbook by hosting Boyd Anderson Photography. Students on campus will have an opportunity to have their picture taken on April 27th and 28th from 7-12:30 in the Auditorium and students who are online can come on April 30th from 12-2:30 to the PE Activity Room.  Families can park in the main lot on Friday  and the student will walk to the Activity Room.  Did you hear about Summer School? Summer School will be available for Middle School students this summer at multiple locations and Standley is one of them.  SDUSD is offering options in Math, Science, History, and English live at sites.  Summer School will run from June 21st to July 16th for 4 hours per day.  Space will be limited and open enrollment will begin on Monday, April 26th.  The enrollment form and additional information will be available on our school website on Monday.  Please consider nominating an outstanding individual in our community who has made a tremendous impact in the lives of our students this year. So many people have gone above and beyond and we would really like the opportunity to recognize and honor them for all of their efforts. Attached is the Honorary Service Award Nomination form from PTSA.  Please email a completed form to standleyptsa@yahoo.com or the email address on the form if you have someone in mind.

PTSA Nomination Form

4/16/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Thank you to all of our families that joined us in person for Phase 2 and helped their child have a successful first week on campus.  All safety protocols were in place and students did a good job following the mask and distancing guidelines.  Students that submitted forms but did not show up will be removed from rosters and we will review options to move those students remaining to four days per week if possible.  Safety guidelines combined with classroom capacities are the limiting factors.   If you planned on attending Phase 2 but changed your mind we ask that you send an email to your counselor to let them know.  We are still the Grab & Go Lunch distribution site for the UC Cluster.  Any family with a student in SDUSD can drive by between 12:30 – 2:00 Monday – Friday to pick one up.  Students that are on campus can grab one on the way out at any gray cart located near the exits.  Your voice is important to SDUSD and they would like you to attend the  Parents As Partners LCAP Engagement Input Series  on Monday and Tuesday from 5:30-6:45 pm via Zoom.  See the attached flyer for more details. 

LCAP English

LCAP Spanish

4/11/2021 12 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to remind you of a few important items before your child comes to campus this week.  Make sure your child only attends on the two days assigned, last names A-L on Monday/Tuesday and M-Z on Wednesday/Thursday.  Make sure your family has reviewed the Phase 2 Welcome Presentation and is able to meet all expectations.  Please complete the Parent Acknowledgment of On-site Instruction Form in hardcopy  or the Google Form version for the first day.  Every day your student comes to campus they will need to complete the ClearPass check on their phone or computer and show the green “pass” screen to their teacher.  If they get a red screen they may not come to school.  Be sure to send them with a mask, charged school computer, charging cable, and headphones so they do not miss any instruction.  We look forward to their return and thank you in advance for helping to make this a smooth, safe operation on the first day. 

4/9/21 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Students who selected the Hybrid Instructional Model will be back on campus next week and we are ready.  We have received our Mitigation and Monitoring Certification after a thorough inspection and have everything in place.  All families have received calls or emails confirming their Online Only or Hybrid choice along with students receiving transportation.  We will not accept walk-ons that did not go through the Hybrid registration process so if you have changed your mind and want to attend live you must contact your counselor first and they will add you to our waitlist for scheduling as space is available.  Standley will continue to be the Grab & Go Meal distribution location for the UC Cluster.  Standley students attending can grab a bag on their way out after the 12:05 dismissal and anyone with a student in SDUSD can go through the parking lot drive through from 12:30 – 2:00 to receive meals.  Our main office hours of operation for Phone and Email Assistance will be 7:30 - 2:30 M-Th and 7:30 - 1:30 F.  All personal meetings will be by appointment only.  Please refer to our Staff Directory to determine who you may need to contact for assistance.  Finally, don’t forget to order your yearbook this year for only $25.  You will find order information on the PTSA website and the deadline is April 30th

4/6/2021 3:15 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

On behalf of our outstanding educators, incredible support staff, and our administrative team, I am thrilled to share with you the details of our planning for the classroom reopening on April 12th. I am equally proud of the work our team has done to maintain a robust online option for families who have chosen that option. No matter the model, we are determined to help each and every student finish the academic year feeling strong and excited about their future.

We recognize the weeks ahead will be both exciting and challenging. Despite all our planning over the past year, there will be surprises no one anticipated, and we will need the goodwill and support of everyone to get through these challenges together.

Your family has elected to return to site through the Hybrid model so here are the most important things you need to know.

  1. You will need to print and sign the Acknowledgment of On-Site School Instruction Option to bring on the first day of school.  If a student does not have this they may be returned to online only and not allowed on site.
  2. Every day students MUST pass and submit the ClearPass questionnaire and show proof to their teacher to enter the classroom (screen shot w/date) or print and complete the paper Daily Symptom Checklist and submit to your teacher every day.

Students with last names A-L will attend in-person on Monday and Tuesday then online Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Students with last names M-Z will attend in-person on Wednesday and Thursday and online Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.  It is important that students attend on the correct days as space is limited.

Please review this Standley Phase 2 Welcome with your student so they know all the expectations before arrival, during arrival, at school, and dismissal.  We will expect all students to meet these expectations or they may be returned to online only learning.

Here are an additional 9 things you can do to prepare:

1. Have an age-appropriate conversation with your student about why your family chose the hybrid model or the online option. Students may have friends who made a different decision, and it is important for students to understand every choice deserves to be respected.

2. Practice proper hygiene. Remind students to thoroughly wash their hands for enough time to kill all germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends scrubbing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. 

3. Practice wearing a mask. Masks will be required when students return to campus, and they are still recommended every time you leave the house. Students should practice covering both their nose and mouth with a snug but comfortable mask.

4. Review the rules on physical distancing. As much as friends may wish to greet each other warmly on campus next week, everyone must keep a respectful distance between themselves and other students. Remind your students about these rules for everyone’s safety.

5. Students may be used to eating, drinking, and using the restroom at any time.  Remind them to plan ahead to use passing periods or communicate clearly with their teacher.  Students may not eat or drink indoors.

6. Confirm your transportation plans with the school staff spreciado@sandi.net . Busses will be running modified schedules and routes, so review your plans to get to school on time.

7. School parking lots are for staff only so discuss your drop-off and pick-up plans.

8. Check in with your students to measure their emotional health. Returning to the classroom after a year can be as emotionally difficult as starting school all over again for the first time. Counselors will be available to help, but you can make things easier by talking with your students about their feelings.

