January 17, 2024 Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), This morning, we became aware that there was a weapon discharged in the boys bathroom of our Gary Lighthouse College Prep Campus. We are currently on a hard lockdown and police are assisting us in searching the building. We performed checks on lockers, bookbags and body checks on all of the scholars. During the search, we did uncover a weapon. The scholars were identified, the parents were contacted, and the proper authorities were made aware of the actions. It is standard practice that if incidents of this magnitude occur, the police department will support the school in these situations and will provide instructions for us to follow. No one from our school community was injured or harmed and we have no belief that any of our scholars are in danger. School safety is of the utmost importance, so we wanted to outline critical details from our safety plan at NWILCS - College Prep that are in action so you are aware: ● College Prep has additional staff members monitoring the inside and outside for safety throughout the school day. ● The extra doors to the building have alarms on them so we know when someone has entered or left the building due to the alarm sounding. ● No visitors are allowed inside the building without an appointment. Anyone needing to discuss matters with the Front Office will not be permitted past the vestibule. ● Interior doors to the school are secure, not allowing access to the building. ● All doors to the building open for arrival and dismissal have school personnel posted so unauthorized people cannot enter the building. We ask that moving forward; you also check your scholar's book bag before they leave for school, in conjunction with our bag checks. We also ask that you continue to speak with your scholar around appropriate social media usage. Please continue to reinforce with your scholars that they report to an adult if they hear or see something that could potentially cause harm to our school community. Our scholars usually do well with reporting things, but we appreciate the added support as we work together to keep everyone in our school community as safe as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you, Jessica Beasley Executive Director/Superintendent Northwest Indiana Lighthouse Charter Schools (219) 501-1881 | nwilcs.org 17 de enero de 2024 Estimados padres/tutores: Esta mañana nos enteramos de que había un arma descargada en el baño de niños. Actualmente estamos bajo estricto bloqueo y la policía nos está ayudando a registrar el edificio. Realizamos controles en los casilleros, mochilas y controles corporales de todos los estudiantes. Durante la búsqueda, descubrimos un arma. Se identificó a los estudiantes, se contactó a los padres y se puso en conocimiento de las acciones a las autoridades correspondientes. Es una práctica estándar que si ocurren incidentes de esta magnitud, el departamento de policía apoyará a la escuela en estas situaciones y nos brindará instrucciones a seguir. Nadie de nuestra comunidad escolar resultó herido o lastimado y no creemos que ninguno de nuestros estudiantes esté en peligro. La seguridad escolar es de suma importancia, por lo que queríamos resumir los detalles críticos de nuestro plan de seguridad en NWILCS - College Prep que están en acción para que usted esté al tanto: ● College Prep cuenta con personal adicional que supervisa el interior y el exterior para garantizar la seguridad durante la jornada escolar. ● Las puertas adicionales del edificio tienen alarmas para que sepamos cuando alguien ha entrado o salido del edificio debido al sonido de la alarma. ● No se permiten visitas dentro del edificio sin cita previa. Cualquier persona que necesite discutir asuntos con la oficina principal no podrá pasar por el vestíbulo. ● Las puertas interiores de la escuela son seguras y no permiten el acceso al edificio. ● Todas las puertas del edificio abiertas para la llegada y salida tienen personal escolar colocado para que personas no autorizadas no puedan ingresar al edificio. Le pedimos que revise la mochila de su estudiante antes de que se vaya a la escuela, junto con nuestros controles de mochila. También le pedimos que continúe hablando con su estudiante sobre el uso apropiado de las redes sociales. Continúe reforzando con sus alumnos que informen a un adulto si escuchan o ven algo que podría causar daño a nuestra comunidad escolar. A nuestros estudiantes generalmente les va bien al informar cosas, pero apreciamos el apoyo adicional mientras trabajamos juntos para mantener a todos en nuestra comunidad escolar lo más seguros posible. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse. Gracias, Jessica Beasley Directora Ejecutivo/Superintendente Northwest Indiana Lighthouse Charter Schools (219) 501-1881 | nwilcs.org
