|F.A.Q.'s (Frequently Asked Questions)|
|Q: What is the length of the student day?
A: The school day begins at 7:35 a.m. when students may enter the building and go to their lockers. The 7:45 a.m. bell reminds students that they have five minutes to report to homeroom. All students are expected to be in homeroom at 7:50 a.m. and will remain there until 8:00 a.m. Students will be dismissed from school at 2:35 p.m. Students should not be in the building after 3:00 p.m. unless supervised.
Q: Can my child walk or ride a bike to school?
A: Students may not ride a bike or walk to school.
A: Each student will be issued a locker by a homeroom teacher. Locker combinations are used. Students should not give out their locker combination to friends. Students are not to share lockers with other students.
Q: What are some of the important routines to know about?
Q: If my child is absent, can I request homework?
A: Students who are absent from school at least three consecutive school days should have their parents contact the counseling office secretary (610-398-4388) who will arrange for assignments/books to be picked up by a parent. Such a request should be made by 9:00 a.m.
Q: My child must take medication during the school day. What should I do?
A: Students who need medication dispensed during the day must have their parents fill out an Authorization for Medication Form available in the nurse's office or main office. The PARENT MUST deliver this form plus the medication to the nurse as soon as the student enters the building. Medication must come in the originally prescribed container along with the doctor's instructions for administration and side effects. Students who need to take over-the-counter medication need to have a Standing Orders Medication Form filled out in a similar manner.
Q: Can my child ride another bus?
A: The bus company has requested all students ride their own bus. Bus passes should not be issued for students to ride another bus. Bus passes may be issued for emergency situations only. A not from a parent must accompany any emergency situation request.
Q: What athletic school sports can my child participate in at the middle school?
Q: Does my child really need a student I.D.?
A: Each student will be issued a student photo I.D. Students to get into all school related events such as activity nights and school athletic events use this piece of identification. The student I.D. is also needed in the library to sign out library books. Also, the I.D. is needed should a student take advantage of the SNAP lunch program at LMMS. There is no charge for the first I.D. Should a student need a replacement I.D., the cost is $2.00. Replacement I.D.'s can be ordered in the main office.
Q: Will there be access to the building during the school day?
Q: Where should I park when visiting the school?
A: Visitors are requested to park in the areas to the left of the three-story section of the building. The section in front of the three-story section of the building is reserved for bus loading/unloading and bus parking.
Q: What do I need to do when visiting the school during the school day?
A: All visitors need to enter the building at the main office entrance by the flagpole and report to the main office to sign in and obtain a visitor's pass. When leaving the building, please remember to sign out and return the visitor's pass.
Q: What are the after school activities and how do students sign up for them?
Q: If my child participates in an after school activity, is there transportation home?
A: The 'late bus' runs every Tuesday and Thursday for students who participate in after school activities or detention. Students must, however, sign up for the late bus in order to ride that bus home. Sign ups for the late bus are in the main office. Students must sign up for the late bus before 9:00 a.m. on the day they need to ride the late bus. The late bus usually departs approximately 4:00 p.m.
Q: Are there school dances/activity nights?
A: Every month or so a school group or club will sponsor a school dance/activity night (no late bus), listed on our school calendar. These events are open to LMMS students only. The dances usually run from 7:00-9:00 p.m. No students are permitted to leave early unless they have a note from a parent. A student must present his/her student I.D. to be admitted to the activity. Refreshments and candy are usually sold at these events.
Q: What are the morning announcements and are they important?
A: The morning announcements are our way of communicating to our students school events, sign ups, dances, activities and important information. The majority of these announcements are broadcast by LMMS students (Buzz TV) during homeroom from 7:50-8:00. It is recommended all students listen to these important announcements daily.
Q: What is detention?
A: Students will be assigned to detention for infractions related to the school discipline policy. Detention is held in a room to be designated from 2:45-3:55 p.m. Students assigned to detention are given at least a 24 hour notice of the day the detention is to be served. Parents will be notified the evening before via the phone master system.
NOTE: Parents are also reminded to read the Lower Macungie