December 8, 2021
Dear Loma Parents/Guardians,
Next week looks like we may get some much-needed rain. Though we love it, the rain always complicates our school operations. Please plan accordingly by making sure your child comes to school dressed appropriately. A weatherproof jacket would be great, maybe even an umbrella. We do our best to keep everyone dry and warm, but we do end up getting wet. The wet weather also slows down after school pick-up so continue to be patient and give yourself extra time to travel the slick roads.
Stay safe and warm,
Billy Martin, Principal
Minimum Day-CT & Loma – Dec 17th
December 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 3, 2022
NEWS AND INFORMATION
Tired of Waiting in the Pick-up Car Line?
If the parking lot congestion at pick-up or drop-off is not one of your favorite things, consider having your child(ren) take the school bus! Riding the school bus takes more cars out of our parking lot-relieving traffic and making it safer! All bussing information can be found on the Transportation page of the District Website.
Fab41 Developmental Assets
Developmental Assets are concrete, positive, common-sense experiences and qualities that give young people what they need to succeed and be healthy. Fab41 Developmental Assets is an overarching school program intended to provide the building blocks necessary for young people to grow and develop into healthy, caring, and responsible citizens.
Fab41 believes that:
- Building relationships with and between students is the foundation for fostering Developmental Assets.
- Creating supportive environments is key to providing an experience that is productive and positive.
- Connecting to programs and practices that are known to support the acquisition of Developmental Asses and is endorsed by staff enables the asset model to be infused into existing goals and priorities.
December Asset of the Month: Family Support
Asset #1: Family life provides high levels of love and support.
CTE LEO’S CLUB NEEDS YOUR HELP
The collection boxes for toys need filling! There is still time to donate a new unwrapped toy to make the holidays special for someone in need!
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, in the Loma Prieta Elementary School office, at 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 myON Digital 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!
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