Dear Chain of Lakes Family,
Welcome to a new year at Chain of Lakes Middle School. As you and your children enjoy summer vacation, we are busily preparing for August 15th, our first day of the 2016-17 school year. Our faculty and staff remain committed to the following goals: providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students, helping teachers create positive and active learning experiences, and allowing everyone in our community to have a voice in the learning process. In order to meet our first goal, we will continue our emphasis on school wide policies and procedures so that all students demonstrate respect for every member of our learning community.
Here’s how we can work together to reach these goals. Please prepare your student for this school year by talking to him or her about the importance of education. In addition, start the year right by setting up a study area and establishing the expectation that your child will complete homework, review class notes, study for test, and read on a daily basis. Make sure that you know what classes your child is taking and how to communicate with his or her teachers. Keep track of your child’s progress through progressbook.ocps.net as well as progress reports and report cards. Most importantly, take a few minutes each day to talk to your child about the school day. Small actions like these can make a big difference in your child’s education.
Some important back-to-school information for you:
Our 7th and 8th grade students can pick up their schedule August 12th between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
HOWEVER you could also move to the front of the line and get your schedule early on July 26th if you JOIN our PTSA. This is our KICK-OFF Fundraiser. Last year, we had 200 new memberships on our “Early Pick-Up” Day and this year we are hoping to double that number. Memberships will be $10.
Please become involved by joining our PTSA, School Advisory Council (SAC), and Parent Leadership Council (PLC). Information about each of these organizations will be sent home during the first week of school.
We are looking forward to a great school year in which we are “Growing Together, Learning for Life.”