News from LCHS
Welcome back! Hoping you all enjoyed a wonderful Spring break and are back to school ready to jump right back into school work.
If your family has changed your address or telephone numbers since your online registration back in July/August, please contact the front office, 719-486-6950, to update your information. It is very important that LCSD maintains your most current contact information!
Testing: we have testing coming up the week of April 12th. Our initial data is promising and suggests, despite the many challenges, students are learning and progressing. Our 9th and 10th graders will take the PSAT which is a very important benchmark for their journey towards college and other post-secondary educational opportunities. This is an important test and we are excited to see them perform. Scholarships, access to CMC classes and other opportunities can come from their performance on these tests. Eleventh graders will take the SAT. This is an important benchmark for them and we are excited to see how they do. Seventh/eighth graders will take CMAS, with 7th graders taking English and 8th graders taking math. These tests help us know where they are at as well as where our school is at compared to others. We are excited and looking forward to seeing where our students are so we can continue supporting them on their academic journeys. Watch for a detailed schedule coming soon.
Calling all athletes: we invite you to join the 2021 track and field team! The season officially starts on April 26, but we will be holding preseason workouts for athletes who are not participating in a C-season sport. Preseason workouts will be Mondays-Thursdays from 3:45-5:15 pm, starting at the LCHS weight room. Bring clothes to be outside, a mask and your own water bottle. Contact Coach Amy Peters 719-293-0564 with any questions.
Even though school meals continue to be free for all students through this school year due to the United States Department of Agriculture school meal waivers, a second round of Pandemic-EBT benefits will be available soon, only for students who are eligible for Free or Reduced priced school meals (no additional P-EBT application will be required). If your family has not applied for Free and Reduced school meal benefits for this current school year, we encourage all families, including our virtual students, to apply. If your family applied for Free and Reduced priced school meals earlier in the year and benefits were denied, you may apply again if you believe that your household size or income has changed, and you may now be eligible.
If you need an application you may pick up one at any school front office, use this link to download the application as a PDF – https://www.lakecountyschools.net/for-families/nutrition/nutrition-application/ or contact Leslee Torsell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 719-486-6954. Applications can be turned in at any school front office Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, or mailed to Leslee Torsell, Lake County High School, 1004 W. 4th St., Leadville, CO 80461.
LCHS 8th grade field trip is April 29th. Information and opt out form here.
West Park Elementary School is holding a Kindergarten Pre-Registration drive in April to gain information about everyone who might attend kindergarten. Please see the attached flyer for information.
We are excited to announce a FREE 3-part Family Learning Institute for parents and families of Lake County students. This series is a partnership between LCSD, Full Circle, and other health agencies in our county. The goal of this series is to give parents more knowledge and tools to promote health and wellbeing of the family. The sessions will be held virtually on April 14th, May 12th, and June 9th from 6-7:30pm.
We will cap the series at 30 participants to provide us with enough time to answer questions and have good discussions. See the attached flyer for details.
*At the end of the series, families that attend all 3 sessions will receive incentives that promote health and wellness*: 1) Farm bucks to spend on local produce at Cloud City Conservation Center, 2) A free one-year family membership to the Get Outdoors Leadville Gear Library, and 3) a one-day family pass to the Lake County Aquatic Center.
Please help us spread the word! Parents can use the attached flyer with the Q4 code to link to the sign-up survey, or use the following link to click on: https://forms.gle/bnv9hyNiDqPBAR3N9
We’d like parents to sign up ASAP to help us with planning.
Get Outdoors Leadville! Community Gear Library Grand Opening Celebration – April 17th, 10am-6pm (see attached flyer)
Get Outdoors Leadville! (GOL!) is so excited to welcome the Lake County Community to YOUR brand new Community Gear Library building, located on the local Colorado Mountain College campus! GOL! is committed to breaking down cultural, social, and physical barriers that can make it difficult for under-privileged groups to access and enjoy outdoor spaces. The Community Gear Library is a place where families and community members of all backgrounds can borrow outdoor equipment and clothing, learn about local trails and spaces, and explore their connection to nature. Come join us for our grand opening on April 17th from 10am-6pm for free outdoor FUN and adventures all day! This is a family-friendly event where all are welcome. Activities will be offered in both English and Spanish, and COVID precautions will be followed. We can’t wait to see you there, no rsvp required! More details here.
April 1 HS Volleyball @ Moffat County (C/JV/V) 3:30
April 1 MS Volleyball @ Homestake Peak 4:15
April 3 MS Girls Soccer vs BCMS @ Gypsum Creek MS 11:45
April 3 HS Volleyball @ Pinnacle (Varsity only) 1:00
April 5 MS Volleyball @ Vail Mountain School, Time TBD
April 5 HS Boys Soccer @ Middle Park 4:00
April 6 HS Volleyball vs Academy (C/JV/V), LCHS 4:00
April 7 MS Volleyball vs Summit, LCIS 4:00
April 7 HS Boys Soccer vs Bennett, Community Field 4:00
April 8 HS Volleyball vs Poudre Community Academy (Varsity only), LCHS 4:00