Incoming Freshman Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the bell schedule?
- What can I expect from teachers at Lyman?
- How do I “GET INVOLVED” in a club or sport?
- What is the bathroom policy?
- Where can I get Lyman High School gear?
- What is the tardy policy?
- Where can I find a map of the campus?
- How can I find out who my school counselor is?
- How do I talk to my counselor?
- Can I take classes online over the summer before school starts?
- How do I sign up for a virtual course?
- Does Lyman require the completion of summer assignments?
- Can I change classes after I receive my schedule at Freshman Orientation?
- What supplies should I bring on the first day of school?
- Where do I go when the bell rings on the first day of school?
- What should I do if I get lost?
- How do I find my bus in the afternoon?
- How do I set up a school lunch charging account?
- When will I get my locker/locker combination?
- How do I open my locker?
What is the bell schedule?
Lyman implements a block schedule system. Blue days are on Mondays and Thursdays and consist of odd classes - 1, 3, 7, and 5, in that order. Gold days are on Tuesdays and Fridays and consist of even classes - 2, 4, 7, and 6, in that order. Wednesdays are classes 1st through 6th.
- A more specific bell schedule can be found on the following page of Lyman's Website.
- In addition, we have a video called "Your Schedule" with more information.
What can I expect from teachers at Lyman?
Our motto at Lyman is “Everyone Matters”! Our teachers work hard each day to serve the individual needs of our students in order to show them that they matter. Every teacher has a different style of teaching and idea of how to best ensure that students succeed. All teachers are highly dedicated to helping students to do their best while here at Lyman.
How do I “GET INVOLVED” in a club or sport?
Fall sports generally will begin to meet over the summer for conditioning. Reach out to coaches through email for more information, and review the directory of sports first meetings. Tryouts for all sports will be advertised throughout the year on the school announcements. All clubs and organizations will advertise their first meeting dates on the announcements during the first weeks of school, and will update the online directory of first club meetings. Make sure to also come out to Lyman Open House, in which all clubs and sports teams have a booth to speak to interested students.
- Click HERE to watch a video of what it means to “Get Involved” at Lyman!
What is the bathroom policy?
As a school, our focus is on your academic growth. Time out of the classroom restricts a students’ ability to learn. Our bell schedule is unique because we offer a break (19 minutes) and one period later, students have lunch (36 minutes). This provides ample time for students to use the restroom. However, we understand that emergencies happen. If such need arises, a student may use the bathroom. However, there are no passes allowed during the first ten minutes of class, last ten minutes, and they are not allowed during lunch periods, meaning 4th period on Wednesday and 7th period on every other day.
Where can I get Lyman High School gear?
Lyman High School has the BEST spirit wear shop of any high school in the State of Florida! The Klothing Kennel is your one-stop-shop for Lyman gear. During the year, you can also purchase a variety of items during lunches from the Lyman Booster’s Klothing Kennel outside of the cafeteria or during Football Games next to the concession stand.
What is the tardy policy?
All students are expected to be in class, on-time, every period. Our teachers will lock their doors as soon as the bell rings, requiring students who are late to obtain a HERO K12 pass from an administrator or security who are stationed at various locations in the courtyard. This pass will list the student’s consequence that they are expected to complete. Lyman High School utilizes the HERO K12 system to manage the use of tardies. Parents can sign-up for notifications through the HERO K12 system to assist in monitoring their child’s behaviors. Documentation showing how to register for HERO K12 access will be provided at the start of the school year.
Where can I find a map of the campus?
Maps are available on the Lyman website or in the Administration Office. Student Assistants are available in any office to ensure that you find what you need.
How can I find out who my school counselor is?
Counselor assignments as well as contact information can be found on the Student Services Page of the Lyman Website or in the Student Services Office.
How do I talk to my counselor?
Counselors are available to see students during morning break and lunch. In addition, each Thursday, all of the counselors sit outside of the Student Services office during lunch to answer any questions you may have. You can also contact your counselor via email or phone. Contact information for counselors can be found on the Student Services Page of the Lyman Website.
Can I take classes online over the summer before school starts?
Yes! You can sign up for Virtual School to complete High School Courses prior to starting the school year. To sign up, speak to your counselor. Virtual School is a great opportunity to get ahead on some of your required classes.
How do I sign up for a virtual course?
Registration for Virtual School can be done by visiting the Seminole County Virtual School Website.
Does Lyman require the completion of summer assignments?
Several courses offered at Lyman High School require a summer assignment to be completed upon students return to classes for the school year. The purpose of the summer assignment is to ensure students preserve previously learned concepts and/or to familiarize students with information that will be introduced in the fall. We feel it is beneficial for students to have the opportunity to practice and apply skills that will be needed coming in to these courses to be successful.
You can find a list of the course names along with details for each assignment at the Summer Assignments page on our website. If you have any questions, please email the contact name provided within each assignment document.
Can I change classes after I receive my schedule at Freshman Orientation?
Yes, but only on a space available basis. Schedule change forms will be available during Freshman Orientation. Counselors are also available through email before the school year starts, and will be available on the first days of school for assistance. If possible, try to take care of changes during Freshman Orientation, to ensure the best chance of getting your schedule changed appropriately.
What supplies should I bring on the first day of school?
The first day of school is used mostly as a way of finding your classes, getting to know your teachers, and being introduced to the high school culture. Make sure to bring paper and pencil, for any possible first day assignments. In addition, don’t forget to bring your completed Summer Assignments.
Where do I go when the bell rings on the first day of school?
Your PAWS Period class. Feel free to ask for help from administration and teachers, if you can't find your way. If you don't have your schedule, you can check your Skyward App using your mobile phone or view the lists posted on the Media Center, Administration, Student Services, and Building 4 Windows. These lists contain every student’s first period class. Here's the link for the Campus Map.
What should I do if I get lost?
Everyone on campus understands the stress of your first day of high school, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. Feel free to ask any faculty member or upperclassman. Teachers can help guide you, and there are campus maps available in the administration office.
How do I find my bus in the afternoon?
Buses park in approximately the same spot every day after school. Faculty will be stationed at various locations on the bus loop to help students find their bus on the first day of school. Afterwards, students should proceed to the bus ramp immediately after the bell rings after school, to ensure enough time to find their bus on the ramp. It is important that all students are aware of their bus number prior to the end of the first day.
- To locate your bus number, use the Seminole County Where Do I Catch My Bus database.
- For more information, watch "How to Locate Your Bus".
How do I set up a school lunch charging account?
Lunch account representatives will be available during Freshman Orientation to assist. Accounts can also be made on the first day of school. Lyman High School utilizes the MySchoolBucks App to load money on your account. For more information, please visit the SCPS Dining Services Page.
When will I get my locker/locker combination?
Locker assignments and combinations will be listed on the schedule you receive during orientation. Check out our informative Lockers video, as well.
How do I open my locker?
Locker combinations are activated by twisting the knob right-left-right. For more information on opening your locker, please watch this Lockers video.
If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out to Mrs. Carina Nicholas in the Student Services Office.