This is How We Lakeview

September Edition - Volume 1

Updates from Week 1

Happy Labor Day weekend to everyone! Remember that we are off school on Monday so students in cohort A will only have 1 day of in-person school (Tuesday) next week. Students who are virtual on Mondays will not have work to complete on this day. Enjoy the time with your families!

I would like to thank all the parents and students for a great first week! Parents, your students did an amazing job so thank you for prepping them. As we go into week 2, remember that teachers will have lessons available to families by 8:40 am on Mondays (Tuesday this week due to Labor Day). Please see the article below about the classroom information page so that you can check on your student's work for the week and know what they need to be completing.

Rachael Hanagan


Parent Communication Page

In an effort to reduce the amount of emails that you are getting from the school, we have created a Classroom Information page off of the Lakeview website. Every week by 8:40 am, the teachers will have their lesson plans for that week posted. This way, families have all the information in one location (you just need to know which team/teachers your student has). We suggest bookmarking this page so that you can easily access it. This is a work in progress so please be patient as we make sure we have the correct documents linked.

Please check this page to find weekly classroom lesson updates.

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Revised attendance directions for virtual days

We have revised and clarified the directions for submitting attendance in Infinite Campus on virtual days. Please see the file below or visit the website.

After School Traffic Issues

This is especially for parents who are dropping students off for athletic practices. North dismisses their students at 2:55 pm and their buses are parked in the back (football field side). They have experienced issues this week with vehicles driving through the back parking lot. This is causing delays in getting the buses out on time and creating a safety issue for the students. We are asking that parents please use the Ault Road entrance or the road that goes in front of North to drop their students off for practice. Thank you for your attention to this matter and keeping our students safe!
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A message from the Pickerington Public Library

The Pickerington Public Library staff look forward to seeing students again this fall, and are happy to assist them find library materials for schoolwork or for their own enjoyment. The library is committed to connecting young people with the resources they need to be successful.

In the buildings:
New safety protocols have been put in place to keep visitors safe. Some changes will be familiar and others will be very different from where we were last spring. All visitors are required to wear masks at all times while in the library. With that change, food and drinks are not permitted at this time, vending area is closed and snacks through the Homework Help Center will not be available. Table seating, computer stations and copy/scan/fax services are by reservation only. Appointments may be made on the Reserve a Service page of the website or in person with a staff member. Please be aware that only two people are permitted at each table. Restroom access is also limited.

In order to help maintain social distancing, visitors are not allowed to sit on the floor in public areas of the building; at this time, the library is not a hang-out destination. Customers are asked to make their visits brief. Due to social distancing guidelines, the library may reach capacity limits. If this occurs, we will need to limit the amount of customers in our buildings.

Homework Help:
Students learning remotely, and their families, are welcome to visit our locations during all open hours. Again, tables may be reserved online or in person. We can support students who need homework help, access to WiFi or devices, or assistance with their own device. We are exploring offering a mix of in-person and remote learning homework resources this year, including online resources that are always available with your library card. Check the Homework Help page on our website for more information.

The library appreciates the cooperation of parents, caregivers, and students in following these rules to keep the library a safe and welcoming place for all library visitors.

As always: To keep up to date on library communications, subscribe to the library’s social media channels, opt-in to the e-newsletter and download the mobile app. For questions or more information, contact Colleen Bauman, Community Engagement Manager,

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Who Do I Call at PLSD? Contact List

As we begin the new school year, we’re making it easier for you to get the information you need! We’ve created a downloadable staff contact list, organized by topic, to give you a direct line to get your important questions answered. You can download the list at the following link:

Who Do I Call at PLSD? (pdf)

You can also email your questions to

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iReady Diagnostic Testing

Hello Parents,

The 2020–2021 school year will be different in many ways. One such way is that we’ll be asking our Hybrid students to take the initial i-Ready Diagnostic at school and our VLA students at home. In grades 5-8, the VLA teacher will proctor the assessment through Google Meet. It is not a decision we’ve taken lightly, but after careful consideration, we have decided it is the best way to get information about our students— information that will be critical to help inform our instruction and serve our students well. To do this successfully, all of us need to make this a priority to ensure we get reliable data from our students.

Why are we taking the iReady Diagnostic test?

The purpose of the Diagnostic is not to give your student a score or grade, but instead to determine how best to support your student’s learning. iReady is an adaptive assessment that adjusts each question based on your child’s answer to the previous question. Some questions will be difficult, some easy, while others will be just right. The questioning is designed for teachers to find out what your child knows right now and what skills they will need.

Note: i-Ready will not be used for gifted identification purposes.

When are we taking the iReady Diagnostic test?

Over the next three weeks, we have designed a plan to administer the Reading and Math tests. The schedule and guidance for families will be shared next week for both the hybrid and VLA students.

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All meals served at Pickerington Local Schools will be FREE starting Tuesday, September 8th. This is a temporary extension that is granted through the USDA National School Lunch Program. It will run until December 31 or until Congress runs out of funding for school foodservice departments. Therefore, it is imperative to complete a free and reduced lunch application to receive benefits if you feel you would qualify. Since we do not know how long this temporary extension will last this will help with the application process and will make for a smooth transition back to paid, free, and reduced status. In addition to the lunch applications, please continue to fill out the forms for the 3 day bagged meals and for the 5 day bagged meals. This will help with how many meals to send home and help with food ordering and reduction of waste.

Ala carte items, concessions, coffee bars will still be available for sale and will be charged for on the student's account.

If you have any further questions please call the food service office at 614-833-3645.

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Student handbook reminders

1. Cell phones are to be off and in their backpacks throughout the day, this is per board policy

2. Hats and hoodies are not to be worn in the building

3. Chromebooks are to be charged at home every night (8th graders need to have their Chromebooks in the case that they were given last year, 7th graders your cases are not in yet)

Parking Lot Reminders

Thank you for making morning parent drop off as stress free as possible. A few quick reminders, we have several buses that drop off out front. As you may have noticed, these buses pull around in the left lane and are directed to the curb by Mrs. Cruse, one of our custodians. Please pay attention to her and the buses as we will stop the drop off lane to allow them to park ahead of the line. I know that I have told people this in the line but students can exit the vehicle anywhere on the yellow line. This allows us to move a large amount of vehicles through the line in the morning as people are not waiting to drop off in one location. If you have any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Lakeview Spirit Wear Items

We have delivered all the spirit wear items to in-person students. These should have been given to them in their 7th period class. If you have not received your items yet, please contact the school and we can help locate them. if your student is in the VLA, we have the items in the main office, please call and schedule a time to pick these up.

Pre-Bagged Meals available for Virtual Days

Pre-bagged meals will be available for those students who would like to purchase them. For example, on Tuesday, bagged meals will be sent home for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Fridays, bagged meals will be sent home with the students for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. These meals will be accounted for through our computerized system and will be either paid, free, or reduced, depending on the child’s eligibility status.

The forms are linked below.