Principal's Weekly Message - 8/2/2021
This is Ian Solomon, Principal of Leesville Road High School sharing the latest news and upcoming events.
Student Schedules Update
Student schedules have been posted but are still under review. Changes may occur to student schedules up until the 1st day of school due to classes being cancelled or moved, teacher changes, corrections due to failures, summer school credit recovery, etc.
1st semester schedules should be complete but if a there is a hole in a student schedule that we have missed, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd semester schedules with holes, will be corrected at a later date.
Powerschool Information Pick-up
Parents or Legal guardians that are new to the Wake County Public School System and Leesville Road High School may pick up the PowerSchool Access information for your student with your photo ID from the school beginning July 26.
Counseling and Student Services Update
- Student Schedules
Once student schedules are posted in PowerSchool, questions can be submitted by an email to email@example.com. The priority for schedule adjustments will be limited this year to clerical errors made by our staff that can be verified, course level changes, and course prerequisite corrections. Students were given an opportunity at the end of last school year to request changes to their course selections, so changes at this point will be very limited.
- Seniors - Early Release Opportunity
If your child is a senior and has enough credits that they do not need to carry a full load this fall, the opportunity is available for them to be released after 2nd or 3rd period. Please complete this form (https://bit.ly/EarlyLeave) to make this request. The earlier this request is made, the more likely it is be honored. Please email completed forms to Mr. Greene using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Counselor Assignments
Due to an increase in the LRHS population, a new counseling position has been added to our Student Services team. A slight rearrangement of counselor alpha assignment was necessary. Here is the new breakdown of Counselor Assignment by student last name. The Counselors return to work August 17.
A-Cl Nadara Albanese email@example.com
Co-Go Pamela Saldanha firstname.lastname@example.org
Gr-K Katie O'Riordan email@example.com
L-Or Sabra Feeney firstname.lastname@example.org
Os-Sl Vanta Rogers email@example.com
Sm-Z Sarah Oxendine firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Assistance Program Counselor Dr. Jessica Huber email@example.com
Academic Support Counselor Rasheedah Fletcher firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean of Students Eric Greene email@example.com
- Assistant Principal Assignments
Due this population increase we have also added another Assistant Principal to the LRHS Team. Here is the breakdown of the Assistant Principal Assignments by student last name.
A-Cl Wayne Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Go Sara Morey email@example.com
Gr-K Kate Fehling firstname.lastname@example.org
L-Or Bobby Vaughan email@example.com
Os-Sl Brandon Kelley firstname.lastname@example.org
Sm-Z Steven McLean email@example.com
Lunch and Parking Pass Applications (repeat)
The Lunch and Parking Pass Application links to access required forms are on our website as of yesterday in the announcement section at the top of our homepage. Payments can be made with links in the applications. Pass distribution will be held from 10 am to 12:30 pm August 12, 13 and 16 in the front entrance circle. Please note that there is a minimum of 24 hours needed from completion of your application to have your pass ready to distribute. All signatures are required for these passes to be valid, as well as all fines and fees cleared.
Yearbook Distribution (repeat)
Yearbooks ordered for the 2020-2021 school year will be distributed Friday, August 6 from 1 pm to 6 pm. Yearbooks will be picked up from the concession stand outside of the Main Gym. For any questions, please contact Ms. Ashley Tabron via email using firstname.lastname@example.org .
Camp Pride and Orientation Information (repeat)
For students in grades 10 through 12, please use the following link for more information and sign – up procedures. https://www.wcpss.net/cms/lib/NC01911451/Centricity/Domain/1078/lrhs_orientation_flyer_2021.pdf
Summer Hours (repeat)
Summer office hours are from 7 am to 3pm Monday through Friday.
School Pictures and Honor Roll Certificates (repeat)
Honor Roll certificates and school pictures are still available for pick up from the Main Office during the summer daily from 7a-3p.
Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement (repeat)
Juniors (Rising Seniors): As of 2020, state law requires all seniors to have a Meningitis Vaccination booster dose after the age of 16 before they begin their senior year. If you have not already, please submitted a copy of your immunization via email to email@example.com or via fax at 919-670-4408. This proof needs to be received before the first day of the 2021-22 school year.
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
- Always wear your masks when inside the building and not eating during lunch. (Students can 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.
Thank you for your continued support of Leesville Road High School, where we take PRIDE in everything we do.