THE Leadership Academy School News

November 14, 2021

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Principal's Message

Hello Families,

Our teachers have been working hard to learn about your students and can't wait to share their progress with you this week during parent conferences. A strong home and school partnership is so important for the success of our students. We look forward to speaking with you and sharing information. Please bring any questions or suggestions you have for your child's teacher. Sharing something as little as your child's favorite hobby or tv show with the teacher can help the teacher motivate them in class. Thanks again for taking this opportunity to connect in person or virtually with your child's teacher.

*Reminder: We will have minimum days all week. School will be dismissed at 12:51 (Kinder dismisses at 12:45)

Most sincerely,

Mrs. Morton


760 631 6242

2021 Parent Conferences

We are excited to connect with our families during Parent Conferences (November 16-19, 2021). We are offering in-person conferences or virtual ones. Teachers will be reaching out to parents to check in on preferences and if Spanish interpretation is needed.

If you are joining us in person for the conference, please remember that all parents will be required to wear face masks during the meetings in-person regardless of vaccination status. (*Note: parents do not need to show vaccination status or negative COVID test for a one time visit for parent conferences). If parents/guardians are exhibiting symptoms or have been exposed to someone with a positive COVID test result, please connect with your teacher so that alternative plans can be made.

During Parent Conferences (November 16-19, 2021), we will be having minimum days. School will be dismissed at 12:51 with Kinder dismissal at 12:45.

Fall Break: November 22-26, 2021

Fall Break is November 22-26, 2021. These are non-student days. We hope you enjoy the time with family and friends. We will see all students on November 29, 2021.
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Parents: Please complete Income Verification Form

All school districts in California are required to submit an annual notification of students who need additional support. This year, more than ever before, we want to make sure that all families are able to provide information so that we may continue to expand support for students during this challenging time. The income verification form is strictly confidential and will only be used to submit the annual application for school funding. While it is not our intent to ask personal income questions, our district wide funding depends largely on parents responding to this request. In fact, over 35,000 meals distributed over the past four months and the 14,000 computer devices distributed were the result of this funding from the state and federal level. What’s more, our district qualified for more than a million dollars in additional funding thanks to parents assisting us to complete this form.

In the recent months, many people have lost their jobs or dramatically reduced their work hours, and that has resulted in a dramatic reduction in their annual income. Our school district is ready and prepared to support students from these families in a variety of ways, including breakfast and lunch, counseling, family engagement support, technology and internet access, nursing support, and many, many other areas. Please assist us by providing this valuable information so that we may maximize the state and federal funding for students.

Please complete the online form prior to October 30th, by going to

Parent Volunteers

We are slowly rolling out the opportunity for essential volunteers on campuses. The purpose of an “essential volunteer” is to enhance the education of our students. The following requirements are for all essential volunteers on campuses:

  • Must wear a mask at all times (indoors and outdoors)

  • Complete school volunteer application

  • Show proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test weekly

  • Essential volunteers must follow the guidelines below:

    • Never enter the classroom when students are present

    • Always work with students outside the classroom (student and volunteer must be masked at all times outside)

  • PTA/ELAC/SSC/Foundation parents may be on campus to perform school business

Thank you!! Student Store Donations

Thank you for supporting our students! We definitely felt the love.

As we continue to reward great behavior and exemplary use of our 7 Habits throughout

the year we have an updated wish list of items for our Student Store.

Can you help?

Please click on the link below:

You may bring items to the office or send them directly to the school:

c/o Martha Flores

1550 Temple Heights Drive

Oceanside, CA. 92056

Leader In Me: Habit 3

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Habit 3: Students & Parent Videos

Plan Ahead:

Kinder - 2nd Video

3rd - 5th grade Video

Habit 3 for Parents:

Weekly Planning

Poner Primero lo Primero

7 Habits Review for Parents:



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Sing and Speak Spanish

Did you know that the United States has the second largest number of Spanish speakers in the world? It’s an incredible asset to be bilingual! Give your child the ability to communicate with a whole new world of people with our path for your child to progress through multiple levels of Spanish. Join your school’s online Spanish classes!

Click HERE to register.

The Sing and Speak Spanish team loves teaching Spanish to kids
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Job Opportunities in Vista Unified

Help our school by scanning your Box Tops !!!! Learn How:

Box Tops App: Scan for your School

By already purchasing at Amazon Smile you can automatically donate to our school!

Amazon Smile Setup Guide

Health & Safety

COVID-19 Weekly Reporting at T.H.E. Leadership Academy

In order to keep our families informed on COVID-19 cases in our school, we will be utilizing the following procedures:

  • All families will be notified weekly of our Covid-19 cases in this section of the News. Our newsletter goes out every Sunday afternoon.

  • If your student is identified as a "close contact" of a Covid-19 positive person on campus, you will be notified immediately by email, text, and phone and will be provided directions for quarantine.

  • To view Covid-19 cases for the entire district, visit the VUSD Covid-19 Case Dashboard.

T.H.E. Leadership Academy Week of November 8-November 12: One COVID-19 case

Communication about Health and Safety

As a reminder, we must all work together to keep our school open.

In order to help us prioritize health and safety for all of our students and staff, please communicate with us. We appreciate you notifying us in any of the following scenarios:

  1. If you notice any symptoms, please keep your child at home. Notify the school immediately.
  2. If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive, please keep your child at home and inform the school immediately.
  3. If you have taken a PCR or NAAT test and it is positive, please inform the school immediately.

You will share your information with:

In order to return after having symptoms, please make sure to ONLY acquire PCR or NAAT tests, be fever free for 24 hours, and have improving symptoms. Reach out to us with any questions. We are here to help.

Vista has our own COVID-19 testing sites. The testing centers will be available on Mondays-Fridays. The testing sites are available to all families, students, and Vista Unified staff. For more information about the Vista testing sites, please visit Vista COVID Testing Centers.



VISTA, CA 92083

Room 301

Mon-Fri 8:00am to 3:30pm

(Monday and Wednesday open until 5pm)



Vista, CA 92084

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm


1601 Longhorn Dr.

VIsta, CA 92081

Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm

Thank you for your communication in helping to keep our learning community safe.