Students & Parents


Student Absence

Parents or guardians can use Skyward Family Access to report a student absence or call 610-799-1341.

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 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

Need a username/password reset? Complete this form or call Student Services at 610-799-1366.

Student/Parent Handbook

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.

View or download the 2023-2024 Student/Parent Handbook.

Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute’s Student Services staff includes school counselors dedicated to helping students succeed in high school and afterward. Counselors assist students in those areas of school life not covered in their classes and co-curricular or extracurricular activities. Counselors guide students through the process of mapping out their plans for lifelong learning and the world of work.

More specifically, counselors help students in areas such as adjusting to school surroundings, coping with the realities of daily living and interpersonal relationships, selecting academic courses that complement their chosen career and technical education program, researching occupations, tracking their progress in various subjects and activities, choosing a college or postsecondary school, meeting the entrance requirements of their chosen college or postsecondary school and applying for college or postsecondary school.

Student Services staff also serve as a resource for prospective students and counselors at LCTI’s sending school districts and oversee LCTI’s special education programs.

For more information, visit the Student Services webpage.

Safe2Say Something

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program that teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” before it is too late. Download the app or call 1-844-Saf2Say to make a report.

Frequently Requested Forms & Publications

2022-2023 Student/Parent Handbook

Career & Technical Education Program Guide

Essential Skill Alignment Charts & Sample Applications

Arts & Humanities Info Sheet

Business & Communication Technology Info Sheet

Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing Info Sheet

Health & Human Services Info Sheet

Industrial Technology Info Sheet

Academic Center Info Sheet

IT Academy Info Sheet

Service Occupations Cluster Info Sheet

Skyward Password Reset Request Form

Transcript Request Form

Student Services Staff

Director of Student Services: Sean Will •

Secretary, Director of Student Services: Angelina Saez • 610-799-1358 •

Student Services Secretary: Jordan Ferrel • 610-799-1366 •

School Counselor: Brieann Murray • 610-799-1339 •

School Counselor: Jessica Kamber • 610-799-1355 •

School Counselor: Cory Schnaufer • 610-799-1369 •

School Counselor: Dan Snyder • 610-799-1344 •

School Counselor: Katrina Borgerding • 610-799-1370 •

Bilingual Coordinator: Martha Figueroa • 610-799-1367 •

Data Manager: Joshua Herzog • 610-799-1368 •

School & Community Outreach Coordinator: Marci Stappung • 610-799-1324 •

Communities In Schools Coordinator: TBD • 610-799-1365 •

Supervisor of Special Education: Sandra Joseph • 610-799-1326 •

Secretary to Supervisor of Special Education: Amanda Brown • 610-799-1340 •

Special Education Facilitator: Josh Friebolin • 610-799-1382 •

Special Education Facilitator: James Kochie • 610-799-1386 •

Special Education Facilitator: Kristin Jachowicz • 610-799-1317 •

Special Education Facilitator: Kristin Lobach • 610-799-2710 •

Special Education Facilitator: Joseph Nester • 610-799-2711 •

Culinary ChallengeStudent 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 to create and manage the account. A mobile phone app is available, too. View step-by-step instructions for how to create an account.

Questions about how the service works? Find answers here or contact MySchoolBucks directly at 1-855-832-5226 or

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch Applications

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute offers free breakfast and/or lunch to each student who is scheduled to eat breakfast and/or lunch at LCTI and chooses to participate. Parents are strongly encouraged to continue to return the regular National School Lunch Program free and reduced meal application to their home schools as soon as possible to avoid any gap in benefits when the special school meal funding ends.

If your school requires lunch applications, please visit

Food Allergy AlertBreakfast & Lunch Menus

June 2024 menus

May 2024 menus

April 2024 menus

March 2024 menus

Meal Prices

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute offers free breakfast and/or lunch to each student who is scheduled to eat breakfast and/or lunch at LCTI and chooses to participate. Parents are strongly encouraged to continue to return the regular National School Lunch Program free and reduced meal application to their home schools as soon as possible to avoid any gap in benefits when the special school meal funding ends.

Summer Meals in Your Community

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation during summer months when school is out of session. Click here to learn more.

Retail Food Facility Inspection Reports

2022-2023: Retail Food Facility Inspection Report

Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy #246

Triennial Assessment June 2023

Triennial Assessment 20-21.

Contact Information

Pamela A. Hittinger
Food Service Supervisor

Nondiscrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online here and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • 1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  • 2. Fax: 202-690-7442; or
  • 3. E-mail:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Student Medical Form

Student medical forms should be completed and returned to Lehigh Career & Technical Institute by New Student Orientation or the first day of school. The online forms are accessible through Skyward.

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.

View or download a student medication form.

Ver o descargar un formulario de medicamentos de los estudiantes.

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.

Referral/Work Restriction Form

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.

View or download an emergency care plan.

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.

View or download a food allergy permission form.

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. 

Contemplating suicide or know someone who is? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273- TALK (8255) or visit for help. The lifeline is staffed 24/7 with trained counselors.

Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Response Policy

Whooping Cough

Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air by a cough or sneeze and typically begins with cold symptoms. More information about the disease is available in the links below.

Contact Information

Kristen Ahner
Health Officer
P: 610-799-1383

Erin Hopstetter
Health Officer
P: 610-799-1325

HOSA Officers- LCTICareer & 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 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.

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