Mission Bay Cluster of Pacific Beach Schools

Mission Bay Cluster of Pacific Beach Schools


Hi all! My name is Alex and I run a local tutoring service called Tutors & Friends. Our friendly and professional tutors can help students in a range of subjects including math, science, SAT/ACT and organizational skills. Please check us out at www.tutorsandfriends.com or give me a call at 619-206-0286 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!
The 2020 Census population count is done once every 10 years but impacts our lives daily. Census statistics touch everyone from the old to the young, people of all incomes and backgrounds, and those in cities, suburbs and rural areas. Many of these programs are the lifelines that communities are depending on today as they work to protect the health and well-being of their populations during the coronavirus pandemic. These programs are feeding children even though schools are temporarily shuttered, providing health insurance for low-income people and those over 65, and supporting first responders. Among these programs: - Medicaid assistance under Title XIX, the largest federal program that uses census statistics to inform funding. - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. - The National School Lunch Program. - Medicare. THIS is why you should complete your census today if you have not done so already. If you need help, we at the Downtown San Diego Area Census Office are here with a local phone line. Call and see how easy it is to change your community for the better of us all. 619-695-5657 M-F 9am-5pm in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Portuguese, German, French, Russian, and Arabic
The 2020 Census population count is done once every 10 years but impacts our lives daily. Census statistics touch everyone from the old to the young, people of all incomes and backgrounds, and those in cities, suburbs and rural areas. Many of these programs are the lifelines that communities are depending on today as they work to protect the health and well-being of their populations during the coronavirus pandemic. These programs are feeding children even though schools are temporarily shuttered, providing health insurance for low-income people and those over 65, and supporting first responders. Among these programs: - Medicaid assistance under Title XIX, the largest federal program that uses census statistics to inform funding. - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. - The National School Lunch Program. - Medicare. THIS is why you should complete your census today if you have not done so already. If you need help, we at the Downtown San Diego Area Census Office are here with a local phone line. Call and see how easy it is to change your community for the better of us all. 619-695-5657 M-F 9am-5pm in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Portuguese, German, French, Russian, and Arabic
Does anyone know where I can still buy/order a Msiion Bay High yearbook for my son? I can't seem to locate the info on the school's website. Thanks in advance! :)
Military families :) www.facebook.com/groups/nbplslo
Family Friendly New Year's Eve and Fundraiser for MBHS Music Program (ages 10+)! The Sea Monks will donate 50% of the band's earnings to Mission Bay High School's music program's 2020 performance trips to New Orleans and Cuba! Celebrate the New Year and support a bunch of awesome young musicians! Tio Leo's Lounge, 7:30-10:00, $15 kids & $20 adults, sparkling cider and champagne when the ball drops in New York! 5302 Napa St, San Diego, CA 92110. Minors must be with an adult family member.
Last Mission Bay Cluster meeting of the year, Thursday, June 7th, 6pm, @ Mission Bay High School...This final meeting features a panel of graduating seniors, who tell their stories and share school experiences. Go Bucs!
Are any of the Cluster schools saving those "Box Tops-Education" coupons that appear on cereal and other stuff? I could save them for the school, I don't have any students.
Minimum Day tomorrow.
All our newbie PBMS friends- get your Future Buc shirts ordered and mark 9/15 on your calendar!

The Mission Bay Cluster & Pacific Beach Educational Foundation support students attending six public schools in the San Diego community of Pacific Beach

Meeting Dates 2020-2021: - October 1, 2020 - via Zoom - February 4, 2021 - TBD - April 4, 2021 - TBD - June 3, 2021 - TBD

Operating as usual


San Diego Unified Sets a Date for Phase One Reopening - Voice of San Diego


voiceofsandiego.org Special education students, homeless students and those who have been unreachable by their teachers will be among the first set of students who can return beginning Oct. 13.


Hey parents,
You should be getting at least 2 emails weekly if you have kids in PBMS and/or MBHS - one from FOPBSS and one from the school (usually the principal).

If you are not getting the FOPBSS email, please go to FOPBSS.org There is a box on the right side where you can sign up for emails to PBMS or MBHS or both.



Euphoria Brass Band

Looking for something fun to do today? Check out some great music in Balboa Park!

TODAY we are at it again...Giving it to ya live and direct! 3:30-4:30 pm at 6th & Laurel in beautiful Balboa Park...bring a blanket, your favorite snack and groove with us!!! #livemusicinthepark #jazz #funk #brassband #sandiego #neworleansmusic #groove

THANK YOU to Mission Bay Music's Yigithan Bal for coming out a few weeks ago and making this video. You Rock!

Join the Mission Bay Cluster of Pacific Beach Schools for its first meeting of the school year. Get updates from our area superintendent and BOE representative, and hear from all six of our school principals. This is a great way to keep up today with what’s happening at the schools and in the district.

