Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

Jaguars Lead the Way

Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

This is the last newsletter of the school year.

This is my last newsletter as your principal.

It has been a pleasure and an honor to work as your principal for the last 2.5 years. And although I am not going to be your principal anymore, I will still be around. However, I will now be working behind the scenes to ensure you all get the education you need and deserve. You will still see me on campus and in your classrooms. If you need someone to talk to, read a paper for feedback, please reach out to me.

Make sure you enjoy the time off and practice checking your emails; it is good practice as a lot of information is sent out this way and for the rising Seniors you really have to start checking your emails as you begin your college application process.


I would be remiss in not addressing what is happening in our country right now. This is not new. This has been happening for hundreds of years. The only difference is that we can now record these atrocities and injustices. It is important to LISTEN and learn. Educate yourself. Speak up and step in when necessary. As Jaguars, you lead the way. You lead by example.

As usual, stay safe.

With this, I bid you adieu,

Ms. Moreno

A Message from Your New Principal

Hello Jaguars!

This is Mr. Palomo, your next proud Principal of RCLA! I am so excited to join you guys as we embark upon the upcoming school year. Many of you may know, I was the Assistant Principal of LCPA before making the change over to RCLA. I’ve come to know many of you in brief interactions on campus, in the plaza, or at the crosswalk for these past two years and it’s been a great time. I can now officially state: that I am a PROUD JAGUAR who is ready to lead the way!

We have many exciting events that are coming up for our school and I want to make sure that all of you have an opportunity to participate in them. We will be sending out newsletters to both students and families providing you updates with important information such as Summer Bridge and the specific information regarding our school re-opening later this year. In the meantime enjoy your upcoming summer break and make sure that you are staying active, healthy, and committed to achieving your goals. I look forward to hearing from all of you in the upcoming weeks ahead. You may reach me at or


Roberto Palomo


Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

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Department Spotlight: Art & P.E.

Mr. Jacobo (ART)

Mr. Jacobo has been getting creative during this Shelter in Place, not only is he creating Art in painting and drawings but now is creating pancake art as well. He's been having solo photo shoots and spending quality time with his family.

Mr. Toney (P.E)

Meet Old Lady Coco, Mr. Toney's 14 years old fur baby. Mr. Toney has taken this time to spend time with family. He spent some time down in San Diego enjoying the beach. There's nothing like starring out in the ocean lost in deep thought.

Important Reminders!


Senior Checkout is June 3, 2020, and June 4, 2020, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. In order to check out you will need to bring the following:

  • Chromebook
  • Athletic Jersey/Sports uniform
  • Textbooks
  • Senior Survey must be completed - English + Español

Food Resources for Families

Food Pantry: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

3720 East Hills Drive, San Jose, CA 95127

Mondays/ Lunes

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Produce Mobile Program: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

1650 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95127

Saturdays/ Sabado

1:30- 3:00 p.m.

Family Harvest Program: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

1966 Flint Avenue, San Jose, CA 95148

Thursdays/ Jueves

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Food Pantry: Crossroad Calvary Church

990 South Capitol Avenue, San Jose, CA 95127

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday/ Miercoles, Jueves y Viernes

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Food Distribution: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

2020 E San Antonio St, San Jose, CA 95116

Tuesday- Friday/ Martes- Viernes

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Saturday/ Sabado

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Food Pantry: St. Maria Goretti Parish

2980 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111

Monday-Friday/ Lunes- Viernes

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Lord’s Pantry: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

121 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95127

Monday- Friday/ Lunes- Viernes

9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Grocery Program: Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen

2980 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111

Wednesdays/ Miercoles

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


Jags, if you need tech support, please reach out to us and we will schedule a time for you to pick up or exchange technology.

If your Chromebook or charger doesn't work, we will exchange it for a working one. If you need help getting wifi, we can also provide support and connect you with various resources.

This is only available by appointment so please email us or call us at 408.471.4680 ext. 4002 to schedule a time for pick-up/exchange.

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  • Take care of your body– Try to eat healthy well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • Connect with others– Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships, and build a strong support system.
  • Take breaks– Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Try taking in deep breaths. Try to do activities you usually enjoy.
  • Stay informed– When you feel that you are missing information, you may become more stressed or nervous. Watch, listen to, or read the news for updates from officials. Be aware that there may be rumors during a crisis, especially on social media. Always check your sources and turn to reliable sources of information like your local government authorities.
  • Avoid too much exposure to news– Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. Try to do enjoyable activities and return to normal life as much as possible and check for updates between breaks.
  • Seek help when needed– If distress impacts activities of your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to a clergy member, counselor, or doctor, or contact the SAMHSA helpline at. 1-800-985-5990.