Students & Parents

Welcome to the students and parents page!

2019-2020 Theme Verse

Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

School Calendar

Additional Calendar Links

Weekly Friday Email


Sections below


Front Desk & Attendance

Phone: 949.398.6563
Hours: Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Billing/FACTS/Business Office

Pam Pindroh
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2419


Director of Counseling | Counselor ( Grades 10-12, Last Names M-Z): Lauren Yakinian
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2409

Freshman Counselor: Kellie Galentine
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2383

Counselor ( Grades 10-12, Last Names A-L): Brittany Bouska
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2300

Director of International Department & International Student Counselor: Sherrie Lah
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2406

Learning Success Program Director & Counselor: Mary Oliver
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2404


Minha Yoo
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2410
Fax: 949.398.6560

Dean of Students

Dr. Adam Sheppard
Phone: 949.387.1199 ext. 2302

Uniform Store

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: 949.488.2616





        Please remember to call the Attendance Line at (949) 398-6563, or you can email the attendance staff at, any time if your child is going to be out for the day or late due to an appointment. 

        If you need to pick your child up during the day because of an appointment, please come to the front desk to sign them out. All students need to be signed out each time they are leaving campus, unless they do not have any more classes for the rest of the day. 

         For more information regarding attendance please click here: Attendance.

        SAT & ACT Prep Classes (The College Blueprint)

        CLHS students are eligible to enroll in one FREE ACT or SAT prep class. Classes are offered throughout the school year, as well as during the summer. ACT and SAT prep classes are held on campus at CLHS. 

        Once a student has signed up for their ACT or SAT prep class, they will also need to complete and submit the following hard copy form two weeks prior to the prep course starting. Please submit the form to TWO WEEKS prior to the course start date.

        The College Blueprint Forms


        Actual SAT/ACT tests are available about seven times per year and increased performance on one or both of these tests can increase college options.  Students who are uncertain which test to take should contact their Counselor.

        Please see your counselor for more information, for links to other helpful test preparation services, and for information related to register for either the actual ACT or SAT test.  If you have any questions regarding class scheduling, times or location, please email The College Blueprint at

        Transcript Request

        Official Transcripts for College Applications

        All Senior transcripts will be processed through Naviance. All of your active applications must have been added to your "Colleges I am Applying to" list. Click here to watch a quick video. The Graduate Records Fee of $10 includes unlimited transcript processing of senior transcripts through Naviance. Please bring your check (payable to CLHS) to the front desk with "Grad Records Fee - [Senior Name]" in the memo section. Please contact your counselor if you need any help.

        Naviance Student Portal

        Official Transcript Order through Parchment for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Alumni, & Former Students

        Official Transcripts will be sent directly to the location of your choice. Creating an account is free and only takes a few steps. Click here to set up an account.

        Order Credentials from Parchment

        Unofficial Transcript

        Used as reference point for students. Does not come in a sealed envelope. Unofficial transcripts are available at no charge from Parchment, or you may request one from your counselor.

        Dual Credit Transcripts

        All Dual Credit transcripts must be requested from college awarding the credit. For the list of Dual Credit Courses, click here

        Concordia University, Nebraska transcripts

        Concordia University, Irvine Transcripts

        Four-Year College Planning

        Over four years, students will invest time, talent, and energy painting a self-portrait which represents not only their academic standing, but also, and more importantly, their character, leadership, and volunteerism.  The mission of Crean Lutheran High School is Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education, and within the context of that mission, our counselors challenge students to meet their potential and enter college and the workplace as capable individuals who represent and glorify Christ in whatever career they pursue!

        Freshman Year

        Sophomore Year

        Junior Year

        Senior Year

        College Board Code: 051298

        NCAA Requirements: NCAA (Division 1 and 2) student athletes have specific academic requirements they must meet in order to be eligible to play sports in college. Open the pdf below for specific requirements. Please note that division 1 and 2 prospective athletes must register through the clearinghouse at the beginning of their junior year at

        Bookstore Information

        The online CLHS bookstore offers books in both new and used formats, and in some cases you may even rent books for the year.  Many of our books are available in a digital format, which allows students the freedom to access their books nearly anywhere without the hassle of carrying around the extra weight.

