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FAQ

My child is home sick, do I need to call and let the school know they won’t be coming in?

No, send a note with your child when he/she returns to school. Please make sure your student’s first and last name are legible. The note should be turned in to the front office.

 

My student was checked out to visit the orthodontist/dentist/doctor. Can I write a note to excuse them?

No, please obtain a note from the doctor’s office showing that they were seen on that date at that time. Most offices in the area are familiar with this requirement and will be happy to provide one.

 

How can I contact my child’s teacher?

Getting a phone call to a teacher between classes is difficult. We have many phones that must share the few lines we have going in and out. The best way to reach a teacher is by email. Email addresses for all of the teachers and staff can be found on our website. Your child’s planner can also be used to communicate directly with your child’s teachers.

 

When is Winter Break/Spring Break/Report Cards, etc.?

The student calendars are all found on the Lake County Public Schools website, https://www.lake.k12.fl.us

 

I need to pick up my student early. Can you have him/her waiting for me in the front office?

No, our front office is a busy place, with many adults coming and going. Unless we suspect something contagious, the student will wait in class until a parent or someone authorized by you arrive and show proper identification. We will then call them to the office. Students will not be signed out of school after 3:30 (2:30 on Wednesdays); they will need to wait until regular dismissal at 3:55 (2:55 Wednesdays).

 

When is the first day of school?

School year 2019 - 2020 will start on August 12, 2019.

 

What time does the tardy bell ring?  

The warning bell rings at 9:10 AM and the tardy bell rings at 9:20 AM.  The students should be in their classrooms and seated at that time.

 

When is the last day of school?            

May 29, 2020

 

How do I become a chaperone or volunteer?  

Go to: https://www.lake.k12.fl.us/Page/21827

 

What is a prearranged absence, and how do I get one?  

A prearranged absence form can be obtained from the Front Office if you know you are going to be out of town for any length of time and your child will miss school.  You will need to fill out the form, return it to the Front Office or teacher and then it may be approved by the teacher and principal.

 

How do I sign my child out of school? 

Please go the Front Office and show identification. Your child will be called to the Front Office.  So that children do not miss out on valuable class time, we are unable to call children to the front office until their parent/guardian has arrived in the office to sign the student out. Students will not be signed out of school after 3:30 (2:30 on Wednesdays); they will need to wait until regular dismissal at 3:55 (2:55 Wednesdays).

 

What must I do when I visit the campus? 

You must have a photo ID and sign in at the Front Office to receive a Visitor sticker.

 

My child is going to a friend’s house after school. Can he/she ride on the friend’s bus?

No, Lake County Transportation requires that students only ride their assigned busses.

 

Where do I park when I come to the school?

Visitor Parking spots are located in the front parking lot.

 

What happens if my child gets sick at school?

Your child will be sent to the clinic where the nurse will assess the student and call home.

 

Why can’t I check my student out during the last 30 minutes of the school day?

Our busses and parents begin lining up in the school parking lot at that time. Walking between busses and cars to the parking area is extremely dangerous.