With two days into the year, the positive energy and excitement in the halls of Lyme-Old Lyme High School is electric! On Thursday and Friday we began the days with class assemblies, class meetings and our first advisory. Mr. Wygonik welcomed back each class with a short class assembly reviewing (and introducing to the class of 2026) the LOLHS Expectations and the Wildcat Way. While classes met with their class advisors to share goals, get some student input and/or do some fun class bonding activities. During Advisory, students engaged in a closer read of the handbook to ensure their understanding of some important details and reviewed our Advisory and Academic Review expectations. The Parent/ Student Handbook can be found on the Region 18 website under LOLHS - Our School: https://lolhs.region18.org/our-school
Here are some friendly reminders:
BE ON TIME! Students are expected to be in their classrooms by 7:40 ready to learn. The front doors lock at 7:39. If a student is arriving late to school, they are to sign in at the main office to receive a pass to go to their first period class. Please review page 17 of the handbook for further clarification.
BE KIND! We know that in order to be able to learn, we need to be in a safe and welcoming environment. Mr. Wygonik reminded everyone to you ask yourself three questions before you speak or post something on social media:
IS IT TRUE?
IS IT KIND?
IS IT NECESSARY?
PLEASE BE SURE TO ACCESS POWERSCHOOL AND COMPLETE THE FORMS NEEDED FOR ANNUAL REGISTRATION.
join us next week, AUGUST 24 @ 5PM FOR OUR ANNUAL NEWCOMERS/ FRESHMAN PICNIC.
This event will be held in the commons and outside. Please bring your beach chair and/or blanket if you would like to enjoy your picnic outside!
Below find links to the revised letter with the important details, the agenda for the evening, and a suggested supply list to prepare for Back to School!
Agenda for evening
I hope you have all had relaxing, well-deserved summer and you are getting ready to come BACK TO SCHOOL in a little under a week! We have spent the summer planning and preparing for your return and thanks to our hardworking Maintenance Crew and Student Work Crew, our school is getting in tip-top shape and will be ready for your first day on Thursday, August 25th. Take a minute to review the information below so you well-infomred and ready for a FABULOUS 2022-23 school year
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR:
First Two Days of School: We have a special schedule for Thursday (A day) and Friday (B day) but we will begin each day in homeroom followed by class meeting or advisory. Below you will find the bell schedule with more details.
Bell Schedule for 22-23: We continue to follow A/B day schedule this year. Classes continue to be 85 minutes however, we have a slight change in our lunch waves. Lunches will be a luxiourious 30 minutes with two lunch waves. On Wednesday's we continue to hold Advisory or Academic Review on alternating Wednesdays. Students (and parents) are able to view the Canvas calendar under LOLHS Events or Rotation Days to find out the schedule for Advisory and Academic Review. Here is a link to the revised daily bell schedule.
Parking Passes: Students who will be driving to school must have a parking pass. This year, faculty and student parking passes have changed from a hang tag to a decal.
Senior Privileges: Seniors are welcome to enjoy their senior priviledge of late arrival and/or early dismissal BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 12th. Any senior must have a parent/ guardian register them for this priviledge by submitting the PowerSchool form
LOLHS Parent/Student Handbook: Our Parent/Student Handbook is digital! Students can find it on the LOLHS Student Canvas Course and parents can access the link on the Region 18 website under the LOLHS - Our School - Scroll down to Handbook for Parents and Students. (link: Region 18 - LOLHS ). Please take a minute to review these pages.
So, in closing ... Welcome Back Wildcats!
We are excited to get you back herefor a fantastic year.
I will continue to inform you of the LOLHS events, celebrations, and general 'goings on' regularly through this blog. I look forward to working with you all this year!
As we begin another school year, there are a few changes we need to share related to the school food service program. Please join us in welcoming Alfonso Laderosa as the district’s new Director of Food Service. Foe has over 25 years of food and beverage experience and is excited to share his knowledge and expertise with our students.
