Students to return materials from Quarter 1, pick up materials for Quarter 2 in preparation of Oct. 26 start

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Sophia Scheller

During the material pickup day at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, librarian Nichole Ballard-Long assists senior Brenna Arakelian determine what books she needs for her Quarter 1 classes. Students will not need to return those materials and pick up books or their Quarter 2 courses which begin on Oct. 26.

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Students will have the chance to pick up any materials that are required for their Quarter 2 courses in addition to dropping off materials from Quarter 1. Just like in August, the pick-up days are arranged in alphabetical order. Only students who require textbooks and/or materials will be allowed to enter the school during the pick-up days.

Teachers that require materials for their classes communicated with students this week about the books or other materials they would need for courses Quarter 2, which will begin on Oct. 26. Classes for 2nd, 4th and 6th Hours will meet during this quarter and follow the following schedule during the virtual learning period.

2nd Quarter Virtual Learning Schedule

(Monday 10/26, 11/9, and Tuesday 11/10)
Tuesday-Friday
(10/27,10/28,10/29, 10/30, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6)
Mindful Monday                           8:30-11:15
Students can choose to participate in a variety of events
Student Support                         8:30-9:30
Lunch                                          11:15-12:00 2nd Hour                                   9:30-10:30
2nd Hour                                    12:00-12:30 4th Hour                                  10:45-11:45
4th Hour                                     12:45-1:15 Lunch                                       11:45-12:15
6th  Hour                                     1:30-2:00 6th Hour                                  12:15-1:15
Office Hours                             1:30-2:30
Student Independent                  2:30-3:15
Work Time
Student Independent               2:30-3:15
Work Time

Associate Principal Mike Franklin said, “We will be accepting first quarter items from students Oct. 23-24. Please check with your first quarter teacher to make sure they want materials returned. In many cases, year-long classes will require that students keep their materials through the second semester.”

Students with last names beginning A-L have their pick-up/drop-off day on Oct. 23, from 2-6 p.m. For students with last names beginning M-Z, their pick-up/drop-off day is on Oct. 24, from 2-6 p.m.

The pick-up and drop-off both will take place in the Commons. Students are required to fill out the COVID-19 Self Report Form before arriving at the school building. Masks must also be worn at all times when inside the school building.

In addition to the material pick-up and drop-off, juniors are also being given the opportunity to take a free practice ACT test in the form of a self-assessment booklet. The practice ACT packet is available for pick-up during both Quarter 2 pick-up days in the Upper Commons. Juniors also received an email with instructions on how to properly take the test themselves including the correct times to set for each section. More information on the practice ACT can be found on the Lafayette A+ and Testing Coordinator’s website.