February 3, 2021
Issue 23
Dear Families,

Wow! It is February already! This year, in some ways, has gone by so quickly and in others, somewhat slowly. I hope the start of this new month finds you healthy and well.

We are pleased to report that our first week with 6th grade Roomers has gone quite well. It was fantastic to see the bright, shiny faces of our youngest students and to feel their energy on campus. Our teachers and staff worked tirelessly to ensure a safe and smooth start to this unique educational setting. Thank you to all of those that supported our efforts in this.

Thank you all for your continued support! We are truly grateful.

Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart
Daily Symptom Self-Check Email

Each day that your child physically reports to Fisher campus, please complete the Symptom Self check form you receive daily in your email. The first email is sent at 6:30am with a follow up email sent at 7:30am.   

This is one of our COVID-19 safety protocols, required for a student to be on campus.

The message will come from msg@lgusd.org. It is a quick, 5 question yes/no form. If you are not receiving this daily Self-Symptom check email, please contact the school office.  

Students will not be allowed on campus without the Self-Symptom check has not been completed.   
Coming Late/Leaving Early/Appointments

Please do your very best to schedule all appointments after 3pm. When students arrive late or need to leave early due to appointments, it can compromise our safety protocol plan.
Grab-n-Go Lunches

As your child leaves campus each day, they are welcome to grab a lunch to go, at no cost. These lunches are near the gate where they entered campus.

  • Grab-n-Go lunches will be available for all students at each campus exit gate Monday-Friday 10:55-11:15. The tables are marked by menu item and students can grab a breakfast snack/lunch to eat at home. These meals are complementary for all students. 
  • Complementary meals are also available for drive through pick up at Fisher. The hours have changed slightly and will be open from 11:30-1:00 daily Monday-Friday.
  • For any special dietary needs, please contact Lupe Pena directly at lpena@lgusd.org.
  • Menu and meal schedule will be published weekly on Wednesdays so that you may plan ahead.
Fisher Families Save the Date! 
Something for Everyone!

Sunday, February 28th
CraftBox instructor guided art activity creating a personalized art canvas. All paints and materials will be provided to registrants. More information and registration information will be provided in next week's Fisher Flyer.
Friday, March 26th
Adult event with Enoteca la Storia wine tasting and 2 Sommeliers. The event will include tastings of 4 different wines.
Sunday, April 18th
Event with Planted Places offering a session called "Lunchbox Garden" which will include: 3 living organic seedlings, pots, soil, and garden stakes. We will also discuss growing your own food and a few recipes.
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. 

The Fisher Home & School Club wants to thank this week's
Community Sponsor for their generosity.

It's not too late to become a Community Sponsor!
For more information, check the Community Sponsor information page.

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

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.

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 
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. 
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
  • Feb 8: Reopening for 6th Grade Cohort B
  • Feb 8: Positive Parenting Presentation, 7:00PM, info above
  • Feb 10: Virtual Author Visit with Melissa De La Cruz, 1:00PM, info above
  • Feb 15-19: February Break, no classes
  • Feb 28: CraftBox art event, info above
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

Contact and make submissions to the Fisher Flyer editor at communications@fisherhsc.org

The Fisher Flyer is approved by Principal Mary Lonhart and the H&SC Board
to provide pertinent information weekly to the Fisher community.

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