•  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    1.  If my child is sick do I need to call into the office to let them know?
    We love it when parents call us and let us know. However, it is most important that a written note accompany the child back to school. The note should have the student name, dated, signed and have specifics as to why the child was out.  **If we do not receive a note, it will be considered an unexcused absence
    2 Can the children bring in birthday treats to celebrate their birthday? 
    Ummm, yummy!   We just ask that you contact the teacher ahead of time so he/she can plan his/her day.
    3.  Can I send birthday invites to be handed out at school?
    Yes, although to be fair, we ask that you send invites in ONLY if you are inviting ALL the children in the class. If that is the case then they should be given to the teacher at the beginning of the day so that the invitations are not disruptive during the day
    4.  If my child brings his/her own lunch and buys a milk, how should he/she bring in their money?
    Cash is fine, but you can go to www.myschoolbucks.com to pay on-line
    5. If I come and eat lunch with my child where can I eat and can I bring in fast food?
    Yes, but only those that are on your child's emergency contact list are allowed to eat with you. IDs must be shown at the time you check in at the front office. We ask that all parents eat out on the picnic tables only.  We are unable to allow visitors to eat in the cafeteria at any time for any reason.  We do not mind you bringing in fast food, but please do not share it with other students. 
    *Students may only eat with their class group when the teacher is in attendance, a family member, or anyone on their emergency contact sheet.  (parents, brother/sister, aunt/uncle, grandparents)
    6.  Can I send soda in for my child's lunch? 
    NO, we ask that you do not send in bottles or cans of soda for your child's lunch drink.
    7. Can I eat lunch with my child every day if I wanted to?
    Sure.  However, lunch time is one of the few times for your child to socialize with their peers and classmates.

    8. What happens if my child forgets his/her lunch box or lunch money?
    Again, we encourage you to use the www.myschoolbucks.com.  They will be given a cheese sandwich and milk until money has been deposited into their lunch account.
    9. How should I get in contact with my child’s teacher?
    Every teacher has email and their address can be found on their website class page.  Or you can contact the office and leave a message.
    10.  When does the PTO meet?
    The PTO meets on 2nd Monday of each month at 5:00 pm in the Media Center.  We encourage all parents to attend!   They discuss where fundraiser money is being used and they make decisions on what parents need/want re: PTO resources.
    11.  What do I do if our family is going on vacation during school time?
    Please make plans so this does not happen.  However, if you know in advance that your child is going to miss school for any reason, please pick up a Pre-arranged Form from the front office.  This sill be your only chance to have the dates excused.  This must be done at least 2 weeks in advance.
    12. When I come to the school during school hours, does it matter what door I enter?
    Yes!  Please enter only through the front office by ringing the door bell.  All other doors on campus are closed and locked.   You will be asked for picture id, to sign in, and you will receive a name tag.  Then we ask that when you leave, you sign out and leave thru the front office as well.   

    13. Can my child go home with a friend who rides on a different bus?
    No student will be allowed to ride a different bus. Other arrangements will need to be made.

    14. Does the school collect empty printer cartridges?
    No, I'm sorry we do not this year. We do collect coke can tabs and Boxtops for Education.

    15. Can I request a teacher for next year?
    No, we do not take teacher requests.  All our teachers are highly qualified.

    16. Does the school have a website?  

    17. Should I send in all my child’s school supplies on the first day of school? Or just the ones they need right away?
    The teachers ask that you send them all in at the beginning of the year. 

    18.  If I want to volunteer at the school but can’t come to PTO meetings –who do I talk to about getting my name on a list?
    You will need to go to the Lake County School website lake.k12.fl.us , click volunteer information. You will be directed to an online application. Once you have finished submitting your application, please call our school (352-787-2693) and let us know that you have an application submitted. We will take care of it from there. You will be notified from the county when your application is approved. Again, once you are approved as a volunteer - please let us know.  We LOVE volunteers!!   After you are approved you can contact Ginger Godwin, our FSL, and she can help you find your place.