School Newsletters

  • Monday Attendance Expectations

    Posted by SBLSD on 9/22/2020

    Dear Families, 

    We realize there is some confusion in regards to attendance on Mondays.  Since there are no live Zoom classes, students need to complete asynchronous work for each class. On Friday evenings, each teacher provides asynchronous work for each of their classes which students have the weekend and up to 2:00pm on Monday.  These assignments should take students about 35 minutes for each class. 

    In addition to submitting work for a class, students can get credit for class attendance by attending a teacher’s office hours or contacting the teacher through email or Google Classroom.

    Teachers must submit their attendance by 2:00pm each day.  If a student has not done at least one of the following by 2:00: submitted an assignment, attended office hours, contacted the teacher through email or Google Classroom, he/she  will be marked “absent” from that class.  If at any point during the remainder of the day a student submits work, his/her attendance will be adjusted to reflect their participation by the end of the next day. 

    Yesterday, many of our families received an automated message stating their child was absent from a class. Please consider this a reminder call, and check with your student to see which classes they have not yet checked in with. Students will have until 11:59pm to submit work to reflect participation for an attendance adjustment.

     

    MONDAYS

    • All students have asynchronous assignments or tasks each Monday

    • Be sure to “check in” with each class period

    • Attendance is taken by teachers at 2pm

    • Automated “reminder” calls will go out at 4:00pm for students who haven't yet shown participation in one or more of their classes

    • Any students marked absent have the remainder of the day to submit work for an attendance adjustment

    We appreciate your patience and value your feedback as we continue to make adjustments to our new learning environment.

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  • Family Survey Needed Today, Sept. 22

    Posted by SBLSD on 9/22/2020

    The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District has released a Family Survey to determine which model families will choose once Hybrid Learning begins. Your feedback is needed immediately.

    Please log into Family Access to find this survey.

    Link to Family Access

    If you have trouble logging in, choose Forgot Your Login/Password and enter the guardian email associated with the district. An account reset will be sent to your email.

     

    Sample Survey Link in Family Access

    More information can be found in our previous communication. Please check your inbox for an email titled “Family Survey for Hybrid Learning” sent on Sept. 17. Please contact us if you have any questions.

    LMS Office Information
    Monday – Friday,  7:00am – 3:00pm
    (253) 891-5100
    LakeridgeMS@sumnersd.org

    Thank you in advance for helping us plan the transition to hybrid learning. 

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  • Principal Update: 9/18/20

    Posted by SBLSD on 9/18/2020


    Dear Lakeridge Families,

    This has been an awesome opening week to our 2020-2021 school year.  The digital environment has created a lot of new learning for students and staff, and there have certainly been some technology issues.  However the resilience and determination students, parents and  teachers have shown to make the best of these circumstances is inspiring. I was able to drop into several classrooms this week and it was fantastic to see the positive energy and excitement from our students and teachers. I want you to know how much the LMS staff value and appreciate your partnerships in making high levels of learning possible for your child. Throughout the week we have had amazing attendance. I know with all the responsibilities of being a parent, it is a significant challenge to add the additional stress and pressure of creating a “school environment” for your child every day.  We just want to thank you for all your hard work.

    Here are a few important things we want you to know for next week:          

    Distance Learning Schedule: Monday

    Just a quick reminder that there are no Zoom classes on Mondays. Students will be provided with about 35 minutes of work to do on their own (asynchronous learning). All teachers will have office hours in the morning from 10:30-11:30, to provide students support with their learning. This is a great time for students to check in about the work that was pushed out the previous Friday. 

    LMS Is a District Chromebook/Hot Spot Hub for Any Student

    Any Sumner Bonney Lake School District student, (Elementary, Middle and High School), who is needing a Chromebook, Hot Spot, or repairs for their Chromebook can come to LMS for support.  No appointment is necessary, but we can provide faster service if you call us before you arrive. Replacement chargers are also available for purchase at $15 each. The office number is (253) 891-5100.  We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm.

