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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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

June 15-19 - 9th-11th Grade Checkout, Textbook Return, and Yearbook Pickup (see below for info)
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
So about last Sunday…

LC hosted its first ever Diploma Walk, and every one of us involved in the event absolutely loved it.
And here’s why…

So often, when we as administrators interact with a parent and child, it’s when there’s a problem or issue of some sort and there’s often some discord or tension permeating our visit.

We do get to attend concerts and games and other events, and there we get to see families clap and cheer, but in those instances, it’s typically groups of adults supporting groups of kids. And yes, those are fun events, for sure.

But at the Diploma Walk, we got to see individual seniors stand in front of the people who love them the very most deeply on the whole planet, and be witness to that moment of sheer familial adoration and celebration and joy at their Tiger’s achievements. 

I realized after that THAT was what made the ten hours of standing in the less than temperate winds at Hart Field not just bearable, but actually a delight.

Watching parents watch their senior, up-close and personal, in utter and complete love with the young person commencing their adult life.

I tell you, I will be hard-pressed to go back to any other style of ceremony for seniors in future years.

It was just so totally affirming.
 
I would also like to take this opportunity to celebrate another achievement of note.
 
Earlier this week, Spokane Public Schools passed a resolution to more determinedly address racism is our school system. The resolution acknowledges that racism exists in our curriculums and in our disciplinary practices and in our school buildings and lays out action steps to combat and eradicate it from the lives and experiences of our students.

The resolution promises that better training will be provided to staff, that families and students of color will have greater voice, and that academic and social-emotional outcomes will be measured.

As a building leader, I am aware that my own accountability to all of this work will be monitored. I anticipate that I will be frequently humbled and necessarily challenged as I learn to do better work for all of our students.

Thanks to the SPS Board and to the community leaders who helped craft this resolution. It’s definitely the next right step.

Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
9th-11th END OF THE YEAR SCHOOL CHECK OUT
School Check Out: In order to facilitate textbook return, locker clean-out, yearbook pick up, fine payments, and school check out, students will be given a specific time frame to come to LC to complete all of the tasks. Students should be able to move through the process in no more than 10 minutes. We are employing social distancing practices to keep all students and staff safe, so we ask that students wear a face mask while in the building. We are limiting the number of people allowed in the building at any one time, so if possible, please do not come as groups or bring siblings who do not attend LC. If you or a parent has been ill in the last 10 days, please do not come to school, but please contact us to make alternate arrangements at 354-6888. We will work on a plan to return items to students that aren't able to come to LC.

Click HERE for detailed days/times for student check out . If your last name starts with an A-L and you missed your time this week, please come in on one of the following days between 8:00-12:30.
  • Monday, June 15 - last names M-N
  • Tuesday, June 16 - last names O-R
  • Wednesday, June 17 - last name S
  • Thursday, June 18 - last names T-W
  • Friday, June 19 - last names X-Z
GOOD NEWS
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!
Good News: Tiger Awards has had such a fun run this spring – thanks to you for nominating! This is our last weekly Tiger Awards as the year wraps up. Since closure, and we switched to Tigers Serve & Tigers Learn instead of the TIGER acronym, 189 Tigers have received a note of congratulations with cards for free McDonald’s or Dutch Bros items in the mail. 
 
It’s been really heartwarming to see your personalized encouragement and recognition for kids. The awards have really touched our kids and families and have knit them closer to us. We have the BEST staff with the BIGGEST hearts - folks who connect with kids and build positive relationships that boost their academic and personal success. Cheers to all for promoting our positive LC culture even while we’re away from each other. Here’s our last batch of Tiger Awards:
 
TIGERS SERVE  
  • Diana and Thomas Stenzel, nominated by Dan Nord - “This brother and sister duo played for their sister Josie’s graduation! I can’t think of a better example of Tigers serving. The goal of our academic work is ultimately to serve others in any capacity we can.” Check out the picture below.  
 
