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1 ISSUE 4 AUGUST 21, 2017 LEMON BAY HS 2201 Placida Road Englewood, FL 34224 (941) 474-7702

Principal’s Message Welcome back students and parents. I am excited to start another school year.

I have some advice for how families can make certain their children are prepared for a successful year.

The staff had a great four days of preparation for the upcoming school year and once again our focus this year is based on a question we pose to all our students. “Are you working toward graduating on time, career and college ready?” It is our goal that students come to school each day with this question in mind and it is my expectation that our Lemon Bay staff prepares each day to help students achieve this goal. To help students achieve this goal, we are providing each student with a planner. We hope that students will bring the planner with them each day to record their daily assignments and homework. As well, our staff will be providing their lesson plans and homework online this year for all classes.

Access FOCUS, our online student information system, to review your child’s grades from last year. Talk with your child about areas of strength and areas that need improvement. Set achievement goals for the current school year and discuss specific strategies that will help your child achieve those goals.

Access FOCUS to learn the results of the accountability tests your child took during the Spring testing season. On all exams, level 3 and above represent proficiency, while levels 1 and 2 mean your child did not earn a proficient score. Remember that the 10th grade FSA and the Algebra I EOC are the only two tests students are required to pass in order to earn a high school diploma. If your child did not earn a proficient score on

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2 Principal’s Message continues... either of those tests, know that they will have multiple opportunities to be re-tested. However, you should discuss with your child a plan for improving their test score. If you need assistance with this task, please make an appointment with your child’s guidance counselor. •

Attendance is important. Studies have found that students attending school daily have greater success in school and are more likely to graduate. Teachers prepare lessons for each school day and students attending school regularly will be able to keep up with the progression of learning in the classroom. Charlotte County has a new attendance policy for students. Information regarding the attendance policy is included in this publication. Please take time to read it with your child. Access FOCUS to monitor your child’s grades. Students will have classwork and homework that will help them prepare for the tests they will take in each of their classes to show learning is occurring. If students start to fall behind, it can be very difficult to catch up. This year Lemon Bay will offer three days of tutoring after school in the media center. Starting the week of August 28th, we will offer tutoring for one hour (2:10 –

3:10) every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. •

Encourage your child to get involved in extracurricular activities. He or she could join a club, try out for a sport, or participate in band, chorus, or theater. Involvement in sports, activities, and clubs will help students feel more a part of the high school and data has shown that students who are involved in high school have better attendance and grades.

Finally, speak with your children about actively engaging in their education. If they have questions about what’s being taught in class, they should speak up and ask for help. If your children have questions about their schedules or about graduation requirements, they should schedule an appointment to talk with a counselor. If your child has concerns about safety issues, they need to approach an administrator. My door is always open to students, and so are the doors of all members of our administrative team. We want to know if our students, or parents, have concerns, so that we can work together to resolve those concerns.

The entire staff is looking forward to a great school year. Go Mantas!!!

3 2017-18 Guidance Department Dawn Bedford . . . . . . A-G Grade 12/Grade 9/Director of Guidance Teresa Dailey . . . . . . . H-N Grade 12/Grade 10 Jennifer Ragazzone . .O-Z Grade 12/Grade11 Danielle Batista . . . . . School Social Worker MaryJo Holleran . . . . Career Specialist/Career Resource Center Gale Gardberg . . . . . . Guidance Dept. Secretary

2017-18 Changes to the CCPS Code of Student Conduct Related To Student Attendance And Makeup Work All absences are considered unexcused until the school receives explanation, written or oral, from the parent/guardian. The Written Parent/Guardian Absence Notification Form can be found on our school website and in the front student office. Please complete and submit this form to the front student office. If you prefer to call in your student’s absence, you may call 941-474-7702 and press 1 or dial ext. 3031 to report a student absence. It is only necessary to send in the written form OR to call in to report your student’s absence. It is not necessary to do both. At the high school level, students with excused absences will be permitted and encouraged to make up work, tests, and quizzes and will not receive an academic penalty unless the work is not made-up within the allowable time frame. Two days for each absence shall be given to complete all work. Exams, tests and quizzes shall be rescheduled at the discretion of the teacher. Long term projects shall be due on the date the student returns to class. In the case of unexcused absences, a teacher may deduct up to 30% from the earned grade for work made up. If a pattern of non-attendance develops, the principal or designee may require documentation to excuse an absence. The principal or designee has the authority to determine whether or not an absence is excused. Excessive excused absences for illness may result in the student being required to provide a doctor’s note or other substantiating medical evidence. •

Please see pages 16-22 of the CCPS Code of Student Conduct for specific guidelines and policies pertaining to attendance and makeup work.

