Please see the attached letter to Lowville parents from Superintendent Dunckel-King which was referenced in the November 24, 2020 presentation. https://5il.co/nbs4
Yellow Zone presentation A description of what families would expect if LACS was included in a Yellow Zone designated area. https://youtu.be/awXbiv6RRH0
Attention all RAIDER NATION fans! The Lowville Booster Club Christmas sale is up. Store will close on November 22 with anticipated delivery the week before Christmas. PLEASE NOTE: CURBSIDE PICK UP ONLY THIS YEAR. Office pick up will not be available. Hours will be announced when apparel arrives. https://raidernation20.itemorder.com/
Letter from Lowville Academy https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WTyFCAZXt_r4vJ3-t7xcj3ImLmlnaZvH/view?usp=sharing
4pm Today. Live update from the superintendent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q7aw-KrFhc&feature=emb_err_woyt
Does your middle school or high school child need a physical for the winter sports season? If so, the health office at LACS will be conducting physicals with the Lewis County Health System on November 17 and 19. Call the health office this week to make an appointment!
The Krispy Kreme doughnuts sold by the Class of 2021 will be delivered this Thursday, November 12th.
Middle School Parent Conference Registration for Wednesday, November 18th Please use the link below to schedule a 6th Grade Parent Teacher Conference for November 18th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbR6vBiFXJPLo8yt5tJ5_-t_mxeEGmY1rYYuaXATAm8VgxLA/viewform Please use the link below to schedule a 7th Grade Parent Teacher Conference for November 18th: https://forms.gle/rfBKQz4AcCtGR6xi6 Please use the link below to schedule an 8th Grade Parent Teacher Conference for November 18th: https://forms.gle/m5oJ8c56NB9tZgGD9 Once we process your registration we will follow up with an email confirmation and either a link for the Google Meet Conference or information regarding a conference call.
Updates from Superintendent Dunckel-King. This recording was created yesterday (Thursday, November 5th) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-yuwS0gh88
The Lowville FFA is still holding our Annual Fruit Sale - below is the link where you can order online and pay with a credit card. We are offering contactless pick up - this is where you pull your vehicle around to Trinity Ave and we will load it for you so you don't even have to get out of your car. When you order online you can even select which FFA Member gets the credit for your purchase. We will stop taking orders online on the 22nd but student forms are due by the 16th - students are still taking orders for friends and family but not going door to door. Fruit is expected to be delivered teh week of December 14th. https://freshfruitorder.org/LACSFFAFruit/Organizations/LandingPage.aspx
Update from Lowville Academy. Please see below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z2mpnHY-yhlv4r1llbo-cIcbWLnR7jp-/view?usp=sharing
Free meals are available to any student grades Pre-K to 12. You can pick up meals for any day that your child was not in school. Please email email@example.com or call 315-376-9004 to schedule a time. For those who face transportation hardships: we can deliver!
An Update from Lowville Academy - Because the spread of COVID-19 has begun to work its way into our district and impact our families, LACS will move to 100% virtual instruction beginning on Thursday, October 29 th . https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rss-JCMMPVWTrVmgX806wbuijqAlpSC9/view?usp=sharing
With the information we have at this moment, LACS will run on schedule tomorrow, Wednesday, October 27, 2020. We have been able to assist Lewis County Public Health in all contact tracing that is necessary. Please continue to monitor our web page and social media pages for updates from the district. Information can change in the matter of minutes. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C7RPB6OkAgx8vOv5zH09os9H_Ih8dQQG/view?usp=sharing
Letter From Lowville Academy Central Schools - there will be no in-person instruction tomorrow, Tuesday, October 27 th , for students. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iamX2lM4XHCO14v3JXjzLJhtb6WEh2rD/view?usp=sharing
Due to the current COVID cluster in Lewis County that is still developing and out of an abundance of caution for our student-athletes, all fall athletics are on PAUSE until Monday. No practices, meets, or games tonight (Friday) or tomorrow (Saturday).
Clarification on Middle School Parent Conferences. Although there will be no live instruction through Google Meets on 11/4 and 11/18, students are still expected to check their Google Classrooms for instructional materials, lessons and videos that teachers will be providing for students. 11/4 and 11/18 are still considered school days and will still be part of the district's cycle day schedule.
Lowville Middle School will be hosting virtual parent conferences on Wednesday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 18th. There will be no school for students on those days. Parents will conference with middle school teachers through a Google Meet video conference or a phone conference. More information on parent conferences will be out soon.
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT PICTURE SCHEDULE NATION students will have their pictures taken Thursday, October 22nd RAIDER students will have their pictures taken Tuesday, October 27th
Parents and Guardians: remember to fill out the COVID-19 Screening Form for your child every week. It is located on the homepage of our website or on our app. Thank you!
All V/JV boys and girls soccer games will be streamed on NFHS. Go to NFHSnetwork.com; enter Lowville, click follow and click subscribe for your subscription. You can subscribe for one month or annually.
Jefferson Community College is offering a virtual presentation on the Financial Aid process to all Lowville families on Tuesday, October 13th at 6:00 p.m. This will be a live presentation in which you can ask questions or submit questions later. This presentation will also be recorded for you to watch at a later time. Below is the zoom link for the meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87243496788
Jefferson Community College is offering a virtual presentation on the Financial Aid process to all Lowville Academy families on Tuesday, October 13th at 6:00 p.m. This will be a live presentation in which you can ask questions or submit questions later. This presentation will also be recorded for you to watch at a later time. Below is the zoom link for the meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87243496788 Meeting ID: 872 4349 6788 Passcode: 327092
Lowville Academy has cancelled their November 7, 2020 SAT test administration due to COVID. The College Board will be issuing refunds.
The Prevention Needs Assessment (PNA) Survey is also being administered to middle school students in grades 6 and 8. As a parent you have the right to decline your child’s right to complete the survey. Please let the Middle School Office know in writing if you do not wish your son or daughter to participate in the study. If you wish to view the survey, a blank copy is available for viewing in the Middle School office. The survey is being conducted under contract with Bach Harrison LLC, 116 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84102, a nationally known research firm. If you have any questions regarding the study, please contact Cassie Forbus or Chris Paige at Mountain View Prevention Services at 315-376-2321.
10/5/2020 Dear Parents: Mountain View Prevention Services has been conducting the Prevention Needs Assessment (PNA) survey since 2001. Your child's class (grade 10 & 12) has been selected to participate in the PNA survey sometime during the weeks of October 5th through October 16th, 2020. This survey measures alcohol, tobacco, and drug use; the factors that place students at risk for problem behaviors, as well as violence within our schools and communities. This survey will also help us gauge the success of our current prevention and intervention attempts. The survey is entirely anonymous and voluntary. The surveys will be completed online, electronically so there are no names associated with the survey. Your child has the option of leaving blank any question that they encounter during the survey. All results from the study will be presented only in a group summary form with data collected from all of Lewis County. As a parent you have the right to decline your child’s right to complete the survey. Please let me know in writing only if you do not wish your son or daughter to participate in the study. If you wish to view the survey, a blank copy is available for viewing in the Middle School and High School offices. The survey is being conducted under contract with Bach Harrison LLC, 116 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84102, a nationally known research firm. If you have any questions regarding the study, please contact Cassie Forbus or Chris Paige at Mountain View Prevention Services at 315-376-2321. Sincerely, Brian E. Finn
Food Insecurity Survey For any family who pays full price for breakfast and lunch, but may be experiencing a higher need for assistance because of COVID-19, please fill out this survey. (Deadline: October 2, 2020.) https://forms.gle/f9h8D6QgT1wc7wXF8
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