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    Class of 2023 Communication, February 26, 2021

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    Class of 2023 Students and Families:
     
    Just a friendly reminder, our Jostens’ Representatives will be on campus tomorrow, Saturday, February 27, to assist students and parents interested in ordering a class ring.  Please refer to the additional information provided in this week’s communication.  Another important 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 is on the way! Monday, March 1 marks the start of our Spring Sports Season at LHS. As always, if Mrs. Mall or I can provide any assistance with any questions or concerns that you may have, please be sure to contact our office.
    • 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.
    • Jostens Class Rings:  Please click on this link to watch a Class Ring Informational Video from Sam Glennon, LHS Jostens’ Representative. 
      • Jostens will be at school on Saturday, February 27th for Class Ring orders.  The orders will take place from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the LHS Commons.   
      • Class Ring Design Kits are available for pick-up in the Class of 2023 Office (Room 215). Please make sure you have your student pick up a packet.  If your student is not in attendance, please contact the Class of 2023 Office (636) 733-4112 to arrange to pick-up a packet in the Welcome Center during school hours. Packets can also be picked up at the local Jostens office,101 Clarkson Executive Park Ellisville, MO 63011.
      • Links to Lafayette's Online Class Ring Design Experience and Jostens Ring Catalog can be found here:
    • 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. 
    • 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.
    • Sophomores, 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
     
    Dr. Tim Jones 
    636-733-4112​


    February Students of the Month

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    Congratulations to Jackson Weidner, the Class of 2023 Student of the Month for February!!! The Class of 2023 would also like to congratulate all of the LHS students that were awarded Student of the Month for February in their respective classes. 

    Each month one student per grade is selected as an LHS Student of the Month. Nominations are submitted monthly by LHS staff members.  A committee reviews the nominations and chooses the four Students of the Month.  Nominations are open to all students at LHS.  February Students of the Month are as follows:  

    9th grade Griffin Brown

    10th grade Jackson Weidner

     11th grade Gary Strozewski

     12th grade Jazzmine Meekie

    Also each month a student is awarded our Crown Trophy Student of the Month award.  Our seven administrators decide on this recipient.  Josette Partney is the Crown Trophy Student of the Month for February. These awards are given to students who demonstrate great Lancer character!  Congratulations!


    Class of 2023 Communication, February 19, 2021

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    Class of 2023 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.  I encourage any members of the Class of 2023 to look for opportunities to get involved in a club, sport, or activity if they find something of interest during our last several months of the school year. 
    • Jostens Class Rings:  Please click on this link to watch a Class Ring Informational Video from Sam Glennon, LHS Jostens’ Representative. 
      • Jostens will be at school on Saturday, February 27th for Class Ring orders.  The orders will take place from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the LHS Commons.  
      • Class Ring Design Kits are available for pick-up in the Class of 2023 Office (Room 215). Please make sure you have your student pick up a packet.  If your student is not in attendance, please contact the Class of 2023 Office at             (636) 733-4112 to arrange to pick-up a packet in the Welcome Center during school hours. Packets can also be picked up at the local Jostens office,101 Clarkson Executive Park Ellisville, MO 63011.
      • Links to Lafayette's Online Class Ring Design Experience and Jostens Ring Catalog can be found here:
    • 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.
    • 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 an LHS staff member to which he/she feels a connection.  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.
    • Sophomores, 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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 voiceovers 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
     
    Timothy Jones
    636-733-4112​


    Fourth Quarter Change in Enrollment Status Information

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    During the 2020-2021 school year, Rockwood has remained flexible to do our very best for students in the ever-changing COVID-19 environment. We have worked hard to support students and families by offering two instructional models: in-person and virtual learning. We remain inspired by our teachers, leaders and staff who provide quality learning experiences for all students. 

    As we prepare to enter the fourth and final quarter of the school year, we have two important pieces of information to share with you:

    • Change of Enrollment Status Begins Feb. 23
    • Virtual Dates Identified for Fourth Quarter

    Change of Enrollment Status Begins Feb. 23

    Beginning tomorrow, families may change their child's enrollment status to either Rockwood At Home or Rockwood At School for the remainder of the school year.  

