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.

 
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Welcome to HTeM!

HTe Mesa is located at
5331 Mt. Alifan Drive, Bldg 200, San Diego, CA 92111

 

HTe Mesa opened August 2019 with kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.

High Tech Elementary Mesa is a project based learning community established along the design principles of equity, personalization, authentic work and collaboration. Every member of our community is a learner and together we collectively marvel at and study the world around us. We believe that to teach someone is to care for them, to take the time to see who they really are, and to guide them in line with that knowledge. Teaching and learning at Mesa are pivoted on self actualization. We aim to create an environment where our young ones develop positive identities in relation to the world around them and where teachers and other education practitioners feel empowered and equipped to provide optimal support for our growing learners. Given that we at Elementary Mesa cater to the youngest members of our High Tech High collective, we are committed to providing this segment of our population with a solid foundation in reading and writing, as well as a firm sense of the mathematics, science and artistic concepts that are integrated in our projects. We are proud to emphasize, again and again, that at High Tech Elementary Mesa, each child will emerge as a serious reader, writer, thinker, and problem solver.

 

About the Founding Director, Monique Knight:

Prior to joining the High Tech High community, Monique taught in New York City public schools for seven years, served as an academic director, and worked as a literacy specialist for ten years at Columbia University’s Reading and Writing Project. In these varied roles, she had the privilege of supporting students, teachers, and administrators across the United States and internationally. Monique is thrilled to bring these experiences to the Clairemont community and looks forward to learning and growing with our Mesa families.

 

When will the other K-12 grades be opened at HTH Mesa?

The build out plan for the three new schools has been designed with the ambition of pacing growth to support the development of a sound, and robust academic program and school campus culture. The proposed build out plan is as follows:

  • Year 1: 2018-2019

High School opens with 9th grade only (about 100 students)

  • Year 2: 2019-2020

High School grows to serve 9th and 10th grades

Middle School opens with 6th grade

Elementary opens with kindergarten, 1st grade, and  2nd grade

  • Year 3: 2020-2021

High School grows to serve 9th, 10th, and 11th grades

Middle School grows to serve 6th and 7th grades

Elementary grows to serve K through 3rd grades

  • Year 4: 2021-2022

High School grows to serve 9th-12th grades

Middle School grows to serve 6th-8th grades

Elementary grows to serve K through 4th grades

  • Year 5: 2022-2023

High School serving all grades

Middle School serving all grades

Elementary serving all grades