Echo Info #21

 

ECHO INFO – February, 5th 2021


 

 

A very busy day for Mark Rosenblum, here with Stéphanie’s students in PK2.


Presentative measures keep us healthy!

All students and parents should wear masks upon exiting their car for drop off and pick up, practice good hand hygiene, and maintain a distance of 6ft from others at all times.


Upcoming Events by dates

Saturday, February 6th at 2 pm
“À Table” Series: L’atelier crêpes/Savory and Sweet Crêpes Workshop (virtual event)
 
Monday, February 8th
COVID-19 Screening
 
Tuesday, February 9th – Wednesday, February 10th – Thursday, February 11th, 1 pm – 6 pm
Friday, February 19th, 1 pm – 4 pm
Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences
See links to register in the Middle School rubric below
 
Wednesday, February 10th and Wednesday, February 17th
PK0-PK1-PK2 Individual and Class Pictures by Alexandra Borbolla, Photographer
Wednesday, February 10th –  PK0 Vesna, PK1 Emilie, PK2 Pauline, PK2 Gaelle
Wednesday, February 17th – PK0 Margot, PK1 Gladys, PK1/2 Cindy, PK2 Stephanie
 
February 8th – February 21st
Book Fair
 
Tuesday, February 16th at 11 a.m.
Gala Meeting
 
Friday, February 19th
Minimum Day
 
Monday, February 22nd – Friday, February 26th
February Break – Camp for PK and Kindergarten
 
Reminder: Minimum Day Pick-up times
PK0 Vesna – 12:00 pm
PK1 Gladys/Emilie/ Cindy – 11:45 am
PK2 Gaelle – 11:30 am
PK2 Stephanie and Pauline – 12:00 pm
Kindergarten (by the auditorium)– 11:45 am
1st & 2nd grade (main gate) – 12:15 pm
3rd, 4th & 5th grade (dirt parking lot) – 11:45 am
Middle School (dirt parking lot) – 12:15 pm
 
We encourage you to subscribe to the events calendar, so you can get automatic reminders.

Re-enrollment started on February 1st

Re-enrollment contracts are accessible in your FACTS Family Portal for online submission.
Deadline for priority enrollment: February 19th, 2021.
Past the February 19th deadline, a $250 late fee will apply.
 
Remember: Both parents’ signatures (when applicable) are required to finalize the re-enrollment process. For the electronic signatures to be valid, each parent needs to enter the agreement with their own credentials.
 
Example: In Leo Smith’s family, J. Doe (one parent) will log in using a confidential username and password and will update/complete/sign and submit the signed agreement. The other parent J. Smith MUST also log in using a different set of username/password and update/complete/sign and submit the signed agreement.
Leo will be enrolled only when the two packets are submitted. 
 
Contact Isabelle Gilet, admissions@sdfrenchschool.org if you have questions.

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Calendar 21-22


Tuition and Fees 21-22

Tuition Letter 2021-2022 and Reenrollment through FACTS, sent on Monday, February 1st by Mark Rosenblum, Headmaster

Dear Parents, 

A year ago, our lives were turned upside down. Up against seemingly insurmountable challenges, you placed your trust and confidence in us. Undaunted, the school responded with a bold vision. With the choice to learn either on campus or at home, our students are back in school. Whatever lies ahead, SDFAS remains unwavering in its commitment to deliver an exceptional bilingual education.

As we enter the re-enrollment period for next year, I am more excited than ever about our school’s future. The Board, working in close partnership with the school’s senior leadership team, has taken great care to evaluate the need for additional resources while remaining mindful of the financial commitment of our families. 

To manage the budgetary implications of Covid-19, the school is drawing significantly from its reserve funds. These pre-Covid reserves have enabled the school to make necessary investments and absorb extra costs. We will continue our commitment to the prudent financial planning and stewardship that enabled us to weather this crisis.

