This Is How We Lakeview
July 2023 Edition: Volume 4
It's hard to believe that we are already at the halfway point of Quarter 1. All interim grades will be posted by the end of the day Monday, so please make sure you take a look at your child's current progress to start the year.
We also have parent-teacher conferences coming up later this month and into October. Conferences will be held through Google Meet. A teacher will send the parent/family a link to access the conference once a time has been set up. On Thursday, September 28th and Tuesday, October 3rd, we have conferences available starting at 3:40 pm until 7:00 pm. On Monday, October 16th, we have conferences available from 7:00 am to 2:20 pm. Please call our Main Office (614-830-2200) if you would like to schedule a conference with your child's teachers.
Reminders for Visitors to the Building
Our policy for visitors is continuing from last year, but I am including this as a reminder and an update for families new to Lakeview.
Any visitor to the building will not be let in without a previously scheduled appointment. If you are picking up your student for any reason, please ensure that you have your identification ready to show the camera, and we will send your student out to you. At times, we may not ask to see your ID if we can see you through the camera and recognize you. If you are not listed in Infinite Campus, the student will not be released, unless we have received permission from the listed parent(s)/guardian(s).
It also is helpful to the front office if you call ahead to let us know you will be picking up your student early. This way, we can try to have your student in the office already, and we will know to expect you around a certain time.
If you are needing to drop something off to your student, please ring the bell and we will assist you. You will be asked to place the item you have in the container by the door, and we will come out to retrieve it.
We appreciate your cooperation as we continue to provide a safe and secure environment for our students!
Upcoming Panorama Survey
Later this month, students will have the opportunity to complete the Panorama Fall SEL surveys. These surveys help to provide us with social and emotional learning information, which we use to plan interventions and outreach to best support our students. SEL is the process through which children and adults apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. These are the skill sets that promote success in life.
To view the surveys, please use these links to access the SEL Competencies survey and the Supports and Environment survey. Please notify us if you do not want your child to participate in the survey by September 22. To opt-out, you may return the completed form (below) or email your child’s School Counselor.
New Horizons SOS Program - Signs of Suiciden
Please see the attachment for information about the upcoming New Horizons Signs of Suicide program at Lakeview. If you would like to opt your child out, please complete the linked PDF.
Earning Foreign Language Credit through AAPPL
Pickerington Local Schools is offering an opportunity for students in grades 7-12 who know a language other than English to test and earn credit and/or receive their Seal of Biliteracy for their language knowledge by taking the AAPPL assessment.
The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) is an assessment of standards-based language learning across the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Presentational, and Interpretive) as defined by the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning. The AAPPL assesses Interpersonal Listening/Speaking, Presentational Writing, Interpretive Reading, and Interpretive Listening, and ratings are assigned according to the ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners. The four components of the test take a total of approximately two hours.
Languages available include: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Assessments are available in other languages; however the format and costs associated with these assessments differ from the AAPPL.
A single AAPPL Score, according to the ACTFL Performance Scale, is issued for each component of the test (Interpersonal Listening/Speaking, Presentational Writing, Interpretive Reading, and Interpretive Listening). Test takers receive a written AAPPL Score Report consisting of an AAPPL Score for each component, a brief narrative explaining each score, and recommendations for improvement. Official scoring is conducted by ACTFL Certified AAPPL raters. Pickerington Local Schools will then take the score and assess how much credit the student should be given.
Your student can earn up to 4 credits in the languages listed above. In addition, they can earn the Seal of Biliteracy if they score proficient on the AAPPL within 15 months of graduating from High School and demonstrate proficiency in English on the ELA 2 test or OELPA assessment . The cost of the assessment is $20 (billed to the student fee account in Infinite Campus after the test is taken).
If you are interested in having your student take the AAPPL assessment (given on October 24th for Lakeview students), please fill out the linked form.
Therapy Dog Visits to Lakeview
We are excited that we will be continuing our Therapy Dog Program at Lakeview. Leo and Tucker, canine good citizens and registered therapy dogs, will make regular visits to our building. The purpose of these visits is to enhance the educational experiences for our students both academically and emotionally.
Many of our students have had the pleasure of working with therapy dogs at their elementary and/or middle schools in Pickerington. As young adolescents, junior high students have the same and often more need for additional support during their school day. Here at Lakeview, the staff aims to provide the very best educational and emotional support to our students. The addition of Leo and Tucker to our building has proven to be positive for our school climate.
Leo or Tucker will make weekly visits to Lakeview along with their experienced handler, Sandy Weber. Sandy and her pups have volunteered their time to the students and staff in PLSD for over a decade. Teaming together, Sandy and her ‘boys’ help bring our school community together. We are looking forward to all Leo, Tucker, and Sandy will bring to Lakeview this year.
For questions or to learn more about the therapy dogs or the program, please do not hesitate to contact me email@example.com. To opt your child out of the therapy dog program, please complete the form below and send a copy to the building principal, Ben Baptist (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Creative Arts Specialist
Therapy Dog Coordinator
Reminder of School Picture Re-takes
Don't forget that our picture re-take day is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th. If your student missed the first round of school pictures, please make sure they get a picture taken on this day so they can be pictured in our 2023-24 yearbook!
Fairfield County ESC Mental Health Series
Please see the flyer below for information on various sessions offered by the Educational Service Center, to help families and their students.
Fairfield County Parenting Programs
Fairfield County is collaborating with county agencies to provide workshops and supports for parents and families. Please see the flyers below for more information on upcoming classes/programs.
The athletic website for both PHSN & LJH is now live. Use the https://pickeringtonpanthers.org/ to watch for announcements! All coaches will be using this website for updates and announcements, so please check here if you have any questions. When you go to https://pickeringtonpanthers.org/ you will need to click on "more" and then Final Forms is under "Athletic Registration".