This Is How We Lakeview
April Edition: Volume 4
20 school days left!
I am not sure how we only have 20 school days left, the end of the year is flying by. Be on the lookout for some end of year activities such as awards ceremonies in future editions as those are coming up fast.
Reminder that all 8th grade students will be doing their final Ohio State Assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday for Science. During this time the 7th graders will be doing their last round of iReady Diagnostics for the school year. Just an FYI, parent drop off will have more cars on Tuesday due to the VLA students coming in for testing.
PAW time Updates
This week in PAW Time students are continuing to explore the R-Factor, E + R = O. Students examined R5, Making a Difference. Check out this quick video on R5 here in order to review the R-Factor with your student and help them practice with this decision making framework.
National Junior Honors Society Project
There are boxes located in the cafeteria to place donations.
Updated Quarantine Information
With the guidance from Franklin County Public Health, PLSD is providing an option for individuals that are quarantined from school and extracurricular activities.
When the school has identified a student as 100% quarantine and not able to attend school or extracurricular activities, we will now honor the option if the parent chooses to have their child tested on day 5 or later, tests negative (PCR or antigen COVID-19 test) they may return to school and extra curricular activities on day 8 (7 day quarantine).
If a student is quarantined due to an exposure in the community the parent will need to provide documentation to verify the date(s) of the exposure and the negative test results.
I have attached a copy of the letter that will be sent to the students when they are required to quarantine from a school exposure. The green highlighted areas are the changes that have been made.
Cell Phones need to be off and away during the school day
I have attached the Board Policy on Personal Communication Devices below for your reference.
Mobile Dentist-Rescheduled for May 7th!
Good news! You have more time to sign your student up to see the Dentist at school. The Ohio Dental Outreach will now be at our school on May 7th. A form went home with your student in February or you can fill it out online at www.MySchoolDentist.com. If you have any questions please email the school nurse (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Last dates for Ohio's State Assessments are April 27-28th
The remaining Ohio State Test is for all students taking Science 8 or Integrated Science. The dates for this are April 27-28th. With 8th grade VLA students coming in on April 27th.
A few tips for Ohio State Tests:
1. Make sure your student's Chromebook is charged
2. Have your student get a good night's sleep
3. Reminder your student that all personal devices (cell phones, Apple watches, etc) will need to be powered off during testing
4. Make sure your student eats a good breakfast (or grabs breakfast when they get to school)
5. Please avoid scheduling any outside appointments on these dates
District Announces VLA plans for 2021-2022 School Year
PLSD has finalized our plans for the Virtual Learning Academy for the 2021-2022 school year.
All of the information can be found on the new PLSD Virtual Learning Academy website:
Major Points of Interest:
Official Registration for the VLA will be from April 26th - May 9, 2021. Registration will happen in the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus.
Issue #1 of The Virtual Direction (the VLA newsletter) is now available.
Courses offered are available on the site.
If you have any questions about the PLSD VLA please email email@example.com
Thank you for your interest in the Pickerington Schools Virtual Learning Academy.
Reminder why masks are important
The Community Corner
This week, students took part in our April Change Chat about some ideas they have had to improve the school for all students moving forward. We had great discussions with the students and are excited to share the students’ ideas with the Leadership Team to begin that work.
The organizational meeting for the Lakeview Leadership Team will be this coming Friday (April 30th) during students’ E/I period. Students on the Leadership Team should have received an email from Mr. Baptist earlier this week.
Has your student done something awesome or noteworthy? Do you want to celebrate them and their accomplishment? In future Community Corners, we hope to highlight more of our students through the Student Spotlight feature. We have updated the Family Feedback Form to include an area where you can share the details that you want to highlight about your student. Check it out!
Please see the Parent Shareout below to see what our students are saying.
Updates from the Family Feedback Form
Author Sophia R. Klein
Here is the interview that Sophia did as part of the Ohioana Book Festival:
Gymnast Sophia Banky
Good luck at the Junior Olympic Eastern Nationals, Sophia!