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STUDENTS & FACE COVERINGS


Rather than wage a debate over constitutionality that would pit elected officials, students, and families against one another, Superintendent Spearman has, effective immediately, rescinded the state face covering policy with the exception of the school bus requirement that is now required by the federal government. The SCDE recommends school boards and administrators confer with their legal counsel as to what liability protections, if any, are provided by DHEC’s opt-out form. Superintendent Spearman and the SCDE continue to urge schools and districts to follow DHEC’s public health guidance as they have throughout the pandemic.



DHEC’s form is posted here - https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/D-4286.pdf


Ryan Brown

Chief Communications Officer

South Carolina Department of Education

Office: 803-734-5080

If a parent/guardian of a Lancaster County School District student wishes to have their student opt-out of the face-covering requirement, the form must be completed for each child and returned to the school. Again, if you want to have your child opt-out of the face-covering requirement, complete the form found at the link above and return it to your child’s school.


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FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED ON SCHOOL BUSSES


As noted in the order, face covering requirements as they relate to students and staff on school buses have NOT changed as a result of President’s Executive Order No. 13998.

Welcome to Lancaster High School. Our administrative team and highly qualified staff strive to support our students' academic, career, developmental, and extra-curricular needs. By using data to drive our programs and services, offering various career and technology courses, as well as affording students the opportunity to participate in clubs and athletic programs, our students have the ability to reach their maximum potential.
Communication amongst all stakeholders - parents, students, community partners, and staff - is essential to our students' success. As principal of Lancaster High School, I look forward to working with you to ensure that each student has an outstanding high school experience.
Rosalyn T. Mood, Principal
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VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY - Lunch Distribution

*Lunches will be distributed to VIRTUAL STUDENTS on Fridays (11am-1pm). Please pull into the bus loop. Students must be present in the vehicles.

VirtualSC Students

If you have questions about your VirtualSC account or courses, please contact the teachers of record for the courses you are taking or email the LCSD Virtual School Principal at marie.johnson@lcsd.k12.sc.us.

Please connect with us on...

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TheOfficialLHS
Please click
this link to view our contact information.


*
The above handle represents our "official" accounts; any information you find on alternate sites/accounts may be neither reliable nor approved by school admin and staff.

Textbook Collection Schedule


Seniors

  • Face to Face seniors: May 24-June 2; 8:45am-9:30am

  • Virtual seniors: Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27; LHS Bus Loop; 5:30pm-7:00pm


Underclassmen

  • Face to Face underclassmen: Tuesday, June 1-Thursday, June 10; 8:45am-9:30am

  • Virtual underclassmen: Wednesday, June 9-Thursday, June 10; LHS Bus Loop; 1:30pm-5:00pm


Any virtual student may turn in books on the day that he/she has an End-of-Course test (EOC).

TESTING/EXAM INFO

Please review the attached testing information. The document includes the names of the tests/exams, the dates/times, and the locations.

TESTING TRANSPORTATION LINKS

Wednesday, May 19: 9:30am – 1:20pm

Biology I EOC virtual students:

https://forms.gle/eiPfeJ2uZMeHEFP87

Friday, May 21: 9:30am – 1:20pm

US History EOC virtual students

https://forms.gle/gXznHHME6NMotafL6

Wednesday, May 26: 9:30am – 1:20pm

Algebra I EOC virtual students

https://forms.gle/GNVjA5cjXzn1KHw67

Friday, May 28: ASVAB test

https://forms.gle/Dz8rycjidpdL8yoR7

Testing (4).docx

Chromebook Collection Schedule


Seniors will only return their Chromebooks and chargers.


  • Face to Face seniors--May 24-June 2--8:45 am-9:30 am and 4:30 pm- 5:15pm

  • Virtual seniors---Tuesday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 26--LHS Bus Loop--5:30 pm-7:00 pm


Students in grades 9-11 will keep their Chromebooks and chargers over the summer.

