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    WEEK 31 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    April 9, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:

    Activities are ramping up at LHS … spring sports, concerts, the spring musical, and lots of celebrations!  Please be sure to check this newsletter as well as the Lafayette website to stay current on the specifics for upcoming events.  It is a busy time of year, and it feels good to see all of you at school performing and participating in your passions.  Keep working hard, be mindful of your grades, reach out for help, and let’s finish this year strong!

    • Safety Measures:  We will continue to require and enforce our safety measures of wearing masks, social distancing to the extent possible, and practicing frequent hand hygiene as the main mitigating factors of transmission of the virus.  It is important that everyone practice proper mask wearing procedures to help keep our community safe.

    • Meningitis Vaccine InformationMeningitis A is a terrible disease that can cause loss of limb, blindness, or death, and it is preventable by vaccination.  Your student had his/her first dose before starting 8th grade.  The state of Missouri and the Rockwood School District require all seniors in high school, both virtual and in-person, to have their second shot after they turn 16 and before they start their senior year of high school.  For more detailed information, please review this letter from our school nurses.

    • June ACT Prep Class:  The LHS June ACT Prep Class is now open for registration. Classes will be offered the week after the school year ends - June 7-11, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Each of the four subject areas will have 30 minutes of teacher-interaction time per day. Students will have homework to complete in order to reach the 20 hours of prep time that, on average, results in a two-point composite score gain on the ACT test.  For more information, click here. To register, go to the Parent Pay Online portal.

    • Junior Advisory Meeting:  Use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 3:45-4:15 p.m.  All are welcome!

    • Senior Portraits:  Inter-State Studio is Lafayette’s official portrait photographer. Only portraits taken by Inter-State Studio will be included in the yearbook, and there is no sitting fee.  Use the Sign-Up Genius links below to book your appointment! 

      • August 11, 2021 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. (by appointment with SIgn-up Genius)

      • August 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (by appointment with Sign-up Genius)

    • West County Psychological Associates: ~ New episode every Monday ~ 

    “Mental Health in You” is a weekly podcast covering mental health topics for YOU. Therapists Taylor Kennedy, Katelyn Schaefer, and Jacqueline Siempelkamp discuss material that is relevant to what we are all going through at this very moment to break the stigma surrounding mental health. Expect in-depth conversations, mental health tips, interviews with professionals in the community, involvement from YOU, and more. Use the QR code to access the link.                                                 

     

    • QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Teens:  Monday, April 12 - 4:00-5:00 p.m.

    Students often communicate with other students when in trouble and thinking about suicide. Therefore, students are potentially key agents in developing a school culture that encourages identification of and assistance for students in need. This training will teach students how to identify suicide clues and warning signs and how to use the QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) method to start a conversation with friends who might be at risk for suicide.  Space is limited.  Register Here

    • QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Parents & Caregivers: Thursday, April 22 - 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

    Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. Parents and caregivers will learn how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal, common causes of suicidal behavior, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help for someone in crisis.  Space is limited. Register Here

    Have a great week!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer


    Colleen Fields

    fieldscolleen@rsdmo.org

    636-733-4109



    WEEK 30 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    April 1, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:

    I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Spring Break!  It’s time to get focused on doing well in your classes as we prepare for the end of the school year.  Please be sure to work with your teachers and ask for support if you need it.  I want you to finish up the year feeling proud of your accomplishments and to be ready to enjoy Senior Year!

    • Safety Measures:  We will continue to require and enforce our safety measures of wearing masks, social distancing to the extent possible, and practicing frequent hand hygiene as the main mitigating factors of transmission of the virus.  It is important that everyone practice proper mask wearing procedures to help keep our community safe.

    • Meningitis Vaccine Information:  Meningitis A is a terrible disease that can cause loss of limb, blindness, or death, and it is preventable by vaccination.  Your student had his/her first dose before starting 8th grade.  The state of Missouri and the Rockwood School District require all seniors in high school, both virtual and in-person, to have their second shot after they turn 16 and before they start their senior year of high school.  For more detailed information, please review this letter from our school nurses.

    • Partners in Education will be hosting Career Chats on Monday, April 5, 2021. Please join us at the following times if you are interested in learning more about these fields:

    • West County Psychological Associates: ~ New episode every Monday ~ “Mental Health in You” is a weekly podcast covering mental health topics for YOU. Therapists Taylor Kennedy, Katelyn Schaefer, and Jacqueline Siempelkamp discuss material that is relevant to what we are all going through at this very moment to break the stigma surrounding mental health. Expect in-depth conversations, mental health tips, interviews with professionals in the community, involvement from YOU, and more. Use the QR code to access the link.                                                 

     

    • Town Hall - Teens During COVID:  Wednesday, April 7 - 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Register at linktr.ee/cpip

    This virtual community event for parents and those who work with teens will feature St. Louis area teens and speakers from various sectors to discuss trends and insights on teen mental health and substance use during the pandemic. Plus, there will be practical advice on ways to engage your teen with activities and community building. An open Q&A will follow the presentations.  Featuring:  Area teens Jaimee Hall, Preferred Family Healthcare, Elizabeth Makulec, Kids Under Twenty-One, Dr. Sheila Powell-Walker, Clayton Schools, Julie Knost, Alliance for Healthy Communities, Hosted by Landon Robert, PreventEd.

    • QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Teens:  Monday, April 12 - 4:00-5:00 p.m.

    Students often communicate with other students when in trouble and thinking about suicide. Therefore, students are potentially key agents in developing a school culture that encourages identification of and assistance for students in need. This training will teach students how to identify suicide clues and warning signs and how to use the QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) method to start a conversation with friends who might be at risk for suicide.  Space is limited.  Register Here

    • QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Parents & Caregivers: Thursday, April 22 - 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

    Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. Parents and caregivers will learn how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal, common causes of suicidal behavior, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help for someone in crisis.  Space is limited. Register Here
    • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021:  Rockwood will offer four weeks of learning from June 7-July 2 and four weeks of learning from July 12-August 6. In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-August 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-August 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19).  Details are available on the Rockwood School District website.
    • No Junior Advisory Meeting this week.
    Have a great week!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
     
    Colleen Fields
    636-733-4109​


    MARCH LETTER FROM CLASS PARENTS

    March 29, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    The days are getting longer and the temperatures are warmer….spring is in the air!  Hopefully, we are getting close to putting this past year behind us and moving forward with the excitement and ALL the activities that we hope SENIOR year will bring our kids. 


    But, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we would like to take a moment to thank all of the LHS community who attended last week’s event, the Traveling Taste of West County and thanks to the Junior Class for “hosting” March 8-14th.  We received amazing feedback from the restaurant managers and from LHS families who realized that this effort was solely an act of service and support.  Many were shocked that the class was not receiving or expecting to gain anything from this as the typical Taste of West County fundraisers always have in the past.  We usually don’t single out particular individuals, but this event was entirely organized and promoted by these kids:  Aashish Allu, Pooja Reddy, Bradley Simmons, Natalia Parr, with input from some other juniors including Caitlyn Songco, Madigan Jeffries, Ansley Hails and of course our principal, Colleen Fields, her secretary, Mrs. Karen Barber and us, the Class Directors. We hope you were able to see some of the creative and clever “ads” they shared on the lafayette2022 student instagram page. 

    If you don’t already follow them (or Ms. Fields, lhs22principal), do consider it as they are an active group of class officers who often share important information.  Next year, there will be many things to keep up with in the way of Senior events, activities and deadlines (hopefully!).


    Meanwhile, we still have some important months ahead as our Juniors are involved in spring sports, the school musical, concerts, an art show and various other “normal” high school activities which are taking place because we have the most awesome administrators who are finding ways to safely follow the guidelines while still maintaining as many of the traditions and events as possible for our students.  The official Junior Class ACT testing date is under their belts, but keep watching for more ACT testing opportunities. 

    VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED DAILY to assist cafeteria staff with the prep and distribution of the Grab & Go lunches &  snack packs! Do you have a day or two when you could spare one or two hours? We can give them so much help from 9:00-11:00.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aba82baa8-filling

    IMPORTANT DATES:  


    Thur. 3/18 - VIRTUAL Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Mon. 3/22-Fri. 3/26 - SPRING BREAK, No School

    Fri. 4/2 - No School; Spring Holiday

    Mon. 4/5 - No School; Professional Development Day

    Sun. 4/25 - LHS Art Walk

    Virtual Learning Fridays -  4/16, 4/23, 4/30


    We wish you a fun and safe Spring Break! 

