Here is the latest communications from SCHS on the Coronavirus. School is closed until at least April 13th. Please see the letters below for more details.
Distance Learning Model: April 2nd
Distance Learning Phase 2: March 26th
Distance Learning Phase 1: March 19th
Frequently Asked Questions
Letter #5: March 18th
Letter #4: March 15th
Letter #3: March 13th
Letter #2: March 6th
Letter #1: March 3rd
Teachers will be sending material for your student to work on. Be sure you both are enrolled in the teachers Google Classroom. If you need to reach a teacher, please email them using our staff directory.
Free internet and cell service can be found HERE.
Free food will be served Monday-Friday from 10:30am-12:30pm. Drive -up and walk-up service will be available. Families will be able to take breakfast and lunch for each child at the point of service. Children must be present. Meals are also available at the following other GUHSD schools: Grossmont, El Cajon Valley, Mount Miguel, Monte Vista, Granite Hills, Valhalla, El Capitan, West Hills and Santana. Please spread the word that meals are available.
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Parents, Students, and Teachers
Key Facts - Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors
World Health Organization (WHO)
US Federal Government
*IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO BE TESTED, CALL YOUR LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH*
Mental Health, Anxiety, and Stress Management Resources/Information
Down Dog App, which includes the apps Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout is free until April 1st and has exercises you can do at home
When everything feels overwhelming, check out tips for taking in rapidly changing news
De-stress together with meditation apps for kids and families
Get the blood flowing and elevate the mood with these 25 dance games (you might need to buy a special control from Amazon)
Apps, websites, and video games that inspire running, jumping, and more to stay active.
Don’t forget to enjoy a device-free dinner or two
How to Talk to your Children/Family about Coronavirus
Discovery Education has a special channel to help explain what is happening to students
Coronavirus Student Guide - Explanations and News Updates
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - A Parent Resource
Activities to do at Home
Time for Kids (K-6)
ByrdseedTV (Educational Videos)
Epic! Digital Book Library (for kids 12 and under) (there is a cost - $7.99/month)
Storyline - Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations
Scratch Jr. - Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer
Kodable - Programming for kids
Hello Ruby - Hello Ruby is the world's most whimsical way to learn about computers, technology and programming. The story started with a book, and now Ruby continues her adventures in exercises, activities and videos. It’s suited for kids age 5 years and older (but even adults might learn something new)
Public libraries - many public libraries have digital books you can rent for free on their websites, along with other resources
Stick Figure Art YouTube channel
Met to launch “Nightly Met Opera Streams” - A free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure
Emotional ABCs - We teach children ages 4-11 how to figure out WHAT they are feeling, WHY they are having that emotion, and HOW to make better choices
TED-Ed Video Playlist - Sorted by categories
Virtual Field Trips - Over 30 virtual field trips with links
Unite for Literacy - free online audiobooks
Netflix Party Chrome extension - a Chrome extension for watching Netflix remotely with friends
NASA has made their entire media library - images, sounds, and video - public
Mix.com - formerly stumbleupon, Mix is a social content curation site that allows you to collect articles, and content about specific interests or topics that you like. When you curate and add to your collections, your content is shared with friends and made discoverable to others on Mix who share similar interests.
Use DuoLingo to learn a new language or practice one you already know!
Resources for Parents
Free Access to WiFi & Broadband from Spectrum: Spectrum will be offering FREE broadband and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. This is designed to ensure that all students have access to the internet so they may continue their education during this time. All installation fees will be waived. If you or someone you know can benefit from this service please call 1-844-488-8395.