This Is How We Lakeview

November Edition- Volume 2

PLSD to stay in hybrid model

On Monday, November 9th, the district made the decision to remain in the hybrid model due to the rising number of cases in Ohio as well at the current 'red' status of Fairfield county. This means that we will stay with the cohorts and students will only attend school in-person 2 days a week. We will continue to evaluate our local numbers on a weekly basis, and when a decision is made to return, we will provide at least a week's notice.

During a statewide address on Wednesday evening, DeWine announced that he would be reissuing Ohio's mask order. We want to do our part to ensure that our students are properly wearing their masks. We make announcements every day, but your help is needed. We greatly appreciate you having the conversation with your student that not covering their nose with their mask is like not wearing one at all and that everyone needs to do their part. Students who are not following the PLSD face covering policy are subject to school discipline.

Rachael Hanagan


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Congratulations to our Lakeview Values Winners

Our teachers are always on the lookout for students they can celebrate for doing the right thing. Check out this week's Lakeview Values winners - Way to go, Panthers!
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Important update 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

Introducing Lakeview’s new Community Corner!

In an effort to include families more in our work to support our students, we are launching the Community Corner section in the This is How We Lakeview newsletter. The Corner will be updated weekly and include information about upcoming student meetings (Change Chats), student features (eVoLV), requests for family input, and updates based on what we heard from you.

  • Change Chats - Each month, our school counselors, counseling interns, and members of the administrative team invite students to attend a Change Chat during their lunch period. The focus of the Chat changes each month and provides students and staff an opportunity to talk about issues the students see in the building and what everyone can do to change those issues for the better. Last month, we held our first Change Chat for both cohorts about how welcome and valued all students feel in the building. Students shared some concerns and ideas they had about how to make Lakeview a more inclusive place to all students.

  • eVoLV (Every Voice of Lakeview) - Similar to the Humans of New York features on social media, eVoLV will feature anonymous stories of our students, their experiences, their backgrounds -- all to highlight the unique person each student is and the stories that make us who we are as a community. You will find new eVoLV features in each Community Corner update.

  • 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 staff 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.

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).

Technology Support for 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 18th 12:00pm to 3:00pm

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

Technology Support Signup

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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!

CHANGE to positive COVID-19 procedures

We have 1 change to the procedure that we originally shared with the Lakeview families; please 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

Weekly Sign up for Meals on Virtual Days

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