Campus Life » New Student FAQ'S

New Student FAQ'S

1. I heard that there is not a Start-Up Day this year. Is this correct?
a. Yes, this is correct. This year we will have New Student Day on Monday, August 12. All freshmen and new sophomores, juniors and seniors will run through a day full of information to prepare them for the 2019-20 school year.
i. Students will be in uniform on the 12th.
b. Tuesday, August 13 will be a type of “Open Campus” day for students to come in and arrange their lockers and meet with a School Counselor, if they have scheduling questions. The 13th is an optional day for all students.
 
2. Will freshmen have a chance to figure out where their classes are before the first day of school? (Trial run?)
a. Yes, freshmen and new students will have this opportunity during New Student Orientation August 12. During this day, they will run through their schedule, meet their teachers, and learn procedural ins and outs of LCHS.
b. They are also welcome to return on the 13th during “Open Campus”.
 
3. Can students stay at High Marks every day after school and do their homework?
a. High Marks is open until 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon (Mondays and Fridays will be reserved for test completion). A great place to get your homework started!
 
4. What happens if you are tardy?
a. If you are tardy for first period, you will report to the front office and a tardy slip will be given, which will allow you to go to class.
b. If you are tardy to class, go to class and the teacher will admit you as tardy.
c. After 3 tardies, students will receive a detention for being tardy.
 
5. On the average, how much homework is there each night?
a. You can expect 20-30 minutes per class. If you use your time wisely, you can often get a good start during class or during Flex.
 
6. How often are tests and quizzes given?
a. This depends on the class. Teachers will give chapter ending assessments and sometimes mid chapter, if they are longer chapters. Quizzes and minor assessments are given throughout.
 
7. What are RenWeb and Moodle?
a. RenWeb is a data base that you will use to review homework assignments and check your grades. RenWeb offers a real time grade book – allowing you to check for missing assignments and grades entered (P = pending grading, M = missing, E = excused). You will also be able to view your report card, enter your service hours, check your cafeteria balance and the menu, etc.
b. Moodle is an electronic classroom. Teachers will provide assignments on Moodle, electronically, and you will submit the assignment through Moodle, electronically.
 
8. Do teachers post homework assignments online daily?
a. Yes, you should be able to see a list of your homework assignments on Renweb. You will also find many of the assignments on Moodle. (If you are absent, you will want to check both RenWeb and Moodle.)
 
9. How does lunch work? And is there a salad bar?
a. On your schedule, you will have a period marked for lunch. Sophomore and freshman students share this same 50 minute block of time (5th period). Sophomores will eat first, lining up to go directly to the cafeteria. Freshmen will have Flex during this time. Half way through this block of time, freshman and sophomore students will switch and freshmen will go to lunch as sophomores proceed to Flex. You need to have your Student ID’s and lanyards with you at lunch (and the entire day).
i. During Flex, students may choose to sit in the gym and talk with their friends, go to High Marks to study (subject area teachers will be in High Marks during Flex to answer questions and assist with homework and studying), go to the “silent” homework room, work in the “quiet” homework room, visit the School Counseling Office, or visit Spiritual Life.
b. No, there is not a salad bar, but a nice array of salads are offered. Pizza will always be on hand, along with a delicious homemade entrée, sides, sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, ice-cream treats, snacks, etc. Students are offered many wonderful choices.
 
10. What is the phone policy?
a. Students are asked to keep your cell phones in your lockers. You may check your phones between classes, if necessary. Students will be allowed cell phones at Flex.
 
11. How much time do we have in between classes?
a. You have 5 minutes in between classes. This may seem short, but once you have your schedule down – it will be plenty of time.
 
12. Does it matter if we get lost and are late to class on the first day?
a. No, teachers are very understanding the first days of school – especially with the freshmen.
 
13. How long are we in homeroom?
a. New this year, “House Period” will be held once a week on Wednesdays for 45 minutes. “House Period” will follow 3rd period.
 
14. When do we get our schedule?
a. Schedules will be posted on RenWeb Monday, August 12 at 5PM for all students. But new students will receive their schedule upon arrival on the morning of the 12th in the Bueter Lobby.
 
15. Where do we go on the first day (Wednesday, August 14th)?
a. The first day of school, you will report to your 1st period class (on a Monday schedule) by 8:15 a.m.
i. Each morning the cafeteria doors are unlocked 7:00-7:45. Students may sit in the cafeteria – study, eat breakfast, or socialize until 7:45. At 7:45, the doors are locked, students are released and may go to their lockers and 1st period class.
ii. The main entrance and the back door by High Marks are unlocked 7:45-8:15. (After 8:15, the only entrance is the main entrance.)
iii. A warning bell will sound at 8:10 – reminding you to head to 1st period.
 
16. Do we need to have items downloaded on our computer before the first day?
a. No. You will be given instructions on downloading Office 365 on the first day of school.
 
17. Are we allowed to bring our own planner?
a. Yes, you should bring your own planner. Lexington Catholic will not be providing agendas.
 
18. What happens when we get a lot of tardies?
a. Your third tardy will result in a detention.
i. See the handbook for guidelines.
 
19. What sweatshirts/outerwear are you allowed to wear in the building?
a. You may wear any Lexington Catholic outerwear – no hoodies.
 
20. What socks are you allowed to wear?
a. You may wear any socks that you like.
 
21. What school supplies do I need?
a. On the first day, you will want to bring your device, pens, pencils, and something to write on. Teachers will tell you what additional supplies you may need for their particular class.
i. Many students choose to have two 2-3 inch binders. One binder for their morning classes and one for their afternoon classes. They place loose leaf paper and folders for each class in the binders.
 
22. I’m working on the freshmen Survey of Literature summer reading assignment. Do I write two papers - one on each book?
a. No, you are only asked to write one paper. The paper is due the first day of school. (August 14)
 
23. What if there is a blank spot on my schedule or I need to change something?
a. The School Counseling Office will be open on the 13th during the “Open Campus”. You can visit Mrs. Cashman, freshman class counselor, and she will help adjust your schedules.
 
24. Is the schedule that I see on RenWeb and/or receive on Start-Up Day set in stone?
a. No, changes are made the first couple of weeks of school. Some changes are student initiated and some are teacher directed or administration may change schedules to even out classes sizes.
b. If you are unsure about your schedule, please talk with your teacher and/or visit Mrs. Cashman in the School Counseling Office.