Thursday, October 1, 6:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 883 2259 8921

Password: MB2021



Please join me for Parents Connect for Kids Forum, this Saturday, 9 am - Noon. Click link to register.

allforqualityed.org This event is for parents with kids in K-12 who are open-minded, solution oriented and desire to make an impact. Let’s set our differences aside, share in empathy towards one another, bridge the gaps for our children, and have FUN!


Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Guest Speaker Series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join us tomorrow evening!

FOPBSS Guest Speaker Series: Dr. Jennifer Winward
Wednesday, September 2 ⋅ 6:30– 8:00pm
We have arranged for Dr. Jennifer Winward to present tips, advice, and best practices for parents to help their students get the most out of distance learning.

Dr. Jennifer Winward earned her Ph.D. with a dual emphasis in Neuroscience and Developmental Neuropsychology from the University of California, San Diego. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cm laude (top 1%) with the highest distinction honors. She is a distinguished teaching professor at UCSD, renowned 20-year veteran of high school tutoring, and the founder and CEO of Winward Academy.

Dr. Winward has been widely recognized for her academic success, published research, and service efforts with awards from the President of the United States, the California State Assembly, Rotary International, the Marin County School Administrator Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Science Foundation.

She has been honored as San Diego’s most influential education leader, as Top 40 Under 40 in San Diego, as Top 35 Under 35 nationally, and as a Top 5 Female Entrepreneur in IT. She was featured in Forbes to provide the top tips for success in college applications and in Entrepreneur as a prominent leader in U.S. education.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 2, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact FOPBSS at [email protected].

us02web.zoom.us Dr. Jennifer Winward

[08/27/20]   First Cluster meeting of the shool year will be Thursday, October 1. More information coming soon!!

[07/19/20]   Great opportunity for our students who may be interested in International Affairs/Relations. Scholarships available.

The San Diego Diplomacy Council and La Jolla Country Day School have launched our first-ever Virtual Summer Program for students ages 14-18! Running this week through the end of the month, students have the flexibility to join select weeks to suit their interests. Program highlights include:

* Discussions with diplomats, international professionals, and local academics
* Lessons from career advisors and industry specialists
* Participation in globally relevant diplomatic simulations
* Interaction with students and cultures from around the world

In our ongoing student outreach and program promotion, we have received interest from generous community members in sponsoring registration for interested students who do not have the financial means. So, if you have any students who are interested and in potential need of sponsorship for next week 3 & 4, please have their parent reach out to Lulu Bonning at [email protected] for more information.

This is a great opportunity for students to be exposed to diplomacy issues, explore careers in international affairs, and build their resume for college.

San Diego Unified School District

NEWS RELEASE: Joint Statement from San Diego Unified, Los Angeles Unified School Districts Regarding Online Start to School Year

July 13, 2020

On March 13, four months ago today, we made the difficult decision to close our schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Much has changed since that time: New research is available, additional information on school safety experiences from around the world, and updated health guidelines from state and county leaders.

Unfortunately, much of the research is incomplete and many of the guidelines are vague and contradictory. One fact is clear: those countries that have managed to safely reopen schools have done so with declining infection rates and on-demand testing available. California has neither. The skyrocketing infection rates of the past few weeks make it clear the pandemic is not under control.

Therefore, we are announcing that the new school year will start online only. Instruction will resume on Aug.18 in Los Angeles Unified and Aug. 31 in San Diego Unified, as previously scheduled. Both districts will continue planning for a return to in-person learning during the 2020-21 academic year, as soon as public health conditions allow.

This announcement represents a significant disappointment for the many thousands of teachers, administrators and support staff, who were looking forward to welcoming students back in August. It is obviously an even greater disappointment to the many parents who are anxious for their students to resume their education. Most of all, this decision will impact our students in ways that researchers will take years to understand.

Our leaders owe it to all of those impacted by the COVID-19 closures to increase the pace of their work. No one should use the delay in the reopening of classrooms as a reason to relax. The coronavirus has not taken a summer vacation, as many had hoped. Indeed, the virus has accelerated its attacks on our community.

The federal government must provide schools with the resources we need to reopen in a responsible manner.

In the past four months, we have provided more than 47 million meals to families, distributed more than 250,000 computers to students and trained more than 35,000 educators in online learning. In the weeks ahead, we plan to continue this breakneck pace.

* The school year will resume on schedule.
* Teachers will receive expanded training in online education to better meet the
needs of students.
* Students will receive additional training at the start of the year to become better
online learners.
* Online supports for parents will be increased to make it easier for them to
participate in the education of their students.
* Principals will continue customized planning for the safest possible reopening
this fall.
* Free meals will continue to be provided at the current distribution stations.

