COVID-19 Information Parent and Student Resources, Meal Services, and Distance Learning 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.   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.

More information can be found at hightechhigh.org/covid19


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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. 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.

Se puede encontrar más información en hightechhigh.org/covid-19-spanish/

Student Projects

Homeless in America: Exploring Homelessness and the People Who Seek to End it!

Author: Angela Guerrero

Grade: 11th

Subject: Humanities

Homeless in America: Project Photo
Homeless in America: Project Photo
Homeless in America: Project Photo
Homeless in America: Project Photo
Homeless in America: Project Photo
Homeless in America: Project Photo
Homeless in America: Project Photo
Homeless in America: Project Photo
Homeless in America: Project Photo
Homeless in America: Project Photo
Homeless in America: Project Photo

How can we end homelessness in America?
What is the face of homelessness in America?
What should/ can citizens and community members do about homelessness?

We will learn about the complex issues around homelessness in San Diego county and in the country. We will hear from experts in the city, visit shelters, volunteer, and interview community members who work with the homeless. From those experiences, as well as through class research and the reading of memoirs of people who have experienced homelessness, we will start to think about the essential questions and begin the craft our responses to the essential questions.

  • Research Essay/ News Story that explores solutions to ending homelessness and answers the question: Can we end homelessness?
  • Formal Magazine Style Interview of a “Hero” in the Homeless Community (volunteers, county workers, police officers, non-profit sector workers, shelter employees, educators, artists)
  • High Resolution Portrait Photograph of the Hero
  • Painting of Hero
  • Read a memoir, biography, autobiography or fiction piece about homelessness or poverty in America (Options: Angela’s Ashes, A Girls’ Guide to Homelessness, The Glass Castle, Into the Wild, Of Mice and Men, Under the Overpass)
  • Conduct community service in a homeless shelter at least two mornings (breakfast service and child care)
  • Write a narrative reflection the service experience

Publication: Hidden Heroes (PDF)

***all writing is for the magazine/newspaper

We will host a charity art auction and newspaper sale event raising money for the San Diego Rescue Mission.

  • Housing Urban and Development of San Diego Country
  • The San Diego Rescue Mission
  • San Diego Homeless Outreach Team
  • The Alpha Project
  • Father Joe’s Villages
  • The United Way
  • The Monarch School

Week One: Introduce the project, “what do you think of when you hear homeless?” Volunteer #1
Week Two: Volunteer, begin feature/research articles about homelessness, how to write an INTERVIEW, Lit. Circles
Week Three: Guest speakers… news, shelter visits #2 , CONDUCT interviews, history of homelessness readings
Week Four: interviews & research continued transcribe the interviews in class, lit. circle
Week Five: Sketch photos & begin painting: skype with Kish (San Diego artist)
Week Six: Continue working on Paintings, and research articles… print team compile magazine & design the layout, invitations to be emailed
Week 7 after winter break—finalize art pieces, set up for exhibition Thursday January 10th