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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Mustang textbook returns will begin early May and will look different this year.

Mustangs cannot drop off textbooks at the counter.

All Mustangs must wait for the library staff to check materials back into the school’s “Destiny” system and to clear fines.

Failure to return textbooks could result in fees and prevention of graduation.

All fees can be viewed on Focus or on the Destiny Tile on the SDMC website.

Fines can be paid virtually to the School District of Manatee County here.

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Senior Mustangs must return their textbooks prior to Friday, May 14.

Exemptions are being made for Advanced Placement (AP) course textbooks which must be returned by Thursday, May 20.

Seniors may also return textbooks during the school day on Tuesday, May 4, Monday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 11.

All senior eLearners should check in at the school’s front desk with their IDs and proceed to the media center.  Mustangs may return textbooks before school and before 3 p.m. after school.

Additionally, seniors must pay all fines. Failure to pay fees could result in an inability to graduate.


Underclassmen may begin returning textbooks before and after school on Monday, May 17.

Mustangs will visit the media center as a class for returns and teachers will explain when their textbook returns are.

Underclassmen eLearners:

The media center will be open on Wednesday, May 26 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for eLearners.

In addition, eLearners can return textbooks after school from 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, May 17, Tuesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 27.

LRHS assistant principal Jillian Bieber said, “It is really important to follow these textbook return guidelines in order to have an efficient textbook return and a smooth transition into the end of the year.”