The following buses will not be running today, Wednesday, January 17, 2024: CPC Bus 1/2, CPC Bus 7, Upper Bus 5, EC Bus 2, and EC Bus 3. If you are able to make arrangements to get your child to school, please do so. If you are unable to get your child to school today, the child will be excused, just notify your campus' school office. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Greeting’s NWILCS Families, After very careful consideration, we have decided to close school tomorrow due to impending dangerously cold temperatures. Safety is our number one priority next to fulfilling our mission of educating our students. On Tuesday, January 16, 2024 we will switch over to an e-learning day. All students must be online via Google Meets at 8:30am to start their instruction. This is how we will determine the attendance for the day. If your scholar does not have access to technology, please reach out to your scholar's teacher or school leader via email to get directions for the next steps to support their learning for the day. Please stay connected to all our outlets including the website, www.NWILCS.org, and social media platforms for the most up to date information. Stay warm! In partnership, Northwest Indiana Lighthouse Charter Schools Saludos familias de NWILCS, Después de una cuidadosa consideración, hemos decidido cerrar la escuela mañana debido a las inminentes temperaturas peligrosamente frías. La seguridad es nuestra prioridad número uno junto con el cumplimiento de nuestra misión de educar a nuestros estudiantes. El martes 16 de enero de 2024 pasaremos a un día de aprendizaje electrónico. Todos los estudiantes deben estar en línea a través de Google Meets a las 8:30 a.m. para comenzar su instrucción. Así es como determinaremos la asistencia para el día. Si su estudiante no tiene acceso a la tecnología, comuníquese con el maestro de su estudiante por correo electrónico para obtener instrucciones sobre los próximos pasos para apoyar su aprendizaje durante el día. Manténgase conectado con todos nuestros medios, incluido el sitio web, www.NWILCS.org, y las plataformas de redes sociales para obtener información más reciente. ¡Manténgase caliente! En asociación, Escuelas de Lighthouse Noroeste de Indiana
Greeting’s NWILCS Families, After very careful consideration we have decided to close schools due to inclement weather. Safety is our number one priority next to fulfilling our mission of educating our students. Today we will switch over to an e-learning day. All students must be online via Google Meets at 8:00am to start their instruction. This is how we will determine the attendance for the day. If your scholar does not have access to technology, please reach out to your scholar's teacher via email to get directions for the e-learning day. In partnership, Jessica Beasley, Executive Director/Superintendent Saludos familias de NWILCS, Después de una cuidadosa consideración, hemos decidido cerrar las escuelas debido a las inclemencias del tiempo. La seguridad es nuestra prioridad número uno junto con el cumplimiento de nuestra misión de educar a nuestros estudiantes. El viernes 12 de enero de 2024 pasaremos a una jornada de aprendizaje electrónico. Todos los estudiantes deben estar en línea a través de Google Meets a las 8:30 a.m. para comenzar su instrucción. Así es como determinaremos la asistencia para el día. Si su estudiante no tiene acceso a la tecnología, comuníquese con el maestro de su estudiante por correo electrónico para obtener instrucciones sobre los próximos pasos para apoyar su aprendizaje durante el día. En asociación, Jessica Beasley, Directora Ejecutivo/Superintendente
Save the dates for our Winter Carnival! This event should be fun and exciting and free for all to attend. Take a look at our flyer and feel free to contact any campus if you have additional questions!
Parent-Teacher Conference and Report Card pick will be being held on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 9am-6pm at each campus. Please feel free to stop in at your campus as Conferences will be going on most of the day. Please check in with your scholar's campus directly to see if they have more specifics.
PSAT will take place on Wednesday, October 25th. All students in grades 9-11 will be testing. Be sure to arrive to school on time to ensure you are able to enter the testing room Get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. Practice Resources: Kahn Academy PSAT/SAT Prep Student Guide Big Future
Good Evening NWILCS Families, Please read this UPDATED letter from Mrs. Beasley regarding school tomorrow in these extremely hot temperatures. https://5il.co/232gc
Our NWILCS teachers were preparing for our scholars to return to school next week Wednesday, August 9th through professional development led by multiple district leaders!
