Principal Calls to Families and Staff

Weekly Principal Calls to Families and Staff

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

9/16/21 4 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson requesting your help with a current social media trend.  Schools across the country are currently experiencing high levels of vandalism and theft by typically well-behaved students trying to impress on social media.  Students are intentionally destroying bathrooms, taking soap dispensers, sanitizer, signs, and any other items on a school site to post their actions, or that of their friends, on social media.  TikTok is the primary site at this time but it has spread to others.   To be clear, vandalism and theft are crimes and may be dealt with as such.  We are taking steps to monitor and maintain a safe environment by providing options for hand washing outside of the bathrooms.  We are asking all families to discuss expectations with your child and we highly encourage you to be involved in their social media life by knowing all passwords and accounts, reviewing them regularly, checking photos, videos, text messages, and limiting access to harmful sites.  As their parent, you do have the right to monitor all aspects of their digital footprint.  If you or your child has any information that would help us stop the students who are doing this, please contact a counselor or administration.  Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a safe school climate.

9/14/21 5 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to personally invite you to our Virtual Back to School Night.  Join us virtually this evening by going directly to our Standley website and clicking the link on our main page.  We encourage you to join PTSA, donate to UC Educate, vote for SSC vacancies, and view all links available.  Be sure to see your child's teachers and make notes of website links, syllabi, contact info, and important notes.  Of course, we would much rather be in person but we thank you for your flexibility as we continue to focus on health and safety ensuring all students and staff can remain on campus.  

9/10/21 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  We would like to remind all families that any student feeling ill, or has potential COVID symptoms, should remain home.  Sending students to school that are not feeling well has the potential of causing mass quarantines and we really want to keep all students and staff in school.  Don’t forget our Virtual Back to School Night will be next Tuesday evening.  A link will be available on Tuesday evening for all families to access the Virtual Back to School Night.  No pressure to make it on time since you will be able to view anytime after Tuesday at your convenience.  Staff will introduce themselves, the class, what to expect, and links to important class information.  Be sure to click on the PTSA link that night to easily sign up online for your new membership to support Standley.  You may also go directly to the Standley PTSA website and sign up now.  PTSA supports Standley and our families in so many ways.  We are still looking for self-nominations for an opportunity to participate in either the School Site Council (SSC) or the Site Governance Team (SGT).  If you are interested in helping in the decision making process and have about 1 hour a month to spare, email me your interest to wpearson@sandi.net.  Voting will take place next week on the Virtual Back to School Night and in the main office.  Finally, I will send you information this weekend to complete the Local Control Funding Formula forms to help SDUSD schools maximize funding. LCFF data collection affects Title I Eligibility/Ranking, and the higher the collection rate, the more funding the district as a whole and individual school sites will receive.  We thank you in advance for completing these forms. 

9/9/21 3 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with a reminder and update regarding COVID-19 testing for students.  Thank you to all of our families who completed the form with their choice for testing.  If you have not done so, the deadline is tomorrow and we ask that you sign into the Parent Portal of PowerSchool or use your child’s ID and Password to gain access.  Complete the “COVID 19 Testing Acknowledgement” form to let us know if you would like your child to participate in COVID testing or not.  If you opt in, you must also go to the Primary Health Portal to register for an account for your child.  If you do not do this, they may receive a pass based on the opt in  but will not get tested without an account with the testing agency. If you prefer filling the form out on paper, please complete and turn it into our school’s front office.    English | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese | Arabic | Somali | Swahili

Instructions and information can be found on the district’s website.  Remember, COVID-19 testing helps minimize exposure and keep us in school, but it is completely optional for students.  Even if you opt in and your child receives a pass, they have the choice to test or not test that day. Decide as a family how frequently you want them to test and let your child know. Thank you for partnering with us and we hope your child has an amazing year.

9/3/21 7:15 a.m.

Hello Standley families. As you know, keeping our students safe, healthy and IN SCHOOL is our #1 priority. To ensure this, we need for ALL families to fill out the COVID-19 Testing forms. Thank you to all who have already filled out these forms. The deadline to submit the forms is September 10. If you are opting out of COVID testing, we still need you to submit the testing form. Thank you!

 

  • Click here for instructions on how to fill out these forms in Powerschool. 
  • Click here if you’d like to see a video explaining the instructions.
  • Click here if you need instructions on how to set up a Parent Portal account.

 

If you prefer to fill out the forms on paper, please visit the school site. We will have forms available for you to fill out or you can send your child to the main office to pick one up and return it.  Thank you for supporting the health and safety of our school.

