Lakeland High School

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May 2023
For detailed information on services, updates, and important student & parent resources, visit  Lakeland School Counseling Department

Testing Accommodations
If you receive testing accommodations in school, you must apply to receive those same accommodations on College Board (PSAT, SAT, AP) or ACT Exams.   Students should email their counselor for further details.

Post-Graduation Form for Seniors
Seniors, please remember to use your counselor as a resource and sounding board if you are undecided as to your next year’s plans.  This month we will be asking all 12th grade students to complete an extremely important Post-Graduation form in Naviance that identifies post-graduate plans for ALL seniors.  Those college bound seniors will update their college admission decisions as well as the college they are attending so their FINAL TRANSCRIPT can be sent (without which they will not be able to register for classes.)  We need all parents to ensure their 12th grade child completes this form.  Directions on how to access the form in Naviance will be available in the Class of 2023 School Counseling Google Classroom starting May 1, 2023.

Home Access Reminder
This is a reminder that parents must have a Home Access login to access a student’s interim, report card, course requests and schedule.  If you do not have your login information and have not yet visited Home Access, please contact your child’s school.  Parents are also strongly advised to verify the e-mail address that is registered with your school in order to receive reminders of when information is made available through Home Access, as well as, important correspondence.  The Home Access Center is available at the top of the district’s homepage at Home Access Center.

NYS Free Tuition Scholarships
The New York State Excelsior Scholarship offers free tuition, not including room, board and additional fees, to students attending a SUNY or CUNY, provided the family household federal adjusted gross income does not exceed $125,000 and thereafter, the student completes 30 credits per year, and resides and works in New York, after graduation, for the same time period as the award.  The student must complete an application by the determined deadline to be eligible.  If graduates move or work out of state, the entire scholarship is converted to a loan. Please see for more information.

The NYS Enhanced Tuition Award of up to $6,000 is available for resident students enrolled in participating private colleges in New York State with the same stipulations as the Excelsior Scholarship.  Further information on college financial planning, including streaming video of prior financial aid presentations are currently available on the district’s guidance webpage. Visit for more information.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Throughout the course of recent years, it has become increasingly important to continue to raise awareness about mental health.  It is equally essential to learn about prevention and early identification of mental health challenges as millions of people in the United States face this reality each year.  Being better equipped will help develop and nurture resilient children as they navigate the world they live in.

If you are or someone you know is facing these challenges, please know you are not alone and have resources in and out of school. Additional mental health information can be found at

Contact Information for:
Lakeland High School School Counselors, School Psychologists, and Social Workers 


  • May 4th: Registration deadline for June 3rd SAT
  • May 5th: Registration for June 10th ACT
  • May 1st -12th: AP Exams
  • May 25th: Fourth quarter interims available in Home Access Center
  • June 1st-June 23rd-: Regents Exams
  • June 1st: WPHS Senior Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)
  • June 6th: WPHS Underclassmen Awards (by invitation only)
  • June 2nd: LHS Senior Walk and Picnic
  • June 2nd: WPHS Senior Walk and Activities
  • June 3rd: SAT Test @WPHS
  • June 10th: ACT Test
  • June 19th: Juneteenth (Holiday - no school)
  • June 21st: LHS and WPHS Graduation rehearsal 
  • June 22nd: LHS and WPHS Proms
  • June 23rd: Last day of school
  • June 24th: LHS Graduation (8:30 am) and WPHS Graduation (11:30 am)
  • June 26th: RAIN DATE for WPHS and LHS Graduation
  • June 27th: Final Grades available in Home Access Center

On Memorial Day…”As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

, 1349 East Main St. Shrub Oak, NY  10588 
PH: (914) 528-0600 (press 3, Guidance), FAX: (914) 528-3693
ADMINISTRATION:  Christopher Cummings, Principal, Alfonse Davino, Asst. Principal, Samantha Stein, Asst. Principal
COUNSELING OFFICE: Frank Gizzo, Director of School Counseling
SCHOOL COUNSELORS:  Meredith Klatsky, Kaitlyn Marshall, Gregory Millings (ACE), Bianca Raniolo, Julie Ruxton, Dennine Smith
SUPPORT STAFF:  Patricia Goff, Cheryl Hamilton, Carole Henkin, Beth O’Neill, College and Career Ctr.