LC Parent Newsletter
The FACE of the Blazers
Welcome to Lewis and Clark
Dear Blazer Family,
Each January, we tend to look back on the previous year and adjust our goals for the coming year. What a year 2020 was! As we look forward to the new year, we want to THANK each and every one of you as you have stood by us through unprecedented times. There was no playbook on how to close school and shift into remote learning, but we continue to strive to do what's best for students based on the information we have.
During the past months, we have continued to ask what we could do better by reaching out to our students and parents. There are some things that are under our control and others that are not. As a result of those conversations, we are making changes to our third quarter class schedule. The new schedule is included in this newsletter. A personalized schedule will be emailed to both you (if we have your email address) and your student on January 22nd by 3:30pm. You will notice that it has the Google Meet codes listed on it. The schedule in this newsletter will be posted on our district webpage on Sunday, January 24th. Additionally, a copy of the schedule will be mailed home next week.
It is effective Monday, January 25, the first day of third quarter.
The changes include:
A consistent schedule of 1/3/5 - not rotating.
One more day of teaching. We will now have core classes on Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday.
The homeroom/advisory class will move from Mondays to Wednesday.
Longer teacher-student class time. Classes will now be an 55 minutes long with the exception of Monday's being 35 minute classes.
We are transitioning back to Periods 1, 3, and 5. All remote research says three periods are the maximum for a student.
As the year progresses, we know you will have questions. We will continue to provide updates as we move forward. One of the ways we have been doing this is our monthly Check and Connect with LC Admin Nights. We hold these Google Meets at 6pm on either Tuesday night or Thursday nights. Information is sent to your student's emails the day of the meet. These meetings are an opportunity for students and their families to log on and ask questions, or just get to know our LC community!
Please keep in close communication with our staff. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and practicing grace. Please take care, keep your social distancing, mask up, and be safe.
We care about our Lewis and Clark Family!
~Mr. Nourani, Mrs. Norman and Mr. Long
LC Schedule for Term 3
We wanted to share some information with you regarding attendance for a typical week at LC. Following is information that explains the importance of attending Google Meets and logging into Canvas every day. Each week on Sunday your student will receive an email with the Weekly schedule. This information has been edited to include the classes for Term 3.
Mondays: You need to attend the Google Meets for periods 1, 3 and 5 - please refer to the daily schedule emailed to you each morning by Mrs. Norman. If for some reason you aren’t able to attend the scheduled Google Meet, you must log into Canvas for that class(es) in order for your attendance to be counted!
Tuesdays, You need to attend the Google Meets for periods 1, 3 and 5 - please refer to the daily schedule emailed to you each morning by Mrs. Norman. If for some reason you aren’t able to attend the scheduled Google Meet, you must log into Canvas for that class(es) in order for your attendance to be counted!
Wednesdays: The bulk of this day is scheduled as a student work day - a time for you to get caught up and work on assignments. There are office hours on Wednesdays for students to get additional help from teachers if you need it. While you don’t have Google meets for periods 1, 3, and 5, you are still required to log into Canvas for those classes. Students do have a Homeroom Google Meet scheduled at 12:30pm. If for some reason you aren’t able to attend the scheduled Google Meet, you must log into Canvas for Homeroom in order for your attendance to be counted! There is an email reminder from Mrs. Norman for students to log in.
Thursdays: You need to attend the Google Meets for periods 1, 3, 5 - please refer to the daily schedule emailed to you each morning by Mrs. Norman. If for some reason you aren’t able to attend the scheduled Google Meet, you must log into Canvas for that class(es) in order for your attendance to be counted!
Fridays: You need to attend the Google Meets for periods 1, 3, and 5 - And as a reminder again - there is an email sent you each day by Ms. Norman. If for some reason you aren’t able to attend the scheduled Google Meet, you must log into Canvas for that class(es) in order for your attendance to be counted!
Student Academic Support
If you have concerns about your student's academic success in their classes and are looking for support, please contact our school counselors to set-up a staffing with you, your student, their teachers, and administration to develop a plan to support your student in increasing their success in their classes. Things that you may be noticing with your student:
- Lower than desired grades in all or most classes
- Several missing assignments in all or most classes
- Student is not attending Google Meets for all or most classes
- Student is struggling with organization of online work
Contact either of our counselors to set-up a staffing. All staffings will be done virtually through a Google Meet.
