• March 31, 2021

    CT Families,

    What a difference in our spirits this springtime weather makes! Next week is Spring Break. Whatever your family plans are for the break, please stay safe and remain diligent in your Covid-19 mitigation measures, including wearing a mask when out in public, watching your distance, and washing your hands. If traveling is part of your family plans, travel safely and remember that if your child needs to stay home from school to quarantine when you return contact your child’s teacher, and your child can connect to their classroom via Zoom.

     

    LOMA PUBLIC EDUCATION NEWS (LPEF) 

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    School Attendance Reminder

    State and Federal law require that school aged children be enrolled and attend a public, private, charter, or homeschool. If your child is enrolled but NOT attending or participating, they may be considered truant. If you are experiencing difficulty supporting your child’s attendance at school, reach out to school-there may be ways we can help.

     

    Billy Martin, Principal

    Loma Prieta JUSD

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Spring Break - No School - April 5th– 9th

    Spring Break Travel

    Santa Clara County health officials continue to highly recommend quarantining for 10 days following any travel of 150 miles or more outside the county. As long as this practice is required or highly recommended by health officials, school will expect families to quarantine if traveling. If this expectation changes, Superintendent Fraser will update the school community with new or changed instructions. Travel should be restricted to travel that is essential. If you travel and are required to quarantine, alert your classroom teacher and Mrs. Bevans. Your child will be able to connect to their classroom via Zoom for the duration of your quarantine without any penalty.

    7th and 8th Virtual Reopening Parent Information Session - April 13th at 5pm

    Parents of 7th and 8th grade students returning to campus are invited to join in on a presentation of our reopening plans and a Q & A session. This session will be virtual via Zoom. Connection information will be shared via email prior to the event.

    8th Grade Student Return to Campus Orientation - April 14th at 1:30pm

    Eighth grade students will join Dr. Martin and other school staff member for a virtual orientation. Zoom information will be provided to students prior to the event through their student email and their Google Classrooms.

    7th and 8th Grade Return to Campus - Cohort 1 April 15th, Cohort 2 April 16th

     

    CT ENGLISH NEWS & INFORMATION

    7th and 8th Grade Reopening Information

    Families of 8th Grade students who have Science at 1pm will receive separate instructions for drop off, pick up, and other details via email prior to April 15th

    Wednesday April 14th, 8th grade students will have a virtual orientation with Dr. Martin and other school staff to review the return to campus information and expectations.

    Thursday April 15th 7th and 8th Grade Cohort 1 students on campus 8:30-12:30.

    Friday April 16th 7th and 8th Grade Cohort 2 students on campus 8:30-12:30.

     

    Middle School Arrival

    When you arrive on campus, be on the lookout for signage to support you getting to the right drop-off or pick-up spot. There will be school staff members throughout the pick-up/drop-off areas to support students in getting where they need to go, finding their classes and their line up spots.

     

    Middle School Students will be dropped off/picked up along the curb from the CTE Flagpole to Room 21. Do not drop your middle school student off on the hill, wait until you get to the parking lot.

    Where you enter the CT campus will be based on the location of your 1st period class. Parents and students can help out with this by knowing their 1st period Teacher’s Name.

    Entrance A: Burgess Room 1, Grant-Richards Rooms 2, Arias Room 3, Nefian Room 4, Setziol Room 5

    Entrance B: Cohen Room 6, Dudley Room 7, Thompson Room 8, Lanovaz Room 9, Hulewat Room 11

     

    The entrances will be marked, and staff will be on hand to provide support if needed. Entrance A is behind the library and between the art room. Entrance B is the breezeway between the CT office and CT library.

     

    There is no supervision before school starts on campus. Students arriving to campus 8:20-8:30am will go directly to their assigned spot outside their classroom. Teachers will conduct temperature checks before students enter classrooms. Students presenting with a temperature of 99.5 or higher will be sent to the “Health Check” tent for a second screening. If an elevated temperature is verified, the student will be isolated to wait to be picked up from school after parent/guardian is notified. If the elevated temperature was false, the student will return to class.

     

    Sixth through 8th grade students arriving after 8:35am will be considered late. Students arriving after 8:35am will report to the “Health Check” tent near the music room for a temperature screening. If you arrive to campus after 8:35am, you may drop your middle school student off in front of the health tent near the Loma flagpole/office. If you arrive after 9am, your middle school student will need to check in at the CTE office for check in. If temperature is acceptable, student will get a late pass to class. If a temperature of 99.5 is recorded, a second screening will be conducted. If an elevated temperature is verified, the student will be isolated to wait to be picked up from school after parent/guardian is notified.