    Anita and Julie



    WEEK 28 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    March 19, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    News for the Lafayette High community: what you need to know!
    Lafayette High 
     Twitter  Parent Teacher Organization  RSD App
     
    Class of 2022 Students and Families:
     
    Spring Break is here!  I hope everyone enjoys a safe and healthy break from school.  Take some time for yourself, read a book, laugh with friends, and rejuvenate for the end of the school year.  Senior Year is almost here!
    • Spring Recess - March 22-26, 2021:  Classes resume on Monday, March 29, 2021.
    • CDC Guidelines for Travel During Spring Break:  Rockwood School District asks that its community members be mindful of CDC guidelines regarding international travel.  The CDC currently recommends postponing all non-essential international travel.  If you do need to travel out of the country, we encourage you to follow all the recommendations upon returning from that trip, including a COVID-19 test and a seven-day self-quarantine.  See answers to other frequently asked questions on our School Nurse News page.
    • Meningitis Vaccine Information:  Meningitis A is a terrible disease that can cause loss of limb, blindness, or death, and it is preventable by vaccination.  Your student had his/her first dose before starting 8th grade.  The state of Missouri and the Rockwood School District require all seniors in high school, both virtual and in-person, to have their second shot after they turn 16 and before they start their senior year of high school.  For more detailed information, please review this letter from our school nurses.
    • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021:  Rockwood will offer four weeks of learning from June 7-July 2 and four weeks of learning from July 12-August 6. In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-August 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-August 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19).  Details are available on the Rockwood School District website.  
    • Junior Advisory Meeting:  Use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, from 3:45-4:15 p.m.  All are welcome!
    • Town Hall - Teens During COVID:  Wednesday, April 7 - 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Register at linktr.ee/cpip
    This virtual community event for parents and those who work with teens will feature St. Louis area teens and speakers from various sectors to discuss trends and insights on teen mental health and substance use during the pandemic. Plus, there will be practical advice on ways to engage your teen with activities and community building. An open Q&A will follow the presentations.  Featuring:  Area teens Jaimee Hall, Preferred Family Healthcare, Elizabeth Makulec, Kids Under Twenty-One, Dr. Sheila Powell-Walker, Clayton Schools, Julie Knost, Alliance for Healthy Communities, Hosted by Landon Robert, PreventEd.
    • QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Teens:  Monday, April 12 - 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    Students often communicate with other students when in trouble and thinking about suicide. Therefore, students are potentially key agents in developing a school culture that encourages identification of and assistance for students in need. This training will teach students how to identify suicide clues and warning signs and how to use the QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) method to start a conversation with friends who might be at risk for suicide.  Space is limited.  Register Here
    • QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Parents & Caregivers: Thursday, April 22 - 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
    Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. Parents and caregivers will learn how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal, common causes of suicidal behavior, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help for someone in crisis.  Space is limited. Register Here
    Have a great week!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
     
    Colleen Fields
    636-733-4109​


    MENINGITIS A VACCINE REQUIREMENTS

    March 18, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2022 Parents and Guardians: 

    I bet it is hard to believe that your student will be a senior in August. These next few months will fly by, but one of the first things you can do to start senior year off right is to get your child the Meningitis A vaccine. (This vaccine is also known as MCV4, Meningococcal, Meningococcal A Conjugate, Menactra, or Menveo).  Meningitis A is a terrible disease that can cause loss of limb, blindness, or death, and it is preventable by vaccination.  Your child had his/her first dose before starting 8th grade.  The state of Missouri and Rockwood School District requires all seniors in high school, both virtual and in-person, to have their second shot after they turn 16 and before they start their senior year.
    If your child has had this second dose already, please forward the paperwork to the nurses’ office.  The information can be received a few ways:
    • Scan or take a picture of the documentation and email it to the LHS nurses (Kristen Emms (Emmskristen@rsdmo.org) or Kaylin Zimmer (Zimmerkaylin@rsdmo.org)
    • Download the documentation from your student’s online health record and email it to the LHS nurses
    • Have your student’s doctor’s office fax the documentation to the nurses’ office at 636-733-8832
    • Have your student drop off the documentation at the nurses’ office
    If your child has not had this vaccine, please plan on making an appointment for the vaccine before the end of this school year.  Clinics and doctor’s offices get very busy in the summer, so it will be easier to get appointments during the spring.  If your student has insurance, this vaccination is covered.
    You can get your student vaccinated at several locations:
    Please forward the proof of vaccination to the nurses’ office as soon as your student is vaccinated.  NOTE:  Documents uploaded to Privit for sports are not visible by the school nurses. 
    If you have any questions please contact the LHS nurses’ office at 636-733-4107 or 636-733-4108. 

    Kristen Emms, BSN RN
    Kaylin Zimmer, BSN RN
    School Nurses
    Lafayette High School
    Phone: 636-733-4107 or 636-733-4108
    Fax: 636-733-8832​


    WEEK 27 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    March 12, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:

    Thanks to everyone who has participated in “The Traveling Taste of West County” this week!   Your efforts are helping the Lafayette community say “thank you” to our local businesses who do so much for our school.  You still have a chance to participate in “The Traveling Taste of West County” this weekend, and of course, we encourage you to keep supporting all our local businesses throughout the year.  On Tuesday, March 16, we will welcome our juniors to the building to take the district-sponsored ACT (more details are listed below).  And Spring Break is only one week away!

    • Traveling Taste of West County - March 8-14:  The Class of 2022 is putting wheels on the traditional “Taste of West County'' this year in order to give back to our community restaurants.  We would like to encourage our Lancer families to participate in this event by dining-in or carrying-out from participating restaurants any time during the week of March 8.  For more details, please check out the attached flyers, Lafayette’s website, or follow us on Instagram:  lafayette2022, lhs22principal, and lhs_lpo.

    • The ACT at LHS:  The District-Choice ACT is coming up on Tuesday, March 16.  This attachment will provide you and your student(s) with the information needed for test day.  Please read through the entire document and reach out if you have any questions.  Remember that juniors are not required to attend virtual classes Tuesday afternoon.

    • Parent-Teacher ConferencesThe second night of Parent-Teacher Conferences is scheduled for March 18, 2021 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.  If you did not have a chance to sign up for a conference time, please email your student’s teacher to make an appointment.

    • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021:  Rockwood will offer four weeks of learning from June 7-July 2 and four weeks of learning from July 12-August 6. In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-August 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-August 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19).  Details will be available on the RSD website on March 1, 2021.  Use this link to access more information.

    • Town Hall - Teens During COVID:  Wednesday, April 7 - 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Register at linktr.ee/cpip

    This virtual community event for parents and those who work with teens will feature St. Louis area teens and speakers from various sectors to discuss trends and insights on teen mental health and substance use during the pandemic. Plus, there will be practical advice on ways to engage your teen with activities and community building. An open Q&A will follow the presentations.  Featuring:  Area teens Jaimee Hall, Preferred Family Healthcare, Elizabeth Makulec, Kids Under Twenty-One, Dr. Sheila Powell-Walker, Clayton Schools, Julie Knost, Alliance for Healthy Communities, Hosted by Landon Robert, PreventEd.

    • QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Teens:  Monday, April 12 - 4:00-5:00 p.m.

    Students often communicate with other students when in trouble and thinking about suicide. Therefore, students are potentially key agents in developing a school culture that encourages identification of and assistance for students in need. This training will teach students how to identify suicide clues and warning signs and how to use the QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) method to start a conversation with friends who might be at risk for suicide.  Space is limited.  Register Here

    • QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Parents & Caregivers: Thursday, April 22 - 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

    Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. Parents and caregivers will learn how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal, common causes of suicidal behavior, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help for someone in crisis.  Space is limited. Register Here

    • News from the LHS Art Department:  If you are interested in viewing the artwork of students around the St. Louis area, the following two links will provide a feast for your eyes. The talent we have in this area is breathtaking, and you will see a few Lancers from the Class of 2022 represented (Hannah Fitts and Janka Gerber).  Enjoy!

    • 2021 Virtual District Art Show:  This year, students who wish to have artwork included in the District Art Show will submit a digital image of their piece using a Google form. Selected pieces will be displayed on a public website throughout the month of May. For details, check out the 2021 Virtual District Art Show Flyer.  Artwork created for any Rockwood Pre-K through 12th-grade art class during the 20-21 school year can be submitted. 

    • Junior Advisory Meeting:  Use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 3:45-4:15 p.m.  All are welcome!

    • Juniors, Do You Do Anything Unique?: The yearbook staff is looking for students who do unique things outside of school - jobs, community service, hobbies, talents, family experiences, awards, etc.  Send names and details to smithnancy@rsdmo.org.

    • 3 Things You Should Know March, 2021The Lafayette Library is a very busy place full of resources that are available to in-person and at-home students.  

    • Library Bookmark Contest:  Students are encouraged to submit designs until March 31, 2021 for a bookmark to promote and celebrate school libraries.  For more information, please check out this link.

    • School Nurses News:  We want to bring your attention to a new resource that has been added to our external Rockwood Safe Together site.  Our nurses will provide answers to frequently asked questions using this link:  School Nurse News / Health and Wellness / Rockwood Safe Together.

    Have a great week!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer


    Colleen Fields

    fieldscolleen@rsdmo.org

    636-733-4109



    WEEK 26 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    March 5, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:

    Our Lancer Parent Organization class directors and our class officers have worked together to put a new spin on “The Taste of West County” this year, and we are excited to have all of you join us in making this event a success for our local businesses.  Please check out more details below.  Lafayette is also hosting the ACT for all juniors on Tuesday, March 16.  And Spring Break is only two weeks away!  Enjoy the warmer weather and be sure to visit our participating restaurants next week for the “Traveling Taste of West County.”

    • Traveling Taste of West County - March 8-14:  The Class of 2022 is putting wheels on the traditional “Taste of West County'' this year in order to give back to our community restaurants.  We would like to encourage our Lancer families to participate in this event by dining-in or carrying-out from participating restaurants any time during the week of March 8.  For more details, please check out the attached flyers, Lafayette’s website, or follow us on Instagram:  lafayette2022, lhs22principal, and lhs_lpo.

    • Self-Paced ACT/SAT Prep through Princeton Review:  The self-paced prep through Princeton Review includes preparation for both the ACT and SAT and is a one-year subscription. Students who are self-motivated would benefit from this option. After answering questions, the computer program will prepare a schedule of lessons that begins with video instruction, provides guided practice, and ends with a practice drill to complete. Princeton Review will offer this to Lafayette at a discounted rate of $100 per student for a one-year subscription. Registration is open on the Intouch Parent portal, and you can register any time this semester. For more information about this opportunity, please click here.  Registration is available on the Parent Pay Online portal: TouchBase Signin

    • The ACT at LHS:  Lafayette High School will host a free ACT test for all juniors on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  The schedule for March 16 will be treated as a Virtual C Day for all students who are not taking the ACT on that date.  Use this link to find out more information.

