Back-to-School Year Info


What are the school colors and mascot?
School colors are burgundy and hunter green.  The school mascot is the buck due to the many free roaming deer found in the NorthLake Park community.

What are the school hours?
Student Hours (8:45-3:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 8:45-2:00 Wednesday)
YMCA a.m. care:                 7:00-8:15
Students enter building: 8:15 (for students not already in YMCA morning care)
Breakfast served:         8:15-8:45
Classroom doors open: 8:30
Dismissal begins:                 2:50 (1:50 on Wednesdays) for KG and 1st
2:55 (1:55 on Wednesdays) for 2nd and 3rd
3:00 (2:00 on Wednesdays) for 4th and 5th
YMCA p.m. care:                 2:50 (1:50 on Wednesdays) - 6:00

How can I get information or set-up before and after care?
Contact the Lake Nona YMCA at 407-852-3520 for information about registration and cost.

Do students wear uniforms?
In addition to following the OCPS dress code students wear uniforms as follows:            
A long or short sleeved navy blue, hunter green, burgundy or white collared blouse or polo shirt with a solid navy blue or khaki (tan) skirt, walking shorts, slacks, skorts, jumper or similar clothing.  School logo t-shirts or school spirit shirts may be worn any day of the week.  Spirit shirts may be purchased via the PTA website, under “Member Hub Store” when the store is activated for this school year.  NLP's PTA Website

Does the school have any social media outlets that I can follow?
Yes!  Facebook is listed as “NorthLake Park Community School – OCPS” and our Twitter handle is “@NorthlakeParkCS”.  

When if the first day of school?
August 10, 2021

When is Meet Your Teacher?
Monday, August 9th, 2021.  Kindergarten 2pm to 3pm.  First thru Fifth grades 3pm to 5pm.

Can I walk my child to class?
Yes.  This is allowed for the first two days of school.

How do I get a school supply list?
Click on your child’s grade level under the “Academics” tab at the top of the page.

How can I get involved with the PTA?
NLP has an amazing PTA and you can get information by visiting their website at or “Northlake Park Community School PTA” on Facebook.

Is NLP a one-to-one device school/digital school?
Yes.  Beginning the 2020-2021 school year, we have become a digital school.  This means that while at school each student will have an assigned device to use while in the classroom.  These devices will be used to “enhance” teacher instruction not replace it.  Kindergarten and 1st grade students will use iPads while 2nd – 5th grade students will use laptops.  

How does paying for lunch or breakfast work?
School breakfast/lunch may be paid for by depositing funds in your child’s account at School Pay.  Free and reduced price meals may be available to you by applying at My School Apps.

Who do I call when I need assistance?
Attendance/Partners-In-Education  = Maria Gonzalez – Attendance Clerk = [email protected]  
ELL/ESOL Questions (English Language Learners) = Janet Caballero – ESOL Compliance = [email protected]  
Registration/Withdrawal/Records/Proof of Residence = Terri Barger – Registrar = [email protected] 
ESE/Staffing/Guidance Counselor = Elia Miski – Guidance Counselor/ESE Staffing = [email protected]  
Student Behavior/Discipline Issues/Safety Patrols = Brenda Maneri - Dean = [email protected]  
Testing (FSA, iReady, EOCs etc.), MTSS Info. = Melissa Hanrahan – Testing/MTSS Coordinator = [email protected]  
General Questions/Volunteers/Arrival & Dismissal = Julie Roman – Front Desk Clerk = [email protected]  
Media Center/Library Books = Amy Alday – Media Specialist = [email protected]  
Facility Rental/Room Scheduling = Pam Webb – School Secretary/Bookkeeper = [email protected] 

NorthLake Park Community School's 2020-2021 Parent Handbook