LZHS Principal's Newsletter

August 18, 2023

Principal's Message

Good afternoon!! What a wonderful week here at Lake Zurich High School. We closed today's day with an amazing pep assembly with tons of school spirit. An incredible experience! Although I try to send only two newsletters a month, this month, I had to add an extra one. We are bubbling over with information to share about Lake Zurich High School. As always, if you need anything, do not hesitate to reach out!

New Topics

-Upcoming Important Dates

-Notes From Our College and Career Counselor, Mr. Krause

-Freshman Parent Night

-Student Behavior Expectations

-Ela Historical Society - History Day and Antique and Artisan Market

Previous Topics

-Attendance Information

-Synergy Information

-SAT Suite of Assessment Information (August 30th Assessment Date for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and asynchronous learning for 12th-grade students)

-Finals Information

-Spiritwear Volunteer Opportunities

-Spiritwear Sales

Upcoming Important Dates

August 25th-Bear BBQ (During Lunch Periods-Students and Staff Only)

August 29th-SAT Presentation Night 7:00 PM in PAC (moved from August 28th)

August 30th-Asynchronous Learning for Seniors (Seniors do not come into school on this day)

August 30th-Horizon PSAT/SAT Assessment Date for 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Students

August 30th-Curriculum Night 6:30 PM at Lake Zurich High School

Notes From Our College and Career Counselor

Mr. Krause has a lot of important information for our 12th-grade students and the processes for applying to college. Please click here for that information.

Freshman Parent Night

We had terrific participation for our Freshman Parent Night; both online and in-person. Please click here for that evening's slide presentation. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Student Behavior Expectations

Today, all students, during their PE class, attended a presentation led by our Deans, Joe Haney and Jessica Landergott. Students were presented with behavior expectations and then had a chance to ask questions. You can view the presentation by clicking here. If you have any questions about behavior expectations, please contact Joe or Jessica.

Ela Historical Society - History Day and Antique and Artisan Market

FREE Event! - Sunday, September 17th, 2023 10am-4pm at the Ela Historical Society and Museum 95 E. Main St., Lake Zurich

Attendance Information

As we prepare to start the school year, it is important that students and families establish regular routines to maximize student attendance to school. Students are expected to be at school daily, and with enough time to navigate to their first period class on time.

Please note that for students who struggle to maintain regular attendance, parents/families will receive additional communication, conference requests, and other interventions to support regular school attendance - in accordance with state law. At the high school level, this may involve one or more of the following:

  • having students attend Office Hours to make up work missed due to tardy behaviors or unexcused absences,
  • assignment to after school interventions (i.e., staying for a period of time after Office Hours), and
  • not being able to make up formative work missed for credit due to attendance concerns.

Parents/guardians and students can find more information regarding attendance in the Parent-Student Handbook.

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.net.

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.

August 30th Assessment Day/SAT Suite of Assessments Plan

For the 2023-2024 school year, we are moving towards a new assessment plan concerning the SAT Suite of Assessments. Please click here for information about the new assessment plan and the assessments' specific dates.

Finals Information

Finals are a significant part of the educational journey, allowing students to showcase their knowledge and understanding of the subjects they have studied throughout the year. We will implement a finals schedule and cumulative experiences for our students this school year. Please click here for more information concerning finals during the 2023-2024 school year.

Spiritwear Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to meet new parents? Make great connections while selling the NEW Bear Spirit Wear Line?

Join us in raising money for the High School! Please contact us at lzhsboosterstore@gmail.com

You can also sign up for to volunteer at the school store and/or football games.

School Store Volunteer Sign up Genius link:


Football Game Volunteer SignUp Genius Link:


Spiritwear Sales

The Bear Booster store has gone LIVE! We are so excited to showcase our NEW line! Start the new school year sporting your trendy LZ Bear Spirit Wear! GO BEARS!!!

SHOP: https://lake-zurich-high-school-bear-booster-club.square.site/

Questions: Lzhsboosterstore@gmail.com