LAKE BRANTLEY HIGH SCHOOL • FEBRUARY 2017
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PRINCIPAL Dr. Trent Daniel ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS Mary Beth Delfiacco Mike Icardi Juliene McDonald Jose Sanchez ADMINISTRATORS Jeralee McIntyre Cathy Cunningham Ashley Swander DEAN Brian Shafer DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE Anna Riether ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Jerri Kelly
Lake Brantley High School 991 Sand Lake Road Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714 407.746.3450 www.lakebrantley.com PTSA CONTACT Melanie Confusione email@example.com
Dear Patriot Families,
The first semester is now over, and we are well into our second semester. We have many exciting events happening during the second semester culminating in our class of 2017 graduation on May 24, 2017 at 9:30am at the Amway Arena. In addition to graduation, the second semester is also filled with different assessments. The Florida Standards Assessments, End of Course exams, and Advanced Placement exams are right around the corner, and our students and teachers have been working extremely hard preparing for these exams. All students will be provided exact times and locations for their exams. Please read this edition of the Patriot Parade for more information regarding specific information in regards to testing. Students are currently registering for classes for the 2017-2018 school year. Please review your student’s request for courses. In particular, please choose your child’s math class with careful consideration and with input from your student’s current math teacher. We will be finalizing our master schedule prior
to the summer, and schedule changes will be very difficult after that process has been completed. Please also note the summer school dates for this year. To upgrade you on where we are as school with regards to technology implementation, LBHS has purchased four more laptop computer carts and is starting the process of refreshing the Media Center’s seven year old computers. Every English, reading, and ESOL classroom has computer access in order to support Achieve implementation and access for all our students. Once again, thank you to all our parents for your continued support. We are working with you to provide the best educational opportunities possible, so that our “Patriots Meet the Challenge”. GO PATRIOTS! Dr. Trent Daniel Principal
“Patriot Parade” February 2017 Volume 6 • Issue 3 Published Five Times Per Year Lake Brantley High School 991 Sand Lake Rd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Second Semester Testing Dates
February 27- March 3: FSA Writing
End of Quarter 3
March 1: SAT Day 11th Grade
Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
March 6-19: FSA Writing Makeups (grades 9-11)
March 20-24 Schools Closed for Spring Break
March 10 & 13: PERT
February 20 School System Closed for Presidents’ Day
Start of Quarter 4
March 13-16: 9 Weeks Exams
May 24-26 Student Early Release Days (Last 3 days of Semester 2)
March 27-29: FCAT 2.0 Retakes
Last Day of Student Attendance
March 27- 31: FSA Algebra 1
School System Closed for Memorial Day
March 30, 31: NGSSS Algebra 1
Teacher Workdays/Post Planning
April 3- 7: FSA Reading Retakes
First Day of Session 1 Summer School
Last Day of Session 1 Summer School
First Day of Session 2 Summer School
Last Day of Session 2 Summer School
April 10- 25: FSA Reading (grades 9 and 10) April 21 & 26: U.S. History End of Course Exam April 27- May 2: FSA Algebra 2 End of Course Exam May 1- 12: AP Exams May 4, 5: FSA Geometry End of Course Exam May 8, 9: FSA Algebra 1 End of Course Exam May 3, 10-12: FSA End of Course Exam Make-up Days May 15-17: NGSSS Biology End of Course Exam May 18,19: NGSSS End of Course Exam Make-up Days
SAT/ACT The testing dates for SAT/ACT are listed on the following websites. For ACT, please visit www/actstudent.org and for SAT, go to www.collegeboard.com. Again, students are welcome to visit their counselor for more information.
As Valentine’s Day approaches on February 14th, please continue to share with the Lake Brantley family. We welcome and appreciate all forms of donations throughout the year, including non-perishable food items and gift cards. For more information, kindly contact Mrs. Riether at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yearbook Yearbooks are on sale for $85 until Spring Break. Your student can purchase one in room 8-224 with cash or with a check written to LBHS. You may also purchase online with a credit card. www. yearbookforever.com. Please call 407-746-3443 with questions.
