Lake Elementary School News

Weekly Update for November 15

Ms. Gloria is Retiring!

Our amazing school secretary, Gloria Andersen, will have her last day on November, 19th. She is leaving us for a retired life full of travel with her husband and time with her grandchildren. We will miss her dearly, her smiling face in the front office has been a staple at Lake for over 30 years!

If you'd like to come in to say good-bye, she will be here all week (except Thursday)!

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REMINDER: NO DOLPHTONES THIS WEEK due to minimum days and conferences. Dolphtones will resume after Thanksgiving Break.

Book Fair

Book Fair is coming back IN PERSON to Lake! It will be held in Rose Hall, the week of November 15-19, during parent-teacher confrerences. There will be a virtual option to purchase books, but due to shipping delays, we recommend purchasing in person.

You can go to to preview books that will be at our Book Fair. The site also allows you to RSVP for Student Only Shopping, then we will know to expect your child. See you at the Book Fair.

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held the week of November 16-19

We are excited to welcome parents and/or guardians at our site for parent conferences. We are offering both in-person and virtual options. For those of you who are choosing to come in-person, the following protocols will be in place:

  • All participants will be required to wear appropriate face coverings regardless of vaccination status.

  • Social distancing is highly encouraged and can be required by a teacher.

  • Teachers may hold the meeting in designated outdoor spaces.

  • Parents/guardians should not attend the in-person conference if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, have been exposed to someone who is COVID positive or are COVID positive themselves.

Please reach out to your child's classroom teacher for more specific information.

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 email, text, and phone and will be provided directions for quarantine.

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

Lake Week of Nov. 9 - Nov. 14: 1 Covid-19 positive case

Dolphin Broadcast 11-15-2021

PikMyKid - Pausing implementation

Due to challenges during our soft rollout of PikMyKid, we are currently pausing our implementation until we can get these issues resolved. We will currently stay with our current dismissal plan and let you know the next steps soon.

Save the Date

  • November 16-19: Minimum Days, Parent Conferences 7:45 a.m. - 12:36 p.m.
  • November 22-26: Thanksgiving Break
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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 misssed it...

Covid Testing is now available, on campus, weekly, for all staff and PTA parent volunteers who are not vaccinated or who wish to have asymptomatic testing. Please stop by the front office from 10-11:30am on October 7th if you are a PTA volunteer and would like to take advantage of our testing, provided by Inspire Diagnostics.

After October 15th, all staff and volunteers will need to be vaccinated against covid-19 or complete weekly testing, per state guidelines.

Essential Volunteers

We are slowly rolling out the opportunity for essential volunteers on campuses. The purpose of an “essential volunteer” is to enhance the education of our students. The following requirements are for all essential volunteers on campuses:

  • Must wear a mask at all times (indoors and outdoors)

  • Complete school volunteer application

  • Show proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test weekly

  • Essential volunteers must follow the guidelines below:

    • Never enter the classroom when students are present

    • Always work with students outside the classroom (student and volunteer must be masked at all times outside)

  • PTA/ELAC/SSC/Foundation parents may be on campus to perform school business

If you would like to volunteer on campus, please reach out directly to your child's classroom teachers. Due to restrictions and the need to monitor vaccination status/testing, we will limit volunteers to 2 parents per class, TOTAL.

Some teachers may not be comfortable or ready to have volunteers back on campus yet, even just from a schedule management standpoint. Please be patient and reach out to the front office to get put on a potential volunteer list if you do not get an opportunity to volunteer with your child's teacher.

Click the text above to see all job opportunities currently available in VUSD.

Instructional Aide

  • Lake is looking for an Instructional aide. In this position, your role is to work with our Special Education team to support our students with learning challenges. If you are interested in this position, please reach out to Shirley Indegno, Human Resources Technician, PH: 760-726-2170, ext. 92218. Let her know you'd like to apply for this position at Lake. This is a full time position.

Substitute Teachers:

  • We have a significant substitute shortage, and with all the required quarantines, we are feeling the effects of this. We'd love to have you sub for us, so once you get your paperwork into VUSD's HR, please let Teena know in the front office, so she can put you on our list of preferred subs.
  • San Diego County Substitute Information

More: - Fiscal Services Manager - Accountant - Fiscal Services Technician - Payroll Technician - Bilingual Testing Assistant


  • 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.
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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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