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WELCOME TOPPER PARENTS

Don’t Just Be A Bystander, Help Keep Our School Safe!

School Tip Line – Report crimes that occur on campus or report suspected bullying

Two Ways to Report: Call: (505) 663-2570 • E-mail: lahshelp@laschools.net
LAHS pays rewards only to the first caller with correct information that leads to an arrest. The name of the person providing information will be kept anonymous. In the event that two or more people contact LAHS simultaneously, any reward offered will be divided equally among the tipsters.

Registration/Supplies
Bus Routes
School Lunch
Topper Council

…Let’s talk registration…

* NEW * Procedures for 2018
Be ON- line…Not IN- line
What’s NEW :
Our new online registration documents and online payment system have allowed us to redesign our
registration days to shorten the time spent waiting in line. Completing the online registration EARLY
and at your CONVENIENCE will allow you to simply stop by to pick up textbooks and chromebooks.
● ID photos will be taken with School Pictures in September. Use last year’s ID until new ID is
issued.
● Lockers are automatically assigned, and locker numbers with combinations will be printed on
the schedule you will receive when picking up your textbooks.
● Parking passes for Juniors and Seniors can be picked up in the school security office during
the first 10 days of school.
Do NOW — Online:
Returning Students Complete Infosnap Online ( http://laschools.net/home/registration/ )
● Use SNAPcode to log in. SNAPcodes were emailed on April 24, 2018.
● All students – Upload (2) updated Proof of Residency documents
Need help? E mail Stephanie Fabry at s.fabry@laschools.net or call (505)663-2531
Do LATER — Online:
Pay Fees Beginning Aug 1st . PowerSchool opens Aug 1st to view schedules and verify course fees.
Do LATER — In Person:
Pick up Chromebooks in IMC (Library) and Textbooks in Textbook Center (C-wing).
Bring last year’s ID (LAMS, TFA or LAHS).
Sophomores: Tuesday, Aug. 7th @ 11:30am – 2:30pm
○ A-G 11:30am – 12:30pm
○ H-O 12:30pm – 1:30pm
○ P-Z 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Freshmen : Friday, Aug. 10th @ 11:30am – 2:30pm
○ A-G 11:30am – 12:30pm
○ H-O 12:30pm – 1:30pm
○ P-Z 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Juniors : Wednesday, Aug. 15th @ 8:00am – 11:00am
○ A-G 8:00am – 9:00am
○ H-O 9:00am – 10:00am
○ P-Z 10:00am – 11:00am
Seniors : Wednesday, Aug. 15th @ 11:30am – 2:30pm
○ A-G 11:30am – 12:30pm
○ H-O 12:30pm – 1:30pm
○ P-Z 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Something wrong with your schedule? Email your counselor.
● Freshmen and A-G Sophomore Counselor — Michelle Harrison m.harrison@laschools.net
● H-O Sophomore & D-O Counselor (11th & 12th) — Cristin Haake c.haake@laschools.net
● P-Z Sophomore & A-C & P-Z Counselor (11th & 12th) — Cindy Black ca.black@laschools.net
Office Hours:
Need the Nurse, Athletics Office, Counselor, or Special Education Office?
● Tuesday, Aug. 7th @ 11:30am – 2:30pm
● Friday, Aug. 10th @ 11:30am – 2:30pm
● Wednesday, Aug. 15th @ 8:00am – 11:00am, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Other questions? E mail Stephanie Fabry at s.fabry@laschools.net or call (505)663-2531

School Song:  Our Alma Mater, Praises now we sing.
From mountains, high will come our spirit bold.  Soon we will dream of golden days gone by;  our love will never fade for L. A. HIGH  and when we leave our dear old hilltop high, oh, let us cheer for all the green and gold. We’re stronger than giants; we’ll march to victory. With such an alliance for L. A. HIGH

Fight Song:  Go, Toppers go, or the green and the gold. On down, the field, may our battle cry be bold. Fight, fight to win. May our Victory begin! Go, Toppers go. And we’ll win, win, win!

Teacher’s Office Hours: Throughout the year teachers hold office hours in their classrooms from 2:40 to 3:10 p.m. to assist students with make-up work and homework problems.

