SPUSD REVISED SCHEDULE

March 16-20, 2020
Teachers began professional development to assist with the transition to online learning platforms for all students.
Food service staff provided more than 300 meals daily for students in need.
March 23-27, 2020
Teachers will continue professional development and will create online curriculum in order to launch the SPUSD Independent Study Distance Learning Program (ISDLP).
Parents will receive detailed information about the expected roll-out of ISDLP for students.
Parents will receive detailed information about SPUSD’s Chromebook distribution and at-home internet access for students in need.
Food service will continue for students in need.
Support staff will continue to provide essential services on school campuses.
March 30-April 3, 2020 (Spring Break)
Chromebooks will be distributed to students in need.
SPUSD staff will observe Spring Break vacation.
Students should rest and relax before expected ISDLP.
No food service will be provided.
April 6-April 10, 2020
SPUSD Independent Study Distance Learning Program is expected to begin on Monday, April 6, for all students.
Food service for students in need may resume.
April 13 – May 4, 2020
All SPUSD schools will remain closed, but the Independent Study Distance Learning Program will continue for all students.
SPUSD Extended Day Program will remain closed until school is back in session.
Food service will be determined at a later date.
This is a situation that none of us expected, even a few weeks ago. We understand how challenging these decisions are, and we appreciate your support and patience as we create the best possible scenario for our students and families. We are very proud of our teachers and staff who have been working around the clock under tremendous pressure to support each other and to support continued learning within our community.

Regards,
Geoff Yantz, Ed.D.
Superintendent

DISPELLING CENSUS MYTHS

As the U.S. Census gets underway this month, some of you may be concerned that the personal information you share could adversely affect you or your family.  

That’s a myth. The Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your personal information and keep it strictly confidential. That includes every answer to every question. Here are the facts:NO questions are asked about citizenship status.Your answers CANNOT be shared with law enforcement, any government agency or any court.Your answers CANNOT be used to impact your eligibility for government benefits.To see a sample Census form, click here.  

You should also be aware of potential fraud. The Census Bureau or its employees will never ask for your Social Security number, money, donations, your bank or credit card account numbers, or anything on behalf of a political party. If you get a phone call, email or personal visit from someone claiming to be from the Census and they ask for personal, political or financial information, you are encouraged to report it by calling 1-800-923-8282 or your local police department.

First District Scholarship

Please note that the First District Scholarship is due to Ms. Particia Dominique by Friday 3/20/20.  We are requesting that the seniors attach this to their First District Supplement.  It will help us determine which applicant we are going to support.  By doing this, the students are also qualified to apply for the SPHS’s PTSA’s scholarship.
SPHS- PTSA FIRST DISTRICT DISTINGUISHED SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS 2020 application form

PTSA President’s Holiday Message

Hello SPHS families,

Here we are, another year gone by, marking the end of a decade. Yet no matter how much time passes, SPHS PTSA’s mission has remained the same. For 100 years, our focus has been to advocate for the educational, social and emotional well-being of our students. Our founders could not have imagined the challenges our students would face in today’s school climate. Yet our message of service to SPHS still rings true and is needed now more than ever.

As we welcome in a new decade, and we all ask ourselves, “What can I do better?” “How do I make a difference?” I would continue to encourage you to support SPHS PTSA. It may sound simple, but you would be surprised at how thankful and reenergized teachers and staff feel after our PTSA lunches. Or how much your Wish Night and “No Sweat” donations make a difference in our students’ everyday lives. Even just signing up and becoming a member of our PTSA is a reminder that we are a strong, supportive Tiger community. You are the difference; you make us better.

We would not have made it this far without every single volunteer that has answered the call to help by giving time and/or financial support. On behalf of the 2019-2020 PTSA Executive Board, THANK YOU!

I look forward to continuing serving our community with you in the New Year. Let’s make these new “Roaring 20’s” ones of great change and renewal.

Our next General Meeting will be January 27, 2020. Please join us.

PTSA Thanks our Volunteers and PTSA Executive Board !
Laura Morales – President
Christina Holmes – Executive VP
Lolita Lopez – VP Programs
Misha Suksnguan – VP Membership
Tisa Poe – VP Ways & Means
Christine Chang – Treasurer
Heidi Olguin- Auditor
Jim Dowd – Historian
John Aboud- Secretary
Julian Petrillo – Parliamentarian
Janet Anderson – Advisor
Committee Chairs:
Khanh Oberley – Wish Night
Dawn Muench – Newsletter & Social Media
Tammy Cheng Selden – Website
Tisa Poe – Club Mini Grants
Marina Kieser – Financial Coordinator
Rebecca Haidar & Ann Wang – Grad Night
Lynn and Dean Serwin – Registration
Grace Wu & Kathleen Lih – Senior Scholarships
Emily Woo, Hongtao Liu & Julie Wong – Teacher/Staff Appreciation
Rebecca Haidar – Volunteer Coordinator

Wishing you joy and peace,
Laura Morales
SPHS PTSA President