• April 14, 2021


    CT Families,

    I hope that your Spring Break was restful and safe. I want to take a quick moment to thank all the families who respected and adhered to our request to quarantine after any holiday travel of more than 150 miles outside Santa Clara County. We hope that being able to connect to classrooms virtually made it easier. We realize this is not convenient; not much of what we do these days to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 is about convenience. The safety precautions, routines, and procedures are in the best interest of keeping our students, families and staff healthy.


    I appreciate your continued understanding, diligence and support in our efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy.



    Get Ready - COMING SOON on April 19th! Mountain Community. Dust off your superhero capes and be ready for the call.


    Next week on April 19th, LPEF will launch the S.O.S. - Save Our Schools KEEP Campaign!


    We are calling all superheroes.  We need every mountain strong person. To Answer Our SOS Call and Save Our Schools. If you just can’t wait, check this out, LPEF Facebook Videos.


    Donate today at www.lpef.org. Together we WILL Save Our Schools



    Daily Home Symptom Screening-Applies to ALL GRADES & ALL STUDENTS K-8!


    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 Bourquefor 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.


    Travel Quarantine Update

    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, our schools 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.


    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



    7th and 8thGrade Return to Campus - Cohort 1 4/15, Cohort 2 4/16



    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 CT HSC Donate Page to get yours today!


    CTE Yearbook Photo Submissions

    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!


    The submission deadline was April 10, but we will be accepting late pictures until April 23.


    Picaboo Yearbook invitations have been sent 3 times, but if you still do not see the invitation in your regular inbox, be sure to check your junk mail folders.  If you did not receive an email from Picaboo, please email Mrs. Hulewat: h.hulewat@loma.k12.ca.us 


    Yearbook Orders

    CT Yearbook 2021 is on sale now! Get your order in by Thursday April 29, 2021. Order form attached. Return order form and payment of $30 to CT Middle School office. Contact J.bourque@loma.k12.ca.us for yearbook order information. Contact h.hulewat@loma.k12.ca.us for yearbook content questions.



    School Picture Day!

    Jim Nelson Photography will be on campus for Spring Photos of all students. Picture purchase will be done online after the photo sessions. More ordering information to come. These photos will not be available in time for use in CT or Loma yearbooks. For now, save these dates: Cohort 1 Students April 27, Cohort 2 Students April 29


    Distance Learners/Make-up April 28. Families of DL students will be able to participate if you wish. You will be scheduled an appointment to come to campus. More schedule information to come.



    7th and 8th Grade Reopening Information

    Thursday 4/15 7th and 8th Grade Cohort 1 students on campus 8:30-12:30.

    Friday 4/16 7th and 8th Grade Cohort 2 students on campus 8:30-12:30.


    Middle School Drop-Off

    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.

    All Middle School Students will be dropped off 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.


    6th-8th Grade Students Arriving to Campus 8:15-8:35am 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.


    6th-8th Grade Students Arriving After 8:35am will be considered late. Students arriving after 8:35 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.
    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 Pick-Up

    End of day pick-up may be in a different location than your beginning of day drop-off. See attached map for visual instructions.

    6th grade students will get picked up in front of the CTE office and along the curb to Room 21.

    7th grade students will get picked up in front of the Loma elementary school office/flagpole.

    8th grade students will get picked up along the fence at the Loma elementary school playground. At end of day pick-up, 8th grade families should use the left lane entering campus. That lane will put you on a direct path to the Loma elementary school playground pick up area.


    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.



    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/