JUNE 4, 2020 Survey from LCS
Dear LCS Community—
At this time, we have not received information from the State of Florida regarding the plan for re-opening schools in August. However, I am strongly advocating that schools fully reopen in the fall. I know that you have many questions when it comes to the anticipated reopening of schools. I want to reassure you that we are making every effort to accommodate the needs and preferences of our families, while at the same time, making the health and safety of our students and staff our top priority. We want you to be aware of our direction and focus to assist you with your 2020-2021 planning, and we are requesting your help with our parent survey (www.leonschools.net/EdOptionsSurvey) as we prepare for staffing and logistics regarding our three educational models. As previously announced, all LCS students will be receiving smart devices for the 2020-2021 school year, which will be incorporated into the three choices:
- Traditional, on-site, face-to-face instruction with health and safety measures in place.
- Leon County Digital Academy— The Leon County Digital Academy (LCDA) will be offered at every school for the 2020-2021 school year. Leon County students enrolled in the LCDA will receive individualized instruction from their home zoned school utilizing technology, one learning platform, and live lessons. This will allow students and families to maintain association with their assigned school while receiving instruction at home. They will remain on school pacing and will be expected to work through lessons and assignments at the same rate students on campus are moving. This will also give students and families an element of control over time, place, and individual pace/learning style. Course selection will include specific elective choices that adhere to the distance-learning model. This will be a semester-by-semester commitment (August 2020—December 2020, January 2021—May 2021).
- Leon County Virtual School— Leon County students enrolled in the K-12 Leon County Virtual School receive individualized instruction from local teachers utilizing technology. The virtual format allows flexibility of time, location, and pace while promoting the skills and self-discipline for success in the 21st Century. Leon County Virtual School has been a franchise of Florida Virtual School for 10 years and is a statewide leader in virtual instruction. This will be a semester-by-semester commitment (August 2020—December 2020, January 2021—May 2021) .
We know each of these options will impact families in different ways. We need to hear from you, so we know what would work best for your family and for LCS planning purposes. Please fill out the survey (www.leonschools.net/EdOptionsSurvey) to help guide our decisions. The survey will be open until Friday, June 12.
We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we work on reimagining our school district in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year.
Listserv announcement from Mr. Millard 5/13:
Good morning Buck Lake Community,
I am pleased to announce that we are making strides to re-open our campus. Beginning next week, our office staff will be reporting to campus. If you have any questions or needs, please call our regular phone number (850)488-6133 beginning Monday. Our office lobby will still be closed to the public. Visitors will be permitted by appointment only, so please call or email if you need to drop off or pick up items from the office. If you need to drop off Media Center books, we will have bins available outside the front office.
Our carpet instillation for the entire campus will begin next week. This will be a great upgrade for our school when we resume with our students.
We are planning student materials pick-up for next week. Please refer to the schedule that is attached. If you are unable to make it during your assigned time, materials will be set outside the front office for pick-up on Friday. If you need assistance, please contact the front office.
I know that the past weeks have been hard on our families. We are so close to closing out the school year. Thank you for helping us end on a strong, positive note. You are all doing an amazing job!
If you have any questions or we can help in any way, please let us know.
All the best,
Buck Lake Elementary
Pick Up Meterials information
4/24: ListServ Message from Mr. Millard & Mrs. Mullinax
Please see the attached Mental Health Support Flyer. We are here to assist with supporting our students and families during this time. This also includes connecting families with resources for food distribution or internet assistance.
Please e-mail Mrs. Mullinax at email@example.com with any questions.
We are here for you!
4/21 Announcement from Mr. Millard via Listserv
It is strange to think about anything other than today considering the situation we find ourselves in. However, it is time to gather input on class placements for the upcoming school year. If you would like to provide input, we ask that you complete the following survey before May 29th. Input provided after this date will not be used for class placements. Also, please understand that many factors go into teacher assignments and class placements. We have a history of having the very best teachers. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored. If you have multiple children, please fill out separate forms for each child.
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