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Curriculum nights FAQ
Curriculum nights FAQ

Curriculum nights are opportunities for current Upper School parents and guardians to hear about Lakeside's course selection and sign-up process. Lakeside's curriculum provides students with a wide variety of choices and is constantly evolving, with teachers offering new classes every year.

Curriculum nights will cover important dates and notes for course selection, so parents and guardians can support their students in choosing courses for the 2019-2020 school year. The 2019-2020 curriculum guide is available here

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions that parents and guardians have about these events.

When are curriculum nights?
There are two curriculum nights for current Upper School parents and guardians, separated by student class year.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 15: Classes of 2021 and 2020 Curriculum Night (current 10th and 11th graders).
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16: Class of 2022 Curriculum Night (current 9th graders).

Both events will run from 7-8:30 p.m. in Kent Evans auditorium in Allen-Gates Hall.

Who should attend curriculum nights?
Curriculum nights are intended for parents and guardians. Students will receive information about the course selection and sign-up process from teachers and advisors.

Why are the curriculum nights separated by grade?
Class-specific events allow presentations to be tailored to the different needs of each class. This year, the event for current 10th and 11th grade families is combined due to similarity of content of the presentations.

I have students in multiple class years; do I need to attend both curriculum nights?
If you have students in both 9th and 10th or 11th grades, there is no need to attend both nights. Please come up after whichever event you attend and Lakeside administrators will fill you in on the notes from the other event.

If you have attended these events in the past, the content and format will be similar to previous presentations.

My student is a current Lakeside 8th grader. When is the curriculum night for the Class of 2023?
Curriculum night for current 8th-grade students is Tuesday, March 19. Families will receive information closer to the event. There will also be a curriculum night for newly-enrolled families Thursday, March 21.

How do current Middle School families learn about the course selection process at the Middle School?
The Middle School hosts a welcome event for each grade in the spring. At these events, Middle School administrators talk about the academic, developmental, and co-curricular aspects of each grade. Middle School families will receive further information closer to the event.

I'm unable to attend either curriculum night. Can I receive the information another way?
Slides from the presentations will be available after each event, so parents and guardians who are unable to attend can still receive the information.

My student has questions about spring 2019 course changes. Who should they go to?
Students received an email Thursday, Dec. 20 from Hans de Grys, Upper School assistant director, with course change FAQs, detailed instructions for spring course changes, and links to necessary forms. Students can refer to this email or see de Grys with questions.

What should I do if I need an interpreter?
Interpreter services are available and can be arranged through Latasia Lanier, family support liaison, at familysupport@lakesideschool.org or 206-440-2887.

Where should I park?
Please park in designated campus parking lots. Do not park in front of the mailboxes or driveways of our neighbors. If possible, please carpool.

Who should I go to with further questions?
Your student's advisor can answer questions about the course-selection process.