January 27, 2021
Issue 22
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Fisher Families,

I hope this cold snap of weather finds you warm and comfortable. This deluge of rain brings much needed water to us, and we hope will not too greatly impact those in the mountains that could be affected by slides. Please be safe and careful!

We are so excited to be welcoming our Roomer 6th graders back to campus! With the county metrics within the safe range, our Cohort A 6th graders will start on Monday! Please see information specific to this topic later in the Flyer.  

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility. We are grateful.

Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart
Principal                                
REOPENING UPDATE
Dear LGUSD Families, 

Based on the updated guidance from Governor Newsom and the State of California, Team LGUSD has updated our projected return dates for our 6th grade students. The adjusted case rates for Covid-19 are reported every Tuesday. If the projected return dates are altered again, we will provide you advance notice. 

GRADE 6 ONLY Return Date
Cohort A: February 1
Cohort B: February 8

Additionally, students who are projected to be “Roomers” are encouraged to participate in the next COVID Testing dates. Please mark your calendars now!

If you have already registered your student for Covid Testing at Fisher, you do not need to register again.

If you have not registered on line, please complete the following steps:
  1. Go to this link and complete the registration: https://curative.com/sites/17365/walkup#9/37.2342/-121.9662
  2. Complete this LGUSD Testing Authorization Form

GRADE 6 ONLY
Next COVID Testing Dates
WEDNESDAYS 
Cohort A: January 27
Cohort B: February 3

Testing Schedule is as follows:
  • 11:15-11:45 Last Names A-C
  • 11:45 - 12:15 Last Names D-G
  • 12:15 - 12:45 Last Names H-K
  • 12:45 - 1:15 Last Names L-O
  • 1:15 - 1:45 Last Names P-S
  • 1:45 - 2:15 Last Names T-V
  • 2:15 - 2:45 Last Names W-Z

Based on the updated guidance from our county regarding 7th-12th grades, the adjusted case rate must be 7 cases per 100,000 individuals or less in order to return in-person. While we are anxious to have all of our Trojans back on campus, we appreciate your understanding as we continue to abide by the county and state guidance. 

For students not currently planned to return as a Roomer, the next Fisher “on-ramp” dates are March 10 and April 19. As these dates approach, you will be notified of your option to change your student from a Zoomer to a Roomer. Please contact Principal Mary Lonhart with any questions (mlonhart@lgusd.org). Thank you. 

In Safety and Education Together,
Team LGUSD
SCHEDULE CHANGE
Please note the MINOR schedule change, effective 2.1.21. This longer lunch period allows for 6th grade student travel time during the lunch period. 
 
6th through 8th Grade Schedule
PRINCIPAL CHATS
For our 6th Grade Roomer Parents 

Please join me at the link below for a Principal Chat focused on our 6th Grade Roomers’ return to school. We have details to review and plans to share!

  • TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, January 27 at 6pm TONIGHT!!! 

  • Friday, January 29 at 8am

Please use the link below to join us! 

RETURNING TO SCHOOL?
MAKE SURE YOUR CHROMEBOOK IS IN WORKING ORDER!
Student Chromebook
Recommended To Do List:

  • All keys are working
  • WiFi is connecting properly
  • Trackpad is working properly
  • Camera works
  • Sound and volume work and can be adjusted
  • Device shows the Apps button on the bottom corner of their login screen 
  • Fully charged each evening and ready to go for the next school day

With our plans for on-campus learning moving forward, families need to ensure that student Chromebooks are ready to roll! Please check the list above to ensure your student is ready for on-campus learning. For any concerns or questions, email: chromebooks@lgusd.org
 
If you have not yet had your child’s Chromebook properly provisioned, please contact Central Computers immediately to resolve this (408.248.5888 or salesSC@centralcomputer.com) . Thanks! 
VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT!
MATERIALS DISTRIBUTION
Did you miss Materials Distribution Day? 
Do you still need your Science Workbooks? 

Please come by Fisher on any of the following dates to pick-up these necessary supplies!
 
