Ball Park Newsletter #15

December 14 - 18

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K- 8 Community,

1. Our District sent out a notice on Friday: "Schools Closed to the Public Dec. 14-Jan. 3": This district notification was referred to any schools who were allowing visitors to come inside the office to conduct business. Our school has not. Our outdoor materials distributions are allowed to continue (next week for Grade. 2) We are also allowed to continue with meal distribution on Dec. 14, 16 and 18. Materials drop off/pick up outside the front office door.

What we will put a pause on is in person Chromebook support. You may still call the school and our staff will support you as best as possible over the phone.

If you have or have been exposed to someone with COVID please do not come to the school. Wearing a mask is required at all times.

2. Holiday Social/Emotional Wellness: See this idea sheet for anyone in your family who may find the holidays hard-

3. Mental Health Issues related to our lockdown and the COVID pandemic are especially hard for people with depression and other mental health disorders. The National Alliance on Mental Illness has a 24 hour helpline: 800-950-6264.

4. Minimum Day and Winter Break: Friday, December 18 will be a minimum day dismissal for all students. There will be no school Dec. 21-Jan. 1. THERE WILL BE NO WORK FOR STUDENTS TO COMPLETE DURING THE BREAK.

5. Principal Zoom Meeting: I will be holding a Principal Zoom meeting this Wednesday, December 16 at 4:00pm. Our zoom meeting link will be shared that morning and one hour before our meeting. Please join me for some updates and an opportunity to win some prizes.

With appreciation for all of your support,

Salvador Madrigal


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Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

Estimada comunidad de Jackie Robinson K-8,

Nuestro distrito envió un aviso el viernes: "Escuelas cerradas al público del 14 de diciembre al 3 de enero": Esta notificación del distrito se remitió a todas las escuelas que permitían que los visitantes ingresaran a la oficina para realizar negocios. Nuestra escuela no lo ha hecho. Nuestras distribuciones de materiales al aire libre pueden continuar (la próxima semana para el Grado 2) También se nos permite continuar con la distribución de comidas el 14, 16 y 18 de diciembre. Los materiales se dejan / recogen fuera de la puerta de la oficina principal.

Si ha estado expuesto a alguien con COVID por favor no venga a la escuela. Se requiere usar una máscara en todo momento.

2. Bienestar social / emocional: durante las festividades. Consulte esta hoja de ideas para cualquier miembro de su familia que pueda encontrar difíciles las festividades:

3. Los problemas de salud mental relacionados con nuestro encierro y la pandemia de COVID son especialmente difíciles para las personas con depresión y otros trastornos de salud mental. La Alianza Nacional sobre Enfermedades Mentales tiene una línea de ayuda las 24 horas: 800-950-6264.

4. Día mínimo y vacaciones de invierno: el viernes 18 de diciembre será un día mínimo de salida para todos los estudiantes. No habrá clases del 21 de diciembre al enero. 1. NO HABRÁ TRABAJO QUE LOS ESTUDIANTES DEBEN COMPLETAR DURANTE EL DESCANSO.

5. Reunión de Zoom con el Director: Tendré una reunión de Zoom con el Director este miércoles 16 de diciembre a las 4:00pm. Nuestro enlace de la reunión de Zoom se compartirá esa mañana y una hora antes de nuestra reunión. Únase a mí para recibir algunas actualizaciones y la oportunidad de ganar algunos premios.

Con agradecimiento por todo su apoyo,

Salvador Madrigal


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Until the end of the first semester! Make sure you have checked your child's grades or have communicated with your child's teachers on their progress

We are in second place... Help us get back our Attendance trophy!!!

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Robinson led the district all last year with the lowest schoolwide chronic absentee list. We have been in second place so far. Remember, if you make sure our Dolphins are logging in daily, then learning can happen and our attendance rate will improve. Thanks for your efforts!

2nd grade is having another round of distribution

2nd grade is having another round of distribution of materials for the following dates and times. Would you please post this info?