9. Know who your child’s teachers are and email them if you any questions about the class.

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

Standley Middle School

4/3/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to remind you that all students will be online only this week.  Students will follow their regular schedule for all three periods April 5th -9th from home.  Teachers will be doing both synchronous and asynchronous work with students all week.  Most teachers and staff will be onsite this week preparing for students to arrive safely on April 12th for Phase Two .  We hope you had a wonderful Spring Break and that students are ready to finish the year strong.  If you have any questions please view this Staff Directory to find the appropriate person to email.  

3/26/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Next week is Spring Break and school will not be in session live or online.  We hope all of our families take this chance to take a break from devices and spend time with each other.  School will resume on April 5th with a regular bell schedule.  All teachers will be returning to site to train and prepare for a student return on April 12th.  Because they have so much to do teachers will be providing slightly less synchronous class time April 5-9.  You can expect students to log in with their teachers and still receive asynchronous work for the day.  Thank you to all the families that responded to our survey through Illuminate or our phone calls.  We now have nearly 100% of surveys completed.  We are expecting 68% of our students to return on April 12th for the onsite/online Hybrid model.  Given the number of students returning and the limits to class size due to safety protocols, we expect to have two stable groups attending 2 days each.  We are planning for students last names A-L to attend in person on Monday/Tuesday and last names M-Z to attend in person on Wednesday/Thursday for the remainder of the year.  All students not in person will be attending all classes each day offsite/online.  On Fridays, all students will be offsite/online and teachers will check in live for a minimum of 30 minutes, then students will be assigned asynchronous work for the day.  We will continue to add information to the FAQ on our school website as more is developed and SDSUD continues to add to their Reopening Page.  Families that chose to return in person will receive forms and instructions after Spring Break to facilitate a safe return to campus.  We thank you for helping us make this return to school possible and most importantly, safe. 

3/22/2021 10 a.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is a special message to remind you that the deadline for choosing to attend school online only or in a live hybrid is today.  If you already completed the survey in Illuminate you may disregard this message.  If you have not, please click on the  Instructional Model Choice Survey and follow the directions.  You will need your child's student ID to access the survey and they can easily provide that to you.  If the survey is not completed the default will be online only for your child.  If you tried but were unable to complete the survey please contact your child's counselor.  Links to the survey and counseling can be found on our school website.  

3/19/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  You should have received a link to the Instructional Model Choice Survey yesterday with a letter from the district.  The survey is due by March 22nd to help us plan for an April 12th opening.  Based on the Tentative Agreement, the most likely scenario at Standley would have classes from 8:05 – 12:05, two to four days per week, Monday through Thursday.  Students would be dismissed at 12:05 to pick up a Grab N Go lunch and head home.  General updates for the reopening of all schools can be found on the SDUSD Update Page but you may See the health and safety guidelines here.  We will continue to share more information as it become available to us.  Next Friday is the last day for Learning Labs at Standley.  If your child is participating they will return to online only starting April 5th after Spring Break.  Please complete the survey if you want them to participate in Phase 2 Onsite Learning.  PTSA is holding another Farm Fresh Fundraiser.  This is a great opportunity to pick up some amazingly fresh produce and help the school.  You can also choose flower bouquets this time around.  The deadline for ordering is April 5th.  Visit the PTSA website for more information or view the attached flyer. 

April Farm Fresh Fundraiser 2.pdf 

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

3/18/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

We plan to continue providing quality online learning for families who choose to have their student(s) remain online and to also provide an Onsite/Online Hybrid model beginning on April 12th.  The Onsite portion of the hybrid has a goal to provide students with four days of onsite instruction (5 hours for elementary/4 hours for secondary) provided by our classroom teachers with an option for “Grab n Go” lunch after dismissal. For the remainder of each school day/week, students in the hybrid model will work independently on lessons provided by their teachers. This “asynchronous learning” will be done both online and offline. As soon as we finalize our Onsite/Online Hybrid model, we will provide you with specific details about your child’s schedule.

Our goal is to continue to provide a safe learning environment throughout the entire day for students and offer additional time beyond the instructional day. Additional time beyond the school day may be provided by staff and not necessarily by your child’s teacher. Your input will be necessary to determine the level of additional opportunities that may be provided.

Based on the number of students who choose the Onsite/Online Hybrid model, Standley Middle may need to decrease the amount of time students spend on campus in order to protect everyone’s health. We will always maintain the highest possible health and safety conditions. In this case, it may be necessary to move to a 2 days on, 2 days off campus model, for students who are receiving their live instruction through the Onsite/Online Hybrid model. 

Students receiving special education services will receive the services outlined in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in both the Onsite/Online Hybrid and the Online Only instructional models.

Please finalize your choice by completing the Instructional Model Choice Survey indicating your choice for either the Onsite/Online Hybrid or the Online Only model by March 22, 2021. Please complete ONE form PER CHILD, using your child's student ID.    

If your response is not received by Monday, March 22, 2021, your child will be assigned to the Online Only model.  Families who wish to change their selection during the final weeks of the school year may be accommodated based on the availability of physical space, adhering to health and safety guidelines.

Instructional Model Choice Survey Links Below:  (you will need your child’s school log-in information to track responses)

Complete Survey. English 

Ir a la encuesta. Español

Bấm vào khảo sát. Tiếng Việt Nam

Aad U Kuurgalka. Somali

If you have questions, we have created a Reopening Question Form to submit any questions you may have.  Questions will be sorted and organized into a FAQ document and posted to our website soon.  We appreciate your patience as we are awaiting information.  We will do our best to answer questions as information is available.  Please visit our website for contacts and other information.

3/15/2021 6 p.m.

Dear Standley family,

Thank you for your ongoing partnership as we continue to support our students during this unique school year.  We wanted to provide you with an update on statewide tests.

Last year the state waived the requirement to administer all of the annual mandated state tests.  This year, to date, the state has not issued a testing waiver.  This means students in certain grades will participate in state testing during the months of April through June.  State testing will look a little different this year to accommodate the various learning models that schools are operating under across the state.  Schools will have the option to administer state tests to students remotely, in person, or a combination of both.  Our district and school will continue to plan and prepare for a safe administration of state tests and will send you additional details about test dates and format as the state releases more information.  The safety of our students and staff is our top priority and we will continue to follow all local and state health and safety guidelines for state testing administration.  

It is highly recommended that students use the district Chromebooks that were distributed to students because the devices will automatically have the secure app on them that enable students to take the state tests (CAASPP and ELPAC). Please note that at this time, personal Chromebook devices cannot be used for testing because the secure app will not be available on them and cannot be uploaded.  Students without a device who have not yet checked out a Chromebook can check one out if needed from the school. 

Anyone using a Windows device must follow procedures to upload the secure browser prior to testing on the device for the remote testing.