Tuition levels for 2021-2022 are detailed below. They were carefully considered to enable the school to progressively recover from Covid-19 impacts on expenditures and enrollment without having to forego planned improvements to the academic program and SDFAS student experience. For example, next year the school will implement its Covid-delayed vision to offer Spanish as a third language to all students in PK0 – 4th grade. This new curriculum sequence will feed into the school’s existing Spanish program in grades 5-8.

These tuition levels represent an increase of 4% for PK and 6% for other grades. Consistent with last year’s increase and in alignment with our Strategic Plan, additional tuition revenues will enable the school to deliver an exceptional bilingual education while managing additional Covid costs through fundraising and reserves.

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Re-enrollment agreements are now available on your FACTS family portal.  In order to secure a place for your child(ren) in the rising grade, your signed enrollment agreement(s) will need to be submitted with the tuition deposit by Friday, February 19th, 2021. If you have any questions about re-enrollment, please contact Isabelle Gilet at or (858) 456-2807 ext. 306.

As always, thank you for your ongoing trust and support. Offering your children an SDFAS education is, more than ever, a gift of enduring value.

Sincerely,

Mark Rosenblum, Head of School 

Kyndra Leach, Chair, Board of Trustees   

Peter Westlake, Treasurer, Board of Trustees

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Financial Aid for 2021-2022

Financial Aid Allocated by SDFAS

The deadline to apply was February 1st. Please submit your application as soon as possible, as we are starting to allocate funds. SDFAS offers tuition assistance to qualified applicants based entirely on demonstrated financial need. You will be able to upload your tax return or other supporting documents later. More Information: Financial Aid.

Bourses scolaires françaises pour l'année scolaire 21-22

Deadline: February 19th The French government awards scholarships to French nationals, three years and older, who demonstrate financial need. The timeline for 2021-2022 has now been published on the consulate website. More Information: Financial Aid.
Comme annoncé dans notre communication hebdomadaire (Echo Info # 17 du 8 janvier 2021 – echo-info-17), la campagne des bourses scolaires 2021-2022 est ouverte à compter de demain 15 janvier avec une date limite de dépôt des dossiers fixée au 19 février 2021. Comme chaque année, nous sommes prêts à vous soutenir dans votre démarche. Il est impératif que nous puissions revoir votre dossier avant sa transmission ou tout au moins disposer d’une copie. Du fait des circonstances particulières liées à la pandémie, je vous propose soit de déposer une copie de votre dossier à l’école à mon attention soit de m’adresser par email le formulaire et les pièces obligatoires. Nous nous efforcerons de revenir vers vous dans les 24 heures de la transmission. Veuillez trouver les formulaires et brochures du Consulat de France à Los Angeles ci-dessous. Elles sont également accessibles sur leur site internet. (bourses-scolaires-2021-2022).
 

Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) for Military/DoD Fee Assistance programs

We are now accredited by Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) for Military/DoD Fee Assistance programs.
More Information: Financial Aid.

Contact Isabelle Gilet, admissions@sdfrenchschool.org for more information.


From the Development Office

When you shop at smile.amazon.comAmazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to SDFAS. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select San Diego French-American School. Support us when you shop! 

2021 GALA – TRUE COLORS – SAVE THE DATE! May 15, 2021

Join the Gala Committee! Next meeting Tuesday, February 16th at 11 a.m. (followed by March 23rd, April 27th, and May 11th at 11 a.m.).

The Gala directly benefits our students and faculty. Funds raised help us improve our campus (auditorium, track & field, etc.), preserve the socio-economic diversity of our student body through financial aid, invest in expert educators through professional development, foster innovation through programs and facilities (innovation lab), and much more.

