July Information

July Information

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July Information: 2022-2023 School Year
Dear Lutheran West Families,

Welcome back Lutheran West as we prepare for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year! At Lutheran West, we are so blessed to partner again with our families in educational ministry in just a few short weeks. A special welcome to our new incoming students as they join generations of faithful Longhorn families, both present and past. At Lutheran West, our mission is to provide an educationally rich, Christ-centered experience in a 21st century learning environment.

Included in the annual “July Information” is a series of resources and materials you will need to begin the school year. 

Some resources you will find in this “July Information” are as follows:
- 2022-2023 School Calendar
- Bell Schedules
- Middle School Orientation Dates
- Laptop Pickup Day (returning students only, grades 10-12)
- Student Schedules (all grades)
- Lunch and Transportation Information
- 2022-2023 Dress Code with new purchasing information available
- Virtual Orientation Videos (for high school families)
- Middle School Meet-the-Teacher Night

Virtual Orientation

Virtual orientation videos for high school students & families will be available the week of August 8. 
Important Contact Information 
 
Restarting the School Year Questions - [email protected]
Tuition Manager - [email protected]
Attendance - [email protected] (no phone calls regarding attendance; all attendance matters must be in writing via email)
Kitchen - [email protected] / www.LunchPrePay.com to add money to student account 
Nurse - [email protected] / 440.333.1660 x114
Athletics - [email protected] 
School Main Office - 440.333.1660  

School Calendar
 
You can find most recent version of the 2022-2023 school calendar here.
 
Bell Schedules
 
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, we will be on Bell Schedule #1. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will be on Bell Schedule #2. The bell schedules can be found at LutheranWest.com/BellSchedules.

Please note that as of the 2022-2023 school year, the start time for high school has changed to 8:05 AM and the dismissal time for high school is now 2:55 PM.
 
Freshman & New High School Student Orientation
 
A mandatory Freshman & New High School Student Orientation will be held in person on Monday, August 15. They will follow their full schedule and visit all of their classes. Freshmen will also receive their laptops on this day. Freshman & New High School Student Orientation will take place from 8:05 AM to 2:55 PM. Freshmen and new high school students must be in dress code on this day.

Middle School Student Orientation

A mandatory Middle School Student Orientation will be held in person on Monday, August 22. All 6th-8th graders will follow their full schedule, meet their teachers, and visit all of their classes. Lunch will be provided. Middle school students must be in dress code on this day and should bring their school supplies to orientation. Middle School Student Orientation will take place from 8:30 AM to 3:35 PM. 
 
Virtual Back-to-School Orientation

Virtual Back-to-School Orientation, consisting of orientation videos which will cover Lutheran West's updated procedures for the coming school year, will be sent home for returning students to view the week of August 8.

Middle School Meet-the-Teacher Night

All middle school students and families are invited to attend Meet-the-Teacher Night on Thursday, August 18 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Lutheran West. The evening will consist of a presentation from middle school administrators, followed by the opportunity for parents to visit all of their student's classrooms and meet all of their student's teachers, while students participate in a team-building activity. No registration is necessary -- simply come and get ready to join the Lutheran West community! A reminder will be sent home in August regarding this event.
 
Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
 
The school building opens at 7:15 AM each school day. Students can be dropped off as early as 7:15 AM at Lutheran West. Middle school students will report to Early Care (Room 100A) if they arrive prior to 8:20 AM.

The high school school day begins at 8:05 AM and ends at 2:55 PM. 9th-12th grade students staying on campus later than 3:25 PM who are not participating in extracurricular activities will report to the High School Late Stay Room (Room 102) and can stay as late at 4:25 PM.

The middle school school day begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:35 PM. 6th-8th grade students staying later than 3:45 PM who are not participating in extracurricular activities will report to the Middle School Late Stay Room. This is a supervised room for middle school students only at a flat rate cost of $20 per day. 

Laptop Pickup
 
All Lutheran West students are supplied with a school laptop. Laptops will be distributed to all returning students (sophomores through seniors) on Thursday, August 11. Students should allow approximately 15 minutes to pick up their laptop. All upperclassmen are required to attend, but they can come at their convenience between the hours of 9 AM - 3 PM.
 
Freshmen and other new high school students will pick up their laptops during their orientation day on Monday, August 15.

Note: The student must be present for laptop pickup. Parents cannot pick up a laptop for their child.

Middle school students will receive their laptops after receiving training from middle school teachers after school begins on August 23.
 
Student Schedules
 
Schedules for all students will be available on RenWeb the week of August 1. Information on accessing new student schedules will be emailed. Locker assignments will be posted on the student schedules. Paper copies of schedules will not be mailed home.
 
