I want to change one of my child’s classes. How can I get a schedule change?
Due to class size restrictions and the complexities of the master schedule, we are unable to do any more schedule changes at this time. This includes schedule changes for the second semester, as the schedule for the entire year has already been completed and fixed.
What high school will my 8th grader be attending next year?
To find out which is the zoned high school for your student, please visit the Seminole County Public Schools Zone Search page. (http://www.scps.k12.fl.us/Schools/SchoolInformation/SchoolZoneSearch.aspx)
How do I set up a conference with my child’s teacher?
To set up a parent/teacher conference, please call (407) 320-7651 and provide the names of the persons you would like present at the conference. Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Tuesdays or Thursdays at 8:30 AM. You may also try calling the specific teacher you want to meet with to find out their availability.
How do I get Skyward access?
To receive Skyward access please visit the front office and fill out the Family Access form provided. We will then provide you with your Skyward username and password. Please make sure to bring photo ID, as we are only able to provide access to parents/guardians with custody.
I already received Skyward access but am having trouble logging in.
If you are unable to log in to Skyward, it might be necessary to reset your password. Please come by the front office as soon as you are able to and we will reset the password for you. Please remember to bring photo ID.
What do I do if my child is absent?
If your child is absent, please call the front desk at (407) 320-7650 to let the school know and bring in a written excuse or doctor’s note to the front office as soon as possible. Once a student accumulates 10 unexcused absences, a truancy meeting will be set up with the school social worker, so please be sure to keep track of your students’ absences and deliver excuses in a timely manner. Please make sure that your child requests any make-up work they missed from his/her teachers.
My child will be out for several days. How can I pick up his/her make up work?
Please contact the front desk at (407) 320-7650 to request your child’s make-up work for the days that s/he missed. Please allow teachers 24 hours to provide this for you. Make-up work can be collected at the front office.
Where does my child catch the bus?
To find your child’s bus stop, please visit the Seminole County Public Schools Bus Stop Search page or call (407) 320-7521 to contact the Routing Department (http://www.scps.k12.fl.us/Schools/SchoolInformation/BusStopSearch.aspx).
I want my child to attend a different school. What are my options?
Please visit the Choices department website to learn more about transfer and magnet school options, requirements, and procedures (http://choices.scps.k12.fl.us/).
Our family is moving and my child will be attending a different school.
If your child will no longer be at Greenwood Lakes, please make sure to come by the front office and withdraw him/her as well as turn in any books your child may have received from the school. You will then receive all the necessary paperwork to enroll your student at their next school.
My child is struggling in class. What can I do?
If your child is struggling, please contact the teacher as soon as possible to discuss the situation. You may also want to schedule a parent/teacher conference in person by calling (407) 320-7651. Greenwood Lakes Middle School also offers afternoon tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. To sign up, please fill out the application and turn it in to Mrs. Woods. You may also find alternate tutoring programs/sites on our Resources page.
How do I help my child decide between standard or advanced courses?
When registering for classes for the upcoming school year, it is important to consider your child’s current grades in each subject as well as their work ethic. Advanced level courses will naturally involve a larger amount of homework. Students who choose advanced level courses should have earned a B or above in the subject the previous school year and be willing to put in more time and effort into their course work. It is recommended that students choosing advanced level courses have earned at least a 3 on the previous school year’s Reading FCAT. For those looking to go into advanced math courses, a level 3 or above on the previous Math FCAT is recommended.
What are the various levels of difficulty for each course?
There are 3 levels of difficulty usually offered for the core courses: Standard, Advanced, and Gifted. The Advanced level is appropriate for motivated students who have done well in a certain subject and would like to challenge themselves. These students should be willing to put in extra time for homework and studying. The Gifted level is the most challenging level and only available to students who have already been admitted into the Gifted program.
How do I fill out a free / reduced lunch application?
You may find the Free/Reduced Lunch Application on the SCPS Food Services website. Once you fill out the application, you will receive a 4-digit number for your student to provide in the cafeteria when getting lunch (http://foodservice.scps.k12.fl.us/).
My child forgot his/her lunch number.
If your student does not remember his/her lunch number, the cafeteria cashier can look it up for him/her once the student provides his/her name.
Our family is struggling financially and we need help. Where can we go?
The Seminole County Public Schools Families In Transition (FIT) department can help struggling families in many different areas. Please contact the FIT department by calling (407) 746-8518 or visiting the FIT website (http://www.seminolehomelesskids.org).
What do I need to do to register my student in your school?
To register a student, please make sure you have first withdrawn your student from the previous school. After that, please provide us with the following:
3 proofs of residence
Immunization form (blue 680 form)
Social Security Number
Report Card from previous school with promotion status
Please also bring any other withdrawal forms or papers you received from you previous school. If your student has an IEP, EP, or a 504 plan, please bring us a recent copy to help expedite the process of placing your student in the appropriate classes. Once the student is enrolled at Greenwood Lakes, we will request the rest of the records from the previous school.
What courses are required?
All 6th grade students will automatically be enrolled into the following courses:
Language Arts 1
Math 1 or GEMs Math
Earth / Space Science
Business Keyboarding (virtual course)
All 7th grade students will automatically be enrolled into the following courses:
Language Arts 2
Math 2 or Algebra 1
Career Planning & Decision Making (virtual course)
All 8th grade students will automatically be enrolled into the following courses:
Language Arts 3
Math 3, Algebra 1, or Geometry
Students who scored a 1 or a 2 on the Reading FCAT for the previous school year will automatically be enrolled in an Intensive Reading class. Students who did not take the FCAT the previous school year will be administered a short reading test so that they can receive proper placement in reading if necessary. Students who scored a 1 or 2 on the Math FCAT will be enrolled in an Intensive Math class.
When will students be registering for the upcoming school year?
The registration process for the following school year usually begins in January. It is during this month that students will begin receiving registration information and materials.
My child is being picked on. What should I do?
If your child is having problems with other students, please contact the Dean of Discipline for your child’s grade to make them aware of the situation. If your child is in 6th or 7th grade, please contact Mr. Greg Pesicek at (407) 320-7677. If your child is in the 8th grade or is an ESE student, please contact Mr. Rendon Fletcher at (407) 320-7625. If the situation is happening in a particular class, please contact both the Dean of Discipline and the teacher for that class so they can attend to and monitor the situation.
I’m not receiving any materials from the school in the mail.
If you have not been receiving any materials from the school, it is possible that the address on file is out of date. Please call the front office at (407) 320-7650 to verify that the address on file is correct. If the address is incorrect, please bring copies of 3 proofs of residence for your current address so that we can update the information in the system to ensure that you remain up to date on the latest events concerning your student.