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.
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)
SCHOLAR’S CIRCLE (PEER TUTORING)
If you are interested in receiving peer tutoring, fill out the To Be Tutored Form.
If you would like to tutor LFP students, ill out the To Be a Tutor Form.
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS DURING DISTANCE LEARNING
Students are expected to attend synchronously to the greatest extent possible.
When students are absent it’s essential that:
Parents email email@example.com
Students email their teachers.
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.
Students or Parents complete the Asynchronous Attendance Certification Form https://forms.gle/1LK66pWcDvjhbMmYA
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.
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
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.
We return this week to our regularly scheduled mandatory synchronous PACK on Wednesday, 10:30am - 11:30am.
Sunday, September 13th: LFP Site Council Nomination Due
Sunday, September 13th 12pm-8pm: College Fair with National Association of College Admission Counseling
Wednesday, September 16th 9am - 3pm
Math Materials Pick-Up (see details below)
Thursday, September 17th 4:30pm
Senior Parent Night (For 12th grade families/students only)
Thursday, September 17th - 5:30pm
Spanish Speaking Parent Information Session
Friday, September 18th, 3pm Bangladeshi Parent HS & College Information Session
Monday, September 21st, 4pm
LFP Site Council Meeting (see details below)
Monday, September 21st (1:30pm)
UCSD College Rep @LFP
Saturday, September 26th 11am - 1pm
First Generation College Bound Student Conference (see details below)
Monday, September 28th - Non-school day
See holiday schedule below
Thursday, October 1st - 9am
Thursday, October 1st - 4:30pm
Junta de Padres
Friday, October 2nd, 3:30pm
Korean Parent Coffee
MATH MATERIALS PICK-UP
Who: Students in Pre-Algebra and Algebra with Ms. Cori, Ms. Kohne, or Ms. Rios
What: Math workbooks
When: Wednesday, September 16th, 9am - 3pm
Where: LFP Campus
FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE BOUND STUDENT CONFERENCE
In addition to LCS alumni being present to share their first-hand experiences with college, our counseling staff will be present to discuss the following topics:
Opportunities for low-income students and/or first generations students
How to apply for scholarships/Financial Aid
SAT- Clarification on this year's SAT due to pandemic
What changes due to Pandemic?
College Tours Info (Virtual Tours)
College Links Info at Larchmont Site (English/Spanish/Korean)
Where to find information on-line in different languages
Liberal Arts schools
Not here legally? Options for financial aid/scholarships to attend college
UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Monday, September 28th: No school
Tuesday, September 29th: A day (periods 1, 3, 5, & 7)
Wednesday, September 30th: B day (periods 2, 4, 6, & 8)
Thursday, October 1st: A day (periods 1, 3, 5, & 7)
Friday, October 2nd: B day (periods 2, 4, 6, & 8)
NOTE: With the cancellation of our asynchronous Wednesday schedule, related services for Speech and Occupational Therapy will not be scheduled for students on Wednesday if they elect to attend their synchronous classes on Wednesday of this week.
LFP SITE COUNCIL
Please fill out the LFP Site Council Nomination Form by this Sunday, September 13, to nominate yourself to be part of our Site Council this year.
We will hold our first Site Council meeting on Monday, September 21st at 4pm.
We are looking for parents in each PACK (aka homeroom) to help facilitate PACK and grade-specific communication to families and support PACK teachers with any specific needs they might have. Please contact your student’s PACK Teacher by next Sunday, September 20th, letting them know you’d like to be their PACK Parent. Please contact Dragana Popovic, LCS-LFP Larchmont Organization Of Parents (LOOP) Head with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU in advance for stepping up and supporting our amazing teachers in such a meaningful way!
Volunteering and community engagement is a cornerstone of Larchmont Charter School. Family involvement is how our school was founded and it literally has made our school run for the last 16 years. Please review ALL currently available volunteering opportunities and sign up for tasks that work with your schedule and line up with your interests — and at the same time help our school at https://www.larchmontcharter.org/lfp-volunteer-form! To stay in the loop, please join our Parents at Larchmont Charter School - Lafayette Campus Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/465901974158075/
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact administrators.
Thank you for staying positive, flexible, and patient!
Stay strong and healthy.