LRHS FAMILY NEWSLETTER
June 8, 2020
Message from Principal, Janine Holmes
I hope you all had a great weekend. We know this has been a difficult week for many families and students. Please see the second letter from me that addresses this topic.
Again, congratulations to the Class of 2020. I hope you had an opportunity to watch the Award Ceremony on Friday when many of our graduates were honored for their achievements in academics, athletics, and service. The Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony will be held on June 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. I hope you can join us to celebrate our seniors. Keep checking Schoology, School Messenger, and our Website for the link to the graduation ceremony.
We have just two weeks left of school year 2019-2020. Please remain focused, join your classes, and complete the requirements for each course. The Continuity of Learning program along with lessons for each class will continue through Friday, June 19.
Your teachers, counselors, and administrators are available if you need help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Stay Positive, Work Hard, and Make It Happen!
Stay Positive, Work Hard, and Make It Happen!
Dear Loch Raven Families:
Dr. Williams, our superintendent, shared some thoughts and information regarding the events that are currently happening in cities and towns across America. While still dealing with the impact of COVID-19, we recognize families are also trying to process the horrific deaths of three African Americans; two during interactions with police and one while jogging in a neighborhood. As Dr. Williams’ stated, “we must have open, honest, and authentic conversations about racism and its devastating influence and continuing impact.” The purpose of this communication is to make you aware of available resources and supports for our students and school community.
Our counseling department has provided time for virtual open conversations with our students. Our administrators and counselors are also available to talk to students individually. Additionally, a variety of local, state and national resources are available at www.bcps.org. On the homepage, please scroll down to the Safety Focus box on the right-hand side and click on the Social Emotional Resources link.
We understand that these are difficult times and the effects of COVID-19 make it more challenging for us to connect in traditional ways. We are here to listen and help one another as a school community. Please know that we are committed to supporting our students and families because we are truly stronger together!
Who really really loves and misses you? we do!!!
Continuity of Learning
Grading for Periods 3 and 4
High school students in Grades 9 through 12 will receive a grade of “Pass” or “Fail” for marking periods 3 and 4. For the final grade, high school students can choose whether they would like a letter grade (from A to E) or a “Pass/Fail” for each course. A letter grade will impact students’ overall GPA or QPA, but a “Pass/Fail” will not.
- The MP3 column on the report card will be blank.
- The combined MP3 and MP4 grade will be in the MP4 column.
- The marking period and year-to-date attendance will remain blank for MP3 and MP4.
- High school final evaluations will not be administered, and that column will be blank.
- Student service-learning hours will be awarded in courses with hours infused in our curriculum.
- The "Skills" and "Conduct" of the report card will be blank except for observable categories of Classroom conduct (class meetings) and Work Completion.
Final report cards will be mailed to all students.
interested in joining the national honor society?
Mrs. Galeano and Mrs. Doddo, the National Honor Society sponsors, will host an informational meeting on Google Meet on Wednesday, June 17 at 11 AM. The code to join the meeting will be galeanododdonhs. We will go over the requirements for prospective members and answer any questions that you may have. Please refer to the flyer to see the minimum qualifications necessary to apply for membership.
If you are interested and cannot attend the meeting, you can email Mrs. Galeano or Mrs. Doddo to have your questions answered.
Earn Student Service Learning Hours this summer!
If you are hoping to get some Student Service Learning Hours this summer, make sure to fill out the attached form and return it to Mrs. Bryant-Mitchell, email@example.com.
Click to access the form:https://cos.bcps.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_9046799/File/9.%20Independent%20Project%20Forms.pdf
Traditional Summer Programs
The 2020 Traditional Summer Programs (EYLP, ESY, ELO, and ESOL) will be held Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 31, 2020. These programs will be offered in a remote format, No face-to-face classes will be held.
Universal Summer Programs
BCPS will be offering online summer programs for all students currently in Preschool through Grade 11. The purpose is to offer a chance for students to review reading and math content from the current school year. The Preschool and Pre-K program offers reading, while the programs for Kindergarten through Grade 11 will focus on reading and math. We’ll have more information for you about our summer programs in the coming weeks.
