LHS Weekly Update #3
August 14, 2020
Lathrop Students and Families,
The countdown until the first day of school is on! School starts on Thursday, August 20 and we are so excited to connect with each of our students. Lathrop teachers and staff have been working hard to provide excellent learning opportunities this year whether it be remote or in person. This fall will look very different from what you may have experienced last spring when we were suddenly and unexpectedly thrown into a remote learning environment. Use of a common platform, grades, a combination of both "live" instruction and independent work, opportunities for small group and individualized help, will all be a part of your Lathrop school experience this year.
If you haven't done so already - sign up for the Lathrop Launch. Schedule a time to come to Lathrop next week to pick up a schedule, materials, and check out a Chromebook if you need one. Check out my video explaining the Lathrop Launch Plan. **Students in the full eLearning program can also come check out a Chromebook at this time.
To checkout a Chromebook a parent/guardian must sign an acceptable use agreement. We will have paper copies at the school for the Lathrop Launch or parents can follow directions emailed out earlier this week (from the district) on how to sign this form online.
There is a lot of information in this update and no doubt you will continue to have many questions. You are welcome to reach out via email or give us a call during our front office hours 7-3 Mon-Fri. email: email@example.com Phone: 456-7794
**To view the entire year's schedule you will have to download the Powerschool App. Viewing a schedule via the web will ONLY show quarter 1.
Lathrop Q & A
1) Check PowerSchool to confirm your schedule (it may have changed!)
2) Check your student email
- Go to: mail.google.com
- firstname.lastname@example.org (replace the 123456 with your S number)
3) Find emails from your teachers
- Teachers will email students after noon on Wednesday, August 19th
4) Follow instructions from your teachers (found in your email box) to log in to class.
**If you forgot your user name or password, follow the link on the PowerSchool Page to reset.
What are the expectations for students?
Attend online classes daily (if you have no online access, Lathrop will work with you on a plan that best meets your needs).
Login for classes on time.
Check Google Classroom for communication and daily learning activities from teachers and staff (teachers will email you your Google Classroom Link prior to Thursday).
Practice safe and appropriate digital citizenship.
Email teachers with any questions you might have.
Produce and submit high quality work to teachers
Be respectful to yourself, teacher, and peers
Check your grades in PowerSchool, know your progress, and keep up with your assignments
Be prepared to be successful when taking tests and other assessments
**Most students can expect one hour of independent work per day/per class in addition to the online virtual class time in our bell schedule.
When does Jazz Band and Show Choir Meet?
Jazz band and show choir are "zero hour" classes. They will meet Mon/Tues/Thur/Fri 8:10-9:15am. Contact Mr. Hovest (email@example.com) or Connie Oba (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
What is the morning meeting in the schedule?
The morning meeting will be posted on our YouTube page each day. Students should log in to watch so they don't miss important information.
Is Lathrop serving lunch?
Yes! Tables will be set outside Hering Auditorium (near the Spirit Rock) each school day from 9am-1pm. Students can get meals at free, reduced, or full pay. These meals will need to be heated up at home. Menus, details, and more found on the Nutrition Services Website.
To apply for free and reduced lunch or put money into your student's account, visit schoolcafe.com
When can we come to school in person?
As of right now ALL students are starting remotely. The school board will be discussing bringing small groups of students back (some special education students for example). The school board will continue to monitor the situation as we progress through the semester. At this time there is no set date to return to the building.
Be sure to sign up for a time to come pick up schedules and materials. If none of the times work for you, call our front office and we will make a plan. 456-7794
*If you have more than one Lathrop student, each should sign up for a time. Students within one family can enter the school together.
Only one parent/guardian may accompany a student and don't forget to mask up!