8/27/21 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to welcome you to the new school year!  Monday will be the first day of school for all students and we are super excited to see them  Campus opens at 7:30 and we will distribute schedules with maps to all students on the lunch court.  Guidelines limit campus to students, staff, and essential volunteers only so we ask that do not come onto campus.  We promise to take care of all their needs.  If you have questions or paperwork, you can visit our office through the front entrance by the flagpole.  We would like to remind all families of a few important items:

  1. Masks are required both indoors and out throughout the day.
  2. Complete a health screen prior to school and if your child has symptoms or had close contact, keep them home and contact the school office.
  3. Bring your charged computer, water bottle, and a snack.
  4. You will not need PE Clothes or music instruments the first week.
  5. Lunch is free to all students but you are welcome to bring your own.
  6. Food Grab Bags will be available after school to all students who want one.

Student safety is our top priority so make sure to review all safety procedures and information posted to our website.  Following the guidelines helps ensure our schools stay open with fewer quarantines. 

If you would like to volunteer at Standley there are a few opportunities next week.  Please visit the Standley PTSA website to sign up.  Finally, all families should receive information to access the Parent Portal by mail.  You can sign in with this information or just use your child’s ID and Password to gain access.  Please take a moment to do so this weekend and complete the “COVID 19 Testing Acknowledgement” form to let us know if you would like your child to participate in COVID testing or not.  Instructions and information can be found on the district’s website.  Thank you for partnering with us and we hope your child has an amazing year.

8/23/21 3:30 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to remind you that our optional PTSA Prep Day is tomorrow from 7 - 10 am.  To meet guidelines and ensure the safety of everyone, this will be a drive through event.  All traffic will enter and exit the main parking lot off Radcliffe Drive and we ask that you remain in your cars at all times.  Even though we will be outside, masks are highly recommended for all non-vaccinated individuals.  At this optional event you will be able to:

  • Pre-purchase PE clothes and lock to be picked up by students when school starts.  A sizing display will be available.
  • Pre-purchase yearbooks and buy old yearbooks as inventory allows.
  • Join PTSA and sign up for communications.
  • Say hello to our counselors.
  • Receive information regarding grade level field trips.
  • Purchase gear from, or donate to, the Standley Music Boosters.
  • 6th graders can early exchange their computer and charging cord before school starts.
  • Students new to the district can check out a computer and charging cord

This event is completely optional and all items can be completed once school begins without any issues.  If you would like more information you can visit the Standley PTSA website. 

8/13/21 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson welcoming new and returning Seahawks to the start of a new school year!  We hope you are excited and ready to make the most of your middle school experience.  We are thrilled that you will be part of our Seahawk family.  To set yourself up for success, please review the latest information below, visit our website, get connected with PTSA, and attend one or more of the upcoming events.  We are looking forward to meeting all of you in person and having a great school year.

Frequently Asked Questions (SDUSD will send out a handbook for families in multiple languages with the most up to date info on 8/20.  This is a summary of what we know now)

The first day of school is August 30th for students.  First period starts at 8:05 and last period ends at 2:55 M, T, Th, & F with an early out every W at 1:40.  Student drop off is on Governor and/or Radcliffe but not in the staff parking lots.  Students may ride bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc. provided they meet the law by wearing a helmet.  A bike rack is available to lock these items.  

1. When is the optional PTSA Welcome Back Prep Day?

It is on Tuesday, August 24th from 7-10 am. You can pre purchase PE items, take a self-guided tour and 6th graders can exchange their computers for an upgrade. Visit the Standley PTSA website for more info.

2.  Will there be an Orientation for new and/or returning students? 

Yes, a virtual orientation will be posted on the website August 16th for all families, and we will review it during a live ZOOM on August 17th at 6:00 p.m. for those who wish to attend.

3.  Can we get a tour of campus before school starts?

We will provide an opportunity for students that have not been to campus to get a tour live or virtual.  Live tours will be by appointment only on Aug. 23rd from 7:00-2:00.  Virtual tours are available on our website at your convenience.  Self-guided tours are available during the PTSA Prep Day.

4. Do I need to come to school to make sure my child is registered?

If your child finished school at Spreckles, Curie, or Doyle last year you are all set, and no further action is required. If you received a confirmed enrollment through CHOICE at the end of last year you are all set as well. If you just moved into the neighborhood you will need to visit our main office and register your child.

5. When will students receive their class schedules?

Printed schedules will be given the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 30th. Tables will be set up on the lunch court at 7:30 a.m. to distribute to students prior to first period at 8:05. Parental supervision is not required.

6. How do I change my student’s schedule?

If there is a mistake on the schedule (repeat classes, missing a class, wrong grade level, etc.) we will correct it during the period of the mistake on day one. If requesting a schedule change for any other reason (wanted a different lunch, changed my mind about elective, change in Academic Prep) complete a Schedule Change Request form. These forms will be in the main office during the first few weeks of school and get returned to the counseling office. Counselors will review and make changes if appropriate.

Phyllis Meredith-  All of the 8th grade and A-L for the 7th grade (pmeredith1@sandi.net)

Brenda Wilson- All of the 6th grade and M-Z for the 7th grade (bwilson@sandi.net)

7. When will students receive their photo identification cards?

Pictures will be taken on Sept. 3rd during PE classes. There will be a picture make up day on Sept 27th for those students who miss it. Student schedules will serve as an ID for any school related needs until IDs are issued.

