LRHS vision

Vision: 

Loch Raven High School students will graduate with 21st century skills and prepared to compete in the complex global economy.

Mission:

The mission of Loch Raven High School is to provide students with educational experiences that are rigorous, relevant, responsive, and accessible in a safe, supportive, and culturally responsive learning environment, infused with the technological skills that prepare them to compete in the complex global economy of the 21st century.

Raider Updates: Virtual learning For Semester 1

Welcome to Raider Nation 2020/2021!

 

Below is the link to the BCPS Stakeholder Survey. All students, parents, teachers and staff should complete it.

Submission deadline is March 26th!

Link to Stakeholders Survey: https://survey.k12insight.com/r/2021stakeholder



For the most up to date information from BCPS visit:   https://www.bcps.org/updates

How to Stop the Spread of COVID 19 at School



Return to In-Person Hybrid Learning Request form

Please read this document before completing the form: 
Return to In-Person Hybrid Learning - LRHS.pdf

To learn more about what to expect from Hybrid Learning please watch this video:
Click for Video about Hybrid Learning BCPS

This form is for families currently participating in full virtual learning that wish to switch to in-person hybrid learning in alignment with our phased-in return-to-school schedule (see below). Families must fill out a separate form for each student using the school-specific form. If your children attend multiple schools you must complete a form through each of the schools specific link that is provided. If you already completed the BCPS survey that was sent out prior to February 1st you do not need to complete this form again as your requests have already been submitted. You can use this to update a request if needed. A member of our staff will contact you if we have any questions. Thank you and we look forward to your return!

Link to Form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3cPDSRs_g0GOdLONSDpa_XBz7J-cNtREu2HjcfLhH1lUQzFVVFZLT0hMNlRSRDNHVEkwTlVONFM2OS4u


Re-opening Information per Dr. Williams Message:

Below is an excerpt from Dr. Williams Re-Opening message. I have highlighted important information for LRHS students and families.


Students whose families have chosen hybrid learning will be assigned to Cohort A (in-person on Monday and Tuesday) or Cohort B (in-person on Thursday and Friday). On the other three days, students in Cohorts A and B will continue virtual learning. Students in Cohort C will receive full virtual instruction. Wednesdays will continue to be asynchronous.

The Student Reopening Timeline for hybrid learning is outlined below:

The week of March 1 (Phases I and II):

  • Students in Public Separate Day Schools: Battle Monument, Maiden Choice, Ridge Ruxton, and White Oak schools (Phase I).
  • Students in Preschool – Grade 2: including students in 3-year-old programs; 4-year-old programs; PreKindergarten; Kindergarten; Grades 1 and 2; and Grade 3 students in a Grades 2/3 class in a special education regional program (Phase II).

The week of March 15 (Phase III):

  • Students in Grades 3-12 whose Individualized Education Program includes a least restrictive environment that is primarily outside of the general education classroom setting.
    • Communication and Learning Support (CLS) 
    • Functional Academic Learning Support (FALS) 
    • Learning Support for Students who are Deaf and Hard-of Hearing (DHH) 
    • Social Emotional Learning Support (SEL) 
    • Social Communication Learning Support (SCLS) 
  • Students in select Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that require hands-on learning experiences.

CTE Programs of Study 

    • Academy of Health Professions   
    • Apprenticeship Maryland  
    • Automotive Service Technology  
    • Aviation Technology  
    • Baking and Pastry Arts (ACF)  
    • Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Building and Construction Trades  
    • Construction Design and Management  
    • Cosmetology Careers  
    • Culinary Arts (American Culinary Federation – ACF)  
    • Diesel Truck and Power Systems Technology  
    • Engineering Careers  
    • Food and Beverage Management (ProStart)   
    • Graphic/Print Communications Technology  
    • Information Technology: Networking   
    • Interactive Media Production  
    • Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH)  
    • Project Lead The Way: Biomedical Sciences   
    • Project Lead The Way: Engineering

The week of March 22, 2021 (partial Phase IV):

  • Remaining students in Grades 6 and 9.

The week of April 6, 2021 (remaining students in Phase IV):

  • Remaining students in Grades 3 – 5; Grades 7 – 8; and Grades 10 – 12.

Schedule Changes for Elementary Schools

  • March 1, 2021: All elementary schools return to using 2019-2020 start times for all students.
  • March 1 – 12, 2021: Students in Preschool through Grade 2 will have a 2-hour early dismissal, based on 2019-2020 dismissal times.
  • March 15, 2021: All elementary schools (Preschool – Grade 5) return to a full-day schedule following 2019-2020 dismissal times.

