Have you had the privilege to meet our Parent Involvement Specialist, Sabine Brashier? If you haven't met Sabine, you are missing out on a valuable resource in our community! For those parents who are working during the day and cannot attend parent groups led by Sabine, check out her resource center by clicking here: https://5il.co/lj8l. These resources will be updated regularly. Sabine is just an email away. She loves to help parents and she can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. #𝑷𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒉𝒆𝑻𝑹1𝑩𝑬
Lumpkin County Schools is making headlines again! Check out this article on iGrow about our partnership with UNG and 4H: https://www.igrow.news/ #𝑭𝒐𝒄𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅 #𝑩𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝑻𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓
Virtual Students: Do you want to make sure you are in your school's yearbook this year? Click this link to sign-up for when you can come have your picture taken later in October: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4BAEAE2FA3FE3-lumpkin #𝑭𝒐𝒄𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅
Being available and listening judgement-free is key. You can't shield your child from everything he or she may face, but you can be there to listen to his or her feelings. Learn how to create a safe space for your child with the resources at www.freeyourfeels.org. #𝑭𝒐𝒄𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅 #𝑩𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝑻𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓
CEFGA came to visit Lumpkin County High School last week to check out the Carpentry pathway’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Check out this stellar article with accompanying photos and video! https://spark.adobe.com/page/gGfJk1JGCHsM8/ #BetterTogether #TR1BE #FocusedForward
Congratulations to our September awardees recognized at tonight’s BOE meeting. Partner in Ed: Jay Kimmel with Chestatee Ford 2020 Retirees: Chip Bridges, Joyce Anderson, Shelly Dowse, and Rebecca Ramsey (not pictured: Shirley Truelove) Ideal Indians: Sharon Head, Nathan Gerrells, Ronna Anderson, Kerri Whitmire, Mariam Brunner, Lori Hubbard, and Autumn Chatham
Kids deal with some pretty heavy stuff. Ask them to share their feelings with you. #freeyourfeels Need resources to do that? Go to www.freeyourfeels.org now. #𝑭𝒐𝒄𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅 #𝑩𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝑻𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓
There was some type of gas leak at LCES this morning and students were evacuated to LCMS. Evacuation went very smoothly, and the LCES teachers did a fantastic job. They returned to their building about 20 minutes later.
Are you interested in learning a new language from the comfort of your home? Check out these courses from our partners at the University of North Georgia. #𝑻𝑹1𝑩𝑬 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞: www.ung.edu/ce
Let’s help out our partners at the University of North Georgia and vote for Nigel the Nighthawk in the mascot challenge! We have 24 hours and Nigel is in the semi-finals. Click here: https://peachbeltconference.org/sports/2020/9/1/mascotchallengesemi2.aspx #TR1BE
Help us reach our goal of 5,000 Facebook page likes and 2,000 Instagram profile follows! There's a chance to win an All Sports Pass for LCHS! We will choose two students and two adults for this prize based on new likes, new follows, and shares from current followers/likers! Winners chosen on Friday, September 4th. Facebook and Instagram Handle: @𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗽𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 #𝑻𝑹1𝑩𝑬
𝗔𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗖𝗦𝗦 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 We need your help in updating your information in Infinite Campus. This is a very important task that less than 25% of you have completed for this school year. Please login to your Campus portal: https://tinyurl.com/LCCampus For step-by-step instructions: https://tinyurl.com/LCInfoUpdate If you have trouble completing this step, please call your child's school and ask to speak to the registrar. #𝑩𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝑻𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 #𝑭𝒐𝒄𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅
We are so excited to be kicking off the new high school football season next Friday, September 4th! Still looking for a discount card? Look no further! Want to be a sponsor? Contact the Touchdown Club! Want to join the Touchdown Club as a member? Do it now! 𝘍𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘵: 𝘈𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘶𝘮 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘶𝘺 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘝𝘐𝘗 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘝𝘐𝘗 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱. 𝘈𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴. 𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘵: 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯. 𝘈𝘕𝘋, 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰 𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯'𝘵 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘥. If anyone has questions, you can email email@example.com.
We want you to be #FocusedForward for the LC #TR1BE, too! Click this link to change your Facebook profile picture frame to show your support of the LCSS! www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=1186897751679450 #FocusedForward #BetterTogether #TR1BE
This is what's it's all about...collaborative partnerships with several agencies to benefit the students of Lumpkin County! We are looking forward to not only the literal fruits of the labor, but also the ability to compost our school kitchen scraps and have our students visit the Hometown Harvest! #BetterTogether #TR1BE #FocusedForward
With just over 600 of our students in the virtual learning model, we have a dedicated staff working with these students and parents every day! We want to see and share what virtual learning looks like for you. Send a picture of your workspace to firstname.lastname@example.org!
It's been a successful first week of school in Lumpkin County. We want to have many more weeks like this one, so we have some special people encouraging all of us to MASK UP! #𝘽𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙏𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 #𝙁𝙤𝙘𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙𝙁𝙤𝙧𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 Our PSA: https://tinyurl.com/LumpkinPSA
Thank you for your patience as we adapt to school traffic in Dahlonega this week! Whereas the first week of school every year brings new traffic challenges, the number of students arriving by car has increased. Based on a count this morning, 758 students (62% of students coming to campus at LCES and LCMS) arrived at school in a personal vehicle. This increase has caused vehicles to stack up in both directions on Hwy 19 Business, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Although the traffic has been a challenge, the increase in car-riders has resulted in more space on school buses and has improved our capacity to socially distance students on the buses. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments to our procedures in hopes of expediting the drop off process. Thank you for your continued patience! #FocusedForward #BetterTogether #TR1BE
As an existing parent of a Lumpkin County student, make sure you have access to Infinite Campus. If you need help creating your account, watch this video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wjnn5_twLvCgjCRp4skR2At6FL-dxosR/view?usp=sharing Then, please follow this video to update your information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wnosF46floZ-aId1Gh0uBSA0AWnFJQ_8/view?usp=sharing
If your student is coming back for the traditional in-person school model, please join us for Open House this Thursday, August 6th! If your student is opting for the distance virtual learning model, your Zoom Orientation will also be on Thursday (you should have received an email with the Zoom link last week). #FocusedForward #TR1BE
If you have a student in Lumpkin County Schools and need assistance with school supplies, below is a link to the application. Please complete the form for each student needing assistance: https://forms.gle/a8cpfCaEtwm9GVLy5 Please help support our Annual School Supply Drive for Lumpkin County students and teachers! You can also shop from the comfort of your home using our Amazon Wish List: https://a.co/g9PLrTS Our biggest needs currently include: Ear buds Scissors ✂️ Glue sticks Wide ruled paper 📝 Pencil boxes Backpacks 🎒 Mechanical Pencils
𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀: See you in the commons area at 9:00 am for mandatory graduation practice on Tuesday, July 28! You MUST attend this practice in order to participate in the ceremony on Tuesday evening. Masks are not required but are recommended. You will be expected to stay six feet apart from other people throughout practice. We will distribute tickets for the ceremony at that time; you may request up to 10 tickets. Please come to practice knowing the number of tickets your family will need. For Tuesday evening, ladies are recommended to wear dresses shorter than the graduation gown; gentlemen are recommended to wear dark pants and a light shirt with a collar. All graduates must wear shoes. Chairs will be 6 feet apart; masks are not required but are recommended. You must be in your seat by 7:30 pm. 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀: We are planning for a SAFE and meaningful Graduation Ceremony! Join us at 8pm at Cottrell Field on Tuesday, July 28. Gates open at 6pm. We will follow Georgia Department of Health and CDC guidelines as closely as possible. Family groups should meet in the parking lot and are recommended to enter the stadium by 7pm. Family groups should sit together but remain distant from other family groups. Students can request up to 10 tickets on graduation morning, and we will distribute tickets at that time. Please let your student know how many tickets to request. Masks are not required but are highly recommended. Individuals over 60 and/or those with underlying health conditions are strongly encouraged to watch the Facebook Live from home. Overflow seating will be available on the field level; bring lawn chairs if you choose this option. Bring water as stadium concessions will NOT be available; stadium restrooms WILL be available. All who attend are expected to be seated. The area at the top stadium rail will be left open for wheelchairs; no lawn chairs and no standing allowed at the rail. Please drop off your family members who need handicap access at the top gate for easy access to top rail. 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀? Email email@example.com
Lumpkin County Schools will follow the guidance from the CDC and DPH in dealing with positive cases of COVID. If a student or staff member tests positive, we will notify all those in close contact with that individual and require those individuals to quarantine for 14 days. These guidelines change often, and we will adjust our procedures as those changes occur. 𝘋𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵: 𝘈𝘯𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘪𝘹 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴. For students who test positive or must quarantine, attendance will not negatively impact them. Those students will continue in their normal classes/courses with work provided virtually from their teachers during their time in quarantine. For questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We posted our 𝗥𝗲𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 plans last Tuesday, and the deadlines for two of the steps on the 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘕𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘋𝘰 publication are quickly approaching. 1) By this Thursday (July 23) at 5:00 PM, please make sure that ALL parents complete the quick communication form by going to https://tinyurl.com/LCSchoolStatus. 2) If you are choosing the distance virtual learning model for your student(s) this year, the application is due by 5:00 PM on Thursday. Submit your application at https://tinyurl.com/LCVirtualApp.
