LJI Key Communicator

LJI Key Communicator
Posted on 01/08/2021
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January 17, 2021

Parents and Community Members,

You're invited to NAMI Gulf Coast's Ending the Silence webinar on Wednesday, January 20,2021 at 7PM via Zoom. You don't want to miss this opportunity to learn valuable tools to help yourself and/or loved-ones who may be struggling with their mental health.

In the webinar, you will learn:
- How to start the conversation about mental health
- Tools to recognize the early warning signs of mental health conditions and suicidal ideation
- How to reach out and respond if someone is exhibiting these signs
- How to provide resources and support for help

Registration Link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__4i_MjCHTVuTrwzOgpy6FQ




January 15, 2021

Good afternoon, LJI families,

We had a great week and look forward to seeing everyone back safe and healthy on Tuesday, January 19.

Requests to change learning:
At this time, we will not be accepting changes between Face-to-Face and virtual learning.

Arrival to School:
Bus riders will be dropped off  in the back  drive(entrance on Oak Drive); no parent drop-offs allowed here.

7th graders will be dropped off in the side drive (entrance on Circle Way). Oak Drive Doors closing promptly at 7:30a. Students arriving after the 7:30 bell are required to report to the front main entrance.

8th graders will be dropped off in the front drive (entrance on Oyster Creek)

Families, who have a 7th and 8th grader, can drop off and pick-up at either the front or side drive.  

We ask that car riders be dropped off no later than 7:20am to have enough time to get to class on time. 
For students who eat breakfast on campus, we ask students to be dropped off no later than 7:15am to have time to eat and be on time to first period.

Basketball Players:
We will resume basketball practice and games next week.  Please see the parent letter for more details as more protocols have been put in place to ensure the safety of our students and their families. Intermediate Basketball Parent Letter.pdf

Visitations/Drop-Off's:
Per the district guidelines and to limit exposure, informal campus visits will continue to be restricted. Item drop-offs or deliveries for students will not be accepted, even if a student calls you to drop an item off. We will continue to remind students that they cannot call/text you to bring up items.  This is also a good learning opportunity to teach our students the responsibility in making sure they have all their supplies, materials, athletic gear, instruments, ID badge, mask, etc. gathered each evening to ensure they are ready for the next school day.  Also to ensure the safety of students and staff, no outside food deliveries will be accepted (i.e. food, gifts, doordash, etc.). Campus visitors are limited to those essential for school operations.  If you are wanting to meet with any campus staff member, please call ahead of time for availability. Essential meetings will be done by appointment or through a virtual format.

Current 8th Grade Parents:
Brazoswood is hosting an upcoming transition meeting on January 19.  Please see the flyer for more details.  2021 8th Grade Parent Presentation Save the Date .pdf

School Holiday:
January 18 is a student and staff holiday.  There will not be F2F or virtual/remote learning on this day.

2020-2021 Yearbook
LJI Yearbooks are on sale for the month of January.  Yearbooks must be pre-orderd.
Order Online Now     Thank you.  Yearbook flyer_2021 Sale.pdf




January 8, 2021

Good afternoon, LJI families!

It was an EXCELLENT first 3-days back! We are so glad to have almost all of our 759 F2F students back on campus... our students brought the building back to life with their energy and presence!  

Spring Back to School Information
This document was sent out this past Tuesday.  If you haven't had time, please review this information with your student(s).

Spring Semester Schedules
Due to the large number of students returning from virtual learning, along with changes traditionally found between semesters, our counselors are working diligently to ensure that multiple requirements are met which may lead to a change in teacher. The need for social distancing, course sequence and credits required by the Texas Education Agency, and supporting teachers with class sizes are only a few of the factors that drive the parameters placed on our automated scheduling system. The already limited flexibility counselors have had in the past to make schedule changes is even more limited this year due to COVID restrictions and modes of instructional delivery (face-to-face/virtual).

Please be aware that there is a process for communicating schedule needs. On Monday morning, January 11, LJI Counselors will post in the “Panther Den,” which is the LJI Google classroom, a Google Form that allows students to make scheduling requests. The form, “Spring 2021 Schedule Change Request,” will close at 3:30p on Wednesday, January 13th. If your student is requesting a change into or out of a band, choir, or orchestra, they must complete this form and have the director email their grade level counselor after they have spoken with a parent/guardian. Students will be contacted once their request has been submitted. ONLY schedule changes submitted through the form will be considered. Please refrain from calling or emailing regarding a schedule change request as this slows the process; our counselors will work diligently to process requests as submitted.

