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

Thank you for your patience and support. 




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

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

Healthy Me Project

Authors: Dallis Fox, Trisha Magoon, Lydia Callis, Amy Strayer

Grade: 1st

Subjects: Nutrition, Physical Education, Science

How do vegitables help our bodies? writing assignment
First grader holding up plate divided into sections for fruit, grains, veggies and protien.
First graders posing in front of a green screen
First grade students working on their vegetable plate project
Students in gym excessing to video

How can we feed our bodies to be healthy?  How can we move our bodies to be healthy?  How can we help our families be healthy?

In this project, students explore all about healthy living. First graders become exercise experts, learning different ways to move their bodies and why exercise is important to stay healthy. Students also learn about nutrition and apply these ideas to their own lives. They discover the five food groups and why each is important in a balanced plate.

“Something that I love about this project is how students take what they learn about food and carry that on to their real life. Parents have told us that when they go grocery shopping now their child, they will suggest to get healthier options, like wheat bread over white or to not forget the veggies!” -Trisha Magoon

“It was special making the first grade workout video because I got to make it with other people. We used a green screen.At first I was like, ‘Wait a minute! It’s just going to be green behind us!’ But then it changed to have different scenes like New York or a picture frame!” -Sydney, 1st grader

At the end of the project, students complete two final products. Through multiple drafts and critique, students create a ‘healthy plate’ that includes 4 of the 5 food groups with labels and accurate drawings. Students use group work to choreograph an exercise routine. They film each section to compile into a class instructional workout DVD. First graders bring the plate and DVD home to help their families stay healthy.

  • Identify healthy foods (5 food groups) and “sometimes” foods
  •  Conduct taste tests of different food groups
  •  Learn various ways to exercise their bodies
  •  Understand how exercise helps your body
  •  Use peer critique to improve their work
  •  Share ideas and actively listen to others
  •  Work collaboratively with partners/small groups
  •  Record information in a journal
  •  Sequence and pattern exercise moves
  •  Develop large motor skills
  •  Graph information


8 week project