Lake Elementary School News

Weekly Update for May 23

Dear Families,

Only 12 more days of school left this year, can you believe it?! Look out for the book fair this week (information below), it is going to be a great event, thanks to our amazing PTA.

Our Dolphtones (choir) are performing at California Adventure this Wednesday! We are SO proud of all their hard work, it was an audition process and they had to do very well to be selected. Congratulations to Mrs. Corso and everything she's done to get them ready for this amazing event! Pictures and video to come.

Open house is this Tuesday, May 24th at 5:30pm. Unfortunately we will not be able to use the parking at Madison, since they have an event that same evening. Please arrive early to allow plenty of time to park in our lot or at Lake Park. Please talk with your child's teacher for the schedule of events, but you should plan to spend about 20 minutes in each classroom. We can't wait for you to see all the work your children have been doing this year!

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

Tara Gonzalez

Interim Principal

Save the Date!

May 23-27 Spring Book Fair

May 25-Dolphtones @ Disneyland

May 27th-K/4/5 @ RBV for "Pops" Concert

May 30-No School (Memorial Day)

May 31- School Site Council

June 1- Dolphtones performance

June 2-Gold Rush Day (4th Grade)

June 3-ROCK Awards

June 3-Dolphtones Assemblies

June 3-Shrek Musical Theater Showcase

June 3-End of Year Party on the Field

June 6-Scrabble Tournament

June 7-5th Grade Promotion

June 8-Kinder Promotion

June 8- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Minimum Day

**This list does not include individual grade level field trips**

All library books due!

Please search high and low at home for library books. All books are due back to the library no later than Friday, May 27th!

Additionally, all school devices (iPads & Chromebooks) will be due back with their charging cords at the end of the year. You can be charged if this devices is broken or lost, as it is school property.

No Scrabble Club on Wednesday

Scrabble Club has been cancelled on Wednesday 5/25 due to the book fair and Dolphtones going to Disneyland.

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 May 16-20: 1 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 will need 2 home (or antigen) tests, taken 12 hours apart in order for a student to 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.

If you need a home test, please ask in the office as we have a limited number available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Notes from the Office

If you are checking out your child prior to dismissal, please remember to have a photo ID with you, for it is required to ensure student safety.

If you wish to volunteer for an event/field trip with your child's class, you must complete a volunteer application 48 hours prior to the event.

Your application must include the application filled out, both front and back sides, a copy of your driver's license, and a TB test, done in the last 4 years. If you are vaccinated you may include a copy of your vaccination card or show Claudia your vaccination dates. If you are not vaccinated you will need to do a home test, which we have available in the office while supplies last, 48 hours prior to the event.


Although kids may enjoy playing Pokemon at home, we unfortunately can not have these cards at school. They are considered a toy and often cause a lot of drama on the playground. Please remind your child that if they are brought to school, they will be held in the office for parent pickup.

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!

Dolphin Broadcast

Dolphin Broadcast 5-23-2022

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...

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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