The Student/Parent Handbook is your guide to Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. It includes the student code of conduct, the student attendance policy, an explanation of the grading system and lots of other useful information about LCTI.
Skyward Family Access
Skyward Family Access is a Web-based information and communication center designed to provide parents and guardians with an answer to the question, “What did you do at school today?” In order to access Skyward, visit skyward.lcti.org and enter your username and password. Usernames and passwords are included in welcome packets mailed to students’ homes each August.
Parents, guardians and students can use Skyward to view the following information:
- Assignments, grades and report cards
- Class schedules, attendance records and discipline referrals
- Health records and emergency contact information
- Calendars and school messages
Parents and guardians can use Skyward to accomplish the following tasks:
- Print report cards and other materials
- Report a student absent
- Update contact information
- Communicate with teachers, counselors and other school personnel
Call Student Services at 610-799-1366 for assistance with your Skyward username and password.
Parents or guardians can use Skyward Family Access to report a student absence. They also may call the following phone numbers:
- 610-799-1341 for half-day students
- 610-799-1363 for Academic Center students
- 610-799-1491 for Career Academy Program (CAP) students
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students are eligible for college scholarships varying in value from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Offered by a variety of local, state and national business and organizations, many of the scholarships are awarded based on merit and need. In some cases, the scholarships target students who plan to pursue careers in specific fields. Others are contest-based scholarships.
Learn more about scholarship opportunities for LCTI students, as well as financial aid and other useful college planning tools.
- Aug. 25: New Student Orientation
- Aug. 30: First Day of School for Students
- Sept. 2: School Closed for Students, Teachers, Instructional Assistants, 10-month Employees
- Sept. 5: School Closed for Labor Day
- Nov. 24-28: School Closed for Thanksgiving
- Dec 23-Jan. 2: School Closed for Winter Break
- Jan. 16: School Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Feb. 17-20: School Closed for President’s Day
- April 14-17: School Closed for Spring Break
- May 29: School Closed for Memorial Day
- June 15: Last Day of School for Students
Student Meal Accounts
All of our students have a meal account that’s linked to their LCTI student identification number. LCTI has a computerized point-of-sale system that allows students to purchase meals in our cafeterias by swiping their ID card or manually entering their ID number. Students also may purchase meals with cash, but LCTI encourages them to use the computerized system.
The system makes it easy for parents or guardians to add money to students’ accounts and to keep track of how much students are spending on meals at school.
Read this letter to learn more about LCTI’s computerized point-of-sale system and how it benefits both students and their parents or guardians.
My School Bucks
MySchoolBucks is an online payment service that makes it easy for parents or guardians to add money to their student’s school meal account using a credit or debit card.
The free service allows parents to view recent purchases, check account balances, schedule automatic payments and set up low-balance alerts, eliminating the need to send cash or checks to school with students.
Parents can go to myschoolbucks.com to create and manage the account. A mobile phone app is available, too. View step-by-step instructions for how to create an account.
Free & Reduced-Price Lunch Applications
- Allentown School District
- Catasauqua Area School District
- East Penn School District
- Northern Lehigh School District
- Northwestern Lehigh School District
- Parkland School District
- Salisbury Township School District
- Southern Lehigh School District
- Whitehall-Coplay School District
Full-Price Lunch: $2.20
Reduced-Price Lunch: $0.40
WhyHunger is a leader in the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.
Retail Food Facility Inspection Reports
May 2016: Retail Food Facility Inspection Report
April 2014: Retail Food Facility Inspection Report
Pamela A. Hittinger
Food Service Supervisor
Student Medical Cards
Student medical cards should be completed and returned to Lehigh Career & Technical Institute at New Student Orientation or on the first day of school. The cards are included in welcome packets mailed to students’ homes each August.
Student Medication Form
The parent or guardian of a student who needs to carry or use medication during the school day should complete a medication form and return it to Lehigh Career & Technical Institute immediately. If medication is necessary for a chronic condition, a new form should be submitted at the beginning of each school year. With the exception of diabetes supplies, EpiPens and inhalers, student medications must be brought to the school by a parent or guardian along with written authorization from a healthcare provider.
Referral/Work Restriction Form
The second page of the Referral/Work Restriction Form should be completed by the health care provider of a student whose activities at school must be limited due to a medical condition. Once completed, a parent or guardian should return the form to LCTI’s Health Office.
Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan
Parents or guardians of students who are susceptible to anaphylaxis and carry EpiPens should complete an Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan and submit it to Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.
