Christ-Centered Education for Life
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The Lutheran East Student Handbook explains the rules, guidelines, and expectations for our school community.  Our school is committed to an environment which is safe, encouraging, and which pushes each student to grow academically and in their relationship with Jesus Christ.   All questions about the contents of the handbook should be referred to the school Administration.


Parent/Student Handbook

“By Faith in Jesus, We Live.” Hebrews 11

3565 Mayfield Road

Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

(216) 382-6100

Fax: (216) 382-6119

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We believe that the Christian message, with its emphasis on both the Law and the Gospel, is of primary importance for life and that Lutheran High School East is obligated to provide an atmosphere where this message is proclaimed in as many forms as possible, thereby providing means through which the faith of the individual may be fostered, increased and nurtured.

We believe that the Christian Gospel affects all aspects of life, and therefore, it is essential to apply this Gospel to all areas of the student’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual life.

We believe that Christian education guides students toward a fruitful life under God. In searching for a greater understanding of God, guided by the Holy Spirit, a student learns to know and accept himself/herself, becomes more sensitive to human needs and develops respect for and understanding of those having different values.

We believe that the Christian life is one of responsibility. Therefore, it is our responsibility to provide appropriate formal and informal situations where the development of the diverse talents of our students can occur. These situations will prepare them to earn a livelihood and function constructively in their communities and encourage them to use their talents in a responsible manner to the glory of God and well being of their neighbor.

We believe in the fullest cooperation between the school, the home, the Church, and the community; and that through joint effort the school can most effectively present the Christian Gospel and can render service and guidance to the pupil’s total growth.


Lutheran High School East represents a Christian community with all its strengths and weaknesses. Growing and maturing together in God's grace is the privilege of the student body and faculty alike. We want our students to place Jesus Christ in the very center of their lives and to learn the joy that comes from doing so. We want our students to develop a value system based on God's divine Law and Gospel.

A student enrolled at Lutheran High School East has a God given responsibility to become the best student possible. He/She is to develop the talents God has given him/her. A good student will give serious effort to preparing class assignments, participating in class discussions, improving work and study habits, and will be governed in discipline in the light of Matthew 18. A student is expected to pursue a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior through the teachings of God's Word, and to understand that Jesus forgives sins and wants each student to become His disciple.

Therefore, I promise, with God's help:

-To gladly hear and learn God's Word, not only in the classroom, but also during worship experiences like Chapel and devotions

-To honor and obey those in authority and hold them in esteem and pray for them

-To protect and respect my property, body and reputation as well as that of other students, teachers, and the school

-To be an example of purity in my thoughts, words, actions

-To support school policies

-To be responsible for prompt and regular attendance

From this Covenant relationship I expect to receive:

-The dignity and respect due to a child of God

-Christian concern for my physical, intellectual, emotional, and most importantly spiritual well-being

-Fair treatment under the rules of the school

-Treatment and discipline in terms of confession and absolution

-Compassion and love from the Body of Christ


The Cleveland Lutheran High School Association was incorporated in 1947 to teach the word of God and the principles of the Christian faith and to afford children in the greater Cleveland area the opportunity to receive a secondary education grounded in the Lutheran Heritage. As such, the objectives of Lutheran High School East are to grow students into well-educated Christian disciples who are prepared to be successful academically, socially, and spiritually upon graduation.

Students will be required to attend and participate in Christian religion classes, chapel, prayer and devotional activities at the high school. Parents/Guardians and students must understand that the Lutheran High School program of religious training is central to the education of their children.


Oh Savior bless our Lutheran High

Look down on her with watchful eye.

Oh make her strong increase her fame

That all may glorify Thy name.

And may her sons and daughters ever be

Loyal to her and faithful unto Thee.

Oh hear us as to Thee we cry

Savior, bless our Lutheran High!

Dear Lutheran `tis to here each day,

Our Alma Mater - that we pray.

Direct her in her chosen role,

Protect her, guide her toward her goal.

Here may Thy words refresh our soul each day,

Here may Thy love live in our hearts always.

To her forever be Thou nigh!

Savior, bless our Lutheran High.


Prospective students are required to complete all aspects of the enrollment process, including submitting a complete application, previous academic records, and an interview with school administration. Furthermore, in order for a student to be enrolled at Lutheran East, the documents listed below must be on file in the school office. Students will not be registered for classes or allowed to attend until each is submitted.

1) Immunization Records

2) Consent, Release, and Authorization Form

3) Emergency Medical Form

4) Acknowledgement & Student Participation Consent, Waiver and Release Forms

5) Social Media Policy Form


Listed below are the credit requirements for graduation from Lutheran High School East.

Class of 2018 and beyond

4 Credits English

4 Credits Math

3 Credits Science (including one advanced science class)

3 Credits Social Studies

4 Credits Theology (or 1 credit per year as a student at Lutheran East) .5 Credits Health, .

.5 Credits Physical Education

2 Credits Choir

1 practical Arts Credit

4 Credits Electives Total Credits= 26


The following policies have been adopted in regards to accepting credits from another school. In order for the schools of the CLHSA to accept another school’s credits, all of the following must be met:

  • The school is accredited by the State of Ohio Department of Education.

  • The school is authorized by the State of Ohio Department of Education to grant credit for that specific area/course.

  • The school is accredited by a recognized national accrediting organization.


Concerns held by employees, parents and students (other than in regards to the Principal, Superintendent or Board member) should be addressed to the Principal or the Superintendent. Concerns held in regards to the Principal should be addressed to the Superintendent or the Chair of the Operating Board. Concerns about the Superintendent or a Board member should be addressed to the President of the Board of Directors.


Assemblies are held periodically throughout the school year. Students, teachers, and talent from the community are used to present programs of an interesting and educational nature. All students are required to attend assemblies and to display proper and courteous Christian conduct. Dress code is enforced during the assemblies unless noted otherwise. Students are to sit in Chapel seats unless noted otherwise. Students displaying improper, disrespectful, and discourteous conduct will receive disciplinary action and may be removed from the assembly. The display of improper, disrespectful, and discourteous conduct will not be tolerated.


The athlete at Lutheran East should be a positive Christian influence within the school and community. The athlete has the responsibility for showing Christian leadership and demonstrating God-pleasing behavior in all situations.

Participation in athletics at Lutheran East is an earned privilege and not a right. Each athlete at Lutheran East is voluntarily pledging to follow a set of standards established by the Athletic Council of Lutheran East. The following Athletic Code applies to all students involved in the athletic program at Lutheran East.

1) All players, parents and fans, in both victory and defeat, must demonstrate Christian sportsmanship at all times. Dignity and respect should be shown to all players, opponents, coaches and officials by all in attendance. Violations will be dealt with by the Athletic Director.

2) The training rules of Lutheran East prohibit athletes from using alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco; from being in possession of alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco; and from being in attendance at student gatherings where alcohol or illegal drugs are being used. These rules apply to athletes during the entire calendar year; in the area of training rules, there is no "off-season" for Falcon Athletes.

a) An athlete found to be using alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco will serve a suspension equal to 40% of the scheduled contests in the season. If the suspension is not completed during the season in which the infraction occurred, it will carry over to the next season in which the athlete participates. If an infraction occurs “out-of-season," the suspension will be served during the athlete's next season of participation. In order to return to active participation, the athlete will be expected to practice regularly with the team during the period of suspension and meet all the team guidelines and expectations as outlined by the coach.

b) An athlete guilty of breaking these training rules for a second time within a 12-month period from the time of the first infraction will be suspended from participation in all sports for one year from the date of the second infraction.

c) An athlete attending student gatherings where alcohol or illegal drugs are being used, or an athlete found possessing alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco, will serve a suspension equal to a minimum of 10% of the scheduled contests in that athlete's season of participation.

3) Athletes under school disciplinary suspension are not eligible to participate in practice or competition during the disciplinary period. This applies to both in-school and out-of-school suspensions.

4) Athletes must have a physical examination by a physician each year. A physical is valid for 12 months from the date of the exam. The O.H.S.A.A. physical exam form, completed and signed by the physician and parents, along with all attached release forms signed by parents and student, must be on file in the School Office before participation in practice or competition is allowed.

5) Athletes must provide their own medical insurance covering participation in interscholastic athletics.

6) Each athlete is financially responsible for all school equipment issued to them. The athlete will be assessed for lost or damaged equipment at the current replacement cost. Team uniforms should only be worn for practices or games unless otherwise directed by the coach. A late fee of one dollar ($1.00) per day may be charged for any equipment turned in past the check-in date designated by the coach.

7) The school uniform policy is in effect for all athletes before and after their athletic contests. Additional dress code policies may be required by the coaches. The wearing of game uniforms, warm-ups or sweats by the team on the day of a contest, will be left up to the discretion of the Administration.

