New Lebanon Junior-Senior High School
Matthew Klafehn, Principal Richard Arket, Assistant Principal
14665 State Route 22
New Lebanon, NY 12125
Phone: (518) 794-7600
Fax: (518) 766-6265
Fall Varsity Sports Teams Earn Scholar-Athlete Honors
(Dec. 5, 2013) All three 2013-14 fall season varsity sports teams have qualified for the Scholar-Athlete Team Award by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Congratulations to the Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer teams, as well as the Girls’ Volleyball team. LEARN MORE
Food Service Launches New Meal Payment System
(Dec. 5, 2013) New Lebanon's Food Service Department is excited to offer mySchoolBucks, a convenient, easy and secure online pre-payment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time. LEARN MORE
Jr./Sr. High School Collecting Books for WBH Book Swap - Please Donate Books by Dec. 5
(Dec. 2, 2013) The Walter B. Howard Elementary School is doing a Book Swap. If you would like to support the book swap please consider donating your used elementary age books to swap.
What to do: Put the books in bag and drop them off in the main office at the Jr/Sr High School OR put books in a bag send them to school with a sibling or friend that goes to the elementary school.
HURRY! HURRY! Bring your books in by Thursday, December 5th. (We need time to sort them and set them up so the sooner you bring in your books the better!)
Join Us for Our Winter Concert - Dec. 17
(Dec. 2, 2013) New Lebanon Jr/Sr. High School's Winter Concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., at the school. In the event of inclement weather, the snow date is Dec. 18.
Courier Reports on Food Club's Thanksgiving Dinner
(Dec. 2, 2013) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School's
Anonymous Food Club provided a Thanksgiving dinner to 70 community members on Nov. 23. Read the Chatham Courier's coverage of the event, here.
Class of 2018 Party Lite Social - Dec. 5
(Nov. 26, 2013) The Class of 2018 is hosting a Party Lite Social on December 5 at 6 p.m. at the New Lebanon Fire House. This will serve as a fundraiser for our 8th graders, as well as a reason for the community to get together and do some holiday shopping! LEARN MORE
Holiday Craft Fair ~ December 7
(Nov. 21, 2013) The Holiday Craft Fair featuring over 40 vendors will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium.
With jewelry, crafts, raffles and more, there is something for everyone. The kitchen will be open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children’s crafts sponsored by Walter B. Howard Elementary PTA. Any questions please contact Michelle Bienes @ 518-788-1150 or 518-794-7774. For more details, view the event flyer (PDF).
Jr./Sr. High School Announces 1st Quarter Honor Rolls
(Nov. 21, 2013) Congratulations to New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School students who achieved honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year. LEARN MORE
Art Club Creates Charitable Ceramics
Bowls available to purchase at Blueberry Hill Cafe during December
(Nov. 21, 2013) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School Art Teacher Ms. Donna Brooks and her Art Club students have been busy making ceramic slab bowls for charity. The bowls will be on sale at Blueberry Hill Café on Route 20 in the town of New Lebanon during the month of December. LEARN MORE
Community Service Club Collecting Coats Until Nov. 30
(Nov. 15, 2013) The New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High Community Service Club is collecting coats for kids and adults. Every coat donated will help a person in the community!
Coats will be collected in the school's main office until Nov. 30. The Coat Drive will be open to the community on Nov. 16 and 23 and Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Leftover donations will go toward Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin's drive.
The school's Community Service Club is a new club this year that is driven by students who are helping to rebuild and positively influence their local community. Social Studies Teacher Jennifer Allard serves as the club's advisor.
Students Spread Holiday Cheer to Troops Overseas
(Nov. 7, 2013) In an effort to spread some holiday cheer and show its support for our troops, New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School participated in the "Holiday Mail for Heroes" program that is being sponsored by the American Red Cross. LEARN MORE
Jr. High's Future Cities Students Attend Tutorial and Activities at Rensselaer Rail Station
(Nov. 7, 2013) On Saturday, Oct. 26, 14 New Lebanon Jr. High School students in the Futures Cities club toured the Rensselaer Rail Station and engaged in activities and informative talks from special guests. During the field trip, which was coordinated by the Capital District Future City® Competition, students learned from from experts in the transportation field how transportation systems work within the greater capital district area. LEARN MORE
NL Athletics Now on Twitter
New Lebanon Central School District sports fans can now follow the Athletic Department on Twitter. Scores, highlights and schedule changes will be posted on the "NLCSD_Athletics" Twitter account and sent to its "followers." LEARN MORE
Studio Art Students Visit Williams College Museum of Art
Ms. Brooks' Studio Art class recently went on a trip to Williams College Museum of Art in Massachusetts. READ MORE
Business Students Learning Economic Concepts, Helping Overseas Troops at the Same Time
(Sept. 19, 2013) Students in Ms. Michelle Daus' Intro to Business class are practicing basic economic concepts they've been discussing in class, such as competition, opportunity cost, and tradeoffs, by competing to collect the most points for items that will be sent to troops overseas.
