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EMPOWERING ALL STUDENTS TO MAKE MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD
LEE HIGH SCHOOL
ATTEND TODAY, ACHIEVE TOMORROW
Motto: "Aspire, Expect, Achieve"
Fully Accredited 2019
Lee High School
200 Generals Lane
Jonesville VA 24263
**** PLEASE NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE AND TIME ****
Jostens will be at Lee High School, as a make up day, Thursday December 3rd for Senior Cap and Gown orders and Junior Class Ring orders from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This service will be offered as a no contact drive thru for students wishing to purchase a cap and gown or class ring. The deadline for Cap and Gown orders is December 10th to avoid late charges. Packets are available in the Lee High School main office or may be accessed on Google Classroom Pages.
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
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.
History or Lee High School
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".
Staff & Students
The Lee County School system is launching a new site that will assist staff and students with getting the help they need for technology and maintenance needs at school or with their school issued devices. Students and all staff will have the ability to complete their own help tickets and interact (answer questions or chat) with the technician assigned to their ticket. Follow the directions below to create a ticket:
Click on the following link to go to the GetHelp Create a ticket site: https://leecps.gethelphss.com/
Select “Sign in”
You will automatically be prompted to either select your google login (your @leecoschools.com or @lee.k12.va.us account) if you are already logged in or to login with your google login (your @leecoschools.com or @lee.k12.va.us account) if you are not already.
Once you have logged in, you will be prompted to “Create a ticket.” This is how you report issues with technology or maintenance. All staff and students should complete their own tickets or ask the school technology representative for assistance. Remote students - please use the “Remote Students” button under “Student Issues.” This ensures that someone will call you to make arrangements if your device needs to be brought in to repair. It is important to relay the correct site for your need in order to engage the appropriate staff member.
If you are in the Lee County Career & Technical Center, the Division Central Office or Head Start Main Office, please select “District Office” as your site. If you are in the Head Start Central Office, please check the box that says, “Head Start Main Office.” If you are at the Alt. Ed building, select Pennington Middle School as your site.
After you have created a ticket, keep an eye on your email for updates and/or questions. Sometimes additional information requests are made and you will be notified of these via email. You can also respond to these via email.
You can also log in to the site again and see your active tickets. You can read updates and add comments if there is additional information to relay. You can even add comments to closed tickets if there is more information to relay.
Senior and Underclass Pictures
Any student who has not yet had your picture taken for the yearbook may contact the school and have your picture taken by Colton McConnell, the Lee High School Yearbook photographer. There is no sitting fee for seniors. Outdoor pictures around campus may be taken if the weather permits. Off-campus shoots are available. Check with Colton on a day and time. Contact Angela Thomas with the Lee High Yearbook staff to set up a day and time. Underclass students may go to the library at any time to get your picture taken. Remote learners need to contact Ms. Thomas one day in advance in order to make sure the schedule permits. Contact Ms. Thomas at 346-0173.
Attention Juniors and Seniors
Jostens will be at Lee High School, as a make up day, Wednesday December 2nd for Junior Class Ring orders and Senior Cap and Gown orders. Orders may be placed during lunch from 11:00 to 12:45 p.m. for in person students. Remote students may come from 2 to 4 p.m.. The deadline for Cap and Gown orders is December 10th to avoid late charges. Packets are available in the Lee High School main office or may be accessed on Google Classroom pages
Attention Students Grades 8-11
Attention Lee High School Students, grades 8-11. Remote students that had School Portraits may pick up their portrait proof in the Lee High School main office. Please order online or return by December 3, 2020.
Gracie Calton signs with Tennessee Weselyan to play Softball
From your Jostens Senior Supply Representative
Seniors, Welcome to your Senior Year!
We want this year to be memorable for you, in a good way. We at Jostens, are here to help you commemorate and celebrate this once in a lifetime achievement.
A Jostens representative will be at LHS November 12, 2020 in the cafeteria to assist with Junior Class Ring orders and Senior Cap and Gown orders. This will be held during lunch for in person students from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Remote students may come from 2-4 p.m. The basic cap and gown order of $48 will be required or a $60 down payment for larger package orders. Cap and Gown orders are due December the 10th to avoid late charges. Packets may be picked up in the LHS main office or students may access their google classroom page to place orders online. Contact the LHS main office at 276-346-0173 if you have any questions
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.
