Ball Park Newsletter - #12

November 16 -20

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K- 8 Community,

One of our biggest commitments to you is to ensure your children are receiving a quality education and involving / communicating with you on ways we are doing so. Thanks to the School Site Council, below find important documents that we have worked on to help guide our work throughout the year.

Please take a minute to read what we are asking of our Robinson Community. Please make sure you also sit down with your children and read the portion that belongs to them:

Home School Compact:

Parent Involvement Guidelines:

As we get ready to engage in our work this week and our Thanksgiving week approaches us, I want to take this moment to thank you for all of your support. Please see the Holiday Letter below in an effort to help our on-going collaboration to help educate our Dolphin Scholars.

Thanks again for all of your support to keep our students connected!

With appreciation,

Salvador Madrigal


Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

Estimada comunidad de Jackie Robinson K-8,

Uno de nuestros mayores compromisos con usted es garantizar que sus hijos reciban una educación de calidad y se involucren / se comuniquen con usted sobre las formas en que lo estamos haciendo. Gracias al Consejo del Plantel Escolar, a continuación encontrará documentos importantes en los que hemos trabajado para ayudar a guiar nuestro trabajo durante el año.

Tómese un minuto para leer lo que le pedimos a nuestra comunidad Robinson. Asegúrese de sentarse también con sus hijos y leer la parte que les pertenece:

Home School Compact:

Parent Involvement Guidelines:

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Mientras nos preparamos en nuestro trabajo para esta semana y nuestra semana de Acción de Gracias se acerca, quiero aprovechar este momento para agradecerles por todo su apoyo. Consulte la Carta de vacaciones a continuación en un esfuerzo por ayudar a nuestra colaboración continua para ayudar a educar a nuestros Delfines. ¡

¡Gracias nuevamente por todo su apoyo para mantener a nuestros estudiantes conectados!

Con agradecimiento por todo su continuo apoyo,

Salvador Madrigal


Thanksgiving Break, November 23 through 27 /Vacaciones de Acción de Gracias, del 23 al 27 de noviembre

There will be no school all next week due to the Thanksgiving holidays.

With a grateful heart for all you have done to accommodate distance learning in your homes, and for the amazing support and understanding you have expressed to our staff during these challenging times, we wish you all an abundant Thanksgiving!

No habrá clases durante toda la próxima semana debido a las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias.

Con un corazón agradecido por todo lo que han hecho para acomodar el aprendizaje a distancia en sus hogares, y por el increíble apoyo y comprensión que han expresado a nuestro personal durante estos tiempos desafiantes, ¡les deseamos a todos un abundante Día de Acción de Gracias!

Measure E Update:

Neighbors, parents, and other members of the Robinson school community are invited to a briefing on the existing Measure E new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) project for Jackie Robinson K-8 Academy. Measure E improvements for HVAC and related work for Robinson Academy is scheduled to start in the summer of 2021.

Additional related work includes accessibility improvements, ceiling/lighting renovations, fire alarm upgrade, and utility infrastructure upgrades. This is possible due to voters’ approval November 2016 of the $1.5 billion school bond initiative, known as Measure E.

To learn more about how this project will affect your neighborhood and how we plan to minimize inconveniences related to parking, traffic and noise, tune in for this upcoming information session available on the LBUSD YouTube Channel beginning Friday, October 30th at then go to Playlists and select Measure E.

Fall 2020 - Measure E Community Meeting - Robinson K-8

Dolphin Splash

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Dolphin Splash winners!

Dolphin Splash winners may come to the school and pick up their prize during lunch time every day or after school on Tuesdays / Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:30pm

Assistant Principal's Corner

Happy Friendsgiving Week!

We are excited for all students and teachers to participate in Friendsgiving Week! Please help your child follow the directions that are posted for each day on the flyer listed below.
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Umoja Club Meeting

There will be a Umoja Club meeting this Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at lunch time. Students can access the Zoom link via the Umoja Canvas page. See you soon!!

Counselor's Corner


I t a l y G o n z a l e s ! ! !