WHAT'S BREWIN' BRUINS?

Seniors - Important Updates


There is no prom or senior picnic this year.



Graduation is on Friday, June 11th at 9:00am at the stadium. Graduates will be socially distanced on the field. Each graduate will receive 6 tickets. Graduates' families/guests will sit together and will be socially distanced from other families. The rain date is Saturday, June 12th.


Lancaster High School Summer Opportunities Registration


Summer sessions will be held Monday through Friday; the dates and times are as follows: June 28th - July 29th from10:00am till 12:00pm. Sessions will include the following: IXL computer math, Read Right, Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills, and Check & Connect Mentors Program. Space is limited to twenty (20) students. We hope that you and your student will be a part of the program. Students will receive weekly attendance and participation gift cards.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBkyG6IZn9mwdJ7Rs7VqeJllpt76nFHt3_jzin8M6X7uvt9w/viewform?usp=sf_linkto


Clemson University /Institute of Reading Development Program

The Institute of Reading Development is offering parents an easy, effective way to make sure their child(ren) strengthens skills, builds confidence, and enjoys reading. For more information, please click this link.

VOTE FOR SERRAIA GOODMAN


Serraia Goodman has been nominated for Athlete of the Week. Voting closes on Thursday at 1:00pm. PLEASE click the following link and VOTE!


https://www.heraldonline.com/sports/high-school/article251312838.html


SC GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL for SCIENCE + MATHEMATICS


We’re excited to share with you that SC Governor's School for Science + Mathematics (GSSM) will be holding week-long residential, in-person day, and live virtual STEM camps in summer 2021. One of the day camps is in North Charleston.

The iTEAMS robotics/coding camp will be held at Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston June 21-24 and it's free for all students, thanks to the generosity of Boeing and other sponsors! The fliers for all camps are attached and applications are open. Here's the link to the camps and applications: https://www.scgssm.org/camps You'll see Boeing listed as a sponsor there too.

HOTSPOT ISSUES


The District received notification yesterday, Wednesday, March 17th, that a very small percent of the Verizon Hotspots are having an overheating problem -- including smoking, melting or swelling around the battery. If you are experiencing any overheating issues with your Verizon hotspot, please stop using the device immediately and contact the school to swap it out. Please see the link below for additional information.


Attention Students - These are the days you want to remember forever!

Attention Parents & Students

If you would like to learn more about Google Classroom and its communication/ assignment features, please watch the instructional video (below). If you have questions, please contact a library staff member.

Parents & Google Classroom.webm
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LiBrArY WEBSITE

Please click this link to view the library's website. We are also excited about our new Reading Makes Your Mind Bloom page! Click here to check it out.

Students...please click here to join the library's Google classroom. Check your email for the code.

Students...please click here to view the library's new safety and procedural info.

LHS Bitmoji Interactive Library

Attention Students! Clicking on the above poster images gives you access to resources and tutorials. *Special Note* In order to access certain items, students will need to be signed in to their school Google accounts.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Alston, Mrs. Mackey, or Mrs. Peterson. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

ENGAGE-SC-Flyer-Spanish (1).pdf

The academic coaching will be done virtually. The coaches will spend as much time with the students as needed. The academic coaching can begin as early as next week or within the next two weeks.

Please visit the following site: https://parentssc.graduationalliance.com/

ACADEMIC SUPPORT - ENGAGE SC

The SC State Department of Education has partnered with Graduation Alliance to provide additional academic support to students and their families who may be struggling during this time of alternative instructional settings. The program is called ENGAGE SC and there is no cost.

The eligibility criteria for referral are students who are in grades K-12 and who:

  • did not engage in their school’s in-person or remote education offerings in Spring or Fall 2020; or

  • are chronically absent; or

  • are in danger of failing one or more classes; or

  • are McKinney Vento eligible or are in foster care; or

  • students whose families have requested additional support.

These criteria apply to both students participating in remote and in-person education offerings.

