Lakes Elementary
6849 Young Avenue
Rockford, MI 49341
Sharon Wells, Principal
Phone616.863.6340Fax616.863.6358Hours8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Blue Ribbon Exemplary School


Principal's Welcome

Principal Sharon Wells and staff are proud that Lakes Elementary is recognized as a Michigan Blue Ribbon School. We house students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We have 31 professional teachers, including K through fifth grade, art, music, physical education, and a reading specialist. Our Special Services personnel include a school psychologist, social worker, gifted and talented consultant, speech and language therapist, two resource room teachers, two cognitive impaired teachers, occupational and physical therapists, and a district nurse. Our support staff consists of secretaries, custodians, and paraprofessionals who work in our office, library, classrooms, computer lab, lunchroom, and playground.  Our motto is “To learn, to lead, and to serve”, which sums up our commitment to students, parents, and community members.


Lakes Elementary is fully accredited by AdvancED, formerly the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA,) and the Michigan Accreditation Program. The State of Michigan awards letter grades to all schools through the “Education Yes” program based on test scores and school improvement data. Lakes Elementary has been awarded an “A” the past seven years, and we are proud of our Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) scores as they are consistently above the state average in all subject areas.


We welcome you to Lakes Elementary!


Sharon Wells, Principal
Lakes Elementary



2014-2015 DK/Kindergarten Enrollment.

This applies to students who will be turning five years old on or before October 1, 2014. If your student will be turning five years old after October 1, 2014 and who are five years old on December 1, 2014, you must submit an Age Wavier Request form.

Do you have an incoming 2014-2015 Developmental Kindergarten or Kindergarten student to enroll? 
Please call Tracy Ignasiak at 863.6340. You will need to print and complete this packet Parent Paperwork Packet and bring it into the Lakes office along with your student’s original birth certificate, proof of residency, immunizations, and vision and hearing screening.

In addition, see this Parent Review for some information for your review.  If your student requires transportation to and/or from a daycare address, please inform the Lakes office.  Thank you!


To Make a FREE Vision and Hearing Screening Appointment for 2014-2015 Incoming DK/Kindergarten Students please call:Kent County Health Department at 632.7047 or Rockford Public Schools 863.6031 ext. 7032


Announcements and Information
    Kindergarten Starting Age Waiver
    Parent Involvement Policy
    Building Calendar

    Click here for the 2014-2015 Supply List


    LAKES CALENDAR:


    Welcome Back!


    Kindergarten Open House

    Monday, August 25 9:00 a.m.


    Grades 1-5 Curriculum Night/Open House

    Wednesday, August 27

    5:30-6:00 Grades 1-2 Curriculum Presentations for parents while students are monitored on playground 

    6:00-6:30 Grades 1-5 Open House (students and parents visit classrooms) 

    6:30-7:00 Grades 3-5 Curriculum Presentations for parents while students are monitored on playground


    First Day of School

    Tuesday, September 2

    ***Please note that our school day ends five minutes later this year.  Dismissal will be at 3:45 p.m.  Thank you!


    Lakes Newsletter:


    June 2014


    Health Care Forms
    Allergy
    Asthma
    Diabetes
    Seizure/Epilepsy
    Generic Care Plan





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