August 19, 2022
IN THIS EDITION
Partners for Life
- Academic Engagement
- Safety & Security
- Legislative Updates
Life School campuses and offices will be closed Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Life School honors the memory and philosophy of Dr. King by integrating character lessons into our curriculum. The LifeLeader program teaches students 15 character attributes that combine quality education with essential life skills training.
Re-enrollment Ends January 22nd
Re-enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is now open and will run through January 22nd. Click here to login and save your child's seat for next school year! Please contact your campus Enrollment Liaison if you have any questions or need assistance.
New Enrollment Opens February 1st
New Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year will open February 1st. Parents, this is the time to enroll your new kindergarten students or other siblings you wish to attend Life School next year. If you have family or friends that may be interested in attending Life School, please encourage them to apply by clicking here or pass along their contact information by completing this referral form.
2023-2024 Academic Calendar and School Start and End Times
The 2023-2024 Academic Calendar is now finalized. Due to the new 4-day school week, approximately one hour will be added to the school day. Click here to view the calendar along with school start and end times for each campus. Times are located at the bottom of the calendar.
Learn more about 4-day at https://lifeschool.net/about-life-school/about-the-4-day-school-week
School Board Recognition
January is School Board Recognition Month. Join us in thanking the Life School Board Members dedicated to our district's development and growth. You can read more about our board members by visiting our website.
Life School G.E.M (Gives Every Month) Membership
G.E.M. contributions from Life School staff, parents and members of our community allow the Life School Education Foundation to award scholarships to Life School seniors and grants to Life School teachers to enhance their classrooms.
Parents have the ability to set up a new G.E.M. membership to be a part of giving back to the students and teachers that Life School serves. Simply click here to create your monthly gift.
All contributions to the Life School Education Foundation are tax deductible.
As the new year kicks off, it is a great time to establish goals with your child for the remainder of the school year. One way to support your child’s academic success is by setting up alerts for grades and attendance notifications in the Parent Portal.
You can automatically be notified when your student receives high or low scores on tests and assignments. You can also receive notifications about any absences your child may have.
If you have not set up your Parent Portal account, click here to view the “Creating Your Parent Portal Account” video.
Once you have created your account, please view the “Using Your Parent Portal Account” video to learn more about using this tool to support your child and communicate with teachers.
Academic Interventions and Student Support
The new year and new semester is a great time for teachers to assess their students’ academic progress. As we returned from winter break, teachers and staff reviewed fall benchmarks to identify academic mastery and growth opportunities for individual students.
Life School provides highly individualized plans for students that maximize their opportunity to succeed. Every campus has a team of teachers, curriculum coordinators and instructional coaches that collaborate regularly to develop personalized interventions to help each student achieve academic growth.
The 4-day school week beginning in the 2023-2024 school year will allow for additional tutoring and accelerated learning opportunities on 3 out of 4 Fridays at various campuses.
Life School Safety Audits
All Life School campuses continue to work diligently to ensure safety measures are followed daily. Recently, another Life School campus was randomly selected for an unannounced safety audit by state administrators. Gov. Greg Abbott mandated the audits across the State on June 1, just days after the tragedy in Uvalde. The campus selected for the random audit passed with no findings and no issues reported. Thank you for helping us continue to follow safety protocols and keep our campuses safe!
As of January 5th, Raptor Alert is now live on all Life School campuses. An enhanced security measure, Raptor Alert works on all Life School devices. Raptor Alert expedites and streamlines emergency response by allowing users to initiate an emergency call directly through 911 and provide critical information to first responders, law enforcement, and campus personnel, ensuring that authorities can respond and address emergencies on campus immediately.
On January 10th, the State of Texas kicked off the 88th Legislative Session. During this time, lawmakers will make important decisions impacting all Texas schools for the next two years. We will watch closely for any bills that will impact charter schools.
January 22-28 is National School Choice Week. You can you use your voice to support charter schools in Texas by staying informed about key issues that impact schools. Click here to sign up to receive legislative updates from the Texas Public Charter School Association.
The Mission of Life School is to develop leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training, and partnerships with parents and the community.