The LP Link is published bi-weekly during the school year to highlight the latest district wide news and events at Lake Park High School. Contact Sherri Anderson, Director of Communications, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for content.
Curriculum Night Comes to You
Revised dates and formats provide increased access and flexibility for families.
The start of this school year's fully remote learning environment has created a unique opportunity for Curriculum Night to be presented to families virtually. Please make note of revised dates and formats that provide increased access and flexibility:

Wednesday, September 2, 6:30 p.m. - On Demand
Wednesday, September 23, 6:30 p.m. - Live Stream

On September 2, parents/guardians will view videos (“asynchronously” or on demand) that have been prepared by teachers and members of the Student Services Team. These brief videos can be accessed anytime at your convenience and will include an introduction by the teacher, their personal approach to teaching remotely including what technology will be used, what to expect during remote learning for their courses, and tips for how to support students’ academic success in the course. The website link to access the videos will be launched next Wednesday by 6:30 p.m.

Join Lake Park staff virtually on Wednesday, September 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. organized by core and elective departments. Postponed from Wednesday, September 9, the enhanced format will allow for “synchronous” or live stream presentations, moderated Q&A, and recorded sessions. The schedule of meetings, with options presented every half hour, will be provided later this month.
Standardized Testing Returns This Fall
Seniors will have a make-up SAT exam; PSAT/NMSQT is optional for juniors.
The Class of 2021 will participate in a make-up SAT exam on Wednesday, October 14. All senior students are required to take the school-day administered SAT in order to graduate. Please review this student guide and parent guide for additional information about the SAT test and preparation. Students who receive testing accommodations will be afforded this option during the make-up test. 

In late September, additional details regarding testing times and assigned room location will be communicated. 

On Thursday, October 29, Lake Park will offer junior students the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT exam. Because this exam is optional and offered free of charge, families will need to complete this registration form to secure a seat by Thursday, September 10

Students who choose to take the PSAT/NMSQT exam will be able to qualify for the NMSQT (National Merit) scholarship, which is a prestigious award given to select students who score within the top score range. Additionally, any student who takes this exam will benefit from additional practice for the upcoming Spring 2021 SAT exam. Families are encouraged to review this PSAT/NMSQT student guide for additional information and preparation.

Please contact Ebony Baker, Assistant Principal for Student Development, at ebaker@lphs.org if you have any testing questions. 
Board Approves Partial Refunds of Student Fees
District to issue general registration, parking, and off-campus PE refunds.
Because this national public health crisis has placed a financial burden on families, the District has fielded many questions about student fees. As a result the Board of Education discussed partial refunds of students fees during the Monday, August 24 regular meeting. 

The Board approved the administrative team’s recommendation to refund half of the general registration fee and half of parking fees. The plan also includes a full refund of Off-Campus PE fees because the class has been cancelled. Processing these fees will take time; families can expect to receive refunds after November 2. The refunds do not require any paperwork to be submitted. Please note that if a student has an outstanding balance from a prior or the current school year, the refund will be applied toward the outstanding balance. 

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, this process may need to be reevaluated in February 2021. The Board will determine if another refund is necessary due to the impact of COVID-19 and the District's school calendar.
Back-to-School Virtual Q&A: September 15
Superintendent, Principal to host virtual Q&A for Lancer families next month.
Join Lake Park Superintendent Dr. Jeff Feucht and Principal Amanda Brode-Rico on Tuesday, September 15 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a Back-to-School Virtual Q&A session.

To allow for maximum participation, this program will be hosted virtually and feature a moderated opportunity for families to ask questions about the 2020-21 school year.

The access link will be shared with families prior to the session. Login at your convenience from anywhere and get your questions answered live!
Free Meal Assistance Provided on School Days
Grab-and-go breakfast, lunch available at six locations to qualified families.
Lake Park’s College and Career Center Updates
New changes to benefit Lancers in their college, career exploration!
  • Lake Park is excited to introduce students and families to Xello - A post-graduation planning resource (e.g., career, college, etc.) that will be utilized for the first time during the 2020-21 school year. All students will be provided with free access to Xello prior to course selection for the 2021-22 school year and additional information regarding Xello can be accessed on the College and Career Center website.
  • The West Campus College and Career Center is relocating to Room 231A (attached to the WC Library). This new, larger space will provide students with a dedicated area to gather post-graduation planning information, to research their interests, visit with guest speakers and more!
  • Students in the Class of 2021 will be invited to attend a virtual post-graduation planning session (that will include an introduction to Xello) during their lunch period on Thursday, September 3 or Friday, September 4. Students are welcome to attend a presentation on either day and this presentation is intended for students only, an evening presentation for parents/guardians is scheduled for Thursday, September 17.
  • Lake Park High School's College and Career Center has gone social! Follow the new Twitter handle for timely and relevant updates: @LPCollegeCareer
1:1 Chromebook Initiative
Insurance options available for Lancer families.
During textbook distribution, incoming freshmen in the Class of 2024 received a Chromebook to support and enhance their educational experience.