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.
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.
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 and the Harry F. Byrd Leadership Award
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
Google Classroom for Parents
Canvas for Students
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:
Tap App Google Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tapapp.rex
Tap App Apple App Store - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tapapp-student/id1397831904?ls=1
Tap App Browser version - https://students.tapappsecurity.com/
Lee High School: Home of the Generals
Lee High Sports
coming in Spring 2021
Drive Your Tractor to School
What's Happening This Week:
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. http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/english/2010/online_writing/anchor_papers/grade_5_c_and_w.pdf
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. https://quizlet.com/class/3498781/
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. https://quizlet.com/class/3481556/
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.
Lee TV's GENERAL CONNECTION
WITH YOUR HOSTS
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
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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brenda Graham (email@example.com)
LCCTC & 8th Grade Counselor: Renee Chester (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Career Navigator, MECC:Cody White (email@example.com)
Talent Search, MECC: Cheryl Tankersley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lee High School CEEB Code: 471155
VCAC College Advisor: Charna Davis (email@example.com
Talent Search, MECC: Matt Fields (MFields@mecc.edu
Scroll through the February Newsletter below for more scholarship opportunities
Scholarships DEADLINE: December 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
2021 United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship Opportunities for High School Juniors and Seniors: Please see Ms. Graham or Ms. Fortner for more details. Student Application 2021 United States Senate Youth Program (Word) Student Essay Response 2021 United States Senate Youth Program (Word) Deadline: 12/11/2020
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 www.streamworkseducation.org. Deadline: January 9, 2021
Nancy Necessary Pridemore and GeorgAnne Voland Buck Scholarships in Theatre at Radford University: These scholarships are available for Theatre and Cinema students entering college in the fall of 2021. They target students with a strong commitment to theatre and a demonstrated record of academic excellence. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and an ability to demonstrate an outstanding level of achievement in theatre through the presentation of an audition or portfolio are required. Students must complete a FAFSA application and demonstrate financial need each year. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, good conduct and consistent involvement in theatre to renew the scholarship each year. Deadline: January 15, 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: http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarship or navigate to www.usjcisenate.org and select “Scholarship Program” from the menu. Deadline: January 22, 2021
Pamplin Leadership Award: The PLA is a one-year, merit-based $5.000 scholarship presented to up to forty qualified students chosen from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s public high schools. Each high school’s one nominee must have a 3.8 or better GPA. If interested in being considered as Lee High School’s nominee, please write an essay addressing the following prompt: Describe your understanding of effective leadership, including some qualities of effective leadership and how you measure success of an effective leader. Additionally, describe the qualities of one effective leader you know, including how they exemplify these qualities. As you develop your own leadership roles, how do you plan to apply these qualities? Deadline: January 6, 2021
Hamilton Relay Scholarship: The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or has difficulty speaking. Deadline: January 30, 2021
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate. Deadline: February 1, 2021
The Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the Commonwealth of Virginia: The Scholarship Fund, Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of VIrginia Corporation provides scholarships to deserving men and women from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The scholarship is exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Students are selected on the basis of merit and financial need. Merit is demonstrated through academic achievement, class rank, standardized test scores, participation in high school, community, church or synagogue activities, as well as by the quality of the application essay. Financial need is established via FAFSA. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: March 1, 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
Cedar Hill Country Club Scholarship: One scholarship per year will be awarded to a high school senior who is a member of Cedar Hill Country Club and meets the eligibility criteria of high school senior or graduate planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Applications available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: March 31, 2020
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 www.streamworkseducation.org. May 1, 2021 at the Kingsport Aquatic Center
Dates to Remember
Dates to Remember
Dates to Remember
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
3/31/21: Deadline for Cedar Hill Country Club Scholarship
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 (http://www.sss.gov).
Work Permits - Must be issued electronically @ www.doli.virginia.gov
Better days are on the way.”
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 www.mecc.edu/scholarships.
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 www.fafsa.gov 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 www.ussenateyouth.org.
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 www.cb.org/opportunity. 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
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§ 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 name.@lee.k12.va.us; example: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.