LZHS Principal's Newsletter
August 18, 2023
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!
-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
-SAT Suite of Assessment Information (August 30th Assessment Date for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and asynchronous learning for 12th-grade students)
-Spiritwear Volunteer Opportunities
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
Freshman Parent Night
Student Behavior Expectations
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
August 30th Assessment Day/SAT Suite of Assessments Plan
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 email@example.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:
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!!!