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January 13, 2021

EARLY RELEASE DAY!

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END OF QUARTER REPORT CARDS

The 2nd Quarter ends on January 15th. Our school calendar can be viewed on our website at www.MyLakeCountrySchool.org. This is a great resource for finding important dates at school.

Report Cards will be posted to Skyward Family Access on Thursday, January 21st.


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COVID UPDATES

COVID IMPACTED STUDENTS
Please remember that if your child or a family member is sick with COVID-19 or awaiting test results, the entire family must quarantine. This means you may NOT enter Lake Country School to pick-up virtual materials. Please contact your child's teacher and make arrangements for all print materials to be sent electronically. Many of you are already doing this. Thank you!


HOUSEHOLD SYMPTOMS
Please continue to monitor symptoms of your household on a daily basis. Be proactive! Asking your child specific questions and taking their temperature can allow you identify potential symptoms sooner - keeping all of us safer. Please reach out to Michelle Howard in the Heath Room if you have questions, or contact your primary care provider.


10 DAY QUARANTINE FOR ASYMPTOMATIC CLOSE CONTACTS
Lake Country School District will follow the new Waukesha County Public Health guidelines which allow for asymptomatic close contacts, people who do not develop symptoms, to end their quarantine after completing Day 10 of quarantine. Lake Country School District will not follow the 8 day quarantine if a person is tested and receives a negative test. Close contacts must continue to monitor for symptoms for the full 14 days. Therefore, if your child returns to in-person instruction after completing Day 10 of quarantine, you will be required daily to fill out the Lake Country School District’s COVID-19 Health Survey until Day 14.

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7TH-8TH GRADE START TIME

January 4, 2021 through the end of the school year the 7th-8th grade start time (in-person & virtual students) will be 8:02 a.m.. Drop-off for 7-8th Grade Students (and siblings) may begin at 7:55 a.m., however, if a bus is present you may not use the circle drive you must use the main parking lot.

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INCOMING ARROWHEAD FRESHMAN REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Dear Eighth Grade Families,


The time has arrived where 8th grade students will be learning about class options for their freshman year at Arrowhead High School. Time has flown by. You should have received a letter from AHS explaining how the freshman orientation meeting will be virtual this year for all feeder schools on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7pm. The link will be provided from AHS for the live and recorded meeting. Students at LCS will be learning and obtaining their registration materials this Thursday at 1:30 pm. I will be presenting an AHS presentation with AHS counselor(s) available for Q and A virtually afterwards. I will be discussing registration further with students in Guidance the following week. Math teachers will be communicating the appropriate math class directly to AHS. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOUR STUDENT IS VIRTUAL AND WILL BE ATTENDING AHS NEXT YEAR. I will have to set up a Meet link for your child. For deadlines, copies of materials and resources, please visit: https://www.lcs.k12.wi.us/faculty/thurinh/9thgrahsregistration.cfm.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Friday, Jan 22: White enrollment forms are due to Mrs. Thurin (I will deliver to AHS).

Monday, Jan. 25: Green course selection forms are due to Mrs. Thurin. I will review and hand back to students no later than Monday, Feb.1st

Wed, Feb.3-Fri, Feb.5: Students enroll online via AHS Skyward website, starting at 5 pm on Wednesday, Feb.3 and ending at 5pm on Friday, Feb.5th.


If you have any questions, please contact me.

Mrs. Thurin

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Heather Thurin, M.Ed.

School Counselor & Guidance Teacher

Lake Country School District

thurinh@mylakecountryschool.org

262-367-3606, ext.132

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OPEN ENROLLMENT

The inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside. The open enrollment application period for the 2021-22 school year is from February 1-April 30, 2021. The application period closes at 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. Parents may apply online at https://dpi.wi.gov/oe (the application will not show on site until 2/1/21). Once a pupil is accepted into a nonresident school district, the pupil may continue to attend that district without reapplication. Therefore, students who are currently open enrolled at Lake Country School do not need to resubmit an application unless they are applying to another district or to a high school outside of their resident district.

