Lafayette Public Charter School

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December 21st-25th, 2020

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

Happy Holidays from LCS!

School in December is usually filled with excitement and fun. The students enjoy the winter concert & various holiday activities. This year, that excitement is a little different. We see this excitement through our Google Meets every day. To help continue this excitement, we challenge each of you to do a Random Act of Kindness- let’s spread some LCS cheer! Parents, thank you for your continued support during Distance Learning; your kindness shows through phone calls or e-mails, we appreciate it! We hope your families have a wonderful winter break and remember to be kind and spread joy!

We would like to spread some holiday cheer- Enjoy these dress up days with your class:

Monday, Dec. 21st- Dress in red/green or Ugly Sweater

Tuesday, Dec. 22nd- PJ Day

Update on Learning Model for after Winter Break

On Wednesday, Dec. 16th, Governor Walz announced plans to get elementary students back in school. The Safe Learning Plan was updated and states that all elementary schools are allowed to operate in-person learning starting January 18th.

Our plan is to continue distance learning after winter break until Wednesday, Jan. 16th. There will be NO SCHOOL on Jan. 14th & 15th as we need to use these days for teacher planning days as given by Governor Walz and Monday, Jan. 18th is a no school day in observation of MLK Day. We will be sending more information as to what classrooms will be starting in-person on Tuesday, Jan 19th.

Thank you for your time and patience- stay healthy and we cannot wait to have our students back in our classrooms.

-Mrs. Clobes

PROS Online Auction

The Lafayette Public Charter School Parents Reaching out for Students (PROS) organization is hosting an online auction to raise funds for our students. All funds raised will go towards educational programming and funding for educational field trips and community projects. 100% of all proceeds go directly back to our students!
The online auction will begin on Friday, Dec. 18th at 3pm & end Sunday, Dec. 20th at 8pm. Simply view the pictures (auction items) and comment with your “bid” (see each photo for min. bids). Bids must be in increments of $1. The person with the highest bid by 8pm on Sunday, Dec. 20th, wins the item.

The fundraiser is can be viewed on the LCS Facebook page:    https://www.facebook.com/events/209280364021955

Thank you to all the individuals and businesses who generously gave donations!

Distant Learning Expectations

The following expectations have been designed to support the LCS Distance Learning Model of instruction for students. On behalf of the Lafayette Public Charter School Teachers and Support Staff, we are requesting students think responsibly and act respectfully while participating with their peers in the virtual classroom. 

Basic Rules:

  • Be prepared- use the bathroom, sharpen pencils, assignments, etc. 
  • Identify a suitable workspace to work
  • Be on time- understand attendance is expected
  • Be respectful
  • Listen actively
  • Actively participate
  • Complete and submit assignments on time
  • Sit in a seat that is on camera for teacher to see you
  • When the Google Meet is over, you MUST end the session. You cannot stay and chat when the teacher is absent.
  • Understand that all classes are recorded and microphones may be “live” at all times
  • Notify teacher of any technical problems immediate
  • If you missed the lesson for any reason first watch the lesson video. If you still have questions, contact the teacher during office hours. Lesson videos will be posted by 3:30pm each school day.
  • If you have questions after class, watch the lesson video. If you still have questions, contact the teacher during office hours. Lesson videos will be posted by 3:30pm each school day.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Log in daily at assigned meeting times.
  • Keep your video camera turned on unless told by your teacher to turn off.
  • Ask/Answer questions
  • Engage in class following the instructions given by the teacher
  • Complete assignments and turn in work on time
  • Work independently or in groups (when assigned)
  • Be an active member of the virtual community
  • Mute your microphones until it is your turn to speak
  • Follow class schedule as set up by teacher

Unacceptable Behavior:

  • Vulgarity (no cursing, vulgar language, or inappropriate gestures, memes)
  • Negative feedback on other’s work and/or comments
  • Posting negativity, bullying others in chats
  • Have chat conversations with peers for the purpose of anything besides school work on LCS classroom platforms 24/7
  • Noises in the background- loud music, radio, noisy pets, TV, etc.
  • Eating 

Privacy Guidelines for Parents/Guardians

To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and assure confidentiality for students and teachers during distance learning, all parents/guardians are asked to follow the following privacy guidelines.

  • Google Meet/Zoom virtual check-ins are designed for students. To prevent disruptions to the learning environment, parents/guardians should not actively participate in check-in sessions, although parents/guardians may assist their child with technology and/or remain nearby.
  • Do not video record, audio record, photograph, live stream, or transmit in any other way any part of a Google Meet/Zoom virtual check-in, including not posting on any social media platform.
  • Any confidential or personally identifiable information related to students participating during Google Meet/Zoom virtual check-ins should not be collected, discussed or shared.
  • Parents/guardians should not engage with students during Google Meet/Zoom virtual check-ins. If you need to speak with your child during class time, first mute your child’s microphone.
  • If a parent/guardian has a question, please email your child’s teacher

Thank you for your support and cooperation in ensuring that distance learning is a positive, productive and enjoyable experience for all participants.

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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Dates to Remember!

Dec. 23rd-Jan 4th- Winter Break- NO SCHOOL

Jan. 5th- Distance Learning Resumes for K-8th grade

Jan. 12th- School Board Meeting- 5:30 in Tech. Room

Jan. 14th & 15th- NO SCHOOL- Teacher planning days

Jan. 18th- NO SCHOOL

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

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

Lunch

Turkey Gravy, Bread, Mashed potatoes, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Fruit, White or chocolate milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or chocolate milk

Lunch

Meatloaf, Bread, Potatoes, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Fruit, White or chocolate

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