Update Regarding Police Presence at LCC Today
SDUHSD Community, Early this morning the administration at La Costa Canyon High School received a bomb threat on the main phone line at 9:57 am and immediately called 911 and locked down the campus. The Carlsbad Police Department (CPD) responded immediately and directly investigated the situation. After a thorough investigation and sweep of the LCC campus, the phone call was determined by CPD to be an unsubstantiated threat and lifted the lockdown at 10:56 am in collaboration with school and district staff. While it was determined that the campus remained a safe place for our students and staff, CPD maintained a visible presence on the LCC campus and in the surrounding area as the school resumed normal operations. I want to commend Principal Conn for his strong leadership this morning and throughout the day. I would also like to thank the Carlsbad Police Department for their swift response and investigation. The safety of our students and staff at all of our schools is always our top priority. We understand that this situation may affect each of us in different ways, and there are a variety of district support available for impacted staff and students. I encourage you to use any of the resources below or to reach out to your school’s Counseling Office if you have any additional needs. SDUHSD Virtual Calm Room : created to help you find new ways to manage emotions and build your resilience Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741 California Youth Crisis Line Emergency: response for youth (age 14-24) or families in crisis. Call or Text 800-843-5200 CareSolace : substance abuse and mental health services It is my honor to work for you! Tina Douglas Interim Superintendent
Wednesday, May 24 2023
SDUHSD Interim Superintendent Update (5/19/23)
Good afternoon SDUHSD Community, We have reached the final stretch and are just two weeks away from graduation! This has been such a memorable year for me as your interim superintendent, and while I will miss the daily interactions that I have had with our community within this role, I am excited to return to my position as the Associate Superintendent of Business Services and look forward to the future with our new Superintendent. Wednesday was our May Regular Board Meeting, and I want to remind you that all items from the Board Agenda can be found on the district website or directly here . Superintendent Selection The Board officially confirmed the selection and approval of Dr. Anne Staffieri as our new superintendent in Wednesday night’s board meeting. Dr. Staffieri comes from Escondido Union High School District, and her official start date here at SDUHSD will be Tuesday, July 18. Upon being confirmed, Dr. Staffieri made these remarks at the board meeting: “It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to serve in this amazing district as the superintendent. I want to thank you, Board of Trustees, for your support. Thank you for having trust in me, and I know that together we are going to accomplish incredible things moving the work of this district forward to increase opportunities for our students and enhance opportunities for our students so that everyone can have success. Thank you very much, and I look forward to what the future holds in store for all of us.” Student Board Representatives Community Updates Wednesday night, our student board representatives - Ruthie Bell (SDA), Sasha Bell (LCC), Lauren Chemtob (Sunset), Julia Liu (TPHS), and Lexi Worms (CCA) - presented their final monthly board reports. For a highlight of each of their board reports, visit the May Student Board Rep Community Spotlight . We would like to thank our student reps for their service this year and wish the four seniors great success in their future endeavors. Mental Health Awareness Month The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to proclaim the month of May 2023 as MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. The Board calls upon all District citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses, and schools to recommit our community to increasing awareness and understanding of mental illnesses, reducing stigma and discrimination, and promoting appropriate and accessible services for all people with mental illnesses. 2022-23 Student Standout Awards Congratulations to all 10 of our Student Standout Award recipients as honored by the Greater San Diego Chapter of the Association of California School Administrators (ASCA). Student standouts may be awarded in the categories of Arts, Community Service, Humanities, Courage, Fellowship or Science. For a complete listing of each student’s accomplishments, click to view the full presentation . Standout honorees are Sarah Strasberg (CCA), Gabriella Bigler (CVMS), Iona Taylor (DNO), Henry Harnack (EWMS), Addi Bradds (LCC), Krystlin Augustin (OCMS), Liki Tiun (PTMS), Ruthie Bell (SDA), Aiden Prior (Sunset) and Grace Flanagan (TPHS). SDUHSD Earns “Excellence in Education” Award by NCCSE Each year, the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) Community Advisory Committee hosts an “ Excellence in Education” Awards Ceremony to honor those for their exemplary service towards inclusion. We are thrilled to announce that the San Dieguito Union High School District has been selected to be this year’s award recipient in the “ Exemplary Inclusionary Practices for a Secondary School/Program ” category. Tiffany Hazlewood, Director of School and Student Services, will accept this honor at the NCCSE Award Ceremony on May 24 in San Marcos, Calif. Thank you