Lawrence 3-8 Monthly Newsletter

September 2022

Principal's Letter

Happy September Lobos!

I hope everyone has had a chance to meet teachers and support staff on campus. We have parent/teacher conferences on September 14, 15 and 16. This is a great opportunity to meet with your child's teacher(s).

The students have been working on "Student Goal Sheets". This will be a continuous practice throughout the year. The Student Goal Sheets will have the child's grades, benchmark scores and comments from the teacher. The students will have a greater responsibility for understanding their scores and creating goals with their teachers. Please contact us, if you have not received these goal sheets yet.

Devices have been checked out to students in all grade levels. Please remind your child about caring for their device and making sure to do their best to keep it in working order. If your child does not have a device, please reach out to us and we will make sure they get one.

As always, please feel free to reach out through:

Phone: 908-3900


Have a great day!
Ms. Stanbrook


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 1pm to Friday, Sep. 16th, 5:30pm

4850 West Jeffrey Road

Tucson, AZ

Please join us for our Parent/Teacher Conferences. To make an appointment, please contact your child's teacher directly.

Pool Testing (COVID)

As you may remember, we partnered with Concentric by Ginkgo to provide an optional and completely free COVID pooled testing program. We are requesting that each family participate in this program to help safeguard our school community’s wellbeing. Please read the below overview from our testing provider to answer some questions you may have.

To get started, please fill out the consent form with your permission to have your child participate in the weekly COVID-19 pooled testing at our school. If you completed this form last year, you do not need to complete it again. This process should take no more than 5 minutes to complete using a computer or a smartphone.

  1. First, click here
  2. Then, enter this access code: TUSD- school name access code
  3. Finally, enter your child’s information, and you’re done!

Note: If you need to provide consent for more than one child, please complete the process once for each child.

Please note this consent is for the entire school year 2022-2023 (Including Summer programs in June) and includes participation in the pool test and any follow-up rapid antigen test to provide “quick tests” for any individual in a positive pool.

What is pooled testing?

Pooling can test 5-10 people in a group. All students in a class, pod, or cohort swab their own noses and place their individual swabs in a single tube (that’s the pooling step). The samples in that tube are then run as a single sample, using one test.

Only students with completed consent forms can participate in testing. If you do not want your child to participate, your child will not be included in the testing program. Our goal is everyone participate, if possible.

To learn more about pooled testing, read the attached overview of Concentric’s pooled testing program on our website and watch this video from another school using this service.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to our school office.

Calendar of Events

Technology Parent Paperwork

Laptops (3rd-5th Grade) Parent Paperwork

iPads (6th-8th Grade) Parent Paperwork

1st Season Sports Schedule

Girls Volleyball & Boys Basketball

Sports Schedule

Bell Schedules

School hours are from:

Elementary- 9:15 am to 3:35 pm (Early Release on Wednesdays at 2:35 pm)

Middle School-9:15 am to 4:15 pm (Early Release on Wednesdays at 3:15 pm)

Elementary School Bell Schedule

Secondary Bell Schedule

Student ID Cards

Students will need to have their student IDs everyday. They will need their IDs to get on the bus and to get lunch.

Dress Code-Uniforms are Required

Lawrence 3-8 Uniform Policy: Included TUSD Dress Code

Based on grade level, every student is required to be in school uniform unless parent(s)/guardian(s) have received written notification from the school of a scheduled Free Dress Day. Every student is eligible for Free Dress Day Incentives but may not have the opportunity to participate if they do not meet the incentive expectations. Teachers are expected to check for uniform compliance at the beginning of the day. Every effort will be made by the morning support staff to identify students out of uniform so class time is not disrupted. Students who wear sweatshirt tops will be expected to show the collar of their top if requested by a staff member. Send any student out of uniform compliance with a pass to the Dean of Student’s office for consequence process. Depending of availability, the student may receive a school uniform for the school day.

Grades 3-5

Tops: Maroon or white collared shirts

Bottoms: Navy blue pants*, short, skorts, jumpers or skirts. Shorts, skorts, jumpers and skirts must be longer than the length of the longest finger when arms are straight at the student’s sides.

Grades 6-8

Tops: Maroon, white or black collared shirts

Bottoms: Navy blue or Khaki pants*, shorts, skorts, skirts, or jumpers. Shorts, skorts, jumpers and skirts must be longer than the length of the longest finger when arms are straight at the student’s sides.

*Navy blue pants do not include jeans in any form. Jeans are not allowed.

Higher Ground

Intro & Contact Information

Higher Ground’s mission is to empower one life at a time to reach, transform, and elevate their community through love and character building. In other words, we work with students, families, and community members to provide any resource that is outside of the scope of education:

● Our student support specialist works closely with students on developing executive functions and decision-making skills to reach their individual goals.

● Our family support specialist works directly with families to achieve their unique goals and locate community resources that they might need.

● Our site director works with students, families, and community members to build community rapport and a pool of resources that empower the community.

We support schools and education professionals by filling in the gaps that families might need so that schools can focus on education. Partnering with local programs and organizations, we act as the bridge between families and any resource that can reach, transform, and elevate their lives according to their individual goals. Our Lawrence team is looking forward to working with you, your students, and your staff this year

Esiquio Lara, Site Director- Email Mr. Lara

Patricia Guiterman, Family Support Specialist - Email Ms. Guiterman

Angeligue Matus, Student Support Specialist - Email Ms. Matus

New Expectation-No Sharpies

Families, we are asking students to keep all Sharpie markers at home. There was an increase in graffiti last year. Students do not need Sharpies for school. If it is required, the teacher will supply them for use and collect them when done. All Sharpies on campus will be collected by staff.

Food Pantry

Our partnership with the Community Food Bank has returned for another year. This partnership gives all of our students the opportunity to take home food from our school food pantry. The events are also opened to the public.

Here is the schedule for the coming school year:

Food Pantry Flyer

TUSD Professional Learning Days

TUSD will continue to have professional learning days. These are four days in which teachers and staff attend professional development. This means there is no school on those days.

Here are the dates for 2022-2023

August 25, 2022

November 3, 2022

January 26, 2023

March 30, 2023