•  January 20, 2021

     

    Loma Families,

     

    Our mountain community continues to be challenged, not only by Mother Nature, but also by loss. Our hearts continue to be heavy and broken as we move forward with the passing of former student Mason Holbrook. Mason and his family have been part of our Loma family for many years. Please join us with thoughts and prayers for Mason’s family as they deal with this tragic loss.

     

    We are aware the recent power outages prevented some students from accessing their virtual classrooms. Students are not penalized for attendance or missed work due to power outage or internet interruption. Teachers will continue to support students who missed work during this power outage. Please contact your child’s teacher for additional support if needed.

     

    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.

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

     

    Frequent 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 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. If you need support with your child’s attendance, please reach out to your child’s teacher or to Billy Martin. Thank you for supporting your child in their attendance at school.

     

    Billy Martin, Principal

    Loma Prieta JUSD

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Regular Board Meeting - 7pm February 10, 2021

    February Recess-No School -  February 15 - February 19, 2021

     

    NEWS AND UPDATES

    LGHS Information for 8th Grade Parents

    If your child will be a Freshmen next year at Los Gatos High School, please see the attached flyer for 2021-22 Incoming Freshmen Events Calendar. The Student-Parent Welcome Night is Monday, January 25, 2021!

     

    PREPARING FOR HYBRID LEARNING Q & A

    What will the seating arrangement look like for In-person classes?

    Students and staff will be arranged to be at least 6feet apart. Students will have assigned seating in all classrooms. This will aid us in contact tracing in the event that is necessary. Handwashing facilities or hand sanitizer will be available in all classrooms. Additionally, sanitizing supplies will be provided to all classrooms for student and teacher use.

     

    What happens if my family has to travel once school reopens?

    All staff and families will be expected to follow the current health guidelines. Currently those guidelines require any person who travels more than 150 miles outside of Santa Clara County to quarantine for 10 days before being allowed return to in-person classes.

     

    What happens if I do not quarantine after travel but am required to?

    If a person knowingly violates the quarantine after travel mandate, they may be placed in distance learning for the remainder of the school year.

     

    What if my child is presenting with symptoms?

    All staff and students who have signs of illness should stay home. Staying home when you are sick is the best way to keep others from being exposed and becoming ill.

     

    What happens if I send my sick child to school?

    Again, we ask that if your child is sick, do not send them to school. If a person knowingly sends their sick child to school, they will be placed in distance learning for the remainder of the school year.

     

    STUDENT REMOTE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY GUIDELINES

    As we continue to plan for hybrid learning, it is clear that distance learning will be part of the education landscape for at least the rest of this school year. To support students and families and to provide clarity around expectations for technology use, attached is an updated Student Remote Learning Technology Guidelines.

     

    CTE HOME AND SCHOOL CLUB NEWS

    CTE Masks

    Ring in the new year, with new masks!!  Show your school spirit with CT English HSC’s new Spirit Wear facemasks!  At only $8 each (includes shipping). These facemasks are made from high quality, super-soft, 3-ply 100% jersey knit cotton. They are available in both adult and youth sizes, are comfortable to wear all day, and provide a customized fit with adjustable ear loops.

     

    Hurry and get them while supplies last! Purchase online at: https://www.ctehsc.org/sign-up-shop-donate

     

    Virtual Fun Night-Beat the Clock

    Virtual fun night for CTE students on Jan 29th. Help uncover the Secrets in Grandma’s Attic. $15 per student. For more information visit https://www.ctehsc.org/sign-up-shop-donate or see the attached Beat the Clock flyer.