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Good Evening, Longhorns! 

Thank you to all of our parents and guardians who joined us for our SAC meeting on Tuesday.  We are so excited for our volunteers and the input you will have on the decisions we make for our school.  Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 20, at 4:30 pm. I will be sending more information when we get closer to this date.  I hope more of you can join us for our next meeting.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Beginning Monday, September 21st, Hillsborough County Public Schools will be serving nutritious meals at no cost to all children 18 and under.  The USDA is now providing adequate funding for us to expand this meal service model to our community.   With this said, all brick and mortar students will receive a free and nutritious hot meal in our school cafeteria and students who are learning virtually will be able to pick-up their free Grab-and-Go meals at one of the 75 school sites.  Lennard continues to be one of these schools to serve our community. 

Also, beginning tomorrow, Monday September 21st, 11th grade FSA retake testing will begin for all brick and mortar students.  These assessments are due to the school closure in the spring.  Please make sure that your child is in attendance to take this very important graduation benchmark.  You will be receiving information regarding when our eLearning students will be testing soon. 

Please review the district eLearning requirements and guidelines posted on our district website.  Students must be logging into each of their courses during the appointed periods.  Even if a student logs into Canvas every day, the student must actually sign into each course during the appointed/scheduled period.  This is extremely important for your child’s attendance to be accurate and the student can earn the credit for all courses. 

Our fall sports are off to a great start!  Please remember to read all the information in my previous emails regarding the purchase of tickets to watch extracurricular events.  You must be on a participant’s guest list and have a ticket purchased prior to coming to the event. 

This week is Suicide Prevention Awareness Week across our nation.  Our SAVE Promise Club planned and prepared for this Suicide Prevention Awareness Week. Each day of the week, these students have prepared something to spread awareness about suicide prevention.  To culminate the week, they are asking everyone to wear purple and teal in support of Suicide Prevention.  I hope our entire Longhorn family will participate in wearing the purple and teal to support their efforts in bringing awareness to this very important topic.  We appreciate their hard work in highlighting this very important information for our school. 

I hope you all have a great week!  Go Longhorns!

Denise Savino, Principal