Ball Park Newsletter - #8

October 19 - 23

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K- 8 Community,

Please take a look at the following reminder:

Teachers at each school in the Long Beach Unified School District will participate in two days of professional development during the month of October as we continue to improve our online instruction. For our school, Jackie Robinson, those two training days will take place on:

October 22.

On Thursday, students will not experience direct instruction using Zoom in a large group setting but will continue with asynchronous (non-teacher directed) learning activities. Teachers will provide additional details to their students.

I appreciate your understanding as we continue to work together to help enhance student learning.

Please continue to take the Back to School Survey the District sent out. You will the survey link via email from Panorama Education. The survey ends on October 30. You may also take this survey by going to your ParentVue account.

This week join us in celebrating Unity Day. On Wednesday, October 21, wear ORANGE to show that we are all united, celebrate our differences, accept one another by being against bullying.

With appreciation for all your continued support,

Salvador Madrigal


Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

Los maestros de cada escuela del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Long Beach participarán en dos días de desarrollo profesional durante el mes de octubre mientras mejoramos continuamente nuestra instrucción en línea. Para nuestra escuela, Jackie Robinson, esos dos días de capacitación se llevarán a cabo el:

22 de octubre

Durante este jueves, los estudiantes no experimentarán instrucción directa usando Zoom en un entorno de grupo grande, pero continuarán con el aprendizaje asincrónico (no dirigido por el maestro). ocupaciones. Los maestros proporcionarán detalles adicionales a sus estudiantes.

Agradezco su comprensión mientras continuamos trabajando juntos para ayudar a mejorar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes.

Por favor ayuden al tomar la encuesta de regreso a la escuela que envio nuestro distrito. Ayude a que nuestro escuela tenga un porcentaje completo alto. La encuesta cierra el 30 de octubre. Tambien pueden tomar la encuesta al ir a su cuenta de ParentVue.

Este miercoles, 21 de octubre, se les pide que los estudiantes se pongan vestimiento de color naranja como un simbolo de unidad, celebracion de nuestras diferencias, y anti bullying.

Con agradecimiento por todo su continuo apoyo,

Salvador Madrigal


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Assistant Principal's Corner

Parent Back-to-School Survey

With the school year underway, we want to hear from you, so please take a moment to take the Back-to-School Survey! Your feedback is critical. Please provide us your honest thoughts to help us better understand your family’s preferences and needs at this time so we can best support you and your child. You can log into ParentVUE HERE to begin the survey.

Student Back to School Survey

Attention Students. Please be on the lookout for the Student Back-to-School Survey to be administered in your PE class. YOUR VOICE COUNTS, so please provide us with your honest feedback so that we can better serve and meet your needs.

Operation School Bell

We have GREAT news! Operation School Bell will host a pop-up tent on Fall Picture day to size students who are in need of school uniforms. This service is absolutely free, so we encourage our students to take advantage of this opportunity on Fall Picture Day. In addition to free school uniforms, all students that are sized will also be free school supplies!

Fall Picture Day! (Appropriate School/Picture Attire Required)

Fall Picture Day (JROB Elementary Only)

Fall Picture Day is here! Listed below you will find the scheduled date and time for your child to come to the school Cafetorium to take their picture. On picture day ,please be sure to wear a mask, keep 6 feet social distance, and to adhere to the schedule so that we stay safe and in compliance with COVID-19 Guidelines. We look forward to seeing our JRob Dolphins on picture day!

**If you would like to order pictures, please go to and type in this Ordering Code: EVTW9KGG8

THURSDAY, October 22, 2020

Grade 3

8:30am - Ms. Aguirre (Bahr)

9:00am - Ms. Flores

9:30am - Ms. Kobren

10:00am - Mr. Weeks

Grade 4

10:30pm - Ms. Culling

12:00pm - Ms. Lovett

12:30pm - Ms. Stevens

Grade 5

1:00pm - Ms. Mallard

1:30pm - Ms. Giron

2:00pm - Ms. Morrow

Middle School ID Make-Up Picture Day

LAST DAY to take a Make-Up picture. Remember, this is your school ID and yearbook picture. Please plan to come to the school on October 22, 2020 for Make-Up Day.