    Additional technology family support  is available through the tech hotline 253-891-6055.  Students are welcome to continue putting in repair requests directly by e-mailing the Tech Department  at tech_hotline@sumnersd.org.

    LMS Lunch / Meal Site: Monday - Friday 11:30 - 1:00

    Who:   For ANY child age 18 or younger. Meals are FREE to all!!

    What: Lunch and Breakfast bagged together. Most lunch entrees will be served HOT and ready to eat!  

    • Lunch includes a student favorite entree such as Chicken Nuggets & Tater Tots, Cheeseburger, Cheese Breadsticks, Corndogs or Chicken Burger. The daily item may vary by site.  

    • Breakfast items include Cereal, Donut Bars, Waffles or Oatmeal Bars.  

    • Also in the bag: Fruits, Vegetables, Milks and Condiments

    Where:  

    • Lakeridge Middle School - Yeah!

    • Bonney Lake Elementary 

    • Daffodil Valley Elementary 

    • Mountain View Middle School

    • Donald Eismann Elementary 

    • Sumner Middle School

    • Emerald Hills Elementary 

    • Sumner High School

    • Liberty Ridge Elementary

    When:   11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (on regular school days)

    Why:  So many reasons!

    • We miss our students and love to see them every day!  

    • We have school lunch favorites HOT and ready to eat!  

    • It is a great break in the middle of the online school day!  

    • Participation supports the Child Nutrition program at Sumner-Bonney Lake School District!

    Special Dietary Needs

    We may accommodate students with special dietary needs. Please contact the Child Nutrition office at (253) 891-6450 for more information.



    SCHOOL SCHEDULE

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    Please see the school website for General School Information including important Fall dates.

    https://www.sumnersd.org/lms

     

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  • Class Materials & Chromebook Pick-Up Available

    Posted by SBLSD on 9/15/2020

    If you have not had a chance to pick up class materials or a chromebook for your student, our office will be reopened starting tomorrow (9/16). Due to extremely poor air quality, staff was not permitted to work from the building this week. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    If you need to collect any of these items, please respond to this email with the name of your student. We will do our best to make sure we have needed materials ready when you arrive for quick "At the Door" service.

    We also have Hotspots available for any families that need them.

    LMS Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    7:00am - 3:30pm
    (253) 891-5100
    LakeridgeMS@sumnersd.org

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  • Principal Update: 9/14/20

    Posted by SBLSD on 9/15/2020

    Dear Lakeridge Families,

    It has been quite a week for the LMS community and all of Bonney Lake and Sumner.  I hope that you and your family are safe and are starting to get back to some degree of comfort and security.  I have been thankful every day that the LMS campus was saved from any damage. I know we can all appreciate the tremendous work of all the first responders who worked tirelessly to contain the Sumner Grade Fire. 

    I am also extremely thankful and excited that tomorrow is the first day of school. I truly appreciate having something positive to focus on.  The entire LMS staff is also very excited to connect with our Hawks!  To help the week run smoothly, here is a quick review of what the week will look like.      

     

    Back to School Information

     

    Distance Learning Schedule: Tuesday through Friday

    School will be opening this year in a distance learning model.  Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15th,  students will start the day at 8:30 in their first period through Zoom. Students will then attend their 3rd period classes at 9:30 and finally their 5th period classes at 10:30.   On Tuesdays and Thursdays students will attend their 1st, 3rd, and 5th periods.  On Wednesdays and Fridays students will attend their 2nd, 4th and 6th period classes.  Attendance will be taken during each period.  Tuesday through Friday, teachers have their office hours in the afternoon. These times will be scheduled and posted so students can drop in to get help.

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    Distance Learning Schedule: Monday

    Just a quick reminder that there are no Zoom classes on Mondays. Students will be provided with about 35 minutes of work to do on their own (asynchronous learning). Teachers will have office hours in the morning from 10:30-11:30, to provide students support with their learning. This is a great time for students to check in about the work that was pushed out the previous Friday.  

