Dear San Diego Unified Families,

This is a reminder to you that Tuesday, September 2, is the first day of school for all students.

Our principals, teachers, and support staff have been working hard to prepare for the first day. We are focused on developing an academic, social and physical environment worthy of our students. Please help us start the school year right by making sure your child is at school Tuesday, on time and ready to learn. If you do not know when your child’s school starts, please visit

Thank you for your support and the privilege of serving your child. Enjoy the Labor Day weekend. We look forward to welcoming students and families back on September 2.

Cindy Marten, Superintendent
Kevin Beiser, Board of Education President

 Here are the 2014-15 Mira Mesa Cluster Schools Council. The meetings start at 5:30 pm in the Mira Mesa High School Media Room. The public is welcome to attend.

Sep 29 2014
Oct 27 2014
Nov 17 2014 Canceled
Jan 26 2015
Feb 23 2015
Mar 23 2015
Apr 27 2015
May 18 2015

School   Fall   Spring
MMHS   Wed Sep 24   Wed Feb 4
Challenger   Tue Sep 16   Tue May 19
Wangenheim   Tue Sep 23 updated   Thu May 21
Erickson   Thu Sep 18   Thu Jun 25
Hage   Thu Sep 11   Thu May 28
Hickman   Thu Sep 11   Thu May 21
Mason   Wed Sep 10   Wed Jun 24
Sandburg   Thu Sep 11   Thu May 21
Walker   Thu Sep 18   Thu Jun 25   

Mira Mesa Cluster Parent Informational Meeting

Transitional Kindergarten is the first of a two-year kindergarten program. It is available to children who will have their fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2. Please join us for a meeting designed to answer your questions about Transitional Kindergarten.

Walker Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room
May 28, 2014
6:00-7:00 pm
9225 Hillery Drive
San Diego, CA 92126

Childcare, Spanish translation & refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to let us know how many children will need childcare, how many adults will be attending & how many need Spanish translation services.

English-Flyer Spanish-Flyer

School funding for 2014-15 and beyond with Board Member Evans

IN THE NEWS: What parents, community members and taxpayers need to know about changes in California school funding. Watch video from Fox 5 San Diego


The district has posted copies of the presentations they gave at the March 24 Cluster meeting on Salk Elementary attendance boundary scenarios.


Instructional Facilities Planning

Cluster Outreach




Starting 1 April the automated phone and email messages you receive from your school and the district will have a slightly different look to them. The district will be using SchoolMessenger to provide mass notification services. You will hear a new prompt on phone messages "This is an important message from...Please press 1 to hear the message" and will only see minor formatting changes on the emails.

Working Together for Quality Schools in Every Neighborhood

The Board of Education and Superintendent Cindy Marten invite all stakeholders to a series of neighborhood meetings to Dream Big together for the future of our schools. We are committed to having clear, long-term priorities based on our Vision 2020. We believe that when our priorities are inspired and informed by our parents, students, and teachers, we will have important information for long-range planning with students at the center. These forums will yield a clear and collective sense of our District-wide long-term priorities.

Monday, Mar. 3, 7-9 p.m.
Mira Mesa High School

Superintendent Cindy Marten and the Board of Education recently announced the gradual return of instructional days to our school calendars, beginning this year. Restoring instructional days assures that students receive maximum educational impact. One instructional day is being restored to the 2013-14 school year, bringing the total to 179 days.

• Traditional Schools: June 13, 2014, is now an instructional day and the last day of school for students.

• Year Round Schools: June 23, 2014, is now an instructional day and no longer a day off. The last day of school for students remains July 21, 2014.

Everyone is invited to join us at the next Mira Mesa cluster meeting February 24th at 5:50 in the Mira Mesa High School Library. Topics include

Salk Elementary

  • Revised attendance boundaries
  • Removing very old portables
  • Possible alignment of Mira Mesa school calendars
  • Opening of Salk in September 2015
  • Steering committee that will work with district staff on this project.

School Safety:

  • Review of the needs and timelines of the Mira Mesa schools for safety upgrades with Deputy Superintendent Phil Stover

How to Raise Money for Schools from's mission is to provide an effective fundraising platform for schools, PTA groups or other Parent Teacher Organizations. They run a easy to use marketplace allowing individuals and businesses to buy and sell products, services, and gently used items with a percentage (10%-100%) of the proceeds being donated to local schools.

Principals can nominate a volunteer to their 2nd Annual School Volunteer of the Year Award from now to Feb 28 2014. Check the or flyer for details