MAP Assessments Next Week

Dear LWJES Families,

We will be spending much of next week preparing for and conducting the MAP Growth test at home.  This will be a new experience for both our school and our students and families, and we appreciate all your support as we start this process! 

Following is some information to get everyone ready:

Schedules Changing for Tuesday-Friday

Monday (9/14/2020) will follow the regular daily schedule.  For Tuesday through Friday (9/15-18/2020), a modified schedule will be in place to allow students time to focus on doing their best on the MAP Growth test.  K-2 will take the test in the mornings and 3-5 will take the test in the afternoons.  Tuesday will be the day for the final readiness checks for technology and for a practice test.  Wednesday will be the reading test.  Thursday will be the math test.  Friday will be available for make-ups and for students who might need to finish up the test.  We have asked teachers not to assign additional independent tasks after Monday.  Independent student activities from specialists will be available for students who wish to access them Tuesday-Friday in Canvas.  The independent times for students may be used to complete any work left to finish from previous days.  Our focus will be putting energy toward the MAP Growth tests!

Requested Assistance from Families

Your assistance is requested and needed!  Students may need assistance with logging into the test and they may have questions about what to do to answer a question.  Please do not give your child the answers to the questions.  Rather, encourage students to make their best answer if something pops up that they do not yet know.  The goal of the MAP Growth test is to see what students already know and what they are ready to learn next.

Information for Families

We have gathered informational flyers and videos that provide additional information and details on the LWJES Online website.  Please go to the Information Center to view the flyers and videos available in English and Spanish.Visit the Information Center on LWJES Online at

More Information To Come

We will share more information about the MAP Growth test early next week.  We are looking forward to students working on these tests and then using the information that comes from the test to guide student learning over the upcoming months.

Student Absences

In the event your child is not able to participate in distance learning, we ask that you send a note to school for the absence.  Remember, participation can be attending synchronous sessions, working in online platforms (e.g., Canvas), or communicating with the teacher about the student’s learning activities that day.  If your child is not able to complete any of these activities, you may submit an absence report for your child online on the LWJES Online website at and scrolling to the section labeled Online Student Absence Report and completing the form.  You may also send an email to your child’s teacher with information about the absence.  Thank you for all you do to support your child’s education!

Student Health Information Forms Now Available

Health Services has created an electronic version of the Student Health
Information form. Due to COVID-19, the health office will not be sending
out paper copies.

Please complete this survey if your student is new to the Clark County School District or there have been any health related changes. If the reported health condition(s) of your student has not changed there is no need to complete the survey at this time.

You can access the online Health Information Form: HERE

Possible Internet Issues

We have been notified that we may experience internet outages on the morning of Friday, August 28, 2020, due to network upgrades being completed in the area of the school. It is anticipated that work will be completed by 8:00 a.m., but it may continue through 10:00 a.m.

This may impact our teachers’ abilities to get online or your ability to access CANVAS and live Google Meets. Please feel free to use Class Dojo to communicate to your children’s teachers if necessary.

We will keep you posted as possible, but we may not be able to share updates via email due to internet issues.

Family Information Google Meet

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, Mr. Blume and Mr. Nellis hosted a Google Meet to share information with families and to answer questions they may have had about the start of the school year for students.

A video recording of the Google Meet is posted on our home page. To review the presentation given by Mr. Blume, please click here: PRESENTATION

All information presented was accurate as of August 13, 2020, but subject to change. Please continue to visit the school website at for the most up-to-date information.

2020-2021 Distance Learning Sample Student Schedules (Version #1)

We are sharing sample schedules for each grade level for classes that begin on Monday, August 24, 2020.  Our goal is to model a student’s day in distance learning to a typical day of in-person attendance.  The file linked below includes a sample schedule for each grade, Pre-K through Grade 5.  Please scroll through the file to see your child’s grade level.  A specific schedule for your child’s homeroom will be shared soon, both on our school’s website and from your child’s homeroom teacher.  We will share an overview example of a student day at the Family Informational Google Meet Session on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.  We are looking forward to a great year in partnership with you!

Click here to review the schedules. Be sure to scroll!

Meet the Teacher/Family Orientation – Afternoon of 8/17/2020

LWJES will host Meet and Greet and Family Orientation sessions on Monday, August 17, 2020, at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.  You only need to attend one session for your child; if you have more than one session, you may attend a session for each child. Your child’s teacher will send a link to a Google Meet for their classroom sessions, and the school will send links for specialists’ Google Meets sessions via ParentLink.  Teachers will introduce themselves and their programs and have time to meet students and their families.  Please join us!  If you are not able to attend, teachers will record at least one of their sessions and post it for viewing by families at a later time.  We are looking forward to the start of a wonderful 2020-2021 school year and distance learning in partnership with you!

2020-2021 School Year Family Informational Meeting – 8/13/2020 @ 2:00 PM on Google Meet

LWJES will host a Google Meet for our families on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. to provide information about the 2020-2021 school year along with taking inquiries.  Please join us at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday to learn more about student schedules and how the 2020-2021 school year will start!  We will record this meeting and post the recording after the meeting if you are not able to make it.  There is a limit of 250 participants in the meeting.  We are looking forward to the start of a wonderful 2020-2021 school year and distance learning in partnership with you!

Join Google Meet:

Join via Telephone: (US) +1 575-395-6519‬ PIN: ‪736 341 131‬#

Time To Join Class Dojo for the 2020-2021 School Year!

Hello from Louis Wiener, Jr. Elementary School!  Teachers will be reaching out over the next several days to set up Class Dojo for the 2020-2021 school year.  Teachers will begin with sending an email to the email address on file in Infinite Campus.  Please read this message and respond to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.  We are looking forward to the start of a wonderful 2020-2021 school year and distance learning in partnership with you!

Message To Families – 8/3/2020

Good afternoon, LWJES Families!

We are looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year in partnership with you.  As you know, we will begin our year in the mode of distance learning on Monday, August 24, 2020.  

We have a website that has a lot of information for families which we call LWJES Online.  

You can access through our school’s website at  or by clicking here:

We will update this site regularly!  There is an FAQ on the front page on LWJES Online, and we are currently working on student daily schedules.  We will share those schedules as soon as possible.

We have been reaching out to families who did not get a chance to reply to the CCSD survey in July.  Don’t worry if we did not call you if you completed the CCSD survey!  We will be sharing information about picking up Chromebooks in the next several days for those who requested a Chromebook in the CCSD survey or via a phone call to the school.  If you are not sure if you requested a Chromebook, please call the office at (702) 799-5760 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

We will have a virtual Meet the Teacher the week before classes start.  Stay tuned for more information!  We are working to develop the most effective and productive plans for our educators and learners for the 2020-2021 school year.  Much more information will be shared as we finalize plans.
If you will not be attending our school for the 2020-2021 school year, please call our office as well at (702) 799-5760.

We appreciate your patience and understanding, and we are so very excited to work with our community for the 2020-2021 school year!

With appreciation,

LWJES Faculty