What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness
that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes
COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during
an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Principal’s Letter 3/22/2020



Take steps to protect yourself

Illustration: washing hands with soap and water

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Illustration: Woman quarantined to her home

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

man in bed

Stay home if you’re sick

woman covering their mouth when coughing

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
man wearing a mask

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
cleaning a counter

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:
    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
    Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

Office Depot – Give back to schools

A small act can make a huge difference
Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide your school’s ID at 
checkout (in store and online) and your designated school will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies!

Make a purchase

Make a purchase
Complete your online purchase and enter your school’s ID on the Thank You Confirmation page. Shopping in store? When you check out, simply provide your school’s name or school’s ID to associate.


Earn 5% back in credits for your school

Earn 5% back in credits
for your school

Once your school has earned more than $10 in credits within the quarter, we will mail them a merchandise certificate they can redeem at officedepot.com, at their local Office Depot store or at 1-800-GO-DEPOT.


Box Tops for Education

You can collect box tops for education by clipping them and turning them in. Please ask the office about a refrigerator pin-up to easily collect your box tops. (sample pictured)

If your item does not have a box top to clip, it may be an online coupon.

If you have not created an account, click here. Look up our school by entering our zip code: 92116. Please make sure the information matches below:


4630 34th St


You will be asked to enter a little more information about yourself but after that, you are all set!

Online Shopping Receipts

The following email receipts are currently eligible (as of November 1, 2019):

  1. Instacart
  2. Jet.com
  3. SamsClub.com
  4. Sams Club Scan & Go
  5. Shipt
  6. Target.com
  7. Target Pick-Up/Drive-Up
  8. Walmart Grocery
  9. Walmart Pay
  10. Walmart.com

You can email your *receipts directly from your registered email.

Email: receipts@boxtops4education.com

For purchases from online retailers not listed above, please follow the process below.

  1. Take a screenshot/picture (or multiple) of your entire receipt from your online purchase, including retailer name, all items, transaction total and date of purchase
  2. Open the Box Tops Contact Us form
  3. In the Comments field, please include:
    • Your email address
    • Your name
    • Your school’s name
    • The amount of Box Tops earned with the purchases from that receipt
  1. At the bottom of the form, use the “Upload Image Files” feature to add the screenshot/picture (s) of your receipt. We will process your receipt from your online purchase and award the cash earned within 2 weeks.

We appreciate the time and effort it takes to set up the account. If you have any questions, please contact the BOX TOP Coordinator in your classroom for any questions.

Walk for Life


San Diego Walk for Life

Thank you to all parents and children that participated in the Walk for Life Event. It was wonderful to be connected with like-minded, Christ-centered, fellow community members. Our Pastor, Father Rick was called away early to attend to his duties but we are proud to say we participated as a church and school. Thank you again, families, for making the effort on such short notice. Next year, we will give plenty of notice so that all may participate that are able. – Carmen Leon

Balboa Park
Sixth Ave & Laurel St, San Diego CA, 92103