Principal's Message

  • Ms. Sharon Boyd, Principal bar d


    Dear Lake Forest Families and Friends:

    I welcome you to the Lake Forest learning community in these unprecedented times. My commitment to you is that we will be a source of support for you and your family, not only for educating your child but to assist you in finding support services for your family, if needed.  I am proud of the hard work that the staff has done since the beginning of the pandemic. We have worked hard to provide a continuous foundation for all students to learn and grow. If you are new to Lake Forest…Welcome! If you are returning…Welcome back!! Either way we are proud to have your child as a member of the Lake Forest Lightning team.

    This year we continue our school wide initiative as a Turnaround Arts School. Research shows that schools that are active in the arts and provide a variety of creative outlets for students found significant improvement in academic achievement. After participating in the Turnaround Arts Program, we experienced a reduction in disciplinary referrals, an increase in student attendance as well as a rise in overall parent participation.

    Please take some time and go through the information in the Parent Handbook, also located on our website with your child.  We hope that it will answer many of your questions as we begin this school year. We will be using our school website (, the Parent Link program (automated phoning service), in addition to Twitter (@LakeForestArts), to keep you up to date with information regarding any special events, deadlines or programs happening within the school. 

    As we continue our pursuit of developing your children into well rounded citizens for the future, we look forward to creating a strong alliance with each and every parent that will enable us to achieve our goal.

    Again, I extend a heartfelt welcome to those who are returning and a big warm hug to those just joining the Lake Forest Elementary family.

    Go Lightning!

    Sharon Boyd

    Proud Principal


    Lightning Bolt