Back-to-School 2022/23


Back-to-School Documents & Forms 

Please make sure to carefully review the following SDFAS policies:

Please take care of the following forms prior to the first day of school on Thursday, August 25:

  • CMIA Form (mandatory) authorizing the sharing of student Covid-related health information to print, complete and return as PDF to jackels@sdfas.org
  • Acknowledgement Form (required) attesting that you have reviewed and agree to the three policies listed above

Covid-19 Updates & Webpage

Return-to-Campus:

  • At-home antigen test. All students and staff must complete an at-home antigen test prior to the first day of school (the night of 08/24 or the morning of 08/25). Only positive test results need to be reported to the school. If needed, antigen tests are available for pick up at the front desk M-F 8:00-3:30. 
  • Covid info to Nurse Marilyn (if applicable). Please email our school nurse (mrakow@sdfas.org) if:
    • Your child has received a covid vaccine dose or booster over the summer
    • Your child contracted covid during the summer
    • Your child has a medical condition that you have yet to speak to Nurse Marilyn about (allergies, asthma, seizures, etc.)

Continued from 2021/22:

  • Masking. Masks strongly recommended indoors for students and staff, required for 10 days following a known covid exposure
  • Vaccines. Covid vaccine required for staff who have direct contact with students. Covid vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended for students
  • Symptoms. Students who develop covid symptoms must remain at home and may not return to school until they have a negative PCR covid test result​
  • Household cases. Students who reside in the same household as a covid positive person must quarantine for 5 days

Changes for 2022/23:

  • Ventilation​. ​Continuous CO2 Monitor​s and Corsi-Rosenthal Boxes​ will be installed in classrooms to optimize air quality and ventilation
  • ​​5-day isolation if Covid+. Students may return no sooner than day 6 as long as they have a negative antigen test
  • Weekly ​antigen testing. Required for staff, strongly recommended for students. Test kits available at the front desk
  • Cohorts gone. Students are once again allowed to mix across grade levels
  • Events. Allowed once again without restriction

Our Covid-19 webpage (click HERE) contains a link to our Covid-19 Plan (click HERE) and is where you will find updates or policy changes whenever released. Our policies, protocols and procedures comply with all state/county guidelines. Please contact Nurse Marilyn at mrakow@sdfas.org if you have any questions.


Campus Safety & Security

Click HERE for a comprehensive overview of Campus Safety & Security at SDFAS for the 2022/23 school year.


Back-to-School Schedule & Key Dates

We encourage you to subscribe to the events calendar to receive automatic reminders.

  • Orientation Day: Wednesday, August 24 (9:30 am – 11:30 am)
    • 9:00 – 9:30 am (Maternelle/PK-Kindergarten) + Classroom visits
    • 9:30 – 10:00 am (Grades 1-3/Lower Elementary) + Classroom visits
    • 10:00 – 10:45 (Grades 4-8/Upper Elementary & MS) + Classroom visits
    • 11:30 End of Orientation Day
  • First Day of School: Thursday, August 25 (normal school hours)
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 5 (NO SCHOOL)
  • Back-to-School Nights anticipated to take place in mid-September. More information to follow soon.

Calendars

  • Please click HERE for the downloadable Academic Calendar 2022/23
  • Please click HERE to be directed to our website to access our online School Calendar (day-by-day and month-by-month)

School Hours (Arrival, Drop-Off, Extended Care)

We are happy to share that staggered arrivals are now over. Please take careful note of the school hours below.

 Maternelle (PK-K)Elementary (1st - 5th)Middle School (6th - 8th)
Morning Care7:45 am - 8:15 am7:45 am - 8:15 am7:45 am - 7:55 am
Drop-off8:15 am - 8:30 am8:15 am - 8:30 am7:55 am - 8:10 am
Pick-up3:00 pm - 3:15 pm3:15 pm - 3:30 pm3: 45 pm - 4:00 pm (except Fridays: 3:00 pm)
Afternoon Care3:15 pm - 5:30 pm3:30 pm - 5:30 pm4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Minimum days end as follows: PK-K at 11:45 | Grades 1-5 at 11:45 | Grades 6-8 at 11:50

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Staggered drop-offs and pick-ups are now over!