Families are encouraged to watch this Chromebook Safety Video to be fully aware of all the ways in which Chromebooks should be protected during daily use. In the event of the Chromebook’s breakage or malfunction, optional insurance is available to help lower the cost of repairs. Please note the following points about Chromebook insurance:

Visit the Chromebook Family Updates website that has been created to promote greater communication about support programs that are available for Chromebooks.
Important Health Requirements
Please ensure your Lancer is compliant with grade-level requirements.
Grade 9 and transfer students who have not yet complied with the State of Illinois health mandates are required to submit proof of a physical exam and immunization record as soon as possible. Paperwork can be dropped off, faxed to (630) 529-1056, or scanned and emailed to the East Campus nurse's office. 

Grade 12 students who have not yet complied with the senior year State of Illinois health mandate are required to submit proof of the Meningococcal vaccination (Meningitis) as soon as possible. Proof of Meningitis vaccination can be dropped off at the West Campus nurse's office, faxed to (630) 351-0710 or scanned and emailed to the West Campus nurse's office. 

Families are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the late start on Wednesday mornings or Institute Day (student non-attendance) on Friday, September 18 to schedule an appointment for your student.  

State of Illinois regulations require students to be in compliance or excluded from remote or in-person school beginning Thursday, October 15. Non-compliant students will have their access to eSchool and Google Classroom blocked until these requirements have been met. Absences due to immunization and/or non-compliance are not excused.

If you have questions about what information is still needed, visit the School Nurse page on the district website or call the East Campus Nurse, Theresa Hennigan, at (630) 295-5235 or the West Campus Nurse, Renee Riggio, at (630) 295-5335.
District Office Notifications
Important annual information available for families and community members.
Insurance Options
Lake Park High School District 108 offers all families the option to purchase non-school related accident coverage as well as dental accident coverage. Any enrolled student is eligible for coverage plans that are offered by Special Markets Insurance Consultants, Inc. To research the available coverage plans - including costs, benefits, exclusions and any reductions or limitation - view the student accident enrollment application and instructions. Parents or guardians of students are responsible for enrollment and premium payment. Visit the website to enroll online or mail the application with payment to the plan administrator.

Integrated Pest Management
Lake Park High School District 108 has adopted an Integrated Pest Management program that minimizes the use of pesticides in school buildings and on school grounds. The policy, in accordance with state laws, also includes a registry whereby residents can be notified in writing two days before any pesticides are used in the school buildings or on school grounds. If you would like to receive written notification prior to the application of pest control materials, download and complete a form with your contact information. The form must be returned to the main office at either campus or district office by September 21, 2020 to receive written notification.
2020 Fall Athletic Spectator Expectations
Lake Park is committed to the safety and well being of student-athletes and staff as well as committed to providing parents and families opportunities to see their student-athletes compete this fall.

To that end, the District has created the following Lake Park Spectator Expectations for Fall athletics. Additionally, please be aware of the DuKane Athletic Conference Spectator Policies for Fall 2020. Thank you for abiding by these safety expectations!
Districtwide Temporary Phone Interruption
Voicemail will be temporarily disabled during the September 1 system upgrade.
Please be advised that on Tuesday, September 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon, the District will experience a phone interruption for a required update. During this temporary interruption, the phone system will still receive incoming and place outgoing phone calls. However, voicemail will not be available during this timeframe. This means that if a staff member is unable to answer your call directly, the system will hang up rather than forward to voicemail. If you are unable to reach your intended recipient or leave a voicemail message, please access the Lake Park Staff Directory to locate email addresses as an alternative means of communication. Thank you for your patience during this necessary update!
Important Dates:

Sept 01    Districtwide Phone Interruption
Sept 02    Curriculum Night - On Demand
Sept 07    Labor Day Holiday (Offices Closed)
Sept 09   Curriculum Night - Live Meet & Greets
Sept 10    Deadline to Register for PSAT/NMSQT
Sept 15    Back-to-School Virtual Q&A for Lancer Families
Sept 18    Institute Day (Student non-attendance)
Sept 28    Board of Education Meeting
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