Schedule Changes for Middle and High Schools

  • March 15, 2021: All middle and high schools return to 2019-2020 arrival and dismissal times.
  • The number of periods in a student schedule will remain the same as the first semester. Times for classes will be adjusted to fit into a typical 6.5-hour student day, and individual times for virtual and in-person classes will be shared with students and families.
  • Practice for fall sports will resume on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

Resources for Families and Staff

Schools and offices will be required to follow five safety practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: consistent and correct use of face coverings; social distancing to the extent possible; frequent hand washing and covering of coughs and sneezes; cleaning and disinfecting; and contact tracing led by the Office of Health Services in collaboration with the local health department.

For more information, the BCPS website provides the following resources for families and staff:

  • The BCPS Reopening Plan, which includes health and safety details as well as a reopening plan for each phase
  • The BCPS Parent University InfoCenter, allowing users to find reopening information by topic
  • The BCPS COVID-19 Info webpage, which provides videos, summaries, and frequently asked questions
  • Our Employee Assistance Program includes many no cost, confidential resources to support your mental health and work-life balance. EAP services include counseling and help in finding childcare and other work/life resources.

We value your feedback, and the BCPS Reopening Design Team and the COVID-19 Task Force are continuing to gather your questions and comments at reopening@bcps.org

We are continuing to work with our local health department and the Office of Health Services to provide opportunities for our staff to register for the vaccination or to seek alternatives.  Additional information will be provided once we know the availability.

Sincerely,

Darryl L. Williams, Ed.D.

Superintendent


Let's commemorate our annual 100th Day of School Celebration with Service this year with some #dogoodathome Service Ideas.  Check out the links to safe at-home ideas for you to be a true Loch Raven Raider and serve our community and beyond! Share your actions with our social media and hashtag it! #dogoodathome

100_days_celebration_w_service.pdf

100 Days of Service Project


Report Cards Available ONLINE!

Starting February 11th at 4pm, students can access their report cards online via the student Portal.

Working in Chrome, go to:

https://baltimore.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/Modules.php?modname=misc/Portal.php

Use your @bcps.org/password when it says log in with Microsoft. 

On the main page, there should a tab that says Reports and that is where you will see your Report Cards. Make sure you have the year 2020/21 selected in the top right corner.





We are halfway through the year! HAPPY SEMESTER 2!

Starting Monday Feb 1, students will start 4 new classes that remain through the end of the school year. They can check there schedule using the Student Portal at:   https://baltimore.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/Modules.php?modname=misc/Portal.php

Our Daily "Bell Schedule Remains the Same
Student Bell Schedule

Schedule for Active Instruction Days for Semester 2

Active Instruction Calendar Sm 2

 


We are pleased to share that Baltimore County Public Schools will be offering an opportunity for current juniors to sit in person for the SAT on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. 

Current 11th graders! If you would like to participate in SAT School Day, please complete the form below on or before Friday, February 26, 2021 to register for SAT School Day at Loch Raven High School.  There will be no late registration, so please complete the form at your earliest convenience.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3cPDSRs_g0GOdLONSDpa_YTdjI0DyNFCrce8m2vadqhUQlVPSDhOQ0NFM0ZKRkRaM1M4SVkzWVVNSi4u

Additional information:

  • The SAT will be administered to students in Grade 11 on the morning of March 24, 2021, an asynchronous Wednesday.  The cost of this optional administration will be covered by BCPS.
  • Students will test in person at the school they normally attend during the school year. 
  • A Schoology group for LRHS SAT School Day participants will be created for registered students so updates and details can be shared easily as test day approaches.
  • All schools will adhere to the following COVID-19 guidelines:

1.  From bus pick-up/student check-in to student departure, social distancing must be maintained.

2.  All students and staff will be required to wear a mask at all times.  

     Students who refuse to wear a mask will not be permitted to ride the bus or enter a school building.  

3.  All desks will be spaced at least 6 feet apart.

4.  All students and staff will be required to complete a health screening document prior to entering the test center.

Please email Jennifer Webb, SAT Coordinator, at jwebb2@bcps.orgwith any questions. 





No more BCPS One for logging in!

Make sure that you are logged into your browser with your @bcps.org account and using the direct access sites below (NOT BCPS ONE):


Tech Updates 12/2

Stay Positive Work Hard Make it happen

Click here for our latest newsletter! Full of information about PTSA Events, Raiders of the Month, Computer support, Virtual Calming room, Cap & Gowns and SO MUCH MORE! Read it today!



