LHS Weekly Update #8

September 18, 2020

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Congrats on making it through another week! With all of the challenges of living in a pandemic, I feel like we need to pat each other on the back every week to acknowledge the tough work we are doing. I'm hearing many success stories about students better able to manage learning remotely and it's been great to see students reaching out to their teachers for help.


A reminder that we just passed the midquarter mark. Check grades in Powerschool and contact our front office if you need help accessing your Powerschool account. Don't have a parent account? See information here on how to create one. This quarter ends October 16th and students receive semester credit. **For those of you in the ALL eLearning model, you will continue working through your classes until December 18th.

Do you need to update your Contact Information?

This guide will help parents update contact information and review demographics in Powerschool.

No School Sept. 24-25

Also note that there is NO SCHOOL September 24th or 25th due to professional development for staff. On Wednesday, September 23rd, some teachers will offer OPTIONAL Zoom or Google Meets sessions at the usual class times. Teachers will each let their classes know if this is happening or not.

School Board Decisions

You may have heard about the school board's decisions this week to bring elementary and middle school students back to school buildings in October. As for high school, things are still to be determined. I have been front and center in helping to create a plan for a way to bring students back to the building safely. It is extremely challenging to do so at the high school level. The CDC guidelines ask for small cohorts of students who stay together all day. With the diverse schedule needs of high school students, this is really hard to do. High school principals are working with district administration to present some options for the board to consider. I will do my best to keep you informed as we continue through this process. I recognize how frustrating it is for everyone. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through a plan. Health and safety remains our number 1 priority.


I would love to get our PTSA up and running. In the past we have kept things pretty simple with quarterly meetings. I'd love to help organize a virtual meeting with those interested. Please email me if you can help with this and together we can set up the first meeting. carly.sween@k12northstar.org

Never hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Carly Sween


Lathrop High School

Some tips for students on how to email their teachers:

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Congrats to Thea Millam for being recognized as a commended student!

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

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Morning Meetings

Thank you for tuning into Lathrop Morning Meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Did you miss a meeting or a weekly update?

Find them here: Weekly Updates and Morning Meetings

Meal Pick-up Available weekdays 9am-1pm outside Hering Entrance. Meals now FREE for ALL FNSBSD students!

Information on Breakfast and Lunch Options

Click here for information on school meals.

Keeping Staff and Students Healthy

School during a pandemic has many challenges. We'll continue to give you updates and resources each week as we receive information.

CDC Tips on how to select, wear, and clean your mask

FNSBSD Risk Level Decision Matrix

Fairbanks is currently in the red zone.

FNSBSD Safety Protocols FAQ

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