Visitors Policy: All visitors to LAHS are required to register in the Main Office, wear a Topper badge while on campus, and sign out at the main office before leaving. This registration is meant to provide student safety, eliminate educational interruption, and assure orderly completion of educational programs. Those who want to observe classes or meet with staff should arrange their visit 24 hours in advance to ensure that sufficient time is allowed and the visit does not interfere with planned activities. Unauthorized visitors may be subject to legal action. Students from other schools are not allowed to visit classrooms with friends or relatives. Any student needing legal assistance and advice should contact the School Resource Officer (SRO). Only new students planning to enroll at LAHS may be given permission to visit classes with parents and the permission of an administrator. Parents, guardians, and other visitors who arrive on campus are required to check in at the office. They may not go to the classroom to pick up a student nor may they be present in the hallways unless escorted by school personnel by previous arrangement. If a parent /guardian are interested in meeting with a teacher or visiting a classroom during the school day, as a courtesy to the teacher, arrangements must be made at least 24 hours in advance with the teacher and an administrator.

Checking Students Out of School:  If arrangements have not been made in advance with attendance to pick up a student from school, the parent or guardian must come into the school and have a driver’s license or a picture ID that verifies his or her identity as a custodial parent in order to check the student out of school.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up of Students: In order to increase student safety and to reduce the risk of accidents, students and parents will not be able to enter the Smith parking lot from Diamond Drive from 7:30 am to 7:45 am, as it is reserved for school buses. Students should use the entrance off Orange Street. We recommend parents to drop their students off the Sullivan Field parking lot. Please do not drop students off at the faculty parking lot behind the Auxiliary Gym or its access drive off Canyon Road

TFA/LAHS Bell Schedules

Daily Schedule

7:50 ­‐ 9:25 Period 1 A/B

9:35 – 11:15 Period 2 A/B

11:15 – 11:50 Lunch

12:00 – 1:35 Period 3 A/B

1:45 – 2:35 Period 4

2:40 – 3:10 Academic Time

7 Period Schedule

Used after a cancellation or sometimes before finals.

  • Period 1A: 7:50 – 8:38
  • Period 1B: 8:44 – 9:32
  • Period 2A: 9:38 – 10:26
  • Period 2B: 10:32 – 11:20
  • Lunch: 11:20 – 12:00
  • Period 3A: 12:00 – 12:48
  • Period 3B: 12:54 – 1:42
  • Period 4: 1:48 – 2:35
  • Academic Time: 2:40 – 3:10

Homecoming Assembly Bell Schedule

1 7:50 – 8:55

2 9:02 – 10:02

3 10:09 – 11:14

4 11:21 – 12:00

A 12:10 – 12:50

Notes:

  • 7 minute passing periods
  • 4th per teachers are to escort their classes as a group to the gym following a route that they describe to their students before releasing.
  • Teachers with 4th period prep are asked to monitor students heading to gym to make sure all students head to the gym.
  • All teachers and staff are to monitor students in the gym.
  • Students are released for the day from the assembly at 12:50. School Busses Leave at 1:00 PM
  • No lunch will be served after the assembly.
  • No Academic Time
  • Homecoming Parade Begins 2:30 PM. Staging on floats begins at 1:30 PM.
  • Staff work day ends: 3:10 PM.
  • Staff attending the parade do not need to take leave.

Textbooks at LAHS are issued through the book depository.
Textbooks are the property of the State of New Mexico. Books are on loan to students for their use. Any lost, stolen, or damaged books are the responsibility of the student to whom the texts were issued. Students must report stolen textbooks to school security and file a report. Books will be reissued. A school ID is required to check out any textbook. Fines will be assessed at the end of the year for damaged or lost books.

Book Depository Hours
A Days: 7:40- 11:30am/ 1:35 – 3:00 pm
Closed 3A

B Days: 7:40- 11:30am/ 1:35 – 3:00 pm
Closed 3B

TBC phone number: 663-2559
Contact:  b.baker@laschools.net   with any questions

GENERAL BEHAVIOR

By nature of being enrolled as a student at LAHS, you agree to accept and follow all school board and LAHS policies as stated in the Code of Conduct.

