The Lions' Roar Newsletter

January Parent Newsletter-Volume 12, Issue 7

Happy New Year, Lions!

We hope that everyone had a restful and enjoyable holiday break. It's hard to believe that we have already reached the halfway mark for the 2021-2022 school year! The first semester was one to remember for sure! Through all of the difficult and challenging times, we saw lots of hard work, perseverance, and growth from all of our staff and students. We have much to be proud of at Lakeview, and we are looking forward to the growth that we will continue to make as we enter into a new semester and a new year.

WSD Mitigating Measures Update

As we come back from winter break, we hope that all staff, students, and families had a relaxing and enjoyable time off. Based on CDC guidance that was announced over break, the Wentzville School District will follow the below guidelines for staff and students:


People with COVID-19 are not permitted to come to work or school and are required to isolate for 5 days from the onset of symptoms. After those initial 5 days, if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), they may return to work or school and wear a mask for an additional 5 days when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.


If you test positive for COVID-19 (Isolate):


  • Stay home for 5 days

  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house

  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days


If you have a fever, continue to stay home until you are fever-free for at least 24 hours.


This change follows the Board-approved District communicable disease policy (2860 policy) that states:


“A student shall not attend classes or other school-sponsored activities, if the student (1) has, or has been exposed to, an acute (short duration) or chronic (long duration) contagious or infectious disease, and (2) is liable to transmit the contagious or infectious disease, unless the Board of Education or its designee has determined, based upon medical evidence, that the student:


  1. No longer has the disease.
  2. Is not in the contagious or infectious stage of an acute disease.
  3. Has a chronic infectious disease that poses little risk of transmission in the school environment with reasonable precautions.



Families of student-athletes, MSHSAA announced today that, "At this time there are no changes to the current MSHSAA Return To Play Form/Protocols for 'student-athletes' who have 'tested positive' ... Student athletes who “test positive” for Covid19 are still required to quarantine from practices and competitions for 10-days and after being released by physician they may begin the five stage Return to Play protocol."


Keeping schools open for in-person instruction remains our top priority, and it is important that we all do our part to keep school communities healthy. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and make adjustments as necessary.


We appreciate your support as we work to keep our students learning.

Raptor Security System Information

Part of keeping students and staff safe is knowing who is in our building at all times, so we are rolling out a system to allow us to do just that. Starting Jan. 24, 2022, WSD visitors will check in to our buildings using Raptor, a new visitor management system designed to assist with building security.


What does that mean for you?


  • When you arrive in a WSD building as a visitor, you will be asked to scan your ID, take a photo and complete the management system’s check-in process.

  • Raptor will screen the information against sex offender databases and locally customized lists of banned or potentially threatening individuals, instantly alert school officials to a threatening presence, and maintain a searchable log of all visitors.

  • Once approved, you will get a customized visitor badge to wear while in the building.


Thank you for your support as we roll this out and enhance school safety protocols!


Parents or guardians who are only picking up a child for the day will not need to use the visitor management system.

Kindergarten Screening & Registration 2022-2023

Dates have been set for the Wentzville School District’s Kindergarten screening process. This event is for all children who will turn 5 before August 1, 2022. Registration will take place online using the Quick Registration and Screening form. If your child has not been screened at the Parents as Teachers office or his/her preschool this year, appointments are required and can be made online starting December 1, 2021.


Screening appointments are filled on a first come, first served basis. There are several dates with morning and evening availability for screenings, please choose the one that works best with your schedule. Please be sure to check your address with our most current boundary locator tool so that you are registering your child for the correct elementary school.


All screening appointments will be at Berrey-Place Center #1 Campus Drive, Wentzville, MO 63385.


Your Quick Registration form will be sent to your elementary school. They will contact you to complete your child's Kindergarten registration. To access a list of necessary materials and documents for registration, please see the District website.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

This is an important reminder of the drop-off and pick-up procedures that we will enforce for the safety and efficiency of the students and parents at Lakeview Elementary.


  • Staff supervision and student drop-off begin at 8:35 a.m. If you arrive early, please wait with your child(ren) until 8:35 am, in your car in the car rider line, to assure that they are supervised.
  • Parents should not drop students off in the parking lot in order to avoid the drop-off line. This can create a serious safety hazard, as cars entering/exiting likely are not expecting to see children walking or running in areas of the lot other than in the drop-off zone.


***IMPORTANT *** Due to student safety, students who walk home from school will not be able to meet their parents at the front of the building. Parents will need to meet their children at the Fox Ridge sidewalk or the playground (West Wind). If you are picking up your child by car, then you need to utilize the parent pick up line.


