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Dr. Mehrotra - Class of 2024

Weekly Communication from Dr. Mehrotra, Class of 2024 Principal

April 12, 2021 Class of 2024 Weekly Communications from Dr. Mehrotra Permanent Link to Post

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LHS Class of 2024 Students and Families,
 
It has been beautiful weather to be outside. I hope all of you are taking advantage of the sunshine we have had. Only 37 school days in the 2020-21 school year. Let’s work hard on getting those grades up and have a strong finish to the academic year.
  • West County Psychological Associates: ~ New episode every Monday ~ ‘Mental Health in You’ is a weekly podcast covering mental health topics for YOU. Therapists Taylor Kennedy, Katelyn Schaefer, and Jacqueline Siempelkamp discuss material that is relevant to what we are all going through at this very moment to break the stigma surrounding mental health. Expect in-depth conversations, mental health tips, interviews with professionals in the community, involvement from YOU, and more. Use the QR code to access the link.                                                 
 
 
  • 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. Mask wearing procedure Rockwood nurses have created this video for your convenience. Please view this video with your student.
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Teens: Monday, April 12, 4-5 pm on Zoom. Students often communicate with other students when in trouble and thinking about suicide. Therefore, students are potentially key agents in developing a school culture that encourages identification of and assistance for students in need. This training will teach students how to identify suicide clues and warning signs and how to use the QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) method to start a conversation with friends who might be at risk for suicide. Space is limited. Register Here
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Parents and Caregivers: Thursday, April 22, 6-7 pm on Zoom. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. Parents and caregivers will learn how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal, common causes of suicidal behavior, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help for someone in crisis. Space is limited. Register Here
  • 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 (4/16/21, 4/23/21, 4/30/21) will be virtual learning days for all students. Schedule for the week of April 12-16: Monday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 14 are ‘B’ days, Tuesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 15, are ‘C’ days, Friday, April 16 is a Virtual ‘C’ day. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • UMSL Bridge Program:  The Free UMSL Bridge Program for 9th and 10th-grade students can provide you with a broad range of high-quality and stimulating educational experiences that will contribute to your successful transition to college. Click on the link to learn more. UMSL 
  • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021: This year, Rockwood will offer four weeks of virtual 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. 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.
Keep working hard during the second semester.  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
 
Dr. Kirti Mehrotra
636-733-4111
 


Guidance & Counseling April Newsletter 2021

April 5, 2021 Counseling Permanent Link to Post

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Guidance & Counseling Newsletter April 2021                            

April is a busy month! Below is information 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. 

 
Career Chats: Monday, April 5th 
Partners in Education will be hosting Career Chats on Monday, April 5th. Students should join the links at the following times if they are interested in learning more about these fields: 
For more information, please visit Rockwood’s Career Exploration website or contact PIE Facilitator, Jo Anne Waller, at wallerjoanne@rsdmo.org
 
Preventing the Pitfalls of Perfectionism: Tuesday, April 20th at 7:00-8:00 pm
Please join us on the evening of Tuesday, April 20th for a parent webinar. Cari McKnight, MSW, LCSW, with West County Psychological Associates, will speak with parents about the anxiety and stress associated with the ideals of perfectionism, and suggest strategies to help their students navigate the particularly choppy waters of this pandemic era, to land at peace and fulfillment in their own personal success. Register in advance for this event here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
QPR Suicide Prevention Training for TEENS: Monday, April 12, 4:00-5:00 pm on Zoom
Students often communicate with other students when in trouble and thinking about suicide. Therefore, students are potentially key agents in developing a school culture that encourages identification of and assistance for students in need. This training will teach students how to identify suicide clues and warning signs and how to use the QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) method to start a conversation with friends who might be at risk for suicide. Space is limited. Register here.
 
QPR Suicide Prevention Training for ADULTS: Thursday, April 22, 6:00-7:00 pm on Zoom
Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. Parents and caregivers will learn how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal, common causes of suicidal behavior, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help for someone in crisis. Space is limited. Register here.
 
