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Parent News - Placerita Jr. High School - Summer, 2019

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Volunteers needed for Summer Check-in August 5th and 6th

See the Signup Genius below to sign-up to help. We need several people to assist for the morning.

Preparing for the Fall at Placerita

We would like to welcome all our new families of seventh graders coming into Placerita this fall as well as welcome back our former seventh but now eighth grade families. We have several things that we are adding or adjusting the process this fall. First, we now have a process for Online Registration (OLR) for this fall. However, we will still have a summer check-in process just like the old registration where we turn in a few forms, take pictures and buy PE clothes, etc. Secondly, we are having the Summer Check-in on August 5th and 6th. Students with last names beginning with A-K will come on August 5th and students with last names beginning with L-Z will check-in on August 6th. Those are the days that you will come to Placerita and bring paperwork and complete the process of being set to start school on August 13th.

The first thing we need to make sure we have complete is the process for Online Registration.

The window is now open for Online Registration to be ready for next school year that begins in August. See the attached letters below (English and Spanish) for directions on how to get started. Everyone has the ability to get ready for next year right now. So, to be clear, we have a process that has to be completed online where you will:

1) open an account with Infinite Campus (our online portal for parents) if you do not have one, 2) follow the instructional letters attached for specific directions to access your account,

3) complete the paperwork in the packet that will be mailed to your house in early July, and 4) come to summer check-in and complete the process. All four of these parts are necessary to completely be prepared for school in the fall. We will have regular reminders so we can get everyone complete as soon as possible.

Here are some troubleshooting tips for the most common call:

"I can't start Online Registration." - or - "I can't select a school year."

  1. Make sure you are clicking on the Existing Student Registration button. Even if the student is an incoming 7th or 9th grader new to that school, they already have an existing record in our Student Information System.
  2. Are you a staff member? Please be sure that you are signing into the Parent Portal using your Parent Portal login credentials. Infinite Campus will allow you to sign in successfully using your staff login, but that account is not tied to a household or students.

Please also feel free to refer parents to the OLR Parent Guide for Existing Students which can be found at

Click on the link below for the Instructions for Online Registration for Existing Students

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Click below for a PDF of the Letter Above

The Same Letter in Spanish

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Haga clic abajo para ver un PDF del archivo de arriba.

School Supplies for this Fall

We are going to try something different for the beginning of the school year. Our teachers are going to use a folder system to unify our processes for keeping up with school work across campus. The Math department will have some variations in their process in some classes because their text will be contained in a three ring binder. We will be selling starter packs that would consist of the folders, paper and supplies to get the year off and running at a very reasonable cost at the summer check-in. Some of the supplies below will be a part of those Starter Packs. We will give you more specific information before the Check-in occurs in August.

Supply List


#2 pencils

blue or black pens


colored pencils, box of 12

glue sticks

2 pocket plastic folders--6 of these

one subject spiral notebook--6 of these

3x5 index cards

simple calculator

The Beginning of the Year at Placerita

  • Complete Online Registration Information - Throughout the Summer

  • Summer Check-in - By Last Name Alpha: August 5th, A-K - August 6th L-Z

  • First Day of School - August 13th

  • Labor Day - September 2 - No School

  • Back to School Night - September 5th

  • First Progress Report - September 13

  • Vision Screening , 8th Grade - September 13

  • District Wide Minimum Day - September 19

  • Make-up Picture Day - September 23

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Placerita Jr. High School

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