Aug. 20th, 2021
Good evening, Raptor Families
Welcome to the first of what will be a weekly update sent out every Friday.

We are so grateful for everyone’s patience and flexibility as we have navigated the first two weeks of school. 
Some parents have asked for an update related to the school’s mask policy in light of the evolving guidance in the Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit developed by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). I’m sure it’s safe to say that none of us enjoy wearing a mask all day. 
All of us look forward to a day when masks are finally a thing of the past.  
In addition to providing a rich learning experience for all students, it is our highest priority to keep everyone here as safe as we can and to keep students physically here on campus.
Therefore, we will continue to follow the guidance of the American Pediatrics Association, the NC Department of Public Instruction, and our local health departments, in requiring masks to be worn when indoors on the school’s campus. We ask all visitors to respect this requirement and wear a mask when indoors on the school grounds.

If your child is not sick, please make sure that they arrive at school between 7:30 am - 7:50 am.
If your child is absent, but able to complete classwork, please complete the Remote Attendance Form to mark their attendance.

Parent & Student Portal:
Have questions about uniforms? Need to see the school calendar to plan Thanksgiving travel? Wonder about the school’s COVID protocols? For answers to these questions and many more, please visit The LLCA Parent & Student Portal on the school website.

Chromebooks for High School Students:
All high school students have received a Chromebook form, and we ask them to return those immediately if they wish to use one of the school’s Chromebooks.
Parents, please note that students need to bring a charged device to school each day, whether it is their own device or a school-issued device. Please help us train the students to do this by reminding them to charge their device each day and bring it to school. 
Elementary Update:
There is so much excitement in our elementary wing.

We see smiling faces in every classroom, students engaged in learning, and happy to be in school with friends. 

We will be having an elementary assembly next week to celebrate the successful start of our school year and to review the importance of SOAR in our school. Pictures to follow next week.
S.O.A.R Expectations:
We are very proud of our LLCA Middle school Raptors. Overall, students did an excellent job of meeting the S.O.A.R expectations - safety, organization, accountability, and responsibility.
They were mindful of their uniforms, wearing their masks, as well as being accountable and respectful.
STAR 360:
Students who were #1. Paying attention # 2. Did their best work and #3. Met the S.O.A.R expectations during and after testing will receive a red ticket that they can use as a Black/Blue jean pass.
They must abide by all of the uniform guidelines other than they can wear black/blue jeans. It is their responsibility to keep up with these tickets to turn in to their teacher on the day that they chose to wear black/blue jeans. 
Attention parents of 7th graders:
Your 7th grader received an announcement about the Isothermal Community College New Century Scholars program this week during lunch. Students eligible for this program must be a resident of either Polk County or Rutherford County. 
New Century Scholars applications are due next Friday, August 27th. If you have any questions or want to learn more about the New Century Scholars program, please contact Middle School Counselor Corrie Sias at [email protected]

  • K-11th Grade - Wear your School Uniforms!

  • Seniors - Click on the link below to get an appointment time and instructions for what to wear!

News from the Athletics Department

We're thrilled to introduce you to LLCA's new Athletic Director Ozzie McFarland. Coach McFarland brings a wealth of experience to continue growing and strengthening the athletic programs of LLCA. He joins Assistant Director Todd Lattimore in guiding the department.

P.S. Raptor Morning Miles begins Monday, August 23d for K-5 students. Morning miles is an incentive-based exercise program to get kids walking before school.
The program will take place M-Th, 7:30 am-7:50 pm. 
Monday, August 23rd:  
School Picture Day
Boy's Soccer Game @ Home - 4:30 pm
Volleyball Match @ Home - 4:30 pm
Raptor Morning Miles - 7:30 am
Friday, August 27th
Pizza Fundraiser 

The first PTO meeting for this year will be Tuesday, September 7th at 5:30 PM at school.

If you are interested in joining the PTO this year, please email PTO President
Michelle Yelton at
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.