Ball Park Newsletter #18

January 18 - 22 2021

A Message from Superintendent Jill Baker, Ed.D. - January 15th, 2021

School Reopening Pushed to March 1st, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K-8 Community,

I hope everyone had a great three-day weekend and had the opportunity to reflect on the impact that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had and continues to have on our country.

Social /Emotional support If you are concerned that your child is experiencing social / emotional distress due to distance learning, please contact our school counselor, Dr. Rima Hosn (, our school psychologist, Ms. Patricia Marquez (PMarquez @ ), or our school nurse, Mrs. Claudia Martinez-Plambeck (

Holiday There will be no school next Monday, January 18, 2021 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Two Weeks Left Before Final Grades are due. Be sure to ask your children to stay focused and complete all the assignments provided. If they have any pending assignments, make sure they contact their teachers before it is too late.

Vaccinations for LBUSD Staff. Educators will be eligible to start taking the Covid-19 vaccination starting on 1/25/21. This brings us a step closer to overall plans to be able to reopen schools in the near future.

Reopening Plan Parent Survey. Our District sent out a survey to all parents this past week seeking information regarding their interest in having their children attend in person instruction when it is allowable to do so. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey as it will provide us meaningful information as we start making necessary changes for in-person instruction in the near future.

Principal's Zoom Meeting

I welcome you to join me at my Principal Zoom Meeting this Wednesday, January 20 at 4:00 pm. I'll talk about the items listed above and provide you with Title 1 updates as well. Thanks again for all of your support in keeping our students connected! With thanks for all your support, Salvador Madrigal director

Thanks again for all of your support to keep our students connected!

With appreciation for all of your support,

Salvador Madrigal


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Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

Estimada comunidad de Jackie Robinson K-8,

Espero que todos hayan podido disfrutar de un gran fin de semana de tres días y hayan tenido la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre el impacto que el Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tuvo y sigue teniendo en nuestro país.

Apoyo social / emocional

Si le preocupa que su hijo esté experimentando angustia social / emocional debido al aprendizaje a distancia, comuníquese con nuestra consejera escolar, Dra. Rima Hosn (, nuestra psicóloga escolar, Sra. Patricia Marquez (PMarquez @, o nuestra enfermera escolar, la Sra. Claudia Martinez-Plambeck (

Dia feriado

No habrá clases el próximo lunes 18 de enero de 2021 en honor al Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Calificaciones finales

Asegúrese de pedirles a sus hijos que se mantengan concentrados y completen todas las asignaciones proporcionadas. Si tienen asignaciones pendientes, asegúrese de que se comuniquen con sus maestros antes de que sea demasiado tarde.

Las Vacunas para los educadores del personal del LBUSD

Empleados de LBUSD serán elegibles para comenzar a tomar la vacuna Covid-19 a partir del 1/25/21. Esto nos acerca un paso más a los planes generales para poder reabrir las escuelas en un futuro cercano.

Plan de reapertura encuesta para padres

Nuestro distrito envió una encuesta a todos la semana pasada los padres buscaron información sobre su interés en que sus hijos asistan a clases en persona cuando sea posible. Tómese unos minutos para completar esta encuesta, ya que nos proporcionará información significativa a medida que comencemos a realizar los cambios necesarios para la instrucción en persona en un futuro próximo.

Reunión de Director Zoom

Les doy la bienvenida a que me acompañen en mi Reunión de Director Zoom este miércoles 20 de enero a las 4:00 pm. Hablaré de los elementos enumerados anteriormente y también les proporcionaré actualizaciones del Título 1.

¡Gracias nuevamente por todo su apoyo para mantener a nuestros estudiantes conectados!

Con agradecimiento por todo su apoyo,

Salvador Madrigal


Assistant Principal's Corner

Asst. Principal

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. People across the country honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the three day weekend. Dr. King was most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States. Peace, freedom, and equality are all keywords to describe Dr. King's journey for people to be treated equally and he relayed that message in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

“I Am” Poem Contest

In anticipation of Black History Month, the Umoja Club is hosting a poetry contest. All students are encouraged to submit an “I AM” poem. Please see the poem template HERE. The winning poem will be showcased during our District wide Black History Month Program!!!

JRob Middle School Singers, We need YOU!

In preparation for our Black History Month Program, we are looking for singers to sing “Lift Every Voice”. If you are interested, please email Ms. Baker at

Umoja Club Activities

Don’t forget there is Black History Month Program practice EVERY Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00pm. Please be sure to log in to the Umoja page to access resources for you to practice on your own throughout the week. If you are interested in joining Umoja’s Dance or Art class, please email Ms. Baker.

