Dear Parent or Guardian,
If your child is being sent to Sampson School for the remainder of the nine weeks or semester, please help us to plan for his/her success by adhering to some key expectations. As you know, Sampson is the alternative learning environment for Lenoir County Public Schools. We offer a smaller class size which accommodates greater opportunity for individualized instruction, however, we have high expectations for student achievement. We are a transitional school and sometimes we are not able to provide a completely aligned schedule that matches the home base schedule that your child had before coming to us. There are several key components to assisting your child in his/her efforts to be successful during this school year.
At Sampson School, we have a Standard Mode of Dress which is expected of all attending students from their enrollment date. The Dress Code is available on this webpage under "Standard Mode of Dress" and can also be picked up at Sampson School. We are also a Positive Behavior Support School where character education plays a key role in redirecting attitudes about oneself and ones environment. We are interested in assisting your child so that he/she may return to their home base school and be successful. We encourage continuous parent involvement and support.
Upon receipt of the letter from Dr. Cline that your child will be assigned to attend Sampson School, please contact the school to make an appointment with the principal or guidance counselor at (252) 527-4264 prior to the end of the 10 day suspension. You will also need to withdraw your child from his/her home school, get a copy of attendance records and grades to transfer him/her successfully. This will allow for you and your child to complete the orientation prior to his/her enrollment. We like for our parents to know what is expected of their child in order for him/her to have a productive experience while attending Sampson School.
Please be reminded that we share the same expectations for attendance, paying of fees, paying for lunch, riding the school bus, and exhibiting appropriate behavior towards staff and peers as all schools in the Lenoir County School System. We do offer an opportunity for your child to continue learning while addressing some behaviors and making better choices than those that interrupted his/her educational objectives and his or her home base school. Do not hesitate to contact us at Sampson if you have questions.
Anita Sykes, Principal