Class of 2026 Weekly Communication - 8/26/22

Posted by KAREN BARBER on 8/26/2022

 

Class of 2026 Students and Families:

 

The first week of school was awesome!  The Class of 2026 did a great job of navigating the hallways, finding their classes, conquering lunch, and learning about each other in Homeroom and AcLab.  Keep up the great work!  

If you have missed any previous newsletters, you can find them on my blog on the LHS website and on ParentSquare.  As always, please reach out with any questions you may have:  Dr. Colleen Fields, fieldscolleen@rsdmo.org, Karen Barber, barberkaren@rsdmo.org, or call the Freshman Office (636-733-4110).

Schedule for the Week of August 29 - September 2: The schedule will be B,C,B,C,A. 

Late Start - Monday, August 29, 2022:  Our first late start day is Monday.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m., and the school day begins at 9:58 a.m.  Please plan accordingly, so students are not tardy to class.

Class Officer Elections:  The schedule for Class Officer Elections (President, Vice President, two Communication Directors) is as follows:

  • Monday, August 29 - Any student interested in running for a class officer position must fill out an application.  Applications will be available in the grade-level office beginning Monday.  Applications will be due by Friday, September 2.

  • Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8 - Students running for office will be able to campaign on these two days.  

  • Friday, September 9 - All students will be sent a Google form to vote for their class’s President, Vice President, and two Communications Directors.  Voting will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  All candidates must take down all posters by the end of the day on Friday.

HOSA Future Health Professionals - August 30, 2022:  HOSA will hold an interest meeting on August 30th at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.  Please see Ms. Keillor in room 236 if you have any questions  QR Code HOSA

Open House - August 31, 2022:  We will host our Open House on Wednesday, August 31, beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the Main Gym.  Student speakers and entertainment will kick-off the evening followed by your chance to walk your student’s schedule and meet teachers.

Homecoming Week - September 25 - October 1, 2022:  Details coming soon!

Homecoming Parade Information:  The Lafayette High School Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022.  If your athletic team, club, or community organization would like to participate or volunteer,  please submit this Homecoming Float Participation Form by 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022. 

Student Yearbook Pictures:   Families will be able to order pictures online at www.inter-state.com using LHS school code 70491YA.

A “Sweet” Hello Candy Donation Request:  Mrs. Barber and I enjoy it when our Class of 2026 students stop in for a piece of candy or a mint during passing periods.  Students will often take a quick moment to share their days, school involvement, classes, etc.  Please help us keep our candy and mint bowl filled by donating individually-wrapped candy.  Candy donations can be delivered to the Freshman Office (Room 117), dropped off at the Welcome Center (with a note to deliver to Mrs. Barber), or conveniently ordered through this Class of 2026 Wish List.  We appreciate our Class of 2026 families!  Thank you for your donations! 

Rockwood and Lafayette Event Passes Available for Purchase: School District wants all families and fans to attend and enjoy games across the school district.  Whether you purchase the All Rockwood Event Pass or the Lafayette Specific Pass, your purchase directly benefits Lafayette High School.  Please consider this option as it directly benefits our students and our school.  2022-2023 Event Pass Purchase Link

LHS Guidance & Counseling Office:  The LHS Guidance & Counseling Office link will provide you with the names and contact information for our guidance department staff.  

Visiting Lafayette and Other Rockwood SchoolsRockwood has moved to a new visitor sign in/sign out system called School Pass.  While additional information will come out soon, we wanted you to be aware of the new process that is in place for when you visit Lafayette.  To help with the process, please make sure you bring your driver's license the first time you visit Lafayette. Once you establish your PIN, you will not need ​your driver's license.  

Outside Food Delivery Reminder:  Please remember that Lafayette does NOT allow food delivery by outside vendors (ex. Uber Eats, Door Dash, restaurants, etc.).  If a student forgets to bring lunch, the student should see the grade-level administrator.

Yearbook 2022-2023:  If you wish to order a 2022-2023 yearbook, please click on the link provided for more information. If you would like to subscribe to all of the Lafayette student publications please click on the following link.

News from the LHS Library:  Welcome to another great year in the Lafayette Library!  Please see this infographic for an overview of the resources available to our students in the library. 

What’s New in Rockwood?:  There are a number of items that are new or changing across the district that we would like you to be aware of, including a new communication system, a new visitor management system, school meal changes, the expansion of Hazel Health services as well as an update to Rockwood’s Safe Together plan. For all the details on what’s new in Rockwood this year, please visit the district website.

Stay Connected with ParentSquare

Rockwood uses ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using the email address and phone number listed in Infinite Campus. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.  Use this link for sign-up information.

School Meal Information for 2022-2023:  Please reference this link to access current meal information, pricing, and your student’s MySchoolBucks account:  Child Nutrition Back To School Information 2022-23, Meal Prices 2022-23.  Parents may use their credit cards and deposit funds into meal accounts on the Myschoolbucks app or website:   www.myschoolbucks.comCashiers will be happy to deposit money (cash or checks) into meal accounts for everyone at the register but will be unable to provide change for any cash given.   

Rockwood Equity Parent Advisory Council (REPAC):  All interested parents are welcome to complete this form in an effort to have at least one parent representative from each school on the REPAC committee.

Athletics and Activities Information: 

 

Community Resources for StudentsThe link to student resources includes information about mental health, suicide, eating disorders, and more.

Policies and Regulations for Students and Families:

As always, it’s a great day to be a Lancer!

 

Dr. Colleen Fields

Freshman Class Principal