Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

Jaguars Lead the Way

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Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

The weather is getting nicer, it really feels like spring now.

As much as some of you may want to go out and do your regular activities, try and stay home as much as possible. The more people stay home, the sooner we can get the quarantine lifted.

As you all know, our campus will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. At this time we do not know when campuses will reopen but we will do our best to communicate with you. If your student needs any technological support, please contact our office.

In this edition of the Jaguars Newsletter, we continue featuring our Seniors and their plans after high school. Our English teachers are in the spotlight this week and will share what they are doing during the quarantine. Counseling, College & Career Pathways, and Student Life have some important information to share with you. And, it's Spirit Week! Please take a look at the information and get your gear ready: pajamas, sports jerseys, Jag swag, and your wackiest outfit. Let's have a great week in Google Classroom and have some fun together.

Remember, Jaguars lead the way!"


Ms. Moreno


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Student Life Report

Message from Mr. Monroy

Hello Families,

As always, I want to start by saying that you continue to be in my thoughts, and I hope that you are safe and healthy. Week two of distance learning is behind us, and my hope is that you are building a routine at home with your student around the current educational and communication platforms being used. That said, remember to be patient with yourself and ask for help! You got this!

Over the last month, I have connected with some of you via phone and provided you with tools you can use to help and support your student with distance learning.

Our teachers are doing their best to support your student, and our goal is to continue to provide them with the best education possible.

There are many loving and caring teachers and staff members who are eager to extend their support. Reach out with any questions or concerns.


Mr. Monroy

Counselor's Corner

Hello Jag Family,

Hopefully, all of you had a positive start to the new grading period. It is very important to finish strong over the next 6 weeks and to ask for help, if you need it. Ms. Alanis will be reaching out to students who got a D grade or lower in the last grading period. If you need help, please ask!

Announcement: The College and Career Pathways team will be assisting Seniors in completing their next steps for college. Please send your requests regarding college and post high school plans to Brittany Alvarez at

Please check out Ms. Alanis' newsletter for more information.

Boletin en espanol.

Class of 2020


Jaguars are going to College!
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Senior Spotlight

Memoria favorita: Cuando todas las mañanas me reunía con mis amigas en la escuela y íbamos a comprar un café.

Shout-Out de la facultad: Mr. Ascencio, por que siempre me hacía reír.

3 cosas sin las que no puedo vivir: Familia, amigos y Dr.Pepper.

Actividad favorita durante COVID-19: Jugar Uno o Dominoes.

Libro favorito: Breaking Through( Senderos Fronterizos by Francisco Jiménez.

Planes después de la secundaria: Military

College & Career

The College & Career Pathway team is ready to support your college going and post high school plans. Be sure to respond to any communications we send, so that we can be sure that you are on track. Seniors, please respond to the survey below. Juniors, please review the updates and take advantage of the opportunity to attend an online workshop on College Applications & Essays.


  • Fill out this survey regarding your final college decision and plans after school.


  • Sign up for Thursday College Lessons!
  • Junior Summer Boot Camp Opportunity
  • You can still join part 2 of the Planting the Seed webinar! Complete this survey to sign up! Part 1: If you missed it, you can watch the recording here.
  • Have some time on your hands right now? Take a virtual college campus tour here! Campus Reel - Tours are led by current students!

Part 2: Planting seeds for your college application & essays

WHEN: Wednesday, April 29th, 4-5pm

WHERE: This is an online event.


  • Big Picture Stuff: 5 Tips for Keeping Stress Low and Creativity High

  • A Sane College Application Timeline

  • The Importance of Finding and Showing Your Core Values

  • How to Create a Great Activities List

  • What’s the Additional Info Section, Anyway?

  • The Purpose of the Personal Statement

  • Two Fun Ways to Find Your Personal Statement Topic

  • 50+ College Application Resources

Student Accomplishments

Message from Mrs. Indurkar

Congratulations to our MESA College Posterboard Competition Winners!

Dear Families,

MESA had a virtual College Posterboard Competition where students had to research a college of their choice, write an essay, and do a video presentation. I am extremely glad to inform you that our hard work has paid off and even in these unprecedented times of social distancing two of our students participated, overcoming all the challenges and hurdles of digital presentations and won second and third place!!! I think it is truly incredible.

Thank you for supporting our students through MESA.

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Department Spotlight- ENGLISH


"Healthy Mind, Healthy Life."

The current situation with COVID-19 and the effect it is having on our students' and families' lives can cause stress, anxiety and uncertainty, but you still have control over some things. Are you taking care of yourself?

The California Department of Education (CDE) has developed new pages with information regarding mental health resources. The new "Help for Students in Crisis" web page includes crisis and warm line numbers, COVID-19 related resources, information for mental health providers, families and youth. You can find more information here.

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Upcoming Events

Spring Spirit Week

When: Monday, April 27th- Friday, May 1st.

Where: From Home

Senior Parent Meeting

When: Wednesday, April 29th

Time: 3:00 PM

Where: From Home

Senior Class Committee Meeting

When: Friday, May 1st

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Where: From Home


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