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Placerita Jr. High School - December 13, 2020

Mire el cuadro en la esquina superior derecha de esta página para traducir al español. Look at the box in the upper right of this page to translate to Spanish.

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The Online Learning Schedule for this Week

We are on a DIFFERENT Schedule this week. See below.
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This Week at Placerita 12.13.20

Good Evening Placerita Families…


We have made it to the last week. This week is the end of the second quarter of the school year. We only have four days of school this week. There is no school on Friday. Please note the schedule below since it is different. We will not be having a Wednesday schedule this week.


We have a special opportunity for ALL students to be a part of the yearbook. All students have an opportunity to submit their own story to be included in the yearbook. We would really like to see EVERYONE participate. This is very important so feel free to help your students with this project. Please see the section below for more information.


We have a book drop drive through scheduled for December 15th from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. No one will need to get out of their cars for this event. Your student’s English teachers will tell them more about the details and which books to bring. See the video below for everything you need to know to participate.


Our next Virtual Parent Academy is for our Spanish-speaking parents is coming up on this Wednesday, December 16 at 6:30 PM. See more info below.The presentation materials from our Virtual Parent Academy are included below in case you missed them last week.


We wish everyone a very peaceful Holiday season.

That’s it for tonight. Have a good week!


Mr. Turner



Buenas noches, familias de Placerita ...

Llegamos a la última semana. Esta semana es el final del segundo trimestre del año escolar. Solo tenemos cuatro días de clases esta semana. No hay clases los viernes. Tenga en cuenta el horario a continuación, ya que es diferente. No tendremos un horario de miércoles esta semana.


Tenemos una oportunidad especial para que TODOS los estudiantes sean parte del anuario. Todos los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de enviar su propia historia para que se incluya en el anuario. Realmente nos gustaría ver a TODOS participar. Esto es muy importante, así que siéntase libre de ayudar a sus estudiantes con este proyecto. Consulte la sección siguiente para obtener más información.


Tenemos una recogida de libros programada para el 15 de diciembre de 1:00 a 5:00 PM. Nadie necesitará salir de sus autos para este evento. Los profesores de inglés de su estudiante les darán más información sobre los detalles y qué libros llevar. Vea el video a continuación para obtener todo lo que necesita saber para participar.


Nuestra próxima Academia Virtual para Padres es para nuestros padres de habla hispana, se realizará el miércoles 16 de diciembre a las 6:30 PM. Vea más información a continuación. Los materiales de presentación de nuestra Academia Virtual para Padres se incluyen a continuación en caso de que se los perdiera la semana pasada.


Deseamos a todos unas vacaciones muy tranquilas.

Eso es todo por esta noche. ¡Ten una buena semana!


Sr. Turner

Also this week!

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Congratulations to Mrs. Allsman on her Retirement

There has been an Allsman at Placerita since 1968. That is a long legacy. Mrs. Allsman's mom start working here in the office many years ago. Our Mrs. Alsman has been an English/ Study Skills teacher since 1993 at Placerita. See the flyer below for more information.
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We would also like to wish Mrs. Debbie Bennett a wonderful retirement


Mrs. Debbie has been a common face at Placerita for the past 15 years as a Campus Supervisor. She has had a very positive impact on all the students and staff that she has worked with over the years. We will miss her but we wish her the best in her future retirement. Thank you Debbie for all your years of service.
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Everything you need to know about our Book Return on Tuesday

Please watch the video below... Mrs. Ludlow does a great job explaining what you need for book return on Tuesday from 1-5 PM
MMTV Mrs. Ludlow Books
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Important Yearbook Info - We need everyone to participate.

This year is different. This year is special. This year, we can ALL, yes ALL, make the yearbook! We can actually make a really special, personal yearbook, but we need your help. In fact, we need you more than ever. Every Placerita Student can be a member of the yearbook staff this year and we need your photos!


There are a series of different Google Forms, asking for your submissions. They will be on many different things, including your pets, things you did over summer, Halloween or other holidays, your thoughts and feelings on the school year, distance learning, your hobbies, and many, many more!


The best part? When you participate, you are eligible for different prizes. Students who participate as unofficial members of the yearbook by submitting photos, stories, and other requests are eligible for the raffle of different prizes. These prizes will include:

●Airpods
●HydroFlasks with a pack of vinyl stickers
●FunkoPops
●Portable Chargers for your electronic devices
●LED lights for your rooms with a remote that can change the colors!
●Placerita Merch: Cinch Sports Bags and Hoodies
●FREE YEARBOOK!

The more you fill out our google forms with your submissions, the more chances you have at winning one of these many prizes! Listen to MMTV for winner annoucements.

If you have any questions about the yearbook photo submission guidelines or contest, please contact Mr. De Felice at gdefelice@hartdistrict.org.

To participate, Students need to log into their school google classroom accounts and submit their entries in the "Miner Pride" Google Classroom, "Classwork" section. Students who have not joined this specific google classroom can do so by clicking here: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTQwMTQ3Njk4MDk0?cjc=i7mm4qd.

