Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

**Weekly Update** 10/09/20 Vol. 11

Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day

Hola Jaguar Families!

I want to take a moment to remind students of why this Monday signifies an important holiday. We are celebrating the native populations who first called this land home. Despite a time period that was marked with tragedy, they endured the struggle to become an important contributor to our American History. What was formerly known as Columbus Day, has been more appropriately titled, "Indigenous Peoples' Day". At RCLA, we honor the contributions that they have made to our society, and furthermore, we celebrate with genuine purpose and intention.

Principal Palomo



10/8&9- No School (Staff PD)

10/8- Loaves & Fishes 4 pm

10/9- Family Meal distribution - 3:30 pm

10/12- No School ~Indigenous Day

10/16- Family Meal distribution - 3:30 pm

10/19-23 Spirit Week (see flyer)

10/21- SSC Meeting 5pm

10/23- Family Meal distribution - 3:30 pm

10/29- Loaves & Fishes 4 PM

10/30- Family Meal distribution - 3:30 pm

10/30- End of 2nd grading period


Recruitment Video Link:

MESA General Recruitment video

English Registration Form

Spanish Registration Form

** RCLA Virtual Spirit Week**

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**RCLA School Site Council (SSC) Meeting Information **

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School Site Council Meeting's Link...

Counselor Corner

If you would like to get access to Power point presentations, please visit my website at

If you are required to attend this meeting, you will receive a call/text message with more information

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Hello Senior Parents,

Hope you are all doing well. There will be a Senior Parent Presentation taking place on Tuesday, Oct 13 @ 10:30 am & 5:30 pm. You only need to attend one of the times provided since it is the same presentation. The purpose of the presentation is to go over important information, deadlines, and opportunities for your senior students. It is a great opportunity for you to receive information about your student’s senior year tasks and responsibilities. The following is the link for you to access the presentation:

Tuesday, Oct 13 @ 10:30am:

Tuesday, Oct 13 @ 5:30pm:

Hope to see you all there!

Hola, padres de estudiantes de 12 ° grado,

Espero que estén todos bien. Habrá una presentación para los padres de los estudiantes del grado 12 que se llevará a cabo el martes 13 de octubre a las 10:30 am y 5:30 pm. Solo necesitas asistir a uno de los horarios ya que es la misma presentación. El propósito de la presentación es repasar información importante, fechas límite y oportunidades para sus estudiantes de último año. Es una gran oportunidad para que reciba información sobre las tareas y responsabilidades de su estudiante en el último año. El siguiente es el enlace para que acceda a la presentación:

Tuesday, Oct 13 @ 10:30am:

Tuesday, Oct 13 @ 5:30pm:

¡Espero verlos a todos allí!

After School Workshops

  • This month’s workshops will be focused on helping UC students (3.0 or higher) complete the UC application.

  • FSA ID workshop will take place later this month for ALL seniors completing the FAFSA. More details to follow.

*Seniors Important Information*

Hello Seniors,

We'd like to assist you properly with your UC applications! Please complete THIS google form to provide an update on your application progress!

Use the calendly links in the survey if you'd like to have a one on one check-in to get help on your applications! Remember that there are also workshops every Monday and Thursday from 2:15-4:15! Please take advantage of these resources!

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**Latinas in Tech**

Join Latinas in Tech at the largest gathering of Latinx folks in tech, advocacy, and entrepreneurship.

To kick-off, we’ll take a close look at the state of Latinx across industries, and celebrate the diversity and complexity of our community.

Founded in 2017 by Kapor Center and now redesigned in collaboration with Latinas in Tech, LA Collab, Latino Community Foundation, LatinxVC, Outco, Techqueria, and 3Lopez – LTX Fest has become the largest gathering of Latinx professionals in technology. Last year our conference brought together 1,300+ members to connect, support and empower our community while pushing the tech industry forward. This year we are bringing 4,000+ members at a turning point of our collective history.


LTX Fest 2020 – Get your free ticket

LTX Fest is a four-day, virtual conference created for the largest gathering of Latinx professionals in technology.

Family Meals on Friday!

Hello RCLA Families,

THIS Friday, on October 2nd, please stop by between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. You may come by the school and receive 5 meals per family. We encourage our families to take advantage of this opportunity! For more information, you may contact Mrs. Gonzalez at 408-471-4680 ext. 4002.

**Dia De Los Muertos**

** ASB Information**

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** RCLA Attendance **

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Hey RCLA Jaguars!

Take a moment and review our 20-21 Parent/ Student handbook for more important school information.

**RCLA Self Care Corner**

Hello Jaguars! Please take a moment to watch this video and read some positive quotes. It is extremely important that you take personal time for self-care in your journey to becoming a successful student. We will post articles and new videos every week. Please make sure to connect with our Director of Student Services, Dr. Fong if you would like to share some concerns you may have or just to talk. You can reach her at


List of Self-Care tips: