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WELCOME BACK!!. LATIN ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL Returning Family Orientation August 3, 2013. Outline for Today. Introductions Mission You’ll Love/You’ll Hate Academics—quick overview and schedule Dress Code Code of Conduct, Discipline, Rules Transportation and Uniforms

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Latin academy charter school returning family orientation august 3 2013

LATIN ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOLReturning Family OrientationAugust 3, 2013


Outline for today

Outline for Today

Introductions

Mission

You’ll Love/You’ll Hate

Academics—quick overview and schedule

Dress Code

Code of Conduct, Discipline, Rules

Transportation and Uniforms

LACS Parent Programming

Questions and Answers



Chris clemons founder and principal

16 years of experience in education

Over 10 years of experience with middle schoolers

Helped to create over 30 urban charter schools

BA, U. Pennsylvania (magna cum laude), MBA, MIT

Chris Clemons, Founder and Principal




6 th grade team

6th Grade Team


7 th grade team

7th Grade Team



The lacs staff is exceptionally well qualified to do this work
The LACS staff is exceptionally well qualified to do this work

  • Average over five years of experience

  • 50% of LACS staff hold advanced degrees

  • 82% are from Teach for America



Facility
Facility work

  • Not ideal, but we make it work

  • Building is code compliant, safe and secure

  • Working very hard on relocating to Capital View Elementary School

  • Could happen as soon as January 2014



You will love that
You Will Love That… work

  • We mean what we say—we keep appointments and follow through at all times

  • We are strict—this environment will be safe for everyone

  • We are committed—we will never give up on your child—we will do whatever it takes to ensure he or she succeeds and will not accept excuses for failure


Academics

Academics work



Lacs 7 th grade classes
LACS 7 workth Grade Classes

  • English/Language Arts

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Latin

  • PE

  • Art

  • Ethics

  • Study Skills




Latin academy s dress code r einforces our college prep mission
Latin Academy’s Dress Code professionalism?reinforces our college-prep mission

Girls

  • Latin Academy blue short-sleeved Polo-style shirt (only one top button may be unbuttoned).

  • Khaki pants (no jeans, no side pockets or loops, no bell bottoms, no slit bottoms, no overalls) or Khaki skirt/skort

  • Solid Black belt with pants, no belt for skirts/skorts (mandatory)

  • Black shoes (may be dress or sneakers). Shoes must be ALL BLACK, with no color other than black on them (sole, upper, etc.) No sandals

Boys

  • Latin Academy blue short-sleeved Polo-style shirt (only one top button may be unbuttoned).

  • Khaki pants (no jeans, no side pockets or loops, no bell bottoms, no slit bottoms, no overalls)

  • Solid Black belt (mandatory)

  • Black shoes (may be dress or sneakers). Shoes must be ALL BLACK, with no color other than black on them (sole, upper, etc.) No sandals


These items are strictly prohibited for girls and boys
These items are strictly prohibited for girls and boys professionalism?

  • Hats, bandanas, head wraps, bonnet, jeans, jackets (except when outdoors), beepers, or any other inappropriate clothing

  • Hair clips or ties larger than 1.5 inches

  • Headbands tied in the front

  • Headbands on boys

  • Distracting hairstyles: No non-natural colors (i.e. pink, orange) or designs cut into young men’s hair. This is a professional environment


More restricted items
More Restricted Items professionalism?

  • Distracting accessories—excessive jewelry, upper ear piercings, nose rings, earrings for boys, press on eye lashes, tinted glasses, colored contact lenses

  • Bracelets other than a wristwatch

  • Makeup, including lip gloss


No Lip Gloss?! Try… professionalism?


Cel l phones
Cel professionalism?l Phones

  • Are permitted to be at school, but:

    • Must stay in student’s backpacks during school

    • Can only be used in cases of emergency and with teacher permission

    • Students in possession of their phones during school will have their phones confiscated

    • First confiscation: returned at the end of the day; subsequent confiscation: parents must come to school to retrieve

    • We are not responsible for any lost or damaged phones


Final notes
Final Notes professionalism?

  • Chains and necklaces must be tucked underneath a shirt at all times

  • No significant stains on clothing

  • The LACS Uniform cannot be altered or covered in any way




The griffin
The Griffin professionalism?

Hey Latin…

We in the front…

We in the back…

We’re too smart…

And that’s a fact…

Latin Life…

That’s where it’s at!



Lacs is very strict
LACS is very strict professionalism?

  • Our rules are generally simple, but we enforce them relentlessly

  • Our structure is the foundation of our performance

  • The Latin Rules:

    • Honesty—Tell the truth

    • Respect—Yourself and others

    • Responsibility—Be accountable for what you do

    • Determination—Don’t quit


The lacs paycheck system
The LACS Paycheck System professionalism?


