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Sean StorchDear Lancer Families,

As we start the new semester, it is important to revisit our values and commitments, so that we build on a culture that supports learning and growth.  It is important to us that every student feels like they belong at La Follette. Similarly, we want every family to feel that our school is a safe place to learn.

To support a positive culture of learning at La Follette, we practice Lancer P.R.I.D.E.

  • Personal Responsibility - Be accountable for actions, choices, and the results

  • Respect - Show consideration, appreciation, and acceptance

  • Integrity - Be honest, sincere, and use kind words and actions

  • Determination - Set goals and meet expectations

  • Excellence - Strive to do the best at all times

We support our students to reflect on what PRIDE looks like in all of our learning environments.To support student learning, we have also tightened up our supports for being on time to class. We are using “Hallway Sweeps” to gather students who in the hallways and are very late to class, and call families to discuss plans to make sure students are on time. We are also using a new pass system to make sure students and staff are accountable to bell to bell learning.

We continue to focus on limiting cell phone use. Technology is a wonderful support for learning, but when it is used in ways that disrupt learning, students must keep it off and away. If students do not meet these expectations, adults will continue to hold the phone in a safe and secure place until the end of the period or day.

We expect our Lancers to demonstrate pride in themselves and their school when conflicts happen at school or after school events:

  • Back away from the conflict and create space for adults to respond

  • Quickly tell adults that help is needed and give them information about what is happening

  • Do not record or share recordings of individuals who are in conflicts or disturbances

  • Make good choices and help others make good choices to help them be safe and respectful

All of our work is focused on supporting students to learn and grow in a positive culture of learning. Our responses, interventions, and consequences are all in place to support learning. Thank you for partnering with us to help your child feel a strong sense of belonging and purpose in a safe and engaging school.

We take care of our kids and each other, so we all grow and thrive!

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Sean Storch, Principal