Rockwood Summer Academy 
Summer Academy will have two sessions this summer: June 7 - July 2 and July 12 - August 6. All courses will be online for both credit recovery and first-time credit classes. First-time credit is available for four courses: Health, Personal Fitness and Wellness, Art Fundamentals, and Personal Finance. The deadline for enrolling in first time credit is April 30, 2021, at 4:00 pm. Students need to contact their School Counselor to begin the enrollment process. For additional information, please visit Rockwood’s Summer Academy website
 
South Tech
South Tech has an application deadline of April 15th for Fall 2021 applications. They will take applications and waitlist students for all our programs, but the programs with openings currently are Auto Collision Repair, Cisco Networking Academy, Construction Innovations, Design and Entrepreneurship, Electronics/Robotics Engineering, Pharmacy Sciences, and Precision Machining. For more information and to apply to one of these programs, please visit South Tech’s website
 
ACT Prep Course
Lafayette’s online ACT prep program for the June 12th test date will take place from Monday, June 7th through Friday, June 11th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am via Zoom. Registration will be available after Friday, April 9th at this website. Scholarships are available to cover the costs of the class. Any questions can be sent to Mrs. Cheryl Hermach hermachcheryl@rsdmo.org or to Mary Beadles beadlesmary@rsdmo.org. More details about the prep class can be found here.
 
College Decisions 
Seniors, have you decided where you will be going to college in Fall 2021? If so stop by room 121 or email Ms. Wengler wenglersarah@rsdmo.org or Mrs. Hagemeier hagemeierdonna@rsdmo.org and let us know where to send your Final Transcripts!  
 
Scholarships
Seniors, it is scholarship season!  The College & Career Office receives notification regularly of scholarship opportunities. Be sure to check this site weekly for additions! 
 
Summer Enrichment
It’s never too early to start thinking about summer enrichment programs! This is a great way for students to gain experience, learn about different schools or programs, and boost their resumes! We will be listing any information that comes our way on the College & Career Office website within the Summer Enrichment page. Be sure to check it out! 
 
SCOIR
Check out SCOIR! SCOIR is an outstanding college search tool provided free of charge to Lafayette students and families. This site can be used to search, compile, and organize a comprehensive college list.  Additionally, SCOIR has partnered with YouScience, a comprehensive career assessment. YouScience involves "brain games" that match users to their best-fit careers while giving them the confidence and data to make informed decisions about their futures. Follow this link for more details and to sign up! 
 
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
 

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Weekly Communication from Dr. Mehrotra, Class of 2024 Principal

March 19, 2021 Class of 2024 Weekly Communications from Dr. Mehrotra Permanent Link to Post

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LHS Class of 2024 Students and Families,

School resumes after spring break on March 29, 2021. Only 46 school days in the 2020-21 school year after spring break. Let’s work hard on getting those grades up and have a strong finish to the academic year.

  • CDC Guidelines for Travel During Spring Break: Rockwood School District asks that its community members be mindful of CDC guidelines regarding international travel. The CDC currently recommends postponing all non-essential international travel. If you do need to travel out of the country, we encourage you to follow all the recommendations upon returning from that trip, including a COVID-19 test and a seven-day self-quarantine. See answers to other frequently asked questions on our School Nurse News page.

  • Town Hall:Teens During COVID: April 7, 6-7 p.m. on zoom. Register at linktr.ee/cpip This virtual community event for parents and those who work with teens will feature St. Louis area teens and speakers from various sectors to discuss trends and insights on teen mental health and substance use during the pandemic. Plus, practical advice on ways to engage your teen with activities and community building. An open Q&A will follow presentations.

Featuring: Area teens Jaimee Hall, Preferred Family Healthcare, Elizabeth Makulec, Kids Under Twenty-One, Dr. Sheila Powell-Walker, Clayton Schools, Julie Knost, Alliance

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Teens: Monday, April 12, 4-5 pm on Zoom. Students often communicate with other students when in trouble and thinking about suicide. Therefore, students are potentially key agents in developing a school culture that encourages identification of and assistance for students in need. This training will teach students how to identify suicide clues and warning signs and how to use the QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) method to start a conversation with friends who might be at risk for suicide. Space is limited. Register Here

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Parents and Caregivers: Thursday, April 22, 6-7 pm on Zoom. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. Parents and caregivers will learn how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal, common causes of suicidal behavior, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help for someone in crisis. Space is limited. Register Here

