LHS Weekly Update #28
February 26, 2021
Final Exams March 4-5
Thursday, March 4: Period 1 and Period 2 Finals
Friday, March 5: Period 3 and 0 hour/period 4 Finals
Regular bus schedule will be running. After the period 3 final on March 5th, students with their own transportation may leave at 11:15am. Students may also stay for lunch/SSP and then will go to Hering Auditorium until the school day ends at 2:45pm.
**Note that we made an adjustment for lunch/SSP for Zone 1 students.
Sign up to take the ASVAB
Test Date: Friday, March 19, 2021 - 9:15am
Offered to grades: 10, 11 & 12
Students must register by: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Testing location: Lathrop High School *must test in person*
Link to REGISTER: bit.ly/LHSASVAB
Students must register by using their email@example.com email account.
*Students taking the ASVAB will miss their 1st and 3rd period classes on March 19, 2021. It is expected that students who register for the ASVAB communicate this with their teachers.
Link for additional information regarding the exam: ASVAB CEP
School Climate Survey - LAST CHANCE!
Parents and Students -
Please give us your feedback by completing the school climate survey.
Students - log in to your Powerschool account. There is a link in the upper right area that says “Take the School Climate Survey.”
Parents - access the survey site through this link:
The survey is anonymous and results are used to understand and improve the educational climate of our schools.
Thank you in advance for your participation! The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is currently open through February 28.
eLearning for 2021-2022 Schoolyear
The district is seeking feedback via this survey on the interest level of students and families who would like to select eLearning as their education choice for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. eLearning is not the same as the current remote option where students are able to participate live (synchronously) with their neighborhood classroom and teacher. As of right now, the 2021-2022 school year will not include the remote learning option. Education options will be in-person, eLearning, or Fairbanks B.E.S.T Homeschool.
- Students learn from home on their own schedule.
Please note: as students enter secondary grades there will be due dates in place to ensure that students master content and progress through their courses.
- eLearning classes will be taught by dedicated FNSBSD eLearning teachers and may be comprised of students from a variety of schools
- eLearning teachers provide online instruction and assignments for students as well as feedback on assignments and assessments.
- Instruction is delivered through a variety of mostly asynchronous options. In some instances in secondary courses, there may be synchronous meeting times to ensure continuity in learning. Elementary classes may also have optional meetings and "real time" activities.
- FNSBSD eLearning teachers will provide regular opportunities to connect with students where students can receive 1:1 or small group tutoring as needed.
- Students will have access to support services and extracurricular activities hosted by their attendance area school.
- Meals will be available for pick-up at designated locations.
Please fill out one survey for each student interested in eLearning for the upcoming 2021-22 school year, as this will assist us with staffing the program. You will be prompted to fill out an additional survey at the completion of this survey.
The survey will close on Friday, March 5 at 11:59pm.
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Alaska Teacher of the Year Nominations
This past year has truly showcased the ingenuity, compassion, and innovation teachers show every day for their students and communities. We want to honor and celebrate those teachers who go above and beyond, whose commitment to excellence inspires students and teachers alike, and who embody and exhibit the mission of providing an excellent education for every student, every day.
If you know such a teacher, please take a few moments to complete this brief Alaska Teacher of the Year nomination form. (Please note that Alaska Teacher of the Year nominees must have at least five years of classroom experience.)
Research shows that teachers who see the direct, positive impact they have on students’ lives stay in the profession longer — reaching even more students. Thank you for helping the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development recognize those on the front lines who are making a difference in the lives of Alaska's students.
The deadline for submitting nominations is March 15, 2021. Questions about the Alaska Teacher of the Year Program? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have symptoms or are a close contact of a Covid-positive person, you cannot come to school. Call the front office and follow protocol on the Daily Decision Tree. See update for travel in the link below.
Senior Section - Class of 2021
- Universities often have application fees. If you qualify for Free or Reduced lunch, please email Ms. Weaver, (email@example.com) about a NACAC waiver which can waive most application fees.
- ACT/SAT Deadlines and Registration -Do you qualify for Free or Reduced lunch? Contact Ms. Weaver, via email, to see if you're eligible for a fee-waiver.
*Additional information can be found on the "What's up, Lathrop?" document
-- Seniors, to receive the Alaska Performance Scholarship, you must take either the ACT by April 17.
-- Seniors, to receive the Alaska Performance Scholarship, you must take either the SAT by May 8.
- Scholarships & Financial Aid Page (LHS Website) Check for updates!
- The Postsecondary Planning Presentation is an excellent, interactive resource for all students to explore options for their Life After Lathrop. This presentation includes information regarding: FAFSA, ACT/SAT Updates, Scholarships, UAF Information, Campus Life, NCAA Eligibility, Trade Union Information, Trade Coordinator Contacts, Military Opportunities, Recruiter Contacts, Resume Writing Tips, Interviewing Techniques, the AKCIS Program, Interest Surveys, Career Planning and many more resources provided. Check it out!
- Letters of Recommendation - Whatever you choose to do with their Life After Lathrop, we strongly encourage you to ask a teacher/staff member for a letter of recommendation before graduating Lathrop. Please give the teacher/staff member at least two weeks to draft the recommendation letter. You must fill out the Letter of Recommendation Form in its entirety and present the completed form to the recommender. This document will force a copy to Google Drive, so once you create the copy, please access the document within your drive, rather than re-writing the information each time. Once completed, share the document with the appropriate staff member(s). This can also be found at: bit.ly/recletterlhs
- The What's Up, Lathrop? document has the most current information from Lathrop's Counseling department. Please take a moment to review this Google Doc. *There is a senior-specific section, too.
- This document can also be found by sing the url: bit.ly/whatsuplathrop