Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I GET INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING AT LOWELL?
There are many ways to stay in touch with what’s happening at Lowell.
WHAT’S SCHOOL LOOP?
School loop is the best way to monitor how your student is doing in class and what is happening at school. You will not be automatically registered. If you signed up in middle school, your registration doesn’t transfer to Lowell. If you’ve never signed up, you should.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR SCHOOL LOOP?
(You will need your student’s ID Number).
HOW DO I FIND OUT MY STUDENT’S ID NUMBER?
CAN I SEE MY STUDENT’S GRADES?
Once you signup on School Loop, you’ll receive an email with your student’s grades, homework assignments, and attendance record. Not all teachers post to school loop.
HOW DO I CONTACT A TEACHER?
HOW DO I CONTACT MY STUDENT’S COUNSELOR?
THE LOWELL PTSA
WHAT DOES THE PTSA DO?
The Lowell PTSA connects Lowell families, students and teachers and is dedicated to optimizing the education, health and welfare of all Lowell students. The Lowell PTSA contributes to the funding of art and music programs, world language classes, field trips and other school activities. It also sponsors community building events, sponsors educational workshops for parents, and partners with our neighborhood schools and businesses to build a stronger community. We are a PTSA committed to creating an inclusive environment that recognizes and celebrates the diversity and talents of our community.
WHEN ARE PTSA MEETINGS?
PTSA meetings are held on the first Wednesday nights of September, October, February, March, April, and May in the Choir Room (Rm 70). Our elections are held at the April meeting. All are welcome.
HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT WHAT THE PTSA IS DOING?
The PTSA website (www.lowellptsa.org) is full of information about events, announcements, and volunteer opportunities. The website is updated regularly, and so, we recommend checking back frequently. The PTSA also posts information on its facebook page: www.facebook.com/LowellHSPTSA
HOW DO I JOIN THE LOWELL PTSA?
Become a supporting member of the Lowell PTSA. Membership is $12 per person per year. Join online (http://www.lowellptsa.org/join.html).
HOW DO MY DONATIONS HELP THE SCHOOL?
Nearly 100% of all money raised by the PTSA is used to support Lowell’s students and academic programs. Every year, the Lowell PTSA funds grant requests by students and teachers to pay for enrichment opportunities (e.g., field trips and competition fees) and state-of-the-art equipment. Donations also improve Lowell's academic programs and infrastructure, and make Lowell a better place for its students to develop intellectual curiosity and to take academic risks. To donate, please click on the DONATE tab above.
CAN I REVIEW THE PTSA BUDGET?
Yes, click here.
HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES?
Click the “Volunteer” tab above.
CAN THE PTSA HELP ME SETUP OR FIND A CARPOOL TO SCHOOL?
YES. The Lowell PTSA has a google group for people interested in setting up or joining carpools. Click on the CONNECT tab above to find the carpool group.
WHAT IS AN EXCUSED ABSENCE?
If your student misses a day of school, the absence can be excused if it falls within one of the categories listed in a “readmit” form available in the attendance office. Note that a family holiday is not an excused absence. If your student has too many unexcused absences, your family will receive a truancy letter from the school.
HOW DOES MY STUDENT SECURE AN EXCUSED ABSENCE?
Call the attendance office @ 415-759-2730 x3167 before 9:30am to report the absence. Your student must then complete a “readmit” form when he/she returns
HOW DO I GET INTERPRETATION OR TRANSLATION IN MY LANGUAGE?
WHEN ARE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS?
Click on EVENTS tab above. You can then go to the SFUSD Calendar, which shows holidays month to month.
HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT SPORTING EVENTS AND STUDENT EVENTS?
WHO DO I TALK TO IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY STUDENT’S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING?
Contact Lowell’s Wellness Center @ (415) 759-2730. You can talk to a trained therapist/well-being advisor. You can also contact Lowell’s nurse @ (415) 759-2730 x3173 for medical issues.