Longleaf School of the Arts
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Congratulations Longleaf School of the Arts! It's time to VOTE!
We're thrilled to share that Longleaf School of the Arts has secured a well-deserved spot in the prestigious top five finalists in the education category for the best high school! This esteemed recognition was unveiled on October 16.
But here's the catch: Voting is set to close on November 19, so your voice truly matters. Mark your calendars for the grand reveal of the winners in January 2024.
Here's your opportunity to show your support and pride for Longleaf School of the Arts by casting your vote for us NOW! Visit the official voting page at this link: https://www.wral.com/story/2023-wral-voters-choice-awards/21012287/#/gallery?group=457251
In addition, we have more great news to share! Mrs. Williams, our dedicated school administrator, has also earned a well-deserved spot in the top five for the best school administrator category. We kindly ask you to consider voting for her as well using the same link.
Your participation will make a significant difference, and we appreciate your ongoing support. Let's aim for victory together! 🏆
LSA Performing Arts (LSAPA) Newsletter!
You're Invited to Our Spooktacular Halloween Costume Contest and Food Truck Rodeo!
Date: Tuesday, October 31st Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
We extend a warm welcome to all LSA families to join us for this year's spooktacular event!
Costume Contest Rules:
We kindly request that all participants adhere to the LSA Dress Code, ensuring a fun yet respectful environment.
Please be mindful that no weapons, whether real or fake, should be brought to the event.
To maintain a safe and friendly atmosphere, we kindly ask that no face coverings be worn during the event.
We look forward to celebrating Halloween together in a memorable and enjoyable fashion! 🎃👻
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PreACT, PSAT, and Community Service Day
On October 26th, there will be standardized testing for 10th and 11th grade students at Longleaf School. All 10th graders are required to attend school on this day. Additionally, 11th grade students who have signed up for the test should also come to school. For 9th and 12th grade students (excluding 11th graders not taking the PSAT), this day will serve as a community service opportunity. After the testing is complete, students will be allowed to leave. Please note that during the testing period, students will not be permitted to use their cell phones or electronic devices.
Regarding the PreACT, the estimated time for the standard administration session is 3 hours and 10 minutes, with additional time for students with accommodations. Parents and students can find more information about the PreACT test at https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/preact.html. Students are encouraged to bring their own calculators if they have them, and approved calculator guidelines can be found on the ACT website: https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/ACT-calculator-policy.pdf.
As for the PSAT, the estimated time for this test is 2 hours and 14 minutes, including one break. Students with accommodations may have extended testing times. The PSAT/NMSQT is valuable for identifying the skills and knowledge needed for the SAT exam and for identifying candidates for the National Merit Scholarship. Notably, this year's PSAT/NMSQT will be administered online, and the necessary software will be uploaded to LSA Chromebooks. Students using their own computers will use LSA's Chromebooks for testing.
To prepare for the PSAT, students can find resources and practice tests on the official PSAT website. Additionally, there are guidelines on what to bring (and what not to bring) to the PSAT, including information on calculator use.
For any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Morris at email@example.com.
To be marked present for the day, students MUST have one of the forms completed!
Parent/Guardian Access to PowerSchool
2023-2024 Student Fees
Student Fees should be paid at https://student-fees23-24.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.
A Note on Attendance
School attendance will always be of significant priority here at Longleaf School of the Arts. Not only is school attendance mandated by law, but we pride ourselves on being able to help our students prepare for college and the outside world through our 16-day force failure policy, which states that "in order for a student to receive credit for a class at Longleaf School of the Arts, the student must not be marked absent for more than sixteen (16) days per year." Please be aware that the school will send home letters for all documented absences, whether excused or otherwise noted. While we understand that circumstances beyond our control occur, we ask that you provide documentation to support any absences your student may have throughout the school year. All absences can be reported on the school website through the following link: REPORT AN ABSENCE. If you have any questions about attendance or the forced failure policy, please contact Mrs. Victoria Jones, LSA's school social worker.