Daily Bulletin

LOS ALAMOS MIDDLE SCHOOL Bulletin for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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STUDENT HEALTH & PREVENTION LINKS
This is the link to the Youth Resiliency Committee website:
https://sites.google.com/laschools.net/youthresiliencycommittee/home
The May newsletter:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZKgyRRWYjl9dS6L3VfkJYcDecHfNDuIC
And our Prevention website which is still in development but contains a lot of info:
https://sites.google.com/laschools.net/laps-preventionprogram/home?authuser=0


THRIVE SUMMER CHALLENGE
The LAPS Communications Team and the Healthy Schools Initiative have been working with Los Alamos County and our community partners to promote getting out and getting active this summer. As part of our campaign - an engaged and connected community is a thriving community - we have developed a Summer Challenge Card which lists a number of places and events within Los Alamos County. We are inviting students to visit and engage with these community locations.
Participants will be asked to show their challenge card to a volunteer or staff member at each location and have the card signed or stamped. If no one is there to mark the card, we have requested that participants follow the honor system. Students can bring their card back to us at the concert on August 9th to receive a prize. Instructions are included on the back of the card.
The challenge card can be picked up at the first summer concert at the LAPS booth on Non-Profit Row or printed from the district website here, https://drive.google.com/open?id=17A02TKMUficD8STW9hqxFdRzNpl0wfMx. I have also attached a PDF for you.
Feel free to share this info with families. The challenge will continue throughout the summer.
Thank you so much for your interest! Please let me know if you have additional questions.
Kristine Coblentz
Program Director, Healthy Schools Initiative, Los Alamos Public Schools, (505) 663-2263


FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AUGUST 15, 2019
REGULAR SCHEDULE 8am-3pm
1st Period, 8:00-8:47am
2nd Period, 8:52-9:45am
3rd Period, 9:50-10:37am
4th Period, 10:42-11:29am
5th Period, 11:34-12:21pm
6th Period, 12:26-1:13pm
7th Period, 1:18-2:05pm
8th Period, 2:10-3:00pm


7TH GRADE ORIENTATION, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019, 8-12:30pm
7th Graders and new students, please join us for orientation, 8am at LAMS.


PTO MEETING, MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 5:30pm, LAMS LIBRARY
First meeting of the school year on Monday, August 19th, 5:30 p.m. in the LAMS Library. All are welcome. Meetings are one hour. In this meeting we will be discuss LAMS Open House and fundraising. See you there!

The PTO is a great way to stay involved in your teen’s life by finding out what's happening at the school and supporting the staff. We have one "No Sale Fundraiser" at the beginning of the year. Thanks to LAMS families, last year we funded discretionary funding for each teacher to purchase classroom supplies, large-format Scrabble boards for two Language Arts classrooms to improve spelling and vocabulary, Computer Science kits, band sectionals, coffee and water for Teacher’s Lounge, and much more. We also organize Fall and Spring staff appreciation luncheons and snacks for students during PARCC testing.

This year meetings are the 4th Monday of each month during the school year. We would love to have your input, and we're also looking to round out our board with parents of 7th graders.

Join our mailing list at http://eepurl.com/dD0y8z or email losalamosmiddleschoolpto@gmail.com.
Facebook Group: Los Alamos Middle School PTO
Website: http://www.lams-pto.org


LAPS 2019-2020 CALENDAR
https://drive.google.com/open?id=19FAbuHo9XzngxkWnPWC4fOPjzBw5vVcU


STUDENT SCHEDULES AVAILABLE IN POWERSCHOOL ON AUGUST 1ST
Log into PowerSchool to view Schedules, Fees, and Announcements.

Contact the LAMS registrar, r.schmitz@laschools.net, 663-2407, for help with your PowerSchool account and to sign up for weekly announcements.


LAMS REGISTRATION DAY & COMPUTER PICKUP, AUGUST 5TH
LAMS will host a computer and agenda pickup day on Monday, August 5th
8th grade, A-L, 8:30-10am
8th grade, M-Z, 10-11:30am
7th grade, A-L, 12-1:30pm
7th grade, M-Z, 1:30-3:00pm

Fees will be listed in your students PowerSchool page, https://powerschool.laschools.net/public/home.html, on August 1st.

Please pay fees online at https://laschools.hotlunch.com/fees/lams/registration.php. Bring a copy of your receipt with you to pick up your student's computer and agenda.

