Lake Elementary School News
For the week of November 14
Hello Lake Families,
“Protect what you love.”
~ Mr. Kevin
We thank Mr. Kevin Emory, our night custodian, for his service to our country. He is a true leader, inspiring our Lake Dolphin Community with wisdom and joy!
Dr. Davina Stringer
Lake Elementary Principal
Strategic | Ideation | Learner | Achiever | Input
Click my Calendly Link to schedule a meeting.
Office: (760) 945-5300
“Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic selfhood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human seeks — we will also find our path of authentic service in the world.”
~ Parker Palmer
There will be NO clubs or after-school activities this week due to parent-teacher conferences. These activities will resume the week of Nov. 28.
Please be sure to come by and check Lost and Found! It is overflowing and all items will be donated during Thanksgiving Break if not claimed.
LaLaLa Lake - A Musical Moment with Mrs. Corso
3rd Grade FAMILIES
The 3rd grade class is learning how to play recorders in music class with Mrs. Corso. Recorders are a perfect 1st wind instrument as they are easy to play and are a stepping stone to other wind instruments your child might choose in Middle School.
Please fill out this Google Form 3rd Grade Recorder Checkout 22-23 if you would like to check out a recorder for your child to practice with AT HOME.
Students can find recorder music to practice with on Mrs. Corso's 3rd Grade Google Classroom. Google Classroom can be accessed with any device by logging into VUSD Cloud Connect with their VUSD login & password.
To access Mrs. Corso's 3rd Grade Google Classroom to practice:
*Log into CLOUD CONNECT using student's VUSD login/ password
Code to join: o5oszus
**NO DOLPHTONES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th DUE TO MINIMUM DAYS that week for Parent Teacher Conferences. PRACTICING Daily will be crucial to our success at our Holiday Concerts in December. See Below for Practicing Instructions.
*Please have your child add my Google Classroom so that they can practice their music at home. Practicing is essential to ensure the success of our group. The website below can be accessed using any device.
*Log into CLOUD CONNECT using your VUSD login/ password
Code to join: 3uz7tmt
If you do not have a device at home, please see your child’s teacher about possibly borrowing a chromebook.
PTA News and Notes
Come “FALL In Love With Reading” at our fall book fair November 14-18! We will be open late Wednesday, November 16th until 6pm, but are also open after school every day until 3pm. We will also have a fun dress up day Wednesday, November 16th where everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite book character! Click on the link to set up your child’s e-wallet, preview books, and shop online: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lakedolphins
Open Committee Positions!
Do you love our community and family PTA events? Trunk-or-Treat, ROCK-a-thon, and our Back to School Party could not have happened without our amazing volunteers! We are looking for help with some of our upcoming family events like Family Game Night, Read Week, Book Fair, and our Family Dance! Committee members help plan the event, book entertainment, prep decorations, and work during the event. You can help as much or as little as works for you, and we always make sure that every volunteer has time to spend with their family during the event. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us which area interests you, or fill out the Volunteer Database below and specify which event you would like to be a part of.
Volunteer Interest List:
If you would like to find out more about what volunteering with the PTA is like, please consider joining our interest list. We will reach out when there is an event or project that the PTA or school needs help with. We don’t expect you to help every time, but you will be kept in the loop if you sign up below.
Link to volunteer: Volunteer Interest Form
In case you missed it...
Parking Lot at Lake - for staff only
Lake has been growing this year, and we need to ensure all our staff members have places to park. Because of that, we need to reserve the spots in the parking lot for staff. If you are volunteering, please park in Lake Park and walk through the gate, which will be unlocked during school hours. If you are bringing a large amount of items onto campus, feel free to park in the Lake lot and then move your car after you drop off the items. Thank you so much for making sure our employees have spots to park!
We would love to have you be part of our Lake Dolphin Family!!!
We would love to have you be part of our Lake Dolphin Family!!!
Lake Elementary is currently hiring - To apply please click on the links below,
Under the direction or collaboration with an assigned Supervisor, assist a special education Teacher or Specialist in providing instruction and assistance to individuals or small groups of students with special learning challenges, including but not limited to learning and/or mild to moderate disabilities, in an RSP, Special Day Class (SDC) or designated instructional services (DIS) classroom and learning environment; monitor and report student progress regarding behavior and performance; prepare instructional materials and perform a variety of clerical duties as assigned.
Substitute Rate $16.34. Hiring Range 38: $16.34 - $18.04/hour Advance step placement, up to step 3, may be considered based on previous experience and education.
The purpose of a Special Education Assistant IV-SH/PH is to provide support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities to provide assistance in the supervision, care, and instruction of special needs students in a variety of educational settings according to established individual educational plans; support instructional staff and students in the achievement of academic and social goals; assist with monitoring student behavior; document activities in accordance with established guidelines and/or regulatory requirements; provide general classroom support. This job reports to an assigned administrator.
