May 2024

Dear Eighth Grade Students and Families, 

The end of the year is almost here and we have many exciting opportunities for our eighth grade students to celebrate their accomplishments.  It is important for students to demonstrate South Lake Cares at all times to be able to participate in these events. We are looking forward to celebrating our Sharks at the following activities:

Thursday, May 9th 

8th Grade Panoramic Picture

  • Class Picture will be during Shark Time 
  • Return South Coast Photography envelope with payment on May 9th (envelopes will be given to your student at the beginning of the week of May 6.)f

Tuesday, May 28 

8th Grade Awards Ceremony

  • Students being recognized will receive an invitation
  • Ceremony will be at 5:00pm at Woodbridge High School Performing ARts Center (Large Theater) 2 Meadowbrook, Irvine

Monday, May 27th (No School)

Memorial Day Holiday

Saturday, June 1st

8th grade dance starts at 7:00 P.M. and ends at 9:30 P.M.

Tuesday, June 4th 

Staff/Student Softball Game

Students receive Yearbooks

Wednesday, June 5th

School Carnival 

Thursday, June 6th

8th grade field trip to Knott’s Berry Farm.

Friday, June 7th

8th grade promotion ceremony at 9:30 A.M.

  • Students report to their Homeroom teacher at 9:00 A.M.
  • Promotion begins at 9:30 A.M.  

Tuesday, June 11th 

Final Grades posted on Aeries


We are so excited for our 8th Grade Promotion Dance on Saturday, June 1 , 2024. South Lake PTSA is sponsoring our 2024 VIP 8th Grade Dance  at the Boys and Girls Club in Irvine for our 8th Grade students ONLY. There will be something for everyone; including snacks, professional DJ, dancing, a photo booth, cotton candy, popcorn, and more! 

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Club, 295 E Yale Loop, Irvine, CA 92604

DATE & TIME: Saturday, June 1st from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.

PRICE: $30.00 each with PTSA Waiver 2024   

You may drop off your signed permission slip and money (cash or check made out to SL PTSA) at the Front Office.  You may also purchase the tickets from the QR Code  by May 18th. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Scholarships are available (see the front office).

*** Cell phone use will not be permitted inside the dance. ***  


On Thursday, June 6 at 9:00 A.M., eighth graders will depart South Lake, by school bus, for Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park.  The cost of the trip is $60 (for ticket and bus) or $20 (for bus only - parent responsibility to make sure that student has their season pass), We are not accepting cash or check.  All payments must be made on MySchoolBucks. The MySchoolBucks Link, which includes all day admission and transportation.  We anticipate students returning to campus around 5:30 P.M., depending on traffic.  Students who do not participate in this field trip are expected to attend school.  Only students with a parent-signed field trip permission slip will be able to participate.  Permission slips will be distributed to students in Homeroom on Thursday, May 6th.  Students should return their permission slip to the front office by Friday, May 31st. Remember that it will be the student’s  responsibility to carry their season pass with them to enter the park.

  • Knott’s is Cashless.  Students can pay for food, treats and gifts 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.  Parents will be contacted should their student be in violation of these rules.  


On Friday, June 7, 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 follow our dress code and dress nicer than everyday school attire.  Parents are welcome and invited to attend, there is no limit for guest count.  Family and friends attending will be sitting out on the grass behind the blacktop and will need to bring their own chair/seating.  The ceremony will be livestreamed and the link will be sent out to families. Students will be dismissed at the end of the promotion to enjoy the remainder of the afternoon with family. Please do not bring any noise makers to the ceremony…Thank you! 

Please reach out if you have any questions. Students with multiple 1 or 2 marks for Citizenship and/or Work Habits are at risk of not being able to attend some/all of the events and will be notified about their attendance. It is important to finish the year strong! 

We look forward to celebrating our Class of 2024…go Sharks! 

Belinda Averill Peter Wang

Principal Assistant Principal


Click below for high school registration informtion:

Woodbridge High School 

University High School  

Irvine High School