    • Parent-Teacher ConferencesParent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for March 11 and March 18, 2021 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Please use this document to find a link for each of your student’s teachers in order to book your 10-minute appointments.  

    • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021:  Rockwood will offer four weeks of learning from June 7-July 2 and four weeks of learning from July 12-August 6. In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-August 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-August 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19).  Details will be available on the RSD website on March 1, 2021.  Use this link to access more information.     

    • News from the LHS Art Department:  If you are interested in viewing the artwork of students around the St. Louis area, the following two links will provide a feast for your eyes. The talent we have in this area is breathtaking, and you will see a few Lancers from the Class of 2022 represented (Hannah Fitts and Janka Gerber).  Enjoy!

    • 2021 Virtual District Art Show:  This year, students who wish to have artwork included in the District Art Show will submit a digital image of their piece using a Google form. Selected pieces will be displayed on a public website throughout the month of May. For details, check out the 2021 Virtual District Art Show Flyer.  Artwork created for any Rockwood Pre-K through 12th-grade art class during the 20-21 school year can be submitted. 

    • Junior Advisory Meeting:  Use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 3:45-4:15 p.m.  All are welcome!

    • Juniors, Do You Do Anything Unique?: The yearbook staff is looking for students who do unique things outside of school - jobs, community service, hobbies, talents, family experiences, awards, etc.  Send names and details to smithnancy@rsdmo.org.

    • 3 Things You Should Know March, 2021The Lafayette Library is a very busy place full of resources that are available to in-person and at-home students.  

    • Library Bookmark Contest:  Students are encouraged to submit designs until March 31, 2021 for a bookmark to promote and celebrate school libraries.  For more information, please check out this link.

    • School Nurses News:  We want to bring your attention to a new resource that has been added to our external Rockwood Safe Together site.  Our nurses will provide answers to frequently asked questions using this link:  School Nurse News / Health and Wellness / Rockwood Safe Together.

    Have a great week!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer


    Colleen Fields

    fieldscolleen@rsdmo.org

    636-733-4109



    WEEK 25 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    February 26, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:
     
    I hope everyone has had a great week.  As a reminder, if you are accessing school virtually and would like to return to in-person learning after Spring Break (March 29), please be sure to change your enrollment election by Sunday, February 28 (more specific information is listed below).  Spring sports begin Monday, March 1, and on March 16, Juniors will be taking the ACT at LHS.  If you need help or have any questions, please be sure to contact our office.  We are happy to assist you!
    • Deadline to Change Enrollment for Fourth Quarter:  This Sunday, February 28, is the deadline to make a change in your child’s enrollment in Rockwood At Home and Rockwood At School for the fourth quarter. If you would like to change your child’s enrollment option starting March 29 for high school students, please complete this Change of Enrollment Status form. This selection will be in place through the end of the school year, June 3, 2021.
    • SEL Survey:  Understanding the social and emotional well-being of our students is an important goal for our school.  Next week, March 2-4, all students will be asked to complete an online questionnaire that encourages them to reflect on their mindsets and approaches to learning.  For a complete list of questions, please visit this website  Surveys / Student Testing.
    • Traveling Taste of West County - March 8-14:  The Class of 2022 is putting wheels on the traditional “Taste of West County'' this year in order to give back to our community restaurants.  We would like to encourage our Lancer families to participate in this event by dining-in or carrying-out from participating restaurants any time during the week of March 8.  For more details, please check out Lafayette’s website or follow us on Instagram:  lafayette2022, lhs22principal, and lhs_lpo.
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences:  Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for March 11 and March 18, 2021, from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Parents will have an opportunity to schedule a 10-minute Zoom appointment with their student's teachers.  Please look for a sign-up link in future emails. 
    • Self-Paced ACT/SAT Prep through Princeton Review:  The self-paced prep through Princeton Review includes preparation for both the ACT and SAT and is a one-year subscription. Students who are self-motivated would benefit from this option. After answering questions, the computer program will prepare a schedule of lessons that begins with video instruction, provides guided practice, and ends with a practice drill to complete. Princeton Review will offer this to Lafayette at a discounted rate of $100 per student for a one-year subscription. Registration is open on the Intouch Parent portal, and you can register any time this semester. For more information about this opportunity, please click here.  Registration is available on the Parent Pay Online portal: TouchBase Signin
    • The ACT at LHS:  Lafayette High School will host a free ACT test for all juniors on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  The schedule for March 16 will be treated as a Virtual C Day for all students who are not taking the ACT on that date.  Use this link to find out more information.
    • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021:  Rockwood will offer four weeks of in-person learning from June 7-July 2 and four weeks of virtual learning from July 12-August 6. In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-August 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-August 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19).  Details will be available on the RSD website on March 1, 2021.  Use this link to access more information.
    • Junior Advisory Meeting:  Use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 3:45-4:15 p.m.  All are welcome!
    • Juniors, Do You Do Anything Unique?: The yearbook staff is looking for students who do unique things outside of school - jobs, community service, hobbies, talents, family experiences, awards, etc.  Send names and details to smithnancy@rsdmo.org.
    • Library Bookmark Contest:  Students are encouraged to submit designs until March 31, 2021, for a bookmark to promote and celebrate school libraries.  For more information, please check out this link.
    • 2021 Virtual District Art Show:  This year, students who wish to have artwork included in the District Art Show will submit a digital image of their piece using a Google form. Selected pieces will be displayed on a public website throughout the month of May. For details, check out the 2021 Virtual District Art Show Flyer.  Artwork created for any Rockwood Pre-K through 12th-grade art class during the 20-21 school year can be submitted.  
    • CPiP Prevention Film:  The prevention film, DON’T WAIT, was created to provide parents with the knowledge and empowerment they need to immediately start implementing drug prevention in their home. Parents can’t afford to ignore the pressures their children face to try drugs and alcohol. From school hallways to social media to pop culture, your child lives in a world that encourages substance use. Rockwood parents can view the film DON'T WAIT from Addiction is Real for FREE online now through March 2, 2021. The film features Rockwood parents, and all of the children’s voice overs are Rockwood students!  For more information, check out the website linked above or this flyer
    • Resources for Students and Families:
    Have a great week!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
     
    Colleen Fields
    636-733-4109​


    WEEK 24 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    February 19, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:

    Next week marks the last full week of February!  It is hard to believe that we are so close to March and (hopefully) Spring weather.  Spring sports will begin practices on Monday, March 1, and on March 16, Juniors will be taking the ACT at LHS.  Please make sure to watch your email and check out this letter for important information related to the ACT and other events happening at LHS.

    • Not feeling well?  Please do not send your student to school if he/she has ANY symptoms.  It is important for students to stay home when not feeling well in an effort to keep all students safe at school.  If a student tests positive for COVID, we must contact-trace other students who were exposed 48-hours prior to the onset of symptoms.

    • Self-Paced ACT/SAT Prep through Princeton Review:  The self-paced prep through Princeton Review includes preparation for both the ACT and SAT and is a one-year subscription. Students who are self-motivated would benefit from this option. After answering questions, the computer program will prepare a schedule of lessons that begins with video instruction, provides guided practice, and ends with a practice drill to complete. Princeton Review will offer this to Lafayette at a discounted rate of $100 per student for a one-year subscription. Registration is open on the Intouch Parent portal, and you can register any time this semester. For more information about this opportunity, please click here.  Registration is available on the Parent Pay Online portal: TouchBase Signin

    • The ACT at LHS:  Lafayette High School will host a free ACT test for all juniors on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  The schedule for March 16 will be treated as a Virtual C Day for all students who are not taking the ACT on that date.  Use this link to find out more information.

    • LHS Champion:  In January, our students were given the opportunity to complete our annual Trusted Adult Survey.  This survey provides our school with valuable information about your student’s feeling of connectedness at Lafayette.  As part of the survey, we asked your child to identify a LHS staff member in which he/she feels a connection to.  That information is now available for you to view on Infinite Campus at the bottom of your student’s schedule.  If you have any questions, please contact the senior office.

    • Viewing grades in IC this semester:  For parents, guardians, and students to see grades for Semester 2, log into Infinite Campus and select “Grades.”  Select Quarter 4 (Q4) instead of Q3. All grades for Semester 2 will be housed in the Q4 tab. 

    • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021:  Rockwood will offer four weeks of in-person learning from June 7-July 2 and four weeks of virtual learning from July 12-August 6. In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-August 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-August 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19).  Details will be available on the RSD website on March 1, 2021.  Use this link to access more information.

    • Junior Advisory Meeting:  Use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 3:45-4:15 p.m.  All are welcome!

    • Juniors, Do You Do Anything Unique?: The yearbook staff is looking for students who do unique things outside of school - jobs, community service, hobbies, talents, family experiences, awards, etc.  Send names and details to smithnancy@rsdmo.org.

    • 2021 Virtual District Art Show:  This year, students who wish to have artwork included in the District Art Show will submit a digital image of their piece using a Google form. Selected pieces will be displayed on a public website throughout the month of May. For details, check out the 2021 Virtual District Art Show Flyer.  Artwork created for any Rockwood Pre-K through 12th-grade art class during the 20-21 school year can be submitted. 

    • 3 Things You Should Know:  The Lafayette Library is a very busy place full of resources available to in-person and at-home students.  Check out 3 Things You Should Know for this month's highlights.

    • Boys and Girls Track and Field:  If you are interested in participating in boys or girls track and field this spring, check out the link to the flyer and join the team's Google Classroom for important information and required documents prior to the first day of practice on March 1, 2021.  We look forward to seeing you there!             

