• January 28, 2021


    CT Families,


    With weather impacting our Wednesday operations, we have a pattern going of the Thursday edition of the Wednesday News. I hope that you all have stayed safe and dry these past couple of days. I know we need the rain, but not all at once.


    The Santa Clara County Public Health along with the Santa Clara County Office of Education have prepared a Prepare, Prevent, Protect flyer that is a quick visual reminder to wear masks, wash hands, and practice physical distancing. Additionally, these organizations have partnered with Potter the Otter to create the Potter Safety Guidebook. This guidebook provides parents and caregivers a great way to talk to children about wearing masks, outdoor play, and handwashing.


    Check out the Covid-19: Prepare, Prevent, Protect flyer and the Be Safe & Healthy with Potter the Otter Covid-19 safety guidebook. Both provide important safety practices necessary for returning to in-person learning.


    Also available in Spanish at this link: https://issuu.com/first5kids/docs/activitywithpotterathome_v4_spanish.



    We appreciate all of your support as we navigate these unprecedented times!



    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.


    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



    Regular Board Meeting - 7pm February 10, 2021

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



    CTE Yearbook Class Needs your Help

    The Yearbook Class needs your help collecting photos from the 2020-21 school year! Please send pictures of your CT student(s) to CTEnglishYearbook@gmail.com.  Please include your student's name and grade level in your email.


    This month, we are seeking photos of: 

    • Athletic activities of any kind
    • Indoor activities
    • Zooming
    • Pets!

    We are seeking photos of any type that help capture this school year, so even if it doesn't fit the categories above, we'd love to find a place for it in the yearbook!


    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.


    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 HSC Fun Night is this FRIDAY! Register Now!

    A chance for CT students to socialize and strategize with friends outside the google classroom!


    Virtual Escape Room 

    Help Unlock the Secrets in Grandma's Attic

    Friday, Jan 29th 6-7pm via zoom


    See attached flyer and sign up at ctehsc.org (We will be using the email provided when you sign up to send out the zoom details on Jan 29th).


    Students will be grouped by grade level to ensure that they are in groups with their friends. Groups compete for the best escape time as they go through the secrets in Grandma’s attic to find out about her inheritance. 


    CTE Masks

    Our masks are popular with students, parents and teachers.  We are running low on some models.  Get yours now before it is too late. Available in two sizes (adult/child), two cool styles (cheetah paw/cheetah roar) and just $8 each, the masks are triple fabric and super soft. Visit https://www.ctehsc.org/sign-up-shop-donate to get yours today!



    Spring Bulb Fundraiser

    It is not too early to plan your spring and summer gardens!  We are super excited about our newest fundraiser.  Check out the link for flower bulbs, herb/veggie and flower seeds and more for your gardening needs. https://www.ctehsc.org/fundraising


    Support your HSC and Local Restaurants

    Mark your calendars now for a couple of nights of no cooking.  We all love those opportunities!  Our HSCs are partnering with two of our favorite restaurants in the next couple of months.  Present the attached flyer at these restaurants for lunch or dinner on the CTE/LOMA days and a percentage of the proceeds will come back to our HSCs.


    Willow Street for the HSCs: Wednesday, Feb 17

    Main Street Burger for the HSCs: Wednesday March 17


    WHALEFEST 2021

    The Fisherman’s Wharf Association is presenting Whalefest virtually this year. There is no cost daily January 26-29, 6:30-8:30pm. They will have talks with world-renowned scientists, music, and more. Visit whalefest.org to learn more.


    What’s Going on In Classrooms:

    Mr. Thompson’s Science students share their Chemistry Blackout Poems. Students take a block of text and blackout words in a way to create a poem with the text left exposed.