News From The Nest

LHS Parent Newsletter - SY 20-21 - Issue 20 - 04/24/21

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LANDSTOWN FOOTBALL ALL- BEACH DISTRICT TEAM SELECTION

1ST TEAM

1. ISAIAH M - OFF. TACKLE - 11

2. IOSEFA T - TE - 12 - 2ND TEAM - DEF. - DE

3. DENZEL L - DEF. TACKLE - 12

HONORABLE MENTION

1. AJ H - DB - 12

2. DAVION W - DB - 10

3. ZYRON B - DB - 10

4. ELIJAH D - RB - 11

5. THEO S - WR - 11

6. TYQUAN J - OL - 11

7. JULIAN L - LB/SS - 10

8. SETH H - LB - 10

9. CHRIS N - SS/LB - 10

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All Option 1 (Face-to-Face) Students Attend Classes Four Days A Week (Tuesday - Friday) on campus starting Tuesday, April 27, 2021

We are so excited all of our Option 1 (face-to-face) students will attend classes on campus four (4) days a week! In preparation for the return of all Option 1 students (A-Z), please view this video using the link below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pS3CubGtpDgcQpzVOAXrGnGBkAX6GwtI/view

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Is your student in the 10th Grade?

To the left you will find the division's Hearing and Vision Screening Waiver. Please take a moment to read it as Virginia mandates that students in grade 10 are screened in schools for hearing and vision. If you have any questions, please email Nurse McGaha at shelly.mcgaha@vbschools.com. The links to schedule an appointment or to opt-out are below the waiver.


If you would like to have your child's hearing and vision screened here at Landstown High, please click this link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B48A8A92FABFF2-10th --- this scheduling program will ask you for an access code the Access Code is: LHS10HV

If you wish to opt-out and not have your student screened at this time, please fill out the opt-out form linked below:

https://forms.gle/u7J2Runoz57AkYJA8

Internet Assistance Program

The Department of Technology (DOT) has updated and revised the internet support request process for use by families of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students. The current options for internet access can be reviewed at the DOT technology support website. In addition to the available internet access providers available in Virginia Beach, students may also use data plans on their smart phones, WIFI access inside and outside of school buildings, and for those families who qualify, the VBCPS Internet Assistance Program. The Internet Assistance Program will provide qualifying families either a $10 subsidy paid directly to a family’s Cox Communications account or a hotspot if the family cannot receive internet services through Cox Communications. To qualify, families must be enrolled in an approved government assistance program (SNAP, TANF, NSLP, WIC, Head Start, LIHEAP, or Public Housing) or have a demonstrated need for internet access support. The vetting of internet support requests will no longer be completed at the school level but will now be completed by DOT. In addition to vetting all requests, DOT staff will also coordinate the distribution of the hotspots and management of the Cox subsidies. If students or families have questions regarding the program, they can reference the information provided online, or call the Customer Support Center at (757) 263-1111.

Lunch Update

On Tuesday 4/20/21 and Thursday 4/22/21, 3rd block teachers handed out student ID cards for option 1 students. These ID cards will be used specifically for lunch and are not the traditional student ID cards from Lifetouch. All students are offered a free lunch meal daily. Then if a student desires to purchase additional food during lunch, the student will scan their ID card at the register, and their lunch account will be charged. Students can add funds to their lunch account by visiting schoolcafe.com or by leaving a check in the drop box in the main office. The check can be made out to Landstown High School and must have the student's name and student ID number written in the memo. As a reminder, breakfast, lunch, and supper are free for students daily through the end of this school year.

Instructional Devices: Updates and Expectations

Summer Device Take Home

All students in grades K-11 are expected to take their assigned device home over the summer. Pre-K and ECSE information will be provided in a separate communication. Graduating seniors’ devices will be collected and redistributed to elementary schools for use by incoming kindergarteners. Students transferring within the school division (over the summer or during the school year) should take their assigned device with them. Students who withdraw from the school division must return their device to their zoned school.


Protective Cases for Standard Student Chromebook Models

Students should use and keep the case that has been provided to them. Schools are not required to collect cases from graduating seniors or from students who withdraw. Schools will receive protective Chromebook cases over the summer for distribution to their incoming kindergarteners, and sixth and ninth graders. The cases are considered consumables and do not need to be returned.

ATTENTION JUNIORS AND SENIORS!

The ASVAB is scheduled for Monday, May 3rd @7:30am in the LHS school library. Use the attached link to sign up. You must provide your own transportation to and from the exam. Pencils will be provided. Students can send a Schoology message to Jennifer Cholick or e-mail Jennifer.Cholick@vbschools.com if you have questions.