Detention
Detention professionalism?

  • Detention is a punitive (meant to punish) measure taken to correct negative behavior

  • It can involve writing reflection, writing apology letters, rote copying, or other service to the Academy

  • If you would like, we will notify you by phone immediately if your child has earned detention

  • Detention can be assigned directly or can be earned by losing paycheck dollars


Restriction
Restriction professionalism?

  • Restriction is a more serious punishment that involves daily detention, silent reflective lunch, exclusion from Friday activities

  • If restriction is not effective, suspension and expulsion will be pursued


The latin lounge
The Latin Lounge professionalism?

  • LACS offers its best behaving students the opportunity to access the Latin Lounge during lunch. The top 8-12 students in running paycheck average are able to eat in the lounge, play xbox, eat special lunch, and generally enjoy the benefits of being a good Latin Scholar.



Uniforms and transportation

Uniforms and Transportation professionalism?


Uniforms
Uniforms professionalism?

  • 7th grade uniform shirts must be purchased from Prestige Apparel

  • 7th graders may wear either a black LACS polo or a Carolina Blue LACS polo. They cannot wear their old “Latin Blue” polos from last year

  • You must wear the LACS approved shirt.


Transportation
Transportation professionalism?

  • You told us previously whether or not you will require transportation.

  • If you do not need the bus, please don’t take a seat. We have 129 seats on the buses and over 175 students

  • The bus is a privilege which can be revoked for improper behavior


For 7 th graders who don t have to go to re orientation
For 7 professionalism?th graders who don’t have to go to re-orientation…

  • School starts August 12th.

  • Busses run and school dismisses as usual

  • Come in uniform on the first day!


For 7 th graders who do have to go to re orientation
For 7 professionalism?th graders who do have to go to re-orientation…

  • Re-orientation = a chance to get the year off to a good start

  • Required for students who earned it through poor paychecks last year

  • School starts August 5th.

  • Students are in school August 5th and 6th. Re-orienting 7th graders do not come to school the 7th 8th or 9th

  • Busses run as usual, but school dismisses at 2pm


Boys and girls club harlan
Boys and Girls Club (Harlan) professionalism?

  • Starts August 12th

  • 433 Peeples Street

  • Great option for after school care

  • Call 404-758-2892 for more information


School supplies
School Supplies professionalism?

  • You have a choice, either buy your supplies from LACS for $15 or purchase the supplies listed in the student handbook:

    • 4- 1and1/2 inch binders (1 Red, 1 Blue, 1 White, 1 Black)

    • 4 packages of binder dividers-5 dividers in each pack

    • 3 composition notebooks

    • 1 spiral one subject notebook

    • 1 poly-port two pocket folder (homework folder)

    • 50 Pencils

    • Box of Kleenex (or generic brand)


Parent program

Parent Program professionalism?


The academy s roadmap to success
The Academy’s Roadmap to success! professionalism?

  • Why am I here?

  • What’s the goal?

  • Why are we going?

  • What will it take to get there?


Step 1 why am i here
Step 1: Why am I here? professionalism?

Director of External Affairs & Outreach

  • Plan and facilitate Parent University Meetings

  • Develop relationships with competitive high schools

  • Seek out year-round and summer opportunities for our scholars

  • Facilitate collection of documents for scholar portfolios

  • Parent Advocate – build relationships


What s the goal and why
What’s the goal and why? professionalism?

  • Our scholars leave our school with a portfolio that details their achievements

  • Our scholars will participate in year-round and/or summer opportunities that enrich their learning and people skills.

  • WHY? Our scholars are learning and achieving at high levels while being exposed to enrichment programs which will broaden their horizons and make them competitive for high school admissions.


What will it take to get there
What will it take to get there? professionalism?

  • Making sure our scholars get to these enrichment opportunities once accepted

  • WE NEED YOU!

    Consistent Parental Involvement & Investment

    • Volunteering at the school

    • Consistently attending Parent University Nights

    • Actively monitoring your scholar’s progress


The targeted outcomes
The Targeted Outcomes: professionalism?

  • Parents are invested, consistently involved (active participants), and feel connected to our school’s goals

  • Scholars consistently participate in opportunities that enrich their learning and social skills

  • Scholars develop a profile that allows them to be competitive for high school admissions


Mark your calendars
Mark Your Calendars! professionalism?

Family University Night I

Our next meeting will be September 11 at 6pm.


Questions

Questions? professionalism?


At LACS, we are professionalism?PREPpy, Proud, and College Bound…Thank you for continuing to be a part of our community!


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