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Back to School

Upper School Back to School Information

Commonly Asked Questions

List of 14 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What are the important dates and times for Upper School back-to-school events?

    Important, Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    • 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. LPA Used Uniform Sale – Location Student Center sidewalk. All garments = $2
    • 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. New Family Orientation (Student Center)
    • 4:45 – 5:30 p.m. New-to-Lakeview Upper School parents & students with Beth McElwee (Wilheit Upper School)
    • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Drop-In Day for all students (on the front sidewalk and in all classrooms)
    • 6:30 – 6:50 p.m. Board of Trustees Annual Meeting (Student Center)

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    • 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Senior Class Boot Camp (Student Center)

    Monday, August 20, 2018

    • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Senior Class Boot Camp and college representatives (Student Center)
    • School closes at 12:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    • 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Upper School students may pick-up their revised class schedules in the lower Upper School hallway
    • 8:30 a.m. School begins for all classes (Upper School students report to the Walters Athletic Center – WAC)
    • 8:35 – 9:00 a.m. Convocation and Faculty Greeting (Walters Athletic Center – WAC) – Parents are invited
    • 9:10 a.m. 9th Grade Bell Ringing – Parents are invited–Time is approximate, immediately after 6th grade bell ringing
    • 3:25 p.m. Grades 9 – 12 dismissed
    • 3:35 p.m. Busses depart

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    • 10:00 a.m. Welcome Back Parade
  • Q: What is Drop-In Day and when is open house?

    Drop-In Day is Lakeview Academy's open house. 

    New families are invited to a New Family Orientation prior to Drop-In on Wednesday, August 15 at 4:15 p.m. in the Student Center.

    Drop-In Day for returning students is Wednesday, August 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the sidewalk leading to Singleton Hall (MS building) and between the Ramsey/Hill Hall (LS building) and the Student Center.  Drop-In Day is an opportunity for students and parents to visit their new classrooms, meet their teachers, setup lockers, purchase used uniforms and P.E. attire and register for various school programs, such as transportation, food service, Extended Learning (for Lower School students), and private lessons offered at Lakeview.

    On this same day, all families are invited to the Board of Trustees Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center.
  • Q: What forms are required before school starts?

    In Upper School, all students are required to have their online school forms completed BEFORE the beginning of school. You can access these forms via the Lion Portal by logging into the Lakeview website. Required school forms include:
    • Student Health (2018-19)
    • Emergency Contacts (2018-19)
    • Permission to Administer Medication (2018-19)
    • Review and update the Student & Family Update form
    • Laptop Purchase Form (2018-19) and optional Laptop Lease Form (2018-19) for all 9th grade students and Upper School students new to Lakeview Academy
    • Responsible Technology Use Policy (2018-19)
    • Transportation (2018-19) (for field trips and daily commute)
    Other forms and information that may be applicable to you include:
  • Q: When and where do I get my books?

    You will receive your textbook from your teacher once school begins.
  • Q: Does the Upper School have a supply list of back-to-school items?

    There is not a supplies list for Upper School students.  Students will receive details from each teacher on what they will need for class. For the first day, pencil, paper and laptops are sufficient.

    Upper School students are required to own a Texas Instruments N-Spire calculator. Juniors and Seniors who already own models 83 or 84 are not required to upgrade to the TI N-Spire. If you do not own one of these calculators, please wait to talk to your teacher before making any purchases.

    When you do purchase your Texas Instruments calculators, do not open the packaging until it can be done in class.
  • Q: When will my child receive their laptop?

    9th grade students will receive their laptops on the second day of school, Wednesday, August 22nd, during English Class. All other new students will be given their laptops the first day of school, during their Study Halls, on Tuesday, August 21st. Along with distribution, students will be led through a brief hands-on introduction to their Yoga laptops, log-onto their school accounts, learn about our tablet loaner program, digital resources, and warranty information.
  • Q: Where do I find school uniforms?

    The 2018-2019 Student & Parent Handbook contains all the regulations regarding uniforms and spirit wear. The Dress Code section begins on page 50 or you can download and view the Dress Code section here.

    Purchasing uniforms from vendors

    To allow for variations in sizing, costs and preferences, you may also purchase any of your blank (non-logoed) garments from the vendor, store or catalog of your choice including the LPA's used uniform sales.

    A complete list of uniform vendors and embroiderers can be found on the Dress Code page of the Lakeview website.

