Ball Park Newsletter - #14

December 4 - 7

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K- 8 Community,

We have 10 more days of school left in the month of December and the Robinson Staff is committed to making them engaging and productive to help ensure social / emotional and student academic success! Parents, please know that teachers are working hard to deliver standards based lessons and it is extremely important that you help us make sure our Dolphins are attending every day. Remember that these grades matter!

I had the pleasure of meeting with almost every teacher last week via Zoom and we discussed the following topics:

- How grateful they are for all of the parent support from home

- How proud they are of our Dolphins for having a growth mindset and continuing to learn despite the challenges of distance learning

- Parent efforts to help support our attendance

- How much they appreciate parent efforts to come by the school to pick up instructional materials during distribution days.

- How much they need for work being completed by students to be authentic work

For our Middle School parents... by now you should have received your child's first progress report. Please have a conversation with your child to discuss what they need to do keep their great scores or improve their concerning scores. If you have questions or concerns make sure your child or you are in communication with your child's teacher.

This Thursday, December 10th, our Math / English Middle School teachers will have some release / collaboration time so please make sure they pay attention to assignments provided by their teachers.

The following teachers will not be available and will leave ASYNCHRONOUS work for students to complete during the following periods:

Periods 1 - 3: Mr. Licano, Ms. Jones, Ms. Marengo, Mr. Jones and Mr. Ramos

Periods 4 - 6: Ms. Miller, Ms. Mendenhall, Ms. Orantes, Ms. Walsh and Mr. Branda

With appreciation,

Salvador Madrigal


Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

Estimada comunidad de Jackie Robinson K-8,

¡Nos quedan 10 días más de clases en el mes de diciembre y el personal de Robinson está comprometido a hacerlos atractivos y productivos para ayudar a garantizar el éxito académico estudiantil y social / emocional! Padres, por favor sepan que los maestros están trabajando arduamente para brindar lecciones basadas en estándares y es extremadamente importante que nos ayuden a asegurarnos de que nuestros Dolphins asistan todos los días. ¡Recuerde que estas calificaciones son importantes!

Tuve el placer de reunirme con casi todos los maestros la semana pasada a través de Zoom y discutimos los siguientes temas:

- Qué agradecidos están por todo el apoyo de los padres desde casa

- Qué orgullosos están de nuestros Dolphins por tener una mentalidad de crecimiento y continuar aprender a pesar de los desafíos del aprendizaje a distancia

- Esfuerzos de los padres para ayudar a apoyar nuestra asistencia

- Cuánto aprecian los esfuerzos de los padres por venir a la escuela para recoger materiales instructivos durante los días de distribución.

- Cuánto necesitan para que el trabajo de los estudiantes sea un trabajo auténtico.

Para nuestros padres de la escuela intermedia ... a estas alturas ya debería haber recibido el primer informe de progreso de su hijo/a. Por favor, tenga una conversación con su hijo/a para discutir lo que necesita hacer para mantener sus excelentes puntajes o mejorar los puntajes correspondientes. Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes, asegúrese de que su hijo o usted estén en comunicación con el maestro de su hijo.

Este jueves 10 de diciembre, nuestros maestros de la escuela secundaria de matemáticas / inglés tendrán tiempo de liberación / colaboración, así que asegúrese de que presten atención a las asignaciones proporcionadas por sus maestros.

Los siguientes maestros no estarán disponibles y dejarán trabajo ASINCRÓNICO para que los estudiantes lo completen durante los siguientes períodos:

Períodos 1 - 3: Sr. Licano, Sra. Jones, Sra. Marengo, Sr. Jones y Sr. Ramos

Períodos 4 - 6: Sra. Miller, Sra. Mendenhall, Sra. Orantes, Sra. Walsh y Sr. Branda

Con aprecio,

Salvador Madrigal


We are in second place... Help us get back our Attendance trophy!!!

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Robinson led the district all last year with the lowest schoolwide chronic absentee list. We have been in second place so far. Remember, if you make sure our Dolphins are logging in daily, then learning can happen and our attendance rate will improve. Thanks for your efforts!

2nd grade is having another round of distribution

2nd grade is having another round of distribution of materials for the following dates and times. Would you please post this info?

12/8 from 2:10-3:10 p.m.

12/10 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

12/11 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

12/14 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

12/18 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Measure E Update:

Neighbors, parents, and other members of the Robinson school community are invited to a briefing on the existing Measure E new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) project for Jackie Robinson K-8 Academy. Measure E improvements for HVAC and related work for Robinson Academy is scheduled to start in the summer of 2021.

Additional related work includes accessibility improvements, ceiling/lighting renovations, fire alarm upgrade, and utility infrastructure upgrades. This is possible due to voters’ approval November 2016 of the $1.5 billion school bond initiative, known as Measure E.

To learn more about how this project will affect your neighborhood and how we plan to minimize inconveniences related to parking, traffic and noise, tune in for this upcoming information session available on the LBUSD YouTube Channel beginning Friday, October 30th at then go to Playlists and select Measure E.

Fall 2020 - Measure E Community Meeting - Robinson K-8

Dolphin Splash

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Dolphin Splash winners!

Dolphin Splash winners may come to the school and pick up their prize during lunch time every day or after school on Tuesdays / Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:30pm

Assistant Principal's Corner

Holiday Countdown!

5 days down, 10 to go until we are on Winter Break! #yougotthis

Holiday Fun Week!

“Twas’ the week before Winter Break, JRob gave to me...a week of Holiday Fun!!” We can’t wait to show our JRob spirit with you during Holiday Fun Week Dec. 14 - 18, 2020!

