THE Leadership Academy School News

May 2, 2021

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It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

The staff at THE Leadership Academy is simply the best! It has been a different year full of challenges but our entire staff has risen to the occasion.

Please take the time to share your appreciation by:

  • sending an email
  • writing a card
  • drawing a picture
  • recording a short thank you video
  • bringing flowers
  • purchasing a gift card
  • any other idea you have

Teacher Appreciation

Our AWESOME PTA is putting together a week-long celebration for our staff this week.

Click HERE to learn how you can help.

AM/PM Before and After School Program

Are you interested in our Before and/or After school program?

Current year Application for the ASES Grant.

20/21 ASES Application Link

Next year application (opens May 3rd)

21/22 ASES Application Link

All of the links are on this link to our main page on the school district website

VUSD AM-PM Webpage

This is the link to our pay program

If you have questions, please contact Denise Atteberry at 760 643 2677

You can also email her at

School Needs Feedback Survey

We value your input!

Please take the time to give your feedback on services and programs at THE Leadership Academy. We use this information in our planning for next year.

School Needs Feedback

Returning Student Registration

Please complete this form to let us know if your student will or will not be returning to THE Leadership Academy next year so that we can enroll him/her.

Fill out one form FOR EACH CHILD enrolled at THE Leadership Academy. You do not need to complete this form for current 5th graders.

If you are having difficulty completing the form, please call the office and we will record your response. 760-631-6242

Returning Student Registration Link

Open House

We are so excited to share our learning with you!

This year, due to COVID restrictions, we will not be having a traditional Open House. Instead, all classes are working on something special to share with you at home. Please look for information from your classroom teacher.

Superintendent's Council for Equity and Anti-Racism

We are holding a series of Equity Community Forums to create opportunities for students, parents, staff, and community members to get involved and become part of our efforts to create an inclusive, culturally sensitive, and positive learning environment for all students. Our next Equity Community Forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 2021. You can access the meeting by using the following Zoom Link. Community Forum Flyer (English) (Spanish)

Save The Date: FREE Cyber Safety Awareness

How do I know my kids are using technology safely?

Learn about the latest apps, boundaries, and communication with your kids.

Presented by Jon Moffat Cyber Safety Consultant and sponsored by our district PTA.

Click HERE for the flyer

English & Spanish Children's Vaccine Informational Zooms

Kids & Teens Vaccine Conversation presented by the San Diego Festival and Science and engineering

Click HERE for flyer.

Parent informational Spanish Zoom Informational meeting.

Click HERE for detailed information.

Information at your fingertips!

Stay connected to our school events and reminders through text. Quick and easy sign up, Click HERE for details.

Spring Cleaning

Perfect time for Spring clean-up! We are celebrating Earth Day by entering a contest with USAgain starting April 1st - April 30th. The winning school will win $ 1,500. For more information click HERE

Update your EMERGENCY contacts

Have you ever had an emergency and NOT updated emergency contacts? We have great news! the following are videos that will walk you through the process of updating contacts on your phone.

English Video

Spanish Video

Online iPad Agreement & THE Leadership Academy online payment information

  1. Complete Online Agreement HERE

( you will need student’s ID number available in parent portal)

  1. Online Payment through T.H.E Leadership Student Store:

  • Online Payment Video Instructions HERE Highly suggested or

  • Stop by the office and pay with Cash.

COVID -19 Rental Assistance Program

For more information, click HERE

We are vaccinating for everyone's health and safety

All teachers and school employees are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Our staff has begun receiving the vaccines so that we can create a safe and healthy in-person schooling experience.

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment OPEN NOW

TK & Kindergarten Parents:

Starting the week of March 1, 2021, parents may begin to register TK & Kindergarten students at their elementary school of residence. Please view the flyers for details in regards to qualifying birth dates. If you have any questions please contact our school office.



1. Fill out the Pre-Registration Here

2. Due to the limited number of people allowed inside our schools' office call before Emailing or taking additional documents to complete registration.

It is required that you complete registration at your assigned school. Click Here for the school locator.

