• Message From the Principal

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    Upper body Picture of Principal Shawntanet Jara

     

    February 02, 2020

    Dear Solana Highlands Families,

    Parent & Community Information Meeting- MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

    We have two transitions in the works for our school community (1) The Solana Vista (SV) Interim Housing and (2) The Solana Highlands (SH) K-6 Conversion. We want you to stay informed and be a part of the process as we journey into these transitions. Please come out and join us for the following:

    1. SV/SH Interim Housing Information Meeting (2 dates offered to accommodate schedules)
      • Monday, February 3 @ 9am-10am
      • Thursday, February 6 @ 6pm-7pm

                Your input and feedback are important to us.  The SBSD Board of Education will discuss and take action on this item/decision on Feb. 13. 2020 at the BOE meeting at Skyline at 6:30 pm.

    1. SH K-6 Conversion Community Meeting (2 dates offered to accommodate schedules) Principal Frumovitz and Principal Jones from Solana Santa Fe and Solana Ranch will join us to give their perspective as K-6 Principals who have experienced transitions of expansion and conversion.
    • Tuesday, February 4 @ 9am-10am
    • Tuesday, February 11 @ 6pm-7pm

    Additional Bike Rack Coming Soon

    A big thank you to Aaron and Andrea Ling for donating a new bike rack to our school. This rack will be located at the front of our school to offer an additional place to park your bikes. Thank you to the Ling family for their generous donation that will serve our families for years to come!

    Dr. Nancy Frey Parent Presentation

    Solana Beach School District is committed to educating the whole child, and we know that the social and emotional well-being of our students is critical to their academic progress. We are pleased to invite all families to a wonderful parent education night.  We are delighted that Dr. Nancy Frey, a distinguished educator, researcher, and author is presenting on how to set the stage for your child’s success with an emphasis on social and emotional learning.  Dr. Frey’s presentation will be held at Solana Pacific in their theater on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Childcare is available.

    If you are interested in attending, please click here to RSVP. We hope that you can all join us for this very special evening.

    Solana Beach School Board Seeks Interested Candidates for School Board Member Vacancy

    With the recent resignation of longstanding Board of Education Member, Richard Leib, the Solana Beach School District (SBSD) Board of Education has announced the appointment process and revised timeline to fill this vacant seat.  Board members voted at the January 16th meeting to revise the appointment process timeline to fill the vacancy. The revised timeline is as follows:

    • February 7, 2020, application packets must be received by US mail, fax, scan, or hand-delivery to the Superintendent’s Office by noon.
    • February 24, 2020 Eligible candidates are notified of an interview.
    • February 27, 2020 Special Board Meeting

                    ◦      Candidate interviews

                    ◦      Vote on appointment

                    ◦      Administration of Oath of Office

    For more information about the appointment process and timeline, including the application packet, please visit the SBSD website. The District Office is located at 309 North Rios Avenue in Solana Beach, California.

    Warmly,


    Shawntanet Jara
    Principal
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    sjara@sbsd.net


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