Happenings at Holmes 5/14
Fri, May 14 7:37am

Happenings at Holmes 5/14



NOW - Thursday, May 27:  It’s time for our online spring book fair!

Time to get your kids set up for summer reading and help them establish healthy and regular reading habits! Scholastic always has your favorite books as well as a wide selection to choose from. Order at least $25 in book purchases and your shipping is FREE! Buy books to give as gifts or consider donating a book to your student’s classroom. We all know our Holmes students and staff are star readers. So, let’s get our reading on!!! Start Shopping Now!

Just mention Holmes when ordering delivery pick-up or dine-in and they will donate 30% 
Show flyer when ordering in drive-thru or walk-up and they will donate 20%

Principal's Message:

Good evening Holmes Families, this is Principal, Jonathan Saipe.  Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers in the Holmes Community!  As we wrap up Teacher/Staff Appreciation week, we want to thank you for all the love and appreciation from the students and families.  A BIG THANK YOU to our incredible PTA for the delicious snacks, luncheon, and daily recognition ideas. We are so grateful to work in such a wonderful community.

Picture Day!

Gerardy Photos will be taking student pictures in the auditorium on Thursday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m. for those on campus and Friday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. for students learning online.  Grade 5 students will be getting promotion portfolios and Kindergarteners will be getting Certificates of Completion in June.  

Online students please enter campus through the front office gate and exit through the auditorium gate.  Please remember to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.  Parents of online students may escort their child and wait in the lunch court until photographs are taken.  Grade 5 students will be getting promotion portfolios and Kindergarten students will receive Certificates of Completion in June.

  • No money is needed
  • Receive proofs and ordering information in one week
  • Choose from multiple expressions
  • Online ordering available PLUS Share-A-Smile with family and friends!

If you have any questions regarding ordering or picture packages please contact Gerardy Photography at cs@gerardyphoto.com or call 800-298-7770

Holmes COVID-19 Student Testing

San Diego Unified has partnered with UC San Diego to provide FREE COVID-19 testing at every school campus for all of our students. Testing is an important part of our district’s plan to protect our community from the spread of coronavirus. 

Our school’s scheduled testing day is every other Tuesday between 8:30am - 10:00am until the last day of school, June 15th.  Our next COVID-19 testing day is this Tuesday, May 11, 2021. 

Please click on the link to sign-up: Holmes Sign Up for COVID-19 Student Testing

California School Parent Survey (Reminder)

All Holmes Families are asked to complete one electronic parent survey per family to provide parent perceptions about the school learning environment, school climate, student support and parent involvement. Parent surveys are available online in English, Spanish, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. Each family will use this link to complete the survey:

Parent survey link:  https://wested.ugam-apps.com/wed/ts/TIEo

This survey is voluntary and anonymous and will be used as a tool to promote student achievement and well-being. Your voice is important. Please complete the parent survey by May 28, 2021.

Monday Morning Assembly

Tomorrow, please join me for our Monday Morning Assembly via Zoom at 8:30am.  Each classroom teacher will log into Zoom and project the image for the class on their Promethean Board. For our online learners make sure to join us and use the Zoom link below.

https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/5464358846?pwd=Sk5OMGtHK05VaUVsUTBYQjV1bWl3UT09  Meeting ID: 546 435 8846 Password: Holmes

Lastly, please continue to check the Phase 2 Parent/Student Handbook for new updates and information.