August Principal's Message
As August is upon us and one of the strangest summers is coming to an end, it is now time to complete our planning for one of the most uncertain school years of my career. The Lancaster City School Board has approved the start of the school year to be in a blended model and the first student day to be Tuesday, September 1st. FroshFest for our incoming freshmen will be Thursday, August 27th for students with the last name A-K and Friday, August 28th with students with the last name L-Z.
The blended model will consist of a virtual instruction day for all students on Mondays, in person instruction days at LHS for students with last names A-K on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and in person learning days at LHS for students with last names L-Z on Wednesdays and Fridays. On Mondays students will follow an adjusted bell schedule and log onto their teacher's virtual sessions during their class periods' scheduled times. When students are at home while the other cohort is at LHS for in person instruction, they will have to log onto their teacher's page to complete assignments during the school day.
Families still have the option where their students may choose to be in our full time online program. This program will be taught by our teachers during the school day on the assigned period schedule. These students will have a full schedule assigned to them and will follow their schedule to log onto their teacher's virtual sessions during their class period times. Core classes will be offered with limited electives. Here is the link to sign up for this option and must be completed by Friday, August 7th....... https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnFuwwhxXlM2pUFbLiHiZOr-jYwO-a27ZZi4NLW2tfsQe4_w/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1rQWyMuqTK7u_dHyK4OIiH6qjAOivkF3T-BZDNVUjnB1aQv6J86mmY2zM
This is a brief overview of the instruction our students will be receiving at Lancaster High School to start the school year. We will provide more specific details in the weeks to come. We will continue to give our best efforts to provide the instruction our students deserve during these uncertain and ever-changing times.
We will be putting safety precautions in place at Lancaster High School, as the safety of our students and staff is and always will be our number one concern. We are currently working on safety procedures and protocols such as arrival/dismissal procedures, social distancing, masks/face coverings, hand washing/sanitizing, sanitizing of deks/high touch areas, hallway traffic, cafeteria procedures, etc..... A detailed plan of these safety procedures will be in place for the start of school.
We are excited to have students and staff physically back in Lancaster High School in a safe manner. This time of uncertainty has been a challenge for all. We will be ready for the start of school and will work hard for our students to continue to provide them with the best high school experience possible.
See you September 1st or 2nd.
Scott Burre, Principal
Lancaster High School
Attention Career Tech Students, Parents, Community, and All Necessary Stakeholders,
Career Tech Education is back!
However, under the unique situations caused by the pandemic here is an update on the status of Career Tech Education for the FY20-21 School Year.
Career Tech Education will fall under the three model school structure that has been established by the District. This is a brief summary of how your child’s education will look in Career Tech for each Model.
Traditional School Model- This is the model that at some point in time we all hope the District as well as Career Tech returns to. This model is a return to “normalcy”. Your child would attend their Career Tech Program everyday on a traditional school schedule.
Blended School Model- As of July 30, 2020 the School Board voted that this will be the model that we will start the school year on September 1, 2020. This is how the blended model will impact your child in a Career Tech Program. Certain juniors will attend their Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays that coincides with their current schedule. Certain juniors will repeat their Program on Wednesdays and Fridays that coincide with their current schedule. The High School is operating under dividing students by alpha A-K and L-Z groups. THIS MAY NOT APPLY IN A CAREER TECH PROGRAM. Due to lab conditions and safety measures it is essential that Programs are divided at 50% and not necessarily by alphabet. An example would be; if a Program is divided at 12 and 4 it would need to be adjusted to divide at 8 and 8.
Each student will be notified on what days they will be attending their Career Tech Program prior to the start of the school year.
Full Time Online- This is NOT an educational option for students in a Career Tech Pathway.
Other scheduling options- If you have any questions or concerns involving scheduling options please contact Lancaster High School at 740-681-7500 to schedule an appointment with your child’s counselor.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s Career Tech Program and or Safety Measures please contact the Career & Technical office at 740-687-7390.
Safety Precautions- All Career Tech Programs will be working with their Advisory Board Members and the Fairfield County Health Department to approve safety plans to assure your child is in the safest lab environment.
Anthony Knickerbocker, Career Tech Director
Lancaster High School & Stanbery Campus