    Parents and guardians will have from Tuesday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 28, to make their selection on a change of enrollment form.

    According to Dr. Lisa Counts, assistant superintendent supervision of schools, once the selection is made, the choice will be valid from March 8 through June 3 (the last day of the 2020-2021 school year) for elementary students and from March 29 through June 3 for middle and high school students. This change in enrollment status will ensure schools have time to complete planning for physical space, staffing and scheduling for the final quarter of the school year.

    Please note some answers to frequently asked questions from parents.

    Three Virtual Dates Identified for Fourth Quarter

    Rockwood teachers will continue to instruct students concurrently through the end of the school year, and it is critical that they have time to plan lessons for both in-person and virtual students. Three virtual learning days are now scheduled for the fourth quarter: Friday, April 16; Friday, April 23; and Friday, April 30.

    Virtual days are when in-person learners stay home from school and connect with their teacher and online classmates via Zoom learning activities. Virtual days offer more opportunities for students to connect online and allow teachers time to plan, as well as time to connect with students who may need individual help in learning. 

    Additional information about virtual days can be found on the district website.

    Thank you for your continued flexibility and understanding as we work together to provide a quality education to ensure all students realize their potential during the COVID-19 environment.​


    Class of 2023 Communication, Feburary 12, 2021

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    LHS Class of 2023 Students and Families,
     
    Thank you to everyone who came out to LHS on this chilly day today and supported our STUCO Blood Drive. Donating blood is such a wonderful way to positively impact the lives of individuals in need of support.   Thank you to our Lancer parents who have already signed up on Sign Up Genius link to support our LHS and fellow 2024 classmates’ community service project. Please click on the attached Student Necessities Drive Flyer for more information. Their  last day to drop off donated items is February 26. 2021. Their biggest need is for disposable masks.  If you are able to donate a box or two please drop them by the Welcome Center Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.   If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mehrotra or Kelly Mehegan in the Class of 2024 Office, (636) 733-4111. Class Ring Design Kit packets are now available for pick-up in our office.  Please refer to the information in this newsletter for detailed information regarding class ring orders. 
     
    • Jostens Class Rings:  Please click on this link to watch a Class Ring Informational Video from Sam Glennon, LHS Jostens’ Representative. 
      • Jostens will be at school on Saturday, February 27th for Class Ring orders.  The orders will take place from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the LHS Commons.  
      • Class Ring Design Kits are available for pick-up in the Class of 2023 Office (Room 215). Please make sure you have your student pick up a packet.  If your student is not in attendance, please contact the Class of 2023 Office (636) 733-4112 to arrange to pick-up a packet in the Welcome Center during school hours. Packets can also be picked up at the local Jostens office,101 Clarkson Executive Park Ellisville, MO 63011.
      • Links to Lafayette's Online Class Ring Design Experience and Jostens Ring Catalog can be found here:
    • Trusted Adult Survey: Virtual students if you received an email from your grade level secretary about completing the ‘Trusted Adult Survey’ please complete this right away. We are way past the deadline to complete this. Thank you for helping us in supporting you. Please use this link if you cannot find it in your email.  The Trusted Adult Survey This survey may be completed only once. 
    • STUDENT NECESSITIES DRIVE: Freshman students the most needed items are boxes of disposable masks. Please help us reach our goal. 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.  A collection box is located by the LHS Welcome Center. Please click on this Sign Up Genius link for more information and sign up to donate! The link is a Sign-up-genius form. Once you sign up please drop the items in the box inside the Welcome Center at LHS. Thank you for your support of our efforts. Student Necessities Drive Flyer
    • 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! Flyer 'DON'T WAIT'
    • Sophomores 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. Parents and students, please don’t be shy and share the fun and unique things you are doing outside of school. 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 click on the link for the flyer. Artwork created for any Rockwood Pre-K through 12th-grade art class during the 20-21 school year can be submitted. 2021 Virtual District Art Show Flyer
    • School Nurses News: We wanted to bring your attention to a new resource that has been added to our external Rockwood Safe Together site. It will be a page where we place answers to frequently asked questions that our nurses receive from their school communities. Here is a link to the page: https://www.rsdmo.org/safetogether/health/Pages/School-Nurse-News.aspx.
    • 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. 
    • Second Semester Information:  Students will attend four of their classes each day.  B and C day schedules will alternate during the week, and many Fridays (1/29/21, 2/5/21, 2/26/21,  3/5/21, 3/12/21) will be virtual learning days for all students. The week of February 15 - 19. Monday, February 15, No School, Tuesday, February 16,  and Thursday, February 18 are "B" days., Wednesday, February 17, and Friday, February 19, is "C’’ days. Use this link for B Day Schedule and C Day Schedule.
    • 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. 
    • 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. 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.
    • Boys and Girls Track and Field: If you are interested in participating in girls or boys track and field this spring, join the team's google classroom for important information and required documents prior to the first day of practice, March 1, 2021.  We look forward to seeing you there!
      • Girls Google Classroom Code - aiaq6pu
      • Boys Google Classroom Code - 2wvzmvk

