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The Freshman English summer reading assignment is American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang (ISBN 0312384483) (please note that this is a graphic novel: it tells the story in comic book style panels). Freshman English teachers will administer an assessment of the Freshman English summer reading on the first day of class.
The all-school summer reading book is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (ISBN 978-0345418913 or 978-0345391803).
Summer books are available through MBS Direct, our online textbook provider. You will be notified when the MBS Direct portal opens.
What are Direction Days?
This program has been adjusted due to Covid-19 restrictions and will take place on Monday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 8 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Students should wear casual dress code that day for outdoor activity (t-shirts, shorts, and athletic shoes are acceptable). All students will be required to adhere to Covid protocols and wear a mask at all times on campus.
- Meet his Senior Advisor
- Spend several hours in small group team-building exercises with his peers on campus
- Enjoy lunch with classmates in Si Commons (acrylic dividers at tables)
- Understand the technology requirements and expectations of SLUH
When are Direction Days?
Direction Days will take place on Monday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 8 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Is This Day Mandatory?
Will lunch be provided?
What parts will parents be asked to attend?
What should my son wear?
Freshman Orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Dismissal will be at noon. LUNCH WILL NOT BE PROVIDED as part of the day, so please plan accordingly.
Students should be dressed in FORMAL ATTIRE for this day. Formal attire at SLUH requires dress pants with a belt, dress shoes, dress socks, a dress shirt, a tie and either a suit coat or a sweater.
Students will have their yearbook pictures taken (the same picture will also be used to make their student ID and lanyard) hear welcome presentations from the administration, have time to meet with their senior advisors, take a guided tour of the building with their class schedules in order to know their way around the campus for their first day of classes, and have time to organize their lockers.
Students will also receive their student planners for the school year that they are to use for recording daily assignments, review sessions with teachers, and daily activities. There will be a link to the entire parent-student handbook and school calendar included in the student planner as well. Students are expected to have their student planners with them for each class during the school year.
Student iPads will not be needed on this day and student phones will not be allowed to be used during the orientation session. Phones and iPads and other electronic devices, if brought, should be locked in the student's locker for the morning.
- When do I get my books?
- What is powerschool and how can I access it?
- Who can I contact to inquire about a schedule change?
PowerSchool is the data delivery system used by SLUH. At this site, you will find a student’s grades to date, his attendance history, teacher comments and email, school bulletins and the student Buzz Book. You will be able to access PowerSchool here after Directions Days. You will then enter your PowerSchool Confidential ID and Password, which will be mailed to you from the Principal's office.
Please note that details regarding athletics may change due to Covid-19 restrictions. We will update this as more information is available.
MSHSAA has set the Fall 2021 sports season to officially begin on Monday, August 9th. The number of the SLUH Sports Line is (314) 531-0330, press #5.
Each freshman is required to have a physical examination. Physicals are good 2 years from the date administered unless otherwise noted by the doctor and must be uploaded to Privit by Friday, August 2nd. See Physical Information tab below.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Scott Gilbert, Director of Student Health, at (314) 531-0330, ext. 2191.
Visit the Privit Link to complete the Physical, Immunization, and Medical History information.
Dates for the fall sports season in the 2021-2022 school year are TBD. For information on times and locations for the various sports and their activities on the 10th, please visit the sports web pages under Athletics on sluh.org, follow @SLUHAthletics on Twitter, and check your email for updates during the summer.
Every member of the Class of 2025, along with those sophomores/juniors/seniors interested in playing a fall sport, must have a complete and valid physical form uploaded to the SLUH PRIVIT site by Friday, July 31st. In addition, all other forms, signatures, and permissions on the PRIVIT site must also be completed by Friday, July 31st.
Any student whose PRIVIT account is not complete and approved by Monday, August 10th, will not be able to participate in fall sports until the information in the account is completed and approved. According to state health guidelines, a student's vaccination and immunization record must be updated by the first day of school. Any student whose PRIVIT account is not in compliance with state health guidelines will be excluded from classes until compliance is achieved.
In May of 2019, the MSHSAA membership passed a ballot proposal that now allows a physical exam certified by a medical professional (MD/DO/ARNP/PA/Chiropractor), other than a student-athlete’s own parent, to be valid for a duration of two years (730 days) from its date of issue (unless a physician specifically notes that the physical is only valid for some other duration less than two years).
MSHSAA has also created an updated physical form, which will be posted on the MSHSAA website, the SLUH website, and on the SLUH PRIVIT site. This new physical form should be filled out by the medical professional administering the physical examination for all physicals.
While the new MSHSAA policy permits a completed physical examination form to be valid for a two year period from the date of the physical examination, all other medical documents required for participation in athletics must still be completed/updated annually for each student-athlete. The documentation that must be completed annually includes: Medical History Form, Parent Permission/Insurance Verification, Student Agreement, Concussion Education Materials/Parent and Student Signature, Emergency Contact Information.
