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
So we got some news this week.

Our proposal for a IRL graduation later this summer just didn’t pass muster with the state folks in charge of reviewing such proposals, so we were sadly denied permissions.

We did receive a set of guidelines for graduation just last night, so have spent today combing through the policies and trying to figure out how to make a memorable event, with sufficient fun and traditions and senior faces included, to have our graduates think to themselves, “Well, it wasn’t like the graduation I thought I was going to get, but, hey! It was pretty remarkable under the circumstances!”

We know that we will be producing a video of some sort, that you will be able to schedule watch parties, that grads will make an appearance in it in some TBD format, and that that darned cap and gown that they bought will come in handy for filming coming up soon.

We hope to have clearance for our plans and proposals very soon and as soon as we do, we will let ‘er rip!

In the interim, stay steady.

Many strong students are struggling with the closure’s lack of structure, and many students whose connections to school were threadbare before the closure are finding themselves in real tatters as it goes on.

You all have got to take care of yourselves – put the oxygen mask on your face first so that you can get others around you taken care of after.

It doesn’t take too much to knock families off balance during all of this. Don’t let a confusing email, a missed Zoom meeting, a late assignment, or a reluctant kiddo push you past the part where you like the face looking back in the mirror.

(My husband came home from Costco last night with a LOT of beverage but no flea and tick med for our very itchy dog. I have regretted a lot of my feedback on his shopping decisions. So, yeah, I speak from experience.)

Stay well and stay home. Miss you all!

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. Please keep the good news coming so we can continue the celebrations!
Good News: Senior Aristotle Byrnes has earned his Eagle Scout honor. He is a member of Troop 3333. Congratulations Aristotle!
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  
  • Kristianne Johnson, nominated by a community member - “Kristianne’s brother was in Sacred Heart when the schools closed. In the three weeks her brother was at Sacred Heart and in St. Luke’s, Kristianne delivered coffee, helped keep the house clean, did laundry, and helped prepare meals. She volunteered to get her school work done early in order to make sure she is available to help her brother out with school on the days her parents are both working. She has also been helping her brother keep up with his physical therapy exercises by doing them with him.”
 