12/14 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

12/18 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Measure E Update:

Neighbors, parents, and other members of the Robinson school community are invited to a briefing on the existing Measure E new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) project for Jackie Robinson K-8 Academy. Measure E improvements for HVAC and related work for Robinson Academy is scheduled to start in the summer of 2021.

Additional related work includes accessibility improvements, ceiling/lighting renovations, fire alarm upgrade, and utility infrastructure upgrades. This is possible due to voters’ approval November 2016 of the $1.5 billion school bond initiative, known as Measure E.

To learn more about how this project will affect your neighborhood and how we plan to minimize inconveniences related to parking, traffic and noise, tune in for this upcoming information session available on the LBUSD YouTube Channel beginning Friday, October 30th at then go to Playlists and select Measure E.

Fall 2020 - Measure E Community Meeting - Robinson K-8

Dolphin Splash

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Dolphin Splash winners!

Dolphin Splash winners may come to the school and pick up their prize during lunch time every day or after school on Tuesdays / Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:30pm

Assistant Principal's Corner

Holiday Countdown!

5 days down, 10 to go until we are on Winter Break! #yougotthis

Holiday Fun Week!

“Twas’ the week before Winter Break, JRob gave to me...a week of Holiday Fun!!” We can’t wait to show our JRob spirit with you during Holiday Fun Week Dec. 14 - 18, 2020!

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Congrats to Ms. Jones’ 7th grade Math classes for meeting the District Math IAB Assessment goal of 52% Met/Exceeded! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU! Click HERE to view the celebration video.

Counselor's Corner

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Holiday Drive

Please join our Holiday Drive efforts on December 14 & 15 and help us in making a difference in the lives of our youth. Please contribute.

Master Schedule: Ths Monday, December 14 is M(alternating Monday) which means that students attend the Tuesday/Thursday electives and PE Class. (Este lunes 14 de deciembre es M (martes/jueves alternos) lo que significa que los estudiantes asisten a las clases electivas de martes/jueves y a la clase de educación física. Monday Calendar


Research has shown that absences negatively impact a student’s education and reduce

opportunities for success in school. As such, the District will monitor online participation on a

daily basis and communicate with you if your child is absent from their online learning sessions.

In addition, we will proactively work with you to identify and resolve any barriers to your child’s

Participation. Please alert your teacher or call the Office if your student is our sick or can’t log for connectivity reason.

Our Dolphins have 3 major responosibilites: engage in learning, complete assignments on time, and stay in touch with teachers.

Parents can help too by:

*Establishing a routine for bed time and for the morning for your child

*Checking on your child’s attendance regularly (ParentVue)

*Encouraging your child to log in to CANVAS account, participate and engage unless he/she is truly sick

*Calling the school and provide notes when your child is absent

*Communicate with your teacher or Office to report any technology problems.

High School

8th grade parents: all 8th grade students have access to all high school information via the High School Choice Tile in their CANVAS Accounts. You can also visit the Ditcrict’s website and explore high school information. Check the link below..

High School Information

Application is available in ParentVue on January 19, 2021

Summary of Meal Service Changes, Effective October 19, 2020

To improve meal services and support the needs of families in our community and our employees, Nutrition Services will make the following changes in meal distribution, effective October 19, 2020:

1. Grab and Go meals for two days at each pick-up – Students and parents/guardians may pick up two days’ worth of meals on alternate days instead of making the daily trips.

  • Monday’s pick-up includes meals for Monday and Tuesday.
  • Wednesday’s pick up is for Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Friday and Saturday’s meals are available for pick-up on Friday.

This change is in support of social distancing and minimizes the exposure of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for families and our frontline employees.

2. Four meal types will be available for each day: breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper at all service locations – Each recipient will receive eight meals as a unit.

3. Universal meal pick up period from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – This change streamlines the meal pick up period for all service locations regardless of grade levels and takes the guesswork out of parents on the meal pick up time, especially for parents with school age children in multiple grade levels.

4. Offer versus Serve for milk – This change allows recipients to decline milk or take only the quantity of milk that they desire to reduce waste.

