Brian Bridges
GO GOLD FRIDAY Tomorrow is #GoGold for #WolfFanFriday to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness month! Submit your gold pictures here (https://lhsd.info/Wolf-Fan-Friday) for a chance to be featured on our social media pages! #LHWolfNation
1 day ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
INSTRUCTIONAL OPTIONS DEADLINE The Lake Hamilton School District opened student registration for onsite and virtual instructional options on June 30, 2020. Since the virtual option was new for the 2020 school year, the deadline has been extended multiple times to accommodate Lake Hamilton School District families while figuring out what would be the best option for their child(ren) this semester. During a normal school year, students would have been able to make changes to their schedule up to 10 days after the school year has started. This year, the deadline for schedule changes was extended. That said, September 30th is the 27th day of the school year and the final day a student may switch to/from virtual/onsite instruction. No changes to the instructional options will be granted from October 1 until the end of the semester. There will be times where onsite students and/or teachers will have to quarantine or isolate themselves due to COVID-19. The school buildings will continue to accommodate those students and/or teachers by offering virtual instruction during the quarantine or isolation period. Parents may choose to have their student switch to/from onsite/virtual for the spring semester. A transfer application will be available at the end of the fall semester for parents wanting to change instructional options for the spring. #LHWolfNation
1 day ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
LIVE-STREAM LINK & ONLINE TICKET SALES A limited number of tickets are still available for the home high school football game against Mountain Home on Friday. Tickets must be purchased online here (lhwolves.ticketleap.com/home-side-tickets---lh-vs-mtn-home/) No tickets will be available for sale at the gate. For those unable to attend the game, catch it for free on Lake Hamilton Live at this link: https://youtu.be/YgmnVdUL6Uc #LHWolfNation
1 day ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
VIRTIAL ACADEMY SCHOOL PICTURES Lake Hamilton Virtual Academy students have the opportunity to get a school picture made on Monday, October 5, in the lobby of Lake Hamilton Wolf Arena. Primary and Elementary (Grades K - 3): 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Intermediate and Middle (Grades 4 - 7): 10:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Junior High and High School (Grades 8 - 12): 11:40 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Face-coverings are required to be worn (except during the actual picture) and physical distancing must be observed. #LHWolfNation
2 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
SCIENCE LAB Lake Hamilton Junior High students in Whitney Major's physical science classes recently conducted a kinetic molecular theory lab activity. Students attempted to prove the theory through experimentation to answer the driving question: How does temperature affect the speed of the molecules within a liquid? #LHWolfNation
4 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
GO GOLD SHIRTS September is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to bring awareness to childhood cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14. This month, we pay tribute to the families, friends, professionals, and communities who lend their strength to children fighting pediatric cancer. Gold is the color worn during this month. Join the Lake Hamilton School District and #GoGold on Friday, September 25, 2020, for a special #WolfFanFriday! Special shirts are available at the Big Red Store (3544 Airport Road) for a limited time and in very limited quantities! All proceeds of the shirt sales benefit the Lake Hamilton Scholarship Activity Account. #LHWolfNation
4 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WOLF WEEK NEWS: SEPTEMBER 21 - 26, 2020 https://mailchi.mp/8c86d6736d63/wolf-week-news-april-24-29-1755853 #LHWolfNation
5 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
UPDATED VIRTUAL STUDENT BULK MEAL PICK UP You asked and we listened!  Virtual Academy students who have registered to receive bulk meals from the district have another opportunity to pick them up!  Pick up options are:  Tuesdays (9-11 a.m.), Wednesdays (4-5 p.m.), or Thursdays (9-11 a.m.).  Call 501-767-8315 with any questions! #LHWolfNation
7 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
APPLY TODAY There's so much more to free and reduced lunch than just great food! Apply online by October 5! English: https://lhsd.info/Free-Reduced-English Spanish: https://lhsd.info/Free-Reduced-Spanish #LHWolfNation
7 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
STUDENT DIGITAL DAY TOMORROW The first Student Digital Day of the 2020-21 school year is Friday, September 18. Onsite students will not attend school onsite this day. Instead, they will complete virtual assignments from home. Attendance will be counted based on the completion of assignments. Teachers will be onsite during Student Digital Days and will communicate specific participation expectations with students. Student Digital Day schedules and specific building-level information can be found here at this link: https://lhsd.info/Digital-Day-September-2020. Lake Hamilton Virtual Academy students will complete a regular virtual school day on September 18. Why are student digital days part of the school calendar this year? In the event we have to move from onsite learning to virtual learning, student digital days will serve as a training tool for students, educators, and parents. Parents and students will be able to get a glimpse of what digital delivery should look like. Another purpose of these days is continued teacher learning. Our educators will continue to learn and practice features of the Learning Management Systems (Seesaw and Canvas), as well as blended and digital management techniques. Applications are still being accepted for internet hot spots for households within the district that do not have access to the internet at home. Applications can be found at this link (http://lhsd.info/Hot-Spot-Application) and will be open as long as supplies last. #LHWolfNation
9 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
IT PROFESSIONALS DAY Annually on the third Tuesday in September, National IT (information technology) Professionals Day honors all of those that keep us connected! Huge thanks to the LHSD technology team for the job they do each day! #LHWolfNation
10 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WOLF WEEK NEWS: September 14 - 19, 2020 https://mailchi.mp/e0df8854218a/wolf-week-news-april-24-29-1755849 #LHWolfNation
12 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
TRIO ACHIEVER AWARD Lake Hamilton Junior High computer science teacher, Ashley Kincannon, has been selected as the TRIO Achiever Award recipient by the Arkansas Association of Student Assistance Programs (AASAP). Annually, the Arkansas Association of Student Assistance Programs (AASAP) , which is the state organization of the U.S. Department of Education TRIO programs, select a TRIO Achiever. This individual is chosen for being an outstanding former TRIO participant. "Ashley is a true testament to the impact TRIO programs make in students’ lives. Today, Ashley still accredits the TRIO programs Talent Search and Student Support Services for her college success." Becky McAlister, Assistant Director & Curriculum Coordinator / Talent Search, National Park College As the TRIO Achiever award recipient, Ashley will be a guest speaker at the AASAP virtual fall conference in October, and the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs fall conference in November. #LHWolfNation
15 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WE WILL NEVER FORGET It's been 19 years since terrorists attacked the United States - but the tragic events of September 11, 2001, are far from forgotten. Today, we remember the heroes, victims and survivors of 9.11.01. #LHWolfNation
15 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WOLF FAN FRIDAY It's #WolfFanFriday! Deck out in your Lake Hamilton gear and submit your pictures using this link (https://lhsd.info/Wolf-Fan-Friday) by 2:00 p.m. for a chance to be featured on our social media pages! Go Wolves! Beat the Malvern Leopards! #LHWolfNation
15 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WOLVES VS LEOPARDS LIVE STREAM The Lake Hamilton High School football team will host the Malvern Leopards on Friday, September 11, 2020, at LH Wolf Stadium. There will be no tickets available for purchase at the gate. For those without a ticket, enjoy the game free of charge on the Lake Hamilton Live YouTube Channel at this link: https://youtu.be/l0tcwnxoz0g
15 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
HEADED TO FINALS Two Lake Hamilton High School FFA students, Katee Johnson and Allie Norton, recently moved on to the final round of 10 in the National AgriScience Fair Project. The AgriScience Fair is the National Science Fair for FFA members based on agricultural sciences. The students' contributions focus on how they can improve different facets of agriculture. Good luck in finals! #LHWolfNation
17 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WOLF WEEK NEWS: SEPTEMBER 7 - 13, 2020 https://mailchi.mp/9404e33d219d/wolf-week-news-april-24-29-1755845 #LHWolfNation
19 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY All Lake Hamilton School District buildings and offices will be closed Monday, September 7, 2020, for the Labor Day Holiday. School will resume for all students and staff on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. #LHWolfNation
21 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS Lake Hamilton High School art students (onsite and virtual) have enjoyed art class this year. Students have been provided with individual supply bags with all supplies needed for their art class. These supplies will be added to throughout the year as new projects and mediums are introduced in class. #LHWolfNation
21 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
