Dear Leadership Academy of Excellence Students and Families:
I hope you enjoyed your Spring Break. Welcome back to our final quarter of the school year. We are continuing to spread the “Lion Pride” commitment with all staff and students. I would like to call on all parents and guardians to help us on this commitment. Please remind your son or daughter on our concept and focus for 2014. Here is the commitment statement:
We at the Leadership Academy of Excellence take pride in what we do. Our job is to strive for excellence in our behavior and academics. Our goal is to respect everyone that touches our campus.
I would like to ask parents/guardians to have a conversation with their son/daughter about the following:
NO ELECTRONICS ALLOWED DURING THE SCHOOL DAY – If students have their cell phones, Ipods, headphones, etc. out, teachers and staff will confiscate items and turn them into the Principal. Parents and Guardians will have to pick up items and we ask that the items not be on our campus for the remainder of the year.
NO BACKPACKS ON CAMPUS – Clear backpacks, small purses, and gym bags (for athletes only) are allowed. Athletes will check in bags at the office or with a teacher. Teacher will keep bag behind their desk.
STUDENTS WILL CARRY A PASS AT ALL TIMES ON OUR CAMPUS – Students will have scheduled restroom breaks (AM & PM) plus they are allowed to use the restroom at breakfast and lunch. Students will carry a pass to and from their destinations on our campus.
BEHAVING AND DISPLAYING RESPECT IN ALL CLASSROOMS AND EVENTS –Students are expected to comply with all staff and teacher directions at all times. Please have a conversation with your child about the basics of behaving in class and the goal is to complete schoolwork at our school.
MINUTES ON OUR BRAINHONEY SYSTEM – We are tracking all student time on our Brainhoney system. Each student is given a warning if they do not complete 240 minutes a day. If students continue working below their minutes, parents and guardians will be contacted to have a meeting with the Principal and staff. Please help us in encouraging the students to continue to work on their online courses daily for at least 4 to 6 hours a day. If we work as a team, I am confident that our students will be prepared for school, college, and the workplace.
WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS SHEETS - We are tracking all student work and providing a weekly assignment sheet for all students to monitor their work during the week. If a student does not complete his/her work by Friday at the end of the school day, they are required to take it home for a parent/guardian signature. Parents and guardians please make sure the sheet is signed and returned to our school the following week on Monday. Failure to return the sheet could result in community service.
The Leadership Academy of Excellence will end this last quarter with a Student Incentive Reward Program. When students return to school, I will inform all students about the Reward Program. Every two weeks, teachers will nominate students to be acknowledged for their outstanding behavior at a student assembly and they will receive a reward. Students will earn an end of the year field trip. Students will need to fulfill a certain criteria to qualify for the end of the year trips. The criterion focuses on their attendance, behavior, and grades. Students will have till May 9th to qualify for the trips. Trips will be scheduled between May 12-23rd.
In closure, I would like to leave you with a motivational quote from Malcolm X, an African-American minister and a human rights activist.
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” ~ Malcolm X
Dr. Sonia Bribiescas