WELCOME BACK!

WELCOME BACK!
Posted on 08/17/2020

Parent Newsletter Updates:

6th Grade Update - Sent 08/31/20

7th/8th Grade Update - Sent 08/31/20




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WELCOME BACK LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILIES!!

It has been difficult to not communicate with you on a regular basis this summer!  So many moving parts and so many changes/decisions based on the most current/daily updates we receive.   FINALLY we can forward some initial information on to you that will help you prepare for the upcoming school year! 😊

It has been an interesting and unique summer to say the least in anticipating the return to school!  As a staff, we are VERY excited to begin the school year -- WE MISS OUR STUDENTS! 

Please know that if you have specific questions please don’t hesitate to contact the front office at 651-425-6401.  We will begin to communicate more frequently in the days ahead to keep providing updates and clarification!  

Thanks for your patience! - Lake Middle School Staff

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HYBRID SCHEDULE:

LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL HYBRID SCHEDULE

The schedule for Hybrid students is shared below. Students will attend school onsite two days per week based on the A/B schedule.

Hybrid students will be receiving content through Schoology each school day (Monday through Friday) from their periods 1, 2 and 3 teachers the first 6 weeks of trimester 1 and periods 4, 5 and 6 the second 6 weeks of trimester 1 in addition to their two days in person each week.

Whether or not students are ONSITE, they will be responsible for content that will be assigned to them through Schoology each day of the week (Monday through Friday). All teachers will have online office hours/distance learning opportunities each day (Monday through Thursdays) from 2:15pm to 3:20pm for additional support as needed on a daily basis.

The schedule for "Flex Fridays" will include teachers being available via WebEx (see enclosed schedule) AND students will attend Homebase online from 11:15-11:45am every Friday.

Hybrid schedule

VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY (VLA) SCHEDULE:

The Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) students will be receiving content through Schoology each school day (Monday through Friday) from their periods 1, 2 and 3 teachers the first 6 weeks of trimester 1 and periods 4, 5 and 6 the second 6 weeks of trimester 1. Students from Lake Middle School who are in the Virtual Learning Academy will be scheduled for their course work with staff members/teachers from Lake Middle School. (Schedules will be available online through student/parent portal in Infinite Campus Monday, August 24th.)

VLA students will have access to each of their classroom teachers via WebEx during staff office hours on Mondays through Thursdays from 2:15pm to 3:20pm (see hybrid schedule). On Fridays, they have access to each of their class periods via WebEx AND will participate in a 30 minute homebase experience from 11:15am-11:45am every Friday, per the schedule below. (Their hybrid classmates will also be part of those classes/office hours and Homebase experience on Fridays - this will hopefully give our VLA students direct contact with their Lake Middle School teachers and classmates!)

CHROMEBOOK INFORMATION:

School-Issued Student Chromebooks

EVERY STUDENT (hybrid and VLA) at Lake Middle School will be issued a Chromebook to use this school year.

ACTION ITEM FOR FAMILIES: To prepare to receive the Chromebook, all families will be required to complete a "TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT FORM" with the option to sign-up for an accidental damage device protection plan. Directions on how to complete the technology agreement form is included in this mailing. The information is also posted on the district and building websites.
You may access these forms through our new fee payment system at
sowashco.org/fees and you will be asked to create an account through the SmartSchoolK12 website.

When Will Students Receive Their Chromebooks?

*PLEASE NOTE: Students will NOT be able to receive their Chromebook until a parent has completed the "TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT FORM” AND the Optional Protection Plan described above.

VLA families should complete this prior to August 27th and Hybrid families should complete this prior to August 31st!

All Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) Students will receive their Chromebooks on Thursday, August 27th from 12pm to 4pm Chromebook Pick-Up Event at Lake Middle School. More information will be shared in the near future with VLA students/families about this event. 

VIEW CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE HERE

School-Issued Student Chromebooks

EVERY STUDENT (hybrid and VLA) at Lake Middle School will be issued a Chromebook to use this school year.

ACTION ITEM FOR FAMILIES: To prepare to receive the Chromebook, all families will be required to complete a "TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT FORM" with the option to sign-up for an accidental damage device protection plan. Directions on how to complete the technology agreement form is included in this mailing. The information is also posted on the district and building websites.
You may access these forms through our new fee payment system at
sowashco.org/fees and you will be asked to create an account through the SmartSchoolK12 website.

When Will Students Receive Their Chromebooks?

*PLEASE NOTE: Students will NOT be able to receive their Chromebook until a parent has completed the "TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT FORM” AND the Optional Protection Plan described above.

VLA families should complete this prior to August 27th and Hybrid families should complete this prior to August 31st!

 VIEW CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE HERE