Marina Middle School Update
We hope you and your family are doing well at home. We will continue to send you updates and support the best we can.
No Changes to SFUSD
School Closure Dates
" SFUSD continues to monitor new information from state and local officials. We have not extended school closures beyond 3 weeks but are preparing for a variety of possibilities. We will update families and staff immediately regarding any changes."
Read the letter from Superintendent Matthews HERE and continue to check out the SFUSD website for updates and resources.
The SF Board of Education meetings will take place on 3/24/20 at 11:00 a.m. There has been an additional meeting added on 3/27/20 at 11:00am as well. Community members can attend the meeting in person or watch on  SFGov TV .

Tax day extended to July 15th. Go here for more info
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Google Classroom Info
Google Classroom
Your students should still be logging into Google Classroom to see the assignments that teachers are sending them. Students can log on to their Google Classroom with their phone, a tablet, or computer and see the assignments sent to them. Students and parents can also check ParentVue or StudentVue to see their assignments.

If you need to download GoogleClassroom, check out the tutorial video HERE .
Need help keeping your students engaged and thinking?
Click HERE to find resources on how your student can keep focused and learning while at home, as well as ideas on how to help and support them in their learning.
SF Libraries Closed
SF libraries closed over the weekend, but our Librarian Ms. Campbell made an awesome online library resource for students to use while at home.
Click HERE to check it out!
Additional Home Learning Resources
Examples of Student Work
Marina Teachers have been hard at work making your students have the ability to continue learning while at home. Read below to see examples of what teachers have been sending out, and make sure to remind your students to reach out to their teachers with any questions or help they might need.
Ms. Sparks - "I am posting a daily Announcement that has an agenda of what they should be working on that day. There is a Question of the Day as their Do Now, and then a content specific assignment, and then a short news segment on YouTube to watch (using my History class as an example). The content is a little different for my English and ELD classes, but I intend to be consistent with the Agenda Announcement with a note from me and 3 tasks for the day."

Mr. Vong - I try to provide tutorial videos whenever possible. All assignments that students hand in will be counted as extra credit during this pandemic break.

Mr. Ostwald - I have sent a listening assignment with a score of the music that we are working on, even though we haven't work much on the music yet. They have been listening for the different parts of the orchestra that have the main themes or melodies. It's just as important to listen as it is to physically practice the part on an instrument for musicians!!!

Ms. Pedro - In 6th grade, we’re currently finishing research essays that students began last week. Each student researched a famous female from history to write about. We’ll be doing a reflection project next week on independent reading.
San Francisco Community Workers have created this extensive list of resources for students and families.
Free Meal/Food Services
for Students
Free Meals Locations
This week, over 6000 students received 18,000 meals! Thank you to our service workers making sure students have food!

More sites for free meals!  
Student Nutrition Services is now serving free meals at 20 sites across San Francisco, including Treasure Island. Thanks to a generous funder, we are also now providing supper, which means families can access breakfast, lunch, and supper at all 20 sites.
More details: .

You can click HERE for additional resources to food pantries and meal services.
Statement from SFUSD regarding free meals:
"The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools.
The Marina PTSA created a video about Social Media Safety and how to help support your student best while they navigate the online world.
Watch it HERE
Child Care Eligibility
Click HERE for info on SFUSD's Free Child Care for low-income families and health-workers. If you believe that you meet one of the following qualifications and did not receive the invitation, please complete this form.
Note from Principal Daws
Dear Marina Families

I hope you are all doing well at home. We are missing you.
All of our teachers are working on line with your students and we are communicating every other day as a group. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at any time. We are working our way through video conferencing and all sorts of technology possibilities for going forward.
Teachers will be doing grades from home this week.
Here is a link for SFUSD nutrition services who are providing free meals for students during the closure:
Construction continues at school on the first floor although we are all not here.
I will be keeping in touch with you via messenger and Marina Google Groups every few days. 
Stay well.

Ginny Daws
Mental Health Resources and home activities for students
Mental Health Resources
Many people react differently during times of crisis and uncertainty. It is extremely important to take care of yourself physically and mentally, especially during this moment in history.

Activities and Ideas
Check out these links to see different activities and ideas that students can do while spending extended amounts of time at home.

Positive YouTube Content

Fun, Indoor Educational Activities

Coronavirus Information and Resources
Go to the link HERE to learn about symptoms, safety precautions, and updates about the coronavirus.

You can also text COVID19SF to 888777 for live updates on your phone.
For New Students Registering for Marina Middle
If you have a child registering for Marina Middle School, you will be receiving letters this week with the chosen school and registration details. You can go to the Marina Website HERE for more info on how to complete the process.
If you have any questions or need additional help, you can respond to this email.
Thank you for understanding and we hope that you have a safe and smart three weeks.