Weekly Howl | 1.18

January 10, 2021

Hello San Altos Families,

I want to take a moment to say thank you. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we still find ourselves continuing to do the best we can to stay safe and keep moving forward. Having to quarantine your child and not knowing when this might happen is extremely stressful and not easy. In the face of this adversity our San Altos community is embarking on great things and continuing to look for ways that we can have volunteers back on campus when we return.

As the COVID-19 cases have continued to skyrocket in the last few weeks our district is now requiring everyone on campus to wear a mask inside and outside, regardless of vaccination status. The only exception will be when students are eating lunch they can remove their masks. This is not ideal, however it is a necessary step as we ensure the safety of our San Altos community.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and please reach out if you have any questions.

Thank you again for all you do.


Mr. Goldberg

Free Rapid COVID Tests for Students

The Lemon Grove School District will tentatively have rapid test kits available for families to pick up from the District Office. You will receive an Infinite Campus message letting you know that the kits are available and can be picked up during normal business hours. Be on the lookout for more information.

There is no cost to families for these at-home test kits. The California Department of Public Health purchased the kits with funds provided by the federal government to support testing in schools.

Your Attendance Counts -- Even on Quarantine!

Your child's attendance counts in so many ways. Strong attendance means greater benefit to your child's learning and growth, and it also helps provide funding to our schools for high quality programs for our students. Take a look at the video below to learn more about attendance, and how it counts even if your child is out on quarantine!
Attendance Counts even when You're Quarantining! Eng Presentation Google Slides 15 December 2021

What's Happening in the Grove?

Check out the December edition of What's Happening in the Grove?

English: https://bit.ly/3IYYlFO

Spanish: https://bit.ly/3J0UZlC


San Altos Mission & Vision


At San Altos, we lead with love and understanding. Together we advocate, celebrate, and empower our students and community in pursuit of their fullest potential through academic support, character development, and culturally responsive practices.


Our vision is to develop caring, open-minded individuals who have the knowledge and confidence to meaningfully contribute to the betterment of our society.

Coyote Core Values




Critical Thinker





Helpful Resources

Help Your Child Learn to Read

Your children’s teachers are working hard to teach them to read. There are lots of things you can do at home that can help, too. In each newsletter we will put a new tip from Colorín Colorado.

Talk with your children about their day.

Ask them to tell you about something they enjoyed, something they found diffi cult, or something they learned.

8 Great Reading Tips

Go Math Videos to Support your Child

Joann’s School (YouTube) videos support parents and students at home with Go Math lessons grades K-8. Lessons can be searched for by grade and lesson number.

JoAnn's School Go Math

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COVID-19 Testing at San Altos

Our COVID-19 testing day is Thursday. Please make sure you fill out the registration form online by Wednesday night, so that your student can be tested on Thursday. You will only need to fill out the registration form one time and it will be good for the remainder of the year.

Register For Testing

Click on this link to register your child for COVID-19 on site testing!

The full instructions for how to use the portal and register your child, please click here!

Please note the following:

  • Please register your child by at least the day before testing occurs at your child's school site.

  • You may also still continue to use the hard copy permission forms previously sent out; however, these forms do not provide you with access to test results. You will only receive a notification if your child's test is positive.

The updated COVID-19 Testing FAQ Document is also available with further details for on site testing.

Dear LGSD Families,

Happy New Year, we hope you and your family are well.

Check out the January 2022 LG Family Connections in it you will find details about:

1. The Positive Parenting Program (registration needed, gift cards and certificates awarded, starts next week, limited space!).

2. Black and Pan-African Student Excellence (on Jan 13)

3. 2022-23 Calendar Feedback Survey (should we have a break in October?)

4. SD Nights Schedule (a chance to win a $50 gift card!)

5. SD Nights Wellness Wednesday

6. Family Support Questionnaire

and more!

Click here to view:


LGSD Board Meeting

January 11: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Black and Pan-African Student Excellence

January 13: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed

January 17th No School


“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks


Lemon Grove Family Connections

Please click the link for family events that are updated throughout the month.