Ball Park Newsletter #23

February 22-26, 2021

K-5 School Reopening on March 29, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K-8 Community,

Now that March 29 has been announced as the official date when ELEMENTARY students wanting in-person instruction can return to our school, I plan to communicate with all of you on a weekly basis with all of the information you will need to fully understand what reopening will look like at Robinson. You can expect more detailed information from me starting the week of March 1. For now, if you haven’t already done so, I would encourage you to read the recently revised LBUSD School Opening and Safety Plan document available on our district website at We will continue to update this document as new information becomes available. I am so excited to see our students back on campus, and look forward to the opportunity to interact with you in the coming days.

For our Middle School families, your patience is greatly appreciated. April 20 has been the date our district has announced for students wanting in-person instruction. A parent survey will go out to families during the month of March. As more details become available, I will be sure to share with all of you.

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

Salvador Madrigal


Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

Ahora que el 29 de marzo se ha anunciado como la fecha oficial en la que los estudiantes de ELEMENTARY que desean recibir instrucción en persona pueden regresar a nuestra escuela, planeo comunicarme con todos ustedes semanalmente con toda la información que necesitarán para comprender completamente lo que significará la reapertura. parecerse a Robinson. Puede esperar información más detallada de mí a partir de la semana del 1 de marzo. Por ahora, si aún no lo ha hecho, le animo a leer el documento recientemente revisado del Plan de Seguridad y Apertura de Escuelas del LBUSD disponible en el sitio web de nuestro distrito en https : // Continuaremos actualizando este documento a medida que haya nueva información disponible. Estoy muy emocionado de ver a nuestros estudiantes de regreso en el campus y espero la oportunidad de interactuar con ustedes en los próximos días.

Para nuestras familias de Middle School, se les agradece su paciencia. El 20 de abril ha sido designado como la fecha para estudiantes que desean recibir instruccion en persona. Una encuesta se les enviara a las familias durante el mes de marzo. Tan pronto como tenga mas informacion, con gusto les hare saber.

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

Salvador Madrigal


On Tuesday, 2/9 SSC met and reviewed the recommended expenditures for the 2021-2022 school year.

The following items discussed and approved.

  • 50% of Assistant Principal
  • 100% for 2 TOSA positions
  • 20% for Nurse Time
  • 60% of Health Tech Aide

We will submit our recommendations to the Assistant Superintendent of MSK8 schools for final approval.

Other non-personnel items will be discussed and voted on at our future SSC meeting.

Measure E Update

Reminder that for the 2021 - 2022 school year Robinson Academy will be operating from the Butler Interim site. During the following week, parents will be receiving a transportation survey to get important information from you. We appreciate you letting us know if you will need bus transportation for your child. Your feedback is extremely important and will assist us with preparing for next year.

Congratulations JROB Dolphins! The attendance trophy is ours for the second month in a row! Way to go!

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Listen to message from Laker Great Magic Johnson on Chronic Absence

Magic Johnson on Chronic Absence

Assistant Principal's Corner

A Note from Ms. Baker

Thank you for participating in the Black History Month activities!

It's Time to Celebrate!

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Black History Month School-Wide Bingo

In recognition of Black History, we will be learning about the contributions of our African American fellows by hosting a School-Wide Bingo game! Please join in on the fun by researching the Hints that are announced daily via the Canvas Broadcast system and mark the name of the person on your Bingo card. Bingo winners may submit their name to their Elementary or Middle School PE Teacher. Once your name is submitted, you may visit the school during lunch to pick up your special prize. I Hope you enjoy learning about African American contributions to our great nation!

So far, we have learned about the following contributors:

Week 1: Bessie Colman, Malcolm X, Tiger Woods, Harriet Tubman, and Mae Jemison.

Week 2: Sarah Boone, Frederick Douglas, Oprah Winfrey, and Jane Wright

Wakanda Wednesday!

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the past, present, and future history and accomplishments of African Americans. I invite you and your child to participate with me every Wednesday in February, in honoring the late Chadwick Boseman in "Wakanda Wednesday" by wearing African themed clothing. I look forward to celebrating and honoring the accomplishments of African Americans with you.

Counselor's Corner

Family Information

We did it!! Winning the All In Trophy Back-to-Back!! Congratulations! 🙌🎉🏆

Parents continue to pledge to support our attendance efforts 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 technology problems.