Walkers/Bike-riders- Walkers/Bike-riders are defined as students who walk/ride home on their own without a parent/guardian. The parking lot is not a designated crosswalk and is extremely dangerous for students to walk through unattended.


Car Riders- Car Riders are defined as students who will have parents/guardians who will utilize our car rider line to drive through and pick their child up. This is the most efficient way if a parent is coming to pick their child up. The line might look long but it moves quickly.


  • All cars will enter at the west entrance of the building near the school's marquee. Cars will line up and follow the directions of the staff members facilitating the car rider pick up.
  • Cars will pull in front of the building, students' names will be called, and get into cars in small groups of students.
  • Students must enter/exit curb-side for safety.
  • Cars will then promptly exit the parking lot at the same entrance/exit of the building. Cars are not allowed to cut through the parking lot and access the east entrance to leave.
  • If your child needs to be buckled in a seat, please move to the nearest parking space to ensure the line moves quickly and efficiently.
  • Please take a moment to view the Arrival/Dismissal MAP so that you are familiar with the procedures on the first day.


A smooth and efficient procedure takes all of us working together. I appreciate your willingness to help keep our students safe during arrival and dismissal time.

January Before School Tutoring Dates

For students participating in Before School Tutoring, the dates for January are:


Tuesday, January 11

Thursday, January 13

Tuesday, January 25

Thursday, January 27

Upcoming Early Release Day & PD Day

January 14 marks the end of the 2nd quarter. We will have an Early Release Day, and students will dismiss at 1:45 pm. Please ensure that after-school arrangements are made.


We will also not be having school on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Day, or on Tuesday, January 18, which is a district Professional Development Day.


Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, with our normal school hours.

Inclement Weather Procedures

WSD Inclement Weather/School Closing Information


Timely communication with our District families is always a priority, but especially important in emergency school closing situations. If WSD schools are forced to close due to inclement weather or other factors (i.e. power outages, water main breaks) parents/guardians and students will be notified in the following ways:


District Phone Call/Text/Email

The Wentzville School District utilizes Blackboard, a mass communication broadcast system that allows school administrators to notify all households by phone, text and email within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal or school cancellation. The service may also be used occasionally by individual schools to communicate general announcements or reminders. Please be sure to notify the school office about any change in your personal contact information. You always have the option of how you would like to receive notifications (you can turn off the call and only receive texts and/or emails for example). Simply contact the Community Relations office to change your delivery preferences by calling 636/327-3800, ext. 20358 or email kathleendelaquil@wsdr4.org.


TV/Radio

When inclement weather causes the District to cancel school or dismiss classes early, please check the following television and radio stations for school closing information.

KTVI - TV Channel 2 KMOX Radio 1120 AM

KMOV - TV Channel 4 KWRE Radio 730 AM

KSDK - TV Channel 5 KFAV Radio 99.9 FM

These TV and radio stations also have websites with the same school closing information. Look for the Wentzville R-IV School District. Please be advised that individual schools will not be listed separately, closings will always be listed as the Wentzville R-IV School District.


Website

The District website will be updated with any emergency school closing information. Please check on the homepage.


Social Media

The WSD has its own Facebook page (Wentzville School District) be sure to “like” us! It's a great way to keep up to date with the latest happenings in the District, complete with pictures. You can also follow the District on Twitter, just search for WSDinfo or Instagram (wsdschools). All three social media sites will be used not only to keep community members informed about the latest news in the District, but in the event of a school closing or emergency, this will be yet another means of communicating quickly and efficiently.

WSD App Push Notification
The WSD has an app you can download and choose to follow your child's school. The app will be an additional notification tool used in the event of a school closing or emergency to send followers a push notification directly to your phone. You can download the WSD app from iTunes or Google Play.

Lion Leader Awards

We are very excited to announce the continuation of our Lion Leader Awards. This incentive is a great way to highlight students who are demonstrating exceptional character at Lakeview Elementary. Students who earn this award will receive a positive phone call home, their picture on our big screen televisions and ten (10) house points for their house! Students will also get an opportunity to share this award at our monthly den meetings. We can't wait to start recognizing students for their outstanding behavior!

Important Dates in January

Monday, January 3 - Classes Resume, Two Hour Late Start

Thursday, January 13- PTO Meeting

Friday, January 14- Early Release- 1:15 pm/End of the 2nd Quarter

Monday, January 17- No School- MLK Day

Tuesday, January 18- No School- Professional Development

General Information

Lakeview Elementary School

Principal, Mr. Doug Holler

Asst. Principals, Pete Johnson & Jessica Hanks