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Nimitz Middle School Monthly Newsletter (Vol. 14) 2/1/2023

Dear Nimitz Family,

Happy Valentine's Day. Please review this newsletter for new information and resources. As we continue to empower students with an equitable education in a safe environment to be future ready.

I appreciate you navigating the Nimitz Ship to ensure an excellent education for all students.

Sincerely, Dr. Guillermina Jauregui

Cruise with the Principal

Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 5pm

This is an online event.

An in-person Cruise with the Principal meeting is available at 9:00am in the Parent Center. The online Cruise with the principal starts at 5 p.m. in English and continues in Spanish at 5:30 p.m. Use the link below: Jauregui, Guillermina is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting at

Meeting ID: 846 8453 6680

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I would like to congratulate the parents who participated in the Cruise with the Principal and won the gift cards:

  • From the morning meeting: Francisca Elizalde and Lluvia Saenz
  • From the evening virtual meeting: Perla Delgado and Liliana Santoya
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1. Apply appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge.
2. Communicate clearly, effectively, and with reason.
3. Develop an education and career plan aligned to personal goals.
4. Apply technology to enhance productivity.
5. Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

6. Practice personal health and understand financial literacy.
7. Act as a responsible citizen in the workplace and the community.
8. Model integrity, ethical leadership, and effective management.
9. Work productively in teams while integrating cultural/global competence.
10. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
11. Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
12. Understand the environmental, social, and economic impacts of decisions.

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Meet myON for Parents and Families (Ms. Valez)
The school district is sponsoring a myON reading challenge through the digital application. Have your child sign on to myON through Schoology, find the Renaissance Learning app in the waffle search menu, then access many books online. Minutes logged through reading with myON will count towards the district's reading challenge.

Behavior Expectations

Be Safe- follow school rules and policies

Be Responsible- complete assignments and be on time every day to every class

Be Respectful- respect self, others and school property


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Progressive Discipline begins with RJ Questions

Restorative Justice (RJ) Reflective Questions

What happened?

What were you thinking at the time?

What have you thought about since?

Who has been affected by what you have done?

In what way have they been affected?

What do you think you need to do to make things right?

For Victims, the following questions are asked:

Who has been affected?

In what way have you been affected?

What do you think needs to be done to make things right?

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Future Family Survey-Coming Soon

Preference for Winter Break:

  • Maintain a 3 week Winter Break
  • Switch to 2 week Winter Break

Preference for Thanksgiving Break
  • Maintain 1 week Break
  • Switch to Thursday and Friday only

February Events

Nimitz Calendar

February 2nd: Cruise with the Principal

February 6th: 100th Day of School

February 6th: ELAC Council Meeting 9am

February 6th: Nimitz STEM Magnet Virtual Parent Meeting

February 7th: 100th Day of School Celebration (Theme: Tied to Hearts "We (love) when you are here.")

February 7th: SSC Council Meeting 5pm

February 8th: 8th Grade Cap & Gown / ID Makeups (All Grades)

February 8th: Wellness Wednesday 8am

February 8th: AVID Site Team Meeting 3:15pm

February 9th: Shelter-in-Place (Advisory)

February 9th: Kindness Day (During Lunch)

February 13th: 8th Grade Winter Semi-Formal Dance 3pm

February 14th: ESBMM 3:15pm

February 15th: 5-Week Grades Due

February 16th: PHBAO Student-Led Conferences 5pm-7pm

February 17th: Minimum Day 12:49pm Dismissal

February 17th: UCLA Delson Scholars Presentation 8am-11am

February 20th: Presidents' Day - No School

February 23rd: Period by Period NIW Prep

February 23rd: GATE/SAS Parent Meeting 5-6pm

February 24th: Earthquake/Fire Drill (Advisory)

Ongoing Events:

Mon. Early Dismissal 1:24pm

Tues., Wed., Thurs.6th-Gr. Virtual Tutoring Support (01/17-06/01)

Tues., Wed., Thurs. ELD After School Support

Tues. / Thurs. ELA/Math Support Program

Wellness Wednesdays (once a month)

Thurs. Study Buddies

Thurs. Parent Center: Exercise & Relaxing (8:30-9am) Ongoing

Thurs. Parent Center: Reading Circle (9:30-11:00am) Ongoing

Fri. Parent Workshop: Resilient Families (01/20-03/24)

Sat. Enrichment Program (8-12pm) Feb 4, 11, 25 and Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25 (7 Saturdays)

Sat. Jaime Escalante Math Program (9-12pm) (Feb 11 to Mar. 25 Tues., Wed, Thurs. & Sat.)

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What does Chester W. Nimitz Middle School offers?


“Nimitz Empowers Students with an Equitable Education in a Safe Environment to be Future Ready”

  • Students are recognized academically as Captains and Admirals

  • Students receive Awards and Recognitions for Citizenship

  • Restorative Justice practices empowers students

  • Capturing Kids Hearts Protocols support students social-emotional

  • Agendas/planners are provided to all students

  • Student-led Conferences support students voice

  • Students remain in the same Advisory class for 3 years

Do you know there are three Academies at Nimitz?

  • AVID Academy
  • SAS/Gifted
  • STEM Magnet

What does each Academy offer?

AVID Academy
  • College Culture and Awareness
  • WICOR Strategies
  • Focus-Note Taking
  • College Advisory/Speakers Fridays
  • College/Museum Field Trips
  • Yearly College Fair
SAS Academy
  • Genius Hour
  • 6th Grade-Walk Through the Ancient World
  • GATE Certified/ 16 hr professional development
  • Fun Friday
  • 40 Book Challenge
  • Pre-AP Social Studies
STEM Magnet

  • Academy Awards
  • Robotics/Coding
  • STEM related Field Trips
  • Multimedia
  • Honor/Accelerated Courses
  • NBC/GATE Certified Teacher

Academy Tee-Shirts in the Students Store for Sale

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Academic Excellence Pillar
  • Move to -35 Distance From Standard (DFS) in ELA
  • Move to -90 Distance From Standard (DFS) in Math
  • Increase English Learner Reclassification to 25%
Joy & Wellness Pillar
  • Increase staff attendance to 88% and decrease student chronic absenteeism to 20%
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Support Program Dates

  • Tues.-Thurs. Tutored by Teachers now until June 1st, 2023
  • Saturday Enrichment- 8 Sessions on January 28, February 4, 11, 25 and March 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Reclassification Intervention- January 31-March 9 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 3-4
  • Tues.-Thurs. Spring 2023 After School ELA/MATH Support 3/14-16, 21-24, 28-30, 4/11-13, 18-21, 25-27
  • Jaime Escalante Program- February 11 to March 25 T, W, Th and Saturdays

Chronic Absenteeism Goal is to decrease to 33.42% (Red)

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  • Every Monday PD After school (Schoolwide, Department, PLC and Academy time)
  • Weekly iTeam meetings
  • ILT Retreats (3 X year)
  • Monthly Nimitz Instructional Walks - period by period PD
  • Nimitz after school PD
  • Region East and LAUSD DOI PD
  • Capturing Kids Heart, UnboundED, PowerMyLearning Training and Coaching

Green = Excellent Attendance, Yellow = Basic Attendance, Red = Chronic Attendance