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Tips for parents to encourage attendance
Parents, did you know that students who miss more than 10% of school days drastically reduce their chances of graduating on time? Attendance is important for your teen if they expect to stay engaged, successful and ready to graduate. Here are some tips for you to help keep your teen in school:
- Help your teen maintain regular routines of eating ,completing homework and sleeping. That means nutritious meals, a distracton free environment to do homework, and at least 7-10 hours of sleep each night.
- Talk to your teen about their school day regularly, and look for potential barriers to remaining in school. Ask if your teen feels safe, has positive friendships, and is involved in activities they enjoy.
- Stay on top of their attendance and their grades. CCPS has a system in place that provides great informtion about your teen's progress in each class to make it easier to track grades.
- Attend parent conferences and informational nights yourself, as well as plays or sporting events tht y ou might enjoy as a family to give your teen the message that school is a positive place.
For more information, contact your school guidance office or visit websites such as attendanceworks.org
How do I enroll my child at school?
If you wish to enroll your child at Lackey High School, bring the following documents:
- Evidence of complete primary immunizations.
- A copy of the child's birth certificate.
- Two (2) proofs of residency within the Lackey school zone*:
Acceptable proofs of residency, transcripts from previous high school(s), or a final report card for incoming ninth grade students.
How can I meet with a School Counselor?
- For Students: Students can sign up to see their counselor on the clipboard in the School Counseling Office reception area. If a student has an immediate need to speak with the counselor, he or she should convey this information to Ms. Johnson, School Counseling Office Secretary, and ask to wait. Counselors will send a pass for students in the order that they have signed up on the clipboard.
- For Parents or Guardians: Parents or guardians who wish to speak with any of the counselors are encouraged to contact the School Counseling Office via email or phone. If you wish to meet with the counselor, please schedule an appointment using the phone numbers listed.
Please contact the counselor to arrange parent/teacher conferences. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers personally via phone or email before arranging conferences. Parent/teacher conferences are held in the School Counseling Office after 2:20 PM and last approximately thirty minutes.
Transcripts are requested in writing at the School Counseling Office desk. The cost is $2.00 each, with the first transcript being free. We require at least one week to process transcript requests. Students should include any counselor forms required by colleges with the request. If a letter of recommendation is requested, an academic resume should be given to the counselor with the request. Parents may not request transcripts once the student has graduated. Previous students must request transcripts from the School Counseling Secretary, Ms. Johnson, in person and provide photo ID. If you do not live in the area, an approved transcript request form/release must be sent via fax to the counseling office. If you graduated from Henry E. Lackey High School more than 7 years ago, you must request your transcript from the
It is very important that you complete your college admissions testing and applications early. The SAT includes a writing section and an essay and you can also add a writing portion to your ACT test. For more information about the SAT/ACT and how to prepare, please talk to your School Counselor.
Three things your child should know about SAT's and College:
- During Sophomore year, the PSAT will no longer be administered to all 10th grade students. Students are welcome to sign up to take the test on their own. At the student's advising appointments, they can determine the student's need for college admission testing based on the test results and their post-secondary plan and which test might be best suited for the student. Seniors may then pick up an ACT or SAT registration packet from their counselor in the School Counseling Office.
Note: If you have met the course requirements for a 4-year college, you should plan on taking either the ACT and/or the SAT once in the spring of the Junior year as recommended by both the College Board and the ACT Educational Services. If necessary, a student may repeat either test as a senior. It is important to participate in the SAT prep programs offered at Lackey before the tests. Talk with your SAT Coordinator or School Counselor for more information.
- Begin or continue to research colleges. Students generally apply to between 3 and 5 colleges and with the application deadlines often coming in December (U.of Md. College Park), we recommend that transcript and letter of recommendation requests be submitted to the School Counseling Office early in November. During peak times, it can take as long as two weeks for the School Counseling Office to process the requests!
- Students will need a detailed academic resume in order to receive a quality letter of recommendation from their counselors and teachers. And yes, you will need letters of recommendation if you are going to college. Write your resume now and have copies ready for when you need it!
Note: "If you don't apply, you will never know."
A student has until Monday, September 12, 2022 to request a schedule change. Changes will only be granted if an error is found on the schedule. (Example: A student is in an A-level course but should be in honors.) Please contact the appropriate grade level counselor to discuss.