    • Service Opportunity:  Lafayette High School and the Class of 2024 are joining the Junior League of St. Louis (JLSL) to help the Nottingham Community Access & Job Training School (CAJT) for their STUDENT NECESSITIES DRIVE!  We will be collecting PPE items through Friday, February 26.  Please check out the Sign-Up Genius link for information regarding items to donate.  (Our greatest need is for disposable masks.)  Once you sign up, you can drop off your items at a collection box inside the Welcome Center. Thanks to everyone who has already signed up and participated. 

    • School Nurses News:  We want to bring your attention to a new resource that has been added to our external Rockwood Safe Together site.  Our nurses will provide answers to frequently asked questions using this link:  School Nurse News / Health and Wellness / Rockwood Safe Together.

    • CPiP Prevention Film:  The prevention film, DON’T WAIT, was created to provide parents with the knowledge and empowerment they need to immediately start implementing drug prevention in their home. Parents can’t afford to ignore the pressures their children face to try drugs and alcohol. From school hallways to social media to pop culture, your child lives in a world that encourages substance use. Rockwood parents can view the film DON'T WAIT from Addiction is Real for FREE online now through March 2, 2021. The film features Rockwood parents, and all of the children’s voice overs are Rockwood students!  For more information, check out the website linked above or this flyer

    Have a great week!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer


    Colleen Fields

    fieldscolleen@rsdmo.org

    636-733-4109



    WEEK 23 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    February 12, 2021 Permanent Link to Post


    News for the Lafayette High community: what you need to know!
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    Class of 2022 Students and Families:

    The winter chill has officially arrived!  Be sure to bundle up and stay safe when going outdoors.  Monday is President’s Day, so I hope you get to enjoy some downtime or are able to use the day off to get caught up in your current classes.  This week, I am adding a mental health resource section to the newsletter with hotline numbers to provide you or someone you know with easy access to support, 24-hours a day.  

    • Not feeling well?  Please do not send your student to school if he/she has ANY symptoms.  It is important for students to stay home when not feeling well in an effort to keep all students safe at school.  If a student tests positive for COVID, we must contact-trace other students who were exposed 48-hours prior to the onset of symptoms.

    • Mentors 4 College Webinar - “ACT/SAT and College Admissions: Get the Latest”:  Should I take standardized tests?  What does test-optional mean, and what does it cover?  What if I don’t like my test scores?  Get answers to these and other questions in this informative 30-minute webinar being held on February 18, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.  Register here.

    • Online ACT Prep Class:  Registration is now open for the Lafayette online ACT prep class, preparing for the April test. This class begins on Monday, February 22, 2021. For more information about the class and how to register click here.  Registration is available on the Parent Pay Online portal: TouchBase Signin

    • Self-Paced ACT/SAT Prep through Princeton Review:  The self-paced prep through Princeton Review includes preparation for both the ACT and SAT and is a one-year subscription. Students who are self-motivated would benefit from this option. After answering questions, the computer program will prepare a schedule of lessons that begins with video instruction, provides guided practice, and ends with a practice drill to complete. Princeton Review will offer this to Lafayette at a discounted rate of $100 per student for a one-year subscription. Registration is open on the Intouch Parent portal, and you can register any time this semester. For more information about this opportunity, please click here.  Registration is available on the Parent Pay Online portal: TouchBase Signin

    • The ACT at LHS:  Lafayette High School will host a free ACT test for all juniors on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  The schedule for March 16 will be treated as a Virtual C Day for all students who are not taking the ACT on that date.  Use this link to find out more information.

    • Trusted Adult Survey - ATTENTION Virtual Students:  If you received an email from Mrs. Karen Barber about completing the Trusted Adult Survey, we ask that you take a moment to complete it.  We are far beyond our deadline for gathering this important information.  Thank you for helping us to best support you.  If you cannot find the email from Mrs. Barber, please use this link:  The Trusted Adult Survey.  

    • Viewing grades in IC this semester:  For parents, guardians, and students to see grades for Semester 2, log into Infinite Campus and select “Grades.”  Select Quarter 4 (Q4) instead of Q3. All grades for Semester 2 will be housed in the Q4 tab. 

    • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021:  Rockwood will offer four weeks of in-person learning from June 7-July 2 and four weeks of virtual learning from July 12-August 6. In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-August 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-August 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19).  Details will be available on the RSD website on March 1, 2021.  Use this link to access more information.

    • Junior Advisory Meeting:  Use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, from 3:45-4:15 p.m.  All are welcome!

    • Juniors, Do You Do Anything Unique?: The yearbook staff is looking for students who do unique things outside of school - jobs, community service, hobbies, talents, family experiences, awards, etc.  Send names and details to smithnancy@rsdmo.org.

    • 2021 Virtual District Art Show:  This year, students who wish to have artwork included in the District Art Show will submit a digital image of their piece using a Google form. Selected pieces will be displayed on a public website throughout the month of May. For details, check out the 2021 Virtual District Art Show Flyer.  Artwork created for any Rockwood Pre-K through 12th-grade art class during the 20-21 school year can be submitted. 

    • 3 Things You Should Know:  The Lafayette Library is a very busy place full of resources available to in-person and at-home students.  Check out 3 Things You Should Know for this month's highlights.

    • Boys and Girls Track and Field:  If you are interested in participating in boys or girls track and field this spring, check out the link to the flyer and join the team's Google Classroom for important information and required documents prior to the first day of practice on March 1, 2021.  We look forward to seeing you there!             

    • Service Opportunity:  Lafayette High School and the Class of 2024 are joining the Junior League of St. Louis (JLSL) to help the Nottingham Community Access & Job Training School (CAJT) for their STUDENT NECESSITIES DRIVE!  We will be collecting PPE items through Friday, February 26.  Please check out the Sign-Up Genius link for information regarding items to donate.  (Our greatest need is for disposable masks.)  Once you sign up, you can drop off your items at a collection box inside the Welcome Center. Thanks to everyone who has already signed up and participated. 

    • School Nurses News:  We want to bring your attention to a new resource that has been added to our external Rockwood Safe Together site.  Our nurses will provide answers to frequently asked questions using this link:  School Nurse News / Health and Wellness / Rockwood Safe Together.

    • CPiP Prevention Film:  The prevention film, DON’T WAIT, was created to provide parents with the knowledge and empowerment they need to immediately start implementing drug prevention in their home. Parents can’t afford to ignore the pressures their children face to try drugs and alcohol. From school hallways to social media to pop culture, your child lives in a world that encourages substance use. Rockwood parents can view the film DON'T WAIT from Addiction is Real for FREE online now through March 2, 2021. The film features Rockwood parents, and all of the children’s voice overs are Rockwood students!  For more information, check out the website linked above or this flyer

    • Resources for Students and Families:

    Have a great week!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer

    Colleen Fields
    636-733-4109


    WEEK 22 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    February 5, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:

    I hope everyone is doing well and getting settled into second semester classes.  This week’s letter highlights some important information for you to stay mindful of as we work towards preparing for next school year - senior course selection, the ACT at LHS, and some valuable resources to access.  Please know that you can reach out to your teachers, counselor, or me if you need support of any kind.  

    • Not feeling well?  Please do not send your student to school if he/she has ANY symptoms.  It is important for students to stay home when not feeling well in an effort to keep all students safe at school.  If a student tests positive for COVID, we must contact-trace other students who were exposed 48-hours prior to the onset of symptoms.

    • UMSL Advanced Credit Program: Registration ends February 7!  LHS offers several classes for college credit through the UMSL Advanced Credit Program (ACP):  Algebra 3, Introduction to College Writing, Introduction to College Literature, and Topics of College Literature. Registration to enroll for the college credit ends Sunday, February 7, 2021.  Follow this link for more details and to register.  Need-based scholarships are available.  Contact Sarah Wengler in the College and Career office if you have any questions at wenglersarah@rsdmo.org.

    • Course Selections for 2021-2022 School Year:  The 2021-2022 course registration window will close on Monday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m.  Students must register for courses online using Infinite Campus. Use this link to access information to help you select courses for next school year.  After the registration window closes, counselors will meet with students individually to go over their course selections and make sure selected courses meet graduation requirements. Course registration changes can be made at these individual meetings.  

    • Rockwood School District is continuing our partnership with Parkway School District to offer the Spark! Program.  This program offers experiential learning courses aligned to student career interests for high school juniors and seniors. Students wo​rk on real-world projects with real-world industry leaders in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Teaching & Learning, Technology Solutions, Bioscience, Engineering, Sports Medicine and Health Sciences. 

    Students must submit an online application to apply at parkwayspark.com. The deadline to apply for Spark! experiential learning opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year has been extended until Monday, February 8, 2021

    Please visit parkwayspark.com for more information, including video overviews of the program and specific interests students can pursue through Spark!  Students and parents with questions may submit them here, and a member of the Spark! team will respond.​

    • Blood Drive at LHS:  Parents and students over 17, on Friday, February 12, 2021, our Student Council will host its annual Blood Drive at Lafayette from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  This is a Professional Development day for the high school; however, the Red Cross is offering free COVID antibody tests for all donors.  You will have your test results within a week of donating.  If you would like to donate, please use this link to sign up:  https://forms.gle/roo81u1L3xmUkJeA8.  

    • Online ACT Prep Class:  Registration is now open for the Lafayette online ACT prep class, preparing for the April test. This class begins on Monday, February 22, 2021. For more information about the class and how to register click here.  Registration is available on the Parent Pay Online portal: TouchBase Signin

    • Self-Paced ACT/SAT Prep through Princeton Review:  The self-paced prep through Princeton Review includes preparation for both the ACT and SAT and is a one-year subscription. Students who are self-motivated would benefit from this option. After answering questions, the computer program will prepare a schedule of lessons that begins with video instruction, provides guided practice, and ends with a practice drill to complete. Princeton Review will offer this to Lafayette at a discounted rate of $100 per student for a one-year subscription. Registration is open on the Intouch Parent portal, and you can register any time this semester. For more information about this opportunity, please click here.  Registration is available on the Parent Pay Online portal: TouchBase Signin

    • The ACT at LHS:  Lafayette High School will host all juniors for a free ACT test on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  Use this link to find out more information.

