We encourage any student who is feeling unwell to remain at home and recover until any illness symptoms have subsided. This is important for individual and community health.
It is also essential that parents report absences promptly to school receptionist Molly French, or call the school’s Absence Line (415-333-4021 x333) prior to 9:00 am, the day(s) of the student’s absence.
Parents/Guardians may check on their student’s absence/attendance through their login on the school’s website. Families have two school days to clear any unexcused absence or tardy, or it will be counted as a “cut” which means a grade penalty applies in the affected class(es). Please see the student handbook for more information.
Wondering who to contact for a particular issue or dilemma? Is your student or family in need of school support? Please consult our “Whom Do I Contact” document. If you are still unsure as to who oversees what, your student’s advisor or the grade-level dean is always a good first point of contact.
The 2023-2024 LWHS schedule offers more consistency in the times of school programming, including advising. Advising groups meet every Tuesday between the first and second class blocks. Each session is 40 minutes in duration.
As faculty and staff change roles within the school or whose professional life takes them in a new direction, we have personnel changes in the advising program. For quick reference, here are the changes affecting sophomore, junior, or senior advising groups:
Class of 2024:
Laurie Kerrigan → Michael Clayton
Paul McCullough sub Diana Suarez Vargas
Class of 2025:
Class of 2026: David Sasson→ Richard Gibson
Please review these assigned advising group locations, at theAdvising Resource Board (available August 3). You will meet in these locations during school orientation. In addition, this spreadsheet includes your 2023-2024 locker assignment. Your books for the 2023-2024 academic year will be placed in your locker for you! Should any student wish to make a locker change, you must first contact Ms. Oliva-Gomez to request a change.
Student schedules will be available on Monday, July 24th. On the landing page of the school website—click on the tab “My Day” and scroll down to “Schedule.”
Add-Drop is scheduled for July 31st-August 9th. Click here for the Add/Drop form.
Add/drop is first come, first serve, so the sooner students get their requests in, the better. If you receive a denial confirmation for your add/drop request, you were automatically placed on the waitlist. A more detailed letter with instructions will be sent out as the time draws nearer, but you may refer to the add/drop section of the Course Request Guide until then. Our Director of Academic Services, Ms. Erica, will be available to answer any scheduling questions or concerns in July after the schedules are published. Please wait until after you’ve received your schedule to contact her.
If you receive your schedule and there is an error (please click here to read what constitutes a scheduling error), you may submit an Scheduling Error Form to have it corrected before add/drop begins. Do not submit an add/drop form for a scheduling error. Emails to Ms. Erica will not be accepted to correct scheduling errors, you must submit a form.
All students are required to get a new and current high school picture ID card for the 2023-24 year. The ID cards are used for admittance into school dances and events, standardized tests, and for work permits. A valid student ID may also be used for discounts at various stores and museums in the Bay Area. There is no fee for the ID card. Families can also order picture packages—ordering information will be available in mid-August.
Grades 9-11 | Wed., August 23rd | Bothin Gymnasium.
Expectations of school attendance including: the protocol for tardies, consecutive absences, extended illness, unexcused absences, the student activism cut policy, missed classes for athletics or performing arts commitments, and the impact on course credit (located in “The Rules—Absence and Tardy Policies” section)
Information about support and resources, academic and social-emotional, available for struggling students.
Clarified and updated information on the school’s anti-discrimination, sexual harassment and assault policies (located in the “Harassment” section).
It is required that both students and families read, review and sign off on the updated student handbook, available on the school resource board; students and parents/guardians can sign the handbook acknowledgement form through the Magnus portal.
LWHS Block Schedule—includes the academic schedule, special schedules, finals, and school holidays.
LWHS Events—includes professional development days,performances, sports tryouts and banquets, ACT/SAT dates, family gatherings, etc.
If you’re unable to use the link above, see additional instructions on the Calendar Info resource board. Students who would prefer a printed Tiger Days planner can visit the front desk in the first days of school to obtain one.
Students may also add their individual class schedules, homework assignments, and athletic games (parents too) to their Google calendars. The Calendar Info Resource Board also has direction on how to add those calendars.
Lick-Wilmerding updates and practices our emergency procedures every year. For important information about school-wide emergency protocols including communication, locations for pick-up, and important contact information, please visit the school Resource Board button Emergency.