If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Kern (ckern@sandi.net).

3/15/2021 11 a.m.

Good Morning Standley Family,

If you were following your emails this weekend you probably already read the update from the District and SDEA.  I have provided the District links below with the tentative agreements.  It is a lot of information that I can’t condense anymore so I recommend you give it a read through.  I do not have any additional information at this time but I have a meeting scheduled tomorrow afternoon to discuss with District representation and Mid-Level administrators.  I am sure more details will be clarified and more questions will arise.  I can share with you the results of the Family Preference Survey that was due last Friday. 

40% of our families responded to the survey

25% said they did not wish to return

75% wished to return in a Hybrid model (including students needing transportation)

Parents will get another survey before Spring Break to confirm attendance. 

This will most likely result in a 2 day per group model (group A 2 days, group B 2 days, 1 asynchronous day).  It was discussed that Friday would be the Asynchronous day previously but it is not mandatory and could be on Wednesday if the site chooses. 

After you read through the TAs, please begin to consider your return as that will be critical to our planning for the students’ return.  If you are feeling a return is not in your future, please read the TA for “Reasonable Accommodations” and “Leave” carefully then contact Human Resources to discuss options. 

Copy of TAs

3/12/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Don’t forget to adjust your clocks for Daylight Savings this weekend.  Be sure to move all clocks forward 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday or early Sunday Morning.  If you have not done so already, please complete the Phase 2 Return Preference Survey provided by the District for a return on April 12th, links and updates are available on the District website in a variety of languages.  While the results of this survey will inform the District’s planning, you will have an opportunity prior to spring break to confirm your selection in a second survey. Please complete the survey by the end of today, March 12, 2021. We ask that you complete one survey per child using their student ID.  The next UC Cluster meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 15th at 4:30 via Zoom.  Please see the attached flyer or visit our website to access the link and hear the latest from the UC Cluster schools.  Finally, the Standley Music Boosters are hosting a fundraiser at Rubios on March 18th, 4:30 – 8 at Towne Centre Drive.  Enter promo code “DONATE” if ordering online or show the flyer at the restaurant.  Thank you for your on-going support of all programs at Standley Middle School.

UC Cluster Meeting Flyer.pdf 

Rubios Fundraiser 

Rubios (spanish) 

3/5/2021 6 p.m.

Cultivating Resilience While Parenting.pdf

Supporting Your Children.pdf

Cultivating Resilience While Parenting- Spanish revised edited.pdf

Supporting Your Children- Spanish edited.pdf

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Official progress reports are available in PowerSchool today. Here is a link to simple instructions to help you find it on your child’s account or your own.  Please encourage or celebrate accordingly.  We have been preparing for students to return through Phase 1 and are looking forward to more returning in April.  Be sure to complete the survey sent out by the district to indicate your preferences for a return to school in April.  You can find the most up to date re-opening information as it is posted on the SDUSD website.  Don’t forget to get your yearbook this year!  It is completely online, super easy to get, and your child’s photo contributions will make it even better.  Go to our website and click on the link for more information.  The San Diego County Office of Education is hosting several free webinars to help families navigate the difficulties of today.  You will find flyers for Supporting Your Children During Chaotic Times and Cultivating Resilience While Parenting in the Time of COVID-19 in the corresponding email if you are interested.  You may also contact our counselors for more information. 

2/26/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Today is officially the end of the grading period and students will have a progress report posted in PowerSchool by next Friday.  We do not send home progress reports anymore now that everyone has access in PowerSchool.  Here is a link to simple instructions to help you find it on your child’s account or your own.  Of course, you or your child can check PowerSchool at any time to get the most up to date grades and do not have to wait for an official progress report.  We wanted you to be aware of some upcoming dates to get on your calendar.  March 2nd is officially known as Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel’s birthday and Read Across America Day.  The National Education Association launched Read Across America in 1998 and during the month of March, the counselors and our library tech will connect our students and classes to different activities that we hope will inspire them to read.  So keep a look out for contests, books, and guest readers! 

 The next UC Cluster meeting will be on March 15th via Zoom at 4:30 p.m. where you can hear the latest from all principals in the UC Cluster including community guests.  March 17th at 6:30 p.m. will be the next PTSA General Association meeting and you can find the invitation on the PTSA website.  Finally, don’t forget to add Spring Break to your calendar as school will be closed from March 29th through April 2nd

2/19/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Thank you to all the families that participated in the Community Budget meeting and those who participate on the Site Governance Team, School Site Council, Parent Teacher Association, English Learner Advisory Committee, and UC Cluster Committee.  Your continued involvement and regular input in the decision making process is vital to our success.  If you are interested in the happenings of the UC Cluster I recommend you join us for the next UC Cluster meeting on Monday, February 22nd starting on Zoom at 4:30.  You will find a link for meeting information attached to the corresponding email and on our school website.  PTSA is always looking for ways to support our school and is hosting another Dine-Out Fundraiser.  This one is at Round Table Pizza in UC on February 23rd from 3-8 p.m.  Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the Standley PTSA.  Please see the attached flyer or visit the Standley PTSA website for more information.  Finally, Standley will open its first two Learning Labs on Monday with select students in  6th and 7th grade cohorts on campus during the synchronous learning hours.  We are working on an 8th grade cohort next and will continue to add cohorts as staffing is available.  As always, we thank you for your patience and partnership during this process. 

UC Cluster Meeting Info

PTSA Dine-Out Fundraiser Round Table Pizza 

2/16/2021 10 a.m.

We are inviting you to Parents Connect event on Feb. 16, 7-8 p.m. to provide feedback & offer solutions on:

 How to improve family engagement in Distance Learning

 Reopening of schools & students’ progress report

 Tutorial support, especially for ESL Learners & Special Ed Students

 Social & emotional support during isolation

 Improve communication & parent involvement

 How parents and community participate in the new Superintendent search process

 

Click here for more information https://allforqualityed.org/events/

2/11/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  In observance of the Presidential Holidays, school will be closed tomorrow and Monday.  Online learning will resume on Tuesday with a regular schedule.  We are excited to announce Semester One Awards will go out next week to qualified students.  We have reviewed all academic and citizenship marks and will notify families next Wednesday who are receiving an award. You will receive a message on Wednesday if qualified then be on the lookout for a follow-up email with an electronic certificate that can be printed and admired.  All families are welcome to attend a community budget meeting to hear about next year’s proposed budget and a review of the Community Budget Survey scheduled for 2/19 at 8 a.m. via Zoom.  If you are interested in attending, please request link information by emailing Mr. Pearson directly at wpearson@sandi.net .  We will also be holding an informational meeting on 2/24 at 3 p.m to find interested parties to help with 8th grade Promotion this year.  Again, request a link by emailing Mr. Pearson and if you can’t attend just let me know you are interested in helping.  We thank you for the support and continued flexibility through online learning.  We hope your family has a wonderful 4 day weekend and can break away from the screens for awhile.