     

    • 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-Aug. 6. In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-Aug. 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-Aug. 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19). After February 26, 2021 details available on the RSD website by searching Rockwood Summer Academy. March 1, 2021 enrollment opens.
    • 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.
     
    Keep working hard during the second semester.  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
     
    Dr. Timothy Jones
    636-733-4112​


    Class of 2023 Communication- February 5, 2021

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    Class of 2023 Students and Families:

    I hope everyone is doing well and getting settled into your second-semester classes.  Since we are unable to gather for a Class of 2023 Informational Meeting this year, we have included some important information in this week’s letter.  If you have not already done so, please take the time to review the information concerning selecting courses for the 2020-2021 School Year.  Also, our Jostens’ Representative, Sam Glennon, has provided detailed information regarding Class Ring Orders which will be taking place this month.  Please know that you can reach out to your teachers, counselor, or me if you need support of any kind.  

    • Jostens Class Rings:  Please click on this link to watch a Class Ring Informational Video from Sam Glennon, LHS Jostens’ Representative. 

      • Jostens will be at school on Saturday, February 27th for Class Ring orders.  The orders will take place from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the LHS Commons.  

      • Class Ring Design Kits will be distributed during student lunches on Wednesday and Thursday, February 10th and 11th.  Please make sure you have your student pick up a packet one of these 2 days at lunch.  If your student is not in attendance, there will be extra packets at school in the Class of 2023 Office (Room 215) and at the local Jostens office,101 Clarkson Executive Park Ellisville, MO 63011.

      • Links to Lafayette's Online Class Ring Design Experience and Jostens Ring Catalog can be found here:

     

    • 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.  

    • 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. 

    • 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.  

     

    • 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!

    • 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!    

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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.  


    • Sophomores, 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 2023 Blog

      • LHS Activities, Clubs, and Organizations 2020-2021

      • Free Tutoring Service

      • 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 week!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer


    Dr. Timothy Jones

    jonestimothy@rsdmo.org

    636-733-4112



    JOSTENS CLASS RING INFORMATION

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    Dear Class of 2023 Students and Families:

    Even though things look a little different this year, there are some memories, achievements, and traditions that carry on helping celebrate and remember High School.  NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED TO CELEBRATE STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND THESE MOMENTS THAT MATTER.  IT IS NOW TIME FOR YOUR CLASS RING EXPERIENCE!  Jostens will be at school on Saturday, February 27th for Class Ring orders.  The orders will take place from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the LHS Commons.  Class Ring design kits will be distributed during student lunches on Wednesday and Thursday, February 10th and 11th.  Please make sure you have your student pick up a packet one of these 2 days at lunch.  If your student is not in attendance, there will be extra packets at school in the Class of 2023 Office (Room 215) and at the local Jostens office (see below for contact and address information).  Attached is a flyer of some LHS sample rings and the FREE COMPANION RING AND FREE CUSTOM ADIDAS BACKPACK!  Below you will find a link to the Jostens Hardcopy catalog, and another link to the LHS official class ring design page (the most recommended way is to design your ring online, print it off, and bring it on order day to receive your FREE items).  CONTACTLESS RING SIZING WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH JOSTENS AT SCHOOL ON ORDER DAY FOR YOUR SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE!  Thank you for your timeliness for ordering to guarantee on-time delivery with the rest of the class rings!  We are planning on having a special Ring Delivery event this spring, time and date to be determined, so your timeliness is very important.   REMEMBER TO SAVE THE DATE for this memorable experience and timeless keepsake!  If you can't make the "in-school" order day, you may go to the Jostens retail office to place your order any time prior to 2/27/21.  