8. What are the suggested school supplies?

We recommend students attend the first day with something to write on and write with. Teachers will let them know of any specific suggestions for their class on the first few days. Typical supplies include 70 page spiral notebooks, lined loose-leaf paper, pencils, pens, and highlighters.

9. When will students receive textbooks?

8th grade will get textbooks on August 31st, 7th grade on the 2nd, and 6th grade on the 3rd. You may want to arrange a ride home that day as these books are generally meant to stay at home for the year.

10. Can students buy PE clothes other than the ones sold at school?

Yes, any gray T-shirt and navy athletic shorts will be accepted.  Students will be “dressing out” for PE this year and participating on the fields.

11. Can students buy PE clothes and yearbook after Prep Day?

Yes, see the school financial office before school, at lunch, and after school. Students do not “dress out” the first 2 weeks of PE and will be allowed to purchase on a designated day in class.

12. Will my student need to buy or bring lunch to school?

Ready-to-eat, hot lunch will be available for all students free of charge this year. Only one meal per student.  Students will pick up meals in the cafeteria or café carts on campus. PIN numbers will not be needed at this time but may be in the future.  Students are welcome to bring additional items or pack their own lunch.  Microwaves are not available. 

13. Can students purchase other items at lunch if they are still hungry?

Students who would like a second meal or entrée item may purchase the items they would like using cash or by utilizing the PayPams prepaid student account.  A la carte snack and drink items may also be available for purchase. 

14.  Will breakfast or additional meals be available?

Take-home meal bags will be available to students as they depart for the day.  These take-home meal bags will include breakfast for the next day (if not offered before school) evening meals, and meals for the weekend.

15. Where can students find a list of student clubs?

Go to the Standley school website, under “student” tab. Listen for new information during morning announcements through the first month as clubs are determined by student/staff interest and are not always the same.

16. How can a parent sign-up for Prime-Time, the before and after-school program?

Go to the Standley school website, under “parents” tab.

17. Will school buses pick up earlier on Aug 30th, so students who ride the bus can arrive with enough time to pick up their schedules?

The transportation department determines bus pick up times to ensure students arrive 15-20 minutes before the bell. If the bus is late for any reason, we will make sure to accommodate those students.

18. Will I get a new Chromebook for the school year?

Every student will need a school issued device this school year.  Personal computers may be used at home but not at school.  All 7th and 8th grade students will keep the computer they already have.  All 6th grade students will exchange their current device during the first week of school for a new model.  6th graders may exchange during PTSA Prep Day.  Upgrades will happen again in 9th grade for all students.  Try these basic tips before contacting support.  If you are not successful, please see the district’s Tech Support prior to returning to the site.  Hear more about the 1:1 Initiative here.

19.  Will students be required to wear a mask at school?

Currently, masks are required indoors at all times for all staff and students.  Masks may be removed outdoors only.

20.  Will students have to complete the daily health screener like last year?

All students will need to complete the screener at home every day to determine if they should come to site.  However, students will not be required to show proof of the screener at school. 

21. What if my student fails the screener and/or has COVID symptoms?

Keep your student home and contact the school nursing office.  We will be following the San Diego County Office of Education’s Decision Tree.  Generally, students will be required to stay home for 10 days from symptom onset or positive test date.  If a student has proof of a negative test they may return after 24 hours if symptoms are improving and they are vaccinated.  If your child has a chronic illness that has COVID like symptoms, contact the school nurse for assistance. (These policies are subject to change.  Please review the Decision Tree for more details.)

22.  Will students be required to social distance indoors and out?

The latest public health guidance recommends physical distancing when possible, but it is not required when other prevention measures are in place to ensure safety.  Students should practice social distancing when outdoors with masks off on campus. 

23.  Will students have access to lockers?

The only lockers on campus are for PE clothes in the locker rooms.  Students bring required materials daily in backpacks (rolling is acceptable).

24. Do students shower after PE?

Students will change into, and out of, PE clothes in the locker rooms.  There are several “privacy tents” in the locker rooms for those who are uncomfortable changing in front of others.  Showers are available but not mandatory and rarely used.  Students are advised to bring hygiene products such as deodorant to leave in their PE locker.  Coaches will review all of this in detail during the first week and no students will “dress out” until after the review. 

25.  Can my student choose to Zoom into classes this year?

Only students that selected the virtual option may Zoom into classes.  All students who chose live must attend school in person and will return to a normal attendance taking policy.

26.  Are students still being “held harmless” with grading?

Students will be held accountable for their work just as they were before Distance Learning.  The district has adopted, and continues to transition toward, Standards Based Grading and students will be assigned grades based on their proficiency toward content standards in their classes. 

27.  Where can I purchase Standley Middle School Spirit Gear?

Hats, shirts, sweatshirts and more can be purchased directly through our Spirit Shop where proceeds benefit the Standley PTSA.

