Leestown Highlights 1.18.21
Your Leestown Middle School Weekly Newsletter
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Happy New Year
According to the FCPS matrix, we will still be in remote learning through January 29th. This will be updated again on the 19th.
Whenever it is determined that we will return to in-person learning, a graduated approach will be used. A graduated approach will be in 4 stages over 4 weeks and will follow this plan
Stage 1- grades K-2
Stage 2- grades 3-5, 6th, 9 and 12
Stage 3- grades 7,, 8, 10, and 11
Stage 4- preschool
Here at Leestown, we have been preparing for students to return on campus when it is safe to do so. Below is a brief summary of what our plans will look like for in-person and remote:
Students returning to campus will stay on their current team and follow their current schedule. We will have a block schedule that will be very similar to the distance learning schedule. School will start at 9:05 and end at 4:00 each day. We will follow all healthy at school guidelines on campus.
Students will keep their same schedule and same core teacher. Students will work on asynchronous assignments and will have remote teacher facilitators that will be available to provide daily help and/or instruction.
We will be able to give more details when a decision is made to come back for in-person learning.
Thank you PTSA!
WLMS Morning News Show!
LMS Youtube Channel bit.ly/leestown
January Ebooks Selected Just for YOU!
swag of the week LMS MAGNETS! See our ad. Don't miss out! Get yours for only $3 at the PTSA online store along with beverage containers, masks, clothing, and Memberships (still only $5 to be an LMS PTSA member) https://leestownmiddle.new.memberhub.store/store
THANKS to the parents that attended the General Meeting last week. It was wonderful to have your input! If you missed the meeting and want to read the notes, let us know. And THANKS to everyone that participated in the December PapaJohns Dining to Donate event which raised $189.73 for the school!
SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL: Amazon Smile smile.amazon.com select "Leestown Middle PTSA", Kroger Rewards https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/, Digital Box Tops app choose Leestown Middle School and scan your receipts. Please continue to save paper box tops for the March 1 collection. Contact Treasurer Roanette Wilder email@example.com with questions.
CONNECT: FaceBook @LeestownPtsaLexington, or President: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your support!
Wellness Wednesday Bingo
Charger Boys Basketball announces tryout dates!
Tuesday, January 19th - 6th and 7th graders, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Wednesday, January 20th - 8th graders, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Friday, January 22nd - 6th and 7th graders, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Friday, January 22nd - 8th graders, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Saturday, January 23rd - 6th and 7th graders, 9:30AM-11:00AM
Saturday, January 23rd - 8th graders, 11:30AM-1:00PM
Your child must have a hard copy of his sports physical to hand to the coaching staff on the day of tryouts. We no longer file sports physicals in the office. Thank you for your cooperation with this. Keeping up with 200 sports physicals and expiration dates became an unmanageable task and your help is greatly appreciated!
Your child also must bring his own water bottle and mask to practice each day. He will not be permitted to stay without both. All of Fayette County's "Return to Play" guidelines will be strictly enforced. The biggest question we get is "Will my child have to play in a mask?" The answer is that while our athletes are actively involved in practice, drills, etc. he will not be required to wear a mask, but once a player steps off of the floor and is no longer actively involved in a drill or practice, he will be expected to put his mask back on. Coaches will wear masks for the duration unless demonstrating or being actively involved in a drill. The most important thing each one of us can do is monitor the health of our children!
Charger Girls Basketball is coming into the second part of the season tied for the #1 seed. A few have predicted we will win the championship this year with this team! More updates on Charger Girls Basketball in the coming weeks!
Grades are monitored on a weekly basis for athletics. A student must have a 2.0 GPA for the 2nd quarter in order to be eligible to tryout, per SBDM policy.
At this point, the plan is for both boys and girls to play a complete schedule, including post-season playoffs. There will be some overlap in boys and girls seasons and it will be busy and require everyone’s complete cooperation, but we are very grateful for our kids to have the opportunity to play and the staff at Leestown is committed to making it happen and we know our families are too! When you see staff members working games, they are there volunteering so that your child can have the opportunity to play. One thing you’ll always see at Leestown is staff stepping up to the plate for the kids and athletics is no different.
There is no information available on spring sports at this time.
As always, let me know if you have any questions at Jill.email@example.com. You all have been fantastic and we appreciate you.
Meal Distribution Update
FCPS Meal Distribution Update 1/13/21:
Monday 1/18 in observance of the Martin L King Jr Holiday, there will be no meal distribution.
Tuesday 1/19 meal distribution (2days), 47 school sites + 16 community sites 11:30-12:30.
Wednesday 1/20 meal distribution (3 days), 47 school sits + 16 community sites 11:30-12:30.
From The Nurse!
Note from the Nurse-
Following is the link to obtain parent packet forms for individual health care plans (allergy, seizure, diabetes, asthma, emergency medications, medication authorization forms, and self medication authorization forms, etc.) to be provided to the school if needed when in person sessions begin.
You may also locate this site under Health Forms within the Families tab of the Leestown website.
Also, please remember to send in any updated immunization certificates, including any medical or religious exemption certificates.
Middle School- 6th grade requirements-
A 6th grade Kentucky Physical and Immunization certificate with Tdap, Meningococcal, 2- Varicella, and 2- Hepatitis A immunizations.
Chromebook Cases Available for $30
Tote Case with Carry Handle and Shoulder Strap Included. Available in black.
KeepZip Case. Slim design fits inside a backpack. Available in blue, maroon, and black.
The KeepZip Case includes carrying handles but does not include a shoulder strap.
This is the complete supply list for the school year. The items in blue will be necessary to get your student off to a great start for our supported online learning which begins August 26th.
Leestown guidelines for SUCCESS
Watch morning news at 9:45 bit.ly/leestown
Attend all classes Complete assignments by the due dates
Check Canvas & email daily; contact teachers for help
You will have no more than 1.5 hours of homework per day
Make Good Choices
Create a workspace for yourself
Reduce background noise
Mute your mic when not speaking
Participate fully by shutting off video games, etc
Show Kindness to Others
Login with your own name
Listen actively and respectfully
Allow everyone a chance to speak
Stay on topic in the chat
Youth Services Center
Link to YSC Google Site:
How to request YSC services/program information:
How to request a hot spot for your child:
How to sign up for a Thanksgiving Basket:
Learning to love our new virtual world!
To sign up, please email Mrs. Ashtin Bolanos at Ashtin.firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Your School Counselor
Please use these resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network- NCTSN
Nominate a “Teacher of the Week.”
Click here for parent information regarding our Learning Management System CANVAS
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