to parent Andrea Siler for submitting a nomination to the NCCSE to honor our district for outstanding work in supporting inclusive practices within the district and community. Coastal Community Connections Collaborative (4C) on May 26th Are you interested in connecting with local families in the area? Does your student receive special education services through the district? If so, come join us at Coastal Community Connections Collaborative (4C) to meet the families within our SDUHSD neighborhood on Friday, May 26th from 11:00am-1:00pm at Stagecoach Community Park. This is an informal way to connect with families, network and share common experiences. We look forward to seeing you! April Listen and Learning Session Impact On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, a community listening session was held on the campus of La Costa Canyon High School that was facilitated by the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC). The objective of this community listening session was to provide transparency in light of recent acts of antisemitism and racism - specifically on the campuses of Diegueno Middle School and La Costa Canyon High School. It was also intended as an avenue to gather input from our community about what actions they would like to see the schools and District take to address past incidents and to proactively ensure safe, welcoming learning environments in the future. We will use the voices heard and the information garnered from this listening session to help guide school policy and operations moving forward. It can not be overstated how much we appreciate the number of community members that showed up and were solution-oriented to the goals of the session. As stated earlier in this messaging, we will be welcoming a new superintendent in Dr. Anne Staffieri and look forward to continuing these listening sessions throughout the district and incorporating the feedback into our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) process for the 2023-24 school year. Annual Residency Verification Final Reminder As a final reminder, SDUHSD’s mandatory Annual Residency Verification window opened January 17, 2023, and closed on March 17, 2023, for all 7th -11th grade students currently enrolled in the District who plan to return in the 2023-2024 school year. If you have not completed your residency verification, your student will not be able to schedule classes for next year. For more information, visit our Annual Residency Verification webpage. It is my honor to work for you! Tina Douglas Interim Superintendent
Friday, May 19 2023
Freckle Summer Access - English & Math Skills Practice
Dear Parent/Guardian, We are excited to share that SDUHSD will again offer an optional, self-paced summer learning opportunity for students using the Freckle program. What is Freckle? Freckle is an online learning platform that allows students to practice English Language Arts and math at their own level. Freckle continuously adapts to each student’s individual skills, so each student receives the appropriate challenge, whether they are working at, above, or below grade level. You can learn more about the Freckle program on their website linked here . What is the format and time commitment for this learning opportunity? Students will have access to the Freckle program virtually from June 5, 2023, through July 31, 2023. Research shows that students who work in the Freckle program for 30 minutes each day, five days per week, in a given subject area show significant growth. How can my student take advantage of this learning opportunity? Current SDUHSD students will continue to have access to the Freckle program during the summer. Please visit the SDUHSD Student Start Page for student log-in information. Incoming SDUHSD students interested in utilizing the program must complete the Freckle interest form by Friday, May 26, 2023, for access to the program this summer. Additional communication regarding log-in information will be shared by June 5, 2023, for incoming SDUHSD families.
Friday, May 12 2023
Dr. Anne Staffieri Selected to Take the Helm as Supe...
Good morning SDUHSD Community, I have the pleasure of announcing to you all that the Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Anne Staffieri as the new Superintendent of our district contingent upon a final vote of approval at the upcoming May 17 Regular Board Meeting. Dr. Staffieri - a graduate of Torrey Pines High School - will join SDUHSD after serving as the superintendent of the Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) for the past four years. Prior to this role, she was superintendent in Ramona Unified School District from 2016-19. Her career in education spans more than three decades as a high school biology and Spanish teacher, principal, director, assistant superintendent of human resources, and superintendent. In 2021, Dr. Staffieri was named Superintendent of the Year by California Continuation Education Association (CCEA). In 2019, she received the Golden Oak Service Award by the Sun Valley Council PTA, PTA’s most prestigious service award, for her engaging and approachable leadership style. I will continue to serve as interim superintendent until Dr. Staffieri begins her assignment. Dr. Staffieri and I will work closely together to ensure a seamless transition for all prior to the 2023-24 school year. For a full bio of Dr. Staffieri, please see our District press release HERE . It is my honor to work for you! Tina Douglas, Interim Superintendent
Wednesday, May 10 2023
SDUHSD College and Career Night - Information Sessio...
