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New Lebanon Junior-Senior High School

 

Matthew Klafehn, Principal                   Richard Arket, Assistant Principal

mklafehn@newlebanoncsd.org                 rarket@newlebanoncsd.org


14665 State Route 22
New Lebanon, NY 12125
Phone: (518) 794-7600
Fax: (518) 766-6265

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Variety Show & Cupcake War, April 23

(April 10, 2014) The Variety Show & Cupcake War will be held on Wednesday, April 23 in the New Lebanon High School gym. Starting at 7 p.m. teachers and staff will perform a variety of acts on the stage. During intermission cupcakes from the Cupcake War can be purchased. Cost for attending the Variety Show is $3 adults, $2 senior citizens and $1 students. There is no fee to enter cupcakes in the Cupcake War. See the this flyer for more information.


Team Takes 2nd and 4th Place in Engineer Competition

(April 7, 2014) On March 27, a team from the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School competed in the General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) Engineer’s Week Competition in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The competition is attended by Berkshire county schools, as well as nearby New York schools including, Hudson, Chatham, and Berlin. Learn More


National Honor Society Induction Ceremony April 30

(April 2, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School's annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 30, in the high school gymnasium at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow.


New Lebanon High School Teacher
Jennifer Allard Named Outstanding Social Studies Teacher

(April 2, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School Social Studies Teacher Jennifer Allard was named "Outstanding Social Studies Classroom Teacher" at the high school level by the New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYCSS) during their annual convention at the Albany Hilton on March 29. Learn More


Photos Requested for Annual Memorial Day Assembly Slideshow

(April 2, 2014) On Friday, May 23 New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School will host its fourth annual Memorial Day Assembly to honor our servicemen and women and all who gave their lives in defense of our country. The event will begin at 9 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. Family and community members are encouraged to attend. Principal Matt Klafehn is seeking photos from families representing their family's service. Please submit photos to Mr. Klafehn by email at mklafehn@newlebanoncsd.org by Friday, May 16 to be included in this year's slideshow.


Career Expo 2014 Exploring Careers in Science & Technology Set for May 7

(April 2, 2014) Students in grades 8-10, parents/guardians, community members, business leaders, teachers, school counselors and administrators have the opportunity to attend Career Expo 2014 on Wednesday, May 7 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom in Troy. Career Expo provides an interactive and innovative exploration of careers for students interested in improving the world through science and technology. The event is sponsored by Questar III, NEATEC and Troy Riverfront PTECH. Download the flyer (pdf)


Jr./Sr. High Music Students Selected to Perform in Jr. High Band and Senior Chorus at All County Music Festival April 3 & 4

(March 28, 2014) Students from the New Lebanon Central School District's Music Department have been selected to participate in the Columbia County Music Educators Association (CCMEA) All County Music Festival on Thursday, April 3, and Friday, April 4, 2014. This festival will be hosted by the Ichabod Crane Central School District and will be held in the ICHS Auditorium. Students in All County Elementary Chorus, Junior High Band, and High School Chorus will represent Chatham, New Lebanon, Germantown, Hudson, Taconic Hills and the Ichabod Crane school districts. The all county experience will culminate in a concert on Friday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the ICHS Auditorium. Doors will open to the public at 7:00 p.m. The event is free. Learn More


Jr./Sr. High Students Participate in Two-Day "Power of Peace" Character Education Seminar

(March 20, 2014) It is the goal of the New Lebanon CSD to help educate the whole child, including character education. As an initiative brought about by the Jr./Sr. High School Counseling Office, the school held a seminar entitled "Power of Peace" on March 4 and 5, for the entirety of both school days. More than two dozen students were chosen at random to participate in this program sponsored by Youth Voices Center, Inc. Learn More


New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School Announces Class of 2014 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

(March 18, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School is pleased to announce that Connor Feathers is the Valedictorian and Ryan Etue is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2014. Learn More


Advanced Foods Classes Meet with Times Union Restaurant Critic and Food Blogger Steve Barnes & Tour Facility

(March 18, 2014) The Advanced Foods classes taught by Ms. Daus at the Jr/Sr High School recently took a field trip to the Times Union newspaper facility in Albany where they toured the facility and met with Steve Barnes, restaurant critic and author of the newspaper’s Table Hopping column and blog. Learn More


Spanish Teacher Kara Siciliano Selected WNYT/SEFCU Top Teacher

(March 13, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School Spanish teacher Kara Siciliano has been selected for WNYT Channel 13/SEFCU's “Top Teacher of the Week” segment. The piece aired during the local news on Wednesday, March 12. Learn More


NL Music Students Participate in All County Music Festival in Hudson

(March 11, 2014) Students from the New Lebanon Music Department were selected for the All County Music Festival hosted by the Hudson City School District on March 5 & 7, 2014. The festival consisted of students in All County Elementary Band, Junior High Chorus, and High School Band. Learn More


Student Portal Open

(Feb. 27, 2014) Recently the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School opened the Student Portal to its student management system, which when prompted with a username and password, provides students with information with regard to their report card grades, progress reports, teacher gradebooks, discipline records and health records. LEARN MORE


Winter Varsity Sports Teams Earn Scholar-Athlete Honors

(Feb. 26, 2014) The girls basketball, boys volleyball and swim varsity sports teams have qualified for the Winter Scholar-Athlete Team Award by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. LEARN MORE


Student Athletes Recognized at Winter Athletic Banquet

(Feb. 25, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School's Winter Athletic Banquet was held last evening, Feb. 24. LEARN MORE


Jr./Sr. High School Announces 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls

(Feb. 6, 2014) Congratulations to the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School students who achieved honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year. VIEW THE HONOR ROLLS


Students Attend "Students Together Opposing Prejudice" Conference at Siena College

(Jan. 30, 2014) A group of students represented New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School at the Siena College and Anti-Defamation League’s 2014 Student Leadership Conference “Students Together Opposing Prejudice (STOP)" on January 17. It was an opportunity for middle and high school students to work together to oppose prejudice and bigotry. LEARN MORE

 


New Lebanon Team Places 4th at Future City Competition

(Jan. 30, 2014) Competing against 19 teams, New Lebanon Jr./Sr High School took fourth place in the Future City Competition Regional Finals on January 11 at Proctors in Schenectady. They presented “Kaishi” – the virtual city they envisioned, designed and built using SimCity software. LEARN MORE


Robotics Students Compete with Robots They Built & Programmed

(Jan. 24, 2014) After learning how gears work and completing several lab activities highlighting the advantages of “gearing up” or “gearing down," Ms. Kelsey Norberg challenged students in her Robotics and Motion Control class with a competition in December. LEARN MORE



NL Athletics 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


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:

Attendance

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. 

Dress Code

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. 

 

General Announcements


  • 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: mklafehn@newlebanoncsd.org