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The public is invited to attend at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 22, under the school pavilion, 714 Citrus Ave. Please RSVP to Terri Pfister at PfisterT@lake.k12.fl.us or 352-357-2779.

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The Educational Foundation of Lake County along with the Lake County School Board recently honored the Lake County Schools’ nominees for employee and volunteer of the year.

Lillian Lopez

Lillian Lopez

 

 

Lillian Lopez, a Migrant/Homeless Resource Advocate, was named LCS School-Related Employee of the Year.

 

 

Margie White

Margie White

 

 

Margie White, who was volunteered at Eustis Elementary for 26 years, was names LCS Volunteer of the Year. Congratulations to both!

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Students from 22 public and private schools in Lake County will compete next week in the 2015 Lake County Spelling Bee.

The local competition is part of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Every year, tens of thousands of schools enroll in the program. During the fall and winter they conduct spelling bee programs at the classroom, grade and/or school level, and send their spelling champions to the next level of competition as designated by their local spelling bee sponsors.

In Lake, first-place winners from each participating school will compete in the county spelling bee, which is being coordinated by Lake County Schools’ Academic Services Unit in partnership with The Orlando Sentinel. The Golden Triangle Kiwanis in partnership with the Educational Foundation of Lake County will present the winner with a $100 check, and the runner-up will receive a $50 check.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Eustis Community Center, 601 Northshore Drive, Eustis FL.

Participating schools are listed below:

Cecil E. Gray Middle             Imagine South Lake Charter          Seminole Springs Elementary
Christian Home and Bible     Lake Preparatory                           St. Paul’s Catholic
Clermont Elementary            Lost Lake Elementary                    Tavares Middle
East Ridge Middle                 Minneola Elementary Charter        Umatilla Middle
Eustis Elementary                 Montverde Academy                      Villages Elementary
Eustis Heights Elementary    Mount Dora Middle                         Windy Hill Middle
Eustis Middle                        Oak Park Middle
Groveland Elementary          Sawgrass Bay Elementary

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The entire Lake County community is invited to choose between two proposed calendar options for the 2015-2016 school year through an online poll at http://www.lake.k12.fl.us/calendarvote.

Parents, students, employees and community residents have until Tuesday, Jan. 13, to select an option. A summary of the options is shown below.

OPTION 1:
• School starts Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.
• Five days off around Thanksgiving – Nov. 23-27, 2015.
• Spring Break from March 21-25, 2016.
• School ends Thursday, June 9, 2016.

OPTION 2:
• School starts Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.
• Three days off around Thanksgiving – Nov. 25-27, 2015.
• Spring Break from March 21-25, 2016.
• School ends Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

Visit http://www.lake.k12.fl.us/calendarvote to view each option in detail.

The online poll will close on Tuesday, January 13.

The results of the poll will be forwarded to the Lake County School Board. The Board is expected to consider the 2015-2016 school calendar options at its meeting on Monday, January 26.

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Beginning tonight and through the weekend, the school district’s new online gradebook, Skyward Family Access, will be unavailable as data on the site is updated.

Parents and guardians of students who attend Lake County Schools are encouraged to create a Family Access account. Through the Family Access portal, parents and guardians will have the ability to view their child’s grades, attendance and other data.

The Family Access portal is replacing the district’s older online gradebook, eSembler. For parents that had an eSembler account last school year, many received an email on Sept. 17 from do.not.reply@lake.k12.fl.us with a link to begin the process of setting up a Family Access account. Step-by-step directions on setting up a Family Access account are available online at http://www.lake.k12.fl.us/familyaccess.

For parents and guardians who did not receive an email or did not previously have an eSembler account, they will need to print out a Family Access Enrollment Form. The form is available online at http://www.lake.k12.fl.us/familyaccess. Only one email address per form is permitted. Parents and guardians will have to fill out a separate form for each email address.

Due to security concerns, to complete the form parents and guardians are required to either:

    • Bring the form and ID to the school and sign the form in front of someone at the school; OR
    • Fill out the form; have it notarized by a public notary; and return the form to the school.

After returning the form, the school will verify the information. Once the parent account is created, the district will send an email with sign-in instructions to the parent automatically.

