SOAR your way to Success during the

2020-2021 School Year!

We hope you find this one stop shop helpful in meeting all of your distance learning needs during this school year.

Each student will participate in three courses each semester. Courses will be roughly 53 min, with a break period in between. Students will be expected to participate virtually in their courses during the online/synchronous learning time each morning, followed by Advisory. Office hours will be available for students who need extra 1:1 or small group support. The afternoon time for students will consist of 2 hours of asynchronous/independent work.

During this asynchronous time, teachers may be collaborating with colleagues, grading, responding to emails, communicating with parents, and preparing future lessons.

Online Learning Schedule 20-21 begins 9/8

Device and Textbook/Materials Distribution

Need a New Device?

If you are new to the district and need a chromebook, or if you never received one previously, please contact Adrien Memory at amemory@sandi.net to arrange a time to pick up a new device.

Device broken or need troubleshooting?

If you already have a device that is not working or is broken, please DO NOT return it to your school. Instead, contact the Online Learning Support Line at

619-732-1400.

The support technician will provide directions for exchanging your student device if it can’t be fixed during the call.

Textbook and Materials Pick-up/drop-off:

We will host a textbook/materials pick up on September 1-3 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Innovation campus. Students will receive all their textbooks, materials, planner and school schedule. Please have a card/paper with your students full name, students ID and grade level. Students need not be present.

The schedule will be as follows:

6th GRADE - Tuesday, September 1st from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

7th GRADE - Wednesday, September 2nd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

8th GRADE - Thursday, September 3rd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

If your child has materials to return from the previous school year, please bring those materials to drop off.

Powerschool Parent Portal and Tech Support

Powerschool Parent and Student Portal will be accessible to update your demographic information and to review student schedules on Thursday 8/27 by 5pm.

If you are new to the district or need help accessing Powerschool after 8/27, please email Adrien Memory at amemory@sandi.net. For new families who need access codes, Adrien will provide these to you.

Students use their ID # and their Active Directory password to get into powerschool. Parents can use this as well, or create their own Parent account.

Please also see the "Getting Started" resources below to access Powerschool Parent Portal

The district will continue to provide a parent hotline for technology. It operates Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (619-732-1400).

Parent_Portal_First_Time_ Access_Instructions(1).pdf
PowerSchool-Parent Portal Flyer-Getting Started-ES.pdf

Staying Healthy

  1. Avoid close contact. - Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. Don't share your food or drink.

  2. Stay home when you are sick. - If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

  3. Cover your mouth and nose. - Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. You can also cough or sneeze into your elbow/shoulder. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

  4. Clean your hands. - Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. You should wash for 20 seconds (sing the ABC's). If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. - Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

  6. Practice other good health habits. - Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

  7. Wear a mask when you go outside.- The CDC now recommends if you do have to go outside to wear a mask. You can create your own. Here is a link to a no sew design. Remember it is better to stay at home, but the mask will provide some protection if you have to go out and help limit your ability to spread the virus if you are sick but do not have symptoms.

Online Chat Room Etiquette

1. Find a quiet place without a glare on your screen. Please avoid sitting in front of an open window (you will look like you are in the witness protection program).

2. Keep your microphone on mute unless you want to talk.

3. Be respectful in your spoken words, chat, and video. Teachers have access to all chats.

4. Do not record or take any screenshots of during the meeting.

5. Please avoid eating while in the meeting.

6. Please be present- stay focused on the discussion at hand. Please stay focused on the conversation and our class- do not multitask and play games. You will have time at the end to show everyone your cute dogs or other cool things.

7. Use the chat function to ask to talk, ask questions, make appropriate comments. The teacher will call on you and ask you to unmute your audio. Try to remember to re-mute after so there is not too much background noise.

8. Please do not share the zoom/meeting links publicly.

These functions are at the bottom of your screen.

If you have a headset/ earphones/ earbuds, please use them. They help with blocking out background noise.