Grade 6 at 9:30am

Grade 7 at 12:30pm

Grade 8 at 1:30pm

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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Librarian's Corner

October 19-23rd is Digital Citizenship Week!

Click here if you want more information on YouTube, TikTok, or anything else that you may have questions or concerns about when it comes to technology and your student!

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

All-Day Asynchronous Learning (assignments, but not live on Zoom) for all LBUSD Students in TK-5th Grade:

  • Thursday, October 22

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

  • Wednesday, 10/28
  • Wednesday, 11/18
  • Wednesday, 12/2
  • Wednesday, 12/9
  • Wednesday, 12/16

Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning

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CHANGES TO OUR SCHEDULES!!! In effect October 5


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1st - 5th Grade

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Middle School (NO CHANGES)

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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.

PTSA - Save the Date October 22

Welcome families of Jackie Robinson Academy . The 2020/21 school year has begun with your student successfully adjusting to their new school routine.

Due to Covid 19 and the school closure the Robinson PTSA was not able to hold its election for the 2020/21 PTA Executive Board in the spring. Elections have been scheduled for Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place by Zoom with the link below.

Meeting ID: 811 0482 7388
Passcode: 312423

One tap mobile
+1 669 900 6833 (San Jose)

Open Positions




1st VP of Membership

2nd Vp of Fundraising


Link below can provide more information on the duties for each position.

All positions are considered open, with nominations coming from the floor. Would you be willing to serve on the board this year, or know someone who would be interested in serving? While each position has a different amount of time commitment and skill set, there is always a spot for an interested volunteer. Please attend the meeting on October 22nd and consider a position on the executive board.

Thank you in Advance!

Robinson PTSA

Parent University CANVAS Classes

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

Counselor's Corner

Important Information from Dr. Hosn..

Daily participation and engagement in CANVAS helps your child feel better about school. School success goes hand in hand with school attendnace. 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 October 19 is M2(alternating Monday) which means that students attend the Wedensady/Thursday electives and PE Class. (Este lunes 19 de octubre es M2 (miercoles/viernes alternos) lo que significa que los estudiantes asisten a las clases electivas de martes/jueves y a la clase de educación física. Monday Calendar

Use of positive Self-Talk

We all have a voice inside our head, and when things aren’t

going well, that voice can be negative and critical.

You can help yourself stay positive and motivated just by

changing your “self talk.”

Replace “I’m terrible at doing my job” with “I’m smart – I can do

this.” Changing how you think will change how you feel,

and how you act.


The Long Beach College Promise continues to provide Long Beach Unified School District students opportunities to pursue a college education. The expectation is that every sixth, seventh and eighth grade student and their parent/guardian complete the College Promise pledge to continue the journey toward college admission. The partnership with Long Beach Community College and California State University Long Beach will offer LBUSD students:

  • Tuition-free instruction for the first two years at LBCC

  • Guaranteed admission to CSULB (for students who meet the minimum requirements)

Please take the Pledge: College Promise

Nurse's Corner

Important Information from Ms. Martinez

Hello Families!/¡Hola familias!

Please click on the following link to read my newsletter for this week. This week’s topics include: Flu Clinic Update, October: National LGBTQIA Month, October Self-Care Activities,and Preventative Dentistry.

School Nurse Claudia Newsletter-Vol. 3

Haga clic en el siguiente enlace para leer mi boletín de esta semana. Los temas de esta semana incluyen: Actualización de la Clínica de la Gripe, Octubre: Mes Nacional LGBTQIA, Actividades de Autocuidado de Octubre y Odontología Preventiva.

School Nurse Claudia Newsletter-Vol. 3

Free Flu Shots

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Information from Ms. Sanchez, Music Teacher

From Ms. Sánchez, music teacher

"Hello Robinson Middle School beginning band families! The time has arrived! Students and parents from beginning bands P. 3, 4 and 5 will be able to pick up instruments on Monday Oct 19th, and Tuesday Oct 20th from 2:30-3:30pm. A parent/guardian must come with the student to sign the district instrument insurance form. Hope to see you soon!"

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, Just a little note from the office staff here at Robinson....... we are here to assist you in any way we possibly can. We understand the challenges you all are having and want you to know, we are doing our best to help troubleshoot and hopefully resolve your issue's over the telephone. Thank you in advance for your patience as we are all in this together and learning new ways to help support our students!

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.