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Welcome Back!

August 2018


Dear Helen Keller Family and Community,


It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at Keller. For those of you joining us for the first time, we welcome you to the Lobos family! The Keller staff is eager to have students back in classrooms and hallways filling them with their excitement for learning. It is that excitement for learning that our staff strives to nurture in every student.


This year we anticipate having another fantastic and productive year. Our teaching staff is planning engaging and challenging lessons to meet the needs of all our students. Our hardworking custodians have spent the summer cleaning and preparing our facilities. Our dedicated Keller PTA is preparing to welcome all families and provide every member of our community with volunteer opportunities that will enrich the overall Keller experience for everyone. It is an important part of our mission to make sure that all our students feel part of something special at Keller.


This new school year brings changes to our staff. We say goodbye to our former Counselor, Mrs. Blumenfield, and our former Physical Education Teacher, Mr. Herrera. We thank them for their service to our school and wish them the very best. I am pleased to introduce our new staff members: Mr. Ruben Martinez, Counselor, Mrs. Christine Fonseca-Perez, Math Teacher and Mr. Agustin Iniguez, English Language Arts Teacher. We also welcome back Mr. Erik Garcia, Science Teacher.

To our parents, during the upcoming school year, I encourage you to take an active role in your child’s learning. Parent involvement plays a critical role in your child’s success at school. Ways to support and increase your child’s academic success include:

  • Make attendance a PRIORITY including limiting tardiness, absences and early outs
  • Check School Loop and ParentVue regularly to stay informed of student progress
  • Communicate often with your child’s teachers
  • Make sure your child completes assignments sent home
  • Monitor social media use
  • Review the school day with your child
  • Check the school’s webpage

I look forward to greeting students and families again. In partnership, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children. Remember, the first day of school is Wednesday, August 29, 2018, and it is a minimum day with dismissal at 2:18 PM.



Thomas Espinoza


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Are you ready for High School?

Research shows the following factors strongly affect your chance of graduating from high school. How well do they describe YOU?


  My Grade Point Average (GPA) is 2.5 or above.


  My attendance is at least 96% or better.


  I have no D's or F's in English/Language Arts.


  I have no D's or F's in math.


  I have not been suspended.

Q:  Why does attendance matter?
Less than half of middle school students who were absent 8 or more days in a school year ended up graduating high school.


Q:  Why does GPA matter?
Only 4% of those students who left middle school with less than a 2.0 GPA graduated high school.


Q:  Why do ELA/Math grades matter?
Only three percent of students who had D's / F's in middle school ELA and math graduated from high school.


Conclusion:  Your effort in Middle School sets the path for high school.  Do the right thing now!


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With Halloween almost here, the Long Beach Press-Telegram is again launching its Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween. The rules are the same as last year.  There will be three age categories for stories and drawings: elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Monday, Oct. 15.

• All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment; drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MB in size.

• Stories must be no longer than 650 words.

• Artwork must be original (no tracings).

• Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.

• The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online at www.presstelegram.com/.

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Susan Jacobs at sjacobs@scng.com or call 310-543-6110. Local teachers  – current and retired – the Press-Telegram needs your help. If you have interest in being a judge, please let them know.


These meetings help the school district to strategize programs to support Pacific Islander students.  View the attached flier for details and a schedule of meetings through September.


State law requires all public schools to create a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about your child's school, which includes:

  • School Description and Mission
  • School Programs and Instructional Materials
  • Opportunities for Parent Involvement
  • Test Results
  • Safety Plan
  • Facilities

We invite you to view the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for your child's school.  You can find your school's SARC here.






Today: 9/20/18

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Period 1 9:00-9:47 AM
Period 2 9:51-10:38 AM
Period 3 10:42-11:29 AM
Period 4 11:33-12:21 PM
Lunch 12:21-1:08 PM
Period 5 1:12-1:59 PM
Period 6 2:03-2:50 PM
Period 7 2:54-3:40 PM

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