8) Attendance in school is essential for all Lutheran East athletes. In order to participate in a contest or practice, students must be in school by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the contest/practice. Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Athletic Director. Athletes are expected to be in school and on time the day after a school night game. Repeated tardiness or absence will result in disciplinary action by the coach and the Athletic Director.

9) Additional team rules or expectations may be spelled out and enforced by the coaches.


Lutheran High School East follows the guidelines for student athletic eligibility produced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). Additionally, Lutheran East establishes its own requirements to participate in athletics. The goal of this policy is to hold all of our student athletes to a high standard of academic achievement which is in line with our mission and purpose. The Lutheran East Eligibility policy is as follows:

Guidelines for Eligibility:

-A student-athlete must be currently enrolled in a member school and have received passing grades in a minimum of five one credit courses (or their equivalent) in the immediately preceding grading period (1st quarter, 2nd quarter, 3rd Quarter, 4th quarter).

-In the case of beginning 9th graders, they must have passed 75 percent of subjects in which they were enrolled the immediately preceding grading period.

-Students must be in school by noon on the day of an athletic contest in order to play that day.

-Students will not play in athletic contests if they have disciplinary issues in the school building.

-For eligibility, summer school grades may not be used to substitute for failing grades received in the final grading period of the regular school year or for lack of enough courses taken the preceding grading period.

-Post Secondary Options-If a student is taking all course work at the post-secondary institution, the minimum number of credits required (under either the quarter or semester system) in order to maintain athletic eligibility is For additional information visit the OHSAA website:

Guidelines for Maintaining Eligibility:

-Students will begin the season eligible if they received a passing grade in a minimum of 5 one credit courses in the preceding grading period.

-Being eligible at the start of a season does not mean a student will stay eligible to participate throughout the season.

-A student is allowed to play with two “D”s if there is evidence the student is participating in study tables, extra help sessions with teachers, or tutoring to address any academic deficiency.

-For fall sports, the athletic director will check grades at the first progress report. A student who has an “F” or more than two “D”s will be ineligible to participate until the next progress report or sufficient evidence shows their grades have improved to the eligibility level.

-For winter and spring sports, the athletic director will use the grades from the previous term (1st quarter, 1st Semester, and 3rd quarter) to determine initial eligibility. When the next progress report occurs, the athletic director will check grades again. A student who has an “F” or more than two “D”s will be ineligible to participate until the next progress report. The student will become eligible if, at the next progress report, all of their grades are “C-“ or above.

The Athletic Director, with the agreement of the Principal, can exempt students from the Lutheran High School East Eligibility guidelines for a period of 3 weeks if the student makes a good-faith effort to work with the teachers whose subjects in which they are doing poorly.


Attendance is required by Ohio State Law, which recognizes under R.C. 3310.0, the right and obligations of the Board of Education to adopt rules and regulation and states in R.C. 3321, mandatory attendance. The focus of the attendance program is to provide students, parents, and faculty with timely information about attendance records. Good attendance is a matter of Christian stewardship. Regular attendance in school and classes allows students to develop their talents fully and provide maximum educational achievement. Prospective employers who contact the school are greatly interested in attendance records, including punctuality, since it tells them how well students have developed their sense of responsibility.


All absences must be accounted for by the home. Parents are asked to telephone the school office (216-382-6100) before 8:30 A.M. on the day when their child will be absent or late to school. Failure to call by 8:30 A.M. will necessitate a call from the Attendance Officer to the parent to verify the absence. A phone call from the parent in this fashion is acceptable in lieu of a note. If the parent does not call, the student must bring a note written by the parent/guardian upon returning to school to have the absence excused. The telephone call does not erase an absence nor does it extend the number that a student may accumulate during the semester. All absences are recorded. Parents are welcome to call the school to pick up work missed during an absence or to get the day’s assignments off of Renweb. Students will receive time to make up missed work per the number of days absent (i.e, 1 day absent = 1 day to make up the work).

2.Advance Absence/College Visit Notice

Sufficient “vacation” periods are provided in the school calendar to meet most students’ and parents’ needs for time away from school. But when a student must be absent from school for other than excusable reasons, the parent or guardian must provide a written request to the Principal one week prior to the planned absence. It is the student’s responsibility to contact teachers and obtain assignments prior to the absence and have teachers sign the advance absence form provided by the office. A maximum of five (5) days per school year is suggested.

The following procedures will apply:

a) All major assignments, such as special projects and term papers, must be given to the teacher prior to the absence.

b) Tests that are to be administered to the class may be given in advance or upon return at the discretion of the teacher. The student is responsible for making an appointment with the teacher for such tests.Failure to turn in assignments or to take tests will result in zero grades that will be averaged for the term.

Teachers are not required to give additional aid beyond accepting assignments in advance and administering any tests. The student will be responsible for keeping up with school work and will be expected upon return to join in whatever work is being done at the time-including the taking of a test.

With a written request from her/his parents, a junior or senior who wishes to visit a college may do so during school time up to a maximum of two (2) days per semester. A “College Visitation Permission Form” should be picked up from the school office at least one week before the intended day of absence. Students who follow the procedure will not have the visitation day recorded as an absence. Early Registration, Special Testing, Counselor Visits, and their subsequent meetings for college should be scheduled on non-school time.

3.Excused Absence

The Principal or her/his representative shall grant a student an “excused absence” when, in the Principal’s judgment, the absence is necessary because of personal illness, death in the family, religion, or any emergency reason. The student is entitled to make up any test and all assignments missed.

4. Unexcused Absence

The Principal or her/his representative shall classify an absence “Unexcused” if it cannot qualify as “excused” even though the student is absent with parental consent. The student is not entitled to make up tests or assignments missed.

5.Course Credit

Semester credit may be lost on the tenth (10) unexcused absence occurring in a semester. Where extenuating circumstances have been the cause of these absences, parents may appeal the forfeiture through the Principal. Parents will be notified after their student’s 5th and 9th unexcused absence prior to their student receiving a failing grade because of excessive absences. Students and parents are responsible for regular attendance.

6. Doctor and Dental Appointments

Appointments should be made during off-school hours. Doctor and dental appointments should be scheduled during non-school hours. However, if necessary, students may be excused for doctor and dental appointments during the school day. The student must bring an appointment card confirming the appointment to the main office the day before he/she is to be excused. This card is to be brought to the office at the beginning of the school day. The student must sign out before leaving the school building on the sign out form in the main office. The student will be listed on the absence list for the time they are out of school. Upon their return to school they must report directly to the office to notify the secretary of their return and sign in on the above mentioned form. In the case of an emergency appointment, the office will call the doctor to confirm the appointment.

7. Emergency Leave

The school discourages students from leaving the school during the day. If an emergency arises, the school office is the only authority for excusing the student to leave during school hours. The school must have permission from parents before students will be allowed to leave the building. Students who have proper permission to leave must sign out in the office. Those who return must sign in.

8.Illness in School

Students who become ill while in class must request a pass from their teacher sending them to the Health Clinic. If the Clinic is not open, students should report - with a pass- to the office. The school health aide or office staff will admit the student to the Clinic, return the student to class, or arrange for the student to go home. Parents will be contacted before permission is granted for the student to go home. Students should not make their own arrangements to leave if they are ill. If a student is too ill to be in class, they should go home, otherwise students should remain in class. The health aide and faculty are not allowed to dispense medicine, not even aspirin. If a student requires medication for allergies, menstrual cramps, asthma, diabetes, etc. they are to bring the amount of medication needed for the day. These medications must be stored in the Health Room or the Main Office and acquired as needed. The school health aide will only administer medicine if the school has on file the Lutheran High School East Medical Consent form signed by both a parent and a doctor. All medicine to be administered will be stored and locked in the health aide’s office. Please inform the office if these or other special health conditions exist.

If a student appears to be having difficulty because of some condition that the school cannot determine, the school reserves the right to contact the local Police and Fire Department to determine the cause of the problem. In case of an emergency, resulting from an accident or illness, the following procedures will be followed:

a) The parents will be contacted at home or work using the telephone numbers supplied on the student emergency form.

b) The family doctor listed on the medical form will be contacted.

c) The local Police and Fire Department will be contacted for an emergency vehicle.

9. Late Arrivals

Students arriving to school after the beginning of the school day must report to the main office and sign in. A note from the parent should be presented upon arrival. Only late arrivals to school accompanied by a physician’s medical excuse pass will be excused. Anything else will result in an unexcused tardy. If a student accrues more than 10 unexcused tardies to school in a quarter, the student may receive a failing grade for the first period class. Continued tardiness may also result in the student being disqualified from re-enrolling for the following school year.

