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    Good evening San Elijo Middle School Families,

    This is your principal, Dr. DeBora, with a 45 second message.

    Before I get to the two reminders, I just wanted to thank everybody for an amazing first day of school.  It was great to see all of our students and teachers getting to know one another.

    The first reminder is that tomorrow is picture day for 7th grade, so 7th grades please come ready to be photographed for our yearbook and student id.  If you miss tomorrow, no worries, there will be make-up days throughout the first semester.

    The second reminder is that tomorrow, and all Wednesdays, are early release days.  While our start time is the same at 7:55am, our release time every Wednesday will be 1:19pm.

    Have a great evening and see everyone tomorrow.

    Dr. DeBora 


    Hello SEMS Families,

    This is Dr. DeBora with an important  announcement.

    Coming Soon!  San Elijo Middle School will be ‘adopting’ a middle school in Texas that has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.  Over the next week you will learn about a special community service opportunity where one of our history teachers, Ms. McKinney, will be organizing students to coordinate efforts to collect school supplies, clothing, and money for shipping the items to Crosby Middle School, located in a suburb of Houston, Texas.  Our students will also be writing letters and Skyping the students of this school once they receive our items and get back on their feet.  Their principal, Mr. Dustin Bromley, anticipates school opening for them on September 7.  After a few days of taking inventory, he will send us a list of supplies needed.

    This project is a part of a national movement to aide students in returning to school.  It is called Principals Helping Principals, and more information can be found at https://www.smore.com/1y298.  We will ship the items directly to the middle school.  The money we raise will go towards the shipping costs of sending these supplies directly to the school, bypassing administrative costs.  

    Stay tuned to our school website, as well as our PTO’s Facebook page for all of the details on how your family can help middle school students who have lost so much.  Ms. McKinney is creating a list of students who will be collecting the donations before school both in the PAC and in the drop-off lane.  Students will be responsible for organizing and packing the items.  The school will help with the collection of any monetary donations.  Students will also write letters to individual students, and Ms. McKinney will attempt to Skype with the school in the Spring.

    This will be a powerful way our students connect the community service expectation with a real-world impact.

    Please visit https://ca01000805.schoolwires.net/Domain/1007 for more details.

    Have a good evening.




    Dear San Elijo Families,

    This is your principal, Dr. DeBora, with an important message.  I want to make you aware of a scam that could affect our community.  Someone claiming that they are from the District Office is offering home visits to discuss programs available to English Learner families.  They provide a false address and ask to confirm the family’s real address.

    We have seen this type of scam in the past, including families giving money to a company who promised that the District would reimburse them.  Please be aware that San Marcos Unified School District has not authorized any company to discuss programs for our English Learner families.  Please do not confirm your address, arrange appointments, or send money to a company claiming to be connected with the District Office.  

    Please let us know if you receive any suspicious phone calls.

    Thank you and have a good evening,




    Hello SEMS Families,

    Due to a number of factors that include the construction at SEMS during our solar upgrade, our impacted population, and constraints with budgets at both the site and district level, we will need to make changes regarding how we celebrate the promotion of our eighth grade students.  These changes may be permanent, so all families are being notified.  One step in this process is receiving feedback from parents.  Before we provide the link for feedback, we would like to present information that will be new for most families.  Please plan to attend one of the initial presentations offered:

    Thursday, December 14, 9:30am-11:00am


    Thursday, December 14, 5:30pm- 7:00pm

    As we move forward with as much transparency as possible, there will be additional emails and phone calls to inform you of the data we collect.  We understand that for some parents, this is the first promotion you would be attending, so you may have questions about different aspects of this event.

    Please continue to check our website under Headlines for all of the updates and information as we progress through this process, and thank you for your input.



    Hello students, staff, and families,
    This is Dr. DeBora. As you may have heard, school will be closed tomorrow, Friday, December 8 due to the fire and air quality. We have staff who are affected by the current fire situation, so please stay safe. We will see you on Monday, December 11.
    Pick up for poinsettias from our band will continue as scheduled tomorrow afternoon and evening.
    Thank you,