Ana Walsh, 2021 Gala Chair, anaswalsh@aol.com and Véronique Rahmati, Director of Development, development@sdfrenchschool.org


Covid-19 surveillance testing

February 8th Surveillance Testing Schedule
To register for the screening test program on campus with the Excite lab, please submit the following forms. Once signed, these forms will be valid for all future screening tests. Please note that the new students’ information is submitted to the Excite lab to be registered every Friday. Newly registered students will not be eligible for testing until the NEXT Monday, 10 days later.
(1) Register HERE
(2) Link HERE for the Excite Lab consent form to download, complete and return by email to Marilyn Rakow, our school nurse nurse@sdfrenchschool.org
(3) Link HERE to give your consent via a separate Google form if you would like SDFAS staff to do the nasal swab on your child(ren) (instead of you each week). If this form is not submitted, parents need to come each week at the designated date and time and swab their children for the test sample.

“À table” virtual series – A community-building initiative

Saturday, February 6th at 2 pm – Atelier Crêpes

Join SDFAS families in the kitchen to make your own Savory and Sweet Crêpes! Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy an exclusive taste of French cooking! 
Thank you to Virginie Saget and Greg Rivalan for joining forces to teach us some cooking skills. 
REGISTER HERE

“En bonne santé” virtual series

Our community outreach program is expanding to include another series related to health! En Bonne Santé (in Good Health) will consist of a series of zoom events and potential outdoor meet-ups (pending  COVID restrictions) to get our parents and students thinking about and actively pursuing a healthier lifestyle.

Thank you to Marie Svet (Elsie Svet, 1st grade) for a very informational presentation last weekend about Why boost your immune system and how? We received requests for a follow-up session. We will keep you posted.

Let’s Go Hiking

Tired of the pandemic?  Looking to connect with other SDFAS families while enjoying the outdoors and respecting social distance guidelines? Take the family hiking. SDFAS mom, Mony Liquard, is organizing an informal monthly hiking activity as a way to safely get to know other families while leisurely hiking. Each hike will be roughly an hour, and appropriate for all levels.
REGISTER HERE.
We hope to see you soon on the trails! We will confirm the first event as soon as the county lighten the restrictions for group gatherings.

We are still looking for volunteers to assist with the community building series. Volunteers are needed for each individual episode as well as the logistics of the overall project. Let us know if you are interested in the concept and/or if you would like to volunteer: SDFAS Team Connection!

Lost and Found (Kindergarten-8th grade)

Please come regularly to check the lost and found in front of the main gate (next to the admin building). We have lots of sweaters, jackets, lunch boxes…etc.

All unclaimed items will be donated during the February break to an orphanage in Mexico.


Quarantine Credit for Girard Gourmet Lunch Program

If you have been quarantining, are currently registered for the Girard Gourmet, and have not yet received a coupon code with credit for your missed meals, please contact Ariel at aaellison@sdfrenchschool.org.


February Camp for PK and Kindergarten

Monday, February 22nd – Friday, February 26th – Half-days only (until 12:15 pm)
The following cohorts will be open for the February break camp. Please click on the arrow for the schedule.
 

PK0 with Martha

PK1 with Madeline

PK1 with Brooke

PK2 with Haruko

Kinder B with Marie-Claire

Please contact Ariel Arsac-Ellison at aaellison@sdfrenchschool.org, if you have any questions about the vacation camps, daycare, or after school activities.

Book Fair

February 8th – February 21st

Book in French

www.bonjourbooksdc.com  code: SDFAS-2021

Bool in English

You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online. All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.
You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • All orders ship direct to home
  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Stating February 8th, visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:
https://www.scholastic.com/bf/sdfas

*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.


Science Fair

April 5th and April 7th, 2021

We are hosting our annual school science fair between April 5 and April 7, 2021. During these days, we will have student display boards set up on campus, and we will also have a virtual science fair for students who wish to share slide presentations about their experiments. Seventh graders will be presenting their projects. Participation for all other grades is optional.

Science fair is an opportunity for students to use research and experimentation to explore topics of interest. As such, we invite and encourage all interested students to develop and share a science project. Students who participate will conduct an experiment and gather data in a journal. They will then compile their information into a slide presentation and/or display board. For safety purposes, experiments must be conducted off-campus. As such, parents and guardians are responsible for supervising and procuring materials. We would like students to make their own discoveries, so we encourage them to work as independently as possible.

