Lincoln Parish Schools
Lauren Dixon has been awarded State Art Teacher of the Year by the Louisiana Art Education Association! This is the second year in a row that Lauren has been awarded Art Teacher of the Year. Last year she represented Louisiana as the Teacher of the Year for the Southeast Region of the National Art Education Association. Congratulations Lauren Dixon!
15 days ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
Summer Reading Program at the Lincoln Parish Library Who: Birth thru high school When: May28-July 28 What: All children in Lincoln Parish are encouraged to participate to keep reading through the summer Online read-a-louds and weekly craft demos are available on the Lincoln Parish Library's Facebook page(under the video tab) To-go crafts are available each week to go with the Fairy Tale theme of the week We can get a bag of books together for you if you call and talk to someone in the Children's or Teen's department and deliver it curbside if you do not wish to come in call 251-5531. This week there are two "Science Tellers" videos and a magic show "Tommy Terrific" that will be available all summer to watch.
28 days ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
The Regular Session School Board Meeting scheduled for June 2, 2020 at 6:00pm, has been moved to the Ruston High Auditorium. For more information click on the following link: https://5il.co/gbfx
about 1 month ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
PANDEMIC-EBT AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS RECEIVING FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE SCHOOL MEALS Amid the ongoing public health crisis, Louisiana has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. This program will provide extra help buying groceries for the families of the more than 600,000 children who normally receive free and reduced-price meals at school. Eligible families who complete an online application will be issued a P-EBT debit card by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to access benefits. The P-EBT card will function like a standard EBT card, and the same guidelines will apply. Families will receive $285 in total P-EBT benefits per child. Unused benefits will roll over month to month and must be used within 365 days. Use the following link to access the Information and Application: https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/covid-19-resources/louisiana-p-ebt-information-and-application.pdf
about 1 month ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
Camp Invention that was scheduled for June 8-12 has been cancelled. For those who have registered, Camp Invention will contact you about your options.
about 1 month ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
The Regular Session School Board Meeting scheduled for May 5, 2020 has been postponed until May 12, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Due to the Governor’s “Stay-At-Home” order. The meeting will not be open to the public at the Central Office but may be assessed by Facebook live. If you have a question or comment please email to kmccorma@lincolnschools.org before or during the meeting. THE LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, IF NEEDED, IN ACCORDANCE WITH La.R.S. 42:17
2 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
To: Parents/Guardians From: Mike Milstead Date: April 10, 2020 Use the following link for the latest update concerning Lincoln Parish Schools. https://5il.co/ez14
3 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
The City of Ruston is partnering with Lincoln Parish Schools by inviting students who need access to WiFi to park in our Historic Fire Station, Civic Center, and Sports Complex parking lots to utilize free WiFi. Please see details for each location below. Parking lot of City Hall (signal is strongest on the north side of the building). WiFi name: Public WiFi Parking lot of Historic Fire Station WiFi name: Public WiFi Parking lot Sports Complex “B” Dixie parking lot WiFi name: Ruston Sports Complex Parking lot of Sports Complex “C” Softball/Tennis WiFi name: City of Ruston Wireless WiFi
3 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
To: Lincoln Parish Parents and Guardians From: Mike Milstead Date: April 3, 2020 1. As you’ve probably heard, Governor Edwards extended his “stay-at-home” order through April 30th. This means that schools remain closed until probably May 4th. As we receive updates, I will let you know. 2. We are increasing our efforts to reach out to students electronically and with print media as they are prepared. A schedule for physical pickups will be issued next week for you to take advantage of, if you choose to. 3. Presently the best thing we can do is to follow Governor Edwards stay-at-home order. The best way we can do that is minimizing the possibility of contact with people and places which increase the potential for spread of coronavirus illness. 4. We received guidance yesterday concerning high school credits and a “how to”related specifically concerning students who are seniors. We will be sharing that with senior parents in the next few days. 5. Continue to take advantage of all resources available to assist your child in continuing his education while away from school. 6. Stay safe and continue to follow best practices to resist coronavirus.
