2019-20 Year-End Information
- Pick-up Date Information
- Returning Student Registration
- Prom 2020
- Scholarship Opportunity
- Work Permits
- School Assignments
- Information about Miss Peck
- Announcement about Miss Peck
- Social-Emotional Support
- Evolving Plans
Dear Learning Options Class of 2020 Families:
On Tuesday, June 2nd, the Learning Options staff would like to personally deliver cap/gowns to your home, beginning at 10:00 a.m. As we stop by each home, we would love to say hello while maintaining safe social distancing. We will send our delivery route out by May 29th so you can plan ahead.
If you prefer to pick up your cap/gown at Learning Options High School, we will be open by appointment only on Thursday, June 4th from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
As you know, the graduation ceremony has been postponed to late July or early August. Yearbooks will also not ready until later this summer. We will be sending more details as soon as they are available.
All seniors are required to complete the Senior Exit survey by Friday, May 29th.
As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Good afternoon Learning Options Parents/Guardians.
Please see the attached letter from Mrs. Sliwinski which contains important details in regard to returning student registration for the 2020-2021 school year.
~Learning Options Communications
Dear Learning Options Students and Families:
While it was the hope of LOCS administration to be able to hold the annual Junior/Senior Prom, it has become evident that southeast Michigan will not exceed Phase 4 or 5 of the MI Safe Start Plan put in place by Governor Whitmer by the rescheduled dates in June or July; therefore, the 2020 Junior/Senior Prom has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
LOCS and LOHS leadership fully understands the heavy emotional toll this decision will take on our students, especially our Class of 2020 seniors. However, since it is certain that social distancing will still be required by Prom, and because Prom is not conducive to social distancing, we are making this decision now to prevent prolonging the inevitable.
Since Prom is a school-sponsored event for current LOHS and Learning Options students, the 2020 Prom will not take place after Graduation. The next scheduled Prom will be in the spring of 2021.
Plans are still underway for a graduation commencement for late July or early August; more alternative options exist for this event given the social distancing requirements that will be likely. More details about graduation will be communicated when available.
We wish circumstances were such that we could still host Prom. However, we encourage all students and their families to continue to maintain the required social distancing that is necessary for our state and nation to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learning Options Supervisor
Please see attached for information in regard to the Learning Options Ambassador Scholarship.
This scholarship has been established by the Lake Orion Board of Education to recognize a Learning Options student who has demonstrated commitment to the goals of scholastic achievement and responsible citizenship toward which our school aspires.
The deadline for submitting this scholarship application is Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Anker in the Learning Options Office by e-mail at email@example.com.
~Learning Options Communications
Good afternoon Learning Options Families.
I hope this email finds you all well.
With the schools closing, we have had a number of students, parents, and business partners reaching out regarding work permits. Please note, there is no one physically available on campus at this time to sign them due to Governor’s Executive Orders. However, anyone who is in need of a signature should contact Mrs. Everitt, the Lake Orion High School K-12 Career Readiness Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, it is important that prior to Mrs. Everitt signing off on work permits, the first two sections must be FULLY completed on the correct forms as indicated below. Work permits are available through the employer or attached to this email.
- If the student is 15 and under, they will fill out the CA-6 work permit; the permit must have both the application on the front and the directions on the back.
- If the student is 16-17, they will use the CA-7 work permit; the permit must have both the application on the front and the directions on the back.
(At this time, the state has waived the need to have work permits printed on color paper.)
Deviation forms are intended for students who will be working OUTSIDE the regular hours as indicated on the appropriate work permit. Please note, students are technically “still in school” according to the Youth Employment and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.
Seniors seeking to obtain full time employment, must request a letter of successful high school completion before becoming fulltime. Again, students are still considered “in school”. Therefore, any senior, satisfied with their grades and have completed all of Lake Orion Community School’s Graduation Requirements MUST request a verification letter from Mrs. Everitt.
CA-7Form_ADA_07 2019 (002).pdf
Deviation Individual2019_ (002).pdf
As mentioned above. Please have the first two portions of the work permit filled out. Then, scan the front and back of the document and send to Mrs. Everitt, along with a copy of the student’s ID.
Please note, the work permits must have a revision date of 2017 or 2019 to be considered VALID.
Scanning apps are free to download to any smart device, as well as the built in apps to your device:
As always, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Anker in the Learning Options Office by e-mail at email@example.com.
Thank you, and stay safe!
~Learning Options Communications
Happy Monday students!
The following message applies ONLY to students in grades 9-11 (and next year returning seniors) who were scheduled in Face-2-Face courses during 3rd term.
To help with consistency and make it convenient for students to access their school work, all teachers will be adding essential learning content from each student’s 3rd term core courses to their Edgenuity account. Also, if you were enrolled in an English course with Mrs. Smith, please know that she will also be utilizing Google Classrooms as usual for her writing assignments along with Edgenuity.