How to Update a Chromebook

  1. Click the bottom right corner of the Chrome OS desktop.
  2. Select the Settings icon.
  3. Click About Chrome.
  4. Click Check for updates.
  5. To apply the update, click the arrow icon and select Restart to Update.
OR
  1. Open a new browser.
  2. In the upper right hand corner select the three vertical dots.
  3. Click HELP.
  4. Click about OS.
  5. Update

How to Remove a User Profile

  1. Logout of the Chromebook.
  2. Click the on the profile you want to remove.
  3. Click the down arrow next to the profile name.
  4. Click Remove this user.
  5. Click Remove this user again.


STUDENT GOOGLE ACCOUNT INFOUN = s.firstname.lastname@lcsd.k12.sc.usPW = birthday (ex. 12/1/2003 or 1/5/2004) *no leading 0's; must use the 4 digit year
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YIKES, I need HELP with my Technology

If you are interested in your child attending the LHS virtual after school program, click on this link and complete the form.

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NEED INTERNET @

YOUR HOUSE?

Please click here to complete and submit your mobile hotspot applications. We have a limited quantity available for qualifying households. ONE HOTSPOT PER HOUSEHOLD

¡ÚLTIMA LLAMADA!

Haga clic aquí para completar la Solicitud de hotspot móvil (cantidad limitada disponible).

Internet Accessibility

If you do not have Internet access at home, please reference our district's Accessibility Map (below). When you arrive on campus, areas with sufficient access will be marked with signage. The access will work for your child's LCSD student Chromebook ONLY.

LCSD Internet Accessibility Maps.pdf

FREE COVID TESTING -
each Monday thru Friday

NO ID REQUIRED

8:30am - 4:30pm

@ USC-L; Carole Ray Dowling parking lot

509 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, SC

*If you have symptoms or been in close
contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid, please get tested!

DHEC Info

Per DHEC, if an individual does not have a primary care provider, MUSC Health is providing free telehealth screening to all South Carolinians. Anyone experiencing symptoms can visit https://campaigns.muschealth.org/virtual-care/index.html and use the promo code COVID19 and be screened without having to leave home.

DHEC CARE LINE:
1-855-472-3432

COVID-19 Mandated Reporting.pdf

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please do not send him/her to school. Please notify school nurse Sherry Barrett ASAP (803-289-4827 or sherry.barrett@lcsd.k12.sc.us).

New To LHS?

Click here to view our video tour.

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ATTENTION PARENTS - VOLUNTARY INSURANCE

Whether your student is attending school virtually or in person, you may purchase insurance for him/her. Please click this link to view the informational flyer.

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Change of Schedule Form


Please click this link if you need to change your schedule or contact your school counselor.

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College Guide


Please access the South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities website site by clicking this link.

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CHECKS


If you pay fees and/or debts with a check, please be sure to include BOTH your drivers license number AND a working phone number.

Congratulations, Kimberly Perry!

LHS Teacher of the Year

Being named Teacher of the Year is an honor
as it is voted on by one's peers! We appreciate
Kim's passion and dedication.

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Main Building Phone : 803-283-2001; Fax: 803-286-6962

325 Woodland Drive, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720


LCSD Title IX Coordinator

Angela Vaughan, Instructional Specialist for Teacher Quality/Federal Funds Coordinator

300 S Catawba Street, Lancaster, SC 29720

803-286-6972

angela.vaughan@lcsd.k12.sc.us

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Title IX Informational Site


LCSD Section 504 inquiries

LCSD Title II/ADA inquiries

Dr. Kathy Durbin, Student Services Director

300 W. Dunlap St.

Lancaster, SC 29720

803-285-8439

Kathy.Durbin@lcsd.k12.sc.us

District Virtual SC Director

*Questions about your child's account, courses, or attendance should be directed to our district Virtual SC Director.

Mrs. Marie Johnson

803-416-6972

Marie.Johnson@lcsd.k12.sc.us