• April 14, 2021

     

    Loma Families,

    I hope that your Spring Break was restful and safe. I want to take a quick moment to thank all the families who respected and adhered to our request to quarantine after any holiday travel of more than 150 miles outside Santa Clara County. We hope that being able to connect to classrooms virtually made it easier. We realize this is not convenient; not much of what we do these days to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 is about convenience. The safety precautions, routines, and procedures are in the best interest of keeping our students, families and staff healthy.

     

    I appreciate your continued understanding, diligence and support in our efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy.

     

    LPEF NEWS

    KEEP Campaign

    Get Ready - COMING SOON on April 19th! Mountain Community, dust off your superhero capes and be ready for the call. Next week on April 19th, LPEF will launch the S.O.S. - Save Our Schools KEEP Campaign!

     

    We are calling all superheroes.  We need every Mountain Srong person to Answer Our SOS call and Save Our Schools. If you just can’t wait, check this out, Loma Education Videos.

     

    Donate today at www.lpef.org, together we WILL Save Our Schools!

     

    DAILY HOME SYMPTOM SCREENING

    Daily Home Symptom Screening-Applies to ALL GRADES and ALL STUDENTS K-8!

    TO BE DONE EACH MORNING THAT YOUR CHILD WILL BE ON CAMPUS FOR INPERSON INSTRUCTION PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ON CAMPUS!! REPEATED NEGLIGENCE IN COMPLETING THIS FORM COULD RESULT IN YOUR CHILD BEING PLACED IN DISTANCE LEARNING.

    Each day that your child will be on campus for in-person instruction, parents and/or guardians will be required to complete a home symptom screening. This screening will be completed through PowerSchool. Follow the steps below to access the form via PowerSchool. If you have any login issues, please contact Julie Bourque. 

    1. Login into your Parent Portal of PowerSchool
    2. Click on Forms in the left-hand navigation menu
    3. Select the 2021 In-Person COVID-19 Student Daily Check In
    4. Complete the form and submit

    This symptom screening is open and must be completed by a parent/guardian prior to arriving on campus. If you are having difficulty accessing the form, please contact Julie Bourquefor help and support. Students who arrive to campus without a completed Home Symptom Screening will be removed from class and a health screening will be conducted.

     

    Daily Home Symptom Screening Tips & Tricks:

    • Complete the form the morning of in-person instruction. Do not complete the form the night before.
    • Do not use the PowerSchool mobile app. Access the form using an internet browser. You can access on your mobile device as long as it is via an internet browser and not the mobile app.
    • If you have issues, try a different internet browser. Google Chrome has proven to be problematic with PowerSchool.
    • Make sure you are logged into PowerSchool through the Parent Portal and not through the Student Portal.
    • Use the link provided, Parent Portal of PowerSchool. Do not Google PowerSchool. It will direct you to an incorrect link.

     

    Travel Quarantine Update

    Santa Clara County health officials continue to highly recommend quarantining for 10 days following any travel of 150 miles or more outside the county. As long as this practice is required or highly recommended by health officials, our schools will expect families to quarantine if traveling. If this expectation changes, Superintendent Fraser will update the school community with new or changed instructions. Travel should be restricted to travel that is essential. If you travel and are required to quarantine, alert your classroom teacher and Mrs. Bevans. Your child will be able to connect to their classroom via Zoom for the duration of your quarantine without any penalty.

     

    School Attendance Reminder

    State and Federal law require that school aged children be enrolled and attend a public, private, charter, or homeschool. If your child is enrolled but NOT attending or participating, they may be considered truant. If you are experiencing difficulty supporting your child’s attendance at school, reach out to school-there may be ways we can help.

     

    Billy Martin, Principal

    Loma Prieta JUSD

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    7th and 8th Grade Return to Campus - Cohort 1 4/15, Cohort 2 4/16

     

    Loma Parent/Teacher Conferences – 4/19-4/23

    K-5 parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for the week of April 19-23. During this week, afternoon office hours for K-5 will be canceled to make space for conferences. Middle School office hours are unaffected. Your child’s 2ndtrimester report card will be available to view/print from PowerSchool on Friday, April 16. Please note that if your child has an IEP, the Special Education Progress Reporting period will adjust to align with this general education report card period.

     

    LOMA HOME AND SCHOOL CLUB NEW

    Order your Loma Yearbook! - Deadline Extended to 5/1

    Yearbooks are $21.89 ($23.48 w/tax)-order directly with Tree-Ring. Visit www.treering.com/validate

    Enter our school’s passcode: 101404916313901

    This year only, get a FREE Loma t-shirt with every yearbook ordered!

     

    Details:

    • Short or long-sleeved, youth or adult size
    • Loma HSC will contact you for your size selection after you place your yearbook order (including orders already placed)
    • First come, first served while supplies last! Order your yearbook now for the best t-shirt selection.

     

    Submit your Yearbook Photos!

    We won’t have as many opportunities to take photos at school this year, so we need our help! Please share your photos of your kids doing their distance learning, schoolwork, supports, activities at home, first day of in-person school, and whatever else they’ve been doing this year! Please upload your photos to the Google drive, share them on the Loma HSC Facebook page, or email lomaprietahsc@yahoo.com.

    Google drive: Loma Yearbook 2020/2021

     

    CTE & LOMA JOINT NEWS AND INFORMATION

    School Picture Day!

    Jim Nelson Photography will be on campus for Spring Photos of all students. Picture purchase will be done online after the photo sessions. More ordering information to come. These photos will not be available in time for use in CT or Loma yearbooks. For now, save these dates:

    Cohort 1 Students April 27th, Cohort 2 Students April 29th

    Distance Learners/Make-up April 28th. Families of DL students will be able to participate if you wish. You will be scheduled an appointment to come to campus. More schedule information to come.

     

    OTHER NEWS

    Free One-On-One Math Tutoring K-8

    Due to the great response from the community, The Mountain Math Initiative is pleased to announce additional services to support our kids. We are now able to add free scheduled one-on-one math and physics help for students that benefit from individualized tutoring. We have many dedicated Loma and CT alumni volunteers that would love to work with our community’s kids. If you are interested in setting up free one-on-one tutoring, specified to your child's needs, please reach out to the MMI Volunteer Coordinator, Marcella Jones, at mountainmarcella@gmail.com to be matched with a tutor. For more information about all of The Mountain Math Initiative programs, please visit https://www.mtmath.org/