Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

**Weekly Update** 04/30/21 Vol. 35

Hola Jaguar Families!


Let me first start by saying that first and foremost, it is a privilege to be of service to our Jaguar Family and Community. I am proud to be the Principal at RCLA and honored to serve our families. We have been making significant progress over these past few months and I appreciate the support that you have provided for us. This week we held our 2nd week of In-Person Instruction with our 9th and 12th graders on campus and it was quite pleasant to see our teaching staff, once again in action. Please note that these upcoming weeks in May will be extremely busy, however, you may reach me by cell phone or through email at rpalomo@sjrcla.org


This week, I wanted to spotlight our amazing teacher Ms. Reedboon. She is our US History/Government teacher and the leader on our Restorative Justice/CARE Team. She is also a Senior Advisory teacher who advocates for all students on a continual basis. Ms. Reedboon has a dynamic personality and ability to capture any audience when she is speaking and most importantly when she is instructing. She has an excellent rapport with our Senior Class of 2021 and supports them both inside and outside of the classroom. She often goes by “Ms. T or Tuss” and is highly regarded by both our staff and students. We are appreciative of the contributions that she has made for RCLA and we look forward to hearing many more success stories from our students who have traveled through her classroom. Good Job Ms. T!


Parents- Lastly, please encourage your Jaguar to approach every testing opportunity with their best effort and confidence. Our teachers have been making great strides in the classroom and we would like for our students to demonstrate how much they have academically grown in this last year. Please make every effort to check in with your child regarding upcoming tests or exams. This is an essential part of every student’s academic journey and we look forward to seeing your Jaguar shine. Have a safe weekend Jaguar Familia and please continue to wear your mask as we are hoping to stay ahead of the curve and see everyone back on campus!


Respectfully,


Principal Palomo

WELCOME BACK TO CAMPUS JAGUARS!

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Senior Portraits!

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TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT RCLA!!

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** APRIL ** IMPORTANT DATES!!

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~ShowCase of Learning~

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAGUARS!!

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~Events happening this week~

DIGITAL SAFETY PRESENTATION- APRIL 26th-30th

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Honorable Frederick Chung- RCLA SPEAKER SERIES

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~Upcoming Events~

JOIN US FOR THE LAST CAFECITO WITH MR.PALOMO!!

Cafecito May 12th at 6pm

Hello RCLA families,

Our Cafecito for the month of May will be at 6 pm on May 12th. We look forward to seeing all our families join us virtually. Please see the link below. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to our office at 408-471-4680 Ext. 4002.

PARENT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE- JOIN US!!

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JAGUARS!! PLEASE JOIN OUR ATHLETICS PROGRAM!!

The following steps must be completed to become elegible for sports:



1. Complete an opt-in and a Packet of Registration Form and agree to follow all safety protocols as required by Public Health agencies




2. Complete a Pre-Participation Sports Physical by a certified physician.


3. A minimum of 2.0 GPA is required. There are 2 weeks until Grading Period 5 ends (Friday, April 16, 2021). Make sure to bring your grades up if you don't meet this criteria.


Contact Mr. Wulff or Mr. Toney:
Mr. Wulff: dwulff@sjlcpa.org

Mr. Toney: atoney@sjrcla.org

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~ Tutoring Services~

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Alberto is excited to get started with tutoring students in math in either the Spanish or English Language. Please use this link to reach out to Alberto https://calendly.com/albertotutor/tutoring

~ Credit Recovery Information ~

Cyber High must be completed by May 28th!

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~Community Hours information~

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~Message from Ms. Alanis~

Thank you to all the students that submitted their class selection for next year! Also, thank you to the families that supported their students with reminders and encouragement.


Parents and guardians are bale to see student class selection by following the next steps:

1. Login PowerSchool ( parent or student portal)

2. Click on " class registration"

Ms. Alanis is available virtually to assist and provide school counseling services. You can get in touch with Ms. Alanis using the following:

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~ Message from Mr. Martinez~

To book an appointment with Mr. Martinez click on this link: https://omartinez.youcanbook.me/ or email at omartinez@tfhe.org

PLEASE REACH OUT TO OUR COMMUNITY LIAISON- MS.MARTINEZ

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~Attendance~

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~Program Opportunities and Scholarships for ALL grade levels~

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TRiO is excited to share with you all that we will be hosting a 6-week online summer program!

Through the summer program, you will enroll in and earn college credit for an EVC counseling course. Additionally, you will also participate in college preparation workshops which will cover topics such as college systems and financial aid. We will also have staff available to assist incoming seniors with PIQ drafts.

Summer Program Details -

  • June 14-July22
  • Schedule –
    • Mon to Thu
    • 9-11:30AM – Couns 14 (College Success) – UC/CSU Transferrable 3 unit course
    • 11:30-1:30PM – College and financial aid workshops, enrichment activities
  • OPEN to incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders

To sign up, you will need to fill out the google form: TRiO 2021 Summer College Prep Program. After completing the google form, you will be sent additional steps that need to be complete. Deadline to fill out the google form is by Wednesday, May 5th.

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Dear Students,

The Santa Clara County COVID-19 Community Ambassador Program (CAP) is hosting its first Youth (ages 14-24) Ambassador Training on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 11:30-1:00pm via Zoom.

WHY

As schools begin to reconvene in person, athletics occur outdoors, graduation and summer approach, and youth ages 16 and up become eligible to be vaccinated, your voice as a youth leader is more important than ever to amplify the importance of vaccination. Our goal is to help the County get 85% of our residents vaccinated so that we can get closer to exiting the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, you will be key in helping your grandparents or others in your community sign up for vaccinations or help them navigate the web to get tested. Through CAP, you will also learn about useful resources to support students’ well-being.

WHAT

As a Youth Ambassador, you will serve as a trusted resource for COVID-19 information to your peers, family, school, and our communities. In this capacity, you will play a key role in informing your networks about COVID-19 to curb the spread of the virus as we continue to vaccinate our residents. The role of an Ambassador is primarily virtual.


REGISTER via Zoom here: https://tinyurl.com/YouthCAP

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**JAGUAR STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!!**

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~ Financial Support ~

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Need someone to talk to?

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**RCLA School Site Council (SSC) Meeting Information **

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SSC Meeteing For April...

Hello RCLA Families,

Please note that this month our SSC meeting has been scheduled for this Wednesday, April 28th at 6 pm.

School Site Council Meeting's Link...

RCLA PARENT/STUDENT Handbook

Hey RCLA Jaguars!

Take a moment and review our 20-21 Parent/ Student handbook https://www.sjrcla.org/ for more important school information.