SIGN UP LINK: https://forms.gle/wy4rXeXCREjTHPso9

AP Testing Schedule

Click here to access the AP Testing schedule for students. Email your student's AP teacher, Mrs. Rozier (shawniquea.rozier@vbschools.com), or Mrs. Morris (jmmorris@vbschools.com) if you have any questions.

Advanced Placement Exam Administration Dates and Details

Virginia Beach City Public Schools will administer Advanced Placement (AP) exams May 18 – 28, 2021. Click here for more details on:


  • VBCPS AP Exam Administration Dates
  • AP Exam Format Information
  • AP Exams – Digital Testing Guide Overview
  • College Board – AP Digital Exams
  • Makeup Exams/Late Testing
The LHS School Counselors are looking for responsible and trustworthy students (rising 10th-12th graders) who would like to volunteer for the 21-22 school year during an Academic Support Block (study block) in the Counseling Office...aka "Guidance Helpers." Students will earn upward of 100 school and community service hours. This is a great way to earn work experience to add to your resume for work or college. Please complete the google form application attached to submit your application. We love and appreciate our helpers and look forward to adding you to our team!
Students! Any girls interested in playing softball, practice has begun! We have practice from 2:45-5:00 pm Monday thru Friday, and games start April 27. All you need is an up-to-date physical and a willingness to learn! Please email Coach Tonnesen at antonnes@vbschools.com if you are interested!

Senior Sale!

Staff and students, the senior class has Eagle Nation tumblers and Class of 2021 fleece blankets for sale. There are a limited number of items so come by room 226 before or after school to purchase before they run out. Class of 2021 Fleece blankets will be sold for $12 and LHS tumblers will be sold for $15. We are taking cash and checks payable to LHS.

CLASS RING INFORMATION for Class of 2021 & 2022

Class of 2021 & Class of 2022,

It's not too late to order your class ring. Simply check out this video from Eric Harvell at Jostens.

https://youtu.be/pGwMeyKB4Yc

Student Parking Permits

Applications for student parking permits are available in the main office and during lunches. There is no charge for a parking permit this school year. To receive a parking permit, students must have a completed application, proof of insurance, DMV registration, and their driver's license. Please ask your student to check the expiration dates on these documents. The school will check the requested items and then return them to the student immediately. The application will be kept on file at the school.

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News From The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia: 1-on-1 FAFSA Assistance for Class of 2021 & 2020

Through June 30th, Class of 2021 and 2020 students can go to www.virginiacan.org/fafsa for 1-on-1 virtual FAFSA help. Schedule a meeting, and they will be connected with an access provider from Access College Foundation, ECMC’s The College Places, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP), the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), or the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC).

FAFSA completion rates are down in Virginia 7.5% from this time last year, with more drastic decreases at Title I-eligible schools (down 28%) and at schools that serve a population over 40% Black and Hispanic (down 14.5%). To address this urgent need for students and families in Virginia, Virginia College Access Network (VirginiaCAN) and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) are partnering on a statewide effort. Five college access organizations have banded together to offer one-on-one FAFSA assistance. Though the service is open to all students in the Class of 2021 and 2020, we appreciate your help in promoting this to low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students in particular. This is a first-time collaboration of these organizations meant to address disproportionate effects of the pandemic.

The Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education has operated the federally funded

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) since 1979. The EOC is part of the U.S. Department of

Education's TRIO Programs and serves low-income, potential fist generation college students.

Recently, the National Student Clearinghouse reported that the percentage of low-income

students filling out the FAFSA form has dropped 20% in the last year. This is a serious

problem for higher education and the country. The Virginia Tidewater Consortium's EOC

has served thousands of students over the years, and would like to offer our free services

to your students and parents. I have attached a flyer which I hope you can share with

your staff, students, and parents.

Our EOC Counselors can meet with students and parents face-to-face following Pandemic

Protocols or via zoom or Skype. We have offices throughout the Hampton Roads area including Virginia

Beach. All EOC services are free. The only requirement we have is that the student and parents

bring a copy of their 2021 taxes to meet the U.S. Department of Education regulations.

The Old Dominion University 2021 STEM - Hampton Roads Bioelectrics Summer Institute Program

The Old Dominion University 2021 STEM - Hampton Roads Bioelectrics Summer Institute Program (HP-BSIP) application deadline has been extended to Friday April 30, 2021. The program date has been changed.

