June 10, 2019
Dear Meraki Families,
The staff at Meraki would like to welcome you and your student to the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited about our third year and the changes we have made to continue achieving our goal of becoming a school where students discover their own strengths, create and align goals to meet competencies, recognize the value of others, connect and engage with the community and prepare themselves personally, academically and professionally for their future.
Meraki is also excited to announce that we are keeping and improving LiFT, a platform that will allow us to work and communicate more efficiently with our students and families. We are also bringing back SCHED, an organizing management application, to help students organize their days and weeks by signing up for crash courses, deep dives and flows.
August Training and First Week of School Info for Parents/Students:
Please check back for more info on our August dates which will include student orientations, parent trainings and first day of school info.
2019-2020 School start/end times;
School hours will continue to begin promptly at 9 am and end at 2:30 pm Monday-Thursday and end at 12pm on Fridays. As we plan activities and events with the students, the schedule may vary. We do expect daily attendance this year as we did for the majority of last year.
In 2019-2020, we are planning to run 6 separate groups. Advisory is a critical component of our school.
We will be utilizing three main platforms for communication this year:
- Q (the Student Information System) - Some parents have reported not receiving emails through Q. We think we have verified all potential issues at this point, so please check your spam filter if you have not been receiving them.
- Naviance (College & Career Planning account) - Login for students is through their Portal, but parents should use this link - https://www.sanjuan.edu/Page/1012. If you receive an email from either Naviance or Hobsons, know that it is not spam.
Emergency Cards & Lunch Applications;
Our District has modified the online process for submitting emergency card information and requires all families to complete meal applications for their students. Just login to the Parent Portal at https://sis.sanjuan.edu/parentportal with your PIN and Password, select the “Re-Enrollment” tab found at the top of the page, and complete each section. (Detailed instructions can be found there). You may complete the meal application or opt-out form by visiting http://www.sanjuan.edu/morethanameal. If you do not have access to the internet, computer stations will be available during the parent/student training sessions for you to access. All students will need to have an updated emergency form completed prior to starting school.
We are really looking forward to another successful year!