Luis Valdez Leadership Academy


First week of school message from Ms.Silb

Dear Lions,

So it begins! The staff has been working all week to be ready for your arrival to campus next week. We are welcoming in 7 new teachers and 7 veteran teachers. This means that you will see a lot of new faces on campus and that you may have a new Advisor or teacher. Please be open to building new relationships and you should feel more confident about the changes after a week in their classrooms.

Upon arrival, you will be checked for three things for COVID safety. Staff will make sure that your mask is on, that you sanitize your hands and then, you will have your temperature checked. We have PPE on site if you need anything. A wellness questionnaire will be sent home to the family daily through one call by 5pm each day.Maintain 3 feet of distance between you and your peers in the classrooms. Masks need to be kept on, except for eating and drinking. This includes the time when you are outside. We will have full sterilization of all accessed areas daily in line with the CDC standards. If you have any questions about the return to school protocol, please contact Martin Farfan at

Make sure you are in dress code. You should wear clothing that is not red or blue, including shoes, bags and other accessories. Make sure your shirts show your positive identity and are free from images or references to drugs, alcohol or sexually explicit images. When in doubt, don't wear it and bring to school to see if you can wear it.

Lions should also be prepared to put their cell phones into the cell phone hotel at the start of each class. Parents/guardians can call the office where we will get messages to students in class.

Schedules are available on PowerSchool today. If you are unable to access your schedule, school staff will help you on Monday.

Teachers will share more information with you this week about what you need for their classes. The most important piece of equipment to bring is your charged Chromebook, every day and something to write with.

School supplies:

English 9 - composition notebook, index cards, pens, pencils

Social Studies classes - notebook or paper in binder

Spanish (Carreon) - notebook and pen

Spanish (Torres) - binder with dividers and paper

Spanish (Quinones) - pen or pencil and notebook or folder/binder with paper

Forensics - binder with paper

Chemistry - binder with paper

Physics - notebook

Math classes - 3 inch binder, college ruled paper, pencils, erasers

When we are together on campus, we will continue to build our school culture ensuring our students are receiving high academic standards of instruction. We will be starting up clubs and student government in the next few weeks to strengthen our community and develop Lion leadership. Feel free to reach out if you have questions or concerns. I am excited to begin the year as the new principal of LVLA and looking forward to connecting with students next week and families throughout the school year.

In community,

Ms. Silbergeld


Monday, August 9, 2021

8:30am the First Day of School

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Support and individual check-in time is available to all. Support can be provided upon referral, as needed. Please let any staff member know if you would like to speak to someone.

24-Hour Crisis Line 408.294.0579


The following resources are available to help people who may be experiencing distress or heightened anxiety right now:

  • 24/7 Behavioral Health Services Department Call Center: (800) 704-0900
  • Crisis Text Line: Text RENEW to 741741
  • Suicide and Crisis Hotline 24/7: (855) 278-4204
  • Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCRT)
    1. Adults-BHSD MCRT: (800) 704-0900
    2. Children and Youth-Uplift Family Services Mobile Crisis Response: (408) 379-9085
  • If you are experiencing an emergency call 9-1-1 immediately.

COVID-19 Updates from Assembly Member Aah Kalra (a dedicated page)


There are TONS of Resources such as:

What's Popping Substances and You

Virtual Yoga

Virtual You Navigating Wellness Online Ages 12-25 Call 408-961-4700 for more info!


Offering Sessions such as:

Mindfulness Monday

Color and Vibe

Among Us Game Night

Calendar of Events:

Food Distribution:

Mondays: Our Lady of Peace (2800 Mission College Blvd Santa Clara, CA 95054)

Tuesdays: Our Lady of Refuge (Closest to LVLA) (2165 Lucretia Ave San Jose, CA 95122) (5PM-7PM)

Wednesdays: St. Martin of Tours (200 O'Connor Dr. San Jose, CA 95128) (9AM-11AM)

Thursdays: St. John Vianney (4600 Hyland Ave San Jose, CA 95127) (9AM-11AM)

Fridays: St. Lucy's Campbell (2350 S Winchester Blvd Campbell, CA 95008) (10AM-12PM)

Saturdays: Santa Teresa Parish (794 Calero Ave San Jose, CA 95123) and TFHE (Story Road 12:00 - 1:00PM)

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Community Engagement

Dear LVLA Families,

We need your input! Please complete the following survey to help us plan and coordinate our Workshop Series based on your request. Please feel free to give us any feedback. We hope to see you all soon!

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Information Technology

If you have a tech need, please contact our front office at 408.384.4015. Please call to schedule an appointment before visiting campus. You may also email Mr. Cesar Mireles directly at
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