Distance Learning Plan
During Distance Learning, it is our desire to continue to support across academic, socio-emotional, and spiritual indicators. In meeting these objectives, we believe it is important to keep their daily schedules as familiar as possible. This will support our students during our periods of distance learning and the return back to on-campus learning. LCA middle school students will follow the published on-campus classroom schedule listed below. Each morning, we will meet for our LCA middle school morning announcements, pledges, and birthday celebrations via Zoom. The student’s regular schedule will begin immediately following the morning announcements. It is fundamentally important that students have time to simply decompress. Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity to have time to move away from technology. Those time periods will include lunch and study halls. During distance learning, study halls will provide students with time to complete assignments during their virtual school day.
The Middle School will use Schoology as the learning platform and Zoom as the virtual classroom meeting space and conferencing tool. Our students have been trained and currently utilize Schoology during on-campus instruction. Additionally, parents have been provided access to Schoology. This will be useful in monitoring your child’s academic performance. The digital platforms will be used to support learning and meeting the needs of our students. During Distance Learning, students will be provided their individual school technology for use at home. All platforms and apps are installed on these individual devices. If there are in questions related to Schoology, please reach out to Mrs. Courtney Jennings.
In order to be successful, students will need to attend daily classes. Teachers will provide attendance records to Ms. Jamie Smith. If a student is ill, parents can notify teachers via email and Ms. Jamie Smith. Students are expected to make up assignments in the same manner as on-campus. If students are consistently absent, Ms. Jamie Smith will notify the Assistant Principal. The Assistant Principal will reach out to parents to offer support in getting the students back on track.
In order for your child to be successful, communication with teachers will be essential. Communication with your child’s teacher will serve as an important academic and overall support tool so that we are meeting their needs. Teachers will be available during the hours of 8 am – 4 pm. If a conference is needed, teachers will be available to meet via Zoom regarding student and parent concerns/questions. If there are grade-specific questions, please reach out directly to our team leads. In terms of response time, the middle school faculty & staff will respond within a 24-hour time frame.
The LLC teachers will ensure that all LLC students receive accommodations and conferences, just as they would on campus. LLC staff will be in touch with students regarding conference times and how to best meet their needs Additionally, LLC teachers will work collaboratively with classroom teachers to ensure that students are mastering content-specific objectives. If there are specific questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Kelly Rothacker.
Meeting the socio-emotional needs of our students is a top priority. Dr. Snear is available to meet during this time. If you feel that your child is in need of this service, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Snear directly.
Middle School Schedule Week of 11/9-11/13
Middle School Schedule Week of 11/14-11/20
Middle School Contact List
- Coach Joey Roach, Assistant Principal FLEX Program, Student Programs & Student Discipline
- Mrs. Courtney Jennings, PK-8 Senior Director of Academics, Curriculum, Student Scheduling & Schoology
- Dr. Lana Snear, School Counselor, Socio-emotional support for Students, Families South Campus Staff
- Mrs. Candi Loe, 5th Grade Team Lead
- Mrs. Kathy Watts, 6th Grade Team Lead
- Mrs. Heather Clecker, 7th Grade Team Lead
- Mrs. Sheryl Beck, 8th Grade Team Lead
- Mrs. Kelly Rothacker, Learning Lab Center Specialist
- Coach Scot McCollum, Middle School Athletics
- Chris Keyes, Fine Arts Director
- Ms. Jamie Smith, Administrative Assistant, General Questions, School Trip Information & Appointments for Dr. Bell