Dear JLHS Students and Parents:
Please take the time to review the following items with your student:
Students were scheduled based on the course selections they submitted last spring and their need to meet necessary requirements for graduation. If you have academic questions or changes regarding your student’s schedule please call Mrs. Nowak. at (731-4420 ext. 242)
Students have been assigned a grade level based on the credits that they have earned. Six credits are required for sophomore status, and 12 credits are required for junior status. Students who had junior status and took the Michigan Merit Exam the previous school year will be granted senior status.
Your student’s locker assignment and combination are located on their schedule. To avoid the loss or theft of items placed in lockers, it is important that students keep their lockers locked at all times and do not share their combination with anyone. Please report any locker problems to the office immediately so repairs can be made in a timely manner. Students are not permitted to share lockers with other students. Periodic locker inspections will take place throughout the year. Please remind your student to bring their schedule to school on the first day if they wish to access their locker prior to the “all school assembly”. The office will not pass out combinations on the first day, as the students will receive a copy of their schedule with their locker information in the class meetings.
Dual Enrollment/Released Time Students:
Students who have dual enrollment or released time are not expected to be in the building during this time. For school security reasons, if a dual enrollment/release time student must remain in the building they will report to media center and sign in. Students are not allowed to roam the building or be unsupervised.
Students will receive their student handbook on the first day of school. Students are required to carry their handbook with them at all times. I strongly encourage parents and students to sit down together to review the student handbook, as there have been many updates, changes and modifications. Students are expected to comply with the student dress code policy beginning with the first day of school. A replacement fee of $10 will be charged for lost handbooks.
Communication: Maintaining open communication between the home and the school is the most valuable indicator of student success at school. Parents are encouraged to contact their student’s teachers or the office if they have any questions or concerns regarding their student’s education. Shortly after school starts, we will send home information about how parents can access their student’s grades on the internet through Power School (Parent Portal). The office sends out daily announcements to parents through a listserv. If you would like to receive this information on a daily basis, please provide the office with your email address.
We expect all JLHS students to try their very best at all times. We also expect students to complete all their assignments and to seek help from teachers when they don’t understand a lesson or assignment. We will mail home progress reports for any student who is failing a class approximately every two weeks. It is critical that your student attend school every day unless they are truly ill. Once a student falls behind in their schoolwork, it is difficult to catch up. As we approach the start of school, it is important that students re-establish a more structured routine that is typical during the school year. It is crucial that a high school student get adequate sleep each night, and that they have a suitable area at home to study and complete their homework. Now would also be a good time for parents and students to sit down to establish goals and expectations for the coming school year.
As in the past, high school students are not permitted to “charge” lunches. The cost for a high school paid lunch is the same as last year ($2.75), and breakfast is free for all students. Parents may send in a check on a weekly, monthly, semester or annual basis to cover their student’s lunch costs. Lunch is available on a prepaid status.
If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please do not hesitate to contact me at 731-4420 (extension 244).
We look forward to a fun and exciting year at Johannesburg-Lewiston High School.
High School Principal
Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools
Johannesburg, MI 49751
Fax # 989-732-6556
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