Between the days of 4/5/21 and 4/7/21, SDFAS community members will have the opportunity to look at all submitted projects, either virtually or in person. In addition, students will vote on the projects they found to be most interesting.

If you are interested in participating in our annual science fair, please reach out to your student’s homeroom teacher. We will follow up with additional information. Some helpful resources for project ideas and guidelines are sciencebuddies.com and gsdsef.org.

If you have questions, please contact Suneeta Cohen, scohen@sdfrenchschool.org.


STEAM – Black History Month – Change the Face of Computer Science

Did you know that although computer science has become foundational to every industry and field of study, representation, and participation in computer science is still far from balanced? Research shows only 3% of Black students learn computer science in high school or beyond. 

At San Diego French American School, we firmly believe in teaching students the value and importance of understanding Computer Science. Watch this 3-minute video with your child. 

Together we can change the face of computer science.

https://video.link/w/SokOb


Black History Month Resources and Activities

While diversity and inclusion are a daily, year-long endeavor, the federal government designates certain months to specifically showcase and memorialize the history of certain peoples and communities. Every year since 1976, February is Black History Month.

This month, all students at SDFAS will be offered the opportunity to reflect on the experiences and achievements of Black people around the world through readings, activities and conversations. 

Preschool and Kindergarten Here are some resources to discuss diversity, inclusion and Black Excellence with your children during the month of February.

Audio and Video Albums

Podcasts - 5 to 10 years old

Books recommended in English

Elementary School In Elementary, every class will participate in different activities, readings and conversations with their teachers according to their grades. 

Here are some recommendations of books and Podcasts : 

Books recommended in English

  • 5th: Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
  • 4th: Granddaddy’s Turn by Michael S. Bandy
  • 3rd: Hidden Figures: The true Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • 2nd: I Am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer
  • 1st: Ice Breaker by Rose Vina

Potcasts - 5 to 10 years old

Middle School In Middle School, students will be able to attend a book club during which we will discuss a different book by grade level. We may also initiate an analogous film club if students are interested!

The book club is optional and will take place during D.S. time. In addition, each week we will send a set of questions and reflections to discuss at home with your children if you are interested in reading the books with them. To participate, please purchase the book selected for your child’s grade and contact the teacher hosting the book club! 

Book Clubs

Podcasts


Chinese Lunar New Year in Preschool

To celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year on Friday, February 12th all Preschool students (PK0, PK1, and PK2) will enjoy some activities and a special lunch provided by Panda Express through their program “Panda, let’s explore”. This will provide an opportunity to teach students about the history and traditions of the Lunar New Year.


Middle School

Click on the arrow to see more.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

You will find here the registration links and schedules for the next Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC). The meetings will take place on Zoom and the links to access the teachers’ zoom rooms will be sent directly by mail on Monday, February 8th. If there are no time slots available for a teacher, please reach out to them directly to discuss another time for a meeting.

Ahead of the PTCs, we will be reviewing students’ progress with them. We encourage you to review their grades with them, available on FACTS.

Tuesday, February 9th / 1 pm to 6 pm

  • Andrew Ericson (7b advisor / 6th-7th-8th US Science) 
  • Sylvie Toudic (6th-7th French Language and Literature) 
  • Marion Addo (7a advisor / 8th French Language and Literature)

WEJOININ PAGE to register: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/gbdob

Wednesday, February 10th / 1 pm to 6 pm

  • Julie Ducloux (6th-7th-8th FR Science) 
  • Barbara Regan (6b advisor / 6th Social Studies and ENG Language Art)
  • Oliver Prud’homme (6a advisor / 6th-7th-8th History and Geography) 

WEJOININ PAGE to register: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/jscft