Substitute Rate $18.04 Hiring Range 42 - $18.04- $19.91/hour. New hires typically are placed on Step 1. Advance step placement, up to step 3, may be considered based on prior experience and education. Current employees promotional rules apply.
We are excited to announce we have a new Visitors/Volunteers scanning system called Raptor. Raptor will check both Megan Law’s and other Federal Agency for every person that enters campus, each time they scan in.
Please be sure to bring your driver’s license to the office with you to scan into the Raptor system.
If you volunteer more than 20 hours a week and were given a badge, unfortunately the old badges will not work with the new system. Please be sure to bring your I.D. when you come to the office to scan in and we can make a new badge for you.
Late Drop Off/Early Release Information
If your student is coming to school late from an appointment or leaving early from school, please provide a doctor's note to excuse the tardy/early release. Please have a government ID when picking your student up early. Students can only be released to biological parent or legal guardian, per CA Ed code. If parents need to make other arrangements, please call the office and notify the office staff the name of the person picking your student up and the individual needs to be listed on the Parent Portal.
- CAR RIDER LINE: Families picking up and dropping off, PLEASE help our line move efficiently by NOT getting out of your vehicles while still in the car line. Please train your children to buckle or train them to sit safely while you find a safe place to pull over and make the needed adjustments for the ride home. THANK YOU!
- At dismissal, please utilize both lanes for pickup and be prepared with your child's name, grade and teacher.
Lake Student and Parent Handbook
The purpose of our Student and Parent Handbook is to assist our students and families with important information regarding school policies, procedures, and agreements we have set us up for us to have an enjoyable, successful, and safe school year.
Click on the link above to review the handbook. It is expected that each family reads through our Family Handbook. We appreciate your support and involvement as we work in partnership to provide a nurturing, inspiring, and rigorous educational program for each of our Dolphins.
This year, breakfast and lunch we will be free and offered for all Lake students. Students will be able to have breakfast before school starting at 7:40. Breakfast will be served in the covered patio and students will stay there while eating. Supervision will be provided as breakfast is a student-only time and parents will not be allowed in the breakfast area. Lunch will be provided for all students during the school day.
Here's the menu from our WaveCrest Cafe!
A change for the 22-23 school year is there is no more Second Chance Breakfast available during recess. If your child wants breakfast it is available starting at 7:40.
Need Internet at a lower price?
Need internet at a low price? Please take a look at the following programs that you could be eligible for.
Cox's low-cost internet program, Connect2Compete.
Cox's Eligibility Criteria:
Households who meet ALL of the following criteria qualify for the program:
A child in a K-12 School
Participate in one or more of the following government subsidy programs:
National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Have not subscribed to Cox Connect2Compete Internet service within the last 90 days.
Existing customers and households with outstanding debt owed to Cox may be eligible for Connect2Compete.
Visit EveryoneOn for more information.
If eligible you could receive a temporary $30 Monthly subsidy for internet and a one time discount of $100 for a device.
¿Necesita internet a bajo precio? Por favor vea estos programas a los que usted puede ser elegible.
Programa de bajo costo de Cox, Connect2Compete.
Criterios para ser eligible:
El hogar que cumpla con TODAS las criterias calificarán para el programa:
Un niño en una escuela de K-12
Participa en uno o más de los programas subsidiarios del gobierno:
Programa Nacional de la Escuela (NSLP)
Programa Asistente Suplementario de Nutrición (SNAP)
Programa de Asistencia de Energía para bajos recursos (LIHEAP)
Programa de mujeres, bebés y niños (WIC)
Asistencia Temporal para Familias Necesitadas (TANF)
No se han suscrito al servicio de Cox Connect2Compete en los últimos 90 días.
Clientes existentes y viviendas con deuda a Cox pueden ser elegibles para Connect2Compete.
Visite EveryoneOn para obtener más información.
Si califica, podría recibir una subvención temporal de 30 dólares mensuales para
Internet y un descuento único de 100 dólares para un dispositivo.
Masking in schools is optional for students, staff, and families. According to the very latest CDPH guidance for schools, indoor masking in K-12 school settings continues to be a strong recommendation, but not required. If you or your child is displaying symptoms or tests positive, please stay home and notify Lake immediately.
Please keep Lake safe and before the first day - come by the office and pick up a free test.
Any positive test results should be reported to Lake. And, if your student is experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, we ask that you keep them home. The most common COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Each COVID-19 at-home test kit comes with two testing cartridges. Families are asked to use the second at-home antigen test on Sunday, August 21st to ensure that students who may have been exposed to someone during the first days of school remain home. Again, we ask that all positive COVID-19 results be reported to your school.
Let's Stay in Touch!
Family Newsletter: Every Sunday afternoon you will receive an email from Lake with updates and important information. Please take the time each week to review this information.
Social Media: Stay up to date on the learning occurring on campus and the events happening at school by following us on Instagram @lakedolphins.
District Communication: Please make sure your email address is correct in Aeries so that you receive all school and district communications. You will receive message