10. Make-up Work

When a student has an excused absence, make-up work is permitted. The number of days allowed for the make-up work is equivalent to the number of days absent. Assignments due on the day of absence will be due on the day the student returns to school. This includes tests scheduled for the day a student is absent. An extension of time may be granted by the teacher or Principal for lengthy absences or other extenuating circumstances. The length of the make-up time may not be shortened.

11. Tardy Policy

Lutheran High School East places a high premium on students being on time to school and on time to their classes throughout the school day. Excessive or habitual tardiness to school or throughout the day is a major discipline infraction and will result in disciplinary action including detentions, suspensions, Saturday school, and possible expulsion from Lutheran High School East.

Tardies will be disciplined in the following manner:

a. 4th Tardy to school or any class in a week: Detention and Parent Notification (email or phone)

b. 7th Tardy to school or any class in a week: Suspension and Parent Notification (phone)

Not only is consistent tardiness to a particular class excessive so is consistent tardiness during a school day. It will be considered excessive whenever a student records two or more tardies in one day.

Continued and/or excessive tardiness beyond the discipline schedule above for tardiness to school or during the day may result in further suspensions, Saturday school, loss of class credit, or expulsion from Lutheran East. Discipline may be accelerated or altered at the discretion of the Vice Principal or Principal.

12. Class Cutting Consequences

The expectation at Lutheran High School East is that all students will be in their assigned classes each period. Failure to attend a class during a school day when the student is in attendance at school or showing up more than 5 minutes tardy is considered cutting class.

1. First Offense: Phone call home and detention

2. Second Offense: Suspension

3. Principal’s discretion

13 . Truancy

The Principal shall classify an absence as truancy if, in her/his judgment, the student is absent without justifiable reason or without parental consent. In the case of truancy, the student is not entitled to make-up tests or assignments missed, shall receive a failing mark for the days missed, and may be subject to other disciplinary action in an attempt to bring about an end to such truancy. Disciplinary action will include up to a three days out of school suspension for the first offense and possible expulsion for the second offense.

14.Extracurricular participation

Students not in school by 12:00 noon will not be permitted to participate in co-curricular activities that day unless the absence has been pre-arranged (see Advanced Absences/College Visit notices). Participation on non school days when students were absent from school on the previous days is left to the discretion of the Athletic Director for the activity. Students receiving two or more office referrals for that day may not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities according to the principal’s discretion.


Driving is a privilege with many related responsibilities. Students may use automobiles or other motor vehicles for transportation to and from school. During the school day these vehicles may not be entered without permission and should remain locked. Students who drive are not to leave school property after they have arrived in the morning and are not to loiter outside the building. Reckless driving should never be practiced. Irresponsible driving on school property may result in disciplinary action and possible loss of the privilege of driving to school. Students are to park in the area designated. All vehicles driven to school by students must be registered in the office and receive a hangtag. Students need to provide a copy of a valid auto insurance card and driver’s license in order to receive vehicle registration. Unregistered vehicles in the parking lot may be ticketed or towed and students may be subject to disciplinary action.


Students are encouraged to store bookbags, backpacks, and purses in their lockers. If a student chooses not to leave the bookbag/purse in their secured lockers, the bookbag must be in the possession of the student at all times. They may not be left in the hallways or around the school building. Abuse of this privilege may cause students to keep all bags and purses in their lockers.


1. Maintenance

Please use the waste containers for trash so that the classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, buildings and grounds will not become littered. Students are requested to stay off the main gym floor with street shoes.

2. Hours

The building is open at 7:15 a.m. every weekday morning during the school year. Once students arrive on school grounds in the morning, they are not to leave between that time and the start of school, and are not to loiter outside the building. Infractions will result in disciplinary action. Any student using school facilities and equipment must be under the direct supervision of a faculty member or activity advisor. This includes before and after school and on days when the school is not in session. The Activity Advisor must be physically present with the group or individual.

In order to maintain a safe and orderly school, only those students who are in a school sanctioned activity supervised by a staff member or school approved adult personnel will be permitted on school grounds after 4:30 p.m.

All students not in a school sanctioned activity must exit the school building and leave school grounds by 4:30 p.m. Parents and students should make appropriate plans which allow for the student to be picked up by this time. School personnel will escort students out of the building who are not in a school sponsored activity.

Students will not be directly supervised by Lutheran East faculty and staff from 7:15am-8:30am and from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Students on the Lutheran East campus are expected to follow all rules and expectations regardless of the day or time.


The Cleveland Lutheran High School Association and its schools strive to provide a safe, positive and Christian learning and working environment for its students, volunteers, directors, officers, outside contractors and employees. Therefore, it is the policy of the Cleveland Lutheran High School Association and its schools to maintain an educational and work environment in which bullying (including cyber-bullying) and harassment in any form will not be tolerated.


All forms of bullying and harassment by students, volunteers, directors, officers, outside contractors and employees are hereby prohibited. Anyone who engages in such activity in violation of this policy will be subject to discipline. Anyone who has been bullied or harassed (or who has witnessed or become aware of such activity) should promptly report such incidents to the Vice Principal or Principal.

Complaints of bullying or harassment will be investigated promptly, and corrective action will be taken when circumstances warrant. Neither reprisals nor retaliation against one reporting instances of bullying or harassment will be tolerated.


If a student or parent would like to make a report of bullying or harassment, they should contact either the vice principal or principal.

If a volunteer, outside contractor or employee would like to make a report of bullying, cyber-bullying or harassment, they should contact either the principal or superintendent. For incidents involving the principal or superintendent, the volunteer/employee should contact the President of the Board of Directors.

If accusations of bullying, cyber-bullying or harassment are shared with or received by

anyone, he or she is expected to report this information to the vice principal, principal, or superintendent.


For purposes of this policy, “bullying and harassment” shall mean an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act, or a series of acts:

1) Directed at another individual;

2) Which occurs either at or outside a school setting;

3) That is severe, persistent or pervasive; and

4) That has the effect of doing any of the following:

-Substantially interferes with a student’s education or co-educational activity;

-Creates a threatening environment;

-Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the school;

-Physically, emotionally or mentally harms another;

-Damages, extorts or takes another’s personal property;

-Places another in reasonable fear of physical, emotional, mental, or economic harm;

-Places another in reasonable fear of damage to or loss of personal property; or

-Creates an intimidating or hostile environment that substantially interferes with a student’s educational or co-educational opportunities or another’s work environment.

-Bullying includes “Cyber-Bullying,” which is understood to include- but is not limited to: harassing, teasing, intimidating, threatening, or terrorizing another by sending or posting inappropriate or derogatory email messages, instant messages, text messages, digital pictures or images, or Web site postings, including through use of any social media site.

Attempts to engage in bullying or harassment shall be regarded for purposes of this policy as if the individual had been successful in carrying out the action.

Conspiring with others to engage in bullying or harassment shall be regarded for purposes of this policy as if the individual had acted alone.

All forms of bullying and harassment are unacceptable and, to the extent that such actions are disruptive of the educational and co-educational processes and work environment at the Cleveland Lutheran High School Association and its schools, offenders will be subject to disciplinary action.

Retaliation against an individual who has reported bullying, cyber-bullying or harassment is strictly prohibited and will be appropriately disciplined.


All reports of bullying, cyber-bullying and harassment will be investigated immediately and thoroughly by appropriate school and/or Association personnel. All reports relating to the planning and/or conspiring of such activities, along with retaliation against an individual reporting such activities, will likewise be immediately and thoroughly investigated. Discipline/corrective action will be administered/determined based upon all factors and circumstances involved and determined by those investigating the matter. Disciplinary measures will vary depending upon circumstances, but may include suspension and/or expulsion for students, and suspension and/or dismissal for others.


Every student is to report to the cafeteria during their assigned lunch period. Faculty supervisors are in charge at each assigned lunch period. All foods are to be eaten in the cafeteria. Removal of any food from the cafeteria results in disposal problems which make it difficult to keep the school clean. Each student is encouraged to open and close the meal with a silent prayer. Students are not allowed to order food to be delivered to Lutheran East.

Students are not to leave the cafeteria unless permission has been given by the faculty supervisor. Taking foods from the cafeteria without paying for it will result in disciplinary action. We are proud of our school and we expect everyone to aid in keeping it clean. Be sure your table is clean when you leave. These are good manners and demonstrate your respect for others. Food or drink being consumed in the hallways or classrooms during the day shall be confiscated.


L.H.S.E. is a closed campus. This means that students may not leave school before the designated closing time without permission from a parent/guardian and the Main Office. It also means that they are not to be in the parking lot during the school day. In addition all visitors must report to the Main Office when they arrive on school grounds. Failure to comply with this results in disciplinary and/or legal action.



The goal of the 1-to-1 program in the Lutheran High School East is to create a collaborative, 21st Century learning environment for all learners. This environment will enable and support students and teachers to implement transformative uses of technology while enhancing students’ engagement with content and promoting the development of self- directed, responsible life-long learners and users.

