March 31, 2021
Issue 30
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Fisher Families,

Thank you for your continued support and patience during these ever-changing days. We appreciate each of you as we move into Spring.  

Our Fisher On Ramp survey letter will be sent to families on Friday, 4.2.21. All families, whether your student is already a Roomer or not, are encouraged to complete the survey provided.  

I hope you were able to join us for one of our Principal Chats regarding Electives for the 2021-2022 school year. If not, all the needed information and the registration form for Electives is located on our website: Electives Catalog 

Families also received an email last week outlining our Electives Selection process. That email can also be found here: Electives Choice Parent Letter. Please take a moment to review all the detailed information provided to you. Preference forms are due April 2nd. 

With the first days of April upon us and Spring break just around the corner, I wish you all well. I hope our Spring break provides some much needed downtime, fresh air and sunshine, without screentime, for everyone!

Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart
Principal 
LAST CHANCE TO DONATE!
There is a lot at stake if we do not reach our goals. See what Fisher could lose.

Critical people and things that make our school great are at risk:
·      Music, dance, and STEAM teachers and course offerings
·      Science laboratory supplies
·      Supplemental workbooks and Chromebooks (for when your student's breaks!)

We need your participation, at what level works for your family.
If you haven't had a chance this school year, please consider donating today.
JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL
EARTH DAY 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!
ATTENTION 8th GRADE FAMILIES
FISHER AFTER-SCHOOL ATHLETICS PROGRAM
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
The West Valley Athletic League is postponing after school sports until the 2021-2022 school year. Due to the various school district return dates and some schools staying remote for the remainder of the school year, it is not equitable to restart our programs at this time. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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
 All student testing clinics are held from
12:30-3:30 at Fisher in the gym breezeway.
IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION
STUDENTS ENTERING 7th GRADE NEED
THE FOLLOWING IMMUNIZATIONS:

  • Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis booster) 1 dose
  • Varicella ( Chicken Pox ) 2 doses

Please send documentation of vaccines to our Fisher Health Clerk Doris Montoya @ dmontoya@lgusd.org.
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. 


FISHER LIFE

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

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 31: One Community Donation Deadline! Donate via this link
  • April 1: Special Board Meeting, 4:00OPM, via teleconference
  • April 5-9: Spring Recess, no classes
  • April 9: Advanced Dance Audition videos due, info above
  • April 18: Planted Places Earth Day Event, 4:00PM, register here
  • April 28: School Advisory Council Meeting, 5:30PM, via teleconference
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.