Eagle Family News #24

Student and Parent Newsletter - February 4, 2022


IMPORTANT NEWS: Regional Job Fair, Metro Reduced/Free Passes, Regional Job Fair, Stay Home if you are sick

ACADEMICS: Mock Interviews, Dental Assisting Program, Tutoring Updates, Fullerton College Workshops, Pathway Spotlight, Job Fair Info, December Students of the Month, CSULB Ethnic Studies Class

ACTIVITIES: Class of 2022 Senior Activities, Meet an Astronaut, Yearbook FAQ's, Senior Information

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

ATHLETICS: Feature Coaches of the Week, Sports Updates, Celebrations, Tryouts, Mandatory COVID-19 Testing for Athletes


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


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Click the image below to see our Senior Activities

Regional Job Fair 2/14/22

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I know you are tired of hearing this, but we can't stress this enough. If you are feeling sick, please stay home and notify attendance.

Also, if you have tested positive for COVID19, please also contact the office ASAP so that we can begin close contact tracing. See below for some information regarding that.



Annual Mock Interviews are February 23, 2022 - The preparation for this event is still underway. Due to the current increase in COVID, we are preparing for a possible online mock interview. This is a large collaborative effort with the City of Norwalk, Cerritos College, Southeast Los Angeles Workforce Development Board, Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, and our District so multiple discussions are required. Anthony Cobbs will continue to conduct work readiness workshops at our site and solidify the list of student participants by working with our site point person.

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Tutor.com and Khan Academy Directions

New Online Tutoring Sessions


Monday - Thursday: 3:10 - 4:10


Meeting ID: 609 225 694

Passcode: 005064


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

Fullerton College Workshops

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Congratulations to our Glenn students, Sammy Hamouda and Diego Contreras, won their third consecutive robotics competition. Eight tough teams from NHS and LMHS put up a good challenge but our students prevailed with decisive victories in each of their rounds. The students' programming and engineering prowess attracted lots of attention from district administrators.

One more competition to go on February 24! Way to go Eagles!

Congratulations December Students of the Month



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CSULB Ethnic Studies Class

Here is another opportunity to earn high school and college credit at the same time.

The courses we will be offering are:

NHS & LMHS: Intro to Race/Ethnicity

JGHS: Chicano Life/Culture and Identity

The CSULB website with information about the courses can be found HERE.

Students can access the Zoom session for the registration sessions by clicking HERE.

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Meet an Astronaut

Would you, your students, or someone you know be interested in meeting Astronaut Sian Proctor (https://www.space.com/inspiration4-spacex-mission-sian-proctor-reflection)? Dr. Proctor is the first black woman to pilot a spacecraft and she will be our guest in the Big Astronomy (https://www.bigastronomy.org/) live event on Friday, February 4, 2022. Mark your calendar and sign up to participate today!

Real People, Big Astronomy Live Virtual Event!

WHEN: Friday, February 4th at 7:00 PM Eastern time (6:00 PM Central, 5:00 PM Mountain, and 4:00 PM Pacific)

WHERE: Live Virtual Event – join via webinar or Facebook

LANGUAGE: English/Spanish

For more information and to sign up, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1549205578796591!

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 Sports Program of the Week

Boys Varsity Basketball

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All of our sports teams have had their ups and downs and faced different kinds of adversity, but none as unique as our boys basketball team. The boys have played the majority of their season with only 5 active players. For those of you non-basketball folks, this means that the players have had to play the ENTIRE game with no subs. To add to this struggle, they have had to deal with COVID issues and not having enough players to play games. Regardless of all this, our team has managed to have the best season they have had in about 22 years!

A quick recap, our boys basketball team finished 3rd place in the 605 League and qualified for a CIF playoff spot. The team made the playoffs in 2014, but as an at-large bid. It has truly been 22 years since the team earned a legitimate spot in the playoffs because of their 3rd place finish in the conference. There is even a possibility that John Glenn could potentially host a playoff game.

Coach Sam Abebe had some words to share with the Glenn community.

