News From The Nest

LHS Parent Newsletter - SY 20-21 - Issue 22 - 05/24/21

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This is a message regarding COVID-19 vaccination clinics being offered by the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health.

Consent required for vaccination
If you wish for your student to participate in the clinic, the consent form and pre-vaccination checklist must be filled out and the original hard copy returned to our front office as soon as possible. The consent form and pre-vaccination checklist has been attached to this message (VDH COVID-19 vaccine consent and screening checklist.pdf) for your convenience. If you are not able to print the form at home, please stop by our front office for a copy. Both Option 1 and Option 2 students enrolled at this school may participate in this clinic. Students must be 12+years of age to receive the vaccine.

Clinic schedule
These clinics will be open during the regular school day and staffed by health professionals from the VBDPH with assistance from VBCPS school nurses. The goal is to enable all interested students the ease of access to vaccination. The vaccination is not required, and there is no cost to you.

The schedule for the clinic at Landstown High School is:

First dose
Tuesday, May 25

Second dose
Tuesday, June 15

You must register and make appointments for your child’s vaccinations.

Registration process
Both Option 1 and Option 2 students enrolled at this school may register for the clinic. Please click on the dose-specific links below, which will take you through the process of registering your child and selecting a time for both doses of vaccination.

First dose
Tuesday, May 25
https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/5614629039

Second dose
Tuesday, June 15
https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/9259901633

If your child requires school bus transportation, please schedule the vaccination for no later than 1:20 p.m. to ensure that your child can catch the bus. The 1:30-2:30 p.m. hour is intended to provide a vaccination opportunity for Option 2 and other students who do not need the school bus.

If you need assistance with this process or have questions, please contact the office at (757) 648-5500.

We encourage you to talk to your health care provider with any specific questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination. You may also call the Virginia Department of Health hotline, 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343), and there are translation services available at that number. The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health email is vb_health@vdh.virginia.gov.

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2021-2022 Pre-Enrollment Survey

A pre-enrollment survey is now available to all families through ParentVUE, where you will be asked whether you intend to choose in-person or virtual instruction for your child(ren) for the 2021-22 school year. A survey must be filled out for each child enrolled in VBCPS. Click here for more details and instructions.

Make Up SOLS from Term 1

If your student missed an SOL in January, he or she can test the first week of June with Term 2 testers.

SOLS are June 1st - June 4th. Below is a copy of the testing schedule.


Tuesday, June 1st

History SOLS

  • World History I
  • World History II
  • World Geography
  • VA.US History


Wednesday, June 2nd

Science SOLS

  • Earth Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry


Thursday, June 3rd

Reading SOL

  • Only for English 11 students


Friday, June 4th

Math SOLS

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II

A Message from Our Bookkeeper on Fees & Obligations

The link below will show you how to check if your student has any potential fees or obligations due to Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Any fees accumulated through the student’s enrollment with Virginia Beach Schools will be on their Fee tab in Parent Portal (PatentVUE). Please contact Amber Fisher, Bookkeeper, to clear any of these obligations off your student’s record.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T_Tq4FUHu3hKMUNuyswEbuDKqdGtgN9n/view?usp=sharing


Thank you,

Amber Fisher

Bookkeper

(757) 648-5542

Amber.Fisher@VBSchools.com

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SENIORS: Do you need some motivation to makeup your work?

Join Mrs. Siock on Monday, June 7th anytime between 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. If interested sign up on this form. Check in at the main entrance when you arrive with your charged Chromebook.

2021-2022 Leadership Workshop Staff

Applications for next year's Leadership Workshop Staff are out now and due June 1st! Facilitating this leadership training program is a great way to get involved and be a part of something bigger than yourself. Message me (Ms Brechtel) on Schoology if you have any questions.

AP Testing Schedule

Click here to access the AP Testing schedule for students. Email your student's AP teacher, Mrs. Rozier (shawniquea.rozier@vbschools.com), or Mrs. Morris (jmmorris@vbschools.com) if you have any questions.

Advanced Placement Exam Administration Dates and Details

Virginia Beach City Public Schools will administer Advanced Placement (AP) exams May 18 – 28, 2021. Click here for more details on:


  • VBCPS AP Exam Administration Dates
  • AP Exam Format Information
  • AP Exams – Digital Testing Guide Overview
  • College Board – AP Digital Exams
  • Makeup Exams/Late Testing

Senior Sale!

Staff and students, the senior class has Eagle Nation tumblers and Class of 2021 fleece blankets for sale. There are a limited number of items so come by room 226 before or after school to purchase before they run out. Class of 2021 Fleece blankets will be sold for $12 and LHS tumblers will be sold for $15. We are taking cash and checks payable to LHS.

CLASS RING INFORMATION for Class of 2021 & 2022

Class of 2021 & Class of 2022,

It's not too late to order your class ring. Simply check out this video from Eric Harvell at Jostens.

https://youtu.be/pGwMeyKB4Yc

Student Parking Permits

Applications for student parking permits are available in the main office and during lunches. There is no charge for a parking permit this school year. To receive a parking permit, students must have a completed application, proof of insurance, DMV registration, and their driver's license. Please ask your student to check the expiration dates on these documents. The school will check the requested items and then return them to the student immediately. The application will be kept on file at the school.