    Link to Lafayette's online Class Ring design experience: 

    Link to Jostens Ring Catalog: 




    Jostens Contact information if you have additional questions:  
    (636) 230-7350  or stl.jostens@yahoo.com  

    Jostens 
    101 Clarkson Executive Park 
    Ellisville, MO 63011 
    (636) 230-7350 

    Learn more


    Guidance & Counseling Newsletter February 2021

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    Below is information for February from both the Guidance & Counseling and College & Career Offices. Be sure to check out both of our websites for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact us. A full list of contact information can be found at the end of this newsletter. 
     
    Course Selections for 2021-2022: Portal open February 1-8
    The 2021-2022 course registration window will open Monday, February 1st at 7:00 am and will close on Monday, February 8th at 4:00 pm. During this window of time, students must register their course selections online within Infinite Campus. 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. For more information about course registration and selection, please visit our Course Advisement webpage here
     
    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 February 7th. 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.
     
    Rockwood’s Early College Partnership: Applications due Monday, February 8 
    Early College Partnership (ECP) is a collaboration of the Rockwood School District with St. Louis Community College - Wildwood. This partnership allows current Rockwood high school students to obtain an associate degree while fulfilling their Missouri graduation requirements. The ECP is a two-year, full-immersion, dual-enrollment program. Students apply their 10th grade year to attend their 11th and 12th grade year.  Applications for the 2021-22 school year are due Monday, February 8th. For more information and to access the application, visit the ECP website. You can also contact Todd Minichiello at minichiellotodd@rsdmo.org or his secretary, Susan Witkowski, at witkowskisusan@rsdmo.org with any questions. 
     
    Addiction is Real film “Don’t Wait” available for FREE 
    Rockwood’s Community Partners in Prevention is sponsoring a free viewing of the Addiction is Real film Don't Wait from February 1-March 2. Don’t Wait was created to provide the knowledge and empowerment you need to immediately start implementing drug prevention in your 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. The film features Rockwood parents, and all of the children’s voiceovers are Rockwood students! 
     
    To stream the film: 
    2.) Click on “Rent $10.00” (don't worry, it's free) 
    3.) You will be asked to log in or to create a Vimeo account.
    4.) Enter the Promo Code: RSD2021
     
    We encourage you to download the Don’t Wait Discussion Guide that accompanies the film found here. It provides further detail on age-appropriate talking points and provides research-based answers for difficult questions that your child may ask during your conversations. 
     
    Through interviews with parents, drug prevention experts, and one brave mother sharing her son’s story, Don’t Wait offers you insights on:
    • Why it’s essential to talk to your kids early and often about the dangers of drugs and alcohol
    • How to best approach these conversations based on your child’s age
    • How and why 90% of addiction develops during the teenage years
    • Proactive measures you can take to prepare and protect your children from addiction
    • What to do if you spot signs of drug and alcohol use in your child
    • We appreciate that there are many important things you could do with your time. 
    Understanding Financial Aid Offers: Tuesday, March 2, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm 
    Financial Aid Offer letters are usually sent to seniors between January-March. This virtual session with SallieMae is just for Rockwood students and their parents to help understand the financial aid offer letter and offer solutions on how to pay the balance that financial aid does not cover. This is aimed at senior students and their parent(s). Space is limited. Please pre-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. For more information about the class and how to register click here
     
    April 17th ACT Test Date
    April is one of three ACT tests throughout the year where ACT offers something called the TIR - Test Information Release. For an extra fee, ACT will mail (6 weeks after testing) the test booklet and a sheet with both the correct answers and answers the student chose. This is a huge advantage for students so they can use these materials to study for their next ACT test.
     