TIGERS LEARN  
  • Morgan Askins, nominated by Lisa Eastham - “Morgan has turned in many missing assignments in multiple classes. He also raised his GPA over this school closure.”  
  • Hailie Resleff, nominated by Jill Josquin - “Hailie has been a star Tiger during the COVID closure by completing all assignments including optional work.  She also has attended ZOOM meetings. Keep up the good work Hailee!” 
  • Claire Peterson, nominated by Sarah Jess - “Claire has really stepped it up during our time away from school. She is completely engaged in class and is a student I can trust to always be prepared, and smiling while she is doing it all. I am very proud of her!”  
  • Bryar Rogers, nominated by Lisa Eastham - “Working hard, even when he does not want too. He has raised all of his grades over the school closure and attended every zoom even when he was tired.” 
  • Daisy Olson, nominated by Lisa Eastham - “Daisy is asking for help, turning in missing work and raising her grades. She is logging in to clever and being a responsible student.” 
  • Alice Groza, nominated by Kendra Moser - "Alice has consistently shown excellence as an independent learner in chemistry.” 
  • Paige Gall, nominated by Jenny Purtell - “Paige is doing a really great job completing assignments and scoring well on the Checks. Thanks Paige!” 
  • Aidan Howell, nominated by BOTH Jenny Purtell & Sarah Jess - Jenny Purtell: “Aidan is doing extremely well with all of the new material he has been learning during closure. Thanks Aidan!” Sarah Jess: “Aidan is a student who treats all those around him with kindness and respect. He is responsible and reliable and a student I will miss having in class next year.” 
  • Sarah Hegde, nominated by Sarah Jess - “Sarah is an absolute joy to teach! Her enthusiasm and commitment to Spanish is commendable. She has thrived during the closure time and continues to exceed expectation in all her studies.” 
  • Wyatt Havin, nominated by Jenny Purtell - “Wyatt consistently works hard and is engaged in his learning. Thanks Wyatt!” 
  • Taylee Warbus, nominated by Jill Josquin - “Taylee has communicated with me frequently during the COVID closure. I also really appreciate that Taylee has completed all of her work before and during the COVID closure! Elle est formidable! She's awesome!” 
  • Grace Louie, nominated by Kendra Moser - “Grace has consistently shown excellence as an independent learner in chemistry.” 
  • Seth Bachman, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Seth has done a great job completing all assignments and coming to Team meetings. Quality of work is fantastic!” 
  • Blake Nye, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Blake is a model student, keeping quality of work high even under these strange circumstances!” 
  • Makena Day, nominated by Sarah Jess - “Makena has given 100% effort in the classroom and also when it comes to her at home learning. She is a responsible and reliable student and always does her very best, while maintaining a positive attitude.” 
  • Max Liu, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Max has done a great job completing assignments and communicating with me. Keep it up!” 
  • Owen Arnett, nominated by Kendra Moser - “Owen has consistently shown excellence as an independent learner in chemistry.”  
  • Ashley Garman, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Ashley has done a wonderful job doing assignments--before and after our closure. Plus, she makes me laugh!” 
  • Eric Sumner, nominated by Jenny Purtell - “Working hard and doing well in learning new content. Thanks Eric!”  
  • Justin Park, nominated by Kendra Moser - “Justin has consistently shown excellence as an independent learner in chemistry.”  
  • Isabella Kershaw, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Great job of catching up in the beginning and keeping up currently, Bella. Thank you!” 
  • Maxine Palmerton, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Max has done a nice job before and after closure keeping up with assignments and adding an artistic flair to ACE activities!” 
ACCEPTED
Accepted: LC Senior Henry Cubbage has been accepted to Spokane Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Ayden Eyre has been accepted to Spokane Falls Community College and then onto Evergreen College. Go Sasquatch and Goeducks!
Accepted: LC Senior Josie Stenzel Speech and Debate Scholarship, the President's Scholarship, and the Pacific Northwest Award and a Lewis & Clark Grant at Lewis & Clark College, where she'll attend in the fall. Go Pios!
INFORMATION
Voter Registration: 16 and 17 year old students can preregister to vote in Washington State when they get their driver's license or online. Newly registered voters will have to wait until the first election following their 18th birthday to cast their first votes. The ballots will be mailed to your home address (and don't require postage to return!). You can sign up to vote at: https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/voter.html
Volunteer Opportunity: In these times of unprecedented need our student community would like to contribute to the Bite2Go summer program by volunteering for Green Bluff farmers to assist with harvesting seasonal fruit in exchange for fresh produce donations for our school meal sites. As you probably know, the COVID pandemic has placed huge stresses on local food banks, with budgets that have been decimated by the drop in contributions coupled with a massive surge in demand due to the economic impact of the crisis. 