Chromebook Basic Information

-Lutheran High School East is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of student-owned Chromebooks.

-Lutheran East reserves the right to inspect a student’s Chromebook at any time while on school property.

-Serial numbers and student information will be recorded for monitoring purposes.

-Lutheran East will install management software on each Chromebook. This software will be used to push books, media, apps, and Lutheran East technology policies onto each student’s Chromebook. Upon graduation, Lutheran East will remove all controls from a student’s Chromebook.

It is important for students and families to write down serial numbers of their Chromebooks and store that information in a safe area. This information will be useful if a claim needs to be made on a Chromebook.

Taking Care of Your Chromebook

Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook they have purchased. The guidelines below will help ensure that each students’ Chromebook is safeguarded.

-No food or drink is allowed next to your Chromebook while it is in use.

-Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully into the Chromebook.

-Never transport your Chromebook with the power cord plugged in. Never store your Chromebook in a carry case or backpack while plugged in.

-Students should never carry their Chromebooks while the screen is open.

-Vents CANNOT be covered.

-Chromebooks should never be left unsupervised or in an unsecured locker, bag, or carrying case.

-Students are responsible for bringing completely charged Chromebooks for use each school day.

Carrying Chromebooks

-Transport Chromebooks with care.

-Chromebook lids should always be closed and tightly secured when moving.

-Never move a Chromebook by lifting from the screen. Always support a Chromebook from its bottom with lid closed.

Screen Care

Chromebook screens can be easily damaged! The screens are particularly sensitive to damage from excessive pressure on the screen.

-Do not lean or put pressure on the top of the Chromebook when it is closed.

-Do not store the Chromebook with the screen in the open position.

-Do not place anything near the Chromebook that could put pressure on the screen.

-Do not place anything in a carrying case or backpack that will press against the cover.

-Do not poke the screen with anything that will mark or scratch the screen surface.

-Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, or disks).

-Do not place the device near magnets or anything with high electric current.

-Clean the screen with a soft, dry microfiber cloth or anti-static cloth.

-Be cautious when using any cleaning solvents; some individuals may have allergic reactions to chemicals in cleaning solvents and some solvents can even damage the screen. Try to always use water dampened towel or a highly diluted solvent.

Using Your Chromebook at School

-Chromebooks are intended for use at school each day. Students are to bring them fully charged each day.

-In addition to teacher expectations for Chromebook use, school messages, announcements, calendars and schedules may be accessed using the Chromebook.

-Students must be responsible to bring their Chromebook to all classes, unless specifically advised not to do so by their class teacher.

-Students may not use Chromebooks during the school day for purposes outside of those necessary for their classwork.

Chromebooks Left at Home

-If students leave their Chromebook at home, they will be allowed to phone their parent/guardian to bring it to school. This should occur before the school day starts or during lunch time to reduce distractions during the school day.

-If unable to contact parents or guardian to bring the device to school, the student can request a Chromebook loaner from the Technology Department. Students will be required to reimburse the school if a loaner Chromebook is lost, damaged or stolen.There is no guarantee a Chromebook will be available.

-Repeat violations of this policy could result in loss of the ability to use the Chromebook at school.

Charging your Chromebook

-Chromebooks must be brought to school each day fully charged.

-Students need to charge their Chromebooks each evening.

-If a parent or student is uncomfortable with the student bringing their Chromebook home each day, the student will have the option of locking it up each night in a school-owned Chromebook charging cart.

Account Access, Passwords and Background Images

-Students will only be able to login using their email account.

-Take care to protect your password(s). Do not share your password(s).

-Password resets can be facilitated by Technology Department staff. They will reset passwords upon request as time allows.

-Inappropriate media may not be used as a screensaver or background.

-Presence of guns, weapons, pornographic materials, inappropriate language, alcohol, drug, gang related symbols, pictures or anything else deemed inappropriate by Lutheran East will result in disciplinary actions.

Audio Restrictions

-Sound must be muted at all times unless permission is obtained from the teacher for instructional purposes.

-Headphones may be used at the discretion of the teacher but will not be provided by Lutheran High School East .

Managing & Saving Your Work with a Google Chromebook

-Google Apps for Education is a suite of products which includes gmail, calendar, sites, word processing, presentations, drawings, spreadsheets, forms, etc. that lets students create different kinds of online documents, collaborate in real time with other people, and store documents, as well as other files, in the cloud.

-With a wireless Internet connection, you can access your documents and files from any Chromebook, anywhere, at any time, no matter where you are.

-All items will be stored online in the Google Cloud environment.

-Files are stored in the cloud, so there’s no need to worry about lost homework.

Operating System on Your Chromebook

-Chromebooks run a modified version of the Chrome browser. It connects to web resources, apps and extensions provided on the internet. It does not run Windows application software or Mac application software.

-When a Chromebook starts up, it updates itself automatically, so it has the most recent version of the Chrome operating system without you having to do a thing. No need for time-consuming installs, updates, or re-imaging.

-With defense-in-depth technology, the Chromebook is built with layers of protection against malware and security attacks.

Procedures for Restoring your Chromebook

If your Chromebook needs technical support for the operating system then it needs to be submitted to the Technology Department.

Vendor Warranty

-The equipment vendor has a one year hardware warranty on the Chromebook.

-The vendor warrants the Chromebooks from defects in materials and workmanship.

-This limited warranty covers normal use, mechanical breakdown or faulty construction and will provide normal replacement parts necessary to repair the Chromebook or Chromebook replacement.

-The vendor warranty does not warrant against damage caused by misuse, abuse, accidents or Chromebook viruses.

Chromebook Insurance

Lutheran East has partnered with a company to provide insurance coverage for your student’s Chromebook. That insurance plan covers breakage, theft, and other issues over the course of the year. There is a $100 deductible which the student/family must pay in order to receive a repaired Chromebook. Please see the Principal to make a claim.


Acceptable Uses

The School is providing access to its equipment, computer networks and the Internet for educational purposes only. Such educational purposes, include, but are not limited to, research, preparing for educational instruction, and communicating with others, as it directly relates to the educational curriculum. Students shall comply with all copyright laws. Any teacher-directed student-created web pages that are intended for publication on school sites must comply with all school guidelines.

Unacceptable Uses

Equipment use and network access is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use of the equipment and the network by a student will result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension, expulsion, cancellation of student’ user privileges, and/or legal action (criminal and/or civil) in accordance with the law and Lutheran East policy. Students must follow appropriate online behavior at all times - including when not using the Lutheran East network- including interacting appropriately with other individuals on social networking websites, online chat/hangout spaces, and via email. Cyberbullying and harassment are strictly forbidden. The following uses of technology are considered unacceptable by Lutheran East.

1. Personal Safety

a. Students may not post, use, or store personal contact information about themselves or other people when using electronic communication forms, such as but not limited to, email, chat rooms, social media sites.. Personal contact information includes the student’s address, telephone, social security number or other personal data, or school address.

b. Student will immediately disclose to their teacher or site administrator any message they receive that is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable.

2. Illegal Activity

a. Students may not post, submit, publish or display harmful or inappropriate material that is harassing, insulting, threatening or attacking any individual, including prejudicial or discriminatory attacks or insults. This includes any material, taken as a whole, which to the average person, applying contemporary statewide standards, appeal to the prurient interest and is material which depicts or describes in an offensive way sexual conduct and which lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value for students.

b. Students may not vandalize, misuse or harm, and /or steal computers, software, computer systems, or computer networks.

c. Students may not participate in hacking activities or any form of unauthorized access to other accounts (online or site stored), computers, networks, or information systems.

d. Student may not deliberately attempt to disrupt the computer system or destroy data by uploading, downloading, or creating computer viruses.

e. Students may not use the system to engage in any other illegal act, such as arranging for a drug sale illegal activities, or the purchase of alcohol, engaging in gang activity, or the threatening the safety of a person.

F. Students may not use cellular phones, Chromebooks, or any other electronic means to record, transmit, or post photos of people in the Lutheran East community without the expressed consent of that person along with that of the Administration or the teacher of the class they are currently in.

3. System Security

a. Students are responsible for their individual account and may not reveal their personal computer log-on identification or those of other students, staff members.

b. Students must immediately notify a teacher or other school employee if they have identified a security problem.

4. Inappropriate Language and Behavior

a. Students may not use obscene, profane, vulgar, inflammatory, threatening, disrespectful or other inappropriate language on the system while on or off the school’s network.

b. Students will not display inappropriate materials (i.e. offensive messages or pictures, obscene language references, etc.) online or via social media while on or off the school’s network.

c. Students will not post, submit, or publish information that could cause damage or danger of disruption to the school district, the student or others while on or off the school’s network.