TCharles Anders - firstname.lastname@example.org
Consuelo Luna - email@example.com
Our Awesome Students
November Students of the Month
Student Name ~~ Nominating Teacher
Amanda Avina Lopez - Ms. Hernandez
Jamie Andrade - Ms. Nunez
Nadally Lopez - Mr. Hagler
David Correa - Mr. Lemmon
Rosalinda Hite - Mrs. DeLuca
Destiny Cavazos - Mr. Hsu
Blake Wilson - Mr. Despain
Ivan Vargas - Mr. Bonnett
Isai Zavala - Mrs. Macias
Christain Weinheimer - Ms. Preston
Quentin Romero - Mr. Cooper
Xochitl Lama - Mr. Whitehurst
Ruben Rodriquez - Mr. Lemmon
Manuel Serafin - Mr. Lunden
Dennise Hernandez - Mrs. Koler
Illiana Serrano - Mrs. Allen
Ruth Macarena - Mrs. McEver
Aleana Jones - Ms. Scruton
Nathaniel Rico - Mr. Emhoff
Rubi Tolentino-Mejia - Mrs. Helseth
Juan Sotelo - Mr. Black
Efrain Saucedo - Mr. Levitan
Aundrea Jahr - Mrs. Logan
Mathew Miranda Garcia - Mrs. Schorzman
Japheth Redman - Ms. Fortier
Cesar Ontiveros-Tula - Mrs. Canham
Lexady Rodriguez - Mr. Helseth
Lezli Agapito-Roman - Ms. Wilson
Abraham Zavalza Hernandez - Ms. Scherschligt
Anthony Mayorga - Ms. Dolezal
Auran Sutton - Mrs. Beam
Angel Moreno - Mrs. Batali
Joel Ruiz Valdez - Mr. Mackey
Maria J. Gutierrez-Rodriguez - Mr. Wolfe
December Students of the Month
Student Name ~~ Nominating Teacher
Alan Sanchez Garcia - Ms. Hernandez
Daisy Carrillo - Ms. Nunez
Ruben Saltos - Mrs. Sisson
Oscar Lopez-Caro - Mrs. DeLuca
Denis Hernandez - Mr. Hsu
Daisy Carrillo - Mr. Despain
Emily Zaragosa - Mr. Bonnett
Izai Zavala - Mrs. Macias
Ruben Polina - Ms.Valencia
Jayden Snyder - Ms. Preston
Damajeh Jimenez - Mr. Whitehurst
Abigail Ham - Mr. Lunden
Aubrey Campos - Mrs. Koler
Brennen Uribe - Mrs. Allen
Honesti Perea - Mrs. McEver
Ke'shaun Swain - Ms. Scruton
Yocelin Escalera-Lopez - Mr. Emhoff
Lezli Agapito-Roman - Mrs. Helseth
Noemi Cardenas Torres - Mr. Black
Angie Rodriguez Galvan - Mrs. Schorzman
Joselyn Palacios-Gomez - Ms. Fortier
Isabel Barajas - Mrs. Canham
Bryan Cisneros-Verduzco - Mr. Helseth
Olivia Clark - Ms. Wilson
Guadalupe Fernandez - Ms. Scherschligt
Yamarie Valencia - Ms. Dolezal
Angie Rodriguez Galvan - Mrs. Beam
Destiny Cuevas - Mrs. Batali
Griselda Alvarez - Mr. Mackey
Valery Rodriguez Grajeda - Mr. Wolfe
Through the use of the PBIS rewards system, students can earn Blazer Prides for attending class, turning in assignments and being On TRACK. These Blazer Prides can then be redeemed for items from the store.
The PBIS team includes Mrs. Schorzman, Mr. Whitehurst, Mr. Daily, Mrs. Sisson, Mrs. Feriante, Mrs. Batali, Mr. Koenig and Mrs. Luna.
A HUGE shout out to these individuals as they work to make Lewis and Clark a place where Tolerance, Respect, Accountability, Courage and Kindness are the norm!
Google Meets with Families
Join our Lewis and Clark Administrators for a check and connect meeting. During these meetings, we are here to answer your questions. These meeting will happen once a month for each grade level. Google Meet information will be sent to your students email account 30 minutes prior to each meeting.
Evening with Administrators
8th Grade - January 28th - 6pm to 7pm - LCMS8th - Info about High School!
6th Grade - February 9th - 6pm to 7pm - LCMS6th
7th Grade - February 16th - 6pm - 7pm - LCMS7th
8th Grade - February 23rd - 6pm - 7pm - LCMS8th
These meetings will occur monthly - email for additional details!