Modified Start of School II News

Rolland-Warner 6/7 Campus - Sept 4

Stevens Scribbles

Finally the start is upon us! I know we are all extremely excited to see the students!


Many students forget their passwords over the summer break for their Lapeer Google accounts. To remedy this situation for our 6-12 grade students we are resetting their passwords at 8pm on Sunday night. The username to these accounts are firstinitiallastnamegraduationyear@students.lapeerschools.org (for example mine would be wstevens2026@students.lapeerschools.org). The password to log back in will be Lightning#####, where the ##### is their student ID. They will be prompted to set a new password on their login, please set this as something easily remembered and have them record this in a safe location that they can access at home or school.


Unfortunately, part of the secondary world (6-12 grade) are schedule changes after the schedules have been handed out. Many different scenarios play out in the weeks prior to school and the first weeks of school, with this year being no different from the past in respect and yet even more trying on our counselors with schedules with the number of students participating in our Lapeer Virtual rather than traditional. This will be the first time, but certainly not the last, that our 6th grade students are faced with this. I ask that you have the conversation at home and check PowerSchool over the long weekend to view their schedule as it may have changed. No worries the entire staff is here to help them go through their day and get them to the correct location which will be made easier this year with a limited population here each day! New schedules will be printed for them in the morning of their day of attendance and be handed out in the hallway. I highly recommend taking a picture of the schedule so they have with them at all times and easily accessible on their smart phone (if they have one)!


Due to the limited time the teachers have with the students on their day of face-to-face instruction, students are not required to use the lockers and can carry their backpack to class. This will assist our 6th graders not only from the stress of opening the locker but save precious time for teachers to build relationships and prepare them for the online environment.


Finally, I am requesting that if your student has a electronic device such as Chromebook, tablet, or laptop, they bring that device with them for the day. This will ensure we have enough devices throughout the week and assist in the required cleaning of the technology we pass out.


Wyatt

Supporting Those Without Home Internet

LCS uderstands the limited availability of quality internet available for many of our families. Each building is determining the systems they can offer to allow students (while we continue to be in Phase 4) to access wifi and/or computer labs.

September 14-Oct 2 we are going to follow the below schedule, which allows for parents to drop students off to either sit in the cafe with their own technology or district borrowed technology (recommended so they can download the lessons for the week) OR computer labs. Students may sign up for multiple blocks per week, but must call back each week to sign-up. Students must leave with parent after each block to allow for disinfecting of the spaces. Students must abide by all student handbook expectations and wear a mask at all times or will negate the ability to attend these sections. All sign-ups will go through our Dean of Students, Mr. Kent Meister, and can be reached at (810) 538-2334.

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Google Classroom Codes

Again, teachers will be signing up students in their classrooms during the week of On-Boarding, however, I know some are excited to get rolling! Please see below for the codes if your student would like to explore ahead of time! Just be sure to check PowerSchool for an accurate schedule!!!

On-Boarding - Week of Sept 8-11

This week will be face-to-face with students attending RW one day for the week, based on last name alphabetical (see LCS On-Boarding Week Schedule below). This one day each student will attend will look like a normal day to students and class times will be based on the normal RW Daily Schedule (see RW Daily Schedule below).

This one day is going to offer our staff many opportunities to set expectations, build rapport and disseminate vital information to students to ensure they have a successful transition to online and the rest of the year, no matter the format.

Being students are only in the building for one day, they are going to take their backpacks with them from class to class as to not waste our precious limited time with the students trying to open lockers. Students that completed the technology forms at Schedule Pick-up will also be bringing home a Chromebook with them the day they attend.

Students that have their own technology are encouraged to bring with them for the day to limit devices needing cleaning. If they do not, they will utilize the same Chromebook throughout the day and turn into their 6th hour teacher.

