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Larchmont Fairfax Weekly Update | 11.28.20

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FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADER



Dear Fairfax Families,


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving alongside your families!


Though we don't have our usual school-wide newsletter this week, I wanted to send this email update because we have important reminders for the coming week.


As always, please reach out to us with any questions at all, and please let the kids know we're so looking forward to seeing them all on Zoom this week!


Our very best,

Andi, Mersedeh, & the LCS Faculty and Staff

ATTENDANCE IN ENRICHMENT CLASSES


Upon our return from Thanksgiving break, we want to remind everyone that students are expected to attend all classes during the school day, including enrichment classes. We have noticed a decline in attendance during enrichment classes. Our enrichment program is a central part of the Whole Child Larchmont education and a key part of our overall instructional program, particularly because so much of what we teach is integrated across content areas. In addition, as mentioned at the beginning of this current school year, schools have been instructed to return to pre-COVID mandates regarding progress reports and progress monitoring. Students who are not attending classes will have that information reflected on their progress reports.


Please ensure that students are in attendance for the entire school day and for all classes during distance learning. Thank you for your support.

LOOP MEETING


ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6440852148?pwd=WUNOYmpFQjBqTUhvUnlMSFF6dGwrZz09


SCHOOL SING REMINDER


School Sing will resume December 2nd on Zoom!


Join us at Jenny's music link at https://zoom.us/j/5212396436

Meeting ID: 521 239 6436 Passcode: music



Please remind students of expectations for keeping mics muted and using appropriate chats during the School Sing presentation. Thank you.

LCS FFX/SELMA PARENT COFFEE


ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6440852148?pwd=WUNOYmpFQjBqTUhvUnlMSFF6dGwrZz09

COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING | 9 am | 12.3.20


We have our next community group meeting planned for this Thursday. As a reminder, a community group is a mixed-age grouping of students which aims to celebrate specific holidays and themes, and encourage students to make friends outside of their normal peer group and with new teachers!


This week's community group will be centered around our tradition of celebrating the timeless story and lessons of Stone Soup.


Please have students log on to Mersedeh's Zoom after Morning Meeting at 9 am on Thursday!

PROGRESS REPORTS


First trimester progress reports will be emailed the week of December 14th, just prior to Winter break.





FREE SCHOLARS CIRCLE TUTORING FROM LARCHMONT LFP CAMPUS


Scholar's Circle strives to lessen the financial burden on LCS families while providing students with resources to succeed. Larchmont students will receive a sense of safety, support, and build strong relationships from the comfort of their homes.


Detailed information about the Scholar's Circle program...

  1. Our default schedule is on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 - 5:30 PM. 

  2. Wednesdays are the only days dedicated to Math and Science. Thursdays are for English, Social Studies, and Foreign Language.

Here is the link to the To-Be-Tutored Sign Up Sheet.

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 under the Admissions tab.  

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! 

Email all requests to techabee@larchmontcharter.org, CC belinda@techabee.com & terence@larchmontcharter.org

This email address (techabee@larchmontcharter.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. 

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 ffxattendance@larchmontcharter.org.


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 ffxattendance@larchmontcharter.org when you know your student cannot attend synchronously or asynchronously. 

Questions about attendance?  Email our office manager, Tess, at maritess.trillo@larchmontcharter.org.

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