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Counselor Corner Welcome to Semester 2 of the school year! We are excited with sharing pertinent information and great reminders for your student’s continued success in school. • Continue to visit the Guidance link at www.lakebrantley.com for special information and deadlines. If you are uncertain about specific dates, please call for clarification. • We encourage you to remain an active participant of Skyward Family Access, so you can always communicate with teachers about your student’s academic progress. Check to ensure that your current Email address is updated accurately in Skyward. • If your student did not do well in Semester I, it does not mean that Semester 2 cannot yield positive outcomes. Be certain to communicate with teachers if there are concerns, and quickly request a conference if a face-to-face meeting is preferred. Students may retake Semester I classes online now as they continue with Semester 2 of the course in school. Only grades of D or lower may be retaken for Grade forgiveness. For assistance or clarification, please contact your student’s assigned counselor. Please take note of the following important up-coming events. More details will be available soon! • Registration for next School year, PSAT Night, College Night • AP Potential Night, Parent Information Night, Decision Day at SSC All parents are invited to our next Coffee with the Counselors. As always, relevant information will be shared and you will be able to get your questions answered and concerns addressed. Please check our school’s website for dates. For more information, please email Ms. Goe at email@example.com. If your student is currently a senior, please continue to check grades frequently and encourage the completion of all homework and/or assignments. If you have questions, please reach out to teachers and counselors immediately. Graduation is fast approaching! Date set is May 24th. Continue to monitor your student’s attendance carefully. Only 9 unexcused absences are allowed for the Semester. Failure to make up time will lead to loss of credits. Please contact the assigned counselor if you wish to discuss further. Dates for Make-up Saturdays may be retrieved from all building offices. All information on Bright Futures and Community Service hours may be found on the Guidance link. If you have questions, please email the counselor or visit www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf. Students may also visit the Building offices for more information.
eminders Residency Guidelines Medical Forms in Attendance The LBHS Clinic is now located in the Media Center. To access the Clinic please sign in at the Front Desk in the Building 1 Administrative Office, and the receptionist will arrange for you to be taken to the new Clinic. Medical forms from ANY/ALL medication need to be completed and filed in the Clinic, and should be updated each year. Students can self-medicate in high school with documented written permission from a medical doctor for either prescription or over-the-counter medication. The daily dose of medication should be delivered to the Clinic each morning with instructions indicating where it would be dispensed. Students in possession of any unregistered medications, including overthe-counter medications, are in violation of the Seminole County School Board’s “Student Conduct and Discipline Code” and subject to the specified consequences.
Student Photo/Military Recruiters Info If you do not want your child to be photographed, videotaped, or have their mailing information released to any vendors that work with our school or the military recruiters, you MUST FILL OUT an “OPT OUT” form and turn it in to Building 1 Guidance. Forms are available in the Main Office.
Within 30 days of moving, the Records/Guidance office in Building 1 will need the following information: •
If you rent/lease, we will need the complete lease, current electric bill and a copy of the parent/guardian driver’s license with the new address.
If you have purchased the residence, we will need the warranty deed (you receive this in your papers at closing) or declaration of homestead exemption along with a current electric bill and a copy of the parent/guardian driver’s license with the new address.
If you are a family living with another family, you need to fill out and submit a special form at Lake Brantley High School along with necessary documents.
If your lease has expired, we will need the renewed lease along with a copy of a current electric bill.
All seniors are still required to reside in our district and under no circumstances can you be a resident of another county and go to or graduate from Lake Brantley High School. Also, if you change phone number(s), please notify us of the correct phone number(s). Failure to provide required residency verification and/or falsification of residency information could result in a student being withdrawn from Lake Brantley. Any questions regarding residency, to report a student not living in our district, or to report new phone numbers, please call 407-746-3496.
Parents: In Case of an Emergency IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
New emergency cards were sent home during the first week of school—phone numbers and emergency contacts are updated from these cards each year. Please make sure your child turns in an emergency card so we can reach you in the event of an emergency!
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Speak Out Hotline Students can anonymously report concerns about school and student safety to the Speak Out Hotline. There are three ways to make a report:
Text SPEAKOUT and your tip to 274637
Skyward Family Access! Keep up with attendance and grades with Skyward Family Access! https://skyward.scps.k12.fl.us/
Important Notice to Parents and Students The Student Conduct and Discipline Code is posted on-line at www.scps. k12.fl.us. It may be accessed by choosing Student Conduct Code, which is found immediately under the listing for Dress Code in the selection box on the left of the School Board’s “home page.” You can also access the Code from the Lake Brantley homepage, under School Info, School Policies. If you do not have computer access, please contact your child’s guidance counselor for a paper copy of the Code.