Thursday, February 11th / 1 pm to 6 pm

  • Cara Mitchell (8b advisor / 7th-8th Social Studies and ENG Language Art)
  • Suneeta Cohen (6th-7th-8th US Math) 
  • Nicolas Giot (8a advisor / 6th-7th-8th FR Math) 
  • Yuriko Patino (6th-7th-8th Spanish)

WEJOININ PAGE to register: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/lqlfp

Friday, February 19th / 1 pm to 4 pm :

  • Andrew Ericson (7b advisor / 6th-7th-8th US Science) 
  • Cara Mitchell (8b advisor / 7th-8th Social Studies and ENG Language Art)
  •  Marion Addo (7a advisor / 8th French Language and Literature) 
  • Julie Ducloux (6th-7th-8th FR Science) 
  • Barbara Regan (6b advisor / 6th Social Studies and ENG Language Art)
  • Oliver Prud’homme (6a advisor / 6th-7th-8th History and Geography) 
  • Sylvie Toudic (6th-7th French Language and Literature) 
  • Suneeta Cohen (6th-7th-8th US Math) 
  • Nicolas Giot (8a advisor / 6th-7th-8th FR Math) 
  • Yuriko Patino (6th-7th-8th Spanish)

WEJOININ PAGE to register: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/mwbty

Academic Newsletters

Ambassadeurs en Herbe

This year, SDFAS students will have the opportunity to measure their public speaking skills by participating in the Ambassadeurs en Herbe international contest. We wish good luck and light words to our contestants! If they are chosen to go to the next round on the 15th of February, they will measure themselves to students from all the North American French Schools.

If you wish to be part of the SDFAS jury choosing our best students to go to the next round please email MS Coordinator Marion Addo maddo@sdfrenchschool.org.

Math Olympiads

We are pleased to invite all students interested in entering the Math Olympiads (MOEMS) competition to please sign up here. The contest will take place online after school and is open to all students, on-site and DL. We will determine the exact date of the contest based on feedback from interested participants.  

For questions related to the middle school, please contact Tom Faure, Director of the middle school, tfaure@sdfrenchschool.org.


High School Placement

Updates from Erin Stoller – February 5th


Library

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Lightbox Subscription

Our Lightbox 1-year subscription is active now: https://sub.openlightbox.com/Lbxaccess/Login?tokenId=6ffa8fcb-b993-48a2-9756-00ee4d9f872e

All our students, teachers, or parents need to do is click on the link and they’ll have access to all of the Interactive eBooks! The link above offers full, unlimited access to anyone from your school and can be accessed from home, school, or anywhere students, teachers, or parents have a device and internet access.

This account is to be used by our individual school only. Please do not share outside of the SDFAS community.

My French Festival

From January 15 through February 15, 2021

Check out books with our new Online Library Catalog

 
 
In order to reserve books for your children, you will need a login and a pin. Send an email including your first and last names as well as your email address to library@sdfrenchschool.org, and Anne Ricart will create them for you.
 
Once you have made a reservation (click the ‘Reserve’ button under the picture of each book cover), the librarian will be notified. The books will be checked out in your name and you’ll receive an email letting you know when the books will be handed to you (usually at pick up time).
 
More information on the library webpage.

For questions related to the library, please contact Anne Ricart, Librarian, library@sdfrenchschool.org.


SDFAS Apparel

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 2020/21 school year, we are excited to partner, again, with Land’s End, a provider of high-quality school clothing and spirit wear.

  • All Preschool 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.
  • All students Grade 5 through 8 must wear 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 8). 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 Info here. Please remember to label your child’s clothing and personal belongings.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

School Calendar

2020-21 Calendar

Ellen Bialystok’s presentation: Cognitive Development in Bilingual Children

 
In January, over 100 people attended Ellen Bialystok’s presentation on the cognitive effects of bilingual education, neural activity in bilingual children, and the effects of bilingualism across the lifespan. For those who did not have the chance to join us, Ellen kindly gave us permission to share the recording of the event:
 

State of the School: January 21

Webinar Recording
Webinar Slide Deck

Digital Citizenship

From Alice Kong, STEAM Coordinator. It is more important than ever to talk to children on a regular basis about online safety and digital citizenship.

