A Message for High School Students and Families

April 6th, 2020 

Dear High School Students and Families,

As we have successfully completed two weeks of distance learning, I want to personally thank you for expressing your appreciation and providing helpful feedback. Your positive responses affirm the amazing work that Lavelle High School faculty is doing. We are grateful to our teachers for creating positive remote learning environments. With that, we are especially grateful to parents. We know that balancing work, family, and school isn’t easy for anyone.

Spring Recess this year occurs between April 9 and April 17, 2020.  Our goal during this break is to keep students emotionally and intellectually engaged in order to preserve the connections and relationships we have fostered.  During the Spring Break week, Lavelle High school will be offering an Academic Recovery and Enrichment Program to all students.

Students will report to Distance Learning School from April 13 to 16 (Monday to Thursday) to complete assignments, projects, and activities. There will be no school on April 9, 10, and 17. In an effort to keep some routines and consistency for students and families, we are going to make each of the 4 school days (4/13, 4/14, 4/15, 4/16) subject-specific and use these as days for students to “catch up,” since many have expressed that they need more time to complete already assigned tasks. They will also have the opportunity to complete and present the Incomplete assignments from last semester. 

            Teachers will send student progress report cards by Wednesday and will communicate directly with students regarding live sessions, to conduct conferences, offer regents’ prep, or check- in with students according to the following schedule. 

                              Monday (April 13): ELA 
                              Tuesday (April 14): Math
                              Wednesday (April 15): Science
                              Thursday (April 16): Social Studies

If students are caught up, they will receive enrichment tasks. Every department will create a “Playlist” with different assignments for students so they can earn “Extra credit.” 

For students that need to catch up or present their incomplete assignment, it will be mandatory to attend the classes and complete the work. Our goal is to give students every opportunity to continue to make progress towards academic achievement and to engage them in making progress towards graduation

In addition, the counseling department will be available for any immediate needs, questions and concerns throughout the week. In the event of a crisis or mental health concern with your child, you can reach out to your designated grade counselor. High school counselors will continue to contact those families whose children have been receiving on-going counseling services. If you haven’t been contacted and feel you have a need, please reach out to your grade counselor to set up services. Grade counselor and staff contact information is available on our website.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and know that we are here for you. Please reach out with any questions or concerns. Once again, I am grateful for all that you are doing during this unprecedented time.  Give yourselves a standing ovation! 

Warm regards, 

Dori Rexha