This Is How We Lakeview

February Edition

Scheduling information coming soon...

Even though we have just begun the second part of the school year we are already in the planning stages for course scheduling for next year. Our current hybrid model poses some challenges to holding our normal face to face meetings, but we are working on video presentation tools to assist in the scheduling process. Please look for additional information over the next few weeks. Stay tuned.


Reminders:


  1. Students are not to have bluetooth headphones at school, we are seeing an increase in the number of students who are bringing these.
  2. Please make sure that your student is coming to school with a water bottle as the drinking fountains are still turned off.
  3. Chromebooks need to be charged prior to coming to school; teachers no longer have chargers.
  4. We have a growing number of items in the lost and found (especially little things, like glasses). Please have your student check in the office if they are missing anything.
  5. Students are reminded to turn cell phones off during the day and keep them in a safe place if they need to bring them to school. The district policy for K-8th grade is to have them off during school hours. We appreciate your support in this. If you need to reach your student, please contact the main office and we will have them come down to the office to call you.


Thank you for all that you do to help your students be successful!


Rachael Hanagan

Principal

Yearbook is looking for photos!

Since the number of spectators at school events are limited, the yearbook staff needs your help with photos. Please upload any photos of Lakeview Jr High students that you take at any Lakeview events this school year. This could be sporting events, concerts, meetings, etc. Access code is panthers.



Link for purchasing yearbooks and for uploading photos:

https://yearbookforever.com/

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

Voluntary Track Practice for Distance Runners

All boys and girls cross country runners interested in track, voluntary practices will be Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:15 - 4:15. These started this week. For more information, contact Mr. Starkey (tim_starkey@plsd.us)

This is currently for distance runners only, look for more information on track in the middle of February.

Free Golf Clinics

Turnberry Golf Course is offering a fun 2 hour golf clinic providing juniors ages 6-18 an introduction to the game of golf. No experience preferred. Clubs can be provided if necessary and it’s FREE. If you are interested, please see or email Coach Schill (steven_schill@plsd.us) for details.

More information is provided in the flyers below.

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.

Helping your student re-engage in school

This seems to be the time of year of year when we see student engagement drop off. Here are some ways to help your student get back on track to success.
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The Community Corner

Recent Updates

  • This coming Tuesday (Feb. 9th) and Friday (Feb. 12th), students will have the opportunity to participate in February’s Change Chat during their lunch periods. This month’s Change Chat will focus on leadership and goal setting; students will also have an opportunity to apply to serve on the Lakeview Leadership Team. This application also will be made available to students through their PAW Time, in case they do not attend the Change Chat but are still interested in joining the leadership team.

  • Sarah Geiger, our 8th grade school counselor, will be presenting our Social Justice MTSS and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives to the Citizen’s Advisory Committee at their next meeting this Monday.

  • 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 had one concern shared with us about in-class instruction when students are in the building on their cohort days. Unfortunately, after we came back to school at the beginning of January, we went into iReady diagnostic testing pretty quickly, which took over two weeks in ELA and Math classes, so students weren’t receiving their typical instruction. Now that we are out of iReady testing, instruction should return to what students have been used to throughout the year. If there are concerns about a specific class or content area, please let the front office know so we can check it out.

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