    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 1 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 1 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
     
    Appointment Requests
    If a student would like to schedule a Zoom appointment with any member of our department, they can request an appointment by filling out this form. If there is a simple question that does not require an appointment, students should feel free to reach out to us via email. Please note that counselors will meet individually with every student in regards to their course selections for next year so an appointment request is not necessary. 
     
    Mid-Year Transcripts
    Seniors applying to colleges, be aware that some schools may want to receive a mid-year (7th semester) transcript from Lafayette. As soon as it is available, your college counselor will automatically submit it to schools via the Common Application.  However, if a non-Common Application school requests a mid-year transcript from you, please complete another application data sheet (transcript request form) indicating which schools need a 7th semester transcript.  We will not automatically know to do this. Contact Ms. Wenger (Last Names A-K) or Mrs. Dusenberry (Last Names L-Z) if you have any questions.
     
    Testing Accommodations
    IEP and 504 accommodations do not cover accommodations for College Board exams (PSAT, SAT, AP) or the ACT. If you have questions about accommodations for these exams please contact the LHS Testing Coordinator secretary, Mary Beadles at beadlesmary@rsdmo.org  
     
    Guidance & Counseling Department Contact Information
    School Counselors: 
    College & Career Counselors: 
    A+/Testing Coordinator: Jessica Brawner - brawnerjessica@rsdmo.org
    Test Prep Coordinator: Cheryl Hermach - hermachcheryl@rsdmo.org
    Social Worker: Cindy Laudel - laudelcindy@rsdmo.org
     
    Instagram: lhs_counselors and lhscollege
    Twitter: @LHSCounselors5 and @LHSCollege
     


    Class of 2023 Communication- January 29, 2021

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    LHS Class of 2023 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. As always, if you have any questions, please contact our office.  Mrs. Mall and I are always happy to assist our Class of 2023 students and families. Please check out the information below for information regarding new things happening at LHS and within our district community:
    • 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.
    • 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 the 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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.  
    • Sophomores, 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.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 week!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
     
    Dr. Tim Jones
    636-733-4112


    LHS January Student of the Month Recipients

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    Congratulations to Jack Morgan, the Class of 2023 Student of the Month for January!!! The Class of 2023 would also like to congratulate all of the LHS students that were awarded Student of the Month for January in their respective classes. 

    Each month one student per grade is selected as an LHS Student of the Month. Nominations are submitted monthly by LHS staff members.  A committee reviews the nominations and chooses the four Students of the Month.  Nominations are open to all students at LHS.  January Students of the Month are as follows:  

    Freshman- Katherine Rattenborg
    Sophomore - Jack Morgan
    Junior - Elizabeth Elliott
    Senior - AnneMarie Christiansen


    Also each month a student is awarded our Crown Trophy Student of the Month award.  Our seven administrators decide on this recipient.  Dyshawn Bush is the Crown Trophy Student of the Month for January. These awards are given to students who demonstrate great Lancer character!  Congratulations!


    Class of 2023 Communication, January 15, 2021

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    LHS Class of 2023 Students and Families,

    Next week on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, we begin our Second Semester of the 2020-21 school year. I am looking forward to seeing many more freshmen in the halls. Mrs. Mehegan and I are always available to help, answer questions, and support each and every student virtual or In-Person. In this week's letter, you will find information about arrival and dismissal, lunch procedures, and schedules.

    • 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 (1/29/21, 2/5/21, 2/26/21,  3/5/21, 3/12/21) will be virtual learning days for all students.

    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.
     
    • 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.  Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00 pm for a presentation by St. Louis County Youth Librarian, Courtney Hague.  ion. We will begin the second semester on January 19, 2021. INFORMATIONAL FLYER 

    • 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. 

    • 2nd Semester Schedules: Once the 2nd semester begins on Tuesday, January 19th, 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. 
    • Course Selections for 2021-2022 School Year: The 2021-2022 course registration window will open Monday, February 1st at 7:00 am and will close on Monday, February 8th at 4:00 pm. 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.  

    • 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.

