• February Updates


    February 21, 2021

    WEEKLY UPDATE: Testing, Senior Photos, Student Attendance, and Report Cards

    This week we will continue our administration with NWEA and OELPA.

    We still have 59 students in grades 9-11 that need to take reading and/or math NWEA assessments. Parents of these students will receive a separate email from me tonight reminding them to send their child to the 9:00 AM testing session on Monday, February 22. If your child does not show up for the AM session you will receive a phone call from one of our support staff members to ensure your child attends the 12:35 PM testing session.

    OELPA testing continues at Lincoln-West campus on Monday, February 22 with juniors and seniors taking the reading/writing/listening sections. Freshmen and sophomores will report to campus on Thursday, February 24 to take these same sections. Mr. Early, our assistant principal, will send out emails to all families the day before speaking sessions to remind you of your child’s assigned time.  

    SAT Day is scheduled for all juniors on Thursday, March 4. All juniors will report to Lincoln-West campus for a full day of testing. Mr. Early, our assistant principal, will be mailing out bus tickets this week to ensure you receive them to send your junior to Lincoln-West on this very important testing day.

    On Wednesday, February 24, will be hosting Senior Picture Day at our MetroHealth Campus. All seniors must report to MetroHealth promptly by 9:45 AM dressed in a white collared shirt and their LWSH white coat for their senior photo. If a senior is need of a white collared shirt, they must notify Ms. Howard, our senior advisor, by Monday, February 22 so that she has time to purchase a shirt.

    Last week our student daily attendance hit another all-time low during remote learning of 62.21%.

    As parents/caregivers we need your support in the following areas:

    • Monitoring your child's attendance to class.
    • Reading and responding to CMSD emails.
    • Checking our schools’ social media pages daily.
    • Maintaining contact with teachers and/or principals to stay informed.

    It is our goal to ensure that your child is successful this school year, however it is important to note that student engagement is a collaborative effort between our school community and your family.

    The last topic for discussion this evening is that Q2 report cards have been mailed out and should hit your homes this week. We are asking you to save the date for Wednesday, March 10 at 10:00 AM for an Academic Award Recognition Ceremony to honor students who received honor/merit roll for semester 2 and top five in NWEA math and reading. This ceremony will be a virtual event and parents/caregivers of students being honored will receive a special invitation from Principal Hughes via email.

    Lastly, please remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LWScienceHealth to ensure you are receiving all our school updates.


    February 15, 2021

    WEEKLY UPDATE: OELPA Testing, Student Attendance, and Student Support Team

    Due to expected severe weather for Tuesday, February 16, we will NOT administer the reading/writing/listening sections of the OELPA for students in grades 9/10 on this date. We will reschedule these sections for Thursday, February 25 at 8:30 AM. The speaking section of the OELPA will take place on the original test dates of Thursday, February 18 or Friday, February 19, based on the letter you received in the mail from our assistant principal, Robert Early. Mr. Early will send emails to all families the day before your speaking testing date to remind you of your child’s assigned time.

    Last week our student daily attendance hit an all-time low during remote learning of 67.50%.

    Our school staff desperately needs your support as parents/caregivers in the following areas:

    • Monitoring virtual attendance.
    • Reading and responding to CMSD emails.
    • Checking our schools’ social media pages (Instagram and Facebook) daily.
    • Maintaining contact with teachers and/or principals to stay informed.

    Additionally, your child is expected to do the following:

    • Sign-in to classes on time daily.
    • Actively participate in remote learning.
    • Attempt to complete all assignments.
    • Ask for help as needed including social and emotional supports.

    It is our goal to ensure that your child is successful this school year, however it is important to note that student engagement is a collaborative effort between our school community and your family.

    The last topic for discussion this evening is that of the student support team. Grade level teams will be working this week to identify students who failed one or more classes and refer them to our student support team, which is comprised of myself, our guidance counselor, SEL coordinator, and SST coordinator. Once the referral is received by the student support team, our guidance counselor will reach out to you, if necessary, to schedule a meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to understand the narrative of your family and the barriers you are experiencing regarding remote learning. From there, we will develop a plan to support your child with getting back on track. When our guidance counselor, Monica Hubbard, reaches out to you please respond back to her as soon as possible so that we can address your child’s needs.

    Lastly, please remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LWScienceHealth to ensure you are receiving all our school updates.


    February 7, 2021

    WEEKLY UPDATE: NWEA Testing, Q2 Report Cards, and 21-Day Social Justice Challenge

    Please mark the following dates on your calendar for MAP assessments:

    • Tuesday, February 9 | Reading
    • Thursday, February 11 | Math

    Students in grades 9-11 will take these assessments from 9:50 AM to 11:25 AM on both days. MAP assessments will take place with your child’s teacher-advisor on both dates. Tests will be administered virtually! We are asking you to personally check in with your child on these dates at 9:30 AM to ensure they are ready to take these assessments on Tuesday and Thursday of this week. All students who complete both MAP assessments on their assigned dates will be invited to a virtual movie party and entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card.

    Quarter 2 report cards will be mailed to your homes on Thursday, February 11. Last Wednesday, February 3, we had over 80 parents/caregivers attend Parent-Teacher Conferences to discuss their child’s quarter 2 academic performance. If you have not met with your child’s teacher-advisor to discuss their quarter 2 performance, we encourage you to schedule a meeting.

    Our school community will be hosting a 21-Day Social Justice Challenge to honor Black History Month beginning Monday, February 8. The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits. You will be presented challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. We hope you will join us on this journey and we cannot wait to get started!

    Lastly, please remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LWScienceHealth to ensure you are receiving all our school updates.