Eagle Family News #19

Student and Parent Newsletter - December 10, 2021


IMPORTANT NEWS: EagleXChange Thrift Store Grand Opening!, Coffee with the Principal, 8th Grade Parent Night, JGHS Robotics Champions, Student Parking Changes, Holiday Gathering Reminders, Classified Employee of the Year

ACADEMICS: Finals Schedule, Student Speaker Contest, Tutoring Updates, Family Workshops w/FC, December Scholarships

ACTIVITIES: GSA, Drama, and AMP Visit the Pasadena Playhouse, Class of 2022, Holiday Bazaar, Holiday Spirit Days, Angel Tree donations delivered!

ATTENDANCE: Please remember school starts at 7:55, Intervention information

ATHLETICS: Feature Student Athlete, Lunch Sports Wednesdays, Sports Updates, Mandatory COVID-19 Testing for Athletes, Sports General Information


PARENT INFORMATION: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics, Health on Wheels, Stay Connected, Glenn HS Dress Code, COVID-19 Protocols


EagleXChange Grand Opening

Join us on Wednesday, December 15th for the Grand Opening of our very own JGHS Thrift store where all items are $1. The EagleXChange is located in room 302.

Beginning 1/4/22, the store will open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-5:00pm.

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8th Grade Parent Night

Our feeder school 8th graders will be visiting Glenn during the day on December 14th to be followed by the parent night the same evening. Please help us spread the word and encourage parents to see Glenn first-hand during this time of open enrollment.
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Student Parking Changes

There is a designated student parking lot and students will ONLY be allowed to park in that parking lot. The lot is located right next to the tennis courts and has its own entrance. Please see the photo below for specifics. This will be enforced at the start of next semester, but students can get a headstart on parking there now.

Student parking permissions will be changing and students will now need to register their cars with the school in order to receive a Glenn parking pass. In order to receive a parking pass, students will need a valid driver 's license, proof of insurance, and registration.

Students are being encouraged to start this process now and we will begin enforcing the parking passes at the start of next semester in January. Students will receive a warning the first week that we return from Winter Break. After that, the vehicle could be towed.

We went over a little with our Admin Zoom Room this week. If you missed any part of the presentation, please use the link below to review the parking pass information for our students , especially if you currently drive to school.


More information will be shared with students during our admin zoom announcements and on Schoology. If students would like to get a head start, please bring all of the information mentioned above to the Student Services Office to fill out the Student Parking Pass Form.

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Each year, we have the opportunity to nominate and select a Classified Employee as Employee of the year. Classified staff has nominated and voted and the results are in...drumroll please...

Please join me in congratulating the John Glenn Classified Employee of the Year - Mr. Luis Esparza, better known as Louie!!

Louie has been part of keeping our campus safe for five years in his role as Security Assistant and sees this vital role in making sure that the campus is safe from threats. He is a team player who values communication and collaboration with every member to keep our students, our staff, and our campus safe. He does this with kindness, respect, and care every step of the way. In his words, "It takes a village" and he is a very important part of that village here at Glenn.

When you see Louie (he's usually by the 1100 building restroom these days, give him a COVID-safe hug and a fist bump and tell him "Congratulations,"

Holiday Gathering Reminders

Please access the following guidance provided by LACOE for holiday gatherings and share with appropriate groups on campus.

We look forward to seeing our Eagles happy and healthy after the much-needed Holiday break


Finals Schedule 12/15 & 12/16

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JGHS Robotics Take the Champion Title...AGAIN!

Join us in congratulating our NLMUSD Autonomous Robotics Champions. Our robotics team, Diego Contreras and Sammy Hamouda, won their second consecutive robotics championship yesterday. They achieved the three highest scores of the night by earning perfect scores in all three of their runs. Their robot was the only robot to earn a perfect score and their score was 6x greater than second place. These students are absolutely amazing and their dedication to excellence inspiring.

Student Speaker Contest

Please see the attached document with information on the 85th annual Lions Club Student Speakers Contest. This year’s topic is: “How Can Kindness Reunite Our Country?”

More information will be forthcoming from the Norwalk Lions Club.

