Good afternoon parents, this is Dr. Hatchett, principal of LHS with an important announcement for all parents and students.
In the spring of each school year, all juniors in Rutherford County Schools usually take the ACT test at their high schools. This past spring the juniors did not have the opportunity to take the ACT because of the closure of schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking the ACT is a graduation requirement in the state of Tennessee, and so to rectify the missed test date, all seniors— whether attending school in-person or through distance learning are required to report to LHS to take the ACT test and complete ACT pre-bubbling tasks.
This will occur in two phases. On Tuesday, September 15th, ALLseniors should report to LHS to pre-bubble their answer documents. Students should bring a photo ID on this date. If your child does not have a photo ID, we will utilize our counselors to identify them. After all seniors complete pre-bubbling of their ACT answer documents, we will take this opportunity to also have them complete their Tennessee Promise Application. On Tuesday, September 22nd, ALL seniors should report to LHS to take the ACT test. Students should bring a photo ID on this date. If your child does not have a photo ID, we will utilize our counselors to identify them. On both of these dates, the seniors will be permitted to leave after the required tasks have been completed. In order to leave campus, each senior must turn in a permission form signed by a parent or guardian. The permission form is attached in this email below.
Regular arrival and dismissal times will be enforced on both of these dates unless your child turns in a signed permission form indicating that you permit him or her to leave early. Students should arrive by 8:30 a.m. each morning or they will be considered tardy. Bus routes will run as normal on both dates, so your senior may ride the bus if necessary. Lunch will be served on both days. If your child remains at school for the duration of these days, they will participate in various activities such as ACT study sessions, senior meetings with their counselor, meetings with the Advise TN advisor, etc.
In order to follow CDC guidelines with proper distancing within the classrooms for administering the test, only seniors will report to school on both September 15th and September 22nd. On these dates, traditionally enrolled in-person freshmen, sophomores, and juniors should not report to school. Instead, they will work from home to complete assignments they will receive from their teachers prior to these dates. These assignments will not require use of a computer to complete them. No changes will take place for underclassmen distance learners as their assignments will still be assigned in Kiddom.
More details will be shared as we approach these dates. Please reach out to our newest assistant principal, Anthony Echols, at email@example.com should you have any questions regarding the requirements for each of these dates.