Monday Message for August 13, 2017

Message from the Director

Dear Parents,

It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Nykole Kent, as the new director of iLEAD Lancaster. I am honored to have been selected to join the iLEAD family. My passion for education and supporting the success of all learners has been shaped over the past 10-plus years as an educator, academy coordinator and educational leader. In each of my roles, I have been committed to providing learners with the best education possible and challenging each learner to reach their full potential. Similarly, it is my No. 1 priority as the director to continue with my commitment to learners and cultivate the iLEAD mission and vision.

I believe that an excellent education is not possible without the great collaboration of learners, parents and staff. Over the past several weeks, I have had the privilege of getting to know some of our amazing learners, parents and staff at iLEAD Lancaster. During this time I have witnessed the passion, commitment and pride for the school and the community. I am committed to continuing with this same enthusiasm as we jump-start the new year.

Once again, I am so grateful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned to your wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. We have an amazing year ahead of us! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns and ideas that you would like to discuss.

Thank you,

Nykole Kent
School Director
iLEAD Lancaster
254 E. Avenue K-4
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 722-4287

Attention Parents: Learner Information and Registration

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Meet Your Facilitator Aug. 21

We encourage every family to attend to meet their learners’ facilitator, get important information vital to your success at iLEAD, register for our lunch program, register for before or aftercare with Champions, receive your valet cards, take a tour, get a supplies list, sign up to volunteer, purchase your spirit wear and gear ($10-$15), get fingerprints for volunteering (cost involved), meet our NEW school director and much more. Come any time between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21.

New Front Landscaping!

Our front landscape is complete! We are so very excited to share this new and improved project with you. To see it in person, don’t forget to attend “Meet the Facilitator” on Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.

Spirit Week Coming Soon!

Get your gear ready!

Princesses & Pirates in the Park: Sept. 1

Win a chance to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Jethawks game!

New Healthy Snack and Lunch Info: Microwaves Not Allowed

The health and wellness of our learners is very important to us at iLEAD Lancaster. Knowing that information, iLEAD Lancaster is no longer allowed to provide microwaves on campus for lunchtime use. The Health Department has regulations which prohibit us to continue using them. Please be advised no learners will have access to microwaves at any time and if you pack your learner lunches, do so with this information in mind.

With summer here and fall around the corner, we know the warm and eventually cool weather is upon us. What this also means is that many of our favorite yummy garden veggies will also be in season!

We’d like to share with you our health and wellness policy to reference and support you and your learners in making good food choices for nourishing the body and mind.

Please keep healthy choices in mind when packing snacks and lunches for school. Thank you for helping us support your learner!

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Traffic is a BEAST! This is how we slay…

Hello parents! We encourage the use of VALET for all drop-off and pickup for safety reasons. K-4 is a busy commerce street and we value the safety of our learners! Remember, if you are not using valet, all children should be walked to the front door by their parent/guardian. Learners without a chaperone will warrant a call home.

  • No learners will be released without a valet card and proper ID.
  • Please always enter our lots via driving eastbound on K-4, DO NOT turn left into our driveways and always pull as far to the right (curb) as you can get when using the valet line. PLEASE PULL TO THE CURB WHEN WAITING FOR VALET TO BEGIN. STAGGERING PICKUP PREVENTS A BACKUP DOWN AVENUE K-4. Blocking traffic is illegal Please DO NOT park in our neighbors’ lots — your vehicle will be towed.
  • Be very mindful when choosing where to park when visiting our campus for any reason. If you need to drop off your learner and valet is over, please park and walk your learner in. Learners without a parent cannot be properly checked in late.
  • Please do not double park or pull up and let your learner out in front of the school, ever. It is very dangerous.
  • Please remember that our neighbors are very supportive of our site — despite the impact we have on their daily operations — and that all of our neighbors love iLEAD. Let’s show them the same support by parking in iLEAD parking lots ONLY as well as not blocking driveways and always yielding to our neighbors when using valet.

If you need clarification as to where to park please ask ANY iLEAD employee. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT TURNING LEFT INTO THE VALET ENTRANCE AND OUT OF THE EXIT IS A HAZARD TO BOTH YOUR VEHICLE AND OUR LEARNERS. IT IS ALSO A TRAFFIC PATTERN DISRUPTION. 

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our learners and your vehicles safe!

About Those Heelys…

We’ve seen an influx of Heelys on campus. Learners are zipping along the halls and on the play spaces. While we LOVE fun and seeing our learners enjoying themselves, we have to ask that they don’t use the wheels while at school. Please understand this is a safety concern for learners and staff. We want to prevent accidents and keep everyone safe. Heelys brand shoes can be worn, — just please remove the wheels for school.

General safety guidelines also include no skateboards or bicycles being ridden on campus; they must be carried and walked.

Thank you for your understanding and support!