Longleaf School of the Arts
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ANOTHER MAJOR, DOUBLE WIN FOR LONGLEAF SCHOOL OF THE ARTS!
Raleigh's BEST High School (GOLD) and BEST Charter School (Silver)!
We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to every member of our school community, the News and Observer, and the vibrant city of Raleigh, North Carolina, for bestowing upon us double wins, again! Amidst all our challenges and triumphs, we stand united as a resilient school community, committed to not only surviving but thriving, dedicated to providing an unparalleled educational journey for our students. We reserve special appreciations for our esteemed Board of Directors, our devoted Teachers and Staff, and the exceptional LSA Families. Students, remember, it's all for YOU! Congratulations, LSA Community! You undeniably rank as the very BEST!
We're thrilled to share that Longleaf School of the Arts has secured a well-deserved spot in the prestigious top five finalists in the education category for the best high school! This esteemed recognition was unveiled on October 16.
But here's the catch: Voting is set to close on November 19, so your voice truly matters. Mark your calendars for the grand reveal of the winners in January 2024.
Here's your opportunity to show your support and pride for Longleaf School of the Arts by casting your vote for us NOW! Visit the official voting page at this link: https://www.wral.com/story/2023-wral-voters-choice-awards/21012287/#/gallery?group=457251
In addition, we have more great news to share! Mrs. Williams, our dedicated school administrator, has also earned a well-deserved spot in the top five for the best school administrator category. We kindly ask you to consider voting for her as well using the same link.
Your participation will make a significant difference, and we appreciate your ongoing support. Let's aim for victory together! 🏆
LSA PTSA NEEDS YOU!
We are looking for members and volunteers for the PTSA! As some of you may know, the PTA is the largest and oldest advocacy association for children in America. In addition, the association provides access to programs, resources, grants and support for teacher’s students and their families. This year our goals are to continue the support of our teachers, provide enrichment, scholarship and nutrition resources to our students and lay a foundation for future success in the years to come. The PTSA is a place where you can form lasting relationships that will help shape the future of our success! There are currently 32 PTSA members. Please help PTSA reach our goal of 100 members!
Next PTSA Member Meeting November 01, 2023 at 6pm
Become a member:
The PTSA would like to show our appreciation to the teachers of LSA! We will have an Apple Caramel Bar November 02. If you would like to donate to the Apple Bar or stocking the teachers’ lounge, please use the links below.
Candy Apple Caramel Bar:
Thank you all for your help!!
LSA Performing Arts (LSAPA) Newsletter!
You're Invited to Our Spooktacular Halloween Costume Contest and Food Truck Rodeo!
Date: Tuesday, October 31st Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
We extend a warm welcome to all LSA families to join us for this year's spooktacular event!
Costume Contest Rules:
We kindly request that all participants adhere to the LSA Dress Code, ensuring a fun yet respectful environment.
Please be mindful that no weapons, whether real or fake, should be brought to the event.
To maintain a safe and friendly atmosphere, we kindly ask that no face coverings be worn during the event.
Students, staff, and parents are encouraged to dress up for Halloween. Costumes that would create a threat or disruption to the school environment and masks are NOT permitted. If face makeup is worn, your identity must still be evident to anyone who would need to check. Please do not make assumptions regarding your costume. Check to make sure it is permissible if you are uncertain. Administration reserves the right to ask for costumes or makeup to be removed if found offensive. We will have food trucks on campus.
We look forward to celebrating Halloween together in a memorable and enjoyable fashion! 🎃👻
OUT AND ABOUT!
What a Fun Night! Mrs. Williams and Ms. Taylor enjoy Shania Twain!
Look who was spotted at Five Star Restaurant working in downtown Raleigh . . .
In our bustling lives at Longleaf School of the Arts, it's important to remember the value of living a balanced life. We commend London Scott-Wells for her commitment to service as a greeter, embodying the spirit of our school community. It's a wonderful reminder that giving back and connecting with others can bring a sense of fulfillment. Equally, a huge shoutout to Ms. Taylor for taking the initiative to get Mrs. Williams out of her office and enjoy a concert. This simple act exemplifies the importance of relaxation and leisure, which are essential for maintaining a healthy work-life balance. So, let's all take a moment to appreciate the extraordinary efforts of our fellow students, staff, and families, and be inspired to strike that balance in our own lives – it's the key to our overall well-being and success.
Please complete this form if you would like Mrs. Williams to visit you!
Community service at Sweet Peas Community Garden
To be marked present for the day, students MUST have one of the forms completed!
Previous Newsletter Information
See Flyer Below for Costa Rica Trip Information!
Parent/Guardian Access to PowerSchool
2023-2024 Student Fees
Student Fees should be paid at https://student-fees23-24.cheddarup.com. Please see the website for forms and more information.
**Only Juniors and Seniors are permitted to go off campus for lunch and have a student parking permit.
A Note on Attendance
School attendance will always be of significant priority here at Longleaf School of the Arts. Not only is school attendance mandated by law, but we pride ourselves on being able to help our students prepare for college and the outside world through our 16-day force failure policy, which states that "in order for a student to receive credit for a class at Longleaf School of the Arts, the student must not be marked absent for more than sixteen (16) days per year." Please be aware that the school will send home letters for all documented absences, whether excused or otherwise noted. While we understand that circumstances beyond our control occur, we ask that you provide documentation to support any absences your student may have throughout the school year. All absences can be reported on the school website through the following link: REPORT AN ABSENCE. If you have any questions about attendance or the forced failure policy, please contact Mrs. Victoria Jones, LSA's school social worker.