THE Leadership Academy School News

October 24, 2021

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Principal's Message

Hello Families,


I am incredibly proud of our Ability Awareness lessons that are being presented during the month of October. Students are learning to take the perspective of others and celebrate all friends for their strengths and abilities. Please ask your students about what they have learned and how we treat others that seem different to us.


Last Friday, students had the opportunity to watch Wheelchair Basketball. What an incredible sport! I had the privilege of playing with the team and it was a lot of work - much harder than it looks!!


I am honored to serve in a school where we include all children with all abilities and celebrate every individual for what they can do.


Most sincerely,


Mrs. Morton

Principal

kimmorton@vistausd.org

760 631 6242

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Red Ribbon Week is October 25-29 Spirit Days

T.H.E. Leadership Academy will be participating in Red Ribbon Week from Monday, October 25th through Friday, October 29th. Each day the students will learn about making positive and healthy choices to have a balanced life. Below you will see the schedule for the week.

T.H.E. Leadership Academy says: BOO To Drugs!!!




Monday-Wear RED - “Say BOO to Drugs!”

Tuesday-Crazy Hair Day - “Don’t Let Drugs Drive You Batty!”

Wednesday - College Day - “Staying Drug Free is Fang-tastic!”

Thursday - Crazy Sock Day -”Drugs are Just Corny!”


Friday - Wear Costume to school -”Scare Drugs Away!”

Halloween

We will have a costume parade on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 8:15AM. Please send your student to school in their costume and a change of clothes if their costume will be uncomfortable to wear all day. Our parade will be held outdoors and classes will be socially distanced. If you do not want your child to participate, please let your classroom teacher know. We will provide an alternate activity in the library. No parents will be allowed on campus for this event.


Dia De Los Muertos

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2021 Parent Conferences

We are excited to connect with our families during Parent Conferences (November 16-19, 2021). We are offering in-person conferences or virtual ones. Teachers will be reaching out to parents to check in on preferences and if Spanish interpretation is needed.


If you are joining us in person for the conference, please remember that all parents will be required to wear face masks during the meetings in-person regardless of vaccination status. (*Note: parents do not need to show vaccination status or negative COVID test for a one time visit for parent conferences). If parents/guardians are exhibiting symptoms or have been exposed to someone with a positive COVID test result, please connect with your teacher so that alternative plans can be made.


During Parent Conferences (November 16-19, 2021), we will be having minimum days. School will be dismissed at 12:51 with Kinder dismissal at 12:45.

Veteran's Day - November 11, 2021

We will be honoring our Veterans on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2021. School will not be in session and will resume on November 12, 2021.

Parents: Please complete Income Verification Form

All school districts in California are required to submit an annual notification of students who need additional support. This year, more than ever before, we want to make sure that all families are able to provide information so that we may continue to expand support for students during this challenging time. The income verification form is strictly confidential and will only be used to submit the annual application for school funding. While it is not our intent to ask personal income questions, our district wide funding depends largely on parents responding to this request. In fact, over 35,000 meals distributed over the past four months and the 14,000 computer devices distributed were the result of this funding from the state and federal level. What’s more, our district qualified for more than a million dollars in additional funding thanks to parents assisting us to complete this form.


In the recent months, many people have lost their jobs or dramatically reduced their work hours, and that has resulted in a dramatic reduction in their annual income. Our school district is ready and prepared to support students from these families in a variety of ways, including breakfast and lunch, counseling, family engagement support, technology and internet access, nursing support, and many, many other areas. Please assist us by providing this valuable information so that we may maximize the state and federal funding for students.


Please complete the online form prior to October 30th, by going to www.vistausd.org/AIVForm

Parent Volunteers




We are slowly rolling out the opportunity for essential volunteers on campuses. The purpose of an “essential volunteer” is to enhance the education of our students. The following requirements are for all essential volunteers on campuses:


  • Must wear a mask at all times (indoors and outdoors)

  • Complete school volunteer application

  • Show proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test weekly

  • Essential volunteers must follow the guidelines below:

    • Never enter the classroom when students are present

    • Always work with students outside the classroom (student and volunteer must be masked at all times outside)

  • PTA/ELAC/SSC/Foundation parents may be on campus to perform school business

Student Store Donations Needed

Did your student come home super excited about visiting our Student Store last month?


We use Leadership Slips on our campus to reward great behavior and exemplary use of our 7 Habits. Every month, students have the opportunity to shop at our Student Store with their Leadership Slips. We are in need of items for our Student Store.


Can you help?


Please click on the link below:


https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/O62T6JJS2X4H?ref_=wl_share--


You may bring items to the office or send them directly to the school:


c/o Martha Flores

1550 Temple Heights Drive

Oceanside, CA. 92056

Parents Engagement & Resources

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Habit 2 Explained for Students & Parents

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Click on the link below for the English Cyber Safety Awareness on 11/4/2021

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Click on the link below for the Spanish Cyber Safety Awareness on 11/4/2021

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Free Technology Workshops/ Taller de Tecnologia Gratis Starting Todos los Martes

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Leader In Me: 7 Habits

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Job Opportunities in Vista Unified

Help our school by scanning your Box Tops !!!! Learn How:

Box Tops App: Scan for your School

By already purchasing at Amazon Smile you can automatically donate to our school!

Amazon Smile Setup Guide

Health & Safety

COVID-19 Weekly Reporting at T.H.E. Leadership Academy

In order to keep our families informed on COVID-19 cases in our school, we will be utilizing the following procedures:

  • All families will be notified weekly of our Covid-19 cases in this section of the News. Our newsletter goes out every Sunday afternoon.

  • If your student is identified as a "close contact" of a Covid-19 positive person on campus, you will be notified immediately by email, text, and phone and will be provided directions for quarantine.

  • To view Covid-19 cases for the entire district, visit the VUSD Covid-19 Case Dashboard.

T.H.E. Leadership Academy Week of October 18-October 22: One COVID-19 cases

Communication about Health and Safety

As a reminder, we must all work together to keep our school open.

In order to help us prioritize health and safety for all of our students and staff, please communicate with us. We appreciate you notifying us in any of the following scenarios:



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

You will share your information with:



In order to return after having symptoms, please make sure to ONLY acquire PCR or NAAT tests, be fever free for 24 hours, and have improving symptoms. Reach out to us with any questions. We are here to help.


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

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