5. Inappropriate Access to Materials

a. Students may not use the system to access materials that are profane or obscene, that advocates illegal or dangerous acts, or that advocates violence or discrimination towards others (i.e. hate literature).

b. If a student mistakenly accesses inappropriate information, they should immediately report it to their teacher. This may protect students from any claim that they have intentionally violated the policy.

c. Messages relating to or in support of illegal, inappropriate activities may be reported to the proper authorities.

6. Respecting Resources

a. Student will not engage in vandalism (i.e. uploading/downloading inappropriate files, introducing computer viruses, disrupting the operation or the system through the abuse of hardware or software, modifying another person’s files or data.)

b. Students may not attempt to read, delete, copy, modify or forge the content of other Chromebooks or online accounts.

c. Students will be supervised as much as possible while accessing the Internet; however, they are still responsible for their proper use and access.

7. Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement

a. Students will not plagiarize works that they find on the Internet. Plagiarism is adopting the ideas or writing of others and presenting them as your own.

b. Students must respect the copyright owners. Copyright infringement occurs when the student inappropriately reproduces a work that is protected by a copyright. If a student has a question about this, they should ask a teacher.

c. Students may download copyrighted material for their own educational use only and must footnote copyrighted material when used in academic work.

8. Search and Seizure

a. Users should have no expectation of privacy when using the school network or equipment. Lutheran East reserves the right to inspect student Chromebooks and all files associated with accounts at any time.

b. Lutheran East will strive to protect student privacy; however, The School will not be responsible for any damages (consequential, incidental or otherwise), which a student may suffer arising from access to or use of the School’s computers and computer network, including damages arising as a result of the actions of the School. These damages include loss of data and delayed, lost or damaged electronic correspondence or files due to system or service provider interruptions and system shutdowns for emergency or routine maintenance of the system. Use or conveyance of information via School computer technology is at the user’s own risk.


Our guide in matters of conduct is based on II Corinthians 5:14”…for the love of Christ constraineth us…” This means that cooperation with the school regulations is expected in a spirit of Christian love and that student conduct and life will reflect what has been described in the Lutheran East Covenant. The vast majority of the students at Lutheran High School East meet the behavioral expectations of their parents and the school.

However, where there is willful disregard and disobedience of school rules and regulations, it is necessary for the school to deal with the unacceptable behavior and apply the discipline of the law. Students must regularly strive to resist that temptation.

A spectrum of possible disciplinary consequences is available to school personnel to handle specific disciplinary situations. Included in this list of potential disciplinary consequences are warnings, detentions, Saturday schools, parent conferences, in-school suspensions, out-of-school suspensions and expulsion. Additional or alternative disciplinary consequences may be taken when a specific situation warrants such action. Dependent upon the disciplinary situation, the severity of consequence will be determined. While not exhaustive, the actions listed below are considered inappropriate and will result in disciplinary action. Lutheran East retains the right to address any student behavioral issue which it deems inappropriate. Lutheran East retains the right to address student conduct which takes place off of Lutheran East property and outside of the normal school day, as it may impact the educational environment and community of the school. The following actions are strictly forbidden:

  • Setting fire on school property.

  • Physical abuse or the threat of physical abuse against any person at any school authorized event or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health, safety, spiritual welfare or physical well being of any such person.

  • Improper disposal of trash.

  • Use of foul, un-Christian, inappropriate language.

  • School discipline may be administered for actions/incidents involving a Lutheran East student that occur on/near the school campus, at a school event (both on and off campus) or in the community (non-school related), both during and after school hours.

  • Smoking, tobacco use, or possession of tobacco by students on the school premises or at school sponsored affairs.

  • Refusal by a student to attend classes as scheduled.

  • Unauthorized entry, occupation or use of any school facilities.

  • Intentional obstruction or disruption of the teaching, administration, disciplinary procedure, or other authorized functions or events.

  • Fighting, wrestling, and other forms of physical contact.

  • Disrespect, disregard, or refusal to respond appropriately to school personnel.

  • Thefts of or damage to property of the Association or personal property of any individual in attendance at an authorized school function.

  • Intentional interference with the lawful right of access by a person to school facilities.

  • Inappropriate use of school computers/technology.

  • The use of or possession on school property of firearms, ammunition, knives or other dangerous weapons, substances, or materials (except for educational purposes expressly authorized by the Principal).

  • Any uses or possession of alcoholic beverages on school property or use prior to attendance at any school function.

  • Illegal use of or possession of drugs or look-alike drugs on school property or use prior to attendance at any school function.

  • Card playing, gambling, games of fortune or chance

  • Any verbal or nonverbal communication that threatens or intimidates another person at school or school sponsored activities.

  • Any other act that is deemed by the school Administrator to be injurious, detrimental, or dangerous to the health, safety, spiritual welfare, and physical well-being of other persons on school properties or present at any authorized school function or event.

  • Possession or use of laser pointer by a student on school grounds or at school functions except for specific educational purposes.


If violations of school rules occur and action by the school is needed, a Discipline Record will be used which describes the rule violation and explains the action taken. A copy of this form will be placed in the student’s file.


A parent or student over 18 has the right to review the student’s file. This review must be done in the presence of the Administrator or Counselor of the school for interpretation of the record. Any information that the parent or student over 18 feels should not be included in said file is subject to written application for removal to the Guidance Director. All appeals are to be ruled by the Administrator of the school. If this ruling is not satisfactory to parent or student over 18, they may appeal in writing to the Operating Board.


Students reported for consistent unacceptable behavior will be placed on Disciplinary Probation. This program is designed to bring about changes in student behavior. Disciplinary Probation will be reviewed at the end of the semester during which the student was assigned to the program. Students may continue on probation, be removed from probation, or be required to withdraw from school if improvement does not occur.


Students caught cheating or plagiarizing will receive no credit for the work and parent and administration will be notified by the teacher. Further incidents will receive no credit for the work and will receive suspension and/or expulsion from Lutheran High School East.


Only the Administration may suspend. The maximum suspension is ten (10) days. The student will have an opportunity to discuss the reasons for the suspension or otherwise explain the actions.

Parents will be notified of the suspension by telephone if possible. Official notice of the action will be mailed and/or emailed within twenty-four (24) hours of the suspension including the reason(s) for the suspension. Upon request of the student or parents, a suspension may be appealed to the Principal and if necessary the Superintendent. Notification of the desire to appeal can be made verbally or in writing to the Principal or Superintendent. Parents have the right to legal representation at an appeal and may request the appeal be held in private.

a) Out-of-School Suspension

If a student is suspended at home, he or she is to remain at home and off the streets between 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and is NOT to attend any activities related to school or be anywhere in or around the school during the entire time of suspension. Students are expected to make up tests or class assignments scheduled during this suspension. Failure to make up or complete given tests, or written work that is missed will result in a zero.

1. Full credit - work returned upon arrival

2. ½ credit - work returned after arrival unless teacher gives different due date

3. Zero credit - work returned after due date

b) Student Disciplinary Removal

Any student asked to withdraw from the school for disciplinary reasons is not permitted to participate in school related activities or be present on school grounds.


Expulsion may occur at any time. Only the Administration may expel. The Administrator will give the student and parents written notice of the intended expulsion. This notice will include reasons for the intended expulsion.

Upon request, the student and parents will have an opportunity to appear before the Principal or Vice Principal to question the action or explain the student behavior. This hearing must not be less than three (3) days nor later than five (5) days after the notice of intent to expel.

An official notice of the expulsion will be mailed to the parents with 24 hours, including the reason(s) for the expulsion. An expulsion may be appealed to the Superintendent and to the Operating Board. Parents have a right to legal representation at the appeal and can request the hearing be held in private. Students will be on an out of school suspension until the appeals are held.

Once expelled, the student loses the privilege of attending or participating in any school activities held at Lutheran East or be present on school grounds.


Lutheran East recognizes that in an imperfect world serious conflicts or complaints may arise between parents and teachers, teachers and students, administration and students, or parents and administration. Our process for dealing with such problems is governed by accepted ethical standards and, more importantly, the pattern established by Jesus Christ in Matthew 18. This process attempts to resolve problems at the most immediate level possible. It consists of the following steps:

1. Conflicts and complaints first should be discussed with the person(s) directly involved. This involves attempting to identify the issue(s) clearly and resolve the issue(s) on an immediate, one-to-one level.

2. If resolution is not possible at the one-to-one level, the Administration should be made aware of the conflict. The Administration will then work with the conflicted parties in an attempt to solve the problem.

3. If resolution is not possible with the administrative intervention, then the issue should be brought to the Superintendent.

4. If resolution is not possible with the Principal’s intervention, then the issue should be brought to the Superintendent of the Association, and then to the Operating Board. Decisions by the Board are final.