Please contact the Counseling Department at (301) 934-7472 to make an appointment to register or withdraw your child.
The paperwork for enrolling your child can be completed online. Please follow the link below to complete the paperwork for enrollment. You can print it out once it is complete and bring it to your appointment.
Please click on the following link to complete online registration.
You must provide a completed registration packet at the time of enrollment. If any items are missing or incomplete the enrollment cannot be processed.
Please ensure you bring all neccesary documents including:
- Photo Identification
- Two proofs of domicile*
- Complete immunization records
- Birth Certificate
- ALL previous transcripts and transfer grades
- All forms completed and signed
- IEP/504 plans
We cannot rely on other schools sending immunization records, birth certificate, etc... to process enrollment. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide all necessary documentation for enrollment.
Please call ahead to make an appointment. We cannot provide on the spot withdrawals as it takes time to complete the necessary paperwork and assemble a withdraw packet. You must provide photo identification and posess educational rights to withdraw your child from school. Please be prepared to inform us of the school the student is transferring to.
Your grade level counselor will assemble missing work for you for any lawful absence from school (see student code of conduct). Please contact us as soon as you know you will be in need of make up work. Make sure that you have the appropriate letter or documentation (doctor's note, parental note, etc...) for ALL missed days upon your return to school. Failure to contact the attendance secretary and the counselor may result in not receiving all make up work or the absence being marked unlawful. Make up work is not guaranteed in that case.
Remember that attendance is one of the STRONGEST indicators of academic success! Students who are on time and attend daily are more likely to be successful in the classroom.
What is PBIS?
PBIS is a school-based intervention for reducing disruptive and aggressive behaviors. The Maryland Department of Education, Johns Hopkins University and Sheppard Pratt Health Systems sponsor this program. This program is meant to promote positive behavior in the school community by rewarding students school wide who practice and model exemplary academic performance and citizenship. All of our staff members and administrators are participating in this program.
What is the Lackey PBIS Theme?
L: Life-long Learning - Learn something new every day!
H: Honor and Respect - Others, property and yourself.
S: Success - Create great expectations.
The staff and administration reward students who display these positive behaviors and skills through the Charger Card Reward Program.
What is the Charger Card Reward Program?
The staff and administration give cards to students who display life-long learning, honor and respect, and success. The teachers and administrators use Charger Cards as reinforcement for observed positive behaviors. The students can then redeem these cards for incentives in teachers' classrooms or coupons for free food at sporting events, or they can deposit their cards in the LHS box in the office. Every two weeks at the end of the day on Friday, a drawing is held in which students can win gift certificates to popular businesses or a Charger bag filled with school supplies, candy and games.
How can I help support the PBIS Program?
An important part of the success for any school-based program is communication and support from our school community. We are asking for your support in our efforts to encourage excellence in academics and behavior. During the course of the year, our teachers, administrators and bus drivers will use this incentive program to encourage and inspire our students to do their best, strive for higher goals, and become productive citizens.
Many of you may be affiliated with a business that would be willing to donate goods, services, gift cards, or to make a monetary donation. We and our students would greatly appreciate any donations that businesses could make to our PBIS program. You may contact Jacqueline Vasquez (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 301-753-1753 or 301-743-5431.
We thank you in advance for your help in this matter and know that together we can make a positive contribution to the educational experiences of all of the students at Henry E. Lackey High School.
Interdisciplinary team to identify resources and supports for students, staff, and teachers.
The Student Support Team is an interdisciplinary team based within the school to identify resources and supports for students, staff, and parents. Our mission is to develop supports and accommodations that support behavior patterns that enhance learning and quality of life. The SST incorporates the functions of a number of programs such as "screening" for referral to the IEP process, identification of disabled students under Section 504, monitoring of students on CHIPS/Home and Hospital, and crisis management.
The goals of SST are to assist students who are at risk for school failure due to academic, behavioral, attendance, or health concerns. Teachers who have not had prior success with Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions for students may refer students for the SST process. If you have any questions, please contact your students grade level counselor by phone at (301) 934-7472.
Our school is a class site for the College of Southern Maryland program. To take the class, you must sign up with CSM on their website. To sign up, click the link below:
For former (not current) students
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