On Friday, the American Academy of Pediatrics reversed course and said it was no longer confident that opening schools in the middle of a public health crisis is the best option for children. That reversal symbolizes the speed with which schools continue to receive vague and conflicting information from the medical and scientific communities. It is clear our two systems will need to create our own source for reliable scientific information.

Los Angeles Unified plans to update the community in early August. San Diego Unified will provide a public assessment on Aug.10 of how soon (after the first week of school) a physical return to class would be possible. That assessment will be based on local measures of whether the virus is sufficiently under control, as well as progress on testing and federal action on funding. On Aug.10, San Diego Unified will also outline the physical measures planned for each school to guard against the pandemic and detail the online learning program for the 2020-21 academic year.



Declaración conjunta del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Diego
y del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles
sobre el comienzo del nuevo año escolar

El 13 de marzo, hoy hace cuatro meses, tomamos la difícil decisión de cerrar nuestras escuelas para prevenir la propagación del coronavirus. Mucho ha cambiado desde entonces: Ahora hay nueva investigación disponible, información adicional sobre experiencias de seguridad escolar de todo el mundo, y directrices actualizadas de salud de líderes estatales y del condado.

Desafortunadamente, mucha de la investigación no se ha completado y muchas de las directrices son vagas y contradictorias. Un hecho es claro: los países que han logrado reabrir sus escuelas con seguridad, lo han hecho con índices de infección en declive y pruebas disponibles a pedido. California no tiene ninguno de estos. Los índices de infección subiendo rápidamente en las últimas semanas han evidenciado que la pandemia no está bajo control.

Por lo tanto, anunciamos que el nuevo año escolar comenzará sólo en línea. La instrucción reanudará el 18 de agosto en al Unificado de Los Ángeles, y el 31 de agosto en el Unificado de San Diego, como estaba programado previamente. Ambos distritos continuarán planeando el regreso a clases con aprendizaje en persona durante el ciclo académico 2020-21, tan pronto como las condiciones de salud pública lo permitan.

Este anuncio representa una desilusión significativa para los muchos miles de maestros, administradores y personal de apoyo, quienes esperaban con gusto dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes en agosto. Es obviamente una desilusión aún mayor para los muchos padres que esperaban ansiosos que sus hijos reanudaran su educación. Más que nada, esta decisión afectará a nuestros estudiantes de forma que los investigadores pasarán años tratando de entender.

Nuestros líderes se comprometen ante todos los afectados por los cierres del COVID-19 a aumentar su ritmo de trabajo. Nadie debe usar el retraso de la apertura de las aulas como razón para relajarse. El coronavirus no ha tomado vacaciones de verano, como muchos esperaban. Ciertamente, el virus ha acelerado sus ataques a nuestra comunidad.

El gobierno federal deber proporcionar a las escuelas los recursos que necesitamos para reabrir de manera responsable.

En los últimos cuatro meses, hemos proporcionado más de 47 millones de alimentos para familias, distribuido más de 250,000 computadoras a los estudiantes y capacitado a más de 35,000 educadores en aprendizaje en línea. En las siguientes semanas, planeamos continuar este vertiginoso ritmo.

● El año escolar reanudará puntualmente.

● Los maestros recibirán capacitación ampliada en educación en línea para satisfacer mejor las necesidades de los estudiantes.

● Los estudiantes recibirán capacitación adicional al comenzar el año para saber aprender mejor en línea.

● Los apoyos en línea para padres serán incrementados para facilitar su participación en la educación de sus hijos.

● Los directores continuarán ajustando sus planes para la reapertura con la mayor seguridad posible este otoño.

● Los alimentos gratuitos continuarán siendo provistos en las actuales estaciones de distribución.

El viernes, la Academia Norteamericana de Pediatría se retractó y dijo que ya no pensaba que la reapertura de las escuelas en medio de una crisis de salud pública fuera la mejor opción para nuestros niños. Esa retracción simboliza cuán volátilmente las escuelas continúan recibiendo información vaga y discrepante de las comunidades médicas y científicas. Es claro que nuestros dos sistemas necesitarán crear sus propias fuentes de información científica confiable.

El Unificado de Los Ángeles planea dar información actualizada a la comunidad a principios de agosto. El Unificado de San Diego proporcionará una evaluación al público el 10 de agosto sobre qué tan pronto (después de la primera semana de clases) será posible un regreso físico a las aulas. Tal evaluación estará basada en medidas locales sobre si el virus está suficientemente bajo control, así como en el progreso de las pruebas y medidas federales de financiamiento. El 10 de agosto, el Unificado de San Diego también delineará medidas físicas planeadas para cada escuela para protegerse de la pandemia y detalles en el programa de aprendizaje en línea para el ciclo académico 2020-21.