        Where can I find a list of all required books for my classes?

        Required books can be found through the bookstore link above. Once there, click on your class (e.g., Algebra I) and you will see the required texts and what choices you have for new, used, rental, etc.

        What is the return policy if I change a class?

        Students can return books up to 30 days after the school start date in the ORIGINAL condition that they were delivered in (new, used, etc). We would recommend not opening shrink-wrap, access cards, or writing names in brand new books/items until the student's schedule is set as these items can not be returned after being opened or used. Once they have been opened or used, returns will not be accepted since the item will not be able to be sold again. Parents will be responsible for return shipping and placing a new order if they drop a class.

        In the event that you should need to return an item, please contact the customer service team at 1-877-284-6744. You can also contact them via email or live chat by visiting the Virtual Bookstore at


        If you have questions, please call (877) 284-6744 or email

        Academic Handbook & Curriculum Guide

        Summer School

        Crean Lutheran High School (CLHS) offers on-campus, online, flex/blended (combination of online and on-campus) summer school classes.

        Three or Six Week (on-campus/blended/online)
        Semester 1: June 17-July 5
        Semester 2: July 8-July 26

        Four or Eight Week (online, flex/blended)
        Semester 1: June 10-July 5
        Semester 2: July 8-August 2

        Click here for course descriptions and prerequisites

        Please email any questions regarding summer school to Megan Morphis at

        AP/Honors Summer Homework

        Course Offerings (2019-2020)

        Graduation Requirements

        Department Flow Chart

        Technology: Orientation, Laptop Requirements, Student Emails, Canvas

        Technology Orientation

        All new students must attend a Technology Orientation. It is important that at least one parent is present during the orientation. The Technology Orientation is designed to help new students get started with Canvas before classes begin. Canvas, our Learning Management System (LMS), contains all student courses, assignments, due dates, and daily grades. Parents can create Canvas parent accounts to observe their student's grades and work.

        Summer school participants can register for Technology Orientation here while signing up for summer school.

        Non-summer school participants can register here or a Technology Orientation.

        Laptop Requirements

        Technology is an integral part of the educational process at Crean Lutheran High School. The school utilizes the latest technologies to enhance education and further equip students to impact their world for Christ. To help fulfill this mission, all students are required to purchase and bring their own laptop computer that meets the Laptop Requirements. In order for students to be allowed to access the Internet and use technology systems while in school it is required that both the parent and the student read and sign the Technology Use Agreement.


        Laptop Requirements

        Technology Use Agreement

        Student Emails

        Each student will be assigned a CLHS student email address. Crean Lutheran High School requires the use of student email as an effective and efficient way to improve communication between students, faculty members, and administrative staff. The primary purpose of student email is to support teaching and learning. CLHS email accounts are housed on a Google mail server, thereby giving the student access to G Suite applications (word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software) and Google Drive (online cloud storage). These features allow teachers and students to share information housed in these file areas with others at CLHS.

        Student Email Policy



        All courses at Crean Lutheran High School utilize technology and Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to provide a highly interactive, Christ-centered learning environment where students interact with the teacher, fellow students, and the content to master the course-specific learning outcomes. Students will use their CLHS student email account to log into Canvas in order to access course homework and grades. Parents may sign up for a free Canvas Observer account to view their student’s grades in Canvas.

        Canvas Login

        Canvas Help Guides

        Parental Control/Network Security

        Crean Lutheran High School has a firewall that blocks many websites and internet activities here at school; however, CLHS recommends that parents use tools at home, in an effort to remove distractions such as games, social networking websites, etc. While we do not provide access to these parental control tools, parents may make use of the following monitoring and blocking services.

