Ball Park Newsletter - #6

October 5 - 9

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K- 8 Community,

Thank you to all the parents that were able to join me during my Principal Community Zoom meeting. As mentioned during last week's Ball Park Newsletter, some changes are coming to our instructional schedules. I want to start with Training Days for Teachers.

Teachers at each school in the Long Beach Unified School District will participate in two days of professional development during the month of October as we continually improve our online instruction. For our school, Jackie Robinson, those two training days will take place on:

October 14

October 22.

During those days, students will not experience direct instruction using Zoom in a large group setting but will continue with asynchronous (non-teacher directed) learning activities. Teachers will provide additional details to their students.


Adjustments to schedules on some Wednesdays from now until the end of the year will need to be made as well.

Wednesday, 10/7
Wednesday, 10/28
Wednesday, 11/18
Wednesday, 12/2
Wednesday, 12/9
Wednesday, 12/16

Teachers will be provided time to continue to plan and prepare instructional activities for students. On these Wednesdays, students will receive 90 minutes less live instruction from teachers. However, students will still receive asynchronous learning activities to complete on their end. Teachers will provide students with additional details.

I appreciate your understanding as we continue to work together to help enhance student learning.

With appreciation for all your continued support,

Salvador Madrigal


Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

Gracias a todos los padres que pudieron acompañarme durante mi reunión de Director de la Comunidad Zoom. Como se mencionó durante el Boletín de Ball Park de la semana pasada, se están produciendo algunos cambios en nuestros horarios de instrucción. Quiero comenzar con las jornadas de formación para profesores.

Los maestros de cada escuela del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Long Beach participarán en dos días de desarrollo profesional durante el mes de octubre mientras mejoramos continuamente nuestra instrucción en línea. Para nuestra escuela, Jackie Robinson, esos dos días de capacitación se llevarán a cabo el:

14 de octubre

22 de octubre

Durante esos días, los estudiantes no experimentarán instrucción directa usando Zoom en un entorno de grupo grande, pero continuarán con el aprendizaje asincrónico (no dirigido por el maestro). ocupaciones. Los maestros proporcionarán detalles adicionales a sus estudiantes.


También será necesario hacer ajustes a los horarios algunos miércoles desde ahora hasta el final del año.

Miercoles, 10/7
Miercoles, 10/28
Miercoles, 11/18
Miercoles, 12/2
Miercoles, 12/9
Miercoles, 12/16

Se les dará tiempo a los maestros para que continúen planificando y preparando actividades instructivas para los estudiantes. En estos miércoles, los estudiantes recibirán 90 minutos menos de instrucción en vivo de los maestros. Sin embargo, los estudiantes seguirán recibiendo actividades de aprendizaje asincrónico para completar por su parte. Los maestros proporcionarán a los estudiantes detalles adicionales.

Agradezco su comprensión mientras continuamos trabajando juntos para ayudar a mejorar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes.

Con agradecimiento por todo su continuo apoyo,

Salvador Madrigal


Upcoming Teacher Training Days (Please Check with Your Child's Teacher for Additional Specific Details)

All-Day Asynchronous Learning (assignments, but not live on Zoom) for all LBUSD Students in TK-5th Grade:

  • Wednesday, October 14
  • Thursday, October 22

All LBUSD Students in Grades TK-5 -- Last 90 Minutes of the Day Asynchronous Learning (assignments, but not live teaching on Zoom):

  • Wednesday, 10/7
  • Wednesday, 10/28
  • Wednesday, 11/18
  • Wednesday, 12/2
  • Wednesday, 12/9
  • Wednesday, 12/16

CHANGES TO OUR SCHEDULES!!! In effect October 5


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1st - 5th Grade

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Middle School (NO CHANGES)

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Alternate Monday Calendar

Our electives & PE are now offered on alternating days instead of the A/B schedule. Please check the calendar and video for changes to your child's schedule.
Click HERE for Electives & PE Alternate Monday Video

All Middle School students will be on the Alternate Monday schedule for their Elective & PE classes. This video explains these changes.

Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning

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This living document is intended to provide guidance on the range of skills needed to navigate canvas./Este documento dinámico está destinado a brindar orientación sobre la gama de habilidades necesarias para navegar por el lienzo.

Parent University CANVAS Classes

To continue supporting families with their understanding of Canvas/para continuar apoyando a las familias con su comprensión de Canvas

Assistant Principal's Corner

Hi, my name is Ms. Baker and I am so excited to serve as your Assistant Principal!

California Great Shake Out 10/15 @10:15

The statewide California ShakeOut Drill will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10:15am. Although we will be at home engaging in distance learning, please be prepared to practice DROP, COVER, HOLD with your online class.

Fall Picture Day!

JRob Elementary Only

Fall Picture Day is here! Listed below you will find the scheduled date and time for your child to come to the school Cafetorium to take their picture. On picture day ,please be sure to wear a mask, keep 6 feet social distance, and to adhere to the schedule so that we stay safe and in compliance with COVID-19 Guidelines. We look forward to seeing our JRob Dolphins on picture day!

Middle School ID Make-Up Picture Day.

If your JRob Middle School child did not take their ID picture in September, please plan to come to the school at your scheduled time on October 14, 2020 for Make-Up Day.

Grade 6 - 9:30am

Grade 7 - 12:30pm

Grade 8 - 1:30pm

Counselor's Corner

Important Information from Dr. Hosn..

Attendance Matters:School starts at 8:00 am for K-8 students. Increasing student attendance is crucial to improving academic achievement . We strive to reach the 97% rate with your help and support. Please ensure that students are engaged in learning, are completing assignments on time, and are staying in touch with teachers.

