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  • How do I enroll my child in school?

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    Contact Mrs. Debi Mascia, registrar, at 686-3218. The registrar is located at the Central Avenue school building, 149 Central Avenue.

    For more information, go to www.lancasterschools.org/registrar.

    Proof of age, proof of immunizations, two documents proving residency, court-issued custody papers (if applicable), and most recent report cards/transcripts are required at the time of registration.

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  • How do I schedule a meeting with a teacher or teachers?

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    Contact your child's school office or school counselor.
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  • How do I obtain information concerning high school equivalency?

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    Contact your child's school counselor:
     
    High School:  686-3258
    Middle School:  686-3247 
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  • How do I change a pupil's schedule?

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    Contact your child's school counselor:
     
    High School:  686-3258
    Middle School:  686-3247 
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  • How do I enroll in summer school?

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    Contact your child's school counselor:
     
    High School:  686-3258
    Middle School:  686-3247 
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  • How do I inquire about academic standards/requirements?

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    Contact your child's school counselor:
     
    High School:  686-3258
    Middle School:  686-3247 
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  • How do I get financial aid/scholarship information?

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    Contact your child's school counselor:
     
    High School:  686-3258
    Middle School:  686-3247 
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  • How do I process a college application?

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    Contact your child's school counselor:
     
    High School:  686-3258
    Middle School:  686-3247 
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  • How do I obtain working papers?

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    Contact the high school nurse's office, 686-3343. There is a 24-hour processing period. Papers are not issued during school breaks and on a limited basis during the summer through the high school main office, 686-3255.

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  • How do I have medication administered during school hours?

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    1.   Submit a request, sighed by parent or guardian, to school nurse's office.
     
    2.   Submit written permission from physician with exact dosage and directions.
     
    3.   Parent must bring medicine, in original container, to school. 
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  • How do I contact parent/teacher and support groups?

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    To contact the parent teacher organizations (PTO), home school associations (HSA), or boosters:  Names, phone numbers, and meeting times are listed in the school calendar.

    LEAF is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and can be reached at PO Box 196, Lancaster, NY 14086.

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  • How do I qualify for free or reduced price meals?

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    Applications are mailed home and are available in school main offices and cafeterias. Information is also available on our district website at www.lancasterschools.org/free_reduced_meals, or phone the food service director at 686-3245.

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  • How do I qualify to vote in school elections?

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    1.   Citizen of United States;
     
    2.   18 years old or older;
     
    3.   District resident for at least 30 days prior to vote. 
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  • How do I obtain permission for use of school facilities?

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    Applications for building use are available at all district locations or online at www.lancasterschools.org/buildinguse.  
    Completed forms must be returned to the athletic office, located at Lancaster High School, One Forton Drive.
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  • How do I obtain information about community education?

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    Phone the Community Education office at 686-3262.  Brochures are mailed in August and January and are on our website, www.lancasterschools.org/communityeducation.
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  • How do I resolve bus questions (route or discipline)?

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    Phone Transportation supervisor at 686-3290.
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  • How do I obtain a senior citizen's pass?

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    Contact the district clerk at 686-3201.
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  • How do I contact the editor of Your Lancaster Schools or the website manager?

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    Contact the director of communications at 686-3214.

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  • How do I obtain assignments for prolonged illness of a student?

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    Contact the building principal, K-6, or school counselors at the secondary level.  For short-term illness, students should make arrangements with friends to get books and assignments.
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  • What is the procedure for resolving a problem?

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    Phone teacher first, then principal, then supervisor or department director, then superintendent, then board of education if the problem has not been resolved.  It is important to follow this order in solving problems.
     
    Procedures for filing a written complaint or appeal to the district or to the state are available in the superintendent's office and on the district website, www.lancasterschools.org. 
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  • How do I inform the board of education of an opinion or a problem?

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    Attend the public meetings of the board.  A public hearing is open for comments, questions, and concerns. Per policy #1514: Any person wishing to address the board must contact the district clerk by 3pm on the day of a board meeting with their name, address, and topic they wish to speak about.

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  • How do I obtain information on special education services?

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    Contact Mr. John Armstrong, director of special education, at 686-3216.  Please notify the special education office at 686-3216 if you suspect that your child (pre-K through age 21) has a disability and may need special education services.
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  • How do I reach the family support center?

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    Phone Mrs. Anne Monin, coordinator, at 686-3806.  The family support center is located at Lancaster Middle School.
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  • How do I reach an SRO (school resource officer)?

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    An SRO is a school resource officer of the Lancaster Police Department assigned to William Street School, Lancaster Middle School, and Lancaster High School. Phone William Street SRO John Zimmerman at 686-3800 x9876; middle school SRO William Loewer at 686-3226; and high school SRO Stacy Maute at 686-3301. Find out more about the SRO program at www.lancasterschools.org/sro.

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