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Posted on 02/28/2021
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Sunday, February 28, 2021
Hello Muirlands Community,

This week, San Diego Unified announced plans to return to in-person instruction the week of April 12. This date would apply to all grade levels and take effect as soon as San Diego County drops back into the state’s Red Tier. I am happy to announce that Muirlands staff who wish to be vaccinated now have the opportunity to do so.

As we prepare to return to in-person instruction, we recognize some parents will not feel comfortable sending their students back on campus at this time. For those families, online learning will continue to be an option. As we get closer to our reopening date and as information becomes available, I will communicate more reopening specifics.

Muirlands Learning Labs will continue to be open. We will expand this appointment-based option as we secure staffing resources.

LJHS registration forms are now being accepted for 9th grade. Please find the form at this link.
Forms are due March 2 by noon. LJHS counselors will meet with 8th graders individually on March 3, 4, and 5th. Please do not be absent or late on these days.

Muirlands 3rd Grading Period progress reports will be available in PowerSchool on Friday, March 5th.

And lastly, a reminder to please save the date of March 4th at 6:00 p.m. to view the release of our 2020-21 edition of the Muirlands ASB Talent Show.
Zoom Link: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/84419953160
Watch our *** Talent Show Trailer *** in Google Drive or as a download!

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, February 21, 2021
Hello Muirlands Community,

SDUSD will offer a Vaccine Education Workshop for Parents on Wednesday, February 24 @ 5:15 p.m. You are invited to attend this meeting focused on information vaccine education. District health experts will share facts and respond to your questions or concerns regarding the new vaccines.
Flyer

Evening Session: Wednesday, February 24   5:15pm – 6:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/82354307803
ZOOM Meeting ID 823 5430 7803

Decisions made at the State and local levels will impact our schools and the progress made towards our reopening. Please use the following links to find the latest COVID-19 updates from SDUSD.

The progress report 3 grading period will end on Friday, February 26. The progress report grades will be available online for parents on Friday, March 5th. As a reminder, these are progress grades and not the end of the grading period grades. Our current grading period will end on April 9, 2021.

If you have recently driven past Muirlands, I am sure you have noticed our beautiful new mural in front of our school. Please join me in thanking Micaela and Stephen Jeffery for giving back to the community by orchestrating and funding this wonderful project. We are all so happy to have a fresh and classy new mural that showcases our school spirit.

Please save the date of March 4th at 6:00 p.m. to view the release of our 2020-21 edition of the Muirlands ASB Talent Show!

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Monday, February 15, 2021
Hello Muirlands Community,

On Friday, February 5th, SDUSD approved an expanded format of Phase 1, appointment-based learning. Muirlands has now begun the process of establishing learning labs on our campus. We will open our first learning lab this week. At this time, we are sending out invitations based upon both the original eligibility guidelines and the expanded guidelines established by SDUSD.

Original Phase 1 Eligibility Criteria

  • Those students that received a D or F in all of their courses on the most recent grade report
  • English Learners not progressing in their language proficiency goals
  • Students that are not meeting IEP goals
  • Students that have an IEP and in need of intense support

Expanded Phase 1 Eligibility Criteria

  • Students who need social and/or emotional services
  • Students in foster care
  • Students experiencing homelessness
  • Students that are military-connected
  • Students that are chronically absent
  • Students experiencing connectivity issues that prevent them from engaging in online learning
  • Students that have been referred for mental health services by staff

LJHS registration forms are now being accepted for 9th grade. You can find the form link in your students google classroom. Forms are due March 2 by noon. LJHS Counselors will return to meet individually with our 8th graders on March 3, 4, and 5th.

Lastly, please join me for my Principal Chat this Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, February 7, 2021
Hello Muirlands Community,

I would like to begin by acknowledging and thanking our students and families for their efforts and marked improvement with camera usage during synchronous learning. We need to continue our progress in this area.

Parents are now able to access and print unofficial transcripts through the Parent Portal in PowerSchool. Please contact Ms. Rodriguez srodriguez2@sandi.net if you need assistance or have questions regarding the Parent Portal.

