Echo Info Back-to-School

Dear Families, 

Our school’s K-6 waiver was accepted yesterday! Preschool and K-6 will start school in-person on-campus for those who wish to do in-person learning on August 28th; 7th and 8th grade students begin in remote learning format. We are excited for students to join their cohorts on campus! Wednesday, August 26th, we will send an Echo: Pré-rentrée to give you the most updated information regarding Back-to-School.


Les bourses scolaires françaises

Date limite de réception de dossier pour la 2ème commission des bourses françaises

19 Septembre 2020 


COVID-19 – Campus Requirements

On-Campus Learning Experience

Consult our Covid-19 webpage at any time to see our most recent updates.

The updated 2020-21 Parent-Student Handbook with Covid-19 protocols will be available soon.

Remember when you are on campus Mask, Distance, Hands!


Magnus Health Screening App

Magnus

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 easily from a smartphone in just a few clicks. This screening will need to be done every morning, at home, 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. Detailed instructions will follow on Wednesday in the Echo Info – Pré Rentrée.

Use of this App will help us create the safest possible environment for your children, our faculty, and staff. 


Preschool and Kindergarten

Orientation Day, August 27th

Preschool Online Orientation Day “Meet and Greet” 

Thursday, August 27th 

  • We’re hosting zoom meetings for parents, teachers, and students to connect by class. 
  • The following times are for both in-person and distance-learning students as they are all part of the same group class!
  • PK0 – 9:00-9:30 am PK0 Zoom Link 
  • PK1 and PK2 – 9:45-10:15 am PK1 and PK2 Zoom Link 
  • Kindergarten – 10:30-11:00 am K Zoom Link 

Girard Gourmet

We are still working on the logistics with Girard Gourmet. Registration will be open on Monday on SDFAS website.

  • Service: Girard Gourmet will deliver cold boxed meals at the school. As vendors are not allowed on campus during school hours, Girard Gourmet will not serve food to the students in the lunch area as it was done before.
  • Price: $5.50
  • Menu: The menu will be posted on the school website along with the reservation form.

Transportation

We are still working on the logistics. Registration will be open on Monday on SDFAS website.


Elementary School

Orientation Day, August 27th

Elementary School Online Orientation Day “Meet and Greet” 

Thursday, August 27th 

  • Class lists will be shared at 9:00 am by email along with a zoom link and password. 
  • The zoom meeting is a time dedicated for parents, teachers, and students to connect by class. 
  • The following times are for both in-person and distance-learning students as they are all part of the same group class!
  • 1st Grade – 9:00-9:30 am 
  • 2nd Grade – 9:30-10:00 am 
  • 3rd Grade – 10:00-10:30 am 
  • 4th Grade – 10:30-11:00 am 
  • 5th Grade – 11:00-11:30 am 

Extended Care and After School Activities

As of now, we are not offering extended care, after school activities, study hall, or homework help for elementary and middle school students in the first weeks of school. We hope that we will be able to propose a schedule in the next couple of weeks. We will keep you updated as soon as possible.

Girard Gourmet

We are still working on the logistics with Girard Gourmet. Registration will be open on Monday on SDFAS website.

  • Service: Girard Gourmet will deliver cold boxed meals at the school. As vendors are not allowed on campus during school hours, Girard Gourmet will not serve food to the students in the lunch area as it was done before.
  • Price: $6
  • Menu: The menu will be posted on the school website along with the reservation form.

Transportation

We are still working on the logistics. Registration will be open on Monday on SDFAS website.


Middle School

Orientation Day, August 27th

Middle School Online Orientation Day “Meet and Greet” 

Thursday, August 27th 

Middle School Orientation Day Material Pick-up (SDFAS front Parking lot)

Thursday, August 27th 

  • Come to pick up your Chromebook and class materials. Meet us in the SDFAS front Parking lot.
  • 6th Grade – 12:00-1:30 pm (even though they may start school in-person on-campus)
  • 7th Grade – 1:30-3:00 pm 
  • 8th Grade – 3:00-4:30 pm 

Extended Care and After School Activities

As of now, we are not offering extended care, after school activities, study hall, or homework help for elementary and middle school students in the first weeks of school. We hope that we will be able to propose a schedule in the next couple of weeks. We will keep you updated as soon as possible.

