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Sunday Notes
Posted on 10/18/2020
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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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