The Lion Report
Let's Get Rolling, 2023-2024!
August 18, 2023
🏈ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL 🏈
Innercity Classic Football Kickoff Saturday, August 19, 2023
REMINDER: CLEAR BAG POLICY AT ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS
🏈 IT'S GAME DAY!!!!! 🏈
Hannah McIver Pulls the Falcon's Train Horn at the Falcons Preseason Game
LSHS Flag Football team was recognized for their outstanding season performance as GHSA 5A-6A Division II Champs at the preseason Falcons vs. Bengals Game tonight. Our very own Hannah McIver (senior) wide receiver, Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) All-Star Player, Area Player of the Year, was chosen to pull the Falcons train horn for her hard work on the field and in the classroom throughout the season. "This is a great honor to represent our team and I will forever cherish this moment. We are looking forward to this upcoming season while we are still enjoying being the reigning champs, " said Hannah.
LSHS Gets Air Time on 11Alive News
11Alive News is airing Back to School video messages and Lithia Springs High School is elated to represent The Douglas County School System! Airing on August 28, 2023 between 5:00-7:00 A.M., our very own 2022 Flag Football State Champions will delight 11Alive viewers with an energetic prerecorded message during the news station’s newest segment. “It’s a new opportunity where we are hoping to feature local schools and students,” says Liza Lucas of 11Alive News. Shout out to our Coaches, Mrs. Kendra Pleasant and Mr. Darius Owens for leading our girls to the state championship!
DCSS Students Encouraged to Speak Up for Safety
SOAR 21ST Century Community Learning
The Lithia Springs High School SOAR program is a part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant which focuses on the need to bridge the transitional gap between day school and after school activities by providing academic support and enrichment opportunities. The strategic design of the program is geared to increase student academics, improve self-esteem and provide exposure to life-skills through hands-on activities. Our goal is to concentrate on early intervention to ensure our students succeed in their educational endeavors.
The 2023-2024 SOAR Program begins on Monday, August 28, 2023.
- This is a FREE program for qualifying students.
- Every child attending must have a current registration form on file each year.
- This program is offered to 9th-12th grade students.
- Program hours are 3:10-6:25pm on Monday through Thursday when school is in session.
- We will not be in session on school holidays, teacher conference days, or early release days.
- Transportation home is provided for students who live within the LSHS school zone.
- Supper is provided daily.
- Regular attendance is a requirement of the grant.
- Failure to meet these requirements may result in your child being removed from the program.
If you would like to sign up your student:
(Students cannot start in program without form on file)
You will receive an email regarding the parent orientation and transportation once the application has been submitted and the details have been finalized.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Treena Edwards - email@example.com
Dr. Althea Elliott - firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents & Guardians: Please Verify Your Information in Infinite Campus
Parents and Guardians, we need your help with the enrollment verification process.
It is critical that we have the correct information for your family in Infinite Campus. Our automated messaging system pulls the phone numbers and email addresses from Infinite Campus, and we want to be sure that you receive all of the important messages from your school and from the district.
We ask that you log into Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Once you are logged in, you will click “More” and “Census Verification” and follow the prompts to verify or modify the contact information for your household.
We ask that you complete the enrollment verification by August 31. We appreciate your help with this important annual verification for our students.
Please see the helpful links below:
- Log into Infinite Campus Parent Portal here.
- Click here for directions on filling out the Census Verification.
- If you need to set up a Parent Portal, please follow the directions available here. For directions in Spanish, please click here.
- If you have any problem accessing the “Census Verification” section of Infinite Campus or if you have a problem verifying or modifying the information, please email email@example.com
- As a reminder, if you wish to receive text messages from your school and the district, please opt in by texting 67587 and typing “Yes.”
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE! JUST HAVING FUN!
LSHS Athletic Trainers
From Left: Alexander Bright, Kylie Sutton, Ryan Samples and Emily Anom
💚 BUILDING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS 💛
🔔 LSHS BELL SCHEDULES 🔔
August 24: Hispanic Parent-Student Night @ 6:00 P.M. Media Center
August 24: ROTC Open House @ 6:00 P.M. Theatre
August 25: Home Football Game LSHS vs. Alexander HS 7:30 P.M.
