April 14, 2021
Issue 31
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Fisher Families,

Thank you all so very much for your support and patience over the last two weeks. I recognize that the continued changes are sometimes hard to navigate and are cause for concern. Please know that we are working diligently to address every detail and concern and our primary focus is our students. 

I hope you can join me for tonight’s Principal Chat at 6pm to review our new schedule that starts on April 19, 2021.  

Mary Lonhart is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: New Fisher Schedule Principal Chat 
Time: Apr 14, 2021 06:00 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting

We are looking forward to more students joining us in the coming weeks!

Thank you again. Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart
Principal 
NEW SCHEDULE BEGINS APRIL 19TH!
IMPORTANT FISHER DATES
Monday, April 19th: 
On Ramp for Cohort B students* (new and existing Roomers) and NEW SCHEDULE (gates open at 8:15am)

Monday, April 26th:
On Ramp for Cohort A students* (new and existing Roomers) 

Monday, May 3rd: 
Combine Cohorts A + B = All Roomers come to school!!  

*1st period teachers will be sending emails on the Thursday before the On Ramp dates with gate entrance information, classroom assignments and more.

Please see the end of this newsletter for a full calendar of what is coming up!
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!
EARTH WEEK CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES
APRIL 19 -23
E-WASTE COLLECTION DRIVE
Fisher will have a collection box outside on the Nino Avenue loop during school hours for the whole week. Items Accepted - Computers & their peripherals, Laptops, Hard drives, DVD players, VCRs, IT Equip, Computer Monitors (LCD), Printers, LED & Plasma TVs, Servers, Cell phones, Scanners, Copy & Fax Machines, Radios, Telephones, Stereo Equip, Server Switches. Anything not on the list is not accepted, so please don’t bring in.   

SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER
The Santa Clara Valley Water team will be providing two zoom presentations to the 6th graders that include hands on activities: Wednesday, April 14th at 8:30AM and Friday, April 16th at 9:45AM.

LIBRARY FOCUS ON EARTH PROGRAMS
The Fisher library is promoting and offering books that focus on the environment. Please check in with our librarian to see what is available.

FISHER STUDENT VIDEOS
The Fisher Announcement Team will be showing short videos made by students starting tomorrow until Earth day (April 22nd).

DAILY EARTH WEEK ACTIVITIES
Each day will focus on a specific way that Fisher students can make a difference in helping the environment.

  • Meatless Monday: Students will try to have one meal or whole day without meat. The school Grab n Go lunch will be veggie too!

  • Trash Free Tuesday: Students will all bring trash free snacks and think about the same for all their meals that day. This means no disposable wrappers, no Ziploc bags, no straws, and no juice boxes. Items for composting are permitted. Rinsed milk cartons are recyclable! TOTALLY TRASH FREE. Think about all the ways that you can RECYCLE, REUSE, REDUCE.

  • Walk & Roll Wednesday: On this day students are encouraged to walk, ride or roll to somewhere rather than using the car. Courtesy of Safe Routes to School, there will be a Scavenger Hunt that you can do or you could do a neighbourhood trash collection.

  • Turn-Off Thursday: On this day kids are encouraged to use less water and electricity. By turning off your tap while brushing your teeth, having shorter showers or watering the garden in the early morning or evening you can save water. Turning off lights and unplugging appliances, reducing the use of heating or air conditioning reduces electricity.

  • Freaky Friday: On this day students and staff can wear green and BE green for the final day of Earth Week. Show your support for the planet and the ways that we can all make a difference!

Important information, videos, facts, and activities about how these small changes can impact the earth can be found on the Van Meter HSC website.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS' DAY
APRIL 21st, 2021
STUDENT COVID TESTING CLINICS
On-Ramp Testing will take place for all students in the District who will be joining in-person programming and Fisher Cohort B students
April 15 and 16 from 12:00-3:00 PM
at Fisher in the gym breezeway.
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 ELECTIVES FOR THE
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Your child’s Elective Preferences form was due April 2, 2021. If you completed this Preference form already, thank you! However, many are still missing. The link to the Electives page is below. It contains descriptions of our Electives, the registration forms and a Help link. 


Registration will close on Friday, April 16, 2021. For those students without an Elective Preference completed, we will select your child’s elective preference for the 2021-2022 school year.
FISHER STUDENTS NEEDED TO
HELP SPREAD CHEER!
FISHER LIFE
Our new Fisher Spirit Webstore is up and running! It will be open now through April 30th. 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! This is our last run of the year, so order now!

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!

SUMMER THEATER OPPORTUNITY
LG REC SPORTS
Los Gatos Recreation Department is offering a new set of after-school programs. The links and sports are listed below. These programs fill fast!  

Monday/Thursday after school
 
Tuesday/Friday after school
 
Monday/Tuesday after school
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 REOPENING HUB

For the latest information on the Fisher Reopening, including On Ramp Dates and COVID testing,
check out our Reopening Hub.
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.
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
  • April 14: Principal Chat, 6:00PM, via zoom
  • April 15: Covid Testing for in-person and Cohort B Students, 12:00 - 3:00PM
  • April 16: Covid Testing for in-person and Cohort B Students, 12:00 - 3:00PM
  • April 16: Electives Catalog for 2021-22 students preferences closes, info above
  • April 18: Planted Places Earth Day Event, 4:00PM, register here
  • April 19: New schedule begins
  • April 19: On Ramp for Cohort B students (new and existing Roomers), gates open at 8:15AM
  • April 21: Administrative Professionals' Day
  • April 26: On Ramp for Cohort A students (new and existing Roomers)
  • April 28: School Advisory Council Meeting, 5:30PM, via teleconference
  • May 3: Combine Cohorts A + B = All Roomers come to school
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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