From the Assistant Principal
It is my pleasure to serve as the Middle and High School Assistant Principal. This is my fourth year at Lowville Academy and fifteenth year in education. Before Lowville, I worked as the Middle School Assistant Principal for Trailside located in Loudoun County, Virginia. I currently reside in the Village of Lowville with my wife, Andrea, and two children Max, and Mia. I look forward to another great school year and maintaining a positive school climate. My goal is to provide a safe school learning environment, rigorous curriculum, and opportunities for your child to be successful.
Mandatory Orientation for All Students Begins on September 8
The 2020-2021 year will begin with a mandatory Back to School Orientation for all students based on the schedule below:
- Tuesday, September 8 Grade 9
- Wednesday, September 9 Grade 10
- Thursday, September 10 Grade 11 *
- Friday, September 11 Grade 12 *
* BOCES students in grades 11 and 12 will begin their CTE program on these days.
Each orientation is dedicated to the specific grade level and they will be the only grade attending school for in-person orientation at the high school level on each assigned day. Orientation will be a full day starting at 8:35 a.m. And ending at 3:10 p.m. For orientation, students will need to bring their charged Chromebook, one notebook, and a pen and pencil to write with. And, of course, an excitement for the start of the new year.
Students will follow a condensed schedule where they will meet with all of their teachers to review how the hybrid model will work for them during the school year. They will also receive training on the new protocols required to ensure a safe learning environment while at school and at home.
Monday, September 14 First Day of In-Person and Remote Instruction
On Monday, September 14, the high school students will begin following the district’s hybrid schedule for in-person and remote instruction. The district’s model has our 9th and 11th graders attending school for live in-person instruction on Monday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 15. Our 10th and 12th graders will be learning from home with remote instruction. It is important to know that students are expected to attend their on-line classes during the scheduled times which will follow the times published on the student’s schedule.
On Wednesday, September 16, all students in the high school will be learning remotely, again following their schedule.
Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18 has our 10th and 12th graders attending school for live, in-person instruction while our 9th and 11th graders will attend their classes remotely. We will continue this weekly format while still learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. There may be the possibility of making adjustments during shortened weeks due to holidays and other unforeseen conflicts.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s Guidance Counselor at 315-376-9017.
Lunch Periods . . . An Update For All High School Students
During the development of the Lowville Academy district-wide Reopening Plan, we had to research the safest way to conduct our open campus lunch option provided to the students in grades 9-12. Many concerns were raised about the increased risk of being exposed to COVID-19 for students leaving campus during their lunch periods.
Under the advisement and strong recommendation from Lewis County Public Health, Lewis County Health System, and the Lewis County Manager, the district will move to a closed campus for the 2020-2021 school year. While operating as a closed campus, all students in grades 9-12 will be required to stay on campus during their lunch period.
We will continue to monitor and seek guidance as more information is gained about the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on an open campus lunch schedule.