March 10, 2021
Issue 27
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Fisher Families,

We have officially completed our fourth 1st day of school! All of our Roomers are now on campus for their respective cohort weeks. This has been a team effort, and I am grateful for every member of our team: Hybrid Aides, Assistant Principals, Teachers, Custodial Staff, Food Services, District Office Staff, Fisher Office Staff, Instructional Aides, our Tech Team, and of course, our Students and Parents/Guardians. We could not have done this without the efforts of all of these people. Thank you! 

On Ramps: On Ramps are your opportunity to add your student to our on-campus instructional program. For your child to be included, you must respond to the appropriate Google form when they are sent.  

For those 6th grade parents that have ALREADY responded to our Google form a few weeks ago, the On Ramps dates are:  
3/15 6th grade B
3/22 6th grade A 

Our next On Ramps, for all grades are: 
4/19 All Grades Cohort B*
4/26 All Grades Cohort A*

A Google form and email will be sent to you at the end of March for your completion for the April On Ramp dates. The form will also be included in the Fisher Flyer. You must respond to that inquiry for your child to be included on their respective On Ramp date. 


Believe it or not, we are already planning for next year! We are excited to look ahead to the 21.22 school year. Please note the important date: 

3/29, Electives Selection Week 

Prior to March 29th, you will receive information about the electives offered for the 21.22 school year. Additional information will also be posted on the Fisher website. This information is not yet available, but I wanted you to know the date for your planning purposes.  

Thank you for your attention to all these important matters. I appreciate your continued support!

Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart
Principal
COVID TESTING DATES
SELF SYMPTOM CHECK
SELF SYMPTOM MORNING EMAIL CHECK NO LONGER REQUIRED!! 

In an effort to streamline our morning processes, we will be asking students the “Self Symptom Check” questions when they arrive at their gate each morning. Please continue to be vigilant in checking with your child daily about their health, and please keep your child at home if they are exhibiting ANY of the COVID-19 virus symptoms.  

Please remember, if your child exhibits any of the following symptoms, they must remain at home: fever 99.5 or higher, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or loss of taste or smell.
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

SAVE THE DATE!
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Friday, March 26th
Adult wine tasting event with Enoteca la Storia!

Join Co-Owner/Advanced Sommelier Mike Guerra and Wine Buyer/Certified Somm Nick Dazzi of Enoteca la Storia for a Virtual Tour of Italy.

From the far North of Italy to the famous Tuscan region of Chianti, you will explore some of the best of what Italy has to offer. Mike and Nick will explain how we taste and assess wines, share stories of their travels to the wineries in Italy, and answer your burning wine questions.

Each purchase includes a Tasting Kit of four 4oz pours of the wines we will cover, enough for 2 people to enjoy the virtual event.

Registration closes
Wednesday, March 17th.


Note: Tasting Kit pick- ups will be available at Enoteca la Storia on Thursday 3/25 from 12-7PM and Friday 3/26 from 12-5PM.
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. More information and registration coming soon!
LIBRARY CORNER
It's Your Lucky Day! If you are ready to follow the rainbow to find the perfect book inside your pot of gold, visit the Fisher Library website to be matched with a lucky library book surprise. You can pick up your match at curbside delivery, or if you're part of an on-campus cohort, we'll deliver it to your classroom!

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 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-Communications Chair
Create the weekly Fisher Flyer and additional mass communications!

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.
LG REC BASKETBALL
LG Rec Basketball Clinic Sign-ups Now Open! 

FISHER LIFE
Our new Fisher Spirit Webstore is now up and running! It will be open March 1-15 and April 1-15. All orders will be shipped directly to your home from our amazing vendors. You can get hoodies, flannel pjs, hats, caps, and more. And, of course, there are always Fisher t-shirts!

For more information and to shop, please visit our webstore @ Fisher Webstore

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

TEEN TALK MIDDLE SCHOOL
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.
COMMUNITY SPONSOR HIGHLIGHT
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 
FISHER REOPENING HUB

For the latest information on the Fisher Reopening, including On Ramp Dates and COVID testing, check out our website at Reopening Hub.
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.
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
  • Mar 10: Rising 7th & Rising 8th Grade Parent Math Zoom Meeting, 5:00PM
  • Mar 11: Regular Board Meeting, 4:00PM, via teleconference
  • Mar 15: 6th Grade Cohort B, On Ramp, Gate Checks @ 8:15AM
  • Mar 15: Teen Talk Middle School Curriculum, 5:30 PM
  • Mar 22: 6th Grade Cohort A, On Ramp, Gate Checks @ 8:15AM
  • Mar 24: School Advisory Council Meeting, 5:30PM, via teleconference
  • Mar 26: End of Quarter 3
  • Mar 26: Fisher HSC Adult event with Enoteca, info & registration above
  • April 5-9: Spring Recess, 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

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

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