Landmark High Update
August 28, 2023
We hope this newsletter finds you well. We have been busy the first two weeks of school with activities including our orientation (Indragonation) and barbecue.
Indragonation was held last Wednesday on the school grounds. This was a great opportunity for students to meet new friends and learn about our school policies and procedures. Students participated in breakout sessions including presentations from our student council, the counseling department, and our school safety personnel. Students also had an opportunity to take part in a fierce game of 9-square, a ropes course, and a rock climbing wall activity.
During the first two weeks of school we have been focused on getting to know each other, learning our routines, and starting the school year off on the right foot. We look forward to a great 2023-2024!
Parent Teacher Conferences
This week is midterm for Miniterm 1 and our parent teacher conferences are on Thursday, August 31st. During the week of parent teacher conferences, parents will be contacted by their student's 3rd period teacher to let them know how their student is doing in all classes. The 3rd period teacher will make 3 attempts to contact parents during the week of conferences. Parents are also welcome to come into the school to visit with teachers from 3:30pm - 7:00pm this Thursday.
You are also able to email teachers anytime you have a question or concern about your student.
Attendance Contacts - Texts and Letters
At Landmark we have 8 mini-terms varying from 20 to 24 days, depending on the term. As a result student absences will have a much greater impact on the work the student can get done in order to be successful.
Just three absences in a given class can drop a student into the chronic absenteeism category for that class and make it more difficult to do well.
- At 3 Class Absences: A Chronically Absent Concern Letter will be sent via email and a text to the parent/guardian will be sent.
- At 4 Class Absences: A Chronically Absent Notification Letter and a text will be sent to the student’s parent/guardian signifying that with the next absence, the student’s class(es) will be dropped for the remainder of the current mini-term.
- At 5 Class Absences: A Chronically Absent Administrative Meeting Letter and a text will be sent to the student’s parent/guardian signifying the class(es) have been dropped and the parent should contact an administrator.
Curricular Canyon Day Trip, September 7
On September 7, 2023 we will have a full day of classes OUTDOORS. Buses will transport students who will participate in their classes with teachers adding a twist to their lessons. This will be held at PAYSON CANYON KIWANIS PARK approximately 3 miles up the canyon. We will be spending the whole school day in the canyon and we will provide a lunch to all students.
Teachers and staff are working hard to put together a day of learning activities using the natural surroundings. The Canyon Day Trip is a time to experience nature, participate in authentic learning activities, and get to know their teachers and learn in a different surrounding. We know this will be a great kickoff to an amazing year.
Students - be prepared to dress for the terrain and the weather. Wear closed toed shoes and carry a flannel shirt or jacket. Make sure to bring sunscreen as well. The weather is expected to be partly cloudy with a low of 55 degrees and a high of 81 degrees.
LOOK FOR A MESSAGE REGARDING PERMISSION SLIPS SOON!
CANYON DAY BELL SCHEDULE
7:55 Orientation IN CLASS
9:30 Load Buses
10:00 Arrive at Payson Kiwanis Park
10:05-10:40 2nd period
10:45-11:20 3rd period
11:20- 11:50 LUNCH
11:55-12:30 4th period
12:35-1:10 5th period
1:10- 1:25 Garbage Pickup
1:25 Load Buses
2:00 Arrive back at school and go to 3rd period.
August 31 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:30pm-7:00pm
September 4 - Labor Day, No School
September 7 - Canyon Day
September 15 - End of Miniterm 1
September 18 - Teacher Development Day, No School
September 19 - Beginning of Miniterm 2
September 27 - School Picture Day