Larchmont Fairfax Weekly Update | 11.14.20
Updated: Nov 14, 2020
November 16 - Monday Morning Video Message | 8 am
November 18 - Grab n Go Meals | 12 - 3 pm | FFX Campus (Resuming Wednesday distribution)
November 18 - SCHOOL SING ON ZOOM!!! |
November 19 - Prospective Parent Info Session | Signup - www.larchmontcharter.org
November 23-27 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)
December 3- All School Site Council Meeting | 4-5:15 pm | https://larchmontcharter-org.zoom.us/j/86434064378 Meeting ID: 864 3406 4378
December 4 - Parent Coffee w/the LCS Selma Principals | 9 am | https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6440852148?pwd=WUNOYmpFQjBqTUhvUnlMSFF6dGwrZz09
FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADER
To Our Wonderful Fairfax Families,
We hope your day is off to a good start!
As you were likely able to glean from our teacher lesson plans and schedules, yesterday was World Kindness Day! We celebrated kind acts all day in our Zoom classrooms. Teachers selected kindness activities (such as picking kind acts to execute from the virtual kindness jar, writing kind messages on post-it notes to place around the house, and participating in an at-home kindness scavenger hunt, to name a few) to sprinkle across the school day.
It was a wonderful companion to so much of the work we do at Larchmont. One of the key design elements of our school is our commitment to the Whole Child. That means that we strive to ensure the academic AND personal success of each child. We do this through a variety of mechanisms, including our Cool Tools conflict resolution program, our Anti-bias curriculum, our Second Step character education program, our Kinder/Fourth Grade buddies, social skills/Improv classes, and much more. At a time during distance learning when the importance of connections is really at a premium, we were grateful to have this additional opportunity to spotlight kindness for our Larchmont Fairfax students.
On another note, we wanted to let you know that we'll be sending out a dedicated email with updates about Reopening for our entire LCS community. Please be on the lookout for that email.
As always, please read on for additional school updates below, and we hope you enjoy the weekend!
Andi, Mersedeh, & the LCS Faculty and Staff
SCHOOL SING ANNOUNCEMENT
School Sing will resume November 18th!
We will be trying out School Sing on Zoom instead of Instagram on November 18th!!!!! Join us at Jenny's music link at https://zoom.us/j/5212396436
Meeting ID: 521 239 6436
Please remind students of expectations for keeping mics muted during the School Sing presentation. Thank you.
ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6440852148?pwd=WUNOYmpFQjBqTUhvUnlMSFF6dGwrZz09
LARCHMONT LOTTERY APPLICATION (2021-22)
As a reminder, all siblings not currently enrolled at Larchmont Charter who wish to attend must complete a lottery form for the 2021/22 school year - this applies to all grades and all campuses. Lottery forms must be completed and submitted by 5:00 pm February 17, 2021. The lottery form is available on line at www.larchmontcharter.org.
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.
FAIRFAX PHONE LINE
Our Fairfax phone line is currently down, but we're continuing to work 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:
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.