This Is How We Lakeview

November Edition- Volume 3

Happy Thanksgiving

Reminder that we will not see Cohort B students next week as we have those days off but these students will need to check-in for attendance on Monday and Tuesday. There is no school Wednesday-Friday, so please take some time to just breathe and relax, we know that the last few months have been crazy busy!

We will not be printing report cards for Trimester 1. If you would like to have a copy of your student's report card, login to Infinite Campus and in the left hand tool bar click on "documents" and on the right, is a "report card" heading. Select "Lakeview T1 Report Card" and a copy of their report card should pull up. Note: Interims are the halfway point of the trimester (6 weeks in) so that we can check and see how a student is doing/if they need help before grades become final. If you are having issues with this, please contact the main office for assistance.

I included this several weeks ago but students are still asking. Please have your student bring a refillable water bottle to school every day. Since we now have all the water bottle fill stations installed, we will no longer be supplying water for the students. If they need water, they will have to purchase one for $1.25 from the machines near the cafeteria.

Have a relaxing Thanksgiving Break!

Rachael Hanagan


Trimester 2 VLA Art Items Ready for Pick up

If your student is in the VLA and is taking art as their elective for Trimester 2, art supplies are now available to be picked up. Please check and see who the teacher is as that determines which building you are picking up supplies from. If you have Mrs. Broz-England for art you will be picking up supplies from Lakeview (12445 Ault Road) and if you have Mrs. Knox you will be picking up from Ridgeview (130 Hill Road South). The offices are open from 7:00 am-3:15 pm on during the week (we will be closed Thursday and Friday next week for Thanksgiving). Please just ring the bell at the main door and someone will bring the supplies out to you.

Thank you to Jersey Mike's and an anonymous community member

The staff at Lakeview Junior High would like to say thank you to Jersey Mike's and our anonymous community member for supplying us with lunch this past Wednesday. Having lunch provided for us was much appreciated and we loved the surprise. So whoever you are, THANK YOU for all of us at Lakeview Junior High!

Updates from our School Nurse

Pickerington Local School District has changed the policy on when students can return after illness. Students must be fever and symptom free for 72 hours without the use of medication to return to school. This is a change from 24 hours.

Please remember to assess your child for symptoms before school each day. Do not send children to school with any of the following symptoms:

  • Temperature 100.0 degrees or higher

  • New or worsened cough

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • New or worsened nasal congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

Do not send students to school if they have 2 or more of the following:

  • Headache

  • Body aches

  • New or worsened fatigue

  • Diarrhea

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff safe during these challenging times. Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions.

Melanie Thompson BSN, RN

School Nurse

Lakeview Junior High

TODAY is the last day to sign up for 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!

Want to donate to Holiday Help?

There are several ways to donate this year: ● The traditional big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools accepting donations of new toys/gifts. ● Gift cards are also appreciated. ● Cash donations through Paypal. ● Another way of donating this year is through Amazon and Target. If you would prefer to donate in this way, click on the links below. Be sure to ship to Violet Township Fire Department Toy Drive (address will appear as an option).

Taco Tuesday!

The Lakeview and Pick North Softball Programs are having a TACO TUESDAY NIGHT at Chipotle in Pickerington on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24th, 4pm-8pm. Show this flyer to the Chipotle cashier for us to receive 33% of the proceeds!


Use code ZWB9NNT before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on or through

the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser.

One day left for Technology Support in November

For the month of November, the Technology Department will be offering support sessions on select days throughout the month. Please see below for days and times and sign up using the link!

• Wednesday, November 25th 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Technology Support Signup

The Community Corner

Upcoming Change Chat

The next Change Chat for both cohorts will be held the week of December 7th and will focus on friendships and how to be a supportive friend and ally to others. Students will get more information about the Chat for their cohort during their PAW Time on Monday, December 7th, and Thursday, December 10th.

eVoLV (Every Voice of Lakeview)

This week we talked to our students about mental health. We had very engaging conversations and noticed a lot of similarities between our students. Some of the themes we heard from our kids were: trouble focusing, stress and self-doubt about grades, and struggling on virtual days. We also heard that school can be a positive distraction from everything else going on in the world and that our students love seeing their friends. Click the link to see the EVOLV Summary from this week!

Updates from the Family Feedback Form

  • Thank you to those families who already reached out to us through the Family Feedback form and shared concerns and ideas.

  • We understand that the pandemic and the current environment regarding in-person/virtual learning is the number-one thing that most families are thinking about. No matter what learning model we are in for the year, whether it’s full, hybrid, or virtual, we will provide the safest learning environment possible for our students. Our social distancing guidelines and our classroom/building cleaning procedures will not change. Please see previous newsletters for more specific information regarding our building’s standard operating procedures.

  • One great suggestion that came to us is the creation of a Diversity Club. This year, clubs look a little different in the hybrid model because all meetings take place virtually. This is something we will talk about more during our weekly counselor/administrator meetings. For students/families who are looking for opportunities to get involved right now with diversity-focused initiatives, here are some ideas:

    • Participate in the Change Chats

    • Speak with your school counselor about being featured in the weekly EVOLV update

    • Email your school counselor to enroll in the Social Justice Development course (it’s not too late!)

  • One family noted the importance of not just the social justice conversation, but also the culture of change conversation. We couldn’t agree more. This Community Corner is just one aspect of the multi-tiered approach that we are in the beginning stages of starting in the building. Counselors and administrators have developed (and continue to develop) various supports for students, families, and staff as we begin to look at how we, as a building, support all students and what we can do better. Ultimately, our hope is that our work allows us to reflect on our building culture to identify what changes we need to make.

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.

PLSD Update Regarding Stay-at-Home Advisory

On Wednesday, November 18, Franklin County Public Health and the City of Columbus issued a joint Stay-at-Home Advisory for the city of Columbus and Franklin County.

The advisory is posted on the Franklin County Public Health website.

This advisory stresses for residents to, “…..stay at home to the greatest extent possible. Residents are advised to only leave home to go to work or school or for essential needs such as medical care, groceries, medicine and food pick up.”

Residents also are strongly advised not to have any guests in their homes unless they are essential workers, including for the Thanksgiving holiday. Columbus and Franklin County residents also are urged to limit meetings and social events to 10 individuals both indoors and outside, and to avoid traveling in and out of the state.”

While the majority of the Pickerington Schools are in Fairfield County, many residents of our district live in Franklin County.

The district asks its residents to adhere to this advisory to the maximum extent possible.

However, we do not at this time have any plans to change our current learning model from the hybrid model to all virtual.

In Section 6 under “Additional Guidance,” the advisory states:

“All higher education institutions and local school districts are advised to maintain their current learning modalities.”

Additionally, the “Additional Guidance” section also states:

“All organizations and residents are strongly advised to suspend and discontinue extracurricular activities including sports.”

The district administrative team is taking this final piece of guidance under advisement, and will provide further guidance to our schools and community about our extra-curricular activities in the upcoming days.

Finally, we understand the difficulties and the stress that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing our students and families. During this challenging time, we encourage our community to continue to adhere to local health guidance to the maximum extent possible for the safety and welfare of all. We thank you for your diligence and efforts as we all continue to work together to combat COVID-19.

Thank you.

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No Meals for the Week of Thanksgiving

If you sign up this week, you are signing up for the week of November 30th!

Beginning the week of November 1st, the Food Service Department is changing the sign up deadline for cohort and virtual food bags. The deadline will now be every 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 this is free for ALL students but you need to do this every week.

Virtual Learning Academy link -

Cohort A link

Cohort B link