• October 14, 2020


    Dear Loma Families,


    On October 5th, Loma and CT teachers and staff participated in professional development. The work was led by curriculum and standards specialists who worked to guide teachers in how to implement all of the expected learning standards into instruction, particularly in a distance-learning model. Teams ended the work with a commitment to provide learning opportunities for all the standards. The big take-away was to work to change curriculum, resources, and practices rather than eliminating standards. I want to thank them all for their hard work and dedication.



    Mountain Strong - Got Your “Santa Cruz Mountain Strong 2020” Gear? 

    Bonfire will donate a generous percentage of all profits from the sale of the gear back to LPEF.  Please use this link to learn more and see what could soon be your Mountain Strong gear!  https://www.lpef.org/merch


    Parent Education Resource

    Positive Discipline Community Resource (pdcr) is a resource for families in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. They have an upcoming learning opportunity for families with children age 6-12. The course is Navigating “these” School Years with PD. PDCR has extended their offer of this free resource to our Mountain families. The course is available in English and Spanish.


    Navigating "these" School Years with PD

    Tuesdays 6pm, Nov 3rd through Nov 24th


    This 4 week virtual support and learning group will bring you everything from how to address and mitigate distance learning challenges with kindness and firmness at the same time, gain encouragement strategies and learn how to win cooperation with your 6-12 year olds. Visit their website to learn more or to register.


    Tech Support Email

    Our Technology team is available to support your technology issues during school days 8am-12pm. If you encounter a technology problem, please email support@lpjusd.us. Please be aware that our technology department is limited in the support they can provide to personally owned devices. If they issue is beyond their capacity, a school issued device may be suggested. For additional information regarding tech support, please see the attached Hints and Trouble Shooting tips pdf document.


    Remote Learning Attendance Reminder

    Please contact your school office for any of the following reasons during remote learning:

    • Your child cannot log into class-email the teacher and the appropriate school office.
    • Your child had technical issues or other issues that caused them to log into class late.
    • Your child will be absent, at an appointment, or leaving class early.

    Contact: r.marin@loma.k12.ca.us for Loma Elementary; j.bourque@loma.12.ca.us for CTE.


    Billy Martin, Principal

    Loma Prieta JUSD



    Tech Basics Bootcamp for Parents- Oct 20th 4 to 5pm

    5th Grade teacher Mrs. Ramsay will be hosting a technology basics workshop for interested parents. Mrs. Ramsay will be covering topics that include Zoom, Google Classroom and others.  If you are interested in participating in this tech bootcamp, please complete this interest survey. Connection information will be sent prior to the event to the email provided in the interest survey.



    Campus News-Track & Field Construction

    The track and field is still under construction, though it looks complete. There are hazards in the area and until the fence is down it is not safe for anyone other than construction personnel to be behind the fence. The track surfacing is still curing and has the possibility of damage if people begin to walk on it. Additionally, the grass is now beginning to root but will need 6 weeks minimum before use can be permitted. If people begin using the grass, it will not root and then die which will result in a longer time until completion. We know that everyone is excited to have the new track and field, but we want to make sure it is safe for all and the product is complete before use. Please be patient and stay behind the fence for safety and to allow the completion of the project without damage occurring.


    PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff 

    There is an expected Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) scheduled for the mountain area beginning tonight, 10/14 at 8pm through Friday, 10/16, 10pm. You can visit PG&E’s website to find more information about your specific location.  Instruction will continue as planned and our campus parking lot will be open and available during school hours until 4pm each day for you to use to access Internet during the power outage. If a power interruption causes your child to be absent from school, there will be no attendance penalty and teachers will work with students to recover assignments missed without penalty. 



    Donation Drive for Fire Victims

    The mountain community is coming together to help children impacted by the CZU fires.  Loma and CTE English schools will be partnering with Lakeside and Lexington Elementary schools to collect new items for the 45 students from Boulder Creek Elementary School who lost their homes due to the fires.  Loma and CTE HSC will be hosting a donation drive on October 24th at the Temporary Community Center.  Please visit https://www.ctehsc.org/sign-up-shop-donate or see the flyer attached to see how you can help the students with a specific list of new items, gift cards or cash donations.


    Charleston Wrap® & Gifts

    Last week, we officially kicked off our fundraiser with Charleston Wrap!  This is a great opportunity for you and your family and friends to support our HSCs while making life a bit easy for yourself.  You can shop for the holidays from the comfort of your own home!!  Signing up is super easy!  Just check out the information at https://www.ctehsc.org/ or see the attached flyer with detailed instructions about how you can register online. CTE and Loma HSCs appreciate all of your support and encourage you to spread the word to your friends & family, near and far! The more people who shop, the more money we can raise for our HSCs!


    Take Out and Support your HSC’s

    Pizza on Oct 21st

    Did someone say pizza????  No need to cook dinner on October 21st. Stop by Pizza My Heart from 4 to 9pm at 9N Santa Cruz Ave in Santa Cruz and pick up pizza for the family.  Check out the attached flyer or visit https://www.ctehsc.org/fundraising/restaurant-fundraisers. Bring the flyer to the restaurant or mention Loma/CTE Home and School Club when you order, and our HSC’s will get back 30%!!  PS mark your calendars for Chipotle on Nov 18th.



    Pumpkin Carving Contest

    CTE parents and students, have you carved your pumpkin yet?  Halloween is just around the corner and we want to see your pumpkins!! Enter your carved pumpkins in the pumpkin carving contest and challenge your friends! Oh yeah, there’s also a special category for creative parents to get in on the fun!  


    One pumpkin per $6 entry but no limit on how many pumpkins you can enter. 

    Oct 23rdlast date for Entries

    Oct 26thlast date for submissions

    Oct 30thwinner will be selected by a panel of teacher judges.  


    See attached flyer and/or visit https://www.ctehsc.org/ for more information/to enter the contest.