All students will receive their textbooks and school information at the beginning of the school year. This information is intended to assist students who arrive during the school year & may require extra help with transitioning to our school.
You will need to check out your textbooks from the school library as soon as possible. The best time to do this is often right after school since you will need to carry all of your books home. You do not need to bring your hardcover textbooks to school. Teachers have class sets of textbooks in their classrooms that you will utilize. Your math textbooks are unique in that they are consumables, meaning you can write in them & will not return them to the library at the end of the year. Please check with your math teacher as to his/her procedure for textbook handling.
You are responsible for taking care of your textbooks (and any novels or library books that you check out) throughout the school year. Keep them in a safe place where they will not be subject to any damage. Lost or damaged textbooks should be reported to the library immediately. You will be charged for any damage or lost materials accordingly.
The library is open to students every morning at 7:30 a.m. with the exception of Tuesdays. On late start Tuesdays, the library is not open to students before school. You can also visit the library during snack, lunch, and after school until 3:30 p.m. There may be times when the library needs to be closed due to special circumstances.
You are welcome to check out up to 3 library books at a time. Please speak with the library staff if you need recommendations. There are also textbooks in the library that you can while working inside the library. Please see the full library web page for more information.
Every South Lake student receives a student identification card for use at school dances, checking out books, and identification purposes. For students who arrive after school portraits are taken, you will need to report to the library any Monday at lunch to have your picture taken. Please speak with library staff. You will receive your I.D. card as soon as possible.
If you lose your I.D. card, you can pay $5 at the library for a replacement card.
Much of our district-supported software and our desktop computers require a student username and password for access. Follow these instructions to determine yours.
Username = Last two digits of your high school graduation year + last name (no more than 8 characters) + first name (no more than 8 characters)
Password = Your 9-digit permanent I.D. number that can be found on your class schedule
So for example, the student Shel Silverstein who graduates in 2022 will have the username, 22silverstshel -- note, no spaces or capitalization.
Links to these school-wide tech tools can be found here (Canvas is in the left sidebar of every page of the school website). Bookmark this page at home for easy access or memorize individual URLs. While other software is used in the classrooms, you will want to familiarize yourself with the ones listed below soon since they're used widely at South Lake.
You can check your school planner for complete information on tutorial at South Lake, which occurs M, W, Th, and F. Generally speaking, students who have not earned a gold or silver sticker on their planners (related to GPA) need to go to one of their classes which they need further assistance in. Plan ahead of time so you will not be late. Students with a gold or silver sticker have the additional option of going to a computer lab or the library for independent study. Stickers are distributed at the beginning of each trimester, so new students can wait until the following trimester for the opportunity to earn one.