Friday, May 13th

Friday Message:

Happy Friday, Sharks!

SOL testing has begun here at Lakeside, so the building has been busy this week. Our reading SOL test was administered yesterday, so there are a handful of students taking make-up tests today. Coming up next week, we have the 8th-grade Civics on Tuesday and the math SOLs (all grades) on Thursday. As a reminder, students should be on time those days to help with starting the tests early.

Beyond the SOL tests, we had a busy week with a PTO meeting, the Social Media family Engagement Series, and a Jazz Band is off today to the Chantilly Jazz Festival with Mr. Gregg. Next week will see a different bell schedule on Tuesday/Thursday for the SOLs and we have the first of several drama performances coming up on Tuesday evening for our 6th-grade black day (6:30 PM) students and 8th-grade teal day students (7:30 PM).

Finally, below you will find a request for help with the 8th-grade dance. We are in need of family support to pull off this event, so for those with 8th-grade students, please see the information below.

Take care and have a great weekend!

Next Week at LMS:

Monday, May 16th: Black Day

Tuesday, May 17th: Teal Day
Civics 8 SOL

6:30 PM: 6th Grade Drama Performance (black day)

7:30 PM: 8th Grade Drama Performance (teal day)

Wednesday, May 18th: Black Day

Thursday, May 19th: Teal Day
All Math SOLs (all grades)

Friday, May 20th: Black Day

8th Grade Dance Update

8th-grade families: We need your help to put on the 8th Grade Dance. There are still a lot of spots to fill n the links below, so please take a look and see if you can help.

Here is a link to a Sign Up Genius for donations and chaperone needs.

Here is a link to an Amazon Wishlist that includes additional supplies that are needed and can be shipped directly to the school. We’d appreciate it if donations are received by May 25.

News from Lakeside:

  1. Please join us for a virtual presentation by Susie Bruce, Director of the Gordie Center at the University of Virginia. Learn the facts about substance misuse among youth, as well as what parents and caregivers can do to help prevent your child from misusing alcohol, drugs, and nicotine. Interactive PDF flyer here.
    Register via eventbrite here:

  2. Come and join the fun at our Cheerleading Clinic on Saturday, May 14, 2022, for ages 6 and up. It will be held from 8:30 – 12 in the main gym at MHS. Pre-register to assure a spot for your child. Registration will also be held on Sat., May,14 from 7:45 am – 8:25. Participants should wear black shorts, a white tee-shirt, tennis shoes, and socks. Each participant should bring water and a snack. The 2021-22 Varsity and JV Cheerleaders will be running the clinic. The form is located here.

  3. From the PTO: Fundraising Updates!
    Feed the shark is still ongoing. Please help if you can
    Spirit wear: We will not take any new orders. If your item has not arrived and you haven’t heard anything from Lakeside PTO, please contact

SOL Reminder

In May students will be taking Spring SOLs.

Eighth graders will take 4 SOLs: Reading, Science 8, Civics, and a Math SOL (either Math 8, Algebra 1, or Geometry, depending on the class they are currently taking).

Sixth and Seventh graders will take 2 SOLs:

Reading and Math (Math 6 or 7, Algebra 1, or Geometry depending on the class they are currently taking)

Below is a list of the tests and dates as you begin planning out your May calendars.

  • May 17- Civics 8
  • May 19- Math 6,7,8, Algebra 1, Geometry
  • May 24- Science 8

If you missed the Reading SOL on Thursday, Ms. Rakness will notify you about a test make-up date.

Lakeside COVID Update:

This week, we learned of the following new cases of COVID-19 at our school:

  • 6 student cases
  • 1 staff cases

Any student or staff member diagnosed with COVID-19 is instructed to isolate (stay home and away from other people) in accordance with our Return to School or Work Criteria.

Albemarle County Public Schools continues to actively track COVID-19 cases across our school division on our COVID-19 Dashboard. For more information about our response to a confirmed case of COVID-19, including quarantine guidelines for close contacts and our criteria for returning to school after a COVID-19 diagnosis, please visit our Mitigation Strategies web page.

For information about the COVID-19 vaccine and/or testing, please visit the Blue Ridge Health District website.

Thank you for your partnership as we continue our efforts to provide the safest possible environment for all students and staff.