Principal's Message: A Week One Win

An Amazing First Week - Now Comes Week Two

August 23, 2021

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Message from Coach Brown

Dear DeJean Family,

It's been an amazing first week back to school! Week One was definitely a Win! We are so very proud of all of our students as they entered campus and began the business of engaging back into their academic studies, safe socialization practices and making their mark on the world. Learning happens here at DeJean. We build a culture of high expectations that all students can learn and then provide them with an engaging and supportive learning environment. Our students are off to a great start, they have set the stage for a standard of excellence and we look forward to watching them grow and have an amazing and productive year.

We are DeJean Strong

- Coach Brown - Principal

What's Ahead For Week Two!

Hall Sweeps Happening This Week

Students are reminded to "Follow The TRACKS', they are your Pathway to Success. Students should be in class and in their seats when the bell rings, for every class. Use your passing period wisely and get to class on time. Hall Sweeps will start this week and students late to class will receive consequences.

Students Stay Active On Campus

There's always something positive for students to do on campus. Students stay active daily, morning and afternoon. Students can find volleyball, basketball and Futbol pick up games are happening in the gym and on the upper and lower yards of campus.

Bicycle, Scooter and Skateboard Safety

Students are welcome to ride their bicycles to school. All bikes, scooters and skateboards should be secured in the designated areas and should not be used throughout the school day. Students are reminded that they are not allowed to ride their bikes, scooters and skateboards on campus grounds. For the safety of all students and staff, bikes, scooter and skateboards should be walked on campus grounds.

Mask Up! Keep Yourself Safe

All students are required to follow the masking guidelines set forth to keep them and the school community safe. Masks are to be worn by all students and staff on campus both indoors and outdoors. Students should bring their own mask to campus. If a student's mask becomes damaged, broken or soiled then they should go to the office and ask for a mask, or simply ask their teacher for a replacement mask.
How to Properly Wear a Mask

Identification Badges - Wear it Proudly Alpha Wolves

All Students are required to wear their Identification Badge while on campus. Identification Badges are to be attached to the school issued lanyard and worn around the neck. Students should show their badge to any staff person when asked, for verification purposes. If a student loses their Identification Badge they should ask their counselor or the front office for a Replacement Badge. There is a small fee for a Replacement Badge.
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COVID 19 Testing for Students - Testing Tuesdays

In keeping with State, Contra Costa Health Services and District leadership COVID protocols, on site testing will begin tomorrow Tuesday, August 24th.Predecine will facilitate on site COVID testing every Tuesday from 8:00 am to 3:30pm.Students received registration forms today August 23, 2021. The Predecine Registration Forms must be completed prior to testing. Click here to get your forms in Spanish and English.

Day of Testing: Students with completed forms will be released from their PE Class and sent to the Fitness Room where the Predecine staff will administer the test. School staff will assist with student management.
Contra Costa County Health Services recommends that all students get tested weekly free of charge.
Parents, please remind your student that they must have forms completed prior to testing.

What's Happening After School? YMCA of the East Bay

Lovonya DeJean - Expanded Learning Program

Lovonya DeJean Middle School is proud to offer its Expanded Learning Program as an integral part of our Educational and Youth Services programing on campus. The Expanded Learning Program is directed and coordinated by the YMCA of the East Bay. The Y continues to be one of our strongest Community Partners. The Y offers an array of extra curricular activities that are certain to keep students engaged and coming back for more.

Register Now: Students and families can register and learn more about the Expanded Learning Program by clicking on the link here or by coming to the Lovonya DeJean Middle School Office for more information. Registration Forms can be found here in English and Spanish

Richmond Police Activities League

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RPAL Back to School Bash & Open House

Join the RPAL staff and volunteers for an introduction to the programs and services available to youth (ages 8 to 18) of Richmond and surrounding areas. Take a guided tour of the building and see our new Technology Center. Sign up to become an RPAL member and choose your child's activities for the coming school year. Those who register for RPAL will have first choice at 2021-22 programs and activities and will receive a backpack with school supplies. Also, attendees will receive a lunch, treats, and have a chance to win prizes. Some participants will also have a chance to participate in a focus group and receive a gift card.

You can register for the event by clicking here.

Remember to Keep Your Campus Clean!

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Maintaining A Standard of Excellence! Do Your Part! Follow the TRACKS! Your Pathway to Success!

Lovonya DeJean Middle School - Where Everyone Belongs

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Gentle Reminder - Parents Please Keep Our Students Safe

Hello Parents, we want to offer this gentle reminder that when picking your students up from school that you choose a safe location for them to enter your vehicle. At Lovonya DeJean we live with the harsh reality that student pick on MacDonald Avenue is not the safest location to pick up your student. We continue to witness many accidents happen in front of the school on MacDonald Avenue.

Please do not encourage or ask your child to cross in the middle of MacDonald Avenue to get to your vehicle. We don't want to put our students at risk of being hit by a vehicle traveling down MacDonald Avenue and not being able to see your child entering the middle of the street. Students must cross MacDonald Avenue at the crosswalks, for their own safety. Thank you for helping to keep all of our students safe.


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