Fundraiser for family of five that lost father
A GoFundMe campaign is underway to help a family with five children after the father of the family died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in early July.
Jeffrey Meginness was on his way home and was in a severe motorcycle accident. He couldn’t overcome his injuries and passed away. He is survived by his wife Crystal Meginness and five children who are students at schools in Scripps Ranch.
The GoFundMe campaign was started so Crystal will not have to worry about basic expenses for a few months so she can focus on herself, her children and the healing/grieving process. Donate at https://bit.ly/39s1LiY or visit gofundme.com and search for: Support Crystal and her beautiful kids.
Online classes to start
On July 13, The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) announced it will hold online classes only as the 2020-21 school year starts in August. This does not mean a physical return to campuses will not happen this year or next. SDUSD will provide a public assessment on Aug. 10 of how soon a physical return to class will be possible.
The new school year will start online Aug. 31 as previously scheduled; and the district will continue planning for a return to in-person learning as soon as public health conditions allow.
SDUSD stated its teachers will receive expanded training in online education; students will receive additional training to become better online learners; online supports for parents will be increased; principals will continue customized planning for the safest possible reopening this fall; free meals will continue to be provided at the current distribution stations.
On July 17, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his plan for learning and safe schools for the new school year, as the California Department of Public Health issued a framework for when and how schools should reopen for in-person instruction. The statement says schools located in counties that are on the Monitoring List must not physically open for in-person instruction until their county has come off the state’s Monitoring List for 14 consecutive days.
A march in support of equality and justice drew a large crowd on Saturday, July 18 in Scripps Ranch.
The public was invited to participate in the planned peaceful demonstration supporting equality and the Black Lives Matter movement beginning at Jerabek Park.
Much of the march was streamed live on social media, showing the procession as it moved north through Scripps Ranch. While many
of the participants protested peacefully, some reportedly blocked streets, walked into normally quiet neighborhoods and taunted police. The march reached its most tense point at the intersection of Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road as agitated motorists reportedly nudged into protestors with their vehicles. Some accounts report that a car barreled into the marchers and sped away, injuring at least one participant.
Scripps Ranch News intends to publish a full report and seeks credible eyewitness accounts. Those witnessing this event in person and who agree to have their full names published are encouraged to email email@example.com.
Thirty percent of the Scripps Ranch community has not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Residents can call the number below to reach a local census specialist who can answer questions or even fill out the questionnaire on their behalf. The online questionnaire is still available at https://my2020census.gov/1. Call (858) 285-7539 for assistance with the census questionnaire.
Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) will hold a drive-thru/walk graduation ceremony for the graduating Class of 2020, within the San Diego County guidelines for safety during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a message sent by Matt Lawson, SRHS interim principal. The graduation ceremony will be held at SRHS on Wednesday, July 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. More information regarding the logistics of the ceremony will be sent at a later date (beyond Scripps Ranch News deadline)