Mid-Of-Year Benchmarks
Because LJI closed the building a week earlier in December due to our COVID numbers, our students will be taking their Mid-year benchmark assessments next week.  The data from these assessments will help us know how to better serve, prepare and meet each student's needs and increase their academic success as we move forward in the semester.  We ask that you help us by making sure students are getting a good night's rest and are on time to school in the mornings.  If you can avoid taking students out early, that would also be greatly appreciated.  

Parent Self Serve Portal
The district provided a slideshow on 'How to Navigate Parent Self Serve' for parents/guardians: How to Navigate Parent Self Serve. It helps guide parents/guardians through each tab in Parent Self Serve explaining where they can find information and tips on how to set triggers.   We hope this information is helpful to you as you continue to stay involved in your child(ren)'s schooling.

Current 8th Grade Parents
Brazoswood is hosting an upcoming transition meeting on January 19.  Please see the flyer for more details.

School Report Card
Attached is our campus report card from the State.  The school will provide a printed copy to anyone who cannot access the electronic version of the SRC upon request.

School Holiday
January 18 is a student and staff holiday.  There will not be F2F or virtual/remote learning on this day.

For the Most Up-to-Date Information, please follow us on social media:

Twitter: @LJIPanthers, @DrTTsang12

LJI Facebook page: facebook.com/LJIPanthers/




January 5, 2021


Good afternoon, LJI families!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! So glad to be able to say we're in the year 2021!

We hope that you were able to get some much needed rest and quality time with loved ones this winter break. We are ECSTATIC to have over 90% of our students return back to campus tomorrow, January 6.  In an effort to ensure that we are all on the same page, we're sharing a Spring version of "Back to School," as there have been some changes and over 100 students returning to F2F school for the first time since March 2020. We ask that you carefully review with your students the "Back to School Information" attached, especially the changes made it red.
 
All students will report to their first period class for their new schedule.  Students can check their student portal online at 3:30p today, January 5, to see their schedule and which 1st period to report to first thing in the morning.  

Students can access updated information on The Den @ LJI (LJI's Google Classroom).  Parents can also access updated information via our Facebook page, LJI website, Twitter page, and via our weekly Key Communicator.  We are committed to making sure that we do a better job this semester of updating all our various social media platforms, so parents are abreast of any new and updated (and ever changing) information.

We appreciate your continued partnership, support, and look forward to this new year.  We truly still believe that this school year is still going to be our BEST YEAR YET!

We Are One,

Tricia E. Tsang, Ed.D.
Principal
Lake Jackson Intermediate School
979-730-7250

LJI SPRING Back to School Student Info- Jan. 6.pdf




December 18, 2020

Good morning, LJI families!

It's hard to believe that our first semester has come to a close.  2020 has been a year like no other.. from COVID to living a new normal with masks, social distancing from loved wants, learning how to "do school" in a different way, in addition to having the  Naegleria fowleri bacteria in our water  and then having to close our school building early due to the increase COVID numbers... just to name a few.  Through it all, we appreciate the flexibility, patience, support, and partnership from each of you.  We are so grateful and blessed to have such an amazing school community.  We hope that during this holiday season you and your family are able to spend some quality time together, get some much needed rest and relaxation, and take a pause to reflect on the positives even through these unprecedented times.  I know I will be excited to meet my new nephew, Michael William Tsang. He was born on December 16, coming in at a whopping 8 lbs 10 oz & 22 inches long.  I was able to meet him via Facetime and am already so in love!

Below are some things we wanted to share with you before the winter break.  Please look for more communication early January in how to prepare for the return to school on January 6.

School Supplies
Consider replenishing school supplies (pencils, notebook paper) over the holidays as students have been working hard this semester.
 