We continue to celebrate and recognize Black History Month. Please feel free to have your family join Muirlands in the 28-Day Read-Aloud. The Read-Aloud is a wonderful family activity opportunity.

LJHS Parent Night Presentation for families of 8th graders will be on Tuesday, February 9th, from 6-8 p.m.

La Jolla High School counselors will meet with our Muirlands 8th grade students during our regularly scheduled class time on February 10 or 11 to discuss our student’s transition to LJHS. Following these general sessions, counselors will hold one-on-one meetings with students on March 3, 4, 5th. Students, make sure you are present in class to get this essential information and have an opportunity to ask questions.

A reminder that Muirlands will be closed next Friday and Monday as we recognize Lincoln and Washington Days. Enjoy “The Game” today and the remainder of your weekend.

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, January 31, 2021
Hello Muirlands Community,

Please join me as we recognize Black History Month. Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect upon, acknowledge, and celebrate African Americans’ achievements and the critical role of blacks in U.S. history.

Muirlands teachers strive to provide the best online experience possible for our students. We believe this is best achieved when we can see and have the opportunity to interact with our students. This happens when our students have their cameras on and are participating in the classroom activities. We also believe our students will perform better academically and feel better emotionally if they are seen and have the opportunity to interact with their classmates. With this being said, we ask our families to encourage and monitor your child to ensure they are actively engaged in their learning to the best of their ability. Our teachers might be reaching out to you throughout the remainder of online learning to update you on your child's progress in these areas. We look forward to working collaboratively with our families during the remainder of online learning.

I am excited to announce that Muirlands will begin offering contactless checkout of library books starting this Wednesday, February 3rd, from 2-4 pm. Students must have placed a book on hold with the library BEFORE coming to the school for pick up. Please see the Library Webpage or the Library Google Classroom (cru6sfc) for directions on how to place a hold for a library book. Our procedures for contactless checkout were developed through extensive research of best practices from peer library systems, as well as professional resources including the American Library Association (ALA), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and REALM (Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums) studies and testing.

Please help us celebrate National School Counselor Week this week, February 1-5. Join me in recognizing our two amazing counselors, Robin Dominguez and Nicole Wehrli, for their tremendous contributions to our students, staff, and school community. If you have not done so already, please visit their counseling webpage and discover the wealth of information and supports available to our school community.

Our word of the month is Empathy. We practice Empathy by engaging one another with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts.

Our next SSC/SGT meetings will be held this Thursday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Meeting information can be found on our school website.

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, January 24, 2021
Hello Muirlands Community,

Tomorrow we begin our second semester and Q3 grading period. Students will return to their periods 1, 2, and 3 classes. Please have your student log into Clever for their Q3 Google Classroom information.

Semester one grades will be posted and available in PowerSchool beginning Friday, January 29th. Semester one grades will only be available online. The grades will not be mailed home.

I want to remind all families the SDUSD IT department help desk is staffed and available to assist with technology issues. The IT help desk can assist with computer and internet issues. Please visit our Technology Support for Parents page on Muirlands website for assistance and information.

We continue to collect the district Universal Form from all families. Please contact Ms. Ichihara aichihara@sandi.net for assistance. The Universal Form is required in order to have your student's photo published in the yearbook.

Current Muirlands Middle School 6th and 7th graders were given access to their 2021-2022 Matriculation Forms last week. Please talk with your student if you have not already seen the Matriculation form. Please contact our counselor, Robin Dominguez at rdominguez2@sandi.net if you have questions. Matriculation forms are due by February 1. For more information on your elective options, please visit our counseling department page on our website.

LJHS counseling team will be visiting our current 8th-grade classrooms soon to discuss matriculation to LJHS and scheduling options. LJHS will host an 8th-grade Parent Information Night on February 9th.

Lastly, a reminder that we start the Great Kindness Virtual Spirit Week on Monday. We begin with Hats Off to Kindness on Monday. Please wear your favorite hat on Monday!

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, January 17, 2021
Hello Muirlands Community,

Tomorrow is a school holiday as we recognize and honor Dr.Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and his incredible leadership, work, vision, and sacrifices. Please use the following link to view a short video that highlights the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I encourage you to view this video as a family. It is titled, The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President. 

