Thank you to Big Stone KFC for providing an appreciation lunch to Lee High School Teachers and Staff

  • The LCPS educational plan amended the educational plan for 2020-2021 school year to expand in-person instruction at both high schools to all students in grades 8 - 12 to four days, Monday through Thursday each week with Friday remaining as a remote learning day beginning October 26, 2020.

  • The Health Department will be here to give flu shots from 1-1:30 and October 15 from 9-10:30. Remote students may come on October 13 with names A-J and October 15 with names K-Z.

Class of 2022 Junior Class Rings

Lee High School Class of 2022 Juniors and Parents. Celebrate Your Year Class Ring orders are now available through Jostens. When you order a Class Ring you will also receive a Companion Ring along with a choice of a custom performance LHS Hoodie or a pair of wireless earbuds. Post virtual video for viewing.

Click on the picture for important information concerning Junior Class ring orders.

Welcome to the Lee High School Website




Motto: "Aspire, Expect, Achieve"

Fully Accredited 2019

Lee High School


200 Generals Lane

Jonesville VA 24263

From Our Principal

I appreciate your patience while we have developed our return to school plans. We understand uncertainty about the fall semester, as well as the uncertainty of the sports schedule, may have compounded the stress each of you have been under during these extremely challenging times. I know that we all are eager for information that will allow us to look forward and plan for the future. Many groups have been working diligently on plans to open safely. As Principal of Lee High School, I am committed to communicating those plans to you as soon as possible, as they will likely change in these uncertain times

During this pandemic, the health and safety of our students and staff is uppermost in our minds. Our goal is to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread as much as possible. We will continue to closely track the course of the pandemic and will adjust these plans as necessary in response to the latest public health information. These experiences are new for all of us. We are together on this long road of uncertainty. Please be patient with our teachers and staff as we all adjust to a hybrid classroom plan, as well as virtual learning, in hopes to soon see all students back safely in school.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. We will get through this together and be stronger and better from it. I want you to realize what an exceptional place Lee High is. This is your school, where your child matters most. I am proud to serve as Principal of Lee High School

Stephanie Sumpter

The faculty and staff of Lee High School will provide the highest standard of education to students of all ability levels to enable them to meet the standards of an ever-changing world. We will consistently provide updated technology and innovative educational techniques and strategies to meet the educational, vocational, social, psychological, and physiological needs and interests of our students. We will strive to prepare students to be responsible citizens who have an appreciation for our democratic way of life.

Lee High School is located at 200 Generals Lane, Jonesville, Virginia 24263. The school was named for former Virginia Governor Richard Henry “Lighthorse Harry” Lee and proudly displays a Revolutionary Era General as its mascot. Lee High School is Division 2A in the Mountain 7 District. Serving 900+ students, it is one of two high schools, and the largest of the ten schools in the Lee County Public School System. The geographical range of Lee High School’s service area ranges approximately 30 miles. Lee High School opened in September of 1989. For more information about Lee High School Click the above link "More" then click on "About".

Important information for Parents and Students

Underclass Pictures

Group A October 5th- Remotes students may come beginning @ 2PM

Group B October 7th- Remote students may come beginning @ 2 PM

Any senior who has not had his/her senior picture for the yearbook made may make an appointment with Photogenius in Gate City for your pictures OR you may contact Lee High School and set up an appointment with Colton McConnell or Ms. Thomas for a formal picture and/or outside pictures. There is no sitting fee for pictures taken by the Lee High School Yearbook Staff. Picture package information is available in the office or contact Ms. Thomas.

Flu Shot information


Welcome Message

Click on each video to get a welcome message from our new principal, Stephanie Sumpter. The second video is our 8th grade orientation. Video 3 is a fun introduction to our new school procedures. (Please note that the video continues after the song.) Finally, video 4 introduces the LHS Faculty and Staff for 2020-2021. We hope you enjoy them.

Stephanie Sumpter Intro.mp4
8th Grade Intro.mp4
6 feet away.mp4
Intro to LHS Staff.mp4

Technology issues, click here

Important information about the

2020-21 school year

  • Chromebook Agreements: Students must present a signed agreement to receive the device.”

See the file below to get the Chromebook Agreement.