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Latest community Update from Dr. Doyle

Communication about Health and Safety:

Families, please keep us informed about the following:

  1. If you notice any symptoms, please keep your child at home. Notify the school immediately.
  2. If you have taken a test and it is positive, please inform the school immediately.
  3. If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive, please keep your child at home and inform the school immediately.

You will share your information with:

Thank you for your communication in helping to keep our learning community safe.

Amazon purchases make money for THE Leadership Academy

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support

THE Leadership Academy every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to THE Leadership Academy.

To shop at AmazonSmile:

1. Go to

2. On your first visit to, you need to select Temple Heights Elementary (we are in the process of updating our name to THE Leadership Academy") to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. 3. You can use your existing account on AmazonSmile.

School Counselor Support

Our school counselor, Martha Flores, is available over the phone during regular school hours to provide support with ongoing social emotional needs facing our students and families, such as mental health supports, behavioral supports, and academic challenges. Families and students can contact Mrs. Flores by calling (760) 726-2170 x43005 or directly through email at

You may also contact Student Support Services by phone at (760) 726-2170 ext. 92180 or by email at

California Parent and Youth Helpline

Free real life help for any reason.


Or Call: 855-427-2736

School Lunches

Check out our district website for the latest school lunch and food distribution news:

Virtual Families Weekly Meals

Wednesdays are Virtual meal service days at locations across VUSD. Come pick up 7 days of meals at one time. For more information, visit


8-9 AM: Roosevelt; VAPA; Vista High School

11AM – 1PM: Foothill Oak; Grapevine; Madison; Maryland; Rancho Buena Vista;

3PM – 4PM: Vista High School

Como Acceder Calificaciones por medio del Portal de Padres

Virtual Office Hour

You're welcome to connect with questions, concerns, or just want to meet other parents. I look forward to seeing you! This weeks meeting will be on Wednesday, January 13th English and 14th Spanish 2020.

Click HERE for a detailed flyer.

Presione AQUI para el volante en espanol.

2019 SARC - School Accountability Report Card T.H.E. Leadership Academy

The 2019-2020 SARC is now available on the district website and is also published on the CDE website Find a SARC A hard copy of this report is also available upon request from in the front office.

COVID-19 Prevention Plan for THE Leadership Academy

We are working hard to make sure our campus is as safe as possible for staff and students during these unprecedented times. Our COVID-19 Prevention Plan is based upon the latest guidance received from the San Diego County Office of Education, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, the California Department of Public Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This Prevention Plan reflects procedures and protocols that will be followed when our school is open to in-person learning for students and also procedures and protocols that will be followed if our school is open for limited services.

Our Site Prevention Plan is posted on our website and can also be found HERE. It was last updated 12/1/20.

Let's Work Together!

  • Please do not send your child to school if they have any "cold-like" symptoms and please notify us immediately if your child has been exposed to anyone who is COVID-19 Positive.
  • Please screen your child for symptoms of COVID-19 before bringing them to school each day. We thank you for your attention to this very important process

    • Specifically, please screen your child for any of the following symptoms associated with COVID-19: cough, fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

  • If your child has any of these symptoms, please do not send your child to school and notify the school of the absence and any symptoms experienced.

  • Additionally, in the event that your child has been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous two weeks, do not send your child to school and notify the school that the student has been kept home for this reason. The child will not be able to return to school until permitted by the School in compliance with direction from the San Diego Health & Human Services Agency and the San Diego Public Health Order.

County COVID-19 Decision Tree (unpdated 2/22/21)

The COVID-19 Decision Tree is been updated recently. The most recent update includes quarantine guidelines based on recently acquired immunity status:

According to the CDC, quarantine is not required for people who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 under the following scenarios:

  1. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past three months and recovered and are not now experiencing another onset of any COVID-19 symptom.
  2. People who have been fully vaccinated (i.e, two weeks past final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine) within the last three months and are not now experiencing an onset of any COVID-19 symptom.

Please view the English and Spanish versions of the Decision Tree for more information.

FREE COVID Testing for Adults and Children

Cal State San Marcos

Open Sunday-Thursday


No appointment necessary

*Linda Rhoades testing center will no longer be testing after this week

Important Calendar Dates

  • May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day, no school
  • June 18, 2021 - Last Day of school, minimum day

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