LHS Weekly Update #11

October 9, 2020

Quarter ends Oct. 16

Next week is the LAST week of quarter 1 with final exams on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16. Students WILL have scheduled classes on Wednesday, October 14th to give them one more opportunity to review material with their teachers.


Grades

At the secondary school level course grades will be reported with the standard letter scale.

The exception may be if your student has received an NG. The NG or “No Grade” indicates that there is no data to support issuing a letter grade for the course. NG grades do not earn credit or count in GPA calculation. If the course is required for graduation, that means your student will have to re-take the course to meet the requirement.

October 16 is the end of quarter 1. At this time, high school students in the Blended/In-Person schedule will earn semester credit for their three courses.


Full time eLearning students are taking 6 classes on a semester schedule, so will receive quarter grades but continue and finish their courses on December 18.


Schoolboard Decision on In-Person School

At the October 6 meeting, the board of education voted to begin in-person school in a 50% cohort model at all our high schools when we are in the Yellow Operational Zone. We are currently in the red zone and will continue to operate under our remote schedule. You can view the current Operational Risk Zone and the Average Case Rate Matrix on the district website.


There is a wealth of information in Dr. Gaborik's Oct. 8th newsletter and I encourage you to take some time to read through it. I will be working through all the details on what the 50% model will look like at Lathrop and will share that information when we get closer to a yellow risk zone. Feel free to email or call me with any questions.


Eligibility Guidelines


The schoolboard voted on and passed these eligibility guidelines for students participating in school activities remainder of this school year.


General

GPA requirements have been waived for the 2020-2021 academic year; however, the following guidelines around grades and credits earned for students participating in high school activities have been modified as follows:

  • Students are not eligible for travel if they have an F, INC, and/or NG in any class.

  • Principals have the ability to submit an eligibility waiver to ASAA if they wish to deem a player eligible due to the complexities of this school year.


9th-11th Grade
  • All freshman, sophomore and junior students must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 semester units of credit or the equivalent to be eligible. (August - December and January - May)

  • Students must pass at least 5 semester units of credit or the equivalent during the semester. An INC or NG does not count as a passing grade.

  • No more than one F, INC or NG as a final quarter or semester grade.

  • Students may regain eligibility for the second semester by having at least two passing grades at the 3rd quarter eligibility check.


Seniors

  • Seniors who are on track to graduate must take at least 4 semester units of credit or the equivalent to be eligible. Other seniors must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 semester units of credit or the equivalent to be eligible. (August - December and January - May)

  • Seniors on track to graduate must pass at least 4 semester units of credit to be eligible. An INC or NG does not count as a passing grade.

  • No more than one F, INC or NG as a quarter or semester final grade.
  • Students may regain eligibility for the second semester by having at least two passing grades at the 3rd quarter eligibility check.


Feel free to reach out to me or to our Activity Coordinator, Steve Zanazzo, with any questions on eligibility.


Carly Sween

Principal

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Class of 2021

Lathrop Seniors - it's time to start ordering items for graduation! Caps and gowns, announcements, etc...

Order through Herff Jones!


Also, Mr. Schneider is looking for some school spirited juniors and seniors who are committed to the job of completing the 81st edition of the yearbook. Contact brian.schneider@k12northstar.org for more information.

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The GREAT Lathrop Textbook Swap

With one quarter-mester ending (Oct. 16) and another beginning (Oct. 19), some students will have to swap out textbooks.


This only affects students who are finishing or starting the following courses:

Anatomy & Physiology

AP Economics

Economics

Psychology

US Government & Civics


To see quarter 2 classes at this time, you will need to use the Powerschool App. You can also email your school counselor for this information. Note that many classes are "yearlong" so will continue into quarter 2.


Lathrop HS has scheduled 4 days to safely complete this textbook swap:

Wednesday October 14th - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Thursday October 15 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Friday October 16 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Monday October 19 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm


We set up a “Calendly Invite” in order to best meet the CDC Guidelines and safety protocols regarding COVID-19. A reminder that anyone entering the school must wear a facial mask (unless 2 or younger).

Students will be entering the school through the Front Office doors (by the big purple LHS letters) and check in with the front desk.


If you need to SWAP a textbook or pickup any supplies, click on the link below to schedule a day and time.


The Second Semester begins on October 20th.

https://calendly.com/f368604/textbook-drop-off-pickup?month=2020-10

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Info on Breakfast and Lunch Options: Available 9-1 M-F

Click here for information on school meals.

Spectators Attending Lathrop Activities: Covid 19 Protocols

Current Risk Level = HIGH


OUTDOOR ACTIVITiES:

  • Limited capacity to allow for six feet of social distancing - students will work with their coaches to identify family members listed to attend events.
  • A mask that covers a spectator's nose and mouth at all times is required.
  • If you are not wearing a mask you will not be allowed to enter. If you do not wear or remove your mask while attending the activity you will be asked to leave the activity.

  • If you have a medical condition that limits your ability to wear a mask you will need to provide documentation from your medical provider and submit that to Lori Schneider, FNSBSD nursing coordinator.

  • While attending the activity, spectators must remain socially distant (6 feet) from people outside of their family groups.


INDOOR ACTIVITIES:

  • At the High Risk Level, no spectators are allowed for indoor events


ALL ACTIVITIES:

  • For all activities, both indoor and outdoor, all spectators must wear masks covering nose and mouth at all times while at the activity.
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