Imagine South Lake Charter is an ‘A’ School and
an award winning National School of Character.
Welcome to our new website. New information is being added daily. If you cannot find what you need, please call our main office: 352-243-2960.
As a public charter school in Lake County educating over 1,000 students in kindergarten through 8th grade, we invite you to learn more about our school community. We are committed to helping every student reach his or her full potential.
Recent News and Highlights
Town Hall Meeting with the Governing Board
The Governing Board is holding a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 6pm in Imagine Hall. All Imagine South Lake families and staff are invited to attend. This Town Hall will be an opportunity for you to learn more of what is happening at Imagine, learn ways you can get involved and address any concerns you have.
Dress Down Day: Jeans for Troops Day
We will be joining hundreds of schools all across the country as we observe Memorial Day and honor America’s Military heroes by dressing down for the 4th Annual “Jeans for Troops Day” Thursday May 23rd. $1 per item (shirt, pant, hat).
Cheer on the Soccer Team
Watch and cheer for our Warriors on the soccer field. Click here for the complete Soccer Schedule.
Would you like to present on Junior Achievement Day?
Imagine South Lake will be having Junior Achievement Day for K – 5th grade on Friday, May 17th. Students learn the basic concepts of business and economics and how education is relevant to the workplace. This is a fun day for students to interact with business concepts through activities and group discussions. Although the teachers are in the classroom, we invite adults from the community to be the educator for the day. We are looking for presenters for each class and need your help. Would any of you be interested in being a classroom JA presenter? This event counts for volunteer hours and all volunteers are trained beforehand. The presenter will be responsible for the following:
- attend a short training with our Junior Achievement rep
- look over the materials provided and be prepared to present them
- arrive at 8:15 AM on Friday, May 17th and stay for the school day.
-teach and interact with students,
- HAVE FUN!
For more information, please go the Junior Achievement web site found at http://ja.org/programs/
Imagine South Lake Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Anne O’Leary for being selected as the 2013 Teacher of the Year. Read more about Mrs. O’Leary in the Message from Mary.
Transportation Update (1/23)
We have taken additional steps to reconcile the major traffic and safety issues that occurred as a result of the construction crews closing a lane on Hartwood Marsh. The construction crew did not express a willingness to work with us on the scheduling of the lane closures. Therefore, we contacted several local and state officials and sought their assistance. We have learned that the project is under the county public works department, not the Dept. of Transportation as first believed. After involvement from the local DOT office, the City of Clermont, County Commissioner Sean Parks, and Lake County’s Director of Public Works, we have been assured that the construction crew will not be permitted to close the lanes on Hartwood Marsh during our arrival and dismissal. The workers started before they were supposed to this morning. The county’s Construction Inspection Manager is on site with the crew now providing them instructions and will be coming to the school to meet with us after that. For all of you who called the police, city, county, and DOT this morning, thank you for helping us get their attention.
Enrollment for 2013-2014 School Year
Imagine South Lake Charter will begin accepting pre-registration forms for the 2013-2014 school year on January 14, 2013. Pre-registration forms can be picked up in the front office between the hours of 9am – 4 pm, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope must be provided. The lottery drawing will be held on March 22, 2013 and the lottery winners and waitlisted students will be notified by mail. For more information, please visit our Enrollment Page.
Safety Message from Mrs. Briggs
It is with a heavy heart that I address our Imagine South Lake Family concerning the unspeakable tragedy, which occurred on Friday at an Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. When a tragedy strikes like this it leaves us numb and deeply saddened for those who are directly affected.
I want each of you to know that I take my responsibility to protect all staff and students more seriously than any component of my job’s description. Please be assured that we will be reviewing our policies and procedures to make sure that they are airtight and where revisions need to be made, we will begin doing so immediately.
While my heart is broken for those whose lives are forever changed, I find a renewed burning in my soul to ensure that Imagine South Lake is protected and prepared. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few tips to help ensure your child’s safety.
• Update Jupiter with your daytime contact number.
• Update Jupiter with e-mail addresses.
• Sign-in and sign-out at the front office.
• Wear a “Visitor’s” badge throughout your stay.
Our hearts and prayers go out to those whose loved ones were taken away from them all too suddenly in this tragedy.
One Flu over the Nurse’s Office
Just as a reminder, flu season is upon us. School policy: students need to be fever-free for 24 hours with no anti-fever medication given prior to returning to school. Children who are vomiting or have vomited in the previous 12 hours also should remain at home. Remind your children to wash their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes. Be well – Nurse Jill.
Donors Choose and Endorse App
We have a great opportunity for you to help our teachers and students! There are a small handful of teachers participating on Donorschoose.org. This is a website where teachers can make projects for their classrooms and have it funded through donations. With an app called Endorse, teachers are able to scan receipts to use towards the projects. 10 receipts equals $5, which is entered with a special code. We are asking for help by simply sending in receipts that are no more than 7 days old. They can be grocery receipts, gas receipts, even clothing receipts. With the holiday season upon us, we are sure to have many receipts at any given time! Each day we will give participating teachers the receipts to use towards their projects. There will be a box in the front office where the receipts can be dropped off. If your child’s teacher has a project started, you may continue to give directly to their teacher. To view the list of active Donors Choose projects, visit our project blog. If not your teacher isn’t sponsoring a project at present, this is a great way to help our ISL family! If you have questions, please contact Rachel Underwood.
Due to Kindergarten expediting their dismissal so efficiently we are able to begin our full regular car dismissal now at 3:10 vs. 3:15 – please adjust your travel times for pick-up accordingly.
Florida Law requires each school to notify parents of all the students in a class that are being served by a teacher who is assigned teaching duties dealing with subject matter that is outside their field in which the teacher is certified. This roster lists all the contracted teachers at our school, their positions, their certifications, and a notation of any out-of-field assignments. Click here to view the ISL Teacher Certifications (Excel file). Read more about this list in the latest Message from Mary!
Shout Out to Dorr’s Plumbing
Our entire Imagine South Lake family would like to thank Dorr’s Plumbing for partnering with us to complete the work needed for the new refrigerator in the teacher’s work room. Thank-you!
Fuel My School
Through FuelMySchool.com we can easily pump money into our school at no cost to you or our school. Just go to www.FuelMySchool.com/imaginesouthlake every time you shop online. When you shop through our school mall, a portion of that purchase goes right back to our school. It’s that easy! You can also post and grant school wishes, make a donation and participate in other programs that fund our school. All major retailers are participating in support of schools. You may still use coupon codes and gift cards. Your privacy is protected and there are no extra fees. Don’t shop online without visiting www.fuelmyschool.com/
Come on in! Whether you are here to have lunch with your child, volunteer with the PTO, or help with a class project, we love having visitors. Before proceeding to your destination on campus, all visitors need to stop by the front office first to sign in and obtain a yellow name badge to wear during the visit. Signing in and signing out are important to the safety of our students, staff, and other visitors.
Local representative, Jennifer Osborne, appointed as required for charter schools by Florida law 2011-232(Fla. Stat. ss. 1002.33(7)(d)1. & 2.). This representative is appointed to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns and resolve disputes.”
2750 Hartwood Marsh Road, Clermont, FL 34711
Office phone number: 352-243-2960 * Fax Number: 352-243-2967