  • On the right below is an LCPS technology ticket that covers a vast array of possible issues families may experience during remote learning. This ticket is linked on the front page of the LCPS division site, the Remote Learning Resources page as well as the Reopening FAQ. It will remain in these locations as long as we have remote students. We hope families will utilize this form and we will then filter the requests to the appropriate person(s) to resolve the issue and reach out to the family to hopefully help in the most convenient way possible for families. Many login or password issues can be solved remotely. Our technicians are even working on a remote desktop extension that will allow our technicians to remote into Chromebooks with permission to "see" what's actually happening. When possible, we will attempt to save our families the trouble of driving the device to school. Please click on the box below if you need technical assistance.

Chromebook User agreement.pdf


2020 - 2021 Lee High School Bell Schedule

School Day - 8:30 - 2:00

Block 1 : 8:30 - 9:45

Block 2 : 9:50 - 11:05

Block 3: 11:05 - 12:45

A Lunch: 11:05-11:30

B Lunch: 11:30-11:55

C Lunch: 11:55-12:20

D Lunch: 12:20-12:45

Block 4: 12:50 - 2:00

  • LeeTV will be offering online video tutorials to our students on how to navigate the world of online learning. We will be in communication when those videos will be available.

Congratulations Abigail Edwards DAR Good Citizen Award Recipient

Tutorial Videos for Students and Parents on Google Classroom and Canvas

Parents and students who need a refresher course on how to use Google Classroom or learn how to use Canvas, please click onto the videos below.

Google Classroom for Students

How to Use Google Classroom for Parents!.mp4

Google Classroom for Parents

Parents Guide to Google Classroom in 2020.mp4

Canvas for Students

Canvas LMS - Student Orientation Tour.mp4

Student Appreciation

This week's Student Appreciation goes to Grayson Huff, who despite hesitation decided to go ahead and try yesterday's Refried Beans. Way to go Grayson!

Cultivating a Culture of Respect

Lee High School's Non-Discrimination Policy


TapApp Allows Safe and Secure Reporting of

Bullying and Potential Threats

Lee County Public Schools is excited to share the news of the implementation of a new security app for middle and high school students called TapApp. This app will enhance our ability to identify potential threats to our school environment and give students a safe and secure way to report what they see. TapApp is designed to provide up-to-date means for reporting behavior that is deemed suspicious, concerning and/or threatening. The addition of this app will give students a voice so they can feel secure in standing up for themselves and their peers without risk of reprisal. This app is an addition to the security plans for LCPS and each school. These plans are constantly evolving in an effort to provide all students and staff with the safest environment possible.

TapApp is a downloadable mobile app that allows students to anonymously report incidents ranging from Threats and Abuse to Bullying and Suspicious Behavior. The app is an iOS, Android, and web-based solution that can truly be used on any platform. Students can upload screenshots, photos, and videos of the incidents they report if available. Administrators will have a management site that allows them to address and manage the reported incidents. Reports are kept 100% confidential and are securely stored. While the school recognizes the responsibility placed upon its faculty and staff with the care of students, it is critical to recognize that everyone plays a vital role in school safety. Students, staff, parents, and the community are encouraged to be observant and let an adult know if they see or hear something that makes them feel uncomfortable, nervous or frightened, and, especially, if they hear threats of dangerous behavior. The TapApp application is designed for just such involvement focused primarily upon the student body.

High school and middle school students participated in a security presentation about the app on Tuesday, March 3rd. During this presentation, a representative from TapApp explained and demonstrated the app and trained students on its appropriate use. The app is now available for students to download and use on their phone and/or their school-issued Chromebook.

To download TapApp to your mobile device or Chromebook, select from one of the following links:


Lee High School: Home of the Generals

Lee High Sports

coming in Spring 2021

Drive Your Tractor to School

What's Happening This Week:



Underclass pictures



Underclass pictures



Coronovirus: What you need to know

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

End-of-Course English SOL Resources

The EOC English SOLs are administered during a student's junior year and are a requirement in order to receive a standard diploma upon graduation from the Lee County Public Schools. The EOC Writing SOL is in March and the EOC Reading SOL is in May.

Composing and Written Expression Anchor Set with Annotations: Click on the following link to read example response and explanations on scoring for the SOL Writing Test.

