Frequently Asked Questions

May I use the driveway in front of the school to drop off and pick up my student?

This area is for drop off of students with limited mobility or other specific needs. Otherwise, this area is restricted for use by school transportation vehicles and for emergency personnel access. Please refer to the parking lot map for the designated drop off and pick up area.

Where do I park if I am visiting or volunteering at the school?

Visitor parking is located in front of the school parallel to Lincoln Rd. If visitor parking is full, parking in the student/staff lot is acceptable. If a ticket is received, turn it in to the main office where it will be taken care of.

Parking in Handicapped Designated Spots requires a special plate or tag issued by the RMV.

May I park in the fire lane in front of the school to pick up my student for an appointment or to run in and drop something off?


What is the parking policy for students bringing cars to school?

Eleventh and twelfth grade students parking on school grounds MUST have a parking permit obtained via the application process in North House. Students MUST already have a valid driver's license to apply. Students with parking permits MUST park in designated student parking areas. Students may NEVER park in visitor spaces, in the bus loop, at the tennis courts, at the white house, or in fire lanes. Students may park in staff spaces AFTER 4 p.m. Students without parking permits must park at Featherland Park only, regardless of weather conditions. For more details, please refer to the parking map given to students when their parking application is approved.

Where do I pick up my student for whom I have arranged a dismissal?

Since parking is prohibited in the fire lane in front of the school we recommend that the parent park in a visitor spot until their student comes out if they are sick or injured. Otherwise, pick up is in the usual area.

My student wants to take Driver's Ed this year, is it offered at the school?

Christos Driving School rents space in the L-S auditorium to conduct Driver's Ed classes. For more information please contact Christos Driving School at 1-508-481-6384. Applications are available in the main office for your convenience.

What do I need to do if I am visiting or have an appointment at the school?

Anyone entering the school must sign in and sign out at the main office.

I am an L-S alumni, what is the procedure for me to visit my former teachers?

You must obtain permission from your former Associate Principal to see if it is a convenient time. Prior contact with the staff you are visiting is also highly recommended. When you arrive please sign in at the main office and sign out when you leave.

My student wants to bring a visitor (friend/relative) to school, what is the procedure?

This must be pre-arranged with the student's Associate Principal. Also, the student's parent/guardian must give verbal permission to the Associate Principal or House Assistant.

My student will not be in school today, or will be getting dismissed - whom do I notify?

Call or leave a message with your student's house office if they will not be in school preferably before the start of the school day. A call or a note will suffice for a dismissal. Contact information can be found HERE.

My student will be arriving late to school from an appointment. What is the procedure?

Once the tardy phone call has been placed to your student's house office, the student must check in with the House Assistant upon arrival.

My student does not know that they need to be dismissed today - whom do I notify?

Please call your student's House Assistant ASAP so that they can contact your student. If your student has a cell phone, it is often effective to send a text message to share the dismissal information. Contact information can be found HERE.

My student is not feeling well and wants to come home, what is the procedure?

The school nurse will determine if your student needs to go home, and a visit to the Health Office is required to excuse the absence from class. Arrangements can be made with the nurse for appropriate pick up.

How do I know if school is canceled for any reason?

School cancellations are announced on all major news channels. Cancellations may also be received via email and cell phone text notification. http://boston.cbslocal.com/closings/.

How do I contact my student during the school day?

Unless it is an emergency, our policy is not to interrupt classes at any time.

My student forgot their lunch, money, homework, medicine, sports equipment, etc., what should I do?

Prearrange with your student that they should check the main office or their house office for items that you will be dropping off.

My student lost their eyeglasses, wallet, book, etc. Is there a lost and found?

Valuable items such as wallets, cell phones and jewelry are kept in the main office. Lost and found for clothing is located in the Wellness area outside the fitness center near the Athletic Director's office in building B. Your student should contact a Campus Aide to help locate an item.

My student has an injury that prevents them from using the stairs; can they use the elevator?

Elevator passes are granted in the Health Office, a note from the parent and the physician may be required.

How do I email my student's teachers?

All staff email addresses at L-S are [email protected]. Use the Staff Directory to search for the faculty member you wish to contact.

Who do I contact for Free/Reduced Lunch?

The Superintendent's Assistant, Sharita Langston, at ext. 2370.

My student missed the school bus. Is it an excused absence?

No, it is every student's responsibility to get to school.

My family is taking a vacation and my student will miss several days of school. Will their teachers provide them with the work that they missed when they were out?

An extended vacation is not a legitimate reason for missing school. Teachers are not required to help students make up work missed during this period.