  • PK0 through PK2 entrance will be through the main preschool back gate (Rear parking lot gate). Please note: 
    • Both parents are allowed to drop off their child (PKO, 1 and 2 ONLY).
    • No parents are allowed to stay on the PK playground
    • Drop-off in the class and pick up at the PK gate
  • 1st through 8th grade students will use the main gate
  • For Kindergarten drop-off and pick-up: Parents of Kindergarten students will drop off their children at the new building (formerly housing the Montessori school). 
  • Please note that the PK & Kindergarten gate will be closed after 9:00 am. Any late arrivals will have to stop by the front office.
  • PK students enrolled in the half-day program must be picked up by 12:15 pm at the main gate (NOT the PK gate).


School Supplies

Information on school supplies for all grades can be accessed by clicking HERE


Transportation

We are happy to offer students from North County access to and from our school through our Transportation Program. The School is also exploring a new “Coronado Shuttle” route with morning service only. Contact Office Manager Stephanie Humbert for more information.

More information on school transportation — including, routes, cost, and pick-up and drop-off times — is available HERE


Extended Care & After School Activities (ASA) 

  • Extended Care

Registration for the 2022/2023 school year is now open! You may click HERE to sign up for Morning Care and HERE for Afternoon Care, which will be offered from PK through Grade 8 as early as 7:45 am and as late as 5:30 pm. Please note that Extended Care will not start until Monday, August 29. All students must be picked up by dismissal on August 25th and August 26th. 

  • Study Hall

The Study Hall registration is now open for the first semester. Please click HERE to register your child.

  • After-School Activities (ASA)

Our ASA website is now LIVE! You can easily register for our after-school classes by clicking HERE.

Our ASA program is designed to enrich students’ classroom learning and is connected to real-world experiences and skills.

Our Enrichment Department has added some exciting new activities to its schedule. Additionally, families will enjoy increased flexibility in their ability to elect the right program to fit their needs. After-school Activities on campus are all anticipated to last one hour — and can begin at 3:15 pm, at 3:30 pm, or at 4:00 pm.


SDFAS Apparel

For all information on the school dress code please click here

Order Required Red Polo and Navy Blue T-Shirt and other Spirit Wear

There is no school uniform at SDFAS; however, the school does have a Dress Code, as outlined in the Parent-Student Handbook. For the 2022/23 school year, we are excited to partner, again, with Land’s End, a provider of high-quality school clothing and spirit wear.

  • All Preschool and Elementary students must wear their red polo during field trips and school events.
  • All students from Grade 1 through 5 must wear a red polo during field trips and school events and a navy-blue T-shirt for Physical Education classes.

Here is the Land’s End SDFAS webpage (900190869) where you will order:

  • Red polo with the SDFAS logo (required for grades PK0 through 5) 
  • Navy-blue PE t-shirt with the SDFAS logo (required for grades 1 through 5). The school will reimburse one navy-blue PE t-shirt per child if purchased before September 30th.  Your FACTs tuition account will be credited in October.  

More Information. Please visit our dedicated clothing/spirit wear webpage (click HERE).

Note! Please remember to label your child’s clothing and personal belongings.


Medical Forms

IMPORTANT! If you have not already, please complete the required documents below by Monday, August 22nd!

Preschool and Kindergarten

 

Please email completed documents (see below) to Babeth Esterly (besterly@sdfas.org) and Marilyn Rakow (mrakow@sdfas.org)  by Monday, August 22nd.

PK0 New Student Medical Packet: (1) Emergency Information Form (2) Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment (3) Child’s pre-admission Health History–Parents Report (4) Physicians Report (5) Notification of Parents’ Rights (6) Acknowledgment of receipt of the Personal Rights (7) Parent consent for Administration of Medications and Medication Chart (8) Copy of the student’s immunizations (9) SDFAS Emergency Health Card (10) SDFAS Aggressive Behaviors and Biting Policy and (11) Parent’s Guide to Immunizations (for parents to keep)

PK1 Potty Training Policy

PK1 and PK2 New Student Medical Packet: (1) Identification & Emergency information (2) Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment (3) Child‘s pre-admission Health History–Parent‘s report (4) Physician Report (5) Notification of Parents Rights (6) Acknowledgement of Receipt of Personal Rights (6) Parent consent for Administration of Medications and Medication Chart (7) Copy of the student’s immunizations (8) SDFAS Emergency Health Card (9) SDFAS Aggressive Behaviors and Biting Policy (10) SDFAS Potty Training Policy and (11) Parent’s Guide to Immunizations (for parents to keep)

Kindergarten New Student Medical Packet: (1) Copy of Student’s Immunizations (2) Parent consent for Administration of Medications and Medication Chart (3) Report of medical examination for school entry (4) SDFAS Emergency Health Card (5) SDFAS Aggressive Behaviors and Biting Policy (6) Parent’s Guide to Immunizations (for parent’s to keep)

Must be on file prior to the first day as REQUIRED BY STATE LAW or child will not be allowed to attend school :

Physician’s Report and Proof of immunization/vaccines (see Guide to Immunizations)

Food Allergy Action Plan

Contact Babeth Esterly, besterly@sdfas.org if you have questions.