     

    When dropping off your middle schooler, please:

    1. PULL ALL THE WAY FORWARD. Pull as far forward to the indicated “Pull to Here” sign as you can. This will allow more cars to get off through traffic spaces, including Summit Road.
    2. DO NOT DROP OFF YOUR CHILD ON THE HILL DRIVEWAY. You can begin unloading your child once you reach the CTE Flagpole.
    3. HAVE YOUR CHILD READY TO EXIT THE VEHICLE BEFORE YOU STOP: mask on, good-byes given, etc. Make your drop off as quick and safe as possible.
    4. Once your child has exited the vehicle and is safely on the sidewalk, exit the drop off lane and exit campus.
    5. Have your CHILD EXIT THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE ONLY.
    6. You can begin unloading your children at 8:20am. Students arriving after 8:35am are tardy and will need to visit the Health Station near the Loma School Office for a temperature check and a late pass to class.

     

    Middle School Departure

    If your child will travel home a way other than being picked up in the school parking lot (walk, bike, scooter, etc.), please email J.Bourque@loma.k12.ca.us with the information regarding how your child will get home. Be certain that your child knows how they are supposed to get home after school.

     

    CTE Report Cards

    Report cards for middle school students will be available to download/print/view from PowerSchool on Friday 4/2 after 3pm. If you need help in accessing your PowerSchool Parent Portal, please contact Julie Bourquefor support.

     

    CTE Yearbook Needs Your Help

    Attention Parents: please keep an eye out in your emails for an invitation from Picaboo Yearbooks!  CT’s Yearbook is doing at-home school photos and each family will send in a photo of their student.  The link in the Picaboo email will assist you with taking the photo and will upload your child’s picture directly into our school yearbook!

     

    Picaboo Yearbook invitations will be sent out this weekend!  If you do not see the invitation in your regular inbox, be sure to check your junk mail folders.  If you do not receive an invitation before Tues., 3/30, please email Mrs. Hulewat: h.hulewat@loma.k12.ca.us 

     

    The Yearbook Class needs your help collecting photos from the 2020-21 school year! Please upload pictures of your CT student(s) to Picaboo Yearbooks.  Simply click the link and follow the prompts!

     

    We are seeking photos for the following pages: 

    • Living through a pandemic
    • 6th Graders returning to campus
    • Pets!
    • Fun class projects
    • Extracurricular Activities
    • HSC Fun Nights

    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!

    If you are having trouble uploading photos to the link above, you can also send photos to: CTEnglishYearbook@gmail.com

     

    CTE HOME AND SCHOOL CLUB NEWS

    CTE Masks

    Supplies are running low for some styles. Order now so your child can return to school in true Cheetah style! Helpful shopping tip: youth sized masks are designed to fit Middle School students.  Visit CTE Donate Page to get yours today!

     

    CTE & LOMA JOINT NEWS & INFORMATION

    Daily Home Symptom Screening-Appliesto ALL GRADES & ALL STUDENTS K-8

    TO BE DONE EACH MORNING THAT YOUR CHILD WILL BE ON CAMPUS FOR INPERSON INSTRUCTION PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ON CAMPUS!!

    REPEATED NEGLIGENCE IN COMPLETING THIS FORM COULD RESULT IN YOUR CHILD BEING PLACED IN DISTANCE LEARNING.

    Each day that your child will be on campus for in-person instruction, parents and/or guardians will be required to complete a home symptom screening. This screening will be completed through PowerSchool. Follow the steps below to access the form via PowerSchool. If you have any login issues, please contact Julie Bourque. 

    1. Login into your Parent Portal of PowerSchool
    2. Click on Forms in the left-hand navigation menu
    3. Select the 2021 In-Person COVID-19 Student Daily Check In
    4. Complete the form and submit

    This symptom screening is open and must be completed by a parent/guardian prior to arriving on campus. If you are having difficulty accessing the form, please contact Julie Bourque for help and support. Students who arrive to campus without a completed Home Symptom Screening will be removed from class and a health screening will be conducted.

     

    Daily Home Symptom Screening Tips & Tricks:

    • Complete the form the morning of in-person instruction. Do not complete the form the night before.
    • Do not use the PowerSchool mobile app. Access the form using an internet browser. You can access on your mobile device as long as it is via an internet browser and not the mobile app.
    • If you have issues, try a different internet browser. Google Chrome has proven to be problematic with PowerSchool.
    • Make sure you are logged into PowerSchool through the Parent Portal and not through the Student Portal.
    • Use the link provided, Parent Portal of PowerSchool. Do not Google PowerSchool. It will direct you to an incorrect link.

     

    OTHER NEWS

    Free One-On-One Math Tutoring K-8

    Due to the great response from the community, The Mountain Math Initiative is pleased to announce additional services to support our kids. We are now able to add free scheduled one-on-one math and physics help for students that benefit from individualized tutoring. We have many dedicated Loma and CT alumni volunteers that would love to work with our community’s kids. If you are interested in setting up free one-on-one tutoring, specified to your child's needs, please reach out to the MMI Volunteer Coordinator, Marcella Jones, at mountainmarcella@gmail.com to be matched with a tutor. For more information about all of The Mountain Math Initiative programs, please visit https://www.mtmath.org/