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Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

Lake Middle School Fall Conferences will be held on:

Tuesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 28th

3:30pm-7:30pm @ Lake Middle School

When possible (as it relates to parking concerns and lengthy lines) we encourage families with the last names beginning with A-L attend conferences on Tuesday, October 26th and families with last names beginning with M-Z attend conferences on Thursday, October 28th.

Fall Conferences will be "ARENA STYLE" format and IN-PERSON.

(***Face-coverings/Masks required***)

Fall conferences are in “arena-style” format with all staff members being available in the gymnasiums, cafetorium, etc. If you have any questions regarding conferencing please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teachers, counselor and/or Lake Middle School’s front office staff at 651-425-6400.

See flyer attached below regarding teacher locations throughout the building for both nights of conferences.


Trimester 1 classes will end on Tuesday, November 23rd. Families have the opportunity to meet with teachers for in-person parent teacher conferences to discuss the progress of their student. 

Please note that parent teacher conferences are optional. If your child is progressing and performing successfully, there is no need for a conference. However, if you have specific concerns or questions regarding your child, we encourage you to attend conferences and/or reach out to a staff member by email or phone. Lake Middle School Staff Directory

**Support staff including special education, school psychologists, counselors, speech, EL, talent development, etc. will also be available during our conference dates.


If you need an interpreter for your conference, please contact your student’s counselor by October 18th:

6th Grade - Kami Altman,, 651-425-6449
7th Grade - Jacqueline Valek,, 651-425-6409
8th Grade - Jamie Jankowski,, 651-425-6491


Cultural Liaisons commonly support students with cultural adjustment, social emotional development, academic success, leadership skills, and career and college readiness. Liaisons are available to help any SoWashCo student. If you would like to meet with one of our Lake Middle School Cultural Liaisons, please visit them in the Cafeteria or contact them directly.

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Gregory Van Leer 
Mr. Van Leer Jr. is in his seventh year as the Community/Cultural Liaison. He supports Lake Middle School, South Washington Alternative High School, and East Ridge High School. Mr. Van Leer is here to help guide and direct students and staff down the path toward true equity in SoWashCo. He can be reached at 651-425-6521 or


As parents, we encourage you to check Schoology to monitor your child’s grades/performance which is updated regularly by teachers. This is your most immediate source of updated academic performance/progress. We also encourage you to consult Schoology for additional class information including assignments and upcoming assessments. 

If you have any Schoology questions, please first visit our SoWashCo Technology Support Page. If you need additional assistance, please contact our Student Achievement Specialist, Casey Tody at  


If you have any further questions about virtual conferences, please contact the Lake Middle School Front Office at 651-425-6400. 


Please know that you never have to wait until Parent/Teacher Conferences to connect with Lake staff. If you have questions or need for clarification, please contact our staff members at any time! We are here to help!  Lake Middle School Staff Directory

Again, please feel free to contact your child’s teachers at any time throughout the school year with any questions you may have. We want to partner with you to help your child be as successful as possible!


  • Trimester 1:  September 1st through November 23rd
  • Trimester 2:  November 29th through March 4th
  • Trimester 3:  March 15th through June 3rd


Lake Middle School Calendar 

Lake Middle School Day A/Day B Calendar 

SoWashCo District Calendar 

Printable SoWashCo District Calendar