Adelante Latino

ELM Latino Students,
It is my honor to extend an invitation to the 2018 Adelante Latino Conference. In this conference Latino students will be empowered to make positive decisions by connecting with successful Latino role models in order to promote academic achievement and embrace the Latino culture.
Please join us at the 22nd Annual Adelante Latino Conference!
When: Saturday, April 21st
Where: UCSD, Price Center Ballroom
Time: 8am -2pm
*Free transportation and lunch will be provided to Students*
If you are interested in attending the conference please register by clicking on the link below.
AFTER COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION, YOU WILL GET A CONFIRMATION PAGE THAT REQUIRES PARENT SIGNATURE. Print confirmation, get it signed by parent and return to counseling center ASAP!
Steps to registration:
  • Fill in required information on registration form (personal info & workshops you will like to attend)
  • Submit 
  • Print registration confirmation, which will be sent to the email you provide on registration form
  • Have parents sign printed registration confirmation
  • Return signed registration confirmation form to counseling center
Unfortunately we have LIMITED CAPACITY for 25 students, a spot for the conference will be given on a first come first serve basis. This will be based on signed confirmation form turned in to counseling center to Ms. Silva, the counseling center’s secretary.
Further details will be provided to those who submit the registration confirmation page.
If you have any questions, please get a hold of Ms. Echegaray (counselor) at the counseling center.

SUHSD Mission Statement


Located in the heart of an international border community, the Sweetwater Union High School District ensures a safe, inclusive, collaborative culture that empowers each student to actively engage in a meaningful educational experience to pursue personal and academic success.



  • We believe each student can succeed.
  • We believe in a welcoming community that is inclusive, equitable, and promotes positive academic, social, and emotional well-being.
  • We believe relationships and collaboration matter.
  • We believe resources shall be equitably distributed to ensure the success of each student.
  • We believe in the value of community voice in decision-making.
  • We believe in a culture of trust based on integrity and transparency.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Case at ELM

EastLake Middle Parents/Guardians,

There has been a case(s) of pertussis (whooping cough) at Eastlake Middle School. Your child may have been exposed to this highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing.  Because no vaccine is 100% protective, even immunized persons can become ill with pertussis, but the symptoms are usually milder.

Pertussis is spread through the air when an ill person coughs or sneezes.  Infants and young children are at highest risk of life threatening complications from the disease. Their symptoms most often include cold symptoms such as runny nose, slight fever, and occasional cough.  The cough becomes worse, turning into coughing spasms that may be followed by:

  • a crowing(whooping) sound on breathing in
  • vomiting or gagging
  • choking or turning blue

In older children and adults, pertussis symptoms include aggravating coughing attacks that last for two weeks or longer and may be accompanied by vomiting, gagging, and sticky mucus production.  These attacks may worsen at night.  Between the coughing attacks, the person may feel well and have no symptoms.

If your child starts to show symptoms of pertussis:

  1. Consult your healthcare provider and let them know your child may have been exposed to someone ill with pertussis. This disease is treated with specific antibiotics.
  2. Notify the school if your doctor suspects your child is ill with pertussis. Ill children should stay home until completion of five days of antibiotic therapy to prevent spreading the disease to others.

To help protect against getting ill from pertussis:

  1. Check with your doctor to see if you and your family are up to date with the appropriate number of DTaP (childhood) or Tdap (adolescent and adult) vaccine doses.
  2. Wash hands frequently.
  3. Visit the websites www.vaccineinformation.org/video/pertussis.asp or www.sdiz.org. to learn more about pertussis.
  4. Parents of children without symptoms, especially those children who have not been vaccinated against pertussis, may consider making an appointment for the child to see their doctor to receive post-exposure prophylaxis (medicine given after contact with a person with pertussis in order to prevent the disease).

If you have any additional questions regarding pertussis, you may call the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Epidemiology and Immunization Services at 1-866-358-2966 and press 5 to speak with a Public Health Nurse.


Ricardo Cooke, Ed. D.

Pertussis Letter