For All Lutheran High Families
ABOUT THIS MAILING: This mailing provides information related to the beginning of the school year. There is a list of additional items available to download from the school website (list of important dates, dress code, parking registration, physical forms, Shopper’s Blessings information, etc.). These materials will not be mailed.
The school website is www.spiluhi.org and the downloads will be available under News & Events, Summer Mailing. If you are not able to download and print these materials, we will mail them when requested.
During the school year, the school newsletter, the Ledger, will be mailed (or emailed) with timely information. The “back to school” issue is scheduled to be mailed August 1st. If you would like to have announcements or information included in the publication, please get materials to Jenny Walker in the school office by Friday, July 27th.
All student families may register by mail. The information and forms have been mailed. We ask that you return all forms and payment by August 3rd. If you would like to make an appointment and come in to register or have questions about registration, please contact Mrs. Watson in the bookkeeping office (ext. 127). A current emergency card must be on file in the school office and tuition arrangements must be made with Mrs. Watson in order for students to attend. Also, ALL STUDENTS new to Lutheran High must have a physical on file.
Opening Day Schedule - Thursday, August 16th
8:30-9:00am..... Students pick up schedules in gym lobby/lunch room area
9:00-9:30........... Chapel/Assembly (gymnasium)
9:30-9:40........... Period 1
9:45-9:55........... Period 2
10:00-10:10....... Period 3
10:15-10:25....... Period 4
10:30-10:40....... Period 5
10:45-10:55....... Period 6
11:00-11:10....... Period 7
11:15-11:25....... Period 8
11:30-Noon...... New Student Assembly
12:15-3:30pm... Placement Test (for incoming 9th grade students who have not already taken this test; don’t forget to bring your lunch if you’re planning to stay and take this test!)
Individual student schedules have been printed and are available to pick up at the school office during summer office hours (Monday through Friday, 9am to 1pm).
This year, all yearbook sales will be handled directly through Jostens. Beginning July 30th, you can place your order at the school office, through Jostens’ website or by phone. If you come to the school office July 30th through September 30th to place your order using Jostens’ order form, we’ll take care of the postage. After September 30th, all orders must be placed through Jostens directly. Checks should be made payable to Jostens.
Service Hour Opportunities
Volunteers will be needed at the high school during the week of August 6th to help set classrooms up and prepare for the first day of school. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Walker at the school office before August 1st. Your name will be put on the list and you will receive instructions when you arrive.
New Parent Welcome!
The New Parent Welcome, hosted by the Crusader Aiders, will be held on Tuesday, August 14th at 7pm in the Quad (West Building commons - enter from the west parking lot). This is held in conjunction with Student Council’s Freshman Round Up in the East Building. The meeting generally lasts about an hour with some initial comments by the principal and Crusader Aider officers, and ample time to get acquainted and enjoy fellowship and refreshments. Plan on attending!
COASTER MANIA!! The end of summer does not mean the end of fun. Come along on our Six Flags St. Louis trip in August and ride your fill of the Screamin’ Eagle, the Batman, or the Ninja and then splash yourself silly at Hurricane Harbor. Student Council will sponsor a trip to Six Flags St. Louis on Sunday, August 26th, via motorcoach. Our goal is to arrive as the park opens and stay until shortly before supper when we will leave the park for a fast food dinner option. The cost for the trip will be announced in August once the bus contract has been received. Students with season passes may be allowed to use the passes and pay only for the bus but that cost has yet to be determined. So watch your August Ledger for more details!
FUN IN THE SON: We’ve had plenty of sunshine this summer, that’s for sure. But what about SONshine? Calling all FRESHMEN to this year’s Freshman Roundup: Fun in the Son! We’re getting together on Tuesday, August 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the LuHi Guild Music Hall for a chance to meet and compete with Student Council members and other members of the class of 2016. We’re glad you’ve joined the LuHi family and we’ll just go bananas if you can’t join us for this night of crazy cuckoo-for-coconut fun. After all, your future’s so bright, you’ll have to wear shades! Freshmen should receive a letter soon with more information about this event--don’t miss it!
Sports Rules Meeting Aug. 7th
There will be a meeting for all athletes and at least one parent on Tuesday, August 7th beginning at 6pm. All student athletes are required to attend a rules meeting before participating in a school sport. Fall athletes must attend this meeting, and any athlete participating in a winter and/or spring sport can attend this meeting and fulfill the requirement. Both players and parents will be given an opportunity to meet the coaches and review the rules and policies for the upcoming season. The sports registration form will be available at this meeting. You can register, pay fees for all sports seasons, plus purchase a season pass using this form. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you there.
Fall Sports Begin Soon!
REMEMBER - YOU MUST HAVE A RECENT PHYSICAL ON FILE AT THE SCHOOL TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PRACTICE!
The start date for all fall sports is August 8th. If you have questions about pre-season activities, please contact the coach listed below.