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PTO

Watch for Kringle Sale flyers coming home soon!
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TRANSPORTATION REMINDERS

Just a reminder that students are not allowed to ride on a bus other than their own this year. If students want to get together after school they will have to make arrangements for drivers once they are home or to have parents pick them up at school.


Also for drop off and pick up, please remember that if you are using the circle drive (Activities Entrance), it is a right turn only out. Do NOT enter the circle drive if a bus is present, NEVER pass a bus, and instead use the main lot for the day.

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BLOOD DRIVE

The Lake Country Optimist Club has organized a Blood Drive on Sunday,Jan 17th from 8-1. It will be held at the Hartland Village Hall in the Community Center. Please consider donating as there is an extremely high need for donations. Sign up by calling 877-be-a-hero, go to bit.ly/kwjan21, or the QR Code on the attached flyer.

Thank you everyone!

Kevin Mattson.

Let me know if you want to learn more about the Lake Country Optimist Club.

Blood Drive Flyer

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YOUR CHOICE

January Winter Series

January 13

Substance Use Disorder and Teens: What do we need to know?

Presenter: Jessica Perillo, MS, QMHP, CADC

Register Here

January 20

How to not take a “blind eye” approach in connecting with youth and families regarding substance use disorder

Presenters: Erin Flick LCSW, LCAC and Rebecca Roy, LCSW

Register Here

January 27

The Other Side of the Epidemic

Presenters: Ashleigh Nowakowski, MPA, PS, Katie Morrow, MPA, PS and Sandi Lybert, CIP

Register Here

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THE READING & WRITING PROJECT

Lake Country School District utilizes Teacher’s College Reading & Writing Project (TCRWP) Units of Study in Reading, Writing, and Phonics (5K-2) as well as TCRWP Reading/Writing Workshop instructional learning models. See below for an exciting opportunity to learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more.



Join expert Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff at our upcoming workshop day for parents and caregivers of students in grades K-8. Learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more.


These days are typically 2-3 hours long, composed of a series of 15-minute small-group presentations. Parents and caregivers can choose the workshops that match their needs and are free to come for one workshop or many. The schedule of workshops will be made available prior to the event. These sessions are offered live and are not recorded for later viewing.

Click the link below to register.

https://tcrwp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudu-orzMrGdUN0IyGUGksRGCvS2Sjp9E5

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

The snow is here! Please make sure your child/ren have the appropriate outerwear for the weather. We try to get them outside everyday if at all possible. If the regular temperature is minus 5 below and the windchill is -10 below or higher, expect that they will go out for recess. On those colder days the time spent outside may be shortened.


REMINDER: Again, please stress the importance of not sharing hats as this is a sure way to spread lice if it is present. We do have extra hats in the health room if a student forgets one.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER

Winter weather in Wisconsin has the potential for inclement weather that may impact and warrant the need to delay or close Lake Country School.



School closings are considered when there is a wind chill warning with wind chills maintaining a level of 35 degrees below zero or greater for an extended period of time, especially if the wind chill warning includes the times that students are traveling to and from school, or if road conditions due to snowfall or ice are unsafe for travel.


Collective decisions are made with our bus provider, other area Superintendents, law enforcement agencies and national weather service advisories. We look to make these decisions as timely as possible. When Arrowhead High School is closed, all of the K-8 feeder schools are closed as well.


If the decision is made to close schools, families will be notified via a phone call by 6:00 A.M. Please make sure your contact information is up to date by logging into to Skyward Family access and choosing Skylert in the left-hand column. The information will also be posted to our website and shared with local media.


The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Please know that every effort is made to use up-to-date information to make decisions. We appreciate your continued support.

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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Community groups shall indemnify and forever save harmless the Lake Country School District Board Of Education and its officers, agents and employees from any and all claims whatsoever kind, nature or description arising out of the use of any school facilities and communications. Lake Country School does not endorse these organizations.



Speech and Debate Club via Zoom begins January 25th.

CICK HERE for details and to register


Mad Science of Milwaukee in person and virtual afterschool programs

CLICK HERE

Parents United 2020-21 Events

CLICK HERE

Merton Athletics

www.mertonathletics.org

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