LEGACY’S LATEST

December 6th-10th

Ms. Elizondo’s Message

Greetings Legacy Families,


We've reached the last stretch of the Fall 2021 Semester! As students begin to wrap up final exams at both Legacy and Temple College, it's a great time to reflect on our semester successes and areas for growth. Students have persevered through half of a new fully face-to-face school year, including college courses at TC. For many this semester, this was their first face-to-face college class and/or first attempt at college all together. As you prepare to gather with your families and loved ones for a holiday break, we ask that you spend some times talking with your students about their individual reflections about Fall 2021. During College Readiness classes, we intentionally plan time for students to do so in class. Many students have shared great insight into their next steps to overcome one more semester this school year.


I personally cannot believe that my first semester at Legacy has gone by so quickly, but I'm encouraged to finish the semester strong and set goals for continued growth for students and staff. Thank you for welcoming me into this great Family!


Ms. Elizondo

Upcoming Dates

12/6-12/10 Temple College Exam week

12/13-12/17 ECHS Semester Exam week

12/15-12/17 Early Release days @ 12:40

12/18-01/09 Legacy Student Holiday

01/10 First Day of Spring Semester

01/18- First Day of Temple College Classes

Reminders

As we continue into the 2021-2022 School year, we appreciate the help of families to keep our schools running smoothly and safely.

  • Attendance is required for ALL Legacy students the week of 12/13-12/17
  • 1st period begins at 8:15am. Just a friendly reminder to students that your punctuality is important. Thank you for valuing your teachers' time by being on time and ready to learn for the day!

Counselor's Corner

SENIORS: FAFSA Financial Aid Requirement for Graduation


I know that this is a busy time for you! You are taking finals this week for TC and then there are only 5 months until graduation! Those of you that are planning on going to college need to fill out the FAFSA and send me the email letter from Federal Student Aid. I have included a screenshot of the information that I need. It includes your name and date of submission.


  • IF you are not attending college after high school--going into the military, joining the workforce, etc, you need to fill out an opt out form and return it to me.
  • **I must document that I received the letter or the opt out form. This date goes on your official high school transcript.
  • **As of this week, I have not received any opt out forms.


Please see the information below and review with your parents:


  • **In order to graduate, you must fill out the FAFSA or complete the opt out form.
  • For students that I have not received this information from, I will be contacting you and your parents individually.


**If you are in need of the opt out form, I have copies in my office and I included one as an attachment.

https://tea.texas.gov/academics/college-career-and-military-prep/financial-aid-requirement

From the TEA website: Financial Aid Requirement

In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.0256, beginning with students enrolled in 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year, each student must do one of the following in order to graduate:

  • Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • Complete and submit a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA); or
  • Submit a signed opt-out form.



If you have questions, please let me know!

2021 Fall Exam Schedule (note early release days)

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Holiday Spirit week!

Let's get in the holiday spirit next week, Legacy! Dress themes are below:
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Club Showcase

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Legacy Breakfast Club Social Success!

Thank you to all families that were able to join our first ever Breakfast Club Social held prior to Thanksgiving break. Students and parents were able to mingle, making connections with other Legacy Families. As Legacy staff, we are so grateful to have experienced this with each of you. We look forward to the next social during Spring Semester!

2022-2023 Legacy Application Window opens soon!

It's that time of year again!


Legacy Families, do you know someone that would be a great fit for LECHS? We will soon be accepting applications for rising 9th and 10th grade students for the 2022-2023 School year. Applications will go live on our website on December 15th. We also have the current application available for any students that may want to join this school year, as current 9th and 10th grade cohorts still have room! Please share away!

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All Things Temple College

Food Pantry:

Reminder to families that the Leopard Pantry is here for them. Enrolled students may shop and receive 15 items daily. Students should take advantage of this throughout the school year.


Fall Semester

The semester is coming to an end at Temple College this week! Professors are working to finalize grades and students are expected to know final grades by mid-next week. Parents, we encourage you to take a look at D2L to ensure that students are up to date on any last minute assignments that may be due by the end of this week.


REMINDERS:

  • Students are not allowed to drop classes without permission from Legacy Administration.
  • Retakes for TC courses are only granted to students that show efforts/actions to pass the course (emails/meetings with Professors and/or tutorials with TC or Legacy teachers) In an effort to show financial stewardship of monies spent on tuition and textbooks, students are encouraged to take advantage of resources offered by TC and Legacy.



MATH TUTORING @ TC

The Math Lab provides FREE math tutoring for all students taking math courses at Temple College. Both online and in-person tutoring is available.

How to access tutoring

Online

How to contact the Math Lab

Email: tcmathlab@templejc.edu
Phone: 254-298-8373 or 254-298-8622

#SchoolEveryDay

Attendance is an important piece of student overall success. We encourage families to partner with us as we work to increase our campus attendance rates each week.


What Can Families Do?


  • Make school attendance a priority
  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day.
  • Help your children maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
  • Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
  • If your children must stay home because they are sick, make sure they have asked teachers for resources and materials to make up for the missed learning time in the classroom.


After each 9 week reporting period, our campus will begin rolling out incentives, creating a bit of healthy competition amongst students and encourage a culture of great attendance. When students are present, they maintain their academic and mental health by lessening stress about missing assignments and school work. We appreciate your support!

COVID Health Screening Reminders

Parents are asked to screen their children at home and not send their child to school if

they are exhibiting any Covid symptoms. Schools will also screen students for

symptoms upon entry.

Symptoms for Covid-19 include at least one of the following:

● Fever of 100F or above,

● cough

● sore throat,

● shortness of breath/trouble breathing,

● chills,

● muscle aches,

● loss of taste or smell,

● nausea, vomiting or diarrhea,

● new headache.

If you or your student are symptomatic, please stay home. Rapid testing is available

through the nurse’s office on each campus.


For more in-depth information, please see the TISD Return to School Plan and visit the district COVID dashboard for a summary of COVID cases.