The Leopard Letter is a monthly newsletter highlighting the important events happening at Lake Forest Elementary. Please sure to check it out!
Section 59-18-900 of the Education Accountability Act requires that annual school report cards
include “evaluations of the school by parents, teachers, and students.” Parent perceptions as
collected in the Parent Opinion Survey appear on our school report card and provide school staff
with insight to issues within our school. Additionally, results from the Parent Opinion Survey are
used by the Education Oversight Committee to meet the requirements of Section 59-28-190 of
the Parental Involvement in Their Children’s Education Act.
Although the Parent Opinion Survey has been administered for many years, only parents of
students in the highest grade in elementary and middle schools and parents of 11th graders in
high schools previously were afforded the opportunity to respond to the paper survey. This year
the survey has been moved to an online platform and is accessible via computer and mobile
device. All parents of students in grades K-12 may now participate.
Please complete the Parent Opinion Survey by: May 21, 2021.
To access the Parent Opinion Survey click on this link: https://ed.sc.gov/surveys/parent-survey/
Once at the survey, choose either the English or the Spanish version of the survey to complete.
Families should complete only one survey for each of their children enrolled in public school.
Next, enter the seven-digit ID of our school. The ID for our school is 2301063.
Before opening the survey, the name of the school will appear, and you will be asked to confirm
that you are completing the survey for the correct school. Each school where your children are enrolled will provide you with their school ID.
You will receive a letter from the State Superintendent of Education with additional information.
Please read that letter before completing the survey.
The survey is anonymous, but if you feel uncomfortable in responding to any question, you may
skip that question. The survey will note that a question has been left unanswered, but you can
click continue to proceed without answering the question.
Your time and effort in completing this survey is greatly appreciated.
Please use this link to register for the Extended Day Program for next school year. There is a one-time $40 registration fee per family to secure your spot. Payments can be mailed or dropped off with our front office staff.
Our school's front office will be open for registration on the following dates this summer.
Tuesday 6/29 & Wednesday 6/30/2021
Tuesday 7/6 & Wednesday 7/7/2021
Monday 7/12, Tuesday 7/13 & Wednesday 7/14/2021
Tuesday 7/20 & Wednesday 7/21/2021
Monday 7/26, Tuesday 7/27 & Wednesday 7/28/2021
*Please look for the following information in the US Postal Service mail and through your parent Backpack account*
The South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) are required statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, while the SCPASS is a statewide science assessment. SC READY is administered to students in grades 3-8. SCPASS is administered to students in grades 4 and 6. Testing will take place in person at Lake Forest and is not offered remotely. This is an untimed test, and students will be given as much time as needed to complete each test.
It is very important that you make arrangements for your child to attend all days of testing. Students will follow GCS Covid-19 safety protocols while on campus and social distancing will be observed. Lunch and breakfast will be provided. Students can be dropped off in the front car line between 7:00-7:45. Your car dismissal tag has been mailed to your address on file and needs to be displayed in your car window during dismissal. Dismissal will begin at 11am. You will be notified at 10:30am by phone call/text for an alternative pick-up time if your child is not finished testing by 11:00am.*
The tests will be administered online, so GCSVP students should bring their charged, district-issued device on each test day. Please have your student turn on their device and log in at home at least one day prior to testing to ensure the Chromebook operates as expected. Home School students will be provided with a testing device on test days. Students should also bring books to read after they have completed testing.
“Please look for the following information sent home with your child and through your parent Backpack account”
The South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) are required statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, while the SCPASS is a statewide science assessment. SC READY is administered to students in grades 3-8. SCPASS is administered to students in grades 4 and 6. State testing will take place on May 4th, May 5th, and May 19th for all 3rd grade in-person students. Testing will take place in person at Lake Forest Elementary and is not offered remotely. This is an untimed test, and students will be given as much time as needed to complete each test. It is very important that your child attend school on these testing days.