Lithia Lion News

Volume 1, Issue 2

Welcome Back

The time is almost here to begin the 2020-2021 School Year! Even before it begins, we already know that it will be a year like no other to say the least! We trust that your family was able to take the opportunity these last few months to spend quality time together and have remained healthy and safe!


We are beyond excited to welcome students and families back to the Lion's Den, albeit virtually, and know there are many questions and concerns. This newsletter certainly may not address them all, so please feel free to reach out anytime.


We look forward to continuing to make Lithia Springs High School the best place to Educate, Motivate, and Elevate!

Virtual Orientation

On August 10, 2020, we will have a virtual back to school orientation! Virtual presentations will be available via the school website and in some cases Google meet. We will start with greetings from the administrative team and other important information. Students will be able to virtually visit each one of their scheduled classes via the school website with each teacher introducing themselves, providing a quick tour of their classroom, and going over expectations, policies, and other relevant information.


If you can not make it to our Virtual Orientation, no worries. The information will remain on our website for you to view at your convenience.

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Upcoming Dates

Friday, August 7th

Class Schedules Available


  • Class schedules will be available in Parent Portal by 4:00 PM. Schedule change forms will be available on the website. Please read the criteria to request a change.


Monday, August 10th - Wednesday August 12th

Chromebook Distribution (see above flyer)


  • Distribute devices to students who need and want them. Technology fee of $25.


Monday, August 10th, 9:00-11:00

Virtual Orientation


  • Virtual "Orientation" presentations will be available. We will start with greetings from the administrative team and other important information. Students will be able to visit each one of their scheduled classes with each teacher introducing themselves, providing a quick tour of their classroom, and going over expectations, policies, and other relevant information.


Monday, August 17th

First Day of School


  • Please see the attached Digital Learning Schedule for daily class times and virtual office hours for teachers to provide additional support.
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Supply List

Headphones/earbuds

Hand sanitizer

Mask

Paper

Pens/Pencils

(Teachers may have additional items once face-to-face classes resume)

Cafe News and Information

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Schedules and Parent Portal

ACT/SAT Waiver

Parents of and Seniors,


I have received several phone calls/emails regarding the plan for students to receive SAT/ACT fee waivers to pay for the cost of testing. As you may be aware, in the past, eligibility has been determined by whether a student participated in the free or reduced lunch program the current school year. For a period of time, if a student received free or reduced lunch last school year, their status will remain approved for the current time. While students will begin this school year digitally, it is still very important that parents go ahead and apply for the free/reduced lunch program, located on the Douglas County Board of Education Website, if the plan is for the student to participate in the program when they return to school physically. I currently have only ACT Fee Waivers (they will expire August 31, 2020), but will be receiving SAT Fee Waivers by the end of August. Please call or email me, if you would like to come to the school to pick-up an ACT Fee Waiver.


Thanks,
Lauren Fleming

lauren.fleming@dcssga.org