Wangenheim MS

  1. Apply online only for the 2019-2020 PrimeTime Application . We have a computer available in our office for you to apply online for your convenience. The registration timeline is from March 4th - April 12th.

  2. Each month the Principal hosts an informal discussion meeting with parents and community members. This is an open meeting where the Principal shares information on topical issues. Parents and community members are invited to provide positive feedback and to express questions and/or concerns. Handouts from these meetings will be posted on this page for parents and community members who were unable to attend.

    The meetings begin at 8:00 am in the library and run for approximately one hour. The meeting dates for the 2019-2020 school year are:

    September 16, 2019

    Talking Points Agenda

    October 21, 2019

    Meeting Cancelled

    November 18, 2019

    Talking Points Agenda

    - Title I Parent Information Presentation

    December 9, 2019

    Talking Points Agenda (tbd)

    January 27, 2020

    Talking Points Agenda (tbd)

    February 24, 2020

    Talking Points Agenda (tbd)

    March 16, 2020

    Talking Points Agenda (tbd)

    April 20, 2020

    Talking Points Agenda (tbd)

    May 18, 2020

    Talking Points Agenda (tbd)

     

  3. School Site Council (SSC)

    The SSC is an elected decision-making group comprised of parents, community members, site administrators, teachers and other staff. At the secondary level, students are included. The SSC has an ongoing responsibility to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate the site plan. The SSC also oversees all the categorical Title I funding. All schools are required to have an SSC. Contact your site administrator or SSC chair if you are interested in joining.
     

    Wangenheim Council Members

    PositionName
    Parents/Community MembersManny "Jun" Alvarado, Kim Rivera, Rachel Tagliareni
    StudentsIsabella Whyte, Natasha Castro, Alexandra Gray
    Teachers   Matt Elliott, Cecelia Lucero, Pam Sander, Jennifer Coleman
    Other StaffMatt Fallon, Priscilla Borders


    Additional information please reveiw the following PowerPoint: SSC vs. SGT

    Additional information on School Site Councils and resources are available through the San Diego Unified School District's webiste (link below)

    https://www.sandiegounified.org/school-site-council-ssc

  4. San Diego Unified will return to instruction later this month to guarantee students an opportunity to successfully complete the current academic year, even as physical school facilities will remain closed until public health officials determine it is safe for students to return to classrooms.

    The plan envisions a gradual return to academic instruction in several phases. Currently, the school district is providing online enrichment activities via the district website and a partnership with public broadcasting. That will continue following the end of spring break, on April 6, when teachers will begin receiving training for the move to online instruction, will work remotely with students who are able to participate, and will identify those students who are unable to take part. Work done during this time will not be graded for credit but will contribute towards students’ academic progress in the courses they are taking.

    A formal return to grading and instruction -- but not a return to the physical school environment -- is scheduled for April 27.

    SDUSD learning links:

    Instructional Continuity Resources

    Middle School Enrichment Learning and Online Resources

    San Diego County Dept. of Education - Parent Resources

    At Wangenheim, many of our teachers have already been working with your students online, either in video chats, or through posting enrichment material on their Google Classrooms. It is important that your students log on daily and show your the teacher's Google classrooms so you can be aware of what work is available.

    As before the school closure, if you have questions please email you student's teacher. You are also welcome to email the administration, Vice Principal - Mrs. Kent, Principal - Dr. Fallon as well as our Counselors, Mrs. Doan and Mrs. Paige.

     

  5. 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.