Longleaf School of the Arts
Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence
Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!
This Year's Theme: Renew, Reconnect, Reignite!
This school year will be filled with celebrations and it is already off to a GREAT start! Together, we have established a school community of dedicated staff, teachers, and parents who have continued to leave a legacy of success! Our first celebration is our nominations from The News and Observer for Best High School AND Best Charter School in Raleigh, NC! Please join in by voting August 1st through August 19th for Longleaf in both catagories at https://www.voteraleighsbest.com/LongleafSchooloftheArts.
RETURNING LSA STUDENTS
If you are a returning student/family, schedules will be available for viewing in Powerschool on Wednesday, August 3rd beginning at 10:00am. A separate email will be sent when schedules are live with instructions on how to request a schedule change.
Returning students may also pick up a school-loaned device (See schedule under Technology.) ID badges will be distributed on the first day of school.
Seniors will receive a separate email from Mrs. Winters about Senior Breakfast and parent parking.
NEW LSA STUDENTS
One of our most important Longleaf traditions is our New Student Boot Camp and our Peer Mentor program. Each incoming freshman is placed in a mentor group with an upperclassman mentor to guide them through their first year of high school. They will meet their mentor group and mentor during Boot Camp, and meet weekly throughout the school year.
During New Student Boot Camp, students will learn about important information for being successful in high school and at Longleaf. Students will have an opportunity to connect with mentors and other new students. It is our goal to make the first day a little more comfortable for a successful start to the new year! New students will receive their class schedule during Boot Camp. Counselors will be available from 2:00pm - 5:30pm in the Gallery for new students to discuss schedule change requests.
Incoming Longleaf Sophomores and Juniors will decide how they will participate in the mentor program. There are two options:
Some students may wish for more guidance through their first year at Longleaf. If they opt in to the full mentor program, they will receive an upperclassman mentor group and will have a full day Boot Camp experience. Students will learn about important information for being successful in high school and at Longleaf and will have an opportunity to connect with mentors and other new students, making the first day a little more comfortable. They will then meet weekly with their mentors and mentor group throughout the school year. This option may be appealing to students who have been homeschooled, who are more introverted and find it diffcult to make friends, or simply would enjoy connecting with other new students.
Other 10th and 11th grade students may not feel the need for such intensive guidance and will attend a two hour Mini-Boot Camp. This Boot Camp will still allow connection to new students and mentors and provide valuable information about how to be successful at Longleaf. Students will see some familiar faces on the first day of classes and be able to recognize some mentor faces if they are lost or seeking help. However, they will not have a mentor assigned to them throughout the year or have weekly meetings with their mentor and mentor group.
New Student Boot Camp will take place from 9:00am until 2:00pm on Friday, August 12th. Mini-Boot Camp (Option 2 selection for NEW 10th and 11th graders) will begin at 3:00pm and end at 5:00pm on Friday, August 12th.
New students will be able to pick up requested loaner devices during Boot Camp.*
Daily Bell Schedule and Instruction
2022-2023 A/B/C Schedule Calendar
School Picture Days
- Seniors will take their pictures on August 10, 2022. (See Mrs. Winters' email to Seniors and Senior Parents for further Senior Class and picture information.)
- All underclassmen will take their pictures on September 8, 2022.
- Picture Make-up Day will be November 3, 2022.
All families received a technology survey to indicate whether or not a device is needed to be loaned from the school for the school year.
All loaned devices will be available for pick up on the following dates/times:
Monday, August 8th - 9:00am until 3:00pm
Tuesday, August 9th - 12:00pm until 5:30pm
Thursday, August 11th - 1:00pm until 5:30pm
Friday, August 12th - 9:00am until 5:00pm (9th Graders, NEW 10th Graders and NEW 11th Graders - ONLY)
Seniors may pick up their loaned device after their scheduled senior picture time on Wednesday, August 10th.
If you are not borrowing a device, please bring your personal device to Boot Camp to use during the technology information session.
If you have not completed the survey https://forms.gle/LsHbHDgJzYu97RNr7 , please be prepared to wait to receive a device. Students will not be able to pick up their device if the $50.00 loaner fee is not paid. Please bring the receipt of the payment for the device (Pay here: https://lsa-student-fees.cheddarup.com.)
2022-2023 Student Fees
Student Fees should be paid at https://lsa-student-fees.cheddarup.com. Please see the website for forms and more information.
