The Howl

Locust Trace News for Parents & Students

8 28 20

8 28 20 Week in Review
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Meet our new Admin. Dean!

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I wasn't able to come to orientation. How do I pay my fees?

Locust Trace fees are $16. This fee covers all classes for the 2020-2021 school year.


Make check payable to LTAC and mail to


Kimberly Collins

242 Locust Farm Road

Lexington, KY 40511


Mrs. Collins will mail you a receipt after she processes your fees.

What's up this week?

How do I access my classes and Zoom meetings?


  • All Zoom information is available in each teacher's Canvas course


Schedule for Monday & Tuesday

Monday, 8/31


  • Review of Locust Trace Basic Information and Behavior Expectations
  • Morning students, check in with your 1st period teacher at 9 am to receive this important information. You will also check in briefly with your 2nd period teacher at 10:05 am.
  • Afternoon students, check in with your 3rd period teacher at 12:30 pm to receive this important information You will also check in briefly with your 4th period teacher at 1:35 pm.


Tuesday, 9/1


  • Review of Locust Trace Basic Information, eOS and a review of our new grading policy
  • Morning students, check in with your 1st period teacher at 9 am to receive this important information. You will also check in briefly with your 2nd period teacher at 10:05 am.
  • Afternoon students, check in with your 3rd period teacher at 12:30 pm to receive this important information You will also check in briefly with your 4th period teacher at 1:35 pm.


Regular virtual schedule begins Wednesday, 9/2

How do I know what the "regular" schedule is?


  • Scroll to the end of the newsletter.....the daily schedule is outlined there. It is also attached at the end as a file in case you want to print a copy!

How do I know what classes I have at Locust Trace?

Access the IC portal. Make sure to change the school to Locust Trace.

How do I know if I have classes in the morning or afternoon?

If your schedule has classes for 1st and 2nd, then you are a morning student.


If your schedule has classes for 3rd and 4th, then you are an afternoon student.


CF is your advisory that meets on Wednesday. Morning students meet at 10:05 am and afternoon students meet at 1:35 pm.

What if there's a conflict with my home school?

  • Your home school schedule has priority. Just email or check in with your Locust Trace teacher and let them know there is a conflict.
  • Henry Clay High School morning students: we know there is a conflict for you on Tuesday and Friday. We have a meeting this week with the Chief of Secondary schools to discuss a solution. Don't worry! Don't stress! Your Locust Trace teachers will help you! Remember, we are in this together!

Need to talk to Mrs. DeMott this week?

Check in to her Zoom chat, open daily 8:30 am to 3:30 pm


Join Zoom Meeting https://fcps-net.zoom.us/j/92655457330

Meeting ID: 926 5545 7330

Counselor's Corner, Mrs. Janet Fox

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Behavior At A Glance

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Team Contact Information

Doug Ashcraft, Agriculture Teacher

william.ashcraft@fayette.kyschools.us


Randall Barnett, Custodian

randall.barnett@fayette.kyschools.us


Beth Barnott, Student Support Specialist

beth.barnott@fayette.kyschools.us


Katie Beeler, Health & PE Teacher

katie.beeler@fayette.kyschools.us


Daniel Bustle, Agriculture Teacher

daniel.bustle@fayette.kyschools.us


Kimberly Collins, Attendance Specialist

kimberly.collins@fayette.kyschools.us


Brian Craig, Agriculture Teacher

brian.craig@fayette.kyschools.us


Anne DeMott, Principal

anne.demott@fayette.kyschools.us


Janet Fox, Guidance Counselor

janet.fox@fayette.kyschools.us


Adan Henriquez, Spanish Teacher

adan.henriquez@fayette.kyschools.us


Ben Herald, Social Studies Teacher

ben.herald@fayette.kyschools.us


Latissa Higgins, Agriculture Teacher

latissa.higgins@fayette.kyschools.us


Fallon Jackson, Agriculture Teacher

fallon.jackson@fayette.kyschools.us


Nicki Jones, Co-Op Facilitator

nicki.jones@fayette.kyschools.us


Logan Layne, Agriculture Teacher

logan.layne@fayette.kyschools.us


Elizabeth Magedanz, Accounts Specialist

elizabeth.magedanz@fayette.kyschools.us


Kathleen Magsam, Agriculture Teacher

kathleen.magsam@fayette.kyschools.us


Toni Myers, Agriculture Teacher

toni.myers@fayette.kyschools.us


Meredith Reed, TRT/Media Center Specialist

meredith.reed@fayette.kyschools.us


Catherine Vannatter, Administrative Dean

catherine.vannatter@fayette.kyschools.us


Alvin Wells, Lead Custodian

alvin.wells@fayette.kyschools.us

Student Resources for NTI 2DL Technology

Canvas

All courses at Locust Trace use Canvas as the online learning platform. The resources below will help you familiarize yourself with Canvas if you haven’t already used it.