If you prefer to pay with cash or check, bring your checkbook or cash. The bookkeeper will be available to take your payment on August 5th.


RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION IS OPEN
All current Los Alamos Public School students will need to be re-registered for the 2019-2020 school year.
The district requires you provide a current utility bill. Please scan a copy directly to the InfoSnap (PowerSchool) registration OR send a copy to the registrar, r.schmitz@laschools.net
The online registration page is located at Returning Student Registration


RETURNING STUDENT INFORMATION:
The Returning Student Application is for all students who attended ANY Los Alamos Public School last year, and who currently reside in Los Alamos County, or is an approved out-of-district student. The Returning Student Application Form for the 2019-2020 school year will be available on May 6, 2019.

Please note: If your child previously attended a Los Alamos Public School and you have moved out of Los Alamos County in the last 12 months, you must complete an Online Open Enrollment Application rather than the Returning Student Registration Form. In addition, if your child has moved outside of the school boundary for their current Elementary School, you must complete the Online Open Enrollment Application.

LAPS requires that families provide one proof of residency when registering their student. Failure to provide residency information may prevent your child from attending school. You will have the option to upload this document when you complete this form, or you may bring the document to the school secretary.

Documentation For Residency Verification Acceptable documents to establish physical residency include one of the following:

Current (dated within the last 60 days) utility bill, or
Current (dated within the last year) rental/lease agreement for the residence, or
Current (dated within the last year) property tax bill, or
Current (dated within the last 60 days) mortgage statement, or Deed, or
House Closing Statement for the residence.

Enrollment for returning students who reside in Los Alamos County for the 2019-2020 school year will be available on May 6, 2019.


SAY SOMETHING ANONYMOUS REPORTING SYSTEM
SAY SOMETHING ANONYMOUS REPORTING SYSTEM Instruction Video https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y5S0czM-lALBxyvQ1LXn55kUhfvfSPIh4e-zxogv9XU/edit?usp=sharing
Dear Los Alamos School District Families:
As a school district, we are committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our students, educators and administrators.
To do this, we believe this must involve community-wide programs and initiatives involving parents, teachers, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health & wellness professionals and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students.
The “Say Something Anonymous Reporting System” (SS-ARS) program teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and Say Something to a trusted adult OR use its anonymous reporting system. Specifically, the program educates participants to:
 Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors – especially within social media
 Take every sign and signal seriously; act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR
 Report it anonymously through SS-ARS 24/7 Crisis Center, mobile app, or website
 Respond to and manage the submitted tip via a multi-disciplinary educator and administrator teams
 Sustain the curriculum and awareness via student clubs, in-school activities and call-to-action weeks
Our students often are aware of the problems their peers are facing, so we must empower them to know the danger signs and give them the tools to help each other with the assistance of trained and caring adults. As you know, most conversations are taking place on social media, therefore it is critical that we teach our students to be looking out for one another as these digital conversations are taking place. SS- ARS teaches them what to look for in text, video and photos while empowering them to act quickly to help a fellow student.
Please double click on the link to download parent information outlining the SS-ARS program. https://drive.google.com/open?id=17tqCH7YxHfkG3drx44A-rfkZbWAn8ZoR The SS-ARS program is being provided through Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a nation-wide non-profit organization. SHP’s programs are in 50 states – with 7,000+ schools and over 3.5 million students and adults trained. They have a track record, reputation, and knowledge of how to work effectively with kids, parents, and teachers to improve school safety and culture.  The program is age-appropriate and research-based. They also have funding to provide and sustain the program at NO COST to the district. To date, SS-ARS and other SHP prevention programs have helped stop multiple school shootings, suicides, and gun threats; reduced bullying and cyberbullying; intervened upon cutting, drug use, racial conflicts, and other violent and victimization acts. We know this program will do the same for our district.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email me directly.
Sincerely,
Kurt Steinhaus
Superintendent
Los Alamos Public Schools


Pay Fees Online
Student fees can be paid online at https://laschools.hotlunch.com/fees/
OR
with a check made out to Los Alamos Public Schools. Checks can be dropped off at the school or mailed to the Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Attention: Bookkeeper.
OR
if you wish to pay in cash, please stop by the LAMS office.
The minimum school fee is $95. Some electives will have an additional fee and will be listed in PowerSchool and in the online payment link.


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