LC Family Newsletter
The FACE of the Blazers--December 2021
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Welcome to Lewis and Clark
Dear Blazer Family,
What a great time of the year! It is exciting to see the joy in the faces of middle school students during the holiday season. Due to the busy nature of the season, sometimes schedules and added responsibilities can cause stress. Concerts, parties, family visits and so many other events seem to be packed into a limited amount of time. Scheduling becomes an issue and we always seem to be looking for ways to complete our to-do list.
As the holiday season approaches, please give your child the gift of extra time. Put an I.O.U. for a special event or activity in his/her stocking. When students are asked to write about a memorable event in their lives, it isn't a special gift they usually choose to write about, but a particular experience they have had with someone special.
During this season of the year we would like to say thanks to:
Parents and guardians who diligently check their child’s homework; who are seated beside them as they complete their homework; and spend quality time with their child.
All who give countless hours to make LCMS a better place for students and staff.
All the people in our district who are committed to giving their best to your children every day. For example: custodians, food service staff, bus drivers, school nurses, student aides, secretaries, teachers, and members of the school board.
All of you who are doing your very best to send your child ready to learn every day.
We am proud of how much our community gives during this time of the year. We have many programs that reflect the caring community culture that is growing through our population. We always welcome and appreciate your support in all the endeavors we take on. Hopefully years from now, during the holiday season, you and your child will remember many wonderful times spent together. On behalf of the staff at LCMS, we hope you have a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year!
~Mr. Nourani, Mrs. Norman and Mr. Long
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CURIOSO--Marcado por el deseo de investigar y aprender
mobile covid-19 vaccination clinic
music concert info
We would like to invite you to our upcoming Winter Concerts.
The first concert is on Dec. 9th at 6:30 pm. This concert will include two orchestras, the choir, and some guitar and piano students. On Dec.14th (also at 6:30 pm), we will be featuring three bands, percussion, and the remainder of the guitar and piano student performers. Each concert should last no more than an hour.
The dress code for the participating music students for these events are as follows: white formal top, black dress pants or a skirt (or a dress), black socks and shoes, including the shoelaces. This type of dress code makes us look professional. We do want to be in the holiday spirit so students are allowed to wear Santa hats, reindeer antlers, and christmas lights as long as the items don't affect their ability to play their instrument.
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Family and Community Engagement Virtual Meeting
Please join us for our next Family and Community Engagement Virtual Meeting on Tuesday, December 7th at 5:30pm. Please see the flyer for additional information or contact Mrs. Cervantes Ph. 509 573 2221.
Use Google Meet Code: LCFACE to join.
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LC Attendance Updates
We want you here every day - with a goal of no more than 1 absence a month!
Have your student start looking for their attendance certificate via email if they achieved this goal.
You can learn more about our district and school goals via the YSD Attendance S'more!
Contact Cassandra Acevedo Bautista at 509-573-2210 for Attendance questions.
Winter I--Boys Basketball November 15th through December December 15th. Games will be on Mondays at 5:30pm.
If you have any questions you may reach Brianna Mendoza at (509)573-2206.
** Physicals are good for two years unless it specifically states that it is only good for one year.**
STUDENT DROP OFF & PICK UP LOCATIONS
Parents are encouraged to drop students off in the main parking lot located on the west side of our building, off 12th street. Parents can drop off starting at 7:20am. Students will enter the building through the commons doors. Please avoid the bus lane when dropping students off. First Bell is at 7:55am. Class starts at 8:00am. Common doors close at 8:05am. Students arriving after 8:05am enter through the front doors.
Parents are encouraged to pick students up in the main parking lot or on the back side of the building on Pleasant. Please avoid the bus lane on Pierce until after 2:45pm.
There have been questions about how to use the parking lot.
There are two outside lanes. Once you have your student, you may pull into the middle lane - we try to get that lane out faster.
If you are heading South on 12th, please try to use the outside lane (the one closest to the street).
If you are heading North on 12th, please try to use the inside lane (the one closest to the building).
We are trying to teach students to follow the rules of the road, please do not pull up on 12th and have them get in the car on the street. This backs everyone and makes the process even longer. Also, please do not encourage your student to cut across the traffic either. We make announcements about following the rules of the road and using crosswalks on a daily basis.
We are usually able to clear the parking lot within 10 minutes of school getting out. If those of you that pick up your students could help us out by following these expectations, the whole community will benefit!
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Student bus routes are posted in Skyward. Students are required to wear masks on the bus. Busses will be loaded from the back and dismissed from the front. Once at the school, students will enter the building through the commons. Students will need to show their attestations prior to entering the building.
Dress for Success Info
Dress for Success
All students at Lewis & Clark Middle School will be expected to arrive at school Dressed for Success. This means:
Students must have an ID shown at all times. Lanyards are an option for IDs. Students will not be provided with lanyards. However, they may bring their own lanyard as long as it is purple, white, black, or gray in color. No red or blue on the lanyard.
Students are required to wear a mask at all times. No solid red or blue on masks. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not allowed.
Shirts allowed include collared polo shirts or button-up dress shirts in either SOLID white, grey, black or purple. T-shirts in either SOLID white, grey, purple or black with a logo no bigger than a standard post-it note are allowed. If the logo is too large, students will be asked to turn the item inside out. Shirts worn under the polo or dress shirt must be SOLID white, grey, purple, or black. The only exceptions are designated for special events, LC sports jerseys, or shirts students have earned as rewards from the school. Students wearing shirts that are not Dress for Success must stop by or be sent to the office to change into a “loaner” polo.
All Outer-wear; Coats/Sweaters/Hoodies/Sweatshirts must be SOLID white, grey, purple or black, with a shirt underneath, (see above). Any Outer-wear that is NOT dress for success must be removed prior to entering any classroom/gym or the commons.
Pants/shorts/skirts must be in the approved school colors; no red or blue other than blue jeans. Any rips in pants/shorts/skirts with skin showing must be positioned below the tips of the fingers with the arms extended down towards the feet. (fingertip test)
Items of clothing that are see-through, excessively tight, or distracting to the learning environment are prohibited.
Shoes and shoe laces may not have any Red or Blue.
Backpacks may not have any Red or Blue on them.
Hats are not allowed on campus. Hoods are not allowed to be worn in the building at any time.
Accessories such as hair bands, clips, necklaces, glasses, bracelets, bow ties, suspenders, scarves and earrings should not distract from the learning environment or divert from the dress code colors or be associated with gang affiliation. No red or blue items of any kind.
STUDENTS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH DRESS FOR SUCCESS WILL CALL HOME AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE ITEMS NOT IN COMPLIANCE.
Jennifer Norman - Assistant Principal / ASB
Steve Long - Assistant Principal / Athletic Director