Wolfpack Weekly - Parent Newsletter

September 17, 2021


Dear Lemon Grove Families,

On-site COVID-19 testing will begin next week! In order for your child to be tested, your child will need to bring out a completed consent form (<< click on the blue words). The consent form will need to be filled out (first section only) and signed at the bottom. Copies will be available in the office, and will be sent home with your child. If you want your child tested, please be sure they bring this completed form with them to school on the day of testing.

Please see the district's COVID-19 Testing Frequently Asked Questions document by clicking here.

Site Testing Days are:

Monday: LGAM (9am - 1pm)

Tuesday: San Miguel (8:30am - 11am) & Monterey Heights (12pm - 2:30pm)

Wednesday: San Altos (9am - 12pm)

Thursday: Mt. Vernon (8:30am - 11:30am) and LGAE (12pm - 2:30pm)

Friday: VLMA (9am - 1pm)

Please reach out to communications@lemongrovesd.net if you have any questions!

Thank you,

Lemon Grove School District


This online portal allows for parents to receive the testing results directly via text within 48 hours of the testing. This online registration replaces the permission form for COVID-19 testing. Through online registration, the testing company receives your consent for your child to undergo testing, and it also provides you with access to your child's test results afterwards. Please use a mobile phone number in your registration in order to receive those texts.

Go to https://lgsd.testscheduler.net/ to register your child for COVID-19 on site testing today!

The full instructions for how to use the portal and register your child, please click on the link below!

Instructions Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16OF2qn4BUp6NKjyIBFT9mNAcpvoMwIRT/edit#slide=id.p1

Please note the following:

Please register your child by at least the day before testing occurs at your child's school site.

You will need to register your child each week through this portal for testing until further notice (a one-time consent will be made available soon).

You may also still continue to use the hard copy permission forms previously sent out; however, these forms do not provide you with access to test results. You will only receive a notification if your child's test is positive.

The updated COVID-19 Testing FAQ Document is also available with further details for on site testing.

COVID-19 Testing FAQ Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MowTr55VdOGQyb8Qvhlui3DpftYM0_h1lTUbKhyGmmk/edit

Please email communications@lemongrovesd.net with any questions.
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The Parent Portal for Infinite Campus is now LIVE!

Please click here to see detailed instructions on how to log-in and access your child's grades. It will also give you detailed instructions on how set up notifications for grades changes. Please also watch the video below for additional support.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Link



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Hello LGAM Families,

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. Our students in Spanish classes had an opportunity to learn all about the importance of our hispanic culture and had a beautiful fiesta to celebrate!

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. Beginning in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month was originally observed as “Hispanic Heritage Week” under President Lyndon Johnson, but it was later extended to a month during President Ronald Reagan’s term in 1988.

Since then, the month has been celebrated nationwide through festivals, art shows, conferences, community gatherings, and much more. The month also celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries, including: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15th, Mexico on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th.

Latino educators, scientists, artists, and other professionals help make our communities more resilient & equitable. In a video to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Secretary Cardona emphasizes that Latino voices, dreams & successes matter now more than ever.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Please click on the link below to view the urgent message regarding a new TikTok challenge we want to make sure all parents are aware of.

Please take the time to talk to your child(ren) regarding this challenge to make sure our campus remains safe for our students and staff.

Link (English/Spanish): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g613kJCTURQF8fWTzIOQe4lC0H5CmYdL/view?usp=sharing

As we continue to strive to ensure a welcoming and safe learning environment for all students, please take the time to complete our parent survey regarding behavior.

Your voice and feedback matters here at LGAM! We will use this data to help plan accordingly moving forward.

Please click on the link below to take the brief survey.

Survey Link (English/Spanish): https://forms.gle/Fw12sx67b1r4WiyW8
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Parents, please continue to help us with attendance by reminding your student the importance of being on time and in their class before the bell rings. LGAM stresses the need for students to get to school and class on time and with good reason.

Studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education on truancy, which is connected with tardiness, show that school attendance is a major factor when it comes to school success and student behavior.

Problems with Tardiness

The most crucial learning hours of a school day are the morning hours, because they are when students are most attentive. Students who are tardy miss the beginning of their morning classes.

Academics and Achievement

Students who are frequently tardy have lower GPAs, lower scores on standardized assessments, and lower graduation rates. Chronic tardiness in elementary and middle school is also linked to failure in high school.

Behavior Problems

Students who are frequently tardy have higher rates of suspension and other disciplinary measures. Tardiness causes students to feel disconnected with school, leading to behavior problems and dropouts.

Effect on Others

When students are tardy, they negatively impact their teachers and other students. Teachers are often required to allow tardy students to make up work, which often requires them to restructure their lessons or re-teach missed material. Tardiness also takes other students' attention away from a teacher's lesson, leading to more behavior problems and missed instruction.

Thank you for your support with reminding your student to be on time for all classes throughout the day!

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Click on the flyer linked below for detailed information.

Flyer (English/Spanish):


The information is as follows:
Date: Wednesday, September 29th & Thursday, September 30th

Where: VIRTUAL via Zoom

Please make a note that we will be on our minimum day schedule so the teachers are available for conferences.

Sign-Up Links and Zoom links coming soon!

Our new order of P.E. clothes has arrived! We will be selling them during morning drop-off and after school during dismissal near the main office under the tent.

Please bring CASH ONLY.
The prices are as follows:

-Shirts: $10

-Pants/Shorts: $10

-Full Set: $20

Arrival to School: Students should plan to arrive at school no earlier than 8:00 a.m. Staff supervision begins at 8:05 AM; students should NOT arrive at school earlier unless enrolled with the ELP Program (see information below).

School Dismissal: At the end of the school day students are expected to either leave campus & go home or sign into a supervised after school activity. Loitering on or around school grounds is not permitted. Students need to be off grounds by 3:30 p.m. (1:28 p.m. on minimum days) or in a supervised activity. Administration will contact the parents/guardians of students who repeatedly remain on or around campus after school to request that they make arrangements for their child’s proper supervision after dismissal.

We are seeing an increase in crimes and unsafe activity after school. After certain hours, we will not have supervision at the park and on campus. Please support admin with reminding your child(ren) go straight home after school and do not remain at the skate park too late.


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As we experience very warm weather this season, we highly recommend that you send your child(ren) to school with a water bottle to ensure they are staying hydrated. We will also have water stations available for students throughout the day.

FYI: Due to COVID safety precautions, our water fountains will remain off until further notice.

Free Meals for Kids in Lemon Grove

Free Meals for Kids in Lemon Grove!

We are happy to announce that all students will receive breakfast and lunch daily for FREE during the 2021 - 2022 school year!

2021 - 2022 Household Income Form - COMPLETE NOW


Please complete a 2021-2022 Household Income Form online at http://ezmealapp.com/ for all LGSD students at your earliest convenience. Thanks!

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The California Department of Education (CDE), Directing Change, and TeenLine are partnering to offer free webinars and Facebook Live events for parents, families, and caregivers.

The Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do will be offered in English on September 21, 2021 and in Spanish on September 23, 2021.

The webinars will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their child, actions to take if their child is having a suicidal thoughts, and resources.

To register for the webinar in English on September 21, 201, please click here.

To register for the webinar in Spanish on September 23, 201, please click here.

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Dear Partners,

This is a friendly reminder that the application window for the City of San Diego Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Fund ends on September 24th. Help us get the word out and make sure all eligible businesses apply! Please find attached flyers in a number of languages and feel free to share these with your clients/network.


-Application window: through Sept. 24 at 5 p.m.

-The grants are NOT first-come, first-served. Focus on accuracy over early.

-Business must be located in the city of San Diego.

-Must have been in business prior to April 1, 2020.

-Self-employed workers, home-based, rideshare, child care, independent contractors, sole proprietors, and corporations with no more than 100 employees.

