Dear Parents and Stakeholders,
Welcome Back. It is an honor to be a part of the South Community. Lake Forest South Elementary School is a place where students succeed at high levels and where families are involved. It is a beautiful school tucked away in a quiet scenic city of Harrington, DE. It provides a perfect setting for children to grow and bloom. Thank you for sharing your children; they are truly a gift to us. One of our goals at South is to serve and nurture all our students. This aim begins with our Kindergarten classes. We are committed to making every year an exceptional experience for all students. Our teachers work together interdependently in order to impact their practice in ways that would lead to better results for students, teams, and our school. Our goal is for teachers to engage in collective inquiry to identify essential student learning, create lesson plans, develop assessments, analyze scores and set achievement goals. Our focus is to ensure that our students receive the best instruction from an action oriented team of teachers. Your child’s elementary school years are a special time in his or her life. During this time children undergo important developmental changes. It is also a time when children become more autonomous and they transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” It is my belief that parents are the first teachers of their children and they play a central role in their child’s education. I invite you to participate in open, honest and continuous communication with your child’s teachers to ensure a successful home-school partnership. I encourage you to tell our teachers about your child’s needs throughout the year so that he or she has “THE BEST” educational experience. There are several ways to keep “In the Know.” For the latest announcements please make sure you check the school website on a regular basis. Please take time to look at our App. Our teams provide you pertinent information regarding assignments and tests via email on a regular basis. Importantly, please check your child’s grades on the Home Access Center on a regular basis. Lastly, please call if you have questions.
Looking forward to having and great, exciting, fun and excellent school year.
Clifford S. Owens