3 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
To: Parents of Lincoln Parish Students From: Mike Milstead Date: March 31, 2020 1. Good afternoon, Parents of Lincoln Parish students. Thank you for your efforts in keeping your children as educationally up-to-date as possible under the circumstances we are presently facing. All of us really want to get back to a normal process of teaching, encouraging, and nurturing our children. 2. Remember that you can access the best available information about specific classroom subjects on our Lincoln Parish School Board website, www.lincolnschools.org. Next week we plan to have paper-copy reviews for some subjects that you can pick up at various schools. If you don’t have access to a computer, you might find this information helpful in engaging your child. Later this week, I will provide school sites, subjects, and grade levels to you for pick up purposes. 3. We will resume food services both breakfast and lunch beginning Monday, April 6th, 9:30-11:00, at the 8 school sites previously selected. All Lincoln Parish students qualify for these meals. 4. Later this week the governor intends to extend his stay-at-home order to April 30th. Assuming that applies to our schools (and I think it will), then we will continue to provide information for you to help meet the educational needs of students. 5. Also, later this week, the Louisiana Department of Education will provide information concerning graduation and course credits for high school students. As soon as I receive that information, I will share it with you. 6. Remember to spend time with your child each day whether reading with them, using websites, or questioning them for their knowledge of items that they should know and be able to recall. 7. We will get through the situation in which we presently find ourselves. All school leaders, teachers, and other staff look forward to the day when we can resume our normal process of returning to school and educating our students. Remember to stay safe by following best practices—frequent handwashing, maintaining 6-feet of social distancing, staying at home, and sneezing or coughing into your elbow. 8. If you need to call the school board office with a question or concern, leave a message and a supervisor or principal will return your call. 9. I continue to pray for the safety of our students and parents at this time. Let’s continue to encourage each other as we have the opportunity.
3 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
A conference call was held Sunday afternoon, March 22nd with representatives from the Governor's Office, the Louisiana Department of Education and state superintendents. All facets of the school food service program were discussed. The issue is not whether feeding students is important. We all agree that it is. At the same time, staff and employee safety must also be considered. In one week alone, through the efforts of our dedicated employees and school personnel volunteers, we have served approximately 11,000 meals. On Monday, March 23, 2020, we averaged serving about 4 meals per child which will carry us through the current week. While this program is important, we must consider the safety and well-being of our employees as well, particularly in light of the shortage of adequate protective gear such as gloves, face masks, and thermometers. Accordingly, given the shortage of these supplies and our concern for our employees, our school system will for the time being suspend our food services after serving one more day on Monday, March 23, 2020. Thanks for your understanding.
4 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
Good afternoon. This is Mike Milstead, Superintendent, Lincoln Parish Schools. Based on the Governor's proclamation, the Lincoln Parish School Board Office will be closed for the remainder of this week, 3/24-27/2020, and the week of 3/30-4/3/2020.
4 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
To: Parents and Community From: Mike Milstead 1. Probably the best/most important thing you can do with your child during these days away from school is to read to and with them daily. 2. Access the resources available on our website, https://www.lincolnschools.org/. Almost daily updates continue. Many lessons, interactive practices, and tests are available. Many are based on information taught in our classrooms. In addition, some teachers continue to reach out using Google Classroom and Facebook Live. 3. If you text LACOVID to 898-211, it will send you a link to connect to up-to-date FAQ with Louisiana 2-1-1. It’s a really good source of current information concerning coronavirus. 4. Beginning Monday, March 23, we will add the Lincoln Parish School Board office at 410 South Farmerville as a site for disbursing school breakfasts and lunches, 9:30-11:00 each day. 5. Continue best practices such as good hygiene, frequent handwashing, social distancing, and remaining at home to the extent possible. 6. We will get through this time together. Our goal is to offer the best possible education to all of our students regardless of the circumstances in which we may find ourselves. Be safe out there.
4 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
To: Parents and Community Members From: Mike Milstead 1. I encourage each of you to use our online resources for your children that you can access through the Lincoln Parish School Board website, https://www.lincolnschools.org/. We continue to update these resources. Some of them are our actual providers of curriculum materials. 2. We continue to work on best ways to continue our Dual credit and AP classes. More info soon on that. 3. Meal pickups continue at 8 of our school sites below between 9:30 and 11:00 for breakfast and lunch. All children under the age of 18 qualify. Choudrant High (includes Choudrant Elementary) Cypress Springs (includes RHS) Dubach Glenview (includes RJHS) Hillcrest IA Lewis Ruston Elementary (includes LPECC) Simsboro 4. Our plan remains to resume school on Monday, April 13. 5. Please support our local restaurants during this difficult time. Even if you don’t purchase a meal, try to purchase a gift card and share a meal with someone else. 6. Please continue practices that help protect your family from coronavirus: frequent handwashing, if possible staying away from those who are sick, and cleaning surfaces. We will get through these trying times. Best wishes to each of you.