Locker Assignments
 
Returning students will have the same locker as they were assigned last year. Only 6th-9th graders and new upperclassmen will have new lockers assigned to them. If you have forgotten which locker you had, please contact guidance and they will be happy to help you. Locker assignments are also on the student’s schedule when taken off RenWeb. Freshmen and new upperclassmen can pick up their locker assignments on their orientation day. Each new student will receive a lock for their locker.
 
Parking Passes
 
LW parking passes will be available in the main office at no cost this year. Students must have a parking pass to park in the Lutheran West parking lot.
 
School Counseling Assignments
 
Mrs. Alexis Raines: [email protected]
Counselor to all 6th-9th grade students 

Mrs. Judy Rolik: [email protected]
Counselor to 10th-12th grade students with last names beginning A-L 

Mrs. Becky Slack: [email protected]
Counselor to 10th-12th grade students with last names beginning M-Z and all Senney Honors Academy students
 
ParentsWeb
 
“ParentsWeb” from FACTS is a private and secure parents’ portal that will allow parents to view academic information specific to their child(ren). You may view your child’s grades, attendance, and homework, as well as other useful school information. Parents to new students are encouraged to create a ParentsWeb account, because student schedules can only be accessed via ParentsWeb. To create a ParentsWeb account, visit https://www.lutheranwest.com/RenWeb.aspx and follow the Instructions for Parents.
 
Lunch Program
 
Lutheran West is part of the National School Lunch Program and abides by the government’s nutritional standards.  For the 2022-2023 school year, the basic lunch will cost $4.00. This meal consists of the main menu item (or a sandwich or large salad), two sides (one side must be a fruit or vegetable), and an 8-ounce milk. Additional food items and drinks may be purchased. 

Menus will be posted outside of the kitchen and will be available on the Lutheran West website here

Additionally, we will be offering grab and go breakfast items from 7:30-8:00 each morning.  Items available will include bagels, muffins, yogurt, cereal bars, juices, coffee drinks, etc.  Prices will range from $.80 to $2.00. 

To add money to a student’s account, please send in a check (made payable to Lutheran West) or cash. Online payments can be made at www.LunchPrePay.com. You will use the last four digits of your student’s ID number.

If you have any questions, please contact the kitchen staff at [email protected].
 
Free & Reduced Lunch Program
 
Government assistance is available to those who qualify for free or reduced lunches. The online application (www.LunchApplication.com) must be completed by August 5 so that your student can receive this benefit on the first day of school. Applications are accepted anytime throughout the year. 

Returning students must reapply for the 2022-2023 school year at www.lunchapplication.com. Failure to apply for the free & reduced lunch program for the new school year will result in loss of eligibility and students will be billed for the lunch food they receive.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected]
.

Email Communication

Most communication for Lutheran West is done through our RenWeb system. This includes grades, announcements, school information and updates, and forms. In order to receive information, we need your current email address to be entered into our data system. If you have had changes to your email address or have never submitted it to the main office, please do so at this time. We believe this is the fastest and most efficient method of keeping you informed of the news and events happening at Lutheran West.

Social Media

Although all official communication from Lutheran West to students and families will be done through our RenWeb system, we encourage you to follow the Lutheran West official social media accounts for photos, videos, updates, and more:


Summer Reading

All high school students are reminded of their Summer Reading Assignments. The reading assignment and any accompanying worksheets must be completed by the first day of school, Tuesday, August 16. Students will receive any additional instructions in their English class. The assigned readings and/or worksheets are available here.

Lutheran West Bus Transportation

Lutheran West provides bus service at an additional cost with pickup locations at select Lutheran grade schools in Parma, North Royalton, and Westlake. If you would like more information, please email Ms. Katrina Shullick at [email protected].

Free RTA Bus Tickets for Cleveland Residents

All students residing in the city of Cleveland receive a free RTA bus pass to ride to and from school. Two-ride student passes can be picked up daily from the office at the end of the school day.

Dress Code
 
The complete Dress Code policy is available in the 2022-2023 Student and Parent Handbook (available to all returning students and families via RenWeb) and also can be found here

The dress code was revised in February 2022 with details sent home to families at that time. 

Approved dress code tops can be purchased online through our SquadLocker store here

Additionally, after hearing feedback that the online store through SquadLocker was having supply chain issues, dress code approved polos and quarter-zips will be available for purchase in person at Lutheran West on the following dates: Thursday, August 4 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Thursday, August 11 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Polos will be available in red, white, and black and quarter-zips available in black. A variety of sizes will be available in both polos and quarter-zips.

Pricing for in-person sales is still being finalized with the supplier, but polos are expected to cost around $20.00 and quarter-zips around $30.00. A package is available, with a variety of polo shirt colors and one quarter-zip, for $100 total. 

On certain days, students will be permitted to dress down in Lutheran West spiritwear or branded apparel, which can be purchased in our online store.


 
 
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