All students are expected to behave in a manner appropriate to a high school age student while on campus and/or while participating in any school sponsored activities. Students are expected to carefully consider their choices and to be prepared to accept the consequences of their decisions. Students are expected to:
–    Attend every class on time.
–    Complete the work given on time.
–    Be respectful and expect the same from others both in and outside the classroom.

Students are expected to behave in an appropriate manner that does not interfere with the rights of others, does not interfere with the educational process, and does not create an unsafe environment. These include, but are not limited to, the following prohibited acts:
–    Congregating in the halls and disrupting the flow of traffic during passing periods;
–    Actions (verbal or written) that threaten the safety or well-being of students and staff (e.g., expressions of violence, verbal or physical assault, et. al.);
–    Bullying, intimidation and/or harassment;
–    Refusal to cooperate with school personnel;
–    Refusal to adhere to the Dress Code;
–    Refusal to adhere to the Electronic Signaling Devices Policy;
–    Refusal to identify one’s self;
–    Falsely identifying one’s self when asked for name from school personnel (including but not limited to attendance call-in either for calling in to excused one’s self or another person for an absence);
–    Failure to carry a school issued identification card;
–    Obscenity, profanity, libel, slander and “Fighting” words or symbols;
–    Sexual harassment;
–    Participating in initiations and/or hazing;
–    Presence in hallways or on campus during unsupervised periods;
–    Leaving the room without having the teacher write his/her initials and the time in the agenda book on the day/date student leaves the room for a bathroom pass, getting materials, etc.;
–    Recording or filming anything on campus without permission by certified staff and/or administration;
–    Selling for personal profit, including but not limited to cigarettes, sodas, burritos, jewelry, etc.;
–    Gambling;
–    Defacing, graffiti, and/or vandalism to school property including the use of shoe polish, paint, markers, etc.;
–    Criminal damage to property, criminal trespass, and criminal libel;
–    Extortion;
–    Larceny, robbery, burglary, or theft;
–    Leaving campus during a scheduled class time without parental permission;
–    Interfering with the educational process;
–    Pulling of false alarms;
–    Calling in to excuse one’s self or another person for an absence;
–    Forging a signature;
–    Snowball throwing or tossing;
–    Skateboarding/rollerblading, scooters, roller skating shoes, and/or bicycle or unicycle riding on campus;
–    Using laser/pointer pens;
–    Failure to use the overpass.

Disruption of the Educational Process or any act of misconduct shall be subject to the discretionary action by appropriate school personnel. Consequences for violation of a prohibited act may include but are not limited to any of the following: a verbal warning, loss of access to a particular area or to certain activities or a class, an out-of-school suspension, lunch detention, clean-up, restitution and/or a fine. In situations involving a violation of municipal, state or federal statute, police will be notified and a report will be filed.

Two or more of the same violations of the code of conduct may result in a suspension to a long term suspension (LTS) or expulsion hearing.

ANY of the above infractions that occur during the last two weeks of school may have consequences that are completed during the following school year.

NOTE: The following prohibited acts are considered “non-negotiable” and WILL result in an out-of-school suspension, which MAY lead to a hearing with the superintendent, and MAY result in an out-of-school long term suspension (LTS) or expulsion.  In situations involving a violation of municipal, state or federal statute, police will be notified and a report will be filed.
–    Verbal or physical abuse of staff;
–    Fighting, assault, and/or battery;
–    Gang activity or activities;
–    Use / possession of alcohol and/or drugs and drug look-alikes, and/or drug paraphernalia;
–    Use / possession of weapons or any item or device that may be used as a weapon;
–    Bomb threats and other acts of violence, including but not limited to gangs, hate groups, et.al.
–    Promoting, initiating, or encouraging behavior in others that may result in physical, emotional, or social harm.
–    Repeated inappropriate behavior for which consequences have not deterred.

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Patricia Burnside p.burnside@laschools.net

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Los Alamos Public Schools is ranked as one of the premier school districts in the United States. LAPS serves as the primary school district for Los Alamos County, a county recently recognized as a Top 10 County for public schools. See links below on our outstanding achievements for the school district and our outstanding partnership with Los Alamos County.

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