Principal's Corner - 10/15/2020

October 15, 2020 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Oct. 15, 2020 - Dear Torrey Pines Families,

Thank you for your continued support of our school as we enter Phase One of our reopening plan. I want to address some questions around Phase One. First, if you are wondering how we are selecting students to participate in Phase One, I want you to know that our decisions are based on teacher recommendations, classroom schedules and staff availability. All teachers have provided me with a list of priority students.

These children may have previously scored below grade level on the spring 2020 progress report, may not have met IEP goals and/or may currently be performing below grade level in one or more subject areas. Another question has come up around volunteering on campus. In addition, the District is not allowing any volunteers onsite during Phase One.

Volunteers are still not allowed to join Zoom sessions except in rare circumstances with permission from the principal. Next, if you are curious in learning more about the use of outdoor spaces, I invite you to join our La Jolla Cluster meeting today, Oct. 15, at 4:15 pm. The District’s COO, Drew Rowlands, will be there to address this question. The link can be found in the 10/14 e-Twig. 

Finally, many of you have shared concerns about how we will maintain the high-quality of our online learning program once students fully return to site. I want to assure you that the teachers and I will be very cautious about the need for a continued, rigorous approach to online learning should the District direct schools to fully reopen. This is a priority we all share.

As always, please reach out to me at any time.

In partnership,

Nona Richard

Section 5 of Article IX of the California Constitution guarantees students a “free public education.”

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