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La Center Middle School

Home of the Hawks

(360) 263-2136  —  Fax (360) 263-5936

Normal School Hours M,T,Th,F: 8:25am-2:55pm Wed. 9:25am-2:55pm

700 E. 4th St.  La Center, WA  98629

Click for Google Classroom
Link to MS Qualtrics Visitor Questionnaire

March:

Principal’s March Message

Click HERE to send a note to the princial, Mrs. Landerholm.

Character Strong Theme: Respect

Character Dares: Say thank you to everyone today.  Respect your elders.  Everybody do your share.

Monthly Quote:  “Knowledge will give you power, but character, respect.  -Bruce Lee  “Respect is how to treat everyone.”  -Richard Branson

Upcoming Dates and Events This Month:

  • 3/12 Friday – Snow Make-up day (B day)
  • 3/22-3/26 – Full days for middle school
  • 4/5 – 4/9 Spring Break

 Remember, students who travel must quarantine for 7-10 days before returning to school.

 

Middle School Schedule Change for March 22-26

Hello All,
With 57% of our MS teachers agreeing that our time during this week would best be spent with students in our classrooms, the middle school will have full days of school during this week of elementary conferences (March 22-26).
Middle school students will need lunches during this week (if they so choose) and will take the buses home with the high school students at the end of the day.
Thank you all for your input and I am confident that we’ve made the correct decision for this year, for our students.

Lauri Landerholm

MS Principal
Everything You Need to Know About Qualtrics Daily Emails

In an effort to keep students and staff safe and healthy, you will be receiving a daily email that is from Qualtrics.  It is a health screening email for you to complete for your student before your student arrives at school each morning.  We are asking that it be completed by 7:30am everyday your student attends school.   We will be checking our list in the morning that the screening has been completed, and that your student has been approved to attend school that day.

Link to Qualtrics video: https://youtu.be/tFWZ3Lg92rs

Please do not send your student to school if they have any of the following symptoms:  fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, runny nose, or body/muscle aches.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurses at 360-263-2134 Ext. 2118 danielle.rivers@lacenterschools.org and erin.uskoski@lacenterschools.org

Grab & Go Food Program Suspended

With the return of all students to hybrid learning, we will be suspending the “Grab and Go” food service offerings for the K-12 starting March 1st. Breakfast and lunch will be prepared as normal for students engaging in on-campus learning and food service will remain free until the end of the year.

  • Anyone with a unique hardship should contact Kirby Phillips directly at kirby.phillips@lacenterschools.org so that accommodations can be worked out.

On-Campus Learning Resources

Everything You Need to Know About Qualtrics Daily Emails

In an effort to keep students and staff safe and healthy, you will be receiving a daily email that is from Qualtrics.  It is a health screening email for you to complete for your student before your student arrives at school each morning.  We are asking that it be completed by 7:30am everyday your student attends school.   We will be checking our list in the morning that the screening has been completed, and that your student has been approved to attend school that day.

Link to Qualtrics video: https://youtu.be/tFWZ3Lg92rs

Please do not send your student to school if they have any of the following symptoms:  fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, runny nose, or body/muscle aches.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurses at 360-263-2134 Ext. 2118 danielle.rivers@lacenterschools.org and erin.uskoski@lacenterschools.org

Bell Schedule - Regular and Wednesday

BELL SCHEDULE

Normal Bell Schedule

Period 1st Lunch 2nd Lunch Period
1st Bell 8:20 AM 8:20 AM 1st Bell
1 8:25-9:21 8:25-9:21 1
2 9:26-10:17 9:26-10:17 2
3 10:22-11:13 10:22-11:13 3
Lunch 11:13-11:43 11:18-12:09 4a
4b 11:48-12:39 12:09-12:39 Lunch
5 12:44-1:35 12:44-1:35 5
6 1:40-2:31 1:40-2:31 6
Homeroom 2:36-2:55 2:36-2:55 Homeroom

Wednesday Bell Schedule

Period 1st Lunch 2nd Lunch Period
1st Bell 9:20 AM 9:20 AM 1st Bell
1 9:25-10:15 9:25-10:15 1
2 10:20-11:05 10:20-11:05 2
3 11:10-11:55 11:10-11:55 3
Lunch 11:55-12:25 12:00-12:45 4a
4b 12:30-1:15 12:45-1:15 Lunch
5 1:20-2:05 1:20-2:05 5
6 2:10-2:55 2:10-2:55 6

Off-Campus Learning Resources

Weekly Distance Learning Schedule Oct.

