Secondary Orientation , Open House and First Day Plans
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Lakeland Christian SchoolOne of the core values of LCS is the belief that we are partnering with parents in the Christian education of their children. We believe that mutual respect, communication and involvement by all partners is essential for success of our mission.LCS is a school. We believe that being a Christian school and being a top-flight academic institution should not be mutually exclusive. On the contrary, we take the mandate of Colossians 3:23 that calls us to strive to be the best. We provide a variety of rigorous, engaging, academic and co-curricular activities that enable students to identify and express the full range of their unique gifts and abilities.
Monday, August 10
Sixth Grade Student Orientation: 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Cafeteria (Sligh Center)
(ALL 6th GRADE STUDENTS – New and Returning) The transition from elementary to the secondary school involves significant changes. Mr. Cawood will welcome sixth graders into middle school and introduce the sixth grade teachers. Students will then split into groups which will rotate through their teachers on the 3rd floor where they will receive helpful hints on how to survive the rigors of middle school.
New Student Orientation (Grades 7-12): 6:20 p.m. – Gym
The Secondary Administrative team will meet with all new secondary students to provide helpful hints for making a smooth transition to Lakeland Christian School. After this meeting, each new student will be paired with a “peer friend” (current student) who will serve as a guide for meeting teachers, walking through schedules, finding lockers, etc.
New Parent Orientation (Grades 7-12): 6:45 p.m. – (Cafeteria-7th/8th grade parents) (Gym-9th-12th grade) Parents of new 7th-12th grade students are asked to drop off students at the gym before the parent orientation. There will be no evening program for 6th grade students. Essential information will be provided to help you and your child navigate the school year. This will include an overview of school-wide policies and general procedures. There will be opportunity for Q & A during this time.
Sixth Grade Parent Meeting: 7:15 p.m. – Cafeteria (Sligh Center)
(ALL 6th GRADE PARENTS—New and Returning) Sixth grade is an exciting year of transition. Mr. Cawood, Middle School Assistant Principal, will share important
tips on surviving and thriving your first year with an adolescent in school.
Tuesday, August 11
6th-12th Grade LCS Live Student Orientation: 10:00 a.m. – via Google Meets
Directions for accessing Google Meets will be communicated directly to those who have signed up for LCS Live.
Secondary Open House: 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Campus-wide
All (6th – 12th grade) returning students and their parents are welcome to attend this optional, informal Open House. It is a great opportunity to meet teachers, locate classrooms, find lockers, request schedule changes or just visit with friends. Teachers will be available in classrooms to answer questions.
Physical education uniforms will be available for purchase in the gym foyer. Parking permits (required for all students who drive to school) may be purchased. Attendance is not mandatory.
Dress Code for Orientation/Open House: Since this is an informal event, students should follow the guidelines for extracurricular activities as stated in the dress code pamphlet. Clothing is to be modest. Clothing that
exposes the midriff is not acceptable.
P.E. Uniforms for Grades 6-9 will be on sale in the foyer of the gym. (Shirts – $8.00; Shorts – $12.00)
Wednesday, August 12
First Day of School: Classes will begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. Temperature checks will be conducted at the Roger Evans Center before students proceed to their Homeroom class room. Course syllabi for each class will be provided on the first day of school to students in grades 6-12. A school supply list (for grades 9-12) will be included in the syllabus. Middle school students, if you want to get a head start on your school supplies, check out the supply list, available now, on the LCS website under the Parent Resources.