• May 13, 2020


    From Superintendent Fraser


    Dear Loma Parents/Guardians,


    It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is encroaching. This year will certainly be one for the history books. With the abrupt school closures that transpired in March, we were unable to properly close up classrooms and consequently we will need to coordinate an end-of-year process for distributing student’s personal belongings, while also collecting school-issued materials such as books, uniforms, etc.


    In order to adhere to current social-distancing requirements, we will need to set aside several days leading up to our June 4th end date to accomplish this task. In addition, given some of the unique challenges remote learning has posed, we also want to provide an adequate period of time for students to complete and submit distance learning assignments.


    To this end, our school principal, Karren Zook, will be including a schedule of activities in today’s Wednesday News such that families can plan accordingly. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or need additional clarification. 


    On a parallel path, we are currently in the process of scenario planning for how we can safely return to school in 2020-2021. The critical questions at this time are when to reopen, for whom, and with what health and safety precautions in place. I will keep you abreast of any new developments as they become available. Thank you for your continued partnership.



    Lisa Fraser


    Loma Prieta Joint Union School District

    23800 Summit Road

    Los Gatos, CA 95033

    408/353-1101 – p

    408/353-8051 – f



    End of the Year Plans

    In order to provide adequate time for our teachers and staff to close down classrooms, and collect and return materials, while also meeting social distancing requirements, our last day for Zoom meetings will be Tuesday, May 26.  All students will attend their core classes that day, so that teachers can bring closure to the year (see special schedule below).  Students will have until the end of the day on Monday, June 1, to complete and submit any late or missing assignments to their teachers.


    During the week of June 1-4, students and families will be provided with a scheduled time to pick up their personal possessions and classroom supplies, as well as return any borrowed items (library books, text books, etc.) to the school.


    Closing Day Schedules (Tuesday, May 26th)


    5th Grade:  9:00

    4th Grade: 9:30

    3rd Grade: 10:00

    2nd Grade: 10:30

    Kinder and 1st Grade: 11:00




    9:00- 6th grade

    9:20- 7th grade

    9:40- 8th grade


    10:00 – 6th grade

    10:20 – 7th grade

    10:40 – 8th grad 


    11:00 – 6th grade

    11:20 – 7th grade

    11:40 – 8th grade 

    Social Studies

    12:00 – 6th grade

    12:20 – 7th grade

    12:40 – 8th grade

    Spanish 1

    1:00 – 8th grade


    Save the Date!

    Though we can’t be together in person, we want to recognize all the hard work and dedication of our promoting students.  We will be celebrating our students as they transition to new phases of their lives through virtual promotions this year.  Please save the date and plan to join us:

    • Loma 5th Grade Promotion: Wednesday, June 3 at 1:00 (on YouTube)
    • CT 8th Grade Graduation: Thursday, June 4 at 4:00 (on YouTube)


    New Kinder Orientation: Postponed

    We have elected to postpone our New Kinder Orientation (originally scheduled for 5/20).  We plan to hold an orientation for kindergarten families once we have a clearer picture of what school will look like when we resume in August, in order to best support our new students in their transition. 

    8th Grade Parents – We Need Your Photos!

    Please look for 3-5 digital photos of your child that you would like included in our 8th grade slide show.  The photos can be of any age, at school, home, anywhere.  We also want group photos.  If you have photos of groups of kids, we would love to include some of those.  File Format: JPEG, GIF, PNG


    Labeling photos: Individual photos of your child should be labeled <family name><child first name><1..n>

    Group photos should be labeled <group><family name><child first name><1..n>


    Send you photos to Ruth Gantly (rgantly@sbcglobal.net)


    The Deadline for submission of photos is May 15


    School Closure Reminder

    The Loma and CT school offices are closed.  The District Office is staffed.  If you need to visit the District Office, please call ahead to 408-353-1101 extension 0 to schedule a time.  Drop-ins are discouraged in accordance with the current shelter-in-place order. 


    Stay healthy and be well,

    Karren Zook, Principal

    Loma Prieta Joint Union School District

    23800 Summit Road

    Los Gatos, CA  95033

    08/353-1106 – p                           

    408/353-3274 - f


    LPEF News


    Hi families of graduating students,


    Just a quick reminder - we are submitting the order on May 15. If you are interested in a sign, please order one ASAP.


