Mira Mesa HS

  1. Good Afternoon Marauders,

    On Friday, Superintendent Cindy Marten made the difficult decision to close schools throughout our community to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). She explained her decision in the Union Tribune (Link) and via video online (Link).

    As we work together to get through this unprecedented event, I wanted to share my plans for providing information on the pandemic.

    1.    The district continues to maintain a website for the latest school district news on COVID-19. Please review that site for updated information on the pandemic. (Link)

    2.    If any student is confirmed to be COVID-19 positive, the public health department will notify the school district and I will notify our school community in an appropriate way that is respectful of every person’s right to privacy.

    3.    If anyone else in our school community is confirmed to be COVID-19 positive, we understand that the health department will notify everyone who may have had contact with that person and ask those contacts to self-isolate until they are known to be free of any symptoms.

    4.    As noted above, we will only share information regarding confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus. That is because, short of a confirmed case, the information every parent needs to know will not change. Please review that information once again and continue to follow this advice to protect yourself, your family and your community:

    ·       Everyone, regardless of any known or suspected exposure to COVID-19, must try to mingle with as few people as possible (i.e, no large gatherings, 6 feet distance when possible, etc)

    ·       Continue to wash your hands frequently, and practice other basic hygienic measures.

    ·       Anyone who feels ill, regardless of any known or suspected exposure to COVID-19, should call their doctor for advice.

    Thank you once again for pulling together to help our school community get through this challenge. This is an opportunity for all our students to learn resilience from the adults around them. I am very grateful for your continued support.

    Sincerely,
    Jeff Sabins
    Principal
    Mira Mesa High School

  2. To All San Diego Unified Families,

    The San Diego Unified School District will close all schools effective Monday, March 16. With suspected community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in San Diego County, it has been determined that closing all schools is a prudent public health and safety measure we hope will help slow the spread of this virus. Classes will resume Monday, April 6, unless conditions call for an extended closure.

    This decision was not made lightly, and it is understood that this order significantly impacts our families and stakeholders. We know our schools build and foster community for students, staff, families, and neighbors throughout San Diego. The district is working diligently to develop specific measures to ease the burden on San Diego Unified’s students, families and employees:

    • San Diego Unified, in collaboration with community partners, is committed to ensuring a nutritious breakfast and lunch remain available to students who rely on school meals. We are developing a drive-thru/walk-up daily meal distribution service at designated schools to be posted on our coronavirus COVID-19 website. The health and well-being of our students is our top priority, and we want to do our part to keep students well fed.
    • We are working with community organizations and districts across the state to provide learning opportunities to students during the closure. We will post information on our website with educational resources by content area and grade level.
    • The district understands that many working parents will need child care, and we are working with community partners to offer safe and supervised settings for children to gather.
    • Additional details about these programs will be communicated to families through School Messenger.         

    In addition to the above actions, public health experts continue to emphasize the critical importance of adjusting personal behavior. Wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for 20 seconds and regularly clean frequently touched surfaces (e.g., door knobs, phones). When soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. At home, try to avoid relying on older relatives or those with underlying health conditions to care for young children who may expose them to the virus.

    District staff will remain available to answer questions, and any new information will be shared quickly on the district’s new informational website. Together, we can all help slow the spread of this pandemic to protect those among us who are most vulnerable to this virus.

    Be well,
    Cindy Marten
    Superintendent    

    School: 
  3. Date: 
    Monday, March 16, 2020 to Sunday, April 5, 2020
  4. Good Morning.

    As you have probably heard by now, SDUSD and LAUSD released a joint statement this morning calling for the closure of both districts effective Monday, March 16th.

    The district is working diligently to prepare and release a statement with more information on their plans to continue providing learning opportunities and other resources to families.

    As soon as we have more information, we will be sure to share it.

     

    The closure, at this time, is scheduled through the end of Spring Break, with classes resuming on Monday, April 6th.

     

    Thank you.

    Principal Sabins

  5. Dear Parents and Guardians:

    San Diego Unified School District has been monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation in San Diego County. We have been advised by public health officials that closing our schools is unwarranted at this time and could create unintended consequences that would hurt their efforts to protect our community. Because schools are considered an essential service providing meals, security and resources to children and families, schools in the District are currently remaining open. With this quickly changing public health situation, this too may be reassessed as necessary, and if so, you will be notified immediately.

    We will remain vigilant and ask that you do the same. If you child is sick, please keep them home from school. If your child has respiratory symptoms and/or a fever of >100 F / >37.8 C, they should remain home from school and other activities until they have no fever for 24 hours, without fever medication. In addition, if your child has a severe productive cough (i.e., spewing respiratory droplets) that is not typical for them, they should stay home. If you feel your child may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your doctor immediately. 

    We encourage you to stay informed of the situation by regularly checking updates from San Diego County Public Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    In the meantime, our focus continues to be on prevention and preparation. We have an inventory of needed supplies, our staff is trained on cleaning and disinfecting classrooms, and our nurses are experts in watching for symptoms and providing guidance to families. 

    You can support us by following these standard precautionary measures:

    • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (60+) when soap is not available
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and moth and avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Stay home when sick and call your school to report fever and respiratory symptoms
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
    • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.

    Continue to receive an annual flu shot

    We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary. For further details on these topics please refer to the district webpage at https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/covid19We thank you for your cooperation and support.

     

    Sincerely, 

    Jeff Sabins
    Principal – Mira Mesa High School