Good Afternoon South Lake Community,On Tuesday, November 14th, we will be hosting Vision and Hearing Screening for our 8th grade students ONLY during PE. Please make sure your student wears their glasses or contacts to school on Tuesday. Thank you!
There are two great opportunities for students, grades 6-12. The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and the Educational Programs are hosting an art and essay contest to celebrate and promote the new Aviation Museum that will be part of the Great Park.
Tomorrow we commemorate Veteran’s Day. On this day and every day, we honor the servicemen and women in our lives and community. We are grateful for their service, duty and honor. For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do.
Have a great weekend Sharks!
Stay informed with all the latest news! Click here and subscribe for ALL PTSA LINKS and Year-At-A-Glance Calendar at PTSA Calendar. Visit our shop to pick and choose your favorites and buy your candy online. It's that easy! Shipping begins 11/10! Share this with family, friends, and co-workers! Social media too! Happy shopping, and thanks for your support.
MINTED: Everyone wins with this fundraiser! The holidays are right around the corner! 😬 Save 20% on all holiday photos, cards, and/or gifts when ordering through MINTED. Use our code FUNDRAISESOUTHLAKE and receive 20% off of your entire order AND Minted will give 15% to our PTSA. These funds are used for student activities and programs! WIN- WIN!
SEE'S CANDY FUNDRAISER: South Lake PTSA needs your sweet support! We're selling yummy See's Candies for our latest fundraiser.
SHARK SHOPPE is an incentive program for our students to use their Shark Cards. PTSA helps to keep it stocked. Our Shark Shoppe Amazon wish list has been updated with non food items. Shark Shoppe Wish List
KONA ICE will be here on Friday, November 17th after school!
Yearbook Photos - 8th graders
In this year’s yearbook we will have a section dedicated to our 8th grade students. We will be collected baby photos to feature on an “8th Grade Baby Photos” spread. If you would like your child featured on the 8th Grade Baby Photos spread in this year’s yearbook please email a digital copy of your child’s baby photo to email@example.com by Dec. 15th. Thank you!
Middle School Youth Outreach Program.
We are very fortunate to partner with our MSP Team through the City of Irvine as they launch the Middle School Youth Outreach Program. This is a free opportunity for all students in our community to receive mentorship and participate in positive community action. Enroll now at https://secure.yourirvine.org/CA/city-of-irvine/catalog, course ID:926260.
Middle School Program (MSP) at South Lake
If you are looking for great after school activities for your students, there are several events and classes to get involved with through our Middle School Programs hosted by the city of Irvine. Please contact Site Coordinator Karley Abeyrama at (949) 724-7190 or at KAbeyrama@cityofirvine.org for information.
As your student is getting going with their academics, please know that IUSD offers Paper Tutoring, a free resource, giving your student 24/7 access to chat with tutors for live help and assignment support. Paper helps parents and guardians avoid the cost, time, and stress of having to relearn geometry and poetry or hire a private tutor to help their child with classwork. Paper can provide support with homework help, writing feedback (i.e. editing essays), and study support. Help is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and French. Students can access Paper Tutoring directly from their class Canvas Page. Some additional resources are this informational video on Paper Tutoring: Paper for Parents & Guardians and Paper Website: Unlimited Tutoring, Anywhere & Anytime.
It is important to make every effort to have your student in school and on time. While attendance and success in school are positively correlated and directly linked, there are times when a student should stay home and absences are necessary.
OCTA Youth Ride Free Program
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is excited to announce the continuation of their “Youth Ride Free” promotional bus pass program. This free youth pass allows youth ages 6 to 18 to ride all OC fixed-route buses every day for free. Te new purple/orange Youth Ride Free passes are valid now through September 30, 2024 and require a new Parent Request Form for each recipient. For more information regarding the program visit: OCbus.com/YouthRideFree. To participate in the program, complete a new Parent Request Form, available using the below links, printed forms are also available in the front office. Return the completed and signed form to the front office to be issued a purple/orange youth bus pass for the 2023-24 school year.
Parent Request Form:
The 2023-2024 Bell Schedule includes all the minimum days and special schedules for the year. Please make sure to review the start and end times for these schedules.
Stay connected by checking your email for communication from South Lake and IUSD. South Lake is also on Instagram @southlakemiddleschool and our website is at www.southlake.iusd.org.