28. How will I know what is happening at Standley Middle School?

Please visit our website regularly and expect a message from the principal, voicemail and email, every Friday with all the latest news. That means it is very important to keep your contact information up to date and complete. Contact our main office if you need to update any information from last year.  The PTSA also sends regular communications about school events through multiple venues so be sure to get connected here:

Standley PTSA

Constant Contact

Facebook

Instagram

Peachjar

 

 Additional Resources

Parent Learning Menu

Standley Website

UC EdUCate Foundation

 

 

Hola familias de Standley,

¡Este es el director Bill Pearson dando la bienvenida a los Seahawks nuevos y que regresan al comienzo de un nuevo año escolar! Esperamos que esté emocionado y listo para aprovechar al máximo su experiencia en la escuela secundaria. Estamos encantados de que forme parte de nuestra familia Seahawk. Para prepararse para el éxito, revise la información más reciente a continuación, visite nuestro sitio web, conéctese con PTSA y asista a uno o más de los próximos eventos. Esperamos conocerlos a todos en persona y tener un gran año escolar.

Preguntas frecuentes (SDUSD enviará un manual para familias en varios idiomas con la información más actualizada el 20 de agosto. Este es un resumen de lo que sabemos ahora)

El primer día de clases es el 30 de agosto para los estudiantes. El primer período comienza a las 8:05 y el último período termina a las 2:55 M, T, Th y F con una salida temprana cada W a las 1:40. Los estudiantes dejan a los estudiantes en Governor y / o Radcliffe, pero no en los estacionamientos del personal. Los estudiantes pueden andar en bicicleta, patineta, patineta, etc. siempre que cumplan con la ley al usar un casco. Un portabicicletas está disponible para bloquear estos artículos.

1. ¿Cuándo es el día opcional de preparación de bienvenida de la PTSA?

Es el martes 24 de agosto de 7 a 10 am. Puede comprar artículos de educación física con anticipación, realizar una visita autoguiada y los estudiantes de sexto grado pueden cambiar sus computadoras para obtener una actualización. Visite el sitio web de Standley PTSA para obtener más información.

2. ¿Habrá una Orientación para estudiantes nuevos y / o que regresan?

Sí, se publicará una orientación virtual en el sitio web el 16 de agosto para todas las familias, y la revisaremos durante un ZOOM en vivo el 17 de agosto a las 6:00 p.m. para quienes deseen asistir.

3. ¿Podemos hacer un recorrido por el campus antes de que comience la escuela?

Brindaremos una oportunidad para que los estudiantes que no han estado en el campus obtengan un recorrido en vivo o virtual. Los recorridos en vivo serán con cita previa el 23 de agosto de 7: 00-2: 00. Los recorridos virtuales están disponibles en nuestro sitio web a su conveniencia. Los recorridos autoguiados están disponibles durante el día de preparación de PTSA.

4. ¿Tengo que ir a la escuela para asegurarme de que mi hijo esté registrado?

Si su hijo terminó la escuela en Spreckles, Curie o Doyle el año pasado, ya está todo listo y no se requiere ninguna otra acción. Si recibió una inscripción confirmada a través de CHOICE al final del año pasado, también estará listo. Si acaba de mudarse al vecindario, deberá visitar nuestra oficina principal y registrar a su hijo.

5. ¿Cuándo recibirán los estudiantes sus horarios de clases?

Los horarios impresos se entregarán el primer día de clases, el lunes 30 de agosto. Las mesas se colocarán en la zona de almuerzo a las 7:30 a.m. para distribuirlas a los estudiantes antes del primer período a las 8:05. No se requiere la supervisión de los padres.

6. ¿Cómo cambio el horario de mi estudiante?

Si hay un error en el horario (clases repetidas, falta a una clase, nivel de grado incorrecto, etc.) lo corregiremos durante el período del error el primer día. Si solicito un cambio de horario por cualquier otro motivo (quería un almuerzo diferente, cambié de opinión acerca de las optativas, cambio de preparación académica), complete un formulario de Solicitud de cambio de horario. Estos formularios estarán en la oficina principal durante las primeras semanas de clases y se devolverán a la oficina de consejería. Los consejeros revisarán y realizarán cambios si corresponde.

Phyllis Meredith: todos los del octavo grado y A-L para el séptimo grado (pmeredith1@sandi.net)

Brenda Wilson- Todos los de sexto grado y M-Z para el séptimo grado (bwilson@sandi.net)

7. ¿Cuándo recibirán los estudiantes sus tarjetas de identificación con fotografía?

Las fotografías se tomarán el 3 de septiembre durante las clases de educación física. Habrá un día de recuperación de fotografías el 27 de septiembre para aquellos estudiantes que se lo pierdan. Los horarios de los estudiantes servirán como identificación para cualquier necesidad relacionada con la escuela hasta que se emitan las identificaciones.

