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Principal’s Message

August 2020


Dear Echo Lake Families and Visitors,


It is an honor to serve as the principal of Echo Lake Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year! Echo Lake has a long tradition of academic excellence and a school culture focused on meeting the instructional and social-emotional needs of each student.  The Virginia Department of Education recently recognized our learning community with the 2020 Board of Education Highest Achievement Award! In order to achieve this award, schools must demonstrate high levels of success across all school quality indicators, including success in narrowing achievement gaps.


Our theme this year, “FUTURE WORLD CHANGERS,” reflects our commitment to providing diverse educational, social and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower our students to become contributing citizens and life ready learners.  Through innovative instructional approaches and real-world learning experiences, our teachers create opportunities for students to learn meaningful content and develop skills needed for future success. We are excited about our STEAM lab and our outdoor “Learning Garden” designed to foster authentic learning experiences, encourage family engagement and support our community as partners in learning.


Echo Lake’s outstanding faculty and the wonderful families who make up the community are key partners in our continued success. We encourage all families to join our PTA and get involved in activities throughout the year.  We are excited to welcome back our WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) and appreciate all who volunteer time to help the staff and students at Echo Lake.  Our teachers invite ongoing communication with families, and we appreciate your input.  By working together, we will ensure your child’s success during these very important first years of school.




Cynthia E. Foust



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