  • 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 (4/16/21, 4/23/21, 4/30/21) will be virtual learning days for all students. Spring Break March 22-28. School Resumes March 29, 2021. Qt. 4 begins on March 29, 2021. The week of March 29 - April 2, 2021.  Monday, March 29, and Wednesday 31 are ‘B’ Days, Tuesday, March 30, and Thursday, April 1 are ‘C’ days, Friday, April 2, 2021(No School) spring holiday. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UMSL Bridge Program:  The Free UMSL Bridge Program for 9th and 10th-grade students can provide you with a broad range of high-quality and stimulating educational experiences that will contribute to your successful transition to college. Click on the link to learn more. UMSL 

  • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021: This year, Rockwood will offer four weeks of virtual 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. Summer Academy

Keep working hard during the second semester.  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer

Kirti Mehrotra
636-733-4111
 

 

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


Congratulations 9th Grade Artists of the Month

March 16, 2021 Class of 2024 Permanent Link to Post

Reagan Ponchak, Art Fundamentals, March Artist of the Month

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Mel Pinkstaff, Painting, March Artist of the Month
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Mei Han, Drawing, March Artist of the Month
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Weekly Communication from Dr. Mehrotra, Class of 2024 Principal

March 12, 2021 Class of 2024 Weekly Communications from Dr. Mehrotra Permanent Link to Post

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LHS Class of 2024 Students and Families,
 
Only 5 school days before spring break! Progress grades are available for parents to see on IC.  Thank you for supporting the LHS Taste of West County event last week. Have a safe and relaxing spring break everyone and come back rejuvenated for the last 48 days of school for 2020-21 school year.
  • March 16 - Virtual Schedule:  On Tuesday, March 16th, Juniors at LHS will be taking the ACT.  March 16 Virtual Day Details Freshman will access classes from home. To accommodate the testing during the pandemic and to even up the number of days of instruction between B and C, we will be having a virtual C day schedule on ACT Tuesday.  The schedule is slightly different from Virtual Friday schedules--see below.
 
Class Period             Meeting Times on Zoom
2nd hr                      12:45-1:15 PM
4th hr                         1:30-2:00 PM
6th hr                         2:15-2:45 PM
7th hr                        Will not meet
 
  • Town Hall:Teens During COVID: April 7, 6-7 p.m. on zoom. Register at linktr.ee/cpip This virtual community event for parents and those who work with teens will feature St. Louis area teens and speakers from various sectors to discuss trends and insights on teen mental health and substance use during the pandemic. Plus, practical advice on ways to engage your teen with activities and community building. An open Q&A will follow presentations.
Featuring: Area teens Jaimee Hall, Preferred Family Healthcare, Elizabeth Makulec, Kids Under Twenty-One, Dr. Sheila Powell-Walker, Clayton Schools, Julie Knost, Alliance for Healthy Communities, Hosted by Landon Robert, PreventEd. 
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences:  Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for March 18, 2021 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Please use this document to find a link for each of your student’s teachers in order to book your 10-minute appointments. 
  • 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 (3/12/21, 4/16/21, 4/23/21, 4/30/21) will be virtual learning days for all students. The week of March 15 - 19.  Monday, March 15 is a ‘B’ Day, Tuesday, March 16 Virtual ‘C’ day look at the schedule in this letter it is different from other virtual days, Wednesday, March 17 is ‘C’ day, Thursday, March 18, is a ‘B’ day, Friday, March 19, is a regular school day ‘C’ day.
  • 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.
  • 3 Things You Should Know March, 2021:The Lafayette Library is a very busy place full of resources available to in-person and at-home students.  Library Bookmark Contest:  Students are encouraged to submit designs until March 31, 2021, for a bookmark to promote and celebrate school libraries.  For more information, please check out this link.
  • Freshmen 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
  • UMSL Bridge Program:  The Free UMSL Bridge Program for 9th and 10th-grade students can provide you with a broad range of high-quality and stimulating educational experiences that will contribute to your successful transition to college. Click on the link to learn more. UMSL 
  • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021: This year, Rockwood will offer four weeks of virtual 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. 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.
Keep working hard during the second semester.  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
 
Kirti Mehrotra
636-733-4111
 
 

 

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


Weekly Communication from Dr. Mehrotra, Class of 2024 Principal

March 5, 2021 Class of 2024 Weekly Communications from Dr. Mehrotra Permanent Link to Post

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LHS Class of 2024 Students and Families,

We have only 10 school days before spring break! Progress grades should be available for parents to see on IC this weekend.  Thank you parents and students who have supported our community service work with the ‘Necessities Drive’. A big thank you to all of you, all four grade levels, STUCO, ROTC, NHS, and Key club for supporting our efforts. 

