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Posted on 08/11/2022
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We (the entire LJI family) are excited to welcome our students back to school. Over the summer we have hired new staff, set the instructional focus with campus leaders, hosted summer athletic and band camps, and hosted summer school for grades 7-12; but through all of this, August 17th is what we have been waiting for.

Here you will find information about:
1) August 15th Meet the Teacher
2) August 17th First Day Procedures
3) Student Chromebook Deployment
4) Important Dates & District Links
5) Safety and Security Overview and Student Expectations
6) Means of Communication
7) Schedule Change Procedures

August 15th
8th Grade students (4:30 - 5:30)
7th Grade students (6:30 - 7:30)

During Meet the Teacher you and your student will have the opportunity to -

1) Meet the LJI Leadership Team
2) Take fun pictures with an LJI backdrop
3) Buy LJI Spirit Shirts
4) Turn in shot records (if needed)
5) Make edits in Parent Portal (if needed)
6) Pay Fines & Fees (if needed)
7) Receive student’s schedule (if clear with shot records and fines)
8) Walk the building & locate classes
9) Meet with the PE teachers & coaches
10) Purchase Chromebook Insurance

*Please note - Credit cards are the only form of payment available.
7th Grade car rider drop off & pick up on gym side (The east side of the building, enter off of Circle Way)

8th Grade
car rider drop off & pick up at the front (Enter the line off of Oyster Creek Drive)

Morning Arrival -
Students may enter the building starting at 7:00 with the first bell at 7:25 and the tardy bell at
7:30. Breakfast is served every morning from
7:00 - 7:20 in the cafeteria for both 7th & 8th grade.
7th Grade will report to the gym where they will wait until the 7:25 bell.
8th GR will report to the cafeteria where they
will wait until the 7:25 bell.

Afternoon Dismissal -
For safety reasons, with a building of almost 900 students, dismissal will be staggered and
based on building location.

LJI teachers will deliver instruction the first days of school in a manner that will not require your student to have a Chromebook.

7th Grade Chromebook deployment during class on August 23rd.

8th Grade Chromebook deployment during class on August 24th.

Make up Chromebook deployment during class on August 25th.

Picture Day -
7th Grade Pictures - September 7th
8th Grade Pictures - September 8th

7th GR and 8th GR Makeups - October 25th
Details will be shared with students and parents later this month.

Patriot Day - Wear Red/White/ Blue
- September 9th

Grandparents Day
- September 12th
(Visitor must be on the student contact list)

Fall Book Fair
- September 19th - 23rd

Open House
- September 22nd
LJI remains committed to student safety, but in light of the tragic events in Uvalde our Administrative Team as well as the District Leadership Teams have taken a critical look at our systems. The summer months afforded us with an opportunity to review, refresh and renew our security practices.

Require Identification of all visitors.
Require Updated Student Contacts.
Require all students to wear an ID.
Require all BISD staff to wear an ID.
Conduct weekly / random metal detector drills.
Conduct state mandated safety drills.

Coordinate ongoing safety procedures with the on campus safety team (4 Security Specialist and 2 Police Officers)

LJI is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for our students and staff. As in previous years, all LJI students are REQUIRED to wear their student IDs around their necks with the school provided color coded lanyard everyday.

Any student without an ID upon entry to the building will be sent to the office for a temporary ID at the cost of $1 per temp ID.

Students who lose their ID, or are habitual in needing a temp will be required to purchase a replacement ID for $5.

Thank you in advance for making sure all of our Panthers have the opportunity to learn in a safe and secure environment.

No schedule changes will be made the first week of school.

A Google form with instructions will be released to the Student’s “Counselor Google Classroom” on August 24th and remain open for change request, until 4pm August 26th. This however does not mean the change will be made.

Grade Level Counselors will work with individuals to honor requests while working within TEA guidelines and class availability.

- School Messenger through TEAMS
- Administration and Teacher email
- Facebook
- LJI Website

LJI is committed to maintaining open and supportive lines of communication. The leadership and staff firmly believe in the philosophy of “It takes a village to raise a child”, and we all look forward to your positive partnership in your students' education and emotional well-being.

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