Published on Fri., October 30, 2020

LCS Families,

First, we would like to thank each of you for your dedication to the students during the first weeks of school. Students have been transitioning to in-person (hybrid) learning over the last four weeks and we are grateful for your cooperation and flexibility during this transition. Collectively, staff, students, and families are doing everything possible to make schools a safe place so that learning can continue. We appreciate the efforts everyone is taking to wear face masks or coverings, to physically distance, and to wash their hands frequently, not just when in schools, but also when they are outside of schools. Please continue doing this as we move into the fall.

Below you will find new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that have been posted on our Return to Learn webpage. At this time, we are asking LCS parents/guardians to consider if they want to change their child’s learning model option from remote to in-person learning for the second semester, which will begin on January 19, 2021. Should families want to change from in-person learning to remote at any time, please contact your child’s school.

Can I request a change in my child’s learning model option for the second semester of 2020-21? 

Yes, as long as you submit this request by November 16, 2020. See details below.

Please note that this will be the last opportunity to make changes from remote-only to in-person learning until the end of the 2020-21 school year.

Is my change request guaranteed?

No. We will do everything we can to accommodate the change, but cannot guarantee it. If we can not accommodate your request at this time, your child will be placed on a waiting list for availability based on cohort size, classroom space (social distancing requirements), transportation, etc.

Why are you asking for a decision so soon before the January 19th start date?

There are many aspects of the planning process, including transportation, meal service, social distancing requirements/classroom space, and cohort size. In order to best prepare for our students and provide timely feedback to families we need to gather information now.

How do I let LCS know that I want to switch my child’s learning model option for the second semester of 2020-21?

LCS will be releasing a form on Monday, November 2, 2020 to parents/guardians to change your child’s learning model option for the second semester. This form, which will also include questions about your transportation needs, is due no later than November 16, 2020. There will be no availability for changes after this date. We are asking families to drive their children to school if that is a practical option. Please note that your ability to drive your child to school does not guarantee placement in hybrid, in-person learning for semester 2.

Where can I find the form that allows me to switch my child’s learning model option for the second semester of 2020-21?

The form will be emailed to all parents/guardians. The form will also be posted on our website and social media platforms. 

Will my child’s schedule and teacher remain the same if the learning model changes?

A change in your child’s learning model may impact your child’s schedule, including teacher changes.

Can I request a specific cohort for my child?

No. We will do our best to place siblings in the same cohort but can not guarantee a specific cohort. Siblings may be placed in different cohorts depending on the availability of seats on the bus serving the area.

If I am happy with my child’s learning model option, do I need to do anything?

No, if you are happy with your child’s learning model option there is no action required on your part. Your child’s learning model will remain the same.

Who should I contact if I am not sure whether or not to switch my child’s learning model option for the second semester of 2020-21?

Your child’s teacher(s) can offer the best insight into an individual’s learning strengths and needs. You may also talk to the school counselor or administrator to discuss options that would be the best choice for your child. If your child is a young learner (Grades PK-2) and you would like to move them from in-person learning (hybrid) to a remote-only environment, please be aware that parents/guardians are committing themselves to act as partners in their child’s learning, which requires time during the day or evening.

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