The Week Ahead @LHS January 9-13, 2023
F=ma Physics Exam Signups - The F=ma Exam, a 75-minute exam with 25 multiple-choice mechanics questions, will occur on February 9, 2023. In order to sign up, students must fill out the binding interest form at tinyurl.com/lynbrookfma2023 and bring $15 in cash or check to Ms. Loia's Room (Rm. 305) during Wednesday Brunch or Friday Lunch by January 13, 2023 deadline.
STTAR Tutor Program - Students who would like to improve their grade in a particular subject may request a STTAR tutor. A STTAR Tutor Request form can be found under "NEED A TUTOR?" on the STTAR webpage: https://lhs.fuhsd.org/guidance-student-support/sttar-tutoring.
Homework Center - Homework Center will resume on Monday, January 9th. Students may drop in to Homework Center after school in the Library and get started on assignments. Student tutors are available until 4:45 pm on Homework Center days. Textbooks are available for use in the Library. For more information, visit https://lhs.fuhsd.org/guidance-student-support/high-school-planning/academic-support.
Homework Center is open three days a week:
• Mondays 3:55-5:00 pm
• Wednesdays 3:15-5:00 pm
• Thursdays 3:55-5:00 pm
Advisory Assembly Presentations THIS WEEK
At Lynbrook, students are prepared for future academic pursuits and for life beyond high school. We want our students to develop what we call the 4C's. Students learn the skills of communication, creative-critical thinking, collaboration, and good citizenship. Students learn the 4C's in many ways. During Advisory, ten times a year, there are schoolwide sessions focused on mental, physical, and social wellness. On Friday, January 13, 2023, Lynbrook will have two special presentations during an Advisory Assembly. Mike Domitrz, from Center for Respect, will return to Lynbrook for the third time and speak in two sessions, one for 9th graders and one for 12th graders. The sophomores and juniors attended a presentation by Mr. Domitrz last school year. This year, the 10th and 11th grade students will attend a talk on the relationship of sleep and performance, by Cheri Mah, MD, MS.
Friday, January 13, 2023 Advisory Assemblies
Ninth-grade students will attend the "Safer Choices" presentation. The Center for Respect reports that, "'SAFER Choices' is one of the most inclusive and sought-after school assemblies for creating a safe, age appropriate look at consent, respect in relationships, boundaries, bystander intervention, and working to reduce sexual assault." The seniors will attend "Let's Talk." This presentation will be focused on establishing healthy relationships and boundaries. The session will be driven by the questions students submit in advance and ones that are asked during the live session. Given the open format, this presentation is for seniors only. We are expecting mature and respectful interactions.
The juniors and sophomores will learn about the importance of sleep. Cheri Mah, MS, MD is a researcher at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory. Her research focuses on the relationship between sleep and performance, with a specific emphasis on the impact of sleep extension on athletic performance, mood, and recovery.
Thursday, January 12, 2023, 7:00-8:00 PM in the Lynbrook Theater - FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS
Parents and guardians are invited to hear Mike Domitrz, author, subject matter expert, and Hall of Fame speaker. He will provide parents with strategies, language, and specific how-to skills for helping their children be more equipped in today's sexualized world. Topics can include society's sexual standards for youth, sexual pressures, sexual decision-making, pornography, nudes, harmful influences and much more.Parents who want to know more about the influences on their student and how to have clear, informed, and honest conversations about difficult topics need to attend on Thursday. Space is limited. Please register. This event is not available for viewing online and it will not be recorded.
Many thanks to PTSA for covering the cost to have Mike Domitrz with us again, which includes the additional parent evening event. Thank you to Lynbrook Excellence in Education for providing the funding for the presentation by sleep specialist, Dr. Cheri Mah.
Special Schedule on Friday 1/13/23
A Note from Principal Jackson
I hope you have had a restful and invigorating mid-year break. Finals weeks ended close to the Christmas holiday, and thus we had time after New Year's Day to relax and take care of ourselves.
Wet Week Ahead
The storm doors are open.Our thirsty state welcomes the rain, but the storms have caused widespread flooding and hazardous conditions. It will be a wet week ahead, when school resumes on Monday. Leave early to allow extra time to arrive at school safely and on time. The theater lobby, gym lobby, and cafe will be open during brunch and lunch, so students will have places to stay dry. Some teachers may volunteer to have their rooms open, too.
We continue to make at-home antigen test kits available while supplies last. Staff and students can come to the GSS office and see Mrs. Melissa Tao. At home tests are also available again from the US government at https://www.covid.gov/tests. Masks are encouraged but not required and are available by request in the GSS office.
With COVID, RSV, and the flu season, it is critically important that staff and students stay home if sick to keep from spreading any of these illnesses to others. As a reminder:
- Staff and students who develop new, unexplained symptoms should not return to campus until it is clear that symptoms are mild and improving or are due to a non-infectious cause (e.g., allergies). This includes waiting until 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
- Positive COVID-19 cases must be reported to your school site. When reporting an absence and/or positive COVID-19 case, explain the symptoms you are experiencing, the date of onset of these symptoms and whether you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. This information will help staff to advise you on next steps per County Public Health guidelines. Contact Assistant Principal Tara Grande (408.366-7707) and/or Attendance Technician Jena Rajabally (408.366-7708) for assistance.
- Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must continue to follow the CDC's Isolation Guidelines, staying home and isolating for at least 5 days. Individuals may return to school on Day 6, IF they no longer have symptoms AND have a negative COVID-19 test. Otherwise, individuals may be required to isolate for up to 10 days if symptoms persist and they continue to test positive.
Special Events & Important Dates
- THIS WEEK
Virtual Coffee & Chat with the Principal, Tuesday, 1/10/23 Online 7 -8 pm
Special Parent Presentation, Thursday, 1/12/23 at 7 pm in the theater.
Special Advisory Presentations for Students, Friday, 1/13/23 (bell schedule is above)
- MLK Holiday No School, (schedule for the week is below) Monday, 1/16/23
- Official Semester 1 Grades Mailed, Monday, 1/23/23
- Rally, Friday, 1/27/23
Wishing you all healthy, hopeful, and meaningful 2023!
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