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Lakeside Middle School - Sunday, January 22, 2022

Our second semester is off to great start. Please continue to check Itslearning and Parent Portal with your student each week to ensure that they are on the right track and not missing any assignments.

We look forward to all of our upcoming field trips, PTO events, and schoolwide events during this semester. We will be sending out information on the upcoming field trips in the grade level newsletters.

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Important Dates Happening at the LAKE

PTO Treasure Chest Event

January 23-January 27 in the atrium (see flyer below)

8th grade Basketball Tournament

January 24-January 28

GMEA Band Concert

January 26th

Hoops for Heart

February 3rd

Testing Calendar for Semester 2

Testing Calendar

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A quick note from the ITS about student accounts and travel

Students should not be trying to log in or access their school accounts from anywhere outside of the state of GA. A new security policy has been enacted that recognizes logins from outside GA as security threats and immediately shuts down and locks out the students account until they return and I can change their password. Only then can I request that the student’s account be re-enabled.

Athletic News

2022-2023 Basketball Information:

Congratulations to our 7th Grade Basketball Teams on a great season! We are very proud of each of these teams on a great season!

Our 8th Grade Basketball Teams kick off their Road to the Championship Tournament the week of January 24th . Good luck to all of these athletes in the tournament.

Lakeside’s 8th Grade Girls will play on January 25th at Lakeside Middle

(1) Lakeside vs. TBA at 7:15 PM-ish (second game of the night)

**If the GIRLS win, they will play on January. 26 at Liberty at 7:15 PM-ish (second game of the night)

Lakeside’s 8th Grade Boys will play on January 25th at South Forsyth Middle School

(4) Lakeside vs. (5) Hendricks at 6:00 PM

**If the BOYS win, they will play January 26 at Lakeside at 7:15 PMish (second game of the night)

2023 Spring Sports gearing up for their seasons!

**In order to try out for any sport at Lakeside, you must be academically eligible as well as have a current, up-to-date physical on file with the Athletics Department. You can find the Physical Packet HERE. All physical forms can be turned in to Coach Davis. Any questions, please contact Athletic Director, Jessica Davis.

2023 Track and Field Information

For any 7th and 8th grader interested in trying out for the 2023 Track and Field Team, there will be informational meetings held on: February 1st and February 8th at 8:15 AM in the GYM. Athletes ONLY need to attend ONE meeting.

** Physicals for tryouts for Track and Field are due on Thursday, February 16th to the Athletic Department **

For more information on Track and Field, please visit the Track and Field Website here.

2023 Golf Information

For any 7th and 8th grader interested in trying out for the 2023 Golf Team, there will be informational meetings held on: February 1st and February 8th at 8:15 AM in Mr. Carlisle's Room on the 6th grade hallway. Athletes ONLY need to attend ONE meeting.

** Physicals for tryouts for Golf are due the day before tryouts at 5PM at the Athletic Department. ----- Tryouts are still TBA.**

For more information on Golf, please visit the Golf Website here.

2023 Soccer Club Information
For anyone interested in participating in our 2023 Soccer Club Team, there will be informational meetings on Friday, Jan. 20th and Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 8:15am in the GYM. Athletes ONLY have to attend one meeting.

** Physicals for tryouts for Soccer Club are due on Friday, February 3rd to the Athletic Department **

For more information on the Soccer Club, please visit the Soccer Club Website here.

Attendance Reminder

Please send all attendance notes to Suzanne Redmond. You do not need to send an email or note until the student is returning to school. The note can be dropped off to Ms. Redmond in the counseling office or emailed to her- Suzanne Redmond Email


Reminder from Nurse Cindy Lewis

Please read through the information found at the link below on FCS policy related to medications at school. Medicine to keep at school must be brought to the clinic by a parent or guardian ONLY. Students are not allowed to carry ANY medications with them at school unless they have paperwork on file for emergency meds. Thank you!


Please make sure that you read through the procedures and transportation reminders.

Lakeside Procedures and Transportation Reminders

Midterm and Final Policy

Vote for Teacher of the Month and Support Staff of the Month

Please nominate for our Teacher and Support Staff for the Month. We want our staff to demonstrate P.R.I.D.E. (Positivity, Respect, Integrity, Diligence, and Effort)

Support Staff of the Month includes secretaries, custodians, cafeteria workers, and paraprofessionals. The winners of each monthly award will be eligible for next year’s “Teacher of the Year” and “Support Staff of the Year” award.

Teacher of the Month Nominations

Support Staff of the Month Nominations


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Counseling Corner


Each semester Lakeside will feature and support a different charitable organization. If you would like to support the charity, you may do so on MyPaymentsPlus.

We have several charities that we support as a Lakeside community including Meals by Grace, United Way, CF Foundation, and Relay for Life.

This website provides relevant information regarding mental wellness, mental illness, and resources to support improving mental health in Forsyth County, GA.

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Parent Portal Update

Make sure that your Parent Portal is updated with your correct phone number, email address, and emergency contacts. This is vital for communication and for checking your student out from school during the year.

PTO Update


Thank you to all the parents that have already joined PTO - we have 228 Members. If you haven't joined you still can!

Lakeside Middle School PTO - Home Page (

Are you looking for spiritwear? Visit our Spirit Store

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Please use the link above to ask questions or share any good news happening in the Lakeside community. We will answer these questions in future newsletters social media posts.

Support Team Contacts

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Megan Thompson- Principal

Thank you to all of our Partners in Education

If you would like to become a Partner in Education please contact Lakeside PTO