Good Afternoon Lead Families, Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Crew This week, students will continue with the crew topic "reflection." Students will discuss highlights from the year, life lessons, and thinking about things that we might have done differently. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. We are running a canned and boxed food drive at LEAD to support food insecure families from the 16th to 27th of May. If the food comes in a box or can and has a long shelf life we can accept that donation! We are working with the amazing organization "Loaves and Fishes" and encourage you to check them out here: https://loavesandfishesgreenville.com/ Please send in what you 'can' with your students in the morning! This Wednesday, May 18, will be dress-down day. Students can pay $1 to come out of uniform. Parents, please be mindful that dress-down day is a fundraising effort. Students should not be out of uniform if they choose not to participate in the fundraiser. All students must still be in school-appropriate attire. This means there should be NO HOLES in pants, there are to be NO CROCS or SLIDES, and that any message communicated on their clothing, either through explicit language or artwork or through suggested humor, should be school appropriate. The money will be collected at the front door as students enter. SC Ready Field Test During the week of May 23, Lead Academy will be participating in a field test for SC Ready. This state reading / writing test is somewhat like a practice test for the state department to 'field' questions and writing prompts to students for potential future test items. This field test will not count toward your child's state test scores. Our school calendar is published on the website for the 2022-2023 school year. Please click the link to check it out. https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 Our yearbooks are now on sale, and you can place your order on the website at www.myleadacademy.com. To ensure the purchase of your yearbook, please purchase it on the Lead website. Hardcovers are $25, and Softcovers are $20. If you would like to pay by cash or check, you may send payments in with your students or stop by the front office. The school uniform store is open. If you need to purchase new uniforms or upgrade sizes, please do so by May 20. Current 4th-grade students will need to upgrade to our gray shirts for the 22-23 school year. You can visit the uniform store at https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/2021-2022-school-uniform. The Band Concert will be at Carolina High School on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30pm. This concert will be FREE of charge. May 16: Canned food drive kick-off May 18: Dress Down day $1 May 31: Band Concert Handbook Highlight Students may not use cell phones during the school day. They must be turned off and stored away. The cell phone will be confiscated and returned to a parent/guardian in the front office if used. If a parent/guardian reports that their student called them from a cell phone to come pick them up, the phone will be confiscated. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I hope everyone has a great week!
7 days ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families This week brings back a hallmark event at Lead Academy: Celebrations of Learning. The COL is a time for our students to showcase their semester-long learning from their Expedition. This Thursday, 3rd, 7th and 8th grade will have their COL from 5:30-7:00. Students should arrive at 5:15 wearing their black polo and khaki bottoms. Parents, please wait in the lobby until 5:30. Our Celebrations of Learning are a time to recognize the hard work of all of our students and teachers. While attending, please be sure to talk to all students in the grade level, not just your own. We ask that all students stay until 7:00 so that their learning can be presented to all stakeholders. Parents, please use the extra time to stop by the other grade levels to see all student learning. Other reminders Tomorrow, May 4: Spring Pictures- Students may come out of uniform for free. All students must still be in school-appropriate attire. This means there should be NO HOLES in pants, there are to be NO CROCS or SLIDES, and that any message communicated on their clothing, either through explicit language or artwork or through suggested humor, should be school appropriate. May 5: Dress down day for $1 May 6: K-2 Field Day Our school uniform store is now open. Please visit the link to order your uniform for the 2022-2023 school year. https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/2021-2022-school-uniform