We appreciate your support in helping us “stuff the bus!” Click this link https://www.gagives.org/story/H559qf to make a donation that we will use to buy school supplies for our students in LC. Tomorrow is the last day for this campaign so don’t delay! We love our #TR1BE!
Our plans for the Class of 2020 Traditional Graduation Ceremony are finalized and approved! Any questions for our graduating seniors and their parents should be directed to email@example.com. Mr. Lemley will provide additional information in a call-out.
In partnership with WSB/Channel 2 Atlanta, Lumpkin County Schools is asking for your help in "Stuffing the Bus!" Go to https://www.gagives.org/story/H559qf to donate money that will come directly to Lumpkin County Schools to provide school supplies for our students!
Below is a 3 question survey to check-in on your child's emotional health at the time. Please take a moment to complete: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZKKMJZ2
With the legislative session ending last Friday and the cuts to state education announced, Lumpkin County administrators are continuing our work on the plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Our task force participants have been meeting virtually and in-person, we are monitoring what other school systems are announcing, and sharing ideas with our colleagues across the state and southeast. Please know that we are using the feedback from your survey responses, consulting health officials in our county, region, and state, and we will continue to develop a plan that meets the needs of our community. When our plan is finalized in a couple weeks, we will share it via social media, our websites, and in the Dahlonega Nugget. We hope that you are enjoying the mild weather in Georgia, that you are being safe and responsible with your interactions with others, and we cannot wait to see you all soon! #TR1BE
Lumpkin County Students in grades 6-12 who would like to join the Gold City Composite Mountain Bike Team*, please check out the site below and contact Coach Carney. Practices will start in July and be every Tues/Thurs at 6 p.m. & on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. https://m.facebook.com/goldcitycomposite/ *This is not affiliated with the Lumpkin County School System
Congratulations to Head Girls Soccer Coach, Don Brock, on being named a Blitz Legendary Coach! We couldn’t agree more! #TR1BE https://blitzsportsga.com/2020/06/24/legendary-coaches-2020/
TR1BE, With so much uncertainty remaining as we navigate our days, weeks, and months, we know that many questions are swirling concerning the plans of our upcoming school year. We could put out a plan today that would likely need to change multiple times as health concerns and guidance changes over time. We are not behind the eight ball. Rather, we are taking things seriously, studying our options, and formulating research-based plans of action for the new school year. Our leadership team in Lumpkin County is currently meeting through email, virtually, and in person to work out details for the following areas: student and staff wellness, facilities, technology, school nutrition, transportation, instruction, assessment, and virtual learning. These focus groups will work in coordination with our school board to publish a final plan in mid-July. In the meantime, it’s important for you all to know this—student safety has been, is, and always will be our top priority in Lumpkin County. As parents, you will have a face-to-face option and a virtual option for your children. What those look like will be determined by the findings of our focus groups over the next month. Rest assured, we are working tirelessly to provide the best education in the safest environment possible for your children. We know other school systems are posting their tentative plans now, and we want you to know that we aren’t asleep on this topic. We like to take a calculated, strategic approach to our planning process. If you have questions or concerns that you would like to share with any of the focus groups mentioned above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We will be sure to pass along your correspondence to the focus group leader. Thank you for your continued support of Lumpkin County Schools!
Are you new to Lumpkin County? Do you need to enroll your student in our system? You can do online registration by clicking here: https://campus.lumpkinschools.com/campus/OLRLogin/lumpkin If you need help with registration, we are also available on July 9th and July 13th.
