Parent Resources

  • Parent ResourcesConferences

    Conference times are scheduled several times throughout the school year. These conferences are designed as an opportunity for teachers to touch base with parents regarding their child’s progress. One type of conference that takes place is called a student lead conference. During this type of conference the student is responsible for sharing information about their academic progress with their parents. Teachers will be circulating around the room to answer questions.

    Open House

    An Open House is offered at the beginning of the school year to give parents an opportunity to meet the staff members at Lakes and receive information about their child’s classes and receive answers to any questions that might arise. Contact the Lakes Middle School office for more information.

    Progress Reports

    We believe that parents are entitled to know the progress of their children in school. Reports, along with a parent/teacher conference, give the parent an opportunity to work with the teacher to encourage student potential and will be sent home with the students. A reminder of these dates will be in the monthly newsletter. Progress reports will be sent out electronically.

    Report Cards

    Report cards are issued every nine weeks. They are given to the students and are to be taken home to the parents. Parents and students should discuss these reports to plan for adjustments in study time and work habits that might be necessary. Grades will be reported in letter grades.

    PTSA of Lakes Middle School

     Lakes Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is a nonprofit 501c organization that supports teachers’ and our students’ programs with money raised through our annual fundraiser. PTSA meets monthly to review activities for parent involvement. All parents are welcome at these meetings.

     August Registration

    Every year, one day in August is set aside for the registration of new and existing Coeur d’ Alene School District students. Student ASB cards, yearbooks, and Lakes Middle School tee shirts, sweatshirts, and shorts will be available to purchase. Parents will also be able to receive information about school lunches, free and reduced lunch applications, school transportation, and PTSA
     8th Grade Celebration

    Every June one night is set aside to honor our 8th grade students at Lakes. The event, coordinated by the PTSA, includes awards ceremony and yearbook signing party..

    Family Nights

    Several times throughout the school year, PTSA hosts Family Nights. These family nights are created to give families a fun, safe, and inexpensive way to spend time with their children. Family nights in previous years have included Christmas Crafts Family Night, Health and Wellness Family Night, , and Science Family Night.

    Wolverine Cards

    The PTSA’s major fundraiser of the year is the Wolverine card sales. With the success of this one fundraiser, PTSA is able to host an entire year of programs! The Wolverine cards sell for $10 each and offer unlimited discounts at a variety of local businesses. Card sales typically begin in early October and end 10 days later.
    In order to make certain all our students receive appropriate educational supports, Coeur d’Alene School District 271 conducts a mid-year residency verification. Residency is defined as where your family sleeps at night. Has your residency changed since September 6, 2016? If yes AND if any of the following statements are true for your family, please contact your school counselor or the Coeur d’Alene School District McKinney-Vento Liaison, James Curb at 208-664-8241 ext. 1061or for more information about educational services that may be available to your student(s) and family.
    ·         We are doubled up with friends, grandparents, or other family due to economic condition.
    ·         We are living at a motel / hotel because other housing is unattainable.
    ·         We are living in a domestic violence shelter.
    ·         We are living in transitional housing.
    ·         We are sleeping in public places or abandoned buildings.
    ·         We are living in a car, trailer or campground.
    ·         We are living in a home for pregnant or unwed mothers without another place in which to live.
    ·         I am a student not in the physical custody of my parents or guardian.