Congratulations to our 8th grade LB College Promise recipient Italy Gonzalez. Italy will receive tuition-free instruction for the first two years at LBCC and is guaranteed admission to CSULB.

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No one likes to loose but unfortunately we have lost our ALL IN Attendance Trophy because we fell below the 96% attendance rate as a school site. We can reach the 96% attendance rate for every class with your help and support. Please continue to encourage your students to engage and participate in their learning everyday. We want to gain back our ALL IN Attendance Trophy.


Research has shown that absences negatively impact a student’s education and reduce

opportunities for success in school. As such, the District will monitor online participation on a

daily basis and communicate with you if your child is absent from their online learning sessions.

In addition, we will proactively work with you to identify and resolve any barriers to your child’s

Participation. Please alert your teacher or call the Office if your student is our sick or can’t log for connectivity reason.

Our Dolphins have 3 major responsibilities: engage in learning, complete assignments on time, and stay in touch with teachers.

Parents can help too by:

*Establishing a routine for bed time and for the morning for your child

*Checking on your child’s attendance regularly (ParentVue)

*Encouraging your child to log in to CANVAS account, participate and engage unless he/she is truly sick

*Calling the school and provide notes when your child is absent

*Communicate with your teacher or Office to report any technology problems.

Master Schedule: Ths Monday November 16th is M2(alternating Monday) which means that students attend the Wednesday/Friday electives and PE Class. (Este lunes 16 de noviembre es M2 (miercoles/jueves alternos) lo que significa que los estudiantes asisten a las clases electivas de martes/jueves y a la clase de educación física. Monday Calendar

Congratulations to our Perfect Attendance recipients. We are so proud of the 100% effort in engagement and participation. It was great to see you & your families as you picked up certificates and popcorn today 11/13. WAY TO GO DOLPHINS!


Thanksgiving is the month of hope and blessings. We are grateful for all of you and all the work that you do for our students and community. Let us show our support and love of giving to our families by donating Holiday Baskets. I am asking that each grade level adopt a family or 2 and donate a basket, I am ready to deliver. Please email Rima the name of the family you are willing to adopt.

Middle School Grading

Please enter all your assignments and grades in CANVAS. On 9/11 CANVAS will move grades into Synergy. This is a One-Time Transfer of grades. Every assignment in Canvas will transfer unless you have checked hidden.

Synergy TVUE window will open 11/10 and close 11/16: during this window all teachers have to verify grades, make changes if needed, mark all of the conduct, and add any other comments.

Please check the Google Doc to enter and verify grades:

Entering & verifying Grades

Grading Periods 20-21

I will be monitoring TVUE during this window to make sure that all grades, conduct, and comments are in....If you need any help or have questions, please reach out to me.

High School Choice Exploration Phase

The High School Choice Exploration Phase begins for our 8th grade students on Monday, November 30. Go to the district webpage to learn more, and watch for the district email:

JRob Celebrations!

Indigenous Peoples' Month

National American Indian Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the United States. Native American Heritage Month has evolved from its beginnings as a week-long celebration in 1986, when President Reagan proclaimed the week of November 23-30, 1986 as "American Indian Week." Every President since 1995 has issued annual proclamations designating the month of November as the time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of the United States.

Summary of Meal Service Changes, Effective October 19, 2020

To improve meal services and support the needs of families in our community and our employees, Nutrition Services will make the following changes in meal distribution, effective October 19, 2020:

1. Grab and Go meals for two days at each pick-up – Students and parents/guardians may pick up two days’ worth of meals on alternate days instead of making the daily trips.

  • Monday’s pick-up includes meals for Monday and Tuesday.
  • Wednesday’s pick up is for Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Friday and Saturday’s meals are available for pick-up on Friday.

This change is in support of social distancing and minimizes the exposure of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for families and our frontline employees.

2. Four meal types will be available for each day: breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper at all service locations – Each recipient will receive eight meals as a unit.

3. Universal meal pick up period from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – This change streamlines the meal pick up period for all service locations regardless of grade levels and takes the guesswork out of parents on the meal pick up time, especially for parents with school age children in multiple grade levels.