6-12TH GRADE PERSONAL DEVICE OPTION Over the past few years, student use of personal electronic devices, such as Chromebooks, in the classroom has increased. Each year, the district receives requests from students and parents on wanting to use a students' personal device instead of the school-issued Chromebook in class. In the past, it has been a district policy that only school-issued devices were allowed to connect to the school network and be used in the classroom. The Lake Hamilton School District has now set up a new network that will allow a students' personal device to connect to the network. Any student in the 6 - 12th grade that would like to use their personal laptop computer instead of a school-issued Chromebook may do so as long as they complete the following steps: 1. The student must return their school-issued Chromebook and charging cord to the school. 2. The student must bring their personal electronic device to the media center to be registered for use on the school network. 3. Once registered, the student will be provided a password for the “Student Device” network. 4. After a student is connected to the “Student Device” network, they should visit the school website homepage (lhwolves.net), under the “Parents & Students” tab, and click on “Clever Login” 5. Students will enter their student (firstname.lastname@lhwolves.net) email address and password and will then have access to the school network to complete assignments throughout the day. #LHWolfNation
22 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
NO COST STUDENT MEALS This morning, the Arkansas Child Nutrition Unit announced that the USDA has extended the Seamless Summer Operation program through December 31, 2020, or until funding has been exhausted. This means that all students will be able to eat one school breakfast and one school lunch, per day, at no cost. This will begin on Thursday, September 3, 2020, during lunch. Any student wanting an extra breakfast, lunch, or à la carte item must purchase those separately. #LHWolfNation
23 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WHAT WENT RIGHT Sometimes, we focus too much on the negative things and fail to recognize the positives. The media and social media outlets do not help much in this regard. Bad news is typically more likely to get published, broadcast, and shared. That said, let's see how many shares we can get from this positive news post! This past Friday ended the first week of school for Lake Hamilton School District students, and things ran amazingly well given the pandemic world we’re experiencing. There is no doubt that almost every student, parent, and school employee had something go wrong throughout the week. Now, what about the other side of the story? What went right? Click the link below to read about all of the positives from the first week of school: http://lhsd.info/What-Went-Right #LHWolfNation
23 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS All onsite and virtual students must have up to date immunizations. Tdap is required for all students 11 and older. Exceptions for any age are due. Kindergarten physicals and immunizations are also due. The meningitis vaccination is required for all 7th grade and 16 year old students. Parents must provide proof to the school nurse for all immunizations. If students have not received the required vaccinations, please consult a physician or the Garland County Health Unit (501-624-3394) for an appointment. Please communicate with your school nurse if you have an upcoming appointment or if you have any further questions. #LHWolfNation
24 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
DUKE TIP AWARD Seventh grade students who score in the 95th percentile or above on state or national testing have the opportunity to join the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP). After joining TIP, students have the opportunity, through Duke TIP, to participate in monthly enrichment activities, academic contests, advocacy tools, above-grade-level testing opportunities (additional fees apply), and advanced online courses and residential programs (additional fees apply). The following Lake Hamilton students took advantage of above-grade-level testing by taking the ACT this past spring, while in seventh grade, and received certificates from Duke TIP: Payton Bump, Coti Dorrell, Bella Dozier, Kaitlin Guthrie, William Murders, Arabella Norton, Easton Smith, and Jacob Wright. In addition, the following four students received trophies for their ACT scores and will be invited to the Duke TIP State Recognition Ceremony to be held in the spring of 2021: Payton Bump (not pictured), Kaitlin Guthrie, William Murders, Easton Smith. Congratulations! #LHWolfNation
24 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
