News From The Nest 2021 - 2022

Landstown High Parent/Student Newsletter - November 1

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ParentVue Parent Document Acknowledgement Information

Parents, the information below is available to you through ParentVue. If you have not yet logged onto ParentVue and completed the Document Acknowledgements, please do so. These documents are also available at VBSchools.com. If you have any questions, please contact our main office.

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Counselor's Corner - Parent Edition

Hello Parents! This month the counselors will release their first “Counselor’s Corner – Parent Edition” session. These will be pre-recorded sessions that provide support, resources, information, and act as a forum to answer questions. The sessions will be posted on our LHS website and sent out in the Parent Newsletter for you to view on demand. Prior to each session, parents can submit questions via this form and we will answer them during our next session.

Our first session in the Counselor’s Corner series will be our Web Walkthrough and will be released the week of November 15th. We will go over the Landstown Website, Tips & Tricks of ParentVUE, and how to help your student navigate Classlink and Schoology. Questions can be submitted here prior to the session and will be answered during that same session.”

Volunteer Sign-Up

A new volunteer management program, Volunteer Tracker, is being implemented in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Although in-person and indoor volunteer opportunities continue to be limited due to COVID restrictions, virtual and outdoor opportunities are still available to engage our valued volunteers. Volunteers can visit the division’s webpage at this Volunteer Link to complete a volunteer application that covers all schools with which they are associated. Once the application is submitted, approval is instant as volunteers will continue to be screened through Raptor. After the volunteer application is complete, volunteers may sign up for volunteer opportunities at their selected school(s). Students may also use Volunteer Tracker to track their volunteer hours. Hours associated with volunteer opportunities in Volunteer Tracker are automatically recorded when the student completes their service. Volunteer hours completed outside of VBCPS can be entered manually by the student.
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AP Exam Registration is due by November 8th.

AP Exam Registration is due by November 8th. Please click on this one pager in order to see how to sign up and the benefits of taking AP exams from LHS Eagle Alumni. If you have any questions, please contact your AP teacher or Mrs. Rozier.

Student-Athletes Testing Information

As was shared with you recently, all student-athletes who intend to participate in winter sports activities (or athletic conditioning that requires a physical for participation) must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, submit proof of a positive COVID-19 test within the previous 90 days, or submit to weekly testing.

Therefore:

  • Vaccinated athletes must present proof of vaccination to the school nurse as soon as Nov. 1, but no later than Wednesday, Nov. 10.
  • Unvaccinated athletes who have had COVID within the last 90 days must submit documentation from their medical provider -- noting the date when they were cleared to return to school -- to their school nurse as soon as Nov. 1, but no later than Wednesday, Nov. 10.
  • All other unvaccinated athletes must participate in weekly testing at their home school. Parental/guardian consent and registration with Mako Medical Laboratories (MML) for testing are required. Attached to this message are the consent forms and the unique link to complete the required additional information for your child. These forms may be submitted as soon as Nov. 1, but are due back to the school nurse by Wednesday, Nov. 10.

The testing process begins Monday, November 15, 202 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in our clinic. Athletes absent on the assigned weekly test date for their schools will be required to undergo testing on Wednesday at one of the make-up site locations to remain eligible to participate in practices or contests for the remainder of the week. Transportation will not be provided to the make-up sites. Please note, Landstown High is a make-up testing site and testing will occur from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Mako will be using a PCR test to detect COVID-19. There is no cost to you or the division for this testing program. Parents/legal guardians may find additional information on Mako Medical Laboratories at https://makomedical.com/.

The process is:

  • An individual “shallow nasal swab” is taken by Mako or division-trained staff.
  • All swabs to be tested by Mako Medical Labs, with results available within 24-48 hours.
  • While awaiting results, all student-athletes may continue to participate.
  • If any student-athlete is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, then he/she should stay home until test results are back.

This testing process is designed to be an additional layer of our mitigation strategy for keeping our students, staff and their families as safe as possible.


For individual questions, please contact our School Nurse, Ms. Shelly McGaha at 648-5508 or our Student Activities Coordinator, Mr. David Siock, at 757-648-5521.


Thank you for your continued support of Landstown High School.


ViSSTA Consent Form - Landstown HS.pdf

Required Additional Information

S2S Club Meetings

Students interested in S2S "Student to Student" which is a student ambassador club will hold meetings every other Monday directly afterschool in room 221. Anyone and everyone are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Schoening and Ms. Cholick.