     

    Grocery Pick Up Day- Tuesday, September 15th 

    As I shared at the beginning of the newsletter, the fires, windstorm and massive power outages put a huge strain on our entire community. Many of us, including many of our local grocery stores, had to throw out a lot of spoiled food and our fridges and cupboards are a little bare at the moment. In true Bonney Lake fashion, the community has rallied to help out.  Come by any of the school locations listed below and pick up food to refill your fridge or stock your shelves. Food distribution will take place from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

     

     Please see the school website for General School Information including important Fall dates.

    https://www.sumnersd.org/lms

     

     

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  • School Fees & Yearbook Pick-Up

    Posted by SBLSD on 8/26/2020

    What To Buy

    We wanted to update you with the current school fees for this year. Due to remote learning, many of our typical class fees will not be charged at this point, and will be re-evaluated later in the year. The following items are available now for purchase online or through the school office:

    • LMS School Planner

      • $5.00

    • Chromebook Assurance (Digital Device Coverage Plan)

      • We are temporarily waiving the requirement to physically check devices before assurance takes effect.  (This will go back into effect once we have all returned to full time/in district school). 

      • This assurance will run from the date it is purchased through the end of September 2021

      • The Early Enrollment discount of 20% will run through the end of September 2020.

      • The price remains the same as last year: 

        • $25.00 w/ discount  = $20 (No Reduction In Lunch Rate)

        • $12.50 w/ discount = $10 (Reduced Lunch Rate)

        • $6.25 w/ discount = $5 (Free Lunch Rate)

    • 2020-21 Yearbooks 

      • $20 (Price will increase to $25 after Winter Break)

    We encourage everyone to pre-purchase their planners online or over the phone before Hawk Check-In Days, but we will have a cashier on site to take payments.

     

    2019-20 Yearbook Pick-Up!

    Returning students: If you weren't able to get come by during our Yearbook Pick-Up Day over the summer, you can grab your book during our Hawk Check-In Days next week (Sept 1-3)! Please see the email sent out on Monday with details of dates and times. 

    And if you missed your chance to purchase last year’s book, we have a few available for $25...Get yours before they’re gone forever!

     

    Can’t Make it to Hawk Check-In Day?

    If you're unable to attend one of our Hawk Check-In Days, your student’s class materials, planners, and last year’s yearbook will be available to pick up from our school during our weekly office hours:

     

    LMS Office Hours

    Monday - Friday

    7:05am - 2:50pm

    (253) 891-5100

    LakeridgeMS@sumnersd.org

     

    And don’t worry...we will be scheduling another Picture Day later in the year.

    Stay tuned!!

     

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  • Hawk Check-In Days

    Posted by SBLSD on 8/24/2020

    Hey Hawks! We are excited to kick off the year with our back to school event next week, Hawk Check-In Days. During this event, you’ll have the opportunity to:

    • Pick up schedules

    • Pick up chromebooks (6th graders & new students)

    • Pick up yearbooks (returning students)

    • Pick up planners

    • Take school picture

    • Bring back unreturned library books

    • Walk through the building

    • Wave to your teachers

     

    There’s a lot of information to cover, so please be sure to read through all content carefully.

     


     

    Health and Safety Measures

    Due to mandated state regulations to slow the spread of contagions, we will be practicing the following health and safety measures for anyone entering the building:

    • Masks are required

    • Sign in sheets must be used

    • Temperature checks will be taken

    • We will be limiting the number of people in the building at one time

    • Social distancing measures will be implemented throughout the building

     

    For those who are unable or choose not to adhere to the requirements, curbside service will be available for the collection of schedules, chromebooks, and class materials. You will not be allowed to enter the building, however, and school pictures will not be an option.

    To keep the number of people entering the building to a minimum, we ask that only one parent or guardian accompanies each student to the event, and that other children are left at home when possible.

     


     

    School Pictures - Date Change

    We are happy to announce that Inter-State Studios was able to move up our picture date to accommodate our back-to-school event. Pictures will now be taken during Check-In Days! We realize this is short notice, but we have been working hard to coordinate all needed activities to be taken care of during this designated event.

