Cardinal Connections

Here's what's happening at Life School Carrollton! #CHIRP

March 17th Update From Mrs. Villavaso

NEWS!

Food Services Starts TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY March 18th

Boxed meals are now available to LSC students. Boxed meals will include breakfast and lunch. Meal pick-up is only available by drive-through pickup between 10 am and 12 pm at Life School Carrollton starting on Wednesday, March 18th.

***USDA program requires students to be present for meal pick-up.***

In order to provide efficient pick-up service, please write your student’s full name, campus and grade level on a sheet of paper to provide to the volunteer when picking up meals.

For planning/ meal prep, please complete the following survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2N02emHSM-0BLTmGsH9QxOLvx4HD5bHSo5GYs04UYpEgPPQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Communication-

Are you receiving Life School communication emails?

If you are a Life School parent and are not receiving Life School communication updates, please take a moment to review your contact information in the Parent Portal.

Parent Portal: https://ecs.page.link/bFx5E


The primary email on your account is used when sending updates. Once your information is updated, it may take up to 24-hours for you to begin receiving messages.


If your information is already correct, please check your Spam or Trash folders for messages you may have missed.


If you are still experiencing difficulties updating your contact details, please email info@lifeschools.net for help.


Please commit to checking your email daily to receive updates from District and Campus leadership, as well as, checking Life School's website and social media.

Life School Website: https://ecs.page.link/kzTDw

Life School Carrollton Facebook


Better Together

Despite Life School's campus closures, we know that education isn't limited to just the classroom. 🏫

As you may have already seen, many of our campuses are having virtual spirit days, posting photos of special dress days, academic challenges, and families exploring education at home!

We'd like to take it one step further and highlight our Life School families' #HomeLife of learning together!

👉 Here's how it works: Snap a photo, use the hashtag #HomeLife, and tell us how you're learning at home this week! Show us what you're doing, tell us what you've discovered, or share a helpful online resource with the rest of the Life School family!

#LifeSchool #Resilient #Collaborative

Technology

Thank you for your patience. We are working around the clock to get all Distance Learning off the ground and available to ALL students. Please know the concern of all students not having technology is one we are working to resolve.

Free Home Wi-fi

If your family is in need of Wi-fi in order for your student to complete work, please check out this link.

Distance Learning Site

Life School is committed to providing quality education and continued learning during times of extended closure. Based on the most recent information from TEA, we have learned that providing continuity of learning will help minimize the long-term impact on students and families. In an effort to not have additional make-up days or an extended school year, we are creating distance learning opportunities for our students.


We have an awareness that students’ education is paramount, but also acknowledge the diversity of family life situations and are sympathetic to the other demands that this unprecedented time is requiring of families, including differing levels of access to technology. During this time, we would like to partner with you and provide access and opportunities for your students to continue their learning each day at home.


To assist you in engaging in your student’s education, we have launched a Distance Learning website. Here you can explore the Distance Learning Resources or access grade-specific Distance Learning Activities.


Important Facts:


  1. The resources included on the website are meant to serve as a tool for families.
  2. There is not an expectation for assignments to be turned in at this time.
  3. We understand that everyone will not have the capacity to complete the activities or have immediate access to the website.
  4. We would like to encourage all parents to find at least 20-30 minutes to engage in math and reading activities each day, as the continuation of these subjects is critical for student success.
  5. We will continue to release additional activities throughout the week in these important subjects.


This site also gives us the beginning framework of a platform to extend our distance learning opportunities, should the closure continue beyond this week. We are developing plans and contingencies if that occurs and will communicate with you frequently throughout the week.

Virtual Spirit Week

Please participate in our Virtual Spirit Week. Update on our Facebook page.
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Stay Healthy and Safe!

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STAAR

It was released today that Gov. Abbott is waiving the requirements for the STAAR assessments this year. I personally think our students would have knocked the socks off STAAR, so I'm a little disappointed. However, at the end of the day, it's about fostering the love of student learning and I know we have done that with immense success. We have another eight exciting weeks of learning to push our students to be Ready to Learn, Ready to Lead, and Ready for Life.