Lake Wilderness Wildcat Word

January 2021

Happy New Year to You!

I hope that this new year brings joy and more normal circumstances for our whole community. I’m looking forward to bringing some students back into the building and continuing the good learning remotely for those who choose to stay remote. Please know that we support your family in whichever model works best for your situation.

Lots of information coming your way this month. While we do not have an exact reopening date yet we are making all preparations for this transition in learning. Please make sure you have filled out the survey to indicate your remote or in-building preference ASAP- this is the first step in our preparations. Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey! If you did not receive a survey, please check your email spam filter or contact the Teaching and Learning Department by emailing TahomaUpdates@TahomaSD.US.

January Dates

  • Jan. 18- No School, MLK JR Day
  • Jan. 20, 21 and 22- Conferences
  • Jan. 21- Supply Pick up- Any time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 25- No School, Semester Break Day

Our January conference dates are approaching! While you will be meeting with your child’s teacher, students will be meeting with our wonderful specialists for live instruction! Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you to schedule your conference slot. Please plan on the following schedule for Jan. 20, 21 and 22:

9:00- Morning Meeting hosted by Specialist or Teachers

9:20-9:40- LIVE Specialist lesson (STEAM, Music, Future Ready or PE)

9:40-10:20- Independent work

10:20-10:30- Break

10:30-11:30- Choice Board

11:30-12:30- Lunch and break

12:30-12:50 LIVE Specialist lesson (STEAM, Music, Future Ready or PE)

12:50-1:30-Independent work

*LIVE lesson zoom links to come

Thank you for your continued support and welcome back Wildcats!

Melanie Ready


Dear Tahoma Families:

As we approach the halfway point of the school year, we want to remind you that report cards will be posted in Skyward on Jan. 19, and virtual parent-teacher conferences will be held on Jan. 20, 21 and 22. Conferences will be conducted remotely, via Zoom, and teachers will contact parents this week to begin scheduling meeting times.

Supply Pick-Up dates January

We will see you at Supply Pick Up between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 21!


If you received your placards last pickup with your family number, please hang those on your rearview mirror as you pull around.

If you were unable to receive your placard last pickup, please have an ID ready.

A message from our wonderful PTSA

We would love for you to attend (via zoom) our general meeting on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. All are invited, especially those who are interested in serving as a PTSA committee chair. We need new chairs for almost all our positions so we can offer the great programs we all love in the Fall and throughout the entire school year! Check our website or email for more information!


What is self-care? Self-care describes a conscious act one takes in order to promote their own physical, mental, and emotional health. There are many forms self-care may take. It could be ensuring you get enough sleep every night or stepping outside for a few minutes for some fresh air. Use this link or form below to track ways you can take care of your body, relationships and heart!

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Attention, Wildcats: Were you not able to attend school picture day?

Submit your student's portrait to the Yearbook!

  1. In a Google Chrome browser, go to:
  2. Search for Lake Wilderness or use the code: 93800
  3. Click 'Create Account'
  4. Use your email address to make your account (you only need to do this once!)
  5. Click on the blue 'Upload Images' bar
  6. Select the image to upload
  7. Choose the Student Portrait album to upload the imago to
  8. Don't forget to "Tag" your student's name and teacher

Congratulations, You've completed the upload and supported the yearbook! There is no limit to how many photos you can upload, so keep them coming!

For assistance with Pictavo Community, please call, Pictavo Technical Support 1-800-290-0036

Food Service

Now that we are back from Winter break, we have resumed meal services at curbside at Lake Wilderness Elementary School and Tahoma High School.

AM pick up 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Mid-day pick up 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Library Corner

Library books can be returned at every supply pick up. Please login in to your library account to see what books are checked out in your student’s name, or refer to the receipt that is included with each check out. Library notices will be coming home in supply pick ups on 1/21/2021. Thank you!