August 13th – Reminder: Student Meals Available!

We want to remind you that SamFam students can enjoy breakfast and lunch each day, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Please stop by during these hours and pick up both meals for your student! If you have any questions, you may contact Natalia Gomez at: or (714) 619-0168.

We hope to see you soon!

August 9th – First Week of School and Materials Pickup

First Week of School and Materials Pickup

First Day of School
First day of school is VIRTUAL on Wednesday August 12. All students will report to a single zoom room point of entry for grade level rotations.
7th and 9th-12th NEW students will receive a login link for their zoom entry class during chromebook and materials pickup.
10-12th grade returning students will receive their logins via their Samueli Academy email. Please confirm that your student’s email is working and they are currently receiving school emails.

8:30-10:30 AM Students will participate in grade level workshops

11:00 AM Students will report to their advisory teachers for the first time this year (links will be provided during grade level workshops)

12:00 PM School wide assembly (link will be provided to advisory teachers)

12:15 End of first day live content

Students will begin classroom-based instruction on Thursday August 13.
Aeries Authorizations
ALL parents or guardians should have completed your Aeries authorizations by the date/time of your materials pickup. Click here for instructions on how to complete your authorizations.
Materials and Chromebook Pick Up

7th grade students Tuesday, August 11.

  • Students with last names beginning with A-L 8 AM to 12 PM
  • Students with last names beginning M-Z 12 PM to 4 PM

9th grade students Monday, August 10.

  • Students with last names beginning with A-L 8 AM to 12 PM
  • Students with last names beginning M-Z 12 PM to 4 PM

10th grade students Monday, August 17th 4:30PM to 6:30 PM.

11th grade students Tuesday, August 18th from 4:30PM to 6:30 PM.

12th grade students Wednesday, August 19th from 4:30PM to 6:30 PM.

Class Schedules
Students should be making final course requests by Tuesday. See here for resources on where to request classes in aeries: Where to request classes in aeries and tutorial see here for a List of electives

Recordings listed below:

9th Grade (class of 2024)
10th Grade (class of 2023)
11th Grade (class of 2022)
12th Grade (class of 2021)

JULY 20th – Fall Learning Plan Update

Please see this video for a description of our learning plan for fall.

Samueli Source
Formal Learning Plan Fall 2020
Caregivers, parents and guardians,

At Samueli Academy, we value creating a nurturing environment which cares about the whole student. Now more than ever, we stand by our belief that creating loving, supportive, and equitable communities of learning is what our students need. We believe that project-based learning remains the best way to create engaging learning opportunities for all students and we remain committed to collaborative learning. Samueli Academy recognizes the impacts the Covid-19 pandemic has had on our community and it is our responsibility to ensure the physical and social-emotional safety of our students.

Beginning August 12th, 2020, Samueli Academy will hold the first day of school virtually and continue to operate 100% online until health authorities and local factors deem social gathering safe from the rapid spread of coronavirus infection. As a small school and a charter, Samueli Academy is flexible and intends to return to school in person as soon as both state and local indicators point to group gatherings safely occurring once again. We recognize the urgency of resuming school in person and are eager to open in a way that is safe for all students and staff as soon as possible.

Please see this link for complete information and resources regarding this plan.

Lee Fleming
Head of School
Samueli Academy
Samueli Source

Plan formal de aprendizaje otoño 2020

Este video contiene una descripción de nuestro plan de aprendizaje para otoño.
Cuidadores, padres y tutores,

En Samueli Academy, valoramos la creación de un ambiente enriquecedor que se preocupe por todo el alumno. Ahora más que nunca, mantenemos nuestra creencia de que lo que necesitan nuestros estudiantes es crear comunidades de aprendizaje cariñoso, solidarias y equitativas. Creemos que el aprendizaje basado en proyectos sigue siendo la mejor manera de crear oportunidades de aprendizaje atractivas para todos los estudiantes y seguimos comprometidos con el aprendizaje colaborativo. Samueli Academy reconoce los impactos que la pandemia de Covid-19 ha tenido en nuestra comunidad y es nuestra responsabilidad garantizar la seguridad física y social y emocional de nuestros estudiantes.

A partir del 12 de agosto de 2020, Samueli Academy comenzará el primer día de clases virtualmente y continuará operando 100% en línea hasta que los funcionarios estatales y locales, las autoridades de salud y los factores locales consideren que las reuniones sociales están más seguras para prevenir la rápida propagación de la infección por coronavirus. Como una escuela pequeña y una escuela autónoma, Samueli Academy es flexible y tiene la intención de regresar a la escuela en persona tan pronto como los indicadores estatales y locales indiquen que las reuniones grupales ocurran de manera segura una vez más. Reconocemos la urgencia de reanudar la escuela en persona y estamos ansiosos por abrir de una manera segura para todos los estudiantes y el personal lo antes posible.

Para más información vea este enlace.

Lee Fleming
Head of School
Samueli Academy

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