Linton's News & Notes

November 2021

Our Vision:


Linton Springs is a community of lifelong learners

who demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding character.


Our Mission:


Collaborate... Teach... Inspire... Support... Empower

IMPORTANT DATES

November

1st Rescheduled field trip to Century High School for grades 2-5

10th Early Dismissal for Students--Dismissal begins at 12:20 p.m.

10th CCPS Board of Education Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

10th LSE General PTA Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

16th 5th grade field trip to River Valley Ranch

17th Quarter 1 Report Cards go home

23rd Parent-Teacher Conference Night--Parent Requested

24th Early Dismissal for Students--Dismissal begins at 12:20 p.m.

25th Schools & Offices Closed

26th Schools & Offices Closed


Sneak Peek into December

6th - 10th Scholastic Book Fair--Preview Week

7th Lifetouch Fall Pictures--Make-Up/Retake Day

7th LSE General PTA Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

8th CCPS Board of Education Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

13th - 17th Scholastic Book Fair--Buying Week

15th Scholastic Book Fair Family Night @ 4:00 p.m.

16th Winter Concert @ 6:30 p.m.

23rd Early Dismissal for Students--Dismissal begins at 12:20 p.m.

24th - 31st Schools and Offices Closed--Winter Break

COVID-19 UPDATES

We greatly appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.


We fully recognize that this pandemic continues to create worry and stress for all involved. If you miss a call from LSE, please be sure to listen to your voicemails. We will always leave a message. Please ensure your voicemail mailbox is not full.


If your student is placed on quarantine, all classwork will be posted to their Google Classroom. Students will complete their work asynchronously. If you need to borrow a CCPS laptop, please call the office. We have laptops ready for distribution. Parents/Guardians will need to review and sign a laptop agreement when picking up the laptop.


Face Coverings

Students and staff must wear a cloth face covering that fully covers the nose and mouth that is secured using ties or ear loops. Face coverings must be a solid piece of cloth without slits, exhalation valves, or punctures.


Please note that masks with exhalation valves and gaiters are not in alignment with the state mandated regulation. Students not wearing a face covering that is in alignment with this regulation will be offered a reusable cloth mask.


Testing Information

CCPS is accepting Rapid tests; however, if both the Rapid and PCR tests are drawn, we must wait for the PCR results to be submitted.


Submitting Test Results

Please continue sending your student's test results to LSEAttendance@carrollk12.org and Nurse Twigg artwigg@carrollk12.org. We will reply to all emails with confirmation that your student is cleared to return.


Again, we very much appreciate everyone's continued patience and understanding.

FUN RUN

Many thanks to our amazing LSE school community for an incredible Fun Run! The weather was perfect and most importantly, our students had a BLAST!


Special thanks to Ms. Trish Phillips and the LSE Fun Run committee for all of their hard work to make this event such a success.

JOIN OUR LSE FAMILY

HELP WANTED! Did you know that our school has employment opportunities currently available? Please contact Mr. Messier (gpmessi@carrollk12.org) or Ms. Bailey (jabail2@carrollk12.org) for more details on available positions. Interested applicants are asked to also visit the Employment Opportunities section of the CCPS website, as they must complete a CCPS employment application to be fully considered for positions. The CCPS Department of Human Resources manages this process and is the only office authorized to make official employment offers once the school completes interviews and all required documentation is finalized. Please share this information with family and friends who may be interested in employment. Thank you for your continued support of our school community.

LEXIA READING PROGRAM

Now that this school year is underway, there have been some changes to our Lexia licensing. Unfortunately, we no longer have a license for every child. For the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year, Lexia will be an assigned intervention. If your child is assigned to Lexia, you will receive a letter that indicates that your student may use the program at home. Otherwise, please discontinue use of the Lexia program. If you are looking for alternative ideas for your student to practice reading at home, please let your child's teacher know. Our Reading Specialist, Ms. Katherman, would be happy to offer some alternative ideas.

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS

If your student is missing something, please remind them to check the lost and found in the cafeteria. We have many sweatshirts, jackets, and other articles of clothing that have not been claimed.


Please consider writing your student's name on their jackets/sweatshirts to help our staff return the item to it's owner.

MEDIA CENTER NEWS

Our Media Center Is Looking For Parent Volunteers

Would you like to help check out or shelve books once a week? We have open positions for media volunteers on:

Wednesdays – checking out books and some shelving from 9:45 – 11:35

Wednesdays – checking out books and some shelving from 12:05 – 1:05

Fridays – shelving only, either morning or afternoon – times are flexible

All volunteers will need to be volunteer trained through CCPS. Please contact Tally Myers at tcmyers@carrollk12.org if interested.


Scholastic Book Fair News

Our Scholastic Book Fair will be here in December and we will need volunteers to help students write down selections from the fair during browsing week and volunteers to assist students who are purchasing items during buying week. All volunteers will need to be volunteer trained through CCPS. Please click the sign up genius links below if interested. Thank you for your help!

Book Fair Browsing Week: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054CAFA92BA6FB6-book

Book Fair Buying Week: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054CAFA92BA6FB6-book1

MORNING ARRIVAL

  • Please DO NOT drive through the bus loop during morning arrival. All traffic must proceed through the parking lot.
  • Morning drop-off ends at 8:30 a.m. to ensure students are in their classrooms by 8:35 a.m.
  • If your student arrives after 8:30 a.m., please walk your student to the front doors. Any student who arrives after 8:35 a.m. will be marked tardy.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

We will hold our second parent-teacher conference night on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. A Sign-Up Genius link will be emailed out to families in the near future.

REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCES & EARLY DISMISSALS

To report a student's absence or early dismissal:

Please email lseattendance@carrollk12.org and copy your student's teacher(s)

OR

Call the main office at 410-751-3280


Automated phone calls for absences will occur unless an attendance email or phone call has been received.

VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS

We are so excited to welcome visitors and volunteers back to Linton Springs! Effective Thursday, November 11, 2021 approved volunteers may begin working in our school to support our instructional program.


REMINDER: Volunteers and visitors may not join students in the cafeteria or outside during recess.


Click here to complete the CCPS Volunteer Application--thank you for your interest and willingness to support our LSE community.

OTHER INFORMATION

USE OF STUDENT WORK ON WEBSITES OR IN PUBLICATIONS

There may be times throughout the year when the Carroll County Public School System wishes to display student work on school websites, social media, or in publications. If you do not wish to have your child’s art, poetry, writing, etc. appear on school websites, social media, or in publications, please notify the school principal in writing. It is assumed that parents and guardians consent to their child’s work being displayed on school websites, social media, or in publications unless such notification is received.


NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.