To support this program and encourage participation by local farmers throughout the season, we are trying to develop a mutually beneficial system, and we need your help. As you know, most Green Bluff farmers adopt a "U-pick" model, which means that a lot of fruit is left on the trees at the end of the season, wasting precious resources as well as income for the farmers. To address this gap, we would like to encourage LC families to work with us by pre-ordering boxes of fruit that students can bring back to town and distribute to the buyers - a model similar to co-op produce boxes, but with more flexibility. The idea is that each week we would email all interested families to let them know which participating growers have fruit ready to pick - what types of cherries, peaches, apples etc and at what prices, our coordinator would take orders and collect the money through the Booster Club, then students would bring back the pre-ordered boxes and distribute them at a set time and place. We feel that this model would benefit everyone, as families could enjoy locally grown fruit at lower prices than in the stores, supporting local farmers, food waste would be reduced and kids in need would receive much-needed fresh seasonal fruit they don't typically see in their Bite2Go packs. 

If you are interested in being part of our Green Bluff Harvest Rescue program, either as a student willing to volunteer at Green Bluff with us, or as a supporting family willing to order some fruit boxes over the summer, please e-mail our coordinator Liana Groza at L.Groza71@gmail.com , or call (509) 481-3392, and we will add your name to our list. Please include your name, phone number and details about how you would like to participate. Thank you so much for helping your local community!
LC Summer School 2020: LC Summer School is free and will run from Monday, June 22 - Thursday, July 16 . The school will be in session Monday through Thursday 8:00am - 12:00pm. Summer school is available to students who have failed any English, History, Math, Science, or Health course. This year's Summer School will be held online only . Due to the nature of summer school this year, students will automatically be enrolled (this will not allow them to choose) in courses they need to recover. Students may recover more than one course during summer school, and it will be selected for them after completing the first assigned course. You can register online HERE . If you have any questions, please contact your student's counselor or the Summer School Coordinator, Veronica Steele, at 354-6965 or veronicas@spokaneschools.org. The deadline to register has been extended to June 19 .
Fall 2020 Schedules: Our draft Fall 2020 schedules are now available on PowerSchool for students to view. These schedules are in very early DRAFT form and we have 96% of students fully scheduled (we are working on this every day to get to 100%). The next step is to ensure that all students have the correct and desired classes by logging into PowerSchool to check that the right classes are assigned and that nothing has been missed (click on Next Year’s Schedule, then look at the Matrix view - works best on a computer, the app doesn't show next year's classes). Please read the information below on how scheduling and change requests work :
  • If you don’t know how to get into PowerSchool, email theresam@spokaneschools.org.
  • If you have a hole in your schedule, that means you are one of the 4% that have scheduling issues. We are moving classes around to fix as many issues as possible. If we cannot find a solution, we will be emailing you directly to find a solution (the email will go to your MS365 account). This process will take time, so we thank you for your patience.
  • Your classes are confirmed, but the periods and teachers WILL change many times over the next few months. Sorry, but we cannot promise specific teachers or periods due to the fluidity of the schedule and very full classes. Please try to not get attached to a specific schedule because it will change every day (maybe even every hour). Note: There may still be a few classes that will be collapsed due to low enrollment. If you are in one of those classes, you will be put into one of your alternates.
  • If you signed up to be an Intern (Seniors only), we haven't assigned specific periods to that class yet. Over the next few weeks, you'll see it move into periods 1-6.
  • For errors or change requests: 1) if you need counselor support regarding the change, begin by emailing your counselor, or 2) if it is a straight forward change, you can email theresam@spokaneschools.org. You can see the changes reflected in PowerSchool once they are made. If a change cannot be made due to period conflicts or full classes, we will let you know.
  • MANY of our electives are full, which is why you may have been moved into an alternate elective that you entered into PowerSchool when you selected your classes in January. We cannot promise that we can get you into specific electives. If you were moved out of an elective that you need for graduation (ex. you are going to be a senior and you registered for CTE because you need the credit but you were moved into Art, please explain that in your request).
  • If you are a choice student from outside Spokane Public Schools, you will not be able to see your schedule online because you are considered "pre-registered" and there is a glitch that doesn't show your schedule. You can theresam@spokaneschools.org and a copy will be sent via email (but it will change many times).
  • If you are planning on taking SVL, please go online to register soon to ensure a spot at www.spokanevirtual.com. There may be some changes coming for SVL registration with the closure, when we know more, we will let you know. For now, SVL is listed on schedules as “pending”, in August, the real SVL courses will be merged into PowerSchool. If you no longer want to take the SVL class, email theresam@spokaneschools.org. Information about SVL registration can be found further down in the email.
  • If you are planning on enrolling in Running Start at the college, please contact your counselor to begin the process. Once you have a confirmed schedule, it is important to let us know that we can drop your LC classes (we understand that this process might be delayed as well due to the colleges being closed for now).
8th Grade Virtual Visit Tour Video: Every year 8th graders look forward to their LC visit and tour. It is an exciting time to see the building, high school students, staff, and all that LC has to offer. Because we could not do the tour in person this year, we held Zoom meetings to welcome our new Tigers! If you were not able to attend, we are proud to present the 8th Grade Virtual Tour of LC. In less than 15 minutes, you get a taste of the LC pride. Welcome future Tigers. We cannot wait to meet you in person!
Yearbook Delivery and Late Orders: Pre-ordered Yearbooks are here! We have additional yearbooks available ($60 per book) for late orders. If you need to check if you have already ordered a yearbook, follow these directions:
  • Go to www.lctigers.com and click “Pay Fees” button
  • Log in to the system using your student’s SPS ID# (User Name) and Last Name (Password). Logging in as a “Guest User” will NOT allow you to see purchase history or buy a yearbook.
  • Click on box with student’s name
  • Go down to “Reports” and choose “Purchase History”
  • If you see “305 YEARBOOK SALES 19/20” for $47, you have already purchased a yearbook for the current year.
 
