This Is How We Lakeview

February Edition: Volume 2

It's here! Scheduling information is here!

The month of February and March begin our journey into looking into the courses our students will take next school year. In the upcoming weeks, students will be presented with information regarding scheduling courses. There will be a live stream parent meeting and Q&A session to go over scheduling information with counselors and administrators, on March 1st. Families with 6th grade students going into 7th grade can join the meeting at 6:30 PM, and our families of 7th graders going into 8th grade can join at 7:30 PM. If for some reason you are unable to hop on to watch the meeting it will be recorded for families will be able to access the recording. We will have information on scheduling our current 8th graders for the high school soon. There will be a live stream parent meeting on Wednesday, February 24th at 6:30 pm with scheduling information from North. Please continue to monitor upcoming communications with more details and links in regards to scheduling.


Trimester 2 ends on Friday, February 19th. Please check Infinite Campus to see if there are assignments/assessments that your student needs to complete prior to the end of the grading period. Please reach out to their teachers if you need information on specific assignments.


Rachael Hanagan

Principal

Parent-teacher conferences are coming up at the beginning of March

We will be have evening Parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 9th. Teachers will be scheduling conferences from 3:40-7:00 pm on these days. All parent-teacher conferences will be held virtually this year. 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.

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Track and Field Information

If you're interested in your son or daughter competing in Track and Field, please register them on Final Forms with all forms completed (physical, COVID return to play, etc.). Practice will officially begin on Monday, March 1. Practice times will be 3:15 - 4:30. We will practice outside in any weather. Have your son/daughter prepared for any conditions. Students MUST complete the COVID Daily Symptom check for every workout, practice, competition. Parents can find this document on our website (pickeringtonpanthers.org) under the more tab. Most parent/athlete communication will be through the texting app Heja. Please download the app and join the Lakeview Track and Field team with the code YS - 514020.


STUDENTS/COACHES SHOULD BE WEARING MASKS AT ALL TIMES UNLESS INVOLVED IN AEROBIC ACTIVITIES. THIS INCLUDES IN AND OUT OF THE BUILDING. This is an amazing sport where athletes learn work ethic, competitive spirit, and camaraderie. If you have any questions, please contact Tim Starkey at Tim_starkey@plsd.us


Attached is the Final Forms link

https://pickerington-oh.finalforms.com/

The Dentist is coming to school!

Pickerington Local School District has partnered with Ohio Dental Outreach to offer you in-school dental care. Ohio Dental Outreach will be at our school on Monday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 25th. A form will be going home with you student or you can fill it out online at www.MySchoolDentist.com. If you have any questions please email the school nurse (melanie_thompson@plsd.us).

New Horizons - Suicide Prevention Program

Pickerington Schools are again partnering with New Horizons Mental Health Services to provide the SOS: Signs of Suicide Prevention Program to Lakeview students. Please see the attached letter for more information about the presentations, including information about the depression screening tool used by New Horizons.


The next presentations will take place in all of Mr. Ross' 8th grade Science and Integrated Science classes on Thursday, February 18th (Cohort B) and Monday, March 1st (Cohort A).


Feel free to contact Mr. Max or Mrs. Geiger if you have any questions about this program.

Global Scholars Application for 21-22

What is the Global Scholars Program?


The course series provides hands-on experiences, simulations, and practical examples and strategies for global studies and cultural competence. Students will gain a deeper understanding of and define intercultural competence, explore the "other" and the value of varied perspectives throughout their school communities, gain insights into cultural nuances and effective interaction with local-global cultures, and develop a skills toolkit to leverage the global landscape of their classrooms and school communities to enrich all students' experiences. For more information, check out the flyer and video below.

Community Partners: Columbus Council on World Affairs

PYAA Softball and JBL registration is now open!

PYAA registration for softball and baseball is open now until March 26th. More information can be found in the flyer below or at PYAA.org

PRIDE Newsletter

Hello Pickerington Family,


As a committee and district, we excitedly enter into Black History Month and Women's History Month seasons! We invite you to speak with your students, engage your schools, and bring about awareness to your families about the planned celebratory and historical content students will be privy to throughout the month as we celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans and women throughout our history.


A big shout out to the Newsletter committee for making this edition happen! We hope you enjoy and welcome any and all feedback. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at PRIDE@PLSD.US. Have a great week!


See PRIDE Newsletter link below.

The Community Corner

Recent Updates

  • Due to Tuesday’s snow/virtual day, we have pushed back the Change Chats another week. We now plan to hold Change Chats this coming week (Tuesday the 16th for Cohort A, and Friday the 19th for Cohort B).
  • In the coming weeks, interested staff members will be taking part in a book study as part of our Social Justice MTSS implementation. If you are interested in reading along with us, the book options we’ve given staff are The Dreamkeepers (Gloria Ladson-Billings), Teaching for Black Lives (Dyan Watson, Jesse Hagopian, Wayne Au), and Courageous Conversations about Race (Glenn E. Singleton).
  • Families, if you have any ideas about what we could do in the building to support our students, staff, and families regarding their sense of belonging to the school community, please use the Family Feedback Form (linked below). As our students have heard throughout the year, our number-one goal is that every single one of our students, staff, and families feel welcomed and valued.

Updates from the Family Feedback Form

We received one question/request about the current learning model and the possibility of students returning to the building full-time. For up-to-date information and more specifics, the best place to watch for those updates would be PLSD’s social media accounts and Board of Education meetings, as District Office administrators present their recommendation about a possible return to the Board each meeting.

The Lakeview Family Feedback Form

This form will be linked in each Community Corner update, allowing families to offer feedback to the counseling and administrative team regarding social justice, mental health, academic support, friendships/relationships, etc. Counselors and administrators will review the feedback on a weekly basis and send out any updates to concerns/questions in the next Community Corner update.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNN8KtrGeMUpmLhQ7ia8pGz1iG5snchQPSKu8v7kYNllh2Pw/viewform

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Sign up for Meals on Virtual Days

Breakfast and lunch are free for ALL students on their virtual days!


The deadline to sign up for the week is Monday by 10am. 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 you need to sign up for 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