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Sweetwater District Hosts Historical Fall Themed Spectacle Pumpkin Smash Event

On Saturday November 5, dozens of students gathered at Eastlake Middle School for the Inaugural “Game of Throws” Pumpkin Smash event. This event is presented by the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD), the STEAM Ahead Foundation, and Friends of Chula Vista Park & Recreation Foundation.
Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math loving students enjoyed a smashing good time, in a day filled of fun, and flying pumpkins.

“No batteries required, no programming necessary, pure imagination and the use of basic tools and simple machines to bring STEAM in action,” said Jesus L. Ulloa-Higuera, SUHSD Launch Academy Principal and former SUHSD STEAM Programs Coordinator.

The annual renaissance themed popular event originated in November of 2016 by event creator and coordinator Michael Monaco, community member and Publisher/Owner of Our Hometown Magazine. Organized to bring together school communities across the South Bay with a fun and engaging STEAM activity the event involves school site teams that build a catapult and use it to compete for awards. This years teams of students collaborated to research, design, build, test, and adjust a medieval mechanical device “trebuchet” capable of launching pumpkins in a competition of accuracy.

“A true STEAM activity involves multiple standards, collaboration, inquiry, and scientific exploration. The Pumpkin Smash Game of Throws added a sense of community, fun, and competition. It was truly a fun STEAM activity!” said Brahim Wahib, Sweetwater District STEAM Coordinator.

Participating School Teams include: Montgomery Middle School, Granger Junior High School, Eastlake Middle School, Hilltop Middle School, Mar Vista Academy, Imperial Beach charter, Boys and Girls Club, Sunny Slope Elementary School, Mendoza Elementary School, SWEnext, Club (Eastlake High School), Bonita Vista Middle School.

Huge thanks to event sponsors and supporters: San Diego County Supervisor, Nora Vargas, Republic Services, Our Hometown Community Newsprint, Baldwin & Sons, Chula Vista Police Activities League, Structural Engineers Association of San Diego, Chick-fil-A, the Rotary Club of Chula Vista-Eastlake, and the Chula Vista Fire Department.

Congratulations to all participants. SUHSD is proud to collaborate with community organizations to provide students a day full of fun, flying fruit, and a smashing good time!

Sweetwater District Hosts Historical Fall Themed Spectacle Pumpkin Smash Event

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SBCS provides FREE before & after school programs

Spotlight. Before and After School Programs

17 School Sites
1st - 8th Charter Schools:
Hawking S.T.EAM
Charter School
Hawking S.T.EA.M.
Charter School 2

Middle Schools:
Castle Park Middle School
Chula Vista Middle School
Granger Junior High School
Hilltop Middle School
Mar Vista Academv
Montgomery Middle School
National City Middle School
Southwest Middle School

High Schools:
Castle Park High School
Hilltop High School
Mar Vista High School
Montgomery High School
San Ysidro High School
Southwest High School
Sweetwater High School

Our before and after school programs provide safe environments for students to engage in extended
learning and recreational activities. Offerings include homework support, organized sports, arts and a
multitude of academic activities. For more information please contact your school's main office.

SBCS provides FREE before & after school programs at a variety of sites, in partnership with

@SUHSD & Hawking STEAM Charter Schools. View the list of participating schools in the image of this tweet & contact their main office for more info.

Sweetwater District Receives Stable Outlook Rating from Moody’s Investors Service

The Sweetwater Union High School District is proud to announce the successful upgrade of the district’s issuer rating system and stable outlook status. On Friday, September 9, 2022, Moody’s investor service announced a significant accomplishment of the district’s general obligation rating up two notches to A1 from A3 and issuer rating to A2 from Baa1.

“This positive outcome has come largely due to the district’s collaborative work on fiscal matters,” said Superintendent Dr. Moises Aguirre. “Receiving this rating is the beginning of a new chapter for the district, and a direct reflection of the dedicated work, strength and stability of our staff and community.”

The stable outlook status illustrates the district’s thoughtful long-term planning, and the districts commitment to fiscal responsibility, stability and budget planning.

Click here for Moody’s Investors Service full rating details

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COVID-19 Information for Parents & Students

Mar Vista Academy Students

Latest COVID Guidelines – July 14,2022

After consultation with medical professionals as well as reviewing state and local guidance, SUHSD will commence the 2022-2023 school year with new COVID-19 protocols. This includes masking and testing during the school year and if exposed to COVID-19 (link here).

Después de consultar con profesionales médicos y revisar la orientación estatal y local, SUHSD comenzará el año escolar 2022-2023 con nuevos protocolos COVID-19. Esto incluye enmascaramiento y pruebas durante el año escolar y si es expuesto a COVID-19 (enlace aquí).

Primary Health COVID-19 Testing

Students and staff can pick up at-home tests here.

Antigen/PCR testing available to students, staff and household members.

Registration is required.

Palomar High School
480 Palomar Street Chula Vista, CA 91911
Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To Register Click Here for Primary Health COVID-19 Testing


Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) applications are now available!

Bid Opportunities / RFP’s

Bid 23-2823-DP Portable Field Lighting Due before 1:00 p.m. on October 18, 2022 The district is soliciting Bids from qualified firms to provide portable field lighting.

The district is soliciting Bids from qualified firms to provide portable field lighting.

Bid 23-2826-DP Tree Pruning, Trimming and Removal Project – Due before 1:00 p.m. October 20, 2022

The purpose of this bid is to provide the Sweetwater Union High School District with a qualified firm for tree pruning, trimming and removal at specified locations at various school sites.

Bid 12-2807-DP Document Destruction Services Due before 1:00 p.m. on October 27, 2022

The purpose of this bid is to provide the Sweetwater Union High School District with a qualified contractor for furnishing of all labor, materials, transportation, equipment, and services related to document destruction services.

Bid 23-2829-DP Door Locks and Related Hardware Due before 2:00 p.m. November 2, 2022

The purpose of this bid is to provide the Sweetwater Union High School District with a qualified supplier of electronic access control door locks and hardware.

Firms interested in providing a proposal can visit our “Bid Opportunities” page on the Purchasing website here.

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MarVistaAcademy! 8th graders celebrated fellow 7th graders for their pledge to be #VikingStrong all year long! V.I.K.I.N.G.S. are Versatile, Inquisitive, Kind, Interactive, Never Give Up, Gutsy and Synergetic! Congratulations MVA Vikings! #WeAreSUHSD!

#CastleParkHighSchool#CPHTrojans celebrated their return to school with a “Welcome Back” assembly full of water soaking games and activities! It’s great to see students and staff energized and excited about
 #campuslife#WeAreSUHSD #OnceATrojanAlwaysATrojan #SUHSD

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