Hello Lions,

This week our La Vista Algebra Foundations B students were flying high with a paper airplane activity. They used their creativity and problem-solving skills to design and test different paper airplane models. They also created research questions about their planes and identified and summarized their research resources. It was wonderful to watch them flying their planes, collecting data, and having fun while learning algebra!
Students from two of the hubs in the La Sierra Adult Transition Program are participating in work experience in collaboration with the UCI agricultural and natural resources farm in Irvine. Students are learning how to harvest citrus and plant various crops. They also bring their harvested produce back to the campus and it's a mad rush for staff to get the best oranges, avocados, and grapefruit!
Congratulations to the following La Vista students for earning full credits in all their classes third quarter:
Christian Alvarado
Connor Bryant
Luis Miguel Cabrera Contreras
Kate Cifuentes Gamez
Ameli Diezmo
Jack Downs
Mariana Franco
Faith Galindo
Magdalena Gallardo
Christian Gonzalez
Noemi Hernandez Lazaro
Chaerrish Howard
Sidney Ibarra
Kameron Johnson
Izabella Leon
Soulen Lewis
Sophia Martin
Laisha Martinez
Noe Nunez
Martha Ortiz Lopez
Ruby Partida
Armando Pech
Kenia Quintanilla Serrano
Erick Rangel
Iris Reyna
Lyvia Robinson
Jonathan Robles
David Rodriguez
Casandra Rosales Guerra
Brandon Sistrunck
Yanely Trujillo
Sofia Victorino
Finn Woodward
Andrew Zamora-Sanchez
The following La Vista/La Sierra students made excellent choices during the month of March and were selected as Students of the Month:
Marianna Alfaro
Sandy Arrieta Montoya
Oscar Arteaga Marin
Elizabeth Balderas
Emiliano Borbolla
Priscilla Cerda
Kate Cifuentes Gamez
Jayden Fazzio
Anthony Fernandez
Salvador Garcia
Jade Gomez
Bryan Gonzalez Flores
Johnny Gonzalez-Henkes
Jasmine Hernandez
Valeriana Hernandez Roche
Summer Hernandez
Sidney Ibarra
Andrew Kuo
Manuel Lara
Ethan Leach
Izabella Leon
Oscar Morado
Josslyn Nelson
Grace Pedersen
Yocelyn Pineda
Jose Raymundo Pablo
Andrew Rickert
Eloisa Rojas
Bryan Salvador
Brandon Sistrunck
Diego Torres
Three students were honored for having perfect attendance for the entire third quarter:
Emiliano Borbolla Sanchez
Widman Gutierrez Lopez
Ruby Partida
And last, but not least, three La Vista students earned straight A's on their third-quarter report cards. Congratulation to:
Mariana Franco
David Rodriguez
Yanely Trujillo
Club culture is going strong on the La Vista/La Sierra campus. Students in the car club spent time this week working on their vintage models.
The Orange County Teacher of the Year Gala was held at Disneyland this week. This event has been postponed two years in a row due to the pandemic so teachers from 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 were honored. La Vista/La Sierra teachers were named the District Teacher of the Year for both these years so it was wonderful to finally have the opportunity to celebrate these two amazing teachers.
2020-2021
La Vista High School & Fullerton Joint Union High School Teacher of the Year
Manny Macias

2021-2022
La Sierra High School & Fullerton Joint Union High School Teacher of the Year
Sovey Long-Latteri
Sovey Long-Latteri was also honored for being named the California Teacher of the Year. Superintendent McLaughlin and Board President, Lauren Klatzer, and some special Disney guests were there to honor her!
Please click on this week's episode of Lion's Roar (below) to watch the video on Mrs. Long Latteri that was shown at the gala along with all the other weekly footage put together by our LV/LS Video Production students.

Have a great weekend, Lions. Keep an eye out for progress reports next week and please call your student's counselor, teacher, or me if you have any questions.

Roar!

Sandi Layana, Principal
La Vista/La Sierra High Schools
Weekly Lions Roar Video


Superintendent Steve McLaughlin, Ed.D. provides a monthly newsletter update for parents, students, staff, and the community.

Virtual College & Career Center
The Sunrise Rotary Club provides tremendous support to La Vista/La Sierra. The club rewards students of the quarter, sponsors students to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening Camp, supports the ATP Rotaract Club, provides scholarships, and more. Each year the Sunrise Rotary Club holds a fundraiser to raise money all the charitable work they do for .  This is always a fun event and here is a link to the event if you would like more information or would like to attend! www.fullertonsunriserotary.org 
Fullerton College
$1000 scholarships to be used on tuition and books, The Assistance League serves as a community support group that provides funds for scholarships, academic awards, and other areas of need. Deadline to Submit: May 3, 2022


Bob Buchi was a long-time member of the community, parent of District graduates and a business leader in Southern California. He was respected for his accomplishments, strong work ethic, and high expectations of both himself and those around him, but most importantly he was respected for his unwavering fairness and high moral standards. - Deadline to Submit: March 28,2022


