LZHS Principal's Newsletter

August 3, 2023

Principal's Message

Good afternoon!! I hope that this newsletter finds you all doing well. As we get closer and closer to the start of the school year, you can feel the excitement in the building growing. Construction projects are coming to a close, and teachers are setting up rooms, meeting, and getting ready for this upcoming year! It is very busy!! I implore you to contact the office if you have any questions! Below is a list of new and previous topics that are still relevant for the upcoming two weeks.

New Topics

-Synergy Information

-Schedule Availability

-Material Distribution and Updated Parking Permit Information

-New Teachers

-Unplugged Fest

Previous Topics

-Freshman Orientation

-Communication From Athletic Department

Synergy Information

As you know, we have changed over to a new student information system (Synergy) for the current school year. As a reminder, parents/guardians can access the ParentVUE portal through the district website (under Parents → ParentVUE). Similarly, students can access their portal under Students (StudentVUE; this app will also be pushed out on all student iPads).

Parents and students can access resources about the new system (i.e., navigation tools, different features of Synergy) through the Tech Support page of the district website, under Synergy Resources. Anyone in need of technical support may contact support@lz95.org.

Please note that Home Access has a tentative end date of August 31st, 2023. Parents and students should only access information via ParentVUE and StudentVUE systems thereafter for information.

Schedule Availability

Schedules will be available after 4 PM on August 4th. To access your student’s schedule, log in to ParentVue and click on the CLASS SCHEDULE tab (located on the left side of your screen).

Material Distribution and Updated Parking Permit Information

Material distribution for the Lake Zurich High School students will take place on August 7th, 8th, and 9th. On these days, you will receive your textbooks, yearbooks, spring yearbook insert, take pictures, and receive your parking permit. Please click here for more details concerning material distribution.

New Lake Zurich High School Staff

Please help me in welcoming new staff to Lake Zurich High School!!! Welcome to the team!!!

D.J. Angelaccio-English/EL

Tara Batchelor-Paraprofessional

Grace Bonamarte-Math

Courtney Callen-Family and Consumer Sciences

Ashley Cho-Counselor

Claire Guzman-Attendance Administrative Assistant

Karin Karecki-Division Head

Autumn Kirk -Social Work Intern

Jackie Kowalik-Science

Jessica Landergott-Dean

Erin Langer-Math

Michael Leahy-Counselor

Angela Lonski-Police Liason

Carina Medina-English/EL

Megan O’Neill-English

Rene Olson-Dean's Office Administration Assistant

Tori Origer-Math

Elisa Perez-Speech Pathologist

Sabrina Rodriguez-504 Coordinator

Miles Russell-Case Manager

Cathleen Schiller -Psychologist Intern

Cassondra Spear-Psychologist

Alex Tortorella-Special Education

Unplugged Fest

Unplugged Fest - Disconnect to Reconnect

  • August 6, 2023 -11am - 3pm, at Paulus Park (in the event of rain, this event will be held indoors at the Foglia YMCA)

  • This event is free, and for all ages!

For more information, visit: www.unpluggedfest.com

Freshman Orientation

Freshman orientation is going to be on August 14th. There will also be a Freshman parent night the same evening. We have lots of information to share with students and parents and are excited to welcome you to the Lake Zurich High School community. Please click here for more details about Freshman orientation.

Lake Zurich High School Athletic Department

Fall sports tryout information is on our LZHS website. To be ready for tryouts, you must be registered on Synergy and have a valid physical uploaded to Synergy. If you have any questions about athletics, don't hesitate to contact the athletic office.