• Message From the Principal

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    Upper body Picture of Principal Shawntanet Jara


    May 19, 2019

    Dear Solana Highlands Families,

    Extra Recess Equipment
    Thank you to the collaboration of our staff with our student focus groups, we were able to begin offering extra recess equipment to our students this week. We now have more basketballs, soccer balls, hula hoops, jump ropes, etc. We also are offering more activities at recess time that change
    weekly. This week students were offered Legos and chalk art. With the extra equipment, comes extra responsibility for all. To provide a little extra support with this we have created a “Clean Team”, 3-4 student leaders who ensure that all equipment and activities are cleaned up at the end of recess. All of our students work hard and they should play just as hard. If our students are engaged in a healthy dose play then we will have less incidences of behavior issues and our students will be more receptive to the learning that takes places in the classroom. This takes a lot of coordination and patience to add new elements to recess and lunch so a huge thank you to our staff, and students and an extra huge thank you to Coach Kono, Mrs. R, and our student leaders!

    Solana Highlands School Site Council
    The election ballot for parent representatives is now open for three (3) openings on The School Site Council. These positions are for a two-year term beginning on July 1, 2019. Biographical information on the candidates and ballot can be accessed by clicking here. Voting will close on Thursday, May 23 2019 at 4:00p.m.

    Before School Drop off Procedures
    We are in the final stretch of school, please continue to be mindful of the speed limit in the parking lot and to be sure to pull all the way up to the front of the school when dropping your students off. Please do not stop at the stairs to unload as it backs up all the traffic behind you. Another reminder is that the gate at the top of stairs closes at 8:30 sharp. If it is after 8:30, your children will be directed to go back down the stairs and enter through the front of the school because at this point they are considered tardy.

    Summer School
    I want to let you know about an exciting summer opportunity for your child. Our Solana Beach Summer Enrichment program combines academics and fun into a complete learning experience! A select group of Solana Beach teachers have developed Summer Enrichment courses designed to help sharpen your child’s skills in a hands-on, engaging, and interactive way. Be sure to register now as classes are filling quickly! For more information and to register, visit the Solana Beach School District Summer Enrichment page here: https://sbsd.ce.eleyo.com/courses/category/60/summer-enrichment


    Shawntanet Jara
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