The Daniel S. Coelho Memorial Scholarship Fund, a permanently endowed fund with the Daniel S. and Jenny L. Coelho Family Foundation, was created by the Coelho family as a permanent legacy to their husband and father, Daniel. - Deadline to Submit: April 15,2022


Deadline to Submit: May 3, 2022

$1000 dollars. This scholarship is given to one student in each one of the schools in our district. Deadline to Submit - April 29, 2022
 
 
$1000 dollars. This scholarship is given to one student in each one of the schools in our district. Deadline to Submit - May 3, 2022
 
 
This is a $500 scholarship to be used for tuition and books or school supplies. The mission of Rotary is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its friendships of business, professional, and community leaders. Deadline to Submit - May 3, 2022
La Vista La Sierra Clubs 2021-22
Opportunity Plus Extended Day
Dear parents/guardians,
 
It is with great enthusiasm that I would like to inform you of a unique opportunity your student will have to receive additional support called Opportunity Plus. Please review the information below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
 
Mission: To provide students purposeful after school time within a supportive, trauma informed environment to complete school work, develop social-emotional skills and explicitly build strong character. This will be accomplished with the support of positive student leaders, exemplary staff and knowledgeable community partners.
 
Who: Opportunity students who have been identified as needing additional academic and social emotional support to succeed.
 
What: Students will engage in individual and group tutoring and counseling led by teachers and trained community partners. During this time students will have access to caring, trauma informed staff and other adults who can support them academically, socially and emotionally.
 
When: An extended day, 7th & 8th period lasting two(2) weeks: 1:34 pm - 3:07 pm. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
 
Why: We know that not every student is equipped with the tools and resources to be successful independently. Additionally, some students need more support to build and refine important life skills such as asking questions, communicating effectively, regulating emotions and goal setting. Other students simply require a dedicated safe space to complete work and ask questions away from distractions.
 
Where: Library - Our library has been refurbished with tables, and chairs that model a college lounge. The library was designed to encourage students to stay, engage and learn. Several classrooms will also be used.
 
How: Students will be identified based on grades and attendance every two(2) weeks. Students can also volunteer to stay for tutoring or social emotional counseling.
 
*During Opportunity Plus all students will be offered a snack.
 
Fred Carr
Assistant Principal, La Vista/La Sierra High School
(714) 447-5504

Mental Health Services
Dear Parent/ Guardian,
 
La Vista/La Sierra High School is excited to bring school-based mental health services addressing concerns that may impact the educational progress of our students. Individual and/ or group counseling services may be available by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to address school-based mental health concerns. Masters-level professionals and student interns, under the supervision of licensed personnel, may also provide services for the students.
 
The information discussed in counseling sessions will remain confidential except those issues mandated by law to report. For example, incidents of child or elder abuse, neglect, communication of a threat of physical injury to specific people or property, or indication of suicidal thoughts or plans will be reported.
 
School-based mental health services are provided by the agencies listed below at FJUHSD:
CareSolace, Vista Community Clinics (VCC), Tasha Training and Consulting (TTC), Phoenix House, Congruent Lives and SENECA
 
Based on identified concerns, level of support needed, and capacity, students will be linked to the appropriate agency. This form allows us to communicate with one or any of these agencies, in order to ensure your child receives the proper support.
 
Filling out this form will allow us to communicate with one or any of these agencies in order to ensure your child receives the proper support. If you are interested in your child’s ability to receive any services from any of the listed agencies above, please fill out student information and sign under parent/guardian signature. Click here for the consent form to this letter.

Please sign & email the Consent Form to Brian Cuevas (bcuevas@fjuhsd.org)

Dear FJUHSD families,
The Fullerton Joint Union High School District fosters a culture that promotes the health, safety, and well-being of students, staff & their families. In an effort to continuously support this commitment, the district has partnered with Care Solace.

Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24/7 concierge meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. Care Solace is a tool for school staff and families to connect with community-based mental healthcare resources and providers. Their proprietary care navigation system taps into a vast database of mental healthcare resources to find carefully vetted local therapists and programs in minutes.

School district families and staff may access Care Solace services in two ways:
1. Call (888) 515-0595 to speak with someone from your Concierge team
  • Representatives are standing by to take your call or email 24/7/365

2. Visit your custom district link: www.caresolace.com/fjuhsdfamilies
  • Answer ten easy questions to receive an extensive list of referrals to applicable care providers. Care Solace takes into account all types of private insurance including Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare and those that have no insurance. The platform also filters by age, gender, zip code and special request.

Care Solace is now available for use by district families and staff at no cost. Care Solace does not require a name, address, phone number, or date of birth. All information entered on the Care Solace tool is completely confidential and securely stored.
Please note, this service is an optional resource available by choice and is not mandatory in any way. Care Solace is not an emergency response service or mental health services provider. In the event of a life threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255. If you are interested in seeking counseling-related services at this time, please consider visiting www.caresolace.com/fjuhsdfamilies

Warmest regards,
Dr. Steve McLaughlin
Superintendent of Schools
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
La Vista & La Sierra High School
(714) 447-7821
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