CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Athletic Calendar can be found at: https://bit.ly/2o9Yxd8
August 29 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - 8:00am-2:30pm!
August 30 - Zero Hour Classes Begin (if you are enrolled in the class) - 7:00am
September 2 - Labor Day - No School
September 4 - Parent Open House 6:30-8:00pm
September 5 - Picture Day
September 9 - IMPA Music Parent Meeting 5:45pm
September 13 - Early Release - School ends at 1:15pm
October 11 - LC Homecoming Game and HOCO Rally (6:00pm) @ Albi Stadium
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
It begins!

We’ve spent the summer months talking about your kids – we are now looking forward to talking with them.

When we talk about them, we talk about making school an always better “fit”.
We want students to feel challenged – not so much that they feel frustrated and overwhelmed, but enough to make them feel accomplished and gritty.

We want them to feel engaged – they are all getting closer and closer to their departure from K-12 education and we want to help them smooth a clear pathway to a bright and compelling career. But we also want them to be adults capable of knuckling down and managing some of the less sparkly bits of life with grace and calm. It’s a balance.

We want them to find their people. There are boxes that kids can find themselves in and it can be difficult to reinvent when the box is no longer a place of security but instead a restrictive and isolating obstacle to personal and social development. We have ways of helping them be brave, but we know that a lot of your work as parents will be to continue to support and encourage students who just need to stay in the ring a bit longer in order to make and sustain a community.

We commit to being the best partners we can in the work of educating your child.
Please remember that our focus this year is on attendance. You’ll be hearing a lot about how critical it is to be here, to be on time, to belong.

We are so excited to get to know all Tigers this year – please reach out if you have any questions or concerns at any time.

Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
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.
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!
INFORMATION
Open House: Please join us for our annual Parent/Guardian Open House on Wednesday, September 4 between 6:00 and 8:00pm at LC. You will get a chance to meet your child's teachers, learn about our clubs and activities, attend the Fall Sports meeting, and buy LC gear. We will have copies of student schedules in the field house and main building for you to pick up. Here is the schedule for the evening:

