LCIS SNSO 11/22/20
Hello LCIS Families,
We hope this Sunday Night Shout Out finds you and your families healthy and safe. With community spread of COVID-19 at an all time high we are thankful that we have the opportunity to be in this remote learning phase so we can do our part to curb the spread of the virus. This has also provided the district time to recruit and train new substitute teachers. Hooray! We would like to encourage you to follow the CDPHE recommendations this holiday season so that we may all safely return to school on November 30th.
While shifting into the remote learning phase came quickly, as a school community we all successfully navigated this change. 100% of our students have the learning materials needed for their virtual learning. Many thanks to all of our families who took the time to come to the school to gather any items that were still here. If you need to pick up any additional materials, the school staff will be in the building on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Our teachers have been very creative in attending to the social/emotional needs of our students through daily Crew meetings, individual check ins, and being attentive to any messages they might receive. Please reach out to our School Social Worker, Sarah Roberts, at email@example.com or at 719-293-4350 if you have any concerns about your child.
While we’re only two days into this brief virtual learning experience, our teachers have reported strong student turn out. All students have the opportunity to engage in direct instruction for English Language Arts and Math. As a reminder, your child also has access to many fabulous online learning platforms and we encourage you to carve out time each day for your child to engage with these. IXL and Kahn Academy are fantastic resources for math practice and Epic Books and Sora are wonderful resources for reading. Now would be a great time to explore your child’s Google Classrooms and see the variety of work that the teachers are assigning.
If you experience challenges of any sort while virtual learning, please do not hesitate to call the school office during our regular hours Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be able to brainstorm solutions to internet availability and offer support for questions about lessons. If your child’s device is not working properly please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org
We will not hold specials and explore classes for this week. These teachers may contact your child to suggest enrichment activities. In the meanwhile, we encourage you and your child to take some time to get outside everyday and enjoy the fresh air.
Meal distribution will continue this week for Monday and Tuesday. Please click this link for more meal distribution information. If you have any questions, please reach out to the LCIS Family Connectors: Margarita Perea at 719-204-3641 (speaks Spanish) or Lisa Prout at 719-204-6436.
Reading is Awesome!
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. There is no commitment required.
- Is designed to give stakeholders a voice in decisions impacting our schools
- Will be made up of 6 members, including parents, local community representatives and LCSD staff members
- Will meet 4-6 times per year
- Will provide critical advice to the Superintendent and Board of Education on topics such as:
- The school district budget
- Teaching and assessment
- The district’s goals and priorities
We need your voice at the table!
Vision and Hearing screenings have begun, starting with the younger students. Notices will be sent to the parents of students who have not passed the screening. We have Vouchers available for a free eye exam and glasses for families in need. Please contact Kim Sheen at 719-293-0975 or email@example.com to see if you qualify.
November 30 Return to school in the Yellow Hybrid Model
A day cohorts will have activities in the morning and academics in the afternoon
B day cohorts will have academics in the morning and activities in the afternoon
December 5 Tree of Sharing gift card hand out – LCIS Parking Lot 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
December 17 Panther Pride – Winter Wonderland
December 17 End of Semester 1
December 21-Jan. 1 Winter Break
January 4 School Resumes
January 4 Panther Pride Day – Hawaiian Day
January 12 Fire Drill
January 18 No School – Holiday
January 22 Students will attend school on this day
Principal, Lake County Intermediate School