Morris Memo

August 9, 2021 LWE Newsletter

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Principal's Letter

Dear Lake Windward Families,


I hope you had a fun, relaxing summer! It went by quickly for my family and me! We did enjoy some downtime together and some later wake ups while on vacation! :)


It was so wonderful to get to see our students back at LWE today! I am super proud of how our students came in this morning and acclimated so nicely to their new classrooms. As I peeked in classrooms, I could see their eyes smiling.


Thank you for your patience this week as students get familiar with our arrival and dismissal routines. It would be super helpful if you could help your child learn his/her carpool or bus number/animal. The amount of time it takes for us to complete arrival and dismissal should lessen considerably as the weeks go on.


In the spring, we worked with an education consultant to rewrite our school's mission and vision statements. The consultant met with focus groups of students, staff and parents to get input. A writing team then met with the consultant to find similarities and patterns in our stakeholder focus group feedback. After reviewing all feedback and participating in multiple protocols to review the data, the team arrived at a new mission and vision statement which reflected the input of stakeholders. Check them out below! (Our school's mantra "Learn, Grow, Lead & Show" will remain the same.)


I look forward to a great year of learning and growing! Thank you for your continued support. Please be sure to see all the information included below in this week's newsletter.



Warm regards,


Julie Morris

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Fulton County Code of Conduct

Please access the Fulton County Code of Conduct at https://www.fultonschools.org/studentdiscipline .


Once you have read the electronic version and have reviewed the contents with your student(s), please take a moment to complete the Acknowledgement of Receipt Form by using the provided link below. All parents and students (over 10 years old) MUST sign this form found within your INFINTE CAMPUS PARENT/STUDENT PORTAL ACCOUNT.


We need each family to acknowledge receipt of this document at https://www3.fultonschools.org/codeconduct and are asking for you to complete this by Tuesday, September 1st.

"First Day Packet" Paperwork is Now Online

In the past, we have sent home "First Day Packets" with paperwork for parents to fill out and review. This process in now done online. Please see the links (and attachments) below to access the information.

1. Campus Parent Portal Link: https://www.fultonschools.org/infinitecampus

2. My Payment Plus Flyer Flyer Link: https://nutrition.fultonschools.org/MyPaymentsPlusFaq

3. School of Nutrition Link: https://nutrition.fultonschools.org/

4. Here Comes the Bus Link: https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/7389

Updated Attendance Policy

For students in Fulton County Schools (FCS) to learn and achieve to their fullest potential, it is critical they attend school and are engaged in the learning process. Student absences, whether excused or unexcused, impact a child’s ability to succeed in school.

FCS has implemented a new attendance notification process. Parents/guardians will be notified more often on absences, regardless of whether a student is excused or unexcused. Families will be notified of student absences via daily robocalls. Students who accumulate multiple absences will receive letters to notify them of missed learning time, and staff will follow up with supportive strategies for families and students.

Elementary School students’ attendance is taken within the first hour of the instructional day to record who is physically present. Students must be present for half of the instructional day to be marked present for the day. Middle and High School students’ attendance is taken each period. Students must be present for 50% or more of the day to be marked present.

We understand that students get sick, have family emergencies, and things do come up. If a parent needs to excuse a student from attendance, notify the child’s school as soon as possible. The following must be included in a written note or email sent to Lake Windward ES:

  • Student Name

  • Student FCS ID Number (lunch number)

  • Parent/Guardian Name

  • Parent/Guardian Email & Phone Number

  • Reason for Excuse

Parents/guardians can monitor their child’s attendance using Infinite Campus. More detailed information about our attendance policy can be found here. We look forward to seeing your student in school every day to ensure a successful school year.

Learning & Growing at LWE!

Important Dates To Note

Virtual Curriculum Nights 6:00-7:00 pm (will be online using MS Teams)-


August 25th- 1st, 3rd, 5th & Self-contained special education

August 26th- Kindergarten, 2nd & 4th grades

September 6th- Labor Day Holiday (no school)

Carpool Reminders

Please wait in line when dropping your child off or picking them up. Passing cars in the carpool line is not permitted due to safety reasons. Please partner with us in our attempt to keep all of our children and staff safe. Saving an extra minute or two is not worth the risk!
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Health & Safety Precautions

Please see the health and safety precautions in the attached document that we are implementing at this time.

Links to Save

LWE Parent University:

https://lweuniversity.weebly.com/


Classlink for students:

https://launchpad.classlink.com/fcs