12 December 2022
Welcome Back Jaguar Family!!!
"It May Be Raining Outside But It's Always Sunshine Here In Jaguar Country"
LMS Schedule 2022-2023 School Year
Take a closer look at our schedule for the year!
LMS will be closed December 17th- January 2nd.
Students will return on Tuesday January 3rd.
Have a great Winter Break Jaguar Family!
Attached is an updated copy of the Student Handbook for LMS.
Let's help students build a habit of good attendance! Late arrivals to school are being tracked. Students who are tardy to school 3 times in a 9 week period will be issued after school detention. Please help us by getting your students to school on time. They should be in their classrooms by 7:50 a.m. Students who are late because the bus arrives late will not be counted as tardy. Thank you for your help with this!
Infinite Campus parent portal gives you the ability to check your students' missing assignments. Once you are logged in, click on the grades tab to the left. Within the grades tab, make sure you have selected the correct grading quarter. If you select "All Terms," it will show you missing assignments from past quarters that students do not have the ability to complete.
Below is a picture for your reference!
Upcoming Climate Survey
Thank you to all volunteers who helped provide a wonderful holiday luncheon to staff last Friday! And a special thank you goes to Bianca Childress for planning the event. If you’d like to directly receive future PTO signups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the distribution list.
The LMS PTO wishes all students and staff a pleasant and peaceful holiday break!
Tips From the Nurse
General illness guidelines ● Students who are symptomatic should not enter the building. Families should contact their health provider immediately and seek advice. Notify the school nurse of the illness. ● Students exhibiting symptoms while at school are required to wait in an isolation area until they can be transported home. If they are waiting in the Nurse Clinic, the Nurse will offer a mask to wear while in the clinic. ● Students should remain in isolation with continued supervision and care until picked up by an authorized adult. ● Follow established guidelines for triaging students, recognizing not all symptoms are COVID-19 related. ● Advise parents of sick students that students are not to return until they have met CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include: ● Fever over 100.4 ● New cough ● Difficulty breathing ● Sore throat ● Muscle aches or body aches ● Vomiting or diarrhea ● New loss of taste or smell ● Runny Nose/Nasal Congestion ● Are under evaluation for COVID-19 (for example, waiting for the results of a viral test to confirm infection) ● Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared to discontinue isolation
See the attached newsletter of the December highlights from the counseling department
Staff of the Week
This is her 26th year at LMS.
What she likes best is the friendships she has made.
Student of the Week
What he likes best about LMS is all his friends and sports.
His favorite part of the year so far has been playing sports and being in classes with his friends.
When he grows up he hopes to be a professional basketball player or have a clothing brand business.
If your child is participating in any sports here at Linkhorne Middle School, please know that their coach is their BIGGEST fan! If they are having any challenges while on the team, please encourage them to speak with their coach. If they have spoken to their coach and you as the parent still feel that there is an issue, please schedule a time to meet with them. Game day is not an appropriate time to talk with the coach about your concerns, however, please feel free to call LMS to schedule a time. If there are still issues that you have, you can then meet with the Athletic Director, Mr. Randy Turille, or the Assistant Principal over Athletics, Mr. Mike Thompson.
Here is Jaguar Country we LOVE to see student athletes play! We also are encouraging them to learn how to advocate for themselves by appropriately voicing any concerns that they may have while engaging in their sport!
-12/12 Dunbar Home 5:30 Girls 6:45 Boys
-12/14 Monelison Away 5:30 Girls 6:45 Boys
-12/13 Forest and Liberty at Linkhorne 5:30
All athletes must have all forms turned in before they will be able to play. Forms include, Emergency medical, concussion, code of conduct and Athletic Handbook signed by both parent and athlete. Thanks!
Linkhorne Middle School
Location: 2525 Linkhorne Drive, Lynchburg, VA, USA