THE Leadership Academy School News

December 5, 2021

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Principal's Message

Hello Families,


At THE Leadership Academy, we are committed to the social and emotional well being of all our students. As a staff we are committed to getting to know each student and their strengths. We love to learn what students are passionate about and we strive to form a positive relationship with each student.


We have a fantastic team to support our students and welcome your input. If you or your child ever have a concern about something, please contact us and let us know. We believe in open communication and know that we can only help if we know where the concerns are.


There are many things we are doing as a site to be proactive about building a positive culture and teaching students life skills:


  1. Leadership Slips

  2. Monthly Student Store

  3. Ability Awareness activities

  4. Kindness Week

  5. Mentorship Program

  6. Girls on the Run

  7. Clubs

  8. Leader in Me Program

  9. Classroom Lessons with Counselor

  10. Classroom behavior support

  11. Group and individual counseling


Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can assist with.


Most sincerely,


Mrs. Morton

Principal

kimmorton@vistausd.org

760 631 6242

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Book Fair is this week!

We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. This event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.


After missing out on many beloved traditions, our fall Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome,

and safe event for our students.


Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place the week of December 6.


• Students will visit the Book Fair during their regularly scheduled library time (see below)

*You may send cash for payment in a labeled envelope to school

*Our Book Fair offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet. It’s a convenient digital

account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, friends, and

others can contribute, too!

• If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop online at our school’s Virtual Book Fair. All

orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25.

Your online orders will also benefit our school.


Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and

online shopping:


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/templeheightselemschool2



We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!


Happy reading,


Mrs. Morton

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Habit 4: Students & Parent Videos

Think Win Win: Golden Rule

Kinder - 2nd Video

3rd - 5th grade Video


Habit 4 for Parents:

Win Win Thinking


7 Habits Review for Parents:

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Children with Cell Phones

We have an increasing number of students who have their own cell phones. Though phones can be handy for safety and communication, they can also be dangerous when your student views inappropriate material or uses the device to communicate in negative ways.


In order to protect your child and ensure their digital safety, consider monitoring your child's cell phone use. Teaching your child digital safety and monitoring them online can keep them safe and free from cyber bullying. We have reports that some students are on group text threads that alert at all hours of the night. Consider using the "do not disturb" feature, taking their phone overnight, or using parental controls to monitor their cell phone use.



We understand the need for a cell phone for safety reasons. If your child brings a phone to school, it must be powered off and given to the classroom teacher for safe keeping during the day. Each teacher has a designated location for storage and phones are returned at the end of the day. Cell phones should never be on or used during school hours. If your child needs to contact you during the school day, they may use a school phone.

Common Sense Media Recommendations

Common Sense Media rates movies, TV shows, books, video games, websites and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. They offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based ratings and reviews. Their mission is to support families as they navigate the challenges and possibilities of raising kids in the digital age. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
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Thank you so much for your support! We have some updates...

  • You should start receiving your orders between now and beginning of December.
  • You can call customer service at 1-866-395-2926 for specific order information.
  • Students prices will be delivered to our school and will be distributed to students coming back from thanksgiving break.
  • Thank you again for all your support!
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Parent Volunteers




We are slowly rolling out the opportunity for essential volunteers on campuses. The purpose of an “essential volunteer” is to enhance the education of our students. The following requirements are for all essential volunteers on campuses:


  • Must wear a mask at all times (indoors and outdoors)

  • Complete school volunteer application

  • Show proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test weekly

  • Essential volunteers must follow the guidelines below:

    • Never enter the classroom when students are present

    • Always work with students outside the classroom (student and volunteer must be masked at all times outside)

  • PTA/ELAC/SSC/Foundation parents may be on campus to perform school business

Thank you!! Student Store Donations

Thank you for supporting our students! We definitely felt the love.

As we continue to reward great behavior and exemplary use of our 7 Habits throughout

the year we have an updated wish list of items for our Student Store.

Can you help?

Please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1OEX0AJQQM9YV?ref_=wl_share



You may bring items to the office or send them directly to the school:


c/o Martha Flores

1550 Temple Heights Drive

Oceanside, CA. 92056

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Job Opportunities in Vista Unified

Help our school by scanning your Box Tops !!!! Learn How:

Box Tops App: Scan for your School

By already purchasing at Amazon Smile you can automatically donate to our school!

Amazon Smile Setup Guide

Health & Safety

COVID-19 Weekly Reporting at T.H.E. Leadership Academy

In order to keep our families informed on COVID-19 cases in our school, we will be utilizing the following procedures:

  • All families will be notified weekly of our Covid-19 cases in this section of the News. Our newsletter goes out every Sunday afternoon.

  • If your student is identified as a "close contact" of a Covid-19 positive person on campus, you will be notified immediately by email, text, and phone and will be provided directions for quarantine.

  • To view Covid-19 cases for the entire district, visit the VUSD Covid-19 Case Dashboard.

T.H.E. Leadership Academy Week of November 29-December 3: Zero COVID-19 cases

Communication about Health and Safety

As a reminder, we must all work together to keep our school open.

In order to help us prioritize health and safety for all of our students and staff, please communicate with us. We appreciate you notifying us in any of the following scenarios:



  1. If you notice any symptoms, please keep your child at home. Notify the school immediately.
  2. If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive, please keep your child at home and inform the school immediately.
  3. If you have taken a PCR or NAAT test and it is positive, please inform the school immediately.

You will share your information with:



In order to return after having symptoms, please make sure to ONLY acquire PCR or NAAT tests, be fever free for 24 hours, and have improving symptoms. Reach out to us with any questions. We are here to help.


Vista has our own COVID-19 testing sites. The testing centers will be available on Mondays-Fridays. The testing sites are available to all families, students, and Vista Unified staff. For more information about the Vista testing sites, please visit Vista COVID Testing Centers.


VISTA INNOVATION CENTER (VIC)

836 OLIVE AVE

VISTA, CA 92083

Room 301

Mon-Fri 8:00am to 3:30pm

(Monday and Wednesday open until 5pm)


VISTA ADULT TRANSITION CENTER* (VATC)

325 EAST BOBIER DRIVE

Vista, CA 92084

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm


RANCHO BUENA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL

1601 Longhorn Dr.

VIsta, CA 92081

Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm



Thank you for your communication in helping to keep our learning community safe.

Leader In Me: Habit 4