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Reminder: SEARS for unexcused absences

Dear Parents,

This is a reminder that if your student is over 5 days unexcused absences in a semester class OR over 3 days unexcused in a 9-week class, then they need to come see Mr. Verburg during their ILT to make a SEARS contract. 

SEARS is $25 a session and will be held on Saturdays (December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and January 6th) from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Little Theater. Per district policy, students are only allowed to do 2 sessions of SEARS per semester.

As you look at your student’s attendance in PowerSchool, the following absence codes are considered unexcused:

  • UNX
  • PN
  • OSS
  • DSML

Please let Mr. Verburg know if you have any questions.

Unexcused Absences

ATTENTION PARENTS: If your student has more than 3 unexcused absences for a 9 week class or more than 5 unexcused absences for a semester class, then they will need to do SEARS to make up the seat time. If your student is over in unexcused days and does not do SEARS they cannot pass the class. SEARS is $25 per session and will be on Saturday, Dec 2nd, 9th, 16th, and January 6th. If your student is over in days, please have them see Mr. Verburg during their ILT to create a SEARS contract. Thank you!

SIC Request

Parents –

One of the LHS School Improvement Council’s goals for this year is to provide our faculty and staff with monthly treats in their box that let them know how much they are APPRECIATED for all that they do for our kids, but WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are looking for donations of candy/gum to help us meet this goal for November and December. Please consider donating one of the items listed below by next Wednesday, Nov. 15thIf you prefer to give a monetary donation, then you may give it to Mr. Verburg.


Thank you! We truly couldn’t do it without you! Love our LHS community!

Warmest regards,

Alicia Verburg, LHS SIC Chairperson