2017-18 Tardy To School Policy 2 new Attendance Codes have been added in Focus to reflect students late to school for monitoring purposes. 1. ELATESCL = Student is late to school and considered excused. Parent/guardian has called in and the student has not exceeded 5 parent/guardian callins per quarter. Full make up privileges should be granted with no academic and discipline penalties. 2. ULATESCL = Student is late to school and is considered unexcused due to lack of parent notification or excessive call-ins without formal documentation being provided.

Manta Messenger August 21, 2017 Published Four Times Per Year Charlotte County Public Schools 1445 Education Way Port Charlotte, FL 33948-1042 Issue #4

4 Manta Rays “RIP” into Bullying Student conflicts occur on any high school campus. Those conflicts typically result in a difference of opinions. Overcoming differences and embracing diversity is what we believe makes Lemon Bay High School a great school for our students. Our students strive to support each other and demonstrate kindness and compassion. Our school district and school take a strong stand to ensure bullying behaviors do not occur. Keep in the mind, the following “RIP” acronym if you are unsure if bullying is occurring and should be reported: R = Repeated (occurs more than once) I = Imbalance of Power (is the victim perceived as younger, weaker, less smart, or less socially accepted)

The Lemon Bay Academic Olympic Team The Lemon Bay Academic Olympic team completed their 2016-2017 season at the NAQT National Championship tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. The team competed May 25-27 against 304 teams from across the country as well as international teams from Singapore and Japan. The team was ranked 284 out of 304 based on their seeding and performance in previous matches. Competing in their first National Championship the team began 0-3, including a loss to Danbury High School, Connecticut, a team featuring a Team Jeopardy Finalist. The team then rallied to win five of their remaining seven matches to complete the tournament at 5-5. Three of the matches won by the team came down to the final question. The 5-5 record allowed the team to finish ranked 117th in the nation. The ranking places Lemon Bay as the second best finish of the 13 teams from Florida who qualified and attended Nationals. Lemon Bay was represented at the National Tournament by Sean Hinkle, Matt Mason, Ashley Turner, Paul Jensen, Matt Corcoran, and Jarus Taulbee. In addition to the six students who attended Nationals, Kayla Mason, Thomas Cornell, Caitlin Lovelace, and Mike Ainsworth competed with the team this year and assisted in qualifying the team for Nationals.

P = Purposeful (it was deliberate or intended, not accidental)

What is Bullying? Bullying, which includes cyberbullying, occurs when a person or group of people repeatedly hurt, embarrass, or frighten another person. Cyberbullying means bullying through the use of technology or any electronic communication regardless of whether the bullying occurs on or off school grounds. Examples of cyberbullying include but are not limited to: text/instant messaging, e-mails, creation of a webpage impersonating another person and/or other electronic means through the internet.

Bullying is not: •

An altercation between equals

Good natured playful teasing among equals or peers

An isolated incident

You can report a bully situation on our school’s website using the “Report Bullying” button. You can also talk to an Assistant Principal about a situation you feel needs reported. Remember, we are here to help!

Pictured at Nationals. From Left: Matt Mason, Ashley Turner, Sean Hinkle, Paul Jensen, Matt Corcoran, and Jarus Taulbee.

5 Friends of Fisher House

Save The Date 17th Annual Lemon Bay Golf Team Benefit 4 Person “Poker� Scramble Long Marsh Golf Course Saturday, November 4th, 2017

NJROTC 2017-18 Cadet Staff

This new 2017-2018 school year is bringing many fun activities for The Friends of Fisher House Club. With club day fast approaching, new members have already shown interest during the Club Expo that was held on Tuesday, August 8th. Our first meeting will be held on August 23rd at 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and will continue every other Wednesday at the same times. We are excited to continue with our past community involvement and look forward to planning new fundraisers inside the school and outside in the community. Make sure to stop by the Career Resource Center and get involve in our club.