If you missed Academic Planning Night, Check out the powerpoints below!


It is time to learn more about all LRHS has to offer and start planning for what courses to take in the 2021/22 school year! Registration will look a little different this year, so it is important to attend this session to learn more about what is ahead. Visit the Counseling tab for more Course Registration Information.

Registration info for 21/22


Click the links below to learn more about LRHS 21/22 course offerings and Graduation Requirements:

Current 8th Graders

Current 9th, 10th, 11th graders

LRHS Virtual Open House and Academic Planning Night Information Letter


 

Congratulations to our Raiders of the Month!
Raider of the Month Sept

The Raider of the Month program recognizes the many ways our students strive to uphold Raider Nation's expectations.Each month, teachers are asked to nominate a student they feel exemplified one or more of the following areas:

 


Stay Positive: respect, appropriate language, pride in LR community


Work Hard: punctual and ready to work, professional conduct

Make it Happen: strive for success, believe it is possible, work bell to bell

 

Based on the nominations received, a committee of teachers votes on the winners. Each grade level will have one student recognized as Raider of the Month. We will have four winners each month, one per grade. Each student nominated should be proud to be recognized as a Raider of the Month nominee! Thank you for all you do to make LRHS a better place!



Important Information Regarding Student Service Learning Hours Graduation  Requirement due to COVID 19:

At this time MSDE is not authorizing a waiver for the SSL Graduation Requirement.  Based on this information we have worked with content area supervisors and have learned that all infused hours will be offered in a remote setting.  Additionally, after meeting with panel of stakeholders to include BCPS Parents, Students, Staff the recommendation moving forward for INDEPENDENT HOURS IS - Safe At Home Independent Projects ONLY be completed until safety measures surrounding the Pandemic change.

Ideas for some Safe at Home Activities have been listed below.  Please reach out to your school coordinator for other project ideas.

Some suggested activities:

Cards/Care packages for Troops - https://www.operationgratitude.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwoOd-Yuo7AIVS-DICh2UsAnkEAAYASAAEgJ86vD_BwE

Safe at Home educational videos – Have a hidden talent and want to inspire others?  Work with your school coordinator to create a plan

Mask Making- https://www.100millionmasks.org/

Organizing and Implementing a Food Drive - https://mdfoodbank.org/ways-to-give/food-drives/

Partnering with a local school for tutoring

More ideas can be found by visiting - https://ysa.org/

Environmental Projects- https://www.earthday.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjo-q8Iyo7AIVx-DICh1AmgYlEAAYASAAEgIBlvD_BwE

Have other ideas?  Feel free to email your school coordinator for approval.  Ms. Mitchell: jbryantmitchell@bcps.org

As a reminder all Independent Projects need pre-approval from your school based Service Coordinator.  jbryantmitchell@bcps.org

 


The 20/21 Student Handbook is now available!

Student Handbook


Check out this Google Meet Helpful Hints Page  and Parent Resource for Remote Learning to help with the transition to virtual learning.

Key Hints:
-Make sure you are in Chrome
-Use your BCPS Google account
-Log in with you BCPSusername@bcps.org and your BCPS Password
-Message your teacher if you are having issues with their meet
-If you are experiencing technology issues, create a ticket from our BCPS help desk https://bcpsone.bcps.org/support  or call 443-809-4672 (wait times vary). Be as specific as possible when sharing your issue.

Google Meet Steps

 


*Updated* Bell and Instruction Calendar for Fall 2020

In case you missed it, below is a message from Principal Holmes about the schedule for the 20/21 school year. First semester will be all virtual and you will have 4 classes a day. You will have the same 4 classes all semester meeting Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. A sample bell schedule is also below. Your student schedules should become visible this week (sometime Tuesday-Friday).

 LRHS Community Letter - Schedule.pdf

Updated Sample student schedule

Calendar for Instruction


Congratulations, Mrs. Campbell!
Campbell SCOTY

Our College Counselor, Mrs. Stephanie Campbell, was named School Counselor of the Year by the Baltimore County Association for Counseling and Development. Her constant dedication to our LHRS students (as well as Perry Hall High) is amazing. She provides support for all post secondary options and does so with great energy and heart.

We are so lucky to have her!


Class of 2020! Your Diploma Pictures are now available!
Click here to order now:
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