Welcome, New Families!
We are delighted your family has chose to join the LuHi community! We can’t wait to get to know you and we are here to answer all of your questions. While some families may know LuHi well, others may be new to our community. No matter where you are, rest assured that we are here to support you!
Be on the lookout for correspondence from our School Counseling Office in the Spring as they will be reaching out regarding course schedules. Course selections are based on final grades and teacher recommendations. Please send copies of final report cards to the Admissions Office as soon as you receive them.
Please contact the School Counseling Office with any questions.
If you do not already have an account, reach out to email@example.com to set it up!
When you have logged into myLuHi, you should locate the “Resources” tab where you will find links to important information such as Family ID (registration for athletic clearance), Smart Tuition, Land’s End, Cafeteria Hub, and the “Important Documents” Library. In the document library, there are links to the School Calendar, PE uniform guidelines, required summer reading assignments, supply lists per grade level along with many other documents that will help you prepare for the upcoming school year.
LuHi students wear Land’s End Uniforms. Uniform components can be ordered online at www.landsend.com. Be sure to use LuHi’s ID Code (9000-6637-4) when ordering to ensure that your student has LuHi’s required uniform components.
Click here for a quick look at the available components as well as our dress code.
When is the first day of school?
To be announced when the 2022-23 School Calendar is released!
How do you help students and parents ease into the LuHi community?
New students can meet their future classmates by attending new family events and connecting with their middle school Buddy or high school HART member prior to the start of school. Our New Student Orientation Day provides our new students the opportunity to meet their peers and teachers as well as walk through their course schedule and set up their device before the first day of school.
During a typical school year, each grade level has the opportunity to participate in a retreat experience. From overnight trips to on-campus events, retreats provide students with the opportunity to deepen their faith through worship and devotion, and to bond with their classmates and teachers through fun activities. Retreats are a hallmark of the LuHi experience, and one of our most unique programs. You will receive detailed information when your student’s retreat date is approaching.
Please speak with your student’s teacher(s), school counselor, or one of our principals if you or your student need extra support at any point during the year.
When will students know their course schedule?
Your student discussed their course selections during their admissions interview. High school students will receive their assigned guidance counselor over the summer and course schedules for high school students will be released online in late August. Middle school students share one guidance counselor and will receive their schedule on New Student Day.
Kim Kuck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kelly Walters (email@example.com)
Janet Mullen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Donna Orleman (email@example.com)
When do we submit the Medical Forms?
Please mail or email a copy of your child’s immunization records to our school nurse, Linda Carroll (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than April 30.
All new students must have proof of an updated physical exam. Medical and dental forms must be on file prior to the beginning of school.
All students entering 7th grade must have the meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine. Two doses are required by 12th graders unless the first dose was given on or after the age of 16. Proof of immunization must be provided prior to the beginning of school. To learn more, visit www.health.ny.gov/immunize or contact our school nurse.
In order for the school nurse to dispense any medication (prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers, antihistamines, antacids, etc.) to a student, a medication authorization form must be completed and signed by the student’s health care provider. A parent’s signature is also required. Forms must be returned with the medication in its original packaging to the health office.
Will my child be expected to complete Summer Reading?
Summer reading is required of all students; assignments vary by grade level and course level (i.e., regular placement, honors placement, AP). Summer reading assignments will be posted on the website at the end of June.
How do students purchase food from the cafeteria?
If you would like to have your child purchase breakfast and/or lunch from our cafeteria, you can put credit on your child’s lunch account through SLA Management. Allocating credit to your child’s account will help the lunch line run a bit more quickly because student cards are faster than cash transactions. You will be able to create an account and add money to that account starting in August.
Instructions will be included in the Principal’s Newsletter mid-August.
What school supplies will my child need?
Separate supply lists for middle and high school classes will be available in the Document Library at the end of June.
How do students receive their textbooks?
Our school office will order textbooks for all Nassau/Suffolk students directly from the school district. Your district will send out notices as to when you can pick up your books. All books must be returned at the end of the year before receiving the next year’s books.
The LuHi Bookstore orders textbooks for New York City (Queens) students directly from the publisher(s). Families are required to pay for workbooks. NYC textbooks can be picked up from the bookstore beginning on Student Orientation Day, Tuesday, September 7.
If a student loses a textbook, families pay the district.. it can be expensive, so keep track of all books!
When do students sign up for clubs and sports?
Co-curricular clubs and service activities generally begin within the first 4-6 weeks of the school year. Students are updated weekly on Friday afternoons via an email from the Principal that outlines the availability of activities for the following week. We encourage our students to get involved and plan their weeks using this important weekly communication!
Varsity and junior varsity athletes trying out for fall sports teams should be prepared to begin on-campus workouts in mid-August. (These sports include varsity football, girls’ j.v. and varsity volleyball, boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer, boys’ and girls’ varsity cross-country, girls’ varsity tennis, and girls’ varsity cheerleading.)
The actual start date will be set by NYSAIS and will be communicated to LuHi families via the athletics section of the LuHi website and Principal’s Newsletter. Any middle school athlete trying out for a junior varsity or varsity sport must complete the New York State Athletic Placement Process before competing. Notices will be emailed home over the summer providing start dates, coaches contact information, and Family ID Registration information.
Middle school fall sports teams will begin try-outs after school begins.
Additional questions can be directed to our Athletic Director, Todd Huebner (email@example.com).
How does my child receive Medical Clearance for athletics?
In an effort to simplify the medical clearing process, LuHi has a digital clearing process. In order for students to be properly cleared, parents must register online via Family ID. Please follow these steps:
*Parent permission forms are only good for one season and MUST be done for each season. If your child participates in a fall sport, you do not need to create a new account.
Can my student rent an instrument from the school?
Yes, you may rent an instrument privately or through our program.
Students scheduled to take band or orchestra as their Fine Arts elective will receive information in August about lesson requirements and instrument rentals. Instrumentalists and high school choir members must be enrolled in a lesson program. Lessons can be taken privately or in school for an additional annual fee of $590.
The middle and high school band programs utilize a computer-based practice program called SmartMusic. You will need to purchase and upload the program to your home computer for your student to use for practice and homework assignments. Please reach out to John Rodis with any questions regarding the performing arts program (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Keep an eye out in the Document Library for the following items:
– Summer Reading
– School Supplies
– 2022-23 Handbook