8. ¿Cuáles son los útiles escolares sugeridos?

Recomendamos a los estudiantes que asistan el primer día con algo para escribir y con qué escribir. Los maestros les informarán sobre cualquier sugerencia específica para su clase durante los primeros días. Los suministros típicos incluyen cuadernos de espiral de 70 páginas, papel rayado de hojas sueltas, lápices, bolígrafos y resaltadores.

9. ¿Cuándo recibirán los estudiantes los libros de texto?

El octavo grado recibirá libros de texto el 31 de agosto, el séptimo grado el segundo y el sexto grado el tercero. Es posible que desee organizar un viaje a casa ese día, ya que estos libros generalmente están destinados a quedarse en casa durante todo el año.

10. ¿Pueden los estudiantes comprar ropa de educación física que no sea la que se vende en la escuela?

Sí, se aceptarán camisetas grises y pantalones cortos deportivos azul marino. Los estudiantes se “vestirán” para educación física este año y participarán en los campos.

11. ¿Pueden los estudiantes comprar ropa de educación física y anuario después del día de preparación?

Sí, consulte la oficina financiera de la escuela antes de la escuela, durante el almuerzo y después de la escuela. Los estudiantes no se "visten" las primeras 2 semanas de educación física y se les permitirá comprar en un día designado en la clase.

12. ¿Necesitará mi estudiante comprar o traer el almuerzo a la escuela?

El almuerzo caliente listo para comer estará disponible para todos los estudiantes de forma gratuita este año. Solo una comida por alumno. Los estudiantes recogerán las comidas en la cafetería o en los carritos de café del campus. Los números PIN no serán necesarios en este momento, pero es posible que lo sean en el futuro. Los estudiantes pueden traer artículos adicionales o empacar su propio almuerzo. No hay microondas disponibles.

13. ¿Pueden los estudiantes comprar otros artículos en el almuerzo si todavía tienen hambre?

Los estudiantes que deseen una segunda comida o un plato principal pueden comprar los artículos que deseen en efectivo o mediante la cuenta de estudiante prepaga de PayPams. También se pueden comprar refrigerios y bebidas a la carta.

14. ¿Habrá desayuno o comidas adicionales disponibles?

Las bolsas de comida para llevar a casa estarán disponibles para los estudiantes cuando salgan por el día. Estas bolsas de comida para llevar a casa incluirán el desayuno del día siguiente (si no se ofrecen antes de la escuela), las cenas y las comidas del fin de semana.

15. ¿Dónde pueden los estudiantes encontrar una lista de clubes de estudiantes?

Vaya al sitio web de la escuela Standley, en la pestaña "estudiante". Escuche la nueva información durante los anuncios matutinos durante el primer mes, ya que los clubes están determinados por el interés de los estudiantes / personal y no siempre son los mismos.

16. ¿Cómo puede un padre inscribirse en Prime-Time, el programa antes y después de la escuela?

Vaya al sitio web de la escuela Standley, en la pestaña "padres".

17. ¿Los autobuses escolares recogerán antes el 30 de agosto, para que los estudiantes que viajan en autobús puedan llegar con tiempo suficiente para recoger sus horarios?

El departamento de transporte determina los horarios de recogida del autobús para garantizar que los estudiantes lleguen entre 15 y 20 minutos antes de la campana. Si el autobús llega tarde por cualquier motivo, nos aseguraremos de acomodar a esos estudiantes.

18. ¿Recibiré una nueva Chromebook para el año escolar?

Cada estudiante necesitará un dispositivo proporcionado por la escuela este año escolar. Las computadoras personales se pueden usar en casa pero no en la escuela. Todos los estudiantes de 7º y 8º grado conservarán la computadora que ya tienen. Todos los estudiantes de sexto grado cambiarán su dispositivo actual durante la primera semana de clases por un nuevo modelo. Los estudiantes de sexto grado pueden intercambiar durante el día de preparación de PTSA. Las actualizaciones se realizarán nuevamente en el noveno grado para todos los estudiantes. Pruebe estos consejos básicos antes de ponerse en contacto con el servicio de asistencia. Si no tiene éxito, consulte el Soporte técnico del distrito antes de regresar al sitio. Escuche más sobre la iniciativa 1: 1 aquí.

19. ¿Se requerirá que los estudiantes usen una máscara en la escuela?

Actualmente, se requieren máscaras en el interior en todo momento para todo el personal y los estudiantes. Las máscaras se pueden quitar solo al aire libre.

20. ¿Tendrán los estudiantes que completar el examen de salud diario como el año pasado?

Todos los estudiantes deberán completar la evaluación en casa todos los días para determinar si deben asistir al sitio. Sin embargo, no se requerirá que los estudiantes muestren prueba del evaluador en la escuela.

21. ¿Qué pasa si mi estudiante no pasa la evaluación y / o tiene síntomas de COVID?