Master Schedule: Ths Monday, February 22 is M2(alternating Monday) which means that students attend the Wednesday/Friday electives and PE Class. (Este lunes 22 de febrero es M2 (miercoles/viernes alternos) lo que significa que los estudiantes asisten a las clases electivas de miercoles/viernes a la clase de educación física. Monday Calendar


February 22nd: Middle School Choice Application closes in ParentVUE.

View Choice Website for application tutorial video & information.

April 22nd: Middle School placements are available in ParentVUE

ELPAC Testing for English Language Learners continues for our Elementary students.

Master Schedule


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February 2021 Choice Board Our February Choice Board Learn about and celebrate special events in February Coding Making Take A Virtual Field Trip Around the World Technology Fun Where reading,

February Choice Boards: Includes Presidents Day, Valentines, Groundhog Day, Coding, Crafting Slides (you could piecemeal them out, if you want):


Dolphin News Splash!

February 2021

Hello Dolphin Parents!

It’s Ms. Denise and I want to let you know that I’m back! Back for FUN and ADVENTURES from the WRAP program to help make Virtual Programming for our JROB students something for them to look forward to!

I’ve compiled a list of activities that I’m sure will have them asking for more! For example, courtesy of the California Science Museum, I will be playing the role of “The Gross Scientist! The kids will be learning things like Sticky Snot, Let It Rip (Why do farts make sounds?), Spill Your Guts (Why vomiting is important!), and Germ Busters. For these and other hands-on activities, WE will provide the kids with the supplies needed for the activity.

We will recognize some Fun Facts of the day (Chinese New Year, Random Act of Kindness Day, Make a Friend Day, and more!) For Friday’s Fun Day, we’ll do some singing and dancing to end the week on a good note!

There will also be Yoga and Stretching classes, along with instructions on how to make a healthy snack, and The Boys & Girls Club will be providing the necessary supplies/ingredients!

This program is open to all JROB students from 2:30-4:30 and is sure to fill up fast, so be sure to fill out the application by going to this link:

Can’t WAIT to see you!

Ms. Denise

562. 435-1621

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Click Below for our JROB School2Home YouTube Channel

N u r s e Claudia

Hello Students and Families:

As we continue to prepare for in-person instruction, it is important that your child’s school has all of the health requirements such as:

  • Up-to-date immunization record

  • Permanent Health History Form

  • Dental and Physical Exam screening (TK, K, 1st grade only)

Please read my newsletter as it includes important information regarding health requirements for in-person instruction. Click the link to read the newsletter. Nurse Claudia Newsletter Vol. 9

Hola estudiantes y familias:

A medida que continuamos preparándonos para la instrucción en persona, es importante que la escuela de su hijo cumpla con todos los requisitos de salud, tales como:

  • Registro de vacunación actualizado

  • Formulario de historial médico permanente

  • Examen dental y examen físico (TK, K, primer grado solamente)

Lea mi boletín, ya que incluye información importante sobre los requisitos de salud para la instrucción en persona. Haga clic en el enlace para leer el boletín. Nurse Claudia Newsletter Vol. 9


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P T S A Updates

PTSA meetings for the year 20-21 (Via Zoom unless otherwise notified)

Meeting ZOOM links:

Meeting ID: 557 238 6397

Passcode: mTJ1XK

Meeting ID: 557 238 6397

Passcode: 168462


Friday, March 19, 20201 @ 3:00 pm

Friday, April 16, 20201 @ 3:00 pm

May 21 2021 @ 3:00 pm

June 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

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

Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 begins on February 1st (on-line only/please call for online registration website information)

NOTE: There have been many modifications in our Registration process due to the COVID pandemic, so we ask that you contact the office and Ms. Maritza can guide you in the correct process to register your child. We appreciate your patience as we are all learning this new way of online processes & procedures.

Information from the main office

Student pictures are available for pick up on Monday's, Wednesday's & Friday's between the hours of 8-12 pm. Please call the office to make arrangements for pick up.

Jackie Robinson Academy

Robinson Academy now has a web store for all Robinson Spirit wear!

Please see the link below:

Dr. Jill Baker's 2/18/21 Community Update

Click here for Dr. Baker's Video