General Resources and Information

A more detailed list of FAQ can be found on the LHCS home page.  Follow this link for the complete list.  Some of the more important information for new families is repeated below.

Information via the weekly LHCS News & Website
Make sure to sign up for the PTA’s weekly electronic LHCS News (aka "the Connection") newsletter.It is chock full of important information and a great way to stay informed about what’s going on at LHCS. Sign up to receive the newsletter by typing your email address into the box at the top right of the home page.

Additionally, all weekly news, the school and district calendars, classroom pages and staff directory, school supply lists, and much much more can always be found on the LHCS website. Bookmark the home page and take the time to become comfortable with the site.

Open House/Ice Cream Social and Curriculum Nights
These will occur just before or at the very beginning of the school year.  Each campus hosts an open house and/or curriculum night.  Open houses are usually just before school starts and every effort is made to get each grade a Curriculum Night very early in the year (usually mid-September).   We try to meet the needs of everyone through some combination of curriculum presentations, meeting your teachers and classmates and maybe even socializing, as well as a middle grades orientation for the 6th grade.  There will be an opportunity to sign up for parent/teacher conferences too.   Information will be available through the LHCS News, LHCS Website and a letter sent to families in mid-August regarding their student's classroom assignment.

Parent -Teacher Communication
Throughout the school year, please direct any questions or concerns to your child’s classroom teacher.After doing so if the issue is still not resolved, please contact the principal. Email addresses for teachers are available on this website under Classrooms and Support Staff, or on each teacher's page.  Parent-teacher conferences are held every fall for all students. Conference sign ups occur during the August open house or through individual communication with teachers.

More information about teacher-parent communication can be found in the Student Handbook. The handbook is given to each family at the beginning of the year that contains information about school policies and much more.

Getting Involved
Volunteer opportunities:  Parent volunteers are critical to LHCS’s success.Please watch the school website, LHCS News, and your e-mail for all the different ways you can volunteer your time and talents.The volunteer policy is explained here:

Join the PTA:  The PTA meets monthly, and is responsible for many things including parent newletters, website, fundraisers and so much more.  Learn more about the LHCS PTA.

Join the Site Council:  Site Council has both parent and staff representatives. This variety of perspectives helps to advise the administration about policies and other big picture school issues. Learn more about Site Council.

Family Directory The LHCS family directory is maintained by the PTA and made available online for the personal use of  LHCS families.  Information on how to access the directory and how to update/add your own information can be found here.

Food Services
Free breakfast and prepaid lunches are available daily.  Breakfast and lunch menus and information on the online payment system for lunches can be found via this webpage.

Who do I call to find out about my student’s bus stop and general transportation information?

  • If you need school bus stop information for grades Pre-K-8, please call 612.668.2300.

Who do I call to report an absence?

  • Even if you have notified your child's teacher, you must also call these numbers to report the absence:

   Lower Campus - 668-3210
   Upper Campus - 668-3310

What are the office hours?

  • Lower Campus: 8:00 - 4:30 P.M.  
  • Upper Campus:8:00 - 4:30 P.M.

School Hours:

Lower Campus - 9:35-4:05 PM 

Upper Campus - 9:40 AM - 4:10 PM 
(9:40 is the tardy bell)

What are the teacher hours?

  • Upper and Lower Campus - 8:30-4:15 P.M.

What do I do if my child will be late? 

  • Please call to report a student who will be more than 1 hour late. All late students must report to the main office (UC) or nurse's office (LC) to sign in and obtain a late pass.  District policy states that students who are late due to an appointment, must have verification from the clinic to excuse the absence.
  •    Lower Campus - 668-3210
  •    Upper Campus - 668-3310

I want to add money to my childs lunch account and see what she/he has been eating for lunch.  How do I do that?

  • Check out this link You will find information on how to pay and how to monitor your child's eating habits. (NOTE: You will need your child's school ID # to access this.  You can find it on report cards, and other official school documents.  You can also call the office to ask for it.)

What are the procedures for pick up and drop off at the Lower Campus?

  • Students Walking (biking) to/from School
  • Your child may walk to and from school with parent permission.  (Please indicate to your child’s teacher if your child will be a regular walker).  Lower campus staff will be available to cross students at the corners of 41st and Chowen and 41st and Drew.
  • Parking at the School
  • Parents may park on 41st street between Chowen and Drew.  Do Not park on Chowen or Drew between 40th and 41st.  Mpls enforces no parking signs with tickets.  When crossing streets please demonstrate positive role modeling for children and cross at the intersections.
  • Parent Pick Up (***NEW***)
  • Effective 8-24-15 the parent pick-up area will be on the corner of Drew and 40th Street.  Staff will walk students out past the buses on Chowen to 40th arriving at the corner of Drew and 40th.  Please wait there for your child.  (Please indicate to your child’s teacher if your child will be a regular parent pick up and their schedule).  All students who are not picked up when the buses pull away will be walked to the main entrance of the school on 41st where they will wait inside with a staff member until you arrive.  Students are expected to be picked up on time (4:15 p.m.).  Late pick-ups are documented and may result in a meeting with administration.  You must show your ID and sign your child out if arriving late.
  • Student Drop Off
  • Parents transporting their children to school need to get their children to and from school on time. Students cannot enter the building before 9:25 a.m .  Drop off is at Door #1 on 41st Street.