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
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
Half Day March 11; No School March 21
(March 6, 2014) Reminder that professional development will be provided for faculty on March 11 (half day) and March 21 (no school). On Tuesday, March 11, Jr/Sr High School students will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. followed by WBH dismissal at 11:45 a.m. A Superintendent's Day is scheduled for Friday, March 21 therefore there is no school for students.
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
Dance-A-Thon to Benefit Albany Medical Center Childrens' Hospital Kicks Off March 14
(Jan. 30, 2014) New Lebanon High School's Spirit Club is holding a Dance-A-Thon to benefit Albany Medical Center Childrens' Hospital on Friday, March 14. The event will be held in the high school from 6-10 p.m. Participants are asked to register and use the pledge forms available here (pdf). The cost is $10 per dancer. For more information about the event, please contact Christine Bienes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 894-6793.
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
Hotel & Restaurant Students Explore Cranwell Resort
(Dec. 19, 2013) New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School's Hotel and Restaurant Management students went on a field trip to the Cranwell Resort, Spa, and Golf Club in Lenox, Massachusetts last month. During their visit, the students toured the property, met with staff and asked questions, and enjoyed an amazing lunch. 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:
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: email@example.com