Principal Message

  • Hello Lakewood Cougar Families:  

    The first few days of school were so great! it was wonderful to see all of our students back with us, moving a few steps back to normal. We are still following all the COVID safety protocols and guidance. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.

    For those who missed the class of 2025 parent meeting, below is a link to the power point presentation. Let us know if you have any questions.
    https://www.lwsd.wednet.edu/cms/lib/WA50000091/Centricity/ModuleInstance/244/Classof2025.pdf

    Here are a few important dates to keep in mind:

    • September 16th Make up picture day NEW DAY!
    • September 27th – October 1st: Homecoming week!
    • October 1st: Homecoming Game

    Advisory
    LHS Advisory classes will be held every other Thursday and we will be on a special schedule to accommodate this 30 minute class period. This schedule and the specific dates when advisory classes will meet are available on the website. The goal of advisory is to build students’ social and emotional skills and to facilitate the development of meaningful relationships through character development and community building activities. These activities will come from the newly updated Character Strong curriculum, which each teacher will be using.

    Yearbooks are now available to purchase online! Below is a link to pay for them on Family access/Skyward.

    https://www.lwsd.wednet.edu/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2816&dataid=2614&FileName=Yearbook_Pay_Online_Tutorial.pdf

    Bell schedules are posted on the LHS website.

    Our COVID safety procedures are also posted on our LHS website and our contact tracing guidelines are posted on the district website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

    Athletics
    Athletes: It’s time to pay your $75 sports fee if you are playing football, boys tennis, girls soccer, volleyball or cross country. Please pay online through your Parent Skyward - Fee Management or bring cash or a check (made out to LHS) to the ASB office during lunches.

    Remember that all athletic schedules can be found at www.LHSCougarAthletics.com

    Early Release Fridays
    LWSD has changed from our former late start Wednesday to early release Friday this year. The purpose of this these days is to provide time for our teachers to collaborate and better serve our students. Our schedule will be 7:35 am – 12:45 pm on designated Fridays.

    Jeanette Grisham                                                                                         
    Lakewood High School Principal 

    Important reminder:

    We want all of our students here, learning and connecting and enjoying high school, each and every day! It is so important for students to be on time and be present for every class. If you have any questions at all on attendance, please feel free to contact me! You can also check your child’s attendance on Skyward if you are ever curious.

    Cell Phone information:

    Cell phones can be used in the classroom for educational purposes only. Each teacher will explain how cell phone use works in their class. Students should not be on their phones during class texting, on social media, or for any reason other than school related. We ask parents to not text their children during the school day unless it is an absolute emergency. You can contact the secretary, Mrs. Connor, if you need to get ahold of your child. We will get all messages to them in a timely fashion. You can also contact your child during lunch, schedules are posted on the website. We are trying to teach our students how to manage their technology in different settings.