        Parental control software for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Chromebook:

        Parental control software for iOS, Android:

        Parental control software for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac: 

        College Scholarships

        Scholarships are a large part of the college application process. There are three different types of scholarships: 

        Institutional Scholarships: These are scholarships given to you directly from the institution and are normally merit or talent based. Most of these applications are tied directly to your application to the institution.

        Need-Based Scholarships: The FAFSA must be completed in order to determine if you are eligible for "need-based" aid through the government, state or institution. Financial Aid Night is hosted at CLHS in the Fall of your student's senior year.

        Private Scholarships: These are the most competitive types of scholarships and can be in any form. You must find and apply for these types of scholarships independently. See below for some helpful resources. 

        Bethesda Scholarship - Bethesda will award ten Lutheran student scholastic and service scholarships: Four $3,000 awards for current college students; two $3,000 awards for seminary student; and four $500 awards for high school seniors.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and must be an active member of a Lutheran Church.  Other application requirements include documentation of volunteer or paid service to people with developmental disabilities, and essay and letters of recommendation.  Click here for the application.    

        Orange County Community Foundation - Click here for over 50 local scholarships available for students!  

        Grand Canyon University CCSC Scholarship- Click here for details.

        Dances & Pep Rallies

        Homecoming Week Theme Dress Day and Pep Rally:
        Monday: Space Cowboys - Put an Out of this World twist on your cowboy outfit.
        Tuesday: Twin Planet Tuesday - Find a twin, or two, or three and come dressed the same.
        Wednesday: Spacing Out (pajama day)
        Thursday: PEP RALLY SCHEDULE
        Class Themed-Dress:
        Freshmen: Galaxy
        Sophomores: Mission Control Center
        Juniors: Astronauts
        Seniors: Aliens
        Friday: Saints Stars.Bring the most School spirit you’ve got to get ready for the big Homecoming Football Game at Portola High School!
        Homecoming Dance
        Out of the World Homecoming Dance: Saturday, September 21 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
        Attire: Semi-Formal
        Ticket Pricing (cash or check only):
        Monday & Tuesday:  $40 with spirit pack, $45 without spirit pack
        Wednesday through Friday: $50 with spirit pack, $55 without spirit pack
        Saturday at the door: $60
        Guest forms due by Wednesday, September 18. Click here.
        All students attending Crean Lutheran dances may be subject to a breathalyzer test before entering the premises. Students attending a CLHS dance must comply with the expectations outlined in the Crean Lutheran High School Dance Rules and Ticket Information, which can be accessed here: CLHS Dance Rules.


        At Crean Lutheran, we offer a wide variety of clubs as well as extracurricular opportunities in athletics and the arts. If a group of 3 or more students express interest and commit to a particular cause, project, or endeavor the students will need one full-time faculty member to be the adviser. Once the commitment is made, upon approval, club status will be granted.  

        All students are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities to serve (like Jesus!), to sample a wide range of new experiences and interests, and to find opportunity to employ the gifts our Lord has given to them in Christ-honoring and creative expression!


        Club Resources: 

        For a list of Clubs, click here.
        Role of Crean Lutheran Club Advisor, click here
        Club Fundraiser Protocol, click here.

        Club Presidents:

        Monthly President's Report (due by the last Wednesday of each month), click here.
        Yearbook Picture Schedule (Note- If a club does not show for pictures, we will delete the club from our official club roster), click here.

        2019-2020 Club Commissioners: Christina Volz, Madison Kemp, Luna Schaffer

        Saints Spirit Pack

        What is a Saints Spirit Package (SSP), why should I get one, and when can I purchase it?

        The $125 SSP offers students:

        FREE admission into all home sporting events (CIF Playoff games excluded).
        1 Copy of the 2019-2020 CLHS Yearbook!
        1 Copy of the 2019-2020 CLHS Student Planner!
        Discounts on ALL school dance tickets!
        CLHS Spirit Shirt.
        Lunch card activation fee.

        Download the flyer and bring cash/check to Mrs. Papandrea in the Servant Leadership Team Room in the North Campus! You will need to print or screenshot your receipt on your phone to show for confirmation before getting your CLHS Spirit Shirt.


