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Update From Mrs. Villavaso for July!

NEWS!

A note from Mrs. Villavaso

Good afternoon Cardinals,


As always, I am grateful for our Life School Carrollton Family and I miss each of you very much. I know that these are very challenging times for us all. I wish I could take that feeling away from you by snapping my fingers and have everything back to normal. Life has ups and downs, and sometimes the tough days make us appreciate the good ones a lot more. I know for me, I certainly appreciate the way things used to be. However, during times like these, I always try to remind myself "why" I do the work I do, and nothing is a better reminder than these moments of knowing I have your support and encouragement, and we are getting through this together. I can promise you that my team is giving everything we can to provide comfort and a feeling of normalcy during this season. You are always on my mind and in my heart to do everything I can to make things better. Afterall, we are Cardinals!


We are eager to start the 2020-2021 school year and make new memories.It is our promise and commitment to maintain our traditions of providing a rigorous curriculum for our students, regardless of remote or face-to-face learning, and celebrate student successes along the way.



Thank you for everyone who has reached out with word of support, questions and comments. We will continue to navigate this process together, and I promise to keep in touch! Remember, here at Life School Carrollton we CHIRP! We are Caring and Helpful, show Integrity and Respect, and always stay Positive!


Have a fabulous week!


Mrs.Villavaso

District Information

District Virtual Meeting

There is a District all parent meeting tomorrow, July 29 at 6 pm. The link and password to the meeting is below:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87460600230
Passcode: @Life


We encourage you to visit our Back to School FAQ page as questions and answers are updated when new information becomes available. Please submit any additional questions you have by clicking this link and we will work to address as many of these as possible during the meeting.

Campus Information:

Virtual Parent Orientation- Aug 12 at 5 pm

Please plan to join us for our Virtual Parent Orientation on Wednesday, Aug 12th at 5 pm.


We will:


  • Introduce the administration
  • Discuss ways to stay connected through Facebook, Twitter, Remind, Parent Portal, weekly newsletters, parent meetings/events, etc.
  • LifeLeader lessons and character training with Mrs. Lewis
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Program
  • Lunch and Breakfast-Lunch Form and My School Bucks
  • Title I Schoolwide Indicator
  • Arrival and Dismissal Map and Hang Tags
  • Kids Club- After school care
  • Medication and Emergency Contact
  • Mask Policy
  • Safety and Security
  • School Remote Start- Aug 19th
  • Remote Instruction Overview and Google Classroom
  • Student Success Bag and Device Pick-up- Aug 13 and Aug 14.

Device and Student Success Bag Pick-up

More information will be shared regarding the logistics but mark your calendars for August 13 and 14 to come through the Device and Student Success Bag Pick-up drive thru. Hang Tags will also be available at this time.

Family Picnic- Meet and Greet

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our Family Picnic-Meet and Greet scheduled for July 29 from 5pm to 7 pm is cancelled.

School Start and Times

LSC will have a delayed remote start for August 19th. All students will engage in remote learning until at least September 8th. The District will release an updated school calendar once it is approved by the Board of Trustees. Start times are subject to change upon approval from 7:55 am to 7:50 am. I will provide more information as it if shared.

2020-2021 School Supplies

If you ordered your school supplies from EPI, they are here. You may choose to pick-up your supplies, but please remember when we return to face-to-face instruction, students will be asked to provide some of the supplies for their classroom learning. This year especially, there will not be community supplies for students to use, so it is imperative students provide the requested items.


If you choose to pick-up your supplies, please email jennifer.munsie@lifeschools.net to schedule a time.


Supply List

Google Support

I know one of the anxieties I would have about remote learning is navigating the learning platforms your student will be expected to use. We are streamlining assignments through Google Classroom. Teachers are asked to combine all subjects into on place to reduce the places parents and students need to go in order to access their assignments.


Here is a Google Classroom Parent Tutorial and a step by step PDF.

FAQ

Find out everything there is to know about remote and on-campus learning by visiting our Back To School webpage.

Uniforms

**School uniform shirts are preferred for all synchronous remote learning.


**Masks will also be required when we return to campus.


Lands’ End and Levines Department Stores are the approved Life School uniform vendors.


Life School is a school of choice that requires students to wear uniforms. Student uniforms make a statement that students belong to a unique school environment with a strong commitment to educational excellence. The uniqueness of the student does not rest in the apparel they wear, but in the inner qualities and gifts of the student.


Uniforms must have the Life School crest.


Shirts*

  • Grades K-12- White oxford shirt (button-down collar)
  • Grades K-6- Red or navy polo shirt, (long or short sleeved)


Sweaters/Sweatshirts/Jackets*

  • Grades K-12 - Navy cardigan, “V” neck sweater or sweatshirt (uniform shirts must be worn underneath)
  • Only school uniform jackets are allowed to be worn in the building. Non-school jackets may be worn at the discretion of administration and outdoors.


Spirit Sweatshirts/Jackets

  • Grades K-12 – may be worn Monday – Friday (uniform shirts must be worn underneath)


Pants/Shorts

  • Grades K-6 - Navy pants or walking shorts (no more than 2 inches above the knee)
  • The following examples are unacceptable: cargo pants, cargo shorts, jogger pants and denim wear.
  • All pants or shorts must be worn with a belt


Skirts/Jumpers/Modesty Skirts* (no more than 2 inches above the knee)

  • Grades K-3 - Plaid jumper (no skirts)
  • Grades K-3 - Navy modesty skirts
  • Grades 4-6 - Plaid or navy modesty skirt


Girls should wear navy modesty shorts under jumpers and skirts


Accessories (Grades K-12)

  • Belts
    • Required for 5th-12th grades only and must be worn at the natural waist.
  • Undershirts
    • Must be solid colors.
  • Jewelry
    • Girls may wear 1 earring per ear.
    • Earrings may be either stud-style or hoop (smaller than a quarter).
    • Hoop (larger than a quarter) or dangling earrings are not allowed.
    • Boys are not permitted to wear earrings.
    • Piercings anywhere else on the body except girls’ ears are not allowed Necklaces and bracelets must be thin and conservative and must coordinate with the uniform.
    • Flashy, large jewelry will not be permitted.
    • Multiple necklaces or bracelets will not be allowed.


Shoes (Grades K-12)

Appropriate shoes, with non-marking soles, must be worn at all times (can be athletic, loafer style, or dress shoes). The following examples are unacceptable: house shoes, sandals, flip- flops, wheeled shoes, light up shoes, open-toed shoes, or shoes with more than 1" heels. Shoes must have both closed toe and closed heel.


OPTIONAL FRIDAY UNIFORM (GRADES K-12)

Life School t-shirts and sweatshirts may be worn with uniform pants, shorts or skirts. Life School sponsored t-shirts, sweatshirts, spirit wear, college shirts or college jackets may be worn at the discretion of administration.


In order to minimize loss and simplify identification, all clothing should be labeled.