Ball Park Newsletter - #3

September 13

Superintendent's Message

On Thursday, September 10, Dr. Jill Baker announced to the LB community that our Distance Learning journey will extend through January 28, 2021. Below find her message.

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K- 8 Community,

Thank you for all your efforts to remain connected to us as we have officially ended two weeks and ready to take on week three!

Know that the decision to extend our Distance Learning experience until January 28, 2021, was not an easy one for our District. It was my pleasure to host approximately 70 parents during my Principal Zoom Hour on Thursday and answer your questions and concerns. I encourage you to join me in these community forums to learn the many things our district and school are organizing to be of support to you and your loved ones. I also welcome your feedback to continue to find ways to better meet the needs of our Robinson community.

Our goal at Robinson now more than ever is to continue to find ways to effectively engage our young dolphins in their learning and assist you with supports that will ensure their success from home.

Below you will find ways that we are ready to make this an exciting week/month!

In these events/experiences like our Virtual Spirit Week and Robinson Virtual Back to School Night my hope is that we take a moment to appreciate one another and be thankful to still be able to engage in community. It will definitely look and feel different... but I am excited and grateful to have the best set of students , parents and staff members to take part in this journey.

With appreciation for all your continued support,

Salvador Madrigal


Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

Gracias por todos sus esfuerzos para permanecer conectados con nosotros, ya que oficialmente terminamos dos semanas y estamos listos para comenzar la tercer semana!

Sepa que la decisión de extender nuestra experiencia de aprendizaje a distancia hasta el 28 de enero de 2021, no fue fácil para nuestro Distrito. Fue un placer para mí recibir a aproximadamente 70 padres durante mi Hora Zoom de Director el jueves y responder a sus preguntas e inquietudes. Los animo a unirse a mí en estos foros comunitarios para aprender las muchas cosas que nuestro distrito y la escuela están organizando para ser de apoyo para usted y sus seres queridos. También agradezco sus comentarios para seguir buscando formas de satisfacer mejor las necesidades de nuestra comunidad de Robinson.

Nuestro objetivo en Robinson ahora más que nunca es continuar encontrando formas de involucrar de manera efectiva a nuestros delfines jóvenes en su aprendizaje y ayudarles a ustedes con apoyos que garantizarán su éxito desde casa.

A continuación, encontrará formas en las que estamos listos para hacer de esta una semana / mes emocionante.

1. Semana del espíritu virtual de Robinson

2. Noche de regreso a la escuela virtual de Robinson

En estos eventos / experiencias como nuestra Semana del espíritu virtual y la Noche de regreso a la escuela virtual de Robinson, espero que nos tomemos un momento para apreciarnos unos a otros y estar agradecidos de poder participar en la comunidad. Definitivamente se verá y se sentirá diferente ... pero estoy emocionado y agradecido de tener el mejor grupo de estudiantes, padres y miembros del personal para participar en este viaje.

Con agradecimiento por todo su continuo apoyo,

Salvador Madrigal


Regular Bell Schedule

This is a reminder that starting this Monday, September 14, we are now on regular bell schedule. Below find our schedules.
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For Elementary students 1 -5th Grade ONLY - Thursdays instruction ends at 1:30pm

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Back to School Night

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Back to School Night Details


  • Families to log in to Teacher’s ZOOM Classroom through their child’s CANVAS ZOOM Link at 4:30pm

  • Teachers play Administration Elementary Welcome Video once majority of parents are in attendance (5-10 minutes)

  • Remaining time (4:45 - 5:30pm) Teachers will review general information.

Middle School

  • Administration Welcome (ZOOM Link for live Welcome to be sent out to MS families ONLY by 5:00pm

  • Zoom room opens at 5:30 to start at 5:40pm(10-15 minute welcome from Administration)Parents may use their own phones to access (Reminder to parents that you will need to use your child’s CANVAS account to access ZOOM links to teachers ZOOM session)

  • Middle School Open House Begins - 6:00 - 7:25pm

Middle School Families will follow this schedule using their child's CANVAS ZOOM link

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Detalles de Back to School Night


  • Las familias deben iniciar sesión en el salón de clase ZOOM del maestro a través del enlace CANVAS ZOOM de su hijo a las 4:30 pm

  • Los maestros juegan el video de bienvenida de Administration Elementary una vez que la mayoría de los padres asistan (5-10 minutos)

  • Tiempo restante (4:45 - 5:30 pm) Maestros revisará la información general.

Middle School

  • Bienvenida de la administración (Enlace de ZOOM para la bienvenida en vivo

  • ) Los padres pueden usar sus propios teléfonos para acceder la bienvendia de 5:30 - 5:50pm (Recordatorio a los padres de que necesitará usar la cuenta CANVAS de su hijo para acceder a los enlaces de ZOOM a la sesión de ZOOM de los maestros)

  • Comienza la jornada de puertas abiertas de la escuela secundaria virtual de 6:00 - 7:25 pm

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JRob Celebrations!

