Monthly Message                        

August 14, 2017

Dear SLHS Students & Families,

It is hard to believe we’re sending out the welcome back letter already! I hope you have enjoyed your summer and were able to spend time with family and friends. I am looking forward to kicking off the school year and welcoming our students back on September 6
th. The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time with new staff, new students and new expectations for a positive school year.

Your 2017-2018 schedule is enclosed and as of today, will also be accessible through the SchoolTool portal. Students who are still enrolled in Credit Recovery Summer School and/ or taking an August Regents Exam, will not receive a schedule until August 21st. There will be NO schedule changes until after the first two days of school, unless students are missing a required course to graduate, are below the minimum 6.5 credit requirement, or want to add a course. After this time, only schedule changes that are educationally necessary will be considered. 

For the first two days of school this year (September 6th & 7th), we will have a closed campus. These two days will be used to educate all Juniors and Seniors of our expectations. Open campus privileges for Juniors and Seniors will begin on Friday, September 8th providing we have received the properly signed documents. The documentation needed for review and signature if in agreement, will be provided to the Juniors and Seniors during homeroom on the first day of school. Please have your child return the signed documents to their homeroom teacher.

August 16th & 17th – August Regents Exams
Monday, August 21st – Freshman Picnic @ 11:30am (Meet in the Cafeteria)
Wednesday, September 6th – First Day of School
Thursday, September 14th – SLHS Open House @ 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 27th – College Planning & Financial Aid Night @ 6:00pm (Library)
October 3rd-10th – Homecoming Week

I encourage you to contact the school (891-4450) or visit our website at any time should you have any questions or concerns. The documents and forms tab on the website has all the required forms and information. Thank you for your continued support of the Saranac Lake High School. On behalf of the entire SLHS staff, we wish all students and families a very successful 2017-2018 school year!

Joshua Dann, Principal