The Spark Newsletter

October 16, 2021

Student's Of The Week

A-Gl Student of the Week

Benjamin Barber nominated by Mr. Wooten

Go-O Student of the Week

The student of the week is Natalie Kipping nominated by. Jessica Galvan

P-Z Student of the Week


The student of the week is Quincy White nominated by Ms. Tyler

This Past Week at Leaman

Football

The Chargers faced the Briscoe Eagles this week:


7th Grade:

A - Team won 25 - 6

B -Team 26-0


8th Grade: Fought hard but fell short to the eagles

A - Team lost 42 -14

B - Team lost 16 - 0


Next Week the Chargers will battle the Reading Longhorns

7th will travel to George Ranch on Monday

8th will be @ home on Tuesday


Tuesday's game will be our last home game of the year and we want everyone to wear PINK

What to expect this week.

  • Front doors will open at 7:15am. First bell rings at 8:15am. when students arrive on campus, they will go to the Gym, until they are released to class.
  • Students who arrive after the 8:15am bell, will receive a Tardy. Unless they have arrived to school on a late bus.
  • October 18th - 22nd - Character Counts Dress Up

  • October 18th - Tickets on sale during lunch for Student/Faculty Volleyball Game (see flyer)
  • October 18th - Wear Purple from Head to Toe
  • October 19th - PINK OUT Day
  • October 20-22nd - Cross Country Tryouts (see flyer)
  • October 20th - Wear the Pillar color from head to toe (see flyer)
  • October 21st - Wear Tie-Dye
  • October 21st - Dyslexia Parent Information Night (See Flyer)
  • October 22nd - Team Shirt/Jersey Day
  • October 22nd - Student vs. Faculty Volleyball Game
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PINK OUT FOR OCTOBER

Pink Out Dates: October 13th, October 19th, October 27th

Leaman Pink Out shirts available to purchase in the Front Office for $15.00 Cash / Check

Available sizes: XS, SM, MED, LG

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PTO Volunteers - Workroom

Friends of Leaman PTO helps provide volunteer assistance for the Leaman Workroom. Duties would include making copies for teachers, stapling, laminating, and other miscellaneous duties that pertain to the workroom. If you would like to volunteer - please sign up here and report to the front office on your chosen date and start time. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4FA5A723AAFE3-workroom

Canvas Information

Did you know that LCISD has created a dedicated page that explains Canvas. This is where you can find details on how to log in, videos on how students and parents can utilize Canvas, how to create a parent login and find parent support.

Check it out!!! https://www.lcisd.org/students-parents/canvas/canvas-information

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Smart Tag Information

This past week, every student received their NEW Smart Tag.


SMART Tag Replacement: If a student has lost or misplaced their Smart Tag - please order a new one by clicking through this link?

https://www.lcisd.org/departments/support-services/transportation

Academic UIL

Are you interested in Academic UIL? See information below! it's time to Sign Up!
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The LEAF Golf Tournament

The LEAF Golf Tournament is back and better than ever! We’re thrilled to invite you to join us

on October 21, 2021 for the Annual

LEAF (Lamar Educational Awards Foundation) Golf Tournament.

This year we will be hosting our tournament at Black Hawk Country Club and hope to make 2021 the best tournament yet!


All proceeds will benefit the students, staff, and campuses of the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.

https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/leaf-2021

Washington DC Trip - 8th Grade

Attention 8th graders and parents. Registration is now open for the 2022 Washington DC and Colonial Virginia trip. The dates of the trip are March 12 to 16, 2022. We will visit some amazing places and you will get to have fun with your friends!

Don’t miss this great trip!

www.worldstrides.com/signup

phone number is 800-468-5899

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Charger Pro Shop Open (10-15-21)

The following link takes you to a pro shop where you can order online and have it shipped to Leaman JH. Many items are embroidered with a generic "Charger" logo that you can use as your child goes all the way through High School. There are also some specific items on here that are for basketball season.

Most items are also "Nike".

https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/uDnCnbJ6BX

The store is only open for 10 days so order quickly to ensure you don't miss this exceptional opportunity.

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COVID-10 - Test Results - Positive

What do I do if my student tests positive for COVID

See the campus protocol below, for how you need to report your student's positive test. This will ensure minimal disruption to your student's schedule.


If your student tests positive for COVID-19 or has been directly exposed, please follow the steps below ASAP.

**Notify Leaman as soon as you are aware of possible exposure and/or if your student has tested positive.

**We will respond with the next steps to keep your student as connected to their learning, during this temporary quarantine period.


Your student will have FULL access to their Teacher's Canvas pages, plus a zoom link to access the designated "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER", to help assist during this temporary period. Each Teacher's Canvas page will contain notes and/or PowerPoint will be posted regarding what was taught that day.


IMMEDIATELY EMAIL: School Nurse - Kathleen Boddie, kboddie@lcisd.org

The email should include Student's Name, Student ID, and Grade Level


Once you have completed the steps above, Nurse Boddie will be contacting you, within 24 Business Hours with how you will be supported through this temporary period.


COVID Notification Emails:

DLJH will continue to follow LCISD COVID Protocols by pushing out the email notifications that you are currently receiving when a positive case is reported by a parent. Please understand that we cannot reveal a student's identity, nor specific class, due to the confidentiality. We are not contact tracing this year, so there is no mandatory quarantining on the school side. Many of these cases that we are reporting, are from parents doing their due diligence of reporting when their student was exposed or tested positive outside of the school. We appreciate these parents helping us stay safe as possible at school.

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Partnership - Staff - Students - Parents

This is our Charger Motto! Once a Charger - Always a Charger!.

To be a successful Charger - this takes a team.

(1) Parent (2) Student (3) Teacher.

Parents, join us this year in making your Charger a Success. Print this out, place it on your home, so that this always remind us - what it takes to make a successful Charger.

If we work together - your student will have a great year and learn skills to guide them into their future lives.

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From Athletics - Football and Volleyball

Attendance for 2021-2022

Please review this year's Attendance Procedures for Leaman

Leaman's Attendance Page

  • Absences DO count forwards Exemptions for student's final exams.
  • Excused doctor's notes must be received within FIVE days of the absence

Final Exam Exemptions

Below are the guidelines for qualifying to receive exam exemptions.

For attendance - all medical notes are due within Five (5) days of the last date of absence.

Upcoming Events

October 25 - October 29th - Red Ribbon Week - Dress Up

October 27th - PTO General Meeting

October 29th - Halloween Dance 4-6pm

November5th - End of 2nd Six Weeks

November 22th-26th - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 20th-31st - Winter Break

How to connect and stay in touch with what is happening at Leaman

  • Leaman sends weekly newsletters in a Skyalert blast (email listed in your Skyward account).
  • Monitor our Facebook and Twitter pages for daily updates.

Leaman Jr High Admin Team

Michael Semmler - School Principal - msemmler@lcisd.org

Karl Carlton - Assistant Principal - kcarlton@lcisd.org

Jimitra Granger - 7th Grade Assistant Principal - jimitra.granger@lcisd.org

Derek Getschow - 8th Grade Assistant Principal - derek.getschow@lcisd.org

Leaman Jr High Counselor Team

Kevin Kracker (Alpha A - Gl) - kkracker@lcisd.org

Anita Oliphant (Alpha Go - O) anita.oliphant@lcisd.org

LaToya Session (Alpha P - Z) lsession@lcisd.org


Sylvia Rodriguez - Counselor's Secretary / Registrar srodriguez@lcisd.org

Additional Information for Leaman Jr High