TIGERS LEARN
  • Patrick North, nominated by David Nickisch - “Patrick has been at every single office hour I have held in the past 7 weeks. He consistently asks questions, and is striving to earn a 5 on his AP Statistics Exam. He is a very talented young man with a bright future, and I couldn't be more proud of his effort.”  
  • Jordan Santiago, nominated by David Nickisch - “Jordan has been the most consistent student that I have had in Math 107. His work is completed on time, and he is always willing to ask questions. He shows up to most of my live classes, and has been an absolute joy to have in class. He is working hard preparing for four AP exams while trying to earn 5 college math credits in Math 107. I am incredibly proud of his efforts.” 
  • Kylah Wilhelm, nominated by Katrina Bech - “Kylah has communicated with me regularly and worked hard to get her grade up. She is participating in lessons as much as possible and completing assigned work and beyond. She has been super positive even when the work was difficult. I appreciate her dedication to continue her learning.” 
  • Andrew Howser, nominated by Katrina Bech - “Andrew has engaged in live lessons regularly and has shown tremendous growth in his learning and application of his learning. I appreciate his contributions to the lessons and his classmates.” 
  • Xan Ropernominated by Katrina Bech - “Xan has been going above and beyond for the entire school closure. Xan completes all assigned work and then some. He has been a regular attender at live lessons and a valued participant in class discussions. He demonstrates his learning as he applies it to new problems. He helps his classmates when there are technical challenges. I appreciate his dedication and attitude towards learning.” 
  • Brenden Stripedwolfnominated by Lisa Underhill - “Brenden, like so many other students, had a slow start getting engaged in responding to teachers and completing assignments during this closure. However, he has turned everything around and is working hard getting caught up, completing extra credit assignments, and overall staying connected. Very proud of him!” 
  • Jessica Kadlec, nominated by Mark Robbins - “In a sea of ‘too cool for school,’ Jessica works to find interest and joy in whatever she does, and her commitment to doing thoughtful work, even remotely, makes my job more fun, easy, and interesting.” 
  • Evan Chow, nominated by Mark Robbins - “Evan is an ideal student. He always does his best, he welcomes criticism as a means of getting better, he lets you know when your criticism isn't clear or understood, and he responds when it is clear. He's also friendly and kind.” 
  • Jude Asbury, nominated by Lisa Eastham - “After being disconnected, Jude has figured out Zoom and Teams. Even when the technology wasn't working correctly. He was able to overcome the frustration and adapt to the changes. He is now working hard and participating in my class discussions in a positive manner.” 
  • Jazmine Richardson, nominated by Lorie Rambo - “Jazmine has been working hard on her Chemistry at home. She always has a positive attitude and a caring heart.” 
  • Charles Parsons, nominated by Lorie Rambo - “Charles has been diligent in keeping up with his Chemistry work from home and participating in online meetings.” 
  • Isabel Pierce, nominated by Lorie Rambo - “Isabel has been working extremely hard at preparing for the AP Environmental Science test. She puts thought and effort into all she does. Good luck on the test!” 
  • Bailey Cook, nominated by Roger Kugler - “Bailey has been consistently turning in work during the closure, and routinely reaches out if she has questions. She always gives 110% in her work and often has work turned in early.” 
  • Kitana Johanson, nominated by Roger Kugler - “Kitana has been consistently turning in work during the closure, and routinely reaches out if she has questions. She always gives 110% in her work and often has work turned in early.” 
  • Isabella Shallbetternominated by Roger Kugler - “Isabella has been consistently engaging with our learning on Teams and does not hesitate to reach out when she has questions about her learning. She also enthusiastically participates in our online discussions about the reading for the week and shares thought provoking questions and comments with the class.”
Good News: Congratulations to the following students for being recognized for their outstanding performance in the LCHS choir program this year! They have been wonderful examples to their peers and deserve some applause!
  • The Ella Fitzgerald Award - Recognizing an Outstanding Vocal Jazz Student - Lauren Wood
  • The Gary Weidenaar Award - Recognizing an Outstanding Sophomore Choral Student - Miranda Brown
  • The Dorothy Hutchinson Memorial Award - Recognizing the Most Improved Junior Choral Student - Michael Peasley
  • The Gerald Hartley Award- Recognizing an Outstanding Senior Class Choral Student - Jacqueline Stefanoff
  • Lewis & Clark High School Choirs Director Award - Recognizing an Outstanding and Particularly Helpful Choral Student - Ellie Haney
  • Lewis & Clark High School Most Inspirational Choral Student 2019-2020 (voted on by your peers!) - Sage Erban, Concert Chorale (1st period), Ella Damon, Cantabile (2nd period), and Rozalyn Allen, Voces (3rd period)
  • Congratulations to all our Choir Letter Recipients: Abigail Kadlec, Amia Delaney, Benjamin Whitney, Bri Dashiell, Cadence McLin, Catherine Dietschak, Cole Mckenzie, Elisa Flores, Ella Damon, Ellie Haney, Emma Guin, Emma John, Emma Moore, Ethan Perko, Genevieve Schmidt, Ginny Lou Garabedian, Grace Wick, Halka Inagaki, Hannah Blake, Jacqueline Stefanoff, Jadyn Malone, Jordan Peterson, Katherine Bourekis, Kylie Pester, Lauren Wood, Lexi McFarlane, Lucille Branham, Melanie Brigham, Nash McFarlane, Nathan Blake, Noah Brody, Rona Smith, Sage Erban, Sarah Garvin
  • Congratulations to all our Choir Seniors, earning their medallion this spring: Bri Dashiell, Cate Fasbender, Ellie Haney, Emma Guin, Emma John, Emma Moore, Ethan Plaster, Eunice Viatoshir, Gabi Davis, Grace Wick, Haily Thompson, Halka Inagaki, Jacqueline Stefanoff, Jehu Allen, Jessica Quacquarini, John Allison, Kalena Warrick, Katelyn MacIver, Katherine Bourekis, Kylie Pester, Lauren Wood, Madeline Gatewood, Maya Krueger, Melanie Brigham, Nathaniel Blake, Pyper Thompson, Ryonna Stewart, Sage Erban, Sarah Haines, Sebastian Orton, Sydney Fairman
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 Nathaniel Bender has been accepted to Spokane Falls Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Catie Bodinger has been accepted to Western Washington University and has been awarded a merit scholarship. Go Vikings!
INFORMATION
Yearbook Delivery and Late Orders: Yearbooks will be arriving in the next few weeks! We are working on the plan for students who have per-ordered to pick up their yearbooks. We'll share the schedule in the next LC News.

