Principal's Update - December 2022
It is hard to believe that the Holiday Season is finally here! We hope that you take time over the next few weeks to enjoy all the traditions that are important to your family. Our LCJVS family has many holiday traditions that we hope your child will enjoy as well—from cookie sales to holiday door decorating to gingerbread house building, we’re decking the halls of the LCJVS!
The holidays are not easy for everyone, though! We all know that small children need a little extra patience this time of year, but the holidays can be surprisingly stressful for teenagers too. They may struggle with social media pressure to experience a “perfect holiday”, they might miss daily contact with friends over school break, and, like adults, they often engage in self-reflection that can be difficult emotionally. Therapist?Jeremy Lotz?(MA, LPC, NCC) sums this up, “Thanksgiving and Christmas is like an involuntary class in the meaning of life that all of us have to take and pay for, but no one really wanted to be there at 8 a.m.” A little grace this time of year goes a long way for teens.
In the Know with Tina Pelto
Poinsettias are one of our favorite holiday decorations, and our Landscape and Greenhouse Management students have been using their green thumbs to make sure that we have plenty! Did you know that these amazing plants do not start off red? Find out more about our LGM program and their annual poinsettia sale by clicking HERE for this month’s “In the Know”.
End of Course Testing
We will conduct End of Course?testing?December 7-9.??These tests will be administered to all students who?need to?retake tests?to?earn points for graduation.??Parents?will receive an email?and?a?letter?if your child needs to take a test.??Students will?receive notification as well.??
On Wednesday through Friday, December 7-9, we will have?asynchronous remote learning days?for all students who are NOT testing.??Only students who need to test will?be required?to come to the building?those days.?All students will?be required?to complete assignments for each class in Canvas those days.??
Students who are testing will be?allowed?to leave after their test is complete?if they have their own transportation.?Buses?will run to and from the associate schools at the beginning and end of the day as normal.??If students do not have transportation, they are?allowed?to stay through the day to take the bus home.??These students will be in a monitored study hall so they can complete their online work in Canvas.?
We recommend all students who are planning to pursue postsecondary education next year make an appointment with our College Now advisor. College Now can help students navigate the college application process, including completing the FAFSA, applying to schools through the Common Application, registering for the ACT/SAT, and searching for scholarships. Families can make an appointment with our College Now Advisor by calling Mary West at 440-774-1051 extension 22221. We are currently scheduling dates in January and February.
When inclement weather strikes, LCJVS will turn to asynchronous remote instruction. While there may be days when weather keeps us home, students should check their Canvas accounts for assignments from their teachers. Families and students will be notified via email, phone, and text, so make sure your contact information is up-to-date with the principal’s office. Posts will also be made on our website and social media pages.
December 7-9: End of Course Testing, Online instruction for all students, students testing report to the building.
December 22-January 4: Winter Break
January 12: Last Day of 1st Semester
January 13: Inservice Day, No School for Students
January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No School for Students