The November school board meeting will be held this Tuesday, 11/10/2020 at 5:30 PM and will be conducted in-person at Lancaster Middle School. This meeting will also allow virtual participation for the public. 30 additional guests to attend in-person with adherence to social distancing. It will be held in the LMS auditorium. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. Social distancing will be enforced and public attendees will be required to wear a face covering and have a health screening. To reserve your in-person seat, please email email@example.com. Public comments may be made both in-person or through virtual participation. If you wish to make public comments and will be participating virtually, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch virtually: https://meet.google.com/ccw-cudi-hjq
This is a reminder that Tuesday, November 3rd is a holiday in observance of Election Day. LCPS schools and offices will be closed.
Due to the ground being overly saturated and the expected weather this afternoon including the possibility of high winds, all Lancaster County School Buildings will close at noon today. However, staff will do their best to continue virtual support from home this afternoon starting at 1:30 p.m., but access may be limited. Thanks and be safe.
A message went out today about Evening Virtual Tutoring & SORA, a new way to access books through the Lancaster Community Library. Look for the post on social media or in the "News" section of the LCPS website to learn more: https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/330860?org=lcps
Update: The previously scheduled School Board Work Session for October 22nd at 1pm at the Annex is postponed until further notice.
LCPS has updated its learning modes as of the October 13th school board meeting. Pre-K through 12th grade will remain virtual, but some regional programs will be affected. Click here to read more: https://5il.co/m4aj
The October school board meeting will be held this Tuesday, 10/13/2020 at 5:30 PM and will be conducted in-person at Lancaster Middle School. This meeting will also allow virtual participation for the public. 30 additional guests to attend in-person with adherence to social distancing. It will be held in the LMS auditorium. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. Social distancing will be enforced and public attendees will be required to wear a face covering and have a health screening. To reserve your in-person seat, please email email@example.com. Public comments may be made both in-person or through virtual participation. If you wish to make public comments and will be participating virtually, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch virtually: https://meet.google.com/ccw-cudi-hjq
School Board Work Session OCT 22, 2020 1 p.m. Annex
LPS to enter Code Red beginning Friday, October 6th and working virtually through Friday, October 9th. Read the Superintendent's message here: https://5il.co/ltlb
Quarter 1 parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 1st. Teachers at Lancaster Middle and Lancaster High schools are contacting parents to set up virtual or phone meetings at times convenient to parents for that day. In lieu of evening conferences on October 1st, Lancaster Primary School teachers & families are conferencing at parent convenience throughout the week. If you have any questions about the parent teacher conferences, please reach out to your child's teachers. We look forward to working with you to maximize the success of our children.
Interims were originally scheduled to be sent on September 25th. Due to the nature of the start of this school year and grading practices starting later than usual, we will not be sending interims home on this date. All grades earned to date, are, and will remain, accessible through PowerSchool for both students and parents to access and monitor at any time. Also, as a reminder, please mark your calendars. November 3rd, election day, is now a state holiday and all LCPS schools and offices will be closed.
Click to read Superintendent Dan Russell's message to families from 9/16/2020: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/921408/9.14.20_Superintendent_Message_to_Parents.pdf
If you log in to Canvas and get a message from Canvas that says 'We're sorry, too many people are accessing this website at the same time. We're working on this problem. Please try again later,' please wait a bit and try logging back in. Many schools in Virginia started back to school today and many kids are logging on to Canvas all over the state. LCPS instruction is asynchronous, which means our students do not have specific times to log in and can do so at any time. We understand that this is out of our student's control and will be flexible as Canvas works through this problem.
Free WiFi access is available to all LCPS students who are using LCPS issued Chromebooks in the parking lots of Lancaster Primary School and Lancaster Middle School. LCPS Chromebooks that are being used by any LCPS student will automatically connect to the WiFi while in the parking lot of these two schools. This option is not available in the high school parking lot. However, high school students’ Chromebooks will connect at LPS or LMS. Atlantic Broadband has also made its WiFi network available to the public in multiple locations throughout Lancaster County. Click the following link for more information. https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/212382?org=LCPS
LCPS Learning Choice Form - Please complete the learning choice survey to allow us to plan transportation, safety, and instruction when schools re-open: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhy542AeIXkNxF3bOA4aKI7XBLGLRLr1gg0UISSVTqEbacEQ/viewform
We are aware of the issue with the Canvas icon not appearing on the Google waffle. This seems to be an issue with Canvas/Google and not LCPS. Canvas is still accessible via our website or by going to https://lcs.instructure.com/.
