News From The Nest

LHS Parent Newsletter - SY 20-21 - Issue 23 - 06/06/21

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Virtual Orchestra Concert

Please view the video project some of our orchestra students completed this year. It took a lot of work, many redos, and overcoming a lot of obstacles. But I think the kids learned resilience and perseverance in the act of self-assessment and achieving a unified goal. It is important to note that each video is a student recording themselves alone, without being able to hear the group. The group is only an image edited after each recording was prepared and submitted. This project put the student in unfamiliar predicaments, different than how they are used to playing music and I'm so proud of them. Even though the end result does not SOUND as good as we are used to sounding, it was the process and journey of creating it that pushed the students towards success.


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.


Angela Henry

Director of Orchestras

2022 Landstown High Teacher of the Year

Instructional Leadership Team

Tri-M Music Honors Society Sponsor

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ParentVue Transportation Needs 2021

The Office of Transportation and Fleet Management Services is hard at work on the bus schedule for the 2021-22 school year, and we need your help to make certain that we have the buses and drivers needed to get everyone to and from school safely and on time.


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.


Click here for more details!

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.


Clinic schedule
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:


Second dose
Tuesday, June 15

You must register and make appointments for your child’s vaccinations.


Registration process
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.


Second dose
Tuesday, June 15
https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/9259901633


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 vb_health@vdh.virginia.gov.

Partners in Education Survey - 2021

Stakeholders working with the Partners in Education (PIE) program, including principals, community engagement liaisons and partner organizations, will receive a link via email Tuesday, June 1, to complete a survey through research.net. Some topics addressed will include satisfaction with the partner relationships between schools and organizations and willingness of school partners to continue participation in the PIE program. The survey will be available through Friday, June 11. If there are any questions, please contact Robert Veigel, research specialist, at 263-1199 or through email at Robert.Veigel@vbschools.com. Thank you.
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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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Senior Celebration Academy Ceremony

We are excited to celebrate all of our academy seniors and their completion of the program next week. The Governor’s STEM and Technology Academy Senior Celebration will be held on June 9th and 10th at Landstown High School in our auditorium. The Academy Senior Celebration is a special ceremony for our seniors to receive recognition with their academy certificate of completion and medallion that can be worn at graduation.

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.

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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!)

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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.

Senior Sale!

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.

https://youtu.be/pGwMeyKB4Yc

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2021 Virtual Partnership EXPO

Partnership EXPO will be hosted by the Office of Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E. Office) virtually as a web page. Staff, students, families and community members will have the opportunity to learn about mutually beneficial partnerships between community organizations and schools. The web page will go live May 6, and will stay live through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Each partner will have a listing that will include a video or flier, contact information, an organization description, links to partner social media and tags for the types of partner activities offered including: • Summer Jobs • Internships/Job Shadowing • Summer Camps • Community Service Opportunities • Virtual Learning Activities • Classroom Volunteers • Fundraising and Incentives • College/Career Preparation Staff are encouraged to view the resource at https://2021vbpartnershipexpo.weebly.com to learn about potential partnerships for their schools. Students will find useful information and establish contacts with potential employers, internship hosts and post graduate education organizations.

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.

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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!!

APEX has:

· Go Carts

· Laser Tag

· Glow Golf

· Bowling

· 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:

https://landstownptsa.memberhub.store/

“EAGLED UP”

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”.

Order here:

https://landstownptsa.memberhub.store/store/items/669964

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VBCPS Scholarship Central

Scholarship Central serves as a resource for locating various scholarships for high school students.

Schoology Reminder: Setup Notifications

Setup notifications and remember to check Schoology emails daily!

Easy Reference Sheet for Students

Click here to get a quick reference sheet for your student

Tutoring Resources

Check out this one-stop shop for available tutoring resources!

Club & Class Sponsor Info

Click here for a list of club and class sponsors

VHSL Coach & Sponsor Information

Click here for a list of our coaches of VHSL sports & activities

PTSA Member Hub Site

Click here to join PTSA electronically

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