Longleaf School of the Arts
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Longleaf School of the Arts Shining Bright!
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Equinox: Combined Fall Concert
Please join our Instrumental Music program and our Vocal Music Program as they present their first concert of the 2023-2024 school year, entitled: Equinox! Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and can be purchased at this link: https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/longleaftheatre/buy-tix
THANK YOU SGA FOR AN EXCELLENT EVENT!
And . . . the WINNER was Mr. Pangelinan!
It's Recruitment Season!
It's unbelievable, but the recruitment season for the 2024-2025 school year is already underway! We want to express our gratitude to Senior LSA Ambassador, Grant Carpenter, for his outstanding representation alongside Mrs. Winters at the St. Timothy's School fair this past week. Our beautiful display table never fails to draw compliments and stand out among the others.
If you're aware of any students and families making the transition to high school, please encourage them to visit our website for virtual information meetings, commencing on November 30th!
Costa Rica Trip Information Night
We are going to Costa Rica!
For info about the trip, join the meeting on Oct, 10th at 6:30 pm
Join by phone
(US) +1 601-680-7303
See the attached brochure for more information
Final Submissions for Off-Campus Lunch Passes
We will be accepting Off-Campus Lunch Pass applications October 11th to October 19th. This is a great opportunity for eligible 11th and 12th grade students to enjoy off-campus lunch privileges. Please note that eligibility criteria and guidelines for the Off-Campus Lunch Pass are outlined in the application form. It's essential to review and adhere to these guidelines.
After the 19th, we will not be able to accept any more applications or payments for the Off-Campus Lunch Pass. So, please make sure to submit your forms and payments by this deadline if you wish to participate.
10/9 - No School - Holiday
10/13 - Hispanic Heritage Celebration 6:00 PM
10/17 - Equinox: Combined Fall Concert 7:00 PM
10/18 - SGA Open Meeting 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
10/19 - End of 1st Quarter
10/20 - No School - Teacher Workday
10/26 -TESTING (PreACT and PSAT) COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY
Previous Newsletter Information
Join Us for a Vibrant Hispanic Heritage Celebration on October 13th!
We are excited to announce our upcoming Hispanic Heritage Celebration, a special event that promises to be both educational and entertaining. Join us on October 13, 2023, at 6:00 PM, as we come together to celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of Hispanic heritage.
Here are the event details you need to know:
Date: October 13, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Black Box Theatre
Highlights of the Evening
Country Representation: We invite our Longleaf School families to participate in the country representation portion of the event. This is an opportunity to showcase the diverse Hispanic cultures that make our community so vibrant. If you are interested in representing a specific country or region, please contact Sra. Morice at Morice@longleafschool.com to sign up. Let's celebrate the beauty of our cultures together!
BF Corazon de Mexico Company: Prepare to be mesmerized by a captivating performance by the renowned BF Corazon de Mexico Company. Their talent and artistry will transport you to the heart of Mexican culture through music and dance. It's a show you don't want to miss!
Tickets: Tickets for this extraordinary event are only $5.00 per person. You can purchase them here or at the door on the day of the event. Don't forget to invite your friends and family to join in the celebration!
This Hispanic Heritage Celebration promises to be an unforgettable evening of cultural immersion and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you there as we come together to honor and appreciate the Hispanic heritage that enriches our community.
If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Let's make this celebration a memorable one!
PreACT, PSAT, and Community Service Day
On October 26th, there will be standardized testing for 10th and 11th grade students at Longleaf School. All 10th graders are required to attend school on this day. Additionally, 11th grade students who have signed up for the test should also come to school. For 9th and 12th grade students (excluding 11th graders not taking the PSAT), this day will serve as a community service opportunity. After the testing is complete, students will be allowed to leave. Please note that during the testing period, students will not be permitted to use their cell phones or electronic devices.
Regarding the PreACT, the estimated time for the standard administration session is 3 hours and 10 minutes, with additional time for students with accommodations. Parents and students can find more information about the PreACT test at https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/preact.html. Students are encouraged to bring their own calculators if they have them, and approved calculator guidelines can be found on the ACT website: https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/ACT-calculator-policy.pdf.
As for the PSAT, the estimated time for this test is 2 hours and 14 minutes, including one break. Students with accommodations may have extended testing times. The PSAT/NMSQT is valuable for identifying the skills and knowledge needed for the SAT exam and for identifying candidates for the National Merit Scholarship. Notably, this year's PSAT/NMSQT will be administered online, and the necessary software will be uploaded to LSA Chromebooks. Students using their own computers will use LSA's Chromebooks for testing.
To prepare for the PSAT, students can find resources and practice tests on the official PSAT website. Additionally, there are guidelines on what to bring (and what not to bring) to the PSAT, including information on calculator use.
For any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent/Guardian Access to PowerSchool
2023-2024 Student Fees
Student Fees should be paid at https://student-fees23-24.cheddarup.com. Please see the website for forms and more information.
**Only Juniors and Seniors are permitted to go off campus for lunch and have a student parking permit.
A Note on Attendance
School attendance will always be of significant priority here at Longleaf School of the Arts. Not only is school attendance mandated by law, but we pride ourselves on being able to help our students prepare for college and the outside world through our 16-day force failure policy, which states that "in order for a student to receive credit for a class at Longleaf School of the Arts, the student must not be marked absent for more than sixteen (16) days per year." Please be aware that the school will send home letters for all documented absences, whether excused or otherwise noted. While we understand that circumstances beyond our control occur, we ask that you provide documentation to support any absences your student may have throughout the school year. All absences can be reported on the school website through the following link: REPORT AN ABSENCE. If you have any questions about attendance or the forced failure policy, please contact Mrs. Victoria Jones, LSA's school social worker.