    • Viewing grades in IC this semester:  For parents, guardians, and students to see grades for Semester 2, log into Infinite Campus and select “Grades.”  Select Quarter 4 (Q4) instead of Q3. All grades for Semester 2 will be housed in the Q4 tab. 

    • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021:  Rockwood will offer four weeks of in-person learning from June 7-July 2 and four weeks of virtual learning from July 12-August 6. In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-August 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-August 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19).  Details will be available on the RSD website after February 26, 2021.  Search “Rockwood Summer Academy.”

    • Junior Advisory Meeting:  Use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 3:45-4:15 p.m.  All are welcome!

    • Juniors, Do You Do Anything Unique?: The yearbook staff is looking for students who do unique things outside of school - jobs, community service, hobbies, talents, family experiences, awards, etc.  Send names and details to smithnancy@rsdmo.org.

    • 2021 Virtual District Art Show:  This year, students who wish to have artwork included in the District Art Show will submit a digital image of their piece using a Google form. Selected pieces will be displayed on a public website throughout the month of May. For details, check out the 2021 Virtual District Art Show Flyer.  Artwork created for any Rockwood Pre-K through 12th-grade art class during the 20-21 school year can be submitted. 

    • 3 Things You Should Know:  The Lafayette Library is a very busy place full of resources available to in-person and at-home students.  Check out 3 Things You Should Know for this month's highlights.

    • One Read Rockwood - Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. For more information about the book, check out  this short interview from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and the One Read Flyer and Sign up with this Google form to participate.

    • Boys and Girls Track and Field:  If you are interested in participating in boys or girls track and field this spring, check out the link to the flyer and join the team's Google Classroom for important information and required documents prior to the first day of practice on March 1, 2021.  We look forward to seeing you there!             

    • Service Opportunity:  Lafayette High School and the Class of 2024 are joining the Junior League of St. Louis (JLSL) to help the Nottingham Community Access & Job Training School (CAJT) for their STUDENT NECESSITIES DRIVE!  We will be collecting PPE items beginning Monday, February 8 through Friday, February 26.  Please check out the Sign-Up Genius link for information regarding items to donate.  Once you sign up, you can drop off your items in a collection box inside the Welcome Center. Thank you for your support of our efforts!

    • School Nurses News:  We want to bring your attention to a new resource that has been added to our external Rockwood Safe Together site.  Our nurses will provide answers to frequently asked questions using this link:  School Nurse News / Health and Wellness / Rockwood Safe Together.

    • Community Partners in Prevention: Cultivating & Enriching Your Child's NOT Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens: This 10-session program will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays January 12 through February 10 at 3 pm on Zoom. Teens who are ready to give up tobacco products including vapes, cigarettes, or chew can sign up today. This course will be facilitated by RSD nurse Catherine Bollinger and Community Partners in Prevention project coordinator Lili Schliesser. If you have any questions, contact Lili at 636-733-2136 or schliesserlili@rsdmo.org. Register HERE

    • CPiP Prevention Film:  The prevention film, DON’T WAIT, was created to provide parents with the knowledge and empowerment they need to immediately start implementing drug prevention in their home. Parents can’t afford to ignore the pressures their children face to try drugs and alcohol. From school hallways to social media to pop culture, your child lives in a world that encourages substance use. Rockwood parents can view the film DON'T WAIT from Addiction is Real for FREE online now through March 2, 2021. The film features Rockwood parents, and all of the children’s voice overs are Rockwood students!  For more information, check out the website linked above or this flyer

    • Helpful Resources for students and families:

      • Class of 2022 Blog

      • LHS Activities, Clubs, and Organizations 2020-2021

      • Free Tutoring Service

      • National Honor Society Tutors are available!  Please contact your students Counselor (636-733-4125) if you would like to connect with an NHS Tutor.

      • Guidance and Counseling Appointment form QR Code Students or parents needing to make an appointment with a counselor please use this QR code to set up a meeting

      • Lafayette Coding Club: If you're interested in learning about and gaining experience in coding, you should join the Lafayette Coding Club. We will go over new programming concepts, participate in competitions (worldwide and against each other for prizes), do collaborative projects, and more! For information about joining and any other questions, email achang014@rsdmo.org

      • Are you interested in playing eSports?  Check out this flyer.

      • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that follows a seasonal pattern. People with SAD usually have symptoms of depression as winter approaches and daylight hours become shorter. Learn the signs and symptoms as well as information on prevention and treatment to help your child using this link.

      • http://www.lancerfeed.press/yearbook: Use this link to order a 2020-21 yearbook. Also, the yearbook staff is looking for parents to submit candid photos of their students working at home during online learning. Here is a link for submitting material: Lafayette StuPub Story and Photo Submission Form

    Have a great week!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer


    Colleen Fields

    fieldscolleen@rsdmo.org

    636-733-4109



    WEEK 21 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    January 29, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:


    I hope everyone is doing well as we move into the month of February.  As a reminder, please be sure to practice all mitigation strategies inside and outside of school to keep yourself healthy.  It has been awesome to have so many of you back in the building, and we are all very grateful for your flexibility and positive attitude as we adjusted to a new routine.  There are always new things happening, so be sure to check out the information below:

    • Not feeling well? Please do not send your student to school if they have ANY symptoms.  It is important for students to stay home when not feeling well in an effort to keep all students safe at school.  If a student tests positive for COVID, we must begin contact tracing other students who were exposed 48-hours prior to the onset of symptoms.

    • ACT Response Email:  Check your email for a communication regarding your choice for the upcoming ACT that will be given at LHS on March 16.  You have three choices for this upcoming test:  taking the test at LHS on March 16, opting out, or obtaining a voucher for a later testing date.  Please submit your response by Monday, February 1.

    • Second Semester Reminders:  Students will attend four classes each day.  B and C day schedules will alternate during the week, and many Fridays (2/5/21, 2/26/21,  3/5/21, 3/12/21) will be virtual learning days for all students.

      • B/C Schedule for the week of February 1:

        • B Days:  Monday, February 1 and Wednesday, February 3

        • C Days:  Tuesday, February 2 and Thursday, February 4

        • Virtual C Day:  Friday, February 5

      • Check this link for B Day, C Day, and lunch schedules.

    • Course Selections for 2021-2022 School Year:  The 2021-2022 course registration window will open Monday, February 1 at 7:00 a.m. and will close on Monday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m.  Students must register for courses online using Infinite Campus. Use this link to access information to help you select courses for next school year.  After the registration window closes, counselors will meet with students individually to go over their course selections and make sure selected courses meet graduation requirements. Course registration changes can be made at these individual meetings.  

    • Viewing grades in IC this semester:  For parents, guardians, and students to see grades for Semester 2, log into Infinite Campus and select “Grades.”  Select Quarter 4 (Q4) instead of Q3. All grades for Semester 2 will be housed in the Q4 tab. 

    • UMSL ACP Spring 2021:  Registration is open from January 4 - February 7, 2021.  Please go to https://www.umsl.edu/continuinged/acp/register.html for more information.

    • Rockwood School District is continuing our partnership with Parkway School District to offer the Spark! Program.  This program offers experiential learning courses aligned to student career interests for high school juniors and seniors. Students wo​rk on real-world projects with real-world industry leaders in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Teaching & Learning, Technology Solutions, Bioscience, Engineering, Sports Medicine and Health Sciences. 

    Students must submit an online application to apply at parkwayspark.com. The deadline to apply for Spark! experiential learning opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year has been extended until Monday, February 8, 2021. 

    Please visit parkwayspark.com for more information, including video overviews of the program and specific interests students can pursue through Spark!  Students and parents with questions may submit them here, and a member of the Spark! team will respond.​

    • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021:  Rockwood will offer four weeks of in-person learning from June 7-July 2 and four weeks of virtual learning from July 12-August 6. In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-August 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-August 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19).  Details will be available on the RSD website after February 26, 2021.  Search “Rockwood Summer Academy.”

    • Service Opportunity:  Lafayette High School and the Class of 2024 are joining the Junior League of St. Louis (JLSL) to help the Nottingham Community Access & Job Training School (CAJT) for their STUDENT NECESSITIES DRIVE!  We will be collecting PPE items beginning Monday, February 8 through Friday, February 26.  Please check out the Sign-Up Genius link for information regarding items to donate.  Once you sign up, you can drop off your items in a collection box inside the Welcome Center. Thank you for your support of our efforts!

    • 2021 Virtual District Art Show:  This year, students who wish to have artwork included in the District Art Show will submit a digital image of their piece using a Google form. Selected pieces will be displayed on a public website throughout the month of May. For details, check out the 2021 Virtual District Art Show Flyer.  Artwork created for any Rockwood Pre-K through 12th-grade art class during the 20-21 school year can be submitted. 

    • School Nurses News:  We want to bring your attention to a new resource that has been added to our external Rockwood Safe Together site.  Our nurses will provide answers to frequently asked questions using this link:  School Nurse News / Health and Wellness / Rockwood Safe Together.

