Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Dear CT Parents/Guardians:
Welcome Back! I hope that your Thanksgiving break and holiday were extra special this year and you got to enjoy quality time with friends and family.
A reminder that all adults volunteering at school must have a negative Covid test within 24 hours of volunteering. That means you need to plan accordingly and arrive early ahead of your scheduled volunteer time to allow for administration of a rapid test. Better yet, stop in the office the day before your volunteer time and get a test when things are quieter!
Enjoy these crazy few weeks before we head into winter break.
Billy Martin, Principal
On Campus Covid/Flu Vaccination Clinic #2 – Dec 2nd
Minimum Day-CT & Loma – Dec 17th
Dec 17th will be a minimum day for both campuses with school dismissing at 12:30.
Winter Break-no school - Dec 20th– 31st, school resumes Jan 3rd
NEWS AND INFORMATION
TONIGHT! Dec 1st Tree Lighting at Summit Vet
Please join us for our LPEF Tree Lighting event hosted by Summit Veterinary Hospital and Kennels, located at 23291 Summit Road, from 6:15 to 7:15pm. Tree lighting at 7pm.
Loma Day at Summit Tree Farm on 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.
Let’s get the band back together!
Support Loma and CTE music program by purchasing a one of kind t-shirt to show your support and help the program ‘rebuild’. To purchase, go to Loma/CT Band
CTE Leo’s Club Needs Your Help
The CT English Leo's Club is teaming up with the Summit Store & Regale Winery & Vineyard to collect toys for San Jose Marines Toys for Tots and our donation stations are ready and waiting for you. Please consider donating a new and unwrapped toy, book, sports equipment, backpack, messenger bag, or art supply to one of our drop boxes conveniently located in the CT Middle School office, the Loma Prieta Elementary School office, The Summit Store or in Regale Winery & Vineyard's lobby any time before Dec 15th. The San Jose Marines serve all of Santa Clara County by collecting toy donations and in return, giving thousands of new toys to Santa Clara County families in need. We hope you'll join us in sharing with others this holiday season.
myON Digital Library
The State Superintendent of Public Education has made available free access to Renaissance’s myON Digital Library. From now until January 31, 2022, students and families can access thousands of myON books in English and Spanish. You can easily browse or search the digital library to find books to match interests and grade level. There are many features including read aloud text, ability to read offline, and access to daily news articles. The reading resources are mostly geared to Kindergarten through third grade.
Follow these steps to log in to myON and start reading:
- Go to myOnDigital Library and click on “myON login”
- Sign in using the single statewide shared account credentials
- School Name: Gift of Literacy
- Username: myon
- Password: read
- Select a book or news article and start reading!
Parking Lot Reminder
Do you have kids at both schools? If yes, drop all of them off in one spot. there is no need for you to have to make a stop at both campuses! it will be best to drop off at the Loma drop off and let your middle schooler walk over to the CT campus. And remember that the left lane entering campus is used to get to the Loma campus for drop-off and pick-up AND access the lower parking lot. This lane is not a through lane and will get backed up at peak drop-off/pick-up times.
Cell Phone Use During School
Cell phones are not to be used during school hours unless specifically requested by a school staff member. This includes during recess and lunch times. Cell phones that are used during school hours without staff approval will be confiscated. Confiscated cell phones will be held in the school office for the student’s parent to pick up. You can help with this expectation by reminding your child to turn their phone off before school. If a student needs to call home because of an emergency, they may visit the school office for support.
Los Gatos High School – Enrollment
Welcome Future Wildcats!
Dear families of incoming 9th grade students. 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: Los Gatos High 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:
LOMA & 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 to 12:30pm or 11:30am to 2pm and make a positive impact in our kids' lives. If you would like more information, please contact Lila Jones at vpcommunications@CTEHSC.org for CT information or Jamie Cassell at firstname.lastname@example.org for Loma information.
Chronic absenteeism negatively affects your child’s school outcomes. A student is considered chronically absent if they are absent without a valid excuse for at least 10% of the instructional days they are enrolled. That means a student is chronically absent even if they only miss 1 day of school every two weeks without an excuse. 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