Rising TIDE

Legacy Magnet Academy: August 4, 2023

Catch the Wave of Innovation


Hello Legacy Families!

Thank you for a great Registration Week! It was wonderful to see so many of you and welcome you back to the new school year. Students that missed their registration can stop by the main office Monday-Friday, 8/7-8/16, 8:00-3:00 to pick up their device, pay for ASB and Yearbook, and to complete paperwork. A makeup picture day will be scheduled AFTER school starts. Although our year is still a few short weeks away, we cannot wait to begin this adventure with you. Our first day of learning is Wednesday, August 16. Between now and the first day of school, there are several things you can do to prepare:

  • Login to your Aeries Parent Portal and complete your data confirmation for your student(s)

  • Gather up your school supplies, backpack, etc. See below for school supply recomendations by grade. I know when I was student, school supply shopping was one of my favorite activities! I looked forward to it every school year and still do if I'm being completely honest :)

  • Check the bell schedule(s) below to plan for drop off/arrival and pick up/dismissal. Make a plan if needed for carpooling, biking or walking to school, etc.

Parent communication and connection between home and school is one of our top priorities here at LMA. Please be sure that you read our weekly newsletter, Rising TIDE, to keep up to date on all things LMA. We are extremely excited about the upcoming school year and we look forward to seeing everyone very soon!


Take care and stay safe,

Dr. Harrison, Principal

A Message from Legacy 11th Grader

Hello Legacy Students and Families,

I am Kiera Ananya Sheth, a student here at Legacy for the past two years and a rising junior. Over the past six months, I have been a part of the Dragon Kim Fellowship program, where I ran a project called Finding Joy. Finding Joy is a series of virtual and in-person workshops dedicated to boosting the mental well-being of pediatric IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) patients.

Currently, the Dragon Kim Video Competition is taking place throughout this week. Project videos with the most votes get increased points toward making it at the Dragon Challenge (Final 3). Please consider voting below.

Please note, there are THREE Legacy projects to consider, and each person may only vote for one project. The three projects are:

  • Designing the Future
  • Finding Joy
  • Project BMT

Voting and videos are available at this link: https://form.typeform.com/to/ljrNhUfO?typeform-source=dragonkimfoundation.org.

Thank you for your time and consideration

Best regards,

Kiera Ananya Sheth

Student Shout Out

We received the following email from Tustin High School Aquatics Boosters. Way to go Legacy!

Good Afternoon,

I just wanted to share with you about some amazing Aquatics Athlete Volunteers from LMA who helped run the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics at the Tustin High School Pool from July 17-23.

We really struggled to get enough of the girls/boys water polo and swim team athletes to fill the positions, so just a quick shout-out to a few of your students who went above and beyond the call of duty!

Elijah Scott

Sofia Gallagher

Josiah Scott


Heidi Munoz

THS Aquatics Booster Treasurer

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Important Dates- Mark Your Calendars

ASAP– Complete Student Data Confirmation

· Please click HERE to access Aeries Parent Portal, at which time you will be prompted to complete your data confirmation.

Monday, August 14- Back to School Night and Popsicle Party!

Wednesday, August 16 -- First Day of School!

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6th Grade Suggested Supplies for Success

  • 2 inch 3 Ring Binder with dividers
  • Lined Composition Notebook for CORE (English/History)
  • White Board Marker
  • White Board (personal sized)
  • Coloring utensils of your choice: colored pencils/ markers/ crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Pencils
  • Independent Reading Book
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Appropriate athletic footwear on PE days

7th Grade Suggested Supplies for Success

  • 3 Lined Composition Notebooks for CORE and Science
  • Mead Composition Book, Special Ruled 100 sheets (link here) for Math
  • Two pocket folder
  • 1 glue stick

  • 1 package of lined white 3x5 cards

  • Pencils with eraser tips (recommend Ticonderoga)

  • Colored pencils
  • Pens
  • Post Its (3x3 size)
  • Independent Reading Book
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Appropriate athletic footwear on PE days

8th Grade Suggested Supplies for Success

  • Lined Composition Notebook for Science
  • Graph Ruled Solid Composition Notebook

    (Link HERE) for Math
  • 3 ring binder
  • 1 package of lined white 3x5 cards for Math