Family-friendly activities


Social-Emotional Learning

Responsive Classroom

Responsive Classroom teachings remind us that in order to be successful in and out of school, students need to learn a set of social and emotional competencies – cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self-control — and a set of academic competencies – academic mindset, perseverance, learning strategies, and academic behaviors. Overview of the SEL Program at SDFAS


Acknowledgment Form

Return-to-School Documents for Acknowledgement and Signature

All parents with children enrolled at SDFAS for the 2020-2021 school year are required to review and acknowledge with signature the following documents using this ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM:

**URGENT Action Needed!**Click here for the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM to print, complete, sign, scan to pdf, and return by email to Stephanie Humbert at shumbert@sdfrenchschool.org.


Emergency Contact and Pick Up Authorization Update

How to Update Contact Information and Pick-Up Authorization in FACTS?

  • Go to your Family Portal
  • In the menu on the left: Select the “Family” drop-down
  • Click “Family Home”
  • Within the “Contact Info” click the edit pencil to update “Emergency Contacts” and “Transportation (Pick-up) Contacts”.
  • You may add as many “Transportation (Pick-up) Contacts” as necessary.


Drop-off and Pick-up Protocols

Sign in/Sign out Procedure in Preschool with Procare App

Drop-off and Pick-up

Protocols Rules for bicycles, pedestrians, and vehicles in and around the dirt lot

Elementary School and Middle School Early Pick-Up

We would like to limit the number of visitors to the main office. If you wish to pick up your child earlier than regular dismissal time for a medical appointment or any other purposes, please email Stéphanie Humbert at admin@sdfrenchschool.org with the date and time of pick-up. Please also copy the teachers so your child will be ready to go. When you arrive in front of the school, please call the front office and we will escort your child to your car. Thank you for your cooperation!


From the Nurse’s Office

Download Magnus Health Screening App

Consult our Covid-19 webpage at any time to see our most recent updates. Great news from Magnus! They have heard the recommendations from the community and have updated the Magnus application to now include Face ID/ Touch ID. The best way to take advantage of this update is to update the app in the Apple Store (iPhone users) or Google Play Store (Android Users). Once updated, login, and a pop-up window will appear asking if you’d like to enable the Face ID/Touch ID feature. You may need to delete the app and download it again if you do not get the pop up upon logging in. Flu Season is here. Don’t wait to get the flu vaccine. Video from Anna and Mark

**URGENT Action Needed!**For the parents who have not downloaded the Magnus app yet, please do so as soon as possible and make sure that you are filling out this prescreening for your student(s) every morning before dropping them off at school. See instructions below. This helps us to move more efficiently in the morning and will help our students get to class on time. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to navigate through this pandemic together and keep our students on campus.
 
If you are having trouble with the app please contact the school nurse, Marilyn Rakow at nurse@sdfrenchschool.org.

Instructions to install Magnus App For the upcoming school year, parents will use the Magnus Health Mobile App to complete a daily COVID-19 screening assessment for each SDFAS student from a smartphone in just a few clicks. This screening will need to be done every morning, at home, no later than 7:30 am, before departure for school. On August 27, 2020, parents will be able to set up a Magnus Health account via FACTS. After activating your Magnus Health account via FACTS you will install the Magnus Health Mobile App on your smartphone.  To log in for the first time please follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into your FACTS account
  2. Go to the Family Portal
  3. Under the “Student Tab” Go to “Medical”
  4. Click on MAGNUS Login button
  5. Hover over your name within Magnus (top left of screen) and choose Change Credentials
  6. Enter a Username & Password that only you know and will remember. This should be the same username & password you use for FACTS
  7. You will see this phrase daily to remind you to complete your Covid-19 screening.
  8. Download the “Magnus Mobile V2” App from the Apple Store or the Google Play store, and log in using your username & password.

