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Placerita Jr. High School - September 13, 2020

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The Online Learning Schedule for this Week

We are back on regular schedule this week.
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This Week at Placerita 9.13.20

Good Evening Placerita Families…

Welcome to week six of the school year. We have several items to review this evening.

We wish we were able to return to school this week; however, State restrictions on the return to in-person instruction prohibit the transition to Blended Learning on September 14 as previously planned. For more information please see . We are all very hopeful that the progress that we are seeing in numbers will allow us to return soon.

Congratulations to Kid Flix for a new National Award from the Student Television Network. See the article below for more information.

Also, see the note below from the District about our Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan.

Thank you to our parents that stepped up to offer their willingness to serve on our site council. We have an opportunity to make some changes in how we operate our council and how many parents we will need for our full council numbers. Before we will announce our new members we have a couple other meetings early in the week that will determine the number of parents we need. We will contact parents whose name were on the list and let them know the results this week.

Please remind your students that it is important not to share their links for their Google Meet or Zoom classes. Thankfully, we have only had a few times that someone has come into a class inappropriately. However, both Meet and Zoom are now set to only allow students with a Hart District email address into the class. That means that the only way that someone can come into class is if someone is giving out their links to their friends. Please remind your students that they should never share. Thank you for helping with that.

Our ASB is has created a new classroom to share information about special activities. lease ask your students if they have joined. They will get credit for their teams in our team competition that goes on throughout the year. It is called the Miner Pride Room and the join code is i7mm4qd.

Believe it or not the first progress reports will be coming out this week. The end of the grading period for the first report was last Friday. These grades do not go on a transcript because they are just the Progress Report. The first grades that do go a transcript will be at the end of the first quarter coming out the week of October 19th.

Please take a look below at information about how your students can check out a book from the library as well as the latest information from Miner Morning TV.

That’s it for tonight. Have a good week.

Mr. Turner

Important Announcement from the District Office about this year's LCAP

The DRAFT of the District's Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (this year's LCAP) is currently posted on the district website under the LCAP link on the main page banner.

All parents, staff members, students, and community members are invited to read and review the draft of the plan, and provide any additional feedback or comments to be considered in the final plan. This draft will also be presented at the Board meeting next Wednesday evening on September 16. And the final plan will be submitted for Board approval the following week on September 23. Anyone wishing to submit comments on the plan should send them in writing to Jan Daisher:

Great Job Kid Flix!

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Kid Flix wins National Award!

CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Kid Flix for winning a Bronze Medal in the Student Television Network (STN) Craft Achievement Medal Awards. We always knew they were great but this shows it nationally!

STN looks to assist affiliate programs in their pursuit of professional growth and recognize those that have excelled in the craft of film, video and media production.

Affiliate programs that produce a variety of media content may submit a web URL to be reviewed as part of the STN Craft Achievement Evaluation Program.

Programs will be evaluated and some will be recognized based on a set forth criteria. This is not a head-to-head contest. It is an evaluation and critique program.

Submissions that meet the criteria will be rated Gold, Silver or Bronze. If an entry does not meet the criteria, then no medal will be granted. All program affiliates who submit a program URL will receive detailed written feedback from an STN Veteran Teacher/Professional.

The judges are looking for programs that show excellence in the following criteria: Videography, Writing, Editing, Lighting, Sound, Graphics, Content Creativity, Content Diversity, Technical Complexity, Overall Impression

Remote Miner Morning TV Latest Edition

You can watch the latest edition of MMTV from last week.
RMMTV Episode 9
Rmmtv Episode 8
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SCV Libraries still working for students

Students, parents, and teachers in your school can access FREE resources with a library card, including: live tutoring, test preparation, language classes and more. All of these services can be found on our eLibrary.

Physical library materials are still available through our Curbside Service, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm or Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm. You can also request your materials to be placed in our new Locker system, which can be accessed 24/7!

Furthermore, we can help teachers fulfill reading lists for their classes by purchasing additional copies of required reading material or pulling from our current collection.

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Best practices for being successful online...