We just wanted to go over a few items in regard to acceptable and unacceptable uniforms for the upcoming 23-24 school year. The policy is as follows: Tops: NWILCS Navy Polo top available at Twin City Uniforms (1101 W Chicago Ave, EC, IN 46312 (This is a large yellow building) and/or Brandy's This Is It (5306 W 25th Ave, Gary, IN 46406) (No plain navy polo shirts or either of the old Lighthouse Academies polos) Bottoms: Navy or Khaki pants (NO black pants, leggings, or sweatpants) Shoes: Closed toed shoes (No crocs, flips flops, slides, open toed shoes, slippers, house shoes) If you have questions or concerns, please contact your campus's school office. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation in this matter.
As a part of our commitment to safety and our efforts to make sure that ALL staff at ALL campuses are trained and ready to assist in an emergency situation; we had multiple training days for CPR & AED Training to accommodate everyone. On both July 13 and July 20, 2023 , staff from all campuses and the district of NWILCS came together for this training at LCPC. Please see some of the pictures that we took of this training.
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12 will be a half day of school at all campuses. The College Prep Campus will release at 11:30am while all other campuses (Primary, Upper & EC) will release at 12:30pm. Please pick your child up promptly at dismissal.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jessica Beasley Executive Director email@example.com Date of Release: 4/11/203 Weapon Retrieved at East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School During morning arrival, the team of East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School (ECLCS) was made aware of a weapon in possession by a scholar who attends this campus. Following our standard protocols, the ECLCS leadership team moved into swift action to ensure the safety of all staff and scholars. The school building was placed on a soft lockdown and the scholar in question was detained and searched. A weapon was found and secured without incident. The East Chicago Police department was called and arrived on scene immediately. With the support of the East Chicago Police officers, a thorough investigation was conducted. At no point was there a threat or any harm brought to any member of the ECLCS community during this time. Upon completion of the investigation, the building was taken off lockdown and resumed classes and activities. The safety of our ECLCS community is of the utmost importance to our team. The training of our team and the prompt and thorough response of the East Chicago Police department allowed for a successful resolution to this matter. We will continue to be diligent in our effort to practice our safety measures and our school and district administration will examine this situation with the hopes of enhancing our protocols in the future.
This is a reminder that NWILCS will have an Asynchronous E-learning day for scholars on Thursday, April 6. We will also be holding Parent-Teacher Conferences that day at all campuses from 9am-6pm. Please check in with your campus's office for specific lunch times and breaks. If you have any additional questions regarding e-learning or PTCs, please contact your school's office. We look forward to seeing everyone at PTCs!
Spring Break will be Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31, 2023. School offices will have shorter hours and may be closed some days during the break. Please contact your school office if you need assistance to ensure they are available before stopping in. We wish your family a safe, relaxing, and fun spring break!
All NWILCS schools will have an ASYNCHRONOUS, E-LEARNING day tomorrow, Friday, March 3rd.
NWILCS campuses will not have school on Monday, February 20, 2023, in observance of President's Day and offices will be closed. Please enjoy the long weekend with your scholars and come back refreshed on Tuesday morning. If you have any questions or concerns, please call your campus's office.
NWILCS is excited to launch our Intent to Return campaign for the 2023-2024 school year. We have begun planning for the upcoming school year and part of this planning includes knowing our families' plans for next year. Please click the link listed below to log into your Power Parent Portal. If you are having any problems or have questions in this process, please feel free to call your school campus's office or stop into the office to receive assistance. Here is the link for the Parent Portal: https://nwilighthouse.powerschool.com
GLCS Primary Campus Bus 3 will not be running today, Friday, February 10, 2023. If you are able to, please make arrangements to bring your students to and from school. We are sorry for this unforeseen inconvenience. Please feel free to call the school office if you have further questions.
This is a reminder to all students, parents and families that we will have an early dismissal on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023! The high school (GLCPC) will dismiss at 11:30am and the Gary Lighthouse Primary Campus (K-3), Gary Lighthouse Upper Campus (4-8) and the East Chicago Lighthouse (K-8) will all dismiss at 12:30pm.