Acts of kindness are contagious. The last week of January we will be participating in The Great Kindness Spirit Week! More information can be found in this link to the Kindness Month, and on our school website. 

Send in your pictures displaying kindness to muirlands_official instagram account!!! Let’s keep the Muirlands kindness wave rolling!

We had a wonderful week honoring our students at our grade level recognition assembly. Thank you to all our honorees, their families, and our staff. You are all doing a fantastic job.

Our next Foundation meeting will be held this Thursday Jan. 21 from 8:45 - 9:45 A.M.
Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/79847416967?pwd=WFVnQXh5UUZoRFB5RTVlWGpFZ0s2Zz09
Meeting ID: 798 4741 6967
Passcode: 19ULUg

Later that evening, our La Jolla Cluster will meet from 4:15 - 5:30 P.M.
Zoom link: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/85312055625
Meeting ID: 853 1205 5625
All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. You can find Zoom link information on our Muirlands webpage.

Friday, January 22nd, will mark the end of our first semester. Please devote some time this week to review your child’s progress in PowerSchool. Our students will transition back to their period 1, 2, and 3 classes on Monday, January 25th, as we will begin our second semester of school.

SDUSD’s food services department will have Grab n’ Go meals available for free to all children this Monday-Friday from noon-2 p.m. at 77 locations! Visit the SDUSD website for more information or view this flyer.

Extra grocery items available (while supplies last) at select schools on a rotating basis. Check the schedule for grocery distributions for next week.

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, January 10, 2021
We are entering the final two weeks of our first semester. We encourage all students to make a strong push as we wrap up the semester. Please plan some time to check your student’s academic progress over the next week.

The Muirlands virtual talent show will be airing soon. Please check the Muirlands website and our official Instagram account for updates.

Please join me on Friday, January 15th, for our next Principal's Chat. You can find the Zoom link information on the Muirlands website.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 920 1011 5323
Password: PrinChat

We are beginning week 2 of The Great Kindness Challenge. As a reminder, each week, there will be three activities to complete. We will wrap up the challenge at the end of January with The Great Kindness Challenge Spirit Week!

Student wellness is of utmost importance. As part of the Parents as Partners series, SDUSD offers a webinar on Wellness and Self Care. The webinar will take place on January 13th. You can find detailed information regarding the webinar on our school website or click the flyer link below.

PARENTS AS PARTNERS
Topic: Wellness and Self Care
January 13, 2021, from 5:30-6:45
Flyers: English / Spanish
Webinar link: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/89639844168
Webinar ID 896 3984 4168
Interpretation services available

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, January 3, 2021
I hope you had a wonderful winter break, and this message finds you and your family well. We will resume school tomorrow at 8:35 a.m.

We began our school year on August 31st, with a schoolwide focus on welcoming our students back to school and establishing a positive community in each of our classrooms. This focus allowed us to have a fantastic opening to our school year. As a community, we realize that teaching and learning in the online format have made it necessary for our students, families, and staff to make adjustments. We continue to reflect upon, address, and adjust our current practices. The Muirlands learning community must do what we can to ensure we give our students and staff the best opportunity to succeed in our current learning environment.

As we prepare to meet tomorrow, I ask each family to please have a conversation with their child about the importance of their active participation in each class. Questions you can ask your child are

  1. Do you have your camera on during class?
  2. Do you actively participate in class? Are you answering questions, asking questions, and following the lesson and assignment given during class?
  3. Are you meeting with the teacher or attending Muirlands asynchronous tutoring sessions if you need additional support?

If they answer no to any of these questions, please attempt to discover the reason why. Our teaching staff, counselors, and administrators are looking for ways to support every student’s success. Each student’s voice and visual presence is valued and essential. Your child and your child’s classmates will benefit from every student doing their very best to actively participate in each of their classes.

For January, the Theme of the Month is Kindness. We will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge. Each week there will be activities to demonstrate our commitment to kindness, culminating in a Spirit Week the last week of January. See your teacher's google classroom for the link to The Great Kindness Challenge!