    • The Class of 2023 Office will be joining Lafayette’s UNICEF organization and National Honor Society to assist them with collecting donations for the January Drive.  Virtual Students can drop off their donations at the LHS Welcome Center.  Please label your items: Class of 2023 January Drive.  In-Person Students can drop off their donations to the Class of 2023 Office (Room 215).  Items needed include canned goods, dried goods, personal hygiene items, household cleaning supplies, and laundry supplies. Please drop off all donations by January 29. 
    • 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.

    • 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-Aug. 6. In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-Aug. 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-Aug. 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19). After February 26, 2021 details available on the RSD website by searching Rockwood Summer Academy.

    • 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.

    • 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.orgRegister HERE 

    • Helpful Resources for students and families:
    Have a wonderful second semester.  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
     
    Dr. Timothy Jones
    636-733-4112​


    January Drive

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    The Class of 2023 Office will be joining Lafayette’s UNICEF organization and National Honor Society to assist them with collecting donations for the January Drive.  Virtual Students can drop off their donations at the LHS Welcome Center.  Please label your items: Class of 2023 January Drive.  In-Person Students can drop off their donations to the Class of 2023 Office (Room 215).  Items needed include canned goods, dried goods, personal hygiene items, household cleaning supplies, and laundry supplies.​ Please drop off all donations by January 29


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

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    Dear Sophomores and Juniors,

    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-Thursday, January 14; 5:30-6:00 pm
    A Guide for Sophomores & Juniors: Exploring Colleges and Developing Your College List 
    Register here for the webinar:


    Class of 2023 Communication- January 8, 2021

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    Class of 2023 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. 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. 
    • Hoby Youth Leadership Seminar:  The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership’s (HOBY) flagship program allows high school sophomores to realize their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community. Students attend three‐ or four‐day seminars and participate in hands‐on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to make a positive impact in their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal  Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.  
      • If you are interested in applying to be an Ambassador for this year’s HOBY Leadership Seminar please complete the following:  In 250 to 300 words, please describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community.  Incorporate any or all of the following skills or traits as they pertain to you: outstanding communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, strong decision‐making, sensitivity to others, charismatic personality (others gravitate towards you), or interest in community service. Essays must be submitted to the Sophomore Office (room 215) or emailed to the Class of 2023 Office Secretary, Jennifer Mall: malljennifer@rsdmo.org by Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
      • This year’s HOBY Missouri Leadership Seminar will be held virtually from June 12 through June 13, 2021.   Attendance at this conference is MANDATORY.  If you are unable to attend, we ask that you do not apply.
      • Check out the website at www.hoby.org/lead for more information on HOBY Youth Leadership. 
      • The Hoby Award winner will be announced on a future date to be determined. 
    • 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
     
    Dr. Timothy Jones 
    636-733-4112

    Lafayette High School
    17050 Clayton Road, Wildwood, MO 63011
    Phone (636) 733-4100
    http://www.rsdmo.org/lafayette

    ​ 


    LHS December Students of the Month

    January 7, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

    Congratulations to Paige Daniele, the Class of 2023 Student of the Month for December!!! The Class of 2023 would also like to congratulate all of the LHS students that were awarded Student of the Month for December in their respective classes. 

    Each month one student per grade is selected as an LHS Student of the Month. Nominations are submitted monthly by LHS staff members.  A committee reviews the nominations and chooses the four Students of the Month.  Nominations are open to all students at LHS.  December Students of the Month are as follows:  

    9th grade Samantha Haney

    10th grade Paige Daniele

     11th grade Grace Kennedy

     12th grade Paris Spencer

    Also each month a student is rewarded our Crown Trophy Student of the Month award.  Our seven administrators decide on this recipient.  Logan Coleman is the Crown Trophy Student of the Month for December. These awards are given to students who demonstrate great Lancer character!  Congratulations!





    Option to Change Enrollment Status for the Beginning of Second Semester

    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 Dr. Jones, Principal Class of 2023, at 636.733.4112 for more information.

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


    Change in Enrollment Status: New Direction for 2021

    December 21, 2020 Permanent Link to Post

    Starting in January 2021, Rockwood families may change their child's enrollment status to either Rockwood At Home or Rockwood At School for the beginning of the second semester.

