Loma & CTE Wednesday Newsletter

October 5, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Loma and CT Families-


My top 3 highlights from last week:

  1. attending the fabulous Gala--loved seeing all the parent and community support for our students.

  2. cheering on the 6th and 7th grade boys basketball teams in their playoff games.

  3. engaging with the staff during a successful professional development day. I truly have the best team.


Thanks for your partnership

Amy Ramsay


Principal

COME HELP OUR FABULOUS STUDENTS

  1. We need help serving breakfast and lunch to our 434 students at Loma & CT who are eligible for a free breakfast and lunch daily.

  2. Please contact our food service coordinator, Craig Ponkey @ c.ponkey@lpjusd.us for volunteer opportunities to speed up the distribution process.

Loma and CT Breakfast and Lunch Program

2022-23 Free/Reduced Application

All students are eligible for a free breakfast & lunch daily without completing any form. Completing the income verification form can support our programs. Please complete a form by clicking on the applications button

CT WRESTLING SEASON IS STARTING!

Volunteer Vaccination Status Update

With the September 19, 2022 decision from CDPH regarding lifting the requirement for unvaccinated employees to submit to weekly Covid testing, our District, in collaboration with our union leadership teams, have agreed to lift the Covid testing requirement for unvaccinated volunteers effective October 5, 2022. As always, safety remains our top priority and we will continue to have test kits available for staff, students, and volunteers to use as necessary. In addition, we would continue to stress that should a student, staff member, or volunteer feel ill or have symptoms, please remain away from the school site so that others would not be exposed to any illnesses.

Message from Generations School Photography

Parents should have received an email from Generations Photography. That email had their student's private gallery code to view/order their photos. Please log in to PowerSchool to access your child’s student identification number. If any parent questions arise, please contact Generations help desk at:

admin@gsp-photos.com

NO Summit Store On Fridays

Parents and Students-

The Summit Store has notified the district that effective today, NO students are allowed to be at the store unsupervised (without a parent), especially on Fridays.

The store will revisit this decision in December. In the meantime, please talk with your child (and their friends) about what the expected behavior is when interacting with summit store staff and patrons.

Thanks for your partnership.


If your child is going to cross the bridge you after school, you must submit a note to the school secretary. Lisa at Loma; Julie at CT

Please remind your child that they MUST cross using the bridge and not to run across Summit Road.

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Community Information, LPEF & HSC

Short-Term Independent Study Reminder

Short-term Independent Study Application requests need to made at least two weeks prior to the date of the first absence. Please complete the independent study application if your child(ren) will be absent five or more consecutive school days for purposes of a family event or outside learning opportunities. Vacations do not qualify for independent study. To complete the application process, please enter information on the application form, print the application, and submit a copy of the application to your child(ren)'s teacher (if attending Loma Prieta Elementary) or the school secretary (if attending CT English).

Loma: l.sullivan@loma.k12.ca.us CT: j.bourque@loma.k12.ca.us

Bike and Skateboarding Helmet Safety

Guided by our concern for the safety of all children, and in compliance with State Law, please remind your children that they must wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter or skateboard. Thanks for your support in reenforcing this safety law.

CYBERBULLYING ASSEMBLY

CT Middle Schoolers had an amazing assembly with Deputy Curtis Harrison, a School Resource Officer (SRO), to discuss cyberbully as well as promote a school culture where everyone feels safe and welcomed at school. Click here for parent and student resources.

BUSES

We encourage you to consider using our school buses to transport your child to and from school to reduce the campus traffic and increase our parking lot safety. Bus pass information is available in both school offices.

CLICK HERE for MY SCHOOL BUCKS

Pay for bus passes and after-school sports with MySchoolBucks

Peanut Free School District

We are a PEANUT FREE school district. Please do not send your child to school with peanuts or other peanut products including peanut butter.

We do have some classrooms with students who have life threatening allergies to other nuts. If your child has peers in their classroom with allergies to other nuts, your child’s teacher will inform you that your child’s classroom is a nut free space.

Loma Dismissal Reminders

Kindergarten dismisses each day at 1:30pm, except on minimum days where students are dismissed at 12:30pm. We will communicate with you when a minimum day occurs.


1st-8th graders are dismissed at 2:45pm, except for Wednesdays where students are dismissed at 1:30pm.

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