News From The Nest
LHS Parent Newsletter - SY 20-21 - Issue 23 - 06/06/21
Virtual Orchestra Concert
Furthermore, I need to extend an ASTRONOMICALLY HUGE THANK YOU to Mr. Stanley, assistant principal, for doing the editing required to make the video possible.
Director of Orchestras
2022 Landstown High Teacher of the Year
Instructional Leadership Team
Tri-M Music Honors Society Sponsor
ParentVue Transportation Needs 2021
Your child(ren)’s bus information lives inside ParentVue, which houses bus stop location, bus times and bus number. Instructions on how to access this information is attached below this message. If you have not activated your ParentVUE account, instructions are available here.
We ask that you let us know of your transportation needs and confirm or update the information in your account no later than July 5. As of July 6, the information in ParentVue will be locked so bus routes and schedules can be planned.
If you think your child's bus stop is incorrect, or if you have requested transportation and it is not in ParentVue, please contact the school where your child is enrolled.
Thank you for your continued support of Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Summer Learning Boost for High School
New this summer will be Boost Opportunities for Science and Math courses. These preparation courses are designed to build the skills necessary for success in the courses' students plan to take during the 2021-2022 school year. The courses will be asynchronous with synchronous support (teacher office hours) and are available at no cost to parents and/or guardians.
High School students who need to take a course for the first time to stay on track for graduation or who need an opportunity to accelerate, will utilize courses available through Virginia Beach Digital/D2L, Apex/Edgenuity; and, these courses will be asynchronous. Teacher office hours will be available to support students taking these courses. Students who failed a course in 2020-2021 and need to retake the course will have the synchronous options of Face-to-Face instruction or Virtual instruction through Schoology. Regardless of the option, input from school counselors, teachers and parents/guardians is required to determine how the student learns best and whether the student was successful in the virtual environment.
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This is a message regarding COVID-19 vaccination clinics being offered by the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health.
Consent required for vaccination
If you wish for your student to participate in the clinic, the consent form and pre-vaccination checklist must be filled out and the original hard copy returned to our front office as soon as possible. The consent form and pre-vaccination checklist has been attached to this message (VDH COVID-19 vaccine consent and screening checklist.pdf) for your convenience. If you are not able to print the form at home, please stop by our front office for a copy. Both Option 1 and Option 2 students enrolled at this school may participate in this clinic. Students must be 12+years of age to receive the vaccine.
The clinics will be open during the regular school day and staffed by health professionals from the VBDPH with assistance from VBCPS school nurses. The goal is to enable all interested students the ease of access to vaccination. The vaccination is not required, and there is no cost to you. The schedule for the clinic at Landstown High School is:
Tuesday, June 15
You must register and make appointments for your child’s vaccinations.
Both Option 1 and Option 2 students enrolled at this school may register for the clinic. Please click on the dose-specific links below, which will take you through the process of registering your child and selecting a time for both doses of vaccination.
Tuesday, June 15
If you need assistance with this process or have questions, please contact the office at (757) 648-5500.
We encourage you to talk to your health care provider with any specific questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination. You may also call the Virginia Department of Health hotline, 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343), and there are translation services available at that number. The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health email is email@example.com.
Partners in Education Survey - 2021
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.
Senior Celebration Academy Ceremony
In order to ensure social distancing, we will be holding four separate ceremonies. Academy seniors are allowed to invite two guests to attend the ceremony. The attire for the ceremony is business casual. Seniors are asked to not wear jeans.
Please refer to the date and time of your specific academy senior celebration below:
- Ceremony A June 9th at 8:00 AM (Last Names A - D)
- Ceremony B June 9th at 1:00 PM (Last Names E - K)
- Ceremony C June 10th at 8:00 AM (Last Names M - Shae)
- Ceremony D June 10th at 1:00PM (Last Names Shan - Z)
Seniors are asked to report to the auditorium at 7:30AM (report to your first block class) for the 8:00AM ceremonies and 12:40PM for the 1:00PM ceremonies. Guests are asked to arrive ten minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
Please contact Mrs. Rachel White, Academy Coordinator, at Rachel.White2@vbschools.com if there are questions.
