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FAQ

 When is the first day of school?

School year 2019 - 2020 will start on August 12, 2019.

What time does the tardy bell ring?  

The warning bell rings at 8:15 AM and the tardy bell rings at 8:20 AM.  The students should be in their classrooms and seated at that time.

How many tardies are permitted per quarter? 

 After 3 tardies, a student receives 1 unexcused absence.                                                               
 After 4 unexcused absences, a letter will be sent home.

When do you start charging for late pick up?   

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 3:25 PM; Wednesdays at 2:25 PM.  After that time, you will be charged according to the chart below:  

   3:25 - 3:35 - $5.00           Wednesdays:  2:25 - 2:35 - $5.00 
   3:35 - 3:50 - $15.00                               2:35 - 2:50 - $15.00
   after 3:50   - $25.00                               after 2:50   - $25.00
 

When is the last day of school?            

May 29, 2020
 

How much is school lunch?   

$2.96 per day plus any extras they may order, such as ice cream, chips, cookies, extra helpings, etc.  You can add money to your child’s account by going to the RLC website under Lunch Menu.  SLA (our meal provider) will also send notices to you when your child’s account is getting low once you have set their account up to do so. You can limit their spending at lunch by calling the front office (352-385-4399).

How do I become a chaperone or volunteer?  

Go to: https://www.lake.k12.fl.us/Page/21827

 

What must I do when I visit the campus? 

You must have a photo ID and sign in at the Front Office to receive a Visitor sticker.

Can I wait outside my child’s classroom for dismissal? 

No. You need a car pick-up tag issued by the front office. All parents wait at the front of the school for their student.  This will assist the teachers in getting the end of the day instruction completed without distractions.  

How do I change my student's transportation method? 

Please write a note to the teacher which includes: teacher's name, student's full name, car rider (with whom) or bus rider (with name of the bus and the stop).  Emergency transportation changes must be called in to the office by 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM on Wednesdays.

How do I sign my child out of school? 

Please go the Front Office and show identification. Your child will be called to the Front Office.  So that children do not miss out on valuable class time, we are unable to call children to the front office until their parent/guardian has arrived in the office to sign the student out. Students will not be signed out of school after 2:30 (1:30 on Wednesdays); they will need to wait until regular dismissal at 2:55 (1:55 Wednesdays).

How many times can I check my child out early?  

3 times per quarter, unless you have a doctor's excuse.  3 unexcused early dismissals count as 1 unexcused absence.

What is a prearranged absence, and how do I get one?  

A prearranged absence form can be obtained from the Front Office if you know you are going to be out of town for any length of time and your child will miss school.  You will need to fill out the form, return it to the Front Office or teacher and then it may be approved by the teacher and principal.

What if my child has to miss school due to illness or appointments?  

If your child misses school due to illness, please write a note to the teacher explaining briefly why your child was absent.  If they were out for an appointment, please get a doctor’s excuse from their office or show proof that you were there.  These absences will be excused. 

What is Order of the Dolphin?          

The Order of the Dolphin is RLC's honor society for 4th  and 5th  grade students.   To be eligible, students must receive all Bs or higher  for  three consecutive report card periods.  Students must also exhibit respectful behavior towards adults and peers.  Once a member, if a student’s grade drops below a B or they receive a referral for misbehavior, they are put on probation and have the next quarter to bring up the grade and/or improve behavior.  A student's membership will be revoked if the grade/behavior has not improved within that quarter. The student may regain membership with three consecutive report card periods of Bs or higher along with referral-free behavior.

Are there benefits or privileges for Order of the Dolphin members?

New Order of the Dolphin members are recognized at a special ceremony at the beginning of each school year.  Members that become eligible later in the school year are recognized on the school’s TV news program. Each new member receives a Certificate of Membership, a Dolphin membership pin, and a registration form for the overnight Sea World field trip. Continuing members are recognized during the special beginning of the year ceremony and receive a registration form for the field trip.

All 5th grade members are recognized during the 5th grade promotion ceremony.

What is the over night Sea World trip?

This special field trip is only open to Order of the Dolphin members. Eligible students leave school on charter buses on a Thursday after school to join the Sea World Hosts at 6pm, after the park closes.  They sleep at Sea World that night and then enjoy a day at the park on Friday.  The group returns to school late Friday afternoon. 

How much does it cost to go on the overnight Sea World trip?

The total cost per student is $150.00.  The total cost per chaperone is $150.00. There are some scholarship funds available to help reduce the cost.  Scholarship applications are available in the guidance office.
 

How can I become a chaperone for the overnight Sea World trip?

Every chaperone must be fingerprinted and approved by the Lake County School system. Applications are available in the guidance office.  Chaperone spaces are limited.
 

How soon can I sign my child up for the overnight Sea World trip?

Field trip applications are made available during the Order of the Dolphin new member ceremony in October.  After that date, applications can be picked up in the guidance office.