If you have NOT purchased a yearbook, exit out of the Purchase History and click on “Items at Student’s School,” then click on “GSL, YEARBOOK & MISC ITEMS” to buy your yearbook ($60).
iCAN Students: In order to better support your iCAN credit recovery course learning, iCAN students can join a virtual iCAN Lab daily, in addition to reaching out to their virtual teacher at any time. These labs are held Monday-Friday from 10:00-11:00am for the remainder of this school year. If you need help with a question in your iCAN virtual course, your first point of contact is your iCAN Virtual teacher.  However, you can now also check-in with an iCAN Lab Teacher and get support for technology or other learning at home needs by joining us in the iCAN Virtual Labs.  You can attend any day of the school week and as often as needed. Click HERE to join our iCAN Virtual Lab, Monday-Friday from 10:00-11:00am.
Summer 2020 SVL: SVL Summer School Registration is OPEN!! Register at www.spokanevirtual.com SVL summer school offers many high school credited classes for $185 (scholarships available), as well as the following non-credit support courses for $120:
  • SAT/PSAT Prep class to help you score higher on next year’s test.
  • Math “Bridge” classes to help students who would like to feel better prepared for math next school year.
  • World Language “Bridge” to transition between class levels or for extra speaking practice with Rosetta Stone.

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
Mobile Meals - Bus Stops & Times: In addition to providing meals at 24 distribution sites , Spokane Public Schools is also using school buses to deliver meals along routes that reach areas of our community with the highest need. The neighborhoods being served are near the following commentaries: Arlington , Audubon , Cooper , Sheridan , Stevens , Hutton , and Regal . Any child can grab a meal at these stops! Go to https://www.spokaneschools.org/Page/3981 for the map with drop off locations and times.
COLLEGE & CAREER
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.
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.
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