Lanakila Baptist High School

January 2020

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a fantastic winter break will plenty of joy and quality time with family and friends. Take a look at what's happening this month, as well as important changes that are coming up this semester.

Report Cards

First-semester report cards have been sent out. Congratulations to all our students who ended the semester well!

For those few students who were unable to make a passing grade in one or more classes, summer school will be available for them to make up the credit. Please note, however, that no student can make up multiple credits in the short time of summer, so please encourage your child to put in the extra effort this semester!

Students Return to School - Tuesday, January 7

Staff Changes

We are pleased to announce that Pastor Jose Esquibel, President and Pastor of Lanakila Baptist Church and Schools, will be joining the high school staff as the new 7th & 8th grade Bible teacher! We are certain that the students will enjoy his teaching and benefit from his years of experience and education.

Awards Chapel - January 8

If your child received all A's or all A's & B's, they will be receiving an award for their outstanding academic achievement! You are welcome to join us during Chapel from 8-9 am as we celebrate all the students who have reached this goal!

Open House - January 17

Welcome, all new students! We will be having an open house for anyone interested in attending Lanakila Baptist High School on January 17th, at 7 pm. If you know anyone who would benefit from an education here, please invite them to our open house. And don't forget, enrolled families who refer new families can qualify for a $500 referral credit (see handbook for details).

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School - January 20

New Cell Phone Policy - 7th & 8th Graders

In this generation of technology, we understand that people are way more connected than ever before. Unfortunately, too much "connection" can sometimes cause strain on the education of students as they navigate through learning, friendships, and healthy boundaries. After much consideration, we have decided to withdraw permission for middle school students (7th & 8th graders) to carry a phone on campus during school hours. Those with phones may still bring them to school, but they will be collected during homeroom, held in the office during the day and can be retrieved after school.

You should have received the New Cell Phone Policy in the mail along with your child's report card. Please check the appropriate box, sign it and have your child turn it into their homeroom class by Friday, January 10th. A form must be returned for all students whether they have a phone or not.

High School students, 9th-12th graders, will still have the privilege of carrying their phones during the day but must abide by the cell phone policy in order to maintain that privilege.

*A copy of the Cell Phone Policy is also attached to this newsletter.

Attendance & Tardies

Over the last semester, many students have exceeded both absences and tardies that we just cannot overlook. Beginning this semester, we will take a must stricter stance on excessive absences and tardies. Please read through the Attendance Policy that you should have received in the mail along with your child's report card. Being present and on time for each class is not only an important life skill but also crucial for them to earn their best possible grades and maximize their educational potential!

*A copy of the Attendance Policy is also attached to this newsletter.