19 days ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families, I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Crew This week, the crew topic will be "reflection." Students will discuss highlights from the year, life lessons, and thinking about things that we might have done differently. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. Our 8th-grade students and teachers will kick off our school-wide canned food drive beginning May 16. We will partner with the local organization Fishes and Loaves. More information will be communicated as we move closer to the date. This week is teacher appreciation week. We would love for our students and parents to participate by collectively showing your appreciation this Friday, May 6. Our lost and found is overflowing with an abundance of items. If you would please stop by and check for your student's items by Friday, May 6. All non Lead items will be donated to Goodwill. *We have one update to our field day schedule. This week will be K-2 field day on May 6. Grades 3-5 will be next Friday, May 13.* Lead Academy has one available spot on our Board of Directors for a parent board member. If you or a parent of a student you know is interested in serving on the Lead Academy Board of Directors, please complete the nomination form by Monday, May 9 at 4:00pm. https://forms.gle/rrKNAkW3vvhWURSNA We will have spring pictures this Wednesday, May 4. Students may come out of uniform and dress down for free. The SCDE has released the School Climate Surveys through ECollect in PowerSchool. Please use the parent portal to log in and complete the survey. Please click the link for login directions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PccUOv_DBNBHdpP_Tf1hVUK4m_KOjWi6/view?usp=sharing We have published the calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. Please click the link to check it out. https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 Lead Academy Celebration of Learning Our Celebration of Learning is a demonstration of the learning process featuring student reflections, artifacts, and high-quality work. This is a time for students to own their learning while connecting our school to the broader community. This teaches stakeholders to value process over product and to raise their expectations for what is possible for ALL students at Lead Academy. Please look for information from your teacher about our celebration of learning. Our yearbooks are now on sale, and you can place your order on the website at www.myleadacademy.com. To ensure the purchase of your yearbook, please purchase it on the Lead website. Hardcovers are $25, and Softcovers are $20. If you would like to pay by cash or check, you may send payments in with your students or stop by the front office. The Band and Chorus Concert will be at Carolina High School on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30pm. This concert will be FREE of charge. May 4: Spring Pictures May 6: K-2 Field day May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week May 9-12: State Testing May 13: 3-5 Field Day May 16: Canned food drive kick-off May 31: Band and Chorus Concert To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I hope everyone has a great week!
21 days ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead, Our yearbooks are now on sale and you can place your order on the website at www.myleadacademy.com. To ensure the purchase of your yearbook, please purchase on the Lead website. Hardcovers are $25 and Softcovers are $20. If you would like to pay by cash or check, you may send payments in with your students or stop by the front office.
26 days ago, Curtis Baker
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27 days ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead, Our phone system is currently down and we are working to fix it. I will send an update as soon as it is back up. Thanks
27 days ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families, Thank you to everyone who came out to see The Lion King! Our students did a phenomenal job!! Please see the information and updates for the coming week. Crew This is our final week of synergy. Synergy is when people work together to achieve more than they would have achieved apart. Students will make connections from their work with synergy to our EPIC habits of leadership (Empathy, Perseverance, Integrity, and Curiosity). Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. We have published the calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. Please click the link to check it out. https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 The SCDE has released the School Climate Surveys through ECollect in PowerSchool. Please use the parent portal to log in and complete the survey. Please click the link for login directions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PccUOv_DBNBHdpP_Tf1hVUK4m_KOjWi6/view?usp=sharing Lead Academy Celebration of Learning Our Celebration of Learning is a demonstration of the learning process featuring student reflections, artifacts, and high-quality work. This is a time for students to own their learning while connecting our school to the broader community. This teaches stakeholders to value process over product and to raise their expectations for what is possible for ALL students at Lead Academy. Please look for information from your teacher about our celebration of learning. Yearbooks are going on sale, and you can send money starting tomorrow. Those wanting to pay online will receive additional info. Hardcovers are $25, and paperbacks are $20 The Band and Chorus Concert at Carolina High School on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30pm. This concert will be FREE of charge. Upcoming events: April 29: grades 6-8 field day May 2-6: Teacher appreciation week May 4: Spring Pictures May 6: grades K-1 field day May 9-12: State Testing May 13: grades 2-4 field day May 31: Band and Chorus Concert at Carolina High School To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I hope everyone has a great week!