    To honor our graduates, we’ve worked with a local shop to make Graduation Lawn signs for Loma and CT graduates. Each lawn sign costs $21 and includes a stake. 


    Loma CT


    If you are interested in ordering a sign:


    1.       Submit your order through THIS FORM 

    2.       Send payment via PayPal to: treasurer@lpef.org


    We’d like to finalize the order by May 15. We will not be purchasing extra signs - so don’t miss out! 


    We’ll email everyone who orders a sign with exact dates and times for local pick up, but hoping ~ May 22. 


    For more information, please visit lpef.org/class2020


    Cristina, Ruth & Erin 



    2020 KEEP! Campaign

    The LPEF KEEP (Keep Excellent Education Programs) is in full swing!


    KEEP! donations fund the following critical programs: 

    · Music: K-8 music program

    · PE: PE program at Loma

    · STEM: Support for technology integration/STEM enrichment

    · Electives: Preservation of middle school electives and elementary enrichment programs

    · Science: Direct support for specialized elementary science instruction

    · Library: Library support services at both CTE and Loma

    · Support Services: K-8 school counseling and other student support 


    Any size donation is greatly appreciated and incredibly important to ensuring our children have access to these amazing programs for the 2020 school year.

    Donate today at: https://www.lpef.org/donate now. 



    · TEXT "Loma" to 243-725 to give on your phone and to get real-time updates on GIVING totals

    · Visit www.lpef.org/donate to donate online.


    · Join our online KEEP! monthly giving program - Visit www.lpef.org/donate and choose a monthly donation amount that works for you.

      • $70.00/month over 12 months adds up to $800 (suggested single child donation).

    o $100/month over 12 months adds up to $1200 (suggested multiple child donation).


    · Contact your employer about matching grants If your employer offers matching, contact your Human Resources department about how they process the matching grant. 



    How has the 1st week of your Move-A-Thon gone??  Post your activities on the Loma Prieta Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LomaPrietaHSC/?ref=bookmarks. and find all the details here https://www.lomaprietahsc.org keep on moving during the May Move-A-Thon!


    Why? Jog-A-Thon (now Move-A-Thon) is the top fundraiser for our Home and School Club.  The money raised helps LPEF fund enrichment programs like Art, Garden, Music and the Library. The funds also support our teachers in purchasing supplies and doing special projects.  Without these funds, we will be at risk of losing these critical programs. 


    Providing an opportunity for our kids to work together toward a shared goal has never been more important, not just financially for our school, but for the emotional well-being of our kids. The more we can create opportunities for connection, the stronger our school community will be. We encourage EVERYONE to participate, even if you are unable to get pledges.


    Let’s make this a fun and successful event that will remind us all how much we can accomplish when we work together in support of the BEST SCHOOL AFTER ALL!


    HSC is so incredibly humbled and appreciative to our business Sponsors and families' generosity and support!  MANY have stepped up with their sponsorships bringing us up to a pledged amount of 48% of our $25K goal! 


    Thank our heroes below and thank them when you see them next time. Consider a family sponsorship of $250 yourself or solicit as many family donations, pledges and movements for the kids as you can, all are 100% tax deductible! We still need as many pledges as we can to get 52% of our goal. Questions? email us at LomaPrietaHSC@Yahoo.com 



    TOP Diamond Business Sponsors: Mason Tractor & Toeniskoetter Commercial Construction


    Premier Platinum Business: Lincoln Discovery Services, INC.


    Gold & Company Match Sponsors:  Advanced Chiropractic, Dr. Andrea Friese, Cunningham Tractor, Sereno Real Estate Team, Rebecca Smith & Karen Izzo, The Walter , Wachob , Cramer and The Dorosti Families.


    Families Sponsoring: The Wells , Cassell, Bond, Froelich, Ekhilevsky, Chen, Reierson, Myers, Werdebaugh, Genest, The Nolan Family “GranNola” Families and Scotty and June Salsbury. Get YOUR FAMILY NAME HERE?!?!


    Back to School Supplies

    We know EVERYONE is looking forward to 1stDay of School in August, so don't procrastinate in ordering your School Supplies all in a neat box in a couple clicks! 




    Many Thanks!

    Your Loma HSC