News from LCHS
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This is by far the most bittersweet end to a school year in my 20 years in education. We rely on the rituals and celebrations to mark the success and development of students and this year we were robbed of much of that due to this virus and the needs to keep our community safe. While we were glad to be able to celebrate the seniors, we missed the opportunity to connect with the rest of our student body. We actually had a fantastic year in terms of academics, athletics and extracurricular accomplishments and we were excited to shout out and celebrate our amazing students. I wanted to give you all a few updates about next year and share an exciting student opportunity.
- As we plan for next year, like the rest of the country, we are looking at multiple contingency plans. Our hope would be to have all the kids in school every day, but that depends on infection rates going way down in our region. As our new Superintendent Bethany Massey communicated last week, we will consider these four phases that you can see below. Our goal will be to keep the amount of students in school at a safe level depending what is happening and the guidance we are given from the State and public health. In any of the scenarios, students should plan on a robust year of learning. They should plan to engage in school and I am confident that our team will support them in any option. We saw many kids step up and improve their grades while at home, so we know with any development we will see students learn and grow.
- If you are nervous about your student attending and thinking about online options, please reach out to Mr. Cairns. We are a big family and have always worked to flexibly accommodate all kinds of student needs. This is no different, if you are interested in online options we will work with you. Please go ahead and register and reach out to Mr. Cairns directly to discuss your needs and what school might need to look like in the fall for you.
- Lastly, students need positive ways to engage with other issues and to take on challenges our society faces. LCHS is partnering with Lyra, an off shoot of the Gates Family Foundation, to look at all aspects of Climate change. This program will include a student club, internships and eventual coursework in partnerships with CMC. They are starting this conference with some in person and virtual options. I would love students to apply to be a part of it. The application can be found here.
The LCHS office will be closing for a summer break starting next week. We will officially be back on July 20th. In the meantime, please register and get ready for what will be a great school year one way or the other! We care about our students and are determined that we will do the best we can to have a great year no matter the circumstances. Reach out to Mr. Cairns with any questions through email or his work cell at 719-293-1232.