Happy New Year

From Lake Lure Classical Academy

*Remember - School Resumes Tuesday, Jan 4th*


A Collective Challenge for all of us as we Enter a New Year:

Jan. 2, 2022: As a new year begins, many of us plan out what we want to accomplish, or what we hope to achieve. We make promises to ourselves, set goals, and embrace new beginnings. Often these goals and promises unravel after a few months, and we lose sight of the reasons for making them happen. One reason that goals and plans fall by the wayside is that we attempt to achieve them alone or with no strategy. As Raptors, we must remember that together we can accomplish so much more than we can ever accomplish alone.

We are Offering up a Challenge for 2022

A challenge that will make our school better than it has ever been. A challenge that will create a school culture that promotes a caring and safe environment for all students.

We challenge you to begin this new year with gratitude and kindness toward others. These two qualities will help define this new year. We ask parents to partner with us to teach their children the importance of gratitude and kindness. Our school is not a perfect place, and not everyone is a perfect role model a hundred percent of the time.

However, if we commit to showing gratitude on a daily basis, and to show kindness to others we can make a difference together as a Raptor family.

Will you help us model gratitude and kindness to make LLCA better each and every year? We encourage all Raptors to embrace this challenge. Together we can do so much more.

We wish each and every one of you the best new year that life can offer. Let’s create a better world around us by being thankful for what we have and for the kindness that is a gift in all of us. 

School Director Barbara Cohen & the Admin Leadership Team

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Health Updates & School Requirements from LLCA Health Services

Lake Lure Classical Academy, along with County and State health officials, continues to closely monitor the emerging Omicron variant of Covid-19. It is vitally important - because of its high contagion level - that all students and staff continue to strictly adhere to the policies in place, regardless of vaccine/booster status. All students and staff must wear a face-covering while indoors on the school campus and on any school bus. 

Visitors must also wear a face-covering when entering the building. 

Please note, we have newly updated guidance from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services under Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit | NC COVID-19 Please take some time to read this important information. This toolkit helps to guide our local recommendations and is the guidance given by our state.


  • Athletics will continue with the wearing of masks while not actively playing a sport indoors unless the athletic conference changes the rules for indoor sports.
  • Beginning this week, we will start offering Covid screening to all athletic students and any student who opts into testing. This screening is voluntary and requires prior parental consent. An email was sent out with all information at the beginning of the winter break. For more information, please contact Nurse Redmon. 
  • Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to the virus should get tested as soon as possible.
  • LLCA offers rapid and PCR testing on-site at school to quickly identify and mitigate the virus.
  • You can also find a testing site near you or other testing options that can work with your schedule at ncdhhs.gov/GetTested.
  • Flu season is here and there are many other viruses that make children sick this time of year as well. If your child is showing symptoms of being ill, please keep them home, monitor them, and consider having them tested.

Our desire is to keep everyone safe, healthy, and in school. By following the recommendation given by our local and state officials we can all help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and remain in school. If you have questions or concerns please contact Nurse Redmon at [email protected]

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Morning Uniform Checks Begin Tuesday, Jan 4th

We want to remind our Raptor families that we will begin to conduct uniform checks each morning during homeroom, beginning on Tuesday, January 4th.

Please remember, especially, the following requirements:

  • Shoes: Students are required to wear black, white, gray, or royal (school blue) shoes or a combination thereof of their choice.
  • Shoelaces and soles must be black, white, gray, or royal (school blue) as well. No other colors are permitted.
  • Hoodies/Sweaters: Solid-colored hoodies, cardigan sweaters, sweater vests, and pullover crew or v-neck sweaters without a logo are permitted. 
  • Socks: Socks must be worn at all times. Socks may be up to knee-high in length. Socks must be matching and solid in color. Acceptable colors are white, black, royal blue, or gray. 

For additional information on the dress code, please review the full Dress Code Document below.

We certainly appreciate parents’ help with ensuring that their children are in full and proper uniforms on a daily basis!