Lake Street School

May 2021 Newsletter

Principal's Message - Miss Duenzl

Dear LSS Families,

It's hard to believe that we are in the final weeks of our school year! I'm sending a HUMONGOUS shout out to all of you who have worked so hard supporting your child/ren's learning and well-being.

I would also like to thank you wonderful PTO for being so good to us this year, as always. Please remember to post some funny videos of your Family Fun Night activities!

Enjoy the rest of your spring!


Message from our Secretary, Mrs. Gessay

  • Please don't forget to register your Kindergartener. Forms are available on the Vernon Public Schools website https:/ Please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions.
  • Lake Street School Recognition is set for June 4th. More detailed information will go home to families very soon. This is a special time for our 5th grade students and their families. Please mark your calendars.
  • The last day of school is June 11th. This is an early dismissal and school will be dismissed at 12:45 pm. Lunch will be served.

Please don’t forget to have your child check our Lost and Found for any items you might be missing.

Our School Nurse, Mrs. Valentino

Dear LSS Families,

COVID-19 is spread mainly via person-to-person contact through contaminated air droplets from coughing and sneezing by an infected person. Please keep observing the following preventive measures and discuss them with your children and family members:

  • Wash your hands frequently, but especially after using the restroom and before preparing or consuming food. Using soap and hot water, wash for about 20 seconds. Be sure to also wash your fingertips. When soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze inside the elbow of your arm.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
  • Wear a face covering (mask)
  • Maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet) between yourself and others when outside of your home.

Below is the list of COVID-19 symptoms family members should be monitoring for:

Fever (100.4° Fahrenheit or higher)

Chills or shaking chills

Uncontrolled new cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)

Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

New loss of taste or smell

Students showing any of these symptoms should remain home. The doctor’s office should be contacted to report their symptoms and receive medical advice. The pediatrician will evaluate and decide if testing is necessary or will consider an alternative diagnosis. MD letters with test results/alternative diagnosis should be faxed over LSS to fax number (860)-870-6084.

If you know your child has been in close contact with a person that tested positive for COVID-19, keep him/her home, contact the pediatrician, and notify LSS Health Office. Per the Department of Public Health (DPH) Addendum 5, a person is considered to be a close contact after “spending a total of at least 15 minutes (within 24 hours) within 6 feet of a person with confirmed COVID-19.”

If you need to report health related information about your child, call the Health Office at 860-870-6088. Please be advised if you leave a message after dismissal, during weekends or on a non-working day for the Health Office, it will be answered in the morning or when we return to school. For any emergencies please e-mail Ms. Duenzl.

For additional information on COVID-19 symptoms, please see:

DPH Addendum 5, Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios in Connecticut School Districts:

Enjoy the nice weather! Be active, be positive, be safe. Spring is in the air!!!

Lorena Valentino, RN, BSN

LSS School Nurse

Upcoming Events

May 26- Family Fun Night pick up

May 27th- Supt. Awards

June 4- 5th grade Recognition RAIN DATE June 8th


June 3- K-2 Field Day

June 4 Gr. 3-5 Field Day

June 8- K-2 Field Day RAIN DATE

June 9 Gr. 3-5 Field Day RAIN DATE

June 11th – LAST DAY