CALENDAR OF EVENTS
March 17-April 24 - Schools Closed due to COVID-19
  • We will continue to send you updates via email and phone messages
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
Class of 2020 School Closure Updates & Announcements

Lewis and Clark High School Class of 2020 Students and Families,

Knowing that the recent days of statewide school closures have left many of us feeling uncertain, confused, and at times fearful, we want to assure you that we are here for you, navigating these uncharted waters together as one community. Our hope is to provide the best possible experiences, opportunities, and supports to each and every one of our seniors even amidst these unprecedented times.

We have received many questions and inquiries from you about the High School and Beyond Plan, credits and graduation, AP Testing, college admission, Senior Prom, and other Senior Activities. While we do not have answers to all of these questions at this time, we are working with our school district, state agencies, and others to seek clarification and determine next steps. As this information becomes available, updates will be posted on our webpage and sent out through other communication methods including social media, emails, and phone/text messaging.

During this time, our priority is your health and well-being. We want to assure that you have access to the supports and resources you need to stay safe and supported. If you have specific needs (technology, food services/meals, etc.) and/or questions, please reach out to your counselor or one of the administrators listed below.

We also recommend that you work to remain in contact with your teachers via email and take this time to make up any work you were behind on in your classes prior to the closing of school on Tuesday 3/17, and to stay current in your learning given the resources provided to you by your individual teachers.

We recognize challenge that the closure of schools due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created, and we empathize with each of you. Know that we are here to support you in any way we can. We are and always will be #LCStrong!
 
Sincerely,
Marybeth Smith, Principal  marybethsm@spokaneschools.org
Theresa Meyer, Assistant Principal theresam@spokaneschools.org
Phil High-Edward, Assistant Principal philh@spokaneschools.org
Carole Baumgartner, Assistant Principal caroleba@spokaneschools.org
Dave Hughes, Athletic Director davehu@spokaneschools.org
 
Online Updates:
  • Spokane Public Schools Updates (meal locations, distance learning, laptop distribution, and more!): https://www.spokaneschools.org/Page/3909
  • Jostens Announcements Update: We are working with Jostens on a plan for distribution of graduation announcements and accessories that you have ordered. Caps and Gowns have not been delivered yet.
  • Eastern Washington University Admission Updates (new as of 3/19/2020): EWU Admissions Updates
  • WIAA Sports Updates: WIAA Spring Athletics & Activities Announcements/Information
  • Message from the College Board - AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus
  • More info can be found at: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update
  • The health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program's highest priorities. As schools and communities navigate the challenges posed by the corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak, we'll support AP students with free, optional remote learning and at-home AP testing. These options will give students the opportunity to earn the college credit and placement they've been working toward all year.
  • For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.
  • Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates.
  • AP curricula are locally developed and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
  • Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they've worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
  • Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to - computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
  • We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income students from participating. SPS can provide laptops for families - fill out the form at: spokaneschools.org/LaptopCheckout
  • The exam questions are designed in ways that prevent cheating. We use a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams. Scoring at-home work for an AP Exam isn't new to the AP Program. For years the AP Program has received and scored at-home student work as part of the exams for the AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone™ courses.
  • We'll continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while we encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.
  • AP Exam Administration: Students remain eager to take AP Exams and have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity. The AP Program will invest heavily over the next month in the following ways:
  • Information about the reduced scope of content that will be covered on each 2020 AP Exam is currently posted on AP Central. The specific test dates and the free-response question types will all be posted by April 3. We'll also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.
  • Daily Online Review AP Classes: Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. These mobile-friendly classes are:
  • Designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.
  • Recorded and will be available on-demand so teachers and students can access them any time.
  • Not dependent on current AP teachers continuing instruction. We know many AP teachers now face challenges that would make that impossible.
  • All of the times posted on their site are for Eastern Standard Time (you will need to subtract 3 hours for our time).

Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
GOOD NEWS / THANK YOU
Good News: Share your good news with us! We love to feature the incredible things our students are doing inside and outside of school. If you have good news to share, please send it to Theresa Meyer to be included in the LCNYCU. Keep the good news coming so we can continue the celebrations!
Good News: LC Senior Brenna Huang has been selected by the Washington Society of Professional Engineers as one of six scholarship winners for the $4,000 Carl M. Hansen Foundation Engineering Scholarship.
ACCEPTED
Accepted: Please let Theresa Meyer know when your Senior has been accepted to a post-high school institution. Seniors can also fill out an Accepted slip in the Career Center (room 105). Please include scholarship information so we can share the good news! Keep the good news coming so we can continue the celebrations!
Accepted: LC Senior David Adewale has been accepted to John Hopkins University and the University of Chicago. Go Blue Jay and Phoenix!
Accepted: LC Senior James McGivern has been accepted to the California Polytechnic State University, Gonzaga University, and the University of Washington (direct into the Computer Science program). Go Mustangs, Bulldogs, and Huskies!
Accepted: LC Senior Emma Moore has been accepted to the University of Washington - Seattle. Go Huskies!
Accepted: LC Senior Gunnar Rorholm has been accepted to the University of San Francisco, California Lutheran University, and Pepperdine University. Go Dons, Kingsmen, and Wave!
INFORMATION
Access to FREE Internet at Home: As the country deals with the effects of the Coronavirus, Comcast is helping to connect more low-income families to the Internet at home. Effective Monday, March 16, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two FREE months of Internet service. After the first two free months expire, you can either cancel the service (which you can do at any time) or keep it as a regular paying Internet Essentials customer ($9.95/month). You will receive an easy to use self-install-kit that includes a cable modem (to receive service at your home) with a WiFi router (to connect your devices without wires). There is no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee for equipment. You can apply at: https://apply.internetessentials.com/

