Lakewood Elementary Information
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. Tardy Bell rings at 7:55 a.m.
Collared white or navy tops
Solid khaki, navy or black bottoms. Must be at least knee length
Outerwear worn INSIDE during the school day must be solid black, white, navy or khaki.
Tennis shoes should be worn on the days your child has P.E.
No logos great than 1" in diameter. No stripes or designs.
Visit www.dallasisd.org/uniforms for a complete description
Arrival & Dismissal Procedure
Carpool pick up traffic enters from Lake Circle, turns left onto Hillbrook, and exits left onto Vanderbilt. Drop off and pick up CURB SIDE ONLY. Middle lane is drive thru only. Please obey the No Parking Signs. Drivers, remain in your car for everyone's safety! Supervised 5th Grade students help carpoolers in and out of cars. In the back, parking is available along Wendover, except in the bus lane by soccer fields. Bus Lane is for the bus ONLY! See Traffic Map for parking locations and carpool flow.
Inclement Weather Arrival:
Pack it or buy it with either cash or student’s credit account linked to their DISD school ID through MealPayPlus. Click for the online lunch menu. Parents are encouraged to come to lunch with your student(s).
Lunch Times: Kindergarten - 10:15, 1st grade - 10:45-11:15 OR 11:15-11:45 (Please consult your classes' schedule for which time your child goes to lunch), 2nd grade - 11:45, 3rd grade - 12:15, 4th grade - 12:35, 5th grade - 1:00.
After School Care: Two on-site programs are available. Lakewood Elementary After-Care is run by teachers. The Y provides an after-care program as well. Information about signing up for both is in first day packets as well as any time in the main office.
Absences: Provide a note to your child’s teacher within 3 days of your child’s return to school. A Doctor’s note will be required if your child is absent for more than 3 days.
Grades: Report cards are issued every six weeks as noted on the school calendar.
Birthday Recognition/Celebrations: On their birthday, students will be recognized during morning announcements. Parents, please call the main office if you do not want your child’s birthday announced. If you would like to bring in a special treat, please coordinate with your child’s teacher.
Teacher Conferences: Two district parent/teacher conferences are scheduled each year. However, a conference with your child’s teacher(s) may be scheduled at any time during the school year. If you would like to meet with your child’s teacher(s) please send a note with your child or call the main office and we will leave a message in the teacher’s mail box. Teachers generally return phone calls at the end of the school day.
Curriculum and Instructional Format: The curriculum includes reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts (visual and vocal), physical education, and technology. You can find more information at www.dallasisd.org. The instructional format varies throughout the day and depends on the lesson taught, mastery of concepts, and individual student's needs.
DISD Consent and Release of Liability Form: If you want photos of your child to appear in the year-end Memory Book (yearbook), you must sign the Release and consent to photographs of your child(ren).
School Tours: If you are interested in sending your child to Lakewood Elementary and would like to have a guided tour of our the school, tours take place the first Thursday of every month at 9:00 a.m, when school is in session (no summer tours). No appointment necessary. Please check in at the front desk upon arrival to sign the visitor book. For more information, please email Tours@lakewoodelementary.net. The January tour will take place on January 12, 2017.
School Wide Communications: At lakewoodelementary.net, click "Sign up for eNews" for the most current information. A hard copy of The Links will be found each week in your child’s Thursday Folder and a PDF version will be uploaded to the website.
Class Communication: Utilize your class website. Additional information will be provided by your child’s homeroom teacher and/or Class Room Rep.
Lakewood School Mission:
To prepare Lakewood Elementary students to become self-motivated problem solvers through the setting and modeling of high standards in a socially diverse community.
The Lakewood tradition began with the school’s inception in 1951 and continue today. Traditionally, Lakewood students demonstrate their success in the neighborhood middle and high schools. Former students have held key student government positions, been active in choir, drama, debate, sports teams, and championship academic teams. They have consistently been in the top ten percent of their graduating class including many valedictorians and salutatorians.