High School FAQ
What is considered a half day/full day of school for students?
Please see the Student Code of Conduct for additional information.
Not reporting to school or arriving after 11:00 AM is considered a full day absence. Arriving at school between 9:00 and 11:00 is considered a half-day absence.
How do I excuse an absence for my student?
All student absences need to have a written note signed by the parent/guardian to be excused. Notes can be hand written and dropped off at the attendance desk or parents can e-mail Ms. Burno at firstname.lastname@example.org. All absences should be accompanied with a note including tardies, half day, full day, vacations and educational trips.
What are the procedures for student athletes who may arrive to school late or need to leave early?
Please see the Athletic Code of Conduct for additional information
- In order for a student-athlete to participate in any athletic activity, including practice, he/she must be in attendance at school before 9:00 AM on the day of the activity. Pre-approved educational trips, college visits, funerals, religious holidays, medical/dental appointments, driving testing services, and other activities approved by the High School Principal are exceptions to this rule. The High School Principal or his/her designee is the only person that may waive the 9:00 AM rule. Student-athletes must be in school at start time prior to all doctor appointments after 9:00 AM until appointment dismissal time and all student-athletes must return to school with a doctor’s note. For example, school starts at 7:45 AM and the doctor’s appointment is at 9:30 AM, the student-athlete must report to school on time and follow normal sign out procedures. A student-athlete who is absent from school may attend an activity as a spectator if the activity is open to the public.
- A student-athlete who leaves early during the school day and will not return prior to the end of the day may not participate in an athletic event unless prior permission is granted by the building Principal or his/her designee or the Director of Athletics. Upon return to the athletic event, a note verifying the appointment must be given to the Director of Athletics, Athletic Trainer or Head Coach. If the student-athlete returns to the athletic event without a note, he/she will not be permitted to participate.
- A student-athlete who is out of school suspended is not eligible to participate in school activities from the time the disciplinary action starts. He/she becomes eligible at 7:46 AM of the school day immediately following the last day of suspension. Therefore, a student-athlete out of school suspended on a Friday is not eligible for any weekend activities.
Who are the Class Advisors and how much are class dues?
We recommend paying class dues in a student’s freshman year. They only need to be paid once in the four years they are at the high school. Class dues are used towards cap and gown for graduation and other class activities over the course of high school.
Class of 2023 dues is $50.00 – Stephanie Donald, Advisor
Class of 2024 dues is $40.00 – Lee Zeisloft, Advisor
Class of 2025 dues is $35.00 – Courtney Bathgate, Advisor
Class of 2026 dues is $30.00 – Casey Cooperman, Advisor
When I need to write a check for an activity at the high school, whom should I make my check payable
Checks should be made payable to SLHS. Please note in the memo section what club or activity the check is for.
How do I obtain a parking spot at the high school?
Student Parking Applications become available and are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Applications become available during the summer prior to the new school year. A student must have a completed application, proof of insurance, proof of vehicle registration and a valid driver’s license to apply for an application. A payment of $50.00 is accepted at the time of spot assignments. Information about parking can be found on the Parking Page.
How do I obtain a copy of my transcript or verify education at Southern Lehigh?
Fill out the verification form found in the Counseling Section of the High School Website. Follow the directions provided on the form to receive requested information.