Welcome Back to the 2018-2019 school year! We have had a terrific first four days as our students get used to being back in the swing of school. Not including the sixth graders who are new to LGMS all together, we have over forty additional new students to LGMS. A big thank you to all the students and staff members who have helped students find their ways to classes thus far. Earlier this week, Mrs. Heck and Mr. Strobel, the principals, met with all the students within their student house to welcome them. They talked about academic expectations, attendance, and getting involved.
To begin with, students will be having homework on a fairly regular basis. Please check your child’s agenda to see what they are working on for assignments. Each grade level will also be emailing a newsletter weekly to share news of the grade level. Included in this newsletter is the “2018-2019 LGMS Missing Work Protocol.” When you are checking PowerSchool to see your child’s grades, you will also be able to see if they have turned in their work, and what the grades were. We recommend checking your child’s grades on PowerSchool once a week, and then having a conversation with your child should you have questions. Your child’s teacher is also able to help answer PowerSchool class specific questions as well. If you have any problems logging into PowerSchool, please contact Mrs. Humphrey in the main office.
Secondly, our school day begins at 7:30, and we ask that students be to our school building by 7:20. Beginning this year, all of our students are inside before the school day starts. They are able to go to their lockers at 7:20. Within that ten minutes, they need to go to their locker, go to their 10th period to pick up their Chromebook, and then go their first period class. If they are not here by 7:20, it is difficult to get to their first period on time, and it creates stress for the student at the beginning of the day. The “2018-2019 LGMS Universal Tardy Protocol” is also included in this newsletter. We are beginning our tardy protocol on Monday, and this has been communicated to the students.
Finally, we encourage all students to get involved in some type of activity here at LGMS. Cross Country( for boys and girls, grades 6-8), and Girls Volleyball (grades 7,8) have just begun. Students are still able to join. Flag football, open to all students, will begin in a couple of weeks, and announcements will be made regarding Student Council and Yearbook. Throughout the year, we have many different sports, clubs, and activities offered. The “LGMS Clubs and Activities Meeting Times and Dates” is included below which will give you an idea of what is offered and when.
We look forward to a wonderful school year!