This page is dedicated to information and updates about COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus), including our response plans. This page will be updated as new information becomes available or if directions change. Last Updated on April 10, 2020.

Distance learning during school closure

IDEATE High Academy is now operating distance learning for all students. All assignments are posted on Google Classroom and all teachers are available via Google Hangouts for conferencing and assistance.

During the closure students should be checking their school email daily, checking in with their advisor via email or phone and submitting assignments using Google Classroom.

Our support staff is available for any student need. Please contact for any questions regarding academic support.

If you wish to talk to the assistant principal regarding any topic please use this link to schedule a time or email at

Teacher office hours

10:30 – 11:30

Alex –

Kim –


11:30 – 12:30

Charlene –

Chris –


12:30 – 1:30

Leslie –

Morgan – 


1:30 – 2:30

Dana –

Clay –


2:30 – 3:30

Glen –

Jacob –


3:30 – 4:30

Anna –

To set up 1:1 meetings with the IDEATE staff please use the following links:


Tali Lerner – meeting for support regarding distance learning and school closure

                         Meeting regarding College preparation

Glen Worley –

Kim De La Mora – 

Leslie Perez – 

Anna Warner –

Morgan Owen – 

Dana Dale –

Charlene Holkenbrink –

Ellis Clay –

Chris Neufeld –

Jacob Macalolooy –

Alex Carson –

Cassandra Dukes –

Current Status

Status as of April 10, 2020
All school site locations are closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020, and until further notice, for the public health emergency of COVID-19.

Estado al 10 de abril de 2020
Todos los sitios escolares están cerrados a partir del lunes 16 de marzo de 2020, y hasta nuevo aviso, por la emergencia de salud pública de COVID-19.

Community Resources

Food for Students

March 14, 2020

We have learned that there are community resources available to feed students ages 18 and younger.  Items are available to be picked up and taken home. No questions asked. Lunch hours are 11am-1pm.

Clark Middle School
4388 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92105

Cherokee Point Elementary
3735 38th St, San Diego, CA 92105

Sherman Elementary
301 22nd St, San Diego, CA 92102

Zamorano Elementary
2655 Casey Street, San Diego CA 92139

Kearny High School
1954 Komet Way, San Diego CA 92111

O’Farrell Charter School
6130 Skyline Dr, San Diego CA 92114

Walker Middle School
2231 Camino del Rio S. #200 San Diego CA 92108

Farb Middle School
4880 La Cuenta Dr, San Diego CA 92124

Perkins Elementary
1770 Main St, San Diego, CA 92113

Ibarra Elementary
4877 Orange Ave, San Diego, CA 92115

Horton Elementary
5050 Guymon St, San Diego, CA 92102

Some locations may be added if needed. Additional Resources: 211 and Feeding SD 858-452-3663.

Household Preperation

In addition to school actions, we expect you will follow the guidelines from the San Diego County of Public Health to prepare your family and your household for the pandemic. The health office recommends you:


  • Store a two-week supply of food, beverages, and water, including food for family pets. Ensure an adequate supply of prescribed and routine medications are on hand.
  • Plan ways to care for those who are at greater risk for serious complications and who will take care of sick family members.
  • If you have family members with increased risk of getting seriously sick, check with your medical providers about symptoms and treatment.
  • Create an emergency contact list of family and friends, teachers and employers.
  • Have a plan in case your school, childcare, or employer closes temporarily.
  • Talk with your children, family, and friends about what to do if an outbreak occurs and what each person would need.


In addition, the CDC recommends your household plan of action includes:

  • Talk with the people who need to be included in your plan. Meet with household members, other relatives, and friends to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be.
  • Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications. There is limited information about who may be at risk for severe complications from COVID-19 illness. It is possible that older adults and persons who have underlying chronic medical conditions may be at risk for more serious complications.
  • Get to know your neighbors. Talk with your neighbors about emergency planning. If your neighborhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbors, information, and resources.
  • Identify aid organizations in your community. Create a list of local organizations that you and your household can contact in the event you need access to information, health care services, support, and resources. Consider including organizations that provide mental health or counseling services, food, and other supplies.
  • Create an emergency contact list. Ensure your household has a current list of emergency contacts for family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, health care providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.

If you need more help

Please contact us by emailing:

Principal – Shawn Loescher – sloescher@ideatehighacademy

Assistant Principal – Tali Lerner –

For more information

Follow our website as well as the following resources for up to date, accurate information:

Current Understanding of Virus

  • Symptoms most commonly include: fever with cough or shortness of breath; Some people have fewer or no symptoms at all. Headache, sore throat, and runny nose also occur with this virus.
  • Spread is most likely from droplets (cough and sneezing).
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers this a serious public health threat, but with health risk from this virus to be low at this time.
  • It is not yet known whether people carrying the virus, but have no symptoms, can spread the virus to others.
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days, or as long as 14 days, after exposure.
  • Most people with this infection will recover on their own. There is no specific treatment for novel coronavirus infection yet.
  • For patients who are more severely ill, hospitals can provide supportive care.

Basic Prevention of Virus Spread

  • Make sure all family members are up-to-date with their flu shots.
  • Promote basic hygiene:
    • Any coughing or sneezing should be directed into one’s sleeve, rather than into hands or the air.
    • Wash hands after using and handling used tissues, after blowing nose, before/after eating, and after toilet use.
      Wash for 20 seconds with soap, rub between fingers and under nails; and then rinse and dry.
    • Use alcohol (60%+) hand gel if sinks are not readily available.
    • Avoid rubbing your eyes, nose and mouth.
    • Do not share utensils, cups etc.
    • Stay home when sick.
    • Avoid contact with those who are sick.
  • Wearing masks in public is not recommended for Americans by the CDC nor by our local public health department. It will be discouraged in schools.
  • Hand washing is considered the best protection from infectious diseases.
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