28 days ago, Curtis Baker
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The excitement of the book fair may be gone from our library, but our Online Fair is still open for shopping through Thursday (4/14). Click the link below to go to our homepage and shop online. Items are shipped directly to you and all purchases benefit Lead Academy. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/leadacademycharter
about 1 month ago, Lead Academy
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Hey Lead Families, I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I want to thank our families for attending our first annual Book-A-Palooza. It was beautiful seeing everyone enjoying community with one another! Please see the information and updates for the coming week. Crew Students will continue discussing synergy. Synergy is when people work together to achieve more than they would have achieved apart. This week, students will discuss teamwork through aspects of sharing, discovering our "why," and optimizing our strengths. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. Congrats to our Students of the Month! Guild Balmas-Kindergarten Guild is a shining example of an EPIC leader! He is always trying his best to help his peers do the right thing. Integrity is Guild's strongest trait, he is consistently doing the right thing even when no one is watching him. He does his best work every single time and does not stop until he is proud of what he has done! Guild is a friend to everyone he meets and treats everyone with kindness. I am so proud of how much he has grown in Kindergarten! Way to go, Guild! Elijah White-3rd grade If you've had the chance to meet Elijah, then I am sure you already know how bubbly and welcoming he can be. Elijah always has a story to share, a joke to tell, or a question to ask. He is so curious about everything and shows his curiosity with confidence. If he is unsure about something, he will be the first to raise his hand and ask for more information about it. Zaniyah Beck-Hagood-7th grade Zaniyah Beck-Hagood is such a great example of leading by example. Her calm countenance makes others around her feel comfortable and welcome. She consistently impresses me with her high quality work and her attention to detail. During every transition or clean up time Zaniyah is up on her feet jumping right to what needs to be done for the next activity. Zaniyah isn't someone who just wishes things would be better, but someone who does something about it. Please visit our website and check out our students of the month highlight at www.myleadacademy.com. Handbook Highlight: Expeditions are the signature component of our EL Education curriculum, where students take an interdisciplinary deep dive into a single topic. Expeditions inspire ALL students by having them engage in real work for real audiences. The process helps students discover new passions, build character, develop perseverance, and cultivate critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Engaging in expeditions allows students to discover they can do more than they thought possible! Lead’s production of The Lion King will be April 21st at 5:00pm and 7:00pm at The Younts Center in Fountain Inn! Tickets are available for purchase on our website at www.myleadacademy.com. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Events: April 15: No school for students April 18: No school for students April 19: Spring MAP testing begins April 21: 3rd Grade students perform "The Lion King." May 2-6: Teacher appreciation week May 9-12: State Testing To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I hope everyone has a great week!
about 1 month ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families, We have extended the deadline for our Book-A-Palooza event. If you haven't already signed up, please use the link and RSVP by the end of the day today. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f49ada72fa2fac61-bookapalooza2
about 2 months ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families, I hope everyone is doing well. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Crew This week in Crew, all students will continue conversations about synergy. Synergy is when people work together to achieve more than they would have achieved apart. Students will discuss barriers to synergy such as ignorance, cliques, prejudice, and peer pressure. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. The scholastic book fair will be at Lead this week, April 4-8. Each class will have an opportunity to visit. Please check out the link to browse books and shop virtually. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=leadacademycharter On Thursday, April 7, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Lead Academy, we will be holding our first ever Book-A-Palooza! This event was canceled due to weather in October, and we are so excited to be able to see our families next week! The Book-A-Palooza event is meant to bring our Lead families together and celebrate our students, their learning, and the benefits of reading. We will have different stations that families can visit throughout the evening: Games: Carnival games and bounce houses will be available! Book Fair: Our Scholastic Book Fair will be in our new library! Petting Zoo: Come and meet some furry friends! Food Trucks: The following food trucks will be on campus, please bring money if you would like to purchase food. Spinx Cluk Truck, Pound Cake Man, and Neely'Q BBQ! Please use the link below and RSVP by April 4. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f49ada72fa2fac61-bookapalooza2 This week, we will have 2 dress-down days. Wednesday, April 6, and Tuesday, April 7 will both be dress-down days for $1 each day. The extra day of fundraising will go towards teacher appreciation week. Parents, please be mindful that dress-down day is a fundraising effort. Students should not be out of uniform if they choose not to participate in the fundraiser. All students must still be in school-appropriate attire. This means there should be NO HOLES in pants, there are to be NO CROCS or SLIDES, and that any message communicated on their clothing, either through explicit language or artwork or through suggested humor, should be school appropriate. The money will be collected at the front door as students enter. Update: We will not have Fun Friday this Friday due to field days happening later this month. Handbook Highlight: Restorative Practices: Lead Academy strives to build the problem solving skills of students by using restorative practice techniques. When an incident takes place that damages the culture of the school or relationships within the school, restorative practices are used to teach the importance of making amends and repairing damage done due to poor choices. Events: April 6: Dress Down Day for $1 April 7: Dress Down Day for $1 April 7: Book-a-palooza April 4th-8th: Scholastic book fair April 19: Spring MAP testing begins April 21: 3rd Grade students perform "The Lion King." May 2-6: Teacher appreciation week May 9-12: State Testing To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I hope everyone has a great week!