You may qualify if:
  • You are eligible for public assistance programs such as Free/Reduced Lunch (National Lunch Program), Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI.
  • You do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old. Families with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.
  • You live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days.
Fall 2020 SVL: FALL Registration is now open for Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL) for the 2020-2021 school year! Students can find the course offerings and registration information at www.spokanevirtual.com
  1. Follow the links in the Registration menu
  2. Watch your school email for a link to your SVL registration form and additional information
  3. Print the registration form, sign, have a parent/guardian sign, and take the registration form to your school counselor
LC Senior All-Nighter: Seniors - don't miss out on your big night. Buy tickets for the Senior All-Nighter here . Parents and community members - you can support the LC Senior All-Nighter by becoming a sponsor or by making a donation. Click here for more information.
Tiger Fund Scholarship: The Lewis & Clark Tiger Fund Scholarship was started by the LC Class of 1966 in 2006 in order to recognize an LC senior who has overcome personal and/or life difficulties and has made a commitment to furthering his/her education after graduation from Lewis & Clark High School. We know that there are many students who have potential for college success but often get overlooked for scholarship assistance. We also know that character and desire to improve play a large part in future success in school and life. Two scholarships for $1,000 are available from the 2020 LC Tiger Fund Scholarship fund. You can download the application here . Here are criteria for the scholarship selection:
  1. Applicants must be a LC Senior graduating in 2020.
  2. Must have a verifiable financial need that would make it difficult to pursue a college or university education without monetary assistance.
  3. Must have had a personal life challenge/difficulty that they have overcome.
  4. Must have a cumulative grade point average between 2.5 and 3.49.
Choice Transfers for 2020-2021: For those who are interested in having their current LC student or current middle school student attend a school other than their neighborhood school, the priority enrollment window will be open from January 1- February 15 . During this time, people can complete and submit an application to the first-round enrollment lottery, and make changes anytime through February 15. Learn more on the Spokane Schools Transfer page.

If your child currently attends LC on a choice transfer AND you live within the Spokane Public Schools boundary area, you do NOT need to reapply for next year to continue at LC. If you live outside of the SPS boundaries, you WILL need to reapply for a choice transfer so that your home district can approve the continuing transfer. Please call Karen Payne (354-6889) if you have questions.
COLLEGE & CAREER
Senior Dates - tentative:
  • April 29 - Senior Class Meeting during PAWS
  • May 4-15 - AP Testing
  • May 9 - Prom
  • May 13 - Senior Decision Day
  • May 21 - SFCC Field Trip - Course registration
  • May 27 - Jostens visit - Cap and Gown distribution
  • June 7 - Graduation!!!!
African American Graduation Celebration: the 24th annual African American Graduation Celebration is tentatively set for Saturday, April 25 at 2:00pm at the Eastern Washington University Pence Union Building in Cheney. If you want to participate, see Mr. Norton in the Career Center to get an application to register.
Jostens Senior Orders: Seniors, you can pick up order packets for Jostens Graduation Supplies in the Student Office or go to spokanegrad.com to order online.
SchooLinks for Seniors: Rising Seniors, its time to start thinking about applying to colleges, so be sure to log into our college application tracking system called SchooLinks to do career interest surveys, college research, and scholarship searches to jump start your process. You can access your account at www.lctigers.com - look for the link under Headlines.
Join Senior Remind: Rising Seniors, get out your cell phone and join our Class of 2020 Remind group. To receive messages, send a text to the number 81010 and enter @lchsccr20 in the message field. You'll never be out of the loop for deadlines regarding scholarships, testing, college apps, and graduation. Sign up now!
SAT Saturday Testing Information: The SAT will be hosted on Saturdays at LC this year. Students register for exams directly on the SAT website, www.sat.collegeboard.org . Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year in high school. At least half of all students take the SAT twice - in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year. Most students also improve their score the second time. Tentative test dates: May 2 and June 6 . The SAT test costs $64.50 per test with the essay (49.50 without the essay). Late registration incurs an additional $29 fee. If you cannot afford to pay the fee, you can see your counselor to apply for a fee waiver before you register online (click here for fee waiver information: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-fee-waivers ).
ACT Testing: ACT college admissions test will be offered on Saturdays at Ferris or East Valley or Mt. Spokane High Schools (check the ACT web site for locations - www.act.org ). Be to the testing site by 7:45am, bring a printed copy of your test ticket, photo ID, pencils, and calculator. The test will end at 12:15pm (or 1:00pm if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). The ACT costs $62.50 with the writing test ($46 without). Tentative test dates: June 13 and July 18.
REMINDERS
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District Logins for Students: When students return for the new school year, they will have one less username and password to remember. Students will log in to their computer with their Office365 username and their eight-digit birth date (MMDDYYYY).  For reference, students’ Office 365 username is their Last Name + last 4 digits of their student ID followed by @sps81.org . Example: Smith4543@sps81.org . Consistent with prior student experience, when a student logs in to their computer with this new username/password, this will automatically log them into Clever, Blackboard, Office 365 and most other District applications.
GSL Sports Pass for Parents: Ten GSL Schools - One Sports Pass for the Entire School Year for only $70* per adult. One low price for ALL GSL home and away games!
Includes admission to regular season events at all ten GSL schools for football, volleyball, boys & girls basketball, gymnastics and wrestling over $250 value! Attend the game and your GSL Sports Pass allows entry for you and your children that are younger than high school, and with you, to enter for free. Purchase your Sports Pass Online here . Sports Pass Advantages:
  • Eliminate standing in line or finding cash each time you attend a GSL event!
  • Save on walk up pricing of $7/adult and $5/student per game. Do the math!
  • Your children (younger than HS) - attend FREE when accompanied by you!
  • An affordable family activity!

