On September 23rd, at 12:00 on the front lawn of Lowville Academy Central School, we are holding a ceremony to celebrate the kick-off of the military veteran’s banner program initiated by sophomores and members of the Lowville FCCLA, Anna Exford and Mackenzie Ples, along with their advisor, Mrs. Suzanne Schwarting. The ceremony will give recognition to local veterans through the banners that were hung in the village of Lowville on September 3rd. The program will start with a welcome by the New York State FCCLA Vice President, Alexis Dekin, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by the LACS FCCLA Treasurer, Monica Rombough. The National Anthem will be sung by Cydnie Clark, a member of the LACS High School Chorus. Speeches will be made by Anna Exford and Mackenzie Ples, the Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. Rebecca Dunckel-King, and the leader of the Lowville American Legion, Mr. Lee Hinkleman. The ceremony will end with Taps being played by Kathryn Tuttle, who is a member of the LACS High School Band. We hope you can join us. If you plan to attend, please be sure to wear a face mask and to observe proper social distancing.
The Elementary School Title I Parent Meeting was held Tuesday, September 15. If you were unable to attend but are interested in viewing the recording of the meeting, please contact Marie Western at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lowville Academy has cancelled it's administration of the SAT Exam on Saturday, September 26th. Students should be receiving further information from The College Board.
Good Evening! This is a reminder to all lowville Academy high school students that we will begin our live in-person orientations starting on Tuesday, September 8th for grade 9 students, Wednesday, September 9th for grade 10 students, Thursday, September 10th for grade 11 students and Friday, September 11th for grade 12 students. Each day will begin school at 8:35 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m and is only for the grade level mentioned above. The day will include meeting with each class for 40 minutes along with time allotted for required COVID training before beginning school class instruction on Monday, September 14th. The Lowville Academy hybrid model has students in grades 9 and 11 attending school for live instruction on Mondays and Tuesdays, and students in grade 10 and 12 attending live instruction on Thursdays and Fridays. The days students are not in school, students will follow their schedules remotely online through remote instruction with their teachers. Attendance for remote learning is mandatory for all students as new material will be introduced to ensure we provide a full year of curriculum instruction. (BOCES students will be attending live in-school instruction 5-days week both at the high school and at the BOCES Center.) We look forward to new school year full of hope and challenges in pursuit of academic excellence. Yours in Education, Brian Finn
Updates from LACS: *Students in grades 6-12 need to pick up their Chromebooks at your building between the hours of 8 and 4 any day today, or next week to retrieve it. All students in grades 6-12 should have their Chromebook in their hands prior to the beginning of the school year as the year for them technically starts remotely. *Check out our video to highlight some change to procedures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSaehPu2xRo&feature=youtu.be *Third, if your child has any chronic conditions, including allergies, migraine, asthma, etc. please have your doctor send in a note to the health office. The district wants to be sure that a common symptom of a condition that can be explained is not mistaken for a COVID-19 symptom. This will help keep our students healthy and keep your child in school! *Also, if you have any medication that needs to be dropped off at the health office, the health office will be open on September 1, and September 2 between 8 and 4 for drop offs. If you need to schedule a different time, call the health office for an appointment. * Students are not allowed in the building until 8:15 am. At that time, students will be allowed to enter only their own building main doors. *Elementary and high school students who ride the bus will enter through the Trinity doors. All other students must only enter through their own building. *Dismissal will be staggered to reduce the crowds in any one place. Students who walk or get picked up in grades K and 1 will dismiss at 2:50pm, in Grades 2-5 will dismiss at 2:55pm, and grades in 6-12 will dismiss at 3:00pm. All students who ride the bus will be dismissed by bus starting at 3:00. As we begin our first few days together, I want to thank all of our Lowville Academy and Central School District family for your flexibility and patience. Many things change, and sometimes without much notice. We always have the health and safety of your children as a first priority and we know that when we partner with our families it has the greatest benefit for them. Enjoy your last few days of summer vacation and we’ll see you all soon.
If you are a high school graduate and are looking for work, please consider applying to our district for substitute work! Substitutes are needed for all instructional and support staff positions. Applications are available through the district website: http://www.lowvilleacademy.org/Employment_Opportunities.html
Check Out Our MS Hybrid Scheduling Model https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=342044253494092&extid=pEffrULxrUlPdyFN
The Lowville Academy and Central School District is accepting applications for a Registered Nurse Long Term Substitute – September through December. Requires current NYS License as RN. Applications are available by calling (315) 376-9000 or through the district website. https://www.lowvilleacademy.org/o/lacs/page/employment-opportunities--671
From the LACS Technology Department: Students in grades 6, 8, 9, 11, 12 are able to go to their corresponding office to pick up their Chromebook to be prepared for the start of the school year. Stay tuned for updates for grades 7 and 10. If any student has a technical problem with their Chromebook they may bring it into the MS or HS Office to be repaired prior to the start of school. If you have any questions you may contact the LACS Technology department by emailing email@example.com.
HOMESCHOOLING INFORMATION Link to registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lf-Cgpz4rE9YmbAlxZ1Qujcvy6_CFnIKK
LACS Virtual BOE Access Meeting link: https://lowvilleacademy.webex.com/lowvilleacademy/j.php?MTID=mc3184ed90e649d27c763b267ea126b0e Meeting number: 160 562 1365 Password: CfHw4RgRC48 Host key: 426549
LACS Virtual Community Forum August 6, 2020 at 4:30pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPp5b1AzQHA&feature=emb_err_woyt
LACS COMMUNITY FORUM WITH SUPERINTENDENT MRS. DUNCKEL-KING Thursday, August 6 4:30 pm Link will be posted at www.lowvilleacademy.org
To prepare for the fall, students with a LACS issued Chromebook that's not working properly are encouraged to email the LACS Tech Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to diagnose and repair the problem prior to the start of the school year.
For all of our students, parents, faculty and staff. Kids, Race and Unity with @aliciakeys tonight at 7pm! https://twitter.com/bdunckelking/status/1277575533056929792