Schools in Los Angeles, San Diego won’t reopen for in-person learning next month

Don't have details yet but just throwing it out there as an FYI.


edsource.org California's two largest school districts became the latest to announce plans to begin the new school year with distance learning.


Warning: this is LONG but important for our schools. Please read and take action. Thank you!

The City Council will be deciding Tuesday (July 7) whether to place a measure on the November 2020 ballot to change the election process of San Diego Unified board trustees to be just the voters in that Board member's sub-district, not voters all across the entire school district. I would encourage you (and others) to act to make Board trustees more responsive to those they represent. This ballot measure would bring the election of SDUSD board trustees into compliance with the California Voters Right Act, allow for better sub-district representation (your sub-district voters--not the voters in the entire city--would elect your representative), and reduce the need for expensive voter outreach, which would increase the number of candidates who can afford to run as a SDUSD school board trustee and create school board elections that focus on children's needs rather than politics.

The most effective method for action is to email each City Councilmember individually asap (see email addresses below). You can draft a simple message and copy-paste the same message to each, although you might want to make a point of telling whoever your councilmember is that you live in his/her district. Make your subject line count (something along the lines of "Yes to district-only elections in San Diego Unified" or "SDUSD needs district only elections" or the like) and reference a "Yes" vote (or "Support") for Item 331 in the body of the email--even as the first line. The sooner you send it, the more likely it will be read before the meeting.

Because of the pandemic, people can no longer appear in person, but "online public testimony" does not have the same impact because it's unclear if anyone actually reads it. There is no harm in just pasting the same message above (or even just a short statement, since it's restricted to 200 words) into the webform. Don't include your email address or phone number if you value your privacy (as these may be put into the public record). This webform message will not be read into the record, just dumped into large, uncollated documents with all the public comment received, so what's most important is that in the "Item #" box you write "Support for Item #331" (select the July 7, 2020 and "City Council Comment" at the bottom).

Calling into the meeting is also effective, but it's a poor substitute for in person public testimony because it doesn't work very well. Many have been unable to speak at previous "virtual" meetings at City Hall due to technical problems, and it also requires one to watch the meeting live to know when to call in. (See instructions of how to call in below.) So please email councilmembers now, even if you plan to call into the meeting to testify.

More background and detailed information are provided below. Let me know if you have any questions, and please spread the word.

1. Council President Georgette Gomez - District 9
619-236-6699 , [email protected]

2. Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry - District 1
619-236-6611, [email protected]

3. Councilmember Jennifer Campbell – District 2
619-236-6622, [email protected]

4. Councilmember Chris Ward, District 3
619-236-6633 [email protected]

5. Councilmember Monica Montgomery, District 4
619-236-6644 [email protected]

6. Councilmember Mark Kersey, District 5
619-236-6655 [email protected]

7. Councilmember Chris Cate – District 6
619-236-6616, [email protected]

8. Councilmember Scott Sherman – District 7
619-236-6677, [email protected]

9. Councilmember Vivian Moreno – District 8
619-236-6688, [email protected]

The San Diego Unified Board elections process is contained in the San Diego City Charter so can only be changed with a ballot measure. The current process is to hold a primary election where the top-two candidates are selected by voters in just the SDUSD sub-district (A, B, C, D, E) But in the final, November election, all voters within the boundaries of SDUSD--a region larger than a Congressional district and nearly as large as the area for San Diego mayor--choose which candidate will present that sub-district. This disenfranchises voters whose representative is chosen by voters largely outside their sub-district and increases the reliance on big money and/or key endorsements to become elected, creating an election process that is more about politics than it is about students.

"Virtual" Regular Council Meeting

Tuesday, July 07, 2020, at 11:00AM, City Administration Building

Item 331:

Consideration of a Proposed Ballot Measure to Amend the City Charter Section 66 to Establish District-Only Elections for Members of the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education.

For a copy of the draft ordinance, click below:


For a copy of the full meeting agenda, click below: https://onbase.sandiego.gov/OnBaseAgendaOnline/Meetings/ViewMeeting?id=3905&doctype=1

The public may view the meetings on public television (within the City of San Diego only) on City TV Channel 24 for Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable or Channel 99 for AT&T, or view the meetings online using live streaming at this link: http://sandiego.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=31

To provide call-in public testimony: When the clerk introduces the agenda item, dial 619-541-6310, enter the Access Code 877861, then press #.


Upcoming Meetings

Please join us at our four meetings this school year to learn about issues common to our school community. All meetings are at 6pm in the Mission Bay High library.

Thursday, September 6th

Thursday, November 1st

Thursday, February 7th

Thursday, June 6th

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