No student shall arbitrarily be denied the opportunity to enroll or continue to be enrolled in Cleveland Lutheran High School Association schools on the basis of being reliably diagnosed as having a contagious disease, such as hepatitis, AIDS, ARC, or having tested positive for HTLV III virus. The application for enrollment or continued enrollment will be decided on an individual basis by the Administrative Council.

a) If there is reasonable cause to believe that an applicant or current student is afflicted with a contagious disease or has the HTLV III virus, that student will be required to submit to the school principal the results of a medical evaluation.

b) Decisions regarding the attendance of the child will be based on an objective assessment of the behavior, neurological development, and physical condition of the child. Those involved in making objective assessments may include the child’s physician, a physician knowledgeable about contagious diseases, a local public health agency representative, the child’s parent(s) or guardian(s), the child’s pastor, the school principal, and the school nurse.

c) The Administrative Council based on evidence gathered in the objective assessment will make the final decision regarding attendance. The decision will be communicated to the parent(s) or guardian(s), the student, and the president of the Board of Directors by the school principal.

d) The attendance regulations for the child may carry some restrictions if and when necessary to control transmission of the disease or to protect the child from other infections.

e) Information about the identity and condition of the student will not be disclosed by the medical review team or by school personnel to non-affected school employees or non-school personnel. Information will be provided only to those staff members responsible for the student so that adequate supervision may be maintained. Those notified will observe confidentiality.

f) An individual disputing the Administrative Council decision may make a written appeal to the Board of Directors whose decision is final.



Administrators may assign detentions to students for classroom misbehavior. Detentions will normally be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:15 pm. Students are to follow all school rules during the detention, including dress code.

The student will be notified in advance of all detentions. All detentions must be served regardless of other school-planned activities unless other arrangements have been made. Detentions may consist of routine cleaning work around the school building, including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming.

It is the responsibility of the student and parent to ensure the student serves detentions. We have set up two times during the week to serve the detentions. Students who go a week (from the date the detention was assigned) without serving their detention will earn a suspension from school. Each week there is an outstanding detention a suspension will be earned.


Any situation that occurs in the classroom and is not resolved immediately by the teacher and the student or students involved, requires a referral be sent to the office along with the student/students involved with same day notification by the teacher to the Principal or Vice Principal and with a follow-up confirmation. The Principal or Vice Principal will determine the course of action needed to correct the problem. This action may include: detention, Saturday School, parent phone call, parent conference, suspension or other appropriate methods.

All referrals sent to the office concerning a student requires that the parent or guardian be notified of the incident.

Guidance Form

A Guidance Communication Request Form may also be issued to the student/students that are having difficulty getting along during any school activity. The Director of Guidance will determine the course of action needed to correct the problem.

Removal from class

A teacher has the right for emergency removal of a student from her/his classroom. The student is to be sent to the office with a pass for the removal. Class assignments/homework should also be sent. Students will meet in the office with the Principal or Vice Principal to discuss the reason for removal and consequences of the student’s actions. Parents will be notified of any major disciplinary issues as well as any consequences handed out.

Saturday School

Students may be assigned Saturday School for various rule violations of a serious nature and as called for in other policies. A supervision fee of $10 will be assessed for each Saturday School assigned. Students not paying the supervision fee will be removed from classes beginning the following Monday until this fee is paid. Parents will be notified before a student is assigned Saturday School.

a) Saturday School is defined as a three-hour study/work period on Saturdays. These will be served from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon.

b) Students at Saturday School will follow the same school rules as those in effect during a school day except casual dress is allowed.

c) Students assigned to Saturday School will not be permitted to leave the supervision area except to go to the restroom during assigned restroom breaks.

d) Students are to report to the designated area on time. Students tardy to Saturday School will be subject to further disciplinary action.

e) A one (1) day suspension will be administered to any student that does not attend or does not submit an acceptable written excuse for rescheduling the assigned Saturday School.

f) Students assigned to Saturday School may not do any of the following:

- leave the assigned area

- sleep

- play cards

- put heads down

- write notes or letters

- talk with other students

- complete class assignments with other students

g) Students assigned to Saturday School may do any of the following:

- study

- read

- perform school related writing

- work on assigned projects

- participate in activities as determined by the supervisor (any work done may not be considered “service hours”)


The Lutheran High School East uniform policy is designed to create a professional appearance among our students that supports the focused academic environment maintained at Lutheran East. The following pages offer a description of the policy for the young women and young men that attend Lutheran High School East. The dress code applies from the beginning of first period until the end of the school day. Clothing must be clean, in good repair, of proper fit, and worn as intended. See uniform details below.

Young Men:

Young men attending Lutheran High School East will be required to wear the following uniform each school day:

  • Khaki colored dress pants or dress shorts (Schoolbelles like)

  • A belt

  • Solid white button-up shirt (Schoolbelles like)

  • Lutheran East embroidered blazer (must be purchased from Schoolbelles)

  • Lutheran East plaid necktie (must be purchased from Schoolbelles)

  • Dress style shoes or boots

Young men will have the option of wearing the following articles of clothing in addition to their required uniform:

  • Lutheran East embroidered V-neck sweater or sweater vest (purchased from Schoolbelles). These are worn in addition to the required blazer. They DO NOT take the place of the required blazer.

In addition, shirts must be tucked in at all times, buttoned appropriately, and ties properly tied and in place at the top of the dress shirt.

Note, the following articles of clothing are prohibited for both young men and young women: polo/golf style shirts, cargo-style pants and shorts, pants with more than two back or two front pockets, open-backed or open-toed shoes or slippers. Pants made of jean, denim-like material, or pants with rivets are prohibited. Tennis/Athletic Shoes are prohibited. This includes Converse, Vans, Coach, and similar shoes. If you question whether they are a dress code shoe or not, please do not purchase them. All further dress code decisions will be made by the administration at Lutheran East.

Young Women:

Young women attending Lutheran High School East will be required to wear the following uniform each school day:

  • Khaki colored dress pants or dress shorts (Schoolbelles like) -OR- the LE plaid skirt (purchased from Schoolbelles) the hem of which will be no more than 2 inches above the knee

  • A belt is to be worn when wearing school pants

  • Solid white button-up blouse or button-up Oxford (Schoolbelles like)

  • Lutheran East embroidered blazer (must be purchased from Schoolbelles)

  • Dress style shoes or boots

Young women will have the option of wearing the following articles of clothing in addition to their required uniform:

  • Lutheran East plaid cross tie or LE plaid tie (purchased from Schoolbelles)

  • Lutheran East embroidered V-neck sweater or sweater vest (purchased from Schoolbelles). These are worn in addition to the required blazer. They DO NOT take the place of the required blazer.

  • Solid black, grey, or white colored hosiery or leggings when wearing the Lutheran East plaid skirt

In addition, shirts must be tucked in at all times, buttoned appropriately, and ties properly tied and in place at the top of the dress shirt.

Note, the following articles of clothing are prohibited for both young men and young women: polo/golf style shirts, cargo-style pants and shorts, pants with more than two back or two front pockets, open-backed or open-toed shoes or slippers. Pants made of jean, denim-like material, or pants with rivets are prohibited. Tennis/Athletic Shoes are prohibited. This includes Converse, Vans, Coach, and similar shoes. If you question whether they are a dress code shoe or not, please do not purchase them. All further dress code decisions will be made by the administration at Lutheran East.


Students are not permitted at school without being in dress code.

1st Offense: Warning and sign dress code contract reminding the student to come to school dressed properly

2nd Offense: Sent home

Continued dress code violations of are blatant disregard for the expectations at Lutheran East and are an indication that the student does not want to remain a member of the Lutheran East family.


Electronic devices, including cell phones, mp3 players/ipods, tablets/ipads, headphones, and computers not issued by Lutheran East must be kept in a locked locker during the school day. Lutheran East strongly recommends that non-essential items are left at home.

Students may not use cellular phones, Chromebooks, or any other electronic means to record, transmit, or post photos of people in the Lutheran East community without the expressed consent of that person along with that of the Administration or the teacher of the class they are currently in.

Any cell phone or headphones seen or heard in a classroom or chapel will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day. The second time a cell phone or headphones are confiscated there is a $5.00 fee for a confiscated cell phone or headphones. Any additional times a cell phone or headphones are confiscated there is a $10.00 fee and it will only be returned to a parent.

If a parent needs to contact a student during the school day, it must be done through the school office.

When students are using electronic devices during the school day (whether personal devices or school-owned devices), they are to be used only for school-approved functions. Students may not use devices for social conversations, games, entertainment, or other non-educational purposes.


On days when severe weather makes closing of school a possibility, view television

stations-3,5,8,19 and 43. School closing information is also available at or www.twitter/com/lutheraneast. Decisions will be made as soon as possible. Please do not call the school office or staff members at their homes.


