Principal's Message 

Lansdowne High School will be adjusting our schedule for this week in response to the concerns about access to instruction for our students.  Please take note of the schedule for the week and some additional reminders.   Should anything change, I will send out additional communications.

Schedule for the week

Student Schedule for the week

Monday, January 10, 2022 (B-Day):  Students access learning materials via Schoology.  Teachers will have independent work posted by 10:00 AM on Monday.  Work posted will be counted as a grade for students.

UPDATE: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 (A-Day):  Students will access LIVE VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION with their teachers via Google Meet.   Students can find the Google Meet code for each class by signing into Schoology and checking their course pages.   Work assigned as part of instruction will count as a grade for students. 

Teaching and Learning Schedule for Week of January 10, 2022

Student Learning Expectations

Wednesday, January 12, 2022:  Students and staff return to LHS for in-person instruction.  We resume our normal bell schedule with classes starting at 7:30 AM and dismissal at 2:15 PM.

Health and Mitigation Strategies

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, families will have the opportunity to come to the school to pick up at-home COVID-19 test kits.  Families are not required to take a testing kit.  Students are NOT required to test before returning to school.   There will be one kit per student available.   Those picking up kits must know the full name and grade of the student for whom they are picking up a kit for. 

Schedule for COVID-19 Test Kit Pick Up on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.  We will be at the main entrance of the school for distribution of kits. 

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Our Building Service workers have spent this past week thoroughly cleaning the building.   We have ensured that we are stocked with supplies such as soap and paper towels as well as hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes. 

I have confirmed that large spaces, such as the cafeteria, have enough air purifiers and systems to move the air throughout the space.  We continue to offer four lunch shifts and students have the opportunity to spend time outside during lunch as long as the feel-like temperature is 40° or above.  Our building service workers follow the timelines for changing air filters that is provided by BCPS. 

Masking Expectations

We will spend time on Wednesday and Thursday in each class reinforcing the expectations for masking.   As shared in my communication on December 30th, the following face coverings will not be allowed in LHS – knit ski masks and the gaiter (thin, tubelike coverings that go around the neck and pull up over the nose).  Neither one of these provide sufficient protection against the spread of the airborne virus.  Students who repeatedly fail to wear the appropriate face covering and/or wear their mask to cover their noses may be subject to disciplinary consequences, including but not limited to administrative detention, Saturday School and/or suspension.    

Extracurricular Activities and Athletics

These activities remain on pause at this time.  We anticipate that COVID testing for students participating in athletics and extracurricular activities will resume on Friday, January 14th.   For the remainder of the 2021-22 school year, students participating in winter and spring athletics as well as in-person extra-curricular activities or enrichment programs must demonstration proof of full vaccination or participate in weekly COVID testing sponsored by BCPS.  Please click here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXQFr3KtKOx-DXTzLtY7_7Ouu0H6CcG4aFnO30Zirih5hdxw/viewform) to submit the information for your child. 

Additional Learning Resources

I was reminded that there are a variety of opportunities for our students to engage in learning during long breaks from school and was asked to share those opportunities.  I have asked members of our Academic Achievement committee to put together comprehensive list of opportunities for students which we will share on our website soon.  However, if you are concerned about the amount of missing instruction or missed opportunities to continue with learning, here are some sites that your student can visit:

Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/) – offers a variety of subject matters including SAT prep.  Offers learning opportunities in Spanish as well.

College Board (https://www.collegeboard.org/) – students can begin college exploration and SAT preparation

 Read a Book – check out our eBook selection by visiting https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/29005

I thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate through this time.   Please remember that all of our decisions are made keeping in mind the importance of being able to provide in-person instruction in a safe learning environment and to continue to offer our students a variety of extra-curricular experiences.  I truly appreciate your feedback.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

  

With gratitude, 


Allison Seymour

Principal

ashinners@bcps.org

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Each month, students are selected as Vikings of the Month to recognize the way in which they consistently uphold the Viking Code of Conduct - Readiness, Responsibility, and Respect

Here are the Vikings of the Month for December 2021:
Grade 9 - Henry T.
Grade 10 - Jeannie C.
Grade 11 - Angeline L.
Grade 12 - Victoria B.

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We would also like to recognize several students who are demonstrating their Viking Pride in their push for success

Here are the Most Improved Students for December 2021:
Grade 9 - Angel F. Q.
Grade 10 - Johue D.
Grade 11 - Valery I. P.
Grade 12 - Nidia M.


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