LOS ALAMOS MIDDLE SCHOOL Bulletin for Monday, August 26, 2019
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MATH COUNTS LAMS Math Counts will start on Tuesday, August 20 and Friday, August 23rd. Tuesdays will meet until 4:30 p.m. and Fridays will meet until 4 p.m. Students will need to arrange for pick up.
PICTURE DAY, MONDAY, AUGUST 26TH
Fall pictures will be taken on Monday, August 26th, through the PE, Health, Rec Sports, Computers and Intro to Tech classes. Pictures will be taken in the gym. If a student is not currently enrolled in one of these classes, they can have their picture taken during their lunch recess period.
Flyers are being handed out to all students Monday and Tuesday during their 8 th period classes. These flyers have information about pictures and payment forms.
Attached you will find a PDF of our schools picture day flyer. The PDF is hyperlinked directly to our schools online ordering event. All that needs to be done to go to our online event is to click anywhere on either page of the attached PDF. This will then take you directly to our schools ordering page. You can also access the online ordering portal by going to www.mymjthomas.com and entering our schools event password (located on the back page of your order envelope). Order envelopes can still be turned in to the photographer on picture day.
SATURDAY SCHOOL BEGINS, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 8:15-11:15am
Our first Saturday School will be on September 14th from 8:15-11:15am.
Register your student at https://forms.gle/DCGp2xu9d8EiksLv6
Attending Saturday School is a great way to keep up with school work, finish over due work, take exams missed in class due to Field Trips, Sporting events, or other absences.
LAMS FALL DANCE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 7-9PM
The first school dance will be sponsored by the LAMS Football team on Friday, September 13th from 7-9pm.
$5 at the door. Students must show their student IDs to enter.
PARCC TEST SCORES WERE DISTRIBUTED AT OPEN HOUSE
If you were not able to attend the Open House, your student's scores were sent home with your student on Friday, August 23rd.
EXTENDED LEARNING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH
LAMS will offer Extended Learning events starting Saturday, September 7th.
Topic to be announced at a later time.
Register at https://forms.gle/4ZVhNamSXoLaVf8s5
LAPS 2019-2020 CALENDAR
ATTENTION! ALL MEDICINES, PRESCRIPTION AND OVER THE COUNTER, NEED DOCUMENTATION
LAPS is not providing Over-The-Counter (OTC) medicines from the nurse's office ANYMORE.
If your student needs to take OTC meds such a Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums, Cough drops, etc., occasionally at school,
1. Please pick up the permission form for medication, http://laschools.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/5142.1R-Admin-of-Med-Add-2-Admin-Med-School-2015.pdf
2. Fill it out with a physician
3. Bring your own medication with the permission form to the school nurse
The school nurse will store your student's medication in her office to provide it to him/her during the school hours, if needed.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask the school nurse.
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.
Los Alamos Public Schools
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