Reminder on Tuesday, March 16 (Virtual ‘C’ Day), Juniors will be taking the ACT at LHS. Freshmen will access classes from home. Please support our LHS Taste of West County event next week. I know I am going to carry out food from multiple restaurants and enjoy their cuisine and enjoy a week of no cooking.

  • 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. Freshmen, please support the class of 2022 in their effort. We will be doing the same thing as Juniors in 2 years.

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

  • 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

  • Art Department Information: If you are interested in viewing the artwork of students around the St. Louis area the following two links will provide a feast for your eyes. The talent we have in this area is breathtaking. Enjoy!

  • 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 (3/12/21, 4/16/21, 4/23/21, 4/30/21) will be virtual learning days for all students. The week of March 8 - 12.  Monday, March 8, and Wednesday, March 10 are ‘B’ days, Tuesday, March 9, and Thursday, March 11, are ‘C’ days, Friday, March 12, is a Virtual “B’ day.

  • 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.

  • 3 Things You Should Know March, 2021:The Lafayette Library is a very busy place full of resources available to in-person and at-home students.  Library Bookmark Contest:  Students are encouraged to submit designs until March 31, 2021, for a bookmark to promote and celebrate school libraries.  For more information, please check out this link.

  • Freshman Advisory Meeting New Link: Please use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting. The next meeting is on April 16 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

  • Freshmen 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

  • 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.

  • UMSL Bridge Program:  The Free UMSL Bridge Program for 9th and 10th-grade students can provide you with a broad range of high-quality and stimulating educational experiences that will contribute to your successful transition to college. Click on the link to learn more. UMSL 

  • Rockwood Summer Academy 2021: This year, Rockwood will offer four weeks of virtual 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. Summer Academy

Keep working hard during the second semester.  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
 
Kirti Mehrotra
636-733-4111
 

 

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


Guidance & Counseling March Newsletter

March 1, 2021 Counseling Permanent Link to Post

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Guidance & Counseling Newsletter March 2021                            
 

 Below is information 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 Advisement
School Counselors continue to meet with students individually (both in-person and virtually) through Language Arts classes to go over their course selections for next year. During these meetings, counselors make sure students are meeting graduation requirements and any college or career goals they have in mind. Course selection changes can be made at these individual meetings. Any students that were missed due to the snow days will be picked up within the next few weeks. 
 
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.  
 
Missouri’s SHOW-ME Virtual College Fair & College Planning Sessions: March 9 & 10 
Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) is hosting a FREE Virtual College Fair and College Planning Sessions for students and parents. A number of college and career planning sessions are taking place on March 9th and then on March 10th, participants can virtually connect with colleges and universities from around the U.S. and internationally.  During Missouri’s Show-Me Virtual College Fair, you can hear from 5-6 colleges in each 45-minute session. Check out the schedule, list of colleges participating, the college and career planning sessions and register to attend these events by clicking here.
 
Junior ACT Day
11th grade students will be taking the ACT on the morning of Tuesday, March 16th at Lafayette. Please bring #2 pencils and an ACT approved calculator. 
 
College Decisions 
Seniors, have you decided where you will be going to college in Fall 2021? If so stop by room 121 or email Ms. Wengler wenglersarah@rsdmo.org or Mrs. Hagemeier hagemeierdonna@rsdmo.org and let us know where to send your Final Transcripts!  
 
Scholarships
Seniors, it is scholarship season!  The College & Career Office receives notification regularly of scholarship opportunities. Be sure to check this site weekly for additions! 
 
Summer Enrichment
It’s never too early to start thinking about summer enrichment programs! This is a great way for students to gain experience, learn about different schools or programs, and boost their resumes! We will be listing any information that comes our way on the College & Career Office website within the Summer Enrichment page. Be sure to check it out! 
 
