January 6, 2021
Dear Loma & CT Families,
Happy New Year! As we look toward 2021 to be a much better year than 2020, I wanted to wish you and yours the best the new year has to offer. Thank you for your ongoing support as you, and us here at school, deal with a landscape that continues to change on a daily basis.
MLK Holiday-no school January 18
News and Updates
CT ENGLISH LEO’s CLUB
Hi mountain community!
The C.T. Leos Club, a group of middle schoolers dedicated to improving our wonderful community, are working on a project to make animal toys to donate to local shelters. But we realized that we could help you, too! If you have any old animal toys that are collecting dust and cluttering the corners of your home, now is your chance to give them to a good cause. Drop the toys off between 1/6/21 and 1/13/21 at the box in front of C.T English’s front office (23800 Summit Road) or, if you aren’t leaving the house, we can pick it up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The toys must be in good condition. We promise to stay socially distanced and masked at all times, not only with you but with other members of the C.T. Leo’s Club, and to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
C.T. Leos Club
LOS GATOS-SARATOGA UNION HIGH SCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT
Each year, the Los Gatos – Saratoga Union High School District seeks to provide enrollment options for students who live within our attendance area, specifically through our open enrollment process. An open enrollment, INTRA DISTRICT TRANSFER allows a student who resides within the attendance area of one of our district high schools the opportunity to apply for a transfer to the other high school. You are receiving this message because you and your student reside within the LGSUHSD attendance area and may be considering applying for such a transfer. Registration at your home high school is required prior to completing the transfer request. Please contact the school registrar at your home school to enroll your student online, provide any necessary proof of residency and to learn about special events and parent nights relevant to your student.
Los Gatos High: Terri Dewing at 408-354-2730, x-231
Saratoga High: Robert Wise at 408-867-3411, x-211
Should you be interested, please visit LGSUHSD website for more information. Applications can be submitted as follows:
- An online application is available clicking here and must be submitted by February 12, 2021 (no later than 4:00 p.m.).
- This application can also be printed, completed and delivered via USPS to the LGSUHSD District office at 17421 Farley Road West by February 12, 2021 (no later than 4:00 p.m.). Applications delivered by email cannot be accepted.
- Applications received outside of this window will not be accepted.
- Only a limited number of spaces will be available. This number is based on school enrollment and available school capacity.
- Should the number of applicants exceed the space available, a random selection process will be used.
- Students whose transfers are not approved through the random process will be placed on a waiting list.
If, after reviewing the attached information, you have additional questions, please contact the LGSUHSD Superintendent’s office at email@example.com.
PREPARING FOR HYBRID LEARNING Q & A
Will my child be required to wear a mask at school?
Yes. All children and adults will be required to wear a mask at all times while on school grounds. This includes during recess and PE.
Will my middle school student change for PE?
No. Students will not be changing for PE in school locker rooms or other facilities. Students will be expected to wear comfortable clothes appropriate for PE to school on their PE days.
Will elementary students have recess all together?
No. Elementary recess will be scheduled in a staggered manner by grade level. Classrooms will be assigned to a specific area of the playground. Students will not intermingle with students outside their classroom cohort. Students will be expected to wear face coverings and maintain at least 6’ of social distancing.
Will my children be placed into the same cohort number as their sibling?
Though not a promise, our goal is that children from the same family will be placed into the same cohort.
Will there be symptom screening of students?
Yes. Parents will be required to complete a daily symptom screening of their child(ren) and report these results to school prior to entering school grounds. More information about the platform and detailed instruction to come. Students’ temperature will be taken by school staff before they enter any school building.
Will there be school pictures this year?
Yes. Once we are able to return to inperson learning, school pictures will be scheduled and will occur for your child on one of their on campus learning days. More information will be provided, including school picture information for those students remaining in distance learning.
PARENTING IN A PANDEMIC
The Santa Clara County Office of Education is offering several workshops to support parents and caregivers in various topics. See attached flyer for more information.
LOMA PRIETA AND CTE JOINT HOME AND SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
LOMA & CTE SCHOOL DIRECTORY UPDATE
Your connection and lifeline to our school community via our AtoZ Connect Directory and App is ready for your use as teachers and children have been linked to their classes! We will all be making updates so the data will evolve and be more complete as more users access and enter/update their info.
Go to this link to add family, request access, update family information, and see acceptable use policy ASAP and start using this amazing resource to look up and contact class lists, parents, teachers and staff: https://atozconnect.com/cls/login.php
Please note if you are new, you will add your family and children; if returning, just verify your information is correct or if you have a new child, please add them.
In attachments below, you will find a pdf showing you the 4 short steps for updating or adding your information. It should all take you about 3 mins to complete! If you have any issues or questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or our directory Guru Azadeh at AzzaLu@Gmail.com accordingly.
A HUGE Thank you to our faithful Sponsor Rebecca Smith and Karen Izzo of Sereno Group Realty for making this resource available to our school Community!
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!
Your Loma and CTE HSCs
LOMA PUBLIC EDUCATION NEWS (LPEF)
We appreciate all of your support as we navigate these unprecedented times!
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.