How do I login to Canvas?

Canvas Guide for Students (instructions for logging in and getting started)

Student Login for Canvas (quick link)

How do I generate a pairing code for the Canvas Parent App?

Generating the pairing code tutorial

Are you new to Canvas? Watch this!

Canvas Overview for Students

To ensure a smooth start to the school year, we highly encourage you to practice the following before the first day of school.

● Login to your FCPS account.

Accessing your school email (video)

Login for student email (quick link)

● Practice logging in to Canvas with your FCPS credentials (Canvas quick link)

If issues arise, call the FCPS Technology Helpdesk for Students.

Technology Help

As we start the new year with online courses, you may experience a technology glitch here or there. We never want these to interfere with your class work. If technology problems arise, students should call the FCPS Student and Family Technology Help Desk at 381-4410.

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FCPS Student Code of Conduct

Please review the FCPS Student Code of Conduct at https://www.fcps.net/conduct We will be sending a copy home on August 24th at our Drive Thru Orientation. For those of you who are not able to attend, we will provide a hard copy of the Code of Conduct at the next in-person class session.

2019-20 Locust Trace Yearbooks

We sold out of yearbooks in the spring, but we have received 15 additional yearbooks from our vendor. If you would like to purchase a 2019-2020 LTAC yearbook, please complete the yearbook request form. Yearbooks will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. The cost is $45. Mrs. Reed, our yearbook advisor, will contact you upon form submission. (Here is the link: http://bit.ly/lastyear123)

Locust Trace Grading 2020-2021

Full grading document is attached at the end of the newsletter


Components


Grade Categories


Category Weight

  • Employability 15%
  • Summative 60%
  • Benchmark Progression 15%
  • Final Assessment 10%

Category Description

  • Employability (measured daily using 25 Agriculture Education standards), 15%
  • Summative (measure of standards mastery), 60%
  • Benchmark progression (measure of guideline progress toward standards mastery), 15%
  • Final assessment (measure of cumulative mastery learning), 10%


Employability

Based on the input from our business/industry partners, Employability Standards from the Agriculture Education Program of Studies were selected for measure on a daily basis using the eOS system. Any LTAC staff member may deduct points for any standard, however once a point is lost, it is lost for the day. If student repeats inappropriate behavior in the same day, no more points deducted for that day for respective standard and student will receive immediate feedback and coaching. Teachers will record a weekly employability grade in Infinite Campus (IC). Virtual Employability Guidelines Coming Soon


Scale and Descriptors for Employability Standards


  • See chart below


Employability Standards for Measure (In-Person), Virtual Adaptations Coming Soon:

Positive Work Ethic

  • EA2 Demonstrate consistent and punctual attendance
  • EA3 Demonstrate initiative in assuming tasks
  • EA4 Exhibit dependability in the workplace
  • EA5 Take and provide direction in the workplace
  • EA6 Accept responsibility for personal decisions and actions

Integrity

  • EB1 Abide by workplace policies and procedures
  • EB2 Demonstrate honesty and reliability
  • EB3 Demonstrate ethical characteristics and behaviors

Self-Presentation

  • EC1 Demonstrate appropriate dress and hygiene in the workplace
  • EC2 Use language and manners suitable for the workplace
  • EC3 Demonstrate polite and respectful behavior toward others
  • EC4 Demonstrate personal accountability in the workplace

Time, Task and Resource Management

  • ED1 Plan and follow a work schedule
  • ED2 Work with minimal supervision
  • ED4 Demonstrate ability to stay on task to produce high quality deliverables on time

Diversity Awareness

  • EE2 Work well with all customers and co-workers (LTAC setting: peers, visitors, staff, customers)

Teamwork

  • EF2 & EF 3 Contribute to the success of the team by demonstrating effective team skills (e.g., setting goals, listening, following directions, questioning, dividing work)

Creativity and Resourcefulness

  • EG1 Contribute new ideas
  • EG2 Stimulate ideas by posing questions
  • EG3 Value varying ideas and opinions
  • EG4 Locate and verify information

