Placerita Prospector

Placerita Jr. High School - August 23, 2020

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Mire el cuadro en la esquina superior derecha de esta página para traducir al español. Look at the box in the upper right of this page to translate to Spanish.

Scroll down to the bottom to view Placerita Family Businesses to visit! Support our Placerita Families.

Placerita Fall 2020 Online Learning Schedule

The schedule below is our regular weekly schedule. Click on the link below the regular schedule for a printable PDF.
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This Week at Placerita 8.23.20

Good Evening Placerita Families...


Are we ready to begin week three already? I hope we are settling in somewhat to our schedule and that your technology is working for you. If you are having any type of tech issues please call the main school line at 661-259-1551 and we will give you a time to come in to work on fixing it. We are going to be following up this week with students who have had several absences as well as a few families that have not completed all their information in Infinite Campus. We will help you get through it if you are having a difficult time even if we need to walk through it step by step.


In order to clarify a few questions that we have regarding attendance and students being present on either Zoom or Google Meet let's discuss a couple things. First, for students to check in to be counted present they should be present on screen for the teacher to see them. Second, they should mute their mic unless class is in a discussion mode, direct questions are being asked or if they are greeting or saying hi to their friends during designated times during class. It is important to remember that participation is a very important part of any learning environment. In some classes like PE, dance, art or music, participation through visual connection is a part of the grade. We would not want anyone’s grade to be lowered for participation because they were not visually participating. Some teachers are having students respond in the chat to show presence in class. Please encourage your students to participate fully so they can get all the credit they need for participation. We understand there are some exceptions and teachers are working with students in those areas already.


Just below this section is a link for you to nominate a seventh grade parent for our School Site Council for the 20-21 school year. If you know someone who is interested in meeting approximately once per month to discuss issues and assist with decisions to improve our school please feel free to click on the form below and submit it so we can contact them. We will have a vote or an approval of them next week in our Prospector with our first meeting happening in the second week in September.


Please take a look below at information about how your students can check out a book from the library as well as the latest information from Miner Morning TV.


Take care and be safe. We look forward to seeing you online.


Mr. Turner

Click HERE - 7th Grade School Site Council Nominations

Nominate 7th Grade Parents for Site Council

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Miner Morning TV Third Edition

You can watch the third edition of MMTV from last week.
MMTV 20203

Kid Flix Productions

Kid Flix is Placerita's award winning video production club. Even in the online learning times, we are finding ways to keep Kid Flix going. Kid Flix is responsible for our Remote Miner Morning TV broadcast, our Miner Details Podcast and will enter into a variety of contests. Students will learn how to put a feature story together, edit their productions and produce a newscast.


Our meetings will be held on Monday afternoons on Zoom from 3 pm to 4 pm. Students interested in joining Kid Flix should join our Google Classroom group using the code i6uaemo. Zoom information will be posted there.


Parents, if you want to follow our broadcasts, follow us on YouTube at Placerita TV: https://www.youtube.com/user/placeritakidflix


For more information, email Kid Flix at pltv@hartdistrict.org

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Very Important - Library is still lending books! But please read all instructions below for directions and times for pickup.

How to place a hold on a book from Placerita’s Library

1. Go to www.placeritalibrary.weebly.com
2. Click on “Destiny Catalog” in the left menu
3. Click on the green Destiny icon
4. Click “Log in” in the upper right hand corner
  • Username: student ID number
  • Password: student 6 digit birthday (MMDDYY)

5. Click “Catalog” in the upper left
6. Make sure material type says “Book” in the middle of the screen
7. Search by subject, title, author, genre
8. Click on any blue title to learn more about the book
9. Click “Hold it!” on the right
10. You will see a pop up message that a hold was requested




If you would like to watch a how-to video for placing books on hold, click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbYuma3sne8&feature=youtu.be


You will receive an email from the library telling you when your book is ready. Pickups will occur at the library door on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3, during Flex Time.

This is what it should look like when you get into Destiny.

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This is what you should see from # 9 above.

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Important Information from the Counselors

Counseling Corner

Our google classrooms have been set and ready for students to join. Here is the breakdown. These codes below are for students to join our Counseling Classroom. We would like for our students to start adding themselves to this classroom already. We have also started an instagram page for the counseling department. It is "@placeritajhcounseling". This info is also on our counseling webpage. Encourage your students to join the classroom and follow the counselors on instagram. See the codes below.

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District Website about School Lunches

Click here for everything you need to know about school lunch.

Mrs. Ludlow shares how to get into Infinite Campus

Logging into Infinite Campus 2020

Click on the link below for a form to request password reset assistance.

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Password Reset Assistance

Click on the button above if you need help resetting your password.

Addition to the Placerita Web page

Click on the Button below to view our Distance Learning Resources from our Placerita Website.

Complete your Textbook contract in the form below. Thank you so much!

If you are in need of a Hot Spot please complete the request below.

Click on links below for information about COVID-19

Placerita Gold Club Virtual Wellness Page

Click on the button above to go to the Placerita Gold Club Wellness page.

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Click Here for the last Miner Details Episode

This is a Spotify Link. You can also follow our Podcast on Apple Podcasts and many others.

Support these Placerita family businesses!

Click here to be on our list of Placerita Businesses

If you are a Placerita Parent and you own a business in the SCV and would like to have support from our Placerita Families, complete the form and we will add you to our list.

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Angelo's Barber Shop

Click the button above to go to their website.

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Egg Plantation

Click on link above to visit their website.

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Firehouse Subs

Click above for the link to their website.

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Honu Coffee

Click above to visit the Honu website.

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Outback Steakhouse

Click above to visit their web page.

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Tutoring Club Valencia

Click above to visit their website.

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Placerita Jr. High School

Placerita has been serving Jr. High students in Newhall for 60 years. Placerita is just north of Los Angeles in the Santa Clarita Valley.


The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or sexual orientation at any District site and/or activity.