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Academia virtual para padres en español / Virtual Parent Academy in Spanish

Tendremos nuestra Academia Virtual de Padres para padres de habla hispana el 16 de diciembre a las 6:30 PM. La presentación correrá a cargo del equipo de Kinship Glow. Puede obtener más información sobre ellos en www.kinshipglow.com. Este será un gran evento. Haga clic a continuación para confirmar su asistencia.


We will be having our Virtual Parent Academy for Spanish speaking parents on December 16th at 6:30 PM. The presentation will be by the Kinship Glow team. You can learn more about them at www.kinshipglow.com. This will be a great event. Click below to RSVP.
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Placerita Virtual Parent Academy materials from our last meeting

Dan Williams was our guest speaker at our Parent Academy. We had a great discussion about how to survive the Detours of our time. His presentation is attached below as well as a values activity he talked about that evening.
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e-Resources for the City of Santa Clarita


E-Learning Resources


In an effort to continue to enrich the lives of its residents, the City of Santa Clarita is working on a series of activities to encourage students and parents to stay active and entertained during distance learning. Each Friday, an eNotify will be sent to your inbox with information regarding activities that can be accessed virtually for students.
The following can be used as a reference or passed along directly to the students and families.
  • Physical and Health Education: If you get hungry during distance learning and want something simple, healthy and fun, look at these simple and fun snacks you can easily prepare yourself. (grades K-6)
  • Arts Education: If you enjoy writing poetry and you would like to see one of your poems written on the sidewalk, the City of Santa Clarita is accepting entries for their Sidewalk Poetry Project. Poems must be short and original. (All ages)
  • Literacy Education: Pick up a Grab and Go Kit from any of the Santa Clarita public libraries on Tuesday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    (Ages: 2-12)
  • Family Activities: Invite your family to a Tacos & Trivia night this Tuesday, November 10 a las 6:00 p.m. Ask an adult to sign your team up and be the team captain. Bring your own tacos and win prizes with the help of the whole team. (All ages)

If you have any questions please contact the City of Santa Clarita
at (661) 250-3787.



CIUDAD DE SANTA CLARITA
RECURSOS DE APRENDIZAJE A DISTANCIA
BOLETIN
Recursos de aprendizaje a distancia

En un esfuerzo por continuar enriqueciendo las vidas de sus residentes, la Ciudad de Santa Clarita está trabajando en una serie de actividades para impulsar a los estudiantes y a sus padres a mantenerse activos y entretenidos durante el aprendizaje a distancia. Cada viernes será enviado un boletín a sus buzones electrónicos con información de actividades virtuales.
Lo siguiente puede ser usado como referencia o enviado directamente a los estudiantes y sus familias.
  • Salud y Educación Física: Si te da hambre mientras estás en clases a distancia y quieres algo simple, saludable y divertido, mira cómo puedes preparar estos simples y divertidos aperitivos en casa. (Grados: K-6)
  • Artes: Si te gusta escribir poesías y te gustaría ver uno de tus poemas escrito en una acera o banqueta, la Ciudad de Santa Clarita está aceptando inscripciones al concurso Proyecto de Poesía en las Aceras. Los poemas deben ser originales y cortos. (Edades: Todas)
  • Literatura: Recoge una bolsa de actividades de cualquiera de las bibliotecas públicas de la Ciudad de Santa Clarita este martes 10 de noviembre, de 10:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. (Edades: de 2 a12 años)
  • Actividades en Familia: Invita a tu familia a una noche de Tacos & Trivia el martes 10 de noviembre a las 6:00 p.m. Pídele a un adulto que hable inglés, que sea el capitán y anote a tu equipo. Prepara tus propios tacos y degústalos mientras ganas premios con la ayuda de todo tu equipo. (Edades: todas)

Para cualquier pregunta, favor de comunicarse con un representante de la Ciudad de Santa Clarita al (661) 250-3787.

Remote Miner Morning TV Latest Editions

You can watch the latest editions of MMTV from last week.
MMTV Ep. 32
RMMTV Episode 33
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Lunch Information... In case you did not know...

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Big News - Placerita's 20-21 Reading Challenge

Please see below for the information on the reading challenge for this year. Each year Placerita has a challenge and we usually review it in our DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time during the school day but since we do not have that time check out the info below.
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Important Immunization Information

If you got a notice about your student’s immunizations please take a look in Infinite Campus in the health tab and see what is needed. There may be another notice going tout tomorrow so look for it so you can have that done. If you have completed them then follow the directions in the letter. If you did not receive a letter then you are all good. If you have questions feel free to email our Health Assistant Veronica Feather at vfeather@hartdistrict.org.
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Important Information from the Counselors

Counseling Corner

Our google classrooms have been set and ready for students to join. Here is the breakdown. These codes below are for students to join our Counseling Classroom. We would like for our students to start adding themselves to this classroom already. We have also started an instagram page for the counseling department. It is "@placeritajhcounseling". This info is also on our counseling webpage. Encourage your students to join the classroom and follow the counselors on instagram. See the codes below.

