These will highlight some of our more commonly asked questions and necessary information.



    Don’t forget about the Summer Math and Reading Assignments!

    These can be found by clicking the links below.

    Summer Reading

    Summer Math





    Check out our 2023-2024 School Supply Lists on the Deerlake webpage(link below)

    A printable version is also attached.

    Supply Lists



    Don’t miss our upcoming Fall athletic opportunities.

    We are gearing up for another awesome year of Athletics here at the DEER!

     Please remember that a *current sports physical is required in order to participate in any sport.   Fall sports tryouts that occur before school starts will also be required to complete an Activity Participation form. Please check individual athletic webpages for additional information and tryout forms.


    *physicals are good for one year from the date signed by the physician

     The Fall Sports tryout dates are below:


    Tackle Football


     2nd- 4th  (4-6pm)

     7th-11th  (4-6pm)

    Please bring cleats and tennis shoes each day.

    Contact Coach Kumar- kumarm@leonschools.net

    Webpage: https://www.leonschools.net/dmsfootball



    8/3,8/4, 8/7, and 8/8


    In the Deerlake Gym

    Contact Coach Kelley kelleym@leonschools.net

    Webpage: https://www.leonschools.net/dmsvolleyball


    Cross Country

    August 7-8  learn course/practice run 8:00-8:45 a.m.

    August 9 - Official timed tryout (3K run) 8:00-8:45 a.m.

    Bring a water bottle each day.

    Contact Coach Watkins watkinsl@leonschools.net or Coach Burkey burkeyc@leonschools.net

    Webpage: https://www.leonschools.net/dmscrosscountry



    Camp (optional) July 17-20

    Tryout Clinics 8/2-8/4  4:00-5:30 p.m. in the auditorium

    Official Tryout Day 8/7 4:00 p.m.

    Contact Coach Penn pennb@leonschools.net

    Webpage: https://www.leonschools.net/dmscheer



    Dance Clinics -  August 7-9  8:00-10:00 a.m.

    Official Tryout Day -  August 10th 4:00 p.m.

    All tryouts will be held in the Auditorium.

    Webpage: https://www.leonschools.net/dmsdance

    Contact Coach Hammer hammerm1@leonschools.net


     For any general Athletic questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Chris Burkey burkeyc@leonschools.net



    Middle School Orientation will be Aug. 8th from 10:30-12:30.

    There is no set program. You will have the opportunity to tour the campus, find your classrooms, buy a planner, and join PTO


    Stay up to date on other upcoming Events, check the DMS website on a regular basis.

     Below, you will find a link to the LCS district school calendar, as well as a list of some of Deerlake’s major event dates.

    LCS Calendar

     Dates to remember:


    Middle School Orientation -  August 8th 10:30-12:30

    First Day back for Students -   August 10th

    Middle School Open House - September 7th

    6th Grade Wild Adventures Trip -  April 18th

    7th Grade Busch Gardens Trip – April 18th

    8th Grade Dance -   December 8th

    8th Grade NYC Trip -   March 2-9th

    8th Grade Orlando Trip -  March 5-7th

    8th Grade Commencement -   May 21st @ 9:30 a.m.




    Deerlake Bell Schedule

    First bell                                                   9:20

    A Period                                                   9:30- 10:25

    B Period                                                   10:29-11:19

    C Period                                                   11:23-1:07

    1st Lunch*                                               11:25-11:55

    2nd Lunch**                                            12:30-1:00

    D, E, or F Period                    1:11-2:01

    D, E, or F Period                    2:05-2:55

    D, E, or F Period                    2:59-3:50


    D, E, and F periods will rotate weekly

    *1st lunch includes all 6th graders and only 7th grade classes in the 300 building

    **2nd lunch includes all 8th graders and all 7th grade classes NOT in the 300 building


    Add money and manage your student’s lunch account using Schoolcafe; get more information using the link below:



    Please note: Deerlake does not allow deliveries from third party vendors, including Door Dash or other food delivery services.

    Parents/Guardians are welcome to bring in a forgotten lunch and we will gladly get it to the student.





    Cell phones should be turned off and stored during the school day starting at 8:45, this includes transition times and lunch as well.

    Electronic devices are only permitted in a classroom if the teacher has specifically allowed them.

    Phones are subject to confiscation if visible during the time period designated above.

    Confiscated items will need to be picked up by a parent or guardian in the front office.



    Campus supervision begins daily at 8:45 and ends at 4:20.

    Students are not to be on campus before 8:45 or after 4:20 unless they are under the supervision of a faculty member.

     Students that must be dropped off before 8:45, or stay later than 4:20 should enroll in the fee based before/after school program. 


    Additional information about our before/after school programs can be found at the link below.