Longleaf School of the Arts
Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence
Join our Instrumental Music and Vocal Music programs Tuesday, October 25th at 7pm in the LSA Blackbox as they present a Combined Fall Concert featuring: the LSA Orchestra, the LSA Wind Ensemble, the LSA Lyra Vocal Ensemble, the LSA Bass Vocal Ensemble, and the LSA Chamber Singers.
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Tickets can be purchased here: https://longleaftheatre.seatyourself.biz
Adults: $10; Students: $7
Proper School Incident Reporting
At Longleaf School of the Arts, we make it part of our mission and daily practice for EVERY student to feel safe emotionally and physically and to experience a caring response from a trained adult if there is any time that they do not. We are very fortunate at Longleaf that our students, families, and staff can be assured that they can report a problem and that it can and will be followed up on immediately due to our highly-responsive Student Services staff and administration.
Our counselors and administrators work with students who come to us daily from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences and have vastly different needs. We give every one of them the individual support or response that is appropriate to their needs and situation. In some cases, we are able to share outcomes of our support, response, and/or investigation with others. In most cases, for ethical, legal, or personal privacy reasons we are not able to so. Confidentiality is one of the important parts of our jobs, as it helps protect relationships, provide safety, and provide a fair educational environment for every student. Our school community can be assured that any report or claim of a serious emotional or physical safety problem receives the prompt, serious, and professional response that it deserves. In addition, any student or parent that has a concern or question about an issue is welcome to reach out to Mrs. Williams or their direct counselor, and we are certain to get the question answered or follow up on the concern.
This week, social media was used to falsely inform students that a Google form needed to be used to share information regarding situations they have experienced with no support from school administration. As stated above, any report or claim of a serious emotional or physical safety issue receives the professional and legal response that is required based on the incident. Students have ways to report any incident at Longleaf School of the Arts. One way of reporting is through a 24-hour anonymous reporting system: See Something, Say Something. All students have been trained to use this system to report incidents. This can be used regardless of the level of comfortability students may have with sharing information. https://www.p3campus.com/tipform.aspx?ID=3000&HF=1&Logo=0&X=1&H=0
The school also has a link to an incident-reporting form on the school's website homepage. https://www.longleafschool.org/.
The Google form that is being shared on social media is not in any way associated or affiliated with the school. However, both parents of the student who is receiving the information (one a nurse and the other a police officer) have informed school adminstration that they will share resources with any student who decides to share their information through the Google form. The school is not legally responsible for any information shared through the Google form that students are accessing through social media.
Parents, please speak with your student(s) regarding the proper way to report incidents. Please contact the police if there is any incident that require their attention.
Previous Newletter Reminders
School Volunteer - Background Check
Thank you in advance for signing up to volunteer at Longleaf School of the Arts. All volunteers who will work alone with any LSA students are required to have a background check.
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/Organization Code: Longleaf Parent
Important Test Dates and Information - Mark Your Calendar!
PreACT - November 9th (10th Graders ONLY)
ALL 10th grades students will take the PreACT at Longleaf School of the Arts on Wednesday, November 9th.
November 9th - Fall Community Service Day!
Students in grades 9, 11 & 12 will be participating in a community service day on November 9, 2022, since the 10th grade class will be taking the PreACT. This day will be a great time to serve the greater community and get community service time.
Students have the option of organizing their own community service project on this day. Students will be required to submit a signed community service form for work completed that day for credit; otherwise, their absences will be marked as unexcused. For your convenience, attached is a community service form.
NOTE: Students who may have completed their community service still need to plan on participating in community service, an educational opportunity, or a job shadowing experience on November 9, 2022, in order to not be counted as an unexcused absence.
Additional hours will be a little extra bonus for college applications, NHS members, and other community club members who are required to have community service.
Longleaf School of the Arts will develop students into confident, responsible, and successful contributors in college, career, and community through mentorship and a challenging curriculum that integrates academics and the fine arts.
LSA Students are Headed to NYC!
All students in performing or visual arts are eligible to join us for our trip to New York in spring of 2023!
Registration Link: https://spark.worldstrides.com/
Tour Code: TGWU2LV
Students registering do have to select a discipline; visual art students should select a performing art with which to initially register. This does not affect chaperone groupings or itineraries, it is merely a way for our tour company to track costs.
Link to Google Folder with all trip information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hcvNr4Zi0jmkPjVfu6e-ZxEaZu8hj4GA/view?usp=sharing
Please send any questions to Mr. Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: All LSA Parent/Guardian who are Doctors or Nurses
As we continue to add afterschool and outside experiences for our students, we would like to have additional safety measures in place. We would like to have a list of all doctors and nurses who are a part of our school community. The goal would be to have at least on person as a volunteer for medical staff.
Please use the link to share your contact information:
Thank you, Tristin Carpenter, for volunteering!
COVID Testing Registration
This year, the testing will be individual PCR tests, not pooled testing. This is great for identifying who is positive without requiring retesting for each indivdual in a positive pool.
Testing will start in October on Thursdays. Please sign up for testing using the link below.
Board Member - Search
Longleaf School of the Arts (LSA) is the first charter high school in Raleigh, NC that integrates academics with the fine and performing arts. We are a college preparatory school that prepares students for university rigor while allowing them to explore their creative and artistic side. Our Mission: Longleaf School of the Arts will develop students into confident, responsible, and successful contributors in college, career, and community through mentorship and a challenging curriculum that integrates academics and the fine arts. To achieve its mission, the LSA Board of Directors is responsible for providing governance, and oversight, ensuring compliance. Which in turns enables the growth and development of the school including excellence in academic performance, fiscal responsibility, managed growth, and clear leadership.
The LSA Board is currently recruiting new directors. We are particularly interested in volunteers with expertise in finance, law, arts, education, and/or management. It is a priority of the board to be well-balanced and to represent the diversity of our community. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to consider board membership. We welcome anyone who is interested in serving on the LSA Board to first attend at least one board meetings prior to submitting a letter of interest and resume. Board of Director Candidates will need to pass a background check and if selected for consideration, participate in an interview. Board members must commit to reviewing board materials and attend monthly board meetings, which are typically held the 4th Monday of each month. Board terms are at least 3 years.
Board meetings are posted on the LSA website. After attending at least one board meeting, please submit a resume and a letter of interest with email subject line BOARD OF DIRECTOR CANDIDATE to email@example.com.