Join me Tuesday, September 28, 2021 for the first Virtual General PTO Meeting of the year at 6:00 PM.
Understanding GPA and Optional Grade Conversion
On Tuesday evening we will present a virtual meeting explaining GPA and will provide details on the option to convert some fine arts or athletics courses from a graded course to a “pass/fail” course and how that might impact your GPA. This opportunity to convert courses is designed to encourage students to stay with their passion in the arts or athletics, without feeling the pressure to take unwanted courses to “protect” the GPA. This meeting is particularly important for parents of sophomores but is a great way for freshmen to get ahead on important information for navigating GPA and course selection.
Note – Juniors with courses that qualify will be meeting in small groups with their Deans to learn more about their options, but are also welcome to attend this meeting.
Microsoft Teams meeting
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HISD Connect Parent Portal
We are quickly approaching the end of the grading cycle. If you haven’t gotten connected with HISD Connect Parent Portal, it’s definitely time to do that. If you are not sure how, please email your student’s Neighborhood Clerk. You can find that contact information at https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/187827
Please review your child’s attendance and send notes for any absences that need to be excused. These notes go to the Neighborhood Clerk.
Also take a moment to review the paperwork that can be completed online through the Parent Portal. All documents should be reviewed and electronically signed.
Every Thursday Lamar sends out a newsletter via school messenger to keep parents and students in the loop on what is happening on campus. Make sure you check here each Thursday to see what exciting things happened on campus.
Ready, Set, Go! Safety Plan
We know that in-person instruction is critical for high school age students and creating a safe environment for students to return to campus is our number one goal. To that end, strong mitigation strategies are critical. We need to support and cooperation of the entire Lamar community to make that happen.
Project Moonshot – Calling HS Juniors
Texas High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS), as sponsored through HISD partner NASA, offers a one-of-a kind experience for High school juniors to explore the possibilities of a STEM related major or career. Student participants will potentially earn one full science credit, participate in a five-day summer experience, and mentoring by NASA scientists and engineers.
In response to HB4545 (Accelerating Instruction to Combat Learning Loss), we will be identifying students who may need some additional support to close any learning gaps that may be a result of virtual instruction last school year. If you missed the meeting on Wednesday, September 1st you can view the video here.