Food Allergy Permission Form
Parents or guardians of students with food allergies or intolerances that could prevent participation in classroom or lab activities should complete a food allergy permission form and return it to Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. Alternative activities will be provided for affected students. Typically, teachers send food allergy permission forms home with students prior to engaging in an activity that involves food. Additional information about the activity in question should be provided at that time.
Youth Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute is required by Pennsylvania law to adopt youth suicide awareness and prevention policies. The same is true of all public schools in the commonwealth.
In keeping with those policies, LCTI has provided youth suicide awareness and prevention training for its teachers and developed an age-appropriate youth suicide awareness and prevention curriculum for its students. Below are the curriculum materials.
- Suicide Awareness & Prevention: Lesson Plan
- Suicide Awareness & Prevention: Risk Factors
- Suicide Awareness & Prevention: Warning Signs
- Suicide Awareness & Prevention: Frequently Asked Questions
- Suicide Awareness & Prevention: Quiz
- Suicide Awareness & Prevention: Quiz Answer Key
- “More Than Sad: Teen Depression” Video
- “More Than Sad: Teen Depression” Discussion Questions
Contemplating suicide or know someone who is? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273- TALK (8255) or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org for help. The lifeline is staffed 24/7 with trained counselors.
- Exhibit A: Suicide Awareness & Prevention Education for Students Flowchart
- Exhibit B: Suicide Awareness & Prevention Education for Staff Flowchart
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute officials learned on Monday, May 2, 2016, that an LCTI student has been diagnosed with pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough. The student is under a physician’s care and is not in attendance at school.
Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air by a cough or sneeze and typically begins with cold symptoms. Parents received an automated phone message about pertussis and more information about the disease is available in the links below.
Elizabeth Kennedy, RN
Career & Technical Student Organizations are key components in strong career and technical education programs, and Lehigh Career & Technical Institute is home to chapters for seven of the nation’s major CTSOs. These organizations’ offerings dovetail with CTE coursework and extend learning beyond the classroom through innovative programs, business and community partnerships and leadership opportunities.
There are nearly 57,000 CTSO members in Pennsylvania, including roughly 4,400 in the state’s 15th Congressional District. All LCTI students are eligible for membership in CTSOs and those who choose to participate benefit from leadership training, community service, skill competition, professional development and much more.
DECA, formerly known as Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a global organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
Learn more bout LCTI’s DECA chapter.
Future Business Leaders of America
Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, or FBLA, is dedicated to helping students prepare for successful careers in business and business-related fields.
Learn more bout LCTI’s FBLA chapter.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, or FCCLA, is a national organization for students interested in addressing important personal, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Learn more about LCTI’s FCCLA chapter.
National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization, formerly Future Farmers of America and commonly referred to as FFA, is a group for students interested in agriculture and leadership who plan to pursue careers not only as farmers, but in a variety of other related fields.
Learn more about LCTI’s FFA chapter.
HOSA – Future Health Professionals
HOSA, formerly Health Occupations Students of America, is an international organization with a two-fold mission of promoting career opportunities in the health care industry and enhancing the delivery of quality health care of all people. Its programs are designed for students interested in or planning to a pursue careers in the health professions.
Learn about LCTI’s HOSA chapter.
National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society honors the achievements of top career and technical education students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce.
Learn more about LCTI’s NTHS.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.
Learn more about LCTI’s SkillsUSA chapter.
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
4500 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078
Office Phone Numbers
Academic Center – 610-799-1363
Adult & Continuing Education – 610-799-1372
Attendance Office – 610-799-1341
Business Office – 610-799-1335
Career Academy Program – 610-799-1491
Human Resources – 610-799-1385
Health Office – 610-799-1325
Public Relations – 610-799-1450
Curriculum Office- 610-799-1484
Maintenance/Custodial – 610-799-1320
Main Office – 610-799-2300
School-to-Career – 610-799-1361
Student Services – 610-799-1366
Free & Reduced Price Lunch Applications
Allentown School District
Southern Lehigh School District
High School Students
- Academic Center Booklet 2016-17
- Academic Center Info Card
- Application/Enrollment Form
- Course Guide
- Emerging Health Professionals Program Application
- House Project Info Card
- Job Shadows, Internships & Co-ops Info Card
- Student Organizations Info Card
- Adult Workforce Education Fact Sheet
- Adult Workforce Education Info Poster
- Construction Info Card
- Heavy Equipment Info Card
- Manufacturing Info Card
- Mechanics Info Card
- Transportation Info Card