• Freshman Orientation


    Residency Verification Process

    Parents/Guardians who did not activate their Campus Parent Portal account and complete the Online Verification must contact the Freshman Center Guidance Services at 815-588-8250 as soon as possible.

     


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    Freshman Orientation

    For your safety and the safety of others, please abide by the following:

    1. One adult is allowed to accompany your student.
    2. Face masks must be worn at all times.
    3. You must come during your scheduled time (see below)

    The staff at Central Campus is committed to helping freshmen make a smooth transition into high school.  Freshman Orientation is intended as a way of familiarizing freshmen with their new school and the many fine opportunities which await them.

    Below are the dates and times scheduled by the student’s last name for the Freshman Orientation sessions. During this time, the students will receive their schedules, ID pictures, bus routes, and Chromebooks. If a family is unable to make it during a student’s scheduled time, there will be a make-up session on Wednesday; however, families should be aware that the wait time may be longer.

     
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    8:00-8:15 Ab-Al
    8:15-8:30 Am-Aw
    8:30-8:45 Ba
    8:45-9:00 Be-Bl
    9:00-9:15 Bo-Br
    9:15-9:30 Bu-Ca
    9:30-9:45 Ce-Ci
    9:45-10:00 Cl-Co
    10:00-10:15 Cr-Da
    10:15-10:30 De-Dr
    10:30-10:45 Du-E
    10:45-11:00 Fa-Fi
    11:00-11:15 Fl-Fz
    11:15-11:30 Ga-Gas
    11:30-12:00 Ge-Gr
    12:00-12:15 Gu-Ha
    12:15-12:30 He-How
    12:30-12:45 Hu-Ja
    12:45-1:00 Je-Ju
    1:00-1:15 Ka-Ken
    1:15-1:30 Kh-Ko
    1:30-1:45 Kr-Kw
    1:45-2:00 La-Law
    2:00-2:15 Le-Li
    2:15-2:30 Lo-Ly
    2:30-3:00 Maa-Man
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    Wednesday, August 5, 2020
    10:00-10:15 Mar-Maz
    10:15-10:30 Mc-Mis
    10:30-10:45 Mit-My
    10:45-11:00 N
    11:00-11:15 O-Paz
    11:15-11:30 Pe-Ph
    11:30-11:45 Pi-Q
    11:45-12:00 Ra-Rat
    12:00-12:15 Re-Ri
    12:15-12:30 Ro
    12:30-12:45 Ru-Rz
    12:45-1:00 Sa-Se
    1:00-1:15 Sha-Sk
    1:15-1:30 Sl-Sp
    1:30-1:45 St-Sz
    1:45-2:00 T
    2:00-2:15 U-V
    2:15-2:30 Wa-Wh
    2:30-2:45 Wi-Wr
    2:45-3:00 Y-Z
    3:00-5:30 Make-up
    Doors will close at 5:30
     

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    Online Orientation

     
 

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    Yearbook and School ID Photos

    All students must take a yearbook/ID photo during their Freshman Orientation session. Students are required to dress appropriately (in accordance with school policy) when they are photographed. No fee will be charged for your yearbook pictures. Picture packages will be available for purchase through Lifetouch at mylifetouch.com; more information will follow regarding the ordering process. Students will leave Freshman Orientation with their student ID cards and lanyards.

     

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    Student Fees

    The student fees for the 2020 - 2021 School Year are:

    • $305.00 if paid ON or BEFORE July 31, 2020
    • $315.00 if paid AFTER July 31, 2020

    Payments may be made online by visiting www.lths.org and clicking on the e-Pay button on the Parent tab.

     

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    Waiver of Student Fees

    A student shall be eligible for a waiver of school fees when at least one of the following conditions is met:

    • The student is currently receiving aid under Article IV of the Illinois Public Aid Code (Aid to Families with Dependent Children).
    • The student is currently receiving SNAP Benefits under the guidelines of family size income levels prescribed annually by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after July 1, 2020.
    • The student is currently receiving Social Security Benefits.

    Students whose parents are unable to afford student fees may apply for a waiver of fees. The following are situations that may qualify a student for this consideration:

    • Unusual expenses such as fire, flood, storm damage, etc.
    • Seasonal unemployment
    • Emergency situations
    • Illness in the family

    The parent or guardian will be required to submit the following as it pertains to the situation:

    • 2019 Federal Income Tax Return
    • A letter explaining the need
    • Any supporting evidence to assist with the claim

    A building administrator’s denial of a fee waiver request may be appealed to the Superintendent by submitting the appeal in writing to the Superintendent within fourteen (14) days of the denial. The Superintendent’s denial of a fee waiver request may be appealed to the School Board by submitting the appeal in writing to the Board Secretary within fourteen (14) days of the Superintendent’s denial. If appealed, the Board will reconsider the decision to deny the fee waiver request and will notify the parent or guardian in writing of its decision. The decision of the Board is final and binding. As stated above, questions regarding the fee waiver request process should be addressed to the Principal’s Office at Central Campus.

    Please bring all of the above-listed evidence to Freshmen Orientation. Blank forms will be provided. All high school students at LTHS may be listed on one form. The parent/guardian will be notified via e-mail or the U.S. mail as to whether the application has been granted or denied.

    Information related to the application for fee waivers is available on the Cashier's Office page, under Departments, or by contacting the Central Campus Principal’s Office at (815) 588-8203.

    Students are not exempt from charges for lost or damaged books, locks, materials, supplies, technology, or equipment.