2/8/2021 5 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson inviting you to join us for the Semester Two Virtual Back to School Night.  This will be the first time we have ever had a Back to School Night for new classes mid-year but this year has brought lots of firsts for all of us.  Please take a moment to visit our Standley website and click on the link for the virtual presentation or use the one provided in the corresponding email.  We want to make sure your family has a chance to hear from the teachers what to expect this semester.  You can click on any of the links provided for more information.  Watch the grade level presentation for your child to find the teacher links for current classes.  We have also provided messages from our counselors, the library, and PTSA along with links to GATE, yearbook, EdUCate, and the most recent school newspaper.  We hope you enjoy our virtual Back to School Night and wish you and your family continued health and peace. 

Virtual Back to School Night Semester Two

1/29/2021 6 p.m.

Good afternoon Standley Middle School families, 

Public schools throughout California are required to provide information about themselves to the community in the form of an annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC). These report cards provide a variety of data to allow the public to evaluate and compare schools in several important areas:

  •  demographic information

  • school safety and climate for learning

  • academic data

  • class size

  • teacher and staff information

  • professional development

  • fiscal and expenditure data

The SARC, which follows the state's guidelines and document template, are issued each spring and focus on the previous academic year. A SARC is typically 12- 14 pages long. I have attached an electronic copy of our site’s SARC for the 2018-2019 school year. Hard copies of our SARC are also available in the main office. The 2019-2020 SARC will be available from https://www.sarconline.org/ after February 1, 2021. You can also access our current SARC electronically at: https://www.sarconline.org/Sarc/Print/37683386096598?year=2018-2019

If you have any questions about our school’s SARC, please don't hesitate to contact our Vice Principal, Courtney Kern ckern@sandi.net .

1/22/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Semester two begins on January 25th with three new classes, periods 4, 5, and 6 all online.  If you picked up textbooks this week you should have received your schedule.  If you did not, classes will be visible in PowerSchool by Monday.  Teachers will post Zoom and Google log-in info in PowerSchool details so be sure to view classes before the start of school Monday.  If you did not pick-up books this week we will have a few make-up days next week on Monday from 8-2 and Tuesday from 11:30-5:30.  We will follow the same process for make-up days as we did this week as a campus drive through.  If you picked up books but forgot to drop some off you can leave them in the drop box located at the front gate anytime.  We hope everyone has a smooth transition to semester two but we want to make sure your student can get help if needed.   Counselors will be available to help students with any issues in the first days of the new semester.  They will be live on Zoom to answer questions and provide support.

Phyllis Meredith, 6th (A-L) and 7th grade Counselor-pmeredith1@sandi.net

Zoom Office Hours: M-F** 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Zoom ID: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/91398136266

Google voice:   1-858-304-0486

 

Brenda Wilson, 6th grade (M-Z) and 8th grade Counselor-bwilson@sandi.net-

Zoom Office Hours: M-F ** 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Zoom ID: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/98524805029

Google voice:  1-619-839-9491

1/20/2021 12:00 p.m.

Good Afternoon Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to let you know of an event that happened on campus today.  Just after 11:00 a.m. police received a report that a man was running across the Standley field with a rifle in hand.  Police responded immediately to campus, we initiated a lockdown, and they were able to apprehend the individual.  Police reported he was carrying a toy rifle, Airsoft, and posed no threat to the school at any time. They secured the campus and the lockdown ended.  We wish to thank SDPD and School Police for their quick response to this report to keep our school and community safe.  While a few officers are still on site completing paperwork all activities previously scheduled today are still happening.  You will have no issues getting textbooks today or picking up the Grab-n-Go meals from the cafeteria.  Please make sure to have conversations with your child about the dangers of carrying toy weapons around in public and the issues that can cause.  We are so grateful that everyone is safe and thanks again to all that responded today.

Thanks for listening and have a great day!

1/20/2021 9:00 a.m.

Hello Standley Families!

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with information regarding the textbook drop-off and pick-up for the second semester.  We will be hosting a drive through textbook event at Standley Middle School. During this drive through you will drop-off currently checked out books and pick-up textbooks and a computer if you have not already done so.  Here are the details:

When: January 20th, 21st, and 22nd  organized by last name to maintain health and traffic safety.  If you absolutely can’t make your assigned day you may attend another day.  We will host a few make up days the following week but hours will be limited. 

              A-G     Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 8-2

            H-O     Thursday, Jan. 21 from 8-2

            P-Z     Friday, Jan. 22 from 8-2

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

What to Do:  You will attend during your scheduled time and enter the main parking lot near the office off of Radcliffe Drive.  You will then turn into the school campus on the lunch court and head toward the library.  All families may pick up a Grab-n-Go lunch if you come between 12-2.  At the first library stop hand our staff the textbooks to return.  They will ask you to move forward to the materials pick-up spot near the main library entrance.  Hand your paper with name and ID to our staff and get your new books and schedule.  Once you receive the materials drive around the library and head toward the campus exit near PE.   Families exit the gate, turn left, and exit campus back on Radcliffe Drive.  This is a one way drive through and we ask that everyone follows the route.  (See attached map) DO NOT PARK AND WALK ONTO CAMPUS.  If you arrive by public transit or do not own a car please enter the gate near the office and walk directly to the main library entrance.  Please maintain appropriate social distance at all times and everyone must wear a mask.

  • One car per student and students do not need to be present 
  • Only family members in the car 
  • Masks must be worn on campus at all times 
  • Maintain appropriate social distance 
  • Please remain in your car.

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

1/15/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  We wish to remind you that school will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  This is an opportunity to reflect on our progress with civil rights in this country - and consider how far we have yet to go. Even though it is a day off from school it should be a day on for service to others.  Consider what your family may do to make the lives of others better.  The Standley Middle School Music Boosters are trying to make the lives of our students better by organizing a fundraiser at Chipoltle on Genessee, Jan. 20th from 5-9.  The flyer is attached to this email.  Finally, textbook return and checkout is scheduled for next week, January 20th – 22nd and more information can be found in the email sent earlier today or on our website.  Encourage your student to round up their books, clean them up, and have them ready to return.

Chiptole.pdf 

1/15/2021 12 p.m.

Hello Standley Families!