EOC Reading SOL - Word Segments

On the Reading SOL, students are asked to apply knowledge of word origins and to use structural analysis of roots, affixes, and suffixes to understand complex words. Included in these study sets are common roots, affixes, and suffixes, which are covered in ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade.

EOC Reading SOL Review

These study sets are organized by SOL strands that are tested on the EOC Reading SOL. The terms were pulled from the Curriculum Guide, and they may appear on the SOL.


Students interested in finding online tutorials to help prepare for the Math SOL tests or simply to find tutorials to help in Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, click on the following sites.

Below: LEE HIGH News, Highlights, Sports Updates, LEETV, Guidance News and LCCT Center News

Happy 30th Anniversary Lee High School

Lee High School opened its doors for the first time on September 5, 1989. In honor of 30 Years of Lee High School, we present a look back at the beginning of Lee High School.



Alumni 1 Lee TV.mp4
Alumni 3.mp4
Alumni Stories 2.mp4
Taylor HolbrocknLee High Alumni Video.mp4




BRONWEN FISCHER and Chelsie Alsup

Welcome to Lee TV's General Connection. We are bringing back a blast from the past as we hope to bring you weekly updates on Lee High news. We also will be adding a segment on Lee High School Alumni Success Stories, a true "General Connection". We are proud of all of our Alumni and want to share with you all of the great stories of what they are doing. So check back with us each week as we bring you LEE TV's "General Connection".

Alumni Stories: Episode 1

  • Fuller Cridlin- Commonwealth Attorney Lee County

  • Cameron Thompson, General Manager, Applebees

  • Dr. Josh and Kelsey Herring, R.N.

  • Lt. Kory DeFore- U. S. Navy Pilot (Ret.) Lockheed-Martin Flight simulator trainer F-35

  • Terah DeFore- Former Interior Designer, presently Teacher

Alumni Stories: Episode 2

  • Chuck Slemp- Commonwealth Attorney Wise County

  • Cody Haley, Law Student LMU Law, Knoxville, TN

  • Brooke Haley, Veterinary Technician, Lee Co. Animal Hospital

  • Johnny Myers, Lead Guitar Mark Wills, Nashville, TN

Alumni Stories Episode 3

  • Drs. Lewis and Courtney Muse- UT Medical Center/Fort Sander Regional Hospital

  • Austin Dean-USP-Lee

  • CJ Woliver- Social Media Producer at NASCAR on FOX

Alumni Stories Episode 4

  • Hillary Frederick 2011

  • Brandi Napier 2007

  • Mandy Goins 1998

  • Eric Carroll Class 1997

  • Brittany Pendergraft 2009

Alumni Stories Episode 5

Jamie Cluesman, Class of 2003, Head Basketball Coach UVA-Wise

Leslie Chadwell Myer class of 2004, manager Customer Success Team in North America for Wolter Wluwer Health

Sidney Kolb, Class of 2002, Attorney in Lee County

Cody Rutherfod, Class of 2009, a Tech Solutions Architect

Taylor Ray Holbrook, Country Music Musician

Alumni Story Episode 5.1

Cody and Jamie Wolford

Sky Night Pilot, Greeneville, TN

Tuck Mapping Solutions, Inc. Pilot

We invite all Alumni to send us a video update on what you have been doing. Just video a message 30 seconds or more and tell us your name and "Class of...". Then add what you have done since high school and what you are doing now. Add an inspirational message to our students if you like. Email your video to Angela Thomas ( and we will add you to our Alumni video segments. All that we ask is that you be respectful in message and language. All episodes of Lee TV and Alumni Stories will be added to a page that will be under the "Quick links" link at the top of the web page.

Guidance Department News Lee High School Counselors

Sharon Fortner (

Brenda Graham (

LCCTC & 8th Grade Counselor: Renee Chester (

Career Navigator, MECC:Cody White (

Talent Search, MECC: Cheryl Tankersley (

Lee High School CEEB Code: 471155

VCAC College Advisor: Charna Davis (

Talent Search, MECC: Matt Fields (

Scroll through the February Newsletter below for more scholarship opportunities

Scholarships DEADLINE: October

  • National Scholarship for Homeless Youth: Available to high school seniors or recent graduates beginning college for the first time in the fall of 2021, and who have experienced homelessness in the last six years. Deadline: October 1, 2020

  • Slemp Scholarship: Available for current high school seniors planning to attend college. Applications can be downloaded at Deadline: October 15, 2020

  • Horatio Alger Association Scholarship: The Horatio Alger Foundation offers one of the largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country. The Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who've faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are primarily focused on recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, they seek students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Apply online at Deadline: October 25, 2020.

