Lithia Lion News

Volume 2 Issue 1

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Greetings Lion Family,

It is with great honor and excitement that I welcome you back to LSHS. I hope that you share my excitement about starting this new school year. Our vision is to produce graduates that are motivated, life-long learners, and productive global citizens. The LSHS mission is to ensure high-levels of learning for all students through Intentional Relationships, Immediate Relevance, and Intense Rigor. With your support, we will strive to make Lithia the Best place to EDUCATE, MOTIVATE, and ELEVATE! I look forward to taking this journey with you!


Our Back to School Bash is scheduled for July 29 2021 for all 9th and 10th grade students from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. We will host 11th and 12th grades July 30, 2021 from 11:30 - 1:00.


August 4, 2021 is the first day of school! Continue to check your email, our website, and social media for more detailed and up-to date information!


Sincerely,


Principal Joshua

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE AT THE LSHS BACK TO SCHOOL BASH!

All LSHS families will have an opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday July 29th from 4pm-6pm. The vaccinations will take place in room A109 which is our Clinic. Should you need directions to the Clinic, any of our staff wearing the yellow polo shirt will be able to assist.

Back to School Supply List

During the first few days of school, teachers will provide students with the required supplies for their classes. All students should plan to begin school with the following basic school supplies.



Three Ring Heavy Duty Binders (Three or more Inch)
Highlighters

Binder Dividers (Four to Six)
Folders

Notebook Paper Spiral Notebooks

Pencils, Pens, & Erasers
Scientific Calculator (Math & Science)

Agenda/Planner
Graphing Calculator (Advanced Math)

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Counselor's Corner

If you need assistance in reference to schedules, dual enrollment, or general questions about high school, reach out to your counselor listed below.



Mitzi Blackstone - mitzi.blackstone@dcssga.org

Lead School Counselor/Dual Enrollment/STEM


Lauren Fleming - 11th Grade Counselor - lauren.fleming@dcssga.org

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade Last Name A – C

and College and Career Specialist


Berenice Flores-Arriaga – 12th Grade Counselor - berenice.flores@dcssga.org

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade Last Name D – J

and Student Success Center/CCI


Jonathan Reeves – 9th Grade Counselor

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade Last Name K – Q - jonathan.reeves@dcssga.org


Angel Richmond – 10th Grade Counselor

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade Last Name R – Z - angel.richmond@dcssga.org

Parent Student Conferences

If you would like to meet with all of your student’s teachers during a single meeting, a Parent-Teacher-Student conference may be scheduled through your student’s counselor. Appointment times will be either before or after school and may be virtual or in-person. One-to-one meetings or phone calls may be scheduled directly with your child’s teacher. Meetings will not be scheduled until after September 7th.
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Attendance

Strong attendance is vital to your child’s academic success, however, we understand that he/she may not always be present. If you know that your child will be absent for an extended-period of time and you would like to request their school work, please notify their counselor. Daily attendance matters should be handled through the Attendance Office or by contacting your child’s teachers directly.

Lithia Springs High School PTSA Executive Board

Travis Joshua - Principal

Latosha Giles - President

Ebony Cunningham - Co-VP

Donna Pittman - Co-VP

Carlene Johnson - Treasurer

Stephanie Carr - Secretary


The Executive Board can be reached via email at ptsalshs@gmail.com

Click to Join PTSA

Lion Family, Let's work together to grow our PTSA. Click the link to Join PTSA for $10.00.

COVID Protocols

All individuals should self-assess for the below signs and symptoms before reporting to school or work:

    • Fever (>100.4℉) or chills

    • New cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Nausea

    • Vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Fatigue

  • Students and employees should stay home sick.

  • Physical distancing (3 feet) will be encouraged for middle and high schools when possible.

  • Students and employees should be mindful of others and physically distance themselves as much as space allows.

  • Masks are required on all DCSS buses per federal mandate.

  • Class sizes will be normal.

  • Students and employees should practice good and frequent hand hygiene. Warm water and soap are preferred. However, hand sanitizer will be provided and will be located throughout the school in hallways.

  • Students and/or employees inquiring about COVID testing can access testing through Cobb Douglas Health or their health provider.

School Based Health Center

The Douglas County School System has a partnership with the Family Health Centers of Georgia to provide the students and staff access to health care. The School Based Health Center is located in the lower level at Burnett Elementary School, 8277 Connally Drive, Douglasville. The center provides a full range of healthcare services to help students and staff avoid health-related absences and receive support to succeed in the classroom.


The Family Health Center at Douglas County serves students enrolled in the Douglas County School System, as well as their siblings up to the age of 18 and their preschool age siblings beginning at age three. The center also serves homeless students across the district, district staff and children of the staff. The center accepts insurance or charges parents for services based on a sliding scale. The clinic staff will assist families apply for insurance if they are uninsured.


Services provided at the clinic include primary care, immunizations, sports physicals, laboratory services, physicals, chronic disease management, health education, nutrition counseling, and behavioral health. The space for the health center includes four exam rooms, a reception area, locked storage, and wheelchair accessibility.


The School-Based Health Center (SBHC) will be open Monday through Friday starting in August of 2021. They are closed during summer break and student Holidays. The center hours may be adjusted or reduced if patient case load is below a certain percentage. Student treatment hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Chromebooks

Students will receive their devices again this year. There will be a $25 technology fee and can be paid online through our school website starting July 28. Chromebooks will be distributed the first 2 weeks of school. The fee will have to be paid before student receives device.

School Nutrition

USDA and our Elected Officials have voted for free Breakfast, Lunch and Snack meals for SY 21-22.


No applications for student meals will be required for school year 21-22

Immunization Information

Please click the link below for a letter from Cobb & Douglas Public Health with the necessary information regarding immunizations. The letter addresses vaccinations for COVID-19 for adolescents 12 years of age and older. It also states that effective July 1, 2021, all students 16 years of age and older, who are entering 11th grade, must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.