Frequently Asked Questions | Ladue Horton Watkins High School

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I sign my child out during the school day?

Parents/guardians must physically walk into the Main Office to sign out their student.
• They may park in a visitors spot or the front circle.
• To expedite the process, they may call or email in advance but must be physically present to sign out their child.

Juniors or seniors with a parking permit must be called out, and have an email sent to Please do not email an individual, as those are not checked as frequent as the dedicated attendance email.
• The attendance office will verify phone number, address and student’s birth date through Infinite Campus records.
• The caller ID or email address must match our records.
• The school must receive a phone call and an email in order to release the student.

– A student who requests to go to their car during the school day will be given a pass after referencing the parking database.

– Students will sign out/in and identify their parking space number when leaving the building to go to their car.

– Sign in/out sheets and visitor sheets will be filed and kept as they are official student records and must be maintained for a full school year.

Q: Who should I contact if my child will miss part or all of the day?

A:  Parents/guardians are responsible for telephoning the Attendance Office at 993-4540 on the day the student is absent from school. An answering machine is available 24 hours a day to accept calls from parents in advance or on the day of the absence. Telephone requests for early dismissal of a student shall be honored only if the caller can be positively identified as the student’s parent or guardian. Any absence not verified by the parent/ guardian within 48 hours after the student returns to school will count as an unexcused absence. Written messages, including emails, will be accepted, but such messages MUST include a contact telephone number for verification. Any person requesting release of a student must present proper identification prior to release of the student. Students who are 17-years-old and living independently and students 18 years or older must validate their own attendance and dismissal.

What are the Ladue Horton Watkins school hours?

School is in session: Monday – Friday | 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Early Release Day Dismissal Time: 12 p.m.

Late Start: 8:45 a.m.

Q: How can I obtain an updated athletic calendar?

A:  Our Activities Director, Brian Garner, has established a process in which you may receive email or text alerts as soon as schedule changes are made.  Please click here for a helpful document that explains this process.

Q: How can I get information about the daily activities of the school?

A:  Our student-driven broadcast journalism team produces and records a daily announcements program.  View here at LHS TV.

Q: How can I get information about my child’s academic progress?

A:  Ladue School District uses Infinite Campus to post grades for our students and families. Infinite Campus has developed a parent portal to allow parents/guardians the ability to view the records of their child(ren) via the Internet. Access to student information empowers parents to have improved communication with their children about their academic achievement. The portal is available at

At the high school, we have semester grades with progress grade posting every 6 weeks.  For the 2015-16 school year, these dates are as follows:

Progress Grade Post 1 – Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Progress Grade Post 2 – Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Semester Grade 1 Post – Friday, December 18, 2015
Progress Grade Post 4 – Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Progress Grade Post 5 – Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Semester Grade 2 Post – Friday, May 20, 2016

Q: What is the best way to communicate with teachers?

A:  The best method to communicate with the faculty is by email or calling their extension directly.  You can obtain a list of emails, phone numbers and teacher websites here.

Q: What is the best way to communicate my child(rens) health related needs?

A:  Please email our school nurse Kelli Buehner or call at (314) 983-5431Click here for more district health-related information.