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
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
Back in my classroom teaching days, I had a handmade poster board sign that hung on the back wall.

It had only one word on it: WAIT.

It wasn’t meant for the students. It hung behind them, facing me, as their instructor. It was a reminder about a teaching skill I wanted to develop and was a gift from a firecracker of a woman who had been a tough/beloved mentor in the early years of my career.

She had observed me teaching one day and noted wryly, “Smith - you sure don’t let kids sit in the questions very long, do you?” And then she advised, “You really need to ask yourself from time to time, ‘Why Am I Talking?’” (Hence the W.A.I.T. on that poster board.)

She was right. I too often rushed to fill in awkward silences, to give kids answers that I wanted them to have because I didn’t like to see struggle; I worried that students would be embarrassed if I held them too accountable to an intellectual grapple in front of their peers.

I was wrong.

Because of course it’s that very grapple that encourages intellectual growth, and by letting kids off the hook, sheltering them, I failed to communicate to them my conviction that they were oh so capable of deep thinking, that their thoughts were worth my wait, worth everyone’s wait, and that we would all be better by their wrestling with complexity and wondering aloud about tough concepts.

But no one would engage in that public mental wrestling match if my classroom wasn’t a safe place for academic risk-taking.

So that sign that hung over many classrooms full of many students over many years and it served to shut me up, to remind me to be still and to listen and to let kids “sit in the question” for far longer than my initial instincts saw fit.

I wish I knew where that sign was now.

These days I find that I’m continually reminding myself to wait and to listen and to let people sit in the question about what is the next right thing to do.

Because we are all wondering.

Our teachers are wondering about how best to serve students in this goofy but critical period of distance learning.

Our district leaders are wondering about how to take the next safe steps in terms of a return to brick and mortar instruction.

Our families are wondering about how to support their children emotionally, how to create routine and balance for them amidst so much uncertainty, and about how to be honest with them about all that is happening while simultaneously assuring them that they are safe and that ultimately all things will be well.

These are weighty matters. Thinking them through is hard and we need to create enough “wait time” in our community for everyone to put forth best thinking, to share wonderings, and to dig deeply into our mental reserves.

I’m so grateful for the LC community and for the way it puts kids first and waits.

We will get through this together.

Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
IMPORTANT AP EXAM UPDATES
AP Testing Updates (previous AP details can be found further down in the email):

TESTING ADVICE FROM FELLOW AP STUDENTS AFTER DAY 1 OF TESTING : With AP testing starting today, we've received feedback from LC students. Here is what they've learned:
  1. Check your email (that you used for your College Board account) the day before your test for your testing ticket.
  2. Log into your site at least 20-30 minutes early to make sure you can get in and are ready to go when the timer starts.
  3. Create a folder on your desktop for each test and save your files there for easy uploading - remember, you only have 5 minutes to upload, so every minute counts!
  4. If you can use a calculator, make sure the batteries are new.
  5. You can use your notes and formula sheets as resources, make sure they are easily accessible.
  6. If possible, ask that other family members aren't using too much of your internet bandwidth when it is time to upload your answers so you are sure you have enough bandwidth.
  7. Clearly label every document and file so you know which ones to upload in which order.
  8. Use the AP Demo site so you know exactly how to use the 3 varieties of uploading.
  9. If you have an error in uploading, LC cannot help with the issue, you must follow the directions that the College Board provides because your teachers, counselor, and Mrs. Meyer do not have access to the College Board site for uploads. You may need to call them - be prepared to stay on hold for a long wait.
  10. Remember, we are in the Pacific Standard Time Zone. Be sure to use the correct time for your exam and not the Eastern Standard Time listed on the CB website.
  11. After your exams, if you have more feedback, please let Mrs. Meyer know!

ACTION STEP : Log into your College Board account to make sure you can get in: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org . If you can't get in even after trying to recover your user name/password, contact Mrs. Meyer ASAP!

