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2021-2022 Student Calendar

The student calendar for the 2021-2022 school year was approved by the Lake County School Board on Dec. 14, 2020. Highlights include:

  • First Day of Classes: Aug. 10. 
  • Labor Day/Student Holiday: Sept. 6
  • Teacher Work Day/Non-Student Day: Oct. 8
  • Veterans Day/Student Holiday: Nov. 11
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Nov. 22 - Nov. 26
  • Teacher Work Day/Non-Student Day: Dec. 17
  • Winter Break: Dec. 20 - Jan. 3
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Jan. 17
  • Presidents' Day/Student Holiday: Feb. 21
  • Teacher Work Day/Non-Student Day: March 11
  • Spring Break: March 14-March 18
  • Last Day of Classes: May 27

See the full student calendar at this link. 

2021-2022 Bell Schedule

High School: Instructional Day -- 7: 20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Elementary School: Instructional Day -- 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Beverly Shores Elementary Only: Instructional Day -- 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Rimes Early Learning Center Only: Instructional Day -- 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Middle School: Instructional Day -- 9:20 am. to 4:00 p.m. 

K-8 School: 

Lake Pointe Academy                  Only: Instructional Day --            8:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

***Remember, Wednesdays are early release days. Schools will dismiss one hour early on Wednesdays. 

Decision Tree

Free breakfasts and lunches continue for Lake students

Lake County students will continue to receive free breakfasts and lunches this school year, regardless of household income. However, because of a nationwide shortage that impacts our food supplier, menus may be subject to change more frequently this year. 

The free meals are a result of a waiver from Food and Nutrition Services to allow the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) to operate when school is open during the regular school year, through June 30, 2022. Students still have to purchase snack foods and additional menu items with cash or on their account. 

The School Nutrition Association says that serving all students for free, which started in 2018-19 for Lake, ensures children will have access to healthy school meals every day and eliminates the stigma for those who rely on free school meals as a key source of nutrition. Additionally, the association says that having all students share the same meal together in the cafeteria helps strengthen a sense of school community and fosters healthy eating habits. 

SSO allows a safe provision of meals by eliminating the need to collect meal payments, including cash payments, at meal sites. This will eliminate concerns about negative lunch account balances and will give the cafeteria staff more time to focus on planning and preparing healthy meals. 

As an added benefit, eliminating the payment process speeds up the lunch line, giving students more time to eat their meal. The free meals also may draw more students to participate in the school lunch/breakfast programs, and that means more funding that can be used for food, labor and equipment.

Lake County Schools School Bus Safety

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No texting and driving in school zone

Every year, as students head back to school, we issue reminders to motorists to drive carefully:

  • Be alert and watch for children, especially near schools, bus stops school buses and in school parking lots;
  • Watch for and obey signals from school crossing guards;
  • Only drive or park in authorized areas to drop off or pick up children at school; and
  • Stop when approaching a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing and STOP arm extended.

We added a new reminder to the list a couple of years ago. No texting and driving. It's against the law. In fact, the law prohibits drivers from even holding a wireless device while in a designated school crossing, school zone or an active work zone with workers are present. So, if you’re near a school, please put down your phone.

Hands-free use, such as through a Bluetooth device, is still allowed.

LCS Code of Student Conduct Introduction & Superintendent Welcome

Superintendent of Lake County Schools gives an introduction to the Code of Conduct and Policy Guide. Click here for complete video overviews of all sections.