Academic FAQs

Please see the Parent-Student Handbook for details on these questions and more.
When will my child find out his/her class schedule? 
Basic class schedules are filed in your child’s communication folder on the first day of school. Parents will receive a final expanded schedule at Back-to-School Night.
What can I do to help prepare my child for the first day of school?
Make sure he/she gets a good night’s sleep and has a healthy, hearty breakfast before leaving for school. Allow a little extra time for drop-off on the first day.
What are the schools’ hours?
TLC and LCP are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
What will my child’s day look like?
The school day for both schools is broken into three blocks. There is a snack period between Block One and Two. There is a lunch break between blocks two and three. See your child’s class schedule for details.
What supplies will my child need?
Most school supplies such as pencils, paper, erasers, consumables, etc. are provided by the school. Students at La Canada Preparatory may be required to purchase textbooks. Students will need a lunchbox, and LCP students will need a backpack.
How do I purchase school uniforms and other apparel for my child?
School uniforms are available through Modella and Lands’ End. Outerwear and other spirit wear are available from the Booster Club. Check out the school’s online store.
How do I get involved?
Volunteer for events through the Parent Association and the Family Service Program.
Attend sporting events.
Check homework with your child every night and be active in your child’s academic life.
Read with your child.
Help your child establish the good study and organization habits he/she will need in high school and college.
What can I do throughout the year to help my child be successful at TLC/LCP?
Attend Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Homework – make sure your child does it…AND turns it in on time!
Encourage your LCP child to log on to the Parent/Student Portal and check his/her progress.
Encourage your child to get involved in one of the many after-school programs and/or clubs.
TLC parents can check in with their child’s teachers before and after school. LCP parents can communicate via e-mail and telephone, as well as checking the Parent/Student Portal for homework and grade updates.
Encourage your child to read for fun. Reading is the number one indicator of student success in high school, university and life.
Elementary and middle school kids need lots of sleep, so stick to a regular bedtime.
Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast before coming to school.
How do I contact my child’s teacher?
TLC parents can speak with their child’s teachers before and after school. If a more formal meeting is needed, a Parent-Teacher meeting can be scheduled at any time.
LCP parents can contact teachers via e-mail or telephone, as well as scheduling a Parent-Teacher meeting at any time.
Teacher emails are available from the Staff Directory. Teachers can be reached by phone by calling the main office.

How do I access the Parent-Student Portal to keep track of my student’s progress?
The Parent-Student portal, also called myTLCPrep, can be accessed via our website. This is the same site parents use to enroll and register their child for school, so parent IDs and passwords are the same. If you do not remember your user ID or password, contact the LCP office.

How do I stay connected and keep up with what’s happening at TLC/LCP?
Check out the TLC/LCP website! There is a wealth of information here.
Read the Parent-Student Handbook. It’s available from your myTLCPrep page.
Check the school Calendar. A printable calendar is published monthly and can be downloaded from our website. The digital calendar, also available from our website, is updated weekly.
Check for emails from The Learning Castle and La Canada Prep. This is our primary means of communication.
Follow us on Facebook.
I am dropping my child off at school by car. How do I do this?
Both TLC and LCP have drop-off zones in the morning. For details, see the Parent-Student Handbook.
What do I do if my child is late for school?
Students who are late for school must be signed in by a parent in the office. Parents are not permitted to walk their child to class.

How can I get my child released early?
Parents must go to the office to request their child be called out of class and sign the Early Sign-Out log.

My child is going to be absent. Who do I contact and when?
Call the office first thing in the morning but no later than 8:45 a.m. Both offices are open for telephone calls by 7:30 a.m.
If you want homework assigned, let the office know and a notice will be sent to your child’s teachers. Homework assignments will be filed in your child’s communication folder by 3:00 p.m. that day.
If your child is absent for four or more days, a doctor’s note is required for your child to return to school.
How do I sign my child in?
Students only need to sign in if they are late for school. Sign-in sheets are located in both offices.
How do I sign my child out?
TLC students must be signed out at the end of each day. Sign-out sheets are located in the student’s classroom until 3:15 p.m.; at which time, parents must sign their child out from the office.
LCP students only need to sign out if leaving early.
A divorced or separated parent wants a copy of their student's grades and progress reports. What should they do?
As long as there are no legal restraints preventing access to student records, the divorced/separated parent should contact the schools’ Registrar to make the request.

I want my student to go home with my neighbor. What do I do?
For anyone other than a parent/guardian to pick up a student from school, that person must be listed on the student’s Authorized Pickup List or a parent/guardian must contact the office to make a verbal request.
The person must be 18 years or older and must present a valid California identification.
How do I update my address and/or telephone number?
Parents can update their address and/or telephone number via their myTLCPrep page or call the main office and make a verbal request.

The Learning Castle & La Canada Prepatory

4490 Cornishon Ave., La Canada, CA 91011
TLC: 818-952-8008  LCP: 818-952-8099