Weekly Principal’s Update


Good afternoon parents, this is Mr. Rice, Principal of Lyman High School and this is your Weekly Principal’s Update!

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!  Our graduation ceremony was an awesome display of the hard work and dedication it took for our seniors to accomplish their goal.  We graduated almost 600 students on Friday and want to wish them all the best as they Write Their Story! 

I want to thank everyone for an incredible 2017-2018 School Year.  As I reflected on the year that was, I thought about how this was a year or celebration and also a year of challenges.  From yesterday’s Graduation to the Hurricane in the Fall, we have experienced it all.  However, even with the challenges, our students and our staff continued to push forward by ensuring that all students experience, “One Year’s Growth in One Year’s Time”. 

As we close out one chapter in our story and prepare for the next, there are many items below that will help you and your child to prepare for the 2018-2019 School Year.  While we are still over two months from the start of the next year, I hope that you will take the time now to plan ahead in order to ensure that your child is prepared! 

I hope you and your family enjoy your summer.  Please be sure to take some time to relax, catch up on some much-needed rest, and enjoy some time with family and friends.  While I want you to take a break from school, I also encourage you to take some time with your child to set some goals for the 2018-2019 School Year and develop some Action Plans for how they will achieve these goals.

This will be the last weekly newsletter for the 2017-2018 School Year.  I will provide you with one update in late June and another in July before returning to weekly, starting the week before school starts.

I wish you all the best and look forward to our family come back together in August.



  • August 1, 2018

    • Incoming 9th Grade Students

      • Freshmen/New Students A-J - 8:00-9:30 (8am Start in Auditorium)

      • Freshmen/New Students K-Z - 10:00-11:30 (10:00am Start in Auditorium)

    • 2018-2019 10th – 12th Grade Students

      • 12:00pm-2:00pm


Beginning this year, we will sell parking decals to Seniors first, starting July 9th.  Juniors will have a chance to purchase their decal staring August 1st.  Decals will be sold from 9am-12pm daily.

Due to limited parking and an overcrowded parking lot this year, we will not sell parking to Sophomores until later in the year; if space is available.  Please note, each student will be assigned a spot this year rather than having General Parking. When students purchase their decal, they will select their parking spot.  This spot will be their assigned location for the entire year.  In addition, we will continue the Senior Parking Spot Painting, which will happen on August 18th, from 8am-1pm.

Parking Forms, including the application for seniors to paint their spot, will be available on the website later this week.


We have developed a Google Form to collect information from our Alumni to keep them informed of the happenings of Lyman High School.  If your child has recently graduated or you know of someone who graduated from Lyman, please ask them to provide their information utilizing the link below which can also be found on the front page of the Lyman High School Website.



Several courses offered at Lyman High School require a summer assignment to be completed upon students return to classes for the 2018-19 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 on Lyman High School’s website. If you have any questions, please email the contact name provided within each assignment document.

To access the listing of Summer Assignments, click HERE.


Summer School Begins this week.  We have posted lists with student names and assigned classrooms on the window of the Administration and Student Services Office.  Please make sure your child arrives early on the first day to find their classroom location.  School starts at 7:20am every day and concludes at 2:20pm.

  • Session 1:-May 31-June 13 (Note: Friday, June 1 is a student attendance date--no attendance on Fridays after that date)

  • Session 2:-June 14-June 28 (No Friday attendance)

Breakfast and lunch will be served in the Student Union from 6:45am-7:15am and lunch will be served at 11:00am-11:30am. No transportation is provided for Summer school and attendance is mandatory. Please call Student Services if you have any questions.


Please note, during the summer, our hours we will be on a modified schedule due to limited staffing and the fact that we are closed on Friday’s.  Click HERE for more information.


The 2018 Let's Read, Seminole Summer Reading program is ready to start! The 2018 goal is EAT, READ, SLEEP. REPEAT!  Students, as you look forward to another summer of fun filled activities; don’t forget to put reading at the top of that list!

Some of you may have eBook devices like a Kindle, an iPad, tablet, smartphone, laptop, or even a computer, and may want to use the libraries digital eBooks this summer. Remember, Seminole County Public School students also have access to digital eBooks!

Encourage the your child to use the online reading log or download a copy from the website: www.letsread.scps.k12.fl.us  The Bookmobile with Pre-K to 12 reading materials for student checkout will be making 12 stops weekly Monday–Thursday from June 4th – 28th and July 9th-July 24th.

Please remember to remind students that they also have access to digital eBooks! The SCPS library Overdrive eBook site is http://seminole.lib.overdrive.com

The Public library eBook site is http://semcofl.lib.overdrive.com


All Done!  Students can sleep in, go to bed late, just be on time to WORK if they have a job!!!


(Visit the Lyman Activity Calendar for more information)

  • Senior Parking Sales – Begin July 9th

  • Junior Parking Sales – Begin August 1st

  • Student Orientations/Schedule Pickup - August 1st 

  • First Day of School for 2018-2019 - August 10th 

  • Open House 2018-19 - August 28th

Remember, you matter, we matter, Everyone Matters at Lyman High School.  Now that we are out of school, I challenge you to carry on our motto in the community.  Show everyone that you meet that they matter!  Let's make a difference in this world!


Michael J. Rice
Lyman High School