Dear Buck Lake Community,
Thank you for being a tremendous support to our school. It never ceases to amaze me just how dedicated our community is. I truly believe that we have the best teachers, staff, parents, and students in Leon County. It is a privilege to be your Principal.
I would encourage you to join our Listserv if you have not already done so. This is a great way to stay informed about the happenings at our school. You will receive regular communication such as our Principal’s Newsletter and PTO Dispatch, as well as other timely updates. I also invite you to Like Us on Facebook.
We take great pride in our home-school relationship. Parents and family members are encouraged to visit the school, to volunteer in classrooms, to eat lunch with their child, and to be involved. Please remember that a new Volunteer Application must be done each year for you to volunteer in the classroom or to attend field trips with your child. These applications are processed at the district level and can take up to two weeks for clearance to be granted. Taking a few minutes at the beginning of the school year to complete this task will save everyone the frustration of not being cleared when you want to participate with your child’s class.
Please consider joining our PTO. The PTO Board meets monthly. This is a great group of committed parents and teachers. We need your help in guiding our school. This is a terrific way to get involved and we are always looking for more hands and voices.
If you ever have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, Mrs. Quiggins and I are available via email or by calling the front office. We look forward to continuing to serve this great community. Thank you for all your support.
“No person shall on the basis of sex (including transgender, gender nonconforming and gender identity), marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, color, pregnancy, disability or genetic information be denied employment, receipt of services, access to or participation in school activities or programs if qualified to receive such services, or otherwise be discriminated against or placed in a hostile environment in any educational program or activity including those receiving federal financial assistance, except as provided by law.” No person shall deny equal access or a fair opportunity to meet to, or discriminate against, any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.
An employee, student, parent or applicant alleging discrimination with respect to employment, or any educational program or activity may contact:
Dr. Kathleen L. Rodgers
Equity Coordinator (Students) and
Title IX Compliance Officer
Leon County School District
2757 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
(850) 487-7306 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deana McAllister, Labor and Relations
Equity Coordinator (Employees)
(850) 487-7207 email@example.com
A student or parent alleging discrimination as it relates to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may contact:
Karin Gerold, 504 Specialist
(850) 487-7160 firstname.lastname@example.org
Back by popular demand, Camp Invention will be at Buck Lake the week of June 18-22, 2018! This year every camper will take home TWO robots they build and work with during the camp, as well as catapult cupcakes while learning about physics, learn architecture and engineering as they plan and build models for future smart homes with sensors, compare the biology of dogs and compare it to a robotic pet, as well as work with and program a robot with sensors. Imagination, creativity and fun for an entire week to prepare our campers for the future! Register today and use code SUMMERFUN for alumni (code expires February 8), or use code IDEAS25 for discounts. During the week, campers will meet men and women in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
We understand that many of our parents and students have seen posts on Instagram with a “screen shot” claiming that our schools have received threats. This screen grab is from a Tallahassee Democrat article from January 25, 2016. Our schools are among the safest places in our community and we have received NO credible threats to our campuses. We will continue to do what we can to improve, but we need your help in stopping the spread of rumors.
Community business leaders saw, first-hand, that LCS Principals rarely have the opportunity to sit down during a typical school day! By acting a "Principal for the Day" the business leaders were able to meet students, see donations at work and identify needs within our local schools.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM FSA ELA Writing Grades 4 and 5
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Weather Balloon Launch