Principal Message

Lakes Principal Karen Mauer Smith

Hello Lancer Families, 

I hope this message finds you all well and looking forward to a long relaxing weekend with all of your favorites, activities, food and people.  The holiday season sure came quickly. The Winter Sports season also came quickly! Below you will find some reminders and updates. 

Mental and Physical Health Resources-Hazel Health 

Just a reminder about this resource available for your child, either at home or at Lakes.  Sign up for Virtual Care Through Hazel Health   Clover Park School District has partnered with Hazel Health to provide access to quality physical and mental health care services for all students, at no cost to families, this school year. Hazel Health services launches this fall and will be available at every school in Clover Park School District. Families can sign up now by visiting Hazel Health’s CPSD informational website and clicking on the “Sign Up Now” button.  

We also know this time of year can be emotional and difficult for some and we want to be of support.  Please do reach out to us if there is a need for support and we will help connect you with resources.  You can call the main office at  253-583-5550 or I can be reached at [email protected]   

After School tutoring, clubs and supervision 

Lakes is a very busy place before school, during school and after school. Students must be in a supervised activity after school from approximately 2:20 pm to 3:45 pm. Students are to stay in the location they have chosen until 3:45 pm.  Students may not stay on campus in an unsupervised location.  From 3:45 pm students are brought down to the cafeteria where a campus supervisor is present until the 4:45 pm bus arrives.  Students who have left campus are not eligible to come back and ride the activity bus home. If a student is making a practice of that we will be contacting home and limiting their ability to stay after school.  Thanks for your help in supporting our efforts to keep students safe and learning after school.  

Paper 24-hour tutoring resource 

Here are a few ways Paper can support you and your students this school year:  

  • Unlimited 24/7/365 tutoring support — sessions can run for as long as students need!  
  • Revisions for any typed writing assignments in 24 hours or less!  
  • Tutoring and writing support in 4 different languages — English, Spanish, French and Mandarin.  

To learn more about Paper visit The parent & guardian’s guide to implementing Paper at home. Here you will be able to register for an upcoming parent & guardian info session, available in both English and Spanish, and find resources on how to get started with using Paper with your students right away! If you’d like to speak to a member of the Paper team directly, you can reach them at [email protected]

Student Led Conferencing 

Thank you for teaming with us for the success of your child!  We appreciate your participation in student led conferences.  If you for some reason were unable to complete the conference please do reach out to your child’s advisor or call the main office line at 253-583-5550 to reschedule.  Please remember that the conference is essential to a passing grade in advisory as well.  Please let us know what support you might need and we will work to make it happen! 

We are humbled every day to work with these amazing young people!  Thank you for sharing them with us.  Every day, we work with an incredible group of young people and help them shine!  We know they are working towards great things.   



Karen Mauer-Smith
Very Proud Principal
Lakes High School