Weekly Update

LEAD Academy High School

Virtual and In-Person Students

No School March 26 2021 PD DAY!

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LEAD Academy Guidelines Reminder

  • We encourage parents to complete any school business electronically, if possible, to limit office visits to the essential business. More information Here!
  • Students who come to school after 7:35 am are Tardy Students (Read below)
  • Remember the cut-off time for afternoon checkouts is 1:10 p.m., except in an emergency. (Read below)
  • Planned Early Dismissal use our early dismissal request if this is a planned dismissal in the morning of the request for early dismissal (unless an emergency situation arises) or call the school in the morning of planned early dismissal at 615-800-8293.
  • Unplanned Early Dismissal If the parent is not using the planned early dismissal form and needs to pick it up the student before 1:00 pm. Please call the main office at 615-800-8293
  • There will be no early dismissals between 1:10 pm and 1:30 pm, with the exception of emergencies.
  • Parents must remain inside their vehicles at all times during arrival and dismissal, including early dismissal. Parents may not walk students into the building.
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Women’s History Month


  • Girlhood (It’s complicated) commemorates the anniversary of woman suffrage by exploring the concept of girlhood in the United States, but also how girls changed history in five areas: politics, education, work, health, and fashion. We argue that girlhood has an unexpected and complicated history and that girls, like suffragists, used their voices to make a difference.

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    Parents and Tutors Limit School Visits

    We encourage parents to complete any school business electronically, if possible, to limit office visits to the essential business.

    If you have questions about school-related issues, please contact the appropriate school office or department. Our office support staff will be available to answer your questions.

    However, if necessary, you may schedule an appointment for an in-person office visit or Request a meeting

    School Arrival Guidelines

    • Parents are asked to check their student’s temperature before leaving for school and to keep any child with a fever at home.

    • CAR RIDERS, WALKERS, or CITY BUS RIDERS: Car riders. walkers, or city bus riders will NOT be permitted into the building before 7:00 am. Once a student is on LEAD Academy/Cameron property, he or she is required to adhere to the social distancing and safety guidelines outlined in this document. Failure to do so will result in consequences including a possible required return to virtual learning.

    • BUS RIDERS: Bus riders will be assigned seats and must wear a mask on the bus. When students arrive in the school buses, they will need to wait on the bus, as they will be gradually released into the school to maintain safety guidelines. Students who do not adhere to these guidelines will be required to remain virtual and will no longer have the option of attending school in person.

    • All students will have their temperatures checked prior to entering the building.

      • Students will go through the cafeteria line to pick up prepackaged breakfast and report to assigned classrooms.

      • If a student does not meet the health requirements (e.g., fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, etc.) as determined by our Licensed School Nurse, the following will occur:

        • They will be moved to an isolation room within the building.

        • Parents will be called to pick up the student; he/she cannot attend classes at school.

      Parents must remain inside their vehicles at all times during arrival and dismissal, including early dismissal. Parents may not walk students into the building.


    Late Arrival Guidelines

    Students who come to school after 7:35 am (Tardy Students)

    At arrival, a tardy student will sign in electronically by using a Student Tardy Check-In google form. If the parent is dropping the student, the parent should remain in their car until students enter the building. This form is only for LEAD student use, parents cannot acces the form.


    How does it work? The student will scan with his or her phone the QR code that will be posted on the entrance walls/doors. The QR code will open a google form sheet for students to enter their name, grade, time and date.

    The student will show the email of receipt to the teacher at the lobby door to enter the school hallway.


    Parents must remain inside their vehicles at all times during arrival and dismissal, including early dismissal. Parents may not walk students into the building.

    Students check the video below to see new Tardy Check In Procedure

    Students who leave before School Dismissal

    Remember the cut-off time for afternoon checkouts is 1:10 p.m. (except in an emergency).


    • Planned Early Dismissal

    If your student will be leaving during the school day, instead of sending a note with the student, we prefer parents to use our early dismissal request if this is a planned dismissal in the morning of the request for early dismissal (unless an emergency situation arises).

    In the case a parent is not able to use the planned early dismissal form parent can call the main office at (615) 800-8293. Office personnel will call the student to the office when thetime is close fo ryou ro pick your student. Parent will let us know when he/she is outside the school and wait in their car for the student to come out.

    Therewill be no early dismissals between 1:10 pm and 1:30 pm, with the exception of emergencies.

    Parents must remain inside their vehicles at all times during arrival and dismissal, including early dismissal. Parents may not walk students into the building.



    • Unplanned Early Dismissal


    If the parent is not using the planned early dismissal form and needs to pick it up the students before 1:00 pm. The parent can come to the front door and over the intercom will provide us with the student(s) information and show us a valid ID over the intercom. The parent/tutor will return to their car and wait for the student to come out. Remember, the cut-off time for afternoon checkouts is 1:10 p.m. (except in an emergency).

    Parents must remain inside their vehicles at all times during arrival and dismissal, including early dismissal. Parents may not walk students into the building.

    Picking up and dropping off an item from/to the school.

    Picking up an item from the school

    In case an item has to be picked up from the school during school hours and dropped off (notebooks, textbooks, keys, cellphones, backpack, lunch boxes, etc) will be a caddy placed outside the building door for you to pick or drop off the items. Over the intercom, you parent will let us know that you are dropping an item fro a student.


    Please call the front office at (615) 800 8293 or send us a text message at (615)669 7561 if you need to pick up an item, and we will coordinate with you when you are picking up the item.

    Dropping off an item to the school

    If you need to drop off an item, you only have to ring the doorbell and let us know the student’s name and grade, and we will retrieve the item immediately.


    Please let us know the student’s name and grade, leave the item on top the table outside the building door and we will retrieve the item immediately.


    Visitors

    Before coming to campus, visitors must review the Campus Visitors Return to Campus Acknowledgement (COVID).

    It is important to note that anyone who is on the LEAD Academy High School campus for any reason must wear a face mask/covering at all times.

    Until we can safely welcome the public again in person, we hope all community members will utilize our many virtual resources.

    In-person campus tours will be only by appointment and approval, and the family engagement coordinator Rania Agaib will schedule the school tours. You can contact her at rania.agaib@leadpublicschools.org

    Please be aware we will follow the guidelines listed below to provide a safe working environment for our students and staff:

    • All visitors to our school offices must have a scheduled appointment.

    • All visitors to our school offices must wear a mask.

    • All visitors should use the hand sanitizer provided when they enter a school lobby and office area.

    • All visitors must practice social distancing. All in-person meetings must allow participants to socially distance themselves at least six feet from another person or person(s).

    • All visitors should complete a self-check before entering a school building. Visitors with a fever greater than 100.4, congestion, dry cough, breathing difficulties, sore throat and/or chills should NOT enter our school buildings or offices. You mustn’t come to our schools or offices if you are sick. Please do not place our school employees at risk.