Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ February 25

No School on Friday, March 4

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Mask and Covid Changes coming

Last week, the school board voted to start adjusting the mitigation strategies as we emerge from the Covid pandemic. Please see this page on the district website for the full information.

Important things to know:

• Close contact students that have no symptoms will no longer be quarantined.

• Students with Covid symptoms will still need to stay home.

• Continue reporting absences using our online system (see below)

• Starting on Monday, March 7, masks will be optional as long as the positivity rating for a building is below 1.5%. If there were to be a spike in cases, a building would return to required masks for at least two weeks.

The decision to continue wearing a mask is a serious, personal conversation to have at home. You should start that conversation as a family now and help your student with the choice you would like them to make starting March 7.

We continue to encourage vaccinations as a way to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars!

Friday, March 4 - No School

Friday, March 11 - Elementary dismissal at 11:45 a.m.

Wednesday, March 16 - Elementary dismissal at 2:05 p.m.

Lakeview Concert - Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school PAC

Lakeview PTO Bingo Night - March 31 from 6:30-7:30

District-wide Elementary Art Show - April 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the high school

Lakeview PTO Spring Dance - April 28 from 6:00-7:30

SM Literacy Night at the high school - May 5 from 5:00-7:30

We Get Messy ...

It is the time of year when students get wet or messy, and we do not have extra clothes in the office. Please send a change of clothes to school with your child that may be kept in his/her locker. Even our 4th and 5th graders could use an extra set of clothes for those unexpected messes. Your child will thank you for it!

5th Grade Camp Information

Over the last week, we have sent information about 5th grade camp to families. This link gives you all the information about camp. If you did not attend conferences, we will be sending home permission slips with directions. Please return them as soon as possible.

Absence Reporting

If your child has any symptoms (including non-Covid symptoms), the only way to report the student's absence is by using this link. You will need to complete this by 8:30 a.m. anytime your student will be absent because of illness. If multiple students from your household will be absent due to illness, you will need to complete it once for each student. This link is available on the Lakeview website as well as in this family newsletters. This will help us be more responsive to you, our families, with our Covid protocols.

The link for absence reporting will stay on the Lakeview homepage as well as in the family newsletter each week.

If your student is not missing school due to symptoms (for example, a dentist appointment or a family vacation), please continue to call the Lakeview office directly.

4K Registration for 22-23 is now open

If you have a child that is eligible for 4K next year, it is time to register! And if you know a family member, friend, or neighbor that has a child that could be in 4K next year, please let them know.

To be in 4K next year, the child must be 4 years old on or before September 1st. All day 4K is available at all four elementary schools and half day 4K is available at Blakewood. Although it is not "first come, first served" our 4K programs will fill up quickly, especially the all-day 4K programs. So it is best to get your registration in right now instead of waiting.

Here is a link to the information about 4K registration. All incoming 4K students are registered as "new students" (rather than "adding a student to your family).

Contact Lakeview if you have any questions about 4K registration for 2022-2023.

This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 6 Golden Lions awarded to students since our last newsletter. Here are the descriptions for each of those Golden Lions. Our students demonstrate GREAT character at Lakeview!

• Vivvy can rote count to 145 and has exceeded our end of the year counting goal! Super!

• Aiden can rote count to 159 and has exceeded our end of the year counting goal! Super!

• Kiyus had a great week! He has been kind and tried his best each day. I am so proud of Kiyus!

• Charlotte is always willing to work hard and problem-solve! Her kindness and smile shine when she is engaged!

• In math class, I showed Greisi a new strategy. She thought really hard about why it works and then said, "THANKS Ms. Swick - that's a great strategy. It really makes sense to me!" Trying a new strategy is a super way to be engaged! Keep it up!

• When another student in class was injured, Jax showed kindness and concern, and willingly helped the student to the nurses office during physical education class.

Roar Awards!

Do you appreciate a staff member at Lakeview? Show them you care by submitting their name for a ROAR Award (the grown-up version of our Golden Lions for students). Here is the link to submit - you can submit as many as you want, every week! The staff member will get a certificate and his/her name will be entered in a monthly drawing for a gift card to the place of their choice. Our staff really appreciates the nice notes. ROAR Awards are sponsored by the Lakeview PTO.

Lakeview's Mission:

The mission of Lakeview Elementary is to ensure each and every learner GROWS the knowledge and skills essential to achieving their full potential.

Lakeview's Vision:

We will create a school where each and every learner will thrive in welcoming and inclusive learning communities.

Lakeview's Values:

• We value strong relationships between students, staff, and families.

• We value being responsive to student academic and social-emotional needs.

• We value staff collaboration that supports shared goals and actions for student success.