The Spark Newsletter

October 2, 2021

This Past Week at Leaman

Football

This week the Chargers faced the Wright Lions

It was a long Monday night for both 7th grade teams:

7B Lost 28-6 - 7A Lost 24-0

Defensive Standout - Caine Chapman

Offensive Standout - Jake Nukuku


8th Grade played well on Tuesday night at Randle High School

8B Won 21-0

The ENTIRE team were standouts!!!!


8A fought hard but fell short to the lions 18-6

Defensive standout - Quincy White

Offensive standouts - Hayden LaRue & Kaden Bean


Next Tuesday the Chargers will dominate the George Rangers

7th will travel to B. F. Terry High school

8th will have their home opener at Fulshear stadium

Volleyball

The Leaman Charger volleyball teams faced a tough Briscoe squad this week. Both 7th and 8th grade teams currently have a 3-1 record, sitting in 2nd place for the district.

The regular season concludes next week as the Lady Chargers travel to Reading.

What to expect this week.

  • Front doors will open at 7:15am. First bell rings at 8:15am. when students arrive on campus, they will go to the Gym, until they are released to class.
  • Students who arrive after the 8:15am bell, will receive a Tardy. Unless they have arrived to school on a late bus.
  • Beginning of 2nd Six-Weeks
  • October 4th - College, Career & Military Night at Foster HS 7pm.
  • October 6th PINK OUT Day
  • Order your Poinsettias - deadline is October 8th www.chargerband.org
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Holiday Poinsettias - from The Fulshear Charger Band Boosters

Your Charger Band is having their yearly Poinsettias sale!! Now until October 8th.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER

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PINK OUT FOR OCTOBER

Pink Out Dates: October 6th,, October 13th, October 19th, October 27th

Leaman Pink Out shirts available to purchase in the Front Office for $15.00 Cash / Check

Available sizes: XS, SM, MED, LG

PTO Volunteers - Workroom

Friends of Leaman PTO helps provide volunteer assistance for the Leaman Workroom. Duties would include making copies for teachers, stapling, laminating, and other miscellaneous duties that pertain to the workroom. If you would like to volunteer - please sign up here and report to the front office on your chosen date and start time. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4FA5A723AAFE3-workroom

Canvas Information

Did you know that LCISD has created a dedicated page that explains Canvas. This is where you can find details on how to log in, videos on how students and parents can utilize Canvas, how to create a parent login and find parent support.

Check it out!!! https://www.lcisd.org/students-parents/canvas/canvas-information

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Smart Tag Information

SMART Tag Replacement: Sales of replacement smart tags have been temporarily suspended. The District has made the decision to print replacement smart tags for all students. Any existing smart tag will continue to work, after the new ones are issued.


Please continue to be patient with us as we work hard to improve our routes and minimize comeback routes. We are doing our best to accommodate the more than 15,000 students who require transportation this school year.

https://www.lcisd.org/departments/support-services/transportation/smart-tag-information

PSAT 8/9 – October 13, 2021

•All 8th grade students will be testing

•This administration serves as practice for high school administrations

•No need to prepare or study beforehand

•There will be no makeup sessions given

•Students absent on Oct. 13th will not get another opportunity to test until next year

•The only accommodation provided will be Extra Time for those students as indicated in their IEP

•All materials will be provided

•Testing will start during 1st period, once all late buses have arrived and 8th graders have finished breakfast. Any other students who arrive after we’ve finished section 1, will not be allowed to test, per college board.

•If you have any questions, please contact Blair O'Connor at AOConnor@lcisd.org

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Academic UIL

Are you interested in Academic UIL? See information below! it's time to Sign Up!
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The LEAF Golf Tournament

The LEAF Golf Tournament is back and better than ever! We’re thrilled to invite you to join us

on October 21, 2021 for the Annual

LEAF (Lamar Educational Awards Foundation) Golf Tournament.

This year we will be hosting our tournament at Black Hawk Country Club and hope to make 2021 the best tournament yet!


