SARANAC LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

Hello SLHS Families

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable holiday season with their families. I want to thank all the families and community members for attending our Winter Concert on Monday, December 17th. Our students, along with Mr. Drew Benware, Mr. Keith Kogut and Mr. Tom Delahant, did a wonderful job and we appreciate your attendance at these special occasions.

Mid-Term & Regents Exams

As we resume classes after the holidays, we are reminded that the month of January represents the midway point of the school year. The end of the first semester includes mid-term and Regents exams on January 22nd-25th. The mid-term exams may count up to one-sixth of the final grade, so they could have a major impact on the student’s overall grade. The time allowance for each exam is three hours and exams begin at 7:50am and 11:30am. The exam schedule will be posted outside the main office, in each classroom and on the website. In order for your child to do their best academically, it’s critical that they come to school and arrive on time. Students who don’t have an exam, don’t have to attend school for those three days. Regular classes will resume on Monday, January 28th.

Events/ Activities @ SLHS

The cast of 46 students for Urinetown was announced on December 19th. We are all curious and intrigued by the title and can't wait to see all of our students perform on March 21-23 @ 7:30pm.


The SLHS Class of 2018 came back and visited us on Alumni Day on December 19th. We are always happy to see our alumni and this year was another great turnout. Pizza was provided in the Guidance Office and lots of good discussions were had.


Our Winter Sports teams are in full swing. Please check out their schedules on the SLHS Athletics page http://athletics.slcs.org/ and attend one of their events. In celebration of the Winter Sports season, the Student Council and the Team Captains will be organizing the 2nd Annual Winter Sports Pep Rally on Friday, January 18th. Last years' games and activities were entertaining and looking forward to see what they come up with this year.

Our second quarter/ first semester grades will be available on the SchoolTool parent portal on Thursday, January 31st. If you don’t have access to the parent portal, please email your request along with your email address to Diana Schwartz at schwartdia@slcs.org. Please follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our website.


Take care,

Joshua Dann, Principal