Lake Fenton High School

April 2021 - Building Updates

LFHS UPDATES

Hello Lake Fenton Families,

I am amazed that we are at the brink of Spring Break and our second semester is at its halfway mark. We have gone through full shutdowns, schedule changes and a myriad of athletic and academic pauses throughout this school year. To say my first year as principal has been a rollercoaster is an understatement!

But - I was also privileged to watch our fall and winter athletes dominate in their fields including football, cheer, basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, swim, cross country, soccer and more to come. I was privileged to watch our academic scholars take top prizes in the Genesee County Spelling bee, academic scholarships, robotics and Student of the Month recognition. I was privileged to sit in on choir and band classes and view talented art and digital content from our students' efforts. I have watched teachers tackle brand new technology and different platforms of hybrid learning - while making them powerful and engaging. I am humbled and amazed to be a part of this Lake Fenton Family.

We started the year 2021 feeling hopeful and I truly believe we are ready to tackle the task of filling our spring months with even more learning and leading across Lake Fenton High School. I hope you will join me in finishing STRONG Blue Devils!

Please take the time to read through this important newsletter detailing upcoming activities and opportunities available to your child. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (810)591-9591.

Have a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break filled with sunshine and fresh air and we will see you all right back here on Monday, April 5th.

Proud Principal,


Kate VanHouten Ed. S

High School Principal

Lake Fenton Community Schools

UPCOMING EVENTS/IMPORTANT DATES

  • March 26-April 2 Spring Break
  • April 5 Classes Resume
  • April 5 Antigen Testing Available to all LFHS Students and Athletes 2:00PM
  • April 6 - Scholarship packets due for all Seniors
  • April 9 No Classes - Teacher Professional Development
  • April 12 LFHS Midyear Progress Reports
  • April 13-14 LFHS State Testing
  • April 13 PSAT 10 Sophomores and SAT Juniors
  • April 14 PSAT 9 Freshman and Workkeys/MME Juniors
  • April 15 Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
  • April 16 Yearbook Sales End

COVID-19 ANTIGEN TESTING FOR STUDENTS

Lake Fenton High School is offering Rapid Antigen Testing for COVID-19 to any student who would like to participate starting on Monday, April 5th, 2021. This is required for all Spring Athletes and any Winter Athletes still competing, but optional for all students at Lake Fenton High School. Please follow the below instructions to participate in our first Rapid Testing session. Athletes will be tested weekly throughout their sport’s season and all other high school students will have testing available at school each Monday and Tuesday at 8:15AM in the front office high school conference room.

Athletes

All Spring Athletes are required to participate in Antigen Rapid Testing in order to participate in sports and should follow these procedures:

  • Encouraged to stay remote for the school day on Monday, April 5, 2021

  • Complete the Antigen Testing Consent Form (in link) with parent/guardian signature. Please include Student ID number on bottom of form

  • Complete the MI Safer Conduct Consent Form (in link) with parent/guardian signature (athletes only)

  • Complete the Antigen Testing Result Form (in link) upon arrival at LFHS

  • Arrive at LFHS gymnasium on Monday, April 5, 2021 for Antigen Testing following these timelines:

    • 2:15PM Track

    • 2:45PM Baseball/Softball

    • 3:00PM Lacrosse

    • 3:15PM Girls Soccer

    • 3:30PM Golf

  • Student will be self-collecting following these procedures:

    • Sanitized hands

    • Open Swab Kit

    • Insert swab into each nostril and rotate five times

    • Hand swab test to testing personnel

    • Wait in the designated location for 15 minutes to receive results

  • If a test is positive students will be required to quarantine and should acquire further testing

Nonathletes

Any other high school student age 13 and older that would like to participate in Antigen Rapid Testing should follow these procedures:


  • Encouraged to stay remote for the school day on Monday, April 5, 2021

  • Complete the Antigen Testing Consent Form (in link) with parent/guardian signature. Please include Student ID number on bottom of form

  • Complete the Antigen Testing Result Form (in link) upon arrival at LFHS

  • Arrive at LFHS Media Center at 2:00PM Monday, April 5, 2021 for Antigen Testing

  • Student will be self-collecting following these procedures:

    • Sanitized hands

    • Open Swab Kit

    • Insert swab into each nostril and rotate five times

    • Hand swab test to testing personnel

    • Wait in the designated location for 15 minutes to receive results

  • If a test is positive students will be required to quarantine and should acquire further testing

LFHS SECOND SEMESTER UPDATES - WHAT I NEED TO KNOW

April is our month of state testing across the district. I will be sending out a state testing newsletter the week after spring break to update families on our state testing protocols, but it is important to prepare now for the days of state testing for ALL our students here at LFHS.


