Jan. 15, 2022
Winter Weather & Changes to the School Schedule: What you Need to Know

As the possibility of winter weather approaches, we want parents and families to understand our school closing procedures and what to expect for extended school closures.
Each time there is a potential for hazardous weather conditions, the administrators execute our school’s emergency plan. This consists of notifying parents via Bright Arrow, posting on Facebook and our school website, as well as notifying the following news outlets: WLOS, Channel 13, Fox Carolina 21, WYFF - News 4, WSPA, Channel 7.
The decision to close school due to inclement weather is reached once the school is made aware of road conditions, power outages, and other factors. We also closely monitor other school closures in our surrounding areas.
Often, if inclement weather causes school closures in Rutherford, Polk, or Henderson Counties, LLCA will typically follow suit.  
We are asking all families to keep the school updated with changes to phone numbers and email addresses since this is how we primarily communicate school information.
Monday, Jan. 17th is Martin Luther King Jr Day, so school is already closed.
However, depending on weather conditions for Tuesday, school administrators will communicate as early as possible in the event that we close school on that day or have a delayed start.
We hope that each of you will be safe during this time and that you enjoy this extended weekend with your families. 
COVID Numbers from Jan. 3-14, 2022

  • Students testing positive for COVID: 25
  • Students quarantined due to exposures: 29
  • Teachers or staff testing positive for COVID: 4

The majority of these positive cases are related directly to exposures outside of school.  
During its last meeting, the LLCA School Board voted to continue the mask requirement for all students and staff when indoors and on the busses. The board will continue to monitor and assess the situation each month.
Other area school districts that previously shifted to a mask optional protocol are now back to a mask requirement policy for all students and employees.
It is important to send your child to school with a mask to help us limit the number of days students miss due to COVID.
Note that LLCA offers COVID tests at school - the rapid test and the PCR test. For more information contact Nurse Redmon at [email protected] or by calling the school at (828) 625-9292.
2022-2023 Open Enrollment Quick Links
Monday, Jan. 17th: NO SCHOOL: MLK Day 
Thursday, Jan. 20th. 3-4 pm - Audition Workshop for LLCA Theater’s Spring Musical 
Monday, January 24th, 3-5 pm - Auditions for LLCA Theater’s Spring Musical 
Monday, Jan. 24th through Friday, Jan. 28th: STAR 360 Reading and Math Test for Middle School Students
High School: Homecoming: The week of January 24th.
Jan. 28th: Basketball games. High school dance to follow. (Be on the lookout for a special E-Blast early next week with all the great Homecoming details)!

Hard Work Pays Off... (including for Dr. Phipps’ turtles). 
Students in kindergarten through 5th grade have worked with Ms. Kristin this school year being intentional in their planning and organizing a nice new habitat for the 20-year-old, red-eared slider turtles that belong to Dr. Phipps’ daughter. 

This Semester's Enrichment Classes Were: Highly Enriching!

This week, Middle School would like to say thank you for everyone's support in making this semester's Enrichment classes happen! Thank you, Mrs. Horne and Mrs. Payne for teaching our Home and Consumer Science course. Mr. Payne, thank you for your willingness to teach Spanish as well as Mr. Blackwell with Band! A thank you to Mrs. WW for offering Visual Arts, Coach Flandreau and her willingness to offer Active Living, Mrs. Boone for teaching Coding, and Mrs. Long for giving our Middle Schoolers the opportunity to experience Theater!

Check out Our Middle Schoolers ROCKING their LLCA Uniforms and Binders! 
We are very proud of the efforts that have been put forth by our families and students to help us reach this goal!
Don't be Scared - Get on Stage! LLCA Theatre Dept Announces Auditions for The Addams Family
LLCA Theatre is excited to announce that casting for the 2022 Spring Musical, The Addams Family, is about to begin!
On Thursday, January 20th, from 3-4 pm, there will be an audition workshop in Ms. Layne Long's classroom for any students in grades 6-12 who are interested in the show and the audition process.
Auditions will begin the following Monday, January 24th, in Mrs. Long's room, from 3-5 pm. Students will choose one day to attend the audition by placing their names on the sign-up board outside Mrs. Long's room. Student-athletes will have the opportunity to audition first so that they can attend their practice/game after the audition.
Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday. Callbacks will be Wednesday and Thursday, and the cast list will be posted that Friday. Students will need to be at callbacks if asked. Please let Ms. Long know if there is an after-school conflict. All students who audition will be part of the show! Please keep in mind that students with any major behavior or academic issues are not allowed to participate in after-school activities.
A full cast rehearsal will be on Monday, Jan. 31st in Mrs. Long's room from 3-4:30 pm. The cast list, scripts, rehearsal calendar, and other important information will be available then. A parent meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. after rehearsal that afternoon in Mrs. Long's room.
Please direct any questions or concerns to Mrs. Long by calling the school or sending an email: [email protected]
A Spirited Homecoming Kicks off Jan. 24th for All Middle & High School Students

The high school student council has finalized the daily themes for this year’s homecoming week, and we’re excited to announce those here:

Monday, January 24th: Character Day - Choose Your Favorite Character
Tuesday, January 25th: Decades Day - Each grade will be assigned a specific decade. 
Wednesday, January 26th: Pink Out/Breast Cancer Awareness/ Hat Day
Thursday, January 27th: Mathletes Versus Athletes 
Friday, January 28th: LLCA Spirit Attire; Home Basketball Games; HS Dance 

All clothing needs to be school-appropriate. No risque attire. No improper or offensive language. More information coming soon! 
Upcoming Games & Spring Tryouts on the Horizon
There are a couple of changes to the upcoming home basketball schedule.
We now have games starting at 4 pm on Jan. 17th against Veritas and on Jan. 2th against Victory Christian.  
Spring tryouts for baseball, softball, girls soccer and CO-ED golf start on Feb. 14th. Be sure to get your physical forms turned in ASAP. 
We need YOU in 2022!
Have you been looking for an opportunity to get more involved in guiding and supporting the work of LLCA?
Our Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for board and committee positions.

The board will begin reviewing applications on Feb. 4th.
Our Mission:
To provide an educational community with high academic and character expectations, creating life-long learners. 

Our Vision: 
To partner with community resources supporting a culture of mutual respect and academic excellence that reflects high quality and relevant instruction and produces college and/or career-ready graduates.
Visit us online at llcharter.org