A Day in the Life of a Lake Joy "Lion"
From 8:00 a.m. to 8:20 a.m., our students get their materials
and desks ready for instruction. Homework is turned in and any
messages or notes are given to the teacher. Students complete
morning work during this time that often includes writing in their
agenda, journal, and the problem of the day. Breakfast is served in
the cafeteria from 7:45 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.
After morning announcements are made, students are given the
opportunity to pledge allegiance to the flag, and then the
instructional day begins. If your child arrives after the starting
time of 8:30 he/she is considered tardy. Please sign your child in
at the office. We appreciate you having your child here on
Students may enter the building at 7:45. The doors will be unlocked
at 7:45 when the bell rings. No one is available to supervise
students before 7:45. 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 8:00.
A LJE staff member will be on duty at the car ramp and on the bus
ramp to receive students at 7:45.
- Please use courtesy for the others in the car line.
- Park only in designated spaces. No cars should park blocking
the line or the ramp.
- All students should be released from the ramp. No student
should get out of the car prior to the ramp. This is for your
- Please refrain from cell phone usage while in the moving
line. 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 must enter 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, to sign a
tardy slip in the office. No student will be permitted in class
without the slip. 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 3:30 p.m. at the
bell. All students leaving earlier than 3:30 must have an early
dismissal slip signed in the office by a parent. Please do not put
your child's teacher in an awkward position by asking them to
release a student early.
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 primary concern.
Please inform the teacher, in writing, if your child is going home
in a different way. You may write a note in the planner. 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
Parents who get out of the vehicle to pick up a
1. Park in a parking space in the front of the building or the side
of the building.
2. Go to an LJE staff member in the front of the building to inform
them that you are taking your child (ren).
3. Have your Lake Joy Decal in hand.
4. Keep students close, not allowing them to run ahead to your
Car riders will wait seated in the front hall until their names are
called. All students are subject to the authority of the adults on
duty. Parents should display the pick-up card in the front dash on
the passengers� side. Names of the students, teacher, and
grade level should be written in dark marker. This will make the
dismissal go much more smoothly. Students will be called by a 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 students.
- We will be giving all parents two decals which will let
us know who you are picking up. Having decals in your windows or on
the backside of your visor will help us move students as quickly as
possible. Cars 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 asked
that all vehicles take a right onto Lake Joy to help with the flow
of traffic. 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 up in the front of the building and have your
Our standard procedure is that the child goes home the same way
everyday 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. Our staff will do our very best to ensure your
child gets home as you request.
Please remember that drop off and pick up times are the most hectic
times of the day. With close to 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. 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,