Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

**Jaguars Lead the Way** 8/17/20 Vol. 3

Message from the Principal

Hola Jaguar Familias!

We have just successfully completed our 1st week of School! It was great to see all of our students back and inside their Google Classrooms. We have had opportunities to meet our teachers and new staff members during this welcome back week and it has been exciting. Even though we are under different circumstances, our Jaguar community has never been stronger. We have had high attendance and engagement this week which is a direct result of the students and outstanding teaching staff that have been working together as a team. Let’s continue to build off of this momentum as we head into week 2. Please make sure that you continue to log into your classrooms at their designated times and to remain engaged for the duration of the entire period. Every academic minute counts towards your future!

Just a friendly reminder for parents: If your student is going to need a schedule change, the last day to complete this will be Wednesday, Aug. 19th. Please note that we will not be able to drop/add classes after this date.

Please email me if you have any questions or would like to have a meeting online! You can reach me at

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Counselor Corner


Ms. Alanis will be presenting to all the Juniors on Wednesday, August 19th during Advisory. Topics Include: Introduction to counseling services and the role of the counselor, review and reflection of transcript /GPA progress, importance of maintaining consistent attendance and

good grades throughout Junior year.

The last day to request a schedule change is Wednesday, August 19th. Please have your student complete this form

Power School

As the parent/guardian you will want to work closely with your student's teachers to support their progress towards earning their diploma. With PowerSchool you can communicate with teachers and monitor your child’s grades and attendance online.

1. Go to

2. Click on Create Account

3. Input the following information

Access ID = Your student ID number

Access Password = fam2020

Graduation Requirement Weekly Spotlight

Students must successfully complete 4 year of English to be eligible for a highschool diploma.

Maricarmen Alanis

Academic Counselor


Office: (408)471-4680 ext. 1038

Call or Text: (408)906-6227

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Meet Oscar Martinez

My name is Oscar Martinez, I am the new Academic Counselor. I will be working with 12th-grade students this year. My goal of the school year is to provide students with the tools and resources necessary for them to graduate and be prepared for college and career opportunities.

Family Meals

Hello RCLA Families,

Every Friday starting August 21st from 3 pm to 5 pm. You may come by the school and receive 5 meals per family. We encourage our families to take advantage of this opportunity! For more information, you may contact Mrs. Gonzalez at 408-471-4680 ext. 4002.


Important Dates...


8/10 - First Day of School (Welcome Back)


9/07- Labor Day (No school)

9/18- End of the Grading Period 1

**RCLA Self Care Corner**

Hello Jaguars! Please take a moment to read this article and watch these 2 videos. It is extremely important that you take personal time for self-care in your journey to becoming a successful student. We will post articles and new videos every week. Please make sure to connect with our Director of Student Services, Dr. Fong if you would like to share some concerns you may have or just to talk. You can reach her at

Article: 45 Time Management Tips for Students (Advice From a Lifelong Straight-A Student)

Video: Inspirational True Story of Success Through Dedication, Discipline & Determination

Video: WATCH THIS EVERYDAY AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE - Denzel Washington Motivational Speech 2020