Sunday Notes

March 7, 2021

Good evening Sandburg Tiger families!

This week, we will reach the 1-year anniversary of the school closures. We are looking forward to the day that we will be able to welcome all of our Sandburg Tigers back on campus. We now have 3 cohorts of TK-3 students participating in our learning labs and are looking for additional staff to open a 4th Learning Lab. We are also continuing to get our campus prepared to welcome students and many staff members have begun receiving their vaccines. We will keep you informed as soon as we have more information about what the hybrid model will look like and when students will be welcomed on campus.

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SDUSD Survey for Spring Return to In-Person Learning

All families should have received an email from San Diego Unified with directions to complete a survey about your interest in returning to in-person instruction this spring. I understand that it is difficult to complete the survey not knowing what the hybrid model will look like, but please just make your best guess at this time. The survey will give the district an idea of what to plan for and you will have an opportunity to make a final decision closer to the reopening date. Please complete one survey per student in your family. If you did not receive the e-mail, the directions are attached HERE.

2021-2022 Enrollment

Do you have a new student coming to Sandburg next year or do you have a friend that will be enrolling at Sandburg? Please stop by the Sandburg office to pick up an enrollment packet Monday-Thursday from 10AM-12PM. We are excited to enroll and welcome our new Sandburg Tigers. If you are unable to stop by during those hours, please contact our enrollment clerk Mrs. Jan Roberts at to set up an appointment. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors!

Supplies and Materials Distribution 

If you missed our supplies distribution this week, your child’s materials are in the front office on the book shelf. They are organized by classroom and are available for you to pick up Monday-Friday from 8AM-2PM. If you need to pick up your materials outside of this timeframe, please call the Sandburg office at 858-566-0510. Our next distribution day is scheduled for Thursday, March 18th.

Women’s History Month

Thank you to all the students that filled out the form to recognize a historical women during Women’s History Month! During the month of March, we will be celebrating Women’s History month and would love for students to recommend important women from our history for us to learn about and be recognized in our March announcements and on our March bulletin board. This woman can still be living and making an impact or they can be from our past. They can also be a women that made history in the United States or in another country around the world. Students can nominate a historical woman by completing this form. The form will close on Wednesday, March 10th.

Updated Office Hours

Now that we have more of our office staff on campus, we will be able to expand our open office hours. Due to COVID, we still recommend parents call our Sandburg office at 858-566-0510 or email Mrs. Jan Roberts ( and Mrs. Kristi Nevarez ( If you need in-person support, our office will be open from 8-2 Monday-Friday. Occasionally staff may be at lunch or assisting with our Learning Labs, so we encourage you to call before stopping by the office. When at Sandburg, all students and adults must wear facemasks covering their nose and mouth and maintain 6 feet social distance.


Miss Burningham


February 14, 2021

Good evening Sandburg Tiger families!

Happy Valentines Sandburg Tiger Families! I hope you have enjoyed the long weekend spending extra time with the ones you love! Over the next few weeks, our teachers will be assessing student progress as we finish our second reporting period. Thank you for your continued partnership at home in supporting online learning. During the second reporting period, teachers will reach out to schedule a parent conference if they are concerned with your child’s progress. You may also request a conference at any time if you have questions on concerns with how your child is progressing.

Sandburg School Budget Update for 2021-2022 School Year

Due to the hard work of our Sandburg staff and community, we were able to qualify for Title 1 funding to support our students’ success at Sandburg Elementary. The Title 1 funding will bring in an additional $90,000 for programs, supplies and staff to support our students. Please complete the budget survey below, by Wednesday, February 17th to provide input on how we can best support our Sandburg Tigers. Our SSC and I will be using your input to help us determine how to best spend our money to support our Sandburg students.

Parent Budget Survey

Phase One In-Person Learning Update

We will be expanding Phase One of In-Person Learning with Learning Labs at Sandburg Elementary. The Learning Labs will consist of up to 14 students with 1-2 adults. The students will still receive their instruction through online learning with their classroom teacher. The learning lab will assist them with logging into class and completing asynchronous work. If you child qualifies, you will receive an email from me with additional information.

Principal Zoom Chat

Our next principal Zoom chat will be on Friday, February 19th at 12:00pm on Zoom. I will be providing information on the expansion of phase one in-person learning and will be discuss our 2021-2022 Sandburg Elementary budget. If you are unable to attend the coffee chat, it will be recorded and sent out in next week’s Sunday Message. Please see below for the log-in information to join our Zoom meeting.

Topic: Sandburg Principal Zoom Chat                             Time: Feb 19, 2021 12:00 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 899 3673 5850                                                Password: Tigers

English Learner Update

I have not received any parents interested to helping to form our Sandburg English Learner Advisory Committee. Although we do not have an ELAC, I want to ensure you have the opportunity to provide input on the development of our budget to support our English Language Learners. If you are a parent of an English Language Learner, please join me for an input meeting on Wednesday, February 17th at 6:00PM. The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom.

Topic: English Learner Input Meeting                             Time: Feb 17, 2021 06:00 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 839 4116 2474                                                Password: Tigers

Distribution of Materials Thursday, February 18th

Our next distribution day is scheduled for Thursday, February 18th, from 2-3PM. If you are not able to stop by and pick up your materials, please send a friend, classmate or family member to pick up your child’s materials. Please drive thru the parking lot with a sign that clearly shows the grade level, student name and teacher. We will have cars entering both lanes of the parking lot. TK/K, 1st, and 2nd will enter on the right side (closest to the office) and 3rd, 4th and 5th will enter on the left side (by the parking spots). Not all grade levels are distributing, so be on the lookout later this week for further distribution information.

Jog-a-thon T-shirt Sizes Needed

Jog-a-thon just wouldn’t be the same without our Jog-a-thon T-shirt. Every year, a small team of volunteers brave the classrooms and collect shirt sizes for our Tigers for the much-anticipated Jog-a-thon T-shirt. This year, we are enlisting you, our amazing Sandburg Community and largest team of volunteers yet, to assist us in collecting the t-shirt sizes of all of our Tigers. Simply complete this form ( for your child(ren) at Sandburg. The form will need to be completed for each student, individually. With your help, you are ensuring all of our safety and the continued tradition of our Jog-a-thon T-shirt. T-shirt sizes for each student are due Sunday, February 28th. The first 2 classrooms to submit their forms will win a treat at an upcoming Distribution Day. Our Tigers pawsitively ROCK!

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Campus Improvements

If you drive past school or through our parking lot you will begin noticing some projects that are starting. These projects are funded by previous propositions passed by San Diego voters. We are receiving improved fencing and increased security it our office to improve our overall campus security. This project began over winter break. In Marc, we will begin our solar project where panels will be installed in our parking lot and on our playground. In addition to providing solar energy, the panels will also provide some needed shade. There may be limited parking lot access while these projects are being completed.


Miss Burningham

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