Important News from LCHS
Dear Lake County HS families,
We hope you are all staying safe and well. We know this is a very challenging time and we are so grateful for our teachers and community members that have stepped up to help in so many ways.
We have done a great job getting our distance learning off the ground this week. We are averaging a school wide attendance rate around 75%, which is great given all the changes, technology needs and the big transition to online learning. During this time of school closure, students have two main jobs. First, they should be in touch with their crew teacher and checking in every week. These check ins help us know what needs they have and help them stay connected to an adult at school. Secondly, they should be getting online every day and keeping up with the class work that is being posted in Google Classroom. This work will count towards their grades and credits and is essential to keep them moving forward during this time out of school. Seniors must still finish their needed classes with passing grades in order to graduate in May.
I am sure many of you are wondering how long this will last. As this point, schools in Colorado are closed for the rest of the month. Many large urban districts have closed for the rest of the year. LCSD has been working closely with the Colorado Department of Education and the Governor’s office. We will update you as soon as we have a clearer sense of what learning will look like after April 30th.
Lastly, I am sure many of you are wondering about end of the year events. We have awesome students and want to be able to celebrate them and their accomplishments, even though we cannot do so traditionally during this challenging time. With large social gatherings being banned we will not be able to have traditional end of the year activities. The Governor’s office has asked schools to start planning for not having traditional Graduation Ceremonies. I will be sending out a survey later this week for students and parents to give feedback on their ideas and preferences for honoring our seniors during this important transition in their lives. We will also spend time thinking about how to recognize academic honors, 8th grade continuation and scholarship recipients.
Please reach out to your student’s crew teacher, myself or the admin team with any questions that arise during this time. Stay safe and know we miss our students and can’t wait until we are all back at school together again.