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Tutor.com and Khan Academy Directions

New Online Tutoring Sessions


Monday - Thursday, 4 to 5 pm


Meeting ID: 898 1064 3532

Passcode: 567555


Monday – Friday, 3:30 -5:30 PM


Passcode is 744159


Monday - Friday, 6-7PM


Meeting ID: 811 6437 4789

Passcode: ayuda

UPDATED Tutoring Opportunities

Family Workshops

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  • The Amazon Future Engineers Scholarship awards 100 high school seniors with a $40,000 scholarship for college plus a guaranteed paid internship programming at Amazon. For high school seniors seeking to continue their computer science education at a four-year college, the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship program can make all the difference for a bright and developing future. To learn more about this opportunity, Click Here


Stuff a Bus

Tuesday 12/14. Rain or Shine! Please bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. Every student who brings a donation will be released 10 minutes early (12:20). All toy donations will be distributed to our Norwalk Community.
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Holiday Bazaar and Stuff-A-Bus 12/14 at lunch. Clubs will be selling various foods and items. City of Norwalk's Stuff-A-Bus will be there to collect toys. Please bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. Bring cash to purchase food items.

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GSA, AMP, and Drama visit the Pasadena Playhouse

This week, our GSA, AMP and Drama students invaded the Pasadena Playhouse to see the musical "Head Over Heels", based on the music of the Go Go's! Not only did they enjoy an amazing show, they were greeted by the entire cast of the show with a warm welcome!

Angel Tree

The Glenn community gives to those in need this holiday season. Mrs. Johnson, CSF, and students partnered with the City of Norwalk to bring cheer to children in our Norwalk Community. They collected $500 for the Angel Tree gifts as well as shopped and wrapped additional personalized presents.

ID Cards

A friendly reminder that all John Glenn High School Students must carry their ID cards on campus at all times. ID cards will be needed to purchase items from the Student Store and to get any passes from the office. IF you did not take your picture for your ID, you can take it in the student store. IF you lost it, you will be charged a $5.00 fee for a replacement. If you are asked for your ID and you do not have it, we will ask that you go to the Student Store to get a replacement. Any questions feel free to visit the Student Services Office.


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Feature Student Athlete of the Week

As we chug toward the end of the semester, we would like to celebrate our final feature student athlete of 2021. It is my pleasure to recognize April Zavala this week. April is a truly impressive young adult who we can tell will have an extraordinary future. April is a member of our Varsity Volleyball team, CSF, and a very successful member of our school band. April’s success in our band has not gone unnoticed as she was recently named to the 2022 Tournament of Roses Honor Band. April is extremely excited to perform and commented that she remembers seeing others being selected for the honor band and promised herself that she would also be selected at some point. Tune in on Saturday, January 1st, 2022 to see April perform in the world famous Rose Parade.

April is hoping to attend UC Berkeley or UC Irvine after she graduates from Glenn. She is interested in majoring in chemistry and becoming an anesthesiologist. She is on track to achieve her dreams as April currently holds a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester, while taking 3 AP courses. Her cumulative GPA is 4.368, which has earned her a senior class ranking of 4! Aside from being a truly dedicated student, April is a self taught painter and enjoys painting landscapes and other existing scenery.

Much like last week’s feature student, Glenn is truly honored to have April as a student. We are all very proud and excited to see all of April’s future achievements starting with her performance at the 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade. Once again April, congratulations on all of your well deserved success.

Quick Congratulations

We would like to send a quick moment to congratulations to:

JV Boys Wrestling and Varsity Girls Wrestling for defeating Norwalk yesterday!

Freshmen Boys Wrestling Team for taking 1st place in the Gabrielino Tournament.

Varsity Boys Basketball Team for winning the consolation championship in the Los Amigos Tournament.

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Sports Wednesdays During Lunch Time

Mr. Beltran will be opening the gates near the ticketbooth to the football field during lunch time so that students can play basketball and now volleyball. Some female students requested to play volleyball and we will be giving them that opportunity as well. Students are only allowed in the blacktop area ONLY if they are playing basketball or volleyball. No spectators allowed. Please bring your own ball and proper footwear. If there are any issues with trash, inappropriate behavior, or other concerns then this activity will be canceled. There is no eating in the blacktop area.

Mr. Beltran will try to open the gates up every Wednesday, but sometimes he might not be able to if he has other immediate work obligations or meetings. He will do the best he can to keep Basketball Wednesdays consistent.

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Saturday, December 11:

Boys Soccer @ Troy Tournament - Games at JG from 1:00-8:30 PM. JG game time TBD.

Varsity Boys Wrestling @ Gabrielino Duals - 9:00 AM

Girls Wrestling @ Santa Ana Tournament - 9:00 AM

Monday, December 13:

Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Blair @ John Glenn. Game time 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, December 14:

Girls Basketball vs. La Mirada @ John Glenn. Game times 5:00 PM (JV) & 6:30 PM (Var).

Girls Soccer vs. California @ John Glenn. Game time 3:00 PM.