The 10th annual SDUHSD College and Career Night was held on Wednesday April 26, 2023 on the MiraCosta College San Elijo campus. We had a great turnout at this event, with strong attendance from members of our SDUSHD community as well as over 150 college and career program representatives. We hope that you were able to attend this event to connect with college and career program representatives and attend information sessions. Please visit the SDUHSD College and Career Night website to access the information session descriptions, recordings and presentation slides - to access this information, please click on the Information Session Recordings and Presentations link . We also invite you to access the pre- recorded sessions presented by SDUHSD Counselors Thriving while Planning for Next Steps after High School for parents and guardians Mindfully Planning for Next Steps after High School for students For general information about high school planning, please visit the SDUSHD College and Career webpage. For individual questions about college and career planning, please contact your school counselor.
Wednesday, May 10 2023
Update Regarding Hoax Threat Messages Today
SDUHSD Community, This morning, administrators at Torrey Pines High School became aware of a hoax threat message that may have circulated among students. We immediately contacted our partners in the San Diego Police Department who evaluated the threat and determined it was a hoax sent to schools in several parts of the country. The San Diego Police Department has assured us that there is no cause for alarm. All of our schools remain open today. SDUHSD and SDPD continue to monitor for any threats to the safety and well-being of our students, staff and teachers, and we thank our students and community members who contacted us as a part of our “see something, hear something, say something” protocol. Tina Douglas Interim Superintendent
Friday, May 05 2023
SDUHSD Interim Superintendent Update (4/21/23)
Good afternoon SDUHSD Community, We are just six weeks away from the end of the school year, and I remain proud of our district and proud to represent you all as the interim superintendent. Thursday was our April Regular Board Meeting, and I want to remind you that all items from the Board Agenda can be found on the district website or directly here . Student Board Representatives Community Updates Last night, our student board representatives - Ruthie Bell (SDA), Sasha Bell (LCC), Lauren Chemtob (Sunset), Julia Liu (TPHS), and Lexi Worms (CCA) - presented their monthly board reports. For a highlight of each of their board reports, visit the April Student Board Rep Community Spotlight . Superintendent Search Information There will be a Special Board Meeting next week to go over the next steps of the Superintendent Search process which will include interviews with selected applicants. We have created a Superintendent Search page on our website and will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available throughout the entire process. Next Week’s College & Career Opportunities There will be two exciting college and career opportunities for SDUHSD students next week. On Tuesday, April 26 , SDUHSD Counseling will partner with MiraCosta College Transfer Counselors and SDSU to assist students and families with information about the transfer pathway to a 4-year college/university. The live webinar will be held from 5:30 to 7pm. Click Here to Register . The following day, Wednesday, April 27 , will be the 10th Annual SDUHSD College and Career Night. The in-person event will be held from 4:00 to 6:30pm at the MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus (3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff, CA 92007). The event will include information sessions hosted by college and career representatives and SDUHSD counselors to assist our students and families with post-high school planning. For more information please visit the SDUHSD College and Career Night webpage . CTE Innovation Showcase on May 3 All members of our community are invited to join our CTE Innovation Showcase on Wednesday, May 3 at La Costa Canyon High School from 5:00 to 7pm. The event will be held in the LCC Learning Commons and will highlight successes throughout the CTE programs at our campus sites. Thank you all for your continued hard work this year. We have seen a lot of success in the community, in the classroom and in athletics, and I know we can all finish the year just as strong. It is my honor to work for you! Tina Douglas Interim Superintendent
Friday, Apr 21 2023
AP Exam Day Locations and Reporting Information Now ...
Dear SDUHSD AP student, AP Exams begin May 1, 2023. Review your MyAP account Dashboard at http://myap.collegeboard.org to review your assigned exam dates and exam start times. Exam day information such as reporting times, reporting locations, and more have been posted on http://sduhsdapexams.com . Please take a moment to review the information to make sure you know what time to report for exams and where to report for your exams. Make sure to: Review the exam reporting locations for your campus posted on http://sduhsdapexams.com Make sure to review the reporting times and test site security regulations Make sure you know what you MUST bring to the exam, and what is NOT allowed in the exam room. For digital exams or exams with digital components, students must be able IN ADVANCE OF EXAM DAY to log into their MyAP accounts. (On exam day there will be no time to reset a password - be familiar with your MyAP login details before test day) SENIORS: Go to your MyAP Profile by June 15 and indicate where your exam score should be sent under the Score Send section Review information posted on https://sduhsdapexams.com/faqs regarding practicalities like school attendance reporting and more Updates or changes will be posted on http://sduhsdapexams.com so make sure to check this site before your exams! Thank you, SDUHSD Test Services [Thursday, Apr 27 at 2:34 PM] Reminder: AP Exams begin May 1, 2023. Exam day information such as reporting times, reporting locations and more have been posted on http://sduhsdapexams.com
Wednesday, Apr 19 2023
SDUHSD - 4/26 College & Career Night and Upcoming Ev...
