August 13, 2014
Dear Lake Wylie Elementary School Families,
The Lake Wylie staff and I would like to collectively welcome everyone back for another great school year! I am honored to have been selected as the new Principal of Lake Wylie Elementary School. Most recently, I served as the Assistant Principal at Pineville Elementary School, but I was once a Lake Wylie Pirate, serving as the Dean of Students in 2011.
Our first day of school is Monday, August 25th. Our school hours will be 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Our morning car rider drop-off will begin 7:30 am. Unfortunately, our staff will not be available to supervise students until that time. A morning Before School Care Program will be available for any family wishing to drop off their child prior to 7:30. If interested, please call Ken Porter at 980-343-3680 for further details.
Our “Back to School Open House” will be Thursday, August 21st from 5:00-7:00pm for students in grades 1-5. Our open house for our Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten classes will be held on Tuesday, August 28th from 4:30-5:30 pm. At these times, students may meet their teacher, tour the classroom and the school.
Please also find enclosed within this mailing, your child’s bus assignment sticker. The bus sticker in this mailing includes your child’s name, address, am/pm bus numbers, stop location and estimated pick-up and drop-off time. Students who have registered late or those who did not return the CMS Transportation letter that was mailed in June may not have bus transportation indicated. Also, there may be more than one bus in your neighborhood, so please make sure that your child gets on their assigned bus. It is important that our school partner with you, as we work through details related to transportation. Please be flexible with the bus schedule during the first several weeks of school. If you do not have a bus assignment and feel that you should, please call the school.
Your child’s class assignment is printed on the header sheet in this mailing. Please note that all class assignments will be considered temporary, pending an increase or decrease in allotment as calculated on the twentieth day of school. This is a state procedure and our teacher allotments are funded by the state based upon enrollment. Any changes in class assignments will be communicated to parents prior to any change taking place.
Finally, I urge you to join and become actively involved in our Lake Wylie PTSA this year. Our PTSA will have information available as well as a chance for you to become a PTSA member at our “Back To School Open House”. We look forward to making this a year of Excellence!
Yours in Education,