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The Lastest News on Re-Opening Hage Elementary
Posted on 03/19/2021

Phase 2: Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Phase 2: School Schedule

A Message from Mr. Lee:

Monday, April 6, 2021

Dear Hage Families,

On behalf of our outstanding educators, incredible support staff, and our administrative team, I am thrilled to share with you the details of our planning for the classroom reopening on April 12th. I am equally proud of the work our team has done to maintain a robust online option for families who have chosen that option. No matter the model, we are determined to help each and every student finish the academic year feeling strong and excited about their future.

We recognize the weeks ahead will be both exciting and challenging. Despite all our planning over the past year, there will be surprises no one anticipated, and we will need the goodwill and support of everyone to get through these challenges together. Most of all, we recognize students may be facing complex emotions, as they prepare to re-engage with friends they have not seen in months. Counselors have been specially trained to help students cope, and they will have plenty of tools to help students work through their feelings and learn to love school again.

April 5-9

As a reminder, all students will spend this week, from April 5-9,  preparing for the end of the school year. We have modified the schedule, only for this week, to allow students, parents, and staff the time they need to become comfortable with a new structure and atmosphere of learning.

This week, the school day will include 240 instructional minutes with 120 minutes of live instruction and 120 minutes of independent assignments. Teachers may choose to offer additional minutes of live instruction based on curriculum and student instructional needs.  With that being said, we hope you and your family will take time to prepare for a safe classroom reopening.

Here are some thoughts so you and your family can prepare:

1. Have an age-appropriate conversation with your student about why your family chose the hybrid model or the online option. Students may have friends who made a different decision, and it is important for students to understand every choice deserves to be respected.

2. Practice proper hygiene. Remind students to thoroughly wash their hands for enough time to kill all germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends scrubbing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. 

3. Practice wearing a mask. Masks will be required when students return to campus, and they are still recommended every time you leave the house. Students should practice covering both their nose and mouth with a snug but comfortable mask.

4. Review the rules on physical distancing. As much as friends may wish to greet each other warmly on campus next week, everyone must keep a respectful distance between themselves and other students. Remind your students about these rules for everyone’s safety.

5. Help your student prepare for the new school lunch program. For the remainder of the school year, meals will be provided to all students at no cost but students will not be able to sit together to eat unless they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance. Explain this to your students and practice a few times to make them feel comfortable.

6. Confirm your transportation plans with the school staff. Busses will be running modified schedules and routes, so review your plans to get to school on time.

7. Take time to learn the new entry points for school and the rules on lining up by the gate. These rules are in place to minimize the chance of Covid-19 coming onto campus from the surrounding community.

8. Check in with your students to measure their emotional health. Returning to the classroom after a year can be as emotionally difficult as starting school all over again for the first time. Counselors will be available to help, but you can make things easier by talking with your students about their feelings.

9. Talk to your teacher. Think of April 12 as the start of a whole new experience for your student. Remember to share with your teacher how your student has been coping during the past year. Share your goals for your student for the remainder of the school year.

April 12 through June 15

We will be operating on a 4-day schedule for in-person learning on campus and online through the end of the school year. For Monday through Thursday of each week, your student will follow this schedule. Again, this schedule applies to students who will be on campus, as well as those who will be learning from home.

Please note that we have also adopted staggered start times for the rest of the year to keep hallway traffic to a minimum at all times. Please see the schedule below for start and end times.   

Additional information will be shared throughout the week of April 5-9th.  We are looking forward to an exciting and productive end of the school year for all our students, and we look forward to seeing everyone soon. 


James Lee, Principal 


A Message from Mr. Lee:

Friday, March 19, 2021

Hello Hage families,

Thank you to those that were able to make the Principal meeting tonight.  I appreciate your time and support as we offer these exciting opportunities for onsite learning.  We will have another meeting Friday morning at 9AM.  A recording of tonight's meeting, the slide deck, and Hage Survey are below.

Meeting ID: 994 4264 6879

Please complete the Hage Survey by Sunday, March 21

Presentation Slide Deck:



A message from Superintendent Cindy Martin:

Sunday, March 16, 2021

Good afternoon San Diego Unified families,

I hope you and your family had a restful weekend. I am writing to share the next steps in our planning for a safe classroom reopening the week of April 12. First, I want to assure all our families that the district is equally committed to providing a safe in-person experience for those students who wish to return to campus, as well as a robust online learning option for those who do not.

Every family will have the opportunity to choose either an in-person/online hybrid or an online-only model. Those remaining online will continue to receive a robust online experience, while those choosing the hybrid model will see their live instruction time increase.

Both elementary and secondary students will have the opportunity to be on campus for a six-hour school day. The default school site model is four days per week of in-person instruction with precise schedules to be set based on the number of students who wish to attend in person, available space, and existing health and safety guidelines.

In recent days, families have been completing student preference surveys. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete those forms. Next week we will begin working with principals to set specific learning models for each school community.

We plan to send you an updated survey on March 22, and that is the point at which you will have a chance to finalize your selection of either hybrid or online when classrooms reopen.

Finally, I should emphasize the following information applies only to the spring, the period following the April 12 reopening of classrooms. We have already taken steps to make hybrid learning models unnecessary in the fall. Specifically, we plan to create a specialized online instruction model for students who do not want to return to campus, while employing enough educators to make in-person instruction available to all students who choose that option. Thank you for your continued support.



Cindy Marten


Posted: 3/16/2021  @ 12:34pm



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