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, December 13, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,
Our GAP Learning classes have started for those students that requested enrollment. These classes are available to those students not currently enrolled in math and/or English during this 9 week grading period. Parents should email the Muirlands Foundation muirlandsfoundation@gmail.com if they submitted the enrollment survey and requested enrollment during this grading period but have not received the class information.

Our Yearbook class is working to complete our school yearbook. Please ensure your child has submitted a portrait photo by Friday, December 18th. Their portrait file needs to be at least 500kB. Otherwise, the resolution of the photo is too low for us to use in the yearbook. Here is a link for step by step instructions on how to submit your portrait photo https://muirlands.sandiegounified.org/news/what_s_new/yearbook_portraits
You should use this form to submit your portrait photo.

Thank you to those families that have submitted your Universal Form and your LCFF Survey. Both of these are required. If you need assistance with the submission of these forms or have questions please contact Ms. Ichihara aichihara@sandi.net for support with the Universal Form and Ms. Duncan dduncan1@sandi.net for support with the LCFF Survey.

We will have a few opportunities for our learning community to gather this week. The Muirlands Foundation will meet on Thursday, December 17th from 8:45 A.M. to 9:45 A.M. The La Jolla Cluster Association will also meet on Thursday, from 4:15 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. Lastly, we will have our final Principal Chat for 2020 on December 18th from 1:30 P.M.- 2:30 P.M. The Zoom links for these meetings can be found on the Muirlands website. I hope to see you there!

  • Muirlands Foundation
  • Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 798 4741 6967
    Passcode: 19ULUg
  • La Jolla Cluster
  • Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 828 7995 3442
  • Principal's Chat
  • Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 920 1011 5323 
    Password: PrinChat 

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, December 6, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,
Congratulations to the students and families that were recognized at Wednesday’s Student  Recognition Assembly. Your positive contributions to our classrooms are noticed and appreciated. I also want to thank our Muirlands staff for their input and attendance at the assembly.

  • 6th Grade Recognition Students - Sarah B., Rafael B., Addison C., Lola C., Ella K., Andrew L., Mila M., Gianina Kamryn P., Carter S.
  • 7th Grade Recognition Students - John B., Samatha C., Catherine G., Maggie H., Catlin H., Harper L., Jordi S., Meredith V., Maya W.
  • 8th Grade Recognition Students - Alexis A., Luke F., Martin I., Lucy S., Tyrus T.

We look forward to recognizing our next group of students after semester one. We will host another Student Recognition Assembly and an Honor Roll Assembly. Again, congratulations to all those students recognized. Keep up the great work!

The grading period for Progress Report 2 (P2) ended on Friday 12/04/20. The grades will be posted online in the Powerschool student/parent portal on 12/11/20.

We still have a significant amount of families that have not submitted the required “Universal Form”. Please take a moment today to submit this form. The form and instructions can be found on our website.
If you have not submitted this form by the end of the week, we will need to spend additional workforce time to contact you directly by phone and emails with reminders. If you have questions regarding the submission of the Universal Form, please contact Ms. Ichihara by email at aichihara@sandi.net

This is a unique time in history. Truly, a year like no other. We are looking for your assistance and support as our yearbook staff prepares the 2021 yearbook.

  • The 2021 yearbooks are for sale! Order before December 18th for a discounted price of $25, and $30 afterward.
  • This year, we are asking each student to submit their own portrait for the yearbook. It must be a high-resolution jpg file (not .png) of about 1 MB. If scanning an existing portrait, please use a resolution of 300dpi. Details about uploading your portraits can be found here
  • 8th-grade parents: Purchase and submit a recognition ad for your 8th grader by clicking here.
  • Upload your candid photos (not portraits) of your MMS students through the Jostens Muirlands portal.

For guidelines on photo submission and yearbook order details, click here.

This past week our district announced a decision that due to the current spread of coronavirus in our community it is unsafe to move forward with Phase 2 of our reopening at this time. Our district will reassess the public health conditions and provide an updated timetable on January 13.
Muirlands will continue with our scheduled Phase 1 opening that is scheduled to begin this next week. As a reminder,  Phase 1 will be exclusively appointment-based academic and assessment sessions with a limited number of students and staff. These families will be contacted and offered appointments directly by Muirlands Administrators and Counselors.
Please use the following link for covid-19 status updates from our district.