SCA invites you to join us on the tennis courts this Wednesday, June 9th, for Screen on the Green, featuring the movie, High School Musical 3. Gates will open at 6:45 pm and the movie will begin at 7:00 pm. Bring your chair, snacks, and come on out to enjoy a free movie. (Note: the capacity will be limited to the first 100 people due to being able to properly spread out and still enjoy the movie safely!)
Yearbook distribution is Monday, June 7 from 11:00 to 2:00 and Tuesday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 9 during all lunches. For Monday pickups, students may enter through the cafeteria doors near the student parking lot. Students are not permitted to pick up someone else's yearbook and they will have to show some form of picture identification. Pulling up their picture on StudentVue will suffice. For questions, contact Mrs. Bell or Mrs. Thompson.
Staff and students, the senior class has Eagle Nation tumblers and Class of 2021 fleece blankets for sale. There are a limited number of items so come by room 226 before or after school to purchase before they run out. Class of 2021 Fleece blankets will be sold for $12 and LHS tumblers will be sold for $15. We are taking cash and checks payable to LHS.
CLASS RING INFORMATION for Class of 2021 & 2022
Class of 2021 & Class of 2022,
It's not too late to order your class ring. Simply check out this video from Eric Harvell at Jostens.
2021 Virtual Partnership EXPO
News From The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia: 1-on-1 FAFSA Assistance for Class of 2021 & 2020
Through June 30th, Class of 2021 and 2020 students can go to www.virginiacan.org/fafsa for 1-on-1 virtual FAFSA help. Schedule a meeting, and they will be connected with an access provider from Access College Foundation, ECMC’s The College Places, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP), the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), or the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC).
FAFSA completion rates are down in Virginia 7.5% from this time last year, with more drastic decreases at Title I-eligible schools (down 28%) and at schools that serve a population over 40% Black and Hispanic (down 14.5%). To address this urgent need for students and families in Virginia, Virginia College Access Network (VirginiaCAN) and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) are partnering on a statewide effort. Five college access organizations have banded together to offer one-on-one FAFSA assistance. Though the service is open to all students in the Class of 2021 and 2020, we appreciate your help in promoting this to low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students in particular. This is a first-time collaboration of these organizations meant to address disproportionate effects of the pandemic.
The Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education has operated the federally funded
Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) since 1979. The EOC is part of the U.S. Department of
Education's TRIO Programs and serves low-income, potential fist generation college students.
Recently, the National Student Clearinghouse reported that the percentage of low-income
students filling out the FAFSA form has dropped 20% in the last year. This is a serious
problem for higher education and the country. The Virginia Tidewater Consortium's EOC
has served thousands of students over the years, and would like to offer our free services
to your students and parents. I have attached a flyer which I hope you can share with
your staff, students, and parents.
Our EOC Counselors can meet with students and parents face-to-face following Pandemic
Protocols or via zoom or Skype. We have offices throughout the Hampton Roads area including Virginia
Beach. All EOC services are free. The only requirement we have is that the student and parents
bring a copy of their 2021 taxes to meet the U.S. Department of Education regulations.
ALL NIGHT GRAD
The LHS PTSA is excited to announce we have secured APEX for All Night Grad!! ANG will be held Saturday June 19 at 11:30 pm. More information will be out soon!!
· Go Carts
· Laser Tag
· Glow Golf
· Escape Rooms
· Arcade Game
We will have plenty of food and drinks, a DJ, door prizes!!
Please help spread the word!!
Tickets are $70, available on member hub!
Senior Class t-shirts are also available for $15 on member hub!!
Senior Yard signs and Activity signs are also available on member hub for $25
All can be purchase through Memberhub:
Starting 15 February!! Your Senior can be “Eagled Up” with a “Eagled Up” sign and some eagles in their yard. The signs will be placed on the evening before the request date and will stay in the yard for two days. We ask that you join in on the fun and “Eagle Up” the next seniors yard. If you are unable to do so, please let us know as soon as possible. It’s important that we have good cell phone numbers, our communication will be handled via text. Have something special to say? We will text your private message to the student with a follow-up message to go check your yard ....you’ve been “Eagled Up”.
Scholarship Central serves as a resource for locating various scholarships for high school students.
Setup notifications and remember to check Schoology emails daily!