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17050 Clayton Rd, Wildwood, MO 63011 | Phone (636) 733-4100 | Fax (636) 733-8819

Dr. Mehrotra - Class of 2020

LHS LIBRARY CURBSIDE PICKUP AVAILABLE

September 1, 2020 School Permanent Link to Post


At Lafayette High School, we are dedicated to getting books into our students’ hands.
You can access books from the library while we are virtually learning.

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A Message from Dr. Calcaterra 8/19/2020

August 20, 2020 School Permanent Link to Post

Lafayette High 
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Dear Lafayette Students and Families:

We are looking forward to welcoming you back for the 2020-2021 school year.  Although we are virtual this quarter, the excitement and fire for students to return and for our first day together still burns bright.  While this year has presented us with its fair share of challenges to navigate, I am also looking forward to the opportunities that will be available to everyone. I am excited for new ideas and growth while maintaining high standards for our students and staff.  Being a Lancer means something special to us, and I am confident that we will all rise to the occasion.  We have high expectations and standards for our students and staff because we believe they are worth it.  Everything we do, we do for our kids.

As we look forward to starting our classes on August 24, I would be remiss if I did not mention that along with the excitement to be with our students, there will also be a certain amount of nervousness.  I assure you that our staff is committed to learning and growing, but we will need your patience and grace as we strive to continually improve and get this right.  I will be honest with you, we will not have all the answers right away because this is a new format and system for many, if not all of us.  However, it is the love for kids, for teaching, for connecting and learning that will allow us to rise.  The other day I was reflecting back to the beginning of the summer when many restaurants were able to re-open after having been closed for weeks.  In one of my daily reads I came across an article that stated if you were someone who was going to visit a restaurant or business that is opening up, to please be patient with them as they will undoubtedly have new systems in place and a whole new way of doing things.  I get that.  I did eventually go to a local restaurant, and I could tell they were nervous; I could tell they did, in fact, have all new systems in place, some that were unfamiliar to me. I was slightly annoyed that I could not make my own Diet Coke with just the right ratio of crushed ice.  However, I took a deep breath and was understanding of all that goes into making a system work, and I was okay.  And, we, too will be okay.  We are Lancers, and our school and community matter to us! 

Listed below are some logistics and technical information we want to make sure you have.  You will also be receiving information from your grade level principal as they will be instrumental in partnering with you and your child.  

  • Lancer Return Day

  • In preparation for the first day of school (Monday, Aug 24), we ask that all students please log onto their Chromebook prior to the first day of school and update their Chromebook.  If a student is having difficulty with their Chromebook, contact the Technology Help Desk:   Technology Help Desk Link or call 636-733-1111.

  • Please reference this document for a list of Lafayette Student Activities, Clubs and Organizations

  • Daily schedule

  • Accessing classes on the first day of school: When students open their browser on their Chromebook, Canvas will come up on the first tab; they will be automatically logged in and have access to their courses.  Zoom links for each class will be located in the course resources.  To get to course resources, click on Course Information on the home page (located at the bottom of the page).  Next, click on course resources.  The Zoom link for your class will be located there.  Students will use that link to join that specific class during the scheduled time it meets.

  • Click on Course Information (highlighted in blue)

  • Next, click on Course Resources
  • Parents can find information about access to their student’s course work by visiting Canvas information online  on the Rockwood website.  

     

  • Starting August 24, 2020, attendance will be taken each day in all classes with the exception of study hall.  If your child will be out for a specific reason, and you know they will not be in the live session(s), please call the attendance line at 636-733-4115.

  • Material Distribution Days

    • Tues., 8/25 (students last name A - L)
    • Wed., 8/26 (students last name M - Z)
    • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Place: Lafayette High School Commons

By Monday, August 24, teachers will communicate with their students if textbooks or other materials are required for class. Those items that are not available online will need to be retrieved from school on the 25th and 26th. Only students needing textbooks or materials need to come to school on these days. Please attend on the day assigned by alphabet so we are better able to adhere to social distancing guidelines. At the distribution, all materials will be “checked out” to the student and are to be returned upon completion of the course. Please note that masks will be required and all entrants must complete a Covid-19 Self Report Form prior to entering the building. 

If there is anything we can do at this time to assist you or your child, please let us know.  

Sincerely,

Dr. Calcaterra


Back to School Email from Dr. Calcaterra 8-5-2020

August 5, 2020 School Permanent Link to Post

Lafayette High 
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Lafayette Students and Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!  For those families new to Lafayette or to Rockwood, my name is Dr. Karen Calcaterra and I am the proud principal at Lafayette High School. I look forward to getting to meet our new students and families and give you a warm welcome to what I believe is the best high school around!  This year, all of our "Back-to-School Information" will be shared virtually with links to information and forms for families to prepare for the upcoming school year.  This is an important email that contains a lot of information.  Please read all of the information and save it, as you may need to reference it throughout the remainder of the summer.  You will be receiving grade-level, specific information from each of our principals in the coming weeks.  We are looking forward to the start of the year and welcoming our kids back to Lafayette High School!  

