Principal Fong and Assistant Principal Daws at the "Ice Cream Social" welcoming our new 6th Grade Families
Get in the Loop!
School Loop helps you stay on top of your student's grades, assignments and homework plus you can easily email your teacher and counselor. Parents and Guardians, you will want to have your own School Loop account. Click HERE for directions.
Welcome to 2016 - 2017!
We are excited to implement several initiatives to engage and challenge all of our students including smaller 8th grade math classes, ALEKS for all students, AVID for college and career preparation, Computer Science electives, Secondary Dual Language Program - Cantonese, and the integration of technology in classrooms.
New in 2016! Marina is one of 54 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools. This federal provision allows eligible schools to offer one free breakfast and one free lunch to all attending students regardless of income.
Marina's new Dining Area!
Thank you to the SFUSD Future Dining Experience initiative for updating the Marina cafeteria. Over the summer the cafeteria (now being called the Dining Area) received new paint, fun new seating options (including butcher block community tables, tall tables and even sofa like furniture) and a breakfast vending machine! Later this month new wall graphics and message boards will be installed.
POP Buck$ Student Store
Marina POP (Penguins On Point) Student Store has more great Penguin themed items! Save those POP Bucks or use cash for fun novelty items, school spirit items, and helpful school supplies.
POP store is open on Friday's at Lunch. Check in with the counselor by the main doors.
Learn more about the After School Program
School Board President, Matt Haney, visiting Marina Middle School
Join the Marina Parent Google Group
We have launched a Google Group to help us share information and answer questions. Please join by sending an email to Marina@SFpta.org with "Please add me to the Google Group" in the subject line.
*Marina Middle School News*
Please see attachment for complete bulletin including important Calendar events.
Staff News –
The 2016-17 Middle School athletic season is underway! Baseball, Softball, and Boys Soccer tryouts were held last week. Results should be posted this week. Thanks to coaches Mr. Canellos (baseball), Mr. Lamborn (softball), and Ms. Sparks (boys soccer)!
New in 2016! Marina is one of 54 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools. This federal provision allows eligible schools to offer one free breakfast and one free lunch to all attending students regardless of income. A Confidential Family Survey will need to be completed when available. All students must use a PIN code for food service. Students who do not know their PIN should see Ms. Fong in the cafeteria during lunch.
Picture Day – is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30, 2016. All students will have their picture taken during their PE class for their ID card. Picture packages are available for purchase; order forms will be distributed in Advisory this week and available in the main office. Picture order envelopes should be brought on Tuesday with exact payment and given to the photographer with cash, money order, or check payable to LIFETOUCH.
PTSA Meeting – Our first PTSA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14th at 6:00 p.m. More info to come!
Back to School Night – is scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd from 6:30 – 8:10 p.m. Parents are invited to follow their child’s schedule, visit each class and meet teachers.
School Loop - School Loop is the main means of communication between teachers, students, and parents. Teachers use it to post assignments, grades, critical dates and other communication.
How to register for a Parent/Guardian School Loop Account.
How to use School Loop:
The School Loop App
August 2, 2016
Dear SFUSD Families:
I am writing to you on behalf of all of my colleagues on the SFUSD Board of Education.
Given the news of Superintendent Richard A. Carranza’s likely departure to serve as Houston’s new superintendent, the Board of Education has moved swiftly to ensure a smooth transition and continued positive momentum for our district.
While we begin the community process of searching for a new superintendent to serve our district, the Board of Education is united in choosing Deputy Superintendent Myong Leigh as SFUSD’s interim superintendent.
Mr. Leigh has been with SFUSD since 2000 and has successfully managed day-to-day operations and overseen key district initiatives. Our district has tremendous leadership throughout our schools and central offices. Mr. Leigh will be working with a great team at SFUSD.
We are grateful to have had Superintendent Carranza at the helm for the past seven years--four as superintendent and three as a deputy. Under his leadership, SFUSD has maintained a focus on students’ academic growth through effective common-core aligned teaching and learning while also developing students’ social, emotional and physical well being. Our teachers and other have received more resources to do their critical work, including greater compensation, professional learning opportunities and access to technology.
The board takes seriously our responsibility to ensure the most capable and qualified leader for our school district moving forward. In the near future there will be a public meeting to discuss a selection process for the next superintendent of schools. Our national search process will be inclusive, transparent, and thorough.
Without a doubt, we will prioritize finding a leader who shares our vision for ensuring every graduate is ready to succeed in college and careers. We will prioritize someone who has a track record of leading around our enduring goals of student achievement, access, equity, and accountability. And we will seek someone who can work with you and our entire community to move our district closer to our vision.
As we embark on the search for a new leader for SFUSD, input from our families is critical. Please check our website, sfusd.edu, for updates on future public meetings where the Board will gather input on the superintendent search and selection process.
All our school administrators are looking forward to greeting you and your children back to school on August 15.
President, SF Board of Education