ADVANCED PLACEMENT HONORS Lake Hamilton High School is pleased to announce the 20 students that received Advanced Placement Honors from College Board. The Lake Hamilton School District would like to thank all teachers for preparing these students for the rigorous AP courses. We also want to thank our AP teachers for preparing these students and teaching them college level courses in high school. AP Scholar (scored 3 or higher on 3 or more AP exams): Emilty Brasfield Sarah Bullen Amy Cofar Pearson Hafer Emmalee Hibbs Alyss Hill Jaxon Hoefl Katee Johnson Zoie Keys Carter Manatt Kenzie McGee Madison Mears Jermey Peret Matthew Peret Anacaren Ramos AP Scholar with Honor (average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams): Noah Smith Kaitlyn Stoker Jared Wilson AP Scholar with Distinction (average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and score of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams): Matthew Richardson Katherine Scalzo #LHWolfNation
25 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WOLF WEEK NEWS: AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 https://mailchi.mp/58885c67e1e6/wolf-week-news-april-24-29-1755841 #LHWolfNation
26 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WEAR IT LIKE A WOLF All staff, students, and school visitors are wearing face-coverings this school year to keep our Wolves safe!  Face-coverings are required at all times when attending athletic or extra-curricular events on campus.  #MaskUp so that our students can suit up for their seasons this year!  #LHWolfNation
28 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WOLF FAN FRIDAY Tomorrow is the first #WolfFanFriday of the year! Deck out in your Lake Hamilton gear and submit your pictures at this link (https://lhsd.info/Wolf-Fan-Friday) for a chance to be featured on our social media pages! Go Wolves! Beat Lakeside! #LHWolfNation
29 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
In the event onsite instruction is shifted to remote/virtual learning, please fill out this form if your child (2nd - 3rd grade) would need to be issued a school electronic device to be used at home. If you already have an electronic device at home that your student can use, please do not fill out this form. This form should only be filled out by those that do not have an electronic device at home for their student to use. http://lhsd.info/LHES-Technology-Needs
29 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WEATHERING THE STORM As inclement weather approaches, stay tuned to the LHSD website, social media, and mass notification system for any weather related updates. #LHWolfNation
30 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
EVENTS CANCELED Due to the threat of inclement weather, all athletic events and after school practices have been canceled for Thursday, August 27, 2020. #LHWolfNation
30 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WOLVES VS RAMS The Lake Hamilton Wolves will travel to Lakeside on Friday to take on the Rams. Due to reduced seating capacity, Lakeside was only able to sell around 200 tickets to Lake Hamilton. These tickets were made available to football parents for purchase. No tickets will be available at the gate on Friday. Lakeside TV is broadcasting the game online via Pay Per View. They set the price at $30 to watch the game via Pay Per View. Here is the link to buy the game: https://iframe.dacast.com/b/181428/c/562328 #LHWolfNation
30 days ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
K-5TH GRADE HANDBOOK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM All K - 5th grade parents must sign the K - 5th Grade Student Handbook Acknowledgement Form for each student they have in grades K - 5 by visiting this link: https://lhsd.info/K-5-Handbook-Acknowledgement-20-21 If you would like to request a paper copy, please contact your child's school office. #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
FIRST DAY FOR KINDERGARTEN We can't wait to welcome incoming kindergarten students to #LHWolfNation on Wednesday, August 26. Along with school staff, the Garland County Sheriff's Department will be at the primary school Wednesday to help open car doors. Send us your first day of school pictures! Whether your student is onsite or virtual, they are a member of #LHWolfNation! Submit using this link: http://lhsd.info/LHSD-Photo-Upload #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT Do you need technology support for school-issued devices? For any password or login issues, fill out a tech ticket (http://lhsd.info/Tech-Ticket). For all networking or hardware issues, please contact the LHSD technology department by phone (501-760-6800) or email (technologysupportstaff@lhwolves.net) #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
MISSING CHROMEBOOKS Over 250 Chromebooks have not been returned to school that were issued last spring. Students who have not returned a school-issued Chromebook will not receive a new one for the 20-21 school year. Please return any school-issued Chromebooks from last spring by Monday, August 31, 2020. #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PICTURES Send us your first day of school pictures!  Whether your student is onsite or virtual, they are a member of #LHWolfNation! Submit using this link: http://lhsd.info/LHSD-Photo-Upload #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WOLF WEEK NEWS: August 24 - 29, 2020 https://mailchi.mp/4d0b3af1e335/wolf-week-news-april-24-29-1755837 #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