  • Sophomores and Juniors will be required to attend testing IN PERSON on Tuesday, April 13th no matter what educational platform they typically follow. ALL students will be guaranteed six foot social distancing on that day in testing rooms.


  • Freshman and Juniors will be required to attend testing IN PERSON on Wednesday, April 14th no matter what educational platform they typically follow. ALL students will be guaranteed six foot social distancing on that day in testing rooms.

  • Seniors will not be required to attend testing on either days but will be working on volunteer hours, job shadowing or placement testing opportunities extended to them.

Spring testing can be a stressful week for students and we want to provide as much information to prepare in advance for all our families so that we can have a successful experience. We will post room assignments for testing on our main office windows as students enter the building and additional details in the weeks ahead.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES AT LFHS - EXAMS AND GRADE WEIGHTING

In an effort to encourage more students to take advanced placement classes at LFHS, as well as reward them for those risks, our District Curriculum Council approved the weighting of all AP courses offered starting wtih the Class of 2023. It is important to note that our current 11 and 12 graders are not eligible for weighted grades.

We traditionally offer AP US history, AP Calculus, AP Language, AP Literature, AP Studio Art and will offer AP Biology next year. We plan to add AP Chemistry soon so that we have many rigorous course offerings across subjects for Lake Fenton students.


The scale would be as follows:

  • A=5.0 (traditionally 4.0)
  • B=4.0 (traditionally 3.0)
  • C=3.0 (traditionally 2.0)
  • D=2.0 (traditionally 1.0)
  • E=0.0 (traditionally 0.0)


Our AP exams will begin in May and June of 2021. Please see the attached flyer detailing our AP exam requirements and deadlines if your child is currently enrolled in any of our AP courses offered this year.

IMPORTANT SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PARENT SURVEY

Dear Parents/Guardians of Lake Fenton High School,

Please see the link below for an IMPORTANT “Climate and Culture” parent survey for Lake Fenton High School. The purpose of this survey is to provide feedback about your child’s school.

https://forms.gle/U9wSkJ5qqFPUtE8cA

We are constantly working to improve and your input is crucial. The survey will be open today through this Friday at 5PM. If you have students in multiple buildings, you will receive multiple requests. PLEASE answer one per building.

Thank you for your participation in this annual survey as we work to evaluate and improve our current practices!

Sincerely,

Kate VanHouten Ed. S

High School Principal

Lake Fenton Community Schools

810-591-9591

Learning For Continuous Success

NONREMOTE DAYS ATTENDANCE

Please make sure you are sending your child to school if they are blended or attending four days a week. We are keeping track of all attendance including marking students as "Non-Remote Day" on days they do not attend. If students habitually miss school on their programmed days, we will notify families and may even move them to fully remote. Please be sure your child is attending school whether they are in person or remote -- attendance is important in finishing strong!

IMPORTANT HEALTH PROTOCOLS

In order for our second semester to be successful, it is important that you continue to monitor your child's health using the attached health screener each morning. If your child shows or develops any of the symptoms listed, please keep them home and allow them to attend classes remotely. Contact your child's physician if you suspect your child is symptomatic or has been exposed to COVID-19. Additionally, please notify our office of any changes in your child's health by calling (810)591-9591.

If your child has ANY ONE of these symptoms they should not attend in person:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • New loss of taste or smell

If your child has any TWO of these symptoms they should not attend in person:

  • Chills/sweating
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • New onset of severe headache
  • Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • Congestion or runny nose
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Lake Fenton District Beliefs

We believe all students and staff work and learn best in a Positive school environment.

We believe all students and staff are responsible for creating a Respectful school environment.
We believe all students and staff thrive when demonstrating Independent thinking.
We believe all students and staff benefit from trustworthy and Dependable relationships.

We believe all students and staff are successful when actively Engaged in learning.

Lake Fenton Mission

Learning For Continuous Success (L.F.C.S.)

Lake Fenton District Vision

Lake Fenton Community Schools through shared leadership, will educate all students to achieve their highest potential in a positive, safe and student-centered environment.

About Us


Kate VanHouten Ed. S

High School Principal

Lake Fenton Community Schools

810-591-9591

Learning For Continuous Success