THE Leadership Academy School News

September 6, 2021

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COVID-19 Weekly Reporting at T.H.E. Leadership Academy

In order to keep our families informed on COVID-19 cases in our school, we will be utilizing the following procedures:

  • All families will be notified weekly of our Covid-19 cases in this section of the News. Our newsletter goes out every Sunday afternoon.

  • If your student is identified as a "close contact" of a Covid-19 positive person on campus, you will be notified immediately by email, text, and phone and will be provided directions for quarantine.

  • To view Covid-19 cases for the entire district, visit the VUSD Covid-19 Case Dashboard.

T.H.E. Leadership Academy Week of August 30-September 3: One COVID-19 case

Picture Day - Friday, September 17.

ALL students will take their school picture for the yearbook.

Please dress your child accordingly as this photo will be used to create a wonderful picture for display in our yearbook

Purchasing your child's picture is optional, if you are interested in ordering please click HERE to access Studio 1's online store.

2nd Contact for School Messages Request

If you would like for a second parent, phone number, or email to receive all school messages, please complete thIS form. This will only affect communications that come from school in general.

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Grade Level T Shirts are Coming Soon! DUE DATE Tuesday SEP. 9TH

  • T-shirt forms are due Thursday, Sep. 9th.
  • Please turn it in with your teacher.
  • The color is customized for each grade level.
  • The cost is $10 We will have Spirit Days every Friday where students will wear their shirts.

Cash 4 Kids

Welcome back families! We know that 2021 still isn't back to "normal" but our staff and PTA are as dedicated as ever in supporting our students and teachers. With your support and generosity, we can continue to help meet the educational needs and support of our students.

- We are kicking off our annual fundraising drive this week. No need to buy anything, just donate!

- The class that raises the most in donations will win an ice cream social and their teacher will win a $50 dollar Amazon gift card!

Thank you for your amazing support!

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Join our awesome PTA today!

T.H.E. Leadership Academy has a dedicated group of parents and teachers that make our PTA incredible! Every year they work tirelessly to support all of our students. This is not possible without your support.

Please become a PTA member today:


If you are interested in helping out at our school in any capacity (big or small), please contact our President:

Ally Owens

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Amazon purchases make money for THE Leadership Academy

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support

THE Leadership Academy every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to THE Leadership Academy.

To shop at AmazonSmile:

1. Go to

2. On your first visit to, you need to select Temple Heights Elementary (we are in the process of updating our name to THE Leadership Academy") to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

3. You can use your existing account on AmazonSmile.

Habits of Mind

Learn 8 Essential Habits of Mind to develop cognitive, social, and emotional skills to be a productive and happy member of your family and in your community.

8 Habits: Curiosity, creativity, responsibility, persistence, openness, integrity, engagement, and flexibility.

To Register -

English Form:

Forma En Español:

Click HERE for detailed information.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for ALL learners

This school year, breakfast and lunch will be FREE for all students. A salad bar will also be available.


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Our decision tree guidelines have been updated by the county (see below). I am asking all of our Leadership Academy families to work with us in preventing the spread of Covid-19 and keeping our school open for in-person learning. Our ability to remain open and prevent the spread relies on all of our staff and families adhering strictly to these guidelines. If your child or any member of your household does become ill with COVID-19, we ask that you notify us immediately.


  • If your child has ANY of the symptoms listed on the decision tree guidelines.
  • If your child has been exposed to someone who has tested positive, they should NOT return to in-person learning until given a return date by our nursing staff. This includes exposure to someone living in a home that is positive.

  • If you are awaiting a Covid test result for your child, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE NEGATIVE RESULT.


If you are unsure if you should keep your child home, we ask that you err on the side of caution and contact our nursing staff for more guidance. The support of all our families with this protocol will help us keep our dragons safe and in school learning!

Testing Site in Vista

Vista Unified School District will be opening up a COVID-19 testing site at the Vista Innovation Center (VIC) starting on August 23, 2021. The testing center will be available on Monday-Friday from 8:00am-3:30pm in Room 301. The testing site is available to all families, students, and Vista Unified staff.

Vista Innovation Center

836 Olive Ave.

Vista, CA 92083

Latest Community Update from Dr.Doyle

Get Vaccinated

Please take a moment to view the Vista Works For You: Get Vista Vaccinated video. We need your help to Get Vista Vaccinated.


Office Support

The office will be open to assist families from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here to help in any way we can.

Phone: 760-631-6242


Front Office Secretary: Carol Econom.

Health/Attendance: Tanya Geyer.

Community Liaison: Dina Rodriguez.

Office Manager: Patty Landeros.

Principal: Kim Morton.

Job Opportunities at T.H.E. Leadership Academy

We are hiring for various positions.

These positions are for hours while your children are in school.

If you are interested click the links below:

Instructional Assistants Behavior Intervention