LEICESTER HIGH SCHOOL
WELCOME BACK! REOPENING 2021
Important Reminder for all LHS Community Members
Please help us to reinforce the following:
Everyone MUST wear a mask.
Everyone MUST sanitize as they enter the classroom.
Everyone MUST sanitize after a mask and a bathroom break.
Masks MUST be worn properly (not under the nose) AT ALL TIMES.
Neck gaiters or bandanas NOT permitted.
Everyone must adhere to social distancing protocols.
Classes will be arranged at a minimum of 3 feet apart.
Mask breaks will be taken at 6 feet apart.
AP EXAM SCHEDULE
All exams will be administered at the High School. Please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before the start of your exam. More specific information will be sent later.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Cavanaugh by Friday, March 26.
APRIL 2nd- START OF Q4
April 8th (Thursday) - Q3 Final Grades updated in Powerschool
Quarter 4 - April 2nd - June 11th, 2020
May 14th (Friday) - 5-week progress report notification to parent/guardians 2 PM
May 14th (Friday) - Final Failure Warning form for Seniors from ALL teachers due to Guidance by 2 PM.
May 21st Last day of class for Seniors.
May 24th (Monday) Quarter 4 ends for Seniors. Grade verifications due to Guidance 12 PM.
May 27th (Thursday) Graduation.
June 4th (Friday) Quarter 4 ends. Teachers may enter Q4 grades through June 11th.
June 11th (Friday) Grade verifications due to Guidance 10 AM
*June 11th (Friday) last day ½ for students Full day for staff
Time to Order 2021 Yearbooks
Starting April 7th, 2021 Yearbooks can be ordered online using the UNIPAY link on our school website.
The cost will be $45.00
All yearbooks will be delivered to the school in the fall around Homecoming Weekend.
Friends and Family may also purchase an ad for one of our graduates.
Please click here for more information on our “Friends and Families” yearbook ads.
Covid Cases at LHS update
Leicester High School was recently notified that we have had a total of Four (4) school community members who have recently tested positive for COVID-19. All close contacts have been notified.
If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse or me.
LPS YouTube Channel- Please subscribe today!
LPS has recently launched our new YouTube channel. Can you please share this link out and ask people to subscribe to our channel. We want to begin live streaming our athletic contests on this channel, and we need 1000 subscribers.
Now is the time to order your Class Rings
Online Ordering Event:
DEADLINE SUNDAY, APRIL 4TH
DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE!
Order your customized class jewelry for Leicester HS before Sunday, April 4th, and receive your choice of a FREE Adidas Striker II Backpack, custom hoodie, and sweatpants bundle or Clear GOAL Wireless Earbuds- wireless charging case included!
LHS BASEBALL APPAREL
It's that time of year! Leicester HS Baseball Online Store is open! The ordering deadline is April 12th. Direct shipping option available. Use the link below to order:
Leicester HS Baseball Online Store
Leicester Girls Softball
Leicester Handball through Leicester Parks and Recreation
Leicester Parks and Recreation is starting recreational handball and this will be available to all ages. Those interested in learning how to play handball should please contact Nancy Ortiz: email@example.com.
Do you know someone interested in being a Substitute Teacher?
Fall II Athletics Update
Fall II Football and Game Day Cheer Season
I know that many fans of our high school teams have been paying close attention to updates to spectator guidelines released by the MIAA and the EEA. While we are all look to a future that allows for unlimited spectators at contests, these releases are guidelines only, and the number of spectators permitted at games is controlled by the schools involved or the group of schools that is competing against one another.
At this time, the number of spectators permitted at contests is managed by local control. The athletic department will communicate via the athletic webpage and Twitter as each contest draws near. While this isn't optimum for planning purposes, it is the best that can be done at this time. Unless otherwise communicated, two (2) adult spectators will be permitted at home games. These spectators will need a spectator pass and will need to check in with a game administrator at the gate. Also, they will need to identify the student-athlete they are there to see. Once a player has been noted as having two spectators no other spectators will be permitted for that player.
For clarity, below is a list of our home games for which (2) spectators will be permitted:
4/9/21 Varsity Leicester vs. Nipmuc High School 4:30 PM at Tantasqua High School
4/17/21 JV Leicester vs. BVT 9:30 AM at BVT
Thank you for your cooperation.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the sports played during Fall Season II will be modified for safety. A link to those modifications is below. Student-athletes are encouraged to read and to familiarize themselves with these modifications for their sport.
Sport Modifications Link
Virtual Tarentino 5K
Virtual Tarentino 5KThe Tarantino 5K is going to be virtual this year, and registration is open! Run your 5K during the week of May 15, 2021. Let’s get some competition going among families, friends, neighbors, and sports teams, Leicester!
