Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 3, 2020

MVNews this week:  Page 9



Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 3, 2020 


The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association 
is pleased to announce that Tess Fundter 
is the recipient of our 2020 SMRFA Scholarship 

This award recognizes one student in either 
their senior year of high school or 
first year of college who has demonstrated 
academic excellence, service to the community, 
and a dedication to the work of 
the Sierra Madre Rose Float. 

Ms. Fundter is a 2020 graduate of La Canada 
High School and now attends The 
University of California at Davis where 
she is majoring in Environmental Science, 
minoring in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation, 
and playing on the waterpolo team. 

She has been a valued member of the 
SMRFA crew for many years. Everyone at 
SMRFA wishes her well and hopes to see 
her again in the winter of 2021 when float 
dec-orating returns after the 2020 hiatus.


Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 

Head of School: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Dr. William Walner

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website:

Arcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010



Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade



Principal: Cindy Harmon


BETHANY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLPRESCHOOLopen to ages 2-5 years oldFree Potty Training!
STUDENT FOCUSED CHRIST CENTEREDPreschoolwww.bcslions.org626-355-352793 N. Baldwin AvenueSierra Madre, CA 91024What Makes Bethany Different?
Now Enrolling!
Low Teacher/Child ratio to ensure each child 
receives individual attention and care!
Creative environment to play, learn, and make 
Discovering God's loving truth through joyful 
worship and Bible themes!
Multi-Sensory, engaging learning 
activities and motor development!
Teachers are qualified experts in child 
Flexible hourly and weekly schedules!

All Sierra Madre households are invited to create Halloween art for display on our local merchants’ 
windows. All ages from a single address are welcome to draw or paint any Halloween theme 
on a paper ‘canvas’ provided to you by Sierra Madre Civic Club. Create your visions of Halloween using pencils, markers, paint, ink – any medium you 
want. The art will be displayed on pre-approved downtown merchants’ windows from October 23 
until November 2. Civic Club members will mount your artwork on the windows. Sign up on-line at before October 8. High quality craft paper, 36” x 36”, 
and further instructions will be delivered free to your front door. One per address. Important Dates: October 9-10 Paper and instructions delivered to your front door. October 20 Deadline to return completed art in labelled box at 184 South Lima. 
For further questions, please contact Karma Bell, Halloween Chair for Sierra Madre Civic Club, at 


By Dr. Edward C. Ortell, Citrus College Governing Board Member

This fall, with campuses closed, nearly all California 
community college students are pursuing their 
educational goals online. At the same time, the 
impact of COVID-19 has increased the need for 
qualified “essential workers” in fields like healthcare 
and automotive technology. This leaves students 
stymied between course requirements for at least 
some hands-on training for these professions and 
closed college campuses. 

Citrus College has recently reopened labs for students 
in the Automotive and Diesel Technology programs 
to train essential workers for the Transportation 
and Logistics industry. The fact that these qualified 
professionals are considered “essential” adds an 
extra sense of urgency to quickly and effectively 
move students through their programs of study, so 
they can enter the workplace as soon as possible. 

Doing so safely has required the development 
of myriad protocols and well-choreographed 
procedures to ensure the learning environment is 
safe for all participants---a deliberate and painstaking 

In addition to the basic COVID-19 protections, like temperature checks, mandatory mask-
wearing, the use of personal protective equipment, and the distancing of work stations, the 
college has developed a detailed set of checklists for instructional labs that follow guidelines 
provided by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. These include specific protocols 
for parking, arrival and departure from campus, floor diagrams for standing and walking, the 
cleaning of classrooms and equipment and a great many other details. The limited number of 
students who are enrolled in these labs have been informed of the protocols and mandates for 
participation. They are also reminded of the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19. 

Labs and clinical training for several other essential worker programs requiring in-person hours 
are also available at Citrus College, or will be available soon. Each program is required to meet 
and abide by every item on detailed checklists.

Studies show online learning is effective, has several unique advantages, and is sufficiently 
rigorous to satisfy the high standards required by all accredited institutions of higher learning 
in the state. And during a global pandemic, it is a safe option for students, faculty and staff. 
Training for some professions, however, requires in-person instruction, and local community 
colleges are stepping up to provide a safe environment as students complete the requirements 
for graduation or certification in their chosen fields. 

About the Author:

Dr. Edward C. Ortell is the senior governing board member at Citrus College and a Professor 
Emeritus at Pasadena City College. He has served on the California Community College Trustees 
(CCCT) state board of directors and 11 terms as president of the Citrus College Board of Trustees.

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