• August 26, 2020        

     

    Dear Loma and CT Families:

     

    I hope that this week’s information finds you, your family, and loved ones safe. The local fires

    have spread our families far and wide. Kids have been Zooming in to their classrooms from as

    far away as Tahoe, Southern California, Washington D.C., and Colorado. When we first put

    together our roll out plans for the new school year, we knew that we needed to introduce

    students slowly to their new Zoom classrooms to build in time for connections, teacher support,

    family meetings, and technology glitches. Who knew at that time that this would allow some of

    our families to relocate without the additional stress of missing assignments and deadlines.

    Some of you have been able to join your classrooms despite unforeseen challenges, while

    others had to leave everything behind and have been unable to connect. Know that no student

    will be penalized for any attendance issues or late or missing assignments that were the result

    of an inability to connect to virtual classrooms caused by recent power outages or evacuations.

    Regardless of your situation, we are with you in spirit and in community. Our teachers are

    committed to supporting all our kids to get back in the swing of things as soon as your family is

    able.

     

    Best,

    Dr. Billy Martin, Principal

    Loma Prieta Joint Union School District

     

    NEWS FROM LPEF

    A month ago, mountain mom Elyse Fairweather designed a Mountain Strong logo to

    acknowledge everything our kids, school staff, and community have been through the last few

    months and to raise money to help support vital school programs. This message is even MORE

    true today as our community has weathered pandemics, fires, evacuations, power outages, and

    heat waves. As a mountain we help our neighbors, show up when called, and care deeply about

    each other. We stand together as a community - with courage and resilience, to overcome these

    challenges.

     

    This logo is available on a variety of items in many different sizes, styles and colors. Bonfire will

    donate a generous percentage of all profits back to LPEF (Loma Public Education Fund). To

    purchase visit https://www.bonfire.com/lpef/ To learn more about LPEF visit,

    https://www.lpef.org/ Thank you as always for supporting our kids and we hope you and your

    families are safe. See attached flyer to view the new logo.

     

    LOMA NEWS

    Loma Back to School Night

    Loma Elementary School Virtual Back to School Night August 27, 2020 6:30pm. Please tune in to the Loma Prieta School District YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkZkJMmnWBMtPO9rEIDcKlQ at 6:30 pm on August 27th and select “Loma Prieta Elementary School Back to School Night” to watch.

     

    This event will have 2 parts. First at 6pm, your child’s teacher will share a link to their

    prerecorded Back to School Night classroom video. Our teachers have prepared these videos to

    provide you with information about their respective classroom details, procedures, and culture.

    We hope these are informative and useful. These videos can be viewed at your convenience.

    Then join Principal Martin, Superintendent Fraser, Student Services Director Ljepava, and

    members of our Home and School Club and LPEF at 6:30pm for a live virtual welcome

    message. A recorded version of this welcome message will be posted to the district website for

    viewing later for any families unable to attend.

     

    Supplies Distribution August 27 - See Schedule Below

    Thursday, August 27

    2nd Grade: 9:00am-10:00am

    - Students with the last name beginning with A – H pick up in Lane #1

    - Students with the last name beginning with I – N pick up in Lane #2

    - Students with the last name beginning with O – Z pick up in Lane #3

     

    1st Grade: 10:00am-11:00am

    - Students with the last name beginning with A – H pick up in Lane #1

    - Students with the last name beginning with I – N pick up in Lane #2

    - Students with the last name beginning with O – Z pick up in Lane #3

     

    Kindergarten: 11:00am-12:00pm

    - Students with the last name beginning with A – H pick up in Lane #1

    - Students with the last name beginning with I – N pick up in Lane #2

    - Students with the last name beginning with O – Z pick up in Lane #3

     

    We realize that some families have been displaced due to fire evacuations. If you were unable to pick up your child's supplies during this week's distribution, do not worry. Your supplies will be made available for a self-service pick up outside of classroom #21 on Friday, 8/28, Monday, 8/31, and Tuesday, 9/1, from 9am to 1pm.

     

    LOMA HOME & SCHOOL CLUB NEWS

    The Loma HS&C would like to remind everyone that classroom parent volunteers are still

    needed even while we are in distance learning. For more information about Loma Prieta

    Elementary School’s Home and School Club, including how you can get involved, please visit

    https://www.lomaprietahsc.org/

     

    CT NEWS

    CT English Middle School Virtual Back to School Night September 10, 2020 6:30pm

    Mark your calendars for this CT event. More information at a later date.

     

    CT English Middle School Schedules

    Middle School students' weekly schedule includes both live synchronous meetings 2 days a

    week and 3 days of asynchronous assigned independent learning activities based on cohort

    number. This cohorting model allows for smaller virtual class sizes and will allow for greater

    social distancing in on campus classrooms when we are able to return to in-person instruction

    without disrupting course schedules. This schedule also allows for teachers to offer

    individualized support to students in small groups or one-to-one. Your child’s teachers will

    provide students with instructions on how to access this support. Middle School teachers are

    available to support students in understanding the complexities of this year’s schedules.

     

    CT Home and School Club News

    The CT Home and School Club would like to let you know that the Goodwill Truck and E-Waste Drive originally scheduled for this weekend has been postponed due to COVID. They are hoping to have the truck here December 12th and 13th, if restrictions lift. More news to follow on that topic later. 

     

    For more information about CTE Middle School Home and School Club, including how you can get involved, please visit https://www.ctehsc.org/

     

    Upcoming Dates

    August 27, 2020 Loma Back to School Night

    September 7, 2020 Labor Day, No School

    September 10, 2020 CT Back to School Night