Community Service Corner
Students may view their hours on their PowerSchool account (not on the App/Mobile device)
COMMUNITY SERVICE RULES/REGULATIONS
All students at Leicester High School must perform a minimum of 40 hours of community service during their high school career. Students may begin accruing hours beginning the summer prior to ninth grade. It is recommended that students perform 10 hours per year. However, students must have 30 hours completed in order to attend the Junior Prom, and 40 hours are required to attend the Senior Dinner Dance and for graduation.
*Class of 2021 30 hours required
*Each student must complete an online form to have their hours count. If community service is not pre-approved, students run the risk of the hours being declared invalid. Prior approval may be given by Administration, STOMP Mentors, and/or Guidance.
*Working for your family or friends is not considered community service (this includes babysitting)
*Students may not earn community service hours during the school day
*All Seniors must have their Community Service hours completed by the end of Senior Final Exams.
*Students who transfer to LHS will be required to complete 5 hours per full semester of enrollment.
Hours of Operation:
1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of the month: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
(508) 892-3121 General Info & Volunteer and Youth Program
(508) 892-8164 Hazardous Waste
233 Mannville Street
Leicester, MA 01524
https://www.leicesterma.org/recycling-center (contact Ruth Kaminski)
As part of the “No Child Left Behind Act” enacted in January 2002, school districts are required to provide the names, addresses, dates of birth, and telephone numbers of secondary school students to the United States military upon request for recruitment purposes.
If you DO NOT want your personal information released to recruiters, please sign and return this form to Ms. Morales in the guidance office by Monday, March 22nd, 2021.
Guidance Corner - Post-Secondary Planning
Keep up your grades - finish strong!
Finalize your post-secondary plan whether you're attending a 2 or 4-year school, enrolling in a vocational/technical school, or going off into the military.
Make sure to update your acceptances with Guidance and in student Naviance accounts. We want to continue with our "Wall of Acceptance".
Make sure to complete your FAFSA and utilize MEFA if you have any questions or concerns regarding the financial aid process.
Research and apply for scholarships - there is lots of scholarship information on our website.
Make a final decision and inform Guidance so we can track that information.
Cotter Simplified Test Prep is offering a FREE online workshop called "3 Simple SAT English Strategies" on Feb. 25. This will help support students as they prepare for the March exam. Students can sign up at 3SimpleSATStrategies.com for the 3-4 pm or the 5-6 pm workshop.
Do well in your classes.
Get involved in extracurricular activities/community service if you have not yet.
Register for SATs starting in March (we are not hosting the SATs at LHS) - you should have an account set up from last year.
Research schools to see if they require SAT/ACTs or are test-optional.
Check out MEFA for any financial aid questions or concerns paying for college.
Starting in February grade 11 students will start meeting with their counselor to individualize their plan and break down what is needed to meet their needs.
It’s time to register for Kindergarten!!
It’s time to register for Kindergarten!!If your child will be turning 5 on or before August 31st it’s time to register for Kindergarten. Information and resources for enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year are available on the district website with registration completed online. We encourage you to start the enrollment process as soon as possible so that we can accurately plan for next year. Please note that if you are a Leicester resident and your child currently attends our PreSchool program, you will not need to complete the registration process again. However, we ask that you call the Leicester Elementary School to notify us of your intent to enroll your child. If you have questions or would like more information, please call Leicester Elementary School at 508-892-7050.
COUNSELING SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF
News & Community Connections
New website helps families navigate the mental health system in Massachusetts
COVID-19 is putting incredible pressure on families. Many families are worried about their child’s mental health, but they aren’t sure where to turn or how to get started. HandholdMA.org, a new family-friendly website, can help. The website, created by a team of mental health and child development experts in partnership with parents who have “been there,” was designed for parents of school-aged children in Massachusetts. Handhold has three main sections:
Should I worry? Helps parents explore if their kid is just being a kid, or if their behavior is something to worry about. Parents can learn about signs to look for and get suggestions on what to do next.
What can I do? Tips, tools, and strategies that have worked for other families, sorted by topic, and picked by Handhold. These are things parents can learn about or do from home.
Who can help? Carefully selected community organizations and government resources to help families find the right mental health services.
Leicester Public Library Offers Curbside Pickup
Did you know that the Leicester Public Library offers curbside pickup, loans out mobile WiFi hotspots, and offers mystery bags, kits, and take-and-make crafts? They’re pretty awesome -- check them out!
NO WIFI/INTERNET ACCESS ???
If you have any issues with your home WiFi/internet access, please let us know. Call our main office or email Mrs. Jerome. 508 892 7030 x0
During remote, please drop off at the main office.
Click Any of the Links Below!
Click the picture above to read and follow the Leicester High School Assistant Principal. His Twitter feed is way better than the Principal's.
Click the picture above to follow Principal Kenny's twitter feed (not to be confused with the much more interesting Twitter feed of Mr. Zawada).
Future home of the Leicester High School Guidance Department Twitter feed.