A message from Ninth District PTA President, Derick Boerner

“Back to School” is once again different from what we, and our children, are used to. That’s OK, we’ll continue to adapt and do the work PTA started over 123 years ago. It’s going to be hard at times. We’re going to be presented with new challenges. But one great aspect of PTA is the team. PTA officers, volunteers, parents, teachers, administrators, students, grandparents and community members as a team can be more powerful than we realize. Remember to work as a team to keep to our mission, “To positively impact the lives of all children and families.”

My name is Derick Boerner and I’m proud to be your Ninth District PTA President. I’m a father of two wonderful daughters, both students in San Diego Unified. My wife of 17 years is a special education teacher – I guess you can say education runs our household! I’m a tax accountant which is what brought me to PTA 11 years ago.

I hope you found time to celebrate summer and relax after a challenging school year. I was fortunate to take a twice-delayed road trip to Washington DC to visit family and share some of the amazing historical sites our country has to offer with my wife and daughters. I was able to visit the Deputy Secretary of Education, Cindy Marten, at the US Department of Education headquarters. Ms. Marten was the Superintendent of San Diego Unified when I was San Diego Unified PTA council president. It was great to see a good friend and of course talk PTA.

Our goals this year are to focus on membership and training. If you haven’t already done so, join your PTA. Other people aren’t going to join if they are not asked so ask everyone, ask often and ask in different formats. If your PTA is not yet using our online membership platform, TOTEM, now is the time to enroll.

Our leadership team is planning training opportunities for you – be on the lookout. If you need help with a specific topic, please reach out.

I hope to meet many of you in person this term, but we will continue to put safety first. Until then, we’re only a Zoom away!

Wishing everyone a wonderful year of PTA,

Derick Boerner

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Visit your local Super Pantry!

Super Pantries are food distribution hubs located across San Diego County that offer both contactless “drive-thru” and “walk-up” food distribution services. All Super Pantries are open for food distribution a minimum of 3 days per week.
Individuals and families in need of food assistance can visit your nearest Super Pantry during opening hours to receive emergency groceries and resources. To learn more please view the Super Pantry Distribution Schedule or visit the San Diego Food Bank website.

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Introducing the SDCOE School Reopening Dashboard!

Please visit the new San Diego County Office of Education School Reopening Dashboard. The dashboard contains data supplied to the SDCOE by school representatives throughout San Diego County. You can also view searchable dashboards showing information for traditional schools and districts, charter schools, and private schools. You can find the latest information on COVID-19 on the SDCOE website.

Distance Learning FAQ’s with the California Department of Education!

The California Department of Education is providing guidance and resources for teachers and families in K–12 schools regarding high quality distance learning. Please visit https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/dl/distlearningfaqs.asp for more information on these important topics.

  • Attendance and Absences
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Nutrition
  • English Learners
  • Non-classroom-based Charter Schools
  • Virtual Schools
  • Individualized Education Programs

A message from Out and About San Diego!

This fall, youth and young adults ages 5 to 25 from anywhere in San Diego County can ADVENTURE WITH US, exploring the outdoors while safely creating friendships, building community, and developing leadership skills for all of life’s explorations. This program is free and made possible with funding from the County of San Diego. To learn more or to register, please visit Out and About San Diego.

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