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  • Welcome to Skyline School, Home of the Waves! We are a unique school housing two outstanding educational programs, our 4th-6th grade program and our Global Education K-6 program.
     
    Skyline is the recipient of the 2012 California Distinguished School Award. This recognition was achieved through the hard work of our students, committed and dedicated teachers and staff, and our active and involved parents.
     
    Our Parent Teacher Association and the Solana Beach Schools Foundation provide substantial financial and volunteer support to our school, supporting specialized programs, technology, science, art, music and physical education.
     
     

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  • Principal's Message

     

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

     

    I have had the pleasure to go to each classroom with our guidance counselor this fall to talk to all students about digital citizenship, and how they must be responsible and respectful users with their technology. One of the questions I ask each class is how many students have smart phones. Each year, there seems to be more and more students with smart phones. While we don’t discourage students from bringing their phones to school, they do know that once they walk through our gates, they must have their cell phones turned off until the end of the day.

     

    It is very important that we, as parents, realize that smart phones are not just a phone. They are used to surf the Internet, text, chat, take pictures and to record and watch videos, amongst many other things. Unfortunately, with the increase in cell phone use among children, there has also been a rise in illegal cell phone activity among children. Cell phones, with their advanced capabilities, have created an increase in cyberbullying and sexting among children. Cyberbullying is the use of information and communication technologies to deliberately, repeatedly and intentionally harass and harm another individual. Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones.   Children now at younger ages are sexting and sending provocative pictures, and they don’t realize that once they send it, they are sending it everywhere. Although we talk to your children about not sending inappropriate pictures or saying inappropriate comments to their peers, they do not always fully understand the real consequences behind their actions. They also do not realize how quickly a picture or message can spiral out of control.

     

    If you are going to allow your child to have access to a smart phone, here are some key tips that you can do to help prevent your child from getting into trouble.

     

    • Make sure your child understands that messages and pictures they send are never truly anonymous. The original recipient might forward or show the message or picture to others.
    • Continuously talk to your child about cell phone use and safety.
    • Monitor your child’s phone. Not only will you find out a lot about your child, but you might also find something bad before it gets out. Also, by checking their phone, you might be giving your child a way out. If your child is being pressured to do something they know is wrong, they can tell their friends that their parents check their phones.
    • Use your cell phone plan to protect your child. Contact your cell phone provider and have some of your child’s cell phone components deactivated, such as text messaging or the ability to send or receive pictures.
    • Limit your child’s electronic communication and computer time.
    • Know who your child is communicating with on their cell phones.
    • Be aware of public postings made by your child.

     

    With the continued popularity of smart phones, cyberbulling and sexting will not be words that will fade away from our vernacular in the near future.  However, by taking proactive steps to educate your children, you can prevent them from becoming victims and from getting into serious trouble with the school and the law. 

     

    Lisa Denham,

    Principal


     

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