        Operation Christmas Child

        Crean Lutheran is hoping to send 400 boxes to children around the world in the spirit of spreading the Gospel through the joy of receiving a gift. We will be collecting items October 14 - November 15 in bins at the front desk. The class that donates the most items will receive a taco cart lunch!

        There will be a packing party on Wednesday, November 20 during life group.

        School-wide Service Day: January 23, 2020

        The entire Crean Lutheran Saints community will be sent out in groups to perform different service projects in the Southern California area, ranging from helping our local Lutheran schools to working with local service organizations. This service day will take place in lieu of classes on Thursday, January 23.

        Jamaica: April 11-18, 2020

        Where: Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf, Manchester, Jamaica
        What: Students taking classes in American Sign Language are eligible to apply for an opportunity to journey to Jamaica to share the Gospel with the Deaf community at the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf. Students will focus on building relationships and encouraging members of this underserved community through the use of their ASL skills. Some working ASL knowledge is preferred for this trip.

        Mission Trip Reference Form

        Jamaica Mission Trip Application

        El Salvador: July 25 - August 1, 2020

        Where: San Salvador, El Salvador
        What: Crean Lutheran will send a faculty-led team to San Salvador, El Salvador to work with Sus Hijos, a Christian non-profit organization focused on serving the orphans and foster-care children of El Salvador. Students will visit centers and orphanages to be the hands and feet of Christ to these children. They will also engage in homeless and hungry feeding ministry in the city.

        Native American Reservation Trip: September 2020

        Where: Bishop, California
        Cost: tbd
        What: Students and chaperones will have the opportunity to travel to Bishop with students and chaperones from Orange Lutheran High School to engage in various service projects with the Bishop Paiute Native American tribe, as well as with the larger Bishop community. Additionally, students and chaperones from both schools will spend time praying together, worshiping together, and engaging in fellowship with each other.

        Outreach Coordinator, Mr. Ryan Fink

        If you have any questions or would like to participate in any of the above opportunities or trips, email Mr. Ryan Fink at

        Servant Leadership Team (SLT)

        2019-2020 Class and SLT Officers:

        2020 President: Jacqueline Westerfeld
        2020 VP: Taylor Werschke

        2021 President: Gwen Butler
        2021 Vice President: Lauren Brajevich

        2022 President: Gavin Burkhart
        2022 Vice President: Emily Yang
        2023 President: Kailey Lew
        2023 Vice President: Bobby Westerfeld

        Academic Teams

        Biology Olympiad Coach: Mr. Benne
        Chemistry Olympiad Coach: Mr. Schacht
        Math Olympiad Coach: Mr. Cherry
        Model United Nations (MUN) Coach: Mr. Pietrolungo
        Robotics Coach: Mr. Rutherford
        Science Olympiad Coach: Mr. Schacht
        Speech & Debate Coach: Mr. Blanke

        Student Ambassador Program

        As each of you has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10
        Ambassadors represent Crean Lutheran High School by assisting with shadow days, admissions events, marketing design and communication, chapel events, church outreaches, phone calls, and interfacing with donors. In addition to their outreach and service opportunities, Ambassadors attend 8 professional development training meetings throughout the school year. If you are a CLHS parent, and are interested in sharing with these students in the during the school year, please email Caitlin Palmer at

        If you would like to join the Ambassador Program please complete the form by clicking here.

        Commitment: Approximately 1 hour per week (a total of 14 hours in the first semester and 14 hours in the second semester).

        Questions: Email Ms. Palmer at

        Morning Announcements

        At the beginning of every 2nd block of the day, morning announcements will be broadcasted to our community of Saints. If you have an announcement you would like read, please fill out this request form. We must have your request by 8:45 a.m. to be read the same morning.

