Lafayette Public Charter School

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August 24th-28th, 2020

What’s New at LCS

petersen@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

Thank you to all the family’s who came to Open House on Thursday. It was great to have students back in the buidling and we can’t wait to start on Tuesday! Reminder to parents: Don’t forget to finish your registration on JMC, all your information is in your folder you received at open house. If you have any questions, please contact Megan. Also, any other paperwork from the folders can be turned in throughout the week (medical forms, immunization records, free/reduced lunch application).

As I am sure most of you expected there will be some changes this year. We are working hard to balance safety and providing some feeling of normalcy. Regardless of the situation one thing is for certain, every one of us here at LCS is ecstatic to see our students again. We know there will be some bumps along the way but together we will make this a great year.

Some things to know:

Arrival: When arriving at school either by bus or drop-off, students are to go directly to the classroom. School doors will be locked from 8:30am-3pm. If you need access to the school during the day, please call upon arrival.

Breakfast: Breakfast is optional and you must let the office know if your child can have breakfast, it will come out of their lunch account. Breakfast will be served in the classroom.

Snack: Snack is optional and can be paid for in the office. Snack will be served in the classroom.

Water Bottles: We want students to have access to water throughout the day however, water fountains in school have been disconnected to prevent the spread of germs but the water bottle filling stations still work. So, please send a water bottle daily labeled with your child’s name. Students should bring them home each day, please clean them and return the following day.

Masks: Per the Governor’s mandate masks are required in school unless there is a health concern. Having a mask for each day of the week is ideal however, I realize that is not always doable. It would be great to have at least one extra at school for those just in case days. We will be providing a clean space for mask storage during lunch and recess. We do have a limited number of masks for emergencies.

Home Screenings: Students and families of Lafayette Public Charter School should complete a short screening at home before entering the school building or bus/van. If your child has any of the following symptoms that indicates a possible illness, it may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others. If your student is experiencing any COVID like symptoms, we ask that they stay home. Symptoms of COVID include the following:

  • Cough, new onset
  • Shortness of breath

It could also include two of the following:

  • Fever, 100.4 or higher
  • Chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, or nausea

SAVE THE DATE

Thursday, September 17th – We will have our annual parent input meeting at 6:00pm.  We want to encourage you to come, we will discuss our In-Person Learning Model, programs, schedules, and concerns you may have.  This is a great chance for us to hear from you – the stakeholders – and work together in creating goals and plans for the future of LCS.  Please come if you are able.

School Board

Interested in being a voice for LCS? We’re currently seeking individuals to join the LCS School Board. Contact Natasha Petersen for more information.

Teacher/Para Subs WANTED

Interested in subbing? LCS is currently looking for substitute paras and teachers. For more information, contact Natasha Peterson at 507-228-8943.

Want to help give back to LCS? Check this out!

MORE School Rewards program
1) Sign up for MORE Rewards at moreRewards.com or any participating Coborn’s, Cash Wise, or Marketplace. Foods store. Designate your preferred school (Lafayette Charter School) by logging into your account at moreRewards.com or via the MORE Rewards mo- bile app.

2) Shop Coborn’s, Cash Wise, and Marketplace Foods stores Food Club, Full Circle, Top Care, @ease, Paws & Tippy Toes brand products to earn points for your school. There are more than 3,000 qualifying items!

3) The points your school earns will help grow their share of the $150,000 total. It’s like a pie – the size of your school’s slice will depend on how many points they have received. School Rewards funds can be used for whatever your school or organization needs!

*Learn more or get started today at moreRewards.com/school*

 

Dates to Remember!

August 25th: First day of School Pre-K-8th grade

August 28th: NO SCHOOL

September 4th: NO SCHOOL

September 7th: NO SCHOOL

September 8th: School Board Meeting-5:30pm

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

No School

Lunch

No School

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Corn Dogs, Sweet Peas, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Sliced Peaches, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Yogurt, Granola Bar, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Pepperoni Pizza, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Sliced Peaches, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Hamburgers with cheese option, Green Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Mandarin Oranges, White or Chocolate Milk

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