Mantenga a su estudiante en casa y comuníquese con la oficina de enfermería de la escuela. Seguiremos el árbol de decisiones de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de San Diego. Generalmente, se requerirá que los estudiantes permanezcan en casa durante 10 días desde el inicio de los síntomas o desde la fecha de la prueba positiva. Si un estudiante tiene prueba de una prueba negativa, puede regresar después de 24 horas si los síntomas están mejorando y está vacunado. Si su hijo tiene una enfermedad crónica que tiene síntomas similares a los de COVID, comuníquese con la enfermera de la escuela para obtener ayuda. (Estas políticas están sujetas a cambios. Consulte el árbol de decisiones para obtener más detalles).

22. ¿Se requerirá que los estudiantes mantengan una distancia social dentro y fuera de la casa?

La guía de salud pública más reciente recomienda el distanciamiento físico cuando sea posible, pero no es obligatorio cuando existen otras medidas de prevención para garantizar la seguridad. Los estudiantes deben practicar el distanciamiento social cuando estén al aire libre con máscaras fuera del campus.

23. ¿Los estudiantes tendrán acceso a casilleros?

Los únicos casilleros en el campus son para ropa de educación física en los casilleros. Los estudiantes traen los materiales requeridos a diario en sus mochilas (es aceptable rodar).

24. ¿Se bañan los estudiantes después de la educación física?

Los estudiantes se pondrán y se quitarán la ropa de educación física en los vestidores. Hay varias "carpas de privacidad" en los vestidores para aquellos que se sienten incómodos al cambiarse frente a los demás. Las duchas están disponibles pero no son obligatorias y rara vez se utilizan. Se aconseja a los estudiantes que traigan productos de higiene como desodorante para dejarlos en su casillero de educación física. Los entrenadores revisarán todo esto en detalle durante la primera semana y ningún estudiante se “vestirá” hasta después de la revisión.

25. ¿Puede mi estudiante optar por Zoom en las clases este año?

Solo los estudiantes que seleccionaron la opción virtual pueden Zoom en las clases. Todos los estudiantes que elijan vivir deben asistir a la escuela en persona y regresarán a una política normal de toma de asistencia.

26. ¿Se sigue manteniendo a los estudiantes “inofensivos” con las calificaciones?

Los estudiantes serán responsables de su trabajo tal como lo eran antes del aprendizaje a distancia. El distrito ha adoptado y continúa haciendo la transición hacia la calificación basada en estándares y los estudiantes recibirán calificaciones en función de su competencia hacia los estándares de contenido en sus clases.

27. ¿Dónde puedo comprar Spirit Gear de Standley Middle School?

Los sombreros, camisas, sudaderas y más se pueden comprar directamente a través de nuestra tienda Spirit, donde las ganancias benefician a Standley PTSA.

28. ¿Cómo sabré lo que está sucediendo en Standley Middle School?

Visite nuestro sitio web con regularidad y espere un mensaje del director, correo de voz y correo electrónico, todos los viernes con las últimas noticias. Eso significa que es muy importante mantener su información de contacto actualizada y completa. Comuníquese con nuestra oficina principal si necesita actualizar cualquier información del año pasado.

6/18/21 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling to say thank you.  Thank you to the entire Standley community of parents, students, and staff that have allowed us to successfully navigate a difficult year.  School is officially over this year, but the Summer Experience starts on Monday if you have signed up.  If you have any questions about the Summer Experience you can contact our counselor, Ms. Meredith at pmeredith1@sandi.net, for more information.   The main office will be partially staffed daily until July 16th from 8:30-1 for summer school or other needs.  Not all services are available during the summer. Standley will be closed for the summer July 17th - August 13th with offices reopening on the 16th.  The first day of school for students will be on August 30th.  We will send out messages and reminders in early August and look forward to seeing you in the new school year.  You can also visit our school website in August for the latest updates.  Be sure to help your students reset, refresh, and get ready for a return to academics in the fall.  It has been a pleasure serving you this year.

6/11/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  Thank you to all the 8th grade families that showed up to the Promotion Parade today.  It was an amazing event and we were honored to celebrate in person with you.  If you did not get your certificate it is available in the main office for pick up during regular hours.  Students who purchased a yearbook and are scheduled to attend school Monday will pick them up during classes that day.  All others can do so during the additional textbook return hours on Wednesday from 8-12 and Thursday from 12:30-4:30.  Sixth and seventh grade awards will be sent by email to recipient families on Monday.  You may view your certificate electronically or print it out to display proudly.  The last day of school is Tuesday, June 15th for all students and it is the same schedule as any other Tuesday.  8th grade students and their siblings may check in with their teachers online to remain home with family to watch the 8th Grade Virtual Promotion Ceremony.  All 8th grade students will be recognized and awards noted.  8th grade families will receive a YouTube Premier link on Monday to watch the countdown until the video plays at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.  In addition, we will post the link on our website where you can also find the official Virtual Ceremony Program.  You are welcome to share this link with your extended family or Zoom them in.  Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

