THE Leadership Academy School News

December 19, 2021

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Principal's Message

Hello Families,

Thank you to our awesome PTA for a wonderful Holiday Movie Night! This was a FREE event sponsored by our PTA. Thank you to all the volunteers and families for attending!

As a reminder, our district uses an anonymous reporting tool called PSST World. Using PSST World, students and families can anonymously report any range of concerning behaviors and incidents that they have seen, heard, or experienced. When a report is made, a message is immediately sent to our safety team and site administrators for follow up.

Let's work together to keep our students safe.

Important: New Dismissal Time

Beginning after break on January 11

Monday: 8:00 - 12:54

Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 - 2:21

Most sincerely,

Mrs. Morton


760 631 6242

New School Dismissal Time

An additional 3 minutes have been added to the end of the school day for all elementary schools in order to meet the required instructional minutes set by the state.

Important: New Dismissal Time

Beginning after break on January 11

Monday: 8:00 - 12:54

Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 - 2:21

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Last day of school is Wednesday, Dec. 22nd

Classes will resume Tuesday, Jan. 11th

M.L. King Birthday (Holiday) - Monday, Jan. 17th

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How To Read With Your Child
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Habit 4: Students & Parent Videos

Think Win Win: Golden Rule

Kinder - 2nd Video

3rd - 5th grade Video

Habit 4 for Parents:

Win Win Thinking

7 Habits Review for Parents:



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Children with Cell Phones

We have an increasing number of students who have their own cell phones. Though phones can be handy for safety and communication, they can also be dangerous when your student views inappropriate material or uses the device to communicate in negative ways.

In order to protect your child and ensure their digital safety, consider monitoring your child's cell phone use. Teaching your child digital safety and monitoring them online can keep them safe and free from cyber bullying. We have reports that some students are on group text threads that alert at all hours of the night. Consider using the "do not disturb" feature, taking their phone overnight, or using parental controls to monitor their cell phone use.

We understand the need for a cell phone for safety reasons. If your child brings a phone to school, it must be powered off and given to the classroom teacher for safe keeping during the day. Each teacher has a designated location for storage and phones are returned at the end of the day. Cell phones should never be on or used during school hours. If your child needs to contact you during the school day, they may use a school phone.

Common Sense Media Recommendations

Common Sense Media rates movies, TV shows, books, video games, websites and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. They offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based ratings and reviews. Their mission is to support families as they navigate the challenges and possibilities of raising kids in the digital age.

STEM Lab Wish List

Dear T.H.E LA Families,

My name is Mrs. Hege and I am the STEM Lab teacher. I am very excited that our lab is open this year. We are in need of supplies to keep the lab running. All T.H.E Leadership Academy students participate in the lab each week. If you would like to donate, please drop the donations in the front office. Thank you for your support of our STEM program.

Donations Needed:

Balloons- All types


Duct Tape

Zip Lock Bags

Cotton Balls


Baking Soda


Corn Starch

Spaghetti Noodles



Cups- All sizes

Contact Solution

Paper Towels

Coffee Filters


Aluminum Foil

Wax Paper

Saran Wrap

Recycled Items:

Cardboard rolls

Bottle Caps

Plastic Bags


Lego people

Thank you!! Student Store Donations

Thank you for supporting our students! We definitely felt the love.

As we continue to reward great behavior and exemplary use of our 7 Habits throughout

the year we have an updated wish list of items for our Student Store.

Can you help?

Please click on the link below:

You may bring items to the office or send them directly to the school:

c/o Martha Flores

1550 Temple Heights Drive

Oceanside, CA. 92056

Community Enrichment Programs

The Ultimate Youth Sports League

Youth sports age 4-13! USE PROMO CODE: SZNWIN

Parent Volunteers

We are slowly rolling out the opportunity for essential volunteers on campuses. The purpose of an “essential volunteer” is to enhance the education of our students. The following requirements are for all essential volunteers on campuses:

  • Must wear a mask at all times (indoors and outdoors)

  • Complete school volunteer application

  • Show proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test weekly

  • Essential volunteers must follow the guidelines below:

    • Never enter the classroom when students are present

    • Always work with students outside the classroom (student and volunteer must be masked at all times outside)

  • PTA/ELAC/SSC/Foundation parents may be on campus to perform school business

Job Opportunities in Vista Unified

Help our school by scanning your Box Tops !!!! Learn How:

Box Tops App: Scan for your School

By already purchasing at Amazon Smile you can automatically donate to our school!

Amazon Smile Setup Guide

Health & Safety

COVID-19 Weekly Reporting at T.H.E. Leadership Academy

In order to keep our families informed on COVID-19 cases in our school, we will be utilizing the following procedures:

  • All families will be notified weekly of our Covid-19 cases in this section of the News. Our newsletter goes out every Sunday afternoon.

  • If your student is identified as a "close contact" of a Covid-19 positive person on campus, you will be notified immediately by email, text, and phone and will be provided directions for quarantine.

  • To view Covid-19 cases for the entire district, visit the VUSD Covid-19 Case Dashboard.

T.H.E. Leadership Academy Week of December 13-December 17: Two COVID-19 cases

Communication about Health and Safety

As a reminder, we must all work together to keep our school open.

In order to help us prioritize health and safety for all of our students and staff, please communicate with us. We appreciate you notifying us in any of the following scenarios:

  1. If you notice any symptoms, please keep your child at home. Notify the school immediately.
  2. If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive, please keep your child at home and inform the school immediately.
  3. If you have taken a PCR or NAAT test and it is positive, please inform the school immediately.

You will share your information with:

In order to return after having symptoms, please make sure to ONLY acquire PCR or NAAT tests, be fever free for 24 hours, and have improving symptoms. Reach out to us with any questions. We are here to help.

Vista has our own COVID-19 testing sites. The testing centers will be available on Mondays-Fridays. The testing sites are available to all families, students, and Vista Unified staff. For more information about the Vista testing sites, please visit Vista COVID Testing Centers.



VISTA, CA 92083

Room 301

Mon-Fri 8:00am to 3:30pm

(Monday and Wednesday open until 5pm)



Vista, CA 92084

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm


1601 Longhorn Dr.

VIsta, CA 92081

Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm

Thank you for your communication in helping to keep our learning community safe.

Leader In Me: Habit 4