CALENDAR OF EVENTS
March 17-April 24 - Schools Closed due to COVID-19

In accordance with Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Safe Declaration - the LC offices are closed, but all administrators, counselors, teachers, and office staff are available via email. Please contact us if you need anything. The LC email directory can be found here: https://www.spokaneschools.org/domain/1653
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
Well, it’s Day Seven of no kids in the building and grownup hearts are breaking. We can’t begin to tell you how much we miss your students. They are the “Why” of our every day.

We spend our days fussing about which ones may need calls of encouragement, which ones may need services beyond academics, which ones may need enrichment and challenge and some compelling problems to solve because without them they get prowly and miserable and we know that about them.

But there are a lot of great stories working their way back to us.

I’ve seen videos of students at home cooking meals that are part of their nutrition course.

I’ve seen teachers creating virtual classrooms into which students can log each day and contribute to posted discussion boards.

I’ve seen students posting journal entries in response to literary inquiry prompts.

And there are supports happening that are pretty mind-bending in their scope.

More than 900 laptops and power cords were pulled from COWS here on Sunday and were disinfected and packed up for distribution to students around Spokane.

More than 200 bags full of food were organized and packed here this morning for delivery to needy student families later today.

Teachers have taught themselves and their peers how to leverage technologies for student support in ways that two weeks ago would have seemed impossible.

We have a significant community battle left to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. (Still – every time I actually type Pan-dem-ic, I’m stunned.)

It will be critical for all of us to observe state and federal declarations related to social distancing, staying home, hygiene and disinfection for as long and with as much fidelity as advised.

But we shall return. We’ll open up our school doors and welcome in our Tigers and Tiger teachers. And I think we may well be better for the experiences we’ve had while we are apart.

The important things have risen and become sharply focused.

And already, a lot of unimportant things have fallen away and now look foolish, petty, and unworthy of our concern.

We’ve got new tools in our tool belt. We’ve had time to reconsider and re-prioritize our personal and professional values. We’ve connected in new ways. (My (very large and unwieldy) family has been meeting through Zoom for Friday afternoon virtual happy hours, and, frankly, I bet that when all of this is said and done, it’s a new activity we will sustain.

LC admin and staff will be in touch with you over the next several weeks and will continue to offer opportunities for learning and caring to your Tigers.

Miss your kids. Miss you. We know that you are doing new work as parents, too, right now. Know that we are thinking of you. Be kind to yourselves. Be well. 

Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
AP Testing Updates from the College Board: For the 2019-2020 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home . More information about how the test will be administered will be coming soon.

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. SPS can provide laptops - fill out the form at: spokaneschools.org/LaptopCheckout

The exam will only include topics and skills most AP 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.

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.

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. Information about the reduced scope of content that will be covered on each 2020 AP Exam is currently posted on AP Centra l . 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: Students now have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The lessons 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 and they will be available on-demand so students can access them any time.

If you have any AP Testing Questions, please feel free to email Theresa Meyer at theresam@spokaneschools.org
General 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
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. Please keep the good news coming so we can continue the celebrations!
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! Please keep the good news coming so we can continue the celebrations!
Accepted: LC Senior Nathan Blake was accepted to Dixie State University. Go Bison!
Accepted: LC Senior Isabella DeLis was accepted to the University of San Diego. Go Toreros!
Accepted: LC Senior Kate Fasbender was accepted to Villanova University. Go Wildcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Gracyn Kaiser was accepted to Baylor University. Go Bears!
Accepted: LC Senior Sydney Lowry was accepted to the University of Washington - Bothell. Go Huskies!
Accepted: LC Senior Gabriela Marquis was accepted to Wellesley College and the College of the Holy Cross . Go Blue and Crusaders!
Accepted: LC Senior Curran Middleton was accepted to Macalester College . Go Scots!
Accepted: LC Senior Claire Murphy was accepted to and will be attending the University of Washington Honors College. Go Huskies!
Accepted: LC Senior Patrick North was accepted to Carleton College - Minnesota and the College of William and Mary. Go Knights and Griffins!
Accepted: LC Senior Ethan Plaster has been accepted to Arizona State University (direct into the Engineering department), the University of Hawaii, Brigham Young University - Hawaii, Brigham Young University - Idaho, Utah State University , and Utah Valley University. Go Sun Devils, Rainbow Warriors, Seasiders, Vikings, Aggies, and Wolverines!
Accepted: LC Senior Sophie Rast has been accepted to Washington University - St. Louis. Go Bears!
Accepted: LC Senior Jacob Sepinuk has been accepted to Purdue University, the University of Colorado - Boulder, and the University of Delaware. Go Boilermakers, Buffaloes, and Fightin' Blue Hens!
Accepted: LC Senior Avery Steer has been accepted to Fordham University. Go Rams!
Accepted: LC Senior Joseph Trefry has been accepted to Portland State University, the Oregon Institute of Technology, Washington State University, the University of Idaho, Montana State University, and the University of Washington (with direct to college acceptance into the College of Engineering). Go Vikings, Hustlin' Owls, Cougs, Vandals, Bobcats, and Huskies!
Accepted: LC Senior Bailey VanderWilde was accepted to Macalester College . Go Scots!
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 (tentative)
  • May 4-15 - AP Testing (see above for changes)
  • 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