  • VACRAO and StriveScan - Virtual College Exploration Program: Week 1/Sept. 14-18/Transfer-specific panel presentations and virtual college fairs Week 2/Sept. 21-25/ Freshman admission panel presentations Week 3-6/ Sept. 28-Oct. 23/ Freshman virtual college fairs Week 7/Oct. 26-30/ Freshman admission panel presentations Week 8/ Nov. 2-6/ Transfer-specific panel presentations and virtual college fairs Visit this link:

  • Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides FREE Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities for Virginia students in grades 10th, 11th, and 12th. The programs inspire students who possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers. The applications are OPEN UNTIL October 25, 2020.

  • The Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is an interactive online STEM learning experience for 10th grade students highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility focusing on the current missions at Wallops. Learn more about VSCS at

  • The Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is an interactive online STEM learning experience for 11th and 12th-grade students, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center focusing on human spaceflight. Students can earn up to five free dual enrollment college credits. Learn more about VASTS at

  • The Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) is an interactive online STEM learning experience for 11th and 12th-grade students, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center focusing on the Earth’s responses to climate changes, weather, and natural hazards. Students can earn up to five free dual enrollment college credits. Learn more about VESSS at

  • Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Leadership Award: The Leadership Award Committee will make annual awards to high school seniors who demonstrate a combination of academic accomplishment, excellence of character, qualities of leadership, and devotion to duty. In establishing this award, Senator Byrd’s desire is to recognize and nurture public service, which is critical to the preservation of American democracy. The selection, therefore, will emphasize the importance of leadership and public service in the lives of the students. Each high school may nominate one graduating senior for this recognition. If interested in being considered for nomination, please submit a one page essay on why you feel that you would be the best candidate for this award. Please include evidence of Excellence, Leadership, Character and Duty. Submit essays to the Counseling Office no later than November 2, 2020.

  • Hagan Scholarship: The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, designed to provide each recipient with the opportunity to Graduate College Debt-Free.Hagan recipients are high achieving, self-motivated students who will require substantial financial assistance to attend college. For more information, visit Deadline: November 15, 2020

  • Streamworks Twenty Under 20 Awards: Presents a way for students to be recognized for their amazing achievements in academics, community service, leadership, entrepreneurial endeavors, and more. Deadline: December 1, 2020

  • Jefferson Scholars Program - University of Virginia: Jefferson Scholarships provide the entire cost of attendance at the University of Virginia and many supplemental enrichment experiences. One senior from the senior class who is an exceptional leader, scholar and citizen may be nominated for this prestigious scholarship. Please see Ms. Graham or Ms. Fortner if you plan to attend the University of Virginia and wish to be nominated for this scholarship.

  • Streamworks Robot Drone League Dragonfly: Designed to inspire students to develop a lifelong passion for learning and cultivate interest in pursuing educational and career opportunities in STEM fields by implementing real world STEM-related problems. For more information, go to Deadline: January 9, 2021

  • Virginia JCI Senate Scholarship: The Virginia Junior Chamber International Senate (VA JCI Senate) is proud to continue to offer the future leaders of America an opportunity to earn scholarship money for the pursuit of higher education. The application and requirements may be found at this link: or navigate to and select “Scholarship Program” from the menu. Deadline: January 22, 2021

  • Missy Cook Memorial Nursing Scholarship: One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Lee High School senior and one $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Thomas Walker High School senior who plans to enter a Nursing program . Eligibility requirements - Scholarship recipients must be a Lee County resident and be accepted into a Nursing Program. Deadline: March 21, 2021

  • Streamworks Appalachian Highlands MATE Regional Competition: The MATE ROV Competition uses underwater robotics to inspire and challenge students to learn and creatively apply scientific, engineering, and technical skills to solving real-world problems. For more information, visit May 1, 2021 at the Kingsport Aquatic Center

Dates to Remember

  • 10/2/20: ETSU has extended their free application. Apply using code welcomehome21

  • 10/5/20: Underclass Pictures - Group A - Remote students may come beginning @ 2:00

