Principal's Weekly Message - 4/26/2021
This is Ian Solomon, Principal of Leesville Road High School sharing the latest news and upcoming events.
The registration window for the WCPSS Virtual Academy will open Thursday, April 22 at 12:01 a.m. and close Sunday, May 2 at 5 p.m.
Information regarding the Virtual Academy, along with a link to the registration form and pre-K virtual option and registration information, can be found at the link above.
The site also includes information regarding the level of commitment we seek, student and family responsibilities, course offerings and FAQs.
Anyone wishing to register outside this window will not be guaranteed a seat in the Virtual Academy, due to staffing and scheduling issues.
Spring Semester Exam Information
The following link provides you with important information regarding second semester exam scheduling and protocols.
Senior Parent Meeting
A virtual parent meeting will provide information about the Senior Formal Event and Graduation events. This meeting will be held Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30 pm.
Upcoming Asynchronous Days
Wednesday, April 28 is the next districtwide asynchronous day. The asynchronous day scheduled for May 5 has been moved to Wednesday, May 13.
Underclassmen Portrait Pickup
Underclassmen picture portraits are still available in the front office. Parents or students can drop by to collect them daily from 7:00 am -3:00 pm.
Make Up PreACT - April 28 @ 7:25 (repeat)
Sophomores who MISSED the first PreACT may sign up for the make-up test. Students must be logged in through WAKE ID to register. https://forms.gle/SQLxa8qmB65p1Sbx9
Student Parking at Leesville Road Elementary School (repeat)
The LES lot is not for LHS students to park. Those who park in the LES lot to avoid securing a permit run the risk of having their car towed.
Leesville Road High School COVID-19 Guidance (repeat)
With the return to daily in-person instruction, the following guidance provides us a framework to ensure that we remain in school. Guidance is also provided on how students will continue to engage in learning in the event they are required to quarantine due to a confirmed case or exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
- Practice the 3w’s
- Wear your masks at all times when on campus and not eating during lunch. (Students are allowed to talk during lunch but must have their masks on.)
- Wash and sanitize hands as often as possible.
- Wait and allow adequate social distancing as you pass through the hallways.
- When to stay home
Students should not be in school if they are diagnosed with COVID-19, exposed to someone with COVID-19, instructed to quarantine, or if they are sick and experiencing any of these symptoms:
- 4 fever or higher
- Sore throat
- New Cough
- New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- New loss of taste or smell
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- New severe headache
- Student access to instructional activities when under quarantine
If you are notified by WCPSS Health Services of the need to have your student quarantine, please reach out to your student’s teachers who will provide you guidance on how to stay on track academically. All teachers are expected to maintain their Google Classroom sites that provide assignments and upcoming due dates. Also, when teachers are notified of your student’s status, they will provide you and your student Google Link information to access live instruction. Please be aware that this live instruction will likely be provided by someone other than your child’s teacher. However, they are covering the same general content and your student will still have the ability to communicate with their own teacher via email, agreed upon office hours, etc. to maintain as much continuity as possible.
A Night Under the Stars - An event for LRHS Seniors and their guests on Saturday, May 22nd. (repeat)
Please click the link here for more information and to purchase tickets. https://bit.ly/3sw38Fi
You can also find this information on our homepage under the Pride News section.
Textbook and Supply Distribution (repeat)
Our next textbook collection event will be held Thursday, April 29. Collection will begin at 3:30 pm and end at 5:30 pm. To make things run smoothly, please adhere to the following:
- Have your student check with their teacher(s) to see if a book or supplies is needed for the class.
- All traffic should approach campus from Country Trail, making a right turn into the Carpool lane at the front of the school.
- Prepare an information sheet prior to arriving to campus that you will show attendants with the following:
-Your student’s first and last name
- Course Name and description (i.e., Honors Chemistry, AP Calculus, World History etc.)
-Teacher’s last name for the course
- Remain in your vehicle and a staff member will assist you.
2021-2022 National Honor Society Membership (repeat)
The 2021 NHS application packet has been posted for rising juniors and seniors. Please see the LRHS website for more information. The application is due by 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 7th. Please email Mrs. Langlois (slanglois) with questions.
Leesville's 2021 graduation ceremonies will be held Thursday, June 10 at 6 PM and Friday, June 11 at 9 AM in Marshall Hamilton Stadium on the Leesville campus. Graduates with last names A-M (except for those taking a June 10 AP Exam) will have their commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 10 at 6 PM. All graduates with last names N-Z (as well as those taking the June 10 AP Exam with last names A - M) will have their commencement ceremony on June 11 at 9 AM. The rain date (as needed for either or both ceremonies) will be Friday, June 11. More detailed information will be forthcoming in the next few weeks, but all senior parents should plan on a Google Meet parent information session in mid-May. Please stay abreast of all information on the All Things 2021 page as well as Mrs. Dinkenor's postings on Twitter (@hdinkenor).
AP Exam Schedule (repeat)
An informational flyer is now on the school's main website under Pride News that has information about AP Testing for this spring. You can also access this information using the following link: https://www.wcpss.net/cms/lib/NC01911451/Centricity/Domain/1078/AP%20Exam%20Flyer.pdf
Please view this flyer for details about the testing calendar. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Greene at email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued support of Leesville Road High School, where we take PRIDE in everything we do.