2018 Back to School at LCMS

2018 Back to School at LCMS
Posted on 08/06/2018
7th Grade Language Arts

_ _ 2018 Beginning of the Year Information – Lewis Central Middle School

_ _ _ First Day of School (August 23) – 6th grade students will attend a normal school day (7:35 – 2:52) with normal morning bus times.  The 7th and 8th grade students will be here for only a ½ day (11:35 – 2:52).  All 7th and 8th grade students should be at their normal bus pick-up spots no later than 10:30 on August 23.  Afternoon bus routes will run as normal. Morning drop-off for 6th grade students can be no earlier than 7:10.   Drop-off for 7th and 8th grade students should be no earlier than 11:20.

Transportation –Please check www.lewiscentral.org for information on transportation.  When visiting the webpage you can find transportation information under “Departments” and then “Transportation.”  

Parent Nights Information --->6th Grade Parent/Student Orientation will be August 20. We will begin passing out schedules at 5:30 in order for students to access lockers for supply drop-off.  The official orientation will begin at 6:15 and conclude at 7:30.

--->New Parent/Student Orientation for new students in grades 7th and 8th will be August 21 from 4:30-5:30 in the auditorium. An informational session will run from 4:30-5:00. Supply drop-off and building tour from 5:00-5:30.

--->Open House for 7th and 8th grade parents will be August 27 from 6:30-7:45.

Fall Activity Information --->Beginning Band Display – August 27 in MS Cafeteria – 5:30-7:00

--->Cross Country sign-up will be the first two days of school.  Practice will begin on Monday, August 27.

--->7th & 8th grade volleyball will begin Wednesday, August 23  (first day of school) and 8th grade football practice will begin Monday, August 20.  

--->All students must have an athletic physical completed before participation in a sport is allowed.  The physical form can be found on the LCMS page of the district website under the “student” tab. Also, a Code of Conduct and Concussion Awareness form must be signed by all students and parents before participation in a sport.  The conduct and concussion forms can be found on the last page of the activities handbook – also under the “student” tab on the LCMS page.

Supply Drop-off – schedules will be distributed with locker information from 8:00-3:00 on August 16 and 17 for 7th & 8th grade students.  Students and parents can access lockers and drop off supplies during these times if they wish.   The last chance supply drop-off for all students 5:30-7:00 (pm) on August 21.

Online Registration – please remember that all students must be registered online before the beginning of school.  Information was emailed out to all students with information regarding registration. Any parents needing registration information can contact Dave Black at (712) 366-8248 or dblack@lewiscentral.org.  

Student Schedules – Schedules can be viewed on PowerSchool soon.  However, we will be making minor changes in order to satisfy student needs and balance section numbers, so schedules will not be final until August 16.  Requests for changes from students/parents are not accepted at this time.

PowerSchool Parent Log-in – Parents can access student information via PowerSchool.  Parents needing information for obtaining/accessing an account can contact Deb Pettepier at (712) 366-8329 or deb.pettepier@lewiscentral.org.

Chromebook Information – Parent permission slips must be signed before any student is issued a Chromebook.  Students will bring permissions slips home the first couple days of school. Included with the permission slip will be policy information and insurance purchasing information.  All 6th grade students will receive new Chromebooks this year, and the machines will stay with the student throughout their years at LCMS.  All other Chromebooks utilized by 7th and 8th grade students have been refurbished over the summer and will remain with students for the remainder of their years at LCMS.

Chromebooks GO HOME this year!!! - Starting this year, all students will have access to chromebooks at all times.  Students will no longer dock chromebooks at school after school.

Picture Day - Picture day will be Monday, September 24.  Picture forms will be distributed and sent home prior to picture day.

August 23 will be upon us very soon!  Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Jim Dermody - Principal, LCMS

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