about 2 months ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families, Many of you are aware of the school shooting today at Tanglewood Middle School. Our hearts are saddened by this situation, and it is hard to imagine this happening so close to home. Because it is difficult to predict how anyone will react to a traumatic event, the best we can do is be supportive and responsive to our students and their varied responses. Please know that our faculty and staff are available to our students if they may have questions or need someone to talk to during this time. As a charter, we serve students from all over the county and know there may be families that have a direct connection to today's events. We will look to learn what we can from this latest school tragedy and use that information over the coming weeks to determine what improvements we can make in security and response procedures. Please continue to keep the Tanglewood community, the students, teachers, staff, and parents in your thoughts and prayers.
about 2 months ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families, On Thursday, April 7th from 5:30-7:30pm at Lead Academy, we will be holding our first ever Book-A-Palooza! This event was canceled due to weather in October and we are so excited to be able to see our families next week! The Book-A-Palooza event is meant to bring our Lead families together and celebrate our students, their learning, and the benefits of reading. We will have different stations that families can visit throughout the evening: Games: Carnival games and bounce houses will be available! Book Fair: Our Scholastic Book Fair will be in our new library! Petting Zoo: Come and meet some furry friends! Food Trucks: The following food trucks will be on campus, please bring money if you would like to purchase food. Spinx Cluk Truck, Pound Cake Man, and Neely'Q BBQ! We are asking that families RSVP with the number of people attending to help us in planning for parking. Please use the link below and sign up by April 4th. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f49ada72fa2fac61-bookapalooza2 We look forward to seeing you at Lead on April 7th!
about 2 months ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families, We are excited to see our students back from spring break, which I hope everyone enjoyed! Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Crew! Students will discuss the ideas around synergy. Synergy is when people work together to achieve more than they would have achieved apart. This week, students will focus on celebrating diversity through learning about how our differences make us stronger. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. Our new car line dismissal process is moving much faster! Here are a couple of updates and reminders: School dismisses at 3:15. Please be in the car line no later than 3:30. If you arrive to pick your student up after 3:45, you will have to come into the main office to sign your student out. Please have your number hanging from your mirror and leave it up until all students are loaded in your car. Handbook Highlights A couple of reminders from our family handbook: A student absent from school must communicate with the front office upon their return to school. A written note is the preferred form of communication that should be given to the front office. Without a lawful excuse, students will be marked as an unexcused absence and risk becoming truant with the state after so many unexcused absences. If you have more questions about attendance, please reach out to the front office. Students may not use cell phones during the school day. They must be turned off and stored away. The cell phone will be confiscated and returned to a parent/guardian in the front office if used. If a parent/guardian reports that their student called them from a cell phone to come pick them up, the phone will be confiscated. Upcoming events: March 31: 3rd quarter report cards go home. April 6: Dress Down Day for $1 April 7: Book-a-palooza April 8: Fun Friday April 4th-8th: Scholastic book fair April 19: Spring MAP testing begins April 21: 3rd Grade students perform "The Lion King." May 9-12: State Testing To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I hope everyone has a great week!
