West Shore Newsletter

January 2021

Many Students Returning Onsite- January 19th!

Dear West Shore Families,


As you know, learning platform applications were completed late last year. Based on the Board of Education decision on 1/11/21, we will be providing the following THREE learning platform choices to our LFCS families effective 1/19/21!


1- Face to Face (4 days per week onsite) + remote Friday instruction

2- Blended (social distance and 2 days per week onsite) + remote Friday instruction

3- Remote (online at home) + remote Friday instruction


By this time, you should already know which selection you have and whether or not your student will be reporting to a different teacher and/or classroom. Please contact your child's current teacher or the front office (810-591-6542) if you are still unsure of what you selected . Our teachers will be reaching out to new students who may have been added to their rosters THIS week.


Yours in Learning,

Mrs. Shaughnessy

Principal, West Shore Elementary

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Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

Our pick up and drop off procedures will remain the same. Keep in mind that we will have a significant increase in the number of students in the building so please be patient!


Thank you 😊

Let's Stay Healthy

With the increased projected number of students onsite, it is more important than ever that everyone does their part to keep our school safe and healthy. The guide below will help you determine to send your child to school or not. If your child has symptoms in either column, please opt to err on the side of caution and let the office know if your child is experiencing any symptom listed below.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 15th - End of 2nd Marking Period

Jan. 18th - No School/Teacher PD

Jan. 19th - 2nd Semester Begins- New Learning Platform Expected to Begin

Feb. 11th-15th - Mid Winter Break

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TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

A NOTE FROM THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT


With the increase in students attending school more than one day, we have transitioned back to routes that we were running pre-covid. This will eliminate a driver having to cross over to the opposite area on different days. The times will hopefully become more consistent day to day. Please be patient as we learn who will be riding, and who will not. Kindergarten and Young 5's students will be provided updated bus tags.


The routes have been updated on the Lake Fenton Website, please refer to them for the symbol, driver, and approximate time. Please understand the times will become regular as the semester continues.


We are doing everything in our power to make sure your student's ride is safe. For this reason sanitizer must be used just prior to boarding the bus, masks must be worn over the nose and mouth, and we ask that students stay in their assigned seat to reduce the number of possible outcomes of transmission.


Please check the website prior to calling the transportation office. If you still have questions feel free to reach out. 810.591.2552. Thank you and Happy New Year!



Sincerely,


Laura O’Lewin

Location Manager~ 20759

Linden Community Schools

Lake Fenton Community Schools

(810) 591.0996 ~ office

(810) 591.0186 ~ fax

What I Need to Know: Learning Platform Changes for the Second Semester- EFFECTIVE January 19, 2021


On Tuesday, January 19th we will begin our second semester schedule that includes the following learning platforms and key requirements:


Learning Platforms:

  • Blended learning with social distancing and alternate remote learning days (M/W and T/TH)
  • Face to Face learning without guaranteed social distancing (M - TH)
  • Fully remote learning following our bell schedule from home


Key Requirements:

  • Students are required to wear masks during onsite school.

  • Students and staff will adhere to hand washing/sanitizing recommendations.

  • Students will attend up to 4 days Monday through Thursday.
  • Fridays will follow a HALF DAY remote (synchronous) schedule and allow for student intervention and support the second half of the day.
  • Start and end times will not change (9:25 AM-3:05 PM).

  • Busses will be running all routes on all days. Please note, for blended students, there will not be social distancing available on busses. All students are still required to wear masks while on the bus.

  • All learning platform selections will continue for the duration of second semester -- families can choose to go fully remote for the remainder of the semester at any time. Please contact our office at (810)591-6542 to make any changes.

  • F2F students will eat lunch in the cafeteria.

  • Blended students and Young 5's will continue w/lunch in the classrooms.

  • Breakfast will continue to be offered. Students opting for the breakfast will pick it up upon arrival and eat breakfast in the classroom.

FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION

All students are eligible to receive free lunch and breakfast for the remainder of the school year. Students must take the entire meal in order to be free.


Face to face students will receive their meals at school Monday through Thursday and may pick up meals on Friday at Lake Fenton High School. Blended students will receive their meals at school 2 days a week and can pick up meals at Lake Fenton High School on the 3 days they attend remotely. Our fully remote students may pick up meals at Lake Fenton High School daily.


We ask that you fill out the remote meal pick up form each week. The order form opens every Friday for the following week. Put a 0 for the days you will not be picking up meals.


Remote Meal Pickup order form https://forms.gle/juSHiesMh5FHtUhm6


Lake Fenton High School (band entrance)

11:00 AM -1:00 PM Monday - Friday (school days only)


Please continue to fill out free and reduced lunch applications like a normal school year. This helps the school with additional funding and may help your family receive discounts for testing fees, pay to play and other services.

January Lunch Menu


Please click HERE for our January Menu!

PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT 21-22


The Lake Fenton Early Learning Center welcomes you to enroll in their high-quality Preschool programs for the 21-22 school year beginning February 1st. With multiple options available please visit our website or contact Director, Chelsea Horton for more details at 810-591-2584 or chorton@lakefentonschools.org.

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Lake Fenton District Beliefs

We believe all students and staff work and learn best in a Positive school environment.

We believe all students and staff are responsible for creating a Respectful school environment.
We believe all students and staff thrive when demonstrating Independent thinking.
We believe all students and staff benefit from trustworthy and Dependable relationships.

We believe all students and staff are successful when actively Engaged in learning.

Lake Fenton Mission

Learning For Continuous Success (L.F.C.S.)

Lake Fenton District Vision

Lake Fenton Community Schools through shared leadership, will educate all students to achieve their highest potential in a positive, safe and student-centered environment

Chromebook Issues? 810-591-0080

If you are experiencing issues with your Chromebook, please check out this very helpful resource link. Many Chromebook issues can be resolved by following the steps outlined on our Chromebook Tips and Tricks website. https://www.lakefentonschools.org/chromebook-tips

The Tech Helpline phone number is 810-591-0080.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION!

Did you know you can help earn money for West Shore simply by taking a picture on your phone?? Click on the links below to learn more!


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School Hours: Monday-Thursday

  • School Start Time- 9:25am
  • Dismissal- 3:05pm


Drop-off times begin at 9:20. Students will NOT be allowed to enter the building prior to that. Students will go directly to class once they enter the building.