This is How We Lakeview

October Edition

Welcome October!

I cannot believe that it is already October! For my family, it means apple picking, bonfires, hiking in the fall foliage and eating anything pumpkin flavored. I hope that you can get out this month and enjoy some fall activities. It also means that my 2 boys have finally found a routine in school, so hoping that your student has too! Our Sunday after lunch practice has become checking the work from the past week to make sure that we start our week off right. If you have found something that works for you and your student, I encourage you to share it as we are all in the same boat this year and could use some tips and tricks to help us out.


Remember to double check with your student that they are checking in for attendance on their virtual days and to check the Classroom Information Page (linked at the bottom of this newsletter) so that you know what they have coming up. Also, check Infinite Campus for any missing assignments as Interim grades will be posted on Wednesday, October 7th. Parent/teacher conferences are this month, check out the article below for more information.


Rachael Hanagan

Principal

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be virtual

We will be have evening Parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, October 15th and 22nd. Teachers will be scheduling conferences from 3:40-7:00 pm on these days. We will also have conferences on November 3rd from 11:00 am-7:00 pm. All parent-teacher conferences will be held virtually this year. Please reach out to one of your student's team teachers to schedule a conference with the entire team. Electives teachers are also available for conferences, you can either request them to attend the conference with the team or schedule a separate time to meet with them.
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2020-2021 Pickerington Schools Ski & Snowboard Club cancelation announcement:

Like much that has to do with the global pandemic, COVID has forced us to skip this year’s Ski & Snowboarding Club. There are concerns with needing extra buses, disinfecting rental equipment, emergency procedures in the case of an injury on the slopes & in the hospital, among other things. We are sad to report this out, but hope you all travel with your families to get some time on your skis and boards!


We will do our best to get the club up and going for the 2022 season!

Wednesday School

In an effort to maximize the learning opportunities for our students on our in person learning days, PLSD is offering Wednesday School as a form of alternative discipline for students on a case by case basis. Students who are assigned Wednesday school as a discipline resolution by their administrator, will be set-up with transportation, and given notification of the consequence the Friday before their scheduled Wednesday school. The program will run from 8am to 11am and begin on September 30th, if needed. Please reach out to your building administrator with any questions!

*Please note that teachers will not be available to students during this time

Order your Yearbook today!

Yearbooks are now on sale. The cost is $35. Any personalizations have to be purchased before Jan 30, 2021.


Since the number of spectators are limited, the yearbook staff needs your help with photos. Please upload any photos of Lakeview Jr High students that you take at any Lakeview events this school year. Access code is panthers.


Link for purchasing yearbooks and for uploading photos:

https://yearbookforever.com/


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Panorama Survey begins October 12th

We know there is more to our students than just their grades. We want to support our students Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) so they can develop the skills they need to be successful in life. Our Panorama survey helps us understand the needs of our students so we can create an environment that is going to help them succeed.

Please see additional information about the Panorama Survey in the PDFs attached here.

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Winter Athletics is gearing up

Believe it or not, our first sports season of the 20-21 school year will be coming to a close later this month, for our Fall athletes. As winter sports begin gearing up, keep in mind that all open gyms and other winter sports announcements will be posted on our PHSN/Lakeview Athletic website: www.pickeringtonpanthers.org. Make sure you're registered for the sport you're interested in, so you receive any communications the coaches send out, once announcements start!
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Dr. Briggs: What are the facts about the Pickerington Schools' ballot issue?

In Dr. Brigg’s latest Plan for Progress (P4P) Promise blog post, he shared the facts about how the Nov. 3 ballot issue seeks to address the district's growing enrollment. You can also find out how bond issue passage will affect the student population, individual buildings and facilities across the district by watching a unique “show-and-tell” video on our bond issue info webpage.


The voter registration deadline is October 5 - to learn more about how to register or update your registration, visit www.VoteOhio.gov

Technology support hours are changing!

Starting in the month of October, the Technology Department will be adjusting their support hours to better serve students in both cohorts as well as our virtual learners. Beginning on October 5th, we will follow the below schedule each week for the month of October:

Mondays - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesdays - 9:00am to 11:00am
Fridays - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

We will still be at our District Office location, and please continue to sign up for service using the Google Form. This helps us know how many folks we will need to prepare for.

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You can still place orders for School Pictures

Orders from picture day can still be placed online at https://inter-state.com/. Use order code: 52333KB

*Pay online with an electronic check, debit card, credit card, or PayPal.

VLA Pictures again on October 7

PLSD is offering VLA student the opportunity to have their picture taken for the 2020-2021 school year. Whether you want to purchase a picture package or just have your photo taken to appear in your building yearbook, we encourage you to schedule an appointment. Please use the following link to schedule a time to have your student(s) photo taken.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ea5a822a1ff2-pickerington


Pictures will be take in the HERITAGE ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA


If you are ordering you must place the order on-line. To order go to www.inter-state.com

The order code is 53095DA

Weekly Sign up for Meals on Virtual Days

If you would like to receive breakfast and lunch for the days your student is virtual, please click on the correct link to sign up. Remember that you need to do this every week.


Virtual Learning Academy link - https://forms.gle/GDUD99SzVPxeKmG66

Cohort A link https://forms.gle/M3tMsDDnUdk12PWq8

Cohort B link https://forms.gle/51mAnzb5Mqbjs9Xv7