Longleaf School of the Arts
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LSA Alum Update
Leading the Pack!
Michael Grovenstein and Andrew Bowen, both graduates of the Class of 2022 from LSA, have continued to thrive in their academic journeys at NCSU, where they are now roommates. These two exceptional individuals have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence, embodying the spirit of dedication and perseverance that defines their alma mater. As they embark on this new chapter of their lives, we are looking forward to proudly celebrating their achievements and the impact they will undoubtedly make in their respective fields in the future.
Special Alum Note . . .
During a heartwarming family visit to Western Carolina University's Family Weekend in Cullowhee, North Carolina, Andy Chapman, a sophomore at LSA, and family took the opportunity to reunite with 2023 alum, Dani Chapman. After enjoying a delightful dinner at a restaurant in the nearby town of Sylva, the Chapmans were pleasantly surprised to discover a touching note on their car. A note left by a fellow LSA alum from the class of 2021 greeted them, expressing a warm welcome to Sylva and complimenting the LSA magnet on their vehicle. It was a touching reminder that no matter where life takes you, the bonds forged within the LSA community remain unbreakable, and the sense of belonging persists. It served as a heartwarming reminder that the LSA community extends far beyond the confines of campus and that, no matter where you find yourself, your LSA family is never too far away.
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Star Staff Shining Bright!
Ms. Leigh Sanders - English Department
We are immensely grateful to have Ms. Leigh Sanders join our English Department this year. She has been infusing our English and Creative Writing classrooms with engaging lessons and creating a vibrant, fun learning environment for our students. It is abundantly evident that Ms. Sanders is pursuing her true passion. We look forward to seeing the positive impact she continues to make on our students' education. Ms. Sanders' dedication to fostering a love for literature and writing is truly inspiring, and we are fortunate to have her as part of our teaching team.
College Admission Virtual Session
For Longleaf Junior and Senior Parents ONLY
What You Need to Know about College Admission presented by Student Services
Monday, October 2nd, 6 - 7 pm
This session will offer insight into how the College Admission process works and how to support your student. Our guest presenter is David Sullivan, an Educational Consultant from University Prep Tutoring.
Parent/Guardian Access to PowerSchool
LSA Performing Arts (LSAPA) Newsletter!
It's a GREAT time to be involved with the Performing Arts at LSA!
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LSA Substitutes - Wanted
We are looking for substitutes for the 2023-2024 school year! We pay $100 per day. Please complete the Longleaf School of the Arts background check for our records at https://www.criminalbios.com/. You will need to click on the first "Start Your Background Check" yellow tab. Once there, you will be asked to create an account. https://www.criminalbios.com/dashboard/register Please use the following Employer Code: Longleaf
You also need to complete the application using the following link: https://forms.gle/KMxfDFLot476T8597
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.
My Hot Lunchbox - ONLY
We will no longer accept DoorDash, Grubhub, or Uber Eats orders.
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.