This Is How We Lakeview
August 2021 Edition - Volume 2
We will see you Monday!
We are so excited to welcome your students to the 2021-2022 school year and Lakeview Junior High! This newsletter contains a few reminders and updates so that next week goes as smoothly as possible.
1. Students must wear masks on the school bus. This is a federal guideline for public transportation. Please make sure that your student has a face covering for the bus ride to and from school.
2. We are welcoming all students and staff to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
3. We are limiting visitors to the main office only. Please ring the bell and the secretaries will help you. Please know that if you are picking up a student, you will be asked for your ID.
At the BOE Meeting on August 9th, it was stated that fully vaccinated individuals will not need to quarantine if they are exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, as long as they are not experiencing any symptoms. Please see the article below for more information on student quarantines. Reminder that all individuals are REQUIRED to wear a mask on the bus; this is a federal mandate. This information is always changing, so I will keep everyone updated as I get new updates.
Spiritwear items are in! If you did not pick them up at Open House, we will deliver them to the students during the first week of school.
Finding your student's bus information
Parents wanting to know their child’s eligibility for bus service and corresponding bus pick-up and drop-off locations should use our interactive online system. After clicking this link:
- You will be asked to enter your user name and password. Both of those are your student’s ID number (their lunch code), which is the ID number generated through Infinite Campus.
- Click “Log-In.”
- Click “Work with Students.”
- Click “View My Students.”
- Click a student’s name to be taken to their transportation information page. Read this page carefully as it explains the morning and afternoon transportation information for your student.
Students with the same home phone number will be grouped together on the “View My Students” page. If, for some reason, you do not see all the students in your household, try logging in again using one of your other children’s information.
If you are new to the district, please use the “Parent Communication” button on the Versatrans e-Link home page to let the Transportation Department know of your plans to use busing. That will notify Transportation to add your child to the route. Please use this same process to notify Transportation if busing will no longer be needed.
If you wish to make a change regarding your student’s pick-up or drop-off location, please log in to the online system and click on the “Parent Communication” link. Follow the instructions for completing the form. The alternate bus stop must be in the same attendance area as your child. Alternate stops outside that area will not be approved.
Parent Drop-Off Procedures - Front of the school
We saw an increase in the number of parent drop-off and pick-up students last year so traffic can get backed up in the morning. You can start dropping off students as early as 6:45 am.
- There is a split lane in front of the school.
- The lane next to the curb is for drop off only.
- 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.”
- Students can enter through the main doors near the office or 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.
PAW TIME Updates
Questions about Close Contacts and Quarantining
Back to School Supply Lists
We are recommending that students carry a minimal amount of supplies. Keep in mind that your student will attend 6 different classes during the day and that these supplies are for personal use only.
Notebook/Folder for each class
1 Composition Notebook
2 colors of Highlighter
Wired Headphones/Earbuds (NO Bluetooth, no AirPods)
Pen (2 colors)
1 Package of tissues
Non-glass water bottle
Administering Medications at School
In the event your child needs to take prescription medication while at school, the Request for Administration of Medication by School Personnel form must be completed by the child’s physician and parents.
Nonprescription medication such as Advil, Tylenol, cough drops, etc. may be administered to students if the parent/guardian brings in the medication along with written permission for the medication to be given. All medications must be sent in the original container. Dosages cannot exceed the manufacturer’s recommendations for age and weight. We must have a note from the doctor to give a dose of medication that is different from the dose stated on the bottle.
***Both prescription and nonprescription medications must be brought to the school by a parent or guardian. You can drop off medications during normal school hours. If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse, Melanie Thompson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Athletic Fee Deadline Update
The Community Corner
Free Breakfast and Lunch for ALL PLSD students
Pickerington Schools has been informed by Ohio Department of Education that for the 2021-2022 school year, school districts will be afforded continuing flexibility in operating its National School Lunch Programs (NSLP). As part of that flexibility, school districts may offer all students free lunches and breakfasts during the upcoming school year.
Pickerington Schools will be offering free breakfasts and lunches to all of its students at all of its schools during the 2021-2022 school year. The free meals will be Type A meals as defined by the NSLP. Note that students may still purchase a la carte meals and items during the 2021-2022 school year.
Because all students will be offered free Type A meals, there will be no need to submit applications for free or reduced meals through the NSLP for the 2021-2022 school year.