Principal's Update 1/9/2022

Dear OBE families,

One week in 2022! We had a relatively smooth return to school all things considered. As you may be aware, there currently is a shortage of substitute teachers in our district. That, coupled with the protocols for quarantining if staff is positive for COVID, creates a challenge to ensure all classes are covered. We were very fortunate last week as we had a number of staff out but were able to have all classes covered. I anticipate all staff being back tomorrow but ask for your understanding if we need to make alternate class configurations due to a lack of coverage. This is not just an issue here in SDUSD but across the nation. I share this with you in the name of transparency so that families know the reasons behind classroom changes on any given day.


San Diego Unified students and staff can look forward to a brand new shipment of more than 112,000 N95 and KF94 masks coming to their schools this week, the latest effort in the fight against the new Omicron variant.
Now more than ever, with Omicron being highly contagious, it is very important that an appropriate mask is worn at all times, unless eating outside. While cloth masks and surgical masks are still allowed, the best protection is provided by N95 masks or masks of that style, including KN95 and KF94.
To learn more about the district's mask requirement and the benefits of wearing a mask, see our Frequently Asked Questions.  

Finally, I ask once again for families to park a block or two away from school during pick up and drop off to keep our kids safe. We continue to see cars parking in the street during these busy times and I am concerned there may be an accident or worse. I am looking to see what alternatives are available but in the meantime please do not stop in the middle of the street, it makes for an unsafe environment.

In partnership,

Marco Drapeau

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