Open Field House at LCHS
Lake Central School Corporation will permit access to the fieldhouse for walking on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 PM from November 14, 2022 through March 22, 2023. There will be no walking during winter break (12/26/22 – 1/8/23 resuming on 1/9/23), or on any school holidays.
Also, on November 16 and February 1, there are large athletic events taking place so the parking lots will be busy on those evenings. Click here for more information.
Birthday Treats for Students with Allergies
If there are students with food allergies in your child’s classroom, your child’s teacher would have sent something home regarding allergies in the classroom. Please plan ahead if you plan to send in treats for your child’s class so that all students can have the same snack and not feel they are being singled out. It may not seem like a big deal to an adult, but to a child, this can be huge. If your child does have a food allergy, you can also help by sending in some safe treats just in case there is a snack that we cannot confirm. However, the best would be for all of our parents to try to make sure the class gets to enjoy the same treat.
Apples for the Students Program
The Strack& Van Til Apples for the Students program is back again. Shop at Strack& Van Til Food Market, save your receipts and send them to school with your student to help Kolling earn free classroom/school equipment, courtesy of Strack& Van Til Food Market! Receipt collection will begin September 1, 2022 and will conclude on March 31, 2023. Please send any collected receipts to school in an envelope marked “Stracks Receipts”. Receipts from other retailers or ones dated before September 1, 2022 will not be accepted.
If you need bus stop or bus number information, you can find this by clicking on the link below or by clicking on the transportation link of the district website.If you have any difficulty, try not to narrow your search by school or grade level.If you continue to experience difficulty, please contact Transportation at 219-365-3141.
Bus Information Link
There are 2 links below with important Food Service information. You can also check their website for menus and other important information.
Food Service Welcome Letter
Approved 2022/2023 Meal Charge Guidelines
Adventure Club Before/After School Care
Adventure Club is an outside organization that provides on-site before and after school care at Kolling. Students can be dropped off as early as 6:30am and can be picked up as late as 6pm. You are able to register online here or call their office at 219-865-6283.
Click here to access the district’s medication guidelines.
Table for Dropping Off or Picking Up Student Items
If you are bringing something to school for your child, simply leave it on the table in the vestibule with your child’s name and the teacher’s name on it. We have staff members that will check the table throughout the day to deliver items to students. If you are picking an item or class work up for your child that was arranged with a teacher or staff member, please check the table first. Our number one reason for limiting access to the building is for safety and security.
Write Note or Call for Dismissal Changes
The most convenient way to communicate dismissal changes is to write a note and send it in with your child. Make sure the note is big enough that it will not get lost between larger papers, includes your child’s first AND last name, includes the teacher’s name, and includes the date for the changes. If you are not able to write a note, you must call the office and leave a message on the voicemail or with a secretary. Most importantly, please make sure changes are in by 2pm each day. If it is an Adventure Club change, remember to notify Adventure Club AND our school. The Adventure Club call off number is 219-365-1391.
Sick Students MUST be Picked Up
If your child is exhibiting illness, they must be picked up right away. It is the responsibility of the parent to have arrangements in place in case your child must be sent home without notice. Click here for the state of Indiana’s guidance on when students are too sick to attend school.
Things get lost all the time and many students have identical belongings, so make sure to put your child’s first and last name on everything you can, especially backpacks, lunch boxes, and water bottles. If it is properly labeled, it will find its way back to your child.
Send a Water bottle with Your Child
Students will not be permitted to drink from the water fountain. They can refill their water bottles from the fountain, but they cannot drink directly from it. Please make sure your child has a water bottle each day. We will provide disposable cups if they do not have a water bottle.
Send a Healthy Snack Each Day
It is a long day and students get hungry. Send a healthy snack to school each day for your child or put something extra in their backpack. We do not permit students to eat unhealthy items as their daily snack. Click here for a copy of our healthy snack guidelines.
Building Access for Guests
Our building enforces strict safety procedures for building access for guests. Safety procedures include that a table is provided in the foyer for parents to drop off items that they are delivering for their children, and that little to no guests will be permitted into the building unless necessary. Click here for a description of our building access procedures.
Please continue to check your email for additional information regarding protocols for the start of school. Additionally, I will send weekly emails at 5pm every Sunday to give information on what is coming up at school.
We are excited to receive your children and start the new school year. If you have any questions, please call our office at 219-365-8577.
Lake Central School Board Meetings
The Lake Central School Board meets two times a month and those meetings are usually the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. All are welcome to attend. You may also watch live streamed meetings on the LCTVNEWS Youtube page. Meeting videos are always archived for later viewing. Dates for school board meetings can be found on the School Board section of the district website. Click here for a link to school board information.