This Is How We Lakeview
October 2021 Edition
We have made it to October!
Reminder that Wednesday, October 6th is a virtual learning day for all students. Students will have assignments that they are expected to work on while they are home that day. There will be NO ATTENDANCE CHECK-IN by parents or students required for this day.
Parent-Teacher conferences are October 7th and 12th. If you would like to set up a conference with your student's team, please reach out to any of the their team teachers and they can set up a conference. All conferences will be virtual.
PTO is sponsoring Teen Night. Since we have not had a teen night in several years, the students have never experienced it. We usually have open courts for basketball and either volleyball or dodgeball, music, games, crafts, and other activities for the students to participate in. It will be held at Lakeview Junior High on October 22nd. This is for LAKEVIEW STUDENTS ONLY. More information will be coming soon. FYI, this is not a VAX card event as this is PTO sponsored and not school sponsored.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Parents, during the month of October your students will have lots of mini-lessons and conversation starters during their PAWtime on Bullying. Please take a few minutes to ask your student what they are discussing during PAWtime. Families play an important role in helping us create a positive school culture at Lakeview. Our goal is that Lakeview Junior High be a place where all students feel safe and a sense of belonging. Here are some resources to help you continue the conversations at home. You can visit Stomp Out Bullying and Stop Bullying for information, resources and support.
PTO is in need of donations
The Lakeview PTO is in the process of putting together our tree for the annual PEF (Pickerington Education Foundation) Charity event. The tree will be part of a silent auction to raise money for PLSD students. We are in need of donations that are valued at $20 each or greater to achieve a total of $200 total in items. The theme for our tree is Go BUCKS! so any OSU related items or gift cards are appreciated. If you have items to donate, please send them with your student or drop them off at the main office no later than October 6th. Below you will find a donor receipt for your items as this is a tax deductible donation.
🎃News from Mrs. Smith in the Media Center
The October Pick Your Poison book challenge began last Friday! Students will have the opportunity to participate by reading books to complete 1-3 challenge levels or even read one book to join the mini challenge. Please have your child check out October’s book challenge.
Parents Please Be Aware: October TikTok Challenge
The Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) has learned of a new October social media challenge that impacts Ohio schools and, specifically, staff and educators.
Some TikTok users have devised a monthly list that includes various pranks or “challenges” to take place at school. For example, in recent weeks, there have been incidents of school vandalism as part of the "devious lick" challenge. We sent this out to our Lakeview families a few weeks ago.
The published challenge for the month of October asks students to “Slap a Teacher."
The challenge encourages students to slap a teacher or staff member and run before being caught committing the assault. The incident must be also be filmed or the challenge does not “count.”
Some open-source media states that TikTok is addressing these trends by deleting and blocking the names of users associated with the challenges. It is being reported that TikTok is now directing associated hashtags to its Community Guidelines page. However, these videos can still be found on this platform by using variations of these terms or misspellings.
Please talk with your student about these "challenges" and the consequences that they would face at school and legally if they participate in them. The Student Code of Conduct can be found starting on page 31 of the student handbook.
Please support the Lakeview PTO
Expectations for students who are out on quarantine
Panorama Survey begins October 12th
We know there is more to our students than just their grades. We want to support our students Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) so they can develop the skills they need to be successful in life. Our Panorama survey helps us understand the needs of our students so we can create an environment that is going to help them succeed. Please see additional information about the Panorama Survey in the PDFs attached here.
National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is September 15th - October 15th
Boys Basketball Pre-Season Information
The Community Corner
- Earlier this week, the Leadership Team met with Mr. Baptist, Mr. Max, Mrs. Geiger, and Ms. Baughman. Students reviewed the meeting norms that we set at the end of last year, as well as our “why” for being part of this group. A big “why” that was discussed: At the end of last year, only 37% of our students reported that they feel like they belong in the school or that they have a connection with the school. Put another way, roughly two-thirds of our students feel like they don’t belong. The Leadership Team agreed that this is a big problem and much of our work this year is going to center around what we can do to ensure students know they belong and that they are valued.
- The PBIS iReady Challenge -- also including ALEKs and Membean -- is off to a strong start, and Mrs. Campbell’s E/I class won the first incentive cart of the year this past week. Each week, the top E/I class (based on highest average of lessons passed per student) earns a visit from the incentive cart, as well as the top three students on each team. At the end of each trimester, all “top 3 team” winners will be entered into a drawing for gift bags filled with rewards and coupons from around the community.
- If any families are interested in being a part of our PBIS: Social Justice sub-group, please let Ben Baptist (Lead Assistant Principal) know at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at (614) 830-2281. We would love to have more family involvement with PBIS this year to help us shape our work with our students as we work toward our goal of ensuring that every student feels welcomed and valued in our building.
- Has your student done something awesome or noteworthy? Do you want to celebrate them and their accomplishments? In future Community Corners, we hope to highlight more of our students through the Student Spotlight feature. We have updated the Family Feedback Form to include an area where you can share the details that you want to highlight about your student. Check it out!
Updates from the Family Feedback Form
One family shared a positive about Mr. Moore and the connections he makes with his students, and we happily passed that along to him so he knows how much of an impact he has on his students.
One concern came to us regarding the number of bathroom breaks/passes we allow for students. Students were recently given a sheet of 12 passes to use through the end of the trimester. Our plan moving forward is to pass out a new sheet of 12 passes each 6-week period for students to use. Any unused passes by the end of each 6-week period can be turned in to the office for entries into a drawing.
The Lakeview Family Feedback Form
Click the button if you would like to give the counseling and administrative team feedback.
FYI, there is a change of information on the Lakeview Important Dates flyer. We originally had conferences on October 12th listed as 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, the actual times will be 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.