LCS Wildcat Clips

June 2, 2020

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

The last day of school is Friday, June 5th, 2020. (4th for the 8th grade)


It has no doubt been an challenging year. Parents, you deserve a huge pat on the back for the great job you've done in partnering with our teachers in the virtual learning process. Our teachers put a lot of effort into making the most of this difficult situation, but could not have done it without your support!


We hope to get back to some form of normal with the start of school in the Fall. It is the Districts desire to safely open the doors, however, we must adhere to the guidelines set by the county and state. We are uncertain what those guidelines will be, but we will continue communicating with you throughout the summer.


Lake Country School

“Drive-Thru”

Friday, June 5th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (according to last names)


A reminder to join our Lake Country Staff to say “Farewell” to a unique year! Drive-thru our school parking lot to drop off supplies and pick up your yearbooks! All students and parents/guardians must remain in their vehicle. If you are unable to attend, there will be a dropbox in the front foyer for you to drop your items at another time.


We wish you all a wonderful summer vacation. It is a well deserved break! Stay Safe!

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LAST DAY FOR 8TH GRADE

The last day of classes for Grade 8 will be Thursday. June 4. A final Meet for all Grade 8 students will be at 11:00 on Thursday, June 4.

  1. Drop off chromebooks on Friday, June 5. This includes all leased and purchased. A table will be set up in the school atrium. The purchased devices will be factory reset available for pick-up by Thursday, June 11. Remember to include the power cord.

  2. Google Drive accounts will be turned off on Friday, June 12. Transfer files you want to keep by that date. You will be able to share with a non-LCS google account from June 1st through the 12th. (students were emailed information on how to transfer files).

8TH GRADE GRADUATES 2020

Thank you to all who made Monday a special day despite not being able to have our traditional graduation ceremony. Families arrived at LCS via a decorated car parade complete with police escort! They were greeted by teachers and staff, picked up their graduation yard sign and diploma and topped it all off with a Kona Ice snow cone!


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR 8TH GRADERS!!

REPORT CARDS

Report cart will be posted to Skyward Family Access by Thursday, June 18th. As stated in previous communications, 4th quarter will look a little different.


Grades 4K to 3rd grade will be graded as pass/incomplete including all specials.


Grades 4-8 will be graded as usual for core subjects (including PLTW). All specials and electives (including Spanish) will be graded as pass/incomplete.

4K & NEW 5K SCREENING

This date is still to be determined. You were originally told you could wait and bring in paperwork to the screening. If you have not done so already, please return your 4K child’s enrollment paperwork to school via mail, email or drop off. If you need a new copy, please visit our online enrollment center by clicking here.

Link: https://www.lcs.k12.wi.us/schoolinfo/enrollment-center.cfm


We will communicate more information as we get it.

CLASS PLACEMENT 2020-2021

Our school is committed to providing the best educational environment for all students. We truly appreciate your parental concern for your child’s education and always welcome your input. However, with regard to class placement decisions, as a general rule, we will not accept parent requests. It is my belief that the chemistry and dynamics of a classroom are best set up through collaboration of the grade level teachers, special education and resource specialists. The best interests of all our children are foremost in our minds. To achieve the best learning environment the factors of: academic ability, learning needs, social needs, emotional needs, ethnicity and gender are factors that are considered. Under extreme circumstances, we may honor a parent request. Please be aware that all parent requests are shared with teachers and administration. Questions should be directed to Mark Lichte, (262) 367-3606, Ext. 114.

CHROMEBOOKS

We ask that 8th grade students use Friday, June 5 as a day to return your Chromebooks (with power cord) and any other school items. If you purchased your Chromebook, we still ask that you drop it off at Lake Country School on June 5 to be scrubbed. It will be available to pick back up by Thursday, June 11.


Students in grades 5K-7 will keep their school-issued device regardless of loaner, leased or purchased over the summer.

BAND & BAND CAMP

Any incoming 5th-8th graders wishing to join band next year, are still able to do so. Use link below to sign up.


