As Washington state advances through the Safe Start phases, and planning progresses for the upcoming school year, Lakeside’s communications office and the Parents and Guardians Association (PGA) are scheduling regular touchpoints with Lakeside families this summer. We are committed to keeping families informed with important information while also giving students and families a break before the back-to-school ramp-up in August. Throughout the summer, parents and guardians can always find previously published information on the parents and guardians webpage: lakesideschool.org/parentsguardians.
The last Virtually Lakeside of the 2019-2020 school year will be sent on Thursday, June 4. While individual programs may continue to email students and families throughout the summer, the focus will shift to wrapping up the end of the school year and rolling over databases.
In mid-July, the school will send a check-in email to all families — including new families to the community. The goal of that communication will be to provide any available updates to families that would assist them in planning for the fall.
The Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Lakeside magazine will be published in mid-July, and will cap the school’s yearlong centennial celebration with a special package of stories looking forward at Lakeside and the world in the coming century. Get a preview in this article.
Lakeside’s traditional (and extensive) summer mailing will be emailed to families on Monday, Aug. 3. In addition to messages from administrators, the summer mailing includes information on purchasing textbooks and supplies, the 2020-2021 family handbook, contacts list, and other information to help families get ready for the start of school.
The PGA is also establishing touchpoints for parents and guardians during the summer. They will welcome families to the 2020-2021 school year with a Pawprint email in late June, and resume with monthly Pawprint emails in mid-August.
PGA class reps will be scheduling one or two Zoom calls for parents and guardians in each grade. Those calls are primarily in July and August; some are scheduled and can already be found on the online calendar. In additional to individual outreach, the PGA is organizing several webinars for new parents and guardians with students in grades that are major entry points (5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th grades).
Parents and guardians can always access the all-school parents and guardians webpage — lakesideschool.org/parentsguardians — and stay in touch on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The Parents and Guardians Association webpage, which can be accessed through the general parents and guardians webpage, is at lakesideschool.org/parentsguardians/pga.