September 2, 2020
The Beehive
Issue 5

From Student Services
Los Gatos Union School District
17010 Roberts Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
phone: (408) 335-2000
fax: (408) 395-6481
Paul Johnson, Superintendent
September 2, 2020

Dear Parent or Guardian:

As you have noticed, each week our counseling team is using GoogleForms to check in with students.  We monitor all of the responses in order to consider ongoing adjustments and support students’ needs.  

This week, we will be augmenting our own check in process using the Panorama platform.  You may remember the platform from the strategic planning survey completed last year. 

Our 3rd – 8th grade students will take the survey in the coming days, again mid-year, and end of the year to help us dive a bit deeper into data and provide interventions for students.  Please note this survey is not for grade K-2 and they will continue to have the weekly check in from our team without any changes.  We are putting the final touches on the sign in process and anticipate that the students will have access to the survey beginning September 2.  We will use our regular SEL days for most grade levels in order to complete the survey window by September 14.  

You have full access to the survey as it will be available to your student to complete at home.  Students have the option to take this survey, just like the weekly check in tool.  We hope that you will encourage and support your child in the survey experience.  

These results will be very valuable to our school and our district in measuring the work we do to support programs and strategies that help students feel supported, connected, and respected.  

The survey will include:

Student Supports/Environment and Learning at Home
Back to School Schoolwork and Relationships/Connection to School
Student Wellness Perseverance and Empathy

Our middle school survey will also include six questions about student perspective about the climate in the classroom about race to support the District Action Plans as adopted by the Board in August.

Misty Hartung
Misty Hartung
Director of Student Services
Board of Trustees:
John Kuntzmann * Courtney Monk * Peter Noymer * Stephen Parsons * Daniel Snyder


  • 9/3 - Kinder Materials Pick Up, 1-1:30pm

  • 9/4 - Upper Grade Chorus Survey deadline *

  • 9/7 - Labor Day - No School

  • 9/9 - 1st Grade Materials Pick Up, 12:15-12:45pm

  • 9/9 - Committee Chair Meeting, 2pm (online)

  • 9/10 - Kinder Materials Pick Up, 1-1:30pm

  • 9/11 - 2nd Grade Materials Pick Up

  • 9/23 - Home & School Club Member Meeting, 8am (online)
*Scroll down for more details on these events.


Office Hours: 
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Show your Blossom Hill Pride!
At your next materials pick up, yard signs (courtesy of the Home & School Club) will be available for all families to show their Blossom Hill Pride. They will be distributed to the youngest child in your family. We would love to see the neighborhood decked out with Blossom Hill Pride! Don't forget to take pictures of your children's smiling faces, in their finest Spirit Wear, next to your yard sign and submit them to the yearbook. We would love to show our teachers our Blossom Hill Pride by displaying these pictures in the office at school. If you would like to share your picture, please email your pictures to [email protected].
Thank you for your patience while we updated the Blossom Hill Student Directory for the current school year. 

  • If you have your login and password from last year, your access has been automatically renewed at  

  • If you do not have a login or need a new password, click here to request access.  

When you log in, you’ll be asked to verify your family’s information is up-to-date. You’ll also have the ability to customize your family’s directory listing and choose what information is shared.  If you have any questions, please contact Blossom Hill’s directory administrator, Jean Choi, at [email protected].  

A Message from Safe Routes to School:
Book of the Month
As part of their Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), all students have been read I am Human: A Book of Empathy. It is a wonderful book that encourages us to make good choices by acting with compassion and having empathy for others and ourselves. It is a very timely book as we are all striving to be our best selves. In addition, empathy is the Student Success Profile trait that LGUSD is focusing on this school year.
Food Service Update
The FREE breakfast and lunch program has just been extended through December 31, 2020. Drive thru service is offered at R.J. Fisher Middle School on the Roberts Road side of campus.

Hours for pick up Monday - Friday
8am - Breakfast
12pm - Lunch

All meals are free to those 18 and under regardless of income. 
Blossom Hill Vision Statement 
(Abilities and skills we expect our students to acquire and take-out into the world) 
All students will have the necessary skills to become enthusiastic, life-long learners and productive, empathetic, respectful members of society. 
Blossom Hill Mission Statement 
(What we need to do as a school community to ensure this happens) 
The Blossom Hill School community takes pride in providing an enriched standards-based curriculum in a safe, nurturing environment. We strive to appreciate an awareness of students’ developmental needs to help them progress towards independence. 
Blossom Hill Elementary School
16400 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Lisa Reynolds, Principal | [email protected]
Phone: 408-335-2100 | Fax: 408-356-0887 | Attendance Line: 408-335-2145
Blossom Hill Home & School Club
Jennifer Shapiro, President | [email protected]  
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