Before School Program - Lightning Watch Program

7:00 AM - 9:35 AM

2019-20   Varsity Lakes Middle School

Lightning Watch Program / Before School Program


The “Lightning Watch Program” is designed to provide a supervised environment for Varsity Lakes Middle School students prior to 9:00 a.m. The program operates from 7:00 to 9:35 a.m. every student school day.  After 9:00 a.m., all students may enter campus and will be supervised free of charge in the cafe.  All students dropped off prior to 9:00 a.m. must be enrolled in the Lightning Watch Program or a referral will be written for being on campus. 


If you wish to enroll your child in this program for next year, you may send your completed registration form and $10.00 registration fee to the school. Registration will be recorded immediately upon receipt of the $10.00 fee to reserve your student(s) space and on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration fees are non-refundable. The costs that your child incurred (registration fees and daily charges) may be tax-deductible.  A receipt will be issued every time money is turned into the school during the previous calendar year for a possible childcare deduction.


The cost of the program is $5.00 per day that your child attends and payments must be received in advance. We encourage the use of checks for record-keeping purposes.  A check may be written for multiple weeks and /or days and will be credited to your child’s account.   Please make checks payable to “Varsity Lakes Middle School” and note on the check your child’s name. Exact cash or check is required, no change will be given.   Non-payment of fees will result in having your child sit in the foyer of the gym or cafeteria where they will be supervised by an adult, instead of joining the other students, and may result in dismissal from the program. The student will still be charged for the day.


The Lee County School District does not extend credit to the Before School Programs.


Students enrolled in the Lightning Watch Program must adhere to the District Code of Conduct and rules of Varsity Lakes Middle School, including no horseplay or insubordination, and remain seated while in the cafeteria.  In addition, violations of either may result in students being removed from the program.  Students are not to leave the cafeteria without permission.  If a student is helping a teacher, they need a note from the teacher.  When students are in the gym on Monday and Friday, sports games are allowed, but when seated on bleachers, students must remain seated.  No running, jumping or horseplay on the bleachers.


The school clinic will not be open until 9:15 am.  All necessary medications must be administered at home, or in the clinic after 9:15 am.  


If electronic devices are used with sound, headphones must be worn.


Students will enter through the gym on Monday’s and Friday’s.  On Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s, they will enter through the Cafeteria.   No food or drink may be brought on campus.  Breakfast will be served daily at 9:00 to anyone who wants it. There is a vending machine in the cafeteria with nutritional food and drink which the students may purchase.




Lightning Watch Registration Form 2019-20


Student’s name_____________________________             Grade_________

Phone number where you can be reached between 7am to 9am_______________________________


Address ____________________________City__________________Zip________________________


Father’s Name_________________________Employer ____________________Phone #____________


Mother’s Name________________________Employer_____________________Phone#____________


Names(s) and phone number(s) of other people with permission to pick up your child/children:


Name_____________________________Relationship_________________Phone #_______________

Name_____________________________Relationship_________________Phone #_______________

Name_____________________________Relationship_________________Phone #_______________


List any medical problems or medications needed at 9:45am.  ____________________________________

Registration fee $10.00_____                     


Amount Paid ______________Paid on what date: ______________Check #__________ or Cash ___________


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