This is How We Lakeview

Back to School Edition

It's August and that means BACK TO SCHOOL

Well, I cannot believe that it is already August! I keep asking myself what happened to July?! Thanks to all the parents who have contacted the school asking questions about the upcoming school year, we appreciate you reaching out to us. The teachers have access to the building and I have seen so many faces back and eager to get started.


Cohort assignments have been delayed. This information will be coming soon. Once, I get cohorts, I will be able to get schedules out to students shortly there after. We know that they will be available online through Infinite Campus and are looking at mailing this information out to families as well. If you have questions, the Lakeview Back to School Page is a good place to start or contact the main office at (614) 830-2200, we are happy to help! You can also refer to the district Flexible Learning page which has a detailed Q&A section.


Also, you may have seen the post that went out today about the change in VLA and the student start date. Follow this link to learn more. https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/news/vla-curriculum-and-first-day-of-school-changes/


Looking forward to seeing all your students soon!


Rachael Hanagan

Principal

Take a tour of Lakeview!

Check out these virtual walking tours of the 7th and 8th Grade Hallways to get a glimpse of what the building looks like, where different teachers' classrooms will be, and to hear a little bit about how we'll be moving around the building this year.


If you missed our Meet the Office Staff video from last week check it out here - https://youtu.be/_LnPZsWJ2ww - and tune in next week for more information about how to navigate some of the new procedures at Lakeview this year.

Virtual Tour 7th Grade Hallway
Virtual Tour 8th Grade Hallway

Sign up now for all athletic seasons!

Parents, you can go ahead and sign up for ALL SEASON's sports online. This will enable you to start receiving communications from the coach/program when anything is going on. We are now transitioning from summer workouts to in-season practices/tryouts and some winter/spring sports have suspended any activity for now, but likely will resume mid-September. If you sign up now, you will receive all the necessary communication from the coach prior to the start of the season. Visit https://pickerington-oh.finalforms.com/ to register your athlete today.
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Pre-season drug testing for fall athletes

This coming Thursday, August 6th, we will be having pre-season drug testing for all our fall athletes, minus football (date TBD).


Please enter through the main athletic doors and head into the cafeteria where you will meet your coach. Please do not enter before your designated time slot!


- Masks are mandatory for all student athletes

- Please have students bring a Photo ID if possible, if not make sure that they know their lunch code (this is the same their entire time in Pickerington).


Drug Testing Schedule

9:00am - Boys XC
9:15am - Girls Volleyball
9:30am - Boys Golf
9:50am - Cheer
10:30am - Girls XC
11:20am - Girls Tennis
11:30am - Girls golf


The fee for drug testing is $16 and will be added to your Infinite Campus fees, so no need to bring money.

New Social Justice Development Course Available for students

We still have spots available in the Social Justice Development course. Please email your student's school counselor, ryan_max@plsd.us (7th grade), sarah_geiger@plsd.us (8th grade) or Mrs. Hanagan (rachael_hanagan@plsd.us) if your student is interested in the course. See below for a course description:


Social Justice Development

Grades 7, 8 • Trimester

Students will explore power and privilege in diverse populations, contemporary and historical examples of oppression specifically related to African American history, as well as personal prejudices and biases. This course will support students in gaining an understanding of African American studies from the sociopolitical perspective. Students will develop skills to be advocates and allies for social justice. This course will be taught in formats that include project-based learning, open discussion, and mentorship linking. This is designed specifically for the junior high level as students will be developing self-awareness for social change.

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No student lockers - Backpacks allowed this year

Students will not be able to use lockers while we are in the hybrid schedule. Once we are back full time, students will be assigned lockers. This is to eliminate touch points and to prevent congestion in the hallway. Students will store and carry their belongings in backpacks throughout the day.

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Please update Back to School Forms

Now, more than ever, it is imperative that you update your contact information, in case your student needs to be picked up from school. Read the full article for instructions on how to get your forms updated: https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/news/plsd-launches-single-login-for-back-to-school-forms/

Please note that your student will not receive their schedule until this information has been updated.

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Immunization Requirements for 7th grade/new students

Remember that there is an immunization requirement for 7th graders. Tdap and Meningococcal are required before a student enters the junior high. The Ohio Department of Health provides the attached immunization summary for school attendance in Ohio. Please discuss this with your medical provider.


According to Board Policy 5320 and 5320 AG, immunizations in compliance with state law and the Ohio Department of Health are required for each student unless the parent(s) file an objection. The board of education also requires tuberculosis examinations in compliance with law.


Students new to Pickerington Schools must present written evidence of similar immunizations, or written evidence to indicate that they are in the process of receiving immunizations, to be completed no later than the day of entrance. Students failing to complete immunizations within 14 days after entering are not permitted to return to school.


The Franklin County Health Department offers immunization clinics throughout the school year. An up-to-date schedule is always available on the Franklin County Public Health website.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM PHYSICAL FORMS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR ATHLETICS

School Supply Lists

As a part to reopen school buildings, we are recommending that students carry a minimal amount of supplies. Keep in mind that your student will attend 6 different classes during the day and that these supplies are for personal use only as we are trying to limit shared supplies. They also need to be able to fit everything into their backpacks as students will not have use of lockers during the hybrid model.



Suggested materials:

Notebook/Folder for each class

1 Composition Notebook

2 colors of Highlighter

Pencils

Colored Pencils

Wired Headphones/Earbuds (NO Bluetooth)

Pen (2 colors)

1 Package of tissues

Pencil Pouch

Non-glass water bottle

A mask for daily wear (we recommend a second mask be kept in a plastic bag in their backpack)

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