IMPORTANT!!!!! Exam Times: In your College Board account, they are listing the exams with Eastern Standard Time. We are in the Pacific Standard Time zone - our exams are -3 hours different from EST. Use the AP Calendar (scroll down in this email) to find your exam time - OUR CALENDAR HAS THE CORRECT TIMES FOR YOUR EXAMS . If you miss the window, you will not be able to log in to a different time zone, so don't rely on the time listed on the web site. Your teachers will also send you reminders on the correct time for your exams.

Students Practicing Exam Submission Online: Students who wish to practice submitting and using the platform on which they will take their AP Exams will have the opportunity to do this beginning May 4 by going to the website https://ap2020examdemo.collegeboard.org/?excmpid=mtg638-2-gd . You will have unlimited practice with the process, but there will not be any practice questions - this site is only for you to become comfortable with how you will take the exam. You still find practice questions in your MyAP account. Type in the word PRACTICE when it asks for your AP ID (your real AP ID number will come from College Board 2 days before your first test to the email you used to create your account). If you try to use multiple devices ( specifically a computer to read the questions and submit responses and a phone to take pictures of written work and email to themselves to upload on the computer ), it is important that you only log into the exam on ONE device . There is a possibility of “lag time” in sending photos/attachments/etc. between devices in the 5 minute window to upload. Practice on this site to make sure you are comfortable with the process. Do not wait until test day to do this!

AP Exam Fees: Students do not have to formally “opt out” of the exam if you are registered. By not taking the exam, you will get a refund. BUT, if you log into the exam on your test day and then decide to not take it, you WILL NOT GET A REFUND . So, if you have decided in consultation with your family and AP teacher that you are not going to take the exam, do not log in or you will not get a refund. This is a College Board policy, not an LC policy.

2020 AP Testing Guide: The guide ( https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-testing-guide-2020.pdf ) provides information to help you prepare. You are encouraged to read through the entire document and if you have questions, ask your teacher. If you can't get the answer you need, email Mrs. Meyer . Here are the topics covered:
  • The AP Exam E-Ticket
  • Five Steps to Take Before Test Day
  • Understanding the Test Day Experience
  • Exam Scores, Credit and Placement

2020 AP Exam Day Checklist: Students need to complete this checklist for each exam they take and keep it next to them while testing ( https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-student-exam-day-checklist.pdf ) .
 
Explainer Videos:   New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test-day experience, what they need to do to prepare, support from Higher Ed institutions, an exam walkthrough, and more. Explore the playlist .

Information for AP French, Japanese, and Spanish Language Exams: These exams will be administered using a new dedicated app, the AP World Languages Exam App . Students taking these exams must use this app on smartphones or tablets . This free app will be available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store the week of May 11 . We’ll email students and their teachers to let them know when the app is available to download. Visit College Board for more details. A video walk-through of the test-taking experience will be available the week of May 4. If you have trouble downloading the app, let Mrs. Meyer know ASAP!

Information for AP Music Theory Exams: Before exam day, students will need to print or hand-copy the 2020 Music Theory Answer Sheet and gain access to an audio recording app or software before exam day. Please see more information on the website .
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: Junior Ethan Crawford has won the Cancer Unwrapped essay contest and a prize of $1,000! Ethan wrote a beautiful essay on the legacy of his father that he graciously shared with us, you can read it here .
Good News: The show must go on, even during the school closure! LC Tiger Drama teachers Mr. Pschirrer and Mrs. Maguire visited cast and crew of our show - Something Rotten - to deliver the show shirts during what would have been the closing weekend of the show. You can read the great story here .
Good News: LC Families and Community Members - Let's recognize Tigers who are serving others in this difficult time with a Tiger Award ! Perhaps a Tiger is helping a sibling with academics, is part of food distribution, has stepped up at home with cooking/cleaning, is connecting family members via technology, or anything else to benefit family or community. We'd love to recognize these Tigers with gift cards for free items at McDonald's or Dutch Bros Please that we'll mail home. You can nominate a Tiger here or at www.lctigers.com . Share the student's name and why you are nominating her/him. We'll randomly select 5 nominated Tigers each Wednesday. Our teachers are also nominating students who are staying engaged and moving forward with academics. We'll call their home and share their names on our LC Facebook page. We love and miss our Tigs! Congratulations to this week's Tiger Awards Winners:

