April 28, 2021
Issue 33
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Fisher Families, 

What a lovely week it has been as we have welcomed some new Roomers to campus this week. We are especially excited to combine our groups on Monday, May 3rd and get one step closer to “normal school.” We also look forward to offering our students the opportunity to “Stay for Lunch” on their respective day.

Beginning May 10th, we welcome your student to stay for lunch! There is no formal RSVP needed, just be sure to discuss your pick up/getting home plans with your child for that day. Students who are not staying for an afternoon elective are dismissed from lunch at 12:45pm. Please see the schedule below: 

Mondays=8th
Tuesdays=7th
Thursdays=6th 

Please be sure to review the very important information about the upcoming CAASPP testing. It is included elsewhere in this Flyer. 

I hope you are all enjoying this lovely Spring weather. Thank you for your continued support!

Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart, Principal
CAASPP TESTING NOTICE







Dear Parent/Guardian:

Each year, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). 

This year, your child will take the following test(s):

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades six through eight.

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are online tests that measure what your student knows and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support needed to be successful in school. 
 
Fisher Middle School will be testing Roomers on Thursday, May 13th and Friday, May 14th from 8:30-12:05 in their first period classrooms with their first period teachers.
 
Zoomers have the opportunity to join us at 11:15-3:00 PM on Thursday, May 13th and Friday, May 14th with an RSVP. The survey was sent to Zoom parents yesterday, April 27th.

You are an important part of your child’s education. To help your child get ready for the test you can:
  • Talk about the test with your child. Make sure they are not scared or anxious.
  • Tell your child that you and their teacher have high expectations and are both there to help, every step of the way.
  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast before testing.

To learn more about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, go to the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.
You also can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal at http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html.

If you have questions, please contact Assistant Principal, Clare Vickers, at Cvickers@lgusd.org.

Most sincerely,

Mary Lonhart
Principal
TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
We would like to remind you of the Student Internet Use Contract that is agreed to by families each school year. It is very important that students follow these guidelines when utilizing Internet resources to help keep students safe and focused on school activities. Please review the Student Internet Use Contract to help build clarity about the expected student behaviors while on the Internet.
 
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Thank you.
Mary Lonhart
FISHER REOPENING HUB

For the latest information on the Fisher Reopening, including On Ramp Dates and COVID testing,
check out our Reopening Hub.
SPECIAL EARTH WEEK THANK YOU
April 22nd was Earth Day and our schools put on some amazing programs through out the week to help our students (and parents!) understand the value of taking small steps to protect our planet and how all of us can be involved.

We are particularly proud of our district wide E-Waste Collection Drive - it was a huge success! Fisher was the drop site for all schools and our community did a fantastic job collecting items and turning them in for disposal. We have a couple of photos from one of the pick-up days, but before you look at those, we want to send out a special thanks to the group below for the tremendous work they did for this E-Waste Collection Drive and all of the Earth Week activities.
Pam Bond
Jess Williams
Jamie Fumia
Avery Kaufman
Szlvia Decoin
Kathleen Willey
Jennifer Shapiro
Adrienne Cox
Emma Garner
Becky Tanner
Rachel Gyves
Katie Vieceli
PARENT CONVERSATIONS
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
8th GRADE GRADUATION
TEEN TALK MIDDLE SCHOOL NOTICE
Attention 7th and 8th Grade Families!

Teen Talk Middle School, curriculum to address the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA), began or is beginning this week in your student’s science class. An email about this was sent to all 8th grade families on Monday 4/12 and to 7th-grade families on Wednesday 4/14. Should you have any questions about the curriculum, please contact your student’s science teacher or Arcia Dorosti - Curriculum Director for LGUSD (adorosti@lgusd.org).
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 Chair
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.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
FISHER LIFE

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

LGYT THEATER OPPORTUNITY
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. 


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 28: School Advisory Council Meeting, 5:30PM, via teleconference
  • April 29: Parent Conversations in SEL, 5:30-6:30, info above
  • May 3: Combine Cohorts A + B = All Roomers come to school
  • May 6: Parent Conversation in SEL, 5:30-6:30, info above
  • May 13 and 14: CAASPP testing for Roomers, 8:30AM-12:05PM, info above
  • May 13 and 14: CAASPP testing for Zoomers with RSVP only, 11:15AM-3:00PM, info above
  • May 13: Parent Conversation in SEL, 5:30-6:30, info above
  • May 19: School Advisory Council Meeting, 5:30PM, via teleconference
  • May 20: Parent Conversation in SEL, 5:30-6:30, info above
RJ Fisher Midle 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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