Grades 1 through 8

 

Please email your completed documents to Stéphanie Humbert (shumbert@sdfas.org) and Marilyn Rakow (mrakow@sdfas.org) by Monday, August 22nd.

1st Grade: A School Entry Health Checkup is required for all incoming 1st graders.

7th Grade: Please be reminded that all incoming 7th graders must have their whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination before school starts.

Immunization Records for New Students: Proof of immunization and vaccines must be on file by the first day of the school year (08/25/22). As required by law, a child will not be allowed to attend school if these records are not on file.

Food Allergy Action Plan

Guide to Immunizations 

Contact Stéphanie Humbert shumbert@sdfas.org if you have questions.


Lunch Service (Girard Gourmet)

Girard Gourmet delivers freshly made hot and cold food to the SDFAS campus. As in prior years, lunches are plated and served outdoors.

  • Registration and Cost for Fall 2022: Please visit the Girard Gourmet website HERE
  • Menu for August and September – Visit the menu page of the Girard Gourmet website.
  • Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available
  • Girard Gourmet offers options for those with peanut, tree nut, dairy, and shellfish allergies.

Staffing Updates

Please join us in welcoming the following to the SDFAS family!

Meet newly arriving members of our Academic and Senior Leadership teams!

  • Mike Wegner – Director of Campus Operations
  • Leïla Welton Punelli Director of Enrollment & Financial Aid
  • Sarah Blek Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Veronica Covarrubias Director of Enrichment & After-School Activities
  • Tom Wheatley – Director of Finance 
  • Gwenaelle Caillaud – French PK Teacher
  • Virginie Gaudin – French PK Teacher
  • Shanon Mazeaud – Kindergarten Teacher, French program
  • Sylvie Hoquet – Elementary Teacher, 4th/5th Grade French program
  • Karin Brittain – Elementary Teacher, 5th Grade English program
  • Hervé Gaudin – History & Geography in French, 6th to 8th
  • Talina Smith – Mathematics in English, 6th to 8th / Math Coordinator PK-8
  • Alex Rhett – Spanish Teacher, 6th to 8th
  • Catherine Wattara – French Literature Teacher, 7th & 8th

All newly arriving faculty will complete the four-day Responsive Classroom® (RC) core course. RC provides a common framework, consistent language, and best educational practices school-wide. RC means blending together social-emotional skill building with academic teaching and learning objectives in everything we do both inside and outside of the classroom. RC methodologies increase group cohesiveness, enhance everyone’s sense of belonging, and reinforce a safe and inclusive school environment for children and adults.


Don’t Forget…

Picture Day will take place on Tuesday, October 4, Wednesday, October 5, and Thursday, October 6. This year, the retake will take place on Wednesday, November 9 — more information to follow. For Library book and magazine subscriptions please click HERE. Information on the new location of the Bike Racks will be updated soon in this section.


Les Bourses Scolaires Françaises

Les familles disposant de faibles revenus peuvent demander à bénéficier d’une bourse scolaire pour leurs enfants français inscrits dans les établissements relevant de l’Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger (AEFE) ou de la Mission laïque française (MLF).

Les bourses scolaires couvrent tout ou partie de la scolarité dans les établissements d’enseignements français à l’étranger. Elles sont octroyées chaque année en fonction de la situation financière et patrimoniale des familles et dans la limite du budget alloué au dispositif.

Les bourses sont versées directement à l’établissement scolaire, qui ajuste ensuite les frais de scolarité restant éventuellement à charge de la famille.

→ Campagne des bourses scolaires 2022-23 – Phase 2 (premières demandes, révisions et renouvellements tardifs) : la date limite de dépôt des dossiers est fixée au vendredi 16 septembre 2022.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter le site du consulat français de Los Angeles ou contacter Leila Welton Punelli at lwelton@sdfas.org.


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