LCS@LFP -- Friday, September 11th, 2020

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

On September 11, 2001, life in America changed forever. 


Recognizing the significance of this day, we remember those who needlessly lost their lives. We are inspired by countless others who united in NYC and across the country to selflessly serve in assisting us all to heal from the damage done. In this spirit, let us continue to build and focus on what brings us together, especially in a time such as this.


We remember.


GENERAL

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Thank you for attending our first virtual Back to School Night!  It was a pleasure to see over 300 of you in attendance.  Linked below is the Welcome Webinar and the slide deck for those who were unable to attend.

Please reach out directly to teachers if you are interested in learning more about what they shared during the course of the evening.


COLLEGE CORNER (UPDATED WEEKLY)

List of events/information about career and college from Mr. Edwin Co 


SCHOLAR’S CIRCLE (PEER TUTORING)

Read the Letter from Tammy Lee to find out about LFP’s peer tutoring program, called Scholar’s Circle. This Flyer (PDF) is a one-pager with pertinent details and contact information.


ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS DURING DISTANCE LEARNING

  1. Students are expected to attend synchronously to the greatest extent possible.

  2. When students are absent it’s essential that:

  3. Parents email lfpattendance@larchmontcharter.org

  4. Students email their teachers.

  5. Students log into Google Classroom to access and complete their assignments.  Students are responsible for completing all posted assignments even when they can’t join synchronously.

  6. Students or Parents complete the Asynchronous Attendance Certification Form https://forms.gle/1LK66pWcDvjhbMmYA

  7. The Asynchronous Attendance Certification Form needs to be completed anytime a student won’t be able to attend their synchronous class meeting though only one form per day needs to be completed.

  8. If you forget to complete the form on the day of the absence, email the office within 3 days and include the following information so that they will not be counted absent: (a) the day the student worked asynchronously,  and (b) the assigned work they did.


NWEA MAP ASSESSMENT

We are in a planning phase, but we wanted to give you a heads up on NWEA MAP Assessment.


MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) assessments are used to measure our student’s progress or growth. Students are assessed in Reading and Mathematics.  Please note:  this is NOT a test used for grades but rather a test where results are used by teachers to inform instruction and to measure growth over time.


In case we administer NWEA:

  • Assessments will be administered on Asynchronous Wednesdays

  • Asynchronous work will be cancelled

  • School will give at least 2 weeks advance notice with detailed schedule


ZOOM BOMBING

What is Zoom Bombing and how is LCS@LFP dealing with it?


Since Zoom recently became one of the main platforms for distance education all across the nation, a phenomenon has happened called "Zoom bombing." This is when an invited person intrudes on others' meetings or classes on Zoom. Sometimes these intruders make inappropriate comments or post inappropriate photos which then disrupt the host's Zoom session.

At LFP, we have taken precautions to protect our students from these unwanted interruptions. Should an interruption like this occur that a teacher deems as inappropriate, LFP has a plan in place to further protect our students. For example, if a "Zoom Bomber" enters a LFP Zoom session, the teacher will immediately remove the zoom bomber OR close the session. Larchmont may also report the incident to law enforcement authorities as Zoom bombing is a serious crime. We have also purchased an Education Zoom package which allows us to establish stronger security controls over who enters each Zoom session.


SCHEDULE/EVENTS

PACK TIME

We return this week to our regularly scheduled mandatory synchronous PACK on Wednesday, 10:30am - 11:30am.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Sunday, September 13th: LFP Site Council Nomination Due

LFP Site Council Nomination Form


Sunday, September 13th 12pm-8pm: College Fair with National Association of College Admission Counseling