Note: For records management purposes, PRIVIT will clear all of the annual forms listed above off of our site on May 31st of each year. Therefore, no matter the date on which the medical professional issues the completed physical form and/or when the physical form is uploaded to the SLUH PRIVIT site, the annual documentation must be completed on the SLUH PRIVIT site between June 1st and 72 hours prior to the first day of tryouts (all those participating in a sport) or 72 hours prior to the first day of classes (freshmen not participating in a fall sport).
The new two-year policy could result in a physical expiring during the middle of a season. At the time that the physical expires, the student-athlete will become immediately ineligible and unable to practice or compete until a new physical exam has been completed and the necessary forms have been uploaded to the SLUH PRIVIT site.
Steps for submitting all medical forms and information to SLUH using PRIVIT:
Go to sluh.org; click “Athletics”; click “Resources and Forms”; under the heading of Links on the left, click “PRIVIT (Physical, Immunization, and Medical History Forms)”
Log in to your account or establish an account
Complete the personal details section of your account information
Complete the medical history form (PPE); it is recommended that a copy of this form be printed and given to the student’s primary care physician to be kept on file
Print a blank MSHSAA physical form; take this blank form to the doctor to be completed during the physical examination
Upload the completed physical form to PRIVIT (can be done at any time of the year)
Complete the remaining medical forms - Immunization Records (required for incoming 9th graders and any student with updated immunizations), Medical History Form, Parent Permission/Insurance Verification, Student Agreement, Concussion Education Materials/Parent and Student Signature, Emergency Contact Information. (must be completed annually between between June 1st and 72 hours prior to the first day of tryouts (all those participating in a sport) or 72 hours prior to the first day of classes (freshmen not participating in a fall sport).
The MSHSAA physical form can be printed from the SLUH website without logging in to PRIVIT, but must be uploaded through PRIVIT in order to be accepted
For administrative purposes, all PRIVIT accounts will be archived and reset as of May 31st of a particular year. Therefore, it is important to note that any completed forms other than the physical and immunization records - if completed on PRIVIT before June 1st - would need to be completed again before a student would be eligible to participate.
A complete review of all submitted documents by a member of the SLUH medical staff is necessary to make sure all forms are complete and all medical conditions are noted and able to be communicated to our coaches. Thus, the SLUH medical staff requires up to 72 hours to review and approve all physical files.
- Do Students Bring or Buy Their Lunch?
- How do students apply credit for cafeteria purchases on their student ID?
- Do the students purchase a lock from SLUH?
- Do students who participate in band need a locker and lock?
- Do students return to lockers between classes?
- Do backpacks stay in the lockers during the day?
- When are school mixers and formal dances?
- Are the SLUH gym shorts and shirt required?
- Please explain the JUG system.
- How can my son purchase a yearbook?
Due to Covid restrictions, this information is subject to change.
Formal dances are held 1-2 times per year. Tickets for all formal dances are sold in advance and boys must have a date to attend. Parents receive a letter prior to each dance detailing cost, date, location, expected behavior and a faculty contact telephone number.
A JUG (Justice Under God) is a one-hour detention served after school for receiving 4 or 5 demerits. Some offenses may warrant an automatic JUG. Students are to report immediately after school to the Assistant Principal for Student Life to serve the JUG. JUGs must be served either that day or the following day.
SLUH supports the integration of appropriate technology into classrooms to better serve our faculty and students. Faculty members are equipped with personal computers and the technology needed to enhance their curriculum as desired. The school has made significant technological upgrades in recent past and continues to invest in technology that supports our curriculum and helps fulfill our mission.
Freshmen are required to purchase iPads for their freshmen and sophomore years.
Click HERE to view the requirements explained by our IT Department.
- What is sluh back to school night?
- When are parent-teacher conferences?
- What is Cashbah, and when is it?
Back to School Night is a chance for all families to hear and see their son's teachers offer a brief presentation on the goals and content of the class. This year's Back to School Night will be held virtually on Zoom in a synchronous setting on Thursday, August 19 at 6:00 p.m. More information and instructions for how parents will be able to log on to each class will be sent from the administration as the event nears.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are held twice each academic year. In the fall, following first quarter report cards, these conferences are offered on specific dates without scheduled appointments. Conferences are offered, by appointment only, following third quarter exams. Parents may also contact their son’s teachers at any time throughout the year if they have questions or concerns. Teacher contact information can be found on this site under Directories, or by calling (314) 531-0330.
Cashbah is SLUH's largest fundraising event and will take place Saturday, April 2, 2022. This spectacular dinner auction is held each academic year in the early spring. For more information about Cashbah and how to get involved, click here.