May 26, 2021
Issue 37
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Fisher Families,

We are excited to honor Mrs. Jenny Anderson!!! As one of our stellar music teachers and the department chairperson, Mrs. Anderson has been named the recipient of the Gilbert T. Freitas Annual Memorial Award for Achievement in Music Education from California Music Educators Association (CMEA) - Bay Section for 2021. We are so proud of her and our Fisher Music Program. Congratulations Mrs. Anderson!!!

With the last week of school upon us, please note the schedule changes. With the exception of those students that remain on campus for an afternoon elective, students should return home for lunch: 
It is hard to believe that we are headed into our last week of the 20.21 school year! We are so excited to be planning for a FULL RETURN next year, with our robust schedule full of electives, sports and all! 

Take care and thank you for your continued support.

Mary Lonhart
Principal
IMPORTANT INFO ON HOW TO RETURN YOUR BOOKS AND MATERIALS TO FISHER
Please review the information below regarding the return of your student's materials. This is very important so that Fisher can do a proper inventory and get ready for next year!

Returning School-Owned Textbooks, Chromebooks and Library Books
We will be collecting school-owned materials during the last two weeks of school through students' classrooms. 

Textbooks
  • On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 26-28, we will collect all Algebra, Geometry, French and Spanish textbooks, and all English novels. Students should bring these to their classrooms on the day those classes meet. 
  • On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 1-3, we will collect all History textbooks. Students should bring those books to their history classrooms on the day that class meets. 
  • Library books and any other materials can also be returned to the drop box outside the Fisher Library any time students are on campus. 

Chromebook Loaners
  • On Wednesday, June 2nd, on-campus students who have borrowed Chromebooks from Fisher will return them in their classrooms.  Please return the Chromebook charger if you borrowed one.
  • 8th graders who would like to donate their Chromebook for reuse can do so at this time.

Returning Materials for Zoomers 
Zoomer students may return textbooks, Chromebooks and any other school-owned materials on Wednesday, June 2nd from 12 pm to 4 pm in front of the Fisher main office. 
 
Chromebook Donations
Fisher collects and repurposes old Chromebooks that students are no longer using. Some donations will be used on Fisher's campus and some will be donated to underserved schools in need of working devices. Graduating 8th graders who want to donate their Chromebooks can turn them in using the schedule listed above.

SPECIAL NOTE for Zoomers!
Wednesday textbook drop off will also include many items to hand out, including:
  • Diplomas (8th graders!!!!)
  • Yearbooks
  • School photos
  • Art work
  • Ceramic masks from Van Meter
  • Raffle prizes
  • Science notebooks
  • And more!
Please have your student provide their name during drop off and they will be told if they have additional items to collect. If your student cannot come, have a friend collect these items for them.

For all students, please note that any items listed above that are not collected will be disposed of on the last day of school. While we would love to keep everyone's belongings, we do not have the space designated to make this happen. In other words, please make an effort to pick up these important items!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
CALLING ALL PARENTS OF 6th AND 7th GRADERS TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE FISHER 8th GRADE GRADUATION!

Help us out with this celebration and you can have a preview of what is coming for your student. We are so lucky to be able to hold this ceremony and we need your help to make sure that it is safe and enjoyable for all!

Please note that 8th grade parents cannot apply as we want you to enjoy this special event.

When: Thursday, June 3rd
Times: Many shifts available for different positions between 2:30 - 6:45
Where: Los Gatos High School Football Field Stadium

Use our LINK below to sign up!
AND MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
Looking for help as we return to full in-session classes next fall!

We would appreciate help from Parent Volunteers to organize, prepare, and sell our PE materials for the 2021-22 school year (in person education requires the Fisher PE uniform). There is a range of shifts on August 10th-11th and August 16th-20th. Please visit the link below to help us get these PE items out to our students.
8th GRADE GRADUATION INFORMATION
8TH GRADE GRADUATION IS HAPPENING!

Who: Our 8th grade graduates and 4 guests per graduate
When: Thursday, June 3 from 5-6pm
Where: Los Gatos High School Football Stadium 
What: To celebrate and honor our 8th grade students 

Please check our website for regular announcements regarding our ceremony:


An important reminder: Please agree upon a family meeting spot OUTSIDE of the stadium for after the ceremony. Students will be formally exiting the stadium at the close of the ceremony and will not be allowed back inside.  
8th GRADE GRADUATION CELEBRATION SIGNS
Celebrate Your 8th Grade Graduate with a Special Yard Sign!

