Principal’s Message

Dear Lake Forest East Families,

This school year will be like no other; it is a time of an unprecedented challenge for all of us to educate our children.  With that said, I am very confident that the staff at East Elementary will do everything in their power to ensure your child gets the absolute best educational experience possible.

Communication will be key during the school year.  In understanding that importance, East Elementary is offering our families multiple modalities for communication:  All-Calls, School App, Teacher Dojo, School-Wide Dojo, as well as interactive instructional platforms such as See-Saw. 

The plan for the Lake Forest School District ensures student and staff safety through the adherence to the CDC and Delaware Public Health guidelines.  East Elementary will be here to support, communicate, and assist you as we take this unprecedented journey together. 

There is no greater gift to a parent than that of a child, and we know that you entrust your children to us.  We take that responsibility with great honor and commit to making your child’s experience at East one that they enjoy educationally, socially, and emotionally. 

We are all in this together so let’s make this school year a wonderful memory for our children.  Looking forward to a great school year.  


Nicole Kurz-McDowell, Principal