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 ​SDCOE Highlights Resources for November 2021

​​​Each month, the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) highlights low-cost or no-cost opportunities in the What's Happening newsletter. The November edition includes several SDCOE-offered programs and resources, along with offerings by some of our community partners. Some of these opportunities are highlighted below.​ To sign up for the newsletter, email

Remaining Air Dates for Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers 

In partnership with SDCOE, Cox Communications is airing a one-hour “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” television special recognizing local teachers, spotlighting the 2021-22 County Teachers of the Year, and sharing highlights from the Salute to Teachers reception held in September.

Tune in to catch one of the remaining air dates on YurView Network (Cox Channel 4/1004): 

  • Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 7 at 9 p.m.
  • Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.

Free Tickets to Aztec Women's Basketball

Teachers and coaches can now request free tickets for their student groups for the following events at San Diego State University (SDSU).

Please keep in mind that game tickets are free for K-8 students and their teachers/chaperones. High school students are welcome but cannot receive free tickets, as per NCAA recruiting rules. Schools are responsible for their own transportation.

Girls and Women in Sports Day

Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with SDSU Athletics! The Jan. 29 event starts at 10:30 a.m. with pre-game activities featuring SDSU women student-athletes. Immediately following, the Aztec women's basketball team takes on New Mexico, with tip-off at noon. Fill out this form to request tickets. Download an event flyer. COVID safety protocols in place for SDSU games are noted on the flyer.

Field Trip Day

Through a partnership between SDSU Athletics and SDCOE, free tickets are available for students, teachers, and chaperones to the Feb. 9 women's basketball game versus Nevada. Doors open at 10 a.m. for educational activities before the 11 a.m. game. Students can bring their own lunch (no hard containers allowed). Fill out this form to request tickets. Download an event flyer. COVID safety protocols in place for SDSU games are noted on the flyer.

Free Scholarship Awareness Events for Students and Families

The San Diego Foundation and the San Diego and Imperial Counties Cal-SOAP are teaming up to present free virtual scholarship information nights Nov. 18 and Dec. 9, and a hands-on scholarship workshop Jan. 9 at the Malcolm X Public Library in San Diego.

These events aim to help students and their families learn about scholarship applications and local financial aid resources. The workshops are open to all San Diego County students, with a special focus on current high school seniors. View the event flyer for more informationVisit the Cal-SOAP website to register for the free information sessions.

San Diego Pride Youth Leadership Academy

San Diego Pride, in partnership with SDCOE, the San Diego Unified School District, and The School for Entrepreneurship and Technology, will host the annual Pride Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) Nov. 13 at the School for Entrepreneurship & Technology campus.

YLA is a fun and intense all-day event that includes historic context, LGBTQ resource education, organizing skills, panel discussions, and team-building activities to inform and motivate participants to be successful in all they do. Three tracks are available: First-time attendees, returning attendees, and parent/caregiver/educator. Visit the SD Pride website for the complete schedule, speaker information, and application links.

Virtual Summit for Students on the Dangers of Opioids

To empower youth with knowledge on the risks of opioid misuse, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, SDCOE, and others are hosting the first San Diego Juvenile Opioid Summit called SDNeeds2Know on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Open to middle and high school students countywide, the virtual assembly will include powerful testimonials from overdose survivors, a short play by peers, and inspiring messages from local leaders. Attendees will also hear from keynote speaker former NBA basketball player Chris Herren, who struggled with an opioid addiction and uses his story of recovery as a powerful connection to help those suffering from addiction.

The event is free, but registration is required. Visit the event webpage for complete information.