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

Power of One Changemakers Project

Author: Melissa Cochran

Grade: 11th

Subject: Humanities

Teri boards with buttons, bows and clips
group shot of garden workers
Four students standing with shovels behind freshly planten cactus
Students doing yard work with wheelbarrows
Students with plant collection
Students presenting in front of group
Students with shovels
Sign with SLOW in yellow circle
Students out on the water
labeled jars for collecting specimines
Stand up paddle boarding
Students looking at stand up paddle boards
Stuedents with signage for Los Jilgueros Preserve
Poster: Welcome to Los Jilgueros Preserve
Poster: Welcome to Los Jilgueros Preserve

Eleventh graders at HTHNC partnered with nonprofit organizations to support various causes in our local community. All students researched issues impacting our community and developed a project to serve the needs of their partner organziation. This project encouraged students to make a positive impact in our community while developing their communication, collaboration, and research skills.

When we examine our world today, we are often overwhelmed by negativity that permeates the media. It makes one wonder whether anything positive is happening in our world or if we have the power to make a difference. Hope is the feeling that what is desired can be achieved or that events will turn out for the best, but we do not often encounter these messages of hope in our society. Human beings collectively have the power to impact our world and bring about positive change. During this project 11th graders have the opportunity to investigate an issue that they care about in our community and take action to make a positive difference.

 

As part of our studies, we will study contemporary and historical “changemakers.” Throughout history individuals have prompted change by speaking up and taking action. This fight continues today and in our own community as individuals in San Diego and our world devote their lives to civic action. This project gives students the opportunity to find these local heroes who are fighting for something greater than themselves in the hopes that it will inspire you to do the same. As the admirable Robert F. Kennedy once said, “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

“It was a great way to get us to working with the community and served as a good stepping stone for internships.”

“I loved being able to meet, connect with, and help local organizations because it emphasized the importance of community service and the impact that it can have on society.”