Principal Message

Lakes Principal Karen Mauer Smith

Dear Lancer Families,

I hope this message finds you enjoying your summer. I am going to share with you in advance that this is going to look a lot like my June Message as I want to keep you informed about our happenings this summer!

Please remember our counselors do not have summer hours during June and July. They will return in August and each grade level counselor will be here for the appropriate orientation dates in August. If you have questions about schedules or any other concerns, please contact the main guidance office at 253-583-5587 or the main office line at 253-583-5550 so they can direct the calls to the appropriate administrator. You can also email the appropriate grade level administrator with questions.

Freshmen Administrator Michelle Gallow
Sophomore Administrator Tanya Simons
Junior and Senior Administrator
DeWayne Lindh

While our counselors are out the guidance office is still open and administrators are here as well. The guidance office is open Monday-Friday during the summer, with the exception of July 4, and you may come in and register your student between the hours of 7:30-3:00 pm. You do not have to wait until August to get the paperwork filled out and the process started, you can also find the registration paperwork on the district website under parents and then go to school enrollment.

We welcome you and want to encourage you to register as soon as possible as that allows us to have the time to build a proper schedule for each student. If you are an out of district waiver, please remember we need the waiver form signed by the district you live in before we can process your request here at Lakes. You will need to make sure that your student has the proper medical and up to date immunization records as well. Also, in the rare case of a service animal, there is a process we need to follow before the school year starts so please let our guidance office know when you register that there is a service animal so that we can get that process started.

Lancer Academy
As usual, we are offering our Lancer Academy for Incoming Freshmen Students, from July 30–August 2, 2019. you can stop by Lakes to pick up the enrollment forms. You can also find information on our website. Further, you can call our guidance office at 253-583-5587 with any questions you may have.

Lancer Days
Lancer days will be held in August before school starts for students to take care of looking over their schedules and making any change requests, getting their ASB’s, pictures and parking passes, and there will be tours for new students. We will give you a little more info as we get closer but here are the dates to save: 

August 14 All Returning Students grades 10-12
August 15 Students new to Lakes and Running Start Students
August 16 Students new to Lakes and Running Start Students

Please note the freshmen orientation is a bit different and takes place in the morning on the last day of Lancer Academy, August 2. Students are here from 8-11:30 am working with our fantastic mentors. There will be more information as we get closer to that date. Grades 10-12 sessions will run from 8:00-3:00 pm with a lunch break from 12-1 pm.

Lancer Family Barbecue
All students and families are welcome to join us for the Lancer Family Barbecue and back to school celebration on Wednesday, August 21, from 6-7:30 pm. There will be a short pep assembly in the Gym from 6:00-6:30 and then we will all enjoy a barbecue together free of charge in the cafeteria. There will be club advisors and coaches available as well. There will be some fun activities for students and families, staff members on hand to answer any questions. We will be celebrating our students and families as we start another great school year! I will send out a message in early August asking you to RSVP so we know approximately how many people we should be expecting. The BBQ has become a fun family event and we do hope you will join!

Fall Sports
Fall Sports begin approximately August 26; Football begins August 21. Packets may be picked up from Student Accounts beginning, Monday, July 1, 2019. All students may begin clearing (turning their completed packets in) August 1, 2019 If you have any questions about forms or clearance please feel free to contact our student accounts secretary, Deborah Yearsley at 583-5585.

Karen Mauer-Smith
Lakes High School

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