    All orders will be taken online this year. We’ve attached a digital copy of the picture packet for your reference, but they do not need to be printed. If you are unable to order online, you may contact the studio after picture day to place your order over the phone.

     

    Order online: 

    Website: JosiePhoto.Inter-State.com

    Order code: 52532EA

     

    Inter-State Digital Picture Packet

      


     

    Schedule

    In an effort to maintain even spacing of students throughout the day, we are asking families to please come to the building during your specified time.

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  • LMS Newsletter: 8/20/20

    Posted by SBLSD on 8/20/2020

    Dear Lakeridge Families,

    Although summer still feels like it is in full swing, we are all quickly turning our attention to the upcoming school year.   As we all know, this year’s startup is going to look very different than in years past.  That being said, the teachers and staff members at LMS are working hard to make the opening weeks of the school year exciting and engaging for all of our Hawks. 

    This year’s distance learning model will look much different than last spring’s emergency remote learning.  This year, we will be opening the school year with teachers who have had time to review curriculum, get training on technology tools, and learn about best practices to engage students in high quality learning activities in a distance learning format.  While this is the first time we have opened the school year in a distance learning format, we are confident that with the extra time to plan and prepare, we will be able to provide your child with many excellent middle school learning experiences and opportunities to grow not just academically, but emotionally and socially as well.  

    We are all extremely excited about the 2020-2021 school year. I hope your child is looking forward to a fantastic new school year filled with Hawk PRIDE! Thank you in advance for your partnership and patience.  If there is anything we can do to help you, we are just an e-mail or phone call away.

    Sincerely,
    Toby Udager, Principal                                                                              


    Student Check-In Days

    During Student Check-In Days students will visit the school to pick up a printed copy of their schedule, collect curriculum resources for their classes and turn in health-care/immunization forms (if not done previously).  6th grade students and new students will also get a new Chromebook.  If 6th graders have a chromebook from their 5th grade year they will exchange it.  

    All students are invited to attend.  Due to COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines, we must limit the number of individuals in our building at any one time.  We have assigned student groups based on alpha by last name. 

    Sept 1st (6th Grade) 

    Sept 2nd (7th Grade)

    Sept 3rd (8th Grade)

    A - C    2:30 - 3:30

    D - H   3:30 - 4:30

    I - M    4:30 - 5:30

    N - T    5:30 - 6:30

    U - Z    6:30 - 7:00

    A - C    2:30 - 3:30

    D - H   3:30 - 4:30

    I - M    4:30 - 5:30

    N - T    5:30 - 6:30

    U - Z    6:30 - 7:00

    A - C    2:30-3:30

    D - H   3:30 - 4:30

    I - M    4:30 - 5:30

    N - T    5:30 - 6:30

    U - Z    6:30 - 7:00

    We will send MUCH MORE information next week and provide specific details about what students will do in the building when they visit; describe safety precautions all visitors will have to follow; and share plans for students/families who are unable to attend this event.

    School Supplies

    Since students will be learning from home, we recommend that students have the following materials:  

    • Notebook paper (spiral, composition notebook, or loose leaf paper with a binder or folder to keep the paper organized)

    • Pens

    • Pencils

    • Basic pack of colored pencils

    • Highlighters 

    • Headphones (helpful for Zoom classes)

    School Pictures - Save the Dates: September 16th / 17th

    We are excited to continue our work with Inter-State Studio for our Back-To-School photos.  Please save the dates on your calendar even if you aren’t ordering pictures.  These pictures will be used for your child’s ID card and yearbook photo. (For those unable to attend, a re-take day will be scheduled later this year).  More information will be coming soon with times, prices and social distancing guidelines.

    Frequently Asked Questions About the Start of School

    When is the first day of school?  Tuesday, September 8!

    What time does school start?  Distance learning Zoom classes will start at 8:30am every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. For the first day of school on September 8, students' first Zoom class will be 1st period, starting at 8:30am. More information to follow. 