        Link Crew

        Food Service & Lunch Cards (My School Bucks)

        Food choices and menu questions, please contact:
        Account set up and payment questions, please contact:
        • MySchoolBucks at 1-855-832-5226
        If you have purchased the Spirit Pack, then your student is already enrolled in the MySchoolBucks program. $20 of the Spirit Pack fee is designated towards the enrollment fee in the food service cashless card system. This money is paid to the company who maintains and supports the lunch payment processing website and POS systems on campus.
        Setting up your student lunch account is easy!
        1. Go to to register and set up your student account(s). A confirmation email will be sent to the address you provide; click on link included in the email to activate your account.
        2. Activate your account and begin adding your students. You will need their school name and student ID number.
        Once you have enrolled in the program there are two different ways to deposit money into your student's lunch account:
        1. The first is through the web site. Add funds to your students’ accounts with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit card, or electronic check. The payment will be deposited into your student’s account within 24 hours. There is a $1.95 per transaction fee and a $120 maximum payment.
        2. You can also drop off a check at the front desk. There is no fee for this and it will be deposited into your student's lunch account within 24 hours. Please be sure to always put the student's name and “lunch account”  on all payments to ensure payment is credited to the right account.

        Creanstagram (Instagram updates on student activities)

        Prayer List & Daily Bible Reading

        Tuition & Fee Payment Instructions (FACTS)

        Tuition Payments

        Every family is required to have a FACTS account to pay tuition, re-enrollment, and other fees. Tuition payments are due on the first of every month (delinquent after the 10th). If you elect automatic online payments in FACTS, you will receive a confirmation email with payment dates and amounts once you select a payment plan. A $30.00 late fee is charged if a payment is received after the 10th. If you are submitting payments by check, please allow three to five business days for processing.

        FACTS account LOGIN

        Incidental/Fee Payments

        Most school-related fees such as registration fees, athletic fees, dual credit fees, class materials fees and performing arts fees will also be processed through FACTS. You will be notified by email when you are billed for any incidental fee.

        Option 1: Pay the incidental fee by the listed due date online through FACTS or submit a check to the front desk.
        Option 2: In your FACTS account, select AUTO PAY to allow incidental fees to process automatically on the due date.

        If you have not set up your FACTS account, please email Pam Pindroh, Director of Student Accounts and Financial Aid, at

        Financial Aid Introduction

        As a returning CLHS family with a current financial aid award, you have 3 options in regard to your upcoming financial aid award. Please review the options listed below and then sign into your FACTS account. Once you are signed in, click on 2020-21 Financial Aid Options form on the right side of your home screen and complete this form by Monday, December 3. Failure to make a selection by the deadline may jeopardize the school’s ability to guarantee the current financial aid award. If you do not have a FACTS account set up, please contact Pam Pindroh,, or 949-387-1199X2419. 

        Financial aid is awarded individually to each enrolled student. If you will have a change in the number of enrolled students due to a new incoming student, you have the option to accept the same financial award for your new student that you presently have for your currently enrolled student (option 2) or you can apply for additional financial aid (option 3). If you have a 2019-20 graduating student and a returning student, your financial aid award will be reduced due to the fact that financial aid is awarded per student and you will have one less student in attendance. 

        Financial Aid Options


        Pay it forward: If the Lord has blessed your family and you do not anticipate needing financial aid next year, please let us know so we can use those funds next year for a deserving family with financial need.


        No Financial Aid Application Required: Families who feel their current financial aid award, per student, is sufficient do not need to complete the FACTS financial aid application. You need only select this option in FACTS to designate your acceptance of your 2019-20 financial aid award, per student, for the 2020-21 school year. Financial aid awards will automatically be deducted from the 2020-21 annual tuition in FACTS.


        Application Required: If your financial circumstances have changed and you wish to request additional financial aid, you must complete the 2020-21 FACTS financial aid application by December 31. You can start your application by using your current FACTS login credentials at and then click on the green Start Application link under the 2020-21 school year. 

        I want to apply for Financial Aid

        1. Log in to your FACTS account by clicking here to complete the grant and aid application.
        2. Once you are logged in:
        • Select the correct application year which you are applying for financial aid and click on the green "Start Application" button. If you are applying mid-semester, please select the current school year. .  

