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.

4. If you are in need of any school supplies, please email the school counselors, and, to let them know.

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.

Rachael Hanagan


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

We have had some questions about PAW time, which is the first 15 minutes of our day. Please watch the attached video from Mrs. Gregory for a quick overview.
Lakeview PAW Time Promo

Questions about Close Contacts and Quarantining

Here is the flow chart that we are using to make decisions about quarantining students and staff who have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Melanie Thompson (, our school nurse.

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Calamity Days

Rather than canceling class during calamity days, we will convert to blended teaching and learning. This decision mirrors last year’s practice and will provide consistency and continued learning for our students. This year during calamity days, teachers will virtually engage with their students, and students will log on to actively participate in instruction and educational activities with their teachers.

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.

Suggested materials:

Notebook/Folder for each class

1 Composition Notebook

2 colors of Highlighter


Colored Pencils

Wired Headphones/Earbuds (NO Bluetooth, no AirPods)

Pen (2 colors)

1 Package of tissues

Pencil Pouch

Non-glass water bottle

Administering Medications at School

Prescription medications

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.

Prescription Administration Form

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.

NonPrescription Medication Form

***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

Athletic Updates

Fall Athletic Fee Deadline Update

Fall athletic teams are still finalizing rosters. Therefore, the District has decided to move the first fall payment deadline from August 13 to August 18. The second half fall deadline is still September 10, 2021. If you have already paid, we appreciate your timeliness.

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.

How to Prepare Kids for Back-to-School

As you and your family prepare for a new school year, it’s normal for kids to feel anxious, excited and nervous. Some are ready to get back to their routines, after-school activities and seeing their friends, while others might be more nervous about going back in-person again. Whether you’re returning to school in-person, using a hybrid approach, learning online or being home schooled, On Our Sleeves has some resources for you to maintain a positive outlook and take on this school year with confidence! Click here for more information.
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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.

2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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