Conflict Resolution

  • EH2 Implement conflict resolution strategies and problem-solving skills

Lifelong Learning

  • Accept and provide constructive criticism

Health and Safety

  • EN1 Assume responsibility of self and others
  • EN2 Follow safety guidelines in the workplace


Summative

The summative grade will measure the level of mastery for each standard. Students’ summative grades will include a minimum of a defined number of standard assessments (to be determined upon completion of all units of study for each class) per four-week reporting period. Students will choose the method of assessment, where applicable. Examples of assessment methods are in the example unit found at the end of the proposal (currently in the process of finalization). Students have the option to re-assess within 10 school days from the initial assessment date. Before re-assessing, students must participate in material review and supplemental instruction. Students may re-assess if they are not satisfied with their level of mastery and/or the instructor feels re-assessment is beneficial.


Scale and Descriptors for Academic and Occupation Standards


  • See chart below


*Dual credit courses taught in partnership with a post-secondary educational institution will follow the grading policies and procedures outlined by each respective College or University, in accordance with contractual agreements


Benchmark Progression (Virtual)

Students will be measured on the progress toward mastery of each learning statement.


Benchmark Progression (In-Person)

Each week, under the guidance of a career advisor, students will reflect on their progression of learning for that week and establish learning goals for the upcoming week. Students will be evaluated on their ability to reflect on and take ownership in their learning, establish realistic SMART learning goals utilizing feedback from advisors and peers, follow guidelines and timelines to ensure appropriate curriculum pacing, use the Plan, Do, Study, Act, Evaluate process to self-monitor learning and practice skills before performing for assessment. Benchmark progressions ensure students “stay on track” to complete the units of study for each course.


Final Assessment

Students will develop a project that highlights the learning they have mastered in each course for the semester. Students, under the guidance of an advisor, will choose the type of assessment they prefer.


Grade Equivalents


  • See chart below


*The letter grade a student receives at Locust Trace will remain the same letter grade at the home high school or program school. The counselor at Locust Trace will work with the counselors at all of our sending schools to develop a grade equivalency chart for each sending school.


Progress Reporting

  • Every 4 weeks
  • Progress reports will be shared electronically and/or printed copies mailed home (parents/care providers will specify preferred method)


A simplified chart and directions will be provided to students during the second week of school.

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LTAC Virtual Schedule for NTI 2DL

File is attached at end of newsletter


LTAC DAILY VIRTUAL SCHEDULE

2020-21


Items in bold are real-time learning and students are expected to join unless other arrangements have been made with instructor


Monday/Thursday


AM Session
8:00 am to 9:00 am Planning
9:00 am to 10:00 am Class A1 (synchronous)
10:00 am to 10:05 am Break
10:05 am to 11:05 am Class A2 (synchronous)
Mid-Day Break (staff)
11:05 to 11:35 am Lunch (staff)

11:35 am to 12:30 pm Department/staff meetings; PLCs


PM Session
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Class A3 (synchronous)
1:30 pm to 1:35 pm BREAK
1:35 pm to 2:35 pm Class A4 (synchronous)

2:35 pm to 3:30 pm Teachers available for individual student support



Tuesday/Friday


AM Session
8:00 am to 9:00 am Planning
9:00 am to 10:00 am Class B1 (synchronous)
10:00 am to 10:05 am Break
10:05 am to 11:05 am Class B2 (synchronous)
Mid-Day Break (staff)
11:05 to 11:35 am Lunch (staff)

11:35 am to 12:30 pm Department/staff meetings; PLCs


PM Session
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Class B3 (synchronous)
1:30 pm to 1:35 pm BREAK
1:35 pm to 2:35 pm Class B4 (synchronous)

2:35 pm to 3:30 pm Teachers available for individual student support



Wednesday


AM Session
8:00 am to 9:00 am Planning
9:00 am to 10:00 am Teachers available for individual student support
10:00 am to 10:05 am Break
10:05 am to 11:05 am Student advising and goal setting (synchronous)
Mid-Day Break (staff)
11:05 to 11:35 am Lunch (staff)

11:35 am to 12:30 pm Department/staff meetings; PLCs


PM Session
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Teachers available for individual student support
1:30 pm to 1:35 pm BREAK
1:35 pm to 2:35 pm Student advising and goal setting (synchronous)
2:35 pm to 3:30 pm Teachers available for individual student

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***subject to change based on sending school needs/schedules
***adaptations can be made on an individual student basis

Links for High Schools & Program Schools

Locust Trace AgriScience Center

A Fayette County Public Schools Career & Technical Center focused on developing the next generation of agriculturists.