Parents/guardians picking up meals without children present or picking up additional meals for children who stay at home must present documentation for verification. Nutrition Services Branch employees are expected to ask for the acceptable documents daily even if the parents/guardians have been visiting the same location. The acceptable documents include but are not limited to the following.

a. LBUSD student ID

b. Any student ID issued by any agencies

c. Benefit issuance letter showing children are part of the adult’s household:

§ Meal Eligibility Letter from LBUSD or any districts

§ Benefit issuance document from Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

d. Tax Returns

e. Birth Certificate

f. Any official documents showing children are part of the adult’s household

Any questions regarding meal services should be directed to Nutrition Services Branch at 562-427-7923. Thank you.

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Nurse's Corner

Important Information from Nurse Plambeck-Martinez

Hello Students and Families:

Below is a local resource if you need assistance or know someone who does. You may find additional resources in this week’s newsletter.

School Nurse Claudia’s Community Newsletter Vol. 7-Handwashing Awareness Week, Healthy Snacks Part II, Holiday Drive, LB Resource Line, 6th & 7th Grade Tdap & Varicella #2 Reminders

School Nurse Claudia’s Website

If you have been impacted by the pandemic & need mental health care, food access, housing/shelter, legal aid, children/family services & more, help is here. Call LBDHHS at 562-570-INFO (4636), select Option 5, leave a message & you will receive a call back with resources. Click on the image below ↓ for more information.


A 🎵 from our MUSIC Teacher Ms. Sanchez

"Have a fantastic and restful break everyone! Don't forget to play your instrument over break so you don't lose all of your awesome skills. Be safe and let's enjoy this last week before our break starts!

Musically yours,

Ms. Sánchez 🎵🎶🎻🎺💃"


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1st - 5th Grade

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Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning

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Alternate Monday Calendar

Our electives & PE are now offered on alternating days instead of the A/B schedule. Please check the calendar and video for changes to your child's schedule.
Click HERE for Electives & PE Alternate Monday Video

All Middle School students will be on the Alternate Monday schedule for their Elective & PE classes. This video explains these changes.


This living document is intended to provide guidance on the range of skills needed to navigate canvas./Este documento dinámico está destinado a brindar orientación sobre la gama de habilidades necesarias para navegar por el lienzo.

Parent University CANVAS Classes

To continue supporting families with their understanding of Canvas/para continuar apoyando a las familias con su comprensión de Canvas

Chromebook Update Instructions

If you are having difficulty updating your Chromebook please follow these directions

Merry Christmas & a Happy and Safe New Year to our Robinson families from the Office Staff - Ms. Angela, Ms. Maritza, Ms. Christina & Ms. Josie

From our Ms. Josie, Banker

We still have some 2019-20 Robinson yearbooks on sale for $22. Please contact the Banker if you would like to purchase one. Third grade: parents will sign a form acknowledging receipt of recorder. Int Band: students will either bring a pre-signed form which is on their Canvas, or parents will sign a form at distribution.

PTSA Updates

Congratulations and thank you to the following parents for making sure we have an active PTSA for the 2020/2021 school year.

President - Sandra Santoyo

Treasurer - Eva Cardenas

Recording Secretary - Perla Ramirez - Delgado

1st VP Membership - Erica Navarro

2nd VP Fundraising - Laverne Mayfield

Historian - Cristina Perez

Parliamentarian - Vacant

PTSA Zoom Meeting

Please join us for PTSA's Members Meeting on December 17th at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. We truly hope that you will be able to attend. All participants will be eligible to enter a raffle at the end of the meeting. See you there. Zoom code is located at the bottom of this message.

Por favor de acompañarnos a la Junta de PTSA este 17 de diciembre a las 3:00 en Zoom. Esperamos que nos puedan acompañar. Todos los que participen van a entrar a una rifa al terminarse la junta. Nos vemos en la junta. el código de Zoom esta abajo de este mensaje.

Topic: December PTSA Members Meeting

Time: Dec 17, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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