Girard Gourmet

We are still working on the logistics with Girard Gourmet. Registration will be open on Monday on SDFAS website.

  • Service: Girard Gourmet will deliver cold boxed meals at the school. As vendors are not allowed on campus during school hours, Girard Gourmet will not serve food to the students in the lunch area as it was done before.
  • Price: $6
  • Menu: The menu will be posted on the school website along with the reservation form.

Transportation

We are still working on the logistics. Registration will be open on Monday on SDFAS website.


Upcoming Events

We encourage you to subscribe to the events calendar, so you can get automatic reminders.

Back-to-School Events

Zoom webinar with Mark Rosenblum and your Division Director

Please join our Head of School and your Division Director to learn more about our plans for this school year. 

  • Preschool and Kindergarten – Monday, August 24th- 5-6 pm  Webinar Link
  • 1st and 2nd Grade – Monday, August 24th- 6:30-7:30 pm. Webinar Link
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade – Tuesday, August 25th- 5-6 pm  Webinar Link.
  • Middle School – Tuesday, August 25th- 6:30-7:30 pm  Webinar Link.

Online Orientation Day

Thursday, August 27th 

  • Look for grade specific information in the division sections above.

First Day of School

Friday, August 28th

  • Preschool on campus.
  • Kindergarten – 6th grade on campus for those who wish to do in-person learning. The Waiver has been approved! 
  • 7th and 8th grade start the school year via distance learning.
  • Please note: SDFAS has made preparations for Distance Learning. At-risk students have the option to engage in distance learning at any time.

Labor Day

Monday, September 7th 

  • No School

Spirit Day

Friday, September 11th 

  • Show your stingray pride by wearing one of your SDFAS PE t-shirts, SDFAS team uniform, or red polo! Add a stingray pin or hair accessory!
  • Spirit day will take place on the second Friday of every month. Be on the lookout for fun themes every month!

Virtual Back-to-School Nights

September 8th – 14th – 5:30pm to 6:30pm 

  • Middle School: September 8th
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades: September 9th
  • 4th and 5th Grades: September 10th
  • Preschool and Kindergarten: September 14th

Individual and Class Pictures K-8

September 23rd and 24th

  • These dates are scheduled tentatively.


School Calendar

2020-21 Calendar


SDFAS Apparel

Order Required Red Polo and Navy Blue T-Shirt

There is no school uniform; 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:

  • A red polo with the SDFAS logo (required for grades PK0 through 5) 
  • A 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.  

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


Library

CLICK HERE for Book/ Magazine Subscriptions


Emergency Contact Information & Medical Forms

If you have not already, please complete the documents by August 27th.

Preschool and Kindergarten Students

Please email completed documents to Babeth Esterly, besterly@sdfrenchschool.org by August 27th.

Emergency and Pick up Contacts

To update Emergency Contacts and Pick-up contacts, you may do so via 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. 

PK0 New Student Medical Packet Including: Emergency Information Form, Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment, Child’s Preadmission 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 preadmission 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

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

Grades 1 through 8

Please email the completed documents to Stéphanie Humbert shumbert@sdfrenchschool.org by August 27th.

Emergency and Pick up Contacts

To update Emergency Contacts and Pick-up contacts, you may do so via 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. 

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 

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


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.

🖍️ Preschool and Kindergarten School Supplies 20/21

🖍️Elementary School Supplies 20/21

💻Middle School Supplies 20/21

If you order supplies online, consider supporting the school by using Amazon Smile and Mabel’s Labels (San Diego French-American School (La Jolla)) if you want to purchase name tags to label your child’s belongings! 


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