Upper School Updates

Monday, October 10 is a Teacher workday - no school!


Student Clubs: Upper School has opened applications for after school clubs! All student groups require a staff advisor and at least 8 students. If your student is passionate about starting a club at Lab, please encourage them to submit a club application by the 10/29 deadline. Students can see Mr. Capps for more information. 


Therapy Dogs: Get excited for Therapy Dog Thursdays! Starting in October, Lab will be offering 15min time windows for Middle and Upper School students to decompress with the help of a therapy dog. Please fill out this permission form HERE for your child to participate.



Advanced Placement: 

Interest Meeting for current and perspective AP students

On Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm we will hold an informational session on Zoom, link will be provided next week, for current and potential future AP students.  The presentation will cover the courses currently offered and advantages of taking AP courses.  We look forward to seeing you.  If you have questions prior to the event please reach out to Jeff Foels.


College & Career: 


Upcoming College-Related Events


Real Talk:


Sometimes young people need to see someone like themselves succeed to believe they can too. Representation matters! That’s why Real Talk is excited to host our first set of career events this month, featuring young Black professionals in the tech, sports, and entertainment industries. Students will be exposed to new career paths and receive advice on how they can achieve success wherever they land.


Encourage your students to join us for Real Talk: NY Careers Edition:

Click here to RSVP

  • Black in Tech on Tuesday, October 11, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
  • Black in Sports on Thursday, October 13, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
  • Black in Entertainment on Tuesday, October 18, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

Real Talk events were created to provide Black students and their families with the tools they need to start planning for their future. Over these three nights, students will connect with a variety of Black professionals, whose success stories will inspire them to pursue their own journeys with confidence.




LAWA’s FREE High School Series workshops (HHS) - Various dates available

LAWA's HHS provides sessions for students and caregivers on how to plan and prepare for post-secondary education. Register here.


NACAC Virtual College Fair - Students interested in attending college in a specific region are encouraged to attend the free NACAC Virtual College Tours.  Families will be able to attend presentations by colleges, ask questions and demonstrate your interest without leaving home. Students can register here.




Quest: Do you, a colleague, or an associate have a particular skill, hobby, interest, or expertise you’re willing to share with our students? We are always looking for partners to support our Quest classes and YOU could be who we need most! Please share this form in your network and fill out your interests so we can tap into our community more deeply!


Late Pick Up: Any family arriving after 4:00pm to pick up their student is considered late.  Starting Monday, September 26th you will be asked to sign your child out and we will begin tracking the number of times a student is picked up late.  If you are unable to pick up your child by 4:00 pm, we encourage you to consider after school options


Gender Support Plan: If your student has a name or pronoun that does not align with school paperwork, or a dead name or pronoun, please connect with the school counselor, Ms. Lese [email protected] to create a Gender Support Plan for your child. The purpose of a gender support plan is to ensure all staff are on the same page and to promote an inclusive educational experience.

Absences: If your student needs to miss school for any reason, please contact our Campus Operations Manager, Lauri Clinch, at [email protected] to report the absence. 


Parent Communication:  If you haven’t seen it yet, every month you’ll get a monthly newsletter that outlines the main topics all of our courses are focusing on.  This is a great way to have an entry point to talking with your kiddo(s) about school.  Click here to view it!


School Photos: St. John Photography will be taking school yearbook photos at the MS/US on 11/7 & 11/8. Lab will provide Middle School/Upper School guardian 1 email addresses to St. John’s in order to facilitate the digital photo selection process. If you DO NOT want your student to participate, please complete this OPT-OUT form by 10/7/22.



Volunteer! New this year: Each campus has a dedicated sign-up genius with volunteer opportunities; easy to bookmark for quick reference.


Early Dismissal Instructions:

If you have a planned early dismissal:

-Parent/guardian fills out the Early Dismissal Form click here before the student arrives at school.

The student then:

-Picks up an Early Dismissal Orange Pass at the front office when they arrive at school

-Presents the pass to their teacher at the time they need to leave

-Walks to the office (with the pass) to sign out, and meets their ride outside

- All early dismissals end at 2:30 pm