• Crystal Lanz

    Crystal Lanz      
    Email Address: c.lanz@tlschool.net
    Phone number: (509) 395-2571

    September 4, 2020

    Dear Families,

    The 2020-2021 school year starts on Tuesday, September 8th. 

    First Day of School 

    We would love to see your first day of school photos and post them to our Facebook page. Please send first day of school photos to Mrs. Lanz at c.lanz@tlschool.net. We look forward to seeing your start to the 20-21 school year. 

    First Week of School

    During the first week of school (September 8-10), elementary teachers (K-5) will meet individually with parents and students. At this conference, students will be given materials (Chromebooks, textbooks, and other learning materials). 

    For grades 6-12, all classes will be live on September 8th and 9th. Middle and high school students need to get into their Google Classroom dashboards and accept the invitation to classes. During these first two days of live sessions, teachers will be reviewing expectations and answering questions for students. All students are expected to attend the September 8th and 9th live sessions all day with all of their Trout Lake teachers.

    Elementary Back to School Conferences - September 8-10

    On the Day of your Conference:

    • Bring your Chromebook Form (received in the mail with your beginning of the year packet)
    • Bring a bag or backpack to carry items home
    • Be prepared to follow COVID-19 procedures
      • Bring a Mask
      • Wait in your car until your meeting time
      • No playing on the playground, families will need to stay together
      • Hand sanitizer will be available

    Location of Conferences

    Teachers will be meeting parents and students outside. 

    • First Grade - Meeting under the covered area, South side of the school
    • Second Grade - Meeting by the outside classroom door, South side of the school
    • Third Grade - Meeting by the outside classroom door, South side of the school
    • Fourth Grade - Meeting by the outside classroom door, South side of the school
    • Fifth Grade - Meeting by the bike racks, across from the baseball field on the North side of the school

    Google Classroom Training for Families

    On September 10th, AESD will release Google Classroom training for families. When the training becomes available, I will send you a link via K12 alerts.

    Google Meets

    All classes will have a “live” component to them. The grade 6-12 Google Meet schedule can be found on our website and here.  Please check the online schedule as there have been some updates. Elementary teachers will finalize their live sessions after meeting with parents the first week of school. Students are expected to attend the “live” Google Meets sessions. The scheduled Google Meet sessions will begin the week of September 14th. 


    Attendance will be taken each day. Students are expected to sign in to their Google Classroom and engage in work each day. The elementary teachers will have a form for families to fill out daily within their Google classrooms. Grade 6-12 students will need to log-in to their Google Classroom entitled “Trout Lake Middle and High School Student 2020-2021” each day and report their own attendance. Our school secretary, Stephanie Rubesh, will be making attendance phone calls while we are in remote learning if attendance is not reported. 

    Online Third Party Providers 

    If your student has chosen to have 1 or more classes provided through third party online providers such as APEX, Edgenuity, Spokane Virtual Academy, Edmentum, or Fuel Education, your student will be receiving their log-in information and instructions in their school email. Online classes are still being processed through the online provider. If your student has not received log-in information from their providers by Friday, September 11th, please contact Will Walters at w.walters@tlschool.net and he will assist you. 

    Tech Support

    If you need assistance with technology, you can contact Dennis Anderson at d.anderson@tlschool.net or at 509.395.2571 each day between 8:20-9:00 a.m. 

    Office Hours

    All teachers have office hours this year. Elementary teachers (K-5) have office hours from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. daily. Middle and high school teachers (6-12) have office hours from 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. daily. Please email the teachers directly (firstinitial.lastname@tlschool.net) for assistance or to receive a call back.


    We would like to open the library for families to come one at a time to check out books if needed. The library will open starting on Monday, September 21st. If you would like to sign up for a time to visit the library to check out books, please sign up on this link. Only one family may visit during each time slot and you may sign up for two time slots if you anticipate needing more time. If you choose to come into the library, you are required to wear a cloth face covering, have your temperature taken, and complete a health attestation. Do not visit if you or anyone in your home is sick. We will maintain two weeks of the library schedule at a given time. 


    Yearbooks for 19-20 are in the office and can be purchased for $30. 

    High School Student with Incompletes

    If your child received an incomplete in any of their classes from Spring 2020, they will have until November 9th to complete the work and turn it in for a grade. If they do not complete the work and obtain a grade, they will not receive credit for that certain class for the semester. 


    Crystal Lanz