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RW Daily Schedule

For Face-to-Face instructional days.
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LCS Remote Learning Sept 14-Oct 2

Assignments and necessary teaching materials will be pushed out in Google Classrooms on Fridays at 4 pm. Students will then have the week to complete the assignments (note some may contain due dates within the week so teachers can provide feedback prior to moving onto later assignments that build upon). Teachers will be Zooming with students based on the schedule below, these Zooms will enforce learning, re-teach, provide mentoring, allow questioning and inquiry. Attendance will be taken via Zoom participation, while grades are given to assignments as stated in Google Classroom, so keeping track of progress in PowerSchool can be done easily.

Please note Zero Hour is for PLTW students, this may be PLTW, SpringBoard, or Social Studies.

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Student Daily Self-Screening

PLEASE be aware that you must self-screen students daily prior to sending to school.

Should the student exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms while at the school they will be isolated and parents must come pick up the student and follow the procedures laid out in the LCS COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Student Procedures.

A free app is available for any Michigan Resident to self-screen at https://misymptomapp.state.mi.us/

OR

Utilize the LCS COVID-19 Parent Screening Tool below:

Yearbooks For Sale

Great news 7th grade students – if you did not purchase a RW Yearbook last school year, you are in luck. I have about 100 copies left and will sell them first come, first serve for $40. If you’d like one, bring in a cash or a check payable to LCS and let your teacher know so we can get you a copy. Don’t miss out on all the memories from last school year. Any questions, contact Mr. Lothrop at 810-667-2423 ext. 3251.

RW Band Offers Extension

LCS Bands are offering an extension learning experience for our bands on Tuesdays during the Remote Learning Period on Sept 15, 22, and 29.

Please see the schedule and letter below for more information.

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Fall Sports Update

Rolland-Warner Fall Sports Updates & Reminders

- Cross Country is on as scheduled.

o Spectators will be required to wear masks, socially distance to the extent possible, and maintain a safe distance from the start/finish lines.

- Sideline Cheer will begin practices on Tues. Sept. 8th.

- Girls Basketball TBD

- Football TBD

- All athletes must bring a mask and their own container of water to practice every day.

Practice Schedules

Cross Country

Mon – Fri 4:15 – 5:40 p.m. @ RW Campus

Sideline Cheer

Tues. & Thurs. (beginning Sept. 8th) 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. outdoors @ RW Campus

Sign Up https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12vq2BIwqapH5zg036PkM_jEEpcv5ny-bJoU5yM1u8JI/edit

Girls Basketball

Mon – Fri 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. @ Lapeer Rec Center (until indoor practices are permitted)

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Masks Required

Masks are required for Staff and Students unless medical documentation is provided prior to student arriving at school.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND:


  • Try wearing the mask at home first! Some masks are just more comfortable than others, have the students try the masks at home. The first day is going to be a long day and you don't want to wear a mask that hurts your ears all day!
  • Sending multiple masks. As the masks get moist from our breathing, the student may feel much better with a new dry mask!
  • Send facial wipes in student's backpack. Even with our air conditioning, wearing a mask will cause student's to sweat. Certainly not the end of the world, however, using a facial wipe in the middle of the day maybe just what the student needs to feel fresh again.

Water Bottles

Due to restrictions placed on us, drinking fountains are closed so we encourage students to bring multiple insulated water bottles!

Mark Your Calendars!

The new school year is just around the corner. Please make a note of all the following important dates that may have been altered on your calendars to get the new school year off to a great start, however, remember these dates and times are subject to change due to the pandemic.


September 8th - 11th - LCS On-Boarding Week

September 8th - Students with last name A-D attend school face-to-face

September 9th - Students with last name E-K attend school face-to-face

September 10th - Students with last name L-R attend school face-to-face

September 11th - Students with last name S-Z attend school face-to-face

September 14th - Start of Full Online Experience

September 18th - PAC Meeting

October 5th - Start of Modified Face-to-Face

October 30th – No School for All Students

Rolland-Warner Contact Information

Rolland-Warner 6/7 Campus services about 700 sixth and seventh grade students with a year-round program and traditional program. Students have the option of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), which adds an extra hour to their day, and many other programming options and extracurriculars such as clubs and sports.

Wyatt Stevens, Principal

Rich Cross, Associate Principal/Athletics

Kent Meister, Dean of Students

Renee Shrontz, Head Secretary