All proceeds will benefit the students, staff, and campuses of the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.

https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/leaf-2021

Washington DC Trip - 8th Grade

Attention 8th graders and parents. Registration is now open for the 2022 Washington DC and Colonial Virginia trip. The dates of the trip are March 12 to 16, 2022. We will visit some amazing places and you will get to have fun with your friends!

Don’t miss this great trip!

www.worldstrides.com/signup

phone number is 800-468-5899

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Drop off order forms at the Front Office

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COVID-10 - Test Results - Positive

What do I do if my student tests positive for COVID

See the campus protocol below, for how you need to report your student's positive test. This will ensure minimal disruption to your student's schedule.


If your student tests positive for COVID-19 or has been directly exposed, please follow the steps below ASAP.

**Notify Leaman as soon as you are aware of possible exposure and/or if your student has tested positive.

**We will respond with the next steps to keep your student as connected to their learning, during this temporary quarantine period.


Your student will have FULL access to their Teacher's Canvas pages, plus a zoom link to access the designated "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER", to help assist during this temporary period. Each Teacher's Canvas page will contain notes and/or PowerPoint will be posted regarding what was taught that day.


IMMEDIATELY EMAIL: School Nurse - Kathleen Boddie, kboddie@lcisd.org

The email should include Student's Name, Student ID, and Grade Level


Once you have completed the steps above, Nurse Boddie will be contacting you, within 24 Business Hours with how you will be supported through this temporary period.


COVID Notification Emails:

DLJH will continue to follow LCISD COVID Protocols by pushing out the email notifications that you are currently receiving when a positive case is reported by a parent. Please understand that we cannot reveal a student's identity, nor specific class, due to the confidentiality. We are not contact tracing this year, so there is no mandatory quarantining on the school side. Many of these cases that we are reporting, are from parents doing their due diligence of reporting when their student was exposed or tested positive outside of the school. We appreciate these parents helping us stay safe as possible at school.

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Partnership - Staff - Students - Parents

This is our Charger Motto! Once a Charger - Always a Charger!.

To be a successful Charger - this takes a team.

(1) Parent (2) Student (3) Teacher.

Parents, join us this year in making your Charger a Success. Print this out, place it on your home, so that this always remind us - what it takes to make a successful Charger.

If we work together - your student will have a great year and learn skills to guide them into their future lives.

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From Athletics - Football and Volleyball

Attendance for 2021-2022

Please review this year's Attendance Procedures for Leaman

Leaman's Attendance Page

  • Absences DO count forwards Exemptions for student's final exams.
  • Excused doctor's notes must be received within FIVE days of the absence

Final Exam Exemptions

Below are the guidelines for qualifying to receive exam exemptions.

For attendance - all medical notes are due within Five (5) days of the last date of absence.

Upcoming Events

October 4th - College, Career and Military Night

October 13th - PSAT 8/9

October 29th - Halloween Dance 6pm

November 22th-26th - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 20th-31st - Winter Break

How to connect and stay in touch with what is happening at Leaman

  • Leaman sends weekly newsletters in a Skyalert blast (email listed in your Skyward account).
  • Monitor our Facebook and Twitter pages for daily updates.

Leaman Jr High Admin Team

Michael Semmler - School Principal - msemmler@lcisd.org

Karl Carlton - Assistant Principal - kcarlton@lcisd.org

Jimitra Granger - 7th Grade Assistant Principal - jimitra.granger@lcisd.org

Derek Getschow - 8th Grade Assistant Principal - derek.getschow@lcisd.org

Leaman Jr High Counselor Team

Kevin Kracker (Alpha A - Gl) - kkracker@lcisd.org

Anita Oliphant (Alpha Go - O) anita.oliphant@lcisd.org

LaToya Session (Alpha P - Z) lsession@lcisd.org


Sylvia Rodriguez - Counselor's Secretary / Registrar srodriguez@lcisd.org

Additional Information for Leaman Jr High