Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

Jaguars Lead the Way

Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

I hope you are all staying safe. That you're staying home if you can, and if you do have to go out and work, that you are following safety measures.

I want to take this time to wish all of our mothers a Happy Mother's Day. I hope you had a very relaxing day. Thank you to all of you who submitted a picture for Mother's Day. if you have any pictures you would like to share, please send them our way.

There are only four weeks of school left, so please make sure that your student is doing work. If your student is unable to make a live session, make sure they check in with their teacher or watch a recording. We understand that a lot is going on, and times can be stressful; however, we want to make sure that you all succeed. Reach out to your student's teachers or any of the staff if you need to. We are here to support you.


Ms. Moreno

Student Achievements

We would like to take this time to acknowledge and congratulate the following students for placing in the Silicon Valley Reads Poster Contest.

Silicon Valley Reads is a program that encourages reading and discussion of selected book as a way to open community dialogue. Silicon Valley Read promotes reading, literacy, and the appreciation of good literature among all members of the community. Silicon Valley Reads supports education and lifelong learning, critical for Silicon Valley to maintain its leadership in creativity and innovation.

The poster contest was based on the "Women's Suffrage and Enduring Fight for Equality."

Congratulations to our winners!

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Student Life Report

Message from Mr. Monroy
Student Life Update

Counseling Corner

Message from Ms. Alanis
Counseling Corner - Announcements

This week counseling presentation is titled "Completing a Career Aptitude Inventory." Check out the presentation on your Google Classroom.

Sign up to receive announcements from Ms. Alanis

Class of 2020: text @rclast20 to 10108

Class of 2021: text @rclast21 to 10108

Class of 2022: text @rclast22 to 10108

Class of 2023: text @rclast23 to 10108

College & Career

Announcements for Seniors

  • HFSV College Success Center is presenting an online panel, "Decisions Decisions! A Talk About Transitioning to College" on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 3 PM via Zoom!
  • Sign up with this link
  • Need help understanding your financial aid package? Text Brittany at ‪(408) 430-7402!

Announcements for Juniors

  • Online workshop series for high school juniors called, "Contemplate, Assess, Strategize, and Execute Your Path to College."
  • This workshop will take place on four Fridays from 4:00 - 4:30 PM on May 15, May 22, May 29, and June 5!
  • Register through this link HERE:
  • Sign Up for Junior Lesson on Creating Draft College Lists this Thursday 5/14
  • RCLA:
  • Sign up for a FREE college essay workshop series from June 1-5!:
  • Details: Get a head start on your college essays! College essay expert Ethan Sawyer (The College Essay Guy) will provide a FREE college essay workshop series from June 1-5.
  • Complete this survey TODAY to sign up! The College and Career team will follow up with further details. This is open to all grade levels! Sign up form:
  • Topics include:
  • Brainstorming + Picking a Topic (Other than Covid-19)
  • Homework: Write a first draft
  • Revising your first draft
  • Homework: Write a second draft
  • Upleveling your essay

Department Spotlight- Spanish

Professor Klein

Profe Klein has enjoyed teaching from home. He sits on his computer and waits as his students log in for his live sessions. During his time off, he enjoys playing the guitar and works on perfecting his guitar skills. He also tends to his vegetable garden. He goes on daily runs and enjoys making experiments in the kitchen.

Maestro Asencio

Maestro Asencio favorite part of distance learning is teaching from outside. As you all know, Mr. Asencio enjoys the outdoors and if he could teach outside every day, he would.

Maestro Asencio continues to stay fit and goes on daily walks. He also goes out with his family, all while following the safety guidelines and wearing a mask.

Food Resources for Families

Food Pantry: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

3720 East Hills Drive, San Jose, CA 95127

Mondays/ Lunes

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Produce Mobile Program: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

1650 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95127

Saturdays/ Sabado

1:30- 3:00 p.m.

Family Harvest Program: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

1966 Flint Avenue, San Jose, CA 95148

Thursdays/ Jueves

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Food Pantry: Crossroad Calvary Church

990 South Capitol Avenue, San Jose, CA 95127

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday/ Miercoles, Jueves y Viernes

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Food Distribution: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

2020 E San Antonio St, San Jose, CA 95116

Tuesday- Friday/ Martes- Viernes

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Saturday/ Sabado

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Food Pantry: St. Maria Goretti Parish

2980 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111

Monday-Friday/ Lunes- Viernes

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Lord’s Pantry: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

121 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95127

Monday- Friday/ Lunes- Viernes

9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Grocery Program: Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen

2980 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111

Wednesdays/ Miercoles

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


If your student needs tech support, please reach out to us and we will schedule a time for you to pick up or exchange technology.

If your chromebook or charget doesn't work, we will exchange it for a working one. If you need help getting wifi, we can also provide support and connect you with various resources.

Please call or email us to schedule a pick-up/ exchange.

408-471-4680 ext. 4002


Be Kind to Your Mind

Tips to cope with stress during COVID-19

1. PAUSE. Breathe. Notice how you feel

2. TAKE BREAKS from COVID-19 content

3. MAKE TIME to sleep and exercise

4. REACH OUT and stay connected

5. SEEK HELP if overwhelmed or unsafe

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