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  1. Welcome to New Parent Orientation LASA HS 2014-2015

  2. Slides will be available electronically tomorrow

  3. INTRODUCTIONS Administrators Counselors • StaciaCrescenzi – Principal • San Czaplinski – 9th All • Marc Hernandez 10-12 (A - L) • Kenisha Coburn 10-12 (M – Z) • Shannon Bergeron (A-G) • Carole McPherson (H-Pa) • April Walker (Pe-Z) • Meagan Butler, Wellness Counselor • Stacey Hopper , Wellness Counselor

  4. Changes & FYI • Pecan Brook St. • New Montessori school is being built next to the Delco Center • School is private and does not provide bus transportation • So….. Traffic is going to be hectic. Their start time is at 8:00 and end time is at 3:45. (Similar to LASA) • Be cautious with the flow of traffic

  5. Drop Off & Alternative Routes LASA/LBJ school drop is located at the back of the building near the portables. First Suggestion coming from 183 South: Exit Manor Rd. Turn right on Purple Sage Dr. Turn left on Tumbleweed Turn left on Pecan Brook Second Suggestion coming from 183 North: Turn left on Loyola Turn left on Millrace Dr. Turn left on Purple Sage Dr. Turn right on Tumbleweed Turn left on Pecan Brook

  6. Transportation http://www.austinisd.org/transportation/stop-finder

  7. First day procedures and beyond First day Bells Late start dates can be found online: http://www.lasaonline.org/apps/bell_schedules/ Textbooks IDs Lockers

  8. First day procedures and beyond First day Students will report to Forum on Monday and Tuesday They will see rosters that are in alpha order by grade level that will direct them to Forum. They will receive their final schedule with teacher names and classroom numbers. They will receive their agenda (student handbook) and BOY paperwork. Please sign and return the BOY paperwork the following day. Students will receive Class of 2018 t-shirts in Forum on Wednesday. If they do not receive a shirt they can call Ms. Estrada at 841-4027.

  9. First day procedures and beyond Bells We do not have bells to begin or end classes. However, we do have a bell to begin the day, end lunch, and end the day. Late start dates can be found online: http://www.lasaonline.org/apps/bell_schedules/

  10. First day procedures and beyond Textbooks Please remind your child to write his or her name and the school year in all of their books. Your child must return the books that were scanned to his of her ID number. If your child is ever on the obligation list because they owe for lost books they will not be issued any new books until those fees have been paid. If the student’s name is on the obligation list, then the student is not allowed on any after major school related events. Ex. Homecoming, Prom, Etc.

  11. First day procedures and beyond IDs During the first week of school students can obtain an ID as early as 7:30 am or during their lunch in room #233. After the first week of school they can obtain an ID in the library during their lunch. Their first ID is free. It is $5 to replace a lost ID.

  12. First day procedures and beyond Lockers Students can obtain a locker before school, during lunch, or after school in the front office with Ms. Villarreal. If your child is in Band and they already have a locker in the band hall they will not be issued an additional locker. However, they can opt to get a locker with LASA and not have one in the band hall.

  13. Adolescent Brain Development Welcome Rebecca Hayhurst

  14. Attendance • Absences • A student may not be given credit for a subject unless they have attended 90% of the classes for that year. • If a student is absent without excuse for three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period, the school will send a warning letter to the parents. • If a student is absent without excused for ten or more days or parts of days within a six-month period, the school must file criminal truancy charges on the parent (s) and student. • Excused Absences • Closed Campus • Tardies and Hall Passes • See Student Handbook for excused absences

  15. Electronic Devices • Allowed before school, after school and during lunch. • May be used in the classroom with teacher permission for valid educational purposes. • May be used during passing periods as long as it doesn’t create a safety issue. • May never be used in a manner that would violate the Student Code of Conduct • Testing Conditions

  16. Academic Honesty • Three Strike Rule • Increasing consequences • Turnitin.com • What you can do!

  17. What is an AP? (Advanced Placement) • AP course is a college class in a high school setting • 31 AP courses are offered at LASA • AP Exams: take place in May • Students must receive 3, 4, or 5 on an exam to receive college credit hours • www.collegeboard.org

  18. Dress Code Goal is to ensure a comfortable educational and work environment for all students and staff. Biggest Issues short shorts/skirts tank tops

  19. Communication Expectations • Student to Administrator: provide feedback/address concerns through open door policy and participation in Student Senate. • Student to Faculty: practice self-advocacy, discuss classroom/academic concerns with teacher, students are responsible for communicating with teachers about assignments • Student to Parent: discuss concerns and difficulties of the classroom/school environment.

  20. Library Access • Library is open from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm • Students may use the library: before school, lunch, after school • May not use library during class time unless they present a library pass from a teacher and student ID • Must have a valid student ID to check out a book

  21. Hall Passes • Students are to remain in class for the last 5 minutes of class • Teacher designated hall pass should only be used for brief breaks to the bathroom, water fountain, locker, etc.. • Nurse requires a specific nurse pass with a teacher signature • Students must have a hall during instructional time

  22. Parent Austin ISD Cloud • www.myaustinisd.org • Parent Log-In • Gradebook/Report Cards • Attendance • Graduation Planning • Lunch Money • My Messages (District Information) • Schedule • Student data information

  23. Helpful Hints for ALL Students • Time Management: Know when schedule is full • Sleep Patterns • Ask questions • Start going to office hours day one • Encourage student to use Agenda (Student Handbook) • Organizational Skills • Advocate for themselves: Knowing when to ask for help

  24. Meet Your Counselors

  25. All LASA school counselors do: • Academic counseling • Personal counseling • Crisis counseling LASA School Counselors

  26. Shannon Bergeron (A-G) Specializes in: • Lead Counselor • Academic support • College advising • ACC contact • Study tips • 504 and learning differences LASA School Counselors

  27. Carole McPherson (H-Pa) Specializes in: • LASA Ambassadors • Study Tips • Leadership Development • Academic Support LASA School Counselors

  28. April Walker: (Pe-Z) • Student Advising • Off-campus PE waivers • Gifted and Talented Advocate

  29. Meagan Butler: Wellness Counselor Specializes in: • Personal counseling • Crisis counseling • Group counseling • Referrals to outside resources for more support • Social Emotional Learning Contact LASA School Counselors

  30. Stacey Hopper, Wellness Counselor • Personal counseling • Crisis counseling • Group counseling • No Place for Hate Advisor • Referrals to outside resources for more support

  31. Parent Organizations PFLASA PTSA • 3 Cs • LASA specific • Meets first and third Friday of each month • Sign up to receive LOL • LBJ and LASA • Primarily community building • Open to staff and students as well

  32. Thank You For Coming