Which class had Perfect Attendnace for the month of September? Which class had the highest percentage?

Watch for our results at the end of the month….

How can parents support good attendance?

*Establish a routine for bed time and for the morning for your child

*Check on your child’s attendance regularly (ParentVue)

*Encourage your child to log in to CANVAS account, participate and engage unless he/she is truly sick

*Call the school and provide notes when your child is absent

Master Schedule: Ths Monday September 28th is M(alternating Monday) which means that students attend the Tuesday/Thursday electives and PE Class. (Este lunes 28 de septiembre es M (lunes alternos) lo que significa que los estudiantes asisten a las clases electivas de martes/jueves y a la clase de educación física.

Please check the attached calendar and video for changes to our Master Schedule. Our electives & PE are now offered on alternating days instead of the A/B schedule. (Consulte el calendario y el video adjuntos para ver los cambios en nuestro horario maestro. Nuestras materias optativas y educación física ahora se ofrecen en días alternos en lugar del horario A / B.

Alternating Mondays Calendar, Alternating Monday Video

  • Be physically active
  • Eat healthy food regularly throughout the day and do not skip meals

  • Turn to your friends and family for support.

  • Keep as structured a routine as possible.

Librarian Corner - Ms. Will

Latinx Library

Click on the image above for some wonderful stories that celebrate Latinx culture and heritage!


Scary Story Contest! Deadline is October 12th.

Click here for more info!

Nurse's Corner

Important Information from Ms. Martinez

Hello Students & Families:

I am thrilled to be returning to Robinson!. Please see my schedule & contact information in my School Nurse Community Newsletter Vol 1.pdf. Below are this week’s newsletter topics that I hope you find helpful.

This Week’s Topics:

  • Immunizations

  • Importance of Sleep

  • September: National Suicide Prevention Month

Click on the link to read the newsletter: School Nurse Community Newsletter Vol 1.pdf

Hola estudiantes y familias:

Estoy encantado de volver a Robinson. Consulte mi horario e información de contacto en mi boletín:School Nurse Community Newsletter Vol 1.pdf A continuación se encuentran los temas del boletín de esta semana que espero que sean de utilidad.

Temas de esta semana:

  • Vacunas

  • Importancia del sueño

  • Septiembre: Mes Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio

Haga clic en el enlace para leer el boletín: School Nurse Community Newsletter Vol 1.pdf

Student Zoom Authentication

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Attention Parents/Guardians of 7th Graders: Tdap boosters are past due. Per state of California, all students entering 7th grade must have a Tdap and two Varicella vaccinations on file with their enrolled school. Proof of immunization may be dropped off at the front office by appointment.Thank you to everyone who has already submitted their record.

Attention Parents/Guardians of Kinders and All New Students: Per state law, all students must have proof of immunizations on file with their school. If your child is missing immunizations you will be receiving a letter and phone call from me. Please submit proof of missing immunizations. Additionally, All new students must have a Permanent Health History Form on file. This form has also been mailed and must be returned.

Immunization records and Permanent Health History forms may be dropped off at school by appointment.

Please contact me with any question/concerns:

Google Voice: 562-999-1090


Immunization records and Permanent Health History forms may be dropped off at school by appointment.

Immunization Resources:

The Children’s Clinic

Various location in Long Beach


Long Beach Health Department

2525 Grand Ave

Long Beach, CA

Free Flu Shots

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Information from Ms. Sanchez, Music Teacher

Instrument Distribution dates:

Celebrating Latino Heritage Month

LBUSD Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month - #1
LBUSD Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month - #2
LBUSD Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month - #3
Chromebook Update Instructions

If you are having difficulty updating your Chromebook please follow these directions

Free Meals / Comidas Gratis

All Robinson students qualify for free meals at any school in LBUSD.

Todos los estudiantes de Robinson califican para recibir comidas gratis en todas las escuelas del distrito.

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Note from the Office Staff - Ms. Angela (Off Supv), Ms. Maritza (Enrollment), Ms. Christina (Attendance) & Ms. Josie (Banker)

Robinson families, Just a little note from the office staff here at Robinson....... we are here to assist you in any way we possibly can. We understand the challenges you all are having and want you to know, we are doing our best to help troubleshoot and hopefully resolve your issue's over the telephone. Thank you in advance for your patience as we are all in this together and learning new ways to help support our students, together.

From our Ms. Josie, Banker - We still have some 2019-20 Robinson yearbooks on sale for $22. Please contact the Banker if you would like to purchase one. Third grade: parents will sign a form acknowledging receipt of recorder. Int Band: students will either bring a pre-signed form which is on their Canvas, or parents will sign a form at distribution.

PTSA - Save the Date (October 22)

September 28, 2020

Welcome families of Jackie Robinson Academy . The 2020/21 school year has begun with your student successfully adjusting to their new school routine.

Due to Covid 19 and the school closure the Robinson PTSA was not able to hold its election for the 2020/21 PTA Executive Board in the spring. Elections have been scheduled for Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place by Zoom with the link below.

Meeting ID: 811 0482 7388
Passcode: 312423

One tap mobile
+1 669 900 6833 (San Jose)

Open Positions




1st VP of Membership

2nd Vp of Fundraising


Link below can provide more information on the duties for each position.

All positions are considered open, with nominations coming from the floor. Would you be willing to serve on the board this year, or know someone who would be interested in serving? While each position has a different amount of time commitment and skill set, there is always a spot for an interested volunteer. Please attend the meeting on October 22nd and consider a position on the executive board.

Thank you in Advance!

Robinson PTSA

Free Flu Shots