**Only Juniors and Seniors are permitted to go off campus for lunch and have a student parking permit.
2022-2023 Free-Reduced Lunch Application
Longleaf School of the Arts (LSA) is required by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to report bulk household income data. This household income information data is also used to qualify Longleaf School of the Arts for substantial discounts on our telephone, internet and internal connections used to build and maintain our computer networks through the federal E-Rate Program.
LSA Community Teams - Member Survey
We will have AMAZING parent/guardians who will lead small LSA community groups. The purpose of the community groups is for all of our families to have access to a parent/guardian who will meet regularly with Mrs. Williams, the Head of School. We would like to maintain our intimate culture of inclusion for all families interested in joining a group.
Important Flyers, Forms, and Information
Letter from Nurse Herbst
Welcome to School Year 2022-2023! I hope everyone had a good summer.
My name is Diane Herbst, and I am the school nurse at Longleaf School of the Arts. My office is located near Student Services. My main priority is to ensure the overall health needs of students and staff are met at the school.
On the first day of school, your student will be bringing home a bright pink Health History/Emergency Medical Form. I ask that you please take the time to fill this out and send it back with your student as soon as possible. They can turn it in to the main office, their Advisory teacher, or to me. This information will be kept confidential within the school and is used to support the safety and well-being of each student.
If your student has a chronic medical problem and requires medication or treatment while at school, I will be writing a health care plan and/or an emergency action plan for them. This will give the faculty and staff guidelines to help facilitate the medical needs of your student while attending school.
I am currently reviewing immunization records on each student. If your student is new to Longleaf or has an updated immunization record since they started at Longleaf, please obtain a copy to bring to me at school or email it at email@example.com. Students are required to be up to date on their immunizations within 30 days of the first day of school. The deadline is September 15, 2022. If not up to date, they will be excluded from school. As a reminder, all students entering the 12th grade, or by 17 years of age, are now required to have a second dose of the meningococcal vaccine. I need the entire record and not just the page that lists the individual immunization series as being complete. On the first day of school, I will be sending notices home with the students who are not up to date on their immunizations and students whom I have not received complete immunization records.
If your student requires medication to be administered at school, please remember that a physician’s order must be on file. The form for this is the Request for Medication Administration in School. The medication form/physician’s order must be renewed each year. We cannot accept a medication form/physician’s order from previous years. All medication must be brought to the school by a parent or guardian in a labeled pharmacy container, including back-up EpiPens and inhalers. (Students with severe allergies and/or asthma are authorized to self-carry their EpiPen and/or inhaler. In addition to the physician’s order we need a Self-Carry form filled out and signed by parent and student). Controlled-substance medications must also be counted with the nurse when you sign it in. If this is a new medication, the first dose cannot be administered at school. This dose must be administered at home due to any potential side effects a student could experience when starting a new medication. Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone if you have any questions. I would also like to remind you that over-the-counter medication is not allowed to be carried by students at school. If your student requires this medication, they will have to have a medication order on file. While your child’s health is my responsibility while here at school, NC law does not allow me to administer ANY medication without an order from a licensed healthcare provider.
At Longleaf, we take health and safety seriously. We will do our best to keep infectious illnesses out of our school. COVID-19 is still in great abundance, and flu season will be upon us. Vaccination is one of the best ways to make sure your student doesn’t contract, or become seriously ill from COVID-19 or influenza. Masking is no longer mandatory at this time but has been found to be effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We highly recommend masking, but it is not required. To see the COVID-19 guidelines we will be following this school year, please see our website. If your student has any of the following symptoms of illness please do not send them to school: rash, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
If there is anything that I can do to help with the health needs of your student, please let me know. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to a safe and healthy year!
Diane Herbst, RN
School Nurse, Longleaf School of the Arts
firstname.lastname@example.org 919-896-8164 Ext 1032
Interested in carpooling to LSA with other families?
Complete this Google Form to share your interest with others at LSA:
Contact information and a map of carpooling families will be shared with survey respondents throughout the summer and early fall.
For questions, contact Kelley McLaughlin:
Kelley McLaughlin (She / Her)
LSA Parent Volunteer for Carpool
From Longleaf of the Arts Staff
We commit to you that you will always receive our best effort to support our students and families to the fullest. Thank you for your patience as we finalize planning and preparations! We are looking forward to opening our school doors for the start of a new year at 7:45am on Wednesday, August 17, 2022!