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Here's what's happening at Life School Carrollton! #CHIRP

Update From Mrs. Villavaso for the Week of April 20th!

NEWS!

District Updates:

Parent Communication

Beginning next week, we will be sending our campus newsletter via email using your preferred email in Parent Portal. If you have been receiving district email updates, no action is necessary. If you have not been receiving district updates via email, please click here to update your preferred email in the Parent Portal. It will take up to 24 hours for our system to update.

Technology Helpline (Updated Hours)

We are amending the hours of the direct technology helpline created for Life School parents and students. Please use the helpline for emergency situations and continue to reach out to your teachers and campus for all academic-related requests.

  • Tech Helpline: 972-908-9838

  • Monday - Friday 8am – 5:30pm

Meal Services

Food service will continue to offer multiple days worth of meals on Mondays and Wednesdays from the Life School Lancaster campus only. Please click here to view the meal distribution schedule along with menu offerings for the week.

Grading Policy Email from District

Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we develop and implement our Life School Distance Learning plan. One of the biggest questions our school leadership has been addressing is how Life School will issue grades and course credit during this unprecedented period of public health emergency. Please click the links below for an outline of how Life School will issue grades and monitor student progress during the period in which our schools are closed due to COVID-19 and we provide instruction through distance learning measures. These guidelines will apply to the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, regardless of whether the state allows us to resume normal instruction at school or if we provide virtual instruction for the rest of the year.


We understand that you may have questions regarding how we are moving forward with student monitoring, feedback, and grading. Please reach out to your student’s teacher or a member of the campus administration team to address your individual questions.

Thank you for your continued support during this time.

Sincerely,

Dr. Troy Mooney
Chief Academic Officer, Life School

Campus Information:

Week 6 Curriculum

Teachers will continue to reach out to provide additional support for student learning. Here is the link to the District Learning site.

Option for Submitting and Uploading Work

Here is a YouTube video outlining a how-to for using your iPhones for submitting work. Although we would love work to be submitted via Google, if you are unable to do so it is imperative to use an alternative method. Another way is to simply take pictures of your assignments and submit to Remind or email. Please let us know if you need additional assistance or support.


https://youtu.be/16nwB3P78GQ

Our First Virtual Coffee and Conversation this Friday!

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Community Resources- Dallas County Food Pantry

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6 Mental Health Resources for Students

This is a great article that provides 6 mental health resources for students during the coronavirus pandemic https://eschoolnews.com/?p=196872 via
@eschoolnews

Monday Announcements

Tune in every Monday morning for announcements. This is a fun way to keep your students engaged and hear a shout-out for doing great work.


Announcements

Want to help with the announcements?

If you want your student to help with announcements, place complete this Google form and Mr. Perry will be in contact with you!


LSC Announcement Helper Form: https://forms.gle/VimGU5f2Sdq2AULA6

Shout- Outs

If you have a student, parent, or staff member you want to shout out for showing off CHIRP qualities during this time, use this link. On Monday announcements we will call out the names and the reasons for the shout-out. This is a great way to acknowledge those who are continuing to shine during these difficult times.


LSC Shoutout Form: https://forms.gle/ZBahZ7dZ8oCQ8eWw8

Better Together

Below is the Virtual Spirit Items for the upcoming week. I am energized by seeing the participation. I can't wait to see what you come up with this week.

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Counselor Connection

Please check out these resources from Mrs. Lewis. (click on the picture to be directed to these resources)
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Social Media

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