Principal's Weekly Message - 1/10/2022
This is Ian Solomon, Principal of Leesville Road High School sharing the latest news and upcoming events as we prepare for tomorrow’s return in 2022.
Final Exam Reminders
Please review the exam schedule posted on the school website. More details about the exam expectations for each teacher & course are also posted to the school website. They are listed in alphabetical order by teacher last name. The answers to most questions can be found on these two documents.
A few key reminders:
If students are not scheduled to take an exam on a given day next week, they do not need to attend school.
Students must be present for the entire exam period. Buses will run at the conclusion of exams each day. Students do not need a permission form to leave campus at the conclusion of the exam period.
If students are on campus for one exam but exempt from the other on Monday or Tuesday and do not have transportation, they should report to their assigned classroom for the exempt class.
All students taking a CTE state exam or an EOC should bring their WCPSS Chromebook and charger when they report for the exam. Students may not use personal devices for state tests.
Students will not have access to cell phones or personal electronic devices during exam periods. Please make transportation arrangements in advance according to the posted schedule.
Makeup exams for all state tests will be administered on Friday, January 14 at 7:25 am.
Teacher made make up exams are scheduled directly with the classroom teacher. As soon as a student realizes they will miss an exam, they should email their teacher to make arrangements for the makeup.
If you have questions about an individual exam, please reach out to the classroom teacher.
Martin Luther King Observance
There is no school Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Holiday.
Tuesday, January 18 is a teacher workday. Students return Wednesday, January 19 to begin the spring semester.
Report Card Distribution
Report Cards will be distributed to students Friday, January 21.
Rising Ninth Grade Open House
Our virtual Rising Ninth Grade Open House will be held Thursday, January 27 from 5:45 to 6:55 pm. Information on how to access this Open House event will be shared one week prior.
Our annual Curriculum Night for students in grades 10-12 will be held virtually Thursday, January 27 from 7:15 to 8:00 pm. Information on how to access this event will be shared one week prior.
Updated Isolation and Quarantine Requirements from WCPSS (repeat)
As of Dec. 31, 2021, per revised guidance from CDC and the StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit, the following changes have been made to the district’s COVID-19 health guidance related to quarantine and isolation requirements. Note that there are no changes to district face covering guidance at this time.
Staff and students who have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status should get tested and isolate from others while waiting for a result. (If testing is not possible, follow the guidance below as if you are positive.)
Staff and students who test positive, regardless of vaccination status, and:
- Do not have symptoms – should isolate yourself from others for 5 days.
- Have symptoms – should isolate from others until fever-free and symptoms are improving. You should isolate yourself for at least 5 days since your symptoms began.
Staff and students who are exposed to someone with COVID-19, and:
- Not vaccinated – stay away from others for 5 days, get tested on day 5 after exposure, and if you test negative, you may return to school or work.
- Vaccinated and eligible for a booster, but not yet boosted – stay away from others for 5 days, get tested on day 5 after exposure, and if you test negative, you may return to school or work.
- Vaccinated, and have either received a booster or are not yet eligible for a booster – you do not need to stay away from others.
Per the StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit guidance, individuals who are not fully vaccinated after close contact in a classroom or other school setting if masks were being worn appropriately and consistently by both the person with COVID-19 and the potentially exposed person do NOT need to quarantine.
Driver’s Education Contact (repeat)
Danette Swann is the new contact for Driver’s Education based at Leesville Road High School. The new contact email address is email@example.com .
Business Alliance at LRHS (repeat)
If you own or represent a business (no matter how big or small) that would like to participate in our Business Alliance, we would love to partner with you and your company! Attending the Leesville Career/Job Fair in March would provide a great opportunity for you to network with our students and the Leesville Community. The Leesville Business Alliance supports workplace experiences that aid our students in becoming career focused and globally competitive. Listed below are business alliance activities:
Internships (we need internship sites for 2022-2023)
Field Trips/On-site Tours
If interested in partnering with our school and supporting our students, please fill out this brief membership survey. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me, Gwen Canada - firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time!
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.