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Great News! Mark your calendars for the return of Shadow a Student Day! On Thursday, May 26th all parents/guardians are welcome to come to school with their students and attend all their classes!

With the easing of COVID restrictions many schools have hosted or are planning to host a Spring Open House. We know many of you want to feel more connected to the school and your student’s teachers. Spring Open House has not been a part of our tradition, but Shadow a Student day has. We are excited to welcome parents/guardians onto campus for that day. The minimum day on Thursday, May 26th was selected as the day for Shadow a Student day after discussion with our SGT and our Area Superintendent.

For most of you, this will be a new experience. Much of the day will run as it did pre-COVID:
*The bell schedule is a standard 6 period minimum day with no Advisory and lunch afterwards.
*Parent/Guardians will have the opportunity to complete a blue slip when they arrive to campus if they want to leave after 6th period.
*Parent/Guardians will have free coffee available to them in the morning.
*Please no use of cell phones in class. If you need to text or take a call, please step outside to not disrupt the lesson.
*Siblings and family under the age of 18 cannot attend. We do not have child care available and want this experience to be meaningful for our students and their parent/guardian.

You will have the opportunity to experience lessons that are fun and engaging for both students and yourself (especially since we will have just finished testing!).

We will also follow all the current COIVD precautions:
*Masks will be highly encouraged and available for any who needs/wants one.
*Social distancing will be practiced, when possible.
*Parents/Guardians will be asked to sign in during each period (for contact tracing purpose and to record the number of participants).
*Families and their students with COIVD symptoms need to stay home.
*Anyone on campus with COIVD symptoms will need to go to the nurse’s office.
*Voluntary COVID testing will still occur (Thursday is our usual day), but is limited to students and staff only.


Please contact the office (619.605.2250) if you have any questions or concerns.

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The following message was sent to families and staff (April 24, 2022):

Over the past several weeks there has been a steady increase in COVID-19 cases in our schools, our local communities in San Diego County, and across our country as a whole. While this is not the rapid surge we saw in January, it is still a concern and a trend that we expect to continue.  In an effort to be prepared for any spread in our schools, San Diego Unified is adopting the following parameters for increasing our mitigation strategies if necessary.

Effective Wednesday, May 25, 2022, indoor masking may return to required status for individual schools and/or the District if the following risk levels are reached. This would apply to the remainder of the 2021-22 school year and 2022 summer school. 

  • Individual schools will resume required masking indoors for a minimum of a 14-day period, when:
  • Within the past 14 days, at least three outbreaks (three or more cases in an individual classroom or stable group constitutes one outbreak) have occurred in the school, AND more than 5% of the school population (students and staff) is infected. OR,
  • In a 3 consecutive-day span, 10% or more of the student population is absent each day due to illness.  Note this metric will not apply to 2022 summer school. 
  • Districtwide, all schools and district sites will return to required indoor masking when San Diego County is in the High Level (orange) under CDC Community Level. 

Families will be notified if their school(s) or the District reach these levels for masks to be required indoors.

To learn more about the safety mitigation strategies in place or to check the COVID-19 case rates at your school, visit the COVID-19 Information page.

San Diego Unified School District


COVID TESTING:  All students are encouraged to participate free in regular, on-site COVID-19 testing. Even if students are fully vaccinated, we still recommend weekly testing.  Free Covid testing in school not only helps prevent the spread of the virus, but it also helps more students stay in school and continue their education. 

Thursday from 12:00-3:00 is Wangenheim's testing day. There is no flexibility in the testing schedule.  Students requesting COVID testing on minimum days must remain after the 12:18 dismissal bell.

Opt-In to Regular, On-site Testing: If you have not already opted-in for your student(s), please follow these steps for regular, on-site testing.

1. Complete the opt-in process to allow the testers to conduct weekly testing.
2. Register and consent in the Primary.Health Portal in order to be tested.



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The mission of Wangenheim Middle School is to provide a meaningful and high quality academic experience based on Common Core State standards, along with a broad elective program and supported by character education, counseling, personal management systems, and opportunities for extracurricular involvement. We believe in meeting the diverse academic, social, and personal needs of our students while fostering curiosity and creativity in a safe and supportive learning environment.


For millennia, the Kumeyaay people have been a part of this land. This land has nourished, healed, protected and embraced them for many generations in a relationship of balance and harmony. As members of the Wangenheim community we acknowledge this legacy. We promote this balance and harmony. We find inspiration from this land; the land of the Kumeyaay.

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