Kid Flix Productions

Kid Flix is Placerita's award winning video production club. Even in the online learning times, we are finding ways to keep Kid Flix going. Kid Flix is responsible for our Remote Miner Morning TV broadcast, our Miner Details Podcast and will enter into a variety of contests. Students will learn how to put a feature story together, edit their productions and produce a newscast.

Our meetings will be held on Monday afternoons on Zoom from 3 pm to 4 pm. Students interested in joining Kid Flix should join our Google Classroom group using the code i6uaemo. Zoom information will be posted there.

Parents, if you want to follow our broadcasts, follow us on YouTube at Placerita TV:

For more information, email Kid Flix at

Questions about Technology

If you are having any type of tech issues please call the main school line at 661-259-1551 and we will give you a time to come in to work on fixing it.

In order to clarify a few questions that we have regarding attendance and students being present on either Zoom or Google Meet let's discuss a couple things. First, for students to check in to be counted present they should be present on screen for the teacher to see them. Second, they should mute their mic unless class is in a discussion mode, direct questions are being asked or if they are greeting or saying hi to their friends during designated times during class. It is important to remember that participation is a very important part of any learning environment. In some classes like PE, dance, art or music, participation through visual connection is a part of the grade. We would not want anyone’s grade to be lowered for participation or be counted absent because they were not visually participating. Some teachers are having students respond in the chat to show presence in class. Please encourage your students to participate fully so they can get all the credit they need for participation. We understand there are some exceptions and teachers are working with students in those areas already.

Very Important - Library is still lending books! But please read all instructions below for directions and times for pickup.

How to place a hold on a book from Placerita’s Library

1. Go to
2. Click on “Destiny Catalog” in the left menu
3. Click on the green Destiny icon
4. Click “Log in” in the upper right hand corner
  • Username: student ID number
  • Password: student 6 digit birthday (MMDDYY)

5. Click “Catalog” in the upper left
6. Make sure material type says “Book” in the middle of the screen
7. Search by subject, title, author, genre
8. Click on any blue title to learn more about the book
9. Click “Hold it!” on the right
10. You will see a pop up message that a hold was requested

If you would like to watch a how-to video for placing books on hold, click on this link:

You will receive an email from the library telling you when your book is ready. Pickups will occur at the library door on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3, during Flex Time.

This is what it should look like when you get into Destiny.

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This is what you should see from # 9 above.

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Important Information from the Counselors

Counseling Corner

Our google classrooms have been set and ready for students to join. Here is the breakdown. These codes below are for students to join our Counseling Classroom. We would like for our students to start adding themselves to this classroom already. We have also started an instagram page for the counseling department. It is "@placeritajhcounseling". This info is also on our counseling webpage. Encourage your students to join the classroom and follow the counselors on instagram. See the codes below.

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Information about School Lunches

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District Website about School Lunches

Click here for everything you need to know about school lunch.

Mrs. Ludlow shares how to get into Infinite Campus

Logging into Infinite Campus 2020

Click on the link below for a form to request password reset assistance.

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Password Reset Assistance

Click on the button above if you need help resetting your password.

Addition to the Placerita Web page

Click on the Button below to view our Distance Learning Resources from our Placerita Website.

Complete your Textbook contract in the form below. Thank you so much!

If you are in need of a Hot Spot please complete the request below.

Click on links below for information about COVID-19

Placerita Gold Club Virtual Wellness Page

Click on the button above to go to the Placerita Gold Club Wellness page.

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Click Here for the last Miner Details Episode

This is a Spotify Link. You can also follow our Podcast on Apple Podcasts and many others.

Support these Placerita family businesses!

Click here to be on our list of Placerita Businesses

If you are a Placerita Parent and you own a business in the SCV and would like to have support from our Placerita Families, complete the form and we will add you to our list.

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Angelo's Barber Shop

Click the button above to go to their website.

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Egg Plantation

Click on link above to visit their website.

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Firehouse Subs

Click above for the link to their website.

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Honu Coffee

Click above to visit the Honu website.

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Outback Steakhouse

Click above to visit their web page.

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Tutoring Club Valencia

Click above to visit their website.

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Placerita Jr. High School

Placerita has been serving Jr. High students in Newhall for 60 years. Placerita is just north of Los Angeles in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or sexual orientation at any District site and/or activity.