Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

**Weekly Update** 11/20/20 Vol. 17

**Thanksgiving Holiday Break**

Hola Jaguars!

As many of us focus on being thankful during this upcoming week, I would like to share that I am personally grateful for the family that I get to spend time with and the job that I have. It is a privilege to serve as your Principal and I am thankful each and every day for the encounters that I have with our Jaguar front office, Teachers, Parents, and most importantly students!

Despite our remote settings, I have been able to see so many of you as I drop into classrooms alongside our amazing teachers! Please make sure that you check in with them and express your gratitude for their leadership and the extra mile they go to support our school.

Jaguars, I want to make sure that you use these upcoming days wisely and to set aside some time to organize your classwork, catch up on any outstanding assignments, finish college applications, and simply READ. Reading will always be the foundation for a rewarding life ahead. It will take you places you have never dreamed of. Lastly, make sure you take time to disconnect from the computer screen and digital devices. Take a moment to walk, run, and exercise during this holiday break. I look forward to seeing every Jaguar back on Monday, Nov.30th, 2020!

Principal Palomo


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** Semester 1 Finals Bell Schedule** 12/14 - 12/18

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**Senior Appreciation Week*

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** Jaguar Tutoring Program**

Juniors and Seniors!


Please let us know if you are interested in becoming a JAGUAR TUTOR...

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** Message from Ms. Contreras**

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**Message from Ms. Alanis**

If your student still hasn't booked a meeting with me to review your graduation/A-G requirements progress please do so as soon as possible. These meetings are very important because it gives us the opportunity to review your academic status.

If you would like to get access to Power point presentations, please visit my website at

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Ms. Alanis is available virtually to assist and provide school counseling services. You can get in touch with Ms. Alanis using the following:

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**Message from Mr. Oronia**

All Juniors, please complete the College & Career Interest Survey. We’d love to see your input and understand what your current plans are after high school graduation.

**SJCC Certificate Programs Workshop**

A San Jose City College counselor will discuss the certificate programs available at SJCC! Certificate programs provide students with knowledge and training to prepare them for skilled jobs or trades. If interested in attending, please register for the workshop by completing the google form below!

Topics will include:

- Overview of certificate programs

- Resources available at SJCC

- Opportunities available after completing a certificate

- Application/registration process

- Further information on Construction Technology and Cosmetology programs

Date - December 2nd, 2020

Time - 3:00-3:45 pm

Register Here -

Zoom Link -
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** Message from Mr. Martinez**

Hello Seniors,

We'd like to assist you properly with your UC applications! Please complete THIS google form to provide an update on your application progress!

Use the calendly links in the survey if you'd like to have a one on one check-in to get help on your applications! Remember that there are also workshops every Monday and Thursday from 2:15-4:15! Please take advantage of these resources!

To book an appointment with Mr. Martinez click on this link: or email at

Important information from your teachers...

Embedded Assessments to work on during Thanksgiving Break...

Hello everyone!

Below are the screenshots of each of the Embedded Assessments each of the E.A.s are due on the last day of the grading period for each class.

You also have the Unit Test on the last day of instruction (either Thursday or Friday) before the grading period ends. It is open notes so if you took good notes during the lessons you should have all the answers.

Hope this helps!

Ms. Fuentes

Maestros and Ethnic Studies classes...


I hope this email finds you well. I am reaching out to let you know what the final assignments are for the Maestros and Ethnic Studies classes. They are listed below.


Students' final assignment for this class will be to create an action research project focused on identifying a service or support program our school site community needs and how that need can be met. We will work on this project from now until the end of the semester.

Ethnic Studies

Students will create a research paper in which they examine the causes of power systems and explain their effects on underrepresented communities in the United States. We will begin working on this project when we come back from the Thanksgiving break.

Feel free to contact me if you were to have any questions.


~Lunch Application Information~

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**RCLA School Site Council (SSC) Meeting Information **

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School Site Council Meeting's Link...

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*Events Outside of RCLA**

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**RCLA Self Care Corner**

Hello Jaguars! Please take a moment to watch this video and read some positive quotes. It is extremely important that you take personal time for self-care in your journey to becoming a successful student. We will post articles and new videos every week. Please make sure to connect with our Director of Student Services, Dr. Fong if you would like to share some concerns you may have or just to talk. You can reach her at


List of Self-Care tips:


Hey RCLA Jaguars!

Take a moment and review our 20-21 Parent/ Student handbook for more important school information.