Although some funding to support free meals still exists, the district will be reverting back to full paid meals once that transition funding is fully expended which is most likely sometime this fall. Notification will be made once that has occurred. Please ensure your student has enough funds on their account to cover additional meals or ala carte purchases and submit a free/reduced application for consideration (https://www.region18.org/parents/lunch-menus) if you believe your child is eligible based upon family income. Those under SNAP, Husky etc. will continue to be directly certified by the state.
Thank you for your consideration and attention to this transition. Should you have any questions please contact me at 860-434-4403, or email@example.com.
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Greetings from the nursing department.
This information was sent out in an email and serves as a reminder.
As we look ahead to the next calendar school year, I would like to forward to you a copy of our acetaminophen/ibuprofen authorization form, a sunscreen permission form for students age 6 and over, and reacquaint you with our present medication policies. Summer time often affords time to be able to plan ahead and secure physician authorizations for medications needed for the approaching school year.
All medications, both over-the-counter and prescription medication given during the school day need to be authorized by a physician and a parent. The authorization should be forwarded to the school, and any prescribed medication needs to be brought in by a responsible adult. The medication must be in the original container with the student’s name, name of medication, and dosage clearly written on the label, and no more than a 90-day supply. The high school and middle schools do keep a supply of 200mg ibuprofen and 325mg acetaminophen tablets, therefore eliminating the need for parents to supply those medications. Please note that any alternative forms such as liquid or chewable ibuprofen or acetaminophen must be supplied by the parent. Medication authorization forms are available at each of the health offices in all schools, or may be downloaded from the parent portal of the district website at www.region18.org.
If you would like your student to be able to receive ibuprofen or acetaminophen during school hours specifically for relief of simple headache, menstrual cramps, or discomfort due to orthodontic treatment (braces), please complete the enclosed form that has been authorized by Dr. Sikand, our medical advisor, and forward it to your student’s school nursing office. This policy will consist of limiting the administration of three doses of medication within a 30 day period on an as needed basis and does not apply to overnight field trips, extracurricular sports, or extracurricular activities. Should your student require pain relief for any other reason such as chronic headache requiring frequent use of analgesic relief or muscular pain due to illness or injury, an authorization must be obtained from your student’s physician.
All medications are to be administered by the school nurse (or in her absence a qualified school employee) with the exception of epipens and inhalers which may be kept with the student with authorization from the physician and parent.
As a reminder, students attending over-night school field trips who may require medication of any type (controlled or over-the-counter) will require authorization from a physician and a parent. At the high school level, students are permitted to carry non-controlled medications such as ibuprofen, allergy medications, and antibiotics with authorization from the physician, parent, and school nurse. Controlled medications are to be given by an authorized teacher, administrator, or school nurse. At the middle school level only epipens and inhalers are permitted to be carried with the student with proper authorization.
As a reminder, the HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Privacy Act) Privacy Rule is in effect. This federally regulated law means that our health office staff will be unable to have access to your child’s medical records from their physician without proper authorization from a parent. It is the sole responsibility of the student or parent to submit physical examination forms and health records for mandated requirements.
For your convenience, a medication authorization form for the administration of ibuprofen and acetaminophen and for sunscreen is provided (see below). These forms need to be renewed annually. If you require any clarification of these medical policies, please contact your child’s school nurse. Samantha Piette is the middle school nurse and may be reached at 860 434-4444 (x2008) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Melissa Seckla is the high school nurse and may be reached at 860 434-4444 (x1004) or email@example.com
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3 - 7: Spirit Week
4: Booster Mtg @6:30
5: ASVAB testing
5: BOE @ 6:30
6: Academic Letter Ceremony @ 8 am
6:Sophomore Night @6:30
6: LOLPC 7pm zoom
7: ½ day PD
7: Homecoming Dance
8: Homecoming Game @1
10: No school
12: PSATs - no seniors!
12: PAB Mtg @ 6:30
15: Bash @ the Beach
18: Fall Band/ Choral Concert @7
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