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Congrats to Ms. Jones’ 7th grade Math classes for meeting the District Math IAB Assessment goal of 52% Met/Exceeded! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU! Click HERE to view the celebration video.

Counselor's Corner

Master Schedule: Master Schedule: Ths Monday, December 7 is M2(alternating Monday) which means that students attend the Wedensday/Friday electives and PE Class. (Este lunes 30 de noviembre es M2 (miercoles/viernes alternos) lo que significa que los estudiantes asisten a las clases electivas de miercoles/vierne y a la clase de educación física. Monday Calendar

Holiday Drive

Thank you for your participation in the JROB Love Holiday Basket. Twenty families were blessed and so appreciative when they saw the generous baskets. Thank you for bringing a smile to those less fortunate


Research has shown that absences negatively impact a student’s education and reduce

opportunities for success in school. 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.

In addition, we will proactively work with you to identify and resolve any barriers to your child’s

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

Our Dolphins have 3 major responosibilites: engage in learning, complete assignments on time, and stay in touch with teachers.

Parents can help too by:

*Establishing a routine for bed time a

nd 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.

High School Choice Exploration Phase

The High School Choice Exploration Phase begins for our 8th grade students on Monday, November 30. Go to the district webpage to learn more, and watch for the district email:

Summary of Meal Service Changes, Effective October 19, 2020

To improve meal services and support the needs of families in our community and our employees, Nutrition Services will make the following changes in meal distribution, effective October 19, 2020:

1. Grab and Go meals for two days at each pick-up – Students and parents/guardians may pick up two days’ worth of meals on alternate days instead of making the daily trips.

  • Monday’s pick-up includes meals for Monday and Tuesday.
  • Wednesday’s pick up is for Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Friday and Saturday’s meals are available for pick-up on Friday.

This change is in support of social distancing and minimizes the exposure of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for families and our frontline employees.

2. Four meal types will be available for each day: breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper at all service locations – Each recipient will receive eight meals as a unit.

3. Universal meal pick up period from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – This change streamlines the meal pick up period for all service locations regardless of grade levels and takes the guesswork out of parents on the meal pick up time, especially for parents with school age children in multiple grade levels.

4. Offer versus Serve for milk – This change allows recipients to decline milk or take only the quantity of milk that they desire to reduce waste.

Parents/guardians picking up meals without children present or picking up additional meals for children who stay at home must present documentation for verification. Nutrition Services Branch employees are expected to ask for the acceptable documents daily even if the parents/guardians have been visiting the same location. The acceptable documents include but are not limited to the following.

a. LBUSD student ID

b. Any student ID issued by any agencies

c. Benefit issuance letter showing children are part of the adult’s household:

§ Meal Eligibility Letter from LBUSD or any districts

§ Benefit issuance document from Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

d. Tax Returns

e. Birth Certificate

f. Any official documents showing children are part of the adult’s household

Any questions regarding meal services should be directed to Nutrition Services Branch at 562-427-7923. Thank you.

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Nurse's Corner

Important Information from Nurse Plambeck-Martinez

Hello Students & Families:

I hope everyone had a restful, safe, and healthy break. Please enjoy this week’s newsletter which includes healthy snack ideas, information on a free learning hub in Long Beach, and immunization reminders.

School Nurse Newsletter Vol. 6

Hola estudiantes y familias: Espero que todos hayan tenido un descanso reparador, seguro y saludable. Disfrute del boletín de esta semana que incluye ideas para bocadillos saludables, información sobre un centro de aprendizaje gratuito en Long Beach y recordatorios de vacunación.

Boletín de la enfermera escolar Vol. 6

Librarian's Corner

A 🎵 from our MUSIC Teacher Ms. Sanchez

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Books have finally arrived! Middle school students in beginning band, beginning orchestra and intermediate band can come pick up their music books between 2:30-3:30pm any day of the week Monday through Friday (December 7 through December 11). Ms. Sánchez must be present in order to assign books because each instrument has a different book. Hope to see you soon!!

Upcoming Teacher Training Days (Please Check with Your Child's Teacher for Additional Specific Details)

All LBUSD Students in Grades TK-5 -- Last 90 Minutes of the Day Asynchronous Learning (assignments, but not live teaching on Zoom):

  • Wednesday, 12/9
  • Wednesday, 12/16


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1st - 5th Grade

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Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning

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Alternate Monday Calendar

Our electives & PE are now offered on alternating days instead of the A/B schedule. Please check the calendar and video for changes to your child's schedule.
Click HERE for Electives & PE Alternate Monday Video

All Middle School students will be on the Alternate Monday schedule for their Elective & PE classes. This video explains these changes.


This living document is intended to provide guidance on the range of skills needed to navigate canvas./Este documento dinámico está destinado a brindar orientación sobre la gama de habilidades necesarias para navegar por el lienzo.

Parent University CANVAS Classes

To continue supporting families with their understanding of Canvas/para continuar apoyando a las familias con su comprensión de Canvas

Chromebook Update Instructions

If you are having difficulty updating your Chromebook please follow these directions

Happy Holidays from the Office Staff - Ms. Angela (Off Supv), Ms. Maritza (Enrollment), Ms. Christina (Attendance) & Ms. Josie (Banker)

Picture Information: Parents please contact the office to make arrangement for pickup with the office staff. Hours of pick up are 8:00am - 3:00 pm.

From our Ms. Josie, Banker

We still have some 2019-20 Robinson yearbooks on sale for $22. Please contact the Banker if you would like to purchase one. Third grade: parents will sign a form acknowledging receipt of recorder. Int Band: students will either bring a pre-signed form which is on their Canvas, or parents will sign a form at distribution.

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