Our campus word of the Month is “Giving”.

Have a wonderful remainder of your weekend and a great week ahead.
Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, November 29, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,
A short message to welcome you back from vacation. I hope you were able to enjoy quality time with those closest to you. School will resume Monday morning November 30th.

Friday December 4th will mark the midway point of our second grading period. Your child’s second progress report grades (P2) will be available in PowerSchool on 12/11/20. Please take a moment to review your child’s progress in PowerSchool.

Muirlands will hold our monthly SGT/SSC meetings on Thursday, December 3rd. Please find the meeting information on our school website.

Enjoy the remainder of your evening.

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, November 15, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,
Please encourage your child to join us this week as we celebrate Muirlands Spirit Week. We kick off our Spirit week tomorrow with pajama day. Please visit this link for a complete list of scheduled activities.

Parents can email Ms. Hunt (ahunt@sandi.net) pictures of your student dressed up for spirit week and she will publish them to our school Instagram page. If you are not currently following us on IG, our profile is muirlands_official.

Please stop by Friday Nov. 20th’s Zoom gathering for our monthly Principal’s chat. The chat will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Zoom information:
https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/92010115323
Meeting ID: 920 1011 5323
Password: PrinChat

SDUSD schools will be on vacation from November 23rd through November 27th. Muirlands classes will resume on November 30th.

We want our students and families to know that we are here to help and support our students when they are the victim or witness of inappropriate or dangerous behaviors, including bullying. I am proud to say, Muirlands students have done a wonderful job this year of lifting up each other and supporting one another. However, if your child experiences inappropriate behaviors please report this to the school administration or your child’s counselor. We also have a “Safe to Speak” form on our school website. Our students and parents can utilize this form to report inappropriate behaviors. You will find this form under the student section of the Muirlands website.

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,

First and foremost I would like to thank all those in our community and beyond a Happy Veterans Day. Thank you to all those that have served and those that are currently serving. Please remember the reason we recognize our veterans on this day. In recognition of the Veterans Day Holiday, SDUSD schools will be closed this Wednesday.

Congratulations to all our students on completing their first round of classes and our first grading period. I encourage you to have a strong start to your second grading period. Please utilize the resources and supports we have available for you. For more information about resources and supports, please talk with or email your teachers or school counselor.

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,

Our first grading period closed on Friday. Our students will begin their periods 4, 5, and 6 classes tomorrow. At some point today, please have your student log into Clever and find their new teachers. Your child’s new classes will not automatically populate in Google Classroom. Please dedicate some time today to have your child join their new Google Classrooms for these new classes.
Special notes for 6th-grade students:

  • Students in Band and Orchestra, your new teacher is Mr. Legerrette. Please look for his tile in Clever and join his Google Classroom.
  • Students in the 6th-grade Wheel Rotation, you will report to the class listed on your schedule. Please use this link to help you determine where you report on Monday for your wheel class.   

Muirlands continues to expand our school club menu. Joining a club is a great way to stay connected to the school and socialize with your classmates. We currently have the following clubs available for our students:

  • Anime Club
  • A Book Club (ABC)
  • Bulletin Club
  • Gender Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA)
  • Math Club
  • United Students Climate Awareness Club (UCSA).

Club and meeting information is available on the Muirlands website under the "Students" menu: muirlands.sandiegounified.org/students/clubs 

If you do not already receive the weekly e-Newsletter, eSplash, and other communications from the Muirlands Foundation, you can sign up here: muirlandsfoundation.org/esplash
The eSplash is published by the Muirlands Foundation on Tuesdays during the school year and includes the latest school and community news, events, and announcements.

Lastly, please remember to set your clocks back an hour today as daylight savings has ended.
We are wishing you all the best with your new classes, classmates, and teachers.

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,

I would like to encourage all students to stay diligent and to make a final push as we near the end of our first grading period. We are entering the last week of this grading period as we will transition to new classes on November 2nd.

