Preschool, Elementary and Middle School Families, The 2021-2022 Student Handbooks can be found through  [ ... ]
Preschool, Elementary and Middle School Families,
The 2021-2022 Student Handbooks can be found through www.lccdayschool.com under each campus page.
- Log in to your Parent Portal using your user name and password.
- The District Code is LCC-FL
- On the left side of the screen under School, click on Web Forms
- Click on 2021-2022 Handbook Acknowledgment
- Sign and date, and most importantly SAVE.
If you are a family with multiple students, you will need to complete the Handbook labeled with the campus on which that child is enrolled. You do not need to complete all three campuses per child. ONLY THE ONE THAT THE STUDENT IS ENROLLED IN. For example, if your child is in Elementary, you need to complete the acknowledgment for Elementary, not Preschool or Middle School.
If you have any technical difficulties, please call 727-522-8331 and ask for Sarah Bright.
Dear LCC Day School Families: Once again, we thank you for your patience with our COVID-19 protocols as we appro [ ... ]
Dear LCC Day School Families:
Once again, we thank you for your patience with our COVID-19 protocols as we approach the start of the school year. In conjunction with the Board of Trustees and our Task Force, we continue to monitor the impact of the Delta variant on our community.
What is changing?
On July 23, 2021, we communicated that mask-wearing for students would be optional, although strongly recommended, for the coming school year. Since that time, the new case positivity rate in Pinellas has doubled to 18%, according to the most recent weekly COVID-19 report from the Florida Department of Health.
As a result, the Board of Trustees has approved temporarily reinstituting our policy of requiring students (grades K-8) to wear a mask while inside the classroom. The Board has also committed to reviewing the most recent health-related data every two weeks, so we can evaluate whether relaxation of the mask requirement is warranted. We realize that requiring our children to continue to wear masks is not ideal, but with the information that we are seeing, we have decided to temporarily reinstitute the policy.
One major benefit of temporarily reinstituting the mask policy during this time of heightened spread is that, per CDC guidance, positive cases among LCCDS students will generally not result in the need to quarantine other students who have been in close contact, thus minimizing disruptions to in-school learning for students and their families. Additional details regarding the quarantine policy will be communicated shortly.
Why is it changing?
In addition to the rapid increase in new case positivity rates, our Task Force has observed the following trends:
- Higher infection rates among children than in 2020
- Breakthrough infections for fully vaccinated individuals
- Pediatric hospitalizations that are at an all-time high
While incidents of severe complications among children, fortunately, remain extremely low, LCC Day School students do not live in a bubble. They are connected to the broader community of adults - faculty, staff, families, health care providers, our church partners, and others that continue to disproportionately feel the adverse effects of the pandemic. Requiring indoor masking reflects our best effort to help “stop the spread” while minimizing disruptions to our in-school learning environment, including our plans to return to certain activities such as Chapel, Library, and Music.
We want all parents to know that the Board of Trustees remains committed to returning to an unmasked environment for our students as quickly as possible. We are sensitive to the impacts to emotional development and interaction created by having to wear masks, as well as the physical challenges and discomforts. We want nothing more than to return to normal, but we also recognize the impacts of our school policies on broader community trends that are currently going in the wrong direction.
We will update all of you as conditions warrant. We thank you for your understanding, especially as we are so close to beginning another school year, and we join all of you in hoping for a return to normalcy for our kiddos as soon as possible.
Adam Higman, Board Chair
Holly Carlson, Head of School