Mrs. Fregoso's Newsletter
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May 15, 2019
As we wrap up another successful and exciting school year you may be thinking ahead to next school year. We want to take a moment to inform you about the placement of students which is a task that our staff takes very seriously each year. I’d like to share with you the process and criteria that we use at Solana Pacific, and throughout SBSD, when we are setting up classes for the new school year. It is a lengthy and collaborative effort where both a student’s academic and social needs are carefully considered. Classroom teachers, specialists and the school’s principal work together to create balanced classes in regards to gender, academic needs, social considerations and learning styles. Our process is supported by Board Policy 6152 and considers the following:
Teacher Knowledge of Students
After working together for a full school year (over 1,000 hours), teachers have in-depth knowledge of students’ learning styles, academic strengths and needs, personalities, friendships, and social interactions, including possible difficulties. All of this information is taken into consideration when making placements.
Fostering social emotional development and leadership is of great importance for our students. We know that students are often nervous about starting a new year in a new classroom, so we try our best to have at least one or two familiar faces in each child’s class. However, we also know that it may sometimes be a disadvantage to have too many friends or even “best” friends together for another year. It discourages making new friends and broadening a child’s social circle and skills. As a result, we can’t guarantee that your child will be with a specific friend.
It is important that each class at a grade level is similarly composed. We strive to balance boys, girls, academic abilities, health concerns, languages spoken, and students with any special needs. For incoming 4th grade students, we balance Carmel Creek, Solana Highlands and students new to SBSD when making up classes.
If you have a situation or information to share that is relevant to this process, you may submit a letter to the office from May 15thh-May 31st (please do not email letters) describing a particular learning style that works best for your child. Because of the many variables that go into the careful consideration of the make-up of each class, there are no parent requests for a specific teacher and teachers will not guarantee a particular placement for a child. Teacher names may not be included in your letter if you wish your letter to be considered.
Your child’s best interest is always our primary concern. Class placements are a team effort and are not finalized until the first day of school. These procedures have been carefully refined and implemented and they ensure that we create the most supportive and optimal learning environment for all of the students at Solana Pacific. I hope this information is helpful.
Elisa Fregoso, Principal
PS There are MANY events still to come in May, please join us!
5/17 Coffee and Conversation, Digital Citizenship 9:00 a.m. in the theater
5/23 Leadership Day! 9 – 11 a.m. in the theater and touring our school – RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
5/31 6th grade “Donut” Forget SP breakfast and Field Day (volunteers needed)
Coffee & ConversationLeadership Day Instrumentalists Auditions:
Re: News and Media Literacy
Friday, May 17th @ 9:00 am in the theater
How can we help our kids think critically about the information they are consuming? Do they know how to distinguish between credible and non- credible resources? These are struggles that both young and old have in our digital world. Let’s educate ourselves so we can help our children sift through all the noise! We will have coffee and resources to share.
Sign up sheets/information is posted on the outside of the music room door.4th grade auditions: Wednesday, May 15th5th grade auditions: Thursday, May 16th6th grade auditions: Friday, May 17thLeadership DayThurs. May 23, 20199:00-11:00@ SP theatersee attached flyer for more information
Habit 6 — Synergize: Together Is Better
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone.
I am humble.
Solana Beach School District2019 Summer Enrichment Programswill be held at Solana Highlands and Solana VistaJune 24 - July 19, 20198:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.CDC Summer ProgramsClub 4.5.6. at Solana Pacific: Grades fourth to seventhCarmel Creek: Grades entering kindergarten to thirdJune 18 - August 16 *Closed July 4th7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.SBSD CDC Summer Band at Solana PacificIncoming 4th -7th gradesJuly 22 - August 28:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.CDC Childcare at Solana Highlands & Solana VistaJune 24-July 19 Closed July 4th12:00-6:30 p.m.Register online at solanabeachcdc.com or call 858 794-7160 if you have any questions.
Coffee & Conversation
CDC Summer Programs
SBSD CDC Summer Band
SBSD Summer Enrichment Courses