LCHS: Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year

Dear La Cañada High School Students and Parents,

On behalf of the entire La Cañada High School faculty and staff, I want to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year.  I hope you are enjoying the summer and taking advantage of the time to relax, rest, and rejuvenate.  At LCHS we are actively preparing for the upcoming school year and eagerly awaiting our start. 

School will begin each day at 7:45 a.m., and will conclude daily at 2:42 p.m. on a Regular, Block, and Assembly scheduled days.  On late arrival Tuesdays throughout the year, we will have an altered schedule.  Students may arrive to campus before the regular start time and will be monitored while on campus by faculty.  If students choose to arrive late on these Tuesdays, they will need to be in class for a start time of 8:40 a.m.  These Tuesdays will be used for Professional Learning Community (PLC) work by each of our departments so that they might critically analyze instruction and focus on learning with fidelity of purpose.  The new Common Core State Standards and our school wide focus on learning have emboldened our collaboration focus for the coming year, and we are excited about what this concentration of resources will accomplish for students.  Please mark your calendars per the attached information delineating the dates described.

During the 2015-2016 school year, we continue to offer our STEP program.  STEP will be offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 35 minutes after block two.  Students may register for up to two STEP sessions, which may include either a STEP session and/or Homeroom.  Offerings will be one semester in length and will include academic support, enrichment, and school club activities.  Additional information about STEP offerings and STEP registration will be forthcoming. 

Registration is close upon us.  Please refer to the LCHS website for registration materials.  It is important to print and complete the necessary forms and bring them to your registration appointment according to the following schedule:

                 Senior Registration                          Monday, August 3rd  8:00 - 10:00 am*

                Junior Registration                           Monday, August 3rd 10:30am -12:30 pm*

                Sophomore Registration                  Monday, August  3rd          1:00 - 3:00 pm*

                Freshman Registration                     Tuesday, August 4th  8:00am - 10:00 am*

*Please note these times are correct and updated as of Sunday, July 26th 

I wish you a happy and safe summer and look forward to the return of our families and staff, and especially our students with registration in August.

Sincerely,

Ian McFeat
9-12 Principal