Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

Jaguars Lead the Way

Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

We officially only have 7 days of school left in the 2019-2020 school year.

To my seniors - the time has come for your last week of high school. It's a strange one for sure, but nevertheless, don't forget all of the time and effort you have made over the last four years. Don't forget the friends you have made and the people you met. You never know who will end up in your life later on - so always be open to new friendships - from new people or people you never thought you'd be friends with.

Remember, in a world where you can be anything, be kind.

I wish you all the best as you move on from high school and know that if you ever need anything, the Jaguar Familia is here to help.


To the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Finals are next week and though this may feel like an anticlimactic end to the school year - know that we can't wait to have you back next year. What that's going to look like, we're still not 100% sure but we will keep you and your parents updated as we get new information.

In the meantime, stay home, stay safe.


Ms. Moreno

Student Life Report

A message from Mr. Monroy
Student Life Update

Counseling Corner

Counseling Corner


I want you to know that I'm very proud of what you have accomplished. After you graduate, you will be the leaders in our community. I have faith in you today and your successes tomorrow. Don't give up on your dreams. You are important to RCLA, but most importantly, you are important to yourself and your family! Finish the year on a high note!


The 2020-2021 online course selection has been completed! Thank you to those that took the time to review and complete their course selection! Now, you have ANOTHER chance to review your classes. Log into Powerschool and click on the Class Registration tab located on the left side of the screen. If you would like to request any changes, please complete the 2020-2021 Schedule Change Form by Thursday, May 28th. No late request form will be accepted. The completion of the form does not guarantee a class change. Class changes are subject to class availability and student individual graduation plan status.

2020-2021 Class Change Request Form

Interested in taking a college class during the summer? Maybe you want to get ahead in Math or would like to make up class. Evergreen Valley College is still accepting applications. Click on the link to enroll.

I'm still available to meet virtually!

You can text/ call (408) 890-6227 or email me at

College & Career

Announcement for the Class of 2021

Juniors- two upcoming webinars to consider, to help you get started on having a productive summer! Details and registration links are below.

1. What Makes a Personal Statement Great: A Summer College Essay Kick-off Webinar
Wednesday, May 27th @ 4-5pm PT (7-8pm ET)
Special Guest: Parke Muth (Former Associate Dean of Admission at UVA)
We’ll be covering: What Makes a Personal Statement Great, A Few of Our Favorite Essays of All Time (And Why We Loved Them), How Important Really Is the College Essay?, How (and When) to Begin Your College Essay Process, and more!

2. 5 Productivity Tools That Budding Entrepreneurs Can Use This Summer
Thursday, May 28th @ 4-5pm PT (7-8pm ET)
Special Guest: Bonnie Swift (Stanford Storytelling Project)
What will be covered: 5 tools and resources to help you stay inspired and productive, What is self-directed learning? Why is it more important now than ever? How to Identify Some of Your Gifts, How to Know if How You’re Spending Your Time Is Ideal for You, A Simple 30-Day Project Plan That Works, How to Get Better Sleep (Especially If Great Ideas Keep You Up at Night), A Book Give-Away!

Math Shout Outs

Message from Mr. Bedoya

Math 2: they have been working with the equation of the circle. They drew a bear on Desmos using equations created by them.

I want to highlight the good mood that Damien brought to the class and the exemplary effort done by Belen.

Math 3: they have been working with functions. Especially, with trigonometric functions. Students graphed each function and learned about them. I admire the punctuality and the good work Priscilla did during every class.

AP Calculus: Students were doing their best to pass the test. I appreciate the hard work done by Johvanna and Gabriela, who did not need anyone to push them to all the work needed during this difficult time. They will succeed in College.

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My students have answered more than 10,000 questions in the last 30 days. Congratulations to all of them!
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Department Spotlight- MATH

Ms. Boennighausen aka Ms. B

Ms. B has been enjoying her weekend hiking adventures with her brother. After their hike, they head downtown and grab a coffee. She transplanted succulents and enjoys her patio while creating lesson plans and studying. In case you didn't know, Ms. B is also a student. She has been social distancing with her nephews and they work on their coursework together. (Ms. B passed all 3 classes this semester).

Mr. Bedoya

Mr. Bedoya loves teaching Math and is grateful for all the students who show up with a positive attitude and work hard without complaining. Beside teaching Math, he has been spending his time cooking.
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Food Resources for Families

Food Pantry: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

3720 East Hills Drive, San Jose, CA 95127

Mondays/ Lunes

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Produce Mobile Program: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

1650 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95127

Saturdays/ Sabado

1:30- 3:00 p.m.

Family Harvest Program: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

1966 Flint Avenue, San Jose, CA 95148

Thursdays/ Jueves

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Food Pantry: Crossroad Calvary Church

990 South Capitol Avenue, San Jose, CA 95127

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday/ Miercoles, Jueves y Viernes

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Food Distribution: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

2020 E San Antonio St, San Jose, CA 95116

Tuesday- Friday/ Martes- Viernes

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Saturday/ Sabado

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Food Pantry: St. Maria Goretti Parish

2980 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111

Monday-Friday/ Lunes- Viernes

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Lord’s Pantry: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

121 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95127

Monday- Friday/ Lunes- Viernes

9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Grocery Program: Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen

2980 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111

Wednesdays/ Miercoles

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


Jags, if you need tech support, please reach out to us and we will schedule a time for you to pick up or exchange technology.

If your Chromebook or charger doesn't work, we will exchange it for a working one. If you need help getting wifi, we can also provide support and connect you with various resources.

This is only available by appointment so please email us or call us at 408.471.4680 ext. 4002 to schedule a time for pick-up/exchange.

Self-Care & Wellness

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Class of 2020

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