COVID-19 Information

Dear High Tech High Families,

In a previous email we outlined HTH's plan for implementing distance learning in the event we did not reopen schools on April 7th.  San Diego Unified School District released a press release last night, indicating that they will not be returning on April 6th and will be implementing distance learning for all of their schools through the month of April.  We have officially decided that we follow suit and will not return for in person instruction on April 7th.

When HTH teachers return on April 6th, they will spend that week designing and piloting plans for distance learning.  We will be reaching out for your thoughts and feedback as we do this work.

We will roll out our approach to distance learning the week of April 13th and you will receive detailed information from your child’s teachers about what to expect going forward.  We are asking teachers to plan for their first distance learning module from April 13th - May 8th. Our hope is that by that time, we may be able to return to school, but if that is not the case, we will begin a second module that will run until the end of the year.

Leaders and teachers from across High Tech High have been working to design a framework for distance learning at our schools and create the infrastructure necessary to support that plan.  We’ll continue to engage in this work over spring break using your input regarding your technology access to help us craft an approach tailored to our community’s needs.

If your family currently does not have reliable internet access, please see the options that local internet companies are offering as families try to stay informed.  Getting Internet Access: Available Plans https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/availableinternetplans.asp

Thank you for your patience and support. 

 

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Estimadas HTH familias,

En un correo electrónico anterior, describimos el plan de HTH para implementar el aprendizaje a distancia en caso de que no volviéramos a abrir las escuelas el 7 de abril. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Diego lanzó un comunicado de prensa anoche, indicando que no regresarán el 6 de abril y que implementarán el aprendizaje a distancia para todas sus escuelas durante el mes de abril. Hemos decidido oficialmente que hacemos lo mismo y no volveremos para recibir instrucción en persona el 7 de abril.

Cuando los maestros de HTH regresan el 6 de abril, pasarán esa semana diseñando y poniendo a prueba planes para el aprendizaje a distancia. Nos pondremos en contacto para solicitar sus pensamientos y comentarios mientras hacemos este trabajo.

Implementaremos nuestro enfoque de la educación a distancia la semana del 13 de abril y su familia recibirá información detallada de los maestros de su hijo/a sobre qué esperar en el futuro. Estamos pidiendo a los maestros que planifiquen su primer módulo de aprendizaje a distancia para el 13 de abril al 8 de mayo. Nuestra esperanza es que para ese momento, podamos regresar a la escuela, pero si ese no es el caso, comenzaremos un segundo módulo que se ejecutará hasta el final del año escolar.

Los líderes y maestros de High Tech High han estado trabajando para diseñar un marco de referencia para el aprendizaje a distancia en nuestras escuelas y crear la infraestructura necesaria para apoyar ese plan. Continuaremos participando en este trabajo durante las vacaciones de primavera, utilizando su aportación con respecto a su acceso a la tecnología para ayudarnos a diseñar un enfoque adaptado a las necesidades de nuestra comunidad.

Si su familia actualmente no tiene acceso confiable a internet, vea las opciones que las compañías locales de internet ofrecen mientras las familias intentan mantenerse informadas. Obtención de acceso a Internet: planes disponibles https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/availableinternetplans.asp

Gracias por su paciencia y apoyo.

 
Please visit our COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Updates page for all developments. - updated March 24, 2020
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Student Projects

Dream Project

Author: Allison Kucia

Grade: 3rd

Subject: Poetry

Third grader working on his painting
The Catchers. A poem by Diego Torres
Third graders working on their poems
Does Nature Need Us? a poem by Arden

Who are dreamers? Can “dreamers” have more than one dream? What are my dreams?

Why are we here if not to dream? In this project, students will engage in conversation with different members of our San Diego community to investigate the wide scope of dreams an individual may have in their lifetime. In honor of April being National Poetry Month, they will seek inspiration from various poets, and deeply examine their own lives and dreams for the future to create a piece of writing accompanied by a mixed media illustration. These poems will be compiled into an anthology and published by a company selected by the students based on cost and time efficiency. Their co-created anthology will act as a “dreamcatcher,” or legacy project, of the student’s aspirations at this point in time.

“What I love about this project is it provides students the opportunity to be creative through both artistic and written expression.” -Alli Kucia, Third Grade Teacher

“The best part of the project was making our final drafts. It was pretty cool to go to the publishing company and see how they turn our work into a real book. Our book was made by a powerful machine with smart technology. It was neat to see how it worked and how the people at the company used it.” -Luca, 3rd Grade Student

  • Students will be able to create and conduct interviews
  • Students will write a piece of poetry about a dream they have for themselves
  • Students will create a mixed media illustration to accompany their dream poem
  • Multimedia art piece
  • Poem
  • Colored pencils
  • Watercolor paint
  • Transfer paper
  • Process of co-illustrating, writing, and publishing a book
  • Critiquing others work for improvement
  • Project Handout

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