6/4/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson with your weekly update.  The district has extended the deadline to submit your Enrollment Selection Form for the 21/22 school year.  I know that seems like a ways off and it is hard to make decisions now but your input helps us to prepare the most accurate school schedules to ensure students get the courses they want and need.  If you do not complete the form your choice defaults to onsite enrollment but I would rather have your choice acknowledged by completing the form.  Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.  We are also asking one more time for parent input from all families.  If you have not done so already, please take a few minutes to complete the PARENT SURVEY.   Data from the survey is used to help the school determine plans and goals for areas that may need improvement.  We thank you for your support.  Finally, since students will be taking devices home over the summer, the Instructional Technology Department created the following resources for parents. Click on one of these links to view the information regarding laptop care and digital citizenship.   

English | Spanish | Swahili | Arabic | Tagalog | Vietnamese

5/27/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Friday is a non-instructional day and Monday is Memorial Day so school will not be in session either day and we will resume on Tuesday.  While you take steps to keep your family safe over this four-day weekend, I hope you will pause to remember the sacrifice, dedication, and courage of those who have given their lives to protect our freedom.  Thank you to our wonderful PTSA and community for the amazing staff appreciation celebration provided this week.  The entire staff felt loved, and we are so grateful to be a part of the UC Cluster. The end of the year is fast approaching so keep these dates in mind.  All 6th and 7th graders attending in person will turn in textbooks with classes June 8th-10th.  All 8th graders will turn in textbooks as part of the Promotion Parade on June 11th and make-up days for those in person will be on the 14th and 15th.  All students that have not turned in textbooks by the 15th, including online only students, will be able to drop them off on June 16th from 8-12 and June 17th from 12:30-4:30.  Please have your student log in to the Standley library catalog or http://destiny.sandi.net for details of their account.  Finally, the last day of school is June 15th and we will follow our current schedule for all 6th and 7th graders.  8th grade students may check in online with their 4th period teacher in the morning and remain home to view the Virtual Promotion Ceremony with their families then complete the day online. Of course, they are welcome to attend school that day to view the Virtual Promotion Ceremony in class.  

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

Know What You Owe_2020.pdf 

5/25/2021 3:30 p.m.

Click here to access the enrollment selection form

Dear San Diego Unified Families, 

Starting on August 30, 2021, we are proud to continue in-person learning for all students, including five full days per week of on-campus instruction that follows established bell schedules, transportation routes, in-person meals, and extended-day programs. All SDUSD schools will continue to monitor and follow health and safety guidelines. While in-person, full-time instruction is the primary and recommended mode of learning for all students next year, the district is offering a virtual academy for K-12 students who choose to remain online.

 Our San Diego Unified Virtual Academy will offer a robust online magnet school available for students K-12. This Virtual Academy will provide rigorous daily instruction substantially equivalent to onsite instruction, which includes grade-level standards-based lessons and District and State assessments. Teacher directed instruction, at our District Virtual Academy, will require students to be highly engaged and responsible for completing all class assignments. The only option for comprehensive online instruction will be offered centrally through the Virtual Academy rather than at neighborhood schools. Students may have on-campus opportunities to receive academic support, labs or hands-on activities. High school students will have opportunities to participate in athletics.  

The Virtual Academy will provide instruction for all participating students, including students receiving special education services and multilingual learners. The Virtual Academy will provide virtual IEP services, as outlined in student’s IEPs. 

The Virtual Academy will not offer the following programs: Early Learning, including Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Dual Language, International Baccalaureate (IB), and/or STEAM/VAPA Magnet.  

Please take a few minutes to complete the enrollment form below with your information and make a selection for Fall 2021-2022. Families that do not respond to this enrollment form by May 26 will be automatically enrolled for in- person learning. 

To help students prepare for the upcoming school year, San Diego Unified has organized Level Up SD, a summer of learning and joy, which gives every student access to added educational and enrichment opportunities starting next month. Only students enrolled in San Diego Unified schools for the fall are eligible to take part in this exciting free program. For more Level Up information, click here. So, complete your fall enrollment today!

We look forward to continuing to serve and support your child during our upcoming school year! 

Click here to access the enrollment selection form

(Questions within the form include translation in multiple languages).

5/24/2021 9:30 a.m.

Dear San Diego Unified Families, 

Starting on August 30, 2021, we are proud to continue in-person learning for all students, including five full days per week of on-campus instruction that follows established bell schedules, transportation routes, in-person meals, and extended-day programs. All SDUSD schools will continue to monitor and follow health and safety guidelines. While in-person, full-time instruction is the primary and recommended mode of learning for all students next year, the district is offering a virtual academy for K-12 students who choose to remain online.