Students participating in an approved trip will be under the discipline code of the school and those additional regulations set by the teacher-chaperone and approved by the Principal. Violations may result in the student being returned home at her/his parents’ expense.


School fees and tuition are non-refundable. Failure to pay any fines, tuition, and fees incurred throughout the school year will result in the holding of grades/progress reports and records throughout the school year. Students whose accounts are more than one month behind may be held out of class until payment is made on the account.

Grades, transcripts and diplomas (in the case of a graduating senior) will not be sent or given until all tuition and other financial obligations to the CLHSA and its schools have been paid. Additionally, participation in graduation may be denied if all tuition and other financial obligations to the CLHSA and its schools have not been met. A waiting period may be implemented if payment is made by check so that the check may first clear.

If a CLHSA congregation fails to pay a reasonable portion of their congregation assessment (apportionment and membership fee), students from that congregation will be charged a non-support assessment. This assessment would be either one-half of the amount of the Association scholarship, or the amount owed by the congregation divided by the number of students attending the school, whichever is less.

Official transcripts of a student’s records are issued for the purpose of transferring credits to other schools, informing employers of student performance in high school or other needs. Transcripts are issued upon written request. No transcript will be released until all financial obligations have been met. Transcripts are sent directly by the school to the requested address. No information can or will be released from a student’s records without written permission of the student or the parent of a student under the age of eighteen (18).


Since youth gangs very often are associated with violence and other forms of behavior which are grossly inconsistent with the Purpose, Mission Statement, and Mission and Ministry of Lutheran High School East, involvement with gangs is a very serious matter. In addition to likely violating disciplinary policies stated elsewhere, students involved in gang activities in, as well as out of school, will be dealt with severely. When gang related violence, vandalism, threats, recruitment, hazing, initiation, or gang identification or affiliation takes place in school, expulsion may result. Gang related activities outside of school may also result in equally serious disciplinary measures being taken.


Grades are based on many objective measurements determined by the educator of a pupil’s progress.

1. Achievement means the requirements of the course as set by the individual teacher, satisfactorily completing assignments, satisfactorily passing tests and quizzes, and participating in class discussions and activities are examples of achievement.

2. Work habits include assigned study time for study: bringing required texts and necessary working tools to class, keeping work well organized, paying attention to instruction by the teacher or a presentation by a classmate, doing assignments, completing assignments on time.

3. Conduct means arriving to class on time; not interrupting classroom routine by misbehavior e.g. talking out of turn, visiting with classmates, etc,. accepting correction in a Christian spirit, and showing courtesy and respect for the teacher and classmates.

4. Final Exams/Projects will be given each semester and will count as 20% of the semester grade .

The key to your success as a Christian steward depends upon the attitudes, study and work habits you establish. Regular and conscientious study in the classroom and at home will result in a God-pleasing use of the talent with which He has blessed you.

5. A student must pass each semester in order to get full credit for a class. Half credit will be given for passing each semester. A semester grade is determined using the following formula: Each quarter is worth 40% and the final is worth 20%

6. Honor/Merit Roll

Honor Roll students are students who receive a Semester Grade Point Average of 3.5 or above.

Merit Roll students are students who receive a Semester Grade Point Average of 3.0 to 3.49.

7. Progress Reports

The Guidance Counselor supervises a program of alerting students and parents to poor performance in specific classes. Teachers will notify students of failing grades at 3 and 6 weeks each quarter through Progress Reports mailed to the parents.

8. All 1st and 3rd quarter failures will require an in person teacher/parent conference. These conferences will be arranged by the Guidance Counselor within the first two weeks of the following quarter.

9. Grades for Honors and Advanced Placement Courses, along with CCP (College Credit Plus) courses which are at the “100 level” or above, are graded on a 5-point, rather than 4-point, scale (ie. a quality point is given).

Grading Scale Points (Honors) Grading Scale Points (Honors)

97% - 100% A+ 4.0 (5.0) 77% - 79% C+ 2.33 (3.33)

93% - 96% A 4.0 (5.0) 73% - 76% C 2.0 (3.0)

90% - 92 A- 3.67 (4.67) 70% - 72% C- 1.67 (2.67)

87% - 89% B+ 3.33 (4.33) 67% - 69% D+ 1.33 (2.33)

83% - 86% B 3.0 (4.0) 63% - 66% D 1.0 (1.33)

80% - 82% B- 2.67 (3.67) 60% - 62% D- 0.67 (1.67)

Below 60% F 0.0


Students who meet the requirements are encouraged to participate in College Credit Plus (CCP) to earn college and high-school credit simultaneously. These courses if taken during the academic year may be used for both high school and college credit. Courses may be paid for by the State of Ohio. Placement exams are required to determine student’s ability to handle college curriculum. See the Guidance Counselor for specific registration materials or questions. Registration must be a semester prior to enrollment.

Students who are enrolled in College Credit Plus are responsible for attendance and completion of college courses. Students who do not cancel enrollment 15 days into the scheduled course might be held financially responsible for reimbursement of the cost for the course. If a student is taking a CCP class in lieu of a state/LE required class, the student is responsible for making up the credit necessary for graduation.


Students may arrange an independent study class upon the approval of the Guidance Director and the Principal in addition to the teacher who will work with the student. Independent Study classes can be taken in order to make up a credit needed for graduation or can be taken if the student is interested in a course that was not offered in the curriculum that year. Independent Study classes will average no less than 7 hours of work each week for the student.


Seniors may participate in the Graduation Ceremony provided they have:

  1. Satisfied all graduation requirements, including the Ohio Graduation Test or other testing approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

  2. Have no outstanding disciplinary actions.

  3. Met all financial obligations as determined by the school.

  4. Attended the mandatory ceremony practice.

Lutheran High School East will name a Valedictorian and Salutatorian to represent the graduating class at the Commencement ceremony. The Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be chosen for their academic standing in the graduating class. In order to be eligible for valedictorian and salutatorian honors, a student must be enrolled at Lutheran High School East for at least two years, one of which is his/her senior year. At the end of the 1st Semester, the Guidance Counselor will compile the cumulative GPA of each member of the Senior class. For the purposes of Valedictorian and Salutatorian honors, students who transfer into Lutheran High School East can transfer a maximum GPA of 4.0. The student with the highest cumulative GPA will be named Valedictorian and the student with the second highest GPA will be named Salutatorian.

Students desiring to accelerate their high school program in order to complete their requirements for graduation in less than the normal four years of high school shall meet the following requirements:

1) Students interested in participating in the Early Graduation Program must apply through the Guidance Director.

Complete requirements for graduation as specified by the State of Ohio Department of Education and the Operating Board of the school attended.

2) Must maintain a 3.25 G.P.A. at time of application as well as intellectual and emotional maturity. Whichever criterion is chosen must have the approval of the Principal and Guidance Director of the respective school.

3) The application form must be turned in to the Guidance office before April 1st of the sophomore year. Junior transfers may be considered if all criteria have been met.

4) The planning must include a conference for the parents and the student with the Guidance Director. In addition, approval of the Principal will be necessary.

5) A maximum of three credits toward graduation may be earned in summer and/or extension schools. Credits earned prior to grade 9 will count towards subject matter requirements, but only credits earned in grades 9-12 will count towards the total number of credits required for graduation.

6) Should a student fail to complete this program at the end of six semesters, he/she will be required to complete his/her senior year with the customary load of classes and two semesters of attendance.

7) A passing grade in religion must be obtained for every semester in attendance.


Students are not permitted in the halls during class period unless an emergency exists. If it becomes necessary for a student to leave the classroom for any purpose, a pass must be issued. Passes do not give license to wander around the building. They must be issued for a specific destination, such as the Clinic, washroom or Office. When it is necessary to call a student to the office during class time, the Office will issue a pass.


The Health Clinic is available for students who become ill during the school day. Students reporting to the Clinic must have a pass from their classroom teacher. If the Clinic is not open, students with their pass, are to report to the office. Remember that students who are too ill to attend class will be sent home. Parental permission must be obtained in order for a student to be sent home for any reason. Students are required to turn in an Emergency Medical Form to the Health Clinic each year.

The School Health Aid and/or School Nurse are the only people who may distribute medication to students. Before any medication can be distributed, proper forms must be filled out by the student’s doctor and parent and submitted to the Clinic.


Any student wishing to enroll in Lutheran High School East shall give written evidence of the prescribed immunizations as are required by the State of Ohio (Bill No. 282). Such written evidence is to be presented at the time of official registration applications to the school, or within fourteen (14) calendar days after the beginning of the school term in the Fall. Failure to comply with the fourteen (14) day limitation will mean exclusion from school until the compliance is met.


