A Day in the Life of a Lake Joy "Lion"
From 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., our students prepare for
instruction by organizing their desks and materials. Homework
is turned in and any messages or notes are given to the
teacher. Students complete morning work given by the teacher
during this time.
After morning announcements, the national anthem is played and
students are given the opportunity to pledge allegiance to the
flag. A moment of silence is observed once the pledge is
complete. After the moment of silence, the instructional day
begins. If your child arrives after the starting time of
8:30, he/she is considered tardy. Please walk your child to
the office and sign your child in at the front desk. We
appreciate you having your child here on time.
Students may enter the building at 7:45 when the doors are
unlocked. No one is available to supervise students before
this time. Students may not be dropped off at a door to wait
for the 7:45 arrival time. Students arriving in cars will
enter from the front doors in the center hall. Students arriving by
bus will enter the building through the back doors in the center
Prior to 8:00 all students will report to the gym unless they
are eating breakfast. They will sit by grade level in the
designated area. Students are subject to the authority of the
adult on duty. Students will be released to homerooms at the
LJE staff members will be on duty at the car ramp and on the bus
ramp to receive students at 7:45.
Please be courteous to others:
* Please remain in the car line to drop your child off. If
you exit the car rider line, please park and walk your child up to
the front door.
* All students should be released from the ramp. No student
should get out of the car prior to the ramp. This is for your
* Park only in designated spaces. (No cars should park blocking
the line or the ramp)
* Please refrain from cell phone usage while in the moving
* If at all possible, students should sit by a door opening on
the passenger side. Students are put in dangerous situations when
they must cross between cars. Please watch for children who exit
the cars on the driver's side.
All students must be walked to the front of the building.
No student will be permitted to enter from the side or back doors.
Exceptions are students going to the classroom with a parent on the
Breakfast is served from 7:45 - 8:20. Please see the HCBOE
Student Handbook for prices.
Instruction begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Students arriving
after the 8:30 bell must have an adult, preferably a parent, sign
the student in and print a tardy slip on the computer in the
office. Please review the attendance policy in the HCBOE
Student Handbook about tardies and early dismissals. Please make
extra time allowances during rainy days, since traffic tends to be
heavier when it rains.
Students who are car riders will be dismissed at the 3:30 p.m.
bell. All students leaving earlier than 3:30 must be checked
out in the office and print an early dismissal slip on the
computer. This slip will be sent to the teacher. Please
do not put your child's teacher in an awkward position by asking
them to release a student early.
Please inform the teacher, in writing, if your child is going
home a different way than usual. You may attach a note in the
agenda. No child will be allowed to go a different way unless
you have sent written permission. If you call the office to change
the normal transportation, you must do so before
3:00 p.m. No transportation changes will be taken over the phone
for children with custody disputes. Do not e-mail a teacher
with a change of transportation; teachers may not get this message
until after dismissal time. Anyone picking up a student for
an early dismissal is subject to an ID check. Please do not be
offended if office personnel ask for a photo ID when you are
picking up your child early. The safety of our students is the
* Parents who get out of the vehicle to pick up a student:
** Park in a parking space in the front of the building or the
side of the building.
** Go to an LJE staff member in the front of the building to
inform them that you are picking up your child(ren).
** Have your Lake Joy Pick-up card in hand. Every student will
receive a pick-up card.
** Keep students close; do not allow them to run ahead to your
Car riders will wait in the cafeteria. All students are
subject to the authority of the adults on duty. Parents should
display their pick-up cards in the front dash on the passenger's
side. This will hopefully make the dismissal process
easier. Students will be called by an LJE staff member to
stand by a numbered cone. Slowly move up to the appropriate
cone. All students must be picked up by 3:50. Those not
picked up by 3:50 will have to be signed out in the office. Your
child's safety is our #1 concern at Lake Joy Elementary. In
order to help the flow of traffic we ask that the procedures below
be followed. The following solutions should help make drop
off and pick up procedures safer for our
* We will be giving all parents two pick-up cards which will let
us know who you are picking up. Having pick-up card in your
passenger's side window will help us move students as quickly as
possible. Parents/Guardians not having a decal will have to
come to the office to check out their child.
* Students must be picked-up by 3:50 p.m. each day.
Students will have to be signed out in the office after
* PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLES; teachers will be assisting
students to vehicles in the afternoons.
* If you have a child who attends both LJP and LJE, you will
enter from Lake View Rd., drop off your primary child, and then
proceed to LJE. Please obey the stop signs. There is a
two way stop sign located between the two schools. Once you
have dropped off or picked up your child, you will then continue
south and exit onto Lake Joy Rd. In order to assist with the
flow of traffic, we ask that all vehicles take a right onto Lake
Joy. It may be impossible to take a left onto this heavily
* If you have only a LJE student and you are picking up or
dropping off, you will enter from Lake Joy Rd, drop off or pick up
your child and then exit on Lake Joy. Again, please obey the
two way stop sign. Working cooperatively will help us with
our traffic flow. We ask that you also exit on Lake Joy Rd
and take a right.
* In order to pick up your child, you must pick them up in the
front of the building and have your pick-up card.
* Lines will be single file in order to allow parents or guests
to leave the campus.
Our standard procedure is that the child goes home the same way
every day unless we have a phone call or note from you. At
3:00 p.m., all teachers are notified over the intercom of any
changes in transportation.
We begin releasing students at 3:30 p.m. Please help us
with this by making sure your child's teacher has received a note
from you or you have called the school with a transportation
change. My staff and I will do our very best to ensure your
child arrives home per your request.
Please remember that drop off and pick up times are the most
hectic times of the day. With over 1200 students attending
both Lake Joy Primary and Lake Joy Elementary drop off and pick up
will be very
hectic. We ask that you adhere to the procedures
mentioned above. As mentioned earlier, SAFETY is our #1
concern. With your help, we can make dismissal procedures run
smoothly and effectively this year. Thank you for your
cooperation and support.