TIGERS SERVE  
  • Drake McKinney, nominated by a community member - Drake absolutely hands down is one of most charismatic individuals you'd ever have the honor of meeting. His kind, outgoing, has a willingness to help anyone (yes anyone)! He is outstanding – a social butterfly is one the best labels I can personally use to depict him as a person. He always watches out for others. He loves teaching younger children and interacting on a one to one level. He hopes to have a future job helping children.  
 
TIGERS LEARN  
  • Pramila Subba, nominated by Lisa Underhill - Pramila has been so persistent in trying to get the software needed for class. She has followed district help desk guidelines to the best of her ability, called them, emailed me, and keeps communicating her current status. I love this no-giving-up attitude! 
  • Betty Perrey, nominated by Lorie Rambo - Betty has been going above and beyond with her Chemistry work. She always puts 100% in all she does. 
  • Estera Ndayisenga, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - Estera responds to nearly all my emails and has completed all work assigned, even before it’s due. Very nice work ethic!!
  • Ryan Newberry, nominated by Lisa Eastham - Ryan is logging in daily and actively making up school work. He is going above and beyond and trying his hardest. 
  • Zachary Price, nominated by Lorie Rambo - Zach is going above and beyond with his Chemistry work at home! Thanks Zach for all your hard work. 
  • Kynisha Mason, nominated by Kimberly Zumwalt - Kynisha is pushing herself to keep school a priority. She is completing assignments each day and one teacher stated, "She is crushing it!" Way to go and keep up the great work. We are all so proud of you! 
  • Lucille Branham, nominated by Lorie Rambo - Luci has been working hard at home on AP Environmental Science. She has be going above and beyond! Thank-you for all your hard work Luci. 
  • Thomas Vlasaka, nominated by Lorie Rambo - Thomas always works hard and puts 100% in his AP Environmental Science work. He also has an amazing, positive attitude working well in groups and supporting his peers. 
  • Savannah Harding, nominated by Lisa Eastham - Going above and beyond!! Helping me figure out technology issues and staying connected with the class. Participating in weekly Zoom sessions regularly.
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 - lets fill up the wall!
Accepted: LC Senior Ayden Eyre has been accepted to Spokane Falls Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Good News: LC Senior Gwyneth Teel has been offered the National Merit Harvey Mudd College Scholarship based on her PSAT scores from Junior year. Congratulations Gwyneth!
INFORMATION
Senior All Nighter Update: Hello Seniors and Class of 2020 Families, don't give up hope just yet, the SAN Parent Volunteer Committee is still working hard to coordinate safe and fun senior celebrations for you! With graduation plans on hold, we have officially cancelled our reservation at the Kroc Center in CDA. In the coming weeks, we will be working closely with LC administration and staff to find new and creative ways to come together again, celebrate the Tiger Spirit, and honor the class of 2020 in style! In the meantime, if you already purchased SAN tickets and would like to request a refund, please contact: l ctigerssan@gmail.com . If you are willing to donate your ticket cost or generous donation to the Class of 2020 celebrations, we thank you! Stay tuned for more updates to come soon...Roll Tigs!
SAN Parent Volunteer
LC Tiger Drill Team Tryout Information: Each interested candidate will:
  1. Sign up in Family ID
  2. Join the REMIND Group for 2020-2021 LCDT Tryouts
  3. Attend an optional Zoom meeting to ask questions.
  4. Submit an Application via email with your personal essay
  5. Submit the LCDT Guidelines & Expectations Signature Page signed by both the student and parent/guardian
  6. Submit a video of themselves performing the Tryout Material by May 18 at 12:00pm
 
Physical Tryout
Tryout material will be uploaded to the LC Drill Team YouTube channel on May 9 by 12:00pm https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcp6A4KTe6JVO9tvD0a0ncg?view_as=subscriber . Students are required to learn the material at home. An example of a Tryout Video will also be posted – demoed by one of the senior drill members. Questions about how the material is performed may be sent to the coach through REMIND or asked on Zoom.
 
