March 24, 2021
Issue 29
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Fisher Families,

Happy Spring! I hope these bright, sunny days find you healthy and well. We are pleased to have added more 6th graders to our Roomers group these last two weeks. It is so fantastic to have students on campus.

Roomers Self-Symptom Checker: Fisher will no longer be using the Symptom Self-Checker email for our Roomer students each morning. Instead, we ask your children the pertinent questions each morning as they enter campus.  

In preparation for next year, families received an email yesterday outlining our Electives Selection process. This information can also be found on our Fisher Website via our Elective Preferences page. Please take a moment to review all the detailed information provided to you. Preference forms are due Friday, April 2nd. Please consider joining us for a Principal's Chat on Monday, 3.29.21 at 6pm or Tuesday, 3.30.21 at 8am to review our program, preview the website and answer any questions you may have.   

Principal Chat regarding Electives 
3.29.21 at 6pm or
3.30.21 at 8am 

Join Zoom Meeting

for more information about what we are offering for the next school year.

Thank you all for your continued support. We are grateful to each of you.

Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart, Principal
ONE COMMUNITY
8th GRADE BOOK PICK-UP FOR ZOOMERS
Hi 8th grade students and families, 

Book pick up for our next whole-class novel, The Outsiders, is approaching! The ELA8 team will be in the front parking lot of Fisher Middle School on Monday March 29 and Tuesday March 30 distributing novels to all Zoom students. 

Distribution is from 11am-2pm both Monday and Tuesday. Please have your school ID with you (or your student's student ID if you are a parent/guardian picking up for your child). Please also know your ELA teacher and your ELA period. 

If you miss this opportunity, there are regular library curbside pick up times on Wednesday afternoons (2-3 pm) and Friday mornings (8-9 am).

Roomer students will receive their book in class. If your student is absent please refer to the directions above (library curbside pick up).

Corey O'Bannon, Julia Gonterman, and Alana Mercer
ELA8 Teachers
FISHER FAMILY EVENT
FISHER FAMILY EVENT
Lunchbox Garden Class
with Planted Places

Date: Sunday, April 18
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Price: $25 per LunchBox Garden

Introducing our first "Lunchbox Garden" event! Registration includes 3 living organic seedlings, pots, soil and garden stakes. During the zoom call Christy Ross, President and Founder of Planted Places (and Fisher parent), will walk you through planting your seedlings, discuss growing your own food and share a few recipes for healthy eating!

Be ready to get your hands dirty and have fun!
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.
STUDENT COVID TESTING CLINICS
 Each student testing clinic is 12:30 - 3:30 at Fisher in the gym breezeway.
IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION
ATTENTION 6TH GRADER PARENTS! 
Please check your student's immunization record - Students starting 7th grade NEED:
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis (Tdap) —1 dose (Whooping cough booster usually given at 11 years+)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses (Usually given at ages 12 months and 4-6 years)
Please email documentation of vaccines to:
Fisher Health Clerk Doris Montoya @ dmontoya@lgusd.org
FISHER LIFE

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

FISHER ADVANCED DANCE AUDITIONS
FISHER STUDENTS NEEDED TO
HELP SPREAD CHEER!
FISHER REOPENING HUB

For the latest information on the Fisher Reopening, including On Ramp Dates and COVID testing,
check out our Reopening Hub.
LIBRARY CORNER
The Fisher Library is continuing to grow its collection of books in languages other than English. If you would like to donate age-appropriate (or younger) books in a language other than English (especially Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Farsi or Russian), please contact library teacher Amity Bateman at abateman@lgusd.org for more information. Thank you!

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. 


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 

Is your student interested in joining a Club? There are so many clubs to choose from! ​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.

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 24: School Advisory Council Meeting, 5:30PM, via teleconference
  • Mar 26: End of Quarter 3
  • Mar 29: 8th Grade ELA book pick-up for Zoomers, Fisher, 11:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Mar 29: Principal Chat on Fisher Electives, 6:00PM via teleconference
  • Mar 29 - April 2: Give-a-Gram Event to help hospitalized kids, info above
  • Mar 30: Principal Chat on Fisher Electives, 8:00AM via teleconference
  • Mar 30: 8th Grade ELA book pick-up for Zoomers, Fisher, 11:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Mar 31: One Community Donation Deadline! Donate via this link
  • April 5-9: Spring Recess, no classes
  • April 9: Advanced Dance Audition videos due, 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.

The Fisher Flyer is written exclusively to provide the Fisher Community with school information. Articles, information, calendars, etc., may not be duplicated or re-printed in any manner without the permission of the Fisher Home and School Club or the RJ Fisher Middle School administration.