Ball Park Newsletter - #10

November 2 - 6

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K- 8 Community,

This week we are entering our parent conference week. Our Robinson staff looks forward to engaging you to discuss overall progress of our students. The purpose of Fall conferences is to connect and create partnerships with families to support students in their academic and social-emotional growth and create realistic goals for next steps (social-emotional, participation, engagement, and academic).

Elementary parents received an invite directly from their child's teacher. Please make sure you make time to connect with them. It is important that you keep your time slot.

Please use the following link to download a helpful Family Guide to help you with your child's learning in the 2020-21 school year. This guide will provide with a basic understanding on what children should know and be able to do, grade by grade, in math and literacy. These guides provide information on the most important things students should be learning, and how to reinforce learning with everyday activities, tips for talking to teachers, and online resources.

Select Middle School students received invites to meet with Middle School teachers. If any parents have questions regarding your child's grade or progress, please reach out to the teacher directly.

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

With appreciation for all your continued support,

Salvador Madrigal


Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

Estimada comunidad de Jackie Robinson K-8,

Esta semana estamos entrando en nuestra semana de conferencias de padres. Nuestro personal de Robinson espera poder involucrarlo para discutir el progreso general de nuestros estudiantes. El propósito de las conferencias de otoño es conectar y crear asociaciones con las familias para apoyar a los estudiantes en su crecimiento académico y socio-emocional y crear metas realistas para los próximos pasos (socio-emocional, participación, compromiso y académico).

Los padres de primaria recibieron una invitación directamente del maestro de su hijo. Asegúrese de tomarse el tiempo para conectarse con ellos. Es importante que mantenga su franja horaria.

Utilice el siguiente enlace para descargar una guía familiar útil que lo ayudará con el aprendizaje de su hijo en el año escolar 2020-21. Esta guía proporcionará una comprensión básica de lo que los niños deben saber y poder hacer, grado por grado, en matemáticas y alfabetización. Estas guías brindan información sobre las cosas más importantes que los estudiantes deberían aprender y cómo reforzar el aprendizaje con actividades diarias, consejos para hablar con los maestros y recursos en línea.

Algunos estudiantes de la escuela intermedia recibieron invitaciones para reunirse con los maestros de la escuela intermedia. Si algún padre tiene preguntas sobre la calificación o el progreso de su hijo, comuníquese directamente con el maestro.

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

Con agradecimiento por todo su continuo apoyo,

Salvador Madrigal


Halloween Fun

We hope you had a safe Halloween weekend!

November 2 - 9 (Parent Conference Week)(Minimum Days)


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1st - 5th Grade

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School2Home Program

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School2Home Parent Support Links

Parents please use this link to sign up for a parent training:

Padres por favor usen el link para matricularse en el entrenamiento para padres:

Assistant Principal's Corner

Zoom Expectations Assembly

This week we will be hosting a Zoom Expectations Assembly with our Middle School students. The Assembly will detail the Virtual Learning Expectations that have been outlined by our District. They are as follows:
  • Log in before class begins.

  • For attendance purposes, keep your camera on and be present during class.

  • Have your microphone muted when the teacher and others are speaking.

  • The virtual learning course is intended for enrolled students only.

  • The virtual learning course is intellectual property. Pictures and/or recordings of the virtual lesson, the teacher or other students is prohibited.

  • Using images of teachers and students in any format is prohibited

  • Using images of teachers and/or students in any format to engage in harassment, intimidation, bullying, etc. is prohibited.

LBUSD's Virtual Learning Student/Parent Contract can be found HERE. Please be sure to review the contract with your child.

Umoja Club Invitation

Please encourage your child to join the African American Umoja Club, hosted by Ms. Baker! Our 1st Umoja Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 @1:30 via Zoom!

The Umoja Club is designed to foster students’ sense of belonging and provide them an opportunity to learn about and celebrate African American culture. Some of this year's activities will include a Friendsgiving Celebration, Arts & Crafts, Games, African Dance Class, Drums Class, Spoken Word, Kwanzaa Recognition, a Black History Month Celebration and much more! We have partnered with Stanford, Bancroft, Washington, Jefferson, Rogers, Hudson, and Powell Middle School to make this a fun opportunity! All are welcome to attend!

ATTENTION All Parents of English Language Learners

We will be hosting our ELAC Meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 2:30pm. PLEASE ATTEND, WE NEED YOUR VOICE! The purpose of this meeting is to give parents of English Language Learners an opportunity to voice their child's academic needs and make suggestions regarding instructional programs they feel will be beneficial to their child's academic success. The Zoom Link is listed below and will be sent out via school messenger.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 862 2225 6263

Counselor's Corner


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 responosibilites: 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 2nd is M2(alternating Monday) which means that students attend the Wedensday/Friday electives and PE Class. (Este lunes 2 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

Self Care

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JRob Celebrations!

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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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1st Grade Materials Distribution Day

Monday, November 9th from 2:00-3:00 PM at the front of the school.

Librarian's Corner

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

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

Nurse's Corner

Important Information from Ms. Martinez

Hello 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 holiday season.

Signs and Symptoms-Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure, and may include:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

*Some people may be asymptomatic, which means they are infected with the virus, but not experiencing symptoms.

If you develop any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion

  • Inability to wake or stay awake

  • Bluish lips or face

*These lists are not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 if you have a medical emergency.

How to Protect Yourself & Others

  • Wash Your Hands Often

  • Avoid Close Contact (less than 6 feet)

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others

  • Cover coughs and sneezes-Wash your hands afterwards

  • Clean and disinfect

  • Monitor Your Health Daily

More Information:

Nurse Claudia’s Website:

Free Flu Shots

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Information from Ms. Sanchez, Music Teacher

From Ms. Sánchez, music teacher

Thank you!

Ms. Sánchez

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)

Robinson families - we are here to assist you in any way we possibly can. We understand the challenges you are facing and want you to know, we are doing our best to help you with any issue's you are having and hopefully we can resolve the issue's over the phone and get your students into their classrooms as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience as we too are learning this new way of education.

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


Join our PTSA today it is $8! We must have 30 participants by tomorrow. You may come to the school for an envelope to join or just click on the website below and join directly from the PTSA website! We are in this together.