*The GSL Sports Pass is $70 plus a per ticket fee when purchased (ticketing fees, credit card processing and mailing of $6.71). Passes will also be available for cash only purchase at football events at Albi, Gonzaga Prep, UHi or CV for $76.
**The GSL Sports Pass does not include admission to Playoffs, State or tiebreakers.
Join the LC Booster Club: Are you a parent of an Lewis and Clark student? If the answer is yes, then you are a Booster Club member! The LC Booster Club is the official fundraising organization for ALL of the high school’s co-curricular activities and athletics. All proceeds to the Booster Club are allocated to coaches and club sponsors to support their needs. All LC parents are welcome at our monthly meetings and are encouraged to support the fundraising and volunteer opportunities. Visit our website at www.lcboosters.org where you can find information on how to get involved.
Bite2Go Program: Lewis and Clark High School aspires to bring meal security to eliminate the nutritional gap of secondary students on the weekend. We intend to fulfill this goal with the Bite2Go program, which is a program run by LC DECA members meant to help get food to students for the weekend. Directions:
  1. Register at: https://bite2goxl.wufoo.com/forms/qvywmh70twwbt9/
  2. Student will need to know their ID number
  3. Select an adult, within the building to receive food from
  4. Make sure to connect with this teacher so they know about the food delivery
  5. Bag of food will be delivered to the adult on Thursday during 5th period
  6. Student will continue to receive food each week. The same menu will be used unless it is changed by the student (filled out another menu with different selections).
Absences: If your student is going to be absent, please call our attendance hotline to excuse the absence at 354-6968. Please leave a message with your name, your student's name, clearly spelling out the last name, how long your student will be absent, and the reason for the absence. An unexcused absence will generate an automated phone call home. If your child is going to have an extended absence, please have them go to the Student Office to pick up an Extended Absence Sheet to give teacher advanced notice of the absence.
FamilyID Athletic Clearance/Registration: FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides an easy, user-friendly way to register for activities, while helping us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register, the system keeps track of your information, so you only have to enter it once for multiple uses, family members and programs. If you do not have Internet access, you can use a computer at LC. The first time you register, it is recommended that you use a computer. After that, registrations can easily be done on your phone. If needed, paper packets are still available in the Business Office. Register at:
  1. Go to: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/lewis-clark-high-school
  2. Open an account using a valid email and password of your choice
  3. Within minutes, you will be sent a link to begin registration
  4. After selecting your program and completing registration - CONFIRM REGISTRATION
  5. You will see a confirmation page and you are in.
Donate to the Student Assistance Fund: When you come in to pay student fees in the Business Office, please consider donating to the Student Assistance fund. This fund helps needy students pay for the required class fees and athletic fees. Every dollar donated goes directly to LC students.
Non-Discrimination Statement: Spokane Public Schools complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or gender identity, or honorably discharged veteran or military status. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/Staff Civil Rights Officer, ADA Officer, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer and/or 504 Compliance Officer. Officers: *Title IX/Staff Civil Rights Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer, Jodi Harmon, (509) 354-7306 *504 Compliance Officer, Jodi Harmon, (509) 354-7306 * ADA Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * Affirmative Action Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * Equal Opportunity Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * 200 N. Bernard Street, Spokane, WA 99201-0206