This Is How We Lakeview

October Edition - Volume 4

Masks and Cell Phones

As the school year progresses, we have started seeing more students who are not properly wearing their masks in the hallways or at their desks. Please remind your student that masks are to be worn at all times in the building, except when eating or drinking. They need to have their mask covering their mouth and nose. We are seeing a lot of students not having it over their nose (I have helped several students adjust their nose piece so that it fits better). Every staff member has been given masks for the students so if theirs breaks or gets soiled during the day, they just need to ask and we will give them a replacement.


If you need to check your student out for an appointment, please call ahead so that we can have your student ready to go when you arrive. Along those lines, students are not allowed to have their cell phones on during the day. Per board policy, phones are to be off and away during the school day in grade K-8 (we remind them of this every morning on the announcements). If you need to get ahold of your student, please call the office and we can get a message to them.


Remember to double check with your student that they are checking in for attendance on their virtual days and to check the Classroom Information Page (linked at the bottom of this newsletter) so that you know what they have coming up. There is also still time to schedule Parent/teacher conferences for November 3rd.


Rachael Hanagan

Principal

Highlights from the Flexible Learning Plan 2.0

Every week from now until November 16th, I am going to highlight a different section of the Flexible Learning Plan. To access the plan from the district website, please follow this link: Flexible Learning 2.0 Plan


This week is administration expectations. This section of the plan is included below but here are some of the highlights:

  • Ensure that all staff members are wearing proper face coverings
  • Ensure that classrooms are set up appropriately and being disinfected
  • Provide reminders to staff and students about standard operating procedures
  • Limit visitors to the building
  • Provide supervision in the hallways during transitions
  • Support the work of the Teacher Based Teams

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State Advisory Council Now Recruiting Parents/Caregivers of K-12 Children and Students in Grades 7-12

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center is recruiting parents/caregivers and students for their State Advisory Council. They are seeking a diverse group of parents/caregivers and students from all regions of Ohio. Apply to be a part of this wonderful opportunity to share ideas about how Ohio families and schools can work together to support the education of all children.


Find out more about the State Advisory Council here. Download the application and follow the instructions at the end of the document to apply!

Holiday Assistance 2020

Pickerington Schools are once again teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department
to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season. Check out the attached PDF for more details on how to sign up!

Last call for parent teacher conferences

Our last day for conferences is November 3rd. These conferences will be held virtually. If you have not done so already, please reach out to one of your student's team teachers to schedule a conference with the entire team. Electives teachers are also available for conferences, you can either request them to attend the conference with the team or schedule a separate time to meet with them.

CHANGE to positive COVID-19 procedures

We have 1 change to the procedure that we originally shared with the Lakeview families, see the underlined/bolded portion below.


  1. A letter is sent to the entire building (both cohorts) stating there is a confirmed case
  2. A classroom letter is sent to any person who is in class with the individual
  3. The district office calls and emails anyone who is considered to be in close contact with the individual with specific instructions on next steps. The county health department may also follow up with these individuals


Families who do not receive a personal phone call are deemed to not be at risk based on contact tracing guidelines for the case in question

Halloween Costumes at Lakeview

Students and staff will be allowed to wear Halloween costumes to school next week. Cohort A your dress-up day is Tuesday, October 27th and Cohort B your day is Friday, October 30th. Costumes must follow the school dress code and be school appropriate. Students cannot wear face paint or a full face mask. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Hanagan.

Picture Retakes/Make Up Days next week

Orders from picture day can still be placed online at https://inter-state.com/. Use order code: 52333KB

*Pay online with an electronic check, debit card, credit card, or PayPal.


If you missed school pictures, the make up dates are October 27th and 29th.

Cheerleading for basketball

Cheerleading basketball clinics/tryouts will be as follows:

November 5 and 10, 2020 from 5:30-7:00pm at Lakeview Jr. High in the gymnasium. Both dates are required.


Here is the link for more information about trying out for cheerleading basketball. (https://sites.google.com/plsd.us/phsn-ljh-cheerleading/jh-basketball-clinictryout?authuser=0)

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Winter Athletics is gearing up

Believe it or not, our first sports season of the 20-21 school year will be coming to a close after this weekend for our Fall athletes. As winter sports begin gearing up, keep in mind that all open gyms and other winter sports announcements will be posted on our PHSN/Lakeview Athletic website: www.pickeringtonpanthers.org. Make sure you're registered for the sport you're interested in so that you receive any communications the coaches send out, once announcements start!

Order your Yearbook today!

Yearbooks are now on sale. The cost is $35. Any personalizations have to be purchased before Jan 30, 2021.


Since the number of spectators are limited, the yearbook staff needs your help with photos. Please upload any photos of Lakeview Jr High students that you take at any Lakeview events this school year. Access code is panthers.


Link for purchasing yearbooks and for uploading photos:

https://yearbookforever.com/


Lakeview happenings

Mr. Moore's class was able to play their favorite review game, Writing Basketball, this week with the help of Mr. Galvin (aka Mr. Clean) sanitizing the basketball in between shots. Mr. Moore broke out his old referee uniform and made sure all of the rules of the game were followed. The students had a blast!

Message from Food Services

The Food Service Department is sending out negative balance letters to parents and guardians. Most of these balances are carryover balances from last year. We encourage you to pay off the balances as soon as possible. If your child wishes to purchase any extra items that are not included in the free meals they will need to have money on their account. A safe and easy way to add money to your account is by using mypaymentsplus.com.

Weekly Sign up for Meals on Virtual Days

If you would like to receive breakfast and lunch for the days your student is virtual, please click on the correct link to sign up. Remember that this is free for ALL students. Remember that you need to do this every week.


Virtual Learning Academy link - https://forms.gle/GDUD99SzVPxeKmG66

Cohort A link https://forms.gle/M3tMsDDnUdk12PWq8

Cohort B link https://forms.gle/51mAnzb5Mqbjs9Xv7