Principal's Weekly Message - 11/22/2021
This is Ian Solomon, Principal of Leesville Road High School sharing the latest news and upcoming events.
Targeted Support and Improvement and Additional Support Notification Update
As a parent/guardian of a student in Leesville Road High School, I am updating you on our designation as a Targeted Support & Improvement Additional Targeted Support (TSI-AT) school by the North Carolina State Board of Education. As stated in ESSA Section 1111(d)(2), North Carolina had to identify schools for targeted support and improvement. TSI-AT schools in North Carolina are those that have a subgroup that is under-performing. In the case of Leesville Road High School, the subgroup identified is our English Language Learners back in 2018. The intent of this opportunity is to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.
As a TSI-AT school, Leesville Road High School is required to develop a comprehensive plan that specifically addresses how the school will improve student achievement for our English Language Learners. The plan will also include how our district will support us and monitor the progress of our school. Since this designation, in 2018, we have added an additional teacher in our English as Second Language program. In addition, we have implemented Sheltered Instruction strategies in specific English and Science classes designated for our English Language Learners.
Parent engagement is at the heart of our comprehensive school improvement efforts. Here are some ways we can continue working together:
- Make sure that both you and your student are aware of academic expectations set for your student this school year. A list of learning objectives in student-friendly language is available from your student’s teacher(s).
- Make sure that your student is prepared and attends school each day.
- Monitor your student’s homework.
- Monitor the progress your student is making and attend meetings with your student’s teacher(s). · Keep track of our website and social media sites @ https://www.wcpss.net/leesvilleroadhs or follow us on twitter @leesvilleroadhs
- Join the Leesville Road High School PTSA (more information can be found at https://lrhsptsa.memberhub.com/join/7untqw)
It sounds like a lot but preparing our students so that they can succeed is not easy and is a group effort. Here are some resources available to help: · Graduation requirements: www.ncpublicschools.org/gradrequirements/ · K-12 standards in academic subjects: www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/ · State student achievement test results: www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/ · N.C. School Report Cards: https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/src
If you have questions about the content of this letter, please contact Sara Morey, Assistant Principal (email@example.com) 919-870-4250.
Virtual Financial Aid Workshop
The Leesville Road High School Student Services Department will host a Virtual Financial Aid Workshop Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30 pm. More information will be provided after the Thanksgiving break.
Thanksgiving Holiday (repeat)
Students and staff will begin the Thanksgiving vacation break Wednesday, November 24. Instruction resumes Monday, November 29.
Afternoon Sign-out Procedures (repeat)
Please be reminded that if you need to check your student out in the afternoon that you try and do so before 1:30 pm to avoid the carpool line- up.
LRHS Health & Safety Manual 2021-2022 (repeat)
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. https://tinyurl.com/lrhssafetymanual21-22
Thank you for your continued support of Leesville Road High School, where we take PRIDE in everything we do.