Laura Bush Middle School

August 7, 2022

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


806-993-2332

Important Dates

August 11

6th grade orientation (see notes below)


August 11

6th grade parent meeting and Open House (see notes below)


August 17

First day of school - tardy bell is at 8:15 am


August 29

7th and 8th grade Open House (see notes below)

Student Schedules

Student schedules were released electronically on August 5th at 5:00 pm. Our counselors have worked extremely hard to try and fulfill all requests. The schedule is extremely tight and there isn't a lot of wiggle room for changes. Please understand that there are times in which classes conflict and we simply can't meet every request, which is why we have students fill out multiple course choices, especially in electives.

Online Verification

Annual online student verification is now open and available for parents to update their child’s information for the 2022-23 school year. Online verification MUST be complete in order for your child to receive a classroom assignment or class schedule.


Online Student Verification can be found by logging in to your Skyward Family Access account. (If you need assistance logging in to Skyward Family Access, please click here for video instructions.)


Upon completion of each step, click on the box: "Complete Step # and move to Step #."

Please maximize your screen to ensure you are able to see all important information. Set zoom to 100 percent. Most required fields are marked with an asterisk. Please be careful of spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and date signature.

Hold your cursor over the answer box to view a more detailed explanation of questions.

Text that appears in blue is a link to another site. Please click on these sites to get more information or to complete additional tasks. Once you complete the task and close the window, you will be returned to online verification.

Online verification is not COMPLETE until you click "Submit 2022 - 2023 Online Student Verification" on the last step of the process. Once the form is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation.

Student Verification must be submitted for each student in your family. Once you have successfully submitted one Online Verification, please return to the "Online Student Verification" tab to begin verification for any other students in your family.

To begin the online verification process, please click on Step 1, “Verify Student Information”.

If you have any questions regarding annual online student verification, please contact your child's campus!

Changes To School Breakfast and Lunch Prices

Federal funding for all students to receive free school meals is no longer available to school districts. This means that students must either pay for school meals or qualify for free or reduced-price school meals for the 2022-23 school year.


School meal prices for the 2022-23 school year are:



Student Breakfast (all grades)

$2.00



Student Lunch (grades pk-5)

$3.00



Student Lunch (grades 6-12)

$3.25




There is a possibility that your child may qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). To find out if the children in your household are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, simply complete the Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals online or paper form.

Here is some important information about applying for free and reduced-price meals:

  • Any family can apply. There is no penalty for families who apply and do not qualify.

  • Families who have not qualified in the past may qualify this year, as income eligibility qualifications have been adjusted.

  • The application and free or reduced-price meal status are completely confidential. Teachers, administrators, and fellow students do not have access to this information and will have no way of knowing which children receive free and reduced-price meals.

  • Children who receive free or reduced-price meals have the same food options as children who do not. There are no “special lunch lines” or different menu items for these students.

  • Qualifying for free and reduced-price meals may provide access to many additional benefits, including:

    • Pandemic EBT benefits

    • Reduced registration fees for AP, SAT, and/or ACT tests

    • Free or discounted participation fees for activities

    • Discounted rates associated with college applications

    • Discounted rates on internet services


To complete the Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals online:

  • Visit https://www.mealappnow.com/manlcp/splash.php

  • If you have an existing account, select “Login”; if you do not have an existing account, select “Guest Login”

  • Follow the prompts to complete the application process. (The application will ask for your child’s student ID number, but if you do not know your child’s student ID number, you will be able to look it up using your child’s full name and date of birth.)


If you prefer to complete a paper Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals:

  • Paper applications are available at any LCISD campus office, the district’s main office, and during fall open houses.

  • Return your paper application to any LCISD campus office or the district’s main office.



If you have any questions about school meals or the application process for free and reduced-price meals, please contact:

Destini Borchardt
LCISD Director of Food and Nutrition

dborchardt@lcisd.net

806-993-2300 ext. 10124

Dress Code

Please review requirements in the LCISD student dress code. Dress code will be enforced beginning immediately on the first day of school.

A Note from the Nurse

All seventh grade students must be up-to-date on 7th grade required vaccines (tDap & MCV) before they will receive their schedules. If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Rose, Director of Health Services at krose@lcisd.net.

Sixth Grade Orientation

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11


The transition to sixth grade can be overwhelming! To make sure your child has a great start to the school year, we have planned a Sixth Grade Orientation Camp exclusively for sixth grade students. Students will tour the campus, visit classrooms and teachers, and meet new friends. When they come to Orientation Camp, they will learn how LBMS operates and get information that will help them have a successful start to the new school year.


TIME

1:00-5:00 p.m.

*Drop off at the front of the building - 12:30-12:45 p.m.

*Students only


WHAT TO BRING

-pen or pencil

*A snack will be provided.