BOSS Program (Middle School Boys Youth Program)

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Click Below for our JROB School2Home YouTube Channel

Parents... please take a look at the following resources below to help you better support our Dolphins!

Parents that watch the videos and complete the exit tickets will be entered to win a $20 Gift Card to Northgate

There are 3 videos....3 exit tickets. You will be able to enter your name three times for a chance to win.

This video is 12 minutes long

Digital Literacy Video Exit Ticket

Once you finish watching this video complete this exit survey for a chance to win a $20 Northgate Gift Card

This video is 4 minutes long

CANVAS JROB Part 1 English Video

Once you finish watching this video complete this exit survey for a chance to win a $20 Northgate Gift Card

This video is 6 minutes long

CANVAS JROB Part 2 English Video

Once you finish watching this video complete this exit survey for a chance to win a $20 Northgate Gift Card

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Padres... por favor vean los recursos disponibles para que puedan ayudar a nuestros Delfines con sus estudios.

Padres... vean los videos y tomen la encuesta para poder calificar para ganar una tarjeta de $20 de Northgate.

Hay 3 videos... 3 encuestas. Sus nombres seran incluidos 3 veces si completan todos las encuestas.

Counselor's Corner

A Note from Dr. Hosn

8th grade parents:

The High School Application window is open. You can access the application via ParentVue under School of Choice tab

Application WINDOW closes on JANUARY 19, 2021



Parents, you have a major role in supporting your child’s online attendance and learning. Please make sure your child is ready to log on and participate by 8:00 am daily . As such, the District will monitor online participation on a daily basis and communicate with you if your child is absent from their online learning sessions.

Please alert your teacher or call the Office if your student is sick or can’t log for a connectivity reason.

Our Dolphins have 3 major responsibilities: engage in learning, complete assignments on time, and stay in touch with teachers. Parents can help by:

*Establishing a routine for bedtime 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 technical problems.


Let us be active and take care of ourselves. Here are you few things you can for self-care:

  1. Take a walk, run explore, and relax

  2. Watch a funny movie

  3. Make a list of what are you grateful for.

  4. Help someone and show them that you care

  5. Write a list of things you are grateful for

Master Schedule:

Monday Calendar

Master Schedule: This Monday is a holiday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day. No alternate Monday this wee.

Grief & Loss Support:

Our Family Resource Center in Collaboration with Pathways is offering a Grief and Loss presentation to help parents learn techniques to support students during Grief and Loss. The presentation will be offered on January 20th in English and on January 21 in Spanish.

Please check the link.

Grief & Loss presentation


Hello Students and Families:

This week’s newsletter includes information regarding two COVID-19 vaccines, immunization reminders, and National Thyroid Awareness. Please click on the links for more information in English and Spanish.

School Nurse Newsletter Vol. 8: Nat. Thyroid Awareness, Fun Family Activities, COVID-19 Vaccines, Immunization Reminders, LB Resource Line

Hola estudiantes y personal:

El boletín de esta semana incluye información sobre dos vacunas COVID-19, recordatorios de vacunación y Conciencia Nacional sobre la Tiroides. Haga clic en los enlaces para obtener más información en inglés y español.

School Nurse Newsletter Vol. 8: Nat. Thyroid Awareness, Fun Family Activities, COVID-19 Vaccines, Immunization Reminders, LB Resource Line

Library Information

Middle School Readers! We will be choosing one of the books below to read for Project LIT, JROB’s new book club. Books will be provided! Please fill this form out by Thursday, January 21st!

El video es de 13 minutos

Encuesta de Literacia Digital

Una ves que complete viendo el video tomen esta encuesta para una oportunidad para recibir una tarjeta de $20 a Northgate.

Este video es de 5 minutos

CANVAS Parte 1 en Espanol

Una ves que complete viendo el video tomen esta encuesta para una oportunidad para recibir una tarjeta de $20 a Northgate.

El video es de 8 minutos

Encuesta de CANVAS Parte 2 en Espanol

Una ves que complete viendo el video tomen esta encuesta para una oportunidad para recibir una tarjeta de $20 a Northgate.


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PTSA Updates

Congratulations and thank you to the following parents for making sure we have an active PTSA for the 2020/2021 school year.

President - Sandra Santoyo

Treasurer - Eva Cardenas

Recording Secretary - Perla Ramirez - Delgado

1st VP Membership - Erica Navarro

2nd VP Fundraising - Laverne Mayfield

Historian - Cristina Perez

Parliamentarian - Vacant