PARENT/GUARDIAN & STUDENT HANDBOOK

The 2021-2022 Parent/Guardian & Student Handbook: COMING SOON!

MISSION 5

VISION 5

BELIEFS 5

FOCUS 5

GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION 5

GENERAL DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY 6

GRADE REPORT SCHEDULE 6

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM 8

LLCS CURRICULUM OVERVIEW 8

PROJECT BASED LEARNING DEFINED 8

PROJECT BASED LEARNING EXAMPLES 8

HIGH SCHOOL ECONOMICS PROJECT 8

2ND GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES PROJECT 9

8TH GRADE MATH PROJECT 9

4TH/5TH GIFTED AND TALENTED PROJECT 9

ACADEMIC STANDARDS 9

SOCIAL SKILLS 10

SC HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS 10

ASSESSMENTS 10

ACADEMIC POLICIES and PROCEDURES 11

LEARNING EXTENSIONS 11

INDIVIDUAL PORTFOLIO INTERVIEW (IPI) 11

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 11

INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN (IEP) 12

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL) 12

504 PLANS 12

GIFTED AND TALENTED (GT) 12

SCHEDULED LATE-IN / EARLY-OUT 12

GRADING POLICY 13

GRADING SCALES 13

CREDIT RECOVERY 13

GRADE REPORTING 14

PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS 14

Family Friendly Guides to SC Academic Standards 14

HIGH SCHOOL PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS (9TH - 12TH) 14

ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS (3RD-8TH) 14

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS 15

PLAGIARISM and CHEATING 16

PLAGIARISM 16

CHEATING 16

ALTERNATIVES TO PLAGIARISM and CHEATING 17

CHEATING / PLAGIARISM REPERCUSSIONS 17

TEXTBOOKS 17

EXTRACURRICULAR 17

ATHLETICS 17

CLUBS 17

THE LLCS PRIDE MATRIX 18

CODE OF CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINARY SYSTEMS 18

CODE OF CONDUCT 19

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY 19

GANG / SECRET SOCIETY POLICY 20

HAZING POLICY 20

HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, OR BULLYING POLICY 20

TOBACCO AND NICOTINE PREVENTION POLICY 21

DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY 22

WEAPON POLICY 22

TECHNOLOGY POLICIES 23

H.1 Student Possession/Use of Personal Electronic Device 23

H.2 STUDENT GUIDELINES FOR NETWORK USE 23

H.3 LLCS TECHNOLOGY RENTAL FOR ONLINE SUMMER COURSE WORK 23

H.4 LLCS Board of Directors Computer-Internet Acceptable Use Policy 24

I. STUDENT INTERROGATIONS, SEARCHES, AND ARRESTS 25

J. STUDENT PARKING 26

K. PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION 26

L. APPEARANCE POLICY 26

M. UNIFORM MATRIX 27

N. FIELD TRIP AND EVENT ELIGIBILITY AND DECORUM 27

O. GOOGLE POLICY 28

P. NAVIGATION STATION POLICY 28

PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE PLAN 28

LEVELS OF OFFENSE 28

STANDARD DISCIPLINARY CONSEQUENCES FOR SPECIFIC LEVEL III OFFENSES 29

STUDENT ASSAULT ON EMPLOYEES 30

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT - PHYSICAL FORCE 31

SUSPENSION OF STUDENTS 31

EXPULSION OF STUDENTS 31

NOTIFICATION OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION 31

HEARINGS 32

STUDENT RIGHTS 32

LOCKERS 32

RELEASE OF STUDENT INFORMATION 33

GRADE REPORT REQUESTS 33

STUDENT GRIEVANCES 33

TITLE IX COMPLAINTS 33

SECTION 504 COMPLAINTS 33

PARENTAL INTERACTION 34

REPORTING SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE 34

STUDENT RECORDS 34

THIRD PARTY EXCEPTIONS 34

FERPA AND CRIMINAL RECORDS 34

DISTRICT OF RESIDENCY 34

TRANSCRIPTS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS 35

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS 35

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS FOR ALUMNI 35

REQUESTS FOR OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS 35

ARRIVAL and DISMISSAL PROCEDURES 35

MORNING ARRIVAL 35

BEFORE SCHOOL CARE STUDENTS 35

CAR RIDERS 36

ON-TIME ARRIVAL: 7:30am - 8:00am 36

TARDY: After 8:00AM 36

STUDENT DRIVERS 36

ON-TIME ARRIVAL: 7:30AM - 8:00AM 36

TARDY: AFTER 8:00AM 36

SCHEDULED LATE-IN ARRIVAL 37

AFTERNOON DISMISSAL 37

AFTER SCHOOL CARE STUDENTS 37

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY PARTICIPANTS 37

CAR RIDERS 37

ON TIME PICK UP: 3:15PM - 3:45PM 37

LATE PICK UP: AFTER 3:45PM 37

STUDENT DRIVERS 37

ATTENDANCE 38

SAFETY POLICIES 43

OPEN DOOR POLICY 43

VISITOR POLICY 44

STUDENT ID BADGE POLICY 44

SCHOOL FEES and OWED BALANCES 45

NAVIGATOR FEE (REGISTRATION FEE) 45

ATHLETIC FEES 45

THE WAIVER PROCESS 45

OWED BALANCES 45

GATOR CAFE POLICIES & PROCEDURES 45

COST OF MEALS 45

GATOR CAFE PROCEDURES 46

STUDENT RIGHTS TO DECLINE FOOD AT LUNCH 46

FREE AND REDUCED MEALS 46

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES 46

FIRE DRILLS and OTHER EVACUATION PLANS 46

EMERGENCY DRILLS 46

EMERGENCY CLOSING / INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES 47

MEDICAL INFORMATION 47

IMMUNIZATION 47

ADMINISTRATIONS OF MEDICINE 47

MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL 47

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS 47

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARDS 48

THE LLCS PROMISE 48

FROM THE SCHOOL TO FAMILIES 48

FROM THE FAMILIES TO LLCS 48

FROM THE STUDENTS TO LLCS 49

ONLINE SIGNATURE FORM 49

REQUEST A COURSE CHANGE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Course Change Request Form

  • This form is closed for Semester 1.

  • This form is open for Semester 2.

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LLCS Student Registration and Back to School Night 21-22

teacher & support staff websites

Teacher and Support Staff Websites are being uploaded now through Friday, August 21, 2021.

POWERSCHOOL

Parent Portal, Student Portal, Login Help, PowerSchool App

What is PowerSchool and the PowerSchool Parent Portal?

Q: What is PowerSchool? A: PowerSchool is the fastest-growing, most widely used web-based student information system, supporting 12 million students in all 50 states and over 65 countries. PowerSchool enables today's educators to make timely decisions that impact student performance while creating a collaborative environment for parents, teachers and students to work together in preparing 21st century learners for the future.

Q: Does LLCS use PowerSchool? A: YES! LLCS utilizes PowerSchool daily to maintain accurate data for students and teachers/staff.

Q: Why should parents access the PowerSchool Parent Portal? A: PowerSchool for Parents provides real-time access to: Attendance, School Announcements, Assignments, Assignment Scores, Teacher Comments, Final Grades

Q: Where do I login? A: For active account users, visit https://cie.powerschool.com/public and complete the required login fields. A: For new users, use the Parent Portal Access Codes Needed form to request account information.

Q: If I have multiple children attending LLCS do I have to establish separate accounts? A: Siblings to be linked together under one set of login credentials if desired. This action is completed when parents/guardians establish their account using the Access Codes. For help, email info@lowcountryleadership.org.

Q: Can I continue to use the same PowerSchool Parent Portal account from a previous school? A: No. Additionally, no previous LLCS portal accounts work anymore. Changing districts during summer of 2020 voided all previous LLCS portal accounts.

Q: Who do I contact for assistance if I'm locked out or can't remember my password? A: To request assistance with forgotten login credentials or for being locked out due to multiple failed login attempts, use the Parent Portal Login Help form to request a reset.

Q: Who do I contact if I have questions about student data (grades, assignments, and/or attendance) appearing in the PowerSchool Parent Portal? A: Direct questions and comments about student related data to teachers.

Q: How often is PowerSchool updated? A: Contact your student's teacher to find out when they plan to update assignments and grades. Absences and Tardies are recorded daily. Absence codes are updated when an absence excuse is submitted and received by the front office.

Q: Who do I contact if I have a question about attendance in PowerSchool? A: Contact the teacher.

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RESOURCES FOR ALL

request a transcript

GATOR CAFE

Meals at School, Meal Payments, Pay Online, K12PaymentCenter, Breakfast, Lunch, Meal Form, K12Payment App

NAVIGATION STATION

Before / After School Care Program, Before School Care, After School Care

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

School Supply Lists by grade level, High School Supply List, Middle School Supply List, Elementary School Supply List, Related Arts Supply List

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Extracurricular Activities may have been modified due to COVID-19.

Leadership & Civic Clubs and Programs

Ladies in Leadership

Young Gentlemens Club

The EXCEL Club

National Honors Society

Student Government Association

Recycling Club

Academic Clubs and Programs

FFA - Future Farmers of America

Quiz Bowl

Gaming Club

Middle School Mentors

After School Activities

Tae Kwon Do

Dance Club

SCHOOL CALENDAR & Social Media

HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE

medical / nurse forms

Form: Permission for School Administration of Medicine

Before bringing any student medications to school:

  • The form above must be signed by a physician and parent/guardian.

  • The form must accompany all student medications.

  • The form must be presented with student medication to the school nurse by a parent/guardian.

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HOME LANGUAGE SURVEY

The SC State Department of Education requires all student records to include, as a part of the permanent record, a Home Language Survey. A Home Language Survey is typically filled out by a parent/guardian when the student first enters public school. When possible, it is preferred to have the original Home Language Survey in the student’s permanent record. When this is not possible, LLCS will request that you complete the this Home Language Survey Form. Please follow the prompts.