SCOIR
Check out SCOIR! SCOIR is an outstanding college search tool provided free of charge to Lafayette students and families. This site can be used to search, compile, and organize a comprehensive college list.  Additionally, SCOIR has partnered with YouScience, a comprehensive career assessment. YouScience involves "brain games" that match users to their best-fit careers while giving them the confidence and data to make informed decisions about their futures. Follow this link for more details and to sign up! 
 
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. The deadline to register for the April Test date is March 12th. 
 
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. 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
 
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
 

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Weekly Communication from Dr. Mehrotra, Class of 2024 Principal

February 26, 2021 Class of 2024 Weekly Communications from Dr. Mehrotra Permanent Link to Post

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LHS Class of 2024 Students and Families,

With this newsletter, we bring the month of February to a close and are already in the 3rd month of 2021. Days and months seem to be going by very fast. Only 15 school days before spring break! Thank you parents and students who have supported our community service work with the ‘Necessities Drive’ for the last 3 weeks.  We will continue to accept donations through March 4, 2021. We will deliver the collection on March 5, 2021.

As a reminder, if you are accessing school virtually and would like to return to in-person learning after Spring Break (March 29), please be sure to change your enrollment election by Sunday, February 28 (more specific information is listed below).  Spring sports begin Monday, March 1, and on Tuesday, March 16 (Virtual ‘C’ Day), Juniors will be taking the ACT at LHS.  If you need help or have any questions, please be sure to contact our office.  We are happy to assist you!

  • 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.  

  • Deadline to Change Enrollment for Fourth Quarter:  This Sunday, February 28, is the deadline to make a change in your child’s enrollment in Rockwood At Home and Rockwood At School for the fourth quarter. If you would like to change your child’s enrollment option starting March 29 for high school students, please complete this Change of Enrollment Status form. This selection will be in place through the end of the school year, June 3, 2021.

  • SEL Survey:  Understanding the social and emotional well-being of our students is an important goal for our school.  Next week, March 2-4, all students will be asked to complete an online questionnaire that encourages them to reflect on their mindsets and approaches to learning.  For a complete list of questions, please visit this website  Surveys / Student Testing.

  • Traveling Taste of West County - March 8-14:  The Class of 2022 is putting wheels on the traditional “Taste of West County'' this year in order to give back to our community restaurants.  We would like to encourage our Lancer families to participate in this event by dining-in or carrying-out from participating restaurants any time during the week of March 8.  For more details, please check out Lafayette’s website or follow us on Instagram:  lafayette2022, lhs22principal, and lhs_lpo. Freshmen, please support the class of 2022 in their effort. We will be doing the same thing as Juniors in 2 years.

  • 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. 

  • 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'

  • Freshmen 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 March 1 - 5.  Monday, March 1, and Wednesday, March 3 are ‘B’ days, Tuesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 4, are ‘C’ days, Friday, March 5, is a Virtual “C’ day.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Freshman Advisory Meeting New Link: Please use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting. The next meeting is on Virtual Day March 5, 2021. Any advisory students who wish to participate in the loading and unloading of our Necessities collection should contact Mrs. Mehegan at 636-733-4111 for details. Our March 5th meeting will be the activity of delivering the collection to Nottingham High School. There will be no zoom meeting.

  • 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
  • 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. 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.

  • Resources for Student Safety
Keep working hard during the second semester.  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
 
Kirti Mehrotra
636-733-4111

 

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


Weekly Communication from Dr. Mehrotra, Class of 2024 Principal

February 22, 2021 Class of 2024 Weekly Communications from Dr. Mehrotra Permanent Link to Post

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LHS Class of 2024 Students and Families,
 
We are looking forward to warmer weather next week. We have one more week of our Necessities drive and we are still in need of boxes of masks. As of today, we have only 55/500 boxes that people have signed up for. If each family can donate 1 box per family we can reach our goal of 500 boxes. 
 