August 29: Senior Pictures
September 4: Labor Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL
September 5: Teacher Workday, NO SCHOOL
September 15: Start of Hispanic Heritage Month
October 9-13: Fall Break, NO SCHOOL
If Your Child is 16 Years of Age and a Junior, please click on button below:
Parent Portal Login
To access your student's progress report, report cards, attendance, and grades, click the "Infinite Campus Parent Portal Set Up" link above for directions on registering for a Parent Portal account. All progress reports and reports cards will only be accessible via the Parent Portal. Paper copies will not be sent home.
If you need assistance with Parent Portal, contact the Douglas County Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 651-2330.
Click link below for Instrucciones del Portal Para Padres de Infinite Campus (Espanol)
News from the Counseling Dept!
Are you wondering who your school counselor will be? Well wonder no more! Below is a breakdown by alphabet that will help you in identifying your school counselor:
Lead Counselor: Mitzi Blackstone; email@example.com; 770-651-6807
- Off-Campus Programs
- 12th ACTIVITIES
Last Names A, D-J: Shimirrah Rembert; firstname.lastname@example.org; 770-651-6774
Last Names B, K-Q: Jonathan Reeves; email@example.com; 770-651-6862
Last Names C, R-Z: Angel Richmond; firstname.lastname@example.org; 770-651-6714
If you need to meet with your counselor, please make an appointment with him or her directly by scanning a QR code that will be posted throughout the school building.
Clear Bag Policy at All Athletic Events
DCSS has a clear bag policy at all sporting events. The policy is similar to policies in place at college and professional stadiums and coliseums.
"The clear bag policy will help us keep dangerous or illegal items, including weapons, out of our venues," said Superintendent Trent North. "By allowing only clear bags, we can monitor what's coming into our stadiums and gyms and keep everyone safer with only minor inconvenience to those in attendance."
The following types of bags will be permitted inside DCSS sporting events:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12"x6"x12"
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags
- Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5"x6.5"
🥎🏈 FALL SPORTS SCHEDULES 🏆🥉
HERE COMES THE BUS APP!
Available to parents of students who are enrolled in the Douglas County School System
• View the real-time location of your child’s bus
• Access the app from your smartphone, tablet or computer
• Receive push notifications or email alerts
• Send your child to the bus stop at just the right time
How to Get Started
1. Download the Here Comes the Bus app or visit herecomesthebus.com
2. Click the sign-up button
3. Enter school code 79003 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
4. Complete the “User Profile” box
5. Under “My Student” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name & student ID#
6. Once you confirm your information, you are ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!
Email questions, concerns or comments to: email@example.com
NEED A PARKING PASS?
See Ms. Bobbie Johnson in the main office.
Bring your driver's license and a copy of your insurance and registration.
Cost is $50 payable online (RevTrak) or by check or money order.
Parents, if your child drives to school, then they must have a parking pass.
Click here for the Student Parking Application and Vehicle Registration Form.
DCSS Attendance Zones
Use our attendance zone maps or web address search tool to know which DCSS school your student will attend. Both tools show which school or schools your address is zoned for in this school year.
Click here and enter your address to access the online web address search tool.
To view the district's attendance zone maps, click the appropriate level listed below.Elementary School Attendance Zone Map
Middle School Attendance Zone Map
High School Attendance Zone Map
DCSS Registration Department
We strive to make the registration process as easy as possible for all families in Douglas County. No matter if your student is new to the Douglas County School System of if they have attended a DCSS school before, you can use this site to find information about enrolling your student into one of our schools.
For all new students, DCSS is currently using an online registration process. Click here to access the online registration portal, or visit the DCSS Enrollment Process page to learn more about the enrollment process.
If online registration is not possible, contact DCSS' Registration Department at 770-651-2083 to schedule for an appointment.
Satchel Pulse Surveys
As a school we want to get better at improving our school culture and get a pulse on the issues that matter to you. We've signed up for a service that will send you regular, short, anonymous surveys making it quick and easy to get your voice heard. The first survey will be sent around August 17th.
Please click on this link to sign up https://app.satchelpulse.com/parents?country=us
Please use the school ID 229155 when prompted to join the school.
Technical College System of Georgia
Did you know there are 22 technical colleges in the state of Georgia? The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) offers technical education, custom business and industry training, and adult education programs. Chattahoochee Technical College is the largest technical college in Georgia with an enrollment that exceeded 14,000 students in the past academic year.