Sincerely,

Dr. Karen Calcaterra

 

Lafayette Back-to-School Information 2020-2021 

  • RSD Return to Learn Plan - Click here for information on Rockwood’s Return To Learn Plan for 2020-2021 school year.  

  • All (9th - 12th grade online and hybrid in-person) students will have the opportunity to come to LHS on August 20 and 21, 2020 (Lancers RETURN Day) to take care of necessary items before school begins.  Please review the agenda (link below) and follow the indicated times by last name to ensure shorter lines and social distancing.  This is an optional event.  Transportation will not be available.  If your child is unable to attend, opportunities will be available the first few weeks of school.  See attachment for more information about Lancers RETURN Day.

  • Yearbook and Student ID Photos - All (9th - 12th grade online and hybrid in-person) students will have the opportunity to take their yearbook photo on August 20 or 21 on the Lancers RETURN Day.  If your child is unable to attend on August 20 or 21, we will work with Inter-State Studio to determine make-up dates.  That information will be shared at a later time.  Pictures should be ordered online this year at www.inter-state.com using school code 51463KA.  For more information see attached flyer.

  • Yearbook Information - Students who ordered a 2020 yearbook and did not opt for home delivery may pick up their yearbook on August 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Yearbooks will be distributed in front of the school using a drive-through line. A family member may pick up a yearbook for a student. 

  • Yearbooks will also be available outside of Room 137A on August 20 and 21 (same time as LANCER RETURN DAY). There are about 15 extra yearbooks for sale (CASH ONLY) for $80.00 on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions about yearbooks, please email Nancy Smith at smithnancy@rsdmo.org.

2021 Yearbook Orders may also be turned in at this time.

Order forms are available here

  • Senior Photo Information- Inter-State Studio will be at LHS for pictures on August 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., August 17 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and August 21 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  CLICK HERE to sign up for an appointment. You will receive an email confirming your appointment and a reminder two days prior to your appointment. No one will be allowed in the photography area without an appointment, and you may not bring any guests (parents, siblings, etc.)  Seniors who are coming for photos on August 10 or 17 will need to fill out this FORM the morning of their appointment.
  • Freshman Orientation - Due to current health guidelines for schools and the recommendation to not host assemblies or large gatherings, we have canceled our traditional Link Crew Freshman Orientation day.  However, on Wednesday, August 5, parents should expect a phone call from Link Crew Leaders (10th, 11th, 12th grade students) who will be inviting freshmen to our Virtual Orientation on Wednesday, August 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Our Link Crew Leaders will host this Virtual Orientation through Zoom calls.  Invitations for the Zoom calls will be sent to freshman emails.  (Information on accessing Rockwood email accounts for freshmen will be sent in a separate correspondence.)  Freshmen will select the link to take them to the session at the time of the event. Our Link Crew leaders are excited to meet the Class of 2024!  

  • Freshmen (online and hybrid in-person) should attend the August 20 and 21 Lancers RETURN Day in order to get their school picture taken prior to the school year starting.  Make-up dates for pictures will be communicated at a later date.

  • Freshman Parent Meeting - A parent meeting will be held on August 19, 2020.  More information and details will be sent in a separate correspondence.

  • New to Rockwood/Lafayette High School Student Orientation - Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who are new to Rockwood and Lafayette High School will be invited to attend a virtual orientation on August 19 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Additional information will be posted on the counseling department website.  An email will also be sent to parents prior to the event. 

  • 2020-2021 LHS Parking Pass - All students will be able to park on campus while we are in the hybrid in-person schedule with no charge. We know many of you have already paid for a parking pass. Once we return to full, five-day attendance, we will reinstate our parking pass process for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, and information regarding that process and prorated payments and reimbursements will be sent when appropriate.  All students parking on campus must have a valid license and be an insured driver.  Student drivers will be expected to adhere to all school and district policies on the parking lot.  For more information on parking, please click here.

  • Student Fines - During the week of August 10, students will receive an email outlining charges or items that need to be returned to school.  Fines can be paid online, and items can be dropped off during Lancers RETURN Day.  To have materials ready for the 2020-2021 school year, it is imperative that students return items from the 2019-2020 school year (any books, uniforms, instruments, etc., clearly labeled with the student’s name) on August 20 or 21.

  • LHS Information to Start the School Year - School will begin on Monday, August 24, 2020 with the virtual Monday schedule.  Attachments below provide helpful information for students to plan for their first day! 