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with information regarding the textbook drop-off and pick-up for the second semester.  We will be hosting a drive through textbook event at Standley Middle School. During this drive through you will drop-off currently checked out books and pick-up textbooks and a computer if you have not already done so.  Here are the details:

When: January 20th, 21st, and 22nd  organized by last name to maintain health and traffic safety.  If you absolutely can’t make your assigned day you may attend another day.  We will host a few make up days the following week but hours will be limited. 

              A-G     Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 8-2

            H-O     Thursday, Jan. 21 from 8-2

            P-Z     Friday, Jan. 22 from 8-2

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

What to Do:  You will attend during your scheduled time and enter the main parking lot near the office off of Radcliffe Drive.  You will then turn into the school campus on the lunch court and head toward the library.  All families may pick up a Grab-n-Go lunch if you come between 12-2.  At the first library stop hand our staff the textbooks to return.  They will ask you to move forward to the materials pick-up spot near the main library entrance.  Hand your paper with name and ID to our staff and get your new books and schedule.  Once you receive the materials drive around the library and head toward the campus exit near PE.   Families exit the gate, turn left, and exit campus back on Radcliffe Drive.  This is a one way drive through and we ask that everyone follows the route.  (See attached map) DO NOT PARK AND WALK ONTO CAMPUS.  If you arrive by public transit or do not own a car please enter the gate near the office and walk directly to the main library entrance.  Please maintain appropriate social distance at all times and everyone must wear a mask.

  • One car per student and students do not need to be present 
  • Only family members in the car 
  • Masks must be worn on campus at all times 
  • Maintain appropriate social distance 
  • Please remain in your car.

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

Campus Drive Through Map.png 

1/8/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to wish you a Happy New Year!  We were all looking so forward to the new year but based on current events it appears 2020 doesn’t want to let go just yet.  I would encourage all to reflect on our own behaviors and make resolutions to not only better ourselves but better the world for those around us.  The end of the first semester is January 22nd and the conclusion of your child’s first three courses.  Please check in with your child and PowerSchool to make sure there are no surprises when report cards are available.  SDUSD will make an announcement on January 13th regarding if and when we return to sites for the second semester.  Once we have more details we will finalize plans for the second semester and get schedules to students for a January 25th start.  We will be collecting textbooks and checking out new books this month.  We will provide more details but hold the dates for last names A-G on Jan. 20th, H-O on Jan. 21st, and P-Z on Jan. 22nd all between 8-2 by a drive through process.  Finally, I would like to thank the PTSA for finding a way to provide a yearbook for Standley this year through an online vendor.  More information will be provided soon and if you have any interest in joining this amazing team, open positions will be available next year.  Please visit the PTSA website at https://standleyptsa.org/ for more information. 

12/18/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Winter Break is finally here and school will be closed through January 1st and online learning will continue January 4th with regularly scheduled classes.    I would like to thank the students, staff, parents and community members who contribute so much in helping to create an atmosphere of excellence at Standley Middle School.  It is my hope that you enjoy the time with your family and friends in laughter, love, and good health.   Many of us are fortunate in so many ways so be a great example to the rest of the world as you bring in the new year with hope and compassion in all that you do. 

Standley will continue to provide Grab n Go meals on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd from 12-2 for all students in the UC community.  The holidays are a time to relax and recharge and we hope all of our students get the opportunity to do so.  The winter break is also a great time for kids to explore their interests without interruptions.  All students at Standley have access to BrainPOP and it this is a fun, easy way to stay engaged over the break.  Encourage your students to explore their favorite topics over the holiday by accessing through their Clever Portal.  I wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and a wonderful  New Year.

12/11/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Standley counselors have been working with our 6th and 7th grade students to review articulation into the next grade level and course requirements.  Students have access to the program cards through the SOARing Seahawk page in their Canvas courses along with the presentation and course catalog.  Counselors have asked students to complete the Program Cards to indicate course preferences by December 18th.  If you have an 8th grader, the Articulation Cards were due to UC High today so don’t delay.  Visit our Counseling Page under the Parent tab of the Standley Website to access the Articulation Card from the High School.   Winter Break begins the 21st and runs through January 4th .  School will not be in session but Standley will remain open to provide meals to children for the first three days of Winter Break. Meals will be available for all children 18 years and younger on Monday 12/21, Tuesday 12/22 and Wednesday 12/23 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for drive-thru or walk-up pick-up. In addition to the 5 meals per child each day that we will be distributing, every site will also have boxes of grocery items to distribute on one of the three days.  Finally, the University City Community Association would like to make sure you are aware that the Parade of Lights in UC scheduled for the 11th and 12th have been cancelled.  They appreciate your understanding and hope you have a great holiday.

12/8/20 1 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

Just in case you missed the invitation from the district I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to participate in the decision making process.  See the attached flyers for a Parents as Partners Zoom meeting tomorrow with a focus on Wellness and Self-Care.

December 9, 2020 from 5:30- 6:45 pm. Flyer Links:  English and Spanish

12/4/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Today is the end the grading period and the final progress report before the semester ends on January 22nd.  Remember you can see real time grades in PowerSchool so you don’t have to wait for progress reports.  Speaking of PowersSchool, the district recently sent you an email reminder with your PowerSchool Parent Portal Access and Passcode.  If you did not receive this email it means we do not have your updated email information or it is going to your junk mail.  If you believe we have the wrong email, please contact your child’s counselor (pmeredith1@sandi.net ; bwilson@sandi.net )or our site tech (ndesantiago@sandi.net ) to update your email information.  The Standley library is open for limited business.  Our Library Tech, Mrs. Gates, has created a process to reserve books for pick up before the winter break.  Check out her newsletter for more information and resources.

Newsletter https://www.smore.com/0sv9r

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

11/20/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to remind you that next week is Thanksgiving Break.  Students should return to virtually on Monday, November 30th to regularly scheduled classes.  Standley will remain open to provide meals to children from all UC schools for the week of Thanksgiving.  Meals will be available for all children 18 years and younger on Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for drive-thru or walk-up pick-up. We will be providing 11 meals total for each child – five meals will be given on Monday and six on Tuesday to support our community. 

I want you to know that I am thankful for our students who log on every day ready to learn – you give us all a daily reminder of what is important and why we are here.  I am thankful for the support of the parents in creating learning environments at home to support our students.  I am thankful for the teachers, support staff, and administrators who really care about our students academically, physically, socially and have the best interests of our students at heart.   Please be sure your students take the time to rest and reflect on what they are thankful for so they can be ready to give their best when they return.

