Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

**Weekly Update** 04/2/21 Vol. 32

** SPRING BREAK EDITION ** SPRING BREAK EDITION **

Hola Jaguar Families!


We have just finished a 4 day week full of celebration, honor, and recognition in our school community. Let us recap for those of you who may want to review the highlights:


  1. #STOP ASIAN HATE- We wholeheartedly stand unified with our Asian community here in RCLA and we do not tolerate any form of racial discrimination at our school! There is no such thing as a funny joke or comment that stereotypes a certain race or ethnicity at our school. If you see or hear it, REPORT IT.


  1. Cesar Chavez- a Latino hero for our community and a hero for mankind. We are honored and grateful for the service and leadership that he embodied. His level of humility was the ultimate example of character and grace. He will always be remembered for his dedication and representation of the powerless. We salute Cesar Chavez at RCLA... VIVA LA HUELGA!


  1. Women’s History Month- At RCLA women empower other women and we are proud to have the leadership on our staff. Within our RCLA community, this begins with the women in our front office, our counselor, and in our classrooms! They are role models who are of service to our students, families, and the greater community. We appreciate and respect the work that they do and the wisdom and intelligence that they display.


This week I also wanted to spotlight our Ethnic Studies and Maestro Instructor, Mr. Osvaldo Ruelas. He has been the foundation and veteran teacher for 7 years at RCLA while being a leader both inside and outside the classroom. Mr. Ruelas has been a model example of what an education can provide for you in life. He has been dedicated to the students and families here at RCLA and students look up to him for guidance and support. We are truly grateful to have him on our staff and the wisdom that he is able to provide to our students. On a side note, he is one of the most loyal Raiders Fans that you will ever meet!


Jaguars Parents- please note that we have no school next week as we will be on Spring Break beginning April 5th- 9th. It is a perfect opportunity for our students to review and work on their assignments that may be outstanding. Please check in with your Jaguar and make sure that we finish Semester 2 strong! I wish you all a safe Spring Break and look forward to seeing you on April 12th.


-Principal Palomo

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~ RCLA's Family of the Month ~

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IMPORTANT DATES!! **PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR**

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Events Happening This Week

Sports tryouts will start Monday, April 6th!

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The following steps must be completed to become elegible for sports:

1. Attend the Parent/Guardian and Student Sports Protocol Virtual Meeting on Monday, April 5th at 5:30pm.


2. Complete an opt-in and a Packet of Registration Form and agree to follow all safety protocols as required by Public Health agencies


3. Complete a Pre-Participation Sports Physical by a certified physician.


4. A minimum of 2.0 GPA is required. There are 2 weeks until Grading Period 5 ends (Friday, April 16, 2021). Make sure to bring your grades up if you don't meet this criteria.

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~Upcoming Events~

Cafecito April 14th at 6pm

Hello RCLA families,

Our Cafecito for the month of April will be at 6 pm on April 14th. We look forward to seeing all our families join us virtually. Please see the link below. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to our office at 408-471-4680 Ext. 4002.

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What is an Advanced Placement course (AP)?

An Advanced Placement course (AP) is a class in which the curriculum is aligned to a college level class. It gives the student the opportunity to earn high school and college credit at the same time.

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~ Credit Recovery Information ~

Ms. Alanis and Mr. Palomo sent email notifications to those students who have been enrolled in Cyber High or Edgenuity. Students are expected to work on their course during Advisory and at least 1 hour a day.


There is a group of students enrolled in Cyber High during 3rd or 5th period. These students are expected to work on Cyber High during these periods and Advisory.

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~Community Hours information~

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**Message from Ms. Alanis**

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Course Selection Season is Here! Make sure your student select classes no later than April 2nd, 2021.

Demostración para seleccionar cursos en Power School ( Español )
RCLA Course Request Demo ( English)
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** Message from Mr. Martinez**

To book an appointment with Mr. Martinez click on this link: https://omartinez.youcanbook.me/ or email at omartinez@tfhe.org

~Attendance~

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~Program Opportunities and Scholarships for ALL grade levels~

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~RCLA Honors Women's History Month~

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~ Financial Support ~

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Need someone to talk to?

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**RCLA School Site Council (SSC) Meeting Information **

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School Site Council Meeting's Link...

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RCLA PARENT/STUDENT Handbook

Hey RCLA Jaguars!

Take a moment and review our 20-21 Parent/ Student handbook https://www.sjrcla.org/ for more important school information.

Mandatory for students interested in taking AP Courses