LAKE HAMILTON COUNTS Have you completed the census yet? If not - do it online (link below)! Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services. https://my2020census.gov/?fbclid=IwAR0q-Stz2wjWUZzSrCs-vCi_1_4hD0GkjjbEa09HNl34eZKPg4MA77XqAnI #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
COVID-19 INFORMATION Click the links below for information related to COVID-19: Point of Contact Information: http://lhsd.info/POC-Reporting-Information Parent/Student COVID-19 FAQs: http://lhsd.info/Covid-19-FAQs Quarantine Guidelines: http://lhsd.info/Quarantine-Guidelines Please frequent our https://lhsd.info/LHSD-is-Here website for the most up to date information. Subscribe to the Wolf Week News (https://lhsd.info/WolfWeekNewsSubscribe) to receive the weekly district newsletter including calendar of events, announcements, and achievements. #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
BUS TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION All students will be expected to maintain an established transportation routine to and from school each day. Students who travel to or from school by bus will be expected to ride the same bus to and from home. In some circumstances, students may need to be transported to a different location, such as another family member's home, on an approved bus route and stop, after school dismissal. This regular routine would likely be allowed. Any changes to student school bus transportation must be approved by building administration. Students will not be allowed to travel by bus with other students for social purposes such as staying overnight or over a weekend. Face-coverings are required for all bus drivers and passengers at all times. #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
JUNIOR HIGH VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE Welcome to Lake Hamilton Junior High! Open House is going virtual this year! Click the link below to meet your teachers and to explore Lake Hamilton Junior High. http://lhsd.info/LHJH-Open-House
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
​APPLICATION FOR INTERNET HOT SPOT The Lake Hamilton School District is accepting applications for internet hot spots from households within the district that do not have access to the internet. Those receiving free or reduced meals will have first priority for the hot spots. All hot spots will be monitored and filtered in accordance with the Child Internet Protection Act and the Lake Hamilton School District Internet Acceptable Use Policy. You must have a strong cellular signal at your home in order for the hot spots to work. An email will be sent to the email address submitted on this application for those that are approved to receive the Mifi hotspot provided by the school. If approved, your student (oldest of siblings) can pick up the Mifi at the building to which they are registered when they are available. Applications are available at this link: http://lhsd.info/Hot-Spot-Appl...​ The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, August 25, 2020.​ #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Welcome to Lake Hamilton Middle School! Open House is going virtual this year! Click the link below to meet your teachers and to explore Lake Hamilton Middle School. https://sites.google.com/lhwolves.net/lhms-open-house/home #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
JUNIOR HIGH PICK UP Lake Hamilton Junior High virtual and onsite students have been receiving their schedules and materials through a drive-through line today. The drive-through event is open until 3:00 p.m. today. #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
FOOTBALL BENEFIT GAME TONIGHT The Lake Hamilton Wolves will host the Arkadelphia Badgers tonight at LH Wolf Stadium for an Arkansas Activities Association Football Benefit Game.  Gates open at 5:30 p.m.  Kick off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.  Admission is $4 per person (students and adults).  No passes of any kind are accepted (including employee passes).  Tickets for the benefit game will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis this evening.   In order to comply with the Arkansas Department of Health requirements for large outdoor venues for school-sponsored team sports, the following will be in effect for all sporting events at Lake Hamilton Wolf Stadium until further notice. 1. Spectators are limited to 831 people on the home side and 300 on the visitor side.   2. Face coverings are required for entry and must be worn inside the stadium at all times.  3. Spectators must maintain a 6-foot distance between others who are not in the same household.   4. Bleacher seating will be restricted such that every other row is unoccupied.   5. Spectators will not be allowed to leave LH Wolf Stadium and return using a previously purchased ticket (no re-entry).  Information regarding regular season fall athletic events at Lake Hamilton will be released soon. #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WOLF WEEK NEWS: AUGUST 17 - 22, 2020 https://mailchi.mp/03a205ea32fc/wolf-week-news-april-24-29-1755833 Subscribe to receive the news in your inbox each week here: https://lhsd.info/WolfWeekNewsSubscribe #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
