Q&A on The First Week of School at LTHS.

We’ve been preparing for a great start to the year for our students.  Here are answers to some general questions students might have for week one.

I am being dropped off by a parent.  Where do we go?

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Traffic on the curb may temporarily stop to pick up.

The front loop of the school is for parent drop-off and pick up.  Just like at an airport, parents can pull up to the curb inside the fire line to quickly pick someone up.  The main lanes of the loop must keep moving.  See this previous post for more info on traffic.

 

 

 

 

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Many available parking spots next to that convenient exit.

Where do my parents pick me up?

Parents can pick up in the front loop as well.  Since we have no student drivers yet, we have
plenty of spaces parent can park.  You can call them to find their location and walk out to their car.

 

 

I ride the bus.  Where do busses pick up and how do I find my bus?

You can find your bus route list here by entering your address.  Busses drop off and pick up in the back of the cafeteria and students go straight through the cafeteria to find their bus at the end of the day.  That’s a nice feature of the building because students can also wait there if it is raining.  We will make sure everyone knows their bus route and location before the day ends.

When I get to school, what do I do?

On the first day, students may find their locker, put away their materials, and even check out room locations.  However, students don’t enter their classroom until the 8:50 bell.  Until 8:50, students may read or study in the library (room allowing) or read, study, and/or relax in the main commons or cafeteria.

After the first day of school, students may go into the classroom wings of the building if they are working with a teacher.  Otherwise, they are expected to wait until 8:50 in the cafeteria, library, or main commons.

I forgot my schedule!  What do I do?

Students names and their first period room locations are posted outside the cafeteria.  When students get to their 1st period, they will receive a brand new schedule.  We encourage students to take a picture of their schedule so they have another copy.  Throughout the day, there will be plenty of people to help students, find locations, and fix issues.

What about lunch?  How does that work?

Students should get in line if they are buying food or promptly find a seat.  We have plenty of seating for everyone.  Students may also sit on our back patio as long as they pick up after themselves. There are three microwaves available for use in our cafeteria as well.  Typically, students feel like their “wasn’t enough time to eat” on the first day of school.  There actually is enough time, but the process is slowed down if students don’t have their ID number ready to buy lunch or if students burn a lot time deciding where they want to sit.  After the first day, everyone has plenty of time.

What if something weird happens with the building?

Lee Lewis Construction and Frisco ISD has plumbers, electricians, and other key personnel on site to fix issues at a moment’s notice.  We are well supported for any facility issue.

What do I do during activity period?

This is an incredible resource for our students.  The basic expectation is that you read or study during this time.  However, during certain days of the week, you can go work with in other classrooms for tutorials.  The details will be explained to you by your activity period teacher.

What if can’t keep all my teachers’ expectations straight?

Our teachers have done a great job of keeping things simple for you.  You can go to the teachers and staff page of the LTHS website to see their syllabus and connections to extra resources.

Anything else to expect?

On Wednesday and Thursday, Ms. Sommers and Dr. Padavil will pull students to the auditorium for brief class meetings during the activity period to talk about high school expectations and goals.  Students in an activity period in the B or D halls will attend on Wednesday.  Students in an activity period in the athletics or fine arts halls will attend on Thursday.

What if I have more questions?

Your administrators will be available during lunch and throughout the day to help you.  Just approach them with your questions or email them!