Are you a Georgian under the age of 18? Do you want a chance to receive a $25 Visa gift card? Fill out this survey before next Wednesday! Survey: https://mailchi.mp/georgiavoices/calling-all-of-georgias-kids-we-need-you-382718?e=014dda42a1
Attached are flyers for FREE support groups Georgia Hope will be offering to school staff and to students during this time. The groups are open to anyone needing the support, you do not have to be a client with Georgia HOPE to participate. Participants can even attend anonymously if desired. To join, simply call in with the number provided. These groups will start next week and be offered weekly at the same time: Thursdays 9-10 (support group for school staff) Wednesdays 10-11 (students)
As the school year comes to a close, we want to make sure your children and families have access to mental health services now and during the summer if needed. The below survey was created by our partners at Georgia HOPE for parents to complete and help identify if their child needs emotional support in this time. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RLMRG8F
Boys Basketball Fundraiser With the situation surrounding COVID, fundraising is going to be more difficult. Our boys basketball program has partnered with Cotton Eyed Joes to help find a way to fundraise during these difficult times, and also show your #TribePride. Get your Lumpkin Basketball shirts and support our boys basketball program! The sale is open until June 7th. Order online. Once the order window closes, CE Joes will print, package, and ship the shirts directly to your home. Go to www.cejoes.com/lumpkin to order yours today and support our boys basketball program!
𝐋𝐔𝐌𝐏𝐊𝐈𝐍 𝐂𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐘 𝐖𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐒𝐄𝐑 Due to current times, it seems that meat can be scarce. The LC Wrestling team has a high quality and reliable meat fundraiser with individual wrapped meats of your choice (see photos) that can be ORDERED and DELIVERED (if you pay shipping) or PICKED UP at LCHS. This is a great way to support LC Wrestlers as well as get the needed items you may be looking for right now. 𝑤𝑤𝑤.𝑏𝑢𝑡𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑖𝑐𝑒.𝑐𝑜𝑚 (𝑃𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑐𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑘 𝑜𝑛 "𝑓𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑟" 𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑙𝑢𝑚𝑛, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑖𝑛 𝐿𝑢𝑚𝑝𝑘𝑖𝑛 𝐶𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑦 𝐻𝑖𝑔ℎ 𝑆𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑙 & 𝑊𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑇𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑤𝑜 𝑖𝑛𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑏𝑜𝑥𝑒𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢'𝑣𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑎𝑔𝑒).
Thank you to Señor Rambin for capturing these special moments from Friday evening's drive-thru graduation celebration for the Class of 2020! Click here to see the photos: https://tinyurl.com/LC2020Grad #TR1BE
It's the last day of the 2019-2020 school year, and we know that this past quarter was difficult for us all. We sincerely appreciate your patience and your understanding as we all navigated these times. In an effort to improve, we are asking each of you to take a few short minutes to complete this survey: https://tinyurl.com/LCMaySurvey Here's to hoping each of you has a happy, safe and healthy summer break!
It's Mental Health Awareness Month, and we want our community to have available resources: 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 '𝟐𝟎 𝐓𝐢𝐩𝐬: https://gahope.org/class-of-2020-graduates/ 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐢𝐩𝐬: https://gahope.org/13-easy-ways-to-prioritize-your-mental-health-that-you-can-start-doing-this-week
With our ninth year for honor graduates to honor an educator from their K-12 education, LCHS didn't want to miss this special recognition just because of COVID-19. It might not have been the traditional breakfast celebration, but the LCHS Admin Team traveled from Dahlonega to Suches to Cleveland to Clermont to Maysville to Baldwin to Jefferson to Gainesville to Cumming to Dawsonville and back to Dahlonega in an epic 10.5 hour trip to deliver 37 yard signs, certificates and personalized letters from students to LCSS educators. Congratulations to our 2020 Honor Educators! #TR1BE
It's not everyday that you have a Blitz Player of the Year in Lumpkin County. How about one player for two years in a row?! Well deserved, Hope Kenney! #TR1BE https://blitzsportsga.com/2020/05/10/hope-kenney-poy/
Congratulations to Class of 2020 Senior Faith Schofield for being one of 202 students in the state of Georgia selected as a Georgia Scholar! Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home. Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during the four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools. Way to go, Faith!
