LCIS SNSO 5-24-20
Dear LCIS Families,
Without a doubt the end of the 2019-2020 school year was a strange and somber time for us at LCIS. Whereas the end of the school year is typically filled with acknowledgements of success and sounds of laughter and excitement ringing through the building, this year we’ve quietly packed up our classrooms, walked through empty hallways and held heavy emotions in our hearts. We love our school traditions and have felt saddened by the loss of our Spring Celebration of Learning, our Spring Band and Choir Concerts, our Art Show, and our Field Day. More than anything else, we have missed your children. In our wildest dreams, none of us could have ever imagined being in our current reality.
Around the world, people are designing and experimenting with operating schools in new and innovative ways. Using current local, state and national guidelines and recommendations, we are also rethinking how to provide engaging educational options for all of our students. This work will carry us through the summer and will continue to evolve as we learn more. It is our hope that we be able to work with your child in-person at school as much as possible, but we are also looking at ways to support new learning that may take place at-home. Over the summer, please be on the lookout for district updates and communication by way of email and text.
While the summer is a wonderful time to enjoy all things relaxing and outdoors, I want to encourage you to help your child strengthen their academic skills by insisting that they find time to read every day. You could also download the Overdrive app, connect to our local library and borrow ebooks to read or audio books for your child to listen to, all for free. Planning a long drive? Listening to ebooks is a fantastic way to pass the time as are Podcasts! Brains On, Smash Boom Best, But Why, Stories Podcast, and Earth Rangers are some of our favorites. Check out these free, fun learning options!
Your child will also continue to have access to their learning apps through their Clever account. Keep your child’s math skills sharp by having them use Dreambox and Khan Academy. They can keep up with their literacy skills by using Lexia or Power Up and Newsela.
Here’s another exciting learning opportunity: Governor Jared Polis, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Education Initiative are partnering with Rocky Mountain Public Media to provide K-3 learners, and their families and caregivers with direct-to-home remote literacy learning though Colorado Classroom – Read with Me at Home. Starting May 18, 2020 at 8 a.m., every Monday through Friday for the next five weeks, Rocky Mountain PBS will provide two hours of standards-aligned K through 3 literacy and English language development lessons by master teachers to students across the state – from the Eastern plains to the Western slope. Accompanying lesson plans and work packets will be posted on RMPBS’ website for parents and caregivers to use, adapt, and build upon. Access to the lesson plans and student work packets available at Rocky Mountain PBS or by calling 800-274-6666. Here is a sneak peek video.
Are you looking for some summer programming for your child?
Rockies Rock is getting ready to roll for the summer! We intend to offer three 2-week programs, June 29-Aug 6, Mon-Thurs. However, we have delayed enrollment opening until we receive guidance from state public health leaders about summer camps and programs. When enrollment opens, we encourage all to apply, but will be prioritizing based on childcare needs. Stay informed on our website, or contact Cisco Tharp for more info: email@example.com or 719-293-0445. All programming will be adapted for COVID-19 precautions.
If your child has borrowed a Chromebook for distant learning, he/she may continue to keep and use the Chromebook for the duration of the summer. We will plan to collect the Chromebooks at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Although our teachers won’t be available after May 26th, the office staff will be available to return phone messages (719 486 6830) through June 19. Please reach out if your child is having difficulty logging into the Clever account. There will be an IT person on call this summer so if you have any problems with your Chromebook, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Yearbooks: The company that publishes our yearbooks has been closed due to COVID. They have recently reopened and have told us that our yearbooks will arrive within the next four weeks. We will reach out to families who ordered yearbooks once they arrive to determine if you would like to stop by and pick it up or if you would prefer that we mail it to you. Thank you for your patience!
Lake County SBHC is open! The SBHC is open 1 day/week (Tuesdays) from 8am-5pm for well visits (Well Child Checks, immunizations, sports physicals, reproductive health, injuries). Telehealth/virtual appointments will be offered for sick visits, including potential COVID-19.
Behavioral health appointments are available via telehealth or in person at our main Summit Community Care Clinic in Frisco. SCCC will honor your student’s SBHC enrollment and pricing at the main clinic through August 31, 2020. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call the Summit Community Care Clinic (your SBHC sponsor) at 970-668-4040, or 719-486-6981 on Tuesdays when the SBHC is open. Please reach out to the Care Clinic if you need support during this difficult time. We are here for you!
Looking ahead: Our current 5th graders will need a Tdap booster before coming back in August as our new 6th grade class. Immunizations can be obtained at the Lake County Health Department, School Based Health Center or through your doctor. Appointments for the vaccines can be scheduled by calling the Lake County Health Department at 486-2413 or School Based Health Center 486-6981
July 2020 Online Registration Opens
July 2020 Registration Information Packets mailed to families
July 2020 Registration Help Nights – Watch for email and text invitations!
August 10 – 11, 2020 Orientation Conferences – Watch for the online scheduler information by email
August 17, 2020 First Day of School
We hope that you have a safe and fun summer. Stay healthy. We look forward to seeing you all in August for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
Principal, Lake County Intermediate School
1000 W. 6th Street
Leadville, CO 80461
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