Parents & guardians can request a free essential supplies kit for any LCPS students in their household. These kits include supplies like pencils/sharpener, folder, notebook, and pen. Families may also request an art kit. Requests should be made via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBk7EZR2TTNqYpvBQkms3v4ZogyOOgAQI1uylOVLJOkgnPXQ/viewform
We will no longer be administering the weekend SAT administrations on 9/26, 10/3, and 11/7. Instead, we will be offering the SAT School Day administrations on Wednesday, 9/23 and Wednesday, 10/14. Registration for these tests will no longer occur online on the CollegeBoard website. Please contact Anne Yahl at (804)462-5100 ext. 4012 to register for the test. Due to limited capacity, you may only register for one of these administrations. Priority will be given to those students that were registered for the cancelled August and September weekend administrations. We apologize for this change. It was made to ensure the safety of our students.
Just a reminder: All Lancaster County Public School offices are physically closed on Fridays for disinfecting and deep clean. Fridays are a remote work day for all staff. Emails and voicemails will be checked throughout the day.
Click the link to read the Superintendent's message from 8/19/2020. https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/290037
Dr. Williams from the Virginia Department of Health will be presenting at the school board meeting tonight, 8/11/2020, at 5:30 PM. Click the link for more details. https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/284821
Wondering where to start to prepare for this school year? Take a look at the Parent Checklist for Fall 2020: https://bit.ly/3in8Zbc
All LCPS schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, August 5, 2020,
All Lancaster County Public School offices will be closed on Tuesday, August 4th due to the severe weather forecasted. It will be a “work from home” day for all staff.
Cyber Camp available for all Lancaster County Public Schools students (primary, middle, high) this summer! Registration is free! See attached article for more details. https://5il.co/icw4
Click the link below for more information about the LCPS Back to School Plan for Fall 2020. https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/270968
As you know, we are developing our plan to reopen our schools in the fall. We want to make everyone aware that our plan will include an option for full virtual learning for those that have underlying health issues or those that would prefer learning from home. Those students who choose this option will remain LCPS students and therefore will have the ability to participate in extracurricular activities including athletics. More information and access to the application will be made available in the near future.
Don't forget to update your child's information for the 2020-2021 school year! Click the link for more information: https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/268529
Emotional support for staff and students mourning the passing of LHS English teacher, Mr. David Greek, is now available. Click the link below or view the full Superintendent's letter in the News Feed. https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/265261
Yesterday we called to invite our families to provide feedback to several survey questions. Unfortunately, due to power outages and internet disruptions at the time the call went out, there were some glitches so we have sent the call again for those that were not able to provide their responses. If you missed the call, either today or yesterday, a link to the survey is provided below. As a reminder, we will be opening schools as least restrictive as safety guidelines at the time allow; however, we do want to gather information over the next few weeks that will help us develop plans for all possible phases. If you had already provided responses yesterday, you do not need to complete the survey again. https://bit.ly/LCPSParentSurveyUpdated
Lancaster County Schools will be closed on Monday, June 22, 2020, in observance of Juneteenth. *Meal services will resume normal schedule on Tuesday, June 23rd and Wednesday, June 24th.
Please see the News section for additional information about the school board meeting scheduled for 6/9/2020. https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/258566?org=lcps
Please fill out our new survey on students and internet availability :) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkEuAm3vPla_TTcN4A4sGagQp4YPDhPNOlzcERBT2LjH7aYw/viewform
6/8/2020 -Public School Board Hearing: Middle School Renovation https://meet.google.com/reb-vztw-uec Join by phone +1 929-266-1047 PIN: 717 451 268#
Monday, June 8, 2020...Public School Board Hearing: Middle School Renovation. For further meeting info click here. https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/256206
SBO Facilities Meeting Jun 2 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Facilities Meeting https://meet.google.com/reb-vztw-uec Join by phone +1 929-266-1047 PIN: 717 451 268#
LCPS will not deliver meals for the meals program on Mon, 5/25 due to the Memorial Day holiday. We will resume delivery of meals on Tues, 5/26 & Wed, 5/27. We will resume normal Mon. and Wed. deliveries the week of 6/1. Thanks and have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.