Thank you parents who have already signed up on Sign Up Genius link to support our LHS and Class of 2024 community service project Student Necessities Drive Flyer. Our last day to drop off items is February 26, 2021. We have had a wonderful response and every item is truly appreciated.  Our biggest need at this point is 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.   As always, if you have questions, please contact me or Mrs. Mehegan. 
  • 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 voiceovers are Rockwood students! Flyer 'DON'T WAIT'
  • Freshmen 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 22 - 26. Monday, February 22, and Wednesday, February 24, are ‘B’ days, Tuesday, February 23, and Thursday, February 25  are ‘C’ days., and Friday, February 26, is a Virtual ‘B’’ day. 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
 
Kirti Mehrotra
636-733-4111
 


Weekly Communication from Dr. Mehrotra, Class of 2024 Principal

February 12, 2021 Class of 2024 Weekly Communications from Dr. Mehrotra Permanent Link to Post

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LHS Class of 2024 Students and Families,
 
Thank you to everyone who supported our STUCO Blood Drive at LHS today. The winter chill has officially arrived!  Be sure to bundle up and stay safe when going outdoors.   This week, I am adding a mental health resource section to the newsletter with hotline numbers to provide you or someone you know with easy access to support, 24-hours a day.  
 
Thank you parents who have already signed up on Sign Up Genius link to support our LHS and class of 2024 community service project Student Necessities Drive Flyer. Our last day to drop off items is February 26. 2021. We have had a wonderful response and every item is truly appreciated.  Our biggest need at this point 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.   As always, if you have questions, please contact me or Mrs. Mehegan. 
  • 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'
  • Freshmen 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.
Monday is President’s Day, so I hope you get to enjoy some downtime or are able to use the day off to get caught up in your current classes. Keep working hard during the second semester.  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
 
Kirti Mehrotra
636-733-4111
 

 


Weekly Communication from Dr. Mehrotra, Class of 2024 Principal

February 5, 2021 Class of 2024 Weekly Communications from Dr. Mehrotra Permanent Link to Post

Lafayette High 
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LHS Class of 2024 Students and Families,
 
Thank you parents who have already signed up on the Sign Up Genius link to support our LHS and class of 2024 community service project Student Necessities Drive Flyer. As always, if you have questions, please contact me or Mrs. Mehegan.

  • STUDENT NECESSITIES DRIVE: 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
  • 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.
  • 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'
  • Freshmen 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 8 - 12. Monday, February 8, and Wednesday, February 10,  are ‘B’ days. Tuesday, February 9, and Thursday, February 11, is ‘C’’ days. Friday, February 12 NO School Professional Development day for teachers. Monday, February 15 Presidents Day No School. 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.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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
Keep working hard during the second semester.  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
 
Kirti Mehrotra
636-733-4111

 

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

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February Student Artists of the Month

February 4, 2021 Class of 2024 Permanent Link to Post

​​The Art Department is happy to announce their February Student Artist​​s of the Month! We are always so proud of the hard work and creativity of our students. The art is on display outside of the library.  Below you will find our Freshman artists!

​Olivia Clerico - DrawingOlivia_Clerico (1).jpeg

Anna Harstick - Art Fundamentals​
​​Anna Harstick Art Fund (1).JPG​​


Guidance & Counseling February, 2021 Newsletter

February 2, 2021 Permanent Link to Post

Lafayette High 
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Guidance & Counseling Newsletter February 2021                            

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
 

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Weekly Communication from Dr. Mehrotra, Class of 2024 Principal

January 29, 2021 Class of 2024 Weekly Communications from Dr. Mehrotra Permanent Link to Post

Lafayette High 
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LHS Class of 2024 Students and Families,
 
As we begin the month of February our Freshmen advisory is bringing a community service project to you. We are requesting support from the entire LHS community. Please look for details in this newsletter and support our work. Thank you to our advisory students and parents for planning and helping us put everything together.  As always, if you have questions, please contact me or Mrs. Mehegan.
  • STUDENT NECESSITIES DRIVE: 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 to 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
  • Freshmen 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 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. 
  • Viewing grades in IC this semester:  For parents and students to see their grades for semester 2, you will need to log into Infinite Campus and select “Grades” as you have before.  Then at the top, you will select, Quarter 4 (Q4) instead of Q3. All grades for semester 2 will be housed in the Q4 tab. 
  • Update on lunch:  Starting Monday, January 25, students will have an assigned seat at lunch that they will be able to select.  Students received instructions at lunch on Friday, January 22, and our administrators will be available to assist them on Monday as well.  We appreciate your patience as we work through all the new details required at lunch.
  • 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 1-5. Monday, February 1, and Wednesday, February 3,  are ‘B’ days. Tuesday, February 2, and Thursday, February 4,  and Friday, February 5, Friday (Virtual)  are ‘C’’ days. Use this link for B Day Schedule and C 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. 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.   
  • 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.  
  • 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
Keep working hard during the second semester.  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
 
Kirti Mehrotra
636-733-4111
 

 


LHS & Class of 2024 Student Necessities Drive

January 29, 2021 Class of 2024 Permanent Link to Post

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TOWN HALL: Teens During Covid - Save the Date!