Our next meeting dates:

  • November 8th
  • November 22nd
  • December 20th

S2S Honors LHS Military Families

Veteran's Day is celebrated November 11th, 2021. While we will not have school that day the LHS S2S Club would like to honor our Military families by providing a photo of your family service member. Please use the attached link to upload a name/picture:


Web Link

S2S Honors LHS Military Families

https://forms.gle/UYHvtfTXxpWxyNoy5

Patriots of the American Revolution Essay Contest

If you are interested in participating in the Patriots of the American Revolution essay contest, please see Ms. Chambers in the main office for more details.

Nominate A Graduating Senior

Nominate a graduating senior for the $20,000 Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Leadership Award. This program rewards high school students who demonstrate academic accomplishment and who also embody excellence of character, leadership, and good citizenship. The ideal nominee may not necessarily be a student with one of the highest GPAs. Award winners will receive $20,000. There is no restriction on the use of the award.

After you have nominated your school’s nominee, the nominee will receive an email with a link to the application portal. The nominee must submit a completed electronic application, including responses to 5 essay questions, an inquiry relating to activities, a full transcript and a letter of recommendation, by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. The 5 essay questions are (250 word limit for each essay):

  1. During your high school career, how have you been engaged with your community? What lessons, leadership opportunities and skills have come from your involvement?
  2. What life event, either personal or within your family, has most impacted and shaped you? How?
  3. Of the many current issues of public concern in our nation today, pick one and explain how you would address the issue.
  4. Describe a leader within your local community who inspires you.
  5. Who is or has been the nation's greatest leader? Explain why.
A committee of admissions deans from various Virginia colleges will review each application and select three finalists from each of Virginia's eleven congressional districts. Each finalist will be interviewed by the Leadership Award Committee, who will name one winner from each congressional district.
All applications are due December 1st. Click here for more details!
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MAKE-UP PICTURES FOR 9TH – 11TH GRADE STUDENTS

Make-up pictures for 9th – 11th grader will take place in the auditorium on Monday, November 1. Students need to sign up for a time in the Student Activities Office. Order forms can also be picked up in that office. Proofs from the original picture day will be circulated to the students in the next few days.

Class of 2022 Senior-Parent Night Information

Here is a link to the Senior Parent Night Slides presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1D5jBBvjLfgXOj-zPPTYcj0hGWT4cUBrmxWhdVnPZKj0/edit?usp=sharing.


And below is the link to the Zoom recording. The password should be included. Thank you!

https://vbschools.zoom.us/rec/share/RXxYRY15fREok24gaFQH07lT4uL4TqotbyWpZmWDUbvl9X4vV_mgvvTb4eWAfkRq.zkIcyFj5pAXFxlYk


Passcode: t0FE*K4!

SENIOR PICTURES

Seniors still have time to take or retake their yearbook picture. This can be done at the local Lifetouch studio. There is no charge for retakes or for yearbook only pictures. To guarantee your picture will be in the yearbook, please try to get this taken care of by December 1.

Simply go to the website below to setup an appointment:

www.prestigeportraits.com/vabeach

Below is the contact person at Lifetouch should you have any questions:

Senior Portraits Division - Lifetouch Studios

1-800-736-4775 - Senior Customer Service

Debbie Harrell - BWH8

email: debbie.harrell@shutterfly.com

Yearbook and Senior Pictures

Seniors, do you still need to take your senior portrait with Prestige by Lifetouch? Yearbook only photos and retake photos are NO CHARGE. Interested in casual look photos, too? You can have those done for a reasonable price as well.


Our senior appointment website is: www.prestigeportraits.com/vabeach

Select a date and time that works for you but remember it should be done by December 22 if you want to be sure you're in the yearbook.


If they choose to go with another studio, they need to make sure the image is emailed to Mrs. Bell at etbell@vbschools.com.

Message From Our Jostens Representative

  • Juniors and Seniors: watch this short video regarding the class ring deadline extension, free Adidas backpack with the school logo, and I am running another contest to get a free class ring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1XegD954uI
  • Reminder to all seniors: Place your cap & gown and graduation announcement orders online at www.jostens.com.

Please contact me if there are questions.


Eric Harvell

eric.harvell@jostens.com
Jostens

Landstown High Calendars

Remember to check our calendars on the school's website for events and details.

https://landstownhs.vbschools.com/our_school/calendar

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News from Our LHS PTSA

Landstown High School Parent Teacher Student Association (LHS PTSA) wants to thank everyone who has joined LHS PTSA! If you haven’t joined yet it’s not too late. You can join online through our Member Hub store at https://landstownptsa.memberhub.com/store. Remember Seniors you must be a PTSA member to be eligible for our LHS PTSA Scholarships. We are always looking for volunteers to support our LHS PTSA, if you are interested please e-mail our President at shawaue@aol.com.