    • Public Library as a Resource: Did you know your student has an electronic library card for the St. Louis County Library?  Rockwood School District has partnered with St. Louis County Library (SLCL) for digital resources, such as e-books and online collections of digital media. This virtual library card is a portal to thousands of news publications from around the world, academic journals, primary materials, extensive history resources and government documents.  Virtual library cards also give students access to resources to help them prepare for life beyond high school: databases listing scholarship and internship opportunities; online test preparation for common standardized tests, a dozen AP subjects, and even driving tests; career and job hunting databases; self-paced online classes to help build marketable skills; and tools for entrepreneurial students to research and develop ideas into business plans.  

    • One Read Rockwood - Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. For more information about the book, check out  this short interview from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and the One Read Flyer and Sign up with this Google form to participate.

    • Junior Advisory Meeting: Please use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting. Next meeting is on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 3:45-4:15 p.m.

    • Juniors, Do You Do Anything Unique?: The yearbook staff is looking for students who do unique things outside of school - jobs, community service, hobbies, talents, family experiences, awards, etc.  Send names and details to smithnancy@rsdmo.org.

    • Community Partners in Prevention: Cultivating & Enriching Your Child's NOT Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens: This 10-session program will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays January 12 through February 10 at 3 pm on Zoom. Teens who are ready to give up tobacco products including vapes, cigarettes, or chew can sign up today. This course will be facilitated by RSD nurse Catherine Bollinger and Community Partners in Prevention project coordinator Lili Schliesser. If you have any questions, contact Lili at 636-733-2136 or schliesserlili@rsdmo.org. Register HERE

    • Helpful Resources for students and families:

      • Class of 2022 Blog

      • LHS Activities, Clubs, and Organizations 2020-2021

      • Free Tutoring Service

      • National Honor Society Tutors are available!  Please contact your students Counselor (636-733-4125) if you would like to connect with an NHS Tutor.

      • Guidance and Counseling Appointment form QR Code Students or parents needing to make an appointment with a counselor please use this QR code to set up a meeting

      • Lafayette Coding Club: If you're interested in learning about and gaining experience in coding, you should join the Lafayette Coding Club. We will go over new programming concepts, participate in competitions (worldwide and against each other for prizes), do collaborative projects, and more! For information about joining and any other questions, email achang014@rsdmo.org

      • Are you interested in playing eSports?  Check out this flyer.

      • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that follows a seasonal pattern. People with SAD usually have symptoms of depression as winter approaches and daylight hours become shorter. Learn the signs and symptoms as well as information on prevention and treatment to help your child using this link.

      • http://www.lancerfeed.press/yearbook: Use this link to order a 2020-21 yearbook. Also, yearbook staff are looking for parents to submit candid photos of their students working at home during online learning. Here is a link for submitting material: Lafayette StuPub Story and Photo Submission Form

    Have a great week!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer


    Colleen Fields

    fieldscolleen@rsdmo.org

    636-733-4109



    VIRTUAL CURRICULUM NIGHT

    January 27, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    ​​​​​​​REMINDER

    Tomorrow is Lafayette High School’s first Virtual Curriculum Night.  We hope you can join us!

    The following will help you access information for the evening:  
    • We have a set of promotional videos that you can view using this link.
    • Check the list of Sign-Up Genius links to register for the Incoming Freshman Parent Meeting and Question & Answer sessions with content areas and our school counselors.
    • If you need help accessing Zoom links for the Question & Answer sessions on Thursday evening, you can use this Question & Answer Zoom Link document for help.

    The schedule of events is as follows:
    5:45-6:00 p.m. Gifted Education Informational Meeting
    6:00-6:30 p.m. Incoming Freshman Parent Meeting
    6:30-8:00 p.m. Question and Answer Sessions (for content areas, activities, and school counselors)
     
    Each content area has five, ten-minute Question and Answer sessions.  We ask that you sign up for one, ten-minute session per curricular area.  However, you can join as many activities sessions as you would like.  Use this Sign-Up Genius link to plan your meetings with content area teachers.

    Our counselors will be available to answer your questions.  When you select the Sign-Up Genius link for the counselors, you will be directed to find your student’s school counselor or college and career counselor based on his/her last name.  You can then sign up for a brief meeting time with your student’s school  counselor and/or your student’s college and career counselor.  Use this Sign-Up Genius link to find your student’s school counselor and college and career counselor and sign-up for a brief meeting.

    Our activities and athletic programs will hold open (no appointment necessary) Zoom Question and Answer sessions.  You can find those links on the Question & Answer Zoom Link document.

    We are excited for this opportunity to showcase what makes Lafayette High School a great place to learn and grow.  We look forward to seeing you, virtually, on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

    Learn more


    WEEK 20 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    January 25, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:


    Thank you all for a great first week of second semester!  I hope you are enjoying your classes and are ready for all of the learning ahead.  Again, we have a great deal of information to share with you, so please take some time to read through this email.


    • Not feeling well? Please do not send your student to school if they have ANY symptoms.  It is important to stay home when you are not feeling well in an effort to keep kids at school.  If a student winds up developing COVID, we must go back 48 hours from the onset of symptoms.

    • Viewing grades in IC this semester:  For parents and students to see grades for semester two, you will need to log into Infinite Campus and select “Grades” as you have before.  Then at the top you will select Quarter 4 (Q4) instead of Q3. All grades for semester two will be housed in the Q4 tab.

    • Update on lunch:  Starting Monday, January 25, students will have an assigned seat at lunch that they will be able to select.  Students received instructions at lunch on Friday, January 22, and our administrators will be available to assist them on Monday as well.  We appreciate your patience as we work through all the new details required at lunch.

    • Curriculum Night - January 28, 2021:  A Virtual Curriculum Night is scheduled for January 28, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a Zoom presentation for incoming freshman parents for the Class of 2025.  At 6:30 p.m., staff members will be available to answer your questions. 

    Curriculum department members have informational videos available for you to preview and learn about the classes they offer. If after you preview these videos, you still have questions, feel free to sign up for the departmental zoom sessions using the provided Sign-Up Genius links that will be emailed to you on Monday, January 25, 2021.  We hope you can join us! 

    • NAMI Ending the Silence:  Thanks to our colleagues with Partners In Education, The National Alliance on Mental Illness will present to our students:  Ending the Silence on Friday, January 29 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) is a 50-minute mental health awareness program for high school age youth.  Teens learn how to recognize the early warning signs of mental illness and what to do if they or someone they know is exhibiting these signs.  NAMI Ending the Silence instills a message of hope and recovery and encourages teens to reduce stigma and end the silence surrounding mental illness. 

    Here is a short video on the presentation.  We hope for a great turnout.  Please share this important presentation on your newsletters, newsfeeds, social media and other forms of communication.  Here is the link for student pre registration. 


    • Junior Advisory Meeting Link: Please use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting on Wednesday, January 20, from 3:45-4:15 p.m.

    • ACT Online Prep Course:  Registration is now open for the LHS online prep class starting February 22 and ending April 7, in time for the April 17 ACT National Test date. Juniors taking this prep course will get two full weeks of prep before the Spring ACT test. Classes are twice a week from 7:00-8:00 p.m. for five weeks. Please see this link for more information and registration information.

    • One Read Rockwood: 'Stamped' by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi For more information about the book, check out  this short interview from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and the One Read Flyer and Sign up with this Google form to participate.

    • Rockwood School District is continuing our partnership with Parkway School District to offer the Spark! Program.  This program offers experiential learning courses aligned to student career interests for high school juniors and seniors. Students wo​rk on real-world projects with real-world industry leaders in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Teaching & Learning, Technology Solutions, Bioscience, Engineering, Sports Medicine and Health Sciences. 

    Students must submit an online application to apply at parkwayspark.com. The deadline to apply for Spark! experiential learning opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year has been extended until Monday, February 8, 2021. 

    Please visit parkwayspark.com for more information, including video overviews of the program and specific interests students can pursue through Spark!  Students and parents with questions may submit them here, and a member of the Spark! team will respond.​

    • Public Library as a Resource:  Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation by St. Louis County Youth Librarian, Courtney Hague.  

    Did you know your student has an electronic library card for the St. Louis County Library?  Rockwood School District has partnered with St. Louis County Library (SLCL) for digital resources, such as e-books and online collections of digital media. This virtual library card is a portal to thousands of news publications from around the world, academic journals, primary materials, extensive history resources and government documents.  Virtual library cards also give students access to resources to help them prepare for life beyond high school: databases listing scholarship and internship opportunities; online test preparation for common standardized tests, a dozen AP subjects, and even driving tests; career and job hunting databases; self-paced online classes to help build marketable skills; and tools for entrepreneurial students to research and develop ideas into business plans.   

    • NOT Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens: This 10-session program will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays January 12 through February 10 at 3 pm on Zoom. Teens who are ready to give up tobacco products including vapes, cigarettes, or chew can sign up today. This course will be facilitated by RSD nurse Catherine Bollinger and Community Partners in Prevention project coordinator Lili Schliesser. If you have any questions, contact Lili at 636-733-2136 or schliesserlili@rsdmo.org. Register HERE

    • UMSL ACP Spring 2021:  Registration is open from January 4 - February 7, 2021.  Please go to https://www.umsl.edu/continuinged/acp/register.html for more information.

    • Helpful Resources for students and families:

      • Class of 2022 Blog

      • LHS Activities, Clubs, and Organizations 2020-2021

      • Free Tutoring Service

      • National Honor Society Tutors are available!  Please contact your students Counselor (636-733-4125) if you would like to connect with an NHS Tutor.

      • Guidance and Counseling Appointment form QR Code Students or parents needing to make an appointment with a counselor please use this QR code to set up a meeting

      • Lafayette Coding Club: If you're interested in learning about and gaining experience in coding, you should join the Lafayette Coding Club. We will go over new programming concepts, participate in competitions (worldwide and against each other for prizes), do collaborative projects, and more! For information about joining and any other questions, email achang014@rsdmo.org

      • Are you interested in playing eSports?  Check out this flyer.

      • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that follows a seasonal pattern. People with SAD usually have symptoms of depression as winter approaches and daylight hours become shorter. Learn the signs and symptoms as well as information on prevention and treatment to help your child using this link.

      • http://www.lancerfeed.press/yearbook: Use this link to order a 2020-21 yearbook. Also, yearbook staff are looking for parents to submit candid photos of their students working at home during online learning. Here is a link for submitting material: Lafayette StuPub Story and Photo Submission Form

    Have a great start to the semester!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer


    Colleen Fields

    fieldscolleen@rsdmo.org

    636-733-4109



    PARENT DIRECTORS OF THE CLASS OF 2022

    January 19, 2021 Permanent Link to Post


    WELCOME TO LHS

    January 19, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    All students were shown a presentation in their first-hour class this morning. We wanted our parents to view that as well.


    WEEK 19 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    January 15, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:

    On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, we begin the second semester!  I know that the first semester has been challenging, but I hope you can see how you have grown and are looking forward to a fresh start on Tuesday.  In this week's letter, I have included information about many of the changes that will occur this semester.  As always, if you have questions, please contact me or Mrs. Barber.

    • Second Semester Information:  On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, all four Rockwood high schools will return to a semester system.  Students may be enrolled in up to seven (7) courses for the semester and will stay in those courses from January 19 through June 3, 2021.  

    In-person and at-home students will follow a blocked schedule.  Students will attend four of their classes each day.  B and C day schedules will alternate during the week, and many Fridays will be virtual learning days for all students.  Click here to see the 2nd Semester Hourly Schedule. You can also visit the Rockwood Website:  Safe Together

    On Tuesday, January 19, we will start our week with a “B” day schedule.

    Safety Measures - We will continue to require and enforce our safety measures of wearing masks, social distancing to the extent possible, and practicing frequent hand hygiene as the main mitigating factors of transmission of the virus.  Students will continue to be quarantined if they are found to be within six feet of a positive case for a cumulative period of 15 minutes or more based on St. Louis County health guidelines for quarantining.

    Student Arrival - Doors will continue to open at 8:00 a.m. for student arrival.  Upon arrival, students will need to report directly to their first class of the day (B or C day).  Students will not be allowed entry prior to 8:00 a.m. unless they have a zero hour class.  

    Breakfast and Lunch Procedures - Breakfast will continue to be available before school. For lunch, we have scheduled a fourth lunch shift to allow for more space and alleviate congestion in the commons. Students will be assigned their seats based on their 3rd/4th period class and will be asked to sit in the same seat each day to provide consistency for contact tracing purposes.  Seats will be checked by administrators to ensure students are sitting in the correct seat.  Breakfast and lunch items will continue to be available in the Grab-N-Go style, free of charge for all students through the remainder of the 20-21 school year.    

    After School Procedures - Students will be expected to go home after school unless they are a student athlete who is currently in-season or the student has been requested by a teacher to stay after school for a help session.  Our library will be open after school for students who need a space to study and work.  Students staying after school must either be with their coach, a teacher or in the library until their transportation arrives.  Students should be picked up no later than 4:15.  Our library will be open after school Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:10 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    • 2nd Semester Schedule Changes:  Once the second semester begins on January 19, no changes will be made to a student’s schedule unless there is a mistake or a student is requesting a year-long or level change through their grade-level principal and has already submitted the paper form for approval. 

    • Course Selections for 2021-2022 School Year: The 2021-2022 course registration window will open Monday, February 1 at 7:00 a.m. and will close on Monday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m. During this window of time, students must register their course selections online within Infinite Campus. Before the window opens, counselors will provide registration information to all students. After the registration window closes, counselors will meet with students individually to go over their course selections. At that time, counselors will advise students to make sure the courses they have chosen meet graduation requirements and any college or career goals they may have in mind. Course registration changes can be made at these individual meetings.  

    • UMSL ACP Spring 2021:  Registration is open from January 4 - February 7, 2021.  Please go to https://www.umsl.edu/continuinged/acp/register.html for more information.

    • Junior Advisory Meeting Link: Please use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting on Wednesday, January 20, from 3:45-4:15 p.m.

    • Public Library as a Resource:  Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation by St. Louis County Youth Librarian, Courtney Hague.  

    Did you know your student has an electronic library card for the St. Louis County Library?  Rockwood School District has partnered with St. Louis County Library (SLCL) for digital resources, such as e-books and online collections of digital media. This virtual library card is a portal to thousands of news publications from around the world, academic journals, primary materials, extensive history resources, and government documents.  Virtual library cards also give students access to resources to help them prepare for life beyond high school: databases listing scholarship and internship opportunities; online test preparation for common standardized tests, a dozen AP subjects, and even driving tests; career and job hunting databases; self-paced online classes to help build marketable skills; and tools for entrepreneurial students to research and develop ideas into business plans.   

    • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021: This year, Rockwood will offer four weeks of in-person learning from June 7-July 2 and four weeks of virtual learning from July 12-August 6, 2021.  In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-August 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-August 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19).

    • NOT Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens: This 10-session program will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays January 12 through February 10 at 3 pm on Zoom. Teens who are ready to give up tobacco products including vapes, cigarettes, or chew can sign up today. This course will be facilitated by RSD nurse Catherine Bollinger and Community Partners in Prevention project coordinator Lili Schliesser. If you have any questions, contact Lili at 636-733-2136 or schliesserlili@rsdmo.orgRegister HERE

    • Helpful Resources for students and families:
      • National Honor Society Tutors are available!  Please contact your student's Counselor (636-733-4125) if you would like to connect with an NHS Tutor.
      • Guidance and Counseling Appointment form QR Code Students or parents needing to make an appointment with a counselor please use this QR code to set up a meeting
      • Lafayette Coding Club: If you're interested in learning about and gaining experience in coding, you should join the Lafayette Coding Club. We will go over new programming concepts, participate in competitions (worldwide and against each other for prizes), do collaborative projects, and more! For information about joining and any other questions, email achang014@rsdmo.org
      • Are you interested in playing eSports?  Check out this flyer.
      • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that follows a seasonal pattern. People with SAD usually have symptoms of depression as winter approaches and daylight hours become shorter. Learn the signs and symptoms as well as information on prevention and treatment to help your child using this link.
      • http://www.lancerfeed.press/yearbook: Use this link to order a 2020-21 yearbook. Also, the yearbook staff is looking for parents to submit candid photos of their students working at home during online learning. Here is a link for submitting material: Lafayette StuPub Story and Photo Submission Form

    Have a great start to the semester!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer

     
    Colleen Fields
    636-733-4109​


    WEEK 18 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

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    Class of 2022 Students and Families:

    Happy New Year!  New beginnings are a good time to focus on our goals and our journey thus far.  As we wrap up the end of the first semester and look ahead to the second semester, we have a lot of information to share.  Please read through this information carefully and let me know if you have any questions.

    • Change in Enrollment Status:  On January 5, 2021, parents/guardians received an email asking about their students’ enrollment preference for the second semester (in-person or at-home).  If there is a desired change to the student’s current status, parents/guardians should fill out the change request form that is attached to the email.  The student’s enrollment status will remain in effect until the end of the third quarter, March 26, 2021, with an option to change enrollment status for the fourth quarter.  You can use this link to help answer any questions you may have.  The deadline for changing enrollment status is Saturday, January 9, 2021.

    • End of Second Quarter / First Semester:  The final day of the first semester is Thursday, January 14. This is a half-day for students, and they will follow the schedule below. There is no school for students on Friday, January 15, as it is a workday for our staff.

    Early Release Schedule for Thursday, January 14, 2021

    • 2nd Hour: 8:28-9:38 a.m.
    • 4th Hour: 9:43-10:53 a.m.
    • 6th Hour: 10:58-12:16 p.m.
    • Second SEMESTER Textbook & Materials Return & Distribution Day:

    • Virtual Learners
      • Date: Friday, January 15 
      • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (students with last name A - L)
      • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (students with last name M - Z)
      • Place: Lafayette High School Commons
    • In-Person Learners
      • Students will return books to their current teachers and receive books from their second-semester teachers.

    If you have any items that you would like to return prior to the official collection date, you may drop those items in the Library Return bins that are located near the Welcome Center and on the west side of the building. 

    • Second Semester Schedules:  Second Semester Schedules became available for viewing via Infinite Campus on Friday, December 18.  If a student would like to make a semester course change, he/she needs to fill out the online Course Change Request Form before the deadline of Thursday, January 14 at 3:30 p.m. Students will also need to submit any Cadet Teaching Applications and Senior Incentive Option Applications by January 14. Counselors will notify students via email if they have questions. Due to the volume of requests, NO appointments will be made with counselors during this time in regards to schedule changes. Once the second semester begins on Tuesday, January 19, no changes will be made to schedules unless there is a mistake or students are requesting a year-long or level change through their grade-level principal and have already submitted the paper form for approval. 

    • Second Semester Information:  On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, all four Rockwood high schools will return to a semester system.  Students may be enrolled in up to seven (7) courses for the semester and will stay in those courses from January 19 through June 3, 2021.  

    In-person and at-home students will follow a blocked schedule.  Students will attend four of their classes each day.  B and C day schedules will alternate during the week, and many Fridays will be virtual learning days for all students.  Click here to see the 2nd Semester Hourly Schedule. You can also visit the Rockwood Website:  Safe Together

    • Course Selections for 2021-2022 School Year:  The 2021-2022 course registration window will open Monday, February 1 at 7:00 a.m. and will close on Monday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m. During this window of time, students must register their course selections online within Infinite Campus. Before the window opens, counselors will provide registration information to all students. After the registration window closes, counselors will meet with students individually to go over their course selections. At that time, counselors will advise students to make sure the courses they have chosen meet graduation requirements and any college or career goals they may have in mind. Course registration changes can be made at these individual meetings.  