     

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    Student Free Lunches

    Students who qualify for state free lunches will automatically be exempt from the 2020 – 2021 school fees. A student shall be eligible for a free lunch when at least one of the following conditions is met:

    1. The student is currently receiving aid under Article IV of the Illinois Public Aid Code (Aid to Families with Dependent Children).
    2. The student is currently receiving SNAP Benefits under the guidelines of family size income levels prescribed annually by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after July 1, 2020.

    Many students are automatically enrolled in this program through WINS (Web-based Illinois Nutrition System) on the Illinois State Board of Education website. These students are uploaded into our system during the month of July. You will receive a letter stating the status of your free lunch (and fee waiver) prior to our August Freshman Orientation.

    Blank forms will be available at Orientation. The students who qualify for a Reduced Lunch will NOT have the school fees automatically waived. If you have any questions, please call the Principal’s office at Central Campus at (815) 588-8203.

     

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    Medical and Immunization Records and Dental Examination

    According to Illinois law, all freshmen must have a medical examination before entering high school. This examination must be completed not more than one year prior to the date of entry. A complete immunization history must be recorded on the Certificate of Child Health Examination with all immunization dates, including those received as an infant, recorded by day, month, and year. THE CERTIFICATE OF CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION IS DUE NOW. If you have lost or misplaced this form, you will find the forms on our website.

    All Illinois children entering 9th grade are now required to have an oral health examination. Exams must be performed by a licensed dentist and he/she must sign the PROOF OF SCHOOL DENTAL EXAMINATION form. We can accept dental forms dated after November 15, 2019.

    Please mail, e-mail, or fax the Medical and Dental Forms to the nurse as soon as they are completed to:

    Lockport Township High School – Central Campus
    1222 South Jefferson Street
    Lockport, IL 60441
    ATTENTION: NURSE
    Fax: 815-588-8279
    E-mail: nurse@lths.org (subject line: include Student Name)

     

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    Student Insurance

    District 205 provides medical insurance for all students enrolled at LTHS who are injured in an accident on school premises. The medical insurance policy covers accidents that occur while students are at school during the normal school day as well as when they are involved in school sponsored activities, including sports. The District 205 student medical insurance is a secondary policy. If the student is not covered by his/her family policy, District 205 student medical insurance will act as a primary policy. In addition, parents have the option to purchase additional medical insurance which covers students 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. Please contact the Business Office for more information. The additional insurance is also a secondary policy but will act as a primary policy if the student does not have family medical insurance. All medical insurance claims are to be reported to the Business Office as soon as possible for prompt processing.

     

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    Administration of Medication to Students

    Ms. DeAnne Koran, the Central Campus medical clinician, can be reached at (815) 588-8280 to discuss issues related to medication with parents and guardians. Ms. Koran is not in during the summer months, but she does check her messages and she will return your phone calls. LTHS Administration of Medicines policy can be found on the LTHS website.

     

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    Chromebook Station

    Students will be issued a Chromebooks to facilitate their educational experience. Chromebooks will be distributed during the student's scheduled Freshman Orientation session. Families can find information and policies concerning Chromebooks under the Anywhere, Anytime, Teaching & Learning on the Technology page, under Departments at www.lths.org.

     

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    Sex Offender Community Notification Law

    State law prohibits a convicted child sex offender from being present on school property when children under the age of 18 are present, except in the following circumstances as they relate to the individual’s child(ren):

    1. To attend a conference at the school with school personnel to discuss the progress of their child.
    2. To participate in a conference in which evaluation and placement decisions may be made with respect to their child’s special education services.
    3. To attend conferences to discuss issues concerning their child, such as retention or promotion.

    In all other cases, convicted child sex offenders are prohibited from being present on school property unless they obtain written permission from the superintendent or school board.

    Anytime that a convicted child sex offender is present on school property for any reason – including the three reasons above – he/she is responsible for notifying the principal’s office upon arrival on school property and upon departure from school property. It is the responsibility of the convicted child sex offender to remain under the direct supervision of a school official at all times he/she is in the presence or vicinity of children. A violation of this policy is a Class 4 felony.

     

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    Community Service Hours

    Lockport Township High School District 205 students shall complete no less than 40 hours of community service in order to graduate. Mid-Year Graduates are not exempt from this policy. Lockport Township High School District 205 community service shall be defined as follows: activities, which benefit a school or not-for-profit entity, which serves the community or individual in need. Students may not earn community service credit for activities for which they are paid or which directly benefit a family member. Community service activities must take place during non-school hours. Responsibility for the identification and verification of potential projects lies with the student and parents/guardians.

     

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    Calculators for Math Classes

    Lockport Township High School requires any student enrolled in a mathematics class to have a graphing calculator. There are many options, however, LTHS recommends students to get the TI-84 Plus. This calculator will be used regularly within each level, as well as during many state and federal exams. Please plan accordingly, as many stores sell out of this calculator during the weeks before school. If you have any questions, please email Marissa Chovanec at mchovanec@lths.org.

     

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    2020 – 2021 School Year

    Monday, August 17, 2020, will be the first day of student attendance. More information on the website under the Return to School tab.

    A copy of our school calendar has been included in this packet for your convenience.

    All LTHS policies are posted on our website at www.lths.org. Please take the time to review these policies and procedures prior to the start of the school year.

    LTHS looks forward to welcoming incoming Porters at Freshman Orientation. Families are asked to enter through Door #13 on 13th Street. Staff members will be available to provide assistance and direction to each station. Please bring any applicable documents.

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