Boys Soccer - Dave Isham
Golf - Steve Allen
Volleyball - Katie McCulley
Cross Country - Justin Stewart
Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Crusader Aiders for the 2012-2013 school year:
Chairman - Andy Heppe Vice Chair - Kelly Siebert
Secretary - Denise Davis Treasurer - Sharon Riechers
Parents are welcome to attend any Crusader Aiders meeting. They normally meet in Judges in the West Building. If you are interested in serving on the Governing Board or any of the volunteer committees, please contact Andy Heppe, Kelly Siebert or the school office at extension 117.
PARENTS - Be sure to come to the Parent Welcome on Tuesday, August 14th from 7-8:30pm. We will meet in the Quad of the west building. There will additional information for those parents who were not at the June Orientation meeting.
Any incoming freshman who has not yet taken the placement test will need to do so on the first day of school from 12:45-4pm. Please be sure to bring your lunch if you are planning to stay and take the test.
Senior Portrait Info
The Class of 2013 will be contacted during the month of August regarding portraits for the yearbook. Once sitting dates and cost have been determined, a mailing will be sent to all seniors and parents.
Parking Permit Registration
NEW FOR 2012! Starting this coming school year, we will now issue a parking permit decal that must be displayed in any vehicle parked in the school parking lots during school days. Students and parents must fill out and sign the Parking Lot Registration form that can be found on the school website (www.spiluhi.org) under News & Events, Summer Mailing or Student Life. The decal will be assigned to the vehicle and does not expire. A registration form is required for each vehicle. According to school policy, the owner of any vehicle parked on the school lots without a permit will be asked to move the vehicle off school property.
A new school year is about to begin and we are reserving the school sign board for Adopt-A-Day supporters. The Adopt-A-Day program allows individuals to recognize special people on our sign board while helping to keep tuition costs low.
Will you consider adopting a day? You may want to congratulate a friend, remember a loved one, give unique birthday wishes, or honor someone on a happy occasion. If so, please complete an Adopt-A-Day reservation form available on the “Support LuHi” page of the school website (www.spiluhi.org). Please return the completed form with payment to the Association Office. The cost of Adopt-A-Day is $100 per side.
May God continue to bless you and your family as together we glorify Him, preparing today’s young people for service to Him in their families, communities, and churches.
Student Records and Information Needed
Reminder about the physicals for incoming freshmen: A “new” requirement by the Illinois Dept of Public Health this year is that students entering 9th grade must provide proof of Tdap vaccination.
If you did not include their child’s social security number on their enrollment form, please email or call Mrs. Hennig in the guidance office at the school so that she can include it in student records.
We are also required to have a certified copy of each student’s birth certificate in their file. If we don’t receive one with grade school or transfer records, we will need you to supply a copy.
Work Study Applications Accepted
New and returning students who are interested in our work study program should complete an application and turn it into the school office by the beginning of August. Mrs. Hennig will accept them at any time, but she would like to make as many preliminary assignments as possible before school starts.
There are been no revisions to the dress code for the coming school year. Please note the following guidelines:
Clothing should not be extremely form-fitting or revealing.
Clothing that is ragged, ripped or frayed is not acceptable.
Shirts or dresses must have sleeves.
Waistbands are to be worn at the natural waist.
Shorts are not allowed.
Athletic pants may not be worn during the school day.
The first dress code violation will result in a verbal warning and the student will correct the violation immediately. The second and any successive violations will result in student being directed to correct the violation and a demerit will be issued. If students have a question about the dress code, they should speak with Mrs. Gilman or Mr. Filter.
Important Dates for 2012-2013 School Year
First and third Fridays of each month are 2pm dismissal
August 16 First Day of School (½ day)
September 3 No School (Labor Day)
September 14 No School (Crusader Aiders Golf Outing)
October 3 ½ Day (Capital Area Education Fair in afternoon)
October 8 No School (Columbus Day)
November 5 ½ Day (School Clean Up in afternoon)
November 12 No School (Veterans Day observed)
November 21 ½ Day
November 22-23 No School (Thanksgiving holiday)
December 19-21 ½ Day schedule (Final exams)
December 24-January 6 Christmas Break
January 21 No School (MLK Jr. holiday observed)
February 18 No School (President’s Day)
March 18 No School
March 22 No School (Sixth Grade Day)
March 29-April 7 Easter Break
May 6 No School
May 21-23 ½ Day Schedule (Final exams)
May 23 Last Day of School
May 26 Graduation
From The Association Office
Shopper’s Blessings is available all summer. Call, e-mail, or order on-line.
Save the Dates!
Trivia Night is Friday, September 28th at the K of C on Meadowbrook!
Innisbrook Catalog fundraiser will be from October 1-28!
LuHi Brunch is Sunday, March 17th.
The LuHi Auction is Friday, April 26th.
Any questions call Kim at 546-6363 ext.128!