East Leyden Parent Bulletin
March 5, 2021
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A Message from Dr. Manola
Good afternoon, and happy Friday! We hope everyone is having a great week and that you are looking forward to the weekend. It’s incredible to think that we have made it to March and that next week wraps up Quarter 3; somehow, it feels like each week goes faster than the last! The sunshine and warmer weather certainly help, though, and they call for more sunshine and ’50s this weekend!
As we head into the final week of Quarter 3, we wanted to send a reminder that as of next Friday, March 12, all grades for the three classes your student(s) is currently enrolled in will be FINAL for the semester. They will then begin three new courses on Monday, March 15. We truly appreciate your partnership and want to continue to ask you to check in with your student, make sure they are staying on top of their classes and work, and if you need anything at all, please reach out to us anytime!
Looking ahead, Quarter 4 - the final quarter of this school year - is upon us. For some, that is an exciting change as we head out of a long Winter and into a much-needed Spring. For others, it marks the start of the final stretch at Leyden High School. No matter what the next nine weeks mean for you, we know that we are in this together more than anything. As we always strive to do, making sure your student is connected and feels supported is our number one priority. We value your partnership and want to make sure everyone is as successful as possible. Please let us know how we can help anytime.
With that, have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend. Be sure to take some time for you and your family over the next few days. Keep doing the great work you’re doing!
Schedule for the week
LEYDEN CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9, which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.
Here is a link to learn more about it and find resources to support your teaching/learning:
Special thank you and shout out to our Librarians Ms. Caneva & Ms. Asmus, for once again providing such fantastic information and research this month to support our celebration of Women’s History Month!
QUARTER 4 LEARNING LOCATION CHANGE OPTIONS
Earlier this week, all of our parents/guardians received communication regarding your students’ learning location for Quarter 4, which begins on Monday, March 15. A student’s Learning Location indicates whether they are attending school in person or fully remote. As we prepare for Quarter 4, we would like to offer once again the opportunity for parents/guardians to change the Learning Location for their students.
The communication you received via email on Tuesday, March 2, indicates your students’ current Learning Location is (either fully remote or in-person two days per week). New for Quarter 4, your student may have the option to attend classes on campus all four days during the week. Please note, this may be limited and is based on capacity restrictions.
Only those parents/guardians who would like to change their student’s status must complete the form. If you do not submit this form, your student’s current Learning Location will not change. If you would like to make a change to your students’ current Learning Location for Quarter 4, please complete the following form by the end of the day TODAY, Friday, March 5 (please note, if you already completed this, you do not have to fill it out again.
LEYDEN LANYARDS & ID'S
We want to send a huge thank you to all of our families attending in-person learning to support our new process of wearing Leyden lanyards and ID. It's imperative given that everyone is wearing masks, but certainly, an important practice as we always focus on student and staff safety. We appreciate your support and helping in making this happen!
As a reminder - for anyone attending classes on campus, lanyards and IDs are required and should be worn around students' necks at all times. If a student is on campus and has not yet received their lanyard and ID, please have them stop by the Dean's Office, and we will make sure they receive one.
REGISTRATION FOR SPRING & SUMMER SPORTS IS NOW OPEN!
Attention all Junior Students and Families!
Now is the time to jumpstart your postsecondary planning! The Junior Jumpstart program provides a way for students to explore all postsecondary options available to them upon graduation from Leyden. This year, Junior Jumpstart has been transformed into a website/resource full of information regarding 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, the trades, the military, financial aid, and much more. Please take some time to watch the videos, browse the resources, and use this as a reference throughout your post-secondary planning.
East Leyden Junior Jumpstart: CLICK HERE
The Student Services team has been providing programming related to your child's future planning throughout this school year to the extent that has been possible. Beginning next week and through quarter 4, counselors will schedule individual and small group meetings with each junior student on their caseload. The purpose of the junior meeting is to provide information, resources, and next steps that will assist your child is beginning to develop their plan for after high school. Please encourage your child to look for and prioritize this important meeting. Thank you for your assistance!
Big Future Days
CollegeBoard is launching its inaugural Big Future Days, a regional series of virtual college fairs designed to help students connect directly with colleges and attend sessions to learn critical information that will help students navigate college admissions during this uncertain time.Click here for more information.
Virtual Residency Verification
Follow this link for online Residency Verification forms and instructions.
Free Virtual Tutoring
Free virtual tutoring is available for Leyden students. Follow this link for more information.
Cap & Gown
Follow this link to place your cap & gown order.
We are accepting selfies for the 2021 yearbook. Please see our website for more information.
Do you need a quiet and safe place to study? Sign up for Open campus here!
Summer School 2021
To view information about Summer School 2021 & Behind-The-Wheel please click here
Registration Office: 847.451.3025
Dean's Office: 847.451.3032
Bilingual Office: 847.451.3063
Tech Support: 847.451.5591 or
Hot Spot Request or Email Update: 847.451.3025