Principal's Letter

Dear Indian Lake Elementary Community,

I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to our community and thank you for your support of our staff and students.

Indian Lake Elementary is home to about 275 students, Begindergarten through Fifth Grade. We also house a Bulldog Beginnings Classroom and began a Speech Sprouts program this year. Our dedicated staff strives to meet each child’s needs through multi-tiered systems of support. Our MTSS framework is designed to ensure each and every student who walks into a classroom will have their individual needs met through a guaranteed and viable curriculum and high quality differentiated instruction. We also work to create an environment which fosters a growth mindset and develops strong social emotional skills. Each week our children have the opportunity to participate in community circles, physical education, music, library, and art. 

We are a Positive Behavior Intervention Support school. PBIS is a systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research based, school wide, and classroom behavior support systems. At Indian Lake we work daily to help students follow our P.A.W.S. behavior expectations through being Purposeful in our work and actions, Always acting responsible and respectful, knowing our Worth, and engaging in Safe practices. Each month we celebrate students’ behavior, and provide examples to inspire and motivate each of them to be successful now and throughout their lives.

Indian Lake Elementary is truly an amazing place to be thanks to the commitment, dedication, and support generously invested by families, teachers/staff, and stakeholders. A strong partnership between home and school builds confidence in students to use their power to shape the future. We look forward to building new relationships and continuing established partnerships as we support all children. We are committed to continuing the tradition of excellence here at Indian Lake Elementary, while exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students. 

If you have any questions or would like a tour, please contact our office at (269) 321-1400.

Dr. Sarah Bacalia (Dr. B),

Principal, Indian Lake Elementary

Sarah Bacalia