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Principal's Weekly Message - 8/16/2021



This is Ian Solomon, Principal of Leesville Road High School sharing the latest news and upcoming events.




LRHS Health & Safety Manual 2021-2022

 The following link provides you with information and answers to questions you may have regarding daily operations that account for COVID-19 concerns we all have.




Preparing for School Transportation

Bus routes, stops, and times have now been posted in Powerschool.  Please review this information with your child(ren) and make sure they are aware of their specific transportation details.  Also, due to the shortage of bus drivers, routes may be arriving earlier in the mornings, and may be dropping off later in the afternoons.  The county has indicated that some students may be arriving to school as early as 6:35 AM and may leave school as late as 3:05 PM because of the need to add or double up on existing bus routes.

Additional changes could be made during the first few weeks of school. Please be reminded that students should be ready and waiting for the bus at least 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive.  WCPSS Transportation Services ask that parents please be patient as routes settle during the first few weeks of school.  With students becoming familiar with this new routine, bus routes may take more time.




10th-12th Grade New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 19th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event is for any student new to the school AND for any 10th grade student. 9th Grade students who could not attend Camp Pride can also attend.  Students will get a tour of the building and be able to locate their classes. Students will also see the many clubs available to learn more about how to get involved. Families need to sign up for the event using this link:  Students need to register for this event to attend.  The deadline to sign-up is Sunday, 8/15 at 11:59 p.m. Any questions, please email Ms. Morey at 

To assist with social distancing, we will stagger the start times of the tours based on last name. 

  • Last names A-G - Start time 11:30 a.m. 
  • Last names H-O - Start time 11:50 a.m.
  • Last names P-Z - Start time 12:10 p.m.

Parents can accompany students on the tour. Check-in will occur 10 minutes prior to the start time listed above and individuals will be placed in a tour group. Masks are required throughout the tour.




Revised Open House Date and Times

In response to the current situation with COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, we will be moving Open House to Friday, August 20.  No. The following windows will be available for students to come walk their schedules:


8 - 9 AM

10 - 11 AM

1 - 2 PM

3 - 4 PM

Sign in stations will be located at the front entrances to the Main and Murphy Buildings respectively.





Leesville Road High School will administer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) on Wednesday, October 13.  Students who wish to test with accommodations must have that information submitted to College Board by August 24.  Here is a link to the College Board website with additional information.  Contact Kim Arwood at with any questions.




Individual Student Reports in Powerschool

An Individual Student Report (ISR) of your student’s 2020-2021 EOC test score(s) is available on the PowerSchool website. To view electronic copies of the ISR, login to PowerSchool ( and click on State Test Reports in the lower left side of the menu. Please keep in mind that the COVID-19 pandemic caused all North Carolina students to experience their education differently from previous years. You may see the impact of this in last year’s test scores.


Camp Pride - Freshmen Orientation Presentations

 For anyone who could not attend Camp Pride this week, the following link provides you with all the presentations.




Senior Class Meeting

The 2022 Senior Class Meeting will be held virtually on September 9th at 6:30 PM. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend with your student(s). More details will be announced soon.




Yearbook Announcement (repeat)

The yearbook staff is aware of the misprint situation, and we are working with Jostens to reprint the yearbook and redistribute at no cost to buyers. Reprinted books will be mailed to students who have already graduated, and current students will pick up their new copy on campus when they arrive. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding and thank you for supporting the yearbook.




Student Schedules Update (repeat)

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


2nd semester schedules with holes, will be corrected at a later date.




Powerschool Information Pick-up (repeat)

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.



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.




Summer Hours (repeat)

Summer office hours are from 7 am to 3pm Monday through Friday.




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 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. 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.