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Senior Calendar

Class of 2018 : Semester One *All dates/times are subject to change. Thursdays Every Week Join us as a SENIOR REP. All are welcome to participate. 7:00AM and/or 2:00PM in Room 226 Thursday August 17 Senior Class Meeting/Assembly in the LPAC 4th Period Wednesday August 30 Welcome Back SENIOR POOL PARTY at San Casa Pool 5:00PM-7:30PM Friday September 8 Fall Pep Rally Football vs. Port Charlotte High School 7:30PM Black Light Dance Party in the Black Box Theater (after football game) 9:15PM-11:15PM Monday September 11 SENIOR PARENT NIGHT in the LBPAC 7:00PM Tues & Weds Sept. 19 & 20 Fall Blood Drive in the Black Box Theater Wednesday September 20 Charlotte County College Night at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center in Punta Gorda from 6:00-7:30PM Monday September 25 Lip Sync! 7:00PM in the LB Performing Arts Center (Auditorium) Thursday September 28 Powderpuff/Bonfire Games 5:00PM Bonfire around 7:00PM (at dusk) Friday September 29 Homecoming Football Game vs. Hardee 7:30PM Saturday September 30 Homecoming Dance in the Gym 7:00PM Monday October 9 Financial Aid Informational Night in the Career Resource Center 6:30-7:30PM Friday October 13 HALF OF SENIOR DUES PAYMENT DEADLINE Mon & Tues October 23 & 24 Senior Portraits/Cap & Gown Pictures Friday November 17 SGA Cookie Bake-Off Competition Senior Superlative/Senior Elves Assembly Mon & Tues November 29 & 30 Senior Portrait Retakes Wednesday December 13 Senior Elf Party Friday December 8 Winter Pep Rally Thursday December 21 SENIOR DUES DEADLINE

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Lemon Bay High School


2017-18 Fall Sports Schedule DATE




9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3

FRI FRI Fri Fri FRI Fri Fri Fri FRI Fri



VARSITY FOOTBALL Coach: Donald Southwell PRE-SEASON BISHOP VEROT GOLDEN GATE PORT CHARLOTTE @ Desoto @ Cardinal Mooney HARDEE (HC) @ Estero @ Southeast BOOKER BAYSHORE (SR NT) @ North Port

J V FOOTBALL Coach: 8/24 Thur JV H HARDEE 8/31 Thur JV H CHARLOTTE 9/7 Thur JV @ Port Charlotte 9/21 THUR JV H CARDINAL MOONEY 9/27 WED JV H PORT CHARLOTTE 10/5 Thur JV @ Charlotte 10/12 Thur JV @ Desoto 10/19 Thu JV @ North Port


TIME 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:00 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 TIME 7:00 5/7:00 6:30 6:00 7:00 5/7:00 6:30 6:30

VOLLEYBALL Coach: Pat Auer 8/14 MON PRE-SEASON H 8/22 TUE BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 8/23 Wed @ Imagine School 8/24 THU NORTH PORT 8/26 SAT JV H TOURN 8/29 TUE IDA BAKER 8/31 Thu @ Sarasota Christian 9/5 Tue @ Port Charlotte 9/7 Thu @ North Port 9/12 Tue @ Cape Coral 9/14 Thu @ Charlotte 9/19 Tue @ Gulf Coast HEAT 9/21 THU PORT CHARLOTTE Var @ Wildcat, JV @ Card 9/23 Sat Mny 10/3 TUE ISLAND COAST (Pink Out) 10/5 THU NORTH FT MYERS 10/7 Sat Var @ Gene Gorman CHS 10/10 TUE GULF COAST HEAT (SR NT) 10/11 Wed @ ODA

6/7:00 6/7:00 TBA 6/7:00 5/6:00





9/7 9/14 10/5 10/7 10/11 10/12 TBA


SWIMMING / DIVING Coach: Dawn Hall Boomer Memorial @ Sara YMCA VENICE / N. PORT H @ Port Charlotte N. PORT / ODA H Tri County @ Sara YMCA Ven/N. Port (Swim) @ Venice Ven/ N. Port (DIVE) @ LBH Charlotte County Tri Meet