Class of 2020! Submit a photo of your decorated graduation cap!
Seniors! Keep sending your amazing photos this week!
If you are have trouble uploading using the survey, send your photo to Mrs. Roberts at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
We have learned that depending on your phone, using the survey to upload may not work.
Some more senior shout outs!
june is pride month
MORE DETAILS: https://www.bcps.org/news/articles/article10757.html
Here is a “virtual calming space” that has a LOT of options for students, their families and for teachers– music, coloring, live-cams, mindfulness, and more. Take some time and check it out – and then share it with those around you!!!
In collaboration with BCPSConnects, Parent University is offering free virtual workshops to families and staff, which can be found on the Parent University Schedule. The schedule will be updated often with new offerings and can be found on the bottom of our Parent University homepage. The Office of Family and Community Engagement has launched a weekly newsletter to be shared with families. The FACEtime Home Edition will be sent out weekly.
helpful information for all students from the office of special education
Recognition and awards ceremony
Loch raven virtual graduation Friday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Message from Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams
Dear Class of 2020, congratulations!
I am so proud of your hard work over many years. I also commend your grace and maturity during this historic pandemic. You deserve the opportunity to walk across the graduation stage, and we will consider those possibilities when it is safe to do so. For now, please accept my warm and sincere well wishes as you take the next step in your life.
Team BCPS, let’s celebrate our graduates at #DearBCPSGrads!
food distribution - important updates
- Meals will be distributed on Mondays through Thursdays only.
- Students receive a breakfast, lunch, and snack on Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday, students receive two breakfasts, two lunches, and two snacks for Thursday and Friday. Meals are not being distributed on Fridays.
- Distribution times will vary by site.
The Student Support Network will continue to supplement the BCPS food distribution program. The Network will be at Parkville High School on Friday from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. They will be distributing food and household items based on availability, on a first-come first-served basis, until they run out. ADDITIONAL LOCATION: Beginning Friday, May 22, the Network will distribute supplement food at Loch Raven Technical Academy, 1808 La Salle Road.
Please enter from Goucher Blvd to turn right into the LRTA parking lot.
sat update from college board
Find the most up-to-date information at:
We're working to ensure that students will have opportunities to take the SAT® to make up for this spring’s lost administrations. We're sharing with you that we've added a new SAT administration for Saturday, September 26, 2020. This date will be for the SAT only, in the United States and internationally, with no SAT Subject Tests™ available. Sunday testing for religious reasons will be on September 27.
Registration for the 2020-21 SAT administrations will open the week of May 26. At that point, June registrants will be able to transfer their seat to a 2020-21 administration. All other students in the high school class of 2021 who don't have SAT scores will also have early access to register for the August, September, and October administrations. This includes students who had registered for March or May and had their registrations canceled and refunded. For each administration this year, we're also preparing to significantly expand our capacity.
Our top priorities are the health and safety of students and educators. Please note we'll only move forward with the administrations if it's safe to do so from a public health standpoint.
If you have questions, call Customer Service at 866-756-7346 (domestic) or +1-212-713-7789 (international). We'll also regularly update our webpage with information.
other Resources for help
Click here to get updates from Baltimore County Public Schools https://www.bcps.org/system/coronavirus/
Here are the links to connect to BCPS One and Schoology
BCPS Social Emotional Support Team Resources for wellness, mental health, self-care and related topics:
Some local resources for assistance are listed below:
United Way: 211
Crisis text line: Text the word "HOME" to 741741 for free 24 hour support
Maryland Suicide and Crisis Hotline: 1.800.422.0009
Baltimore County DSS: 410.887.TIME
Baltimore County Crisis Response: 410.931.2214
Baltimore County Department of Health hotline: 410.887.3816
Maryland Food Bank: 410.737.8282
National Suicide Prevention Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK