Wolfpack Weekly - Parent Newsletter

December 13, 2021

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EVERY MONDAY (9am - 1pm) at LGAM by the MAIN OFFICE

Testing Date Change & Revoking Consent Form for COVID-19 Testing

****ATTENTION ****
January 3rd COVID Testing has been moved to Wednesday, January 5th from 8:30-12:30.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to call our LGAM office for more information at

(619) 825-5628


If you no longer would like your child tested weekly, please complete the form to REVOKE CONSENT to test. Other helpful information regarding COVID-19 testing, is all located on the COVID-19 Testing FAQ document. This document can also be found on the LGSD website under the COVID-19 Safety Plan button.

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Time to Show Your LGAM Spirit

We are excited to announced Spirit Week begins today, Dec. 13th!

Our themes are as follows:

Monday: Black-Out Day - Wear all black

Tuesday: Celebrity Day - Dress up as your favorite celebrity

Wednesday: Fancy Day - Dress to Impress

Thursday: Sunglasses Day - Wear best pair of sunglasses (FYI: They cannot be worn in class)

Friday: Onesies Day - Wear a comfy onesies

Gentle, Friendly Reminder: Dress code will be strictly enforced. Please make sure you adhere to all guidelines.

Dress Code Guidelines (page 18): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mLXpoOF0We6uTlEnZ-hnLhUcgUcZCKur3aNDBJ_oEgI/edit?usp=sharing

Our students, teachers, and admin are very excited to show our LGAM school spirit!

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Congratulations to our November Students of the Month!! Our students were invited to a Movie and Donut Party on Friday, during their Period 3 class, where they also received a certificate. Great work Wolfpack and we look forward to honoring more students soon!




Dear Parents:

As a first step toward meeting the dental needs of the children attending Lemon Grove School District, dentists from the Lemon Grove Dental Clinic will be conducting dental screenings in the coming weeks at NO COST to parents. Our goal is to screen all students attending our school.

If you DO NOT WANT your child to participate in the dental screening, please complete the form below and return it to their ADVISORY teacher by December 17th.

This form was sent home with all students Friday, December 10th. Please check your child's backpack and/or binder to review the information provided.

Paper copies are also available in the main office.
Revoke Consent (English): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cllgP5hDP69GffI9XTMy9q-X1NpjIvDR/view?usp=sharing

Revoke Consent (Spanish): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_11heG0tPv1k2v7xGqzf5t01Z46ISgJe/view?usp=sharing

Message from Dr. Paul Gothold regarding Equity, School Safety, and School Culture Resources

The last several weeks have been marked by national issues — such as the verdicts in the cases against Kyle Rittenhouse and the men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery and the school shooting in Oxford, Michigan — that have raised local concerns and awareness about topics such as equity, school safety, and school culture.

Our students want and need to talk about what they see, remember, and are feeling now; they need the guidance and safety of adults in their schools to be able to navigate their own emotions and trauma in a healthy, safe, and productive way. That is why I want to direct you to several resources created by the San Diego County Office of Education.

Guidance for Parents, Educators Following a Shooting offers information from mental health experts on effective ways for school staff members and parents to talk with students following traumatic events. It also includes links to training and support related to school safety, school climate and culture, and student mental health and well-being.

Our students have powerful voices that can effect change, and it is our duty as parents and educators to support our students as they grapple with these topics. This is an opportunity for us to provide guidance on how students can be civically engaged and aware through an educational lens.

The past two years have reminded us all of the power of strong relationships, and the importance of classrooms as safe places to help children process current events. Thank you for the extraordinary commitment to this work on behalf of our students.


Paul Gothold

San Diego County Superintendent of Schools

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FREE Local Virtual Events - Sign Up Now!

Hello all,

As we have cooler and darker evenings, we want to ensure that all youth continue to have something to do. We hope that you join us in one or in all our virtual events this month. SD Nights thanks you for joining/promoting our events!

We are excited to announce our upcoming Virtual events for December:

  • Dec. 3 - Exit Files Escape Room (5 - 7 p.m.)
  • Dec. 7- Sketch Night (4 -5:30 p.m.)
  • Dec. 10 - Paint Night (5 - 7 p.m.)
  • Dec. 14 - Sketch Night (4 -5:30 p.m.)
  • Dec. 17 – Reindeer Games Trivia (5 – 7 p.m.)
  • NO EVENTS on the weeks of Christmas or New Years

Wellness Wednesdays occurs every Wednesday from 5-6pm. Youth who are looking to become more active have the option to join one or both of our classes offered. Our 5:00 p.m. program offers a mix of boxing and cardio while the 5:30 program offers youth the opportunity to partake in some mindful yoga.

Youth ages 10-18 who are interested in registering for our program should email JC Robles at juancarlos.robles@sdcounty.ca.gov to reserve their spot, as some events are limited in space. For future event information please view the attached flyers or visit our SD Nights Calendar

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Lemon Grove Academy Middle

We, the community of students, staff, and family members commit ourselves to provide quality education in a safe and caring environment. We participate in relevant and innovative learning experiences that nourish our curiosity and develop our maximum potential. As a community of learners, dedicated to each person’s success, we strive to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.