LaCoste Elementary

2022-2023 School Year

Welcome to LaCoste Elementary!

We are excited to welcome back all of our students and LaCoste families to the 2022-2023 School Year! Our staff is eager provide a culture of excellence, high expectations, and exceptional instruction to all!

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UPDATED Drop Off/ Pick Up Procedures

NEW- Drop-Off Procedures:

  • New Location for Drop-Off/Pick-Up (see map below)

  • Students may be dropped off starting at 7:15am at the back of the school on Medina Street. No students are allowed to be dropped off before 7:15am, as there will be no staff available to supervise them.

  • Parents may park and walk their child through the crosswalk and say their goodbyes in front of the gate at the back of the school.

  • In the drop off lane students will exit their vehicles on their own, while staff will stand on the inside of the gated area to direct students to the cafeteria or hallways.

  • After 7:40am, please drive your child to the main front doors located on Uvalde Street. You will need to park in the front parking lot (not in the fire lane) and walk your child to the front window to ensure safe access to the building. Students will be considered tardy at 7:50am.

  • Parents will not be allowed to walk their child into school, this includes the First Day of school.

NEW- Pick-Up Procedures:

  • Students will be released at 3:10pm at the back of the school on Medina Street.

  • Please remain in your vehicle at all times and drive through the entire pick up lane

  • Display your 2022-2023 Car Tag on your rearview mirror.

  • Two lanes will move through the pick up area.

  • Staff will load students with matching Car Tag/Backpack Tags.

  • Cars without a 2022-2023 tag will be instructed to drive to the front parking lot and provide your ID to pick up students at the front window. There may be a wait due to verification and student retrieval from the gym.

NEW- Walkers

  • Walkers will be dismissed from the front doors to a verified supervising adult once all buses have been departed.


  • Please be kind to our staff as they are following procedures and keeping all students safe.
  • Please expect longer than normal wait time when dropping off and picking up students during the first week of school.
  • Cell phone usage is prohibited in school zones.

Thank you for your patience and thank you for helping us ensure the safety of all children at LaCoste Elementary.

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You can add money to your student's account and fill out the Free and Reduced Meals Application at

The monthly breakfast/lunch menus can be found HERE.


If your student will be riding a bus they must be registered with transportation. Register online by clicking HERE. Registration will take about 48 hours to process. Once route information is available you can log into Ride 360 to access it. Click HERE to create or sign in to your account with Ride 360.

If you have any questions please contact the Transportation Department at 830-931-2243 x4500.

Right At School

Right At School is an on-site before and after school program. More information can be found on their website - or by calling 855-287-2466.

Counselor/Social Worker Information

Would you like to request services for your child?

Click HERE to complete a referral form.

Cara Rakowitz, campus counselor 830-931-2243 x3004

Michelle Bokaie, campus social worker 830-931-2243 x3023

The campus counselor and social worker are available to support students, staff and parents as requested throughout the year. We would like to welcome back our Panthers and look forward to building relationships this school year. Mrs. Rakowitz will be going into the classrooms to explain her and Mrs. Bokaie role on campus and to ensure students know how they can receive support if they need it.

As we begin the new school year, we want to be proactive and will be talking to students about kindness, mean behaviors, and what bullying looks like. We want to help our students to be able to identify the differences between conflict vs. bullying and equip them with the skills to speak up for themselves and ask for help when needed.

Taken from the Student Handbook, Bullying is defined in state law as a single significant act or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power and involves engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that:

  • Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or of damage to the student’s property;

  • Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive education environment for a student;

  • Materially and substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of a classroom or school; or

  • Infringes on the rights of the victim at school.

Bullying includes cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is defined in state laws as bullying that is done through the use of any electronic communication device.

LaCoste Elementary PTO

Hello my fellow panthers,

My name is Adrienne Wells and I am the new PTO President for the 2022-2023 LaCoste Elementary School year. I am so excited to help bring teachers and parents together for our students. We will have several events through out the school year and we would love to have you volunteer for these events. To learn more about volunteering and getting involved with PTO join us for our first meeting in the school cafeteria at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.

To stay connected with us check out our Facebook page “LaCoste Elementary PTO” and become a PTO member for just $5 by clicking HERE!

Leader In Me

Want to know more about how to support your child using Leader In Me? Check out the Parents Guide!