Dear Lake Forest East Families & Friends,
Welcome to East Elementary School in the Lake Forest School District. My name is Mr. Douglas Brown and I am the Principal of Lake Forest East Elementary School. I have been an educator for 21 years, serving as an administrator for Lake Forest now for 9 years. I was the Principal of WT Chipman Middle School for 6 years before serving as the Chief Academic Officer for the District the past 2 years. I am very excited to now be the Principal of East Elementary.
At East Elementary, we believe in the Core Values of the District Strategic Plan: Academic Success for every student, forming Partnerships with the Community, and maintaining the School Facilities and Learning Environment for all staff and students.
Our year will officially begin on Monday, August 28, 2017. Students will be permitted in the building at 8:10 and will be considered tardy after 8:35 and will need to be signed in at the office. The school day will conclude and students will be dismissed at 3:15. Kindergarten students will have a staggered start. Additional information about the staggered start date for kindergarteners will be sent out separately to all of our kindergarten families.
Our school office hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. As Principal of East, I will communicate with families through blackboard connect messages and via our School App. The School App is a form of communication that allows me to send updates, text messages, and reminders to all members that download the App to their phones. There is NO cost for this App. The App also allows access to schedules, programs, calendars, and email addresses.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns. I am looking forward to an exciting 2017-2018 school year at East Elementary!