Ball Park Newsletter - #13

November 30 - December 4

Thanksgiving Break / Acción de Gracias

With a grateful heart for all you have done to accommodate distance learning in your homes, and for the amazing support and understanding you have expressed to our staff during these challenging times, we hope that you all had an abundant Thanksgiving!

Con un corazón agradecido por todo lo que han hecho para acomodar el aprendizaje a distancia en sus hogares, y por el increíble apoyo y comprensión que han expresado a nuestro personal durante estos tiempos desafiantes, ¡esperamos que todos hayan tenido un abundante Día de Acción de Gracias!

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K- 8 Community,

Hope you had a wonderful break last week! Here are some December updates...

Asynchronous Dates/No Zoom Session- Due to ongoing district teacher training, there will be assignments but no Zoom session on the following dates (middle school varies by period). Students who do not complete the assignments on these asynchronous days will be marked Absent, per district protocol.

Tuesday, December 1: Grades TK/K and Grade 5

Wednesday, December 2: Grade 1, Grade 2, Middle School Science and Health classes

Thursday, December 3: Grades 3, Grade 4

Friday, December 4: Middle School English/Language Arts, Math, and History

Social/Emotional Support

If you are concerned that your child is experiencing social/emotional distress due to distance learning, contact our School Counselor, Dr. Rima Hosn (, our School Psychologist, Ms. Patricia Marquez (, or our School Nurse, Ms. Claudia Martinez-Plambeck (

Winter Break- There will be no school December 21-January 1 for the Winter break.

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

With appreciation,

Salvador Madrigal


Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

Estimada comunidad de Jackie Robinson K-8,

¡Espero que hayan tenido un maravilloso descanso la semana pasada! Aquí hay algunas actualizaciones de diciembre ...

Fechas asincrónicas / Sin sesión de Zoom: debido a la capacitación continua de los maestros del distrito, habrá asignaciones pero no habrá sesiones de Zoom en las siguientes fechas (la escuela intermedia varía según el período). Los estudiantes que no completen las tareas en estos días asincrónicos serán marcados como Ausentes, según el protocolo del distrito.

Martes, 1 de diciembre: Grado Kinder y Grado 5

Miércoles 2 de diciembre: Grado 1, Grado 2, clases de ciencias y salud en la escuela intermedia (Middle School)

Jueves, 3 de diciembre: Grado 3, Grado 4

Viernes 4 de diciembre: Inglés / artes del lenguaje, Matematicas, Historia en la escuela intermedia (Middle School)

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, la Sra. Patricia Marquez (, o nuestra enfermera de la escuela, Sra. Claudia Martinez-Plambeck (CMartinezPlambeck@lbschools.netVacaciones de.

invierno- No habrá clases del 21 de diciembre al 1 de enero para las vacaciones de invierno.

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

Con agradecimiento por todo su continuo apoyo,

Salvador Madrigal


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

Winter Break Count Down!

5 days down, 10 to go until we are on Winter Break! Let's finish #JRobStrong #yougotthis

Holiday Fun Week!

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! See the flyer below for details.

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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 or the link below to view the celebration video.

Counselor's Corner

I hope you all enjoyed your break and had time to relax and do self-care! We ended quarter 1 (Q1) on November 18 and we just started Progress Semester 1 period. Please ensure that students are attending school and all classes. Attendance matters every period, every day. Your child’s participation, engagement, and attendnace in the online learning are essential for educational success. Please help us reach our 96% attendance rate.

Master Schedule: Ths Monday November 30 is M(alternating Monday) which means that students attend the Tuesday/Thursday electives and PE Class. (Este lunes 30 de noviembre es M (martes/jueves alternos) lo que significa que los estudiantes asisten a las clases electivas de martes/jueves y a la clase de educación física. Monday Calendar

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 lese fortunate

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:

JRob Celebrations!

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

Ms. Sanchez

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, 12/2
  • 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

Free Flu Shots

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Chromebook Update Instructions

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

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

Picture Information: Please contact Lifetouch (photo company) directly with any questions or concerns. Thank you

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