Larchmont Fairfax Weekly Update | 10.17.20
Updated: Oct 17
October 19 - CONFERENCE WEEK BEGINS & VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR STARTS!!
October 19 - Monday Morning Video Message | 8 am
October 20 - Producer, Evan Hayes, Q & A | 6 pm | Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6440852148?pwd=WUNOYmpFQjBqTUhvUnlMSFF6dGwrZz09
October 21 - School Sing | Instagram Live | 9:15 am
October 21 - Grab n Go Meals | 12 - 3 pm | FFX Campus
October 22 - Prospective Parent Info Session | Signup - www.larchmontcharter.org
October 23 - Larchmont FFX Parent Coffee | 9:30 am | Zoom
October 30 - FFX Halloween Community Group celebration | 9 am | Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6440852148?pwd=WUNOYmpFQjBqTUhvUnlMSFF6dGwrZz09
November 4 - NO SCHOOL (Staff Dvpt. Day)
November 11 - NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day)
November 23-27 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)
FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADER
Hello Larchmont Fairfax Families:
Twice each year during our conference weeks, Larchmont sends out parent, staff and student satisfaction surveys. It is time for our first Parent Satisfaction Survey of the year. Teachers will be administering students surveys in their classes or on Seesaw.
Please take just a couple of minutes to fill out the Parent Satisfaction Survey (see links below)! In previous years, Larchmont Fairfax has had the HIGHEST response rate of all campuses on the survey, and we'd like to continue that trend this time around, too! This data is important to us as a school to help us know what areas we're doing well in and what our areas for growth are. Please use the comment section to let us know BOTH what you love and what you'd like to see grow. The Principal, Executive Director, Board and Site Council review this data closely.
Over the years we've made note of the things you've said that you love and we've made sure to continue those elements and grow them whenever possible. We've also made many additions and adjustments based on survey results. A few examples include the purchase of more chromebooks, a new art studio for Jamia, additions to our diversity curriculum, a new communication platform in Wix, the addition of cameras for campus security, a new facilities tracker document to keep up with site issues, more frequent classroom newsletters to make sure you're staying apprised of classroom news, and much more. We appreciate your input and we look forward to sharing the results with you soon! Parent (English): https://larchmontcharter.wufoo.com/forms/x12r4f0d1xm0jix/
Parent (Spanish): https://larchmontcharter.wufoo.com/forms/x76hvlt1v5ipo6/
Parent (Korean): https://larchmontcharter.wufoo.com/forms/xnfgpih0fs0fun/
Finally, we're asking every family to donate to the Annual Giving Drive by 10/31- this is our biggest fundraiser of the year and 100% of the funds go directly to help our school keep our small class sizes, our rich program, college counseling, athletics, arts, and much more. Fairfax is now up to 50% of our campus donating!!!!!! Please donate generously and know that no amount is too small. http://www.larchmontcharter.org/give
Have a wonderful weekend, and please be sure to read below for more updates.
All the best,
Andi and Mersedeh
LARCHMONT TECH SUPPORT FOR YOUR FAMILY
We have an exciting development on the tech front!
Larchmont has contracted with a tech firm called TechaBee. We have hired this firm to help support families and teachers by answering your tech-related questions, supporting your technology, and managing your devices. TechaBee is here to help with tech issues regarding Chromebooks, Zoom, technology apps, and much more! We have taken this action to be as responsive as we can as a school to your tech needs during this distance learning period.
The help desk is available 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. During COVID-19 families are also free to email the help desk at any time!
This email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) forwards straight to the TechaBee help desk so we can more quickly resolve your tech issue. Please be sure to cc Belinda and Terence so we can keep track of your tech request.
CONFERENCE WEEK SCHEDULE
As a reminder, during conference week our class schedules will be modified. Classes will be live on Zoom until 11 am. Please refer to your teacher's page on our website for complete details by Sunday evening.
Enrichment classes will all continue at their regularly scheduled times.
We look forward to seeing all of our families on Zoom for conferences.
VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR & LUNCHTIME BOOKTIME!
Our virtual book fair will be LIVE from Oct 19 - Nov 1! It's a great way to get new books for your child and a portion of proceeds come back to Larchmont Charter School! Thanks for your support!
SPECIAL INVITATION FOR LARCHMONT FAMILIES
We're so excited to share with you this SPECIAL INVITATION FOR LARCHMONT FAIRFAX FAMILIES! One of our own esteemed parents, Evan Hayes, producer of the Academy-Award winning documentary "Free Solo" has a new film that aired last night on MSNBC. Evan's latest film - The Way I See It - documents renowned White House photographer Peter Souza's time with the Obama and Reagan administrations. You can read more about it at the following link (image included below my message): https://www.msnbc.com/weekends-with-alex-witt/watch/pete-souza-obama-era-photographer-has-a-new-documentary-about-his-time-at-the-white-house-93642821982?fbclid=IwAR3GF7C2SiMWJMc2QNOQH4YXqRiMoGuBcw-srTs0z8UUXfnj9paVmaM49Go As a special treat for our community, Evan has offered to host a private Zoom Q&A on October 20th at 6 pm just for Larchmont Fairfax! Join us on this day to talk to Evan himself and learn more about the film! ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6440852148?pwd=WUNOYmpFQjBqTUhvUnlMSFF6dGwrZz09 Looking forward to spending this time in a fun gathering with our school community!
FFX 20-21 DIRECTORY
Our full Larchmont Fairfax 2020/21 Directory was shared in a previous weekly blast. You can also access the directory on our website. The directory is password protected - we will share that password in a separate/private email communication this week. Thank you.
HALLOWEEN AT LCS FAIRFAX
Join us on Zoom on 10/30 for our whole school Halloween Community Group:
PARENT COFFEE - RESCHEDULED FROM PREVIOUS DATE
Join us to learn more about how to answer your child's academic questions when they get stuck! Can't figure out a word or solve a math problem? Is it hard to get your child to be more independent with their work? We'll tackle these issues and more at our next parent coffee. Details below...look forward to seeing you there!
PARENT CONFERENCE SIGN UP LINKS
Conference links were emailed out, but please see below in case you did not receive it. Please sign up for your preferred conference time today!
FAIRFAX PHONE LINE
Our Fairfax phone line is currently down, but we're working hard with the phone company to resolve the issue. In the meantime, if you need to reach the office during the school day between the hours of 9 am - 3 pm, please call the following number for assistance: 213-505-4711. Thank you, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
OUTREACH & PROSPECTIVE PARENT TOURS
Our Virtual Tours have launched! Please spread the word!
We are looking for families that are willing to help us broaden the circle of Los Angeles families that know about our school. We would like to harness our diverse group of parents and their unique set of connections to help us! We are hosting several prospective parent tours over the next two months and it is a great opportunity for new families to learn about our school. Please feel free to share the flyer below about our upcoming tours with any other parent communities who have children that might want to learn more about our school and our upcoming lottery!
We have online info sessions scheduled from 9-10 am on the following dates:
Oct. 22, 2020
Oct. 29, 2020
Nov. 12, 2020
Nov. 19, 2020
Jan. 28, 2021
Please pass along this sign-up link to all interested friends and family!
FAIRFAX ATTENDANCE REMINDERS
Teachers will be taking attendance every day in their live Zoom classes. On Wednesdays, the completed independent work will indicate that your child is present asynchronously and your child will be marked present accordingly. If your child is going to be absent (both synchronously and asynchronously) for any reason, please email your teacher and email@example.com.
To receive credit for attending asynchronously (not live/zoom) students/parents must both:
Log into Seesaw or view the teacher's assignments via their websites to access and complete assignments AND
Complete the Distance Learning Attendance Certification Form.
Please notify your teacher & email firstname.lastname@example.org when you know your student cannot attend synchronously or asynchronously.
Questions about attendance? Email our office manager, Tess, at email@example.com.