For all of you early shoppers out there I want to remind you that you can order your official Standley Seahawks attire for youth and adults online.  Just go to standleyptsa.org and click on the Spirit Shop link or the link provided in the corresponding email.  Spirit gear is the perfect gift for the holidays!

https://apparelnow.com/standley-middle-school-spirit-shop-apparel

11/13/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.   The District has reached a tentative agreement to expand Phase One of providing limited supplemental, appointment-based, onsite learning opportunities for Early Learning and Secondary students.  That means that Standley will move toward a Phase One start in early December.  Phase One is for a small group of our neediest students and we are still preparing for a larger Phase Two opening toward the end of January.   We want to remind you that the Thanksgiving Break is right around the corner with school closures the week of November 23rd to the 27th.  Please plan accordingly.  Today is World Kindness Day and we hope everyone can take a moment to show kindness.  All students have access to our SOARing Seahawks Canvas course and can view the Principal’s Chat about kindness and participate in the Kindness & Gratitude opportunity.  Activities and resources are posted weekly for students to view during asynchronous learning.  Counselors will be posting articulation information for all grade levels in this course starting with the 8th grade Four Year Plans next week.  These plans will prepare them to meet with UC High counselors in December to determine course selections.   As always we will continue to keep you updated as we move forward through this school year keeping our learning community safe. 

11/9/20 6 p.m.

Good Afternoon Standley Family,
I hope this message finds you and your personal families well.  I am reminded daily how difficult the isolation of this pandemic is for so many of our students and their families.   We are on the front lines of this work and all of this daily trauma through our screens can have a combined effect on us.  I also recognize that many of us are also pushing through struggles at home that are exacerbated by the pandemic.  I wanted to just say THANK YOU today for having the courage to bring your best self to the daily Synchronous Learning despite all barriers and issues.  Thank you for being the candle in the window for so many of our students.  Thank you for your tireless efforts to plan meaningful instruction that keeps them engaged for the entire learning day while taking care of their emotional self like never before.  Make sure to take care of yourself with the extra day off this week and be sure to let me know if I can assist with anything.

11/6/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  I want to remind you that Wednesday, November 11th is Veteran’s day and school will NOT be in session.  Online classes will resume on Thursday with a normal schedule.  In observance of Veteran’s day please thank those in your life who delayed plans for college, marriage, and other opportunities by choosing to serve.  Thank them for braving the hardship and atrocities of war and thank them for serving as a heroic example of who we are and what we can dream to be.  Did you know that getting a flu shot helps keep you from falling ill and passing it on to others. Moreover, avoiding flu-like symptoms means fewer referrals for Covid-19 testing and fewer individuals unnecessarily put into isolation and quarantine. When the percentage of people without flu shots is high, there are more hospitalizations and even deaths from flu complications, among those who are vulnerable. This year, we must all do our best to keep hospital beds open for those who need them for COVID-19-related complications. Please do your part by getting a flu shot!

For a list of where to obtain a free flu shot please first contact: 1) your own health insurance (Kaiser, United HealthCare), 2) local pharmacies, 3) “Champions for Health, or 4) call 211 for other options.

We appreciate all you have already done to support our students at this difficult time, and thank you for doing your part to help us reopen as safely as possible.

10/30/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update and a few reminders.  Remember to set your clocks back this weekend due to the end of Daylight Savings time.  Turn them back 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night or when you get up Sunday morning .  In addition, Standley is on a semester system during online learning and the only classes changing for the new quarter will be sixth grade Computer/AVID electives who have all been informed by their teachers.  All other classes will continue with the same subject and teacher on Monday.    Finally, with our children spending so much time on line we need to remember they have access to websites and apps that expose them to cyberbullying, sexting and even dangerous online predators. The San Diego Police Foundation and the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will be hosting the SafetyNet® program for Standley families on November 5th at 6:00 p.m. through Zoom.  The largest Internet safety provider in the San Diego region, the SafetyNet® program is a local initiative that educates parents about the threats, outlines actions to take, and raises visibility of the issues.   Please see the link and password below to participate. 

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

Topic: SafetyNet Presentation

Time: Nov 5, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/81388013964

10/29/20 9:30 a.m.

October 29, 2020

Dear University City School Community,

Tuesday, the San Diego Unified Community received word on the planned timeline for the phased reopening of our schools. We sent a letter to our families last Thursday outlining the Phases of opening which you can reference here

San Diego Unified School District put out this press release Tuesday and held this press conference, which you can view starting at minute 6. 

The information shared points to a January start for Phase 2 including both elementary and secondary schools. This will of course be dependent upon the fluid Covid situation. Please note the logistics of the phases are still being determined and bargained with various labor unions. We do not have detailed information at this time.

As always we will continue to support our students and families as well as provide up to date information as it becomes available.


Sincerely,

University City Cluster Principals:

 

Dr. Cynthia Smith-Ough

Principal- Curie Elementary

Kimberly Moore

Principal- Doyle Elementary


 

Michel Cazary

Principal- Spreckels Elementary

Bill Pearson

Principal- Standley Middle School

Jeff Olivero

Principal- University City High School


10/27/20 12:30 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to give you an opportunity to participate in the decision-making process at Standley Middle School.  We are in the early stages of hiring a new Vice Principal and I would like to gather input from our community regarding the characteristics, skills, and/or expertise the next Vice Principal of Standley Middle would need to possess.  If you would like your voice heard, click on the link below and share your thoughts.  We thank you for collaborating with us. 

https://forms.gle/iJTJcht4FLuz63N48

Thanks for listening and have a great day.

10/23/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  All families play a role in ensuring our schools are properly funded. You can do your part by making sure that you fill out the required Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) application form that is still available to complete digitally in the Parent Portal.  If you need a paper copy please contact Sonia Preciado (spreciado@sandi.net) and one will be mailed to you.

Regardless of your economic status and/or whether or not your student qualifies for the free lunch program, the LCFF Application must be completed. This is because a large portion of the funds received from the state are based on the socio-economic status of our students. Collecting the required information on the form from all of our families will ensure our schools receive the maximum amount of state funding possible.  At this time, only 58 forms have been completed.  Please note that all information received by the district remains strictly confidential. For help on how to complete the LCFF application through Parent Portal you can view the attached guide. Counselors are switching gears from attendance to grades and are currently reaching out to families to discuss grades and supports that are available.  We look forward to working with you to help your student.  We have noticed a pattern for students with low grades that have excellent attendance.  Students are logging in to their Zoom with the teacher but do not turn on the camera so they are not marked absent and do not do the work or participate.  This is a strong indicator they may be doing something else or not even in the room during synchronous learning.  If your child has great attendance and poor grades this could be the cause.  Contact your child’s counselor for support and ideas.  

