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Marston Update Oct.12th

Marston Update Oct.12th
Posted on 10/12/2020
Good Afternoon Marston Parents,
I hope you all had a nice weekend! Please read through the many updates below. I wish all families a smooth finish to the final 14 school days of the first quarter. Please know the Marston staff is here to help. Please click here to identify the staff member that can assist you with your specific request.
SEX EDUCATION (Grades 6 and 8 ONLY)
6th and 8th grade students are scheduled to participate in sex education in their second semester science course. This notification is sent very early - in accordance with district and state policies.
·         Click here for the English notification letter. 
·         Click here for the Spanish notification letter.
·         Click here for more information on the curriculum.
·         Click here for instruction on how to opt out. Note: Due to remote learning, opt-out letters may be emailed to Vice Principal Alex Nguyen at anguyen@sandi.net  
 
REQUIRED FORMS FOR PARENTS
Parents, please access all required forms here and follow the instructions. We acknowledge there is a lot to complete and we apologize for this inconvenience. These forms are required, so unfortunately we do not have the ability to make modifications. Your participation is very much appreciated.
 
LUNCH/FOOD BOXES AT SELECT CURBSIDE GRAB N’ GO MEAL LOCATIONS
Each week, Food & Nutrition Services is provided with extra food boxes from Feeding San Diego, the San Diego Food bank and the USDA. These additional boxes, limited in quantity,  contain shelf-stable grocery items, or fresh produce, or a mix are available at a select number of schools each week. Check this Extra Food Box Schedule 10.12-10.16  to see the list of sites with extra boxes. Please note that Clairemont H.S. is one of the designated sites. Families are encouraged to arrive early to the 12:00-2:00 distribution time. 
 
MARSTON GRADING POLICIES INCLUDING CITIZENSHIP GRADES
Families who are new to Marston might find this document helpful regarding school, district and state grading policies. 
 
ST MATH – MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATE
ST Math was originally only available to students currently enrolled in math classes this quarter. Effective today, ALL students have uninterrupted access to ST Math in Clever, regardless of their schedule that quarter. For more information about ST Math, please refer to this updated ST Math at Home resource page.
 
PTSA ASSOCIATION MEETING OCTOBER 20TH
Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the Fall PTSA Association meeting on Tuesday, October 20th at 6pm on ZOOM. We will be voting on the annual budget and sharing opportunities to help our school during these challenging times. Link to the ZOOM meeting will be provided in a future update.
 
HALLOWEEN DRIVE-THROUGH TRICK OR TREAT
All families are welcome to drive through our auditorium parking lot to pick up some candy for your Marston child on Thursday, October 29 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mr. Gollias and other staff members will be there in costume to wave as candy is distributed. Thank you Marston PTSA for providing the candy!
 
CLAIREMONT H.S. VIRTUAL TOURS
This year, Clairemont High School is offering several opportunities for parents and prospective students to learn about their program. On Thursday, November 5 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm via Zoom, Clairemont High will hold Prospective Chieftain Parent Nite, which is an event geared specifically for 8th graders and their parents to learn about CHS. During this event, you will get an informational overview from CHS Administration, as well as a virtual video tour of the campus, and a chance for Q&A with CHS staff, students and admin. Please try to attend this event! More information will be sent out about this event and posted on the CHS website by the end of this week.
Additionally, Clairemont is also doing monthly virtual tours that will include a presentation overview and video tour of campus and facilities. Families interested in joining one of CHS’s monthly tours should please look at the dates listed below and register for the date of choice on the 2020-21 CHS Virtual Parent Tour Registration, which has been set up to auto-reply to each registrant with the Zoom link for their tour. 
The dates for 2020-21 CHS Virtual Campus Tours are listed below (the 2nd to last Thursday of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 pm):
October 22, 2020
November 19, 2020
December 17, 2020
January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021
March 18, 2021
April 22, 2021 
May 20, 2021
 
POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL
PowerSchool's Parent Portal is an online program that allows parents to access their student’s current grades and attendance. It is also the very best way to update your contact information and address with Marston! Please note that Home addresses that are updated through Powerschool are still subject to district verification processes. Parents will be required to provide physical proof of residence to the school, preferably by e-mail or fax.
Access ID and password information for setting up your parent portal account can be obtained by emailing bfennessy@sandi.net
You must use the information provided to you in the email in order to access your parent portal for the first time. The portal provides instructions, including video tutorials, on how to connect your parent portal to your student’s account. 
If you have any questions, please contact Marston’s Site Tech, Mrs. Fennessy at bfennessy@sandi.net
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