LHS Weekly Update #25
February 5, 2021
Back in the Building
As we move through the semester, it is each family's choice to be in school or remote. Whichever you choose, we are here to support you.
A few quick reminders:
- Charge those devices! Just like you plug in your phone, also plug in your Chromebook or personal device each night so it is ready in the morning for school.
- Bring an extra mask. If yours isn't fitting right or you just need a change, have an extra mask with you each day.
- Social Distance. Get in the habit of keeping that 6 foot distance. Be especially mindful when waiting in the lunch line.
- Speaking of lunch, did you know that breakfast and lunch are free for all students for the rest of the school year?
Covid Positive Cases at LHS
On Friday, Feb. 5, we added two more confirmed Covid positive cases for a total of four students who tested positive for Covid 19. All of these students had contact outside of school.
Contact tracing of district-related individuals has been conducted. Two staff members have been quarantined due to being considered a close contact. Six students needed to be quarantined.
I want to thank the parents and students who shared information regarding their Covid positive students so that we were able to proceed with contact tracing.
CDC and DHSS define close contact for COVID-19 as someone who has interacted with a case-positive person within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes. Persons who were NOT in close contact with a confirmed case-positive person are considered a “contact of a contact” and not required to self-quarantine. Public Health has been notified of the positive case and will coordinate contact tracing among individuals not associated with the district.
Continue to check the Daily Decision Tree before coming to school and contact us if your student needs to stay home due to symptoms, being a close contact of a Covid-Positive person, or if you have travelled outside of the state in the last 14 days.
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
If you have symptoms, have travelled outside of Alaska in the past 14 days, or are a close contact of a Covid-positive person, you cannot come to school. Call the front office and follow protocol on the Daily Decision Tree.
Parent Teacher Conferences - time to schedule yours!
Conferences to be held:
Monday, February 15, 2021
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Parents can schedule all phone and video (ZOOM) conferences using Power School. Any parent wishing to meet “In-Person” with teachers should call the Lathrop HS Office at (907) 456-7794 to review protocols and schedule conferences.
CLICK on this link to see for information for scheduling conferences in Power School. Also see attachment below:
Take a Crash Course in College Success
The Rural Alaska Honor's Institute (RAHI) is a competitive program that gives rural and Alaska Native students a chance to find out what it's like to be a college student. For six action-packed weeks, students live in dorms on UAF's Troth Yeddha' campus, take 8-11 college credits, explore interior Alaska through a variety of outdoor activities, and volunteer in the Fairbanks community. The best part, aside from getting college credits and gaining lifelong friends from across the state, is that the entire experience is completely free.
You will be challenged. You will be exhausted. You will have fun.
Additional information can be found at: https://www.uaf.edu/rahi/about.php
Black History Month Contest
In celebration of Black History Month, the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (FNSBSD) are proud to sponsor the Black History Month Contest - The Black Family: Representation, Identity, & Diversity—“Moving the World Forward.” We invite all K-12 students to participate in this annual contest.
This program is an opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge, encourage the study of Black History, and show excellence in creativity. We hope that this program can open dialogue to educate our students about the importance of Black History.
Grades K-3: Label and color three (3) pictures of African American families.
*Pictures of notable African Americans for students to color are available from https://bit.ly/3nmPXnl
Grades 4-6: Make a poster on your interpretation of the theme.
Grades 7-8: Submit a typed, original, 150-word essay using this year’s theme and illustrate it with your original artwork.
Grades 9-12: Submit a typed, original, 250-word essay using this year’s theme, works cited page, and illustrate it with your original artwork.
*Please include the student’s Name, Grade, Teacher, and School on each entry item. Please include a class roster of all participants with the student’s Names, Grade, Teacher, and School if submitting entries as a class. All entries MUST have a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian.
If students are remote and want to participate, they may email copies of their project to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, if they can drop off their original to their homeschool to be delivered to the Administrative District Center, that would be great.
There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes for each grade category. Additionally, all participants will receive a certificate of participation. Entries need to be submitted and received by 4:00 pm, Friday, March 5, 2021, to the EEO Office in the FNSBSD Administrative Center, 520 Fifth Ave. 3rd Floor, Fairbanks, AK 99701.