  • 10/7/20: Underclass Pictures - Group B - Remote students may come beginning @ 2:00

  • Senior Picture for Yearbook: Any senior who has not had his/her picture for the yearbook made may make an appointment with Photogenius in Gate City @ 276-386-2547 for your pictures OR you may contact Lee High School and set up an appointment with Mr. Colton McConnell or Ms. Thomas for a formal picture and/or outside pictures. There is no sitting fee for pictures taken by the Lee High School Yearbook Staff. Picture package information is available in the office or contact Ms. Thomas (

  • 10/13/20: Matt Fields (MECC) Talent Search will be in the Counseling Office

  • 10/14/20: Matt Fields (MECC) Talent Search will be in the Counseling Office

  • 10/15/2020: Deadline for Slemp Scholarship

  • 10/15/2020: Deadline for all Roan Scholars online application materials

  • 10/21/20: End of Q1

  • 11/2/20 - 11/6/2020: Remote Learning for all teachers and students

  • 11/16/20: Progress Reports

  • 11/23-25/20: Remote Learning for all teachers and students

  • 11/26-27/20: Fall Break

  • 12/21-22/20: Remote Learning for all teachers and students

  • 12/23/20: End of Q2 and Remote Learning for all teachers and students

  • 12/24/20-1/1/21: Winter Break

  • 1/4/21: Start of Q3 and Remote Learning for all teachers and students

  • 1/11/21: Report Cards

  • 3/15/21: Deadline for The Missy Cook Memorial Nursing Scholarship

“Stay positive.

Better days are on the way.”



  • All 18 year old men are required by federal law to register for the US Selective Service. You can register at the Post Office or through the Internet (

  • Work Permits - Must be issued electronically @

Requirements for AIMS

In order to qualify for the AIMS Scholarship, a high school student must meet all of the following requirements by the date of high school graduation:

  • Achieve grades of at least a “C” or better in each of the required high school courses

    • The required high school courses include:

      • 4 credits of English

      • 4 credits of Mathematics (Algebra I plus three additional higher mathematics courses)

      • 3 credits of Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science)

      • 3 credits of Social Studies (History, Government, Geography, Economics)

      • 2 credits of a single Foreign Language OR 2 credits of Technical Courses in the same track

      • 1 computer related course

  • Maintain a 95% school attendance rate from grades 9-12. (No more than 36 days missed)

  • Have no out of school suspensions

  • Complete 20 verified hours of community service before high school graduation

  • Students enrolled in courses (or working on community service requirements) that are required for AIMS during their final semester of high school will be confirmed eligible/not eligible upon review of your final transcript.

  • Complete the online AIMS/MECC Scholarship application at

  • Enroll at MECC beginning with the Fall semester immediately following high school graduation and maintain enrollment each Fall and Spring semester until completion of the AIMS program

  • For AIMS Scholars who graduated high school prior to 2017, you must maintain a 2.0 cumulative and a 2.0 semester GPA for each semester of attendance. For AIMS Scholars graduating high school in 2017, you must maintain a 2.25 cumulative and a 2.25 semester GPA for each semester of attendance.

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at for each

Senior Dates to Remember

If you have any questions, please go by Guidance

Dates to Remember

  • United States Senate Youth Program: The Virginia Department of Education offers the United States Senate Youth Program scholarship opportunity for high school juniors and seniors. Detailed information about USSYP may be found at

  • 2020 Summer Residential Governor’s School (SRGS) - VT Governor’s School Agriculture: The Governor’s School for Agriculture offers an interdisciplinary curriculum of issues, topics, and challenges pertinent to the field of agriculture in its broadest sense. For more information, visit the Governor’s School for Agriculture home page.

  • Gettysburg College Merit Scholarships: Eisenhower Scholarship - $160,000 for four years of full-time study ($40,000 per year). It is awarded to top-performing applicants within a most challenging curriculum who have demonstrated a high level of civic engagement locally, nationally, and/or internationally. Additionally, Gettysburg College recognizes students’ achievement in high school by awarding four categories of academic merit scholarships under Early Decision and Regular Decision. Abraham Lincoln Scholarship - $32,000 per year; Presidential Scholarship - $27,000 per year; David Wills Scholarship -$24,000 per year; 1832 Founders Scholarship -$15,000 per year

  • George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest: The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in this essay contest. To participate, students must submit an original 800 to 1200 word essay based on an event, person philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Essay rules available in the Counseling Office.