about 2 months ago, Curtis Baker
Good Afternoon Lead Families, I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. This week in Crew, students will finish the final week of sharpen the saw. Students will discuss ways to sharpen our hearts. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. This Wednesday, March 16th, a game truck and Kona Ice will be on-site for students who earned this fundraiser reward. There will be no school for students on Friday, March 18th. Spring break will be March 21-25. Handbook Highlight A couple of reminders from our family handbook: Pants/Bottoms: Khaki (beige/tan), navy blue, or black pants, shorts, skirt/skort, or jumper must be worn Monday-Thursday and on field trips when specified. Tights and leggings cannot be worn alone. They must be covered by the acceptable articles of clothing mentioned above. All bottoms must be tailored style. No athletic-type pull on shorts or pants. Neat blue jeans may be worn on Fridays OR on field trips as directed by staff. Lead Academy uniform jackets/hoodies (dark gray design with logo) and may be worn Monday-Thursday. Only Lead Academy jackets may be worn inside the school building. During colder weather, heavier jackets may be worn outdoors only. Our new car line dismissal process is moving much faster! Here are a couple of updates and reminders: School dismisses at 3:15. Please be in the car line no later than 3:30. If you arrive to pick your student up after 3:45, you will have to come into the main office to sign your student out. Please have your number hanging from your mirror and leave it up until all students are loaded in your car. Upcoming Events: March 18: No School for students. March 21-25: Spring Break March 31: 3rd quarter report cards go home. April 7th: Book-a-palooza April 19: Spring MAP testing begins April 21-22: 3rd Grade students perform "The Lion King." To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I hope everyone has a great week!
2 months ago, Curtis Baker
Parents, your child’s fundraiser order will be delivered to Lead Academy TODAY and must be picked up between 2:00 - 5:30 PM. Students with orders of 10 items or less will pick up and take their orders with them at dismissal. Orders of 10 items or more must be picked up by a parent or guardian. There are frozen products and we want to make sure they get all picked up since we do not have any refrigeration space available to store orders not picked up. You are welcome to send a neighbor, friend, older child or family members to come pick up your items if you are not able to make it. All they need is the student name and we’ll take care of the rest. Thank you so very much for your support! We had a wonderful fundraiser and could not have done it without you!
3 months ago, Lead Academy
Hey Lead Families, I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Sunday. Please check out the updates and information for the coming week. This week in Crew, all grades will continue discussing sharpening the saw. This week, the focus will be sharpening the body. Congratulations to our students of the month Maverick Moore (1st Grade) “Maverick has shown tremendous growth both socially and academically. He exemplifies true EPIC. At the beginning of the year, he was reserved but has shown curiosity in getting to know his peers and growing comfortable in our classroom. He enjoys participating in group discussion. He takes pride in persevering to complete his classwork, even when it is challenging. When someone is having a bad day, they can count on Maverick to brighten it with his sweet smile and friendly demeanor. Maverick is a true representation of our Lead Academy values.” Justin Ramon Cruz (5th Grade) “I am so proud of how much Justin has improved. Justin is working so hard in the classroom. He never gives up and is meeting challenges head-on. He is also a friend to everyone. He encourages them and always lifts them up instead of putting them down.” Crystal Garcia (7th Grade) “Crystal Garcia is hardworking and a great example of perseverance and persistence. She works hard to understand the aspects of her own learning and how to properly advocate for her own individual understanding. While working toward individual excellence she is always willing to help her classmates by sharing her understanding and assisting them along the way of their own journey toward success. She becomes visibly excited about learning when she can grasp a new concept and she becomes equally excited when she can help a classmate reach the same level of mastery on that concept.” Please visit our website and check out our students of the month highlight at www.myleadacademy.com. Fundraiser items will arrive at school on Tuesday. Students with smaller orders will receive their items at dismissal. Students with larger orders will need assistance from a parent/guardian. You will be able to park and come pick up items between 2:30pm and 5:30 pm on Tuesday. We will have Fun Friday this Friday, March 11th. Fun Friday is an opportunity for students to live out our EPIC habits of leadership through original, Lead created games. Much like DRESS DOWN DAY, all attire worn on Fun Fridays must be school-appropriate. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I hope everyone has a great week!
