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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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Daily Announcements

In an effort to better inform students and families of Jr/Sr High School news, daily announcements formerly made over the PA system regarding sports, clubs and events will now be posted here each morning. Click here to read today's announcements.

Sign up for the Parent Portal

Are you signed up for our Parent Portal? Parents who have signed up have electronic access to the school's records on their child's: progress reports, report cards, contact information, health information and discipline reports. Learn how.


NEWS

Summer Jr/Sr High School Office Hours

(July 7, 2015) The Jr/Sr High School summer office hours are 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Summer School programs offered in Troy

(June 19, 2015) Students in Grades 7-12 can take advantage of summer school offerings at Troy CSD. Please see the registration form for details. Contact New Lebanon School Counselor Meghan Pepe with questions at MPepe@NewLebanonCSD.org or 518-794-7600.



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

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