6:00-8:00pm
  • Informational Tables for clubs and activities in the field house main gym
  • LC gear for sale from the Booster Club
  • Student schedules available for pick up in the main building and Fieldhouse
6:00-6:30pm
  • Fall Sports Parent Meeting in the field house main gym (for all parents with a child playing a fall sport)
6:45-7:15pm
  • New Family Orientation Meeting in the field house main gym (9th grade and new LC families)
6:30-8:00pm
  • Classroom visits - open house style, feel free to stop by and meet your child’s teachers
District Logons 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 birthdate (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.
Welcome Back: In order to prepare for the upcoming school year, here are a few reminders:
  1. Welcome back letter and schedules are in the mail and should be arriving soon. Here's a sneak peek: 9th Grade Letter and 10th-12th Grade Letter. If the letter doesn't arrive by mid-week, we may not have a current address on file for you. Please call LC and we can update your information (354-7000).
  2. Absences: If you are going to be absent on the first days of school, please have a parent call us at 354-6968.
  3. School supplies: We have a simple list of supplies that all students will need, but some teachers may have more specific needs that they will give you the first week of school. Here is the basic list: a large two-inch, three-ring binder with 6 dividers and paper, pencils, highlighters, and black/blue pens.
  4. Bus Riders: If you are riding the bus, you need to register here. You can find your bus stop and pick up time here.
  5. Lunch: We have closed campus for 9th/10th graders and 11th/12th grades may leave campus only for lunch. If you want to put funds on your LC lunch account, you can pay online or go to the Business Office.
  6. Student ID Cards: On Picture Day (Thursday, September 5) all students will get their picture taken and receive their LC ID card. All students must have their ID (we will provide an LC lanyard) with them at all times.
  7. Schedules: Your draft schedule is on PowerSchool! Log into PowerSchool to check that the right classes are assigned and that nothing has been missed. If you don’t know how to get into PowerSchool, email Mrs. Meyer at theresam@spokaneschools.org or visit the Student Office for help. If there is an error or a change is requested, email your counselor and they will either make the change or let you know why it cannot be made. Your periods and teachers may continue to change before school begins. Sorry, but we cannot promise specific teachers or periods due to the complexity of the schedule and very full classes. If you are planning on taking SVL, register now to ensure a spot at www.spokanevirtual.com. If you are in Running Start, once you have a confirmed schedule, it is important to let us know to drop your LC classes.
  8. Summer Assignments: If you are enrolled in AP Calculus AB/BC, Honors English 9/10, AP English 11/12, or Honors Spanish Year 2, you will need to complete one of the following summer reading assignments. Please bring the completed assignment to the first day of class. Refer to the list below to make sure that you know the specific text(s) assigned here.
  9. Student Parking: If you plan to drive your car, you will need a parking permit. Drop by the Business Office to purchase one. Parking is on a first come, first served basis each day. Due to limitations, passes of all kinds will only be sold to 11th and 12th graders.
  10. Visitor Parking: If you come to LC during the school day, we do not have reserved visitor parking. You can park at any of the metered spots across the street. For after-hours events, you can park in any of the three parking lots under the freeway (across from the main LC building, across from the field house, and the far east lot) or on the street. If you ever get a parking ticket (in the 3 LC parking lots only) during an evening event, please let us know and we can take care of it for you. The lot to the west of LC (across from the grass quad) is not owned by LC, please do not park there.
  11. Morning Drop Off / After School Pickup: Before and after school, 4th Avenue in front of LC is a busy place with school buses and parents competing for limited space. In order to help alleviate congestion, we recommend that parents drop off and pick up students either on 5th Avenue, 3rd Avenue or a block east or west of LC on 4th Avenue. It is important to not park (even for a drop off) in the bus zones. Thank you for your help!
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.
LC HOCO RALLY!: Join us for a pre-game tailgate before the Lewis & Clark Homecoming game on Friday, October 11 at 6:00pm . Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for kids and includes BBQ dinner. Tickets available at lcseniors.org or cash at the door, All proceeds to support the 2020 Senior All Nighter.
Do you have a student in music?  The Lewis and Clark Instrumental Music Parents Association (LCIMPA)  welcomes you to help provide support to the band, orchestra and choir programs. Find out more about what we do and how you can get involved at lcimpatigers.wixsite.com/home . Mark you calendars for our three main fundraisers : Car Wash - September 21 , Leaf Raking -  November 2 , and Evening of Ensembles -  January 24
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!
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 Lewis & Clark 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. Please visit our website at www.lcboosters.org where you can find information on how to get involved as well as:
  • Upcoming meeting schedule
  • Past meeting minutes
  • Current Booster Club budget and allocations
  • Info on volunteer opportunities
COLLEGE & CAREER
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. Test dates: October 5 , November 2 , December 7 (not at LC) , March 14 (not at LC) , 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 High School. For information on test registration, visit: www.act.org . Be to Ferris 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). The ACT will be offered next year. Test dates: September 14 , October 26 , December 14 , February 8 , April 4 , June 13 , and July 18.
REMINDERS
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B ite2Go 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. Students can sign up here: https://bite2goxl.wufoo.com/forms/qm06bi70x1ctoq/
Directions:
  • Step 1: Student uses link to fill out menu
  • Step 2: Student will need to know their ID number
  • Step 3: Select an adult, within the building to receive food from
  • Step 4: Make sure to connect with this teacher so they know about the food delivery
  • Step 5: Bag of food will be delivered to the adult on Thursday during 5th period
  • Step 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!!
GSL Sports Pass for Parents: You can purchase your adult GSL Pass in the Business Office for $76 (cash/check only) or online at for $76 (plus online fees) here .
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, Kevin O'Neill, (509) 354-5961 * Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer, Dr. Adam Swinyard, (509) 354-7393 *504 Compliance Officer, Gwen Harris, (509) 354-7393 * ADA Officer, Dr. Linda McDermott (509) 354-7265 * Affirmative Action Officer, Kevin O'Neill, (509) 354-5961 * Equal Opportunity Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * 200 N. Bernard Street, Spokane, WA 99201-0206.