Graduation dates were announced. We will be graduating on Wednesday the 15th of June. We are super excited to be preparing for our annual All Night Grad event. All Night Grad is an alcohol free and drug free Graduation Celebration to provide kids with a safe, monitored environment, full of fun activities with their friends. It is meant to be an event they will always remember. Last year we teamed up with City Wide and had an amazing event at APEX Entertainment Center in Town Center. APEX has so many attractions available to the students such as Mini Golf, Hologate, Axe Throwing, Go Kart Racing, Ropes Course, Sports Simulators, Escape Rooms, and Laser Tag. We also had tons of food, door prizes, and a DJ. We are planning to have the same event this year!! All Night Grad starts at 11:30 pm after Graduation and is a lock in event that runs until 6:00 am the following morning. Now through February 28th we are offering an Early Bird All Night Grad Package! This is an incredible deal!! You get your All Night Grad ticket, Senior hoodie, Senior t-shirt, Senior yard sign all for $90.00!! If you buy separately the cost is $140......order now at

https://landstownptsa.memberhub.com/store/items/541542

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Activity Yard Signs

Does your student play a fall sport? Do they participate in ROTC? Activity signs are now available!! They can be ordered at: https://landstownptsa.memberhub.com/store/items/151991

Support LHS PTSA!

BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach has been named one of the “Top 20 November Events” by the Southeast Tourism Society and one of the American Business Association’s “Top 100 Events in North America”. Through this advanced discount ticket opportunity, we will be offering admission for just $20.00 per ticket. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase tickets at a generously reduced rate! Each $20.00 voucher contains a one-time use redemption code for an entire carload of people! (The usual nightly rate is $25.00 on weekdays and $30.00 on weekends per car.) Holiday Lights will run from Friday, November 19 – Sunday, January 2, 2022. Support LHS PTSA and buy your tickets at https://landstownptsa.memberhub.com/store/items/542267

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College & University Visits

Attentions Juniors and Seniors:


Please use this link (College Visits Sign-up) to sign-up for fall college visits. After you sign-up for the visit, your teacher will recieve an e-hallpass one day prior to the visit. This is the only way you will be admitted. This sign-up form will be updated weekly so check back as needed.


You are responsible for any assignments missed during visit.

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Progress Reports and Report Cards

Please note the following regarding progress reports and report cards:


➔ Progress Report

Posted in ParentVUE : Quarter 1, Quarter 2, Quarter 3 and Quarter 4


➔ Report Cards

Posted in ParentVUE : Quarter 1, Quarter 2, and Quarter 3

Posted in ParentVUE and mailed home: Quarter 4


Please log in and review your student’s grades with them. If you do not have access to ParentVue, please check out this link for more information.

Fast Food/Outside Food Deliveries Update

Our security desk was overwhelmed throughout the day; especially during lunch blocks with deliveries from restaurants, food delivery companies and family members that we had to put in place outside food delivery restrictions. As a result, students cannot receive deliveries of outside food (e.g. fast food). Students who bring their lunches to school are allowed to eat in their assigned lunch spaces. We will never not allow a student to eat their food if the delivery is completed but the student will have to eat in main office or pick it up at the end of the day.

Thank you for understanding!

Bookkeeper Alert: SchoolCash Online Now Available!

An online program is now available to pay your child’s yearbook, class trips, parking fees and so much more, and all from your own home. All you need to do is register through this link, https://vbschools.schoolcashonline.com/ , attach your child(ren) to your account and you will be able to make payments. To ensure a seamless registration, make sure to use the information that is on file with VBCPS. Please look for these current items that maybe attached to your student- Tech Ed fees, DECA dues, or Parking Pass.


If you have any issues registering please call 1-866-961-1803.

A Message from Our Bookkeeper on Fees & Obligations

The link below will show you how to check if your student has any potential fees or obligations due to Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Any fees accumulated through the student’s enrollment with Virginia Beach Schools will be on their Fee tab in Parent Portal (PatentVUE). Please contact Amber Fisher, Bookkeeper, to clear any of these obligations off your student’s record.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T_Tq4FUHu3hKMUNuyswEbuDKqdGtgN9n/view?usp=sharing


Thank you,

Amber Fisher

Bookkeper

(757) 648-5542

Amber.Fisher@VBSchools.com

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