LNHS Counselor Connection
Friday, July 24, 2020
Welcome Back, Wildcats!
The 2020-21 School Year is Soon Underway!
COVID-19 continues to impact the globe...and those impacts are felt right here at home as we prepare for the start of a new school year.
In accordance with State and Marion County guidelines, the MSDLT Board of Education has created a Re-Entry Plan to inform all parents/families regarding the adjustments and accommodations for the upcoming school year. In addition, MSDLT is offering students and families VIRTUAL SCHOOL ACCESS for the fall 2020 semester. Please open the links and read carefully before making decisions for your child/ren. Parents are asked to make a decision regarding student school attendance (In-person or Virtual) no later than August 14, 2020.
The MSDLT Board of Education adopted a REVISED SCHOOL CALENDAR 2020-21 at the board meeting on Monday, July 20th. The first day of school for students has been moved from Monday, August 3, to THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th.
First Day of School for 2020-2021
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th is the first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year.
Students opting for VIRTUAL enrollment and those opting for IN-PERSON enrollment will access their GREEN DAY classes on August 13th and their RED DAY classes on August 14th.
Our school leaders are making adjustments daily to respond to the directives from State and Marion County leaders and those adjustments will be reflected, as necessary for the health and safety of our students, educators and staff throughout Lawrence Township. ***OPENING DAY and current plans are subject to change in response to COVID-19 impacts.
Please visit the MSDLT WEBSITE regularly to get up-to-date information from the source, allowing you to be informed to make the best decisions for your student(s) and family.
WELCOME FRESHMEN -- CLASS of 2024
LN Freshman Orientation
On Thursday, July 30th, we will hold a limited freshman orientation due to construction and mandated, limited gatherings. Orientation will take place from 9AM to 4PM. Every student has been allotted one hour to come in and turn in their computer from last year, pick up a new Chromebook, schedule, ID, and some LN procedural information. If you are new to Lawrence Township, you will be able to get an ID picture taken on that day. The schedule and procedures for the day have been added below. Don’t be concerned if you are unable to make it on the 30th, as students will receive what they need during the first days of school. Parents are encouraged to wait for students outside of the building so we do not exceed the maximum number of occupants, however, anyone who enters the building is required to wear a mask.
LN LIMITED OPEN HOUSE TIMES AND PROCEDURES
- Anyone entering the building must wear a mask
- Please adhere to the timeline below based on the student’s last name
- Enter doors 11 or 7 at the back of the school and go directly to the field-house
- Exit through doors 11 or 7
- You will have an hour to complete the following:
- Pick up ID, tentative schedule and LN procedural information
- Exchange Chromebook used in middle school for a new Chromebook
- If you are new to Lawrence Township, you will need to get an ID picture taken prior to getting a Chromebook. Lifetouch will be available to take pictures.
- If time permits, walk the school
More information will be provided to students and families about REQUESTING SCHEDULE CHANGES as we get closer to August 3rd and have accurate student data available.
LTEC SUMMER SCHOOL
FINAL GRADES FOR SUMMER SCHOOL COURSEWORK
Students enrolled in LTec and IOA summer coursework will be receiving final grades in the next few days, IF not already. Students should check their online accounts for final grades. Grades will also be posted on Skyward under the Report Card and Grades tabs before the end of the 1st 9-week school term.
***Please note...schedule changes may be required as a result of completed or failed summer school coursework. Please review the student fall schedule and alert the assigned counselor with any concerns of classes impacted by summer school.
SENIORS ~ SENIORS ~ SENIORS
Lilly Scholars--seniors must show outstanding scholarship, community involvement, plan to attend an Indiana college or university and demonstrate poise and promise for the future. Please read the INVITATION TO APPLY and if interested in submitting the 2020-21 Lilly Application. Please note the AUGUST 14th DEADLINE for electronic submission. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Questbridge Scholars--seniors who are academically talented and also qualify financially are encouraged to get familiar with the Questbridge program and the 40+ partner colleges/universities. If interested, complete applications must be submitted in SEPTEMBER, so time is of the essence in this process. We had TWO scholars selected last year...one student will be attending Notre Dame and one student will be attending USC...at NO COST for four years. Questbridge is the real deal...highly competitive and highly rewarding.
Learn more and apply:
Questbridge Income and Assets Guide
Questbridge Application Instructions
It is REALLY IMPORTANT for seniors to stay connected to resources, programs and opportunities available to them through Lawrence North. Make a point of checking in on CANVAS on the Student Resource Page for seniors. Also, check on NAVIANCE.
Lawrence North Girls Basketball 2020 State Champions
COLLEGE and CAREER INFO
Making Plans for Life After Lawrence North
Fall sports are underway and our student-athletes appreciate the incredible community and fan support they receive. Check out the fall schedules now and plan to attend an event to cheer on our Wildcats.