Starting Monday , we have an additional 250 yearbooks available ($60 per book) for late ordering. Monday and Tuesday orders are reserved for Seniors. Starting Wednesday, all grade levels can purchase a yearbook until we run out.

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).
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).
S eniors Caps and Gowns: Graduation is coming up soon. To participate in the graduation ceremony (more details coming soon) you will need a black cap and gown, and an orange and black tassel. If you cannot afford these items, please contact Mrs. Croteau in the Guidance Office at julieha@spokaneschools.org and she can set you up for a loaner.
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: lctigerssan@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!
Choir and Guitar Music Check Out Procedures: To complete this current school year, and prepare for next school year, we are scheduling appointments for every music student to check-out of the program. Check-out will be on Wednesday, June 3, from 8:00am-1:00pm .  Please follow this link to the sign-up genius to schedule your check-out time. If the date/times do not work for you, or you do not have transportation for your instruments, please contact your director via email to make other arrangements immediately.
Instrumental Music Check-Out Procedures: To complete this current school year, and prepare for next school year, we are scheduling appointments for every instrumental music student to check-out of the program. Check-out will be on June 1 from 7:00am-1:00pm and June 2 from 12:00pm-4:00pm .  Please follow this link to our sign-up genius to schedule your check-out time. If the dates and times do not work for you, or you do not have transportation for your instruments, please contact your director via email to make other arrangements immediately.
 
Location: Lewis & Clark Field House, 5th Avenue Entrance (back of the building). We will have partitions set up to keep incoming and outgoing traffic separate. Please maintain 6’ of space while you wait in line. Wearing masks is encouraged. You will not be allowed inside the building. We will take items from you and bring items out to you. You will not be able to retrieve or return items from other classes or building lockers (non-music) at this time.

Items you need to bring with you and return:
  • All school-owned instruments - If the instrument needs repaired, please include a note in the case describing the repair needed or the problem.
  • All school-owned music (just bring your folder with everything in it)
  • All school-owned accessories (mutes, mouthpieces, ligatures, rock stops, etc)
  • All school-owned uniform items - ties, ribbons, scarves, and other items you borrowed like shoes, shirts, pants, dresses (most of you purchased these items and own them personally, if so, do not return them)
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.
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.
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 .
AP Testing Updates:

TESTING ADVICE FROM FELLOW AP STUDENTS : With AP testing starting today, we've received feedback from LC students. Here is what they've learned:
  1. NEWEST UPDATE – ACTION MAY BE REQUIRED ASAP: College Board has just released on their messaging board that they think the issue with many students having trouble uploading is with outdated web browsers. Please see if you need an update on Chrome, Firefox, Explorer – whichever browser you are using. See more information here.
  2. Check your email (that you used for your College Board account) the day before your test for your testing ticket.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. If you can use a calculator, make sure the batteries are new.
  6. You can use your notes and formula sheets as resources, make sure they are easily accessible.
  7. 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.
  8. Clearly label every document and file so you know which ones to upload in which order.
  9. Use the AP Demo site so you know exactly how to use the 3 varieties of uploading.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store NOW. Visit College Board for more details. A video walk-through of the test-taking experience is available now. 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 .

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!
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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