Staying Safe Over the Holidays
As you have noticed, there was an increase in COVID cases after Thanksgiving break.  Consider small gatherings this holiday, so we can minimize exposure and are able to continue F2F learning through the entire Spring semester.  Continue to help us protect our students, staff, and community by practicing social distancing, mask wearing, and hand sanitizing, even through this upcoming Winter Break.  Here are some guidelines from CDC on how to protect yourself and your family during winter holidays.

Water at LJI
Starting in January, our water fountains will be turned back on for students to refill water bottles. The school will no longer be providing students with bottled water, unless s/he purchases one at lunch.

Second Semester Schedules
Second semester schedules will be finalized on January 5th at 3:30 pm.
Students and their parents/guardians must check the parent or student portal for the 1st period teacher, course and room number at that time.
Students will report to their 1st period classes on January 6th and receive a hard copy of their schedule in 1st period.   

Schedule Changes
Students will have the opportunity to complete a Google Form to request elective changes the week of January 11 - 15, 2021.
-- Please do not email and/or call counselors regarding schedule changes.
-- Only schedule changes submitted through the Google Form will be considered.  

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Tricia E. Tsang, Ed.D.
Principal
Lake Jackson Intermediate School
979-730-7250



December 15, 2020
 
Friday, December 18 will be early release.  Please see the bell schedule below for exact class start/end times.   Thank you!

LJI Early Release Bell Schedule_Dec 18.pdf

LJI Early Release Bell Schedule


December 15, 2020

Good morning, Parents and/or Guardians,

For the 2020-2021 school year, the district adjusted each school’s schedule and added an additional 30 minutes to the school day. Our campus placed the additional 30 minutes of instruction into each period and extended our intervention period (Prime Time).

The district has closely monitored the Covid-19 numbers and been in close contact with campuses on how the additional time has supported our students after being out of school at the end of last year. Based on this data, the district will be reducing the school day by 15 minutes starting in January. We will continue to provide the same services to our students, but the time will be reduced by 15 minutes.

The official dismissal time for LJI will be 3:15p. Therefore, our instructional school hours for students will be 7:30a-3:15p.  There are no other changes in transportation at this time, other than the adjustment in time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus.

We Are One,

Tricia E. Tsang, Ed.D.
Principal
Lake Jackson Intermediate School
979-730-7250




December 14, 2020

Good Morning LJI families,

Google and all its platforms are having outages.  Therefore, students and teachers may have issues accessing their Google classrooms throughout the day today.  

Let students know to just try their best in accessing their work today.  Teachers will continue to be flexible through these technology challenges.  

Thank you for your patience through this process!




December 13, 2020


REMINDER!

Good afternoon, LJI families,

As a reminder, with an increase in student COVID-19 cases, our Lake Jackson Intermediate students will be accessing their instruction remotely (At Home learning) from home this week, December 14-18 with December 18 being a half a day (11:30a).  

BISD employees, who have a child(ren) attending LJI face-to-face that is not currently quarantined, will be able to come to campus the week of December 14-18. Please have students enter through the front doors of the building.

With LJI classes being virtual this week, our Child Nutrition Department will be serving all LJI students 3 FREE meals to-go. Pick-up will be from  11:00am-12:30 pm in the bus drive at the back of the school.

Thank you for understanding as we continue to ensure the safety of our students and staff.





December 10, 2020


Good afternoon, LJI Parents/Guardians,

We have seen a recent increase in student COVID-19 cases in the last several days. Unfortunately, we will need to take actions to ensure the safety of our staff and students at this time.
 
The Lake Jackson Intermediate campus will be closed on Friday (12/11/2020), followed by students transitioning to at home (virtual) learning for the final week of the Fall semester (Dec. 14- Dec. 18).
 
On Friday, December 11, all virtual and face-to-face learning will be suspended. No classes of any type will take place on Friday, December 11.

Next week (December 14-18), staff will be on campus teaching remotely to all students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to you; however, it is necessary to ensure the continued safety of our students and staff.

BISD employees, who have a child(ren) attending LJI face-to-face that are not currently quarantined, will be able to come to campus the week of December 14-18.

We truly appreciate your patience and flexibility through these challenging times.  Thank you for your partnership as we continue to work together to keep each other safe and healthy!

We Are One,
Tricia E. Tsang, Ed.D.
Principal
Lake Jackson Intermediate School
979-730-7250

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