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Placerita Jr. High School - December 15, 2019

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This Week at Placertia 12/15/19



Good Evening Placertia Families…


We have made it to the last week of the Quarter and our Winter break is just around the corner. Remind your students that they should do a quick check of their Infinite Campus accounts and see if they have any missing work.


Last week I mentioned that we will be making some changes in entry in the mornings starting in January when we return. We are going to have two areas where we will be entering. The middle back gate on 16th will still be open as usual but the front entry will be different. All students walking or entering from carpool will enter through the 700 gate. Bike riders can enter the back gate or the 300 gate. This will concentrate our entries to two main locations that we can monitor better. We will give you more information with a map before we return in January.


Our ASB Toy Drive is still ongoing through the last day of school. Please assist us in providing toys that we are donating to Toys for Tots.

Pajama Day will be on Thursday the 19th. All pajamas will need to fit our current dress code.


Winter Bowl will also be on Thursday during both lunches. The girls and coaches have been working really hard and we look forward to a great game. Parents may enter through the back gate off 16th Street. Gate will be open around 11:45 or shortly after.


For your planning purposes January 15th and 16th will be minimum days for Professional Development for our Faculty.


Last day of the 2nd Quarter is on Thursday, 12/19. There is no school on Friday 12/20.


Since we will not talk before our Winter Break, we wish for you a wonderful holiday season!

Other Important Dates for Parents

Miner Munchies

We will need your help with snacks for staff. We will send out Sign-up Genius forms for each event. February 21 and April 17.


Placerita Parent Organization

Breakfast Meetings - Right after Drop-off in the morning in Tanner Hall.

Two more in the Winter and Spring - January 15 and March 18


Student of the Month Meetings for Selected Students (Parents Invited)

February 7, March 6, and May 1

We have Minimum Days on January 15th and 16th for Professional Development and Department Collaboration

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Click on the link below for a PDF of the calendar above

Important Upcoming Dates in December/January at Placerita

  • Last Day of the Semester 12/19 Thursday

  • Pajama Day (ASB) 12/19 All Day

  • Winter Bowl 12/19 12-1:30

  • Winter Break 12/23-1/10

  • Return to School 1/13 Start Semester 2

  • Minimum Day (1,2,3) 1/15 Collaboration

  • Minimum Day (4,5,6) 1/16 PD Day (EL Framework)

  • MLK Jr. Day 1/20 Holiday

  • Department Week 1/27 All Week

  • Fire Drill 1/31

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Placerita Jr. High School

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