Marina Middle School Update
We miss you and hope you are doing well!
SFUSD Schools Closed
until May 1st


No Google Classroom this week
for Spring Break
SFUSD has chosen to continue school closures until May 1st.
If you would like to be updated on SFUSD news and info, you can follow them on Twitter HERE , Facebook HERE , or continue to check out the SFUSD website for updates and resources.

Tax day extended to July 15th. Go here for more info
Please take a moment to fill out this
to let us know how we can best support you and your family in this time.
Google Classroom Info
No Google Classroom this week
Students will not be assigned class work during this week of Spring Break.
They can expect work when online classes resume next week, April 6th.

If you need to download GoogleClassroom, check out the tutorial video HERE .
Read below to see SFUSD's Distance Learning Plan for the next few weeks.
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
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
Hello Everyone

If you are feeling the same way I am is all about re organizing and cleaning and projects at home. Not exactly what I thought I would be doing for spring break...

I thought I would post some links for you from Beacon and a little of what we are doing in preparation for online school when break is over.

While schools are temporarily closed, SFUSD is working to provide access to technology for students in need , to the greatest extent possible, to support the continuity of learning. The district will loan Chromebooks to SFUSD students in grades 3-12 who do not have access to a computer during the day at home to support distance learning.  All devices will be on loan to families and will need to be returned to SFUSD when the district reopens . There is a limit of one device per student.
How to borrow a device during Spring break : Students who have not received a device from their school site will need to complete SFUSD’s Distance Learning Device Request form, and can pick up a Chromebook during Spring Break at one of our centralized pickups starting on Tuesday, March 31 from 11 am to 3:30 pm with a staggered schedule based on the student’s last name.

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

KAHOOT Lunch Break!
We had a great time playing Kahoot Trivia on Friday!

We will continue to let you know when we have lunch hang outs and what activity we will be doing on Zoom!

Let us know what other activities you think would be fun!

Participate in out Virtual Presidio Trail Run

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.