We are offering the opportunity to celebrate our Fisher 8th Grade Graduates with yard signs. Our first batch of 100 signs sold out! We now have a second batch, but only a few left. If you would like a sign, please use the link below to order.

The cost is $20 per sign and you will also receive a stand to place the sign in your yard.

Please note that we are not offering these signs for profit and we are supporting a local business for the purchase.

This is meant to be an inclusive celebration, so if this is not in your budget right now, please reach out to Principal Mary Lonhart at mlonhart@lgusd.org.
GRADUATING WITH YOUR CHROMEBOOK
8th grade Chromebooks will be de-provisioned (unenrolled from LUGSD management) at 3 pm on June 3rd. Students will still have access to LGUSD email and Google Drive account until June 18th. Please plan to transfer any of your school files by that date. 
For 8th graders attending Summer School, Chromebooks will be de-provisioned on July 2nd and accounts will remain active until July 16th. Please contact chromebooks@lgusd.org with any questions.
CHROMEBOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
Parents who need to purchase an LGUSD-provisioned Chromebook for their child can do so through our partner vendor, Central Computers. After some COVID-related supply chain hiccups, they have plenty in stock for families who weren't able to purchase earlier this year. Purchase, loaner, and repair information can be found on our website. As a reminder, all Fisher students should be using an LGUSD-provisioned Chromebook. Contact chromebooks@lgusd.org with any questions. 
FISHER MUSIC BOOSTERS
Congratulations!
Our Fisher Music Department would like to congratulate Mrs. Anderson who recently received the Gilbert T. Freitas Memorial Award for her Achievement in Music Education. What an accomplishment and we couldn’t be prouder!

Instrument drop-off
  • If your Fisher student used a District instrument this year we will collect them on the dates below. We will collect instruments, stands, and any music folders from this year. 
  • Friday, May 28th 2:15-3:30pm (Collection at Fisher Middle School's Roberts Rd. side of campus at the drive thru)
  • Thursday June 3rd 1-2pm (Collection at Fisher Middle School's Roberts Rd. side of campus at the drive thru)

Volunteer opportunity
  • If you can spare an hour or two, Music Boosters needs help tagging our District instruments and logging them in our inventory on Monday, June 7th from:
  • 10am-11am
  • 11am-12pm
  • 12pm-1pm
  • 1pm-2pm
If you are available to help with one of these shifts above, please email adrianna@backyardeffects.com.
  • We are looking for volunteers for next year’s board. Our most urgent positions are Secretary and Treasurer. You can email adrianna@backyardeffects.com if you are interested.

Concert
  • On Tuesday June 1st at 7pm the music department will hold an end of year virtual concert for all ensembles (choir, orchestra and band). Please sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the concert. It will be live streamed from the Los Gatos Music YouTube channel. (*SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!) This concert will feature the following classes:
  • Open Strings, Intermediate Orchestra and Advanced Orchestra
  • Open Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band
  • Open Choir, Mixed Choir, and Treble Choir

A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Krijnen and Mr. Miller for sacrificing so much of their time to make these virtual concerts possible. 
FISHER LIFE

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

LIBRARY CORNER
Summer Reading with the Fisher Library

Current 6th and 7th graders (who are returning to Fisher next year): You are invited to participate in the Fisher Library's Summer Reading program. Students can earn Spirit Points in all sorts of ways, but all you really have to do is read! 

Summer Reading participants may request up to 10 books from the Fisher Library to check out for the summer. We'll deliver them to your classroom if you're here on campus, or we'll have them available to pick up on the last week of school. Books will be due back on the first day of school, and we'll celebrate with a party and a raffle for all Summer Reading participants. Of course you can also read books from the public library, a local bookstore, or your own TBR pile. 

Sign up here or visit the Fisher Library website to learn more. Contact Ms. Bateman at abateman@lgusd.org with any questions. Happy reading!

Special Note:
All library materials not checked out for the Summer Reading Program must be returned by Friday, May 21st. Books can be returned at curbside drop-off on Wednesdays from 2-3pm and Fridays from 8-9 am outside the Fisher main office, or in the drop box in front of the library whenever students are on campus.

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 

Reopening Hub: For the latest information on the Fisher Reopening, including On Ramp Dates and COVID testing, check out our Reopening Hub.

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
  • May 31: Memorial Day, no classes
  • June 1: Fisher Music Concert, 7:00PM, via our YouTube channel, info above
  • June 3: Last day of school!
  • June 3: Fisher 8th Grade Graduation, LGHS Football Field, 5:00PM
  • June 4: Summer break!
  • August 12: School is back in session!!
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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