THE Leadership Academy School News

June 6, 2021

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Register for Child Care

Are you interested in our Before and/or After school program?

Summer Child Care

Application for the ASES Grant.

ASES Application 2021-22

FREE Program

Register for our AMPM pay program (starting June 28)

For more information, check our web site.

VUSD AM-PM Webpage

If you have questions, please contact Denise Atteberry at 760 643 2677

You can also email her at

Last Day of School

Friday, June 18th will be our last day of school.

Dismissal is at 1PM for all students.

Last Week Spirit Days

Let's have some spirit for the last week of school:

Monday - June 14 - Costumes! Wear your favorite costume!

Tuesday - June 15 - Upside Down Day - Wear your silliest, craziest, mis-matched outfit!

Wednesday - June 16 - Tie-Dye Day - Wear your favorite tie-dye clothing or bright colors!

Thursday - June 17 - Sports Day - Wear your favorite jersey or exercise gear!

Friday - June 18 - Tacky Tourist Day - Wear a Hawaiian shirt, bring those goggles or wear your favorite summery get up!

Registration for 2021-2022 - Final Step

Thank you for completing the intent to return survey for next school year, 2021-2022. If you indicated your student would be returning, a space has been reserved for them and we are placing them in classes.

The final step will be to confirm student data, emergency contacts, health information, and review forms through your PARENT PORTAL account.

Starting July 26th, please log on to your PARENT PORTAL account to complete the data confirmation step.


Summer Ideas/ Resources

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading: Earn a free book through the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program for kids in

Grades 1-6.

Journal Printout Eng. Diario de Lectura de Verano

San Diego Children's Museum ( Escondido)

Summer Bucket List

Create Your Own Bucket List

More information to come!


We are very proud to offer Yearbooks for the 2020-2021 school year. They are $20 each. We have a limited number so please order early if you'd like one.

You may also purchase a yearbook in the office for $20.

HERE is the link to our online store.

iPad Return Schedule

  • Virtual student device return will be scheduled for the last day of school, June 18 (Please refer to the schedule below)

  • If you are unable to return your device at the scheduled time, please make arrangements to drop it off at the office during business hours 7:30AM - 3PM on Monday, June 21.

  • 9:00-10 K

  • 10-1030 1st

  • 1030-1100 2nd

  • 1100-1130 3rd

  • 1130-1200 4th

  • 1200-1230 5th

*Classic students will return their devices the last week of school.

Attendance Matters!

Please review this slideshow which highlights the importance of attendance.

As we move into the new school year, please make sure coming to school every day on time is a priority!

Click HERE

Help Your Child Succeed In School by Reading and Writing at Home

Make reading and writing a part of your everyday activities.

There are a lot of different ways to integrate reading and writing skills into your day-to-day life!

Click Flyer HERE

Virtual Library Sources:

Unite for Literacy

International Children’s Digital Library

Story Place

Magic Blox

Storyline Online

COVID-19 Resources

Organizations in San Diego County offering C-19 Vaccine

Click HERE

Vaccinations Schedule by Day

Click HERE

Testing Sites by Day

Click HERE

COVID -19 Rental Assistance Program

For more information, click HERE

School Needs Feedback Survey

We value your input!

Please take the time to give your feedback on services and programs at THE Leadership Academy. We use this information in our planning for next year.

School Needs Feedback

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment OPEN NOW

TK & Kindergarten Parents:

Starting the week of March 1, 2021, parents may begin to register TK & Kindergarten students at their elementary school of residence. Please view the flyers for details in regards to qualifying birth dates. If you have any questions please contact our school office at (760) 631-6242



1. Fill out the Pre-Registration Here

2. Due to the limited number of people allowed inside our schools' office call before Emailing or taking additional documents to complete registration.

It is required that you complete registration at your assigned school. Click Here for the school locator.

Latest community Update from Dr. Doyle

Communication about Health and Safety:

Families, please keep us informed about the following:

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

You will share your information with:

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

Amazon purchases make money for THE Leadership Academy

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support

THE Leadership Academy every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to THE Leadership Academy.

To shop at AmazonSmile:

1. Go to

2. On your first visit to, you need to select Temple Heights Elementary (we are in the process of updating our name to THE Leadership Academy") to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. 3. You can use your existing account on AmazonSmile.

School Counselor Support

Our school counselor, Martha Flores, is available over the phone during regular school hours to provide support with ongoing social emotional needs facing our students and families, such as mental health supports, behavioral supports, and academic challenges. Families and students can contact Mrs. Flores by calling (760) 726-2170 x43005 or directly through email at

You may also contact Student Support Services by phone at (760) 726-2170 ext. 92180 or by email at

California Parent and Youth Helpline

Free real life help for any reason.


Or Call: 855-427-2736

School Lunches

Check out our district website for the latest school lunch and food distribution news:

Classic English Menu

Classic Spanish Menu

Como Acceder Calificaciones por medio del Portal de Padres

2019 SARC - School Accountability Report Card T.H.E. Leadership Academy

The 2019-2020 SARC is now available on the district website and is also published on the CDE website Find a SARC A hard copy of this report is also available upon request from in the front office.

COVID-19 Prevention Plan for THE Leadership Academy

We are working hard to make sure our campus is as safe as possible for staff and students during these unprecedented times. Our COVID-19 Prevention Plan is based upon the latest guidance received from the San Diego County Office of Education, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, the California Department of Public Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This Prevention Plan reflects procedures and protocols that will be followed when our school is open to in-person learning for students and also procedures and protocols that will be followed if our school is open for limited services.

Our Site Prevention Plan is posted on our website and can also be found HERE. It was last updated 12/1/20.

Let's Work Together!

  • Please do not send your child to school if they have any "cold-like" symptoms and please notify us immediately if your child has been exposed to anyone who is COVID-19 Positive.
  • Please screen your child for symptoms of COVID-19 before bringing them to school each day. We thank you for your attention to this very important process

    • Specifically, please screen your child for any of the following symptoms associated with COVID-19: cough, fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

  • If your child has any of these symptoms, please do not send your child to school and notify the school of the absence and any symptoms experienced.

  • Additionally, in the event that your child has been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous two weeks, do not send your child to school and notify the school that the student has been kept home for this reason. The child will not be able to return to school until permitted by the School in compliance with direction from the San Diego Health & Human Services Agency and the San Diego Public Health Order.

County COVID-19 Decision Tree (unpdated 5/14/2021)

The COVID-19 Decision Tree is been updated recently. The most recent update includes quarantine guidelines based on recently acquired immunity status:

According to the CDC, quarantine is not required for people who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 under the following scenarios:

  1. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past three months and recovered and are not now experiencing another onset of any COVID-19 symptom.
  2. People who have been fully vaccinated (i.e, two weeks past the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine) within the last three months and are not now experiencing an onset of any COVID-19 symptom.

Please view the English and Spanish versions of the Decision Tree for more information.

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