Echo Info #1

Dear Families,

The first day of school was wonderful! Thank you so much for bearing with us this morning during drop off as we implement new routines. Your children seem so happy to be back on campus. The teachers are so pleased to welcome you all back (in-person and distance learners) and to meet all new SDFAS students. Thank you for having patience with us as we learn final numbers for who is on campus and who will stay home in each class.
FLE, ESL and DL schedules are being adjusted and will be ready next week. Please enjoy the video showing drop-off, class time, snacks and recess.
 
To a great year together! Bonne rentrée à tous!

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:

**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 in the main office by the end of the day on Monday, August 31st.


Drop-off and Pick-up Protocols

Videos explaining Drop-off


First Day of School!

On-Campus Learning Experience

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


Preschool

Important Information

PK Drop-off and Pick-up Protocols

Preschool Sign in Procedure with Procare App

Girard Gourmet

Lunch registration is open.

  • Service: Girard Gourmet is offering individual boxed meals, they are committed to providing variety and quality food, and that they welcome any feedback/suggestions.  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.
  • Girard Gourmet September Lunch Menu. Sign up for school lunch here.

Transportation

We are still working on the logistics. If you are interested in the transportation program please contact Stephanie at shumbert@sdfrenchschool.org Bus Transportation Information 


Kindergarten

Important Information

K Drop-off Protocols

Girard Gourmet

Lunch registration is open.

  • Service: Girard Gourmet is offering individual boxed meals, they are committed to providing variety and quality food.  They welcome any feedback/suggestions.  As vendors are not allowed on campus during school hours, Girard Gourmet will not serve food to the students in the lunch area as was done in the past.
  • Girard Gourmet September Lunch Menu. Sign up for school lunch here.

Transportation

We are still finalizing logistics. If you are interested in the transportation program please contact Stephanie at shumbert@sdfrenchschool.org Bus Transportation Information 


Elementary School

Important Information

1st and 2nd Grade Drop-off Protocols

3rd to 5th Grade Drop-off Protocols 

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 to be able to propose limited services at some point. We will keep you updated.

Girard Gourmet

Lunch registration is open.

  • Service: Girard Gourmet is offering individual boxed meals, they are committed to providing variety and quality food.  They welcome any feedback/suggestions.  As vendors are not allowed on campus during school hours, Girard Gourmet will not serve food to the students in the lunch area as was done in the past.
  • Girard Gourmet September Lunch Menu. Sign up for school lunch here.

 

Transportation

We are still finalizing logistics. If you are interested in the transportation program please contact Stephanie at shumbert@sdfrenchschool.org Bus Transportation Information 


Middle School

Important Information

Middle School Drop-off Protocols 

7th and 8th grade

In preparation for a possible full campus reopening after Labor Day, we would like to ask you if you expect for your child to be on-campus for in-person learning or if your child will stay home for distance learning.

6/7/8 grades

The coming week schedules with the zoom links for 6th grade DL students and every 7th/8th student will be sent over the week-end to you and your child’s email address. These schedules will be added too to every student’s Advisory’s Google Classroom. 

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 to be able to propose limited services at some point. We will keep you updated.

Girard Gourmet

Lunch registration is open.

  • Service: Girard Gourmet is offering individual boxed meals, they are committed to providing variety and quality food.  They welcome any feedback/suggestions.  As vendors are not allowed on campus during school hours, Girard Gourmet will not serve food to the students in the lunch area as was done in the past.
  • Girard Gourmet September Lunch Menu Sign up for school lunch here.

Transportation

We are still finalizing logistics. If you are interested in the transportation program please contact Stephanie at shumbert@sdfrenchschool.org Bus Transportation Information 

For questions maddo@sdfrenchschool.org


High School Placement

Welcome Letter from the HS Placement Counselor – Update #1


Upcoming Events

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

Back-to-School Events

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


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 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.


Overview Webinars about Reopening Plan with the Head of School

Webinars and Slide Decks

On Monday and Tuesday, August 24th and 25th, Mark Rosenblum, Head of School hosted informational webinars to discuss the SDFAS Covid-19 Plan and respond to questions. In case you missed it, please find below the webinar recordings and the slide decks for each presentation.

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


Les bourses scolaires françaises

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

19 Septembre 2020 


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

French Literature 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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