Lafayette Public Charter School

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November 23rd-27th, 2020

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

Happy Thanksgiving

On behalf of all staff at LCS, we would like to wish you and your families a healthy & safe Thanksgiving. We at LCS are so thankful for the wonderful students and families that we serve. During a time of so much uncertainty, we work together as one big family to make sure the needs of all students are met. Enjoy the break and family time together!

We would like to welcome Cody Huiras to our 6-8 classroom.  He is a graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall.  He is excited to be joining our LCS family as a substitute for Mrs. Petersen’s classroom.

It is with a sad heart that Pat Simon is retiring.  He has been an amazing part of the LCS family and has been working as a janitor for LCS for the past 6 years.  We thank Pat for the service he has done for LCS!  Our school looks wonderful because of him.  We thank him for all the hard work and dedication that he has given to the school and wish him good luck in the future.

We welcome Alyssa Besemer as our new Special Education para!

We still our looking for classroom subs.  If you have a four year degree in any field,  and are willing to substitute for a day please contact the office. 

Distance Learning Memo

Dear LCS Families:

Lafayette Public Charter School will be shifting to Distance Learning for all grades starting Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, 2020. In order to make this a successful transition, there will be no school for students on Monday, Nov. 30th & Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 2020. These days will be transitional planning days to allow our staff to switch to distance learning. Distance learning will start Wednesday, Dec. 2nd 2020.

Our plan is to provide Distance Learning for the month of December. We will monitor the health conditions within our community and our ability to properly staff our building. If the data shows that we can return, we will start back in the hybrid model.

Below is information on childcare, meals, devices and our pick-off/drop-off calendar:

Childcare:
Schools are required to provide free school-aged child care during regular school hours for critical workers when in hybrid or distance learning.  The child care is for district enrolled students from Pre-K to age twelve.  We will use the following criteria to determine eligibility for care.  We do need to prioritize what we can safely staff in our buildings. 

1. Both parents must be Tier 1 essential workers
2.  LCS employee who needs childcare. 
3.  You are a first responder and working away from home. 
4.  You are a single parent with no other daycare options and working away from home.

We do not have the staff or space to hold child care for all of our students. We are required to socially distance students in rooms and assign staff to support these children.

Below is the language from the Governor’s Executive Order: 
The school-age care for children of critical workers is intended for extreme circumstances in which no parent or guardian is at home, as all of the parents or legal guardians in the child’s household are Tier I critical workers. If it is a two-parent household and one is not a critical worker, a school is not required to provide free school-age care to the family, but the school could choose to provide the care, if they have the capacity to do so while ensuring health and safety requirements can still be met. School districts and charter schools may also encourage parents or legal guardians of Eligible Children to not utilize the school-age care program if they have the ability to work from home.

This free child care is during the school hours (8:10am-3:10pm). Transportation will be provided. Availability is first come, first serve.

If your family qualifies and you would like to sign up for childcare, please call the LCS Office at 507-228-8943 by Monday, Nov. 23rd by 3:00pm.

Meals:

Breakfast & Lunch will be available for students during distance learning. They will NOT be delivered. We will have pick up sites in Lafayette, Winthrop & New Ulm. These meals are free of charge but you must sign up (if you sign up, you will get meals for the entire distance learning time). If you’d like to sign your family up for meals, please contact the LCS Office by Monday, Nov. 23rd 2020 by 3:00pm.

Meals will be provided to our child care free of charge.

Technology:

If you don’t currently have a working device that can be used with Google meets or Zoom for distance learning, please contact the LCS Office by Monday, Nov. 23rd, 2020 by 3:00pm.

 Pick-up/Drop off Calendar:

We will again be doing a pick-up/drop-off day for materials (similar to last spring). Watch your e-mail the week of Nov. 30th for a calendar showing those days.

Our staff has been doing an amazing job working with students in the classroom and via distance learning for the last 14 weeks. The switch to distance learning is not our desired plan but necessary for the health and safety of our students and staff. We want to work together with families to continue to provide a high-quality education and the support services necessary for each student to succeed. Thank you to all families for allowing us to offer in-person & hybrid learning to this point.

More information will be provided the week of Nov. 30th, 2020.

Sincerely,

Tally Clobes

Interim Director

             Teacher/Para/Food Service Subs WANTED

Interested in subbing or know someone who is? LCS is currently looking for substitute food service staff, paras and teachers. For more information, contact the LCS Office at 507-228-8943.

RADA Cutlery Fundraiser

All families received information on our newest fundraiser; RADA Cutlery.  We  have extra books and forms available at school if you’re interested.  Fundraiser orders will be due Monday, November 30th. Thank you for your participation with this!

 

         REMINDER: Pre-K tuition is due the 1st of every month. 

 

Job Postings

Part-Time Custodian- 11/18/2020

Lafayette Public Charter School is now accepting applications for a Part-Time Custodian. Candidates with considerable experience in performing custodial and building maintenance, cleaning, and skills in facilities maintenance and safety protocols are preferred. This position is responsible for the overall cleanliness, sanitation, security, safety and maintenance of the school building, grounds and equipment. Hours vary from 15-20 hours per week.  A typical schedule is Monday-Friday 3:15-6:15pm with an hourly range of $11-$12 per hour.

Please email or mail an application (found on the Lafayette Public Charter School website  www.lafayettecharter.k21.mn.us) to clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us

OR

Tally Clobes, Interim Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

Technology Coordinator

Lafayette Public Charter School is now accepting applications for a Technology Coordinator. This is a part-time position. Knowledge with SMART boards, Apple Products, website maintenance, basic troubleshooting, testing set-up and serving on the Technology committee is required.

Please email or mail a cover letter, resume, and application (found on LCS website) to: clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us  

OR

Tally Clobes, Interim Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

 

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Missing a Mask?

Claim in the LCS Office

Congratulations to this year’s
Lafayette Lion’s Peace Poster Contest!

1st place: Jonathan Turbes

2nd place: Rachel Lund

Dates to Remember!

Nov. 25th-27th- No School for Students & Staff

Nov. 30th-Dec. 1st- No School for Students- Teacher work day

Dec. 2nd- First day of Distance Learning

 

 

Congratulations Pat! Thank you for your dedication to LCS.

We will miss you!

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

Oatmeal breakfast cookie, Fruit or juice, White or chocolate milk

Lunch

Grilled chicken patty, California blend vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Fruit, White or chocolate milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or chocolate milk

Lunch

Walking taco, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Fruit, White or chocolate milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

No School

Lunch

No School

Thursday

Breakfast

No School

Lunch

No School

Friday

Breakfast

No School

Lunch

No School

This menu is subject to change. Fresh vegetables are utilized in the daily menu whenever possible. Vegetables will vary dependent on the availability in our Farm to School Program. Whole wheat grain products are used unless otherwise noted. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Our Lunch Program is Offer vs Serve. See handbook for more information