Sixth Grade Parent Meeting & Open House

AUGUST 11

An informational meeting (optional) will be held in the LBMS Cafetorium from 4:15-5:00 p.m.


Open House for sixth grade students and parents will be from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to take their parents and/or guardians on a tour to meet their teachers.


**If your child is in pre-athletics, there will be quick informational meetings held in the main gym at 6:00 pm.

7th and 8th Grade Open House

August 29

5:00-6:00 pm


Students will have the opportunity to lead their families around campus to meet their teachers. Feel free to come and go as you please. We look forward to seeing you!


**If your child is in athletics, please see the "athletic meeting" note below.**

Sports Physicals

All students involved in 6th grade pre-athletics or 7th/8th grade athletics need to have an updated physical on file. Before any athlete can practice or tryout, they must have a completed medical history and physical. There are two forms linked that you can print off and take to your doctor if need be.


Rank One online forms must be finished ASAP. If you already have an account, simply login or use the "lost password" feature. You may also upload your medical history and physical into Rank One. However, please make sure that all information is filled out and uploaded correctly or it will be denied. If you happened to turn in your physical in person, you can just skip the uploading sections.


If you have any questions, please email one of the athletic trainers listed below:


TJ Bruns - tbruns@lcisd.net

Holly Dunson - hdunson@lcisd.net

Isaac Wimberley - iwimberley@lcisd.net

SportsYou Pages for Athletic Communication

If your child is currently enrolled in an athletics class, please see the following SportsYou pages and select those that best fit your needs. We will continue to add to this section over the next few weeks.


Pages available thus far:

7th and 8th Girls Athletics

Tennis

7th and 8th Boys Athletics

Athletic Ticketing Changes

Band Information



Beginning Band Parent Information


Beginning Band Parent Meeting

Monday, August 15th, 5 to 6 p.m.

LBMS School Cafeteria


Beginning Band Instrument Drive

Monday, August 15th, 6 to 8 p.m.

LBMS Band Hall

Please click on the following link for all Beginning Band Information

https://www.smore.com/25hju

Off-Campus Physical Education

If you are applying for OCPE please read through the important guidelines here then scroll to the bottom of this page to access the Off-Campus Physical Education (OCPE) application form.


Parents must complete the online student form which will be sent to the District OCPE Coordinator. The District OCPE Coordinator will work with the approved facility for necessary documentation, then submit the application for approval to LCISD Director of Administrative & Community Services Edna Parr.


When the application is approved, the parent and counselor will be notified via email. All applications must be completed online. No paper copies will be accepted. The application deadline is two weeks before the first day of instruction for the 2022-23 school year. Deadlines will be strictly enforced.


Please contact Edna Parr at eparr@lcisd.net with questions.

School Supply List

Below are some suggested supplies for this school year.
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School Pictures

Students will take school pictures on Monday, August 22nd. We will send out an order form prior to this event.

Drop-off and Pick-up

Student drop-off and pick-up can be a frustrating thing due to the amount of students that attend LBMS. Being respectful and patient in line will help this process run as efficiently as it can. Hopefully, by the end of the 2nd week, we have all students loaded up and on their way by 4:15. That's not too bad for 1,000+ students.


6th Grade

Drop-Off


  • Please use the front driveway. When your car comes to a stop at any point alongside the sidewalk, have your child exit the car and walk to the front doors. If we drop students off one at a time, the process will take forever.



Pick-up


  • Please use the front driveway and stay in a single file line to the right. Some parents may choose to use the curb on 118th street. Your child can walk to meet you alongside the curbs to avoid the "one at a time" pick-up. When you exit the driveway, please turn right on 118th to access Indiana Ave. This will help ease traffic along Kenosha.



7th and 8th Grade


Drop-Off


  • Please use the back driveway. When your car comes to a stop at any point alongside the sidewalk, have your child exit the car and walk to the concession stand doors by the picnic table.





Pick-up


  • Please use the back driveway and stay in a single file line to the right. Some parents may choose to use the curb on 122nd street. Your child can meet you at any point alongside the driveway or 122nd curb if you choose. When you exit the driveway, please turn left on Kenosha to access 122nd St. From there, you are able to use various neighborhood streets.




Bus Riders

Students will be dropped off and picked up in the east parking lot. At the end of each day, we will have buses loaded and pulling out by 4:08 pm. ***Times will be delayed for the first week or two of school. Please allow some grace as drivers learn and try to perfect their routes.***


East Gym Parking Lot

Due to buses using this parking lot, please refrain from using it unless the following criteria is met:


  • Early morning drop-off for athletes (prior to 7:30 am)
  • Morning drop-off for heavy band equipment, such as tubas (prior to 7:30 am)
  • Athletes or band members being picked up after 4:15 pm
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LBMS

Principal

Kyle Hendrix


Assistant Principals

Lance Lewis

Morgan Martin

Randa Wrenn


Counselors

Martha Zielinski

Karla Venable