PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER
Friday, September 10, 2021
A Message From The Principal
Dear Highlander Nation,

As we concluded our fourth week of school, we took time to remember a monumental day in our nations history.

Tomorrow is September 11 and it is the twentieth anniversary of one of the most horrible days in our country's history. Today, our campus took time to honor all those that were lost twenty years ago and to educate students about how that day has impacted America.

The day began with a ceremony at 7:00am at the flag pole. Residents, law enforcement, our Assistant Superintendent of Educational and Assessment Services, administrators, band, NJROTC, ASB, Link Crew, teachers and many students were all present. The ceremony consisted of the playing of the National Anthem as our Color Guard raised the flag. Commander Ballister then spoke about that dreaded day nearly twenty years ago. The ceremony concluded with the playing of Taps and a moment of silence.

Later, at the beginning of second period, I took time to share with the campus a message about 9/11 with hopes that the rest of campus would remember and learn. This message was then followed by a moment of silence.

Our students were so respectful and truly exemplified what it means to be a Highlander.

Go Highlanders!

Matthew Eeles
Principal
Relationships, Relevance, Rigor, Results
Upcoming Important Dates

September 23 - 1st Quarter Progress Reports
October 15 - Last Day of 1st Quarter

Daily Bell Schedules
Our Daily Schedule below is used Monday through Thursday. Our Friday Schedule is also posted below. For all of our bell schedules that are used throughout the year, please click on this link.
Superintendent Update
Please click the link below for the latest Superintendent update released today.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures At School:
  • All students and staff will complete a Qualtrics COVID Safety Survey each morning (the survey will be sent to Student's school email).
  • Students will enter campus at the Main Hall or by the Band room where they will show their green checkmark from the completed survey permitting them to be on campus.
  • Students will walk through the thermal-imaging temperature cameras at one of those locations as they show their green Qualtrics survey checkmarks.
  • Face coverings (masks) are required to be worn properly when inside and encouraged, although not mandatory, when outside.


As an extra precaution, FJUHSD is committed to continuing the enhanced cleaning procedures established to ensure that our schools are clean, sanitized, and safe.

If you have received a COVID 19 test, do not attend school until you receive the results of that test and then only if you are negative for COVID 19. Additionally, if you have been exposed to a person who has recently tested positive for COVID-19 please stay home and contact the school attendance office.

In accordance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), CA Dept. of Public Health (CDPH), and Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), we ask that you complete the Qualtrics survey each morning prior to arriving on campus. However, please do not attend school if you have experienced any COVID-related symptoms:
  • Flu-like symptoms such as fever of 100.4 or greater 
  • Chills 
  • Cough 
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose that is not associated with a pre-existing condition or other chronic health condition.  

Further, following the recommendations issued by the CDC, the CDPH has issued guidance in support of full in-person instruction and to as much instructional time as possible.
Please Complete The Form
For the 2021-2022 school year all students are eligible to receive free meals, which means free breakfast, lunch, and supper at all comprehensive high schools. Families will not be required to complete the traditional free and reduced priced meal form, but while meals are free, families will be encouraged to complete the FJUHSD Income Data Form.  
Simply log into Aeries and complete the FJUHSD Income Data form in the Data Confirmation section. Eligible families will receive a Free and Reduced eligibility letter.
ASB Web Store
If you are looking to purchase an ASB Card, Yearbook, Senior T-Shirt, and/or a Senior Knott's Berry Farm ticket please visit our ASB Web Store. These items can also be purchased as packages.
CONGRATULATIONS
Youth Ride FREE Program
Mental Health Assistance
Highlander Families, 

The 2021/22 school year is off to a great start with students and staff members excited to see each other, reconnect with a more normal routine, and celebrate together at school activities.  

That being said, we also understand there continues to be an increased need of mental health services due to continued concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, re-acclimating to the school environment, and other events happening throughout the country and world.

FJUHSD recognizes that these world dynamics may bring up uncomfortable emotions, questions, concerns, or directly impact their personal environments. If you or your student are experiencing difficulties affecting your wellness, please note that FJUHSD has partnered with Care Solace for this exact reason. 

Care Solace is committed to helping our students, families, and staff connect with mental health services in the community. They are experts at navigating the mental health systems so that you can access support quicker and easier. Please consider contacting Care Solace if you or your loved ones are in need of support. 

If your student’s school performance is being impacted by these world dynamics, we have a document on our district website that outlines How To Access School-Based Mental Health Services at your school site. Please review the information and consider if this may be of benefit for you. 

Lastly, our district main webpage has a Mental Health tab for your reference. The tab has our Virtual Calming Room where anyone can have access to healthy coping skills, and mental health resources for both students and parents. 

As we continue to work with our students and families transitioning back to campus, we wanted to remind you that FJUHSD is committed to supporting our students and staff holistically. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this important message, and for ensuring every member of the FJUHSD community feels supported and cared for during these unprecedented times.



Counselor Corner
Hello Highlanders!

Remember to check your Counseling Google classroom for updates on upcoming college visits and presentations!

Seniors:
Senior Action Plan presentations will be 9/22 and remember to sign up for our FAFSA Night on 10/06!
 
It is our hope that this school year is full of great experiences for all students. 

Follow our counselors on Twitter @lahabraguidance.

Ms. Murphy
Students A-Esl
ROP
Dr. Flores
Students Esp-Lo
Lead Counselor
EL Coordinator
Mr. Gallego
Students Lu-Re
AP Coordinator
Ms. Gasaway
Students Rh-Z
We are excited to announce that La Habra High School will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 13th on our campus. Please see the flyer below for details. Space is limited so be sure to register no later than September 24th! Registration link can be found here: https://forms.gle/dXqsLK9EUHk7J4ii8

Please contact Counselor Lauren Gasaway (LGasaway@fjuhsd.org) with any questions you have. 
Fullerton College is proud to present a new series of weekly Zoom Financial Aid and Admission Application Workshops. Every Wednesday beginning in the month of October and ending in December, Fullerton College's High School Outreach and Financial Aid Office, will be assisting incoming Fullerton College students with both their Fullerton College Admissions and Financial Aid Applications.  
English Learner Parents
Athletics
Fall Sports

Girls/Boys Cross Country

Cheer

Football

Girls Golf

Girls Tennis

Girls Volleyball

Boys Water Polo
Fall sports are underway and we are open for full spectator participation. If you have any questions regarding athletics please contact Mr. McCarroll at fmccarroll@fjuhsd.org or if it is sport specific, contact the head coach.

You can also go to our athletic website https://lhhighlanderathletics.com/ for updates, articles, photos and news regarding Highlander athletics. Also, please follow our sports programs on social media.
Please call 562-266-5200 for more information or with any questions you have regarding this newsletter.

Office Hours
7:00am - 4:00pm
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