November 18, 2020
Issue 15
Dear Fisher Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you and yours well. As we look ahead to Thanksgiving, there are so many things to be thankful for: our health, our family, good friends and so much more. I hope each of you has some time to reflect on all the things for which you are thankful.

As the COVID climate changes yet again, I encourage you to listen in to the November 19, Thursday, LGUSD Board Meeting at 6:30pm. The plans for January will be reviewed and the current Purple Tier designation will be discussed.  

Thank you for your continued support and patience. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Take care and stay well.

Mary Lonhart
LGUSD is inviting the community to join in the conversation about equity, inclusion and race led by our Equity Action Team and Epoch Education.

The first session is December 2, 2020 from 5:30pm-6:30pm.
Please complete the form to receive a link to the discussions and updates from the Equity Action Team. If you have questions, please reach out to Arcia Dorosti at or Karen Briones at

Yours in Education,
LGUSD Equity Action Team

WHAT: The 7th-grade science team is hosting a Show and Tell the week of Monday 12/14-Thursday 12/17

WHO: Fisher Community members who are in the science, tech, engineering or medical fields OR people who have been affected by these fields.

To find out more, complete the following Google form using the QR code or email Vanessa Nabokov-
Congratulations to Medha S., Amiya S., Kiara Z., and Cadence N. on being accepted into the California All-State Junior High Honor Choir. This prestigious group is made up of 120 of the top singers in grades six through nine in California. The honor groups traditionally come together to rehearse and perform at the All-State Music Educators Conference in the spring. However, this year will all be done virtually.

Unlike the high school counterpart, the Junior High division has no local honor choir. In high school students are able to audition for Regional, Northern/Southern, and All-State. 

In order to audition, students had to record themselves singing the assigned audition materials that consisted of scales, arpeggios, and an acappella (without backing track) selection. These audio recordings were then sent off to be judged by a blind panel where the best of the best were selected.

Congratulations! We know you are going to represent Fisher well!
If you have not had a chance to participate in our photos days, please come tomorrow, November 19, between 11:00AM and 4:00PM. It is imperative that your child participate in this important event to be included in the yearbook and to receive their 20.21 student ID card.  

This is a drive-thru, picture day plan. Parents will drive through the Fisher parking lot and follow the signs for this touchless event.  Order Pictures on line! Our Picture Day ID is EVTRB6FCP order at this link.
Preparing our Children for Tomorrow’s Headlines
Brought to you by Parenting Continuum

A workshop for parents and guardians of Elementary to Middle School children
Free- Thanks to your One Community LG donations

Date: Thursday, December 15th 2020
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: On-line via this zoom link

A global pandemic, wildfires, political elections, and school re-opening are just a few hot topics in the headlines today. Hearing and engaging in the conversations around these things can have us all feeling a little anxious. Are you prepared to effectively talk with your family about these current news events? 

Parenting Continuum is hosting a 90-minute workshop with Common Sense Education and Project Cornerstone on tips and techniques to prepare our children for tomorrow's headlines. You will leave this highly interactive session with:

  • Strategies for better communication with your family using the research-based Developmental Assets framework to help children and teens gain skills needed to make good choices, take responsibility and become independent and fulfilled adults. (For more information on the Developmental Assets framework, go to:
  • Tips and techniques for navigating potentially sensitive topics with elementary and middle school children in a complex media environment
  • Greater confidence as a parent or guardian to acquire healthy mind habits and digital citizenship- how to use technology in a safe, responsible and effective way

Come to this session to ready yourself as a parent/guardian, improve your family relationships & dynamics, and help create a calm and supportive home environment where children can become their best.

Register for this on-line zoom event now using this link:

As a result of equipment challenges, some students did not receive their ID cards on our first picture day. If your child was affected by this, please come by on Thursday, 11.19.20, between 11am-4pm, to pick up your student’s ID card. Thanks! Sorry for the inconvenience. 
Please join me on Zoom for a
Principal’s Chat 

Please join me to learn more about the plans for the January 2021 return. I will share a brief slide deck and answer questions.  

Tuesday, December 1, 5-6pm
Wednesday, December 2, 12noon-1pm
Friday, December 4, 9-10am 

Use this link to join one of the following meetings:
The holidays are upon us and many will be purchasing gifts and necessities online. If you are using Amazon for any purchases, please consider designating our school as the recipient of your AmazonSmile giveback.

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the AmazonShopping app for iOS and Android phones.

Visit, designate "Raymond J Fisher Home and School Club" as your charitable organization and shop away! Bookmark then every time you want to shop on Amazon, you'll be contributing to Fisher!
Fisher Clubs
Get involved
Stay connected
Bring a friend
Meet new friends!

Interested in joining a club? ​There are so many clubs to choose from! Baking, traveling, airplanes, social impact, robotics, and more...!  ​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.

*Please note a change in our Book Writing Club! it is on hold for a short bit so that we can make a necessary change in the schedule and moderator.
Tuesday 11/17 and Thursday 11/19
Fisher Fundraiser with Firenza Pizza!

ALL DAY November 19th

20% of all sales associated with Fisher
will come back to us so that we can support our students and faculty!

Here is what you need to do:
  • Mention Fisher Middle school when ordering in person or online ( for pickup, dine in or delivery)
  • Gift cards are available for purchase in the restaurant and Fisher still gets the 20% credit - perfect for the upcoming holidays!
  • An added bonus - anyone who orders will also receive a coupon for a future order.

This is an easy way to support Fisher and feed your family!
Follow the RJF Instagram Page to stay updated on student life, activities, clubs, and more!

Fisher Yearbooks on Sale NOW!

Don't miss your chance to purchase the historic 2020-2021 yearbook! This is the first yearbook that will be created with help from the ENTIRE student body. Not only that, but this book will also document a time in our history that will not be forgotten for generations to come. 
8th-Grade parents - you may also purchase a yearbook recognition ad for your student to commemorate their success and achievements as a Trojan. 

Click HERE to get your Yearbook
Easy Curbside Book Pick-Up at Fisher !

Curbside pick-up from the Fisher Library is available on Wednesday afternoons from 2-3 pm and Friday mornings from 8-9 am. Browse the Alexandria catalog for all the books the Fisher Library has to offer, then put your choices on hold for curbside pickup each week! This video will show you how to find and request books for curbside pickup.

You can also borrow e-books from the Fisher Library (and the Santa Clara County library system) using Sora. Check the library website for more information.

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 
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 

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.

Want to help your student navigate Google Classroom?
We've put together some tips and tricks that might make life easier. 
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

  • 11/19 Last Fisher Student Photo Day!, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, info above

  • 11/19 Fisher Fundraiser at Firenza Pizza, more information above

  • 11/23 - 11/27 Thanksgiving Recess, no classes
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

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