Dear Twin Lakes Family,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Twin Lakes Elementary. Our Twin Lakes staff works closely with students and families to build trusting and valued relationships which lead to a positive and collaborative school culture where everyone belongs. We recognize the unique learning and social needs of all our students, and provide structure and support for students to learn academic and social skills, problem solving techniques, and empathy for others within our community.
Parent involvement is essential for a positive and collaborative community. We hope to engage you in many opportunities throughout the year, including the PTA, School Site Council, and field trip volunteers, and classroom help once it is allowed. We also recognize that not all parents/guardians can lend support during the school day, and appreciate the support and guidance you provide your child at home, from helping your child be prepared, on time, and well rested each day, reading with your child, and engaging them in conversation about their day, including what they learned and what problems they solved. There are endless ways that you can be involved here at Twin Lakes and we look forward to collaborating with you.
Communication is also important for a collaborative and successful school year for both your family and our school staff. In our quickly advancing technological age, many of our teachers use online platforms such as Shutterfly or Remind, email, and online newsletters. Information from the office staff is also sent via email, School Messenger calls/emails, and online newsletters. Our school and our PTA also have social media pages to help keep us all informed of upcoming events and school activities. Please follow us on Instagram at twin.lakes.elementary & twinlakespta and/or on Facebook: Twin Lakes Elementary PTA. It is very important to us to cultivate our culture of belonging, so please tag us to share your wonderful stories and experiences at school as well. If you are in need of translating, please let your teacher and our office staff know so we may provide you with as much information in your home language as possible.
We have created this handbook for you to keep throughout the school year. Please use it as a reference guide to help you better understand the culture, opportunities, and procedures of our school.
We learned so much from the past year, which reaffirmed our commitment to our positive and connected community. Our Twin Lakes staff is thankful for the partnership with our families and look forward to a positive school year.
Dr. Jennifer Lawson, Principal