August 1, 2022
Your News from Lancaster City Schools...
New Student Portal

The Lancaster City School District has implemented a new student information system for the 2022-2023 school year. In previous years, we used Progressbook. We are now using PowerSchool.

PowerSchool provides a parent portal to view your student's information such as their schedule, fees, grades, and more. The portal will also be used to update student information and to sign-off on required documents and agreements. Parent portal access letters will be distributed at open house and/or the first week of school.
Free and Reduced Lunch Program Application

In order to receive free and reduced lunch this year, families must fill out the application. This form will also determine if your family qualifies to have eligible school fees waived (in addition, make sure you complete the Fee Waiver “House Bill 1 Form” in your student update portal information). 

The number of Free and Reduced eligible students also helps fund tutoring and support through our Title I program.
Please use the link for your school lunch application. If you have additional questions, please visit our Lancaster City Schools Food Service Department Facebook page or the department page on our website.
Back-to-School Parent Checklist

Need help getting your student(s) ready to return to school? We have created a one-stop shop with all the information you will need, including the district calendar, supply lists, online forms, student handbooks, school menus, and easy ways to update your family's information online! 

Click here for our Back-to-School Parent Checklist.
2022-2023 School Supply List

School is right around the corner! If you haven't checked out this year's supply lists, you can view them on our district website.

Mandatory Parent/Athlete Meeting

Lancaster High School Athletic Mandatory Parent/Player Meeting: Tuesday, August 9, 7 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium.

Thomas Ewing & General Sherman JR. High Athletic Mandatory Parent/Player Meeting: Thursday, August 11, 7 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium.
LHS Band Mattress Fundraiser

Get a better night's sleep with a new mattress AND support the Lancaster Marching Band Mattress Sale Fundraiser!

Sunday, August 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Lancaster High School
Fairfield County 2-1-1

This is the last week that children ages 2 - 18 can receive free lunches! Lunches will be served at the following locations:

  • Noon - 1 p.m. Connexion West, Mount Pleasant Elementary, Medill Elementary
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Downtown (Broad Street), Hunter Park, Firehouse Park, Lanreco Park, Mary Burnham Park, Maher Park
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Robert K. Fox Family YMCA

There is no registration or paperwork to complete. Just show up and chow down!
Free Public Transportation
Did you know that kids can ride for FREE on the Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit bus? Visit their website or call 740-681-5086 to see how they can help get your children to their summer programs!
August 16: Regular Board Meeting | 4:30 p.m., 111 S. Broad St., Large Meeting Room
August 22: First Day of School for Students (Grades 1-9)
August 23: First Day of School for Students (Grades 10-12)
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