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Campus Connection - Summer 2022

Important Dates

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

View additional dates on the Calendar & Major Dates webpage.


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.)




Be sure to check the Summer Work 2023 section below for summer assignments. You will also find an updated textbook list in the 2022-23 High School Information section.


As a reminder, your incoming high school student is required to have:

1. Current Immunization Certificate  

2. School Preventative Physical Exam (These are not the same as the sports physical exams) - All NEW students must have a current Kentucky Physical Exam record on file by the first day of school.  

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."

All medical forms can be found below in the FORMS & GENERAL INFORMATION section.

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


 

The Fayette Mall Chick-fil-A is looking for part-time summer employees who are 14 years and older. Appy here.

 

 

Class of 2023

This section is dedicated to information regarding the Class of 2023. Important information will be added throughout the year.

2022-2023 High School Information

Click HERE for complete High School textbook list.

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.

In January 2018, the Commonwealth of Kentucky changed the immunization requirements for students enrolled in both public and private schools, as well as day care centers. All students must have two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine prior to the start of the 2018-2019 academic year or show evidence of having the shot series in progress. In addition, students must have the booster dose of the quadrivalent meningococal (MenACWY) vaccine at the age of 16 (previously the booster was required at age 18).

Parents must provide the school with a copy of the EPID-230 "Certificate of Immunization Status" (rev. 2017) showing that the student is CURRENT for all required immunizations. No other form of documentation can be accepted, including partial EPID-230 forms, old forms with the new shots handwritten on them or pharmacy receipts for vaccination. Students who are not in compliance with immunization requirements must be suspended from attending classes until their record is brought current and submitted to the school.

Medical Exemptions are now noted on the EPID-230 if students are unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons.  A separate doctor's letter is not required.

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."

An audit of the immunization documents will be conducted and students whose documentation is expired, incomplete or missing will have 14 days from the date of notification to be in compliance and avoid suspension.

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 or see the Kentucky Public Health "Amended Immunization Regulation (902 KAR 2:060) Answers to Frequently Asked Questions" for more details regarding the new regulations.

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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

FACTS SIS

FACTS SIS is LCA’s student information system. It also captures student, family, and faculty information. In addition, it stores grades, attendance, and guidance records. Parents can log into FACTS via the LCA website here. Parents and students have instant access to school and academic information, including online lunch ordering. Each parent, student and staff member has a unique set of credentials that drives logging into the FACTS SIS portal. Please email atabor@lexingtonchristian.org if you cannot remember your username or password.

CANVAS

Canvas is a focused learning management system designed to connect educators to students. Canvas allows educators to organize and share information including: class notes, assignments, announcements, and grades. Students and parents can access this system via an online portal as well as a mobile app. Parents must request Observer access to their student’s Canvas account from the appropriate division office. Click here to watch a video to learn how to create an account in Canvas.

Forms & General Information

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

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

 

Click here to request the following documents:

  • Attendance Report
  • Car Insurance Discount Form
  • Enrollment Verification
  • Most Recent Report Card
  • Unofficial Test Score Report
  • Unofficial Transcript

Other Forms (email info to jguilliams@lexingtonchristian.org

 

Click here to complete the School Compliance Verification: KRS 159.051 form.

The office must be notified at least five days prior to any planned absences (2 or more days).

Click here to complete the extended absence notification. You can complete the fillable PDF form, save it and then email it to Keith Galloway at kgalloway@lexingtonchristian.org. You can also print the form, complete it and drop it off at the High School Office.

One day absences may be reported by contacting the school office at 859-422-5701. 

Beta Club and the National Honor Society uses the MobileServe app to sign up and track service hours. For more information about how to set up an account, click here.

LCA students who wish to bring a guest from another school to a school dance must request and be approved prior to the event by using this form.

Guidance & College Counseling

9th and 10th Grades

Rhiannon Owens
rowens@lexingtonchristian.org
859-422-5744

 

11th and 12th Grades - College Counseling

Amy Cornell (last names A-J)
acornell@lexingtonchristian.org
859-422-5725

Josh Palmer (last names K-Z)
jpalmer@lexingtonchristian.org
859-422-5745

Students who do not meet the prerequisites or have not been recommended for advanced courses may submit a request to be approved for the course. The Academic Placement Waiver request will be reviewed by the student's counselor and the academic department. If approved, the student may be conditionally enrolled in the requested course. Continued enrollment is contingent upon successful academic performance in the course, which will be evaluated both within the first four weeks of the course and at the mid-year semester break. A hard copy of the waiver form is also available to pick up in the High School Office.

Students do not need to submit an Academic Placement Waiver to opt out of an advanced (Honors or AP) course and into a College Prep-level course.

To request the opportunity to request approval for independent enrollment in a Dual Credit course not offered at LCA, complete this form.

Naviance Student is LCA's college guidance software. It features robust college and scholarship search engines, manages the admission application processes for students, and handles transcript and recommendation requests. 

Detailed listing of current Academic Resources, including student tutors, private tutors and on-campus support sources.

Currently enrolled students may request unofficial transcripts and other documents through the Document Request Form.

Seniors must request official transcripts for college admissions in their Naviance Student account.

LCA Graduates may visit our Alumni page for information on ways to stay connected to classmates and the school.

Alumni and previously enrolled students may order official transcripts for college, graduate or professional school and prospective employers through Parchment, the nation's leading etranscript exchange. Click the graphic to create your account and order your transcript.

 

LCA does not keep copies of high school diplomas in our archives as they are not legal or academic documents, but are rather a certificate of completion presented as a gift to the graduate. Official certification of your completion of the high school course of study at LCA is made only through the official transcript, which notes your date of graduation.

 

We are excited that you are interested in testing with our students at Lexington Christian Academy. We are pleased to offer testing services to outside test-takers and want to ensure that you have a positive experience. Please read the following information:

  • We have 10 spots reserved for outside test takers.
  • You can call 859-422-5701 to inquire about open spots for testing.
  • Tests are available first-come first-served with this completed form and full payment.
  • You may submit your request by dropping off the required materials at the High School Office located at 450 W Reynolds Road.
  • Outside PSAT Request Forms must be received by the Counseling Department at LCA by Friday, September 24th.
  • PSAT is $20 – Cash or Check (please make checks payable to LCA)
  • Outside students must pay at the time of registration; Test fees are non-refundable.
  • Upon registration and payment students will receive a PSAT student guide.

Contacts

 

Dr. Cassondra Koett
High School Principal

 

Keith Galloway
Asst. High School Principal
 
Office Contacts

High School Office - 859-422-5701

Kathy Picarazzi
High School Administrative Assistant

Liz Smith
High School Receptionist

Julie Guilliams
High School Registrar/FACTS SIS Manager

Rhiannon Owens
9th-10th Academic Counselor

Amy Cornell
11th-12th College Counselor (Last Names A-J)

Joshua Palmer
11th-12th College Counselor (Last Names K-Z)

Justan Borth
High School 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

Naviance