This Is How We Lakeview

February Edition: Volume 3

There is a lot of information going out this week, so please read carefully.

Earlier this week, the district put out the Transition to Green (ALL hybrid students return to school full time) date of April 5th. This plan will be presented to the Board of Education at the February 22nd meeting. As we have more information, we will share that with our families. If you missed the message, I have linked it here.


It was also shared that COHORT A will be making up this last snow day on Wednesday, March 3rd so if your student is cohort A, please plan on them being in school that day. Bussing will be provided.


Monday, February 22nd is the start of Trimester 3, please have your student log in to Infinite Campus and check their schedule so that they know which electives they are going to. If the school counselors made any changes to schedules, they emailed an updated schedule to the student.


Cohort B will be VIRTUAL on Friday, February 26 due to scheduled teacher vaccines. Teachers' availability may be altered due to their appointment times.



Rachael Hanagan

Principal

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Scheduling information for CURRENT 7th GRADE students

Starting on Monday, February 22nd, our school counselors and teachers will be sharing scheduling information with the students. We will be sending the Junior High Scheduling Hub out to the families on this day as well. Please plan on taking time the week of February 22nd to look over the hub with your student, there are videos and other documents to help them through the scheduling process.


Attached is the scheduling timeline with the links to the March 1st virtual parent meetings. Please note that there are different links for Lakeview and Ridgeview. The meetings will be a brief overview of the scheduling process followed by a Q&A session with school counselors and administrators. Families with 6th grade students going into 7th grade can join the meeting at 6:30 PM, and our families of 7th graders going into 8th grade can join at 7:30 PM.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email Rachael Hanagan (rachael_hanagan@plsd.us).

8th GRADE students going to PICKERINGTON HIGH SCHOOL NORTH for 2021-2022 school year

​​Attached is the scheduling timeline for our current 8th grade students to schedule courses for Pickerington High School North. If your child will be attending Pickerington High School Central, that information will be coming soon. Please note that there will be a virtual parent meeting on February 24th at 6:30 pm to go over the scheduling process and to allow parents to ask questions. There will be more information regarding the scheduling process sent out to students and parents on that day.

Here is the link for parent meeting (it is also linked in the timeline): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcroimtR7ZY


Please feel free to email me, rachael_hanagan@plsd.us if you have any questions.

Parent-teacher conferences are coming up at the beginning of March

We will have evening parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, March 4th, and Tuesday, March 9th. Teachers will be scheduling conferences from 3:40-7:00 pm on these days. 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.

7th and 8th grade softball tryouts are next week!

7th & 8th grade softball tryouts will start Monday, February 22nd at 5:30pm in the gym. You must be registered on Final Forms and have a valid physical on file in order to tryout.

Track and Field Practice starts March 1st

All 7th and 8th grade boys and girls interested in Track and Field. Practice officially begins on Monday, March 1. Mr. Starkey will have an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 23 and Friday, February 26th in the cafeteria after morning announcements. Make sure to register on Final Forms and pick up the packet at the meeting. Be prepared to practice outside in all conditions. If you can't make the meeting, stop by Mr. Starkey's room -119 - to get the information packet. You must be registered on Final Forms to participate.


Attached is the Final Forms link

https://pickerington-oh.finalforms.com/

The Dentist is coming to school!

Pickerington Local School District has partnered with Ohio Dental Outreach to offer you in-school dental care. Ohio Dental Outreach will be at our school on Monday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 25th. A form will be going home with you student or you can fill it out online at www.MySchoolDentist.com. If you have any questions please email the school nurse (melanie_thompson@plsd.us).

PYAA Softball and JBL registration is now open!

PYAA registration for softball and baseball is open now until March 26th. More information can be found in the flyer below or at PYAA.org

The Community Corner

Recent Updates

  • Cohort B’s Change Chat about leadership and goal setting took place today, and we had a great turnout. Students discussed who they view as leaders, what makes those people leaders, and what drives leaders to make a difference. Students began to discuss how many of us have leadership qualities within us, as many of the same things that drive leaders, drive us, too.

  • Seventh-grade students also learned about the opportunity they have to apply to serve on the Lakeview Leadership Team next year. The application will be available to all 7th-grade students through their team’s Google Classroom page, so even if your student did not attend the Change Chat and is interested in applying, they have access to the application. Students can apply through the end of the school day on Friday, March 12.

  • Families, if you have any ideas about what we could do in the building to support our students, staff, and families regarding their sense of belonging to the school community, please use the Family Feedback Form (linked below). As our students have heard throughout the year, our number-one goal is that every single one of our students, staff, and families feel welcomed and valued.

Updates from the Family Feedback Form

We received a few questions and comments regarding the recent decisions regarding snow days and the planned full return to school on Monday, April 5th. As these were district-level decisions, we already have plans in place (and will continue to plan) for how these decisions will impact what we do at the building level. Families, please know that no matter what decisions are made, we still have two things at the forefront of all of our planning: our students’ and staff’s health/safety and our students’ success. Everything we do and everything we plan will be based on those two focuses. In the coming weeks, through this Family Newsletter, we will be sending out updated procedures and expectations for staff, students, and families, and what the return to full in-person learning looks like for all of us. In the meantime, please continue to share your questions, comments, and concerns through the Family Feedback Form, and we will do our best to provide answers as to how we are addressing those questions/concerns in the building.

The Lakeview Family Feedback Form

This form will be linked in each Community Corner update, allowing families to offer feedback to the counseling and administrative team regarding social justice, mental health, academic support, friendships/relationships, etc. Counselors and administrators will review the feedback on a weekly basis and send out any updates to concerns/questions in the next Community Corner update.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNN8KtrGeMUpmLhQ7ia8pGz1iG5snchQPSKu8v7kYNllh2Pw/viewform

Connections for Grandparents and Kinship Caregivers

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center is offering an exciting three-part series for grandparents and other kinship caregivers devoted to building connections with educators, local resources, family, and friends in their community.

Here is the link to register: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bPMx65P6n9kkhqS

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Sign up for Meals on Virtual Days

Breakfast and lunch are free for ALL students on their virtual days!


The deadline to sign up for the week is Monday by 10am. 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 sign up for 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