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6th Grade Academy & Junior High Parent Resources

Campus Connection - Summer 2022

Important Dates

July 21: 6th Grade Family Gathering at Shilito Park-Pavilion #2 | 6pm-8pm | RSVP to maegs222@aol.com

July 21: 7th-8th Grades Family Gathering at Hartland Clubhouse Pool | 9pm-11pm | RSVP to wattsrach@gmail.com

August 1: 6th-8th Grade Schedules Released

August 10: 1st Day of School (TK-12th)

View additional dates on the Calendar & Major Dates webpage.



In order to be a lunch volunteer or chaperone any field trip at LCA, you must complete the Validity Screening process. If you are planning to chaperone an overnight trip, there is a second step outlined below to complete a required Biometric/fingerprint background check. Information for both the Validity Screening and Biometric/fingerprint background check is below:

Validity Background Check Instructions
Link to Validity Website
 

ALL LUNCH VOLUNTEERS AND DAY TRIP CHAPERONES ON ALL CAMPUSES -  Complete the online Validity Screening process

  • A small fee is required.
  • Results are returned to the parent and the school in 5-7 business days and are valid for 3 years.
  • Please call Validity's customer service if you encounter any difficulties  at 913-332-5999.
     

OVERNIGHT CHAPERONES, OVERNIGHT TRIPS, ALL CAMPUSES - Complete a required Biometric/fingerprint background check
 

  • Contact Jenny Newman at jnewman@lexingtonchristian.org to schedule a background check appointment with IdentiGo to have your fingerprints taken once you are an approved chaperone
  • Once the IdentiGO background check is arranged through LCA, HR will receive the background check results. This fee will be passed on to the parent.
  • Allow time for results to be returned within 1-2 weeks
  • Results are good for 3 years

Are you a new LCA family for the 2022-23 school year? If so, be sure to check out our 2022-23 New Family Guide. This is also a great resource for our returning families too. (Please note the guide will be updated as needed as we get closer to the first day of school.)


 


6th-8th grade student(s) should be sure to check the required reading and summer reading information below in the 2022-23 6TH-8TH GRADE INFORMATION section.


We are happy to announce that we will sell prepackaged school supplies for the 2022-23 school year through School Tool Box for students in preschool - 8th grade. 

View supply lists below in the 2022-23 Preschool & Elementary Information if you'd like to purchase your own supplies.


immunization & check-up reminder

As a reminder, your incoming 6th grade student is required to have:

1. School Preventative Physical Exam (These are not the same as the sports physical exams). 

2. Current Immunization Certificate  

A student enrolling at Lexington Christian Academy must provide proof of immunizations from the State of Kentucky as required by Kentucky Law. All required immunizations must be up-to-date. All forms must be completed and on file in the school office within two weeks of the beginning of school (WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24th) or the student will not be allowed to continue in-person education at school. The student will be allowed to return to school when all requirements are met. If you are not sure about the required immunizations, please check with your family doctor. Parents may also file a Religious Declination form. This is the required form and no other documentation can be accepted. Be advised that the "Kentucky immunization regulation does not permit philosophical exemptions to immunizations. Kentucky only has medical or religious exemptions to immunizations."

A copy of the updated immunization and preventative exam forms can be faxed or emailed from your medical provider, or by you, to the attention of  Nikki Gehring, Rose Campus Nurse (see info below). 

Nikki Gehring – Rose Campus Nurse 
ngehring@lexingtonchristian.org
Fax: (859) 223-3769
Phone: (859)422-5711


If your child is interested in playing football next fall, please contact the following for more information:

5th-6th Grade Team: Ryan Blackerby - ryan_blackerby@yahoo.com

7th-8th Grade Team: Todd Darland - todd.darland@gmail.com

2022-23 6th-8th Grade Information

As a reminder, your incoming 6th grade student is required to have:

1. School Preventative Physical Exam (These are not the same as the sports physical exams). 

2. Current Immunization Certificate  

A student enrolling at Lexington Christian Academy must provide proof of immunizations from the State of Kentucky as required by Kentucky Law. All required immunizations must be up-to-date. All forms must be completed and on file in the school office within two weeks of the beginning of school (WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24th) or the student will not be allowed to continue in-person education at school. The student will be allowed to return to school when all requirements are met. If you are not sure about the required immunizations, please check with your family doctor. Parents may also file a Religious Declination form. This is the required form and no other documentation can be accepted. Be advised that the "Kentucky immunization regulation does not permit philosophical exemptions to immunizations. Kentucky only has medical or religious exemptions to immunizations."

A copy of the updated immunization and preventative exam forms can be faxed or emailed from your medical provider, or by you, to the attention of  Nikki Gehring, Rose Campus Nurse (see info below).  at the numbers listed below. school nurse, at (859) 223-3769. Or you can email a copy to:

Nikki Gehring – Rose Campus Nurse 
ngehring@lexingtonchristian.org
Fax: (859) 223-3769
Phone: (859)422-5711

If you have any questions regarding Kentucky's immunization requirements for school attendance, please visit the Kentucky Department of Education website or Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services website. A brief summary of the changes to the immunization requirements is available here.

The 2022-23 6th-12th Student/Parent Handbook will be posted here when available. 

 

Contact

6th-12th: Misty Bard | mbard@lexingtonchristian.org

Lunch and adding funds to an eagle account

Lunches are ordered via the FACTS Family portal or the LCA app. They can be ordered daily or for an entire week at a time.

Click here for step-by-step instructions to order lunch via the FACTS Family portal or the app and to also add funds to an Eagle Account. Watch a video here about how to order lunch.

