Superintendent's Updates for Lemon Grove Families
July 19, 2022
Dear Lemon Grove Families!
I sure hope you are enjoying your summer break. This is such a wonderful time for families to bond and enjoy each other. All the educators and staff also value this time to rest, rejuvenate, and gear up for the phenomenal year ahead!
In the meantime, until we are reunited back at school, I am writing to share some information that may be useful to you this summer.
First Day of School Reminder
We return to school on Tuesday, August 16th. The first Tuesday and Wednesday are half days for all students.
COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available for Everyone Ages 6-months and Older
COVID-19 vaccines are now available in California for everyone ages 6 months and older. California supports the recommendation by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics,and FDA granting emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months.
Additional Free At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests
Every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order a 3rd round of 8 additional free at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests. Getting tested, along with vaccinations and masking, helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Learn more.
988 Mental Health Lifeline Adds to SD County Resources
People experiencing a suicide, mental health or substance use crisis will now be able to call or text to a three-digit 988 dialing code to get help for themselves or a loved one.
Starting July 16, all San Diegans will be able to call 988 and be connected to a trained counselor who can help them and connect them to services in the area where they live. This new service is in addition to the County’s Access and Crisis Line (ACL) at (888) 724-7240.
With its launch, 988 will serve as the new nationwide phone number for connecting people to a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in a suicidal, mental health and/or substance use crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
UPDATED - July 19, 2022, 8:00 am