TIME 6/7:00 6/7:00 6/7:00 6/7:00 TBA 6/7:00 6/7:00 6/7:00 6/7:00 6/7:00 6/7:00 6/7:00 6/7:00 TBA

10:00 4:30 4:30 4:30 9:00 5:00 3:30 TBA



8/19 8/29 8/31

Sat Tue THU



9/14 9/19 9/21 9/25 9/27 9/29 10/3

Thu Tue Thu Mon Wed Fri TUE











BOYS GOLF Coach: Jason Jones Pre-Season @ The Bluffs @ Pt Charlotte w/SMA IMAGINE (L.MARSH) @ The Bluffs w/Hardee, Desoto IMAGINE @ Riverwood @ North Port (TBA) @ SMA Rd 1 CCC @ Pt Charlotte/9 Rd 2 CCC @ Long Marsh/9 Rd 3 CCC @ Kingsway/18 BOOKER (L.MARSH) HARDEE, DESOTO (L.MARSH) @ Booker (Palm Aire) @ Don Ross (Sara Bay) Districts (TBA)

TIME 8:30 3:30 3:30 4:00 4:00 3:30 4:00 4:00 4:00 TBA 3:30 4:00 3:30 TBA

GIRLS GOLF TIME Coach: Darrell Roach CHARLOTTE (LBGC) 3:30 TRI MATCH W 4:00 HARDEE/N. PORT VENICE (LBGC) 3:30 DESOTO (LBGC) 3:30 @ Hardee (The Bluffs) 4:00 @ Charlotte (St. Andrews S) 3:30 County Tourn 10:30 @ St Andrews South Tri Match W N. Port/SHS 3:30 Her Crk CC @ Desoto (Bluffs) 4:00 @ Venice (Capri Isles) 3:30 @ Donald Ross Invite 9:00 (Sara Bay) PORT CHARLOTTE(LMGC) 3:30 Districts (PCGC) 8:00 Regionals (TBA)



8/31 9/7 9/12 9/19






10/3 10/5

Tue Thu



10/12 10/16 10/23 10/31, 11/10

THU Mon Mon Tue, Wed


DAY CROSS COUNTRY TIME Coaches: Joe Casale/Tom Trealout SAT LBH INVIT’L 7:30 Mandatory Practice Sat @ Celery Fields Sat @ Venice Invit’l 7:30 Sat Triton Invite @ Mariner 7:30 Sat @ North Port Invit’l 7:30 Mandatory Practice Sat @ Celery Fields Disney Classic Fri 6:00pm @ ESPN complex Sat @ Lely Invit’l 7:00 Mandatory Practice Sat @ Celery Fields WK Districts TBA TBA Sat Regionals Lakeland TBA Sat States Tallahassee TBA

8/26 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/6 10/14 10/21 10/23 11/4 11/11

States (Howie in the Hills)


Charlotte County Public Schools

Lemon Bay High School 2201 Placida Road Englewood, FL 34224

Parents: Want to get involved? You are invited to join our School Advisory Council (SAC). SAC meets monthly on Wednesday evenings in our Media Center and all parents are invited to join us for as many meetings as you can make. Our SAC committee is vital to our school’s success. These dedicated parents help us make informed decisions that affect our students and families and help us communicate upcoming initiatives and events. Current SAC officers are Chairperson – Lori Emery, Vice-Chair – Steve Schoff, and Secretary – Bobbi Fogo. Dates for Upcoming SAC Meetings/ 7pm/ Media Center: • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 •

Thursday, September 21, 2017 (change of day due to CCPS College Night)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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Thank You!


Lemon Bay High School would like to thank the following groups and individuals who helped us dedicate a beautiful service flag display at our Veteran’s Stadium: Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary The Craft Family The Weinfeld Family LBHS Athletics LBHS Friends of Fisher House LBHS SGA LBHS MALA

Orange Crush Student Spirit Attention all Mantas: Become a member of our new “Orange Crush” and show your school spirit. Perks of being a member include: •

Orange Crush Club members will receive admission to all home regular season games at Lemon Bay in all sports; • Seasonal socials- members will be excused from class early to attend; • Early release for all pep rallies; • Occasional concession stand specials; • Seasonal tailgate parties before the games; and • ORANGE CRUSH T Shirt If you are interested, see Coach Pinkham. $40 to join per school year.

Lemon Bay High School Newsletter  

August 2017

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