4. Offer versus Serve for milk – This change allows recipients to decline milk or take only the quantity of milk that they desire to reduce waste.

Parents/guardians picking up meals without children present or picking up additional meals for children who stay at home must present documentation for verification. Nutrition Services Branch employees are expected to ask for the acceptable documents daily even if the parents/guardians have been visiting the same location. The acceptable documents include but are not limited to the following.

a. LBUSD student ID

b. Any student ID issued by any agencies

c. Benefit issuance letter showing children are part of the adult’s household:

§ Meal Eligibility Letter from LBUSD or any districts

§ Benefit issuance document from Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

d. Tax Returns

e. Birth Certificate

f. Any official documents showing children are part of the adult’s household

Any questions regarding meal services should be directed to Nutrition Services Branch at 562-427-7923. Thank you.

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Nurse's Corner

Important Information from Nurse Plambeck-Martinez

Hello Students & Families:

This week, let’s review some COVID-19 basics. COVID fatigue may be kicking in, but it is important to continue to practice all the mitigations our health experts are advising especially during this flu and holiday season. For more information including COVID-19 testing sites, please read the newsletter

School Nurse Newsletter Vol. 5-COVID-19 Review

Hola estudiantes y familias:

Esta semana repasemos algunos conceptos básicos de COVID-19. La fatiga de COVID puede estar apareciendo, pero es importante continuar practicando todas las mitigaciones que nuestros expertos en salud están aconsejando, especialmente durante esta temporada de gripe y días festivos. Para obtener más información, incluidos los sitios de prueba de COVID-19, lea el boletín.

Boletín de Enfermería Escolar- Vol. 5 Revisión de COVID-19

Librarian's Corner

A 🎵 (Note) from our MUSIC Teacher Ms. Sanchez

"Hello 4th/5th grade music families! 4th and 5th grade students who were selected to participate in the elementary music program can come pick up their instruments starting Monday November 16th, through Friday November 20th between 2:30-3:30pm, any day of the week. A parent/guardian must come with the student to sign the district instrument insurance form. Violin: students must come as well to receive an instrument of the appropriate size. Any middle school student who has not picked up an instrument can also come with a parent to receive their instrument. Hope to see you soon!!"

Upcoming Teacher Training Days (Please Check with Your Child's Teacher for Additional Specific Details)

All LBUSD Students in Grades TK-5 -- Last 90 Minutes of the Day Asynchronous Learning (assignments, but not live teaching on Zoom):

  • Wednesday, 11/18
  • Wednesday, 12/2
  • Wednesday, 12/9
  • Wednesday, 12/16


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1st - 5th Grade

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Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning

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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.


This living document is intended to provide guidance on the range of skills needed to navigate canvas./Este documento dinámico está destinado a brindar orientación sobre la gama de habilidades necesarias para navegar por el lienzo.

Parent University CANVAS Classes

To continue supporting families with their understanding of Canvas/para continuar apoyando a las familias con su comprensión de Canvas

Free Flu Shots

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Chromebook Update Instructions

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

Note from the Office Staff - Ms. Angela (Off Supv), Ms. Maritza (Enrollment), Ms. Christina (Attendance) & Ms. Josie (Banker)

Picture Information: Please contact Lifetouch (photo company) directly with any questions or concerns. Thank you

From our Ms. Josie, Banker

We still have some 2019-20 Robinson yearbooks on sale for $22. Please contact the Banker if you would like to purchase one. Third grade: parents will sign a form acknowledging receipt of recorder. Int Band: students will either bring a pre-signed form which is on their Canvas, or parents will sign a form at distribution.

PTSA Updates

Congratulations and thank you to the following parents for making sure we have an active PTSA for the 2020/2021 school year.

President - Sandra Santoyo

Treasurer - Eva Cardenas

Recording Secretary - Perla Ramirez - Delgado

1st VP Membership - Erica Navarro

2nd VP Fundraising - Laverne Mayfield

Historian - Cristina Perez

Parliamentarian - Vacant