Lake Park Audubon
School District ISD 2889
LPA Community Listening Session-Virtual
Thursday, September 17, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lori Christensen (ICS) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Lake Park Audubon School District
LPA High School Start of the year information
1. In our ever changing world please remember these three words this school year:
2. Start of High School Schedule for all Students:
a. No school Tuesday, September 8th for students. Teachers will be preparing for the Distance Learning Model for students in grades 8-12th.
b. Wednesday, September 9th, Thursday, September 10th, and Friday, September 11th: i. 7th Grade students will be in school and
ii. 8-12th grade students will be distance learning.
c. The week of September 14th:
i. 7th grade and 9th grade students will be in the school all week.
ii. 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade students will be distance learning.
d. Thursday, September 17th RETURN DATE
i. All students in school learning
1. Includes grades 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders in school learning.
3. The high school day will start at 8:25 and end at 3:13.
a. Previous end time was listed as 3:20
b. Students must vacate the building by 3:45 unless they are working with a teacher or attending an activity
c. Students riding the bus will enter through the main front doors of the school
d. Students driving themselves or getting dropped off by a parent will use the West (gym) doors.
e. Students being picked up after school will exit through the West (gym) doors.
4. If you have not received your schedule yet you will need to go to your StudentVue account and you will find it there. If you do not remember you login information please email Sherri Lefebvre at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will help you get logged in.
5. If you questions regarding your schedule or if you would like to make a schedule change please email Jamie Nelson at email@example.com or Sherri Lefebvre at firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Information regarding signing up for the Fall Football and Volleyball Training Camps will be coming out this week. Please watch your school email for this information. Information regarding the Fall Musical will also be coming out very soon.
7. It is very important that students check their email frequently as this is how the office will be communicating important information to the students.
8. If throughout the school year we transition to the Hybrid Learning Model, the information will be sent out next week with the assigned A and B Groups. Please be watching your email for this information.
9. Once again please remember the three words: Grace, Patience, and Flexibility during this school year.Please be watching our website for updated information as the school year continues.
Superintendent’s Message to the Community
Dr. Paula Henry
Lake Park Audubon School District
Celebrating Community Involvement in Planning for Growth
And Long Term Facilities
(This is the eighth article in a series)
I hope this update finds you well. It has been a crazy summer to say the least. I want to start by saying Thank You to all teachers, staff, students, parents, administration and our communities as a whole on their patience’s and support as we navigate the start to a new school year during these challenging times. We couldn’t do it without everyone’s support and hard work.
There are definitely a lot of unknowns as we move into a new school year. Yet we have found one thing to be certain, our schools continue to provide stability and structure for students to grow emotionally, mentally and physically. We have heard from students and parents that students want to be back in school sharing thoughts, experiences and learning with their teachers and peers. This is great news! Teachers and staff miss our students. Having a personal connection with each and every student is really what makes learning successful.
With that, we continue to plan for the future and part of our planning is providing the right learning environment for our students and staff. As I have mentioned in my previous articles, our elementary school is need of major repairs. These needs won’t go away, they will only get worse. We are also taking this time to reevaluate our programming needs, making sure future plans accommodate future growth for our students.
As we continue to look towards the future our vision to engage the community in our growth and long-term facilities planning, has not changed. Over the last several months, the planning committee has identified with the help of industry professionals, specific deferred maintenance needs at the Elementary School, district enrollment projections and educational adequacy needs for 21st Century learning environments. Highlights from these assessments can be found within the series of articles.
The next steps in the planning process is to conduct a series of Listening Sessions with various stakeholder groups to effectively gain input. The input from these listening sessions will help the planning committee align the common priorities across each stakeholder group with the known facility improvement needs.
Your input and involvement is needed! Throughout the month of September you will have an opportunity to take part in the listening session process. Each listening session will ask the exact same questions, so we ask for you to attend only one. We will be offering both an in-person opportunity or a virtual opportunity, please feel free to join whichever one you feel most comfortable with. The in-person listening session will be following the governors orders for social distancing and face mask requirements. Virtual listening sessions will be utilizing Zoom.
Times and dates of listening session opportunities are listed below. Please check back regularly to our website https://www.lakeparkaudubon.com/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lpa2889 for more details.
As your superintendent, I am proud to serve in a community that truly demonstrates care for children and their schools. Thank you for your dedication to all of our children. We love them all and will continue to demonstrate this through a welcoming environment daily.
Please call or email me at any time. I welcome your feedback as we grow and improve education daily at Lake Park Audubon Schools; a joyful community of creative learners.
Dr. Paula Henry
Proud Superintendent of Lake Park Audubon Schools
Community Input – We Listen (Listening Sessions)
Tuesday September 15th at 6:30 Audubon Elementary School
Thursday September 17th at 6:30 Lake Park High School
Thursday September 17th at noon Virtual Session
Special Meeting - Listening Session
1.0 CALL TO ORDER2.0 2.0 ROLL CALL3.0 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE4.0 APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA (Action Item) 5.0 Public CommentRecognition of visitors to board meeting: Lake Park Audubon Schools welcome you to the meeting of the LPA Board of Education. While this is a meeting of the Board to conduct the business of the School District, the Board is not statutorily compelled to hear comments, we also desire to provide an opportunity to hear from members of the public, including staff and students, on matters of interest. This portion of the agenda will be limited to a total of not more than 30 minutes unless otherwise determined by the Board. Individual speakers are asked to limit their comments to not more than 3 minutes. The Board requests that all comments be in keeping with, and contribute to, an atmosphere of civil, courteous, thoughtful, and respectful public discourse. Board members and administration will not respond to comments at the meeting. Appropriate responses will be provided at a later time or comments may lead to future board agenda items. Thank you for attending. 6.0 New Business (Discussion/Action) 6.1 ICS Presentation - Listening Session (Discussion) 7.0 Adjournment
- A healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks
- Weekly fun themes
- Engaging Activities
- Physical Activity and Games
- Reasonable Rates
The Lake Park Audubon School District is looking for volunteers to support our students in various activities! If interested please contact Kathy Hamre at 218-325-0754 ex 1079.
If you are interested in donating to our Music Department, Art Department, Theater or other groups, donations can be sent to the Legacy Foundation at West Central Initiative.
Lake Park Audubon Schools is a public school district, registered with the Minnesota Department of Education with the number #2889. Our school is located in two communities, with our K-6 building located in Audubon, MN and our 7-12 building located in Lake Park, MN. The district is located approximately 35 minutes from the Fargo/Moorhead metro area, directly along Highway 10. Surrounded by a thriving agricultural community and beautiful lakes country, LPA is a fantastic place to learn.
The Lake Park Audubon Public Schools believe:
That before any meaningful learning can take place, we must build relationships between students, staff, and the community.
In providing challenging, engaging, and innovative programming for all students to prepare them for success in a changing world.
In challenging growth in academics, personal development, and values/relationships all for the future success and well-being of all students.
All students have value and deserve an opportunity to learn.
Each student has the responsibility to actively participate in her/his learning and achievement.
That educational excellence requires effective leadership and highly qualified staff applied with rigor, teamwork, and the responsible use of resources.
The Mission of the Lake Park Audubon Public Schools is to:
Prepare students with the academic, social, and life skills to succeed in a changing world.
An innovative district of choice inspiring students to excel in school and in life.