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2021 Virtual Partnership EXPO

Partnership EXPO will be hosted by the Office of Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E. Office) virtually as a web page. Staff, students, families and community members will have the opportunity to learn about mutually beneficial partnerships between community organizations and schools. The web page will go live May 6, and will stay live through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Each partner will have a listing that will include a video or flier, contact information, an organization description, links to partner social media and tags for the types of partner activities offered including: • Summer Jobs • Internships/Job Shadowing • Summer Camps • Community Service Opportunities • Virtual Learning Activities • Classroom Volunteers • Fundraising and Incentives • College/Career Preparation Staff are encouraged to view the resource at https://2021vbpartnershipexpo.weebly.com to learn about potential partnerships for their schools. Students will find useful information and establish contacts with potential employers, internship hosts and post graduate education organizations.

News From The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia: 1-on-1 FAFSA Assistance for Class of 2021 & 2020

Through June 30th, Class of 2021 and 2020 students can go to www.virginiacan.org/fafsa for 1-on-1 virtual FAFSA help. Schedule a meeting, and they will be connected with an access provider from Access College Foundation, ECMC’s The College Places, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP), the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), or the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC).

FAFSA completion rates are down in Virginia 7.5% from this time last year, with more drastic decreases at Title I-eligible schools (down 28%) and at schools that serve a population over 40% Black and Hispanic (down 14.5%). To address this urgent need for students and families in Virginia, Virginia College Access Network (VirginiaCAN) and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) are partnering on a statewide effort. Five college access organizations have banded together to offer one-on-one FAFSA assistance. Though the service is open to all students in the Class of 2021 and 2020, we appreciate your help in promoting this to low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students in particular. This is a first-time collaboration of these organizations meant to address disproportionate effects of the pandemic.

The Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education has operated the federally funded

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) since 1979. The EOC is part of the U.S. Department of

Education's TRIO Programs and serves low-income, potential fist generation college students.

Recently, the National Student Clearinghouse reported that the percentage of low-income

students filling out the FAFSA form has dropped 20% in the last year. This is a serious

problem for higher education and the country. The Virginia Tidewater Consortium's EOC

has served thousands of students over the years, and would like to offer our free services

to your students and parents. I have attached a flyer which I hope you can share with

your staff, students, and parents.

Our EOC Counselors can meet with students and parents face-to-face following Pandemic

Protocols or via zoom or Skype. We have offices throughout the Hampton Roads area including Virginia

Beach. All EOC services are free. The only requirement we have is that the student and parents

bring a copy of their 2021 taxes to meet the U.S. Department of Education regulations.

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ALL NIGHT GRAD

The LHS PTSA is excited to announce we have secured APEX for All Night Grad!! ANG will be held Saturday June 19 at 11:30 pm. More information will be out soon!!

APEX has:

· Go Carts

· Laser Tag

· Glow Golf

· Bowling

· Escape Rooms

· Arcade Game

We will have plenty of food and drinks, a DJ, door prizes!!

Please help spread the word!!

Tickets are $70, available on member hub!

Senior Class t-shirts are also available for $15 on member hub!!

Senior Yard signs and Activity signs are also available on member hub for $25

All can be purchase through Memberhub:

https://landstownptsa.memberhub.store/

Senior Portraits

Seniors can sign up to take their senior portrait with Prestige Lifetouch. The link to schedule an appointment is on our school website. Click Our School, then Eagle News, and scroll down until you see Class of 2021. Seniors are encouraged to have their portrait done before winter break to ensure they are in the yearbook. For questions, contact Mrs. Bell (etbell@vbschools.com) or Mrs. Thompson (hgthomps@vbschools.com)

“EAGLED UP”

Starting 15 February!! Your Senior can be “Eagled Up” with a “Eagled Up” sign and some eagles in their yard. The signs will be placed on the evening before the request date and will stay in the yard for two days. We ask that you join in on the fun and “Eagle Up” the next seniors yard. If you are unable to do so, please let us know as soon as possible. It’s important that we have good cell phone numbers, our communication will be handled via text. Have something special to say? We will text your private message to the student with a follow-up message to go check your yard ....you’ve been “Eagled Up”.

Order here:

https://landstownptsa.memberhub.store/store/items/669964

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VBCPS Scholarship Central

Scholarship Central serves as a resource for locating various scholarships for high school students.

Schoology Reminder: Setup Notifications

Setup notifications and remember to check Schoology emails daily!

Easy Reference Sheet for Students

Click here to get a quick reference sheet for your student

Tutoring Resources

Check out this one-stop shop for available tutoring resources!

Club & Class Sponsor Info

Click here for a list of club and class sponsors

VHSL Coach & Sponsor Information

Click here for a list of our coaches of VHSL sports & activities

PTSA Member Hub Site

Click here to join PTSA electronically

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