Leeds Middle School
1771 Whitmire Street Leeds, AL 35094 205.699.4505
As we move closer to the start of school we have modified the plan to pickup devices for your students. Chromebooks will be distributed from Leeds Middle School like they were in the spring. The dates for pickup will be August 17, 18, 19 from 8-11 each day.
We appreciate everyone's response to our recent survey, requesting your preference for in-person or virtual learning. As you know, we are all operating in an environment where change comes rapidly, and we as school leaders must pivot quickly. Given the number of virtual learners for the first 9 weeks, we need to make a change to the opening of school.
We are delaying the opening of school to August 20. Our current 20-21 school calendar will be amended in the coming weeks, and we will release the new calendar as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we attempt to navigate these uncertain times. As always, our principals are available to answer any questions you may have.
When we released our reopening plan two weeks ago, we declared it a “working plan.” Indeed it’s already time to make changes based on the most current information from the Department of Public Health. Moving forward, we will require masks for students in grades 3-12 and staff members. PK-2nd students will be highly encouraged to wear a mask. There will be exceptions for lunch, PE, and those with physical or certain health impairments. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. We will continue to communicate with you as more information becomes available.
John J. Moore, J.D.
Superintendent of Education
Attached is the LCS' reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year. Our plan is a working plan that will likely be modified throughout the school year. Please know that we will keep everyone's safety at the forefront of all our decisions as we embark on a school year that is likely to be unlike any other. If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's principal or me.
John J Moore, J.D.
Superintendent of Education
RESIDENCY VERIFICATION FOR ALL LMS STUDENTS
· PROVIDE A COPY OF DEED, LEASE, OR MORTGAGE AND
· PROVIDE A COPY OF 2 UTILITY BILLS WITH NAME & ADDRESS OF PARENT/GUARDIAN (POWER, GAS, AND/OR WATER- NO CELL PHONE BILLS)
* Please come to the office if you need a third party form- that original form must be notarized.
Parents, you can now log into My School Bucks and pay for your child's school fees. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are strongly suggesting that you utilize the online system to pay fees. We do not accept checks and would prefer not to have to handle cash, as a precautionary measure. Thank you for your continued support and ROLL GREENWAVE!!
The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) has partnered with the University of Alabama to conduct a statewide school technology survey. The purpose of this survey is to build a statewide repository detailing Internet connectivity and Internet-enabled digital device availability to inform decision makers as we expand remote learning capabilities and enhance high-quality instruction to students around the state.
Whether a student is attending school in a traditional classroom setting, virtually, or a blended version of traditional and virtual, it is important that we hear from parents across the state as the survey responses will impact our efforts to respond to ongoing changes relating to remote and blended learning options throughout our state. Please take a few moments to share and complete this statewide school technology survey. The deadline for completing the survey is Friday, July 31, 2020.
Our online grading system, Chalkable, is a great way to keep up with how your child is performing in school. Grades are updated online as teachers post them and you have the ability to sign up for grade updates. Need an account for our online grading system? Please email email@example.com for access.
The purpose of the LEA Consolidated Plan is to ensure that all children recieve a high-quality education, and to close the achievement gap between children meeting the challenging State academic standards and those children who are not meeting such standards. Each local area agency plan shall conduct business as indicated by the document listed here.
Promoting Achievement, Respect, and Success
The Mission of Leeds City Schools is to develop confident, productive young people and enable them to become independent and successful learners in a global society. We will accomplish this through a dedicated professional staff committed to continued learning. A relevant curriculum will be taught based on thinking and reasoning skills. This will take place in a positive environment recognizing the individual differences in children.