5th Grade Band Registration or Declining Band 2020


Anyone starting new on an instrument next year is welcome to attend Band Camp at LCS.

CDC Health guidelines will be followed.



Summer Band Camp Registration 2020

YEARBOOKS

If you purchased a yearbook…

8th grade students received their yearbooks at the graduation parade event. Siblings of 8th grades who purchased were also handed out at that time. Other students will receive their yearbook on the last day of school at the drive-thru event. A separate station will be set up. All students and parents/guardians must remain in their vehicle. If you are unable to attend the event, yearbooks will be available for pick up in the front atrium the week after school ends.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

The teachers and staff would like to send out a huge thank you to all the parents who were able to make this week so special despite the situation we faced this year. And thank you so much to the PTO for the very generous gift cards. We've always enjoyed your lunches every year which we knew was not an option, so this was a unexpected surprise! We are so happy that you were also able to support local businesses this way. Thank you all!

LIBRARY BOOKS

Please return any Library books to the drop box in the front vestibule. We would like to get all books back by June 12th. Mrs. Jensen will be at the"End Of Year Drive -Thru" on June 5th if you would like to drop off then.

MEDICATIONS

We typically ask you to pick up all prescription and over the counter medications before the end of the year. We will hang on to any medications this year and do any updating needed next school year.


However we are sure there are some that would like to have some prescriptions, especially epi pens and inhalers for over the summer. We will have these available to pick up the last day at the drive-thru event. If you can't make the event just give the office a call to arrange pick up.

LUNCH ACCOUNTS

8th grade students with a lunch balance of $10.00 or more will be receiving a check in the mail in the next few weeks, unless there are siblings. If siblings attend LCS, that balance will remain on the account for next year. Balances on any other non-8th grade student account will also roll over to next year.


We did not collect on any negative balances over the last couple months. Please note that we would like to clear those up at registration in August. If you would like to pay your balance before then, please mail or drop off a check, or login to Skyward Family Access. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please let us know. Thank you!

FREE LUNCHES

A big shout out to Mrs. Heil and all the ladies who made the free lunches possible during our virtual learning. They were out there rain or shine (even snow!) handing out those brown bags! We heard from many parents how much they appreciated this. It took one thing of their plate during this stressful time. Thank you to all that involved!

Summer Food Service:

We are planning to continue to provide lunch for local children weekdays over the summer through August 31, 2020. We are averaging about 200 meals per day which has been wonderful for families and the employment of two staff members.



"JUMP START" SUMMER SCHOOL

SAVE THE DATES - Lake Country’s “Jump Start” Summer School, August 17 - 21:

Lake Country School teachers will conduct a Jump Start Summer School program the week of August 17 - 21. Your child will participate in assessment of learning activities as well as core and special area activities and instruction. We strongly recommend EVERY Lake Country School student attend the Lake Country Summer School Jump Start, August 17-21. Please note that details of this plan are dependent upon Covid-19 guidelines. Watch for future communications.

MUSICAL

We are usually excited to announce the Fall musical at the end of the year. We do have one in mind, but we will not be announcing yet as we do not know what next year will look like at this time. Sadly the decision to even do a musical is to be determined pending the COVID-19 outcome. Stay tuned!

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP


Winner of the LCS Academic Scholarship


Arden Cummings-Brown


CONGRATULATIONS!

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

We want to send well wishes to a very dedicated group who have decided to retire or move on this summer.


Sharon Helbing has taught many subjects and ended her career in 5th grade. We hope after 36 years she can enjoy her post education endeavors. We will miss her math delivery to students.


DiAnne Pasholk has taught at LCS for 21 years. She has been a classroom teacher and Special Education Director/teacher. We will miss her ability to work with all staff members and students.


John Schell taught at LCS for 19 years and prior to being here taught in Saudi Arabia and ULS. We will miss John’s ability to put real life into the classroom.


Beth Rowedder taught at LCS for 11 years and was once the PTO President. We will miss Beth’s wondrous way of connecting with all children.


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