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Posted by on Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Buongiorno La Scuola, A very warm welcome back to our K-8 students. We did our Chromebook pickup at Fell Campus yesterday and today we have students in the yard picking up their Chromebooks and getting to meet each other, sometimes for the first time, safely distanced and masked in our beautiful Mission yard. The teachers and administrators have worked very hard to reopen the school. As you know, we have some new technology tools and software that we are using to deliver our remote... Read More
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Posted by on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Buongiorno La Scuola, Welcome back! This is the first day of the Preschool - Dogpatch is open and it was great to see the joy of our parents, children, and faculty. The vibe of the school today has been great. La Scuola magic and La Scuola joys are back. I think the meaning of today is so much than just the first day at Dogpatch. It represents our intention to be back with you for in-person learning as soon as we are allowed. With that, I want to make an announcement today. The elementary... Read More
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Posted by on Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Ciao La Scuola Family, I am here to tell you that late last night, we received the much-awaited clarification from the San Francisco Department of Public Health on our K-8 campus openings.  We have some good news and not so good news. We learned what we knew already that PreK is allowed to open, and so we are going to open as planned on Tuesday, August 4. We also learned that K-12 schools are still not permitted to open under the SF Stay Safe at Home Order. This means that unfortunately,... Read More
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Posted by on Friday, July 24, 2020
Ciao La Scuola Families, Happy Friday! This is a long email on a Friday night, so we hope that you will read it while you are sipping your favorite drink or that you will simply leave it to tomorrow morning, we will be here and ready for your questions next week. With our school start days quickly approaching, we are writing to share with you our plans for the first day of school for Preschool and PYP (K-Grade 5). Plans for MYP (Grades 6-8) will be shared on Monday. From the beginning of... Read More
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Posted by on Saturday, July 18, 2020
Dear La Scuola Community, I hope this finds you well. I am writing tonight to address the new K-12 guidelines for schools shared by Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday and what it means for La Scuola now that San Francisco has been added to the state health watch list. Under Newsom’s updated guidelines, the specific metrics schools must meet to open in-person learning and remain open include: Schools can reopen only when their county has been off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days.... Read More
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Posted by on Thursday, July 16, 2020
WATCH THE RECORDING "The good news is that our test positivity rate continues to least 10 times lower than communities in Florida and Texas." "There's a lot of things we can do that are low to moderate in risk reduction. I think we should do all of them simultaneously to be as safe as possible." We were very honored to have Sanjay Basu, MD, Ph.D., a current La Scuola parent, and infectious disease epidemiologist and internal medicine physician, join us on July 16 for a special... Read More
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Posted by on Friday, July 10, 2020
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Posted by on Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Buongiorno La Scuola, I’m speaking to you from our wonderful Dogpatch Campus where summer programs are open. It’s been amazing to have the children back both here and at our Mission Campus. Their excitement, their smiles, and their cheers have been incredible. I want to tell you that this is a great way for us to implement the new guidelines that we will also be applying when we reopen the school in August. Yes, the plan is that we will be open. Our staff has been incredibly diligent in... Read More
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Posted by on Monday, June 22, 2020
We are excited to welcome these six talented individuals to our faculty and staff for the 2020-21 school year: Steve Smith Chief Financial Officer Steve began his journey in Orlando, Florida being the firstborn of the first pair of identical twins. Intrigued by the interdependence of the world, he left Florida for college at American University in Washington, DC where he obtained a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in French/European Area Studies and Russian/Soviet Area Studies. Away from work,... Read More
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Posted by on Friday, June 12, 2020
On Tuesday, June 2, learning specialist Peter Kim led a Family Games Workshop to share some of the interactive games teachers have been using during remote learning. This workshop introduced 8 different games and how to best implement them for the age groups at elementary school. The games cover topics from phonics, pattern recognition, spelling, word association, to list a view and are based on popular retail games. Please support your local board game store, book store, or toy shop by... Read More