Miner Mondays

Placerita Jr. High School - January 13, 2020

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This Week at Placerita 1.13.2020

Welcome to 2020!

I hope you all had a great Winter Break and are ready to jump back into school.


Just before the break I mentioned that we were going to have some changes to our entry of school in the mornings. We have spent a lot of time thinking about that and have determined that we are going to have only two entry points only in the mornings. The middle 16th Street Gate will be opened at 7:30 for drop-off, walkers and bikers. The front gate by the Health Office will be open in the morning at 7:00 for all to enter. I will be out to help make sure everyone gets to the right location.


We will have our first Parent Breakfast this Wednesday starting just after drop-off like we did last fall. We have some important topics including school safety, statewide assessment scores, and spring events at Placerita. If you have some information that you would like to share with parents let me know and we will get you in to talk with them.


Wednesday and Thursday are both Block Minimum Days for Staff Professional Development for the third quarter. We will have periods 2, 4 and 6 on Wednesday and 1, 3 and 5 on Thursday. School release time will be noon on both days.

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Congratulations to KidFlix Productions

In case you missed it our very own KidFlix Productions was recognized as a school standout on Fox 11. Congrats to Paul and all of them for a job well done.


If you missed the earlier email you can see it all HERE.

Welcome back to construction

Welcome back to construction

They have worked since December 26th and have completed a lot already. We are to get part of the parking lot back in the morning which should help. If we can help by parking on the street and like I said in yesterday's email we will have the back lot behind the 1100 building open in the morning for those that work on that side of campus. The west parking lot is not affected.

December 30

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January 10

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Our Crisis Flyers are still functional

Feel Free to remind students. We are going to have at least one extra counselor on campus Monday - Wednesday.
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All About Resolutions

New Years Resolution For Educators

Google Docs New Features

EDU in 90: Keeping up with Docs

Important Dates for Parents

Miner Munchies

We will need your help with snacks for staff. We will send out Sign-up Genius forms for each event. February 21 and April 17.


Placerita Parent Organization

Breakfast Meetings - Right after Drop-off in the morning in Tanner Hall.

Two more in the Winter and Spring - January 15 and March 18


Student of the Month Meetings for Selected Students (Parents Invited)

February 7, March 6, and May 1

Placerita's Calendar for 2019-2020

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Click on the link below for a PDF of the calendar above

Important Upcoming Dates in December/January at Placerita

  • Return to School 1/13 Start Semester 2

  • Minimum Day (1,2,3) 1/15 Collaboration

  • Minimum Day (4,5,6) 1/16 PD Day (EL Framework)

  • MLK Jr. Day 1/20 Holiday

  • Department Week 1/27 All Week

  • Fire Drill 1/31


  • Yearbook Group Photos 2/3 8 - 2:30 Tanner Hall

  • Leadership Team Meeting 2/5 2:45 Room 44

  • SSA Meeting (Both Lunches) 2/6 Tanner Hall

  • SOM Brunch 2/7 10:00 Tanner Hall

  • 3rd Progress Report 2/7 Friday

  • Department meeting week 2/10

  • ASB Valentine Grams 2/10-11 Brunch and Lunch

  • ASB Valentine Grams Delivered 2/13 6th Period

  • Non Student Day 2/14 Friday

  • President’s Day Holiday 2/17 Monday

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Placerita Jr. High School

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