Home & School Club Newsletter Archive
Free COVID testing is available for any Leigh student who wants to be tested, every Thursday for the foreseeable future; Campus Clean-up Day is Saturday October 9th, 9:00am- 1:00pm; The HSC Staff Appreciation Team provided muffins and coffee for a Back to School Breakfast for our teachers and staff; Our booster clubs had a great experience sharing information and selling Leigh swag at the football season opener on August 27; Follow-up Q&A from HSC President’s Coffee Hour.
A message from your HSC President; This year’s HSC Board and Committees; Planning the year’s opening HSC meeting; Volunteer opportunities.
Amy Hogg is Volunteer of the Year, and Lynette Jackson is Teacher of the Year! Additionally this year, over 160 volunteers worked together through our various Home & School Club programs. THANK YOU for being part of what makes Leigh High School amazing! Read more to find out where we spent our money this year, and what we’re looking forward to in the 2021/2022 school year.
The new murals on campus are complete (see above); Planning for 2021 Graduation ceremonies; The CUHSD Board passed a resolution that students will return to 5-day-a-week in-person learning in the fall; The main office construction is almost complete and the expected move-in date is early June; HAERT online videos are accessible for students & parents; College & Careers presentation for 9th and 10th grade families on Wednesday April 28 at 7pm; Enter your nominations for Parent Volunteer of the Year; Join the Leigh Home & School Club next year.
A great night of Bingo with Butler took place on March 3rd at 7:00 p.m.; Starting on April 12 we’ll go into Phase 3 (9th graders and prioritized students may opt in to return for hybrid instruction) and on April 26, we will go into Phase 4 (10th-12th graders may opt in to return for hybrid instruction); Subscribe to receive the Student Weekly Bulletin in your inbox; Open office hours at the College and Career Center; Stress reduction strategies for students and adults; Join the Leigh Home & School Club next year.
Nine LHS students have been selected to have their work exhibited in this years ArtNow exhibition at the New Museums Los Gatos starting March 20th; 2021/2022 course selection is in full swing; Over the Presidents Week break, a group of students spent time on campus to work on our new wall mural; The College Board is providing 3 different windows for AP testing with options for in-person and virtual testing; Teachers who live in Santa Clara County are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting February 28th.
This week our administrative staff joined together to present information to currently enrolled students on what is required for enrolling in classes for the 2021/22 school year; the Board of Trustees approved Superintendent Bravo’s recommendation to remain in Level 1: Distance Learning + Limited In-Person Supports and reconsider moving to Levels 2 and/or Level 3 at the end of February/Early March; There will be a Community College virtual fair hosted by all five College and Career specialists in our district on February 24th.
On December 9 Kara Butler and our Assistant Principals presented information and had a discussion with our community [recording]; Presentations for next year’s academic courses are being developed and guidance counselors will be meeting with students in February, as well as hosting discussions during Outreach periods; 8th Grade Information Night will take place on January 12, 2021 via Zoom. Details have been provided to each of our feeder schools. Information Night for all our current Leigh families will also take place in January towards the end of the month, but a date has not been solidified; Six Leigh students and one Oak Grove student designed a mural to be painted in the school’s hallway during the Spring semester [more details about this exciting project]. Dr. Bravo’s most recent 30-minute update on the phased return to school for Spring Semester (Jan-June) can be viewed here (start at 1:56:00), and can be read here; Substitute teachers [district application] and tutors [complete this form] needed.
We’re all getting ready for finals! Please be sure that your students are utilizing tutorials [full tutorial schedule]; Leigh students Dinhe Calamateos-Abarca and Michaela Sampas were selected to have their artwork displayed in large format (8′ x 12′) in downtown San Jose for the next two years; Student Leadership has established a new LHS Podcast Commission; At a special school board meeting on December 1 at 6:00 p.m. the Board reviewed Dr. Bravo’s recommendation for a phased return to school for Spring Semester (Jan-June) [full report]; Substitute teachers [district application] and tutors [complete this form] needed; Unfortunately, the Measure L only reached 61.8% support and needed 66.7% to pass. We will campaign again in 2022 – this time for a new parcel tax as the current one will have expired.
Halloween is here and Leigh’s Annual Haunted House was transformed into a drive-through experience with great success; The leadership class is planning a movie night for the seniors, and juniors and sophomores are planning their class hangout events. The freshmen hosted an online game night as their class hangout; District Live Q& A with Dr. Bravo and Kalen Gallagher took place on November 4, 10 and 19; Parent Volunteers needed for Club Support and for TEDx; Vote YES on MEASURE L
Join HSC Co-Presidents Aine O’Donovan and Tamara Strachman for an informal get-together and Q&A on October 26th at 10:30am; We are in need of parent volunteers to provide academic tutoring and support for students during class time [email@example.com]; We are working with our Activities Director, Anthoney Roe, to set up parent support/mentoring for our clubs [firstname.lastname@example.org]; Get your Leigh car stickers and your Leigh face masks; Vote YES on Measure L.
Many of our staff has been affected by the recent wildfires. Donate to the CUHSD Teacher & Staff Fire Relief Fund through September 1st; Thank you for the tremendous effort put forward by our teachers, staff, and parent volunteers as we distributed over 1800 bags of books and supplies for our students to pick up; VOTE YES ON L; HSC President’s Coffee on September 29th; Donate to our Annual Giving Drive; Order a Leigh face mask; Recordings of the speaker series webinars are available; A wealth of free resources from Gina Biegl, local therapist and owner of Stressed Teens, can be found at https://www.stressedteens.com/covid-19-tool-kit.
WELCOME BACK, STUDENTS! Our first Home & School Club meeting takes place on August 17th where we will cover our goals, objectives, plans, and budget for the year ahead. HSC President’s Coffee on August 25th; Donate to our Annual Giving Drive; Order a Leigh face mask.
Our year in review: where we spent our money this year, where our volunteers donated their time, an update on the successful Longhorn Stampede 5K, and more! Read our year in review »