The last week of October is recognized as Red Ribbon Week. Muirlands counselors will host Muirlands version of Red Ribbon Week. Please visit the Muirlands Counseling page as we have partnered with Natural High to share a great message. Red Ribbon Week was established in 1985 to advocate for drug free youth and to bring awareness of the harmful effects of drugs. This year’s Red Ribbon Campaign Week Theme is: Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free. Students can keep themselves safe and healthy by exercising, staying in school, and being aware of your surroundings. On our Counseling and Muirlands websites are web links to the Natural High Program that you may want to visit. There are great videos from some extraordinary people living their lives naturally high. These storytellers include Bethany Hamilton, Terry Kennedy, Rob Machado, Donald Brown, and others. In addition, there are discussion questions included in order to have follow up conversations with your child(ren).

Google Hangouts is a part of the Google Suite. It is a messaging application. Students should not utilize this application during synchronous class time unless instructed to do so by the teacher or other classroom instructor.

San Diego Unified’s Family Engagement Department will hold a series of workshops for families. In this series of three workshops, you will learn how to help keep your children safer online, the risks students may encounter while accessing the Internet, and about cyberbullying. Please use this link for more information.

SDUSD has activated the automated attendance call system, School Messenger. Families will receive a phone call if their student has been marked absent on any given school day or period in PowerSchool. Please call Muirlands Middle School at 858-459-4211 to report an absence.

Finally, I would like to thank the parents that volunteered to be a part of the SGT/SSC committee and those that volunteered to be a representative of the La Jolla Cluster. We had a very close election. Jill Peters will be added to the SGT/SSC committees and Neha Bahadur will be our new LJ Cluster representative. We are still looking for a District Advisory Council representative. Please email me if you are interested in representing Muirlands at these monthly DAC Zoom meetings.

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,

On Tuesday, our Board of Education revised and approved a new grading policy. Part of the policy will be implemented this year and part of the policy will be implemented next year. What this will mean for our students moving forward is:

  • Academic grades will be based upon mastery of standards.
  • Academic grades must be purely academic.
  • Work ethic behaviors such as turning work in late, attendance, and lack of participation will not directly be a factor in a student's academic grades.
  • Educators shall allow for revisions or retakes.

How this will look at Muirlands will be determined in the near future as we continue our collaborative work on campus. Please stay tuned for additional information.

This week our elementary cluster campuses implemented Phase One of reopening. This included inviting select students to on-campus appointments to receive identified services. We wish our elementary schools a very successful re-opening. Our elementary schools success and data will determine how the district moves forward with expanding on-campus services. Our campus continues to receive deliveries of PPE materials, hand wash stations, air purifiers, and other items essential to a safe reopening. It is critical that we all follow the established safety guidelines on and off campus to ensure we continue to move forward with our districts plan to bring students and staff back on campus.

I applaud the continued efforts of our students, parents, and teachers. Our staff has shared with me how uplifting it is when they receive an email or message from a student or parent. I thank those who have recognized our staff. It truly makes a difference. Enjoy the remainder of your weekend.

Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, October 11, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,
Our teachers have posted the progress report grades (P1) for our first grading period. These grades are viewable in PowerSchool. I encourage you to establish a routine with your child to review and discuss their academic progress.

We have a few opportunities this week to gather as a learning community.

Muirlands Foundation will meet on Thursday, October 15 from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/79847416967?pwd=WFVnQXh5UUZoRFB5RTVlWGpFZ0s2Zz09
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79847416967?pwd=WFVnQXh5UUZoRFB5RTVlWGpFZ0s2Zz09
Meeting ID: 798 4741 6967
Passcode: 19ULUg

The La Jolla Cluster Association will meet on Thursday, October 15 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Zoom link: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/85312055625
Meeting ID: 853 1205 5625  

Our next Principal Chat will be held on Friday, October 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting: ttps://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/92010115323
ID 920 1011 5323 and Password PrinChat

Sincerely, Principal Luna

 

 

Sunday, October 4, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,
We have reached the midpoint of our first grading period. Our teachers will submit progress report 1 (P1) grades this week. These grades will be finalized and available for you to view in PowerSchool on Friday, October 9th. Please schedule time with your child to log into PowerSchool to view your child's P1 grades.