        • The FACTS application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program, allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at a later time. You will need to provide information on your income, expenses, assets and liabilities as well as answer some general questions. 
        • You will need to submit the $35 non-refundable application fee directly to FACTS. Please note: Credit cards are accepted for the financial aid application fee, but are NOT accepted for tuition and fee payments.

        After completing the FACTS online application, FACTS will provide instructions to scan and upload your tax return information and W-2s.

        • Before January 31, 2020 applications:
          • Submit your 2018 tax return information and W-2s. This option will grant a 1-year conditional financial aid award. You will be required to reapply for financial aid the following year.

        • After January 31, 2020 applications:
          • Submit 2019 tax return information and W-2s.

        • Tax Returns and W-2s. You will be required to mail or scan these documents to FACTS. DO NOT drop off or mail your tax returns to Crean Lutheran High School.


        ... and Jesus Christ being the Cornerstone... Ephesians 2:20

        Cornerstone is a parent group that meets periodically throughout the year to find ways to thoughtfully support our amazing staff at Crean Lutheran. We would love to have you join us for this "servants hands and hearts" ministry.

        Sign up here

        Email Nichole Deol at with questions.

        Moms in Prayer

        ...Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints... Ephesians 6:18 Come pray with other Saints parents as we pray for the ministry of the school and lift our children before the Lord that He will empower them to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God.

        The Moms in Prayer Group meets on Fridays from 8:45-10:00 a.m.

        Email Nichole Deol at with questions.

        Treasure the Truth Committee

        The Treasure the Truth Dinner Committee assists with the school’s largest engagement event, the Treasure the Truth Benefit Dinner, at the beautiful Island Hotel in Newport Beach, on Saturday, November 2 and is a fun way to get involved and meet new friends at CLHS. There are plenty of opportunities to serve before and on the day of the event.  Committee meetings begin in the Fireside Conference Room starting Monday, August, 26 at 6:00 p.m. Email Allison Rymsza at with questions.

        Sign up here

        Upcoming Events

        Senior Breakfast Parent Volunteers

        If you would like to join other parents from the Class of 2020 to host monthly fellowship breakfast events please sign up here.

        Email Doreen Bharwani at with questions.

        Golf Classic Committee

        The Saints Golf Classic Committee assists with the annual golf classic held at Tustin Ranch Golf Course on May 1, 2020. This is a wonderful way to support Saints Athletics while having fun with friends. We are asking for two parents from each team to represent each sport and help during the day of the event.

        Email Nichole Deol at to join this committee.

        Advancement Cabinet

        The Advancement Cabinet is a group of highly committed parents, alumni parents, and alumni students who desire to serve the school by engaging others to support the mission and vision of Crean Lutheran with their time, talent, or treasure.  Their input is vital to the future direction of the school as we endeavor to educate and engage all families in the CLHS community.

        Email Jacquie Antoun at with questions.

        Shutterbugs (Photographers)

        Mission Statement

        To chronicle, promote and archive the school, Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Academics and other significant events, as ambassadors for Crean Lutheran High School through photography.


        Who we are

        The Saints Shutterbugs are a CLHS-sanctioned group of students, parents and school supporters who have a talent and passion for still photography.


        What we do

        Capture photographic images of CLHS Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Academics and other significant events, and make this media available to school staff, students, athletes, performers, and their families, through the school’s photography website.

        Why we do what we do

        To glorify God and to uplift and support Crean Lutheran students, athletes and performers in their endeavors, whether at Empire League or school-sponsored events, by creating an archival record of their accomplishments.

        How do I join? email:

        Wendy Rueter at or 

        Ted Rigoni at with questions.




        Crean Lutheran Photo Website

        Advancement International Liaisons

        The Advancement Department is pleased to have Sharon Tu and Kristy Lee on staff to embrace and assist our international families as part of the Crean Lutheran community. If you would like to volunteer please register here.

        Email Sharon Tu at (Mandarin, English) or
        Kristy Lee at (Korean, English) with questions.