If you are a rising 9th grader, you'll want to check this out! http://rappahannockrecord.va.newsmemory.com/?publink=0a1432f62
Click the link below to learn more about celebrating the Class of 2020! https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/242554
Click the link below for information about Grading and Graduation for Spring 2020. https://bit.ly/LCPSGradingGuidelinesSpr2020
Click the link below to view the most recent parent message from 5.4.2020 https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/241882
Lancaster County Schools Hot Spot and Device Update 4.28.2020: https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/covid-19-updates--50#apr28
Reminder: Request Forms Available for Hotspots/Devices, Medicine & Instrument Pick-Up https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/covid-19-updates--50#forms
LCPS Academic Update 4.15.20. You can read the update here or under the LCPS COVID-19 Updates button on our homepage. https://bit.ly/3evIMpV
Due to the severe weather today, 4/13/2020, the meal program has been rescheduled to tomorrow, 4/14/2020.
There is the possibility that the food delivery for tomorrow, Monday, April 13th, will change due to severe weather. We will update you by 8:00 am if there is a time change for Monday or if the delivery day needs to be changed to Tuesday due to the weather. Stay safe!
State Superintendent Announces: Virginia TV Classrooms Launched by Va, Public TV Stations Click on this link : https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VADOE/bulletins/2859125
The school board meeting will be held via Google Meeting for 4/14/2020. For more details follow the link. https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/228707
Boys and Girls Club announces meal service for all Lancaster and Northumberland school age children. Follow link for more details. https://5il.co/etmz
LCPS Update 3/30/2020. You can click the link below to read the full update or read it in the News section to the right. https://bit.ly/3dHsY2Q
3/27/2020 This is to announce two changes to our current meal program for children. Please follow the Link https://www.lcs.k12.va.us/article/220885
3/23/2020 Governor, Virginia schools are now closed for the remainder of the school year. The Virginia Department of Education will provide additional guidance over the next twenty-four hours in regards to graduation requirements, high school credits and continuity of learning. http://lancasterva.apptegy.us/article/217743
Click the link below for an article that will help you talk to your children about COVID-19. https://5il.co/dz3d
In need of meals? Please follow the link for information for resources available in our community: http://bit.ly/LCPSUpdate3-19
3.17.2020 Media Release from State Superintendent James Lane: Waivers for Statewide Tests Being Explored Click the link for the full article. https://5il.co/dvl2
Atlantic Broadband has made its WiFi network available for public use during our time of emergency. There are multiple locations available through out Lancaster county. This service is also being done through out their service area. Use this link https://atlanticbb.com/my-services/my-account/wifi-hotspots to see all WiFi access.
Click the link below for the latest school meals and continuity of education update https://5il.co/dti1
SAT UPDATE: The SAT that is scheduled for Saturday, March 14th has been cancelled. Our test window has been opened for May 2. Students who were scheduled to take the test on March 14th will receive refunds and will need to register again to take the May test.
In response to Governor Northam's order to close all K-12 schools in Virginia, LCPS will be closed March 16th-27th. We will continue to keep our parents, staff and community updated.
Lancaster Co Schools, 3 minutes ago Important Information about readiness for COVID-19 Please take the time to read. Follow this link https://5il.co/dmsa
Mark your calendars! 8th Grade Writing SOLs are as follows: Part 1 Writing Prompt March 24 and Part 2 Writing Mulitple Choice March 26. Students need to rested and arrive on time these days.
LCPS will dismiss at 12:30 PM on Friday, December 20 to align with the recent decision of our regional partners and as a thank you to our students and staff for their hard work. We also thank our LCPS families for all your support. We hope everyone has a wonderful winter break!
LCPS is hiring! Click Employment under the main menu for more information.
LCPS would like to welcome Dave Curran as the new Assistant Principal at LMS!