The program will now be Monday June 27, 2021 through Friday July 2, 2021. The cost will be $375

  1. The program will be non-residential
  2. 9am -5pm
  3. 4 labs lead my scientists and postdoctoral scholars
  1. Rube Goldberg Machine 6th -8th graders
  2. Got Sugar? What does sugar eating bacteria have to do with diabetes 9th – 10th graders
  3. Skin up Close (Tissue Engineering) 11th -12th graders
  4. Bioenergy & Prostate Cancer -12th graders (three-weeks)
  5. We are proud to be the first NIH – G-RISE recipients at ODU. G-RISE is a training programs that seek to diversify the pool of students who complete a Ph.D. degree in biomedical research fields. These graduate scholars will mentor and assist with project development for our BSI students

Please see the attached application for the updated non-residential program details.

  1. We will have a trip to local bio and engineering companies as well as a fun day at Bush Gardens.

SENIORS: DON'T FORGET TO APPLY FOR THE ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP!!

It's due on April 27th. Here is the link. Please let me know if you have any questions. This is the easiest application you will have to complete!

https://accesscollege.org/apply-now

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING?

The Department of Teaching and Learning is seeking students and teachers interested in enrolling in an asynchronous online computer science course through Old Dominion University during the spring of 2021. The course will provide an introduction to computer-based problem solving and programming using C++. Topics include problem solving methodologies, program design, algorithm development and testing. C++ language concepts include variables, data types and expressions, assignment, control-flow statements, functions, arrays, pointers, structs and classes.

The course will start May 16 and is free for students and teachers. At the conclusion of the course, students and teachers will earn four college credits and should be able to:

  • apply various problem-solving techniques to develop algorithms;
  • use a computer to input, compile, run and debug a C++ program; and
  • write well - documented programs using the basic elements of C++, including selection statements, loops,

functions, arrays, pointers, structs and classes.

See the attachment for more details about the course. Interested teachers and students should apply by completing the google form: https://forms.gle/SbY4HoHphJVtkvTFA. Applications will be accepted through May 1. Contact G. Thomas Coker, secondary mathematics coordinator, at George.Coker@vbschools.com or 263-1044 if you have any questions.

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CAP AND GOWN DELIVERY DATES:

Make-up Delivery:

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 (LHS Cafeteria)

Student’ s Last Name & Time


  • A-H 2:30pm-3:30m
  • I-P 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Q-Z 4:30pm-5:30pm


Make-up Delivery:

Friday, May 21st (Cafeteria)


  • 2:30pm-4:00pm


Balances can be paid the day of pick up. If you have questions about your order, then please contact Eric Harvell: eric.harvell@jostens.com. If you have not ordered your graduation cap and gown please visit www.coastalcampussupplies.com. If you have not ordered your senior announcements and other senior items please visit www.jostens.com

Scholarship Information

“EAGLED UP”

Your Senior can be “Eagled Up” with a “Eagled Up” sign and some eagles in their yard. The signs will be placed on the evening before the request date and will stay in the yard for two days. We ask that you join in on the fun and “Eagle Up” the next seniors yard. If you are unable to do so, please let us know as soon as possible. It’s important that we have good cell phone numbers, our communication will be handled via text. Have something special to say? We will text your private message to the student with a follow-up message to go check your yard ....you’ve been “Eagled Up”.

Order here:

https://landstownptsa.memberhub.store/store/items/669964

PTSA Senior Package

The LHS PTSA are offering an Early Bird All Night Grad Bundle. It contains:


  • Senior yard sign
  • All night Grad ticket
  • Custom senior class T-shirt and Hoodie
  • All for $95.00


LHS Activity spirit sign $25.00

LHS class of 2021 yard sign $25.00

LHS Mask $10.00

LHS Senior mask $10.00


All can be purchase through Memberhub: http://landstownptsa.memberhub.com

Senior Portraits

Seniors can sign up to take their senior portrait with Prestige Lifetouch. The link to schedule an appointment is on our school website. Click Our School, then Eagle News, and scroll down until you see Class of 2021. Seniors are encouraged to have their portrait done before winter break to ensure they are in the yearbook. For questions, contact Mrs. Bell (etbell@vbschools.com) or Mrs. Thompson (hgthomps@vbschools.com)
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VBCPS Scholarship Central

Scholarship Central serves as a resource for locating various scholarships for high school students.

Schoology Reminder: Setup Notifications

Setup notifications and remember to check Schoology emails daily!

Easy Reference Sheet for Students

Click here to get a quick reference sheet for your student

Tutoring Resources

Check out this one-stop shop for available tutoring resources!

Club & Class Sponsor Info

Click here for a list of club and class sponsors

VHSL Coach & Sponsor Information

Click here for a list of our coaches of VHSL sports & activities

PTSA Member Hub Site

Click here to join PTSA electronically

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