• December 8, 2021

    Dear CTE Parents/Guardians,

    Next week it 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 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

    Loma Prieta JUSD

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    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 January 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:

    1. Building relationships with and between students is the foundation for fostering Developmental Assets.
    2. Creating supportive environments is key to providing an experience that is productive and positive.
    3. 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 English 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:

    1. Go to myON Digital Library and click on “myON login”
    2. Sign in using the single statewide shared account credentials
      1. School Name: Gift of Literacy
      2. Username: myon
      3. Password: read
    3. Select a book or news article and start reading!

    Follow these steps to log in to myON and start reading:

    1. Go to myON Digital Library and click on “myON login”
    2. Sign in using the single statewide shared account credentials
      1. School Name: Gift of Literacy
      2. Username: myon
      3. Password: read
    3. Select a book or news article and start reading!

     

    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 Nov 15th.  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 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 Dec 8th.  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, tdewing@lgsuhsd.org, 408-354-2730 x231

     

    CTE HOME SCHOOL CLUB NEWS

    Hello Amazing CTE Families. The holidays are quickly approaching, and we have 2 great events to keep in mind to ease holiday woes:

    • First, CTE HSC will host our next dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, Dec 15th from 4-9pm at Pizza My Heart in Los Gatos. Take the worry out of making dinner while you are busy holiday shopping by MENTIONING CTEW WHEN CALLING IN or ORDERING IN-PERSON and CTE HSC will receive a portion of the proceeds. The proceeds received directly fund supplies for our teachers, so we like to say “happy tummies for happy teachers” with this easy giving opportunity.
    • Second, we are super excited to announce that the next Goodwill Drive will be happening on-campus on Saturday and Sunday Jan 22nd and 23rd from 9am-2pm. Get ready to clear out your closets, toys, etc., during the winter break. It’s a win-win event! You get to clear out your unused/unwanted clutter, and your donation gives those items a second life and our CTE students and staff receive valuable support. What could be better? Details to come in future Wednesday Newsletters.

    ATTENDANCE REMINDER

    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.

    Loma: r.marin@loma.k12.ca.us      CTE: j.bourque@loma.k12.ca.us

     

    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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. The Daily Home Symptom Screening should be completed each day in PowerSchool prior to the arrival of your child.
    4. Login into your Parent Portal of PowerSchool (parents new to LPJUSD will receive information on how to set up your account)
    5. Click on Forms in the left-hand navigation menu
    6. Select the 2021-2022 Daily Home Symptom Screening
    7. Complete the form and submit

     

    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 Transportationpage 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:

    1. Building relationships with and between students is the foundation for fostering Developmental Assets.
    2. Creating supportive environments is key to providing an experience that is productive and positive.
    3. 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 Totsand our donation stations are ready and waiting for you. Please consider donating a newand unwrappedtoy, book, sports equipment, backpack, messenger bag, or art supply to one of our drop boxes conveniently located in the CT English 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:

    1. Go to https://www.myon.com/index.htmand click on “myON login”
    2. Sign in using the single statewide shared account credentials
      1. School Name: Gift of Literacy
      2. Username: myon
      3. Password: read
    3. Select a book or news article and start reading!

     

    Follow these steps to log in to myON and start reading:

    1. Go to https://www.myon.com/index.htmand click on “myON login”
    2. Sign in using the single statewide shared account credentials
      1. School Name: Gift of Literacy
      2. Username: myon
      3. Password: read
    3. Select a book or news article and start reading!

     

    LOS GATOS HIGH SCHOOL – ENROLLMENT

    Welcome Future Wildcats!

    Dear families of incoming 9thgrade students. Los Gatos High School pre-enrollment for the 2022-23 school year is available for you starting Nov 15th.  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:

    https://lghs.net/guidance_home/enrollment__registration/new_student_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 Dec 8th.  Parents are encouraged to meet this deadline so your child's 9thgrade 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, tdewing@lgsuhsd.org, 408-354-2730 x231

     

    CTE HOME SCHOOL CLUB NEWS

    Hello Amazing CTE Families. The holidays are quickly approaching, and we have 2 great events to keep in mind to ease holiday woes:

    • First, CTE HSC will host our next dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, Dec 15thfrom 4-9pm at Pizza My Heart in Los Gatos. Take the worry out of making dinner while you are busy holiday shopping by MENTIONING CTEW WHEN CALLING IN or ORDERING IN-PERSONand CTE HSC will receive a portion of the proceeds. The proceeds received directly fund supplies for our teachers, so we like to say “happy tummies for happy teachers” with this easy giving opportunity.
    • Second, we are super excited to announce that the next Goodwill Drive will be happening on-campus on Saturday and Sunday Jan 22ndand 23rdfrom 9am-2pm. Get ready to clear out your closets, toys, etc., during the winter break. It’s a win-win event! You get to clear out your unused/unwanted clutter, and your donation gives those items a second life and our CTE students and staff receive valuable support. What could be better? Details to come in future Wednesday Newsletters.

     

    ATTENDANCE REMINDER

    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.

    Loma: r.marin@loma.k12.ca.us      CTE: j.bourque@loma.k12.ca.us

     

    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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. The Daily Home Symptom Screening should be completed each day in PowerSchool prior to the arrival of your child.
    4. Login into your Parent Portal of PowerSchool(parents new to LPJUSD will receive information on how to set up your account)
    5. Click on Forms in the left-hand navigation menu
    6. Select the 2021-2022 Daily Home Symptom Screening
    7. Complete the form and submit