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Upcoming Events

Town Hall Meeting
Date: 4/22/2014, 5 PM 6 PM
Location: Linda Verde Elementary School 44924 5th Street E. Lancaster, CA 93535
Town Hall Meeting
Date: 4/24/2014, 5 PM 6 PM
Location: Nancy Cory Elementary School 3540 W. Avenue K-4 Lancaster, CA 93536
Board Meeting
Date: 5/6/2014, 6 PM
Location: District Office Board Room 44711 N. Cedar Avenue Lancaster, CA
Early Release Day
Date: 5/13/2014
African American Action Committee (AAAC) Meeting
Date: 5/14/2014, 5:30 PM 6:30 PM
Location: District Office West Wing Conference Room. 44711 N. Cedar Avenue Lancaster, CA 93534

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Lancaster School District, a group of dedicated and caring professionals, is, with the support of the community, to develop academic and personal excellence in all students through a rigorous curriculum infused with high expectations within a safe and secure environment fostering socially responsible citizens who enrich our diverse community.

News and Announcements

Spring Safety Newsletter is Here!

Spring Safety Newsletter is Here! Safety and wellness are a focus for Lancaster School District, The attached monthly newsletter will provide timely updates of programs and information that relate to the safety and wellness of our students, families, staff, and community. Or you can sign up to have it delivered electronically directly to your inbox by clicking on the "Sign Up for Our Email Newsletter" link on the right and choosing "Safety Newsletter".
Thank A Teacher!

Thank A Teacher! We are so proud of all of the hardworking, dedicated educators in the Lancaster School District. The first week in May is National Teacher Appreciation Week and May 14th is California's Day of the Teacher so we would like to share an opportunity for parents, family and friends of the Lancaster School District to support the "Thank A Million Teachers" initiative sponsored by Farmer's Insurance. It's free and it's easy. Just log on to https://www.thankamillionteachers.com/. Teachers who are thanked through the website will have the opportunity to enter, and possibly win, $2,500 for a class project!
School Library Month

School Library Month School libraries provide materials for teachers and students that encourage growth and knowledge and are a fun place for students to go. All students deserve a well-managed library to provide for free expression and access to ideas. Therefore, the Lancaster School District Board of Trustees proclaims April 2014 as School Library Month and encourages students to use their libraries for the purpose of improving lives.
April is Public Schools Month

April is Public Schools Month America's public schools have traditionally had the responsibility for instilling a love of learning in our children and teaching them the skills to purse satisfying, productive lives. They provide a fundamental service in helping millions of young Americans find success and strive for continued academic achievement. Therefore, the Lancaster School District Board of Trustees proclaims April 2014 as Public Schools Month
2014-15 Student Calendar

2014-15 Student Calendar Attached is the Board approved calendar for the 2014-15 School Year. Also attached is a tentative calendar for the 2015-16 School Year.
Preschool Registration

Preschool Registration Prescreening for the Early Childhood Education Preschool program begins on March 31, 2014, for children who will be four years old on or before September 1, 2014. The program offers developmentally appropriate, STEM/Project based learning in morning or afternoon sessions. Once a family is pre-screened and determined eligible to apply, they will be given an application packet and appointment. And don't forget to check out the awesome ECE website!
Linda Verde Elementary to Launch Dual Language Immersion Program

Linda Verde Elementary to Launch Dual Language Immersion Program Linda Verde will open Dual Language Immersion and Cultural Enrichment Programs in Fall 2014. Learn about these exciting new learning opportunities by contacting the school at 661-942-0431.
STEM Academies

STEM Academies Lancaster School District is pleased to expand our popular STEM Academies and electives! Our Project Lead the Way Curriculum is geared for all students who are interested in rigorous and relevant studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

THE STEM Academies housed within Discovery School, Endeavour Middle School and new next year, at Lincoln School, will offer Project Lead the Way modules that are designed to engage students in an exciting, project-based, technology rich learning environment where expectations are high to promote student success. Click on the headline for more information and to download an application.
It's Kindergarten Roundup Time!

It's Kindergarten Roundup Time! Have a student who will be starting kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year? Attached is a schedule of Kindergarten Roundup dates at all our elementary schools, along with a list of items needed to enroll. Also attached are some important facts about eligibility for Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, and Preschool.
Open Enrollment for 2014-15

Open Enrollment for 2014-15 During the month of March (March 3 through March 31), the Lancaster School District accepted open enrollment requests for the 2014-15 school year. If you wish to have your child considered for enrollment and attendance in a school or district other than your resident school and do not currently have an agreement on file, you may apply for an inter-district or intra-district attendance agreement. Applications received after the March 31 deadline may be considered, if further openings exist. For more information, click on the headline for an attached file. You may also contact your local school or the Office of Pupil Safety and Attendance at 661-940-4355.
CARES Open for Application at Discovery, Lincoln, Linda Verde, and Mariposa

CARES Open for Application at Discovery, Lincoln, Linda Verde, and Mariposa Beginning March 3, 2014, our CARES After School Program will take applications for the waitlist at Discovery, Lincoln, Linda Verde, and Mariposa. See the attached flyer or contact the CARES Office at 661-948-4661 x 209.
Take Our Stakeholder Survey!

Take Our Stakeholder Survey! California’s 2013 Budget Act includes a new funding formula (Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF), which gives local education agencies more spending flexibility. As the LCFF is phased in, school districts must work with their communities to create Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) that define goals and improvement plans.
With this in mind, Lancaster School District has launched an LCFF/LCAP Stakeholder Survey. Designed and administered by independent technology and communications firm K12 Insight, the survey explains LCFF/LCAP issues and asks about key topics, such as student achievement, parent involvement and school climate. All feedback will be confidential, with responses anonymous to LSD staff. Once the survey closes, the district will share the results. Click on the headline to read more and take the survey.
High School Open Enrollment for Eighth Grade Students

High School Open Enrollment for Eighth Grade Students Open Enrollment and School Choice applications for the Antelope Valley Union High School District were sent home to all eighth grade students. The deadline for the submission is March 7, 2014, to the AVHSD Student Services Office at 548 West Lancaster Blvd., Suite #102.
Town Hall Meetings

Town Hall Meetings Join us at one of our community Town Hall meetings to learn about the new funding formula and give us your feedback. Childcare and Spanish translation will be provided at all meetings.
Keep Your Family Strong and Join the Parent Cafe

Keep Your Family Strong and Join the Parent Cafe Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH) is hosting a Parent Café to share ideas to help create and keep healthy, happy families. Parents are welcome any Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Piute Middle School, 435 E. Avenue H-11.
Budget Update Information

Budget Update Information Check out the attached PowerPoint presentations and printable documents for the latest budget news. Included information from the January Governor's Budget Update, presented to the Board on February 4. For questions, comments, or suggestions on the budget, e-mail us at lancasterbudget@lancsd.org.
2013-14 School Calendar
Attached is the Board approved student calendar for the 2013-14 school year. Choose to print in color or black and white.
Check Our Solar Output

Check Our Solar Output All Lancaster School District schools now have solar panels that generate electricity and help offset utility costs. Click on the headline to view the outputs from all sites.
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Measure L
General Obligation Bond
Supplemental Education Services (SES) and School Choice Request for Proposals Learn More about
the Common Core
Local Control
Accountability Plan and Local Control Funding Formula