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.
Parent Communication Page
Please check this page to find weekly classroom lesson updates.
Revised attendance directions for virtual days
After School Traffic Issues
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
You can also email your questions to email@example.com.
iReady Diagnostic Testing
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.
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.
Student handbook reminders
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
Lakeview Spirit Wear Items
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.