• December 2, 2020

     

    Dear Loma Families,

     

    Welcome back to school. I hope that your Thanksgiving holiday was pleasant and safe. As we now lean into the rest of the holiday season, I would like to remind everyone to continue to be diligent in adhering to the safety guidelines for preventing the spread of Covid-19: wear a face covering when in public, maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others outside your household, stay home except for essential business, cover your coughs or sneezes, and wash and sanitize your hands frequently. Flattening the curve and limiting the spread of this virus will ensure that our communities and schools are safe to open.

     

    LOMA PUBLIC EDUCATION NEWS

    Visit  https://www.lpef.org/merch to purchase your very own Mountain Strong merchandise.   

                                       

    EVERY KID OUTDOORS PROGRAM

    The USDA Forest Service announced it will expand its Every Kid Outdoors program to offer fourth- and fifth-grade students and family members fee-free access to more than 2,000 sites on national forests and grasslands for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. A new voucher is available for download now through August 31, 2021.

     

    Every Kid Outdoors is a federal public lands partnership created to inspire fourth-grade students and their families across America to recreate, explore cultures, discover connections to nature and spark a lifelong passion for America’s great outdoors. The program focuses on children ages 9–11 who, research shows, are beginning to understand the world around them, and are uniquely receptive to engaging with nature and the environment. By focusing on this age group year after year, the program aims to ensure every child in the United States has the opportunity to create a life-long connection to America's big backyard. 

     

    To obtain a free fourth-fifth Grade Voucher, visit the Every Kid Outdoors webpage, click on “Get Your Pass”, and download a voucher. The voucher is valid between Nov 12, 2020, and Aug 31, 2021 to correspond to the traditional school year.

     

    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.usfor Loma Elementary or j.bourque@loma.12.ca.usfor CTE.

     

    Billy Martin, Principal

    Loma Prieta JUSD

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Los Gatos High School Pre-Enrollment for 8th Grade Student - Now to Dec 9th

    Los Gatos High School pre-enrollment for the 2021-22 school year is available for you starting November 16th, 2020.  Los Gatos HS is part of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District, LGSUHSD.

     

    The high school enrollment is completely online.  A parent or guardian will provide information and upload required documents to the LGSUHSD enrollment system.  The instructions are here:

    https://lghs.net/guidance_home/enrollment__registration/new_student_enrollment

     

    You do not need to submit copies of the student immunization or grades.  CT English Middle School will provide those records to Los Gatos HS.

     

    Please complete the online enrollment process no later than December 9, 2020.  Parents are encouraged to meet this deadline so your child's 9th grade enrollment is not delayed and so you may receive the communications from Los Gatos High School in January 2021 regarding course selection for next year.

     

    Please note that middle school staff cannot answer questions about Los Gatos High School enrollment. All questions should be addressed to:

     

    Terri Dewing, Registrar

    Los Gatos High School

    tdewing@lgsuhsd.org

    408-354-2730 x231

     

    NEWS AND UPDATES

    LOMA PRIETA AND CTE JOINT HOME AND SCHOOL CLUB NEWS

    Goodwill & E-Waste Drive - Dec 5th and 6th 

    Finally, after almost a year, the Goodwill Truck will be back in the Mountains this weekend.  Time to get rid of the boxes that you have accumulated over the past few months and get ready for the holiday season.  We have a temporary new location — the Summit Vet parking lot.  Please check out https://www.ctehsc.org/ for Covid friendly drop off and drive through procedures and a list of what is accepted.  Hope to see you Saturday and/or Sunday from 9am-4pm.  Any questions email ctehsc@gmail.com. CTE HSC will receive funds from Goodwill based on the weight of what is received.  So please, help us fill the truck!!

     

    Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire

    CTE HSC’s 27th Annual Craft Faire is in full swing until Dec 6th.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to purchase some great gifts from local artisans and our student vendors.  There will be live updates until Sunday, so follow and share our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/lomaprietaholidaycraftfaire.  Don’t have Facebook, no worries, you can also shop from our websiteat: https://www.ctehsc.org/. See attached flyer for more information.