Information for 6-8 grade families

Information for 6-8 grade families
Black College Expo

Dear Superintendents,

I am pleased to invite your students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to attend the Black College Expo on Jan. 29 in San Diego through the San Diego County Office of Education's partnership with the National College Resources Foundation. 

The Black College Expo features historically black colleges and universities with on-the-spot college scholarships and acceptances awarded to qualifying students. There will also be informational seminars on financial aid and transitioning from high school to college. The expo will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the MLK Center at Bayview Baptist Church, 6134 Benson Ave. in San Diego. Schools can transport students from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and any interested families with students are invited to attend from 4 to 7 p.m.

Students who plan to attend also have the chance to win a scholarship from the National College Resources Foundation by submitting a simple essay by Jan. 21. 

For more information about the event and scholarship opportunity, please visit The College Expo

Please contact Marco Gonzalez via email or at 858-292-3582 to find out how SDCOE can help your students attend.

Sincerely,
Paul

Dr. Paul Gothold
San Diego County Superintendent of Schools
email: paul.gothold@sdcoe.net
phone: 858-292-3514

Check Your Mood


A bill was passed last year mandating suicide prevention training for 7th-12th grades. Our school will be participating in a program called Check Your Mood, facilitated by North County Lifeline, which will begin on Monday, December 17th. The program will teach students to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression, learn that it is treatable and how to get support. It will also address the topic of suicide, as students are usually in the front lines of hearing their peers state that they are having suicidal thoughts, and suicide is the second leading cause of death in teens. The purpose of the program is to empower students to seek the help of a responsible adult, realizing that this is not a time to remain quiet and keep a secret.

There will be a Parent Informational Meeting on Wednesday, December 5 at 6 pm to educate families as to content of the student presentation. A preview of the suicide prevention video that the students will see, will be played.

If you DO NOT want your student to attend the presentation, please fill out the permission slip attached.    

If you have any questions, please email Rachael Caires, Behavioral Health Clinician at North County Lifeline, at  rcaires@nclifeline.org or Janine Gale, School Counselor at DPS, at janine.gale@smusd.org.

DPS - English-Spanish Passive Consent- NEW updates Double Peak.pdf

DPS Check Your Mood_flyer_eng.pdf

DPS Check Your Mood Flyer - spanish.pdf

CJSF


CJSF Fall Membership Applications window has closed:
CJSF is a statewide Honor Society for students in grades 7 and 8 with above average grades. Double Peak students who are CJSF members for 3 semesters receive a CJSF sticker on their certificate at our 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. 

Why join CJSF? The CJSF emphasizes high standards of scholarship and community service for California junior high school students. Founded in 1967, CJSF is part of CSF, the oldest scholarship institution in the state of California. Membership in CJSF/CSF is an excellent addition to future college applications and job resumes.

CJSF Spring Membership Applications:
CJSF is a statewide Honor Society for students in grades 7 and 8 with above average grades. Double Peak students who are CJSF members for 3 semesters receive a CJSF sticker on their certificate at our 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. 

Spring membership is open to both 7th and 8th grade students. Applications are only accepted during a two-week window February 6 - 20. Students must pick up, complete and return the application to the Registrar no later than February 20 at 3pm. No late applications will be accepted. No exceptions.