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Happy Fourth of July!


Hello Amazing Community!


I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It's hard to believe we are already in July. I also want to acknowledge the restrictions to our state (again) and hope all of your families are unaffected by the COVID. If you need our support with anything if you do have someone infected or you are; please reach out to us and let us help. My grandparents are positive for the virus and while one is asymptomatic the other is very ill. The virus has no rhyme or reason and so please be careful out there. Lastly I want to make a correction to last weeks blog; I had posted a short letter to introduce the student forums and I referenced the wrong person and she was quick to tell me that that introduction came from her. I want to credit Annie Do with the references page on our website with tons of information on the subject we are talking about; you can also find it by clicking here:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nK-vnsBUGcd8av_v1-eZbM-u4KE8eho60wvOatJKBq8/edit?usp=sharinghttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1nK-vnsBUGcd8av_v1-eZbM-u4KE8eho60wvOatJKBq8/edit?usp=sharing


We have THREE updates.

1. Reopening of School:

There is no update. I was hoping to have something for you by now and I may get a few details next week. However with the recent decision by the state to enforce restrictions again, I'm going to have to see where SDUSD is at on reopening. I promise again that as soon as I know you will know! I have children and am just as anxious as you.


2. Athletics:

Student Athletic Clearance Packets have been posted at www.athleticclearance.com.  Directions on how to use the site can be found at   www.goconquistadors.com.   Parents and Students may now signup for the 2020-21 school year.  All documents must be filled out and complete online in order to participate.  NEW Sports Physical Forms can be downloaded online at athleticclearance.com.   Due to COVID-19, you may upload your physical and confirmation page on the website after it has been completed.   The original physical form will need to be returned to the Administration Office on a future date.


Please Note:  The State CIF Office has not made a decision on start dates for high school athletics.   The CIF State Office has set a date of July 20th to make an announcement.  Please use your discretion on when to set your doctors appointments for your physical using the new physical form.

The San Diego Unified School District has not opened its facilities for use for any group, team, individual or rental due to COVID-19.  The district is working through challenges to ensure safety and sanitation protocols are in place with proper training and guidelines.   When the facilities are opened we will post training dates and tryout dates on   www.goconquistadors.com.


3. Next is Name, Mascot, and Color Discussion--PARENT FORUMS and STUDENT FORUMS

Here are some recent articles about our topic of changing things based on the last few days. I want to reiterate that this is NOT the only information out there.


This was been said by me in the forums and it did actually happen. We do not condone the protesters removing statues. We believe in the power of conversation and dialog to get what we want.

https://www.kcra.com/article/junipero-serra-statue-taken-down-protesters-capitol-chp-says/33208771#https://www.kcra.com/article/junipero-serra-statue-taken-down-protesters-capitol-chp-says/33208771#


Other SPORTS teams who have in the past refused to change their names are now coming around to acknowledge Native Americans and their struggle; this is the same thing we are trying to do.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/04/ron-rivera-redskins-name/https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/04/ron-rivera-redskins-name/


https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2898946-terry-francona-says-indians-should-change-nickname-its-time-to-move-forward



PARENTS:

1. Topic: Name Mascot Colors

Time: Jul 6, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/97241557907?pwd=RXRvQ2VQaW5na1lsOWhTazk5VWNlUT09

Meeting ID: 972 4155 7907

Password: 650231


2. Topic: Name Mascot Colors

Time: Jul 8, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/97649834079?pwd=UjV5VzdTUVdqZkNTOU14TjRpVXVWdz09

Meeting ID: 976 4983 4079

Password: 650231


STUDENT:

Information will be coming soon!


Thanks,

Dr. Erica Renfree

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