Our building is rented to many groups and therefore students should be careful with their personal effects in order to safeguard them and to remove temptation from others. Any theft should be reported immediately to the supervising teacher and then to the Main Office where a written report should be completed. If items are recovered, the Main Office should be notified so that the records may be noted. However, Lutheran East is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Students are expected to leave valuables at home and keep their belongings locked in their lockers during the day

Each student is assigned an individual locker for the safe-keeping of valuables and personal belongings. A student may only use one locker and that is the one to which he/she is assigned. Never occupy or use more than the locker you are assigned. To ignore this stipulation will result in disciplinary action. No one else can enter this locker if it is properly locked and the combination is not given to anyone else. Students are to supply their own combination locks and provide the school with the combination

The locker is the property of the school, and is subject to examination at any time by authorized school personnel. If a lock is on a locker and the combination is not on record in the Main Office, the lock will be “removed.” Students may decorate their lockers, but lockers may not be decorated in any non-Christian way shape or fashion. Defacing school property is unacceptable and those responsible and/or their parents will be asked to pay for the damage done.


Students are not to leave their personal possessions lying on the floor in any area of the school. Students in violation will have their possessions taken to the lost and found and may be subject to assigned service hours.

Valuables which are found, are to be deposited with the school secretary. Students should mark all their property carefully so identification can readily be made. Students may obtain lost articles before or after school in the lost and found receptacle in the south hallway near room 102. At the end of each quarter, all articles not claimed will be donated to charity.


In case of marriage or pregnancy, the Principal must be notified as early as possible. The Principal will decide if the student may stay in school as long as his or her presence is not detrimental to the conduct of other students or his or her personal health.


When two or more students are involved in a conflict, they will be encouraged to schedule a mediation session. Administration may require the conflicting parties to meet with the Director of Guidance. These mediation sessions will preferably be scheduled during non-class time for the students involved. Anytime a student is experiencing a difficulty with another student, problems such as arguments, class disruptions, and fights typically result. Mediation in the form of face-to-face conversation assisted by neutral third parties is known to be a realistic and effective alternative to threatening and/or violent confrontation. Any student involved in a physical confrontation will be required to have 1 mediation session with the Director of Guidance before being admitted back to school.


No purchases with Lutheran High School East as the buyer can be made by anyone without proper authorization. This means that no student, committee, or organization can purchase any item or spend money without the approval of the Principal. Students should never make purchases directly since Association guidelines require a requisition. Proper planning will remove the necessity of having to buy things without completing procedures.


Schedule changes are strongly discouraged. In order for a student to add or drop a class, the student must fill out a “Schedule Change Request Form” and have it approved by the Guidance Counselor.

A class may be added/changed if the following conditions are met:

1. The student may add a class in place of a study hall or free period if the add takes place before the end of the first two weeks of the semester.

2. The student may add/change a class if the class is not filled and the add/change takes place before the end of the first two weeks of the semester.

The teacher, Guidance Counselor, parent and Principal must approve exceptions.

Before a class can be dropped, the student must:

1. Obtain a drop form from the Counselor

2. Meet the conditions stated on the drop form, which include parent signature, teacher’s signature after paying any fees and returning books and the counselor’s signature.

3. A student can drop a course without penalty of failure within the first two weeks of the semester.

If a class is dropped after the first two weeks of the quarter, a failing grade will be recorded for the semester.


Students who are seniors are afforded two privileges which other students are not afforded.

1) Senior students who have study hall the last period of the day and proper

paperwork on file with the Vice Principal may sign themselves out of school and go home for the remainder of the day.

2) In the 2nd Semester, seniors who have a “B” average combined for the 3rd & 4th

Quarters are exempt from the Final Exams in that class. They are not exempt from any assigned Final Projects.

Senior privileges may be revoked for academic or disciplinary reasons.


Only school sponsored fundraising activities are allowed on school property. All school sponsored fundraising activities must receive prior administrative approval. Students may be subject to disciplinary measures for violation of this policy.


Student events are those school-sponsored events, which are student planned and produced. The sponsoring group must complete a registration of student event form at least two (2) weeks prior to the event. The Faculty Advisor and the Principal must approve all events.

1. Chaperones

a) There must be at least one faculty or staff member at all school functions.

b) Students are encouraged to involve parents as chaperones.

c) Students are encouraged to have different chaperones assigned to different times during the event in order to distribute the supervision load. Each shift must overlap by one-half (l/2) hour.

d) A chaperone must be assigned to the entrance at all times to implement the attendance policies below.

2. Attendance Policies

a) LHSE student events are for our students. Students may bring a guest provided a guest form has been completed prior to the event.

b) Students are expected to remain in the designated area throughout the event. Generally students are expected to arrive at an activity no later than one-half hour after the start of the activity.

c) If students must leave an event before the scheduled ending time, they will not be permitted to return.

d) Closing time for student events, except the Prom shall be no later than 11:00 p.m.

e) School rules concerning conduct, tobacco, and drugs are in effect for LHSE students and their guests.

f) Students who violate school rules at student activities may be subject to

suspension from school and/or suspension from all future student activities.

3. Clean Up

a) The sponsoring group must supply a clean-up crew, which will be able to finish all clean up within forty-five minutes.

b) If sufficient clean up help is not provided by the sponsoring group, the custodian will be paid to finish the task at the rate of $20.00 per hour (minimum of $20.00) from the group’s treasury.

4. Band/Disc Jockey

a) Any band that plays at a student event must receive approval of the Faculty Advisor of the sponsoring group and the Principal.

b) The band’s contract must be signed by the sponsoring organization’s advisor and the Principal. The following items should be placed in the contract.

i) A limit of three (3) non playing members of the band shall be admitted to the


ii) Smoking in the immediate surrounding area of the event is not permitted.

iii) Use of alcohol and drugs will not be tolerated.


Study Halls are quiet areas for individual study under the supervision of a teacher. The following general rules apply to all study halls:

1. No social conversations are allowed.

2. No food or drink is allowed.

3. To be excused from the Study Hall to go to another area of the building the student must present a pass from the requesting teacher before study hall begins. Students unable to control their behavior and/or disrupting other students in Study Hall will be subject to a parent conference and school discipline measures.


Students will not be called from class to answer the telephone, nor will messages be delivered, unless an emergency exists. All telephone calls must go through the main office.


The school is required to conduct periodic fire and tornado drills. Students are expected to follow established procedures when these drills are held. In the case of fire drills, each student is expected to follow the assigned exit route from the classroom to outside the building. Sidewalks should be kept clear for emergency vehicles. The fire alarm system will be used for fire drills. For tornado drills, students should proceed to the designated safe area for their classroom. The tornado safe area for each classroom is posted. The fire drill bell system will be used to announce a tornado drill/alert.


Vending machines are available for student use before and after school. Vending machines may be used during a student’s lunch period. Vending machines may not be used at any other time. Proper disposal of waste is expected at all times. Using the vending machines at inappropriate times, abuse, rigging, etc. of machines or problems with waste disposal may result in disciplinary action and/or taking the machines out of service. Food and drink purchased from vending machines in violation of the above will be confiscated and not returned.


A student may bring a visitor to school if permission has been granted from the office no later than one (1) day prior to the visit. Guests are expected to follow all school rules and regulations. All visitors must report immediately to the office when they enter the building to obtain a Visitor’s Pass. Visitors will not be allowed the last week of each quarter, during days leading up to vacation and any other times as determined by the Principal.


Every Wednesday the normal school day ends early. This allows students to make up tests, get additional assistance from their teachers, or turn in missing/late work. Teachers assign students to see them each week during this time. Students who do not see their teacher(s) as assigned will be issued a detention. Every other time students do not see their teachers will result in a suspension. Academic success is a primary concern for our students. Students who do not take ownership of their education are jeopardizing their future at Lutheran East.


When a parent requests a withdrawal from school, he/she is to see the Guidance Counselor or Secretary to obtain the withdrawal form. It is the parent’s responsibility to complete this form. Requests for transfer of records will not be processed if fines or fees are outstanding, if textbooks have not been returned, or if the withdrawal form has not been returned to the Guidance Counselor or Secretary.


Part-time work permit, for after school, Saturday or vacation must be obtained before a student under eighteen (18) may be legally employed under the Child Labor Laws of Ohio. To obtain a full-time permit, the applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years old.


On Tuesday and Thursday a corporate chapel service will be held in the auditorium. Pastors, faculty, students and guest speakers conduct chapel Services. It is a time set-aside for each of us to respond to God for Jesus Christ and not a response to the person in charge of the service. Worship is our active response to what God has done for us! Therefore, our every thought or action is directed to God and bears witness to our inner feelings. Without this as part of our school life, we have no reason to exist.

Students who sleep or display disruptive, disrespectful or inappropriate actions during Chapel will be subject to disciplinary action. Attendance at Chapel is required. Students regularly late to school on Chapel days will be counseled and a parent conference may be required.


Lutheran High School East admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan program, and athletic and other school administered programs.

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