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Signs of Suicide Programming Letter for Parents

Signs of Suicide Program

Presented in Partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital

October 13, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Greetings! I hope this finds you well and enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of fall! I love the brisk, cool autumn air and the beautiful colors of the leaves as they change! October is a beautiful month, and as we are now in the middle of it, I wanted to let you know about a program that we will be offering to our freshmen class and students who are new to London High School later this month. The program is called Signs of Suicide, and it is a program that we offered last year at LHS, and it was well received.

Signs of Suicide is presented in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The program is research-based and aims to combat the problem of youth suicide, which is the second leading cause of death among children aged 10 - 19 years. The idea of the program is to teach people to recognize the signs of suicide in others and then to have those who recognize the signs speak-up on behalf of the youth, or adult, who may be contemplating committing suicide.

Because this programming is so important, we trained all of our students last year. This year, we are providing training to our freshmen class, though they received training last year at London Middle School, and to our sophomore and junior students who are new to LHS this year. In the spring, we plan to offer a refresher course to all of our seniors that will help to equip them with more of an adult perspective.

The freshmen class will be trained in their World History classes on Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th. Our new students in grades 10 and 11 will be trained the same days. An opt-out form was sent home with students on Friday, October 13th. If a parent/guardian would like to choose for their child to not participate in the programming, we are requesting that the form be returned no later than Monday, October 23rd. Students who do not participate in the training will be in study hall for those periods.

The health and well being of our students is a priority for us in the London City Schools; it is part of the ethic of care and concern we strive to provide for them. We know that if our students are not well emotionally, they won't be learning as much as they could be.

Additionally, this area of work is so important to Nationwide Children’s Hospital that they have established the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (CSPR), which is a part of a new pavilion at NCH that is specifically for the purpose of assisting people with their mental/behavioral health.

Additionally, there will be a special training for parents, guardians, and caregivers on the evening of Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Canaan Middle School in Plain City from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This training is for the parents and guardians of all students in the county. The purpose of the program is to acquaint parents, guardians, and caregivers with the program and to share with them the research and the warning signs so that they, too, are able to detect signs that may be an indication someone is considering taking their own life.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me by phone at (740) 852 – 5705, ext. 3024, or by e-mail at the following address: chad.eisler@london.k12.oh.us.

Sincerely,

Mr. Eisler, Principal

London High School

LHS Paperless Grade Reports and Opt-Out Option


Dear Parents and Guardians of London High School Students,

In our efforts to continue to learn, grow, and enhance how we do business, London High School (LHS) is transitioning to a paperless process for interim reports and report cards (i.e., grade reports) beginning with the first interim reports for the 2017 – ’18 school year.

We are making this transition for several reasons. First, it will allow you to see final grading-period marks (i.e., grades) sooner because the printing and mailing process will be eliminated. Secondly, it will save on tax payer dollars because it will reduce paper costs, mailing costs, and human costs in terms of preparing the mailing. Third, the saving of the paper is more environmentally friendly.

Parents and guardians will be able to access their child’s grades through ProgessBook, just as many parents already do.

If you don’t remember your ProgressBook login information, please contact Ms. Dana Snyder at the following e-mail address to request that information: dana.snyder@london.k12.oh.us.

For parents and guardians who prefer to receive a paper copy, please click HERE to fill-out the opt-out form. You may also come to the high school office to register for the opt-out option.

Thank you!

All the best to you and yours!

Love! Learn! Lead!

Go Red Raiders!

Regards,

Mr. Eisler, Principal

London High School

LHS Data Dashboard for School Year 2017 - '18
 
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,
 
In our continued efforts to improve the work that we do at LHS, we have identified some specific areas of our work that we want to monitor.  As we monitor them, we make adjustments to what it is that we do.  In an effort to be transparent and let you see what it is we are monitoring, we are providing this data dashboard (i.e., like the dashboard of your car) to allow you to see our numbers, as well.  Please know that we will be updating this information throughout the course of the year.  
 
Thank you!  :)  
 
To view the dashboard, please click the link below:
 
Again, thank you!
 
Mr. Eisler
 
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Contact Information

336 Elm Street
London, Ohio 43140
P: (740) 852-5705
F: (740) 845-3284

Principal: Chad Eisler
Assistant Principal: Michael Browning
Hours of Operation
 
Student Arrival Time: 7:15 a.m. - 7:41 a.m.
Warning Bell:  7:35 a.m.
Tardy Bell/School Begins: 7:42 a.m. 
Dismissal Time: 2:37 p.m.
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District Office Address:
380 Elm St., 2nd Floor
London, Ohio 43140
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(740) 845-3282
Elementary: (740) 845-3272
Middle School: (740) 852-5701
High School: (740) 852-5705
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