Become a Dividend and/or an Approved Driver! 1. You must be an approved SCPS Dividend or currently employed by SCPS. • Log on to www.scps.k12.fl.us • Click on “Dividend School Volunteer” 2. Only overnight chaperones and volunteer coaches must be fingerprinted at SCPS. • Call 407-320-0457 for more information. 3. Complete the Approved Driver Form, available at www.LakeBrantley.com 4. Return the completed form and a $10 check payable to LBHS to the front desk in Building 1 • The Florida Division of Motorist Services, Bureau of Driver License Records now requires a $10 fee to check your driving record.
DID YOU KNOW?? LBHS PTSA helps the LBHS Guidance Department organize food and clothing for LBHS students & families in need. The Food Pantry operates on donated food from local churches, charities and donations from LBHS families. Below are needed items which may be delivered or dropped off at the front office: Patriot Pantry: • Dry Pasta • Mac noodles • Spaghetti noodles • Pasta sauce • Rice • Beans and rice • Black beans • Pinto beans • Chili beans • Soups • Canned chili • Jelly • Crackers • Granola bars • Cereal boxes • Oatmeal • Pop tarts
Patriot Pantry Personal items: • Toothbrushes/ toothpaste • Shampoo (regular size) • Conditioner (regular size) • Soap • Razors (disposable)
Enchanted Closet: Now accepting prom appropriate dresses and shoes/accessories. All items donated to the Enchanted Closet need to be in very good condition.
SENIORS! Patriot Closet: (Only items in good condition) • New socks • New underwear New or Used: • Jeans (teen appropriate) • Jackets • Hoodies • Coats
Have you visited the AwardWinning Scholarship Room? • •
Open each Wednesday during both lunches Located in the Café of the Media Center
Come by to check us out! New scholarships posted every week. Follow us on Twitter @LBScholarship.
Students have a voice in Lake Brantley’s PTSA! Parents, Teacher and Students are invited to each PTSA Meeting. Come to say HI or share what is going on in your club, academic or extracurricular! Students earn Community Service Hours for attendance! PTSA Meetings begin at 6pm in the Media Center – See you there! February 22 March 28 April 25
Lake Brantley Membership Form Parent Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Parent/Grandparent Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________
Student Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Grade: ____ Student Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Grade: ____ Student Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Grade: ____ Students: $6 X ____ = $ _______ All others: $8 X ____ = $ _______ Your membership makes ALL the Check here to receive Pay Online Option via email. difference! Thank you! Send picture of this completed form to: PTSA.LBHS.SIGNUP@gmail.com
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From your School Resource Officer, Anthony Gentile
We are so proud and thankful to announce that Lake Brantley High School is a Positive Behavior Support Gold Model School this year. This is an honor, and we received an award at the January 24th SCPS School Board Meeting. This award recognizes our school for faithfulness and success in implementing the principles of positive support for respect, responsibility, and readiness to learn. Thanks to all our students for their positive choices, and thanks to our faculty and administration for their support and encouragement of our PBS program. Go, Patriots! Thanks for Meeting the Challenge!
Patriots, I want to remind you that safety is a priority. In particular, pedestrian safety and the use of marked crosswalks is a requirement.
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As a result, the Altamonte Springs Police Department will be enforcing this violation aggressively throughout the school year. This violation can result in a citation in the amount of $64.50. While our goal is not to impose fines on our students, it may be necessary as a teaching tool if multiple violations occur.
The Brantley Branch of Central Florida Educatorâ€™s Federal Credit Union is open for business. The branch is located in Building 1. It is accessible from the courtyard and the guidance lobby.
I want to share some concerning statistics from Transportation for America. From 2000-2009, approximately 47,700 pedestrians were killed in the United States while crossing the street. In addition, over 688,000 pedestrians were injured. This is equivalent to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle every 7 minutes. Central Florida was #1 for most dangerous metro areas for pedestrians and currently these statistics are on the rise. Florida had the biggest increase in 2015 at 1.35 percent per 100,000 residents. Based on this information and my observations while at Lake Brantley, students need to be more aware when crossing our roads. The use of crosswalks is vital when trying to reduce the risk of an accident. There are numerous crosswalks nearby to accommodate our students. Failure to do so will be considered a violation of the law.