        Parent & Student Handbook

        Parking Permits

        For the 2019-2020 school year, parking options are as follows:

        1. Seniors who receive a permit can park on the main campus. The lot can accommodate most but not all applicants. Parking permits will be issued to those who submit a parking permit application on a first come, first served basis. Once the lot is full, Seniors will be able to apply for a permit for the Athletic Complex.
        2. Juniors can apply for a permit to park at the Athletic Complex on Portola Parkway. This is a restricted permit; there will be 3-4 days during the year when faculty and staff need to park there and students will have to make alternative arrangements.
        3. There is no parking available to Sophomores and Freshmen.

        Parking Permit Application

        To apply for a 2019-2020 Parking Permit, please follow these steps:

        1. Take the IPD Smart Start driving class once.
          Click here to view Smart Start classes
        2. Print and fill out the required application: Senior Permit Application or Junior Permit Application
        3. Include a copy of the student's driver's license
        4. Include a copy of the student's proof of car insurance
        5. The $30 application fee (cash or check made out to CLHS with Parking Permit in the memo) will be due when your permit is issued.
        6. Submit the application, copy of license, and insurance to

        There is no guarantee that students who submit an application will receive a parking permit. 

        Dress Code & Uniform Policy

        Substance Abuse Prevention Policy

        Parking Lot Drop-Off & Pick-Up Tips

        • Please arrive early for drop-off to minimize time spent waiting in the drop-off line. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m.

        • Please only drop-off and pick-up in front of the Event Center and not in parking stalls.

        • The outside lane (right lane) splits to form the two drop-off lanes. The inside lane (left lane) is for parking and driving through.

        • When dropping off in front of the Event Center, please follow the parking attendants directions, alternating cars to create two lanes for drop-off. Please pull forward, before dropping off.

        • Please be aware that students are exiting cars in both drop-off lanes, so please wait until all cars in the drop-off area are clear before exiting.

        • Please observe the posted speed limit and the arrows indicating where the drop-off and pass-through lanes begin and end.

        • Please do not drop-off or pick-up your students in the Stonegate East community.


        • Please use the outside lane (right lane), if you want to wait to pick-up at the yellow curb in front of the Event Center.

        • If your student is curbside and ready to be picked up, you may use the inside lane (left lane) to bypass the line to pull in to the “middle” lane (second lane in front of Event Center). The middle lane is for pick-up only, not waiting, so you may be asked to continue driving if your student is not curbside, ready to be picked up. If you need to wait, please use the outside lane to stop at the yellow curb.

        • Please note, the inside lane (left lane) is also used for students and faculty exiting the parking stalls.

        • To avoid congestion, you may want to wait until 2:50 p.m., after the line is cleared.

        Thank you for your partnership in ensuring the safety of our students at Crean Lutheran High School. Please let us know if you have any additional questions, or feedback (

        Senior Breakfasts

        Join the rest of the Class of 2020 for a free and fun fellowship opportunity every month!
        Parent Volunteer Opportunities: Sign Up Here.

        Questions? Email Doreen Bharwani

        Senior Breakfast Dates

        September 20 (blue)
        October 25 (gold)
        November 15 (blue)
        December 6 (gold)
        January 10 (blue)
        February 21 (gold)
        March 13 (blue)
        April 24 (gold)
        May 15 (gold)

        Senior Portraits & Yearbook Ad

        Senior Portraits

        All Seniors must take their portraits through South Coast Photographic.  This MUST be completed by the end of October to be included in the yearbook

        Make your appointment online or by phone. 

        Anaheim Studio: 714-630-8584
        Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

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        Graduation Ceremony Details - May 30, 2020

        Saddleback Worship Center – 1 Saddleback Pkwy, Lake Forest, CA 92630

        Graduates please take the time to eat breakfast and drink water prior to arriving at the Saddleback Worship Center. You will need energy as you cross that stage and we do not want anyone to grow weak or faint.  


        7:30 a.m. Graduates arrive.


