This is How We Lakeview

August Edition - Volume 4

Message from Mrs. Hanagan

We are less than a week away from the start of the 2020-2021 school year and we are ready to welcome your student to the building. We have some changes to the building designed to keep our students and staff safe. Drinking fountains have been shut off. There is a water bottle fill station near the cafeteria so please have your student bring a non-glass water bottle to drink from during the day. Students will not be assigned lockers, so please provide them with a backpack that they can carry all their items in. The entrance to every classroom has a hand sanitizer station for use throughout the day. We have taken tables and chairs out of the cafeteria to help maintain social distancing, there are only 3 chairs per table (we typically have 8). There will be staggered bells to end each period to reduce the number of students in the hallways. There have also been one-way hallways designed in the academic areas. We will be going over all of this with the students the first few weeks of school. Continue to work with your student on wearing a mask (see the videos below).


For students who are cohort B, please have your student check their school email address as teachers have been sending out Google Classroom codes and information on what August 31st looks like since they will be starting virtually.


Remember that the teachers will be doing a lot of activities around getting to know your student and how things are going to work this year so you will probably not see many grades in the first few weeks. If you have questions, continue to refer to the Lakeview Back to School page as we are constantly updating it. Students in the VLA should have access to their schedules in Infinite Campus. Information on VLA has also been updated on the PLSD website. Click here


Rachael Hanagan

Principal

Please join us for a Virtual Open House

We will be hosting a Virtual Open house on Wednesday, August 26th at 7:00 pm. We will be covering parent drop off, hallways and cafeteria, what to expect in the classrooms, instrument storage, cohort B, and much more! We have attached our Return to School Standard Operating Procedures for you to look over. Please click on the following link to join us tomorrow evening.
Lakeview Junior High Virtual Open House

Start With Hello Week begins August 31!

Each year, our district participates in Start With Hello (SWH) week, a prevention program that teaches children and teens how to be more socially inclusive and connected to each other. With all of the health and safety precautions in place this year it's important to not let Social Distancing lead to Social Isolation. We will have announcements and small engagement activities at school each day during the first week to help encourage students to be on the lookout for others who may need a friend.


Connecting SWH to Conversations at Home

Here are three ways to start a conversation with your Junior High student to connect what we're doing at school with what you're doing at home:

  1. Talk about good and bad kinds of being alone - When does being alone feel good? When does being alone feel bad?

  2. Share Strategies for Starting Conversations - Create your own conversation starters or try using the following: How is your day going? What did you do over the weekend? See if you can come up with your Top 5 Conversation Starters.

Practice Active Listening - During car rides or at dinner challenge each other to use eye contact and truly listen
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Parent Drop-Off Procedures - Front of the school


  • There is a split lane in front of the school.
  • The lane next to the curb is for drop off
  • The lane to the left is for parking only.
  • You may NOT park and drop off your student. If you are parking and coming into the building, please walk with your child to cross the flow of traffic.
  • Your child should be prepared to exit the car when stopped anywhere along the white dividing line.
  • If traffic does not stop, you should pull all the way up to the yellow sign that says “Stop Buses Only.”
  • 8th grade students are to enter through the main doors near the office



  • 7th grade students are to enter through Door Y (to the right of the main office)



This plan is designed to make drop-off safe for our students and more efficient for our parents. We appreciate your cooperation and help in keeping our students safe.

Proper mask usage and storage from our school nurses

PLSD School Nurses: Applying and removing masks
PLSD School Nurses: Storing your mask at school

Technology Troubleshooting and Password Help

My student can’t remember their password / Their account says it is not active/ Issues logging in to Google accounts.

  1. All PLSD students have a Google Account, their username is their email address, which follows a similar pattern of firstname_lastnameXXX@students.plsd.us (where the XXX is the last three of their student ID#.
  2. If the student is in grades K-4 please try their student ID + 00 as their password.
  3. If the student is in grades 5-12 they have created their own password.
  4. If that password does not work or your student has forgotten their password please fill out this form below and we will reset it as soon possible


*Please only submit the form once per student. Multiple submissions will delay the response or cause more confusion with the passwords.


Follow this link for more troubleshooting help

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What Will PLSD's Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) Look Like?

What will PLSD’s Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) look like? That’s the question Chief Academic Officer Sabrina Woodruff answers in this second video in the brand new “Ask PLSD” video series. The series will feature a member of our team responding to your question(s) in a short video. You can submit questions anytime to ask@plsd.us and we will work hard to get answers for you!
What Will PLSD's Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) Look Like?

School Nurse Fall Newsletter

View the document below for important information from our school nurse, Melanie Thompson.