The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) proudly offers college and career planning events and resources in support of high school students and families. On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, the 10th annual SDUHSD College and Career Night will be hosted in partnership with MiraCosta College on the newly renovated San Elijo Campus at 3333 Manchester Avenue Cardiff, CA 92007. The goal of this event is to provide direct access to college and career program representatives and an opportunity for students and parents to learn about options after high school. The information is most relevant to 11th-grade students but all students of Canyon Crest Academy, La Costa Canyon High School, San Dieguito Academy, Sunset High School, and Torrey Pines High School are welcome to attend. Over 150 colleges and universities will participate in this event, including 2 and 4-year institutions, international universities, and career programs. In addition, a speaker series is included to provide information about topics related to post-high school planning. College & Career Fair - will be held outdoors at the MiraCosta College-San Elijo campus and will run from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for students and parents to visit with multiple admission representatives and learn about specific campuses. Please visit the SDUHSD College and Career Night page for a list of college and career programs that are planning to attend. Speaker Sessions - Students and families will have the opportunity to choose from multiple sessions. Pre-Session*: 4:00 - 4:30 pm *Special programs for students with disabilities only Session I: 4:35 - 5:20 pm Session II: 6:00 - 6:45 pm Session titles and presenter information are listed on the SDUHSD College and Career Night page . All speaker sessions will be recorded and posted on the SDUHSD College and Career Night webpage . PARKING INFORMATION: We encourage ride sharing when possible. Please plan to enter the MiraCosta College San Elijo campus at the main entrance on Manchester and follow signs to access self-parking. A parking service will be available to support overflow parking if needed. A final reminder with more details including the event program with parking map and room locations will be sent prior to the event. To further assist students and families in preparing for the next steps after high school, SDUHSD is offering additional virtual opportunities: Live webinar presented by MiraCosta College Transfer Counselors, SDUHSD Counseling, and San Diego State University - Transfer College Options - April 25, 2023, 5:30 - 7:00 pm Please register here to attend the live virtual event. Recording will also be posted on the SDUHSD College & Career webpage . Recorded information sessions presented by SDUHSD Counselors. Thriving while Planning for Next Steps after High School for parents and guardians Mindfully Planning for Next Steps after High School for students We hope you will save the date for these exciting events and access the recordings to support your post-high school planning. Please refer to the SDUHSD College and Career Night webpage for updated information. SDUHSD Counseling Team [Monday, Apr 24 at 4:16 PM] Reminder: TOMORROW (Tuesday, April 25) is our "Transfer College Options" webinar from 5:30-7pm. Registration remains open! WEDNESDAY (April 26) is our annual College + Career Night hosted at the newly renovated MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus at 3333 Manchester Avenue in Cardiff. More information is in the email and on the SDUHSD College & Career Night page.
Friday, Mar 31 2023
OLP 23-24 Enrollment Window - NOW OPEN
Hello, The San Dieguito Union High School District will continue to offer an Online Learning Program (OLP) for the 2023-2024 school year. Click here for more information and view our Frequently Asked Questions page . The Enrollment Window is now open and will close on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 4:00 pm . All interested students must enroll in the program during the Enrollment Window. To enroll in the OLP for the 23-24 school year click here and complete the Enrollment Survey. Make sure to press the submit button when you are done. An email containing your submitted responses will be sent from "Google Forms" to the email address included in the survey. The email is confirmation that the registration has been received. If you do not see the email in your INBOX, please check your SPAM or JUNK mail.If you have questions or need to make a change, please DO NOT submit a new survey response. Instead, contact carolyn.Lee@sduhsd.net . Student enrollment in the 2023-2024 OLP is for the entire school year and program capacity will be determined by student numbers during this Enrollment Window. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023-2024 OLP! SDUHSD OLP Leadership Team OLP 2023-2024 Enrollment Window Information Online Learning Program Enrollment Window Opens Monday, March 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am Enrollment Term for 2023-2024 *Yearlong * Students may return to in-person learning at any point throughout the year. Parent/Student Information SDUHSD Online Learning Program Website Enrollment Survey SDUHSD Online Learning Program Enrollment Survey Online Learning Program Enrollment Window Closes Friday, March 31, 2023 @ 4:00 pm Contact Information OLP Counselor - Carolyn Lee email@example.com
Monday, Mar 20 2023