  • College Board Opportunity Scholarships: Visit The College Board is investing $5 million per year in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, with half of the scholarships designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.

Lee Vocational and Technical School News

DECA Officers

MENU for the Week:

(Every day a choice of Milk)


Chicken Patty or Salisbury Steak

Mashed Potatoes




Choice of Fruit



Cheeseburger or Hot Dog/ Chili

Baked Beans

Kole slaw

French Fries

Choice of Fruit




Potato Salad



Choice of Fruit



Baked Potato

Pulled Pork


Broccoli and Cheese


Choice of Fruit



Tomato Soup

Potato Wedges


Grilled Cheese

Choice of Fruit


Cyber Bullying

§ 18.2-152.7:1. Harassment by computer; penalty.

If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (Virginia Law, Code of Virginia)

Virginia’s cyber bullying laws

Sadly, teens are often the victims of Internet slander by their classmates and adults. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released Guidelines and Resources for Internet Safety in Schools that establish policies for student behavior and consequences of violations. In 2009, the legislature passed §22.1-279.6 of the Code of Virginia to govern the Board of Education model policy for the prohibition of bullying, harassment and intimidation through the Internet and social media platforms..Using the Internet to threaten, stalk and harass another person is illegal under §18.2-60 and §18.2-152.7:1 of the Code of Virginia. (Internet & Social Media Defamation, Denton and Denton, Attorneys at Law)

"According to the First Amendment, students have the right to post what they want on social media networks and should be able to do so without consequence. However, since cyber-bullying can result in violence, it may not be protected by the First Amendment." (The Student Voice, 2013)


Types of Bullying

Bullying comes in many forms. It occurs repeatedly and is a way for the perpetrator to show their power. Whether the bullying is verbal, physical, relational, or cyberbullying, the results are detrimental.

  • Verbal bullying involves spoken words. The person may threaten or call names. They may use disrespectful language toward family, friends, or specifically aimed at their target.

  • Physical bullying is aggression in the form of hitting, kicking, pushing, or any unwanted touch.

  • Relational bullying involves purposely excluding someone from activities, groups, or events through social tactics.

  • Cyberbullying includes using social media, texts, and the internet to spread rumors, lies, or mean messages about a person.

Each type of bullying may have similar effects on the targeted person. They may withdraw even from their family or become mysteriously ill often. It’s essential to keep an open line of communication with children and students. Encourage students to participate in activities outside the home. Teach children the appropriate use of the internet, social media, and text. Have daily discussions with family members about their day. Set boundaries for behavior and provide a role model for how you expect them to behave and treat others.

The U.S. Department of Human Services set up a hotline that’s available 24/7 to receive assistance stopping bullying. Call 1-800-273-8255.

In the U.S., the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Also, in the U.S., the Suicide National Hopeline is 1-800-784-2433. Spanish is 1-888-628-9454.

© National Day Calendar 2019

Home Schooling Tips

YouTube offers many tutorials for parents trying to home school during these months off for the pandemic. Simply go to YouTube and type in any class and add the tag "tutorial". Math tutorials for all ages and courses, as well as foreign languages can all be found to help fill in the gaps until our students can be back in the classroom with us. Of course, you may always contact your child's teacher and we will offer any help to you. Simply put the teachers first name.last; example:

Nondiscrimination Policy
The Lee County School Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, or status as a parent. This attitude will prevail in all of its policies concerning staff, students, educa- tional programs and services, and individuals and entities with whom the Board does business.
The following positions have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Lee County School Division’s non-discrimi- nation policies:
The Director of Secondary and Middle Schools, Lee County Public Schools, 153 School Board Place, Jonesville, VA 24263, phone: 276-346-2107 as the Compliance Officer responsible for identifying, investigating, preventing and remedying pro- hibited discrimination. Complaints of discrimination may also be made to the Alternate Compliance Officer, the Director of Federal Programs Lee County Public Schools, 153 School Board Place, Jonesville, VA 24263, phone: 276-346-2107.
Complaints of discrimination regarding disability may be made to the 504 Coordinator, Lee County Public Schools, 153 School Board Place, Jonesville, VA 24263, phone: 276-346-2107.