 Our San Diego Unified Virtual Academy will offer a robust online magnet school available for students K-12. This Virtual Academy will provide rigorous daily instruction substantially equivalent to onsite instruction, which includes grade-level standards-based lessons and District and State assessments. Teacher directed instruction, at our District Virtual Academy, will require students to be highly engaged and responsible for completing all class assignments. The only option for comprehensive online instruction will be offered centrally through the Virtual Academy rather than at neighborhood schools. Students may have on-campus opportunities to receive academic support, labs or hands-on activities. High school students will have opportunities to participate in athletics.  

The Virtual Academy will provide instruction for all participating students, including students receiving special education services and multilingual learners. The Virtual Academy will provide virtual IEP services, as outlined in student’s IEPs. 

The Virtual Academy will not offer the following programs: Early Learning, including Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Dual Language, International Baccalaureate (IB), and/or STEAM/VAPA Magnet.  

Please take a few minutes to complete the enrollment form below with your information and make a selection for Fall 2021-2022. Families that do not respond to this enrollment form by May 26 will be automatically enrolled for in- person learning. 

To help students prepare for the upcoming school year, San Diego Unified has organized Level Up SD, a summer of learning and joy, which gives every student access to added educational and enrichment opportunities starting next month. Only students enrolled in San Diego Unified schools for the fall are eligible to take part in this exciting free program. For more Level Up information, click here. So, complete your fall enrollment today!

We look forward to continuing to serve and support your child during our upcoming school year! 

Click here to access the enrollment selection form

(Questions within the form include translation in multiple languages).

5/21/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  We would like to remind you that open enrollment for summer school at locations across the district closes on May 25th.  If you missed the letter from the district, I have included a link to the information on our school website.  PTSA held their last General Association meeting this week and presented the annual Honorary Service Awards.  Honorary Service Awards are given to individuals who have been nominated by our community and have gone above and beyond for our students this year. Join us in congratulating the nominees and recipients of this year's Honorary Service Awards!
Honorary Service Award Recipients 2021
Jennifer Almond (parent)
Karen Calderon (parent)
Andrea Lehman (parent)
Marie Juergens (teacher)

Bill Pearson (Principal)
Honorary Service Award Nominees 2021
Mara Bernd (parent)
Phyllis Meredith (counselor)
Brenda Wilson (counselor)
Julie Yeager (teacher)

Finally, we highly encourage all families to participate in the decision-making process by providing your input on the California School Parent Survey sent out earlier this week.  We review this data to determine the just right next steps for Standley Middle School.  We value your input and hope you find the time to complete it. 

California School Parent Survey Flyer

5/14/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  The final progress report grades are available to view in Powerschool.  This is the last one before the end of the semester and final grades so be sure to be aware, make a plan, and take action to end the year right.  On behalf of the teachers, I want to thank everyone for their kind words and deeds toward our teaching staff During Teacher Appreciation week last week.  They felt the gratitude and are passing on the good energy to your students.  Next week is Classified Staff Appreciation Week and that includes all our office staff, food services, custodial, library services, tech support, health tech, and Special Education classroom supports. Schools would not run without these amazing professionals doing their jobs so well to support teachers and students.  We are truly fortunate to have a great staff at Standley!  The district has announced students will not be taking the normal CAASPP state testing this year, but we will give three tests districtwide before the end of the year to meet federal requirements.  All students at Standley, onsite and online, will be taking the DEMI Math test next Tuesday during 4th period, the FAST English test next Thursday during 5th period, and the CORE SEL (Social Emotional) Survey on Wednesday the 26th during 6th period.  All tests are online through Illuminate and teachers will provide instructions during class to log on and complete.   To ensure students can log in quickly and do not have issues, please remind them to update their computer and restart it several times prior to the first testing day.  You may follow this link for instructions to help them if needed. 

5/7/2021 6 p.m.

Hello Standley Families,

This is Principal Bill Pearson calling with your weekly update.  Today was the end of the grading period and the next stop will be the end of the semester.  Progress reports will be available in PowerSchool by next Friday but you can view your child’s grades at any time.  San Diego Unified will host a second round of Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) engagement opportunities. We are utilizing our Parents as Partners sessions to solicit parent input on identifying needs, goals, and spending priorities as we develop the San Diego Unified’s LCAP.  See the attached flyers for dates, times, and topics.  If you did not get this email you can always view the weekly call out messages on the Standley Website under “Principal’s Messages”.  In case you did not hear, PTSA led the charge to save the yearbook this year and it is looking great.  This is the last call for orders before it goes to print so get yours today by clicking on this Yearbook Link or visiting the Standley PTSA Website.  By popular demand, the PTSA is also giving you another chance to participate in the Farm Fresh Fundraiser.  May 10th is the deadline to place an order for the third CSA fundraiser. Produce boxes and fresh floral bouquets are available to order along with strawberries, a berry trio and eggs. Orders can be placed on the standleyptsa.org website.

Thanks for listening and have a great evening!

PAP_LCAPGoals(Ronda2)_SP (1).pdf 

PAP_LCAPGoals(Round2)_Eng.pdf 

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 s