Great California Shake Out scheduled for Thurs, October 19


On Thursday, October 19, 2017, San Diego Unified School District, along with other school districts throughout California, will participate in the sixth annual Great California Shake Out.  Through coordination from California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and Earthquake Country Alliance, we’ll be joining efforts to better prepare our students and staff in responding to an earthquake.  All San Diego Unified schools and administrative sites will participate in the exercise.  The drill will begin on this date at 10:19 a.m. 

SDUSD Open Enrollment - Free confidential health screenings and flu shots

SDUSD Open Enrollment - Free Confidential Health Screenings and Flu Shots (flyer)

Board President's Scholarship - for classified employees interested in becoming teachers

The Board President’s Scholarship Award is presented annually by the President of the Board of Education, California Coast Credit Union, and Mission Federal Credit Union to four monthly classified employees interested in becoming teachers. Each year both California Coast Credit Union and Mission Federal Credit Union donate $2,000 each to fund these scholarships.

2018 Teacher of the Year nomination process now open

Schools are invited to recognize and honor excellence by nominating a Teacher of the Year for 2018. 

Quality teachers provide the foundation for student learning and achievement, supporting the district’s mission that all students will graduate with the skills, motivation, curiosity and resilience to succeed and be active participants in society. Effective teaching in every classroom is central to Vision 2020 and creating Quality Schools in Every Neighborhood.

Is there a teacher at your site that stands out and embodies the principles of quality teaching?

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Resistance Bands & Kettle Bells workouts Fridays at Ed Center

Fall is a great time to refocus and re-energize and what better way to do that than thru exercise? As part of our District Wellness Initiative, VEBA is offering district employees a free Resistance Bands & Kettle Bells workout in the EOC Situation room on Fridays from 12-1pm. (This is an air-conditioned room.) Resistance Bands will be from 12-12:30 and Kettle Bells will be 12:30-1:00 p.m. Workout attire is recommend but not required. This is a great workout and the instructor accommodates for different levels of experience.

October Tech Tips

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Is someone at your site a Life Changer? Nominate them now for LifeChanger of the Year

We all know at least one teacher or school district employee who inspires us, and goes above and beyond for their students. It could be a gym teacher who started a nonprofit to teach students about art and music, an administrator who visits the homes of students in need, or a maintenance worker who fundraises for school programs. These educators and school employees are LifeChangers, and we're here to help you honor them.

9/1 - Please help us with the Attendance Challenge competition - September is Attendance Awareness Month

To highlight the importance of school attendance the District Attendance Team is launching an Attendance Challenge competition.  There will be three areas celebrated during the Attendance Challenge:  Most Improved Attendance Elementary, Most Improved Attendance Middle School, Most Improved Attendance High School (Schools with grade configurations of K-8, K-12, and 6-12 will be evaluated based in the category with the heaviest area of enrollment).

...for your efforts

SchoolMessenger Access

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