Lake-Lehman School District

Lake Lehman School District

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions. If you’d like further information after reading the answers below, please take some time to review our district student handbook or our secondary student handbook. As always, you are welcome to give us a call with any additional questions you may have.

What are the school hours?

Grades K–6: 8:55 a.m.–3:40 p.m.

Jr/Sr High School Hours: 8:00 a.m.–2:50 p.m.

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What should we do if my child must be absent from school?

Elementary School: Please obtain an absence slip from the office or download it and print it for your use. You must submit it within three days of the student’s return to school in order for us to excuse it. In case of a prolonged illness, please call us. Your child’s teacher will provide homework assignments after three days or more of illness. We require students who are absent for more than five consecutive days or ten days per quarter to present a doctor’s excuse for the absences.

Secondary School: Students must submit a note for the absence on the first day they return to school. We require the parent/guardian to write and sign a note including the following information:

  • Student’s first and last name
  • Student's grade level
  • Date(s) of the absence
  • Reason for the absence
  • Parent’s daytime telephone number
  • Parent/Guardian signature

The parent/guardian must also contact the attendance office to report a student absent prior to 8:30 a.m. every day of a student’s absence.

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What is the dress code for Lake-Lehman schools?

We expect our students to dress in a way that shows respect for themselves, for others, and for their school. Students may not wear any clothing that distracts from the learning experience. Specifically, we do not allow:

  • Clothing displaying inappropriate pictures, gestures, words, drug use, alcohol, tobacco products, weapons, profanity, or sexual innuendoes
  • Halter tops, tank tops, shirts or blouses exposing the midriff, or other immodest clothing
  • Pants worn below the waistline that reveal undergarments
  • Clothes that allow the exposure of the student’s undergarments
  • Hats of any type or style
  • Pajamas/pajama bottoms/lounge pants
  • Bandanas/headbands
  • Hoods during the school day
  • Blankets/throws wrapped around an individual

We reserve the right to determine whether a student’s clothing is appropriate for school. For more details regarding our dress code, please review the secondary Student Handbook.

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What will happen if my child becomes ill while at school?

If a student becomes ill, we will attempt to notify a parent or guardian promptly, and we will care for the student in our nurse’s station until a parent or guardian arrives. Students may not leave school grounds without either a parent or another approved adult (as listed on the student’s information form). If the situation is experiencing a medical emergency, we will follow standard emergency procedures.

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Does the district provide bus transportation to students?

Yes, LLSD is happy to offer students bus transportation before and after school and for school-sponsored events. As this service is a privilege, we expect all students to respect the rules, which allow for a safe and enjoyable ride. Please see the Transportation page for bus routes and more information.

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When are parent/teacher conferences?

Our elementary schools hold parent/teacher conferences during the month of November. Communication is an essential part of the education program, and it is very important for parents to keep in close contact with the student’s teacher concerning his/her progress. Please get involved in your child’s educational experience, and if you would like to meet with your child’s teacher any time during the year, be sure to schedule a meeting in advance so you can have the teacher’s undivided attention.

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Does the school provide lunch for its students?

Yes, we serve two nutritionally well-balanced meals (breakfast and lunch) daily. Free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast is available to those who qualify. Find our what’s for lunch, and get more information on our Food Services page.

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Do you offer insurance for students?

The school district cooperates with a private insurance company to offer students low-cost coverage. Students will receive forms from their homeroom teacher at the beginning of the school year. We recommend that all students who participate in sports purchase the insurance.

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Can my high school student drive to school?

Yes, and please remember that driving one’s car to school is a privilege, not a right. Rules and regulations regarding the use of automobiles and parking are necessary to maintain safety while on school property. Please see these rules in the secondary student handbook. All students who wish to drive to school must register their cars, and we require students to show their driver’s license at time of registration. The administration reserves the right to inspect any vehicle parked on school property.

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Can students use cell phones on the school campuses?

Students may use cell phones or other electronics (at teacher discretion) for research and educational purposes only. Students may not use cell phones or other electronics in the hallways for any purpose. We do permit students to use their devices in the lunchroom and on the bus, to and from school. Students may not wear headphones without teacher approval and never in the hallways. If a student wears headphones in the hallways, we will confiscate them, and they will have to be retrieved by a parent or guardian. Please see more about our electronics use policy in the secondary student handbook.

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