San Diego Unified School District has sent an email to all parents requesting that you read the “Facts for Parents” document then complete and submit the “Universal Form”. More information is available on our Facts for Parents webpage. The Universal Form can be submitted to Muirlands by mail or by dropping it off at the Muirlands front office between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please contact Mrs. Ichihara for more information. aichihara@sandi.net
Enjoy your evening,
Sincerely,
Principal Luna

Sunday, September 27, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,
I would like to thank everyone that attended Thursday’s Back to School Night. I would especially like to recognize our staff for their work in preparing those wonderful presentations. If you have not had an opportunity to visit your child's classrooms, the Back to School Night Slides and Video Presentation is posted on our website, as well as my presentation to parents
This Friday will find us at our midway point of Quarter one. Please schedule some time with your child to review their progress in PowerSchool. If you need assistance with access to PowerSchool, please contact our Site Tech, Mrs. Rodriquez, srodriguez2@sandi.net 
A reminder to please schedule, when possible, all medical and other appointments outside of your child's classroom Zoom meetings.
Thank you for your support and have a wonderful evening.
Principal Luna

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,
Back to School Night will be held this Thursday, September 24th. I will host two opportunities for our parents to attend a short Principal’s Welcome Back meeting. Our teachers are preparing an amazing welcome back message for you as well. Please see this link for more details or visit our school website for detailed information and instructions on our Back to School Night.
A reminder for parents to continue monitoring your child’s progress and grades through PowerSchool. Your child’s Quarter 1 progress report will be available for parents and students to view online beginning Friday, October 9th. October 30th will mark the end of Quarter 1 for our students.  Please contact Sandy Rodriguez srodriguez2@sandi.net if you need assistance with accessing PowerSchool.
Thank you for all your continued support and efforts. Have a great evening.
Principal Luna

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Hello Muirlands Community,
Our Muirlands Foundation is in the process of establishing several after school classes as an option for afterschool enrichment. Please see the following link for more information.  Foundation After School Classes
We will continue to recognize, support, and celebrate diversity on our campus. Part of our efforts will include our wonderful counseling department’s Project Wisdom curriculum.  September’s focus word is Respect. Please see our counseling department’s resource website or contact Nicole Wehrli nwehrli@sandi.net for more information on the Project Wisdom program.
Save the Date  - Muirlands Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, September 24th,  and will begin at 5:15 p.m. This will be a virtual Back to School Night. More information will be shared at a later date.
Reminder - If you have not done so already, please complete the student registration process. This process must be completed online. Please contact Allison Ichihara aichihara@sandi.net for more information. 
Enjoy the remainder of your Sunday evening,
Principal Luna

Sunday, September 6, 2020
Dear Muirlands Community,
I will continue the Muirlands tradition of sending out a short update we will call Sunday Notes to our community on Sunday evenings. 
I want to thank all of our families, teachers, staff, and the entire Muirlands community for working as a team to ensure our students return to a routine of learning with an emphasis on reestablishing community within our classrooms. 
All students must log into Zoom Meetings by utilizing a SDUSD authenticated pathway. Please refer to the provided link if you are having difficulties accessing your Zoom meetings. 
Joining an Authenticated Zoom Meeting on Chromebook
I understand the district IT help desk can have an extended wait time. If, after following the directions in the link you are still not able to join your Zoom meeting I ask that you please call Muirlands and we will assist you over the phone.
As a reminder, Monday is a school holiday. Students will join their period 1 teachers, via Zoom, on Tuesday @ 8:35 a.m. We will return to our regular,3 periods a day, schedule.
School Schedule 2020
One of our primary goals during our first week of school was to begin the process of establishing positive and supportive relationships with our students. We are including a week 1 feedback student survey. Please sit down with your student as they complete the survey below. Your student will need to log in utilizing their school login information to access the survey.
Week 1 Student Survey
We realize week 1 was not perfect but our combined efforts made it very good. Please continue to reach out to Muirlands if we can be of assistance and to provide constructive feedback.
Enjoy the remainder of your extended weekend.
Principal Luna

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