All lunch orders must be entered by 8:30 a.m. Any order placed after 8:30 a.m. will receive a brown bag "emergency" lunch.

If you ordered a lunch and your student will be absent that day, you must call the office by 8:30 a.m. to cancel your order. Orders cannot be canceled after 8:30 a.m., and you will be charged for that day's order.

Lunch orders will be invoiced a week at a time on Friday for that week's orders. Once you receive the invoice, the charges will deduct from the account attached to your Incidentals Account in FACTS in 10 days. You can log into FACTS Family and pay the invoice with an alternative method of payment.

2022-23 Major Dates available here.

Click here for an archive of Wingspan weekly newsletters.

6th Grade Academy
Please see the map here. Parents should enter the LCA Rose Campus from West Reynolds Road and proceed to the 6th Grade Academy Entrance. 

Junior High 
Please see the map here. Parents should enter the LCA Rose Campus from Keithshire Way and proceed to the Junior High Drop-Off area.

Forms & General Information

Please make sure your medical forms are up to date and that we have a current copy of your student's immunization record. Links to medical forms can be found below. 

Kentucky Immunization Form
Kentucky Physical Form
Kentucky Eye Exam Form
Kentucky Dental Screening Form
Allergy Action Plan
Asthma Action Plan
Diabetes Plan
Head Injury Report

Injury Report
Medical Authorization Form
Migraine Action Plan
Seizure Action Plan

 

The office must be notified at least two weeks prior to any planned absences (2 or more days). Click here to complete the extended absence notification form. 

One day absences may be reported by contacting the school office at 859-422-5703. 

Please complete this form to ensure your item is located.

In order to be a lunch volunteer or chaperone any field trip at LCA, you must complete the Validity Screening process. If you are planning to chaperone an overnight trip, there is a second step outlined below to complete a required Biometric/fingerprint background check. Information for both the Validity Screening and Biometric/fingerprint background check is below:

Validity Background Check Instructions 
Link to Validity Website 
 

DAY TRIP CHAPERONES ON ALL CAMPUSES -  Complete the online Validity Screening process

A small fee is required. 
Results are returned to the parent and the school in 5-7 business days and are valid for 3 years. 
Please call Validity's customer service if you encounter any difficulties  at 913-332-5999. 

OVERNIGHT CHAPERONES, OVERNIGHT TRIPS, ALL CAMPUSES - Complete a required Biometric/fingerprint background check 
Contact Jenny Newman at jnewman@lexingtonchristian.org to schedule a background check appointment with IdentiGo to have your fingerprints taken once you are an approved chaperone 
Once the IdentiGO background check is arranged through LCA, HR will receive the background check results. This fee will be passed on to the parent. 
Allow time for results to be returned within 1-2 weeks 
Results are good for 3 years

The Rose Campus Media Center serves Lexington Christian Academy students in grades 6-12. The media center’s mission is to foster critical thinking by supporting faculty and students as they assess information and contemplate ideas from a wide array of sources, and to promote the evaluation of information and ideas from the perspective of a Biblical world and life view.

The media center staff provides students with training in research, help with information needs, and recommendations on good books.

Media Center Hours
Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
The media center closes at 12pm on early dismissal days.

For more information, please contact library@lexingstonchristian.org

LINKS

LCA Library Catalog
Search for books and other resources available in the Rose Campus Media Center.
Lexington Public Library
Search for books and resources available through the Lexington Public Library.
Bloom's Online Literary Criticism
Literature database *
Digital Theater Plus
Drama & concert database *
Gale Student Research Center
Informational database *
JStor
Informational database *
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Presents both sides of current and historical issues *
Today's Science
Up-to-date articles on the latest in science and discoveries *
American History
Historical information, including primary sources, about the United States *
World News Digest
Up-to-date information on the world today *
Research in Context
Easy to use basic research on a variety of subjects *
The World Almanac for Kids
Best for grades 3-8 *
*check Converge for password information

Click here for the criteria in order to progress to the next English class in grades 6-8 at Lexington Christian Academy. Students must meet all the criteria in order to advance to the next level.

Click here for the criteria in order to progress within each match track in grades 6-8 at Lexington Christian Academy. Students must meet all the criteria in order to advance to the next level.

Computer Systems

FACTS SIS (formally named RenWeb) is LCA's school information system. It is the home for all demographic and academic records. FACTS Family Portal (formally named Parents Web), is the parent and student portal for access to information within FACTS SIS. From FACTS Family Portal you are able to see grades, contact information and financial information. FACTS SIS is used by families, teachers and students. View the Canvas-Parent Access Video here.

Canvas is a learning management system. Grades 6-12 use this platform for as a classroom resources to provide pertinent information for students.  Canvas is primarily used by teachers and students.

Each parent, student and staff member has a unique set of credentials in the FACTS SIS that drives logging into the RenWeb App on mobile devices or the FACTS Family Portal on a computer. Please email Julie Guilliams at jguilliams@lexingtonchristian.org if you cannot remember your username or password.

Contacts

 

Coleman Marshall, Ed. S.
6th-8th Grade Principal


 
Lea Clark
6th-8th Grade Asst. Principal

 

 
Office contacts

6th Grade Academy & Junior High Office
859-422-5703

Nancy Jaeger
6th-8th Counselor

Christine Brand
6th-8th Administrative Assistant

Currently Vacant
6th-8th Spiritual Life Director

Eddie Hart
Campus Security

Nikki Gehring
Campus Nurse

Click here for teacher and staff directory.

System Sign-In

Facts Family Portal (District Code is LX-KY)

Canvas

Student/Employee Email