Lake Elementary School News

Weekly Update for May 9

Dear Families,

First and foremost, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms, Grandmas, and mom-like figures! If you “mother” someone, we are so appreciative for you and every thing you do! Be sure to take a minute for yourself today and remember that self-care is not selfish.

Great job on the first week of CAASPP state testing for our 3rd and 5th graders. As we enter our second week of CAASPP, the 4th graders will be beginning as well. Please continue to encourage your students and remind them that we need them to give their best effort.

Thank you to every parent and PTA member who contributed to our Staff Appreciation week last week. Our teachers and staff were spoiled with lots of treats, flowers, and kind notes. Your gratitude for all their hard work is what really means the most.

Thank you for your partnership in your child's learning.

Thank you for your partnership in your child's learning.

Tara Gonzalez

Interim Principal

Opportunities available for PTA

Hello Lake Parents!

As we are rapidly approaching the end of the school year, Lake PTA has begun to look forward to next year and we would love to have YOU as a parent volunteer! We have many exciting volunteer opportunities for you to choose from to enrich your child’s experience in the 2022-2023 school year.

Some of the positions we are trying to fill are:


-VP of Communications

-VP of Fundraising

Worried about time commitments? We have plenty of other opportunities for helping on committees like Book Fair, Read-A-Thon, Yearbook, or a number of clubs. Or, if you have a special talent or idea for a club or event that you would like to bring to the PTA, we would love to hear it!

Email us at for more info!
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Parents as Partners in the IEP Process

Our Special Education Community Liasons are holding a great event to help support parents through the IEP process. Please click HERE for more information. (En espanol)

Covid-19 Weekly Reporting at Lake Elementary School

In order to keep our families informed on Covid-19 cases in our school, we will be utilizing the following procedures:

  • All families will be notified weekly of our Covid-19 cases in this section of the Lake School News.

  • If your student is identified as a "close contact" of a Covid-19 positive person on campus, you will be notified immediately by Remind message and will be provided directions for any necessary testing or quarantine.

  • To view Covid-19 cases for the entire district, visit the VUSD Covid-19 Case Dashboard.

Lake Week of April 25-29: 0 Covid-19 positive cases (in-school)

If you have questions about school attendance and COVID-19, please check this document with updated information.

If your child is out sick, please remember that we are still required by SD Health & Human Services to have a negative covid test on file for them to return. If you use a home test, please note the date and your childs name in Sharpie/Pen ON the actual test and email or show the office a photo upon your child's return. We know this can be a hassle, but it's important that we follow all health guidelines in order to remain open and keep our student safe.

Dolphin Broadcast

Dolphin Broadcast 5-2-2022

5th Grade Music Performance - 8 a.m.

5th Grade Performance 4-29-2022 8am

5th Grade Music Performance - 8:45 a.m.

5th Grade Performance 4-29-2022 8:45am

Staff Shout Outs

Parents, is there a staff member who has gone above and beyond for your student(s) or you? Would you like to give them a shout-out? Click the link below and your feedback will be shared directly with that person, and on our staff weekly newsletter!

TK & Kindergarten Enrollment and Registration 2022-23

Parents may now begin to register Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students at the elementary school of residence. All elementary schools are ready to accommodate parent appointments between the hours of 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. to provide registration information and support.

More information can be found at this link.

To schedule an appointment, call the office

You will need the following documents:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Current proof of residence
  • Driver's License or other form of identification
  • Immunization records
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Yearbook Info

If you want to purchase & customize 2 pages in the yearbook, you need to make your purchase by April 22nd.

1. Go to:
2. Enter Lake's passcode: 1014329292842438
Regular Price: $25.53 (Does not include sales tax, if applicable)

Membership is the best way to connect with your community, be "in-the-know" about all PTA programs and events, vote in the meetings, and make a difference in your child's education. You can join PTA for only $8.

Join and donate today at

We have a couple of volunteer opportunities available now for PTA members. Once you submit your membership, fill out a volunteer form with the front office and ask how you can help!

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In Case You Missed It...

Support a former Lake Family

Please consider supporting a former Lake Family, who lost their father and husband.
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Electronic Device Policy

As a reminder, here's the Lake policy on cell phones and other electronic devices. Please remind your child they cannot use their cell phone until they have exited the gates on campus.

Here's a link to VUSD board policy as well.


(Including but not limited to: Cell Phones, iPods, Tablets, Smart Watches, etc.)

  1. During the school day, electronic devices are to be turned off and remain in the backpack/classroom unless authorized by the classroom teacher.

  2. Electronic devices will not be permitted out on the playground or restrooms at any time during the instructional day.

  3. Student use of Electronic devices shall be limited to before/after school outside of the School’s Main Gates, or with teacher permission.

  4. VUSD and Lake Elementary School assume no liability for loss or damage of Electronic devices.

  5. A student with an Electronic device out and/or on during school hours without permission will have their Electronic device confiscated and the parents will be required to pick up.

  6. Laser pointers are not allowed at school for any reason. They can be hazardous to others.


  • Monday is a minimum day! Dismissal is at 12:36pm. There is no second-chance breakfast on minimum days, so please send your child with a snack, or have them get breakfast before school starts from 7:25-7:40.
  • No Dogs on campus. As much as we love our furry friends, we can not have them on campus. This is VUSD policy, so if you need to bring your dog, you'll have to pick your child up at Lake Park. Thank you!
  • Early pickup: If you need to pick your child up early for an appointment, please do so prior to 1:30pm. After that you'll need to wait until regular dismissal time. If you have questions, please call the office.
  • Do not drop your child off prior to 7:25am. We have no supervision available before this time. Students need to stay in the car until 7:25 if you are in the line.
  • Please have your child bring a water bottle and mask, daily. Donations are needed for small water cups for those students who forgot their water bottle. Small, disposable children's mask donations are also greatly appreciated! You can send these to the office.

Important Health & Safety Information

Please see the following important health and safety information: Click HERE

Call into the office each time your child is absent. Do not send your child to school if they are sick. In case you missed it, please see the covid-19 notification. Let's all work together to keep eachother safe during this uncertain time. I encourage all parents and students to wear a mask during drop-off and pick-up.

If you ever have questions about how the district is handling health & safety, please check the health & safety page on the VUSD website.

School Drop/Off & Pick-Up Procedures-CLICK HERE

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