Students can expect that all of their coursework will be ready on Edgenuity by the end of the day today. All students can access Edgenuity from home by going to www.Edgenuity.com. If a student has difficulty logging in, please contact me and I will definitely help.
It is expected that all students complete their Edgenuity assignments by June 12th. As a reminder, these assignments will only have a positive impact on each student’s grade. I think we can have all Honor Roll students by June 12th! Yahoo!!! Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this message.
Dear Learning Options Families and Students,
Please see the message below from Dr. Haas:
As we continue to cope with the loss of Miss Peck, I wanted to share some information with you. There has been an outpouring of responses from students, staff, alumni, and parents who want to do something in honor of Miss Peck. During this week, there has been a core group of staff and recent alumni who have begun the planning process of how best to memorialize during this time of social distancing. First, at the Wint & Sons Funeral Home website, you are able to access Miss Peck’s obituary and leave condolences in the guest book if you would like. https://www.wintfuneralhome.com/
Secondly, Miss Peck’s dad, sister, and fiancé would like to thank everyone who is taking time to celebrate Miss Peck. Below is the contact information if you would like to send a card, well wishes, or share something with any of them. The family would also like you to know that memorials in the form of monetary donations can be made to the LOHS Athletic office, c/o Stephanie Peck Scholarship Fund. More information on the scholarship will be forthcoming.
Mr. Dan Peck (Dad - same address for sister, Andrea Peck)
160 Corey Lane
Ortonville, MI 48462
Mr. Michael Nieman (Fiancé)
6907 Holland Road
Algonac, MI 48001
Lastly, I would like to thank the students and parents who have reached out during this time. Please continue to reach out to each other and know that your support system at LOHS is still here! Please let counselors know if you or someone you know is in need of a personal contact. Moving forward, Mrs. Nash will be the staff member overseeing Miss Peck’s classes. Students in those classes will be personally contacted by staff, if they have not been already. If students have a chemistry question, please let Mrs. Nash know. Activities for Miss Peck’s classes will pick back up next week. Know that we are all here for you and we will get through this together.
Now more than ever, we need to protect and support our thunder Dragons! Be there for each other and know that you are loved.
Dear Learning Options High School Families,
Please see the following message from Dr. Haas and Mrs. Ginopolis.
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the very sudden and unexpected passing of LOHS teacher Stephanie Peck today.
Stephanie was a bright light, energetic and passionate about her job. Loved by students and involved in many aspects of our school community, Stephanie’s enthusiasm for teaching and the impact she had on her students was always on full display. Her connection to the swim program was evident as she embraced that part of her world.
We told LOHS staff members earlier today and have chosen not to inform students directly at this time, but rather leave that up to your discretion as parents. We feel that it is important to keep students within their routine, even given the unusual circumstances surrounding our world. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have. This is a difficult time for all of us, and we thank you for your support and concern.
Our thoughts are with Stephanie’s family at this time.
Dr. Daniel Haas, Acting LOHS Principal
Marion Ginopolis, LOCS Superintendent
Please know that over the next several days, Learning Options staff will be available remotely for staff members and students to process their grief. Please reach out, we are here for you.
Hello Learning Options High School Students and Families,
We want you to know that we are still here for you! Beginning Monday, April 13th we will be available to virtually meet with you. Please check-in anytime you feel the need. Your academic, social, emotional, and mental health remain the most important part of our job!
We miss you!
Learning Options Staff
Dear Learning Options Families,
I want to first thank you for your patience and understanding while we develop the best plan moving forward for our students. As I am sure you know, when dealing with something as important as this, it is critical to take our time, work through all possible scenarios, and then implement the plan that is best for all of our students.
Based on previous LOCS communications, you know that we implemented our first stage of distance learning this past Monday, April 6. This first step was to allow staff, students, and families to get comfortable and acquainted with this new normal. By now, you should be seeing your child work on these activities being provided by their teachers. These activities are created to keep your child cognitively engaged, while also providing an important connection with the school and staff. We have already seen students getting to work and completing a multitude of activities over the first three days – well done Dragons!
This first stage is scheduled to run through next week, ending Friday, April 17. The next stage will begin Monday, April 20. This next stage is more in depth and will begin to allow for students to deepen their engagement, expand their connection, and demonstrate their proficiency. Details of this next stage will be sent to students and parents early next week. Senior students and parents will be communicated with at the end of this week. It is my hope that this plan will answer many of the questions we understand are out there regarding grades, credits, graduation, etc. Also, please remember, that our plan must fall within the guidelines set by Governor Whitmer’s executive order when school was canceled for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, last Thursday, April 2, 2020.
Again, I would like to thank everyone for their ability to grasp the severity of this current situation. In situations like this it is critical that we move forward deliberately, not frantically. I’m proud of the work our staff has put together for our students up to this point and moving forward. More than that, I am confident that our students are being put in a position of success once we get through this global crisis.
We are in this together!
Learning Options Supervisor