Friday, 1.29.21 from 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Monday, 2.1.21 from 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Tuesday, 2.2.21 from 8:30AM - 11:30AM
FISHER COLOR DAY!
TEEN TALK MIDDLE SCHOOL
LGHS INFORMATION FOR 8th GRADE PARENTS
FISHER COMMUNITY SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
The Fisher Home & School Club wants to thank this week's
Community Sponsor for their generosity.
Kumon is a structured, individualized, proven learning program that gives your child the critical thinking skills and the mindset to learn new materials independently. The Kumonmath program begins with counting and ends with advanced applications of calculus. Our reading comprehension program starts by developing pre-reading skills and progresses to critiquing analyses of literary works.

It's not too late to become a Community Sponsor! For more information,
check the Community Sponsor information page.
LIBRARY CORNER
Make a new friend with a book for Valentine's Day! Tell the Fisher Library a little about yourself and your preferences and we'll match you with the perfect book. Make your requests by February 8th so you can have your match before the February break. 

Want to know what Fisher students are reading? Check out our student book recommendations. Featured readers this month are Bea, Lakshya and Zoe. 
Library booksGrab Bags and Activity Kits are available for pickup every Wednesday afternoon from 2-3 pm and Friday mornings from 8-9 am in front of the Fisher main office. Books and Grab Bags must be requested in advance. Browse the Alexandria catalog, then put your choices on hold. You will get an email notification (usually within 24 hours) that your books and/or activity kit is ready for curbside pickup. 


FISHER LIFE

Follow the RJF Instagram Page to stay updated on student life, activities, clubs, and more!

JOIN A CLUB @ FISHER
Fisher Clubs
Get involved
Stay connected
Bring a friend
Meet new friends!

Interested in joining a club? ​There are so many clubs to choose from! Baking, traveling, airplanes, social impact, robotics, and more...!  ​To learn more about specific clubs and when they meet, visit our Clubs page. Specific information on how to join and login to a club can be found on your student's Fisher Life page in Google Classroom.
REMOTE LEARNING ATTENDANCE

Please contact Fisher Attendance for any of the following reasons during remote learning:

  • Your student cannot log into class — email the teacher and Fisher Attendance immediately. 
  • Your student was delayed logging into class.
  • Your student is absent, at an appointment, or leaving class early.

Be sure to provide the student’s full name and reason that s/he is absent or leaving class early. This will help us accurately track attendance. 

Please note: After 72 hours, any absence that has not been confirmed by a parent will be considered an unexcused absence.

Attendance Line: 408-335-2385
Thank you,
Molly and Nancy, Fisher Attendance Office 
IMPORTANT LINKS
When you have questions and concerns about your specific student... we have awesome people to help! Please contact the appropriate person for your student: 
Assistant Principal Clare Vickers: students’ last name A-K
Assistant Principal Paul Brennan: students’ last name L-Z 
Counselor Kristie Mullikin: students’ last name A-K
Counselor Jolie Rutledge: students’ last name L-Z 

Watch our LGUSD District Meetings live to learn more about what goes on in our district. The schedule, agendas, and teleconference links for both regular and special board meetings are located via LGUSD.

Chromebook Reminder
All Fisher students should be using an LGUSD-provisioned Chromebook. Purchase, loaner, and repair information can be found on our website.

Want to help your student navigate Google Classroom?
We've put together some tips and tricks that might make life easier. 
CALENDAR
Never miss an important date!
View and subscribe to the Fisher H&SC Google calendar
Daily school schedule information can be found on the RJ Fisher calendar
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Jan 27: Principal Chat for Parents of Returning 6th Graders, 6:00PM, via zoom
  • Jan 27: COVID Testing for 6th Grade Cohort A, info above
  • Jan 29: Principal Chat for Parents of Returning 6th Graders, 8:00AM, via zoom
  • Jan 29: Fisher Spirit Color Day, info above
  • Jan 29 - Feb 2: Materials Distribution, 8:30-11:30AM
  • Feb 1: Reopening for 6th Grade Cohort A, info above
  • Feb 3: COVID Testing for 6th Grade Cohort B, info above
  • Feb 8: Reopening for 6th Grade Cohort B, info above
  • Feb 10: Virtual Author Visit with Melissa De La Cruz, 1:00PM, info above
  • Feb 15-19: February Break, no classes
RJ Fisher Middle School
19195 Fisher Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Mary Lonhart, Principal
Phone: 408-335-2300 | Attendance Line: 408-335-2385
Fisher Home and School Club
Heather LeRoy, President president@fisherhsc.org

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