By May 18 at 12:00pm, all candidates will be required to submit an uncut video of themselves performing the tryout material. The video must be labeled with candidate’s name. Candidates should upload the video to YouTube and set to “Unlisted” and email the link to LCDrillTeam@spokaneschools.org . Setting the video as “unlisted” will prevent anyone from seeing the video unless they have the direct link to it. If someone is unable to record/submit a video a Zoom call may be set up, and we will have the candidate perform the material live. The coaches will score the videos just like we would an in-person tryout.

Family ID
A Family ID group for LC Drill Team is set up. https://www.familyid.com/organizations/lewis-clark-high-school click on the 2020-2021 Cheer and Drill Team Registration. Individuals interested in trying out are required to register and have a physical completed before they participate in tryouts. We realize not everyone will be able to get a physical before tryouts, but please complete as much of the Family ID information as possible and get a physical ASAP.
 
Applications: Applications can be found on the LC Tiger Drill Team Page .

Parent Questions: If parents have any questions, there will be a Zoom meeting on Friday, May 15 at 6:00pm.
Senior Fees: Seniors and Senior Parents - with graduation nearing, please go to the Online Payment System to see if you have any outstanding fines. Questions can be directed to the Business Office by phone, 354.6880 or they can email, nicolesim@spokaneschools.org . If seniors do not take care of the fines, they will not receive their diploma. We are working on a plan for seniors to return current textbooks and spring sports uniforms (these are not on your current fines list).
2020 Emerging Artist Found [at home] Jewelry Contest: LC Jewelry teacher Mike Campbell is organizing an art contest for young metal artists 19 and under to submit a piece of work that incorporates a found object with metal work. The challenge is the found object must come from around the artist’s immediate property (i.e. basement, garage, yard/field, attic, vehicle, etc.), no going out into the community to find something. Remember: social separation. Stay home, Stay Safe. For more information about the contest and how to apply, click here .
College Financial Aid: Seniors, there is a FREE service that can help you understand the financial aid appeals process with instructions on what documents you'll need, how to write an appeal letter, and how to submit your information to your college financial aid office. There is still money out there, you just need to seek it out! Check out this FREE site: https://formswift.com/swift-student

There is also a great story from NPR on how the COVID crisis is affecting seniors. Click here to read it.
Parent Volunteers Needed: Each Wednesday , LC holds a food drive to support the LC Bite2Go program which provides much needed food and toiletries to our Tiger community. If you would like to volunteer at the food drive at Hart Field, you can sign up here .
Yearbook Orders: When the Yearbooks arrive in June , we will have a number of books available for purchase on a first come, first served basis. As soon as we know how many books we have to sell, we'll post information on how to order, pricing, and pay in the LC News.

We are also working on a plan to distribute yearbooks to students who have already paid - stayed tuned for more details!
AP Testing Updates from the College Board: Check your email that you used when you set up your AP account for updates directly from College Board. LC and your teachers will continue to send you AP Testing updates as well.

Exam Dates:
  • Exams will be given from May 11-22 as a take a 45-minute online exam at home
  • Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1-5 but you must apply with College Board (see the 2020 AP testing guide referenced above). Please note that College Board has very specific and limited reasons to allow late exams).
  • Students can take exams at home. If school reopens, the exam will be taken at LC
  • Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide - View the full testing schedule

Exam Format:
  • Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.
  • Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to - computer, tablet, or smartphone. They'll be able to type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phones. (SPS can provide laptops - fill out the form at: spokaneschools.org/LaptopCheckout)
  • For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.
  • AP Photo and AP Studio Art will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59pm ET. Teachers and students may receive separate course-specific communications.
  • Students taking world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions 3 and 4 on the current AP Exam. Written responses will not be required. We'll provide additional details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.
  • Tips for testing on specific devices will be available in late April.

