Teachers in our school are participating in a research study conducted by Florida State University to better understand how a professional learning program for teachers called Cognitively Guided Instruction impacts mathematics teaching and learning. The study poses minimal risk to your child, but we want to make sure that you are informed. You have the right to have your child's information withheld from the study if you do not wish to participate. Please review the parental notification letter here for more information about the study. https://teachingisproblemsolving.org/parental-notification
Bus route information is now available in the Transportation Parent Portal on our district website. Here's the link: https://www.vcsedu.org/student-transportation/bus-route-information
August 26th, 2019 AdventHealth eCare became available at 10 of our schools: Spirit Elementary, Westside Elementary, Turie T. Small Elementary, Palm Terrace Elementary, Champion Elementary, Holly Hill School, DeLand Middle School, Blue Lake Elementary, Pine Ridge High School, and Taylor Middle-High School. eCare allows sick students to have a face to face visit with a doctor using an iPad in the nurse’s office! Please see the flyer below for further details.
The house system was implemented at Blue Lake in 2017 to create a family like culture, bridge gaps
between grade levels, and display positivity throughout the campus. The program continues to be a strong motivator for our students. Our House consists of four houses
made up of students and the staff. Each house has a special name, color and
crest.that represents a strong, meaningful, character trait that
Blue Lake Dolphins should strive to exhibit. The names are taken from other
countries and languages to embrace the diversity of the Blue Lake community.
Students earn points for their house through academic performance, attendance
and good character/ behavior,
Congratulations Nelly Colon, Blue Lake's Teacher of the Year for 2021-2022! We are proud to have Ms. Colon represent our school!
The Online School Payments portal is provided to parents to facilitate payment for school fees for a variety of products and services.
During and following an emergency situation, school and district officials must act quickly and follow established emergency protocols to safeguard students and staff, secure schools, and communicate accurate information in a timely manner. Parents can assist greatly by helping with preparation before the emergency.
School Emergency Guide for Parents