January 25, 2021 Community Partners in Prevention (RDFC) Permanent Link to Post

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More information to follow!​​


Please read additional information re: Second Semester IN PERSON

January 19, 2021 School Permanent Link to Post

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.​


WELCOME to LHS Presentation 1/19/2021

January 19, 2021 School Permanent Link to Post

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


Weekly Communication from Dr. Mehrotra, Class of 2024 Principal

January 15, 2021 Class of 2024 Weekly Communications from Dr. Mehrotra Permanent Link to Post

Lafayette High 
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LHS Class of 2024 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.
  • The week of January 18-22. January 19, Tuesday, and January 21 are ‘B’’ days. Use this li​​nk for B Day Schedule and C Day Schedule.
  •  Public Library as a Resource: Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation by St. Louis County Youth Librarian, Courtney Hague. Did you know your student has an electronic library card for the St. Louis County Library? Rockwood School District has partnered with St. Louis County Library (SLCL) for digital resources, such as e-books and online collections of digital media. This virtual library card is a portal to thousands of news publications from around the world, academic journals, primary materials, extensive history resources, and government documents. Virtual library cards also give students access to resources to help them prepare for life beyond high school: databases listing scholarship and internship opportunities; online test preparation for common standardized tests, a dozen AP subjects, and even driving tests; career and job hunting databases; self-paced online classes to help build marketable skills; and tools for entrepreneurial students to research and develop ideas into business plans.
  • 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. 
  • This information is ONLY for Freshman students who will be coming to LHS for the first time in-person on January 19, 2021: If you completed the google form provided last week, you will receive an email from our freshmen office providing you with details for the morning of January 19th before school orientation event with Link Crew Leaders.
  • 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.  
  • 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
Have a wonderful second semester.  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
 
Kirti Mehrotra
636-733-4111
 
 
 


Weekly Communication from Dr. Mehrotra, Class of 2024 Principal

January 8, 2021 Class of 2024 Weekly Communications from Dr. Mehrotra Permanent Link to Post

News for the Lafayette High community: what you need to know!

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LHS Class of 2024 Students and Families,
 
Happy New Year to all of you. Welcome 2021, it was good to see so many of you on January 4, 2021, to continue Quarter 2. This newsletter has very important information please read carefully. Many links are included to provide more information and answer FAQ about each section. We will begin the second semester on January 19, 2021. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Information:  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
  • 2nd Semester Schedules: 2nd Semester Schedules became available for viewing via Infinite Campus on Friday, December 18th. If a student would like to make a semester course change, they need to fill out the online  Course Change Request Form before the deadline of Thursday, January 14th at 3:30 pm. Students will also need to submit any Cadet Teaching Applications and Senior Incentive Option Applications by January 14th. 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 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. 
  • This information is ONLY for Freshman students who will be coming to LHS for the first time in-person on January 19, 2021: If you are interested in participating in this event please complete the google form below. Please do not complete this form if you are familiar with the building and or were IN-Person during the second quarter. We are planning to do a very brief orientation and need an accurate count. This form will be closed on Monday, January 11, at 3:00 p.m. Please complete it prior to that so that we can plan appropriately for the safety of all our students. Class of 2024 Freshman January 19, 2021 First Day In Person

  • 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.  
  • Freshman Advisory Meeting New Link: Please use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting. I look forward to meeting my freshman students at our Class Advisory meetings (the next meeting is on January 21, from 4:00 - 4:15 p.m.). The date has been changed. Since students will be in classes in the morning this time would work for all. Freshman Advisory Meeting New Link
  • 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).
  • 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 Development: Encouraging strengths to last a lifetime: 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 for a lifetime. Monday, January 11, 6-7 pm 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
Let’s have a strong finish to the quarter/semester.  You can do this!  #lancerstrong  #connectedlancer
 
Kirti Mehrotra
636-733-4111