News from LCHS
We hope you are well as we start to transition from fall to real winter weather. This week we have seen the most contentious election in recent memory. We know students and families come from a wide variety of perspectives and that this year has been stressful generally. Obviously, the unknown elements and tension of the election have added to student anxiety. With the encouragement of our Student Senate, I did take the opportunity in special community meetings this week to remind our students of two fundamental truths. First, we have a strong democracy and system of government and that we can all trust the process to come to the truth. We took time to celebrate the fact that we have elections and voting and how that has helped our society to be free and peaceful through many challenging times. Secondly, as a community here, we are rooted in the values of respect and compassion and must still be kind to one another, even if we disagree about things. Students responded well to these messages and we have not had any issues at school. Have a great weekend.
Ben Cairns, LCHS Principal
Mark your calendars for NWEA testing on 11/23 and 11/24. These are school days this year and students will take NWEA. This lets us know where they are on their path to college and it helps us to plan our supports for them. Please do not plan to miss these important days.
Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic ~ Saturday, November 7th ~ 9a-2p at Road & Bridge building on 12th/Hazel streets. FREE flu vaccines for Lake County residents, 6 months old & up, while supplies last.
Clínica de vacunación contra la influenza en el vehículo ~ sábado, 7 de noviembre ~ 9a-2p en el edificio Road & Bridge en las calles 12th / Hazel.. Vacunas GRATUITAS contra la gripe para los residentes del condado de Lake, de 6 meses en adelante, hasta agotar existencias.
Some reminders from Lake County School District:
Meals are available free to all children 18 and under. Contact Julie Mehle (719)293-1040 for information. This is important to the district because if we are not serving the meals, we cannot get reimbursed. To keep the free meal program functioning, we need to have families benefitting from the program.
The Tuesday and Thursday bus routes are full (limited capacity), it would be great to keep the message circulating that busing is for hardship only, those students who do not have any other option for getting to school can take the bus.
Order your 2020-2021 School Yearbooks now! Be sure to check out the attached order forms for all of the details — 7-8 Yearbook Order Form and 9-12 Yearbook Order Form. Thursday, December 3rd is the final day to order and pay for your yearbook.
Tree of Sharing is now accepting registrations. If your family is struggling financially please use this link to sign up for support through the holidays. https://tinyurl.com/treeofsharing Registration closes on 11/13, and no late registrations will be accepted. We are expecting a higher level of need this year. If you would like to donate please do so at https://lakecountycommunityfund.org/donate-now/ or mail a check to PO BOX 838.
Arbol De Compartir ahora esta aceptando registraciones. Si su familia esa teniendo dificultades económicas, utilice este enlace para registrarte para recibir apoyo durante la Navidad. https://tinyurl.com/treeofsharing El registro se cierra 13 de Noviembre y no se aceptarán registros tardes. Esperamos un nivel mayor de necesidad este año, si desea donar, hágalo en https://lakecountycommunityfund.org/donate-now/ o envíe un cheque a PO BOX 838.
Get to know the District Accountability Committee!
Do you want a voice in the future of LCSD? Do you have thoughts and input about the decisions that affect local education? Would you like to advise the Board of Education?
The District Accountability Committee (DAC) might be for you!
Join us on November 23 on zoom link here:
(https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83300419706?pwd=dmxydjZKT0puQmF3alZ6YVoxMVlCQT09), from 5:00PM-6:30PM to learn about the DAC and see if you might like to be a part of it.
Asunto: Conozca el Comité de Responsabilidad del Distrito
¿Quieres una voz en el futuro de LCSD? ¿Tiene ideas y comentarios sobre las decisiones que afectan la educación local? ¿Le gustaría asesorar a la Junta de Educación?
¡El Comité de Responsabilidad del Distrito (DAC) puede ser para usted!
Únase a nosotros el 23 de noviembre en zoom
(https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83300419706?pwd=dmxydjZKT0puQmF3alZ6YVoxMVlCQT09) de 5:00 p.m. a 6:30 p.m. para aprender sobre el DAC y ver si le gustaría ser parte de él.
See the attached flier in English and Spanish for all of the details!
November 7 SAT National Testing Site LCHS 8:00 am
November 23 & 24 NWEA Testing