    What is the school schedule?  Students will pick up their class schedule during our Back-to-School event, schedules will also be available through Family/Student Access on September 1.  All students will be assigned 6 periods of classes (language arts, math, science, social studies and two elective/Encore classes). 

    Students will have Zoom classes for periods 1, 3, and 5 on Tuesday and Thursday starting at 8:30am. They will have Zoom classes for periods 2, 4, and 6 on Wednesday and Friday starting at 8:30am. On Mondays, students will have work to do but will not have Zoom classes. Each day teachers will have assigned Zoom office hours to support students. We will provide more detailed information about the structure of the school day at our Back-to-School event and in future emails.

    How will students be prepared for Zoom classes?  We are working on this. We will provide training information at our Back-to-School event and on our website to help families feel comfortable with Zoom.

    When will students meet their teachers?  We are looking at a variety of opportunities for students to meet their teachers.  We will follow up with more information as we fine tune these details. 

    Is there support for families who need school supplies?  Yes, the Sumner Bonney Lake Family Center is providing free school supplies on August 24 and 25 from 12:30pm to 7:00pm. The Family Center is located at the portables on the Sumner Middle School campus. Families can also contact our counselors who have access to free school supplies and backpacks. 

    Do students need chromebooks?  Yes, all students will have chromebooks. Students who attended LMS last year should have a chromebook. 6th grade students and new 7th/8th grade students will receive their chromebooks at our Back-to-School event.

    Will we have athletics/clubs to start the school year?  Unfortunately, we will not be offering athletics as we start the school year. However, we are looking at the possibility of offering virtual clubs.

    Will food be served to students?  Yes, breakfast and lunch will be available to students from 11:30am to 1:00pm, Monday through Friday, once school starts on September 8. More information to follow with specific details.

    What if I have more questions?  Contact us! We can’t wait to work with you!

    Please see the school website for General School Information including important Fall dates.

    https://www.sumnersd.org/lms

     

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  • Yearbook Pickup: July 14

    Posted by SBLSD on 7/14/2020

    Yearbook Pick-Up Today!!!

    Tuesday, July 14

    3:00 - 6:00 pm

    REMINDER:

    Today is the day to pick up your yearbooks! We can't wait to get these amazing books out to all our Hawks. If you have already purchased one, please come on by any time between 3:00-6:00 pm. A few things to remember...

    • We will be handing out yearbooks drive-thru style. ​​​​​​ 
    • To help us expedite distribution, we are asking you to pull all the way forward in front of the building and remain in your car.
    • All yearbooks must be pre-purchased, as we won’t be taking any payments on site today. 
    • Please do not plan on picking up any other yearbook than your own unless you have a signed note from the other student’s parent.

    We appreciate your patience during this process. This will be our ONLY day to distribute yearbooks until we return in August.

    Hope to see you soon!

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  • Yearbook Pickup: July 14

    Posted by SBLSD on 7/8/2020

    Yearbook Pick Up - Tuesday, July 14

    3:00 - 6:00 pm

    Good news, Hawks!

    Our yearbooks are nearly ready for you to pick up! We will have a drive by pick up next Tuesday, July 14th from 3:00-6:00 pm.


    To help us expedite distribution, we are asking you to pull all the way forward in front of the building and remain in your car. All yearbooks must be pre-purchased, as we won’t be taking any payments on pick-up day. Please do not plan on picking up any other yearbook than your own unless you have a signed note from the other student’s parent.

    This will be our ONLY day to distribute yearbooks until we return in August.

    See you Tuesday!

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    There are still some yearbooks available to purchase. If you would like to buy one before the Pick-Up day, they are back available online for a short while.

    Ordering Instructions

    Log in to Family Access

    1. Click on "District Links" in top right corner

    2. Select "Online Payments" > Use Family Access login to continue to payment page

    3. Select your LMS student

    4. Go to "Item's at Student's School" > "ASB" > "Annuals" to purchase

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