Attendance and Engagement Expectations
We will be adding an additional attendance code in Powerschool to reflect our learning preferences. Students will be marked present for engaging in the preference selected, unless the student’s Dean has authorized for the student to temporarily engage in a different manner.
Students who select in-person learning and who miss days of in-person learning without approval from their Dean, may be removed from participating in person learning. Additionally, students who violate our health and safety protocols may be removed from participating in in-person learning. We want all students who select in-person learning to have a great experience while at LFHS. We are committed to supporting students in honoring their selection and will partner with families regarding situations that may arise.
D115 students and staff are strongly encouraged to participate in our voluntary weekly testing. We will continue to offer it by appointment.
D115 is requiring weekly Covid-19 testing for all students participating in medium- and high-risk- level extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, and activities).
As we begin to reintroduce and offer various extracurricular opportunities throughout the semester, we will communicate the risk level of the opportunity and provide additional information regarding testing requirements.
Driver Education - Behind the Wheel (BTW)
LFHS students enrolled in the Behind the Wheel (BTW) portion of Driver Education, will be required to participate in weekly testing. This is required due to the close proximity of individuals inside of our vehicles. We would like to continue to offer this portion of our Driver Education curriculum as a service for families. With required weekly testing as a risk mitigation strategy, we will believe this will assist us in making this a safer experience for all involved.
To us, BTW falls within the parameters of a “medium-risk” experience, hence the required testing. Again, we are only requiring testing during the weeks students are participating in the Behind the Wheel portion of the course.
Covid-19 Appeal Process
Families requesting a testing EXCEPTION or EXEMPTION, due to concerns regarding our testing requirement should read and consider our Covid-19 Appeal Process.
Requesting an Exception: Families with a concern regarding participating in the free onsite testing provided by the district and who wish to have their student tested at a family doctor should request a Covid testing EXCEPTION.
Requesting an Exemption: Families with a request to be exempt from participating in all forms of testing required for in-person learning and student engagement at LFHS should complete this form to request a Covid testing EXEMPTION.
All health related exemption requests (including mental health) need to be verified by a medical professional in written form. Letters should be provided as verification and need to specifically name the impact of Covid-19 testing. As indicated in the process, all verification documents should be submitted to the Principal’s Office.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the following people:
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our process for increasing in-person learning and for giving your student’s learning preference selection some thought. No matter what you choose for your student(s), we remain committed to supporting your student’s learning and growth.