South Lake Newsletter - May 20, 2022


Good Afternoon Sharks,


We are down to our last two weeks of school. Please note the schedule for next week below. There is no late start on Friday and it is an early out.


Have a great weekend Sharks! We are looking forward to kicking off our 8th grade festivities with the dance tomorrow.


We truly appreciate our partnership and your ongoing support…be well!

Go Sharks!

With care,

Belinda Averill



South Lake Announcements

Schedule for Week of 5/23 – 5/27






Anchor Day

8:30 – 2:55pm 

Odd Periods

8:30am – 2:55pm

Even Periods

9:20am – 2:55pm

Odd Periods

8:30am – 2:55pm

Even Periods

Early Out

8:30am – 12:54pm


Last Week of School Schedule 5/31 – 6/3

Please note the adjusted schedule for the last week of the school year to plan accordingly. The last day of school for 7th graders is June 2nd.






Memorial Day

No School   

8:30am – 2:55pm


8th Grade Awards at 4pm

8:30am – 2:55pm

No Late Start

7th – Minimum Day

8:30am – 12:30pm

8th – Knott’s

8:30am – 5:15pm

7th – No School

8th – Promotion


Yearbook Sales

You are still able to purchase a yearbook at MySchoolBucks Link or in person at the front office. The cost of the Yearbook is $40…get yours today! Please contact Mrs. Baringoldz at with any questions.


WHS Color Guard

Hey 8th graders…do you enjoy music, trips, friends, and being part of a great activity? Then join the WHS Warrior Guard.  They are having tryouts for next year’s team beginning on Monday through Thursday from 3-7pm. Meet at the WHS Music Quad at Woodbridge High School.


Textbook & Chromebook Returns

We going to be collecting materials from both 7th and 8th grade next week. Our Media Specialist, Mrs. Dietz, has out together a quick information for you to review.

8th grade Textbook & Chromebook returns

7th grade Textbook returns – this also includes information about Chromebook returns for students not attending in 8th grade.


Lost & Found Items

If your student is missing any items, our Lost & Found will be outside next week. All clothing items not repossessed will be donated to our clothing bin. Water bottles, lunchboxes etc. will be discarded.


8th Grade Activities

8th Grade Awards

Students being recognized at our Shark Awards on Tuesday are invited to bring their family. We will be holding the awards in the Multipurpose Room at 4pm. All students being recognized have been invited to attend and an email notice has been sent home to parents.


Knott’s Berry Farm

Students MAY NOT attend Knott’s Berry Farm on their own. Students will not be able to attend Promotion should they attend Knott’s not with South Lake.

The trip is on Thursday, June 2 at 9:00 A.M. Students will depart from South Lake by school bus to Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park.  The cost of the trip is $60, cash or MySchoolBucks Link, which includes all day admission and transportation.  We anticipate students returning to campus between around 5:15 P.M., depending on traffic.  Students who do not participate in this field trip are expected to attend school.  Students are required to submit a parent-signed field trip permission slip. Permission slips have been distributed to students and must be returned with completed payment to their Homeroom teacher by Friday, May 27th.  If your student has a season pass, then the trip will be $25 for transportation costs. It will be the parent/student responsibility to carry their season pass with them to enter the park.

  • Knott’s is Cashless.  Students can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit cards and most debit cards are accepted for payment.  Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted too.  You can use Cash-to-Card Kiosks while at Knott’s to get a prepaid debit card at no charge.

  • While at Knott’s Berry Farm, students are expected to abide by all school rules and park rules including our school dress code.  Parents will be contacted should their student be in violation of these rules.

  • Should your student need to leave early or be picked up by parent, please contact Mr. Kette at as soon as possible.


Promotion Ceremony

On Friday, June 3, at 9:30 A.M., eighth grade South Lake students will be honored in a promotion ceremony.  The ceremony will take place outside on our blacktop. Students should arrive at their Homeroom class by 9:00 A.M.  Student dress for the ceremony should be nice school clothes. Parents are welcome and invited to attend. Please bring a chair or blanket with you to sit on. Parents are encouraged to walk to South Lake if possible. 


Parent COVID Reminders & Resources

  • Continue daily home screenings.

  • Keep students home if they are sick, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if they or a member of their household has tested positive or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

  • Keep students home, if they are suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, and follow the parent reporting instructions

Free COVID-19 Testing Resources

  • State Test Kits: Free at-home rapid antigen test kits provided by the state for students have arrived at South Lake. Please contact the Health Office at 949-936-6707 to request a test or come to the front office.

  • IUSD Test Kits: The free PCR test kits (saliva or nasal) that IUSD has provided, beginning last September, remain available at all IUSD school sites for students and staff. 

  • Community Testing Resources: Click here for more information about additional free testing options for students and families through county and state resources. 

Upcoming Dates:

May 21st – Sneaker Ball (8th grade Promotion Dance)

May 23rd – Drama play

May 24th – Instrumental Concert

May 27th – No Late Start & Early Out

May 30th – Memorial Day (No School)