  • 3 Subject Spiral Notebook for CORE

  • Pencils with eraser tips (recommend Ticonderoga)

  • Ruler

  • Scissors

  • Colored Pencils and Markers

  • Independent Reading Book
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Appropriate athletic footwear on PE days

9th-12th Grade Suggested Supplies for Success

  • Lined Composition Notebook for Science
  • Lined Composition Notebook for Elective
  • Mead Composition Book, Special Ruled 100 sheets (link here) for Math
  • Pencils with eraser tips (recommend Ticonderoga)

  • Independent Reading Book
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Appropriate athletic footwear on PE days

Legacy Magnet Academy Dress Code Guidelines

In case you're planning to do any back to school clothes shopping, we wanted to take the opportunity to remind of our dress code guidelines.

Legacy Magnet Academy Dress Code Guidelines:

Legacy Magnet Academy requests that all students dress for success. Coming to school dressed for success helps promote pride and professionalism and reminds us all that our primary focus is on academics and a productive school experience. The quality of work students produce at school can be affected by their personal appearance. Students should dress with reasonable standards of cleanliness and modesty. Clothing and hairstyles are to be worn that will not draw the undue attention of peers or be distracting to class instruction.

In order to provide a safe learning environment free from major distractions, school wide dress code guidelines have been developed. The following specific dress code guidelines will be expected and enforced:

Appropriate dress and personal appearance at (school) and at school-related activities shall not include any clothing, attire or accessory that by its appearance, arrangement, trademark, fit, or any other attribute, is unsafe; disruptive; unhealthful; obscene; profane; ethnically, racially or sexually degrading; libelous or slanderous; exposing undergarments; provocative or revealing; advocating unlawful behavior or illegal substances; or suggesting or promoting any affiliation with street gangs or other groups that commit unlawful acts.

Parents may call the school at any time for clarification prior to purchase of school attire. If students attend school dressed inappropriately, different attire can be provided. Repeat violations may result in disciplinary action. Parent support in encouraging students to dress appropriately is paramount.

New to TUSD? – Welcome, we’re so happy you’re here!

If you are new to Tustin Unified School District, you need to ensure that you complete online enrollment (which is different and separate from completing your transfer request). If you are unsure if you have completed this step, please email or call the following front office personnel:

Aaron Armenta, Secretary, aarmenta@tustin.k12.ca.us

Holly Smyth, Office Manager, hsmyth@tustin.k12.ca.us

Main Office Number: 714-430-2088

Once you email/call the front office personnel, they will be able to verify and assist. All registration documents will be uploaded into AERIES Parent Portal or will need to be brought to the Legacy Main Office. Please be sure to submit all documents.

Here is a Helpful Document to assist with the enrollment process in the event that you run into any difficulty.

From Our School Nurse:

Dear Families,

Doctor authorizations for school medications or health procedures must be renewed annually. If your child will need medication at school during the upcoming school year, please complete a medication form with your child's doctor or health care provider and submit it to the health office prior to having medication on campus. A doctor authorization is needed for all prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as emergency medications carried in student backpacks ("self-carry medications").

Forms and additional information can be found on the TUSD website: English / Spanish

Please reach out to our health clerk at lelizalde@tustin.k12.ca.us if you have any questions or school health concerns.

Thank you for your help.

Parents, are you interested in our guest speaker “TIDE Talk” series?

The vision of our guest speaker series is to expose our students to a wide array of entrepreneurs and professionals in various fields. We want our students to understand that there are many paths to a successful career. Our hope is that our students will relate to your stories of leadership and make connections with community leaders.

Please fill out the survey below if you are interested. Thank you!


Are you (or your friends) not regularly receiving emails? MAKE SURE to check your Aeries Parent Portal!

1)Go to your parent portal CONTACT SCREEN and assign each contact "general and emergency" or "emergency only."

2) Be sure in every contact's screen, you have entered a cell # and email.

3)Any person you assign "general and emergency" will receive ALL school communication such as Weekly Principal's eNewsletters and automated telephone communication. This change also allows you to select the type of communication you prefer: email, phone, text, or all three if you prefer.

*The "type" of communication you select must have a corresponding cell, email address, etc. entered.

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