Sign up to be a Peer Helper
Do you find yourself always listening to other people vent about a bad day? Do people tend to come to you when they need help? Are you someone that your team sees as a leader? Or maybe you are a person who always feels good about helping other people.
Our school is starting a new Peer Helpers Program, and we are looking to build a diverse group of students in grades sixth, seventh, and eighth who are compassionate, caring, accepting, trustworthy, and honest.
We need a team of leaders who are committed to serving others. We are looking for people who are real and resilient, in other words, people who may have experienced or seen adversity and grown through those times. Peer Helpers will be responsible for mentoring students in need, welcoming new students, and sponsoring events to spread awareness about important issues such as suicide, bullying, drug and alcohol use. We are looking for people who truly care about the well-being of their classmates and their school.
If selected as a Peer Helper, you will sign and follow a code of ethics that ensures you are committed to making healthy choices and living a life of integrity. Peer Helpers Programs are active in many schools throughout the state and nation, so we are excited to begin his new adventure on our campus. If you are interested, please fill out an application via Google Form on https://www.leedsk12.org/Domain/10
Be sure to complete it to return it by the deadline of October 15, 2021.
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Leeds City Schools is providing the following guidance to all stakeholders of the school system:
B. We will use our weekly student positive case percentage that is released every Wednesday, and we will require a percentage below or above 1.00% for two consecutive weeks before we will change our requirements between face coverings mandated (over 1.00%) or face coverings optional (at or below 1.00%).
C. Beginning Thursday, September 30, masking will become optional at school, given that no school has a 1% or greater positive rate over the past two weeks.D. This plan is fluid and subject to change.
When face coverings become optional, our close contact procedures will have to change slightly. Currently, with all students wearing a face covering, we are only required to identify people who are within 3 feet of the positive person for more than 15 minutes. If a person is not wearing a face covering, then will have to expand that circle to 6 feet around the positive person. We will continue to notify parents of close contacts, ask parents to monitor their children for symptoms, and ask them to make their own decision about isolation from school as long as the child is not exhibiting symptoms.
If a change to masking is necessary, we will notify parents on Wednesday afternoons no later than 6pm.
LCS will continuously monitor Jefferson County and school system Covid numbers on a daily basis. These guidelines are subject to change.
Please recognize that Covid remains a threat outside of school hours; therefore vaccinations, face coverings, social distancing, and good hygiene are the best-known tools to defeat the virus.
Revised September 29, 2021