This Is How We Lakeview

September 2021 Edition: Volume 2

Interims are coming soon!

Just a reminder that the junior high is on Trimesters. Our first interim is September 24th (halfway through the grading period). Interims are a snapshot of how your student is currently doing in the class. Now would be a good time to login to Infinite Campus and check grades. If your student is a fall athlete, this is the first time that we are checking for athletic eligibility so please make sure that they are passing all of their classes.

If your student was not able to have their picture taken early this week, Monday, October 18th is when the photographers will be back for make-ups or retakes.

Most of our students have finished their iReady Diagnostics and are now moving on to their personal learning pathways. This allows for each student to go back over areas where they may still be having some difficulties. The goal is for each student to complete 2 iReady lessons in READING and 2 in MATH each week. Be on the lookout for some iReady Incentives for our students who are working hard on their pathways.

Some of your students may have already told you this, but the temperature in some of the classrooms does tend to vary. Please make sure that your student is bringing layers, or at least keeping a hoodie/jacket in their locker in case they need to grab it.

Rachael Hanagan


In Search of a Lakeview Parent for Curriculum Liaison Council

As a council member your role includes the following:

  • Provide representative input on key issues and/or topics impacting the quality of education provided to Pickerington students.

  • Serve as a key communicator in conveying information from the Council.

  • Provide input in developing parent and community engagement opportunities regarding the issues/topics identified by the Council.

  • Be familiar with the district website, key contacts, and other sources of information regarding curriculum, programs, funding, and buildings.

  • Attend 90 minute quarterly meetings.

If you are interested, please send an email to

Pre-Order your 2021-22 Yearbook Now!

Purchase the 2021/2022 yearbook now through September for the discount price of $30! Price will increase to $35 starting October 1st.

Parents, have pictures of your student at a school event? Welcome days, sporting events, anything school related? Send us those pictures!! On the link you will also find "Yearbook Snap". The access code is panthers. This only takes a few seconds and helps us capture all those special moments! Please be sure to identify your student in the name of the picture file.

Positive COVID-19 Prodedures

We want to clarify the steps that we take once a positive COVID-19 case is confirmed within the building.

  1. A letter is sent to the entire building stating there is a confirmed case
  2. A classroom letter is sent to any person who shares a space with the individual (this includes lunch)
  3. Someone from the district (nurse, health care assistant, administrator, etc) calls and emails anyone who is considered to be in close contact with the individual with specific instructions on next steps.

Families who do not receive a personal phone call are deemed to not be at risk based on contact tracing guidelines for the case in question

Stay home when feeling ill and/or exhibiting symptoms

We are seeing an increasing number of students coming to school with symptoms such as a cough, headache, sore throat, cold symptoms, ear ache, fever, stomach issues, etc. It is VITAL that you keep your child home if he/she is feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of an illness to help us prevent the spread of ALL illnesses in our classrooms. We need everyone's help to keep our students healthy.

Also, just a reminder that you should not send medications to school with your child. Students are not permitted to carry over the counter or prescription medications in their book bag. If your child needs medication during the school day please complete the corresponding form and bring the medication to the school. Thank you for your cooperation.

~Melanie Thompson (school nurse)

Please see the following guidance for at home Covid-19 test kits

BinaxNow Antigen Card or Ag Card (these tests are given out by schools, libraries, churches, other places too)

  • Require an app to be downloaded and to be done in conjunction with a telehealth visit.

  • When done properly with the telehealth visit, this can be accepted as a positive test at school. Or if negative, when tested between days 5 and 7, can be accepted to end quarantine on day 8.

  • These results should come up in the app, and a screenshot can be sent to the School Nurse. (

  • If the test is not completed with telehealth (we see this is if someone doesn’t download the app, just tests themselves) we cannot accept these results (positive or negative) as they were not proctored in the manner in which they were intended/approved.

Self Tests (BinaxNow Self Test, Ellume or some other brands)

  • Available over the counter at places like CVS or Walgreens where there is no app to be downloaded or telehealth visit component

  • Cannot be accepted as a negative for someone who is trying to end their quarantine after day 7. The packing inserts indicate that they are not designed for that type of situation where a proof of negative is required

  • If they were to test positive using one of these tests, please contact your Health Care Provider.

Revised Menu for the week

Monday- French toast sticks or an omelet-turkey sausage links. fries, warm cinnamon apples and juice.

Tuesday-mashed potato bowl with chicken, potatoes, corn and gravy. Salad and fruit.

Wednesday-Chicken quesadilla,corn refried beans and fruit.

Thursday-Coney dogs,fries,salad and fruit.

Friday- Italian sub, toppings ,chips and fruit.

🍁News from Mrs. Smith in the Media Center

The September book challenge began this week! Students will have the opportunity to participate by reading books to complete 1-3 tic tac toes or even read one book to join the mini challenge. Please have your child check out September’s book challenge.

Book Challenge Link

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Girls' lacrosse interest meeting

Location: Pickerington North lecture hall

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Time: 6 pm

The Community Corner

Recent Updates

  • On Thursday, our PBIS: Social Justice sub-group has its first meeting of the year. Our goals for this year include: build a community of teachers who are sharing culturally relevant materials and provide opportunities for students to build leadership skills and their connection to school.

  • In addition to finalizing our goals for the year, team members brainstormed ways to address the unfortunate incidents we’ve had recently regarding discriminatory language from students to other students. Our current plan is to spend some time in E/I rooms in the coming weeks to review social skills, appropriate ways to interact with peers, and how to be a nice person.

  • Has your student done something awesome or noteworthy? Do you want to celebrate them and their accomplishments? In future Community Corners, we hope to highlight more of our students through the Student Spotlight feature. We have updated the Family Feedback Form to include an area where you can share the details that you want to highlight about your student. Check it out!

Student Spotlight

Paris Williamson, a current 7th grader at Lakeview, participated in the 2021Junior Olympics in Houston, Texas, for track and field over the summer. She competed in the 200-meter dash and placed 30th. She also competed in the 400-meter dash and placed 42nd. Her family is so proud of her hard work, and the Lakeview staff hopes to see her represent the school’s track and field team this spring!

Updates from the Family Feedback Form

We received an anonymous concern regarding bullying in the Cafeteria. We appreciate the information and are keeping a closer eye on students’ interactions in the Cafeteria. For all students and families, please do not hesitate to share any concerns regarding bullying, harassment, or just any behavior that you feel is not right. If students aren’t comfortable sharing information with administration, we encourage them to reach out to any adult in the building whom they feel comfortable with.

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.

Lakeview Important Dates Flyer

FYI, there is a change of information on the Lakeview Important Dates flyer. We originally had conferences on October 12th listed as 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, the actual times will be 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.

2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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