LaBrae COVID-19 Academic Update

Social Distancing This or That!

LaBrae families should access the following links to pertinent information on the closure of LaBrae Schools and the transition to home learning.  Please read the PDF update attached at the bottom of this article.  Also, if you need to request a Chromebook, access the link below and submit your request.  

LaBrae COVID-19 Curriculum  (Link for Accessing Class Instructional Materials)

LaBrae Chromebook Request Form (This link has been deactivated as all available Chromebooks have been allocated.)

If you have a technology question relative to the use of LaBrae Chromebooks, please contact our technology coordinator at webmasteratlabrae [dot] school.

Use the phone directory to contact LaBrae staff during the designated office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Begins the week of March 23rd).

Bascom Update as of April 1, 2020:

  • Parents will be provided NEW physical learning packets and Preschool & K-2 students’ belongings will be available for pick-up in the Bascom gym on Tuesday, April 7th between 2-6 PM.  Please return all checked-out library books at this time.  
  • Students with online access will continue to have access to their Lexia accounts for ELA and other resources for Math. Teachers will continue to provide details and instructions in their Drive folder. 
  • Preschool and Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will also take place on April 7th from 2-6 PM in the Bascom office.  This will be the only time to register until mid-August. Please help us prepare by spreading the word so we can complete registration ASAP. 

District Phone/Email Directory

LaBrae H.S. Phone/Email Directory

LaBrae M.S. Phone/Email Directory

LaBrae Intermediate Phone/Email Directory

Bascom Elementary Phone/Email Directory

 

LaBrae Local Schools and the COVID-19 Virus

TCESC/LaBrae Preschool Registration for 2019-2020

Registration for the preschool classrooms for the 2020-2021 school year will be held June 1 - 5, 2020 by appointment.  Call Bascom office at 330-898-3041 or e-mail Melanie Reese at melanie [dot] reeseatlabrae [dot] school to schedule a registration appointment.  No registration appointments will be scheduled after June 5, 2020 until after August 13, 2020.

Camp Invention will be a hands-on, at home experience

Camp Invention will be a hands-on, at home experience this summer with enhancements and support by LaBrae teachers. More information will be provided for those that have already signed up, and those wishing to. If you have any questions please contact director Stephanie Walton.

Know! To Thrive in Uncertain Times

LaBrae School Lunch/Breakfast Request

LaBrae Local Schools will begin providing meals to students 18 and under beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Lunch will be provided as well as breakfast for the next day.  Parents need to access the link below to submit a request for meals.  Parents can choose to have the meals delivered at their child’s bus stop, or parents can pick up the meals at the H.S. entrance between the hours of 11:00 to 12:30 p.m.  Delivery of meals will follow our morning bus route paths between 11 and 1:00 p.m.

Parents, or older students, can pick up their meals at their bus stop.  Please review the bus route page to see the order of the roads on the morning route.  

To view bus routes click on the following link: LaBrae Bus Routes       

To submit a request for meals please click on the following link and complete the form: LaBrae School Meal Request

Open Enrollment Information for the 2020-2021 School Year

Open Enrollment registration for new students will be conducted in the Superintendent’s Office from Monday, March 2nd through Tuesday, March 31st . This open enrollment period is only for students not already attending LaBrae on open enrollment.  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, LaBrae has extended the open enrollment application deadline until May 29, 2020. 

Hours for open enrollment are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Applications will only be available from March 2nd to March 31st .
  • Applications can be printed from the website starting on March 2nd.
  • Applications may be picked up in the Superintendent's Office.
  • Completed applications are to be returned to the Superintendent's Office in person and include all requested documents listed below.
  • No applications will be accepted via the U.S. Postal Service or by fax.
  • No applications will be accepted if missing required documents.

No applications will be accepted after March 31, 2020.

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2020.

Submit copies of the following documents with your application:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Social Security Card
  3. Immunization Records
  4. Current Proof of Residency (see below)
    1. If accepted for open enrollment, another current proof of residency will need to be submitted at the time of registration.
  5. School Records (transcripts, interim/report card, test scores)
  6. Custody or Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
  7. IEP/ETR (if applicable)

You will be notified by mail of acceptance or denial by June 30, 2020.

How To Set Dating Boundaries

Love Is Respect

Know! Love Is Respect

Dating relationships can be tricky at any age, but especially for young people navigating uncharted waters. Have you talked to your students about what positive, healthy dating relationships look like? There’s no time like the present as February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
 
We like to think of young love as innocent and sweet. But unfortunately, teen dating violence is much more common than most people realize. According to loveisrespect.org, one in three teens will experience physical abuse, sexual abuse, or both. Therefore, it’s critical to have ongoing conversations with students on the subject. 
 
“Dating violence is preventable, especially if education about healthy relationships starts early,” said William Wubbenhorst, Associate Commissioner for the Family and Youth Services Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families. “This month and beyond we want educators, youth, and community leaders to join along with middle, high school and college students, to creatively promote messages about dating violence prevention, and raise awareness of the differences between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships.”
 
HEALTHY relationships are based on respect, communication, trust, honesty, and equality.
 
UNHEALTHY relationships include breaks in communication, pressure, dishonesty, struggles for control, or inconsiderate behavior. 
 
ABUSIVE relationships involve accusations, blame shifting, isolation, pressure, or manipulation. 
 
As you talk to students about their romantic interests, whether present or future, we want to encourage them to… 
 
LOOK FOR SOMEONE WHO:
  • Treats you with respect. 
  • Doesn’t make fun of things you like or want to do. 
  • Never puts you down. 
  • Doesn’t get angry if you spend time with your friends or family. 
  • Listens to your ideas and can compromise with you. 
  • Isn’t excessively negative. 
  • Shares some of your interests and supports you in pursuing what you love. 
  • Shares their thoughts and feelings. 
  • Is comfortable around your friends and family. 
  • Is proud of your accomplishments and successes.
  • Respects your boundaries and doesn’t abuse technology to violate your boundaries. 
  • Doesn’t require you to “check in” or need to know where you are all the time. 
  • Is caring and honest. 
  • Doesn’t pressure you to do things that you don’t want to do. 
  • Doesn’t constantly accuse you of cheating or being unfaithful. 
  • Encourages you to do well in school. 
  • Doesn’t threaten you or make you feel scared. 
  • Understands the importance of healthy relationships.
 
When it comes to any relationship, mutual respect is key—plain and simple—but relationships can be complex. While some things (like physical or sexual violence) are clearly wrong and unacceptable, others may fall into an unclear, gray area for the students in your life. You can help your students make sense of this gray area and help them understand the relationship spectrum from healthy to abusive.
 
Whether or not your students are presently in “dating” relationships, this topic is relevant. Your decision to have ongoing conversations with students in your classroom on the subject is monumental. Knowing what to look for in a dating partner, as well as having high expectations from him or her, will serve your students well in dating relationships during their youth and into their adulthood.
 
In the tip to follow, the focus on Teen Dating Violence Prevention will continue as we highlight the importance of Setting Boundaries in a Relationship.
 
For more information, visit loveisrespect.org
 

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