VIRTUAL ACADEMY INFORMATION Is your student attending the Lake Hamilton Virtual Academy?  If so - click the following link for LHVA information, including sample schedules.  https://lhsd.info/LHVA-Documents-20-21 #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WOLF PACK READING DEN The Wolf Pack Reading Den distributed over 200 books yesterday. It was a great day seeing students and their families excited to read new books together before the school year begins! #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WOLF PACK READING DEN TUESDAY The Wolf Pack Reading Den will be hitting the road tomorrow, Tuesday, August 3, for a special summer book giveaway! Books will be setup outside of the bookmobile for giveaway at the following times and locations: 9:30 a.m. - Pearcy Baptist Church Parking Lot (5985 Airport Road) 10:30 a.m. - Corner of Airport Road and Marion Anderson Road 11:45 a.m. - Harp's Food Store Parking Lot (146 Thornton Ferry Road) 1:00 p.m. - Royal Baptist Church Parking Lot (7402 Albert Pike) Books will be available for all ages of students. Each student may choose 3 books. Due to social distancing guidelines, no one will be able to enter the bus. Books will be available on tables in front of the bus. Face-coverings are required. Hand sanizitzer will be available. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Wolf Pack Reading Den has not been able to run a normal summer route this year. We hope to see everyone out tomorrow for our special book giveaway! #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
UPDATED FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS Based on recent recommendations from healthcare professional organizations and from the Lake Hamilton School District Ready for Learning Team, all students in grades K-12 will be required to wear a face-covering when physical distancing is not possible.  Administrators and teachers at the K-3 schools have agreed that this change is appropriate.  This strategy is being implemented to protect the health and safety of all students and staff, including our youngest learners.  Face coverings are effective in slowing transmission when combined with other measures including physical distancing, cleaning and disinfecting, and handwashing.  The Lake Hamilton School District will provide three washable cloth face coverings for each student.  Since this change may be significant for some families, the district is reopening Lake Hamilton Virtual Academy (LHVA) enrollment for grades K-3 until Friday, July 31, 2020.  Parents who would like to enroll their K - 3 students in the LHVA should email lori.bush@lhwolves.net for the registration form.  Please visit the "LHSD is Here" website to view the updated FAQ documents and building-level ready for learning plans pertaining to reopening school for the 2020-21 school year at this link: https://lhsd.info/LHSD-is-Here   #LHWolfNation
about 1 month ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
UPDATED 2020-21 SCHOOL CALENDAR On Thursday, July 9, 2020, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the state would move back the start for the 2020-2021 school year.  The Lake Hamilton School District Board of Education approved a new calendar for the 2020-21 school year during the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 20, 2020. The updated calendar moved the first day of school to August 24 (1st - 12th grade) to comply with Governor Hutchinson's directive.  Kindergarten students will begin on August 26. New for the 2020-21 school year are student digital days that will take place on September 18, 2020,  February 12, 2021, and April 16, 2021. On student digital days, students will be at home working on digital assignments while teachers remain on campus interacting and directing student learning. Visit this link to download the calendar: https://lhsd.info/2020-21-LHSD-Calendar #LHWolfNation
2 months ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
WHAT WILL SCHOOL LOOK LIKE IN 2020-21? CHECK OUT THE BUILDING LEVEL "READY FOR LEARNING" PLANS! The Lake Hamilton School District continues to prepare for the 2020-21 school year. Building level "Ready for Learning" plans have been developed to give students, staff, parents, and community members a look at what school will be like this year (https://lhsd.info/Ready-For-Learning). Our hope is that the information included in the building level plans helps answer many of the questions you may have about reopening schools. Plans continue to be updated as the district receives updated guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Arkansas Department of Health. Please continue to visit https://lhsd.info/LHSD-is-Here to view updated FAQ's, Virtual Academy, Ready for Learning plans, District Communications, and more! For those interested in registering for the Lake Hamilton Virtual Academy, the registration deadline has been extended until Friday, July 24, 2020. Click the link (https://lhsd.info/LH-Virtual-Academy) for more information on the LHVA, including the registration link. For those that have previously registered for the LHVA, Lori Bush, LHVA Coordinator, will be contacting you soon.
