December 15, 2021
Dear Loma Parents/Guardians,
Happy Holidays. I hope that each of you get to enjoy time with friends and family during this upcoming school break.
Billy Martin, Principal
Loma Prieta JUSD
Minimum Day-CT & Loma - Dec 17th
Dec 17thwill 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
Thanks to the families who joined us to kick off the holiday season with our first ever Tree Lighting Ceremony at Summit Veterinary Hospital and Kennels and thanks to the families who joined us at Summit Tree Farm during our school fundraising event.
As we welcome the new year, we would like to reflect on all of the community support felt during 2021. Thanks to the many families and community members who supported our schools last year in order to maintain a curriculum for LPJUSD students that enables them to grow and thrive and be able to respond to future opportunities. In early 2022, we will set a fundraising goal for the 2022-2023 school year to bridge the gap between what LPJUSD will receive in government funding and the cost to educate each student. We know that we can come together again as a community and reach our new goal!
Don't forget to submit corporate matching for donations made to LPEF &/or Loma & CTE Home and School Clubs. And finally, if you are still looking for that perfect gift, we designed some fun t-shirts in support of the Loma & CTE music programs. Let’s get the bandbacktogether!
Loma and CT Band Need some new LPEF swag?! The creator of last year’s LEPF Mountain Strong campaign has just launched a new campaign. Loma & C.T. Band Getting the Band Back Together. Visit LPEF for color availability, sizes and ordering information. Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!
NEWS AND INFORMATION
Weather & the Parking Lot?
Well Monday pick-up was fun? When rain severely impacts our ability to be safely outside for after school pick-up, students are released from the Forum indoors. When that happens, please check in with a staff member at the drive-up curb or at the entrance gate. The staff member will radio for your child to be sent outside for pick-up. This routine slows down the parking lot, increases wait time, and impacts Summit Road. Please continue to be patient when this happens. Additionally, the rain does not change our parking lot rules. Please drop your child off at the curb with them exiting the vehicle on the passenger side. Do not drop your child off in the parking lot or in any of the drive through lanes.
Don’t want to wait in lines and support the school district financially? Consider having your child take the bus to and from school 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.
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!
LOMA & CTE HOME SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
Winter Break is quickly approaching. We would like to thank our parent community for their continued support of the CTE HSC. We look forward to providing more fundraising opportunities as well as Student Fun Nights in the new year. Please see below for 3 exciting upcoming events including the return of the "kid favorite" SKATE NIGHT!!!
- Tonight, Wednesday Dec 15th from 4-9 pm, CTE HSC is hosting our dinner fundraiser at Pizza My Heart in Los Gatos. Take the worry out of making dinner while you are busy holiday shopping by MENTIONING CTE 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.
- SKATE NIGHT FUN NIGHT is back! Join the fun on Saturday, Jan 8th from 7:45-9:45pm during the Public skate session. General admission: $16 or 12 years old and younger: $15 (Both prices include skate rental and admission)
- For your consideration, here is the Covid Policy for Solar4America Ice:
> Masks must be worn at all times while inside the building unless eating or drinking.
> We are checking the status of everyone’s vaccination before entering the building. We have partnered with Clear app for quick vaccination check.
Another way is for someone to show the actual card or a picture of their vaccination card along with an ID. For more information, please visit our website here: Solar for America Ice At SJ
Please visit the CTE HSC website for sign-up information including a link to the Sharks Ice Waiver form. www.ctehsc.org
- Start clearing your closets, toy chests and garages because the CTE HSC is excited to sponsor a Goodwill donation and E-waste drive fundraiser again!! The truck attendant will accept donations Saturday, Jan 22nd and Sunday, Jan 23rd, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. (Do not drop off donations while the trailer is unattended.) For your safety, we ask that donors stay in their car while the attendants unload each vehicle. Goodwill Silicon Valley CANNOT accept furniture, mattresses, large appliances, exercise equipment, automobile parts, weapons, household trash, food, carpeting, construction debris, hazardous household chemicals, liquids of any kind, pet related items, items over fifty pounds, and television sets with over 27-inch screens. We CAN accept microwaves, VCRs, printers, and vacuums in good working order. Your donations support Goodwill of Silicon Valley and CT English Middle School. Thank you for bringing us your unwanted/unused items. We look forward to giving them a second life while raising valuable funds that benefit our CTE kids and teachers. Spread the word to family, friends, and neighbors.
We look forward to having you join us at one of these great events. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
BUILDING BLOCKS FUNDRAISER
Building Blocks Cooperative Preschool has partnered with Bonfire, to create some super awesome "Mountain Kid” shirts in a variety of baby, youth and adult styles. The logo was created with love for our mountain community and to represent our ‘hood! :) See the attached flyer for more information.
Please check out our online Bonfire for the selection and to purchase yours today! All proceeds go directly to Building Blocks.
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