"My first year at Glenn/SEA was tougher than I anticipated but I wouldn't change it for anything; it helped me grow as a coach and human. There were so many obstacles we faced as a coaching staff and program. This team had to deal with Covid, players/coaches leaving, injuries and the challenge of playing with 5 guys for a good portion of the season. In my 23 years of playing and coaching I've never seen a team be successful with just 5 players. These student athletes also went through some culture shock when my coaches and I arrived. We put them through rigorous training sessions and practices, some players handled it well, some didn't and left. The ones that stayed were the ones who showed the most mental toughness and that's what made this team SO SPECIAL. At the end of the day the players and coaches who were meant to be here… were here.

We had some tough losses but the mental toughness showed throughout the season. We, as a team, set a goal at the beginning of the season to be the best team at Glenn since the last league champs, which was in 1985. I'm so proud of them and I'm honored to have been their Head Coach. My plans for next year are to build off this year and continue the success we had this year. Also, this is a challenge to all the athletes at Glenn/SEA, you guys witnessed a winning basketball team here at Glenn for the first time since 1985, so have pride in your school and come be a part of something special. We need more players to come out and help us reach higher aspirations.

I want to thank the players who stuck around and especially to my coaching staff: Coach Steve, Kevin and Edward. Without them none of this would have been possible. Also want to thank Ms.Parra (Linda) for guiding me as a first time Head Varsity Coach. I want to take this time to thank my Varsity team, you guys will always hold a special place in my heart. I appreciate you guys, respect you guys and love you guys!

Sebastian Figueroa #1

Seyharmony Somchan # 2

Nate Jacobo # 3

Frank Sanchez #15

Joan Salgado # 20

Xavier Fleming #21

Richard Ramos # 23

Michael Saucedo # 24"

We want to give a heartfelt congratulations to the team and coaching staff for their hard work, dedication, and perseverance throughout this unpreceded season. Please congratulate the players if you see them, but also give a HUGE congratulations to our first year basketball coach, Coach Sam Abebe. His determination and patience has truly steered our players in the right direction and we hope to have him commanding the ship for years to come.

Congratulations to all of you and we hope you continue your success into the playoffs!

Sports Visual Review

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Friday, February 4, 2022:

605 League Wrestling Finals @ John Glenn - 2:00 PM

Tuesday, February 8, 2022:

Boys Basketball CIF Playoff Brackets Released. Playoff game information will be given. Potential Wildcard game on Wednesday, February 9 or First Round Game on Friday, February 11. Game time 7:00 PM.

Friday, February 11, 2022:

Boys Wrestling @ CIF Individuals - Temecula Valley HS - First Round begins at 11:00 AM

Girls Wrestling @ CIF Individuals - Paloma Valley HS - First Round begins at 11:00 AM

Saturday, February 12, 2022:

Boys Wrestling @ CIF Individuals - Temecula Valley HS - Wrestling begins at 11:00 AM

Girls Wrestling @ CIF Individuals - Paloma Valley HS - Wrestling begins at 11:00 AM

Tennis Tryouts/Workouts

Football Tryouts/Workouts

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Covid-19 Related Sports Updates

The information below are recent updates to some Covid-19 protocols as they are related to sports participation, practices, and games.

  • Updated to reflect a minimum 7-day suspension of all team activities for any youth sports

team in which there has been an outbreak of four or more epidemiologically linked cases

over a 14-day period.

  • Masking restrictions have been extended. In addition to masking required for all indoor

sports when practicable, masking is now also required for moderate and high-risk outdoor

sports where distancing is not possible, when practicable.

  • Updated to reflect that the threshold for Mega Events has been lowered from 10,000 to

5,000 attendees for outdoor Mega Events and from 1,000 to 500 attendees for indoor Mega



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!

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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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For Parents of Special Education Students

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Do you have Little Eagles?

Does your child turn five on or shortly after February 1st? If so, we have a free full day JK program they may qualify for. Please go https://www.dulleselementary.org or call us to get more information at (562)210-2610.
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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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