    Parents and guardians will have from Tuesday, Jan. 5, through Saturday, Jan. 9, to make their selection on a change of enrollment form to ensure schools have time to complete planning for physical space, staffing and scheduling.

    According to Dr. Lisa Counts, assistant superintendent supervision of schools, once the selection is made, the choice will be valid from Jan. 19 through March 26. After that time, families will have another opportunity to change this selection through the end of the school year, if needed. Read more about the enrollment status process.


    Class of 2023 Communication, December 18, 2020

    December 18, 2020 Permanent Link to Post

    LHS Class of 2023 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 thankful for the opportunity to work with each of you and look forward to the remainder of our years together as Lancers.  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. 

    • Hoby Youth Leadership Seminar:  The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership’s (HOBY) flagship program allows high school sophomores to realize their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community. Students attend three‐ or four‐day seminars and participate in hands‐on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to make a positive impact in their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal  Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.  

      • If you are interested in applying to be an Ambassador for this year’s HOBY Leadership Seminar please complete the following:  In 250 to 300 words, please describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community.  Incorporate any or all of the following skills or traits as they pertain to you: outstanding communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, strong decision‐making, sensitivity to others, charismatic personality (others gravitate towards you), or interest in community service. Essays must be submitted to the Sophomore Office (room 215) or emailed to the Class of 2023 Office Secretary, Jennifer Mall: malljennifer@rsdmo.org by Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

      • This year’s HOBY Missouri Leadership Seminar will be held virtually from June 12 through June 13, 2021.   Attendance at this conference is MANDATORY.  If you are unable to attend, we ask that you do not apply.

      • Check out the website at www.hoby.org/lead for more information on HOBY Youth Leadership. 

      • The Hoby Award winner will be announced on a future date to be determined. 

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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. 

    • 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

    Please enjoy a relaxing and rewarding holiday break, and I will see you in the New Year!  #lancerstrong

     
    Dr. Timothy Jones
    636-733-4112​


    HOBY Leadership Seminar Ambassador Applications

    December 16, 2020 Class of 2023 Permanent Link to Post

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    Class of 2023 Communication- December 4, 2020

    December 11, 2020 Class of 2023 Permanent Link to Post

    LHS Class of 2023 Students and Families:
     
    I hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday with the ones you love.  It is hard to believe, but we are ending Week 15 of this school year and have 21 more school days remaining in Quarter 2.  In these last few days, it will be important for you to work closely with your teachers, to check Infinite Campus, and to make sure you are staying caught up in your classes.  Your teachers are available from 1:56-3:17 p.m. each day for office hours, interventions, and tutoring for at-home and in-person learners.  Please take advantage of this valuable resource to help you maximize your performance this quarter.
    • School Schedule:
      • 2nd Hour: 8:28 a.m. - 9:58 a.m.
      • 4th Hour: 10:04 a.m. - 11:34 a.m. 
      • 6th Hour: 11:40 a.m. - 1:26 p.m.
    • Adopt-A-Family:  We know that COVID has impacted many members of the Lancer community.  We would like to do what we can to support those who are in need this holiday season.  In order to assist as many families as possible, we have chosen to focus primarily on essentials.  If you would like to donate, please use this link (Adopt-A-Family) and have all items turned in to the LHS Counseling Office on or before December 14, 2020. 
    • Winter 2020 LHS Reading Marathon:  Cold days are here, and it’s the perfect opportunity for some time to read!  Please join our Winter 2020 LHS Reading Marathon which runs from December 1 to January 15. There are four 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!
    • Holiday Break:  Dr. Miles recently announced that Monday, December 21, and Tuesday, December 22 will be virtual learning days for all students.  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.  
    • 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
    • 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 for a meeting. 
    • Together We Can: We are so grateful for every can that was collected and every dollar donated over the last month. Thank you to all the families who offered their homes as locations for drop-offs and the families that helped with other logistical support. As a result of your efforts, we collected 1,446 cans and $858.00.  Thank you all for your generosity!
    • 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
    Stay safe and continue to work hard.  #lancerstrong
     
    Timothy Jones
    636-733-4112​


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