Luis Valdez Leadership Academy


Celebrating Week 1 at school

Dear Lions,

It was incredible being on site this week seeing all our scholars and staff together, building community and setting up for the year ahead. We have got our morning routines down, with mask check, temperature check, and hand sanitizing. Please note that next week, Lions will be asked to wipe down their station in the classroom with a wipe before leaving the classroom.

Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we changed some schedules this week. Some students were. not in the right classes and we also want to balance classes out. All changes should be completed by next week.

Next week, we will have our first town hall on Friday. We will change the schedule so that Advisory meets in the morning. You will be informed about the schedule change on Thursday during Advisory.

A few reminders for next week: be ready to turn your phone in at the start of class to the cell phone hotel. If students do not turn their phone in, they will be asked to bring it to the office for the period and we will make a phone call home. Students are less distracted when cell phones are tucked away. LVLA is a closed campus. We can not have deliveries from DoorDash or other food delivery sites. Families can drop food off in the lot or come to the main office to bring their child food.

Get ready to smile! You will take off that mask for picture day. It will be held next Friday. If you want to order your photos, you will be able to order them online.

I hope that you all have a great weekend. Get some rest. I know that adjusting to a school schedule is challenging.

In community,

Ms. Silb


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Student Leaderships Opportunities at LVLA! ASB and Class Representative Election Dates.

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Support and individual check-in time is available to all. Support can be provided upon referral, as needed. Please let any staff member know if you would like to speak to someone.

24-Hour Crisis Line 408.294.0579


The following resources are available to help people who may be experiencing distress or heightened anxiety right now:

  • 24/7 Behavioral Health Services Department Call Center: (800) 704-0900
  • Crisis Text Line: Text RENEW to 741741
  • Suicide and Crisis Hotline 24/7: (855) 278-4204
  • Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCRT)
    1. Adults-BHSD MCRT: (800) 704-0900
    2. Children and Youth-Uplift Family Services Mobile Crisis Response: (408) 379-9085
  • If you are experiencing an emergency call 9-1-1 immediately.

COVID-19 Updates from Assembly Member Aah Kalra (a dedicated page)


There are TONS of Resources such as:

What's Popping Substances and You

Virtual Yoga

Virtual You Navigating Wellness Online Ages 12-25 Call 408-961-4700 for more info!


Offering Sessions such as:

Mindfulness Monday

Color and Vibe

Among Us Game Night

Calendar of Events:

Food Distribution:

Mondays: Our Lady of Peace (2800 Mission College Blvd Santa Clara, CA 95054)

Tuesdays: Our Lady of Refuge (Closest to LVLA) (2165 Lucretia Ave San Jose, CA 95122) (5PM-7PM)

Wednesdays: St. Martin of Tours (200 O'Connor Dr. San Jose, CA 95128) (9AM-11AM)

Thursdays: St. John Vianney (4600 Hyland Ave San Jose, CA 95127) (9AM-11AM)

Fridays: St. Lucy's Campbell (2350 S Winchester Blvd Campbell, CA 95008) (10AM-12PM)

Saturdays: Santa Teresa Parish (794 Calero Ave San Jose, CA 95123) and TFHE (Story Road 12:00 - 1:00PM)

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Community Engagement

Dear LVLA Families,

We need your input! Please complete the following survey to help us plan and coordinate our Workshop Series based on your request. Please feel free to give us any feedback. We hope to see you all soon!

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Information Technology

If you have a tech need, please contact our front office at 408.384.4015. Please call to schedule an appointment before visiting campus. You may also email Mr. Cesar Mireles directly at
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School Contact Information

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College Info Sessions

Join our first college info sessions of the year! Sessions will take place during advisory. Participants will remain in their advisory class and log into Zoom. Please make sure you are prepared with earphones.

Santa Clara University Info Session
Tuesday, August 31st via Zoom
3:00-3:45 (Advisory)
Register here -

CSU Chico Info Session
Tuesday, September 7th via Zoom
3:00-3:45 (Advisory)
Register here -

Please email Angel Oronia for any questions -

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Apply Now - QuestBridge National College Match

Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically, but feel that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? The QuestBridge National College Match can be your pathway to a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship from the college. Watch this video to learn more -


Complete this survey if you are interested in applying and Angel Oronia will follow up to support you -

Interested in learning more or getting started on the application? Stop by to see Angel!

  • Tuesday, August 17 at 3:50 pm in the main office

Book an appointment here -

UC Davis Medical School - Health Equity Academy

The UC Davis School of Medicine, Office of Student and Resident Diversity hosts a FREE Health Equity Academy via Zoom, 3 times a year, for socioeconomically disadvantaged high school students to learn more about medicine/healthcare. Health Equity Academy introduces students to various health professions, medical technology, and health systems. Students will get to meet essential healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, and current medical students and learn how to become a future healthcare leader through collaborative projects and activities.

Our online application for the fall 2021 Health Equity Academy is open and available below:

Application deadline is August 20, 2021 by 5:00pm.

Complete this survey if you are interested in applying and Angel Oronia will follow up with you -