• THE NEW FOCUS PARENT PORTAL WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 2018
    INFORMATION ON CREATING YOUR NEW LCS FOCUS PORTAL ACCOUNT WILL BE SENT HOME AFTER THE START OF SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD. 
    PARENTS YOU WILL HAVE ONE ACCOUNT AND PASSWORD FOR ALL YOUR CHILDREN.

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James S. Rickards High School

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Principal's Message

  • Dear Parents and Guardians,

    It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year. We are excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to make every student feel welcomed, connected, and part of the Rickards High family. This year, we will continue to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities and to be college-ready by the end of four years. Our teachers spend countless hours, planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning. Our teachers utilize best practices and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels, and to set goals for academic growth and improvement. Here a James S. Rickards High School, we believe all students should graduate from high school, prepared for the demands of postsecondary education, meaningful careers, and effective citizenship.

    We hope that you will find our website helpful and informative. All school related information can be found on this site. Parents can stay well informed by signing up for our weekly email listserv, following us on twitter, or visiting our school website at https://www.leonschools.net/rickards

    I am honored to serve as the principal of James S. Rickards High School. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.

    If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a building to renovate a school. The construction renovation is expected to be continuous and will be staged over the course of two years. We will do our best to limit the amount of noise or disruption to you throughout construction. We appreciate your understanding while the renovation is on going and our contactor will make every effort to keep the common spaces clean and minimize disruptions during this time. Please contact us with any concerns during the course of the project and again, thank you for your understanding Please be assured that we have taken extra measurements to ensure everyone’s safety and we are ready to welcome our students, faculty, and staff on Monday, August 13, 2018.

    Douglas Cook 

    Principal

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School Updates

  • TRAFFIC & PARKING NOTICE

    As the transition of our facilities is happening before our eyes, we are very grateful with the patience and understanding that everyone has and will continue to show as we prepare for the 2018-19 school year. Due to our transitions, a few notes are listed below for your convenience:  

    • Parent Pickup remains in the same location, by the media center and the new softball field taking shape. Please Do Not drop any students off by the gym or band room, but only by the Parent Pickup loop. 
    • ALL student parking has been moved to the old Driver’s Education Range by the Health Academy. Students that need to park will still be required to apply for parking. 
    • New Student Orientation is at 8:30 am on Thursday (August 9th) in the auditorium. There is limited parking up front of the auditorium as well as down the bus ramp and by the Health Academy. Please feel free to come park in these areas, but please be careful to ensure that we do not block any traffic flow. Additional parking is located at our partner-neighbor, the Maranatha Seventh-Day Adventist Church, who has so graciously offered to assist us with space. The Orientation will be concluded at 10 am sharp. 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Incoming 9th Graders & New Student Orientation

    Thursday, August 9, 2018 @ 8:30 am -10:00 am - Auditorium

    Returning Students Schedule Distribution

    Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am -11:00 am - Media Center


    2018 GRADUATES

    Graduates, your high school diploma and an official copy of your transcript will be available for distribution on June 7, 2018, between the hours of 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Allen at 850-488-1783.


    CLASS OF 2019:  SENIOR PORTRAITS

    If you have not received your appointment card for your senior portraits as yet, please call SWI at 850-425-1010 to find out your appointment time.  Please take care of your senior photos over the summer. Check out the SWI Presentation on Senior Portrait ideas here.

    Also, start thinking about purchasing a senior ad for next year's yearbook.


     SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS

     

    All summer assignments can be found here 

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