    Used Uniform Sale

    In addition, the Lakeview Parent Association (LPA) holds used uniform sales throughout the year. Gently used garments are typically $2 each. The first sale will be during New Family Orientation and Drop-In Day on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

    Spirit Wear

    Located 1.2 miles from the school at 2480 Limestone Parkway, the Shirt Factory carries spirit wear for all ages and sizes. Their number is 770-532-2453 ext 3.

    If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the Dress Code or uniforms, please contact:
    For information regarding logos, please contact the Communication Director, Sondra Berry, via email at sondra.berry@lakeviewacademy.org or at 770-531-2657.
  • Q: When does school begin and where do I go on the first day?

    The first day of school is Tuesday, August 21 and it is a full day

    The regular morning drop-off will be in place on August 21. Lower School students should be dropped-off via awaiting teachers along the driveway in front of the Lower School building and entrance.  Middle School Students without a Lower School sibling should be dropped off by the Middle Island. Upper School students are typically dropped off at the round-about in the Upper School student parking lot behind Wilheit Hall. 

    Although Middle School begins at 8:30 a.m., Middle School students should report to their A Period classroom on the first day of school by 8:25 a.m. so they will be on time to Convocation. 

    Upper School students should report to the Walters Athletic Center (WAC) on the first day of school by 8:30 a.m. for Convocation which begins at 8:35 a.m. 

    6th graders, 9th graders and new-to-Lakeview Middle and Upper School students will ring the bell after Convocation and the Faculty Greeting to mark their entry into Middle School.  

     Parents are welcome to attend Convocation and the bell ringing.
  • Q: What are the school hours for Upper School this year?

    Monday-Friday, school begins at 8:30 AM and dismisses at 3:25 PM. We will have a block schedule on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Periods EFGH will meet on Wednesdays and Periods ABCD will meet on Thursdays.
  • Q: Has my schedule changed from the one I received the last week of school?

    The schedules handed out in May were drafts.You will receive a new, updated schedule on Drop-In Day. You can pick up this schedule outside the Upper School Office. Schedules will also be available in the Lion Portal beginning August 1, 2018.
  • Q: What about breakfast and lunch?

    An optional breakfast will be available to students in the morning prior to the start of most school days.  Students may also bring their own breakfast and eat it in the Student Center prior to school.   
    Lunch service will begin on the first day of school, (Tuesday, August 21). Student accounts are billed for the breakfast and lunches served by our food service provider, and students may also bring their own lunches. To find out more about the food service plan, click here.
    Breakfast and lunch are not served on half days.
  • Q: When will I be able to meet with my child's teacher one-on-one?

    You may meet your child's teacher on Drop-In Day.

    One-on-one meetings are scheduled during Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 3 and 4 and again on March 5 and 7 after school. Sign-up information will be made available in October and March.

    Teacher conferences can also be scheduled throughout the year and you may always email the teacher at first name.last name@lakeviewacademy.org.
  • Q: How can I get other information about the school?

    The website is a wonderful resource to you, with calendars, information about special events, handbooks, and access to the Lion Portal. Parents also receive the weekly, online newsletter, the Very Informed Parent.  You should, however, always feel comfortable calling the school to talk with the teacher or with someone in the office. General questions can also be directed to the Communication Department via email or by calling 770-531-2657.

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Useful Forms and Information

(Please turn in to division office)

Need Help?

Admissions/Enrollment questions - Kim Cottrell
kim.cottrell@lakeviewacademy.org or call 770-531-2641

Lion Portal/School Forms/General Information – Sondra Berry 
sondra.berry@lakeviewacademy.org or call 770-531-2657

Medical/Health Questions – 
Carol McClendon 
carol.mcclendon@lakeviewacademy.org or call 770-532-4383 ext. 144

Middle and Upper School: Marie Chandler 

Lower School: Megan White
Megan.white@lakeviewacademy.org or call 770-532-4383 ext. 210

SMART Tuition -
Dorothy Price - dorothy.price@lakeviewacademy.org or call 770-531-2619 OR
Angela Presley- angela.presley@lakeviewacademy.org or call 770-531-2656

All Technology Systems – Lynn Zottnick 
lynn.zottnick@lakeviewacademy.org or call 770-531-2605 


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  • Gabrielle Erickson

    Upper School technology teacher
  • Lucas Martin

    Upper School history teacher
  • Bruce Miller

    Assistant Varsity football coach
  • Carletta Teklemariam

    Upper School Spanish teacher

Upcoming Events

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Lakeview Academy is a private, coeducational day school for students in grades K3 through 12, located in Gainesville, GA. 

Lakeview Academy is committed to excellence in the personal growth and academic development of the college-bound student through a partnership of school, family, and community.