The three teams will each receive one (1) point for each individually wrapped snack and two (2) points for each letter addressed to an American soldier they collect. The team that has the most points will be deemed the winning team.
Each team has a box in the main office for anyone wishing to help the students in their competition. The last day items will be collected is Monday, Sept. 30.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
From time to time, student directory information (e.g., name, grade, photo, awards) depicting activities in the New Lebanon Central School District is released for use in district publications, on the district Web site, or by the media. Parents who object to the release of their child’s directory information and/or photograph should notify the principal in writing on or before October 15 each school year.
FERPA allows the District the right to publish or disclose specific "directory information" about your child. CLICK HERE to find out more about your rights under FERPA.
Would you like access to your child's school information?
Parents now have electronic access to the school's records on their child's: progress reports, report cards, contact information, health information and discipline reports. To begin setting up your parent account, you must visit the Parent Portal website, https://esd-parentportal.neric.org. Once you are at the website, look in the blue rectangle for the words, "
First time Here? Click to create a new account." Follow the directions to set up your account. Once you have set up the account, you may come in at any time during the school day to see Sarah Roblez in the main office to have your account activated. Please bring a photo ID when you come to school. Once your account is activated, you can access information about your child through the Parent Portal at any time you choose.
Highlights from the Code of Conduct
The entire Code of Conduct is available by clicking here. Two topics to draw your attention to:
Parents who wish to view their child’s attendance records electronically may set up a parent account on the parent portal of our student management system.
Students who are absent are responsible for contacting their teacher to access missed work.
Parents may request homework assignments from the office when your child will be absent for 2 or more days. When making a request, we ask the following:
- Request be called in by 9:00 a.m. to the Main Office - 518-794-7600
- Call the office at 1:30 to confirm that there is work for your child
- Pick-up your child’s work from the Main Office by 2:30 p.m.
There is no real way to make up for missed classroom instruction. While we encourage all families to plan vacations during school recesses, we realize that special opportunities may arise during the school year that require students to miss many days of class work. While teachers will make efforts to provide some work when notified of a planned absence, it is most likely that extended absences will affect your child’s grades. Excused absences are listed in the parent handbook.
The school Code of Conduct describes appropriate dress. Our most frequent infractions of the dress code are to the following rules:
Clothing must cover all undergarments
Midriffs must be covered
No short shorts or short skirts – fingertip length is requested.
Specific areas of concern for girls have been extremely short and often tight shorts as well as low-cut tops or visible bra straps with camisole tops. These tops require a another shirt to be worn as an additional layer. Under no circumstances should a student be sent to school in a strapless top. Areas of concern with boys have been sleeveless undershirts and low pants that expose underwear. Parents can avoid embarrassment to their children by monitoring the clothes worn to school.
We do not want to become the fashion police, but we will enforce these rules. Please help us and help your child by monitoring his or her dress for school.
- Public use of the JSHS pool: We will post pool hours if the Walter B Howard PTA has been able to arrange for a lifeguard.
- Seasonal Flu Guide for Parents from the NYS Department of Health
- The eSchoolData Parent Portal address is: https://esd-parentportal.neric.org
Parents now have electronic access to the school's records on their child's: progress reports, report cards, contact information, health information and discipline reports. To begin setting up your parent account, you first need to visit the Parent Portal website, https://esd-parentportal.neric.org. Once you are at the website, look in the blue rectangle for the words, " First time Here? Click to create a new account." Follow the directions to set up your account. Once you have set up the account, you will need to come in to see Sarah Roblez in the main office to have your account activated. Please bring a photo ID when you come to school. Once your account is activated, you can access information about your child through the Parent Portal at any time you choose.
- Student Physicals
All 7th graders and 10th graders must have a current physical exam on file in the Health Office. To be considered current, the exam must have been completed after 9/1/2013. The District Health Appraisal Form is available on this webpage. Please click on "Health Forms" (above) to access the form for your family physician.
- SAT registration & ACT registration:
Several parents have asked about registering 11th graders for the SAT or ACT exams. While New Lebanon is not a testing site, the deadlines for test registration as well as test administration dates are listed on the Guidance webpage.
- Sports Physicals
In order to be eligible to attend practice or complete in athletics, students must have a current physical exam on file in the Health Office. To be consider current for an athletic season, the exam has to be less than one year old. The District Health Appraisal Form is available on this webpage. Please click on "Health Forms" (above) to access the form for your family physician.
- Free and Reduced Lunch
With tight budgets pinching most of us, I want to remind parents of the free and reduced price lunch (breakfast too!) program. The savings can be substantial, especially to families with more than one child in the district. If parents have any concern that a student's eligibility will in some way be identifiable, please don't be worried. The students who receive free or reduced-price meals simply punch in their code on the serving line key pad in the same manner as those students whose parents pre-pay for their meals. When going through the line, they are simply another student whose meal has already been paid for. You may apply at any time. The 2013-14 application is available by clicking on the "Menu & Meal Info" link in the above High School Links. If you would like the form mailed to you, please email me and I will see that we send it right out to you: firstname.lastname@example.org