January 13, 2021
I continue to be inspired and in awe of the resiliency of our staff, families, and most importantly our students. When I join virtual classrooms, I see young faces engaged in their work and learning. I see eager humans excited to share a recent life happening. These are things I would see in traditional brick and mortar classrooms. Only now I see these things as a student Zooms from the backseat of the family car as mom takes care of needed errands. I see these things as students Zoom from their kitchens with dad in the background cooking breakfast. I see these things as students Zoom from mom’s work office. The fact that you all support your kids no matter where you are is an inspiration and not easy to do. Thank you for doing so!
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.
Absences from school are cause for concern. Students who miss just one or two days of school each month risk falling seriously behind. Being absent can from school can lead to significant problems. Students who miss many days of school are more likely to fail classes, drop out from school, and have poor relationships with parents, teachers, and peers. Please remember that every absence matters. Thank you for supporting your child in their attendance at school.
Billy Martin, Principal
Loma Prieta JUSD
MLK Holiday-No School – Jan 18th
School Day - Jan 19th
This is just a quick reminder that Tuesday, Jan 19th is a school day with instruction planned. The original planned professional development no school day is being reserved and “floated” to a day in the future to combine with an asynchronous learning day to provide teacher 2 days to prepare their physical classrooms for hybrid/in-person learning. When that “floating” day is firmly known, I will be sure to communicate to you.
NEWS AND UPDATES
CT English Leo’s Club
Hi mountain community! CT’s Leo’s Club is extending this pet toys drive an additional week. Please consider donating any unwanted items described below.
The CT 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 CT Leo’s Club, and to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Preparing for Hybrid Learning Q&A
What happens if my child forgets a mask or refuses to wear one?
We all know that things can be forgotten. If your child forgets their mask, one will be provided before they enter any school building.
If the issue is the students’ refusal to wear a mask and there is not a medical reason prevent the wearing of a mask, the student will be offered a mask and will be counseled on the importance of wearing a mask to protect them and everyone else. Parents will be notified and expected to support school personnel in requiring your child to wear a mask. Upon the 3rdrefusal to wear a mask, the student will be changed from In-person Hybrid to 100% full distance learning. For the safety of all our students and our staff, it is vitally important that students and families understand that mask wearing when on school grounds is not negotiable.
Will my child still be on Zoom when at school in person?
Our intention is to provide students with interactive in-person learning. However, there will be times when teachers need in-person students on Zoom, for example to interact with at home peers. Additionally, students will still be using technology for learning experiences and access to learning management systems such as Google Classroom and SeeSaw.
Will parents be able to volunteer in in-person classrooms?
Not at this time. We will continue limiting access to campus buildings and limiting the number of contacts classrooms are exposed to each day where we can. This includes allowing parents to volunteer. There may be be other volunteer opportunities outside the classroom that will allow parents to participate. As these needs arise, they will be shared with you.
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 hereand 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.
LOMA PRIETA AND CTE JOINT HOME AND SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
Loma and 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.
The attached flyer, 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!
Ring in the new year with new masks! Show your school spirit with CT English HSCs new Spirit Wear face masks. At only $8 each (includes shipping), these face masks are made from high quality, super soft 3-ply, 100% jersey knit cotton. They are available in both adult and youth sizes, and are comfortable to wear all day, and provides a customized fit with adjustable ear loops.
Hurry and get them while they last. Purchase online at https://www.ctehsc.org/sign-up-shop-donate.