At the completion of this initial process, you will be able to download the Magnus Mobile App for free on your smartphone and log in through the app to complete the screening assessment each morning. If you need additional help, you can always reference the parent tutorial. You will access the screening via the button titled “COVID-19.” We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this daily screening as it will be an imperative function of our safety protocols. Upon completion of the quick survey each morning, you will receive a message for the student’s attendance giving instructions for that day.  If your child arrives at school and the screening has not been completed, we will ask that you complete it before the student exits the vehicle. A parent must be the one to fill this out. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep the school operational during this pandemic.  Use of this App will help us create the safest possible environment for your children, our faculty, and staff.  For any technical issues with the mobile app such as login problems, or problems completing the screening please contact customer support at Magnus Health SMR by phone at 877.461.6831 or by email at service@magnushealthportal.com.

Medical Forms

Preschool and K  & Medical Forms

  • PK0 New Student Medical Packet Including Emergency Information Form, Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment, Child’s Pre-admission Health History – Parents Report, Physicians Report, Notification of Parents’ Rights, Acknowledgment of receipt of the Personal Rights, Parent consent for Administration of Medications, and Medication Chart, A copy of the student’s immunizations, SDFAS Emergency Health Card, SDFAS Aggressive Behaviors and Biting Policy, Parent’s Guide to Immunizations (for parents to keep)
  • PK1 Potty Training Policy
  • PK1 and PK2 New Student Medical Packet Including Identification & Emergency information, Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment, Childs pre-admission Health History Parent‘s report, Physician Report, Notification of Parents Rights, Acknowledgement of Receipt of Personal Rights, Parent consent for Administration of Medications And Medication Chart, A copy of the student’s immunizations, SDFAS Emergency Health Card, SDFAS Aggressive Behaviors and Biting Policy, SDFAS Potty Training Policy, Parent’s Guide to Immunizations (for parents to keep)
  • Kindergarten New Student Medical Packet Including A Copy of Student’s Immunizations, Parent consent for Administration of Medications And Medication Chart, Report of medical examination for school entry, SDFAS Emergency Health Card, SDFAS Aggressive Behaviors and Biting Policy, Parent’s Guide to Immunizations (for parent’s to keep)
  • Guide to Immunizations – Physician’s Report – Proof of immunization and vaccines must be on file by the first day of the school year. As required by law, a child will not be allowed to attend school if these records are not on file.
  • Food Allergy Action Plan

K-8  & Medical Forms

  • 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. 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 


Back to School Presentations

Grades Pk0-PK1-PK2

Natalie Thorpe Cindy Sierra PK1/PK2 (Cindy)
Natalie Thorpe Gaelle Deriot PK2 (Gaelle)
Natalie Thorpe Stephanie Pinel PK2 (Stephanie)
Alexandra Lette – Distance Learning

Grades K

 
Parent Webinars by Mark Rosenblum, Headmaster – SDFAS Reopening Overview

Grades 1-5

Middle School

6th Grade
7th Grade 8th Grade You can find here the general information shared during the Middle School Back to School Night.
 
MS Parent Webinar by Mark Rosenblum, Headmaster – SDFAS Reopening Overview

School Supplies

School Supplies

SDFAS is happy to partner with School Tool Box, for Grades 1 through 8, a service that allows you to do school supply shopping from home! Students will receive quality, name brand supplies that match their school supply list shipped directly home. Not only that, one meal is donated to Feed My Starving Children for every box ordered. It’s easy, visit School Tool Box, select your child’s grade, remove any items you already have, and purchase the rest. If you order supplies online, consider supporting the school by using Amazon Smile and Mabel’s Labels (San Diego French-American School (La Jolla)) to purchase name tags to label your child’s belongings! 


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