With yesterday being our last day of new content, today is our last Fun Friday for this school year! Make it the best Fun Friday yet, and be sure to send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org! #TR1BE
𝗖𝘂𝗿𝗯𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟴-𝟮𝟮 This meal sign-up is for 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟭𝟴-𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟮𝟮 (our eighth week of meal distribution). If you do not have transportation, please contact email@example.com to arrange delivery service. We can accommodate some delivery for those with no transportation. We need time to order food and plan, so the deadline to sign up for meal pick-up for 5.4.2020-5.8.2020 will be on 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟭𝟯 𝐚𝐭 𝟒:𝟎𝟎 𝐏𝐌. When signing up for 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟭𝟴-𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟮𝟮, you will select the school you want to pick-up from on that Monday and Wednesday. You can choose any of our three school locations; it does not matter where your children attend. 𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐤-𝐔𝐩 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬: Monday, May 18 from 10:00-11:30 Wednesday, May 20 from 10:00-11:30 You will receive breakfast and lunch for both Monday and Tuesday on your Monday pick-up. You will receive breakfast and lunch for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday on your Wednesday pick-up. Thank you, all, for your continued support of our school system! And thank you to all those working to make this happen for our students. #TR1BE https://tinyurl.com/LCMeals8
You do not want to miss Mrs. Gerrell's Small Town Celebrity reading tonight for ConnectAbility. Tune in to Facebook at 7:00 PM! #TR1BE https://tinyurl.com/StacieGerrellsReading
Our regularly scheduled monthly board meeting will be next Monday, May 11th at 6:00 PM. This is a Zoom meeting and not face-to-face. The link to join this public meeting is: https://zoom.us/j/96576243644?pwd=d1k1WnFiVGx5dXFWeUJoanlIUENHdz09
A TIME TO SHINE: Talent Showcase Even from home, our Lumpkin County students are shining bright! Enjoy two videos featuring some of our talented students from grades K-12. We hope that their smiles and talents inspire hope in our community. LCS Talent Showcase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTugRWWWAu0&feature=youtu.be Lucy Bell - "Make it Good" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w630dXVEHSc&feature=youtu.be
It's already Friday again! We don't know about you, but this week seemed to zoom by (no pun intended)! Don't forget to send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday evening to be included in our Fun Friday collage on Monday!
Census Day was April the first and Lumpkin County is just barely over the 50% mark. We need you to participate! Go to https://my2020census.gov/ and complete the census for your family. Our county and schools benefit from funding based on the data submitted. #TR1BE
It's Family FUN Friday! Don't forget to send us your pictures to email@example.com! #TR1BE
We are consolidating curbside meal locations from today forward. If you were originally scheduled to pick up your meals at LCMS, you will now be picking up your meals at LCHS. This means that on Wednesday of this week, all families who chose LCMS as their pick-up location will need to pick up a to LCHS. This change will continue from this point forward. Thanks for working with us as we continue to streamline our processes and procedures!
𝐋𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐄 - 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐋𝐂𝐒 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐊-𝟏𝟐 Maybe you have learned a new song on the guitar. Maybe a new dance. Maybe you write poetry or paint. Your gift may be creating funny TikToks...the list goes on. Whatever your talent may be, it is TIME TO SHINE. Using the theme of HOPE, we are looking for submissions for a Virtual Talent Showcase. Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes and can be shard with Ms. Quigley on Google Drive (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via FlipGird at https://flipgrid.com/t2shine (FlipGrid is the preferred method). This is open to all students in Lumpkin County Schools. Please submit videos (or photos if artwork) by Monday, April 27th. Email Ms. Colleen Quigley, LCHS Fine Arts, with questions at email@example.com.
TR1BE, We have some important information regarding end-of-year processes, procedures, and activities. Please share this information with our TR1BE! Copy & Paste Link to PDF Version: https://tinyurl.com/LCEndofYearCovid
It's Family FUN Friday! Don't forget what FUN stands for and send us your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org! #TR1BE
The beginning of the 2019-2020 school year kicked off in early August with our educators donning their new t-shirts. No one knew then just how appropriate the motto on the back would apply now. Every day, as educators, as students, as parents, and as a community, we find a new way to 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒉 𝑩𝒐𝒅𝒍𝒚. We want to hear from you! How are you marching boldly right now? Tell us what school at home is like for you. We want to hear from teachers, from students, and from teachers! Email us at 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐥𝐲@𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬.𝐜𝐨𝐦 with a sentence, a couple/few sentences, a photograph, a video clip, a drawing, or whatever fits your answer to the question: 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞? We need your responses by this Friday, April 17th.