Wednesday, December 15:

FS Wrestling Duals @ John Glenn. Match will begin at 3:30 PM.

Thursday, December 16:

Boys & Girls Basketball @ Norwalk. Game times 2:00 PM (JV Girls), 3:30 PM (JV Boys), 5:00 PM (Varsity Girls) & 6:30 PM (Varsity Boys).

Boys Soccer vs. Firebaugh @ John Glenn. Game times 3:00 PM (Varsity) & 4:45 PM (JV).

Varsity Girls Soccer @ Bassett. Game time 3:15 PM.

Friday, December 17:

Varsity Girls Soccer @ Trinity Classical Academy (Played @ Campus El Segundo) - Game time 2:30 PM.

Varsity Boys Wrestling @ Channel Islands Tournament. Tournament begins at 3:00 PM.

Saturday, December 18:

Girls Basketball vs. Anaheim @ John Glenn. Game times 12:00 PM (JV Girls) & 1:30 PM (Varsity Girls).

Boys Basketball vs. Bosco Tech @ John Glenn. Game times 3:00 PM (JV Boys) & 4:30 PM (Varsity Boys).

JV Girls Wrestling @ Santa Ana Tournament. Tournament begins at 9:00 AM.

Varsity Boys Wrestling @ Channel Islands Tournament. Tournament begins at 9:00 AM.


Mandatory Weekly COVID Testing for All Students Practicing/Playing on Athletic Teams this year. Students must create a LabLinq account prior to testing. https://lablinqportal.com/PatientSignup.aspx?LabId=108. Please see your coach for details.

Dates: Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

Time: 2:00-5:00 PM

Location: JGHS MPR

Please bring a Photo ID & Do Not Eat or Drink Anything 20 Minutes Prior to Testing!


SELACO Career Academy

SELACO can help students that are not on a path towards college or do not have a career plan in place. They also service out of school youth.

SELACO WDB has developed a Career Academy for Targeted Sectors (CATS), designed to offer young adults the opportunity to establish a Career Pathway to successful employment. Participants learn about the industry sectors which show the greatest potential for a long term career.

Services include: Career & Social Development

  • Job search
  • Financial empowerment
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Assistance Securing a HSD/GED
  • Career Mentoring, Coaching, Guidance
  • Career Awareness& Exploration

SELACO WDB Is A Proud Partner Of America’s Job Center Of California (AJCC) Servicing Out-Of-School Youth In Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Norwalk and Paramount.

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Welcome Tania Alday, Educational Community Worker

Please join us in welcoming Tania to our Eagle & Bulldog Family. She is excited to be part of John Glenn High School and Southeast Academy High Schools.

She is assuming Cynthia Diaz's role in assisting parents and students by connecting them to resources.

Contact phone number 562-210-3095

Email Alday_Tania@Lacoe.edu

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COVID 19 Vaccination Clinics -

  • This Saturday, December 12, 2021 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Covid 19 vaccination clinics will be at the following school sites:

    Corvallis Middle School - Norwalk

    Los Alisos Middle School - Norwalk

    Hutchinson Middle School – La Mirada

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Health and Wellness

Health On Wheels, the NLMUSD school-based clinic, is now providing FREE pediatric immunizations to qualifying students. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing protocols will be strictly enforced. All participants are required to wear a mask. Clinic hours are Monday- Friday 8:30am- 2:00pm at Waite Middle School. Please call the HOW clinic at 562-292-0760 to schedule an appointment.

City of Norwalk Public Safety: Please find flyers from the City of Norwalk at the following link:

City of Norwalk Pedestrian/Bicyclist Safety

Stay Connected

As we return to in-person learning, communication is vital. We will offer many parent opportunities to engage throughout the year. Please read the weekly newsletter to stay connected.

Please make sure that we have your most current contact information.



Mission Statement:

All students will attain the knowledge, competencies, and leadership skills to be future ready, productive citizens who improve our community.

Vision Statement and School Wide Learner Outcomes:

John Glenn High School will graduate students who can pursue post-secondary options of their choice. They will become:

  • Strategic Problem Solvers and Thinkers
  • Technologically Proficient Communicators and Collaborators
  • Academic Achievers
  • Responsible, Ethical, and Productive Global Citizens

Need to Revisit Information from a previous newsletter?

Our goal is to keep students and parents informed and updated. This newsletter is the best way for us to consolidate all of that information for you each week. With that being said, we realize you may not be able to absorb it all at once. All previous Principals Newsletters are available on the school website. Click here to view previous dates.
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