Loma Ridge Report

A Weekly Newsletter From Mrs. Berumen

Traditional & Hybrid Model Families - Reminders for Monday

Thank you for all of your cooperation as we re-opened our school this week. We are so excited to have our roadrunners back at school and we appreciate all of your support!

In preparation for next week, I wanted to provide a couple of reminders. First, don't forget that we are starting our regular drop-off procedures on Monday. This means that our side parking lot will be CLOSED FOR PARKING. The side lot will be available for drop-off & pick-up for families of kinder and first grade students as well as for buses. Rainbow Rising also has dedicated spots in this lot and those parking spots will be the only ones that will be utilized for parking.

In both lots, please pull up to the curb, stay in your car and prompt your child to exit the car through the curbside door. Staff will be in both lots on Monday morning to welcome your children to school and to ensure the proper procedures are followed so the traffic flow is smooth and the environment is safe.

We also have a special request. If you have a younger child in a car seat that typically sits on the passenger side backseat of your car, please consider moving it so that your roadrunner can easily access the car from the curbside. Also, if you'd like your child to access a booster seat upon entry into your car, please consider placing it on the passenger side of the backseat so that it can be easily accessed as your child enters your car from the curbside.

Finally, I wanted to share an excellent idea that I got from a parent today at pick-up. She communicated that she'd be happy to create a sign with her child's name and grade level on it so we could easily see who she was picking up from school. This is a great idea that could make our pick-up line move even more efficiently so please feel free to make a sign if you are so inclined.

Again, thank you so much for your cooperation and support!

Become a PTA Member!

We are grateful for the support of our amazing PTA here at Loma Ridge! Whether you are available and interested in being a volunteer or you are unable to volunteer and just want to show your support by becoming a member, we appreciate your membership. We encourage you to become a member today! Please see the flier for more details.
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IVA Intel

IVA Picture Day!!!

Wednesday, September 30th 1:30-3:30

Picture Day will be an optional, in person, event. We are asking parents to stay in their cars to limit the number of people on campus. Please have your child wear their mask. We will be exercising all social distancing protocols on campus. Traditional and hybrid students will not be on campus at this time. There will be staff assisting students out of their cars and into the Activity Center to have their photo taken.

Students with the first letter of their last name:

A-L will come between 1:30-2:30

M-Z will come between 2:30-3:30

Don’t forget to bring those SMILES!!!

Scholastic Book Fair

Our first BOOK FAIR starts MONDAY!

The Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.

Virtual book fair will be held Monday, Sept 28th – October 11th.

We invite you to visit our online Book Fair by clicking HERE.

All orders are shipped directly to your home! Remember, 25% of all purchases benefit our school! Happy reading, roadrunners!

Roadrunner Staff Spotlight

Hi! I’m Francheska Anderson. You will find me Dashing away in the library and Innovation Lab. I’m happily married to my husband of 18 years. I am also the proud mom of a Woodbridge Warrior Senior and a Lakeside Middle School Mariner eighth grader. My background is in graphic design and I enjoy giving Dash all of his looks in social media and the Friday Flag Deck. This summer I enjoyed a lot of time at the beach with my teens. The best part of Covid was having them home more! I look forward to teaching your students technology and finding the perfect fit book!
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A Message from Nurse Crowley

We are looking forward to having your child back on campus in person very soon. Our entire staff has been working diligently to ensure a successful return for each student. In that preparation, we are implementing measures to bring students and staff back safely. We hope that you will partner with us in our efforts for a safe return.

Daily Home Screening

Attached you are receiving a Daily Home Symptom Screener. Please ensure that you go through the symptom screener with your child before leaving for school every day. If any symptoms are present in Section 1, or if they have been exposed per Section 2, it is important that they do not come to school. It is essential that a parent calls the attendance line at 949-404-1401 to notify the school that the student is staying home due to illness.

Illness on Campus

If a student becomes ill on campus, it will be necessary to send the student home immediately.

This year we are taking extra measures to slow the spread of any possible illness by asking

that parents pick up students promptly after notification that your student is ill. In the event that a parent or guardian is not able to pick up immediately we recommend that a backup plan is in

place for another adult to pick up the student in a timely manner when parents are unable to do

so. Students with symptoms of illness will be waiting for parent pick up in an isolated area away

from non-ill students. We ask that when picking up an ill child from school, parents wait in the car at the curb outside the front office. Please call the health office at 949-404-1411 once you

arrive at the curb and a staff member will walk your student out to you. You will be provided an

Illness Notification form that will provide guidelines for return to school.

Illness Prevention

We have implemented many measures over the past several weeks to ensure that students and

staff have the resources they need to stay healthy including:

 Increased access to hand washing and sanitizing

 Required cloth face covering or face mask while on campus

 Physical distancing in the classroom and in common areas

Increased air filtration in indoor spaces

We realize that this year is going to look different in many ways but there is one thing that will

never change; our dedication to “maximizing learning and enhancing healthy lifestyle in a safe environment”.

Welcome back!

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Attendance Procedures - All Academic Models

We appreciate that unexpected and planned absences might occur on a school day. In both cases, we need parents of students in all academic models to report the absence by 9:00 am to our Loma Ridge attendance line. Please call (949) 404-1401 to reach our attendance reporting system. Thank you so much for your attention to this matter.
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Stay connected by following us on social media and by posting images of your roadrunner and tagging us @lomaridgeiusd.

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Shop and Earn for Loma Ridge

Are you an Amazon shopper like me? If so, please click here to register your account to benefit our school!

We continue to encourage you to shop-n-earn for our PTA with Community for Cause. Download the app on your smartphone, select Loma Ridge Elementary for your cause, and scan your receipts. We will start earning money each time you shop. There's over 1,000 CFC merchants including: Peppino's, Juice It Up, and SportClips just to name a few. Thank you for your support!
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