November 17, 2021
Dear CTE Parents/Guardians:
Next week our schools are closed for Thanksgiving Break. As we wind down this week with elementary school Parent/Teacher Conferences and middle school Turkey Trot celebrations, I wanted to send a message of gratitude and thanks.
Thank you for our student body that continues to show resilience, stamina, kindness, leadership, empathy, and aptitude. You never cease to inspire us all to show up to do the work of learning alongside you.
Thank you to our beautiful parent and community stakeholders. Nothing we do would be possible without your support and trust. Working with you to create tomorrow’s leaders is an honor.
And lastly, a thank you to our school staff. You arrive each and every day with a smile on your face to do the hard work of educating young minds. It is not always easy, but it is always rewarding. Thank you for being the professionals that you are as you advocate doing what’s best for your students!
Billy Martin, Principal
Loma Prieta JUSD
Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL- Nov 22-Nov 26th
On Campus Covid/Flu Vaccination Clinic #2 – Dec 2nd
Sign up for the 12/2 Vaccine Clinic
Minimum Day Loma & CT – Dec 17th
December 17 will be a minimum day for both campuses with school, dismissal at 12:30.
Winter Break- NO SCHOOL Dec 20-31st
NEWS AND INFORMATION
Giving Tuesday, Nov 28th
Giving Tuesday is touted as a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. On this Giving Tuesday, please consider making a donation to LPEF to support our fundraising goals for the 22/23 school year. LPEF funds are awarded to the district as specific program grants that directly support student learning. LPEF grants bridge the gap between what LPJUSD receives in government funding and the cost to educate each student. See lpef.org to donate today!
Tree Lighting at Summit Vet, Dec 1st
Please join us for our LPEF tree Lighting event hosted by Summit Veterinary Hospital and Kennels, located at 23291 Summit Road, on Wednesday, Dec 1st from 6:15 to 7:15pm. Tree lighting will be at 7pm.
Loma Day at Summit Tree Farm, Dec 8th
Find that perfect tree at Summit Tree Farm, located at 23868 Summit Road, on Wednesday, Dec 8th. A percentage of proceeds from sales that day will be donated to LPEF.
Picture Makeup viewing now available
The picture Makeup images are available for your viewing. The hyperlink and password are Makeup Pictures, password: ctloma2022.
8th Grade Families going to Los Gatos High School Next Year
Welcome Future Wildcats! Los Gatos High School pre-enrollment for the 2022-23 school year is available for you starting November 15th, 2021. Los Gatos HS is part of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District, LGSUHSD.
The high school enrollment is completely online. A parent or guardian will provide information and upload required documents to the LGSUHSD enrollment system. The instructions are here:
LG High School Enrollment. You do not need to submit copies of the student immunization or grades. CT English Middle Schools will provide those records to Los Gatos HS.
Please complete the online enrollment process by no later than December 8, 2021. Parents are encouraged to meet this deadline so your child's 9th grade enrollment is not delayed and so you may receive the communications from Los Gatos High School in January 2022 regarding course selection for next year.
Please note that middle school staff cannot answer questions about Los Gatos High School enrollment. All questions should be addressed to:
Terri Dewing, Registrar, Los Gatos High School email@example.com, 408-354-2730 x231
CTE HOME & SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
Got Hot Lunch?
Well, we don’t yet, but if we can gather enough volunteer kitchen helpers, we would be delighted to offer Tuesday and Thursday lunch service for both Loma and CT students. Join the fun either day from 10am-12:30pm or 11:30am-2pm and make a positive impact on our kids lives. Please contact Lila Jones at vpcommunications@CTEHSC.org if you would like more information.
LOMA HOME & SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
Holiday Poinsettia Sale
These gorgeous holiday Poinsettias will be available the first week of December. Start off the holiday season with these colorful additions to your home that will last through the winter break. Gift one to your favorite Loma Teacher or staff member, they will be delivered directly to their desk. ORDER YOUR Poinsettias here.
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.
If your child needs to be absent from school, please notify your child’s teacher(s) and the appropriate school office.
Health and Wellness Reminders
The cold wet weather brings with it cold and flu season. As we settle into our wet months we want to remind you of a few things:
- If your child does not feel well, please do not send them to school. If they exhibit any signs/symptoms related to Covid, students will be sent home. Students must be symptom free with no medication (no fever or vomiting for 24 hours) for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
- Medications, including over the counter products, cough drops, and homeopathic remedies are not allowed to be self-administered by students. Please do not send these products to school with your child.
- The Daily Home Symptom Screening should be completed each day in PowerSchool prior to the arrival of your child.
- Login into your Parent Portal of PowerSchool (parents new to LPJUSD will receive information on how to set up your account)
- Click on Forms in the left-hand navigation menu
- Select the 2021-2022 Daily Home Symptom Screening
- Complete the form and submit