2 months ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS In accordance with Federal and State guidelines, due process records collected on Special Education students in the Lake Hamilton School District who have graduated, moved, were dismissed, or found ineligible for special services prior to 2014 will be destroyed. Parents of these students, or the child himself (if he has reached the age of 18), have the right to request this information. Call 501-760-7759 by July 30, 2020 if you wish to request these records.
2 months ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
On Thursday, July 9, 2020, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the state would move back the start for the 2020-2021 school year. The new dates for school districts to start classes will be between August 24 and 26. The Lake Hamilton School District will begin working on a new school calendar to meet the updated directives and will release it after the board meeting on July 20, 2020.
3 months ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
The Lake Hamilton School District Board of Education approved a new calendar for the 2020-21 school year during a special called meeting on July 6, 2020. The new calendar moved the first day of school to August 18 to allow district faculty and staff additional professional development days prior to the beginning of school. New for the 2020-21 school year are student digital days that will take place on September 18, 2020 and February 12, 2021. On student digital days, students will be at home working on digital assignments while teachers remain on campus interacting and directing student learning. Visit this link to download the calendar: https://lhsd.info/2020-21-LHSD-Calendar #LHWolfNation
3 months ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE From March 16 until June 25, the Lake Hamilton School District food nutrition department served 208,777 meals to children 18 years or younger through the meal delivery and distribution due to the COVID-19 school closure. The LHSD would like to thank the Chartwells K12 Food Nutrition team as well as all of the LHSD employees that volunteered to assist in meal delivery and distribution during the bulk meal feedings. #LHWolfNation
3 months ago, Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
STUDENT HEALTH STATEMENT On Tuesday evening, June 23, 2020, a parent notified one of our coaches that their child had tested positive for COVID-19.  The student-athlete had been on campus that day for a workout.  The district followed established procedures that included immediately contacting the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).  We investigated the nature of the athletic practice and determined the number of students in close contact with the student who tested positive.  Close contact is defined by the ADH as within the six-foot range for at least 15 minutes.  Only one student met that criteria, not because of the practice, but because they apparently rode to school together. The parent of the student in close contact was notified and advised to quarantine for 14 days, get tested for the virus, and stay away from campus, per ADH guidance.  Though the district was not advised to do so by ADH, out of an abundance of caution, scheduled practices for this activity only were canceled for the remainder of the week.  Our coaching staff followed every health precaution set in place by the ADH including screening each student upon arrival and wearing face coverings when in close contact with students and other staff.  Students participating in this practice maintained well over six feet of distance between them. The district regrets that one of our students is infected and another has been exposed.  We wish them well and hope to see them back in a couple of weeks.  We remain confident that we are able to continue to provide a safe environment for our students on campus for any organized purpose.   The suspension for the solely impacted team ends Friday, June 26.  Planned activities for all sports at all levels are set to proceed as scheduled for the week beginning Monday, June 29.  
3 months ago, Brian Bridges