Need to Swap/Pickup a Chromebook?

Contact Family Tech Support at 360-263-2131 Ext. 7070 or email.

Link to LCSD Digital Library Catalog
Link to K8 Library Curbside Pickup Form
OSPI K-12 Internet Access Program - Click for details
GoGuardian Parent App Information

October 29, 2020

Dear Parent or Guardian,

To help keep your child safer and more academically focused when online, La Center School District is excited to offer the GoGuardian Parent App to give parents more visibility into their student’s online activities. While we think this app will be of great value to many families, its use is optional. It may be helpful to know that over 10,000 other schools use GoGuardian to protect 5.5 million students across the world, and the Global Educator Institute has endorsed the GoGuardian Teacher product.

What does the GoGuardian Parent App do?

The user interface and illustrative charts quickly communicate student online activity so that parents can see their student’s online activity. Parents also have content filtering controls and the capability of pausing their student’s internet connection so they can better manage their student’s device usage at home.

How are we using GoGuardian?

To help protect students against harmful and inappropriate online material.
To help students stay more academically focused when learning online.

When and how does GoGuardian operate?

GoGuardian’s web-based services operate whenever a student is logged into Chrome or a Chromebook with their school email address. As a district, we have chosen settings for GoGuardian that maximize parental controls. The settings you create for your student will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

What are the parents’/guardians’ and student’s responsibilities?

Students are responsible for using their school-managed Google accounts and school-managed devices for educational purposes and staying compliant with the district’s Acceptable Use Policy.

When a student is off campus, parents are responsible for supervising their student’s internet access and usage. We encourage discussing appropriate internet usage with your student and support parental reinforcement of their digital citizenship and internet safety lessons. We also strongly recommend that you report potential cyberbullying or other online safety concerns to us.

To get started using GoGuardian Parent:

  1. First, verify the information in Skyward is accurate and current. Click here to login to Skyward.
  2. Next, follow the instructions provided by GoGuardian by clicking here

Sincerely,
Dan Bentson, Director of Technology
La Center School District

We have collected a variety of resources we hope will prove useful in working with the GoGuardian Parent App. Feel free to browse the following links:

Web/Print Resources Download Links

Updating Information in Skyward

Getting Started with GoGuardian Parent

What is GoGuardian Parent? 

What Student Data can I View?

GoGuardian Parent for Android:

Google Play Store (Android)

GoGuardian Parent for Apple:

Apple App Store (iOS)

Video Resources Technical Support

Overview

How to Use the GoGuardian Parent App

Submit a request to GoGuardian via the Web

Phone: 1-800-310-0410 (extension 2)

Online Learning Tips

Click tabs for information.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am excited about the new school year and look forward to working with our students and staff to make it a great experience. It’s going to be so much fun! My background includes a bachelors degree in health education from the University of Oregon and a masters degree in educational leadership from Washington State University.

La Center Middle School is a place where learning environments are student centered, supportive and conducive to producing self-reliant, life-long learners. We strive to create learning environments where students can take ownership of their learning and be an active participant in the learning process.

We support a whole child approach, and value the balance of developing academic achievements alongside the personal and social skills necessary to be a happy and contributing member of a rapidly changing and diverse society.

You are welcome to come in or call for anything. Your continued support is vital for the success of our students and we welcome your feedback. La Center is such a great community. We all look forward to working with you and your families.

Lauri Landerholm,
Middle School Principal

La Center Middle School

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