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LCTA PTA eROAR, September 3, 2021

Nuts & Bolts Recap Did you miss the LCTA Nuts & Bolts Presentation this week? Download a copy of the slide deck HERE. Notes from the School Nurse As a parent, it is important to me that I am kept informed. So, as your school nurse, I will do my best to keep you informed. If you ever have any health-related questions or concerns, please email me at jasmine.wood@acps.k12.va.us Sincerely, Nurse Wood Protocol for Mask Breaks Face masks are required at school and on the bus for all students in grades Pre-K-12 as well as all ACPS staff. Students and staff may require or request mask breaks from time to time. Mask breaks may be completed under the conditions below:

  • Students and staff are able to maintain a distance of six feet from each others for the duration of the break.

  • School or program administrators are notified of the break or schedule of breaks (if applicable)./not applicable for LCTA

  • The mask break should take place outside whenever possible.

  • If the mask break is held indoors, a minimum of six feet of distance is required. Students should all be facing the same direction and engaged in a quiet activity, such as sustained silent reading, for the duration of the break. (also can be snack time)

  • The doffing (taking off) and donning (placing on) of face mask protocols are followed by staff and students (See section on Face Masks and Training in Donning and Doffing PPE).

Weapons in School To ensure a safe environment for every child, the following general rules will be strictly enforced at LCTA: Weapons and toy weapons are not permitted on school property. No one, including students or employees, may bring, use, or possess any weapon, as defined in this policy, on school property, other than in certain of the limited circumstances specifically authorized by law. Weapons include, but are not limited to: Any pistol, shotgun, revolver, or other firearm listed in § 22.1-277.07(E), of the Code of Virginia, designed or intended to propel a projectile of any kind, including a rifle; Any stun weapon; Any air rifle or BB gun; Toy guns and look-alike guns. Any child bringing a gun to school will be suspended from school for ten days with a recommendation for expulsion from school. Police charges will be filed. School is not a place for these items. Parents, please review these expectations with your child. SOCKS! Order your Lyles-Crouch Lions Socks HERE! Orders are due by midnight Sunday Oct 3rd. Socks will be available for pickup at LION FEST Friday Oct 29th. Big thanks to Dr. Zissios for making this uniform compliant Picture Day, September 9th Sign-Up to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, parents should be sure to enter the student's name as it is on file at the school. Order Form Make-up Day for pictures is October 27th. PTAC Survey on Lunches and Transportation PTAC has been alerted to reports concerning lunchtime and school bus safety in Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS). In response to these reports, PTAC is conducting a survey on lunch and transportation experiences, as well as ideas or thoughts for improvement. Information from this survey will be used to inform the Alexandria Parent Teacher Association Council (PTAC) and its efforts to advocate for safe and equitable school lunch and bus experiences for all students. The information collected via this survey will enhance PTAC's understanding of these topic across all ACPS schools. The survey has three short pages (one on lunches, one on buses, and one on open comments). We are seeking input from both caregivers and teachers/staff through ACPS by September 9th. Please distribute broadly through your channels. English: https://forms.gle/c1986wUch9bD8Py26 Español: https://forms.gle/rnp2K6RpWdGiYutr6 SAVE THE DATE - Please Join the LCTA Single Parent Support Group for support and fellowship for our Fall 2021 Kick-Off! This is a meet and greet. We will brainstorm weekend playdates at the LCTA playground and Single Parent Coffee Mixers! Date: Wednesday, Sept. 22nd (Every 4th Wednesday) Time: 8-9 PM EST Let’s connect and share ideas to meet, connect, and positively support each other this year. Please feel free to share with other single parents. All welcomed. Also, if you are a single parent and haven't joined our Google and FB groups, please look at the links below: Consider joining the following: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lctasingleparentgroup Google: https://groups.google.com/g/lcta-single-parent-support-group Email: lcta-single-parent-support-group@googlegroups.com Join the LCTA Single Parent Support Group for support and fellowship on zoom! It's our Fall 2021 Kick-Off and connect call! Questions? Contact: Mai Trinh mtrin@hotmail.com Topic: LCTA Single Parent Fall 2021 Kick Off Meeting Time: Sep 22, 2021, 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86114977765?pwd=UEVCbFQvUUpYNFBoc2t5dzY4U2xuZz09 Meeting ID: 861 1497 7765 Passcode: 722540 Connect with the LCTA PTA 2021-2022 Connect with us for the 2021-2022 upcoming school year here. Join the PTA!, enter your email to receive eRoar communications, add your info for our 2021-2022 directory. This year dues are not required for PTA membership (donation only), and PTA membership is not required to be included in the PTA Directory.

Upcoming: September 8th, 2:45-3:30pm - Uniform Locker Open (after school) September 9th - Picture Day September 9th, 6:30pm - Back to School Night (Virtual Event - stay tuned for information from your teacher) September 22nd, 8:00pm - Single Parent Fall 2021 Kick Off Meeting

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