About Lake George Elementary School

School Hours

Our school day starts at 8:00 a.m. when students walk into their rooms. Please plan to have your child arrive between 7:45 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. You can drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. and students entering school after 8:00 a.m. are considered tardy.

Dismissal begins at 2:15 p.m. with students boarding the bus and buses will leave campus by 2:20 p.m. Student pick up will begin immediately after the buses pull off campus.


An excellent attendance record is a top priority in Lake George Elementary School. There is a direct correlation between student attendance and academic success. Frequent absences and/or tardiness leads to serious gaps in the educational sequence and subsequent understanding for future progress.

If your child is absent, please report his/her absence to the school office at (518) 668-5714 between 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. This will certify to us that you are aware that your child is not in school. If we do not receive a phone call from you, we will attempt to contact you. This procedure enables us to ensure the safety and accountability of our students.

Students are required to bring in notes for ALL absences. A note, signed by a parent or legal guardian, which includes the student’s name, date of absence and reason for absence must be turned into the office upon return to school.

Students may be excused from part of the school day by properly notifying the main office. Students, who need to be excused early MUST SUBMIT a note to the main office before school. The note must be signed by a parent or guardian with the following information: time for dismissal and reason for early dismissal.

If the child will be out longer than 10 consecutive school days due to illness, the parent should contact the school to arrange for tutoring. The child is eligible for 5 hours of tutoring per week at the school expense.

Legal Absence

The following are the only legal excuses for absence:

  1. student illness
  2. sickness or death in the family
  3. excused absence for a medical appointment for part of the day
  4. educational (school) trip
  5. impassable roads or weather
  6. approved religious observance not regularly scheduled on the school calendar
  7. quarantine
  8. court appearance
  9. attendance at health clinics
  10. approved cooperative work program

Extended illness of a serious nature, with medical documentation, may be given special consideration by the administration.

Illegal Absence

  1. Unlawful Detention (illegal absence with parental knowledge)
    Absences from classes for reasons not listed in Section 5100, but with the permission of the parent are referred to as “unlawful detentions.” Examples of this are: vacation trips with parents, visiting relatives, working or making a false statement about the reason for absence.
  2. Truancy (illegal absence without parental knowledge)
    Absences from classes that are not legal and occur without parental consent are deemed to be cases of truancy. Skipping classes, leaving school grounds without permission, failing to report to school, are all considered truancies. Subsequent truancies will bear penalties ranging from increasing loss of free time, Attendance Review Board Referral to Superintendent’s Hearing.
  3. Leaving school grounds without permission
    Students may not leave the building or premises without the permission of the principal, or a member of the staff. Discipline measures range from loss of free time to suspension.


School begins at 7:45 a.m. Students who are tardy to school (after the 8:00 a.m. bell) must report to the main office with a note signed by the parent/guardian explaining the reason. No student should be dropped off prior to 7:30 a.m., as there is no supervision for early drop offs.

Code of Conduct

The Board of Education of Lake George Central School District is committed to providing a safe and orderly school environment where all students may receive and District personnel may deliver quality educational services without disruption or interference.

View the Lake George Central School District Code of Conduct.

Student Handbook

Our Student Handbook was developed to provide a resource of information about Lake George Elementary School. As we do each year, we ask parents and children to read through the handbook together. After you have reviewed the handbook and discussed it with your child, please sign on the page located at the back of this book, remove it from the handbook and have your child return it to his/her classroom teacher.

View the Lake George Elementary School Handbook.

Lake George Elementary School Educational Cabinet

“Educational Cabinet” is Lake George Central School District’s shared decision-making body that focuses on the Elementary School. The Educational Cabinet meets once a month and includes teachers, administrators, and parent representatives.


“To provide input and allow for dialogue among all of the district’s stake-holding groups to look for ways of improving student achievement within the schools.”

2023-2024 Proposed Cabinet Goals

Chronic Absenteeism: By next year our chronic absenteeism rate will be at 5% or less. Trusting relationships will be supporting this but will be a separate Goal. 

Trusting Relationships:  By the end of the school year our MRA score for students/trusting relationships will be 80% or higher as measured on the MRA.

Academic Reading Goal: There will be a goal focused on reading growth and/or proficiency.  This may be connected to our school-wide WIG.  We will be setting targets based on our 2022-2023 reading scores.

2023-2024 Parent Educational Cabinet Representatives

Kate Bedard, Parent Representative

Jeff Nastke, Parent Representative

Leader in Me

Based on Franklin Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Leader in Me is an approach used at Lake George Elementary School to teach students leadership principles. 

Habit 1:  Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

 For questions or comments regarding Leader in Me, please contact Mr. Conway, Principal.

Lake George Elementary School

69 Sun Valley Drive | Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: 518-668-5714 | Fax: 518-668-5876
Principal: James Conway