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January 2022

We are excited for our students to return on Wednesday, January 5 and are looking forward to an outstanding year in 2022. With the current surge of the COVID Omicron variant, we are working in coordination with our district to keep all students, staff and families safe. We are asking all students and staff to wear masks or face coverings indoors. We have supplied all classrooms and offices with sanitizing spray and have refilled all of our hand sanitizing stations at entrance doors. We are limiting visitors on campus and will not be allowing any visitors during lunch. Parents may drop off lunches or other supplies for students at the receptionist. We are also carefully evaluating field trips or other events where students would be gathering. We will be using our best judgment and following all district protocols to minimize the spread of the virus. If students are ill or exhibit COVID symptoms, please keep them at home and communicate with our campus nurse regarding any COVID questions.

The 2021 Federal Report Card for the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School is now available for viewing on our campus website. This report gives an overview of our campus and student performance as required under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). District and state federal report card links will be available on the district website by March 2.

Students will receive their first semester report cards during the first week of January and first semester grades can be viewed online via the Skyward app.

Representatives from Herff Jones will be on campus during all four lunches on Thursday, January 13 to deliver graduation caps, gowns and other items ordered by senior students earlier this year.

Students and staff will observe the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, January 17. On Wednesday, January 19, students will be taking their Mock English examinations based on their current English course. Data from these exams will allow our teachers to determine appropriate interventions and strategies to prepare students for their STAAR, Advanced Placement, or TSI assessments later this spring. In response to new state legislation, we will be providing chest compression CPR training to all students on Thursday, January 20 during our Reboot tutorial time. This is now a graduation requirement for all students and we want to provide this important training for all students.

On Tuesday, January 25, students in our Personalized Learning courses will be taking the winter MAP assessments. We will compare results from this assessment with fall MAP assessment data so that student progress can be determined and interventions for the spring semester implemented.

Thank you for your continued support of our campus, students, and staff!

Steven Fleming
Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School