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Lead Academy Weekly News 2-17-20
Lead Academy Weekly News 2-17-20
Chase Willingham
Monday, February 17, 2020

Lead Academy Weekly News 2-17

SLCs

Thank you to everyone who made time to come out for your student's Student-Led Conference.  It was great to see students taking ownership of their learning, strengths and weaknesses and being able to communicate that to their families.  Also, a big thank you to everyone who completed the survey.  If you haven't completed the survey yet, please do using the following link: https://forms.gle/JadXakDSgT3p...    The survey will close at 5:00PM Tuesday, 2-18.  We will send a summary of the survey to all parents in the next week or two detailing the results and our plans of action.   

 School Events Calendar

We recently added some important events to our school calendar. You can view our calendar on our website or under Events on the Lead Academy App. 

Volunteers Needed 

 We need 2 volunteers a month to help collect money from students during morning drop off on Dress Down Days (the first Wednesday of every month). Volunteers are needed from 7:10-7:50am. Please contact joannaespinosa@myleadacademy.com or call the school if you would like to help.

School Zone

Please note that after a long process, Mauldin Road in front of the school is now a school zone.  Please watch your speed and slow down so we can keep everyone safe.  Many have asked about the possibility of a red light at the school intersection.  We have discussed this extensively with DOT and, at this time, it doesn't seem possible due to many factors.  However, we are continuing the conversation.  

Jackets

Just a reminder that only Lead Academy jackets may be worn inside the building.  Students may wear any jacket outside.  If you need to purchase a jacket, please contact Mrs. Steadman.  

Inclement Weather

Just a reminder as we finally begin seeing some winter weather patterns, we follow Greenville County's weather decisions.  If they have a delay or close, we do the same unless otherwise communicated.  

Cold Weather

Our policy for outside play during cold times is 40 degrees.  It must be 40 or above for students to go outside for classes or recess.  

School Fees and Balances

As a charter school, we operate off a very tight budget and every dollar counts.  We maximize every dollar to have direct impact on students. With that said, it is very important that all school fees and lunch balances are taken care of in a timely fashion.  Notices are sent home frequently as a reminder.  Currently, any student with a negative balance of more than $50 will have all money turned into the front office (field trips, events, and other fees) applied directly to that debt first per board policy.  Our board is also working on an updated debt policy which will be published in October.  Anytime you need assistance or a payment plan, please reach out to us and we will work something out.  If you have questions, please let us know.   

New App!

 LEAD Academy has a new app! Find sports scores, menus, and news updates. Download on Android: http://bit.ly/2YacBnc or iPhone: https://apple.co/2YdqEIO.  The app contains forms to submit a parent excuse for an absence as well as a safety form to report any issues relating to bullying or safety.  

2019-2020 School Calendar

View the 2019-2020 calendar here: https://drive.google.com/open?...

19-20 Student Handbook

This year's handbook can be located here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/428334/19-20_Student_Parent_Handbook.docx

Important Upcoming Dates

2/20- Progress Reports

3/4- Dress Down Day $1

3/13- Fun Friday

3/20- Teacher Workday- No School for students.