Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

Jaguars Lead the Way

Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

Three weeks of school left! Two, if your student is a senior.

Parents for the Class of 2020, the last day of your student's high school career is May 29, 2020. This means that your student has until that date to make sure that they have everything submitted - remember, work that they do (completely and well) can only help to raise their grade. We will be reaching out soon about graduation and what that's going to look like. Make sure students check their emails, we'll also send out additional information to you.

For the parents of Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors - their last day of class is June 5, 2020. We want to remind you that it is very important for students to continue to submit their work, this will only improve their grade. So please take the next 3 weeks to encourage them to work hard, submit assignments and check in with their teachers.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns, or are unsure about something.

Stay home. Stay safe.


Ms. Moreno

Student Life Report

A message from Mr. Monroy
Student Life Update

College & Career

College & Career

Announcements for Seniors

  • Colleges are sending many updates about what next semester will look like. Remember to check your emails and Portals for the latest news. If you committed to a CSU, here is there latest update:

  • Scholarships are still open! See this list for open scholarships: April/May 2020 Active Scholarships

  • Wondering what kind of resources you will be available to you in college? Check on Friday’s presentation, posted in your Class of 2020 Google Classroom.

  • Dual Credit Class: You have until May 22nd to change your grade to Pass/No Pass. See your email or contact Brittany if you have any questions. If you need an SJCC transcript for your college, final grades will be available June 2nd.

  • Continue to pay attention to college deadlines like Housing, Intent to Register, Work Study, etc! Though we don’t know the specific situation next year, stay on top of things.

  • There are colleges still accepting applications for the fall

Announcements for Juniors

  • Sign Up for Junior Lesson on UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) and CSU EOP Questions this Thursday 5/21

  • To continue to prepare for college applications, find creative ways to contribute to your “activities” list this summer! Not sure what to do? Here are some ideas.

  • Dual Credit Class: You have until May 22nd to change your grade to Pass/No Pass. See your email or contact Brittany if you have any questions.

  • Online workshop series for high school juniors called, "Contemplate, Assess, Strategize, and Execute Your Path to College."

  • Sign up for a FREE college essay workshop series from June 1-5!: Email Brittany directly if you would like to be added to the workshop.

As always, reach out to Brittany and Angel if you have any questions or need any help with anything!

Call or Text us via Google Voice:

Brittany: (408) 430-7402‬

Angel: (408) 766-0771

Student Shout Outs

Mrs. Lau would like to shout out the following students for working hard, being diligent, and showing commitment.
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Mr. Garvin would like to shout out the following students for completing their work, but also coming to the live classes/office hours and asking for help so they can persevere and finish the work.
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Ms. T would like to shout out the following students for their hard work (Abigail sent her a practice essay at 4 am!), preparing for the AP US History exam, and making the most improvements!
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Department Spotlight- Social Studies

Ms. Reedboon aka Ms. T

Ms. T enjoys working from home, although working from home with her cat definitely makes things more interesting. She also enjoys going on hikes with her best friend and roommate and is learning to make wontons.

Mr. Ruelas

Congratulations to Mr. Ruelas! Right before the Shelter in Place went into effect, Mr. Ruelas got married. He continues to spend time with his family. He has been spending a lot of time with his nieces and nephews. He enjoys playing with them, as they have good energy and they bring a smile to his face. Once this Shelter in Place is lifted, Mr. Ruelas plans to travel, his first stop will be Mexico.

Ms. Van Noppen

During this Shelter in Place, Ms. Van Noppen has enjoyed reading, hiking and puzzling. She is currently reading "Waiting for Snow in Havana. It's a vibrant memoir about growing up in Cuba under Fidel Castro's regime. She goes on hikes during her free time and she is working on a puzzle of the night sky which is taking her HOURS to finish.

Food Resources for Families

Food Pantry: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

3720 East Hills Drive, San Jose, CA 95127

Mondays/ Lunes

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Produce Mobile Program: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

1650 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95127

Saturdays/ Sabado

1:30- 3:00 p.m.

Family Harvest Program: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

1966 Flint Avenue, San Jose, CA 95148

Thursdays/ Jueves

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Food Pantry: Crossroad Calvary Church

990 South Capitol Avenue, San Jose, CA 95127

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday/ Miercoles, Jueves y Viernes

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Food Distribution: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

2020 E San Antonio St, San Jose, CA 95116

Tuesday- Friday/ Martes- Viernes

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Saturday/ Sabado

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Food Pantry: St. Maria Goretti Parish

2980 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111

Monday-Friday/ Lunes- Viernes

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Lord’s Pantry: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

121 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95127

Monday- Friday/ Lunes- Viernes

9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Grocery Program: Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen

2980 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111

Wednesdays/ Miercoles

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


Jags, if you need tech support, please reach out to us and we will schedule a time for you to pick up or exchange technology.

If your Chromebook or charger doesn't work, we will exchange it for a working one. If you need help getting wifi, we can also provide support and connect you with various resources.

This is only available by appointment so please email us or call us at 408.471.4680 ext. 4002 to schedule a time for pick-up/exchange.

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Cooking with Ms. Moreno

So, having been born in Guadalajara and visiting practically every summer growing up, I had been craving a torta ahogada.

So, I did what anyone would do and took to YouTube to figure out how to make a vegan version.

And it was delicious. Really I was looking up how to make the salsa - and ofc I made it spicy. Topped it off with some onions that had been in lime juice and lime, cilantro crema.

It was delicious.

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