3 months ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families, I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday. Please see updates and information for the coming week. This week in Crew, all grades will discuss what it means to sharpen the saw. Sharpen the saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–you. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time. Wednesday, March 2nd, will be dress-down day. Students can pay $1 to come out of uniform. Parents, please be mindful that dress-down day is a fundraising effort. Students should not be out of uniform if they choose not to participate in the fundraiser. All students must still be in school-appropriate attire. This means there should be NO HOLES in pants, there are to be NO CROCS or SLIDES, and that any message communicated on their clothing, either through explicit language or artwork or through suggested humor, should be school appropriate. The money will be collected at the front door as students enter. Below you will find links to our family involvement surveys. This data will be used to analyze what we are doing well and areas we should consider reviewing to make some changes. The deadline for this survey is Friday, March 4th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRIX3VIw8C7us14YkAJdHdAp80BTqIIuR3s-oh0PfDIe2BnQ/viewform https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeV-nx4owff2U-SuwSEb6h3sgAWi6XVZYEOI3g9-gVaLkDRg/viewform Please see the latest updated K-12 Covid guidance. https://files.constantcontact.com/c3e69b7b501/b5b2dabd-6356-4108-96ea-8f59b936cba1.pdf To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I hope everyone has a great week!
3 months ago, Curtis Baker
Lead Families We know the afternoon can be a tough time with all of the varied activities and appointments that all of us must balance throughout the year. Our hope is that we can improve the efficiency of the afternoons for our families by making some changes to our dismissal process. In order to do this, we need your help! Here are some changes that will impact you directly: In the next week, we will be distributing new car tags for afternoon dismissal. These car tags will now have numbers instead of student names. With our new dismissal program, all siblings will share the same car tag number. Your car tag will need to be placed where it can be clearly seen in your car. It will also need to remain visible until all of your students have loaded. Once you remove your car tag from sight, our staff will consider your car fully loaded and ready to leave. If your student is delayed in getting to your car, we will have you pull up and park so that the carline can continue to move forward with dismissal. We understand that you can find yourself in the carline for long periods of time. We’re hopeful that our new procedures will cut this time significantly, but this system will only work as well as the people involved in making it work. For that reason, here are some other ways you can help: Talk to your student about the importance of listening and watching for their name to allow for all students to leave the building safely and quickly. Please refrain from reading books, using your cell phones, playing loud music, and taking naps. This slows down the ability of our staff to communicate with you. Pay attention to and follow directions being provided by the staff members. Staff are managing a lot of different areas that are hard to see outside of the building. Please know that staff are making minor changes and adjustments daily that better enable us to improve the dismissal timeframe. Many aspects of the carline that you see outside will remain the same. Please continue to arrive and fill the right lane first. Once that lane is out to the road, please begin filling the left lane. As with all transitions, there will be some growing pains. We appreciate your patience as we work to refine this system to create an even better experience for all Lead families. Thanks and please reach out if you have any questions.
3 months ago, Curtis Baker
Good Evening Lead Families, I hope everyone had a restful long weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. This week, students will finish this month's series of Crew discussions. Grades K and 4th will discuss seeking first to understand. Grades 1st and 3rd will discuss think win-win. 2nd grade students will discuss putting first things first. 5th grade students will discuss conflict resolution. 6th and 7th grade students will discuss physical courage and moral courage. 8th grade students will discuss what it means to be a leader. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time. A huge shout out to all of our students for leading your loved ones through our student-led conferences. We enjoyed seeing everyone on Friday and hope everyone was able to gain insight into your student's learning at Lead. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I hope everyone has a great week!
3 months ago, Curtis Baker