    • UMSL ACP Spring 2021:  Registration is open from January 4 - February 7, 2021.  Please go to https://www.umsl.edu/continuinged/acp/register.html for more information.

    • Mentors 4 College:  There are hundreds of colleges within driving distance of St. Louis and thousands across the country.  Casting a wide net to explore a variety of colleges and learning about all the things they have to offer can be lots of fun when you don't feel pressured.  Mentors 4 College will be hosting a brief webinar to provide tips so you can find colleges that are a good academic, social, and financial fit for you.  Join us for the webinar so you can get started with your exploration and research sooner rather than later.

      • Mentors 4 College Zoom Webinar:  A Guide for Sophomores & Juniors: Exploring Colleges and Developing Your College List 

    Thursday, January 14, 2021
    5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021: This year, Rockwood will offer four weeks of in-person learning from June 7-July 2 and four weeks of virtual learning from July 12-August 6, 2021.  In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-August 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-August 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19).

    • Cultivating & Enriching Your Child's Development:  In this webinar for parents of children of all ages, Steven May MA, LPC, NCC will review psychosocial developmental stages and offer ideas about virtues to be developed within these stages, giving practical and pragmatic examples to help your child negotiate their development and instill strengths that will last a lifetime. Monday, January 11, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Register HERE

    • NOT Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens: This 10-session program will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays January 12 through February 10 at 3 pm on Zoom. Teens who are ready to give up tobacco products including vapes, cigarettes, or chew can sign up today. This course will be facilitated by RSD nurse Catherine Bollinger and Community Partners in Prevention project coordinator Lili Schliesser. If you have any questions, contact Lili at 636-733-2136 or schliesserlili@rsdmo.orgRegister HERE

    • Helpful Resources for students and families:
      • National Honor Society Tutors are available!  Please contact your student's Counselor (636-733-4125) if you would like to connect with an NHS Tutor.
      • Guidance and Counseling Appointment form QR Code Students or parents needing to make an appointment with a counselor please use this QR code to set up a meeting
      • Lafayette Coding Club: If you're interested in learning about and gaining experience in coding, you should join the Lafayette Coding Club. We will go over new programming concepts, participate in competitions (worldwide and against each other for prizes), do collaborative projects, and more! For information about joining and any other questions, email achang014@rsdmo.org
      • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that follows a seasonal pattern. People with SAD usually have symptoms of depression as winter approaches and daylight hours become shorter. Learn the signs and symptoms as well as information on prevention and treatment to help your child using this link.
      • http://www.lancerfeed.press/yearbook: Use this link to order a 2020-21 yearbook. Also, the yearbook staff is looking for parents to submit candid photos of their students working at home during online learning. Here is a link for submitting material: Lafayette StuPub Story and Photo Submission Form

    Let’s have a strong finish to the quarter/semester.  You can do this!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer

    Colleen Fields
    636-733-4109​


    CHANGE YOUR STUDENT'S ENROLLMENT STATUS!!

    January 5, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    If you would like to change your student's enrollment option for the first part of the second semester starting Jan. 19 through March 26, please complete this Change of Enrollment Status form. This selection will be in place through March 26.

    Please note the following:

    • Parents and guardians will have until Saturday, Jan. 9, to make their selection on the Rockwood Change of Enrollment Status form. This process will ensure schools complete planning for physical space, staffing, and scheduling.
    • Early in March, we will reach out to families again. We will provide another opportunity to change your child’s enrollment option through the end of the school year if needed.
    • If you have questions, please visit our Rockwood website or Principal Fields, Class of 2022, at 636.733.4109 for more information.

    Thank you for your continued partnership as we do our best for our students.
    Rockwood School District​


    WEEK 17 - LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL FIELDS

    December 18, 2020 Permanent Link to Post

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS
    LHS Class of 2022 Students and Families:
     
    I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday season and a very happy new year!  As we bring 2020 to a close, I am reminded of how much we have changed as a school and as a society.  At Lafayette, I see how much more we value our connections with one another and how we long to find ways to continue connecting with all of you.  Despite the challenges we face, we look to the new year with optimism and hope for good things to come.  Enjoy your time off, and I look forward to seeing you back here (and virtually) on January 4, 2021, as we wrap up the second quarter. 
    • December 21 and 22 Schedule (Virtual learning days for all students):
      • Office Hours: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
      • 2nd Hour: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
      • 4th Hour: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
      • Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
      • 6th Hour: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
      • Student Contact Time/Office Hours: 1:30-3:15 p.m.
    • Winter Break:  The last day of school for 2020 will be Tuesday, December 22, 2020. There will be no school from December 23 through January 3, 2021. School resumes on January 4, 2021. 
    • Second Quarter Ends:  Thursday, January 14, 2021, marks the end of the second quarter / first semester for our students.  January 14 will be an early release day, so please check the schedule listed below.  Friday, January 15 is a workday for our teachers, so students are not in attendance on this day.  On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, all students will begin the second semester.
    Early Release Schedule for Thursday, January 14, 2021 
    • 2nd Hour: 8:28-9:38 a.m.
    • 4th Hour: 9:43-10:53 a.m.
    • 6th Hour: 10:58-12:16 p.m.
    • Materials Collection and Distribution:  We will be sharing more detailed information on Materials Collection and Distribution after returning from break.  In the meantime, if you have any items that you would like to return prior to the official collection date, you may drop those items in the Library Return bins that are located near the Welcome Center and on the west side of the building.  
    • Second Semester Information:  On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, all four Rockwood high schools will return to a semester system.  Students may be enrolled in up to seven (7) courses for the semester and stay in those courses from January 19 through June 3, 2021.  In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email asking about their students’ enrollment preference for the second semester (in-person or at-home). If there are changes to the student’s current status, parents/guardians will be able to fill out a change request form that will be attached to the email.  The student’s enrollment status will remain in effect until the end of the third quarter, March 26, 2021, with an option to change for the fourth quarter.

    In-person and at-home students will follow a blocked schedule.  Students will attend four of their classes each day.  B and C day schedules will alternate during the week, and many Fridays will be virtual learning days for all students.  Click here to see the 2nd Semester Hourly Schedule

    Additional information about the second semester will be shared after Winter Break.  You can also visit the Rockwood Website:  Safe Together​​​​​​

    • ACT Prep Course:  Lafayette High School will offer an ACT Prep Course entirely ONLINE to prepare for the February 2021 ACT tests.  Classes will be offered for five weeks starting the week of January 4 and continue through February 3.  Students can expect two hours of instruction/teacher interaction per week.  Sign-ups for the ACT prep class can be made using Parent Pay Online (https://mo-rockwood.intouchreceipting.com/).  Class fees are $100 to cover the cost of materials.  If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please contact Ms. Cheryl Hermach at hermachcheryl@rsdmo.org or Ms. Mary Beadles at beadlesmary@rsdmo.org, and they will be happy to send you a scholarship application.
    • Winter 2020 LHS Reading Marathon: Cold days are here! This gives the perfect opportunity for some time to read. Please encourage your student to join our Winter 2020 LHS Reading Marathon which runs from December 1 to January 15. There are 4 distances from which to choose: Full Marathon=26 hours of reading, Half Marathon=13 hours of reading, 10K=6 hours of reading, 5K=3 hours of reading.  Any type of reading counts including eBooks and Audiobooks. Students may register by visiting the LHS Library Welcome Page and clicking the link at the top of the page OR by using this link: https://bit.ly/33wtXPX.  Please contact the Library Staff with any questions.  Happy Reading!
    • Adopt-A-Family:  Thank you for your generosity and support in helping to make a happy holiday season a reality for many Rockwood families. Your support will bring joy to many who are in need.
    • Cultivating & Enriching Your Child's Development:  In this webinar for parents of children of all ages, Steven May MA, LPC, NCC will review psychosocial developmental stages and offer ideas about virtues to be developed within these stages, giving practical and pragmatic examples to help your child negotiate their development and instill strengths that will last a lifetime. Monday, January 11, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Register HERE
    • Community Partners in Prevention: CPiP is hosting the American Lung Association's “NOT” tobacco cessation course for teens from January 12-February 10, 2021. This 10-session course will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom. Any teen addicted to a tobacco product (vape, cigarettes, chew) and who is ready to quit should attend. Lili Schliesser, Project Coordinator for CPiP, will facilitate this course along with RSD nurse Catherine Bollinger. Use this link to register: tinyurl.com/not-rsd
    • Helpful Resources for students and families:
      • National Honor Society Tutors are available!  Please contact your student's Counselor (636-733-4125) if you would like to connect with an NHS Tutor.
      • Live Streaming of Games:  Use this link to watch events. 
      • Lafayette Coding Club: If you're interested in learning about and gaining experience in coding, you should join the Lafayette Coding Club. We will go over new programming concepts, participate in competitions (worldwide and against each other for prizes), do collaborative projects, and more! For information about joining and any other questions, email achang014@rsdmo.org
      • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that follows a seasonal pattern. People with SAD usually have symptoms of depression as winter approaches and daylight hours become shorter. Learn the signs and symptoms as well as information on prevention and treatment to help your child using this link.
      • http://www.lancerfeed.press/yearbook: Use this link to order a 2020-21 yearbook. Also, the yearbook staff is looking for parents to submit candid photos of their students working at home during online learning. Here is a link for submitting material: Lafayette StuPub Story and Photo Submission Form
    Enjoy your break, and I will see you in the new year!  #lancerstrong
     
    Colleen Fields
    636-733-4109​


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