Please remember safety is a priority, and please use the designated crosswalks!
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LBHS Clubs LBHS Bridge Club We meet to teach and play the challenging game of Bridge Fridays 2:30-3:30 in room 7-206. Players of all levels are welcome.
Letâ€™s Play Bridge
LBHS Green Team Our mission is to increase awareness of environmental issues in our school and community, and to serve our community in recycling, clean-up, and environmental efforts. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in room 7-206. Club officers meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month to plan meetings and service events.
Sunshine Club Sunshine Club will be delivering Valentineâ€™s Day balloons to classrooms on Tuesday, February 14. Order your special someone balloons at www.brantleyballoons.com. Let your child or special someone know how much you care about them. Please place your order in advance to help Sunshine Club/Peer Counselors prepare for this extremely busy day. On-line orders must be placed by 7pm on Monday, February 13 to insure delivery on Tuesday. Please email Mary_Sams@scps.k12.fl.us if you have any questions. Cash orders can also be placed in room 5-205.
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LBHS Patriot Players Invite you to a Valentineâ€™s Cabaret Friday, February 10th, LBHS Community room, 6:00pm, Admission is $5 at the door Join us for an evening of talent, treats and love. Enjoy homemade sweets while you are entertained by the talented performers from the drama department. All proceeds from this performance go to the support of the amazing productions produced by your drama department. Admission will be collected at the door.
LBHS Patriot Players invite you to Into the Woods April 6, 7, & 8, LBHS Auditorium, 7:00pm, Admission is $10 for Adult and $8 for Students at he door or online.
Cheerleading The Lake Brantley Varsity Cheerleaders would like to THANK Jersey Mikes, Subway and Qdoba for their support in supplying team dinners for the 2016-17 season! Please show your support by choosing them for your lunch and dinner plans!! CHEERS!!
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Attendance & Make-up Time policies Please review the following policies carefully, as some policies may have changed from prior years. Please contact your student’s administrator if you have any questions or concerns. Absentee Policy: • A student under the age of 16 is required by state law to attend school. Additionally, a student may have his/her driver’s license revoked due to excessive absences. All doctor notes or other official documentation must be turned in within 5 days of the absence. NO PARENT NOTES ARE CONSIDERED AS EXCUSED ABSENCE. • A student with more than 9 unexcused absences for a semester in any class will not receive “credit” for that class. Students may see their school counselor about making up time to have the credit reinstated. • A student will be considered absent from class if the student arrives or leaves class greater than or equal to 5 minutes. A parent/guardian may access the student’s record of attendance via SKYWARD. • Participating in school activities or attending to school business is considered in attendance. The activity is considered a field trip and the only type of exempt absence. • A student suspended for disciplinary reasons is not to attend school and will be counted absent. Absences due to suspension will be counted as excused. Tardiness: Students are expected to arrive to class on time. Each teacher is responsible for defining a tardy to his/her class and reporting student tardiness. At Lake Brantley, tardiness results in the following discipline: 1st tardy: verbal warning from teacher, 2nd tardy: written referral for a 1-hour school detention and phone call home from teacher. Subsequent tardies will result in a referral to the building office for further disciplinary sanctions. Make-Up Time: Students may begin to make up time once they have accrued more than nine (9) absences. Students are NOT allowed to “bank” make-up time hours prior to ten (10) unexcused absences. Makeup time takes place on designated Saturdays in Semester 2 Make-Up Time: the Cafeteria from 8:30am -10:30am. Students • January 21, 28 who arrive at the cafeteria after 8:30am will not be • February 4, 11, 25 admitted. Students can make up only one class • March 4, 11 per Saturday. Students must attend 2 hours of • April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 make-up time, from 8:30am-10:30am, to make up • May 6, 13 one class period. Students may check with their guidance counselors for possible additional make-up time opportunities during Spring Break.
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5Essentials Survey Beginning January 24, teachers, parents, and students across the district will once again have an opportunity to participate in the 5Essentials Survey. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school. The 5Essentials Survey will be conducted January 24 – February 24, 2017. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will provide valuable information on our school and help to guide school improvement. Your identity and survey responses are kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online. You received the link to the survey via Skyward Family Access on January 24. The survey link will also be available on the SCPS web site. Please plan to participate in this opportunity to provide your input.