For more information, log on to http://www.lake.k12.fl.us/familyaccess.

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After a successful pilot at Eustis High School, the Lake County School District is launching its new online gradebook, Skyward Family Access.

Family Access PortalParents and guardians of students who attend Lake County Schools are encouraged to create a Family Access account. Through the Family Access portal, parents and guardians will have the ability to view their child’s grades, attendance and other data.

The Family Access portal is replacing the district’s older online gradebook, eSembler. For parents that had an eSembler account last school year, they will be receiving an email on Wednesday from do.not.reply@lake.k12.fl.us with a link to begin the process of setting up a Family Access account.

Parents and guardians will use their current eSembler user ID (email address) as their username for Family Access. Step-by-step directions on setting up a Family Access account are available online at www.lake.k12.fl.us/familyaccess.

For parents and guardians who did not receive an email or did not previously have an eSembler account, they will need to print out a Family Access Enrollment Form. The form is available online at www.lake.k12.fl.us/familyaccess. Only one email address per form is permitted. Parents and guardians will have to fill out a separate form for each email address.

Due to security concerns, to complete the form parents and guardians are required to either:

    • Bring the form and ID to the school and sign the form in front of someone at the school; OR
    • Fill out the form; have it notarized by a public notary; and return the form to the school.

After returning the form, the school will verify the information. Once the parent account is created, the district will send an email with sign-in instructions to the parent automatically.

 

For more information, log on to www.lake.k12.fl.us/familyaccess.

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The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) released preliminary school grades today for the 2013-2014 school year for elementary and middle schools.

Lake County Schools increased its number of “A” rated schools in a year it waves goodbye to much of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. A new statewide assessment (AIR) will be administered to students to assess the more rigorous state-approved standards in math, English/language arts (including writing), Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry.

Lake County Schools more than doubled its number of “A” scores from the previous year with Cypress Ridge Elementary maintaining an “A” grade for the 14th consecutive year and Umatilla Elementary earning an “A” for the second consecutive year. Windy Hill Middle, Lost Lake Elementary and Sorrento Elementary all jumped one letter grade to an “A.” It had been four years since Windy Hill Middle School’s last visit to the top.

“This is a great day for Windy Hill Middle School,” said Amy Cockcroft, Principal at Windy Hill Middle School. “The dedication of our teachers and the hard work of our students is a formula for success. It is very exciting to be celebrating with an ‘A’ grade.”

Sorrento Elementary brought its grade up with a focused approach, according to Susan Pegram, former principal at Sorrento Elementary who will begin the 2014-2015 school year at Lost Lake Elementary.

“The beginning of the year we had an action plan that everybody bought into,” Pegram said. “The teachers really worked hard to teaching the standards and the students were diligent in their work. It all just came together for us. I am so proud of the teachers, students and I am thrilled for the Sorrento community because they deserve this.”

The final year of FCAT proved to be challenging for 14 schools with falling letter grades. The FCAT is based on old academic standards, which are being replaced with the new Florida Standards next year. A new statewide assessment and school grading system will also be released by the state to accompany the new standards.

“Transitioning to new Florida Standards in the classroom while evaluating students on old academic standards definitely was challenging for our schools this year,” said Dr. Susan Moxley, Superintendent of Lake County Schools. “I know our diligent work this past year with the new standards is better preparing students and schools for success long term. I commend all our teachers for their hard work and diligence in this transition year. Congratulations to Sorrento Elementary, Windy Hill Middle, Lost Lake Elementary, Eustis Middle and Altoona Charter for increasing their grades.”

Lake County schools earning an “A” or “B” grade include:

  • Altoona Charter School (B)
  • Cypress Ridge Elementary (A)
  • East Ridge Middle (B)
  • Eustis Elementary (B)
  • Eustis Middle (B)
  • Gray Middle (B)
  • Grassy Lake Elementary (B)
  • Lost Lake Elementary (A)
  • Pine Ridge Elementary (B)
  • Sorrento Elementary (A)
  • Umatilla Elementary (A)
  • Villages Elementary (B)
  • Windy Hill Middle (A)

Grades for high schools will be released in the fall as additional components are included in grade calculations. For a complete list of school grades from the Florida Department of Education, log on to http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org.

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