June 2, 2017

Dear SLHS Families,
It’s hard to believe that June is here and I’m writing the last newsletter for the 2016-2017 school year! As we approach the last few days of instruction and upcoming Regents/Final Exams, I encourage you to speak with your child about the importance of studying hard, seeking assistance if necessary, and finishing the year strong. 

On June 7th, at 7:00 in the High School Auditorium, the High School Music Department will present their Spring Concert. The performance will feature all of the performing groups at the High School: Festival Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, Women's Ensemble, Men's Ensemble, Concert Choir, and Concert Band. Special recognition will be given to our Seniors as well. The concert is free and open to the public.

Regents/ Final Exams will be administered from June 13th-20th. The exam schedule will be posted in each classroom, outside the main office and on the SLHS website. Regents/Final Exams count as one-sixth of the final grade, so it has a major impact on the student’s overall grade. The time allowance for each exam is three hours and exams will begin at 7:50am and 11:50am. When students are given permission to leave the exam location, they have some options. They can leave the building, report to the library, cafeteria or outside. Students will not be allowed to hang out in the halls or near the doorways.

During the exam period, the buses will arrive at the regular time in the morning. From June 13th through June 20th, buses are scheduled to take students home at 11:15am and 2:50pm. On the last day of school, Friday, June 23rd students will be dismissed at 9:30am. The last day for lunch will be Friday, June 16th and the last day for breakfast is Tuesday, June 20th. Students who do not have exams are not required to attend school.

The use of any cell phones or communication devices are strictly prohibited when taking Regents/Final Exams. Students who are found using a communication device during an exam, no matter how briefly, will have the exam invalidated and a zero score will be given. This guideline comes directly from the State Education Department.

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Mrs. Gail Meyer, who will be retiring at the end of this school year. I want to thank Mrs. Meyer for her outstanding service and dedication to the students at the SLHS. I would like to wish her the best in this exciting new chapter.

I want thank the SLHS Parent-Faculty Organization (PFO), who continues to sponsor various activities and provides resources for our students and staff.  I also want to thank our incredible students, caring families, and dedicated staff for a wonderful school year. Graduation will be at 7:00pm on Friday, June 23rd at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. From all of us at SLHS, enjoy a safe and relaxing summer vacation. 

Please visit the SLHS website to stay up to date on school activities, assignments and important dates. As always, feel free to contact me with questions, concerns or comments at dannjos@slcs.org or by calling 891-4450.

Joshua Dann, Principal