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The Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, May 10

Meeting Agenda

Public Board Packet

Live stream link

Thia meeting will be held remotely and live streamed. Individuals who wish to make a public comment at a virtual meeting should notify Board Clerk Julia Polszakiewicz, at jpolszakiewicz@lfschools.net no later than 12:00 p.m. noon on Monday, May 10.

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June 1-4, 2021
During the second semester, all students will participate in exams for their classes. Semester exams cannot be worth more than 20% of a student’s grade. Additionally, all exams will be administered and/or completed virtually during the time frame indicated in the exam schedule. Since no students will have more than two course exams on a given day, there is no need for requests for altered times. Students are expected to engage during the time outlined in the schedule. If there is any extenuating circumstance that prohibits a student from participating in exams as scheduled, please contact the Director of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Alan Wahlert (awahlert@lfschools.net). Please use this link to read the entire communication
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College Board AP Exams will be held in person at Lake Forest High School during the week of May 10, 2021.  All AP Students should check their College Board account to make sure they are registered for the format of their choice.

For students taking a morning exam, they should be in their testing classroom by 7:45 am. For those taking the afternoon exam, students should plan to be at their testing classroom by 12:00 noon. Room assignments will be emailed to teachers and posted in the Front Commons.

Here is the Exam Schedule for the upcoming week.

Please note, if a student has to quarantine due to close contact tracing, they should be prepared to then opt to the AP Digital Format,  if/when they are forced to miss the “in person paper/pencil” format.

Students that are taking the at home digital format are reminded to check their email daily for College Board and LFHS updates.  They must make sure the device they are taking the exam on has the Digital App correctly downloaded.  LFHS has downloaded the digital app on school issued chromebooks, but AP students must engage in a trial test to make sure their device is working.  Students must also complete a “ College Board Readiness” step 1-3 days BEFORE the exam date. Here are some helpful links:

Technical Requirements for at home Digital Exams
4 Steps To Take Before You Can Take An AP Digital Exam
Digital Exam Security Policies
Taking AP Digital Exams

Students that wish to change to a digital format, must contact Mrs. La Vitola, dlavitola@lfschools.net, 847-582-7332, ASAP.  Feel free to reach out with questions or concerns as well.

he 'in person paper/pencil.'  Any questions or concerns, contact Mrs. La Vitola, dlavitola@lfschools.net, 847-582-7332.

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Our thanks to all who participated in this week’s Lake Forest High School Pfizer teen vaccine clinic. Those who received their first dose of the vaccine will return for dose two on Wednesday, May 26.

In anticipation of Pfizer-BioNTech receiving Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 next week, we are working with the City of Lake Forest, Village of Lake Bluff, and other school districts in our area to schedule a variety of vaccine options for our Lake Forest school community.

Deer Path Middle School - May 16 and June 7
We are working with the City of Lake Forest and Doctors Tests Center to offer the following Pfizer vaccine clinics at DPM. Pending FDA approval, the first dose will be administered on Sunday, May 16 and the second dose will be administered on Monday, June 7.

Deerfield High School - May 16 and June 6
District 67 and District 115 have been invited, in partnership with Walgreens, to participate in a vaccine pod for individuals 12 years and older. Pending FDA approval, the first dose will be administered on Sunday, May 16 and the second dose will be administered on Sunday, June 6. The clinics will be held from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Deerfield High School, 1959 Waukegan Road, Deerfield.

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Lake Forest High School
Class of 2021
Graduation Ceremony
June 5, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.
Lake Forest High School (Front Lawn)

We are excited to offer an in-person and onsite graduation for the Class of 2021. There are some updates to the procedures and expectations for the event. Please take some time to read the information included to properly prepare for this special day.

Day of Graduation Event Schedule

  • 10:00 a.m.  Inclement weather communication sent
  • 1:00 p.m.    Graduate drop-off for staging
    Shuttles begin transporting guests from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff train stations
  • 1:15 p.m.    Campus open to guests
  • 2:15 p.m.    Shuttle service ends
  • 2:30 p.m.    Procession of graduates
  • 4:15 p.m.     Shuttles resume to transport guests back to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff train stations. Shuttles will run until all guests have departed.


Although graduation is on our front lawn, due to increased health and safety measures, we will issue tickets for the event. Each household will receive up to 6 tickets. Parents living in separate households, will also receive up to 6 tickets. Tickets are issued on the day of graduation, following the completion of the health screener. Parents/guardians - Please refer to the information you received via email and mail for detailed information regarding the admissions process.

This event is not open to the public. Only LFHS graduates, their guests, and members of the LFHS faculty/staff are permitted to attend... read more

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LFHS Events Mark National Mental Health Awareness Month

Lake Forest High School is marking National Mental Health Awareness Month with events including a May 3 Decision Day 2021 lunchtime visit from emotional support dogs in partnership with Paws for Patrick, the non-profit organization that honors the memory of Lake Forest High School student Patrick Roemer.

Decision Day is when accepted college applicants across the country must decide which school they'll attend in the fall. This is a day of high emotion and, for some, significant anxiety. Paws for Patrick works to ensure that young people have access to emotional support animals to help them cope with mental health issues.  

LFHS is also participating in Paws for Patrick’s “Turn Our Towns Green” campaign, an effort to raise awareness and break the stigma of mental health. On May 21, LFHS will distribute green ribbon pins and Text-A-Tip cards  to students and staff. Text-A-Tip is an anonymous text-communication system for young people who need immediate mental health assistance for themselves or for a friend.

LFHS staff will also host an art therapy rock painting activity in lunch periods during National Mental Health Awareness Month.

Nearly one in five Americans lives with mental health. If you would like to talk to someone or have a friend who may need emotional support, our Counseling and Core Teams are available and ready to provide assistance.

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Spirit Store Reopening

Wednesday, May 5, 11am-3pm

Spirit Store Regular Weekly Hours: Wednesdays 11am-3pm and Fridays 10am-2pm

Please note: The store has limited capacity and mask wearing is required.

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Find the perfect give for teachers and coaches at the Spirit Store. Teachers and staff receive 20% off of purchases, during Teacher Appreciation Week and always!

Students are invited to stop in during their lunch periods on Wednesdays and Fridays to shop and to purchase a Raffle ticket to win a PREFERRED GRADUATION PARKING SPOT! Raffle tickets are on sale at Spirit Store OR on our online Spirit Store at https://lake-forest-boosters-spirit-store.square.site/s/shop.

Please contact Alyson Dueringer at 636-399-4766 or padueringer@comcast.net with any questions or for after hours store purchases.

*A percentage of every sale supports LFHS student athletes and Scouts fans. GO SCOUTS!


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