LMS e-blast

2 June 2021

Happy Summer Jaguar Family!!!

News from the Counseling Department

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES


CONGRATULATIONS to all our LMS students; we made it through 2020-2021!!!!


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As we close out this school year, we are also getting ready for the next! We are here to help you make sure your child is ready for a great start to the 2021-2022 year.


UPDATE

  • Proof of residency will be required for all students, new and returning. Schools will be coordinating with families on how to collect this and other information needed for the new school year.

  • Be sure to check the VDOE website at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/ to ensure your child is current on immunization requirements, especially for new students, rising 7th graders, and some high school students. Changes were made recently. If you have questions about immunization requirements, contact the Department of Student Services at 515--5035 or contact your health care provider.


HERE’S YOUR REGISTRATION CHECKLIST FOR 2021-2022:

  • Online Registration Application (all students)

    • The link for Online Registration can be found under the “More” tab within the Infinite Campus Parent portal.

    • If you have questions about logging into Infinite Campus, contact your child’s school or call the LCS Help Desk at (434) 515-5090.

  • Birth Certificate (new students)

  • Physical (new students)

  • Immunization record (new students and some returning students--see VDH link above)

  • Verification of income (PreK)

  • Two proofs of residency* (all students)

*Proof of residency includes:

  • Current utility bill (gas, oil, electric, water, cable, landline)

  • Rent/mortgage agreement

  • Current rent receipts with address on receipt

  • Closing papers of home purchased

  • City registration of vehicle (The City of Lynchburg requires that vehicles be registered within 30 days of moving to Lynchburg)


HOW DO I PROVIDE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO MY CHILD’S SCHOOL?

There will be no division-wide Enrollment Day this year. LMS Enrollment Days will be the following when you will be able to provide proof of residency and other necessary documents:

July 14: 9am-noon

July 20, 22 & 28: 9am-3pm

July 29: 1pm-7pm

We look forward to continuing to serve your family in the year ahead!


Summer School 2021

LCS Summer School 2021 will be held for current 6th-8th graders from June 15th-July 16th; 9:00am-2:00pm, Tuesday-Friday, at Heritage High School. This year’s program will prepare students for success in the coming school year with a focus on literacy and math with additional enrichment programs.


Summer School registration is NOW CLOSED. If you would like your child added to the waiting list, please call Mrs. Karen Bell at 515-5310


Summer Opportunities for Current 8th Graders:

Personal Finance and Economics - Flyer

Personal Finance and Economics - Registration

Personal Fitness and Wellness - Flyer

Personal Fitness and Wellness - Registration


8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

8th Graders who did not pick up their promotion certificates and t-shirts, may stop by the LMS main office any Monday-Friday between 9am-2pm to get your awards and t-shirt.


COVID-19 Impacted Assistance

If your household is behind on rent, mortgage, or utility payments because you lost income due to COVID-19, contact:

Interfaith Outreach: 434-846-6098

LynCAG: 434-455-1601


TECHNOLOGY

Who do I contact if my student needs technical assistance? LCS Student Tech Assistance


LMS INFORMATION


Where can I find information specific to LMS?

LMS Website

LMS Counseling Department Website

Mrs. Casler's Virtual Office


RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Resource Folder

Greater Good Magazine

VA is for Learners

Region #1 Children's Crisis Line


RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

Resource Folder

Expert Recommended Resources to Help Teens and Young Adults Navigate Life's Challenges


COMMUNITY PROGRAMS and LINKS

4-H Camp - July 5-9, 2021, Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Appomattox, VA. This camping program helps youth build self-esteem, and challenges them to be innovative and creative. Campers have the opportunity to participate in exciting classes, with many options from canoeing, riflery, archery, swimming and crafts, just to name a few. There are also swim and recreational times, special evening events, songs, games and more!! The cost is $195 per child and applications are due by June 4th. Applications for camp (and scholarships) are available in the LMS Main Office.


VA Tech Talent Search - Talent Search is for students in sixth through 12th grade, the Talent Search program identifies students with potential and assists them in overcoming obstacles to pursuing higher education. Talent Search is committed to removing barriers to social and economic equality by supporting all participants in achieving their educational goals. Talent Search is currently doing a ‘push’ to increase their enrollment and will provide stipends ($$$) to students who participate in their program. They are asking that students sign-up by mid-May so they can be enrolled into some of the exciting summer programs they have planned.


Talent Search will provide participants with a variety of free educational, cultural, and social programs, such as:

  • Career exploration

  • Study skills and individual tutoring

  • Financial aid information and tips

  • ACT/SAT fee waivers and prep

  • Visits to college campuses

  • Help with completing college admissions and financial aid applications

  • Technology assistance

  • Workshops for families of participants

Who is eligible?

Talent Search works primarily with students who would be the first in their family to complete a college degree and are from low-income households, but we can provide services to any student needing help preparing for college.

VA Tech Talent Search Application


Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth - CTY is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced pre-college students around the world. Talent Search is the gateway to CTY. It's an advanced assessment that will help identify your child's strengths. Receiving a qualifying score can earn your student the opportunity to enroll in summer and online programs. Apply to CTY using the Talent Search application form if you want to test for eligibility. Talent Search


Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.


Rene James

Counselor for students: A-M

jameser@lcsedu.net


Laura Casler

Counselor for students: N-Z

caslerlr@lcsedu.net


LMS Counseling Department: 515-5332

8th Grade Earth Science "field trip"

With many thanks to the Lynchburg Education Foundation, Linkhorne Middle 8th graders were able to work with the James River Association again this year. JRA Educator Connor Shroeder brought the lesson to LMS. Students were able to identify macroinvertebrates using a dichotomous key, review the James River and Chesapeake Bay Watersheds, then identified native plant and animal species found on our own campus!

Sign Up for LMS Band- It's where the excitement is!!

Band Promo 3

Summer Reading

Students, you have access to e-books on Sora and Destiny Discover 24/7 all summer long for all of your reading needs. Please watch the video below if you need a refresher on how to access these resources. Happy summer and happy reading!!
LMS e-book check-out

LMS Athletics

Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, and Cheerleading will be starting soon!!! You must have a physical that is dated after May 1, 2021 to be eligible to participate. There is a NEW REVISED VHSL athletic physical form that you must use for the next school year. We have these forms here at Linkhorne in Mrs. Romanzak's office and also with Coach McCall and Coach Turille. We will also be putting the physical forms and other forms you will need to participate on the LMS website. You will also be able to find them on the EC Glass athletics website. Forms will include the athletic physical, concussion form, consent form, and emergency medical form.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!! GO JAGS!!!

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