𝐀 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐆𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐚 𝐇𝐎𝐏𝐄: If your child is experiencing any sadness, anger, frustration, anxiety, or any other mental health symptoms, please know that there is help. Even during COVID-19, your child can receive mental health support through the phone or video. Simply contact Georgia HOPE at 706-279-0405 OR https://gahope.org/make-a-referral/. We at Georgia HOPE have learned along with you that children will not be returning to school for the remainder of the school year. We always depend on educators and other community partners to identify and link children and families in need to our services daily. Typically, we see a large spike in referrals prior to school letting out for the summer which allows us to serve families when school is not in session. Without your referrals we have no way of knowing which children are at risk of suffering alone until they are able to return to school this fall. We are continuing to offer all of our services while following appropriate CDC guidance to keep ourselves and clients safe.
The LCBOE will meet in a public session to handle school system business. Community members are invited to attend virtually on Zoom. In-person attendance is not permitted due to COVID-19 health concerns. Community input is welcome via email. Please send comments to email@example.com Robert Brown is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Lumpkin County Board of Education Public Meeting Time: Apr 13, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/616722046?pwd=WDlRdUJFbEQ3YUxZRGlta21malZzQT09 Meeting ID: 616 722 046 Password: 931005 One tap mobile +13126266799,,616722046# US (Chicago) +19292056099,,616722046# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US +1 301 715 8592 US Meeting ID: 616 722 046 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ad6T2q41Rt
Based on Governor Kemp’s orders, Lumpkin County Schools will remain closed through April 24, 2020. We will continue online learning each week excluding spring break. We will observe spring break April 6-10, 2020. We hope to be back in school on April 27, 2020.
Based on Governor Kemp’s guidance and ban on gatherings of ten or more people until April 6, 2020, Lumpkin County Schools will remain closed through spring break. We hope to return on April 13, 2020. #TR1BE
In accordance with Governor Kemp’s Executive Order, Lumpkin County Schools will remain closed through March 31, 2020. Closing beyond this date will be determined based on how things develop between now and then. Our teachers and staff remain prepared to serve our students even from afar!
Clarification on assignments for this week: All students should have 4 days of assignments as we had 4 instructional days on our school calendar this week. Since today was needed to prepare the online format, assignments may not have been posted early enough for students to complete the assignments today. You may need to use Friday for the 4th day this week unless you got started today.
In the event that Lumpkin County Schools are closed for an additional week or weeks, we will be offering delivery of breakfast and lunch to children under 18 (or under 21 for anyone with a disability) or any student in Lumpkin County Schools. This delivery service will begin in our community the week of March 23rd. This is at no cost. If your family needs food for the week of March 16th, please contact Brigette Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please complete this form to help us in planning for next week. After we've received all the form submissions, we will plan our routes and be in touch! For updates, please make sure you check our website and social media platforms. https://tinyurl.com/LCFoodDelivery
Follow this link for an instructional video on Distance and Online Learning in Lumpkin County Schools! https://www.powtoon.com/c/bKfuDDuz4El/1/m
Your child's principal will be reaching out today with specific instructions on how Lumpkin County Schools will be handling distance and online learning. These days are not holidays; they are online/distance learning days. We are all working together to navigate these unchartered territories. We appreciate your continued support of our school system. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can do something to better serve you and your child(ren) during this time. #TR1BE
Take two minutes to have children watch the instructional handwashing video from Nurse Lower at Blackburn Elementary School. #TR1BE https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uNkjnGABjGgDNY36i8eZGUIZwLr2QCDN/view?usp=sharing
What matters to you? Schools? Transportation? Hospitals? Data from the @uscensusbureau help inform planning efforts for all these important community resources. To learn how census data impact you and your community, visit www.2020census.gov. #2020Census
Did you know that the next census will take place in 2020? Responding to the #2020Census is our civic duty and affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources, how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. To learn more, visit www.2020census.gov.
Car riders and student drivers at LCHS will be released at 1:00 as planned during the power outage. Buses will run at regular times.
Power has been restored at LCHS and the BOE. Thanks for your patience!
We are currently without power at LCHS, Summit Academy, and the Board Office. Our phones and internet are out as well. We are in contact with the power company and hope to get it restored ASAP.
For the first time, the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online. You can respond to the census in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee. You’ll still be able to respond by mail. To learn more about what to expect, visit www.2020census.gov. #2020Census
We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the @uscensusbureau to support the #2020Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented. To learn about the upcoming census, visit www.2020census.gov.
Adventure Camp filled up within a few hours! If you want to get on the wait list in case more spots open up, fill out the form at https://tinyurl.com/LCAdventure2020WaitList
Our Real Estate and Schools Breakfast is just one week away (next Thursday the 27th) at Long Branch Elementary School. Are you able to be there? If so, email email@example.com or text 706.429.7510 with your RSVP! We hope to see you there!