This will show you how to complete the form.  LCFF for Parents.pdf 

10/23/20 10 a.m.

Hello Standley Families,

Yesterday you received a message from the UC Cluster with an update regarding the reopening of schools.  SDUSD also posted updates to their website yesterday with additional information and resources related to the Phases.  I am including the link to the District website’s news release and the presentation they included that provides more details about the Phased Implementation.  We thank you for your participation in the process through your voice and feedback. 

SDUSD NEWS RELEASE

PHASED IMPLEMENTATION INFO

10/22/20 10 a.m.

Dear University City School Community,

Yesterday, we received news regarding the future reopening of schools within San Diego Unified. District planners have outlined the next phases for reopening and announced plans to release a timeline for the next phase following the next County Health Department update on Tuesday, October 27.

Behind every student and teacher eager to be back on campus, we know there is a family concerned about the health and safety of their loved ones. For that reason, we want to be clear that all of the following plans were created in collaboration with some of the best scientific experts in our community. This process will not be rushed and students will not be forced to return before they feel comfortable doing so. We will also continue working with our bargaining units to protect the safety of all staff members.

As you know, last week we launched Phase 1 of our plan in elementary, which has allowed for the return of small numbers of students to our campuses. The upcoming phases are the following:

Expansion of Phase 1 

  • Expansion of Phase 1 appointment-based program for secondary students grades 6-12 and educators.

  • Expansion of Phase 1 appointment-based program for infant/toddler and early learning programs and educators.

Phase 2

  • Elementary (PreK-5th Grade) Students would return to campus 4 days a week. Students would be split into two cohorts for either an am session or pm session in order to safely rotate students into classrooms. Elementary students would receive instruction onsite Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays would be set aside for “live” online check-ins and independent asynchronous learning.

  • Secondary (6th-12th grade) Students would return to campus 2 days a week. Students would be split into two cohorts with Cohort 1 attending on Mondays and Tuesdays and Cohort 2 attending on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays would be dedicated to online learning for all students. Secondary students would follow a similar bell schedule with morning minutes dedicated to class period instruction and afternoon minutes would be dedicated to Flex Time for asynchronous learning or appointment-based services.

Phase 3

  • Elementary (Prek-5th Grade) Students would attend school onsite 4 days a week Monday through Thursday. Fridays would be set aside for “live” online check-ins and independent asynchronous learning.

  • Secondary (6th-12th Grade) Students would attend classes onsite 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday. Fridays would be set aside for online learning. Morning minutes would still be dedicated to class period instruction and afternoon minutes would be dedicated to Flex Time.

Phase 4

  • Elementary (Prek-5th Grade) Students would attend 5 days a week with 1 modified day. 

  • Secondary (6th-12th Grade) Students would attend 5 days a week. Morning minutes would still be dedicated to class period instruction and afternoon minutes would be dedicated to Flex Time.

Next Tuesday, following the next update from the County Department of Health, district leaders will announce which date the next phase will begin. Once again, these decisions will be based on science to ensure the safest reopening possible for all involved.

As soon as we have additional information, we will share that with our school communities. On behalf of our entire team, we would like to say thank you for the tremendous support we have all received from our families. Together, we know we will come out of this experience a stronger and more resilient school community.

Sincerely,

 

University City Cluster Principals:

 

Dr. Cynthia Smith-Ough

Principal- Curie Elementary

Kimberly Moore

Principal- Doyle Elementary


 

Michel Cazary

Principal- Spreckels Elementary

Bill Pearson

Principal- Standley Middle School

Jeff Olivero

Principal- University City High School

10/16/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update. Each year we make available several documents approved by our School Site Council that outline the roles and responsibilities of the school, parents, and students for success.  Attached to the corresponding email you will find the Home School Compact and the Parent Engagement Policy.  These can also be found on our website and we ask that you review them at your convenience.   Connected to success, the Standley staff would really appreciate your support and encouragement in getting your child to turn on their camera while synchronous (live) learning is taking place.  The interactions in the classroom are already limited in the online environment but they are almost impossible when cameras are off.  It is difficult to gauge participation and identify needed supports when teachers are unable to see students.  While grades and citizenship are not based on the visibility of the student, it clearly limits their ability to participate in class which can impact scores.  Please set the expectations with your child that their cameras will be on during synchronous learning.   Finally, we regret to inform you that Standley will not be producing a yearbook this year.  After a great deal of effort to collect photos or submissions and sell yearbooks this year we have made little progress.  Only 25 yearbooks have been sold and just a handful of photos have been submitted.  We have reached financial deadlines that require us to make this decision.  Full refunds will be issued to those families that have already purchased one.  As always, we appreciate your participation with us on this journey.

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

Home School Compact 2020.21.pdf

 Standley Family Engagement policy 20.21.pdf 

UCP Annual Notice 20-21.docx (1).pdf 

10/13/20 1 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with a Special Message for our 6th and 8th grade Science students for this semester or next.    California state law, the California Healthy Youth Act, requires that comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education be provided to students at least once in middle school and once in high school, starting in grade 7. A school district may also provide comprehensive sexual health or HIV prevention education earlier than grade 7 consisting of age-appropriate instruction and medically accurate information on any of the general topics. In keeping with these requirements and guidelines, San Diego Unified School District offers comprehensive sexual health education in grades 6, 8, and high school. The California Healthy Youth Act, corresponding CA Education Code, and other instructional resources can be found on the Sexual Health Education Program’s website: www.sandiegounified.org/SHEP.

Due to circumstances of COVID-19, and following California Department of Education guidelines to transition all instruction to a “distance learning model,” comprehensive sexual health education may be delivered in an online learning format. Our district will be using the Board-approved Rights, Respect, Responsibility curriculum, either in an online or in-person classroom-based format. Instruction will be delivered during a timeframe determined by and communicated to you by your child’s teacher.

Attached you will find an official notification letter with more details on how to preview the curriculum or opt out.  A direct link to preview the curriculum is provided below. 