  • School Nurse Office and Medication Information

  • Lafayette Athletics and Activities Information

  • Lafayette LPO (Parent Organization) News

 


Message from Technology Department

May 21, 2020 School Permanent Link to Post

Dear Parents,
The Technology Department thanks you for your patience and understanding throughout the Alternative Learning Plan (ALP).   This message contains information regarding mobile hotspots, support options over the summer, and the end of year report cards.  

Mobile Hotspots: Bring to school when we return in person
A record number of students have enrolled in Rockwood Summer Academy and will participate in online summer school.  To support our students with their learning, all families that received a mobile hotspot from the district may keep it over the summer.  We ask that you return the hotspot, power adapter and box to school with your student the first day we are back in person.    If your student is graduating this year, and you have no other students in your home, please return the mobile hotspot to one of the repair sites the week of June 2nd OR contact me via a reply to Rockwood CIO to schedule a date, time and location to drop off the equipment.  

Online Resources:  Some will remain available over the summer
Some of our regular online resources used in class, such as Big Ideas Math, will also remain available for student use over the summer.

Students Entering Ninth Grade in August
We understand that the pick up of belongings is optional.  If you plan to pick up belongings from your student's middle school, your eighth (8th) grade student should return their current Chromebook and power adapter at that time.  They will receive a new Chromebook for use during high school at that time.  If they cannot find the power adapter, we will assess a $10 fine via Destiny.  You may bring cash/check (payable to Rockwood School District) in an envelope with the student's name on it or you may pay the fine at a later time via InTouch.  If you do not attend one of the pick up days at your child's middle school, you will receive information later this summer about when and where your student will receive their ninth (9th) grade Chromebook.

Repair Sites for Summer  Open June 2, 2020 – August 6, 2020
Due to maintenance projects in many of our schools, we will have two repair sites for the summer.  Repair sites will be closed the week of May 25 – 29, 2020.

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays only
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  and  12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Babler Elementary School Main Entrance
School address:  1955 Shepard Rd., Wildwood 63038
Main entrance is on the Highway 109 side of the building.  
 
Kellison Elementary School Main Entrance
School address: 1626 Hawkins Rd., Fenton 63026
Main entrance is on the side of the building facing Hawkins Rd.

Technology Help Desk    Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   (636)733-1111
The Technology Help Desk is available to answer questions and perform limited troubleshooting via the telephone.  If a help desk team member is unable to resolve your issue, a ticket will be created and assigned to the team member best suited to resolve it.  Students may directly create a help desk ticket using Incident IQ (iiQ)
 
Report Cards Available June 2 - 10, 2020
Report cards will be available on the Infinite Campus parent portal June 2 - 10, 2020.  
  • Send an email portalhelp@rsdmo.org if you do not have an Infinite Campus parent portal account 
  • If you do not remember your account information, use the appropriate link on the parent portal site, e.g. Forgot Password.
  • Print or save your child's report card to your device prior to the end of the day June 10, 2020 because they will not be available after that date.
  • Contact your child’s school to request a printed copy of the report card if you do not have access to a computer.  
Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
 
Deborah Ketring
Chief Information Officer
Rockwood School District
(636)733-1103​


NEW STUDENT TAB ON LHS WEBSITE

May 14, 2020 School Permanent Link to Post

FYI:  LHS Website has a STUDENT tab now and under the tab is each class information sent out through the Alert Now Email system.  There is also information about parking.  We are hoping this helps with communication.  
Here is the link to the page.


REVISED FINALS MAKE UP SCHEDULE 1st Sem 2019-2020

December 18, 2019 School Permanent Link to Post

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1st Semester Final Exam Schedule

December 10, 2019 School Permanent Link to Post

​​FIRST SEMESTER FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

​      December 17th, ​18th, 19th, 20th

 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Period 5 Final                                      8:28 – 10:28

Rest of the day follow 2019-20   5th  hour Final Exam Schedule

 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Period 1 Final                                      8:28 – 10:28

Period 2 Final                                    10:38 – 12:38

School Dismissed                        12:38 – No Lunch

 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Period 3 Final                                     8:28 – 10:28

Period 4 Final                                     10:38 –12:38

School Dismissed                       12:38 – No Lunch

 

Friday, December 20, 2019

Period 6 Final                                   8:28 – 10:28

Period 7 Final                                 10:38 – 12:38

School Dismissed                     12:38– No Lunch

 

Zero hour finals will be scheduled by individual teachers. They can be scheduled for Friday, December 13, 2019, or Monday, December 16, 2019.


Canned Food Drive: Another way to help!

November 8, 2019 School Permanent Link to Post

​Our LPO has done it again!  They have created another way to help with our Canned Food Drive.  

​You may use the link below to donate funds that will be used to purchase canned food items for donation to the Circle of Concern.

Canned Food Drive 2019

Thank you, LPO for always supporting our students and community!


Dr. Mehrotra - Class of 2024