Wolfpack Weekly - Parent Newsletter

August 20 , 2021

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Dear LGAM Families,

It is with great pride and excitement that I return to Lemon Grove Academy Middle School as your Principal. I would like to officially begin our school year and welcome you once again to an exciting opportunity to join our unique Wolfpack experience here at LGAM. I look forward to collaborating with families to ensure all children are celebrated and supported. Together, we will ensure that we maintain our tradition of excellence and community that makes our school such a special place. I believe that the strength of the Lemon Grove School Academy Middle lies in the collective talents of an exceptionally dedicated faculty and staff.


As parents, you have a very important role in your child's academic success. We all know the classroom teacher's role in the successful education of children, however anyone who has worked in a public school knows that parents, volunteers, office support staff, nutrition staff, teacher assistants, custodians, and even bus drivers also play vitally important roles in creating a school environment that is welcoming, inclusive, safe and conducive to student learning. TOGETHER we will make this year one of the best our students have had.


We are aware that our students that we have this year are going to be different from the kids who normally enter our classrooms. Their development path has changed because of the pandemic — but this can be a good thing because we have an opportunity to reshape how we "DO" education. My staff and I look forward to working with our families to ensure all students are smoothly reacclimated into in-person school routines. This will take lots of compassion and patience from all of us. I have no doubt we are up for the task.


Respectfully,

Tamara Muhammad, Principal

Virtual Parent Orientation from August 12th

CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW TO VIEW

LGAM Parent Orientation 21-22
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ATTENDANCE TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL YEAR!

1. Make sure your child goes to bed at a reasonable hour on school days

2. Set their alarm each night to wake up an hour or so before school starts

3. Make sure their computer is charging before going to sleep

4. Send their teacher(s) an email when they are absent and request their missed assignments

5. Try to minimize cell phone distractions as much as possible when preparing for school

6. Make sure they have their schedule and campus map in their binder, so they are able to get to class on time during the first two weeks of school.

7. Gates open for entry at 8:05am

Attend today. Achieve tomorrow.

BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR REMINDERS

Arrival to School: Students should plan to arrive at school no earlier than 8:00 a.m. Staff supervision begins at 8:05 AM; students should NOT arrive at school earlier unless enrolled with the ELP Program (see information below).


School Dismissal: At the end of the school day students are expected to either leave campus & go home or sign into a supervised after school activity. Loitering on or around school grounds is not permitted. Students need to be off grounds by 3:30 p.m. (1:28 p.m. on minimum days) or in a supervised activity. Administration will contact the parents/guardians of students who repeatedly remain on or around campus after school to request that they make arrangements for their child’s proper supervision after dismissal.


Extended Learning Program (ELP) - Contact:(619) 825-5600 x2656

Our schools are funded through the State of California’s After School Education and Safety Program to provide before and after school activities. The ELP is staffed by district employees and includes academic and enrichment opportunities. The EDP is free to all enrolled school students. Before School: 6:30 AM until school day begins; After School: Begins when school day ends; open until 6:00 PM (inc. Minimum Days, but not the last day of the school year. Click here to view their website for detailed information.

SPIRIT WEEK BEGINS THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 23rd

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Super excited for the opportunity for all our students and staff to show their school spirit next week! Please see the schedule below, so you and your child(ren) are able to plan accordingly. We look forward to taking pictures to highlight and celebrate our beginning of the year festivities.
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STAY CONNECTED & JOIN US ON CLASS DOJO

This year we will be using ClassDojo to communicate with our Wolfpack families. Through this platform you can instantly share messages with your students, teachers and the admin team. We will also use Class Dojo to share important school news and various updates.


We would like all families to join and sign up by clicking on the link below, so you can stay in the loop with all the cool happenings at LGAM. You can use Class Dojo on any device: it is a simple free app for iOS and Android, and can also be used from a computer at: https://www.classdojo.com/invite/s=5f2471202804d37d536d7005

Beginning next week, P.E. Clothes will be on sale before and after school near the main office under the tent near the flag pole. Please bring CASH ONLY.


Prices are as follows:

- Shirts: $10

- Pants/Shorts: $10

- Full Set: $20

Free Meals for Kids in Lemon Grove

Free Breakfast & Lunch for ALL Kids in Lemon Grove!

We are happy to announce that all students will receive breakfast and lunch daily for FREE during the 2021 - 2022 school year!

The Logan Heights Library has supplies to give away so feel free to send folks our way

Address: 567 S 28th St, San Diego, CA 92113

Website: https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/locations/logan-heights-library


Bayview Baptist Church is having a Backpack give away this Saturday, 8/21/21

Please give them a call, 619.262.8384 for more information regarding the specific time.

Address: 6134 Pastor Timothy J Winters St, San Diego, CA 92114

Website: https://www.bayviewbc.org/resources/


The website, https://www.findhelp.org/ , is a organization that provides free school supplies and several other resources. Click on the link above for details.


Please continue to take advantage of all the free resources within our community. Feel free to share with friends and family!

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Lemon Grove Family Health Center


Lemon Grove Family Health Center

7592 Broadway
Lemon Grove, CA 91945


COVID-19 testing is offered at select clinics. For testing locations, click here. Please wear a face covering for all in-person clinic visits.

Lemon Grove Academy Middle

We, the community of students, staff, and family members commit ourselves to provide quality education in a safe and caring environment. We participate in relevant and innovative learning experiences that nourish our curiosity and develop our maximum potential. As a community of learners, dedicated to each person’s success, we strive to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.