Due to the forecast of inclement weather and potentially dangerous road conditions expected in the morning hours, Lumpkin County Schools will be closed on Thursday, February 20, 2020. All 12 month staff should report if it is safe to do so. A decision regarding after-school activities will be made tomorrow at noon. As always, the safety and security of our students and staff is our primary concern. Thank you for your continued support of Lumpkin County Schools.
Are you a local real estate agent or broker? Do you have an interest in learning more about our school system? We'd love for you to join us at Long Branch Elementary School on February 27th! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org!
TR1BE, Due to potentially dangerous road conditions, Lumpkin County Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. This delay will give our bus drivers, parents, and staff an opportunity to travel with the benefit of daylight. We will continue to monitor the weather and local road conditions throughout the night. As always, our first priority is on the safety and security of our students and staff. Thank you for your continued support!
Schools will operate on a normal schedule on Monday, February 10, 2020. We hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the snow! #TR1BE
Due to potentially dangerous road conditions, Lumpkin County Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay on Friday, February 7, 2020. This delay will give our bus drivers, parents, and staff an opportunity to travel with the benefit of daylight. We will continue to monitor the weather and local road conditions throughout the night. As always, our first priority is on the safety and security of our students and staff. Thank you for your continued support!
Our principals are leading by example in creating vertical awareness in our district. By trading roles today, Mr. Kirk, LCHS Principal, stepped in at Long Branch Elementary while Mrs. Mullinax, LBES Principal, served at Lumpkin Co High. There isn't a better way to understand the challenges or to observe the amazing things happening in our schools than to see it with your own eyes. #TR1BE
Are you looking for a job? ESS, our substitute teacher service, is hiring! Their next training will be on February 12th from 9am-2pm. Apply online at ESS.com/Jobs. You can also contact Marina Libutti at email@example.com for more information. Join the #TR1BE!
Lumpkin County Middle School hosted the Dahlonega Sunrise Rotary Club for their weekly meeting. As a function of Public Relations, our school system hosts a different organization at each school, each year. Thank you, Sunrise Rotary, for supporting our school system! It was our pleasure to share all the great things going on at LCMS with your members.
Congratulations LCHS Rifle Team on your victory against Centennial High School last night! LCHS 1119 to CHS 1061. The night's top gun award goes to Joshua Molina with a 282; followed by Colby Craddock: 281; Justice Turner: 279; Anthony Bauer: 277; Launie Coleman: 272 The team will take on Duluth HS here at the Indian Hunting Grounds next Thursday at 4:00 p.m.
Tonight’s BOE meeting was full of some special recognitions! Congrats to our Ideal Indians: Matt Cole, Lamar Christy, Marilyn Bartils, Ashton Fortner and Michelle Kimbral! Thank you, Claude Gilstrap, for your continued support of the LC Special Needs Fund. Thank you, David Luke, for being a Pioneer in Education for LC. Congrats to Lumpkin County Education Foundation for being this month’s Partner in Education. And thank you, LCHS, for your spotlight presentation!
Dr. Rob Brown and BOE Members Mera Turner and Lynn Sylvester accepted the 2019 Leading Edge Award at the Annual GSBA Conference today. Lumpkin County won this award for our design and implementation of a district communications plan which keeps our community informed about school successes and school happenings. LC was one of two counties in the state to win this award for Communications! #TR1BE
March will be here before we know it, and we are excited about our Adult Field Day in Lumpkin County! It's time for you to start forming your teams! Don't delay; join today!
Lumpkin County High School’s Grateful Gathering was truly a day full of fun, fellowship, and delicious food! We had 237 people join us over the course of the two hours. We sent an additional 60 to-go plates out the door to various places, and we took all the leftovers to the LC Sheriff’s Office. We had the superintendent, associate superintendent, all four high school administrators, and countless others serving today! What an amazing #TR1BE! Happy Thanksgiving from LCHS!