4 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
March 16, 2019 Update 1. LPSB School Food Services continue 9:30-11:00 each regular school day at the following schools through March 27, 2020. Services will resume after spring break on Monday April 6 through Thursday, April 9. No meals provided on Good Friday, April 10. Choudrant High (includes Choudrant Elementary) Cypress Springs (includes RHS) Dubach Glenview (includes RJHS) Hillcrest IA Lewis Ruston Elementary (includes LPECC) Simsboro 2. Children 18 and younger qualify for these meals. 3. All LPSB Schools and school buses are being cleaned and disinfected this first week away from school, March 16-20. 4. Schools are not providing assignments during the time away from school. The Governor’s resolution was not decreed until Friday afternoon March 13 at 1:00. This timing gave virtually no time to prepare materials for student review even if we had planned to. 5. Presently educational links are available on the Lincoln Parish School Board website that could be useful as a tool to help students during this time away from school. More links will be added later. Taking advantage of these websites is encouraged but voluntary. 6. No extra-curricular activities associated with schools are occurring during the time school is not open. This includes all athletic contests and practices. 7. All LPSB Schools are closed including playgrounds and athletic facilities until further notice. 8. Lincoln Parish School Board office lobby and phones lines are open Monday-Friday, 8:00-12:00. To the extent possible, questions and concerns should be handled by phone or email.
4 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
TO: LPSB Parents/Guardians FROM: Mike Milstead, Superintendent, Lincoln Parish Schools 1. LPSB Cafeterias will be serving breakfast bags and lunch bags from 9:30-11:00 at the following locations, Monday through Friday. Ruston Elementary (includes LPECC) Simsboro Dubach Choudrant High (includes Choudrant Elementary) IA Lewis Cypress Springs (includes RHS) Hillcrest Glenview (includes RJHS) 2. You will be met at the carline sites with the meals so that you do not have to exit your vehicle. You will receive both meals at the same time. This will continue up to our Spring Break, which begins March 30th. 3. After regular Spring Break ends, breakfast and lunch disbursements will continue on Monday, April 6th at the same times. 4. More information will be sent to you using this format over the following days and weeks. Included in that information will be how you can if you choose to access online sites that might help your child continue their education during the 20 days that school are closed. 5. Stay safe. Take care of yourselves and your children.
4 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
Info concerning Lincoln Parish School Closure related to Coronavirus FROM: Mike Milstead, Superintendent, Lincoln Parish Schools TO: LPSB Parents 1. As you now know, Governor Jon Bel Edwards in a Proclamation issued today, Friday, March 13, 2020, has declared all Louisiana public schools closed Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 10, 2020. 2. Lincoln Parish Schools will reopen for students Monday, April 13, 2020. Originally, that was to be a holiday, but we will resume on Monday instead of Tuesday. 3. The Governor has waived the requirement of minutes of instruction associated with this closure. This closure will not be held against any instructional days normally required. 4. All school events during this time are cancelled. The goal is separation from social interaction during this month to the extent possible. 5. We do not yet know how this affects our normal spring testing and how that will play out. As soon as we get appropriate information, we will let you know. 6. Let’s take advantage of this time to defend ourselves and families from the Coronavirus and practice good hygiene associated with cleanliness, proper handwashing, staying at home when sick, and limiting travel. 7. I will continue to communicate with you through this means over the next few weeks.
4 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
School Closing Due to Coronavirus March 13, 2020 The governor’s office has mandated that all Louisiana public schools will close at end of day on March 13. The closure is a measure to help prevent the rapid spread of the coronavirus. Lincoln Parish will keep you informed via text alert, local news media, and Lincoln Parish School Board website regarding the reopening of schools. Our community safety is important to us and we encourage you to follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and the Louisiana Department of Health to stay up to date on developments in our community. Please follow all safety recommendations, including restricting travel and limiting exposure to events and meetings that require close contact. Mike Milstead, Superintendent
4 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
Dear Parent and Guardians, Scholastic has created a free Learn at Home website. This free resource provides all students with 20* days’ worth of learning journeys that span the content areas so you can keep your students academically active while your buildings are closed. The site supports students with approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects, articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more. These daily learning opportunities were carefully curated by our editors to reduce the burden on teachers and families needing to create meaningful learning experiences. The Scholastic Learn at Home website does not require a username or password and is open freely to all, on any device. They are designed to limit the need for printing and allow students to learn independently or with their families. To access the site click the blue Scholastic Learn at Home hyperlink below: https://sable.madmimi.com/c/133556?id=10067.468.1.294dc5c7bfe9a4ae0e3fc4ecb75058d0
4 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Dan Gressett
On Tuesday, March 17th Ruston High School will be giving the pre ACT and the ACT. All sophomores and all juniors will report to school that morning by 7:55 a.m., as well as any seniors retaking the ACT. No freshmen should report to school that day. Thank you and Go Bearcats!
4 months ago, Dan Gressett
Lincoln Parish Schools
The Lincoln Parish School Board adopted the 2020-2021 School calendar last night during the March School Board Meeting. The calendar can be downloaded at the following link: https://5il.co/dfg6
4 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish Schools
On March 2, 2020, Lincoln Parish will have its' Application Roundup for Preschool-Aged Children at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. Flyer Link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/565517/Application_Roundup_for_Preschool-Aged_Children.pdf
5 months ago, Lincoln Parish Schools