Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

**Jaguars Lead the Way** 8/21/20 Vol. 4

Message from the Principal

Hola Jaguar Parents and Families!

We have just completed our 2nd week of Remote Learning. It has been exciting to see our Jaguars actively engaged and participating online. During our Advisory period this week, we were able to recognize all of our students who have received Honors for the last semester of the 19-20 school year. Our teaching staff has dedicated countless hours preparing for this semester and their hard work is paying off. It is extremely important that as we continue our road to success, we have our students reciprocating their effort.

I am well aware of the obstacles that we have been facing recently with Covid-19, Remote Learning and Extreme Weather Conditions. However, despite these factors, we will continue to have high academic standards and expectations for our students. Please keep in mind that our Teaching Staff at RCLA is a talented group of individuals who are able to lead the way during these challenging times. I am encouraging all of our students to dedicate themselves to their academic goals under the leadership and guidance of our Teachers.

Lastly, please reach out to our front office if you need anything: We are always looking forward to partnering with you. Mrs. Gonzalez for any School Related Information, Ms. Contreras in Attendance, and Mrs. Alanis in Counseling. They have their contact information below. Also, I look forward to hearing from you as well and you can reach me personally at Be safe this weekend and we will see all of our Jaguars on Monday morning, Aug. 24th at 9 am in 1st period!

Please email me if you have any questions or would like to have a meeting online! You can reach me at

Counselor Corner


Ms. Alanis will be presenting to all the Sophomores on Wednesday, August 26th during Advisory to review academic counseling services RCLA provides, review and learn how to read a transcript and review graduation status.

Graduation Requirement Weekly Spotlight

Students must successfully complete at least 2 years of Math to be eligible for a highschool diploma and at least 3 years of Math to be eligible to apply for a university.

Class Schedule

Students must follow their class schedule listed on PowerSchool .This is to ensure that they report to the correct class and dont get marked absent.

Power School

As the parent/guardian you will want to work closely with your student's teachers to support their progress towards earning their diploma. With PowerSchool you can communicate with teachers and monitor your child’s grades and attendance online.

1. Go to

2. Click on Create Account

3. Input the following information

Access ID = Your student ID number

Access Password = fam2020

Maricarmen Alanis

Academic Counselor


Office: (408)471-4680 ext. 1038

Text: (408)906-6227


Seniors, reminder that there will be a senior orientation on Thursday, August 27 @ 2:20 pm. It will take place via google meets. The following is the google meets link:

It will also be shared via google classroom. See you there!

Family Meals on Friday!

Hello RCLA Families,

Next Friday, on August 28th, please stop by between 3:30 pm and 5 pm. You may come by the school and receive 5 meals per family. We encourage our families to take advantage of this opportunity! For more information, you may contact Mrs. Gonzalez at 408-471-4680 ext. 4002.


Important Dates...


8/27- Senior Orientation with Mr. Martinez at 2:20 pm


9/01- Kaiser Healthcare Workshop

9/07- Labor Day (No school)

9/18- End of the Grading Period 1

Important Attendance Information

Hello RCLA Families!

To report an absence for your student please contact Leonor Contrereas our attendance clerk at 408-471-4680 Ext. 4010 or email at

Thank you all in advance!

¡Hola familias de RCLA!

Para informar una ausencia de su estudiante, por favor comuníquese con Leonor Contrereas, nuestra secretaria de asistencia.

408-471-4680 Ext. 4010 o correo electrónico a


Contact information

Leonor Contreras

408-471-4680 ext. 4010


Hey RCLA Jaguars!

Take a moment and review our 20-21 Parent/ Student handbook for more important school information.

**RCLA Self Care Corner**

Hello Jaguars! Please take a moment to watch this video and read some positive quotes. It is extremely important that you take personal time for self-care in your journey to becoming a successful student. We will post articles and new videos every week. Please make sure to connect with our Director of Student Services, Dr. Fong if you would like to share some concerns you may have or just to talk. You can reach her at

Video: You Have 24 Hours In A Day - Student Motivation

List of Quotes: 99 Of The Best Motivational Quotes For Students

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