December 16th Lumpkin Co. JA BizTown Volunteer Registration: https://jageorgia.volunteerhub.com/lp/lumpkincountyms/event/index/9769749 December 17th Lumpkin Co. JA BizTown Volunteer Registration: https://jageorgia.volunteerhub.com/lp/lumpkincountyms/event/index/9769750 December 18th Lumpkin Co. JA BizTown Volunteer Registration: https://jageorgia.volunteerhub.com/lp/lumpkincountyms/event/index/9769751
We are just one week away! Join us on Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM for a community-wide Thanksgiving Lunch at Lumpkin County High School. RSVP are appreciated but not required. Do you need transportation? Thanks to our partners at Dahlonega Funeral Home we can come pick you up! Just call 706-429-7510 with your name and address so we can add you to our list.
Congrats, Kyle Trammell, on being a nominee for Cross Country Runner of the Year! Go vote for Trammell now! https://blitzsportsga.com/2019/11/04/boys-cc-poy-nominees/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
Lumpkin County School Nutrition Program is collaborating with UNG & 4-H (Lumpkin Cooperative Extension) to grow produce at Dahlonega's Vickery House Gardens to serve our students in school cafeterias. Our LCSS students involved in 4-H work with UNG students and professors at the gardens twice monthly! Please support this initiative to raise additional funds for building materials & supplies to get local heirloom veggies & fruits into our Lumpkin school cafeterias! Click on this link for more information: http://ung.imodules.com/s/1863/cf19/interior.aspx?sid=1863&gid=2&pgid=767
We apologize for the inconvenience, but our phones are down at all five schools and the Central Office. The issue has been reported to Windstream.
LCSS parents can view their student's cafe choices and account balances for FREE! Follow the link below to sign up: https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome
Register now for a spot in our Community Parking Lot Yard Sale! For just $25, you can join us on 11/2 to sell your items and keep all your profit. If you just want to donate your items for LCHS to sell for profit, we can do that, too! Register: https://tinyurl.com/LCYardSale
It's fitting that Kurt Thomas and Radford Windham spent some time in the Zac Brown Booth today! All three (Thomas, Windham, and Brown) graduated from LCHS and spent some time playing music together back in the 90s. Although it's special enough to have Kurt and Radford in the booth, the real star is that guitar! The oldest Martin guitar still in circulation and being played is this 1846 beauty. Thanks, Kurt, for stopping by Cottrell Recording Studio @ Indian Drive today!
Congratulations to all Lumpkin County Schools for winning the BRONZE Golden Radish Award for 2018-19! This award is due to our Farm To School efforts--including interaction with farmers, edible gardens at schools, teachers incorporating Farm to School into standards-based curriculum, student participation in food & cooking activities, parent & community involvement and promotions in our school cafeterias! Let's go for GOLD or PLATINUM this year!
LCSS and our School Nutrition Program are working to support our students & community with the GA Mountain Food Bank! Check out the newsletter here for more information: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/62752574/15-gmfga-0819-n
Looking for the bus routes for this school year? Click this link to get all the bus route information for Lumpkin County Schools! https://tinyurl.com/LCBusRoutes For questions, please call the Transportation Department @ 706.864.2416.
We're hiring! If you are interested in applying for an open custodial position or an open school nurse position, follow this link and apply today! https://ats4.searchsoft.net/ats/job_board_frame?COMPANY_ID=00008808
Lumpkin County Schools is currently looking for a school nutrition manager at one of our elementary schools! If you are qualified and interested, visit https://ats4.searchsoft.net/ats/job_board_frame?COMPANY_ID=00008808 to apply today!
Lumpkin County Schools is featured on the Georgia Department of Education website for our Summer Meals program! Check out the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgSYX9e9Idw
It may be summertime, but we are still recognizing some outstanding students! Congratulations to our Classworks Allstars and our Duke Tip Talent students recognized at this evening’s BOE meeting. Allstars (from L to R): Dr. Rob Brown, Mrs. Kerri Whitmire, Brewer Dansby-Sparks, Westin Higgins, Jason Honneffer, Caleb Wendl, and Mrs. Jane Mullinax (not pictured: Parker Berry) Duke Tip (from L to R): Mrs. Jennifer Moss, Lucy Bell, William McKinney, Amber Sugarman, and Dr. Rob Brown (not pictured: Madyson Cole)
We officially launched our new school websites and our brand new App today! VISIT our new websites (www.lumpkinschools.com) and DOWNLOAD the new App (search Lumpkin County School District). You won’t be disappointed.
If you weren't able to secure a ticket to the Class of 2019 Commencement Exercises OR you decide that you'd rather watch the ceremony from the comfort of your own home, we've got you covered! Check out our live stream options! https://youtu.be/O_NfVhU8t1Q