February 24, 2021
Issue 24
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Fisher Families,

I hope you all had a lovely Winter Break. It seemed to fly by as we make all kinds of preparations for our students in the next few weeks.  

We are excited to be offering our first 6th Grade On-Ramp, to those students who are not yet on campus with us. Please see the notes below.  

Also very exciting, we are able to welcome back our 7th and 8th graders starting Wednesday, March 3. Please see the specific information below.  

We realize that the situation seems to change daily and we appreciate your flexibility and cooperation. Please know we are working diligently to provide the best possible education for your students in these very different times. 

Thank you. Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart
Principal        
6th GRADE ZOOMER FAMILIES
Does your student want to become a Roomer?
Please be on the lookout for an email from your child’s first period teacher. It includes information and a link to add your child to our Roomer groups, starting March 15 (Cohort B) and March 22 (Cohort A).  

The link for this Google Form is also here: 6th Grade Opt In Form, DUE MARCH 1, 9AM 
7th AND 8th GRADE ROOMERS!!!
WELCOME BACK! 

We are so excited to welcome back our 7th and 8th grade Roomer students. Your child’s 5th period teacher will be sending out an email by the end of the week with your child’s gate assignment and a few other details.  

Join us for a Principal Chat, to ask questions, learn more and be ready for your child to join us!
Monday, March 1, at 5pm
Mary Lonhart is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

START DATES: 
Wednesday, March 3: Cohort B
Monday, March 8: Cohort A
 
Tentative On Ramp Dates for 7th and 8th grade:
Cohort B: Monday, April 19th
Cohort A: Monday, April 26th
*more information to follow later*
SAVE THE DATE!
NEW Roomer COVID Testing Dates
These testing dates are for NEW students (7-8 initial return, on-ramp K-6). 
These are NOT for the whole campus roomers. 
6th GRADE GOOGLE CHAT/TEXT THREAD
Dear Families,
We are well aware of the inappropriate thread that was being shared by our 6th graders. We are working with the students and families involved. We are also working to limit access to these platforms.  
MATH PLACEMENT MEETING
FOR RETURNING FISHER STUDENTS
Join us for a Zoom meeting to discuss math placement testing for returning Fisher students next year.
Wednesday, March 10
5:00 PM
YEARBOOK SALES END MARCH 1st!
Hi Fisher Families, 

To say this year has been crazy is an understatement. That being said, it was one of the most historic years that we have all lived through, so don't miss out on purchasing this year's yearbook. 

This yearbook documents everything your students faced this year, and highlights their grit! It is also the first yearbook in RJF history that is made up of student submissions. It was literally a book made by and for the student body. I promise, this book captures the essence of the 20-21 school year and is something that you and your student will want to look back on in years to come.

The last day to purchase the yearbook is March 1st, so don't miss out! 


FISHER LIFE
RAFFLE PRIZES
THE FEBRUARY RAFFLE PRIZES CLOSE ON FRIDAY!

If you are interested in ...
$10 Amazon gift card
Pie delivered by Fisher Administration
Movie Kit
New Chromebook Case
Fun Fuzzy socks
1 week free work out pass
Then check out the February Raffle!

You can find it on 5 Star where two points = one raffle ticket. If you don’t know how to exchange your points for raffle tickets, check out the video in Fisher Life! 

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

VIRTUAL CRAFT SESSION WITH CRAFTBOX!
FEBRUARY 28TH, 4:00 - 6:00PM
Spots still open for your chance to create a Masterpiece!

Siblings and friends outside Fisher are welcome to join in the fun, too!

Grab a friend or two and join us February 28th for a fun afternoon of painting through a zoom art class hosted by CraftBox! This is a fun way to spend time "with friends" and support CraftBox, one of our treasured local Los Gatos businesses. 

For additional information and to sign up, please visit our registration page.
SAVE THE DATE!
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
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.
FISHER HOME & SCHOOL CLUB BOARD NEEDS YOU!
 Join the 2021-22 Fisher Home & School Club Board!

We are looking for fabulous parents to join our Fisher HSC Board in the following roles:

President-Elect
Sit back, watch, listen, and learn the ropes. You’ll be the Board President 2022-2023!

Co -Treasurers
Own the spreadsheets and track income from events and expenses!

Co-Fundraising Chairs
Lead our fundraising efforts to bring supplies and resources for our teachers and our students!

Co-Community Chairs
Organize Volunteers and staff appreciation events!

Student Enrichment Chairs
Coordinate with student programs, including the Play, the Student Leadership Group, and the 8th Grade Graduation

Parliamentarian
Recruit next year’s Board members!

Check out this LINK for more information about each position.

And, please contact Heather Ramírez at parliamentarian@fisherhsc.org to get more information about how to join the HS&C Board next year.
TEEN TALK MIDDLE SCHOOL
LIBRARY CORNER
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. 


Want to know what Fisher students are reading? Check out our student book recommendations. Featured readers this month are Bea, Lakshya and Zoe. 
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
  • Feb 26: Fisher Life Raffle Prize Entry Ends, info above
  • Feb 28: CraftBox art event, info above, register via this link
  • Mar 1, 9:00AM: 6th Grader Zoomers Opting into Roomers FORM DUE
  • Mar 1, 5:00PM: Principal Chat for 7th and 8th Graders returning to in-person schooling, information above, join via Zoom
  • Mar 1: Yearbook purchase deadline, purchase via this link
  • Mar 3: Cohort B ONLY 7th & 8th Grade Roomers 1st day @ school
  • Mar 8: Cohort A ONLY 7th & 8th Grade Roomers 1st day @ school
  • Mar 10, 5:00PM: Math Placement Testing Meeting via Zoom
  • Mar 15: Teen Talk Middle School Curriculum, 5:30 PM, 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

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