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District News & Events  
August 8, 2016

WEEKLY SUPERINTENDENT'S UPDATE

It’s been a busy summer as we prepare ourselves to welcome 7,000 students back to our classrooms for the 2016-2017 school year.

Since last August we’ve spent a lot of time listening to you - through surveys, focus groups, social media, and as many personal conversations as possible with our students, staff, families, and community.

We’ve reflected on your feedback, and have a number of expanded programs and improved opportunities for students as a result of this input. Here are some of the ways we’re keeping our promises to you, while doing what’s right for kids:

  • Introducing Mercy School-Based Health Clinics, improving access to health care, right here in our schools;
  • Offering free breakfast and lunch for all students grades K-12;
  • Redistricting, to better balance our schools and provide more equitable services district-wide. Need to verify where your child will attend this year? Enter your address into this website, or call us at 440-830-4078;
  • Expanding ELL programming for our growing population of students who are English Language Learners; 
  • Educating students with special needs in their home schools so that they can be in the same school building as their siblings and neighborhood friends;
  • Returning to three Middle Schools by converting Lorain High Annex back to Southview Middle School serving students in grades 6, 7, and 8;
  • Opening the new Lorain High School, with state-of-the-art programming for our students. Click here to learn about the upcoming opportunities available to tour the facility and celebrate this monumental time with us;
  • Partnering with community organizations such as Lorain County Community College, which is currently registering for classes in the new Lorain Community Learning Center located in the new Lorain High School; and
  • Expanding communication through an improved website, this weekly e-newsletter, a free Smart phone mobile app, active social media pages for all of our schools, text messaging, and even a print newsletter, hitting homes soon.

And we’re not done yet. Be sure to stay tuned to all of the ways we’re working to earn your trust. 

Excited about the upcoming school year? Be sure to check out the Back to School area of our website, and download school supply lists, get the latest updates on building Open Houses, learn what your Kindergarten student needs to prepare for school, and mark your calendar for the festivities surrounding the opening of the new Lorain High School.

We’ll see you soon!

Sincerely,

Dr. Jeff Graham, Superintendent

Follow me on Twitter @LCSDrGraham

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL
Registration is NOW OPEN for students entering the district for the first time for the 2016-2017 school year. Please review processes for kindergarten students or students joining the district for the first time in 2016-2017 for grades one through twelve. Returning families can call 440-830-4055 for individualized assistance. Why register in the Lorain City Schools? Learn about the wonderful opportunities families enjoy in our schools. 
ANNUAL STUFF THE BUS EVENT IS COMING!
Lorain's Annual Stuff the Bus event will be held 1-3 p.m., Aug. 19, at General Johnnie Wilson Middle School, 2700 Washington Ave. in Lorain. Click here to learn what is needed and to help!
NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
With the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Ohio will be faced with new meningococcal vaccine requirements for students entering seventhth and 12thgrades. Learn more...
MAKE YOUR MARK ON THE NEW LORAIN HIGH SCHOOL
Want to leave your mark on the new Lorain High School while supporting student scholarships through the LCS Endowment Fund? Businesses, organizations, families and individuals can sponsor a classroom or main area of the new building. Learn more...
YOUNG TITANS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
Enrollment is open now for the 2016-2017 preschool program, accepting up to 100 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (440) 830-4040 to sign up today! Click here to download flyerLearn more and enroll today!
LCCC COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER AT THE NEW LORAIN HIGH SCHOOL
Lorain County Community College has begun registering for classes at the new LCCC Community Learning Center at Lorain High School. Community members, family members, and staff can learn more and register at: www.lorainccc.edu/lorain.
YOUR MONDAY MOMENT OF AWESOME
New Lorain High School Principal Robin Hopkins joins the football team on the field, getting ready for the new school year. Learn more about Principal Hopkins

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