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July Information: 2021-2022 School Year
Dear Lutheran West Families,

Welcome back Lutheran West as we prepare for the upcoming 2021-2022 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 incoming freshman class and to our new 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. 

Resources you will find in this “July Information” are as follows:
- 2021-2022 School Calendar
- Bell Schedules
- Freshman & New Student Orientation Dates
- Laptop Pickup Day
- Student Schedules
- Lunch and Busing Information
- Dress Code
- Virtual Orientation

Virtual Orientation

Virtual Orientation Video #1

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Virtual Orientation Video #2

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Virtual Orientation Video #3

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Virtual Orientation Video #4

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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  
 
Updated COVID-19 Health & Safety Policies
 
Lutheran West has updated its COVID-19 health & safety policies for the 2021-2022 school year. Click here for full details on the updates.

School Calendar
 
You can find most recent version of the 2021-2022 school calendar here.
 
Bell Schedules
 
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, we will be on Bell Schedule #1. On Wednesdays, we will be on Bell Schedule #2. The bell schedules can be found at LutheranWest.com/BellSchedules.
 
Freshman & New Student Orientation
 
Freshman Orientation will be held in-person on Monday, August 16. They will follow their full schedule and visit all of their classes. Freshmen will also receive their laptops on this day. Freshman & New Student Orientation will take place from 8:10 AM to 2:30 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 on Thursday, August 12.

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. The school day begins at 8:10 AM and ends at 3:05 PM. Students staying later than 3:30 PM who are not participating in extra-curricular activities will report to the late room after school in room 102 and can stay as late as 4:30 PM.
 
New SOLE Policy
 
Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, in-person learning is the preferred option for instruction at Lutheran High School West. Online learning, which functions using the Synchronous Online Learning Environment (SOLE) platform, will only exist for enrolled students in specific educational situations.

SOLE will not be used when students become ill and must miss school for a few days. Students who are ill should remain home, rest, and return to school when they are able.

The number of days a student can utilize SOLE will be determined by Lutheran West administration.  A return to school date will be determined by the Lutheran West administration, in conjunction with a student’s doctor in some instances, on a case by case basis. The full SOLE policy can be found here.

Applications for SOLE for the 2021-2022 school year will be sent home in August before the start of the school year.

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 12. 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 students will pick up their laptops during their Freshman Orientation day on Monday, August 16.

Note: The student must be present for laptop pickup. Parents cannot pick up a laptop for their child.
 
Student Schedules
 
Schedules for all students will be available on RenWeb the week of August 2. 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.

An appointment is required if a schedule change is needed.

Please contact Mrs. Slack at [email protected] to make an appointment for a schedule change. 
 
Locker Assignments
 
Returning students will have the same locker as they were assigned last year. Only freshmen 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 for purchase in the main office. They are $25 each; payable by cash or check made out to Lutheran West. Please put "Parking Pass" in the check memo.
 
School Counseling Assignments
 
Mrs. Judy Rolik: 440-799-8335
Counselor to students with last names beginning A-L and International Students 

Mrs. Becky Slack: 440-799-8334
Counselor to 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 children. 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 2021-2022 school year, free lunch options are again available to students.  The free lunch 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

New this year – we will be offering grab and go breakfast items from 7:30-7:55 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 6 so 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 2021-2022 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]

All qualified students MUST APPLY at
www.LunchApplication.com

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 our offices, 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.

Summer Reading

All students are reminded of their Summer Reading Assignments. The reading assignment and the accompanying worksheets must be completed by the first day of school, Tuesday, August 17. 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.  If you would like more information, please email Ms. Miranda Pflaum 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
 
Dress-Code-Card-ThumbnailThe complete Dress Code policy is available in the 2021-2022 Student and Parent Handbook (available to all returning students and families via RenWeb) and also can be found here. A summarized guide to the dress code is available on the dress code card shown to the left (click to enlarge or download). The card is, again, a synopsis of the dress code.

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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