Loma Ridge Report

A Weekly Newsletter From Mrs. Berumen

Traditional & Hybrid Model Families - Be sure to watch upcoming Back to School Episodes

Thank you for your attention to all of the information that has been communicated in recent weeks. I appreciate that there is a lot to process and hope that my narrated Back to School slide decks make it easier to navigate the information without having to read text dense correspondences. In case you haven't had the opportunity to review it, please click here for Back to School episode #3 and be on the lookout for Back to School episode #4 coming to an inbox near you early next week.


Also, in case you have challenges accessing the links in the video, here is the slide deck with accessible links.

Zoom with PTA TODAY!

Please join us for our first general association PTA meeting today at 1:00 pm. Please see the flier below for the Zoom meeting link. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!
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School Site Council - Members Needed

As we embark on our second year at Loma Ridge, we are seeking candidates to run for our school site council. The school site council is comprised of five parent/community members and five staff members. The unit reviews the site level action plan and is informed of the school’s expenditures that meet those actions. Additionally, our council members have the unique opportunity to learn in more detail about the inner workings of our school and activities/events that impact the education of students here at Loma Ridge. Our council meets approximately five times per year for meetings and walk through experiences. We will need to elect two parent members this year to join our three continuing members who were elected in our inaugural year. Please e-mail me at jennaberumen@iusd.org by Tuesday, September 22nd if you are interested in running for a membership position. Each SSC member commits to two years on the council.

IVA Intel

Hello IVA Families! I would like to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Alexis Swanson and I am the School Support TOSA and IUSD Virtual Academy Lead for Loma Ridge Elementary School! We have all been hard at work to provide our families with a virtual Back to School Night! Now that we have had some time to adjust to this virtual learning environment, we hope that you are feeling comfortable with the routines, procedures and expectations. We are grateful for your patience and flexibility as we navigate this uncharted territory. Please feel free to reach out to myself or the teachers if you have any questions or concerns and/or positive words of affirmation! We look forward to collaborating with you, as partners, in your child’s educational endeavor this year! Don't forget to participate in our social media campaigns throughout the year with the #IVAGrizzlyDashers.

Scholastic Book Fair

Our first BOOK FAIR is right around the corner!


The Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.


Virtual book fair will be held Monday, Sept 28th – October 11th.

We invite you to visit our online Book Fair by clicking HERE.


All orders are shipped directly to your home! Remember, 25% of all purchases benefit our school! Happy reading, roadrunners!

A Message from Nurse Crowley

We are looking forward to having your child back on campus in person very soon. Our entire staff has been working diligently to ensure a successful return for each student. In that preparation, we are implementing measures to bring students and staff back safely. We hope that you will partner with us in our efforts for a safe return.


Daily Home Screening

Attached you are receiving a Daily Home Symptom Screener. Please ensure that you go through the symptom screener with your child before leaving for school every day. If any symptoms are present in Section 1, or if they have been exposed per Section 2, it is important that they do not come to school. It is essential that a parent calls the attendance line at 949-404-1401 to notify the school that the student is staying home due to illness.


Illness on Campus

If a student becomes ill on campus, it will be necessary to send the student home immediately.

This year we are taking extra measures to slow the spread of any possible illness by asking

that parents pick up students promptly after notification that your student is ill. In the event that a parent or guardian is not able to pick up immediately we recommend that a backup plan is in

place for another adult to pick up the student in a timely manner when parents are unable to do

so. Students with symptoms of illness will be waiting for parent pick up in an isolated area away

from non-ill students. We ask that when picking up an ill child from school, parents wait in the car at the curb outside the front office. Please call the health office at 949-404-1411 once you

arrive at the curb and a staff member will walk your student out to you. You will be provided an

Illness Notification form that will provide guidelines for return to school.


Illness Prevention

We have implemented many measures over the past several weeks to ensure that students and

staff have the resources they need to stay healthy including:


 Increased access to hand washing and sanitizing

 Required cloth face covering or face mask while on campus

 Physical distancing in the classroom and in common areas

Increased air filtration in indoor spaces


We realize that this year is going to look different in many ways but there is one thing that will

never change; our dedication to “maximizing learning and enhancing healthy lifestyle in a safe environment”.


Welcome back!

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Roadrunner Staff Spotlight

I'm excited to give our Loma Ridge community the opportunity to get to know our staff members this year through our "Roadrunner Staff Spotlight." Starting next week, a staff member will be highlighted each week.


This week, I thought I would share a little about myself. I have been an educator for most of my adult life. I have 24 years under my belt, eight as a teacher and 16 as an administrator. I love working with students, staff and parents and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. My husband and I live in Irvine with our three children, Georgia, Jack and Drew, as well as our two dogs, Lucy and Lola. We love spending time in our backyard pool, watching and playing sports, and having fun with friends and family. I am an avid Peloton cycler and love visiting my Pilates studio throughout the week. I enjoy reading and love listening to true crime podcasts. Traveling as a family to beautiful locations across our country is our favorite summertime activity. I am privileged to be a part of this wonderful roadrunner community!

Attendance Procedures - All Academic Models

We appreciate that unexpected and planned absences might occur on a school day. In both cases, we need parents of students in all academic models to report the absence by 9:00 am to our Loma Ridge attendance line. Please call (949) 404-1401 to reach our attendance reporting system. Thank you so much for your attention to this matter.
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Next week- "DASH for Books" Social Media Campaign

We are excited to hold social media campaigns every other week that include all of our Loma Ridge students! We are partnering with our neighbor school, Portola Springs, so that our campaigns are consistent for our IVA House. We look forward to your participation! Don't forget to tag us @lomaridgeiusd, use #lomareaders and for IVA students, use #IVAGrizzlyDashers as well.
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Stay connected by following us on social media and by posting images of your roadrunner and tagging us @lomaridgeiusd.

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Shop and Earn for Loma Ridge

Are you an Amazon shopper like me? If so, please click here to register your account to benefit our school!


We continue to encourage you to shop-n-earn for our PTA with Community for Cause. Download the app on your smartphone, select Loma Ridge Elementary for your cause, and scan your receipts. We will start earning money each time you shop. There's over 1,000 CFC merchants including: Peppino's, Juice It Up, and SportClips just to name a few. Thank you for your support!
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