        Graduates report to the Saddleback Worship Center and should Park in the Worship Center Lot. Crean Lutheran staff will be there to guide you.


        Seniors will have rooms to robe and prepare. These rooms will be separated by gender. Crean Lutheran staff will direct seniors to these rooms the morning of graduation and will share the exact location during graduation rehearsal.


        The graduation service will be live streamed in the pavilion area located near the courtyard which is designed for families with small children.  The total service time will be approximately 2 hours. The traditional class cap toss photo will take place immediately following the recessional.


        We ask that families only save 15 seats. Seating is first-come, first-choice, and we ask families to cooperate and only save the minimum number of seats needed, not to exceed 15. The total capacity for seating will be 1,900 chairs and additional 1,000 tiered seating (bleacher style) in the rear of the Worship Center. Outdoor seating with live feed screens are also available near the baptismal pool on the North side of the Worship Center.  


        Guests are encouraged to park in the Worship Center and Bridge Lot on the Saddleback Church Campus. These two lots are closest to the Worship Center. Handicap parking is located in various locations and plentiful designated spots are North and East of the Worship Center. Guests should be aware that parking is first-come, first-choice, after the Worship Center Lot and Bridge Lot fill there are many outlying lots for parking.  Although there is a drop off area, there will not be a shuttle running that morning. Please note that guests should allow for a 10-12 minute walk to the Worship Center, depending on location.


        Students will be provided with information relating to dress code at rehearsal and when they pick up their graduation cap and gown.  A dress code inspection will take place prior to student’s robing, and the class procession. Those students found to be out of dress code will not be allowed to participate in the service/ceremony.  Be sure that your robe fits prior to the ceremony. Have it steamed or ironed (very low heat only or toss in dryer on low for a few minutes watching closely) and hang it so it remains wrinkle free. Please be careful to have all the parts of the graduation attire required with you on graduation day – gown, cap, tassel, and any honors cords applicable.  Students will be allowed to wear CLHS honors cords (NHS & CSF), CLHS stoles, and flower leis. Other accessories will not be permitted. Please note that CLHS respectfully requests the following dress code for this service:

        Girls should wear a dress. Please do NOT wear shoes that may trip you and cause a fall. There are stairs to navigate to the stage and from the stage area. Please be prepared with bobby pins, etc. to keep your cap on.  (Try your cap on ahead of time to see that it fits.) No jeans, shorts, casual wear, flip flops or beach shoes allowed!

        Boys, please wear dress pants, nice shirt, TIE, and preferably dress shoes.  (Try your cap on ahead of time to see that it fits.)  No jeans, shorts, casual wear, flip flops, or beach shoes allowed!

        No bags, purses, or other personal items are to be taken into the service (this includes cell phones) when the class processes.  Preparation rooms may be used for storage of such items.  The rooms will be locked during the graduation service.

        Diplomas are handed out after the ceremony.  Diplomas may be withheld for the following reasons:  monies owed to CLHS, unmet Saturday School obligations, graduation service disruptions, or deficient academic credits.  Diplomas will not be handed out in the ceremony – folders only.  Those receiving diplomas may pick up their diploma at the information areas located at a table in the courtyard outside of the Saddleback Worship Center under the white canopies.


        Personal photographs should be reserved for before the reporting time or after the graduation service.  Please do not plan on taking pictures during the time the graduates are to be in their preparation rooms and preparing to process.  South Coast Photographic, a professional photographer hired by CLHS, will capture all graduates while receiving their diploma on the stage.  A professional videographer will also capture the service and provide a DVD, which will be available for purchase.  


        Flowers and leis will be available for pre-order, and delivered to the ceremony for your convenience. A limited supply will be available for sale the day of the service.

        Graduate Records Fee

        $20 charged through FACTS

        Graduation Hold Policy

        Please note, all senior activities, including graduation ceremony attendance, are subject to our Graduation Hold Policy. This policy states that if there are outstanding financial items, your student may not participate in any or all senior activities. Items that are prepaid may be non-refundable, depending on the vendor.

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