Principal's Message

Dear Charger Community,

We hope you are doing well despite the circumstances!  The entire staff at El Toro High School is here to support and help you while we shift to distance learning during the school closure.  Students, if you have not heard from your teacher (s), please reach out to your teacher (s) as soon as possible via email.  

 Chromebook Distribution

Parents needing a Chromebook or the swapping of a Chromebook can e-mail portalsupport@svusd.org or call the help desk at 949-855-4357.  The help desk is open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Parents will be provided with a morning or afternoon time slot choice to pick up or drop off the device at the District Office.

 Distance Learning 

Distance learning starts, Monday, March 23.  Students will be able to engage with their teachers via online tools and teachers will work remotely, providing learning activities to complete along with other activities. Students will complete their assignments, engage in the learning opportunities assigned by their teachers and communicate with their teachers via email and other means. 

Please visit our Distance Learning Resources webpage for additional information.

Please visit our Guidance webpage for important information from our Counselors.

 Helpful Tips for Parents and Guardians

We ask for your assistance in supporting your student in this new learning approach. Here are some tips to help motivate your student to succeed:

  • Schedule learning and study time. Encourage your student to reach out to teachers as needed
  • Make sure they have joined the classroom platform their teacher (s) are using
  • Evaluate your student’s progress regularly
  • Keep a routine
  • Be patient (this is a new and different approach to learning) 

In order to best serve our students, we have developed a teacher office hours schedule during distance learning (see below) to help balance competing priorities and to ensure student support. This is a great way for students to communicate online with their teachers for additional support.  

Teacher Office Hours

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am-9:15am

Visual and Performing Arts

Science

World Language 

English

Department Meetings for Staff

9:30am-10:15am

PE / Health

History/

Social Science

Career and Technical Education

Math

PLC Meetings for Staff

10:45am-11:30am

Visual and Performing Arts

Science

World Language

English

 

11:45am-12:30pm

PE / Health

History/

Social Science

Career and Technical Education

Math

 

1:30pm-2:30pm

Optional/

Leadership Meeting for Staff

Optional

Optional

Optional

 

 

Here are the details:

  • Teachers will be available during these times listed above in whatever way they deem appropriate which could mean Zoom, Google Meeting, Remind, email, phone, or whatever other method they choose.  
  • Teachers will push out asynchronous learning activities; this means the student does not have to be online with their teacher and class at the same time, they can do the online learning activity whenever they want.  This schedule is not in place of other asynchronous learning activities, it is just to be available at a specific time to support and stay connected with students.
  • Your teachers will arrange their time slots and be available in whatever way works for them and their classes.  For example, a teacher who teaches two courses might choose to use one of their time slots for one course and the second time slot for the other.  Your teacher will let you know the details of their time slots.
  • We will keep this for at least the first week and gather input from stakeholders on how it’s going at the end of the first week. Please be patient with us as we try this new approach.

We recognize that the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound effect on our Charger family and on the world. Please note that we are doing everything in our power to support our students in the best possible way and we will continue to provide student access to the learning using a distance learning approach they deserve while staying safe and healthy.

We are fortunate to have an exceptional and committed staff who have worked tirelessly to deliver distance learning to our students. We appreciate their hard work and quick response.  Transforming into a distance learning model immediately has been an incredible undertaking and it has been an honor to see how everyone has stepped up to serve our community. 

We truly appreciate your patience, understanding, and support as we work together to transition to distance learning through these uncharted and trying times. Thank you for being part of our Charger family of educational partners while you take care of yourself and your family during this crisis. 

Wishing you and your family health and wellness.

Stay safe!

Terri Gusiff

Principal