La Colina Junior High School

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Principal's Message for June 30, 2015

Principal’s Message: David L. Ortiz

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District Fast Facts: Http://

La Colina Website:

Summer Office Schedule: The office will be open Monday through Friday from 9-12 and 1-3.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Reports (CAASPP):

  • New measure for assessing student relative to the new Common Core State Standards

  • Parents/guardians will receive individual student scores; based on computer-based tests in English language arts/literacy and mathematics

  • Score will range from 2,000 to 3,000

  • Four levels include: standard not met, standard nearly met, standard met, and standard exceeded

  • Student strengths and concerns will be noted

  • English focus: reading, writing, listening, and research

  • Mathematics focus: problem solving, using concepts and procedures, and communicating mathematical reasoning

  • Each of these areas will be rated: below standard, at or near standard, and above standard

  • Grade 11 students will also receive a rating on their readiness for credit-bearing college-level work

  • Grades 5 and 8 will also receive individual scores for the California Standards Test for Science

  • Refrain from comparisons between the CAASPP and previous tests; they are different

  • This first year is a baseline year; starting point

  • Most students will need to make significant progress; don’t be discouraged

  • CAASPP Office contacts: and (916) 445-8765

  • Video (CAASPP report):

Pacific Youth Football League (Boys & Girls Club of SB, Inc.):

  • La Colina is trying to have two teams: grade 8 and grade 7

  • Season begins 7-27-15

  • Practice at La Colina fields

  • Costs: $250 per player per season

  • Sign-up days at 632 E. Canon Perdido St. (805-962-2382)


  • Athletic Director: Kim Kjar

Mark Your Calendar:

7-15 Mailing of the Parent information letter and packet (school/district information)

8-12 PTSA Welcome and Introduction meeting (7:00, library)

8-21 PTSA Scavenger Hunt (campus introduction)

8-25 Homerooms (4:00, posted on front auditorium doors)

8-26 School starts (#56)

9-4 Picture Day

9-7 Labor Day Holiday

9-10 Back-to-School (6:00, auditorium meeting followed by class rotations)

9-11 Patriot Day Anniversary

9-15 Minimum Day (8:30-11:56)

9-29 Superintendent visit (8:30)

11-1 Daylight Saving (clocks fall back)

11-11 Veteran’s Day Holiday

11-23 Thanksgiving Recess Week

12-1 Minimum Day (8:30-11:56)

12-21 Winter Recess Week

12-28 Winter Recess Week

1-18 Martin Luther King Holiday

1-22 Minimum Day (End-of-Semester; 8:30-11:56)

2-12 Lincoln’s Birthday Holiday

2-15 President’s Day Holiday

3-28 Spring Recess Week

5-30 Memorial Day Holiday

6-8 Minimum Day (End-of-Semester; 8:30-11:56; Promotion @ 10:15, Palm Stage)