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January 13, 2014

Scoliosis Screening for Second Semester PE Students

To Parents/Guardians of all students in 7th Grade PE during the second half of the year:

Scoliosis screening is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, February 10th and 11th during PE class for all students taking PE the second half of the year. As per the State of Pennsylvania, all students will be screened. If you do NOT wish your child to be checked for scoliosis, please send a written note in with your child. Seventh grade students who are not screened at this time will be screened individually at a later date.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our school nurse, Mrs. Greenberg by email at mgreenbe@cbsd.org or by phone at 267-893-2840.

Vision Screening for All Lenape Students

Vision testing continues at Lenape and all students will be vision tested before the end of the school year. You will be notified by US Mail, if a referral is made for your child.

Student Drop-Off Information

New signs have been placed outside the Main Office and Gym Entrance asking parents to please drop off students at the Gym Entrance in the morning. Doing this will help alleviate the back up and morning traffic. Drivers are reminded to remain in a single car lane when dropping students off at the Gym Entrance. Also, all drivers must exit around the back of the school on to West Street. Please NO TURNS in the parking lot. DO NOT exit in the front of the school.

Program Planning

The Program Planning process for course selection for the 2014-15 has begun. Students will be attending grade level assemblies to learn detailed information about the process. They will meet with teachers and guidance counselors to review recommendations and course options. Current 9th and 7th grade students will be involved in this process during the month of January. For 8th grade, the process does not begin until early in February. All students will bring home verification sheets listing course requests so parents can review and discuss these choices with their child before anything is finalized.

A few important dates to be aware of this week for 9th grade:

January 13 - 7th Grade students introduced to the Program Planning Process and course options for 8th grade during a school assembly.

Please contact our Guidance Office if you have any questions. Again, additional information will be provided for all grade levels in the coming weeks.

PSSA and Algebra I Keystone Dates

Please be aware of the following dates for state mandated testing:

PSSA Reading and Math - 7th and 8th grade - March 17 - 28

PSSA Writing - 8th grade- March 31 - April 4

PSSA Science - 8th grade - April 28 - May 2

Algebra I Keystone Exam for students currently taking 7th grade Accelerated Algebra I, 8th grade Algebra I, 8th grade Accelerated Algebra I, 9th grade Algebra I or 9th grade Accelerated Algebra - May 12 - 23.

Please make every attempt to have your child in attendance on these dates to take these assessments. Additional information will be provided the coming weeks.

Important Upcoming Dates

January 16 - Parent Council Meeting - 9:00 A.M.

January 20 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 24 - End of 2nd Marking Period - Early Dismissal From School - 10:45 A.M.

January 27 - No School For Students - CBSD Professional Development Day

February 5 - Report Cards Distributed

For more details, please take a look at the calendar on the Lenape website.