LMS Registration, Supplies & More

Good evening Wildcat families,

The LMS staff is working extremely hard to prepare for the upcoming school year.  Though this will certainly be different than anything we have experienced, we are excited to welcome our students back to school, whether it is virtually or face to face.  

Here are a few notes about the opening of school:

Registration for the upcoming school year will be online.  On Monday, August 17, 2020, you will receive an email with instructions telling you how to access the Online Registration and a secure code (snapcode) that you will use to register your child.  This information will be shared again prior to August 17.  I am attaching a letter explaining the details of Online Registration.  There will also be two Family Registration Help Days should you need assistance, a device, or network access.  The two days for Midway and feeder schools to River Bluff High School are Thursday, August 20, and Monday, August 24, and will be hosted at River Bluff High School.  LMS will have representatives present for these events.

LEAP Days (August 17th – 21st)

1. Please note that this is not required and that any student who is not participating will receive the same attention and assessment during the first two weeks of school.  So, if you missed the deadline to register or just weren’t able to make this happen, please do not worry.  We will still support and serve your child.  Thank you to those who were able to take advantage of this opportunity.

2.  Virtual Teachers will communicate with parents about virtual LEAP experiences for students in the Lexington One Online Learning Academy.

3.  Letters have been sent home to participating LEAP students that identifies your student’s specific day for attending.   

4.  Masks are required to be worn by LMS staff and students for all face-to-face learning (LEAP days and traditional school days.)  We will also practice social distancing.

5.  No parents or guardians will enter the building during LEAP.  Please drop your children off in the Dreher St. car loop, we will be there to greet them and help them get to the Theatre to begin their day.  

The first official day of school is Monday, August 31, 2020, for Cohort A, and September 2, for Cohort B,   Cohort assignments will be confirmed soon.  The school instructional hours will be 8: 30 a.m. until 3:20 p.m. following the AA/BB hybrid schedule.  Arrival and dismissal times will be extended prior to the start and after the dismissal to allow for distancing during these times. We will communicate more later about this.

I am also attaching a supply list for you to use as your family prepares for the school year.  Thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you this year. 


Sincerely,

Casey Calhoun

Principal, Lexington Middle School 

LMS Registration Information 

LMS Supply List 

Mission Lexington July Volunteer of the Month!

Caroline Miley is Mission Lexington’s Volunteer of the month for July. She’s in the Eighth Grade at Lexington Middle School, and loves to serve alongside her father in the Food Pantry. Caroline Miley is Mission Lexington’s Volunteer of the month for July. She’s in the Eighth Grade at Lexington Middle School and loves to serve alongside her father in the Food Pantry. not get out much. I figure if I am not doing anything else for school or volleyball during this time, I should help out with people, especially those that depend on Mission Lexington for food and assistance.It was inspiring for me to see all the food and thrift donations. When we were allowed to return to volunteer, Mission Lexington was filled with donations. The people of Lexington are very generous. It makes me feel great to see that people in our community really care about their neighbors.”Thank you for your dedication to Mission Lexington, Caroline!

Happy Retirement!

Retirement congratulations! It’s time to follow dreams long set aside and enjoy the rewards of work done well. Wishing you the best ladies!

Ms. Lyn Hamilton, Mrs. Susan Sprawls and Mrs. Kristen Sojourner!

Week of May 17th

Good afternoon Wildcat Families,

I hope you have enjoyed the beautiful weekend!  We begin our last week of eLearning tomorrow.  Let’s finish the school year on a strong note with regards to school work.  Of course, next Monday we will celebrate Memorial Day before we begin a week of celebrating our school year.  The LMS Drive-Thru Celebrations begin Tuesday, May 26th with our 8th grade, followed by 7th grade on Wednesday, and 6th grade on Thursday.  Each night will begin at 5:30 pm and run through 7:30 pm.  I am attaching the information that I sent home last week.  Please reach out if you need support.  Let’s have a great week!

Drive Thru End of the Year – Letter to Parents (1).pdf 

Mr. Calhoun

Summer Chromebook Information

Good afternoon LMS families,

I am sharing the following information regarding students keeping Chrome books over the summer.  The essence of the message is that all LMS students will keep their Chrome books for the time being.  Here is more specific information.  

6th & 7th Graders

Current 6th and 7th graders will KEEP their devices over the summer.  Please continue to take care of your device as we will certainly need them as we return to school next August. 

8th Graders

8th graders will also KEEP their device over the summer until given further direction.  Come mid-July, parents will receive directions explaining that rising ninth-grade students (current eighth graders) should come to their high school to exchange their Chromebook for a MacBook. This exchange will be scheduled by student last name with day and evening times available. Make-up sessions will be available for those who are not able to make the scheduled times. 

Help Desk Info

Students will continue to use the same process they have been using while the school has been closed for any technical issues.  Students are currently accustomed to putting in tickets and/or calling to schedule appointment times to receive help from Mr. Moorer.  We will continue this plan of scheduling appointments for assistance or device swap outs over the summer. 

Have a great day!

Mr. Calhoun

Week of May 10th

Good evening Wildcat Families,

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to the LMS mothers today.  Thank you for all that you do for your children and I hope you have enjoyed your day!  We have two more weeks of eLearning.  Encourage your children to finish this school year strong, but I also know that the struggle is real this time of year.  So hang in there and we are so appreciative of how supportive you have been through this entire process.  

I am attaching a letter in my email correspondence that describes our End of the Year Nights.  We will send more information closer to the week of May 26.  Enjoy your night and let’s have a great week!

Mr. Calhoun

End of the Year Letter 

Today’s Announcement regarding School Closure

Good evening Wildcat Families,

As I listened to the Governor’s inevitable announcement to close schools for the remainder of the year this morning, my heart was very heavy.  I miss our students very much, but I understand the safety and well-being of our families and community always comes first.  As the district stated in their email, there are many decisions to be made in the next couple of weeks about the processes and procedures we will use to close out the school year.  I will communicate those as soon as decisions are finalized.  As for now, we will continue on with Phase 2 of eLearning.  Take care of your families and please let us know when you need support.  We are here for you!

Casey

E Learning Grading Guidelines

Good evening LMS families,

Tonight I am communicating to you more information about the way we will continue to share your student’s progress in their classes. This is better known as grading.  Our focus during this pandemic is on continuing essential learning in the best way possible. With regards to grading, our teachers are focusing their attention on giving feedback on the work your students are doing.  This feedback will take various forms, but our intent is to communicate to students and parents the degree to which the work being submitted is meeting expectations. Your child’s teacher can provide more specific details about their particular class.  Thanks for all of your support. Stay safe!
Grading Guidelines 

Mr. Calhoun