JRob Spirit Week



JRob will be hosting it's first Virtual Spirit Week September 14 - 18. All students are invited to join in on the fun!!

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Mr. Madrigal's Monday Jersey Teams!

Dolphins... if you want to be cool like Mr. Madrigal, then I better see you wearing and representing these teams right here!!!

Happy Latinx Heritage Month!!

Did you know....

Hispanic Heritage Month was first started in 1968. It celebrates the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Also during this month, Chile, Mexico, and Belize celebrate their independence. 17% of America, or 55 million people, are either Hispanic or Latino. During this month, people get the opportunity to learn more about Hispanic heritage and about Hispanic people who have played a vital role in our American history.

Assistant Principal's Corner

Hi, my name is Ms. Baker and I am so excited to serve as your Assistant Principal!

Guidelines for Success Assemblies

JRob Guidelines for Success Assemblies will take place this week. During this assembly, students will learn the JRob Guidelines for Success, Zoom Etiquette, and Expectations for Virtual Learning.

  • JRob Elementary School: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • JRob Middle School: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Elementary School Fall Picture Day

Mark your calendars!

Elementary School Fall Pictures will take place

on October 20 - 21, 2020. The schedule with the date and time that your child needs to come to campus to take his/her picture will be announced the second week in October. We are looking forward to greeting our Elementary Scholars!

Middle School Make-Up Picture Day

It was a joy to meet all of the students who came to take their Middle School Pictures. If your child was unable to attend, the make-up day will take place on October 20, 2020.

Counselor's Corner

Important Information from Dr. Hosn..

ELPAC: All students entering California public schools for the first time whose primary language is not English will be assessed with the Initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California, “Initial ELPAC.” K & 1st grade students to test this week and letters have been mailed to parents via U.S. mail. Other grade levels will test later in September.

Attendance: School starts at 8:00 am for K-8 students. Online attendance is critical for academic achievement . We strive to reach the 97% rate with your help and support. Please ensure that students are engaged in learning, are completing assignments on time, and are staying in touch with teachers.

Alternate Monday Calendar

Our electives & PE are now offered on alternating days instead of the A/B schedule. Please check the calendar and video for changes to your child's schedule.
Click HERE for Electives & PE Alternate Monday Video

All Middle School students will be on the Alternate Monday schedule for their Elective & PE classes. This video explains these changes.

Nurse's Corner

Important Information from Ms. Martinez

Attention Parents/Guardians of 7th Graders: Tdap boosters are past due. Per state of California, all students entering 7th grade must have a Tdap and two Varicella vaccinations on file with their enrolled school. Proof of immunization may be dropped off at the front office by appointment.Thank you to everyone who has already submitted their record.

Attention Parents/Guardians of Kinders and All New Students: Per state law, all students must have proof of immunizations on file with their school. If your child is missing immunizations you will be receiving a letter and phone call from me. Please submit proof of missing immunizations. Additionally, All new students must have a Permanent Health History Form on file. This form has also been mailed and must be returned.

Immunization records and Permanent Health History forms may be dropped off at school by appointment.

Please contact me with any question/concerns:

Google Voice: 562-999-1090


EVERYONE MUST report to the office for screening anytime you enter campus, this is not negotiable. Please review the health & safety slide deck for detailed information on safety protocols.

Canvas {Learning Management System}

Canvas is the Learning Management System that LBUSD will be using district wide to facilitate and support online teaching and learning. It allows teachers to post grades, information, and assignments online. It is being used by schools and colleges all over the world. Canvas provides the tools to support online learning in a variety of ways.

Canvas es el sistema de gestión de aprendizaje que LBUSD utilizará en todo el distrito para facilitar y apoyar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje en línea. Permite a los maestros publicar calificaciones, información y tareas en línea. Está siendo utilizado por escuelas y universidades de todo el mundo. Canvas proporciona las herramientas para respaldar el aprendizaje en línea de diversas formas.
Canvas LMS for Parents
Chromebook Update Instructions

If you are having difficulty updating your Chromebook please follow these directions

Free Meals / Comidas Gratis

All Robinson students qualify for free meals at any school in LBUSD.

Todos los estudiantes de Robinson califican para recibir comidas gratis en todas las escuelas del distrito.

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Please Return Your Textbooks

If you still have textbooks at home that were issued during the 19-20 school year please return them to the school ASAP. Fine slips will be generated and applied to individual student accounts impacting the ability for student records to be provided or receiving promotional certificates / Student of the Month certificates.

Middle School CORE CLASSES

MATH, ELA, SCIENCE and HISTORY meet every day of the week! Please make sure students are able to log in.