Welcome to the FLA Family!

Welcome to our extraordinary community of passionate students, faculty, and staff. In preparation for continuing your academic pursuits and achieving your dreams, please review the following guidelines and instructions for getting started. This information will help you make a smooth transition into the new semester.

August 8: New Students Only (Grades 9, 10, 11,12) Lunch will be provided. New Student Dedication will be at 2pm in the Schmidt Auditorium, parents are welcome to join.
August 9: All students

All students are expected to attend orientation and to be in school uniform.

Uniform Guidelines

All uniform shirts, sweaters, and tops must be purchased through the official uniform company, Lands' End. In addition to Lands' End, FLA students are allowed to buy navy and/or khaki pants, shorts, or capris from the uniform lines of other retailers such as Walmart, Target and Kohls. All students are required to dress appropriately and in conformity with the dress expectations outlined in this Dress Code for all school activities, on or off campus.  
  • FLA uniform shirts are to be purchased through Lands' End, the school's official uniform supplier. If a uniform item is not listed on the Lands' End website for Forest Lake Academy, it is not acceptable to wear to school, as it is not considered a part of the Dress Code.
  • All uniform shirts items must have the FLA logo.
  • All uniform items should be of appropriate size and fit, being neither too tight, too baggy or too short.
  • Uniforms must be clean, neat and in good repair at all times.

Here are a few points to remember regarding out FLA Dress Code:
  • The Dress Code Policy is no jewelry of any kind at any time
  • NEW students will receive an FLA sweatshirt. Only FLA outerwear can be worn on campus (If temperatures drop below 40 degress, then warmer outerwear may be worn)
  • P.E. uniforms will be distributed by the P.E. department. The charge for the uniform will be applied to the student's school bill.
  • Student I.D's are part of a complete uniform. I.D's may be worn around the neck on a lanyard. FLA will provide the first lanyard at no charge.
  • A student our of uniform will be sent to the Welcome Center until either the student gets back into uniform or goes home to change. Students will not be allowed back into class until they are in uniform.
iPads will be deployed during Student Orientation. All financial contracts need to be completed and signed with the business office in order for your student to receive an iPad during this time.

7:50-3:25 Monday-Thursday
Aftercare is provided until 6:00 p.m.

7:50-12:45 Friday
No aftercare provided

At the end of the school day FLA students are encouraged to promptly leave campus. Students who remain on campus are required to be in a supervised area. Afterschool care is located in the cafeteria.

As a service to FLA families who are unable to pick up their child during the week at the normal 3:25 dismissal time, the school will provide complementary afterschool care in the café from 3:45p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. There will be no aftercare on Friday due to the early dismissal time. Any student remaining on campus must report and sign into the supervised afterschool program.

When picking up a student from the afterschool care program it is essential for a parent to drive to the cafeteria where the aftercare program is located and call the afterschool care phone number (407) 772-3790 to confirm your arrival and to ask for your student. Your student will then be dismissed from afterschool care to go out to your car.

It is very important that parents and students review the handbook and are fully informed regarding standards, procedures and policies. Please take time to review these specific areas:
  • Citizenship
  • Attendance
  • Dress Code

Students will be made aware of any supplies needed on the first day of class when the student receives the syllabus for their classes

Students who drive to school are required to register their car with us. They will need their Driver's License and Insurance Card. They will then be assigned a parking space on a first-come, first serve basis. Student should go to the welcome center to register their car.

Student Vehicle Registration Form


The gates are open before school begins and again at the end of the school day. The gates do stay closed during the day. If you need to enter during that time, pull up to the intercom at the main entrance and call the Welcome Center – 001 CALL. A student I.D. will also open the gate. NOTE: the gates open inward when you are leaving campus. Please stop at the appropriately marked signage to avoid any damage to cars or to our gates.

There are two areas to drop off your student.
  • The main entrance in the DROP-OFF lane inside the main campus entrance.
    • Please do not drop off students in the administration parking lot.
  • In the back parking lot directly beside the Schmidt Auditorium. NOTE: there is a ONE-WAY pattern for drop-off and pick-up traffic.

Parent/Student Academic Meetings

Seniors - August 25
Juniors - September 2
Sophomore - September 9
Freshmen - September 15

Right Now Media

Streaming Video Library of Bible studies and more. Watch your email to join for free.

The cafeteria lunch menu for the upcoming week will be available in the FLA News sent out each Thursday. Our cafeteria is operating on a completely cashless system.

A lunch payment system has been implemented to help make lunch payments more convenient and mobile for students and parents. PaySchools Central is an online payment platform that allows parents to deposit money into their student's lunch account, realize when the balance is getting low, and conveniently manage from anywhere. The PaySchools Central portal is easy to set up and use, both online and through their mobile app.

  1. Go to www.payschoolscentral.com.
  2. Select "register" and follow the steps outlined.
  3. You will be prompted to enter your contact data and a payment method to activate your account.
  4. Once all information is entered, you will need to verify an email sent from PaySchools Central to confirm registration and create a password.
  5. The first time you log in, you will need to indicate which student(s) to add to your account using the Add student tab.                          Student's First Name, Full Last Name and Student ID number          EXACTLY as it appears on their student ID card.                                Note: If name includes an apostrophe, replace it with a blank space.
  6. No fees will be charged to parents.

For a Parent User Guide in English, click  here. For a Parent User Guide in Spanish, click  here. If links don't come up, try opening in a browser different from Firefox.
  • Payments can be made by credit card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the parent's convenience - online or through the mobile app.
  • Parents can review student purchases along with account balance information.
  • Parents can use an automatic payment feature which replenishes their students' accounts when the balance falls below their determined limit.
  • Online payments are fast, easy to manage, and more convenient than writing checks.
  • Cashiers at lunch will spend less time taking cash at check out, reducing the wait in the lines.
  • No more lost lunch money, cash or checks on the journey from home to school.
  • PaySchools Central accounts permit a negative balance in the event the account has not yet been replenished.
  • PaySchools Central is PCI compliant and maintains industry standard SSL Certificates, ensuring data is safe and secure.

Girls Volleyball August 8, FLEC gym, 9:30a.m.-11:30a.m.
Golf August 12, 3:00 p.m. at Redtail Golf Course. A ride will be available from FLA if needed.
Boys Soccer August 17 and 19, 4:30p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Girls Soccer August 23 and 24, 6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Girls Basketball August 23 and 24, 6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Boys Basketball August 25 and 26, 6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.

NOTE: All students trying out for a sports team needs to have a current sports physical dated after June 1, 2021 and a signed student financial contract for the 2021-22 school year.

FACTS/Renweb - CLICK HERE School code is FC-SDA

Canvas – allows easy connection between instructors and students and is used to monitor grades, manage active enrollments and assignment submissions, share course documents, facilitate message correspondence between students and instructors and contain course and institutional syllabus information for all to access.

Below are links that can used for parents to learn more about Canvas. This should be helpful in getting familiar with the application. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our FLA IT Department if you have any questions.

Canvas Observer Guide

Canvas Observer Guide Table of Contents

Canvas iOS Guide Table of Contents

Canvas Guides etc.

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The FLA news is sent every Thursday afternoon through Constant Contact

All freshmen interested in running for Freshman Class offices, please email Jenny Caceres at jenny.caceres@forestlake.org, Class of 2025 Head Sponsor. Elections will be held on September 24

Important Dates



Address: Forest Lake Academy
500 Education Loop, Apopka, FL 32703

Phone: 407-862-8411
Fax: 407-862-7050

Email info@forestlake.org


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