le 21 août, 2020
 Johnson Edition
(3rd Grade - 10th Grade)
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Welcome back to the 2020-21 school year!  

A warm welcome to students, families, teachers and staff! It goes without saying that this is not how we anticipated beginning this school year, but it is with great enthusiasm that we learn to connect in new ways and champion education from afar. While this is a different educational experience, we remain committed to creating an excellent learning environment where our students may continue to thrive. What I have learned most in these last few months is the impact of teamwork when it comes to adapting to an ever-evolving landscape. A big thank you to our school leaders, staff, and teachers who have been instrumental in adjusting, pivoting, and strengthening our practices while keeping safety and quality education at the forefront. 

I wanted to call out a few important areas of focus for the school; we are investing in the technology required to provide a quality online academic experience; we are working with teachers to develop online instructional skills; we will update our curriculum to reflect and include appropriate social-emotional learning, mental health supports and social justice. For our students and families, we will continue to lead with the lens of equity and excellence, giving your child what they need to excel, especially in a time of crisis. We will continue to explore opportunities to directly correct structural inequities—like closing the digital divide. We have a lot of work to do, and at times things may be difficult, but we are ready to bring our community together again and work with our families to shape a most successful school year.  

What I MOST appreciate about Lycée is that even under these trying circumstances, we are still a strong and caring community. 

Wishing all a great 2020-21 school year!
Marina
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Benchmark Testing
Benchmark Results: A reminder to families that our system for accessing benchmark assessment results on temporary hiatus due to other start of school priorities; the datarequest@lfno.org email address will not be monitored at this time. We anticipate being able to make score reports available soon; additional information regarding this process will be communicated. 
Back to School, Leadership Café
Thurs. Aug. 27 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
ABOUT:
Welcome back to school, Lycée! While communications have gone out via email and through Meet & Greet events, this is a complicated time and we want to ensure that all families are feeling connected and have the opportunity to voice lingering questions about the first trimester of school. 

Please share with us any questions you would like to see addressed during the Back to School Leadership Café event on Thursday, August 27th, from 5pm-6pm. We will do our best to field all questions, with a particular focus on common themes gathered from this survey. This survey will close on Tuesday, August 25th at noon. 

WHEN: Thursday, August 27 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM

SURVEY: CLICK HERE

EVENT LINK: CLICK HERE
Technology Update
Email originally sent Thurs. 8.20.20 - CLICK HERE

The school has acquired Chromebooks (iPads for Pre-K) for all students. The process to get devices prepared and distributed to families has been more challenging than anticipated given the viral environment, and we thank you for your patience. 

If you would like a device later in the term but can manage for the time being, thank you, and please be on the lookout for a future survey for you to compete. We want to ensure that all students have access to the needed technology to be successful with remote learning. 

At this time we are prioritizing getting devices to our families that are most in need. If you have not received an LFNO device yet and are unable to independently provide one to our child/(ren) for the time being, please complete the Patton technology survey (Grades PreK-4 to 2nd) and/ or the Johnson technology survey (Grades 3rd to 10th). You will be contacted as soon as a device is available for pick up.
UPPER ELEMENTARY, 3RD - 5TH
MAP Test Reminder
MONDAY, Aug. 24th
This is a reminder that MAP testing for 3rd - 5th grades will be on Monday, August 24th. Your student’s proctor has already sent a Google Calendar invitation with the Google Meet link; the proctor will be a Lycée teacher, but may not be your student’s assigned teacher. Your student should attend this Google Meet instead of their regularly scheduled instruction. While each session is scheduled for two hours, MAP is self-paced; the average completion time is approximately 60 minutes. The proctor will give further directions to your student, including how to access the MAP testing site and their MAP session and password. Should you have any questions, please contact your student’s proctor or the person on MAP Support during your student’s scheduled time.

In order for students to correctly access the MAP testing site, two things need to occur:

Your device’s display settings must be set to 1024x768 or higher and the Scaling/Zoom is set at 100%. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.

Pop-up blockers must be disabled. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.

If there are significant technical difficulties or your student is absent, there will be a make-up date in September; more information will be communicated at a later date.
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
Welcome Back!
Mark your Calendar
  • Monday, Aug. 24 - 3rd - 5th MAP testing
  • Monday, Aug. 24 - 6:30 PM - LFNO Board Meeting
  • Thursday, Aug. 27 - Back to School Leadership Café
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