Safety Procedures at Eagle Lake Elementary

August, 22, 2017

Dear Parents:

Hello, this is Connie Loutzenhiser, Principal of Eagle Lake Elementary.  I am writing to inform our Eagle Lake Elementary families that during this school year we are required to constantly practice Fire and Lock-Down Drills.  These drills will take place on a monthly basis.  Practice drills are a critical part of our safe schools’ plan to help prepare our students and staff in case of a real emergency.  We take all threats very seriously and will continue to provide a safe learning environment.   Our students and staff’s safety is of the highest priority.  Please talk with your child about the importance of these drills and following the directions given to them by their teacher to aid in their continued safety.

We’ve also welcomed a new  Guardian, Stephen Diaz, to our staff to guide and work as a team for the safety of everyone at Eagle Lake Elementary.  He comes to us with experience and training to provide this support.  This Guardian has been provided by Polk County Schools and is part of “The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.”

Another safety procedure that is in place is with checking students out through the office.  You must have proper identification in order to check your student out.  Without proper identification, the student(s) will not be released.

Safety first and always,

Connie A. Loutzenhiser

Important Announcement

The 3rd grade FSA ELA scores have been received. Promotion/retention letters will be available for pick up at your child’s school between noon and 4 p.m. today, Friday, May 25.   


Promotion/retention letters can also be picked up at your child’s school next week, between 8 A.M. and 4 P.M Tuesday through Friday.


Thank you for your patience as the schools prepared promotion/retention documents. Have a great summer.

HealthierUS School Challenge

Congratulations to our lunchroom staff!  They were awarded the United States Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge (Bronze).  We salute the hard work and dedication that went into qualifying and making our school a healthier place to learn and achieve.  These efforts contribute to the fight against childhood obesity and will have a lifelong impact on the health and wellness of the lives of our students.  They received a signed plaque, banner, recognition, and also $500 for our nonprofit school food service account.  Great job!!


Hall of Fame Inductee Essay

Alexander Lopez was assigned to choose and write an essay about a Polk County Schools Hall of Fame Inductee. After reviewing the inductees, Alex chose to write about our sheriff, Grady Judd. Sheriff Judd received news of this, and sent Alexander a thank you card for writing about him! Alexander was ecstatic! Thank you, Sheriff, for thinking about our students, and protecting our county and schools!