-Net profits under $150,000 OR gross revenue under $250,000 (as reported for 2019).

Visit SDReliefGrant.com to apply, get 1:1 business counseling, and access How to videos in several languages (please see some selected videos below)

City of San Diego Small Business Relief Fund video (Somali)

City of San Diego Small Business Relief Fund video (Arabic)

City of San Diego Small Business Relief Fund video (Farsi)

City of San Diego Small Business Relief Fund video (Swahili)

City of San Diego Small Business Relief Fund video (Spanish)

City of San Diego Small Business Relief Fund video (English)

City of San Diego Small business Relief Fund video (Vietnamese)

For additional trainings and resources available through the SDIV SBDC see here.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Many thanks,

Adriana Taboada

Adriana Taboada, MPA |

IRC Small Business Development Center (IRC SBDC) – Director

Pronouns: She, her, hers
International Rescue Committee

5348 University Ave, Ste 205, San Diego, CA 92105

Office Cell (619) 797-6807


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We have 2 programs within TechHire. The first program is called Black Community Investment Funds (BCIF) TechHire, and it targets jobseekers that identify as black and live anywhere within the County of San Diego. The other TechHire program targets underrepresented populations such as women and veterans that live within the City of San Diego.

However, we do offer internships to anyone with a background in one of the 4 categories listed on our flyer for our regular TechHire program if they live in the City of San Diego and meet the other requirements.

  • To qualify for our program the participant must either live within the City for TechHire or the County for BCIF TechHire.
  • Must be over the age of 18 (no max age)
  • Have an annual household income of under $70,000.
  • Have some experience in one of the 4 TechHire categories (Computer programming, Network and support, Multimedia and design, and Data Analytics). NOTE. With the exception of Multimedia and Design- we can send participant to training/school for this at no cost prior to entering their internship.
  • We subsidize 150 hr. internships.
  • During the internship we pay the participant $18 an hour.
  • The employer has up to 10 weeks to use these hrs.
  • We have over 100 internships available at this time, but the positions are filling fast, so we encourage anyone interested to apply as soon as possible.
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Hello All,

As Summer Break has come to an end, it does not mean the fun is done. Whether you are new to our program or have followed us since the beginning, we hope that you join us in one or in all our virtual events this month to celebrate the end of each school week. SD Nights thanks you for joining/promoting our events!

We are excited to announce our upcoming Virtual events for September:

  • Sept. 3- Cartoon Bingo (5 -7 p.m.)
  • Sept. 10- Missing Mascot Escape Room(5 - 7 p.m.)
  • Sept. 14- Sketch Night (4 – 5:30 p.m.)
  • Sept. 17- Playlist Bingo (5 – 7 p.m.)
  • Sept. 24- Going Viral Game Show (5 – 7 p.m.)
  • Sept. 28- Sketch Night (4 – 5:30 p.m.)

Flyer (English)


Flyer (Spanish)


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Wellness Wednesdays occurs every Wednesday from 5-6pm

Youth who are looking to become more active have the option to join one or both of our classes offered. Our 5:00 p.m. program offers a mix of boxing and cardio while the 5:30 program offers youth the opportunity to partake in some mindful yoga.

Youth ages 10-18 who are interested in registering for our program should email Carl McCullough at carlmccullough@sdcounty.ca.gov to reserve their spot, as some events are limited in space.

For future event information, click here to view the flyer or visit our SD Nights Calendar

Please feel free to share our resources with friends and families!

Lemon Grove Family Health Center

Lemon Grove Family Health Center

7592 Broadway
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

COVID-19 testing is offered at select clinics. For testing locations, click here. Please wear a face covering for all in-person clinic visits.

Lemon Grove Academy Middle

We, the community of students, staff, and family members commit ourselves to provide quality education in a safe and caring environment. We participate in relevant and innovative learning experiences that nourish our curiosity and develop our maximum potential. As a community of learners, dedicated to each person’s success, we strive to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.