Students, parents, friends, and colleagues:
We are writing to follow up on the communication sent on November 4th regarding a proposal to make next Friday, November 12, a non-instructional day.
We’ve heard from many families that appreciated the opportunity to focus on mental health and wellness; others expressed concerns about their ability to find adequate childcare solutions on such short notice. After careful consideration, we have decided to keep our classrooms open next Friday.
All students will be welcome at school on November 12.
We will continue to offer students the chance to use that day to rest and recharge. Families that choose to keep their students out of school for a mental health day on November 12 will have their absence marked as “excused.”
Thank you to everyone who took the time to contact us. Your input helped us arrive at what we believe is the best possible option for all families. We continue to look for new ways to recognize the importance of mental health.
Dr. Lamont Jackson
Interim Superintendent
San Diego Unified