Updated Mask Mandate
Lee County Schools—Updated COVID-19 Guidelines Based on recent changes to the StrongSchoolsNC toolkit that provides pandemic guidelines for schools, the Lee County Board of Education voted unanimously to make masks optional for students and staff beginning on Monday, February 21. Because of federal requirements, all students and staff are still required to wear masks on buses. Parents should keep their child at home if they are experiencing COVID-like symptoms and notify their school. Parents should have conversations with their child about whether they should wear a mask while in school. We will not utilize permission forms. Lee County Schools will no longer conduct individual contact tracing. We will use a group notification method (email, phone call, note or other appropriate forms of communication) for exposures utilizing groups such as classrooms, cafeterias, teams and buses.
Updated information can be found in the StrongSchoolsNC toolkit: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/media/164/open
MTSS FrameworkOur school aligns its practices with Lee County School District's Multi Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). MTSS is a multi-tiered framework which promotes school improvement through engaging, research-based academic and behavioral practices as well as Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and family engagement. Lee County MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem-solving to maximize growth for all. Lee County's MTSS framework is aligned with the North Carolina Framework for Multi Tiered Systems of Support.Click this link to the Lee County Multi Tiered Systems of Support website to learn more about the MTSS framework and how it supports the growth of our schools, staff, students and families.Contact your child's teacher, guidance counselor or principal for more resources, support and information at 919-888-4502.
LEC Lunch Form
If you would like a free lunch at LEC, please fill out this form before 10 am. You need to fill out the form each day that you are requesting a lunch.
Here is the menu for October: October Lunch Menu
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New Tuition Grants for 2021 High School Graduates
Governor Cooper, in partnership with the NC Community College System and the State Education Assistance Authority, has announced the creation of the Longleaf Commitment Grant program.
This grant program will allow eligible 2021 high school graduates the opportunity to apply for a grant that covers tuition and fees at any of North Carolina's 58 community colleges for up to two years.
Eligibility requirements from 2021 high schools seniors:
- Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2021
- Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
- Be a first-time college student (Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College High School students are eligible)
- Enroll in a curriculum program during the 2021-22 academic year
- Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-22
- Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0 - $15,000. (“EFC” is based upon student’s FAFSA determination)
- Renew FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic year and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the college
The three steps high school graduates need to complete to get started:
- Applicants must apply for admission to the community college they plan to attend here.
- Applicants must complete residency determination through the North Carolina Residency Determination Service.
- Lastly, applicants must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), here.
For more information or to submit a question about the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant, please click here.
Driver's Ed. is provided through the traditional high schools. LEC students can sign up at the school in what would be their attendance zone if they went to traditional school. There is more information on their websites about it. Contact one of them to register.Southern LeeLee Senior
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Covid-19 ResourcesNC Dept. of Health and Human Services: Up to date information and resourceshttps://www.ncdhhs.gov/
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Coping in Hard Times Fact Sheet for Youth & College-Agedhttps://www.nctsn.org/sites/
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Coping in Hard Times Fact Sheet for ParentsSupporting Families during Covid-19