Curriculum Preview

Eng-SHEP-Parent-Guardian-Notification-Letter-20-21.pdf 

10/9/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Each year we ask parents to help ensure our school gets all the state funding it is entitled to.  Funding is directly determined by who is attending our school and the information that is provided by you.  We ask that you complete the Local Control Funding Formula Data Collection form online as soon as possible to help our school maximize funding.  Log in to the PowerSchool parent portal (https://powerschool.sandi.net/public/ ) to complete the short survey.  This information is private and will not be used for any other purposes.  If you are unable to access the survey, paper copies can be picked up by appointment from the library by contacting Lauryn Gates, lgates2@sandi.net.  PTSA is sponsoring our first ever, Virtual Book Fair for the next two weeks starting this Monday.  See the attached flyer or go directly to the link at bit.ly/standleybookfair-fall20. All proceeds directly support Standley Middle School.  PTSA is also hosting a Dine-Out Fundraiser at Round Table Pizza in UTC on Tuesday, October 13th from 3-8 p.m.   Show your support by ordering a Pizza for carryout and mention Standley PTSA and Round Table will donate 20% of all proceeds.  We thank you in advance for taking the time to help support your student by supporting Standley in all of these ways.

RTP dine out take out-oct 2020.pdf

scholastic-Online_Fair_Half_Page_Flyer[1].pdf 

10/7/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

It's National Yearbook Week!

Happy National Yearbook Week!
The yearbook staff is hard at work trying to ensure that a yearbook is created for your child. If you want them included in the yearbook please make sure you visit our yearbook link and submit photos.

https://padlet.com/montecarroll/standleyyearbook

 We can’t take them live at this point and the yearbook is about celebrating our year in photos.  In celebration of National Yearbook Week, Jostens is entering anyone who purchases a yearbook this week into a drawing for 1 of 4 Chromebook giveaways. Purchase your yearbook today from Jostens.com or the Padlet link above by Friday to be entered for a chance to win.

Official rules & details > www.jostens.com/NationalYearbookWeekSY21

10/5/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

It has come to our attention that the email address provided on Friday to send your forms in was not correct.  Please disregard that email and use the following:

skinoshita@sandi.net

We apologize for the confusion and thank you for your efforts in submitting these documents from Back to School Night.  

10/2/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Today is the is officially the end of the first grading period  and you will be able to see an official progress report in PowerSchool next Friday.  Of course, you and your child can track grades and assignments on PowerSchool anytime, 24/7, by logging in and clicking on the grade in the class.  Please email teachers or counselors for support if you have any questions.  I would like to remind all of our families to turn in the required forms presented in the Back To School Night link as soon as possible if you have not already done so.  You can take a picture or scan them and email to skinoshita@sandi.net or you can mail them to us at the school address.  We truly appreciate your support in this matter.  We also appreciate the families that are participating in school activities and decision making groups at Standley.  You can still get involved through the PTSA or by donating to UC EdUCate.  EdUCate is a non-profit foundation established in 1993 with the goal of providing supplemental funds to all five University City Public Schools.  They raise money through general donations, Honor a Teacher, Dollar-a-Day, and normally community events.  Please visit their website to see how you can help them help the UC Cluster schools.  They are big part of the support your child receives here at Standley.

https://uceducate.org/

9/25/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

SSC VOTING FORM ACCESS

https://forms.gle/Z3cV7V4R1VR5r2aU6

9/18/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

https://standleyptsa.org/

Counselors Page

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

Hello Standley Families,

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

Yearbook Info Here

9/16/20 11 a.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

Thanks for listening and have a great day!

09/11/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families, 

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

9/9/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

TUTORIAL FOR ZOOM ACCESS

OR

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

9/7/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

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

Virtual Health Office website

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

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

9/4/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

9/1/20 3 p.m.

FOOD SERVICES UPDATE

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

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

8/31/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

How to Access District Zoom

or

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

8/28/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

Parent Learning Menu.

8/27/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

Standley Online Orientation

https://bit.ly/3jdZZ8K

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

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

Hello Standley Families,

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

8/21/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

https://standley.sandiegounified.org

https://standleyptsa.org/

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

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

8/18/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

STANDLEY FAQ

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

Hello Standley Families!

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

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

            A-B     Monday 8-10 a.m.

            C-G     Monday 10-12 p.m.

            H-K     Monday 1-3 p.m.

            L-N      Tuesday 8-10 a.m.

            O-R     Tuesday 10-12 p.m.

            S-Z      Tuesday 1-3 p.m.

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

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

  • One car per student

  • Only family members in the car

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

  • Maintain appropriate social distance

  • Please remain in your car.

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

Textbook Checkout Map 

8/14/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

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

8/13/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley  Families!

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

When: August 19th 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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

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

  • One car per student

  • Only family members in the car

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

  • Maintain appropriate social distance

  • DO NOT get out of the car

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

8/12/20 6 p.m.

Hello New Standley Families,

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

8/12/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

Standley Student Technology Needs Survey

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

7/31/20 11 a.m.

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

Online Learning Plan to Resemble Traditional Classroom Instruction

July 30, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Association.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

hour)

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

social studies, physical education, and the arts

• Students will receive grades to measure their progress

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

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

progress,” said Superintendent Cindy Marten.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and SDEA. Highlights of the agreement with educators include:

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

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

with feedback on their learning

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

• Educator growth and progress will be supported

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

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

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

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

during this time of crisis.”

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

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

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

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

platforms parents will need to use.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the eventual return of students and teachers to the classroom.

7/21/20 11 a.m.

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

7/13/20 6 p.m.

Dear UC Cluster Community,

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

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

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

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

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

Hello Standley Families,

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

Have a great evening!

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

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

Hello Standley Families, 

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

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

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

Juneteenth Google Doodle Video

Behind the Story Juneteenth Google Doodle Video

Thanks for listening and have a great day!

6/17/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

6/15/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

Thanks for listening and have a great summer! 

6/8/20 4 p.m.

Hello Standley 8th Grade Families,

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

bit.ly/StandleyVirtualPromotion

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

6/7/20 6 p.m.

Good evening Standley Families,

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

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

Access the Jostens Yearbook Signing Intro video HERE

Instructions to log in - Jostens Yearbook Digital Signing 

FAQ - Jostens Yearbook Digital Signing

6/5/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

William Pearson

Principal

5/29/20 6 p.m.

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

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

5/21/20 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

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

FOUR-DAY WEEKEND

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

PERSONAL ITEMS LEFT AT STANDLEY

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

8th GRADE EVENTS - VERY IMPORTANT 

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

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

TEXTBOOK/INSTRUMENT/CHROMEBOOK RETURNS ALL GRADES

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

  • 8th Grade        June 3rd

  • 7th Grade        June 4th

  • 6th Grade        June 5th

  • Make Up        June 8th (all grades)

    • All grades will follow the suggested drop off times

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

      • 9:00-10:00      Last Name E-H

      • 10:00-11:00    Last Name I-M

      • 11:00-12:00    Last Name N-R

      • 12:00-1:00      Last Name S-Z

FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS

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

LANDSCAPING

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

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

William Pearson

Principal

5/18/20 6 p.m.