Exam Scores and College Credit:
  • As usual, students' work will be scored by our network of college faculty and AP teachers, and will be reported on a 1–5 scale. We anticipate releasing scores as close to the usual July time frame as possible.
  • College Board has spoken with hundreds of institutions across the country that support our solution for this year's AP Exams.

Exam Security
  • Like many college-level exams, this year's AP Exams will be open book/open note. The exam format and questions are being designed specifically for an at-home administration, so points will not be earned from content that can be found in textbooks or online. However, students taking the exams may not consult with any other individuals during the testing period. College Board will take the necessary steps to protect the integrity of each exam administration, as we do every year.
  • For the small number of students who may try to gain an unfair advantage, College Board has a comprehensive and strict set of protocols in place to prevent and detect cheating. While some of these practices are confidential to maximize their effectiveness, students and education professionals can learn more about our security measures.
  • At a minimum, test takers should understand that those attempting to gain an unfair advantage will either be blocked from testing or their AP scores will be canceled, and their high school will be notified as will colleges or other organizations to which the student has already sent any College Board scores (including SAT scores). And they may be prohibited from taking a future Advanced Placement Exam as well as the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, or CLEP assessments.

Remote Instruction and Practice:
  • On March 25, College Board began offering free live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The courses have been viewed more than 3.2 million times since they became available. On-demand lessons are now available for Art and Design.
  • In addition to sharing information about these classes with students, teachers who are providing remote instruction can use AP Classroom for most subjects. Additional tips for helping your students practice are available.

Choosing to Not Take the AP Exam:
  • We encourage our students to take the exams this year because of all of their hard work and preparation. All of the AP exams will only cover material that students covered prior to the closure. But, we understand that circumstances may cause students to not take the exam.
  • With the changes this year, cancellations will be handled differently this year. After the regular testing window and make-up window, College Board will let us know who did not take the exam. Those students will be issued a refund through the LC Business Office - and there will be NO cancellation fee. We will work to issue refunds as quickly as possible, but the process will take time. There is nothing else a student or parent needs to do. We will communicate out when the process begins to the impacted students.

If you have any AP Testing Questions, please feel free to email Theresa Meyer at theresam@spokaneschools.org

AP Schedule: please note, the College Board web site lists only the Eastern Standard Time for exams. In Spokane, we are Pacific Standard Time (-3 hours from EST). The schedule below is when our exams will be and when you will need to log in to take the exams.
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 94% 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 6% 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).
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
Community Graduation Ceremony Updates:
  • The Spokane Native American Graduation event is cancelled for the safety of the community, and especially for the elders. Instead, they are honoring and celebrating 2020 graduates by sending care packages with a Pendleton stole and a certificate to the first 65 graduates in the Spokane area who sign up here.
  • HBPA Hispanic and Young Scholar Recognition is cancelled due to state protocols, but HSPA believes that all graduates, regardless of their GPA, deserve to receive a stole and certificate of recognition. Graduates of 2020 must register by 5/8/2020 in order to receive their stole and certificate. Please register and see guidelines for scholarships at www.hbpaspokane.net before 5/8/2020.
  • African American Graduation has been cancelled in order to keep the safety and wellness as the community as priority. They are considering alternative avenues to still recognize and celebrate eligible 2020 graduates and will put out further details soon.
  • Lavender Graduation by the EWU Pride Center has been cancelled to prioritize the health and safety of the community. Students can still receive a rainbow tassel and lavender stole by completing the registration form no later than 4/15/2020, and the $10 registration for non-EWU students will be waved. Tassels and stoles will be available for pick-up later in spring quarter. Sign up with the following link: https://inside.ewu.edu/pridecenter/lavendergraduation/
  • Asian Pacific Islander Graduation - we are reaching out to get updates from the organization.
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!
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).
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.
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