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Street Reconstruction Group 1801 Construction Update

Work on this City of San Diego project to improve infrastructure in your neighborhood will require the closing of part of the intersections of Gold Coast Drive at Westchester Avenue and Brookhurst Lane from Monday, March 6 through Friday, March 10 weather permitting.

Construction work will consist of:
• Installation of cross-gutter in the Gold Coast Drive/Westchester Avenue and Gold Coast Drive/Brookhurst Lane intersections.
• Closure of intersections is necessary to allow concrete to cure.

How your neighborhood may be impacted:
• Temporary road closures, traffic rerouting, parking and access restrictions will be in effect from March 6 to March 10.
• “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 72 hours before work begins. Vehicles in violation of the signs will be towed.
• Construction noise may be heard.



Wangenheim was one of 12 schools in the San Diego Unified School District to earn the 2023 California Purple Star distinction, joining a select group of just 59 schools throughout the state to receive the honor this year.
Now in its second year, the California Purple Star School program publicly recognizes schools that go above and beyond in supporting military-connected students and their families. The 2023 San Diego Unified Purple

Military-connected students can expect to change schools between six and nine times from kindergarten through high school, or three times more often than non-military-connected children. As military-connected students transition between schools, often to different states and countries, they must adapt to varying cultures, school populations, curricula, standards, course offerings, schedules, and graduation requirements.

The Purple Star Program was designed to help mitigate these unique challenges by setting standards for and publicly designating military-friendly schools. San Diego is home to one of the largest concentrations of military-connected personnel in the nation, and nearly 8,000 San Diego Unified students have a parent serving in the Armed Forces.

ATTN 8th Graders:


LOTECongratulations to the students who recently passed the LOTE test see picture above). This is an optional exam that students take that satisfies the foreign language requirement for High School graduation.



Beginning Jan. 30, 2023, COVID-19 testing will shift from weekly site testing to an all home test kit model. Students and staff who wish to test regularly, or as needed, may pick up free home test kits from their school office through the end of the 2022-23 school year.

As a reminder, individuals should not attend work or school if they are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of any cold-like virus, until those symptoms start to improve and there is no fever for 24 hours (without use of fever-reducing medication). If any student or staff tests positive for COVID-19, please do not attend work or school and report the illness  here.

The district will continue contact tracing and case management for all students and staff until further notice. All positive home test results that are reported to the school will be documented, and the district contact tracing team will report those positive results to the County Department of Public Health. The  COVID-19 Dashboard will remain in use for staff and families to monitor case rates at their schools.





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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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