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Placerita is a Title I School

What is Title I?

Title 1, Part A, is a federally funded program which provides services to schools based on student economic needs. Title I is designed to support state and local school reform efforts tied to challenging state academic standards to improve teaching and learning, and to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Title I schools jointly develop a written parental involvement policy with parents each year called the School-Parent Compact.

In the William S. Hart Union High School District, eight schools are eligible to receive Title I funds and implement school-wide programs as a part of the Elementary and School Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 (NCLB), and the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

Parent involvement is critical in support of student achievement. Each school provides opportunities for families to be engaged and involved in their child’s education to support student learning. Parents are encouraged and invited to become partners in education with each school, contributing valuable ideas, input, and feedback throughout the year which is used to revise school site plans annually.

Parents are encouraged to maintain regular two-way communication with school staff regarding issues involving student learning and successful participation in school-sponsored programs. Parents should also play an active role in assisting their student with academic learning at home, and monitoring their student’s progress.


More information can be found here.

https://www.hartdistrict.org/apps/pages/title-1

Title I School Parent Compact

Wm. S. Hart Union High School District

Placerita Jr. High School

Title I School-Parent Compact


Dear Parent/Guardian:


As a school receiving Title 1 funding, we value your role in working to help your child achieve high academic standards. The following is an outline of some of the ways you and our school staff can build and maintain a partnership to share the responsibility for supporting your child’s learning.


School’s Responsibility:

  • Provide high quality curriculum and learning materials

  • Provide you with assistance in understanding academic achievement standards and assessments

  • Provide you with ways to monitor your child’s progress

  • Provide opportunities for ongoing communication between you and teachers through:

    • Frequent reports regarding your child’s progress

    • Opportunities to talk with staff, and participate in your child’s education

    • Observation of classroom activities if desired

    • Participation in parent-teacher conferences, if appropriate


Parent’s Responsibility:

  • Assist your child in attending school regularly

  • Encourage your child to show positive school behavior and character qualities

  • Review your child’s school work regularly

  • Encourage positive use of extracurricular time, and monitor your child’s appropriate use of technology

  • Volunteer in your child’s school activities if time or schedule permits

  • Attend parent-teacher conferences, and participate in decisions relating to the education of your child


Student’s Responsibility:

  • Participate fully in classroom activities, daily assignments, learning opportunities, and assessments

  • Attend school every day on time and ready to learn with a positive attitude

  • Read at home, study regularly, be responsible, and give your best effort at call times

  • Be respectful, listen carefully, and follow directions

  • Communicate openly and honestly with parents, and ask for help when necessary


Please review this School-Parent Compact with your child. This School-Parent Compact may also be discussed with you during a parent-teacher conference as it relates to your child’s school progress. Thank you for your support and involvement in your child’s education. Please feel free to contact your child’s counselor if you would like more information (661) 259-1551.


Sincerely,


John Turner

Principal

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Very Important - Library is still lending books! But please read all instructions below for directions and times for pickup.

How to place a hold on a book from Placerita’s Library

1. Go to www.placeritalibrary.weebly.com
2. Click on “Destiny Catalog” in the left menu
3. Click on the green Destiny icon
4. Click “Log in” in the upper right hand corner
  • Username: student ID number
  • Password: student 6 digit birthday (MMDDYY)

5. Click “Catalog” in the upper left
6. Make sure material type says “Book” in the middle of the screen
7. Search by subject, title, author, genre
8. Click on any blue title to learn more about the book
9. Click “Hold it!” on the right
10. You will see a pop up message that a hold was requested




If you would like to watch a how-to video for placing books on hold, click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbYuma3sne8&feature=youtu.be


You will receive an email from the library telling you when your book is ready. Pickups will occur at the library door on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3, during Flex Time.

This is what it should look like when you get into Destiny.

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This is what you should see from # 9 above.

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Click on the link below for a form to request password reset assistance.

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Password Reset Assistance

Click on the button above if you need help resetting your password.

Click on links below for information about COVID-19

Placerita Gold Club Virtual Wellness Page

Click on the button above to go to the Placerita Gold Club Wellness page.

Support these Placerita family businesses!

Click here to be on our list of Placerita Businesses

If you are a Placerita Parent and you own a business in the SCV and would like to have support from our Placerita Families, complete the form and we will add you to our list.

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Angelo's Barber Shop

Click the button above to go to their website.

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Egg Plantation

Click on link above to visit their website.

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Firehouse Subs

Click above for the link to their website.

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Honu Coffee

Click above to visit the Honu website.

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Outback Steakhouse

Click above to visit their web page.

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Tutoring Club Valencia

Click above to visit their website.

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Placerita Jr. High School

Placerita has been serving Jr. High students in Newhall for 60 years. Placerita is just north of Los Angeles in the Santa Clarita Valley.


The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student, employee or job applicant on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively at any District site and/or activity. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, and/or Title IX should be directed to the Director of Human Resources and Equity Services, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, ext. 316, or by email: UCP@hartdistrict.org