This is How We Lakeview

July Edition - Volume 2

More Information for the 2020-2021 School Year

This past week has been a whirlwind of information, I am just now catching my breath! I wanted to let you know that there have been some changes to the original school calendar, instead of starting on August 13th, the first day of school will be August 24th. Students in Cohort A will be face to face on August 24th (with Cohort B starting August 24th online) then Cohort B will be face to face on August 27th (Cohort A will be online). Look for more information from their teachers as we get closer to the start of school...this will be important especially for those students who are in Cohort B so that they know what to do to start the week. We have been told that cohorts will be available the first week of August. Once, I get that information, I will be able to get schedules out to students. We know that they will be available online through Infinite Campus and are looking at other ways to get the information out to families. My team is working on creating some introductory videos (building tour, meet the office staff, etc) to help out families that are new to the building, so please look for those in the coming weeks. The Lakeview Back to School Page is a good place to start if you have any questions about the 2020-21 school year or contact us (614) 830-2200, we are happy to help! You can also refer to the district Flexible Learning page which has a detailed Q&A section. I will be sending out more information as I get it so please be patient. We are excited to see our students and are taking steps to make sure that they are safe when they are in the building.

Rachael Hanagan


Welcome (back) to Lakeview!

We're looking forward to another school year with our Lakeview families. Whether it's going to be your first year in the building or you've been at Lakeview before, we want to take the opportunity to show you around our school, introduce our staff, and answer some questions we know you have about what next year will look like. By the time the first day of school is here, you'll already know that This Is How We Lakeview.

Check out the first video in this series and check back next week to meet our office staff!

Welcome to Lakeview

Flexible Learning Plan 2.0 approved on July 16th

Here is the full PLSD Flexible Learning Plan that was approved by the Board of Education during its July 16th meeting. Remember that the application for the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) is due July 26th at 11:59 pm.
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Updated 2020-2021 School Calendar

School Start Days:

The start date for students in grades 1-12 will be August 24th.

PLSD is beginning the school year with a Hybrid Learning Model. This means that:

• Cohort A will be in the building on Monday and Tuesday and will attend virtually Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

• Cohort B will be attending virtually on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and will be in the building on Thursday and Friday.

Teachers will be provided professional planning from August 10th to August 21st.

Device Distribution:

Devices will be distributed to students who currently do not have one on August 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th and 19th.

New Instructional Days / Parent Teacher Conference: (these were previously not school days on the old calendar)

September 11th - new instructional day for all students

October 14th – new instructional day for all students

October 19th - instructional day for all students

November 3rd - Parent teacher conferences for grades K-8 / Instructional day for grades 9-12

Grading Periods:

November 13th - end of the first trimester. This is a change from the original November 6th date and will give 54 days in the first trimester and 52 days in the second trimester.

No changes were made to the second semester.

Please update Back to School Forms

Now, more than ever, it is imperative that you update your contact information, in case your student needs to be picked up from school. Read the full article for instructions on how to get your forms updated:

Please note that your student will not receive their schedule until this information has been updated.

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LAST CALL for Lakeview Spirit Wear!

We are down to the final day for our Lakeview Spirit Wear. The website will close at 11:59 pm on July 23rd so don't be left out! Orders are due by July 23rd to ensure delivery at the beginning of August. Please follow the link for ordering information.

Please note, this is a one-time order, we will not being doing a second order and will not have extra panther masks on hand.

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Immunization Requirements for 7th grade/new students

Remember that there is an immunization requirement for 7th graders. Tdap and Meningococcal are required before a student enters the junior high. The Ohio Department of Health provides the attached immunization summary for school attendance in Ohio. Please discuss this with your medical provider.

According to Board Policy 5320 and 5320 AG, immunizations in compliance with state law and the Ohio Department of Health are required for each student unless the parent(s) file an objection. The board of education also requires tuberculosis examinations in compliance with law.

Students new to Pickerington Schools must present written evidence of similar immunizations, or written evidence to indicate that they are in the process of receiving immunizations, to be completed no later than the day of entrance. Students failing to complete immunizations within 14 days after entering are not permitted to return to school.

The Franklin County Health Department offers immunization clinics throughout the school year. An up-to-date schedule is always available on the Franklin County Public Health website.

School Supply Lists

We know that some of you like to take advantage of the early Back to School Sales and have been waiting for supply lists. As a part to reopen school buildings, we are recommending that students carry a minimal amount of supplies. Keep in mind that your student will attend 6 different classes during the day and that these supplies are for personal use only as we are trying to limit shared supplies.

Thank you

Suggested materials:

Notebook/Folder for each class

1 Composition Notebook

2 colors of Highlighter


Colored Pencils

Wired Headphones/Earbuds (NO Bluetooth)

Pen (2 colors)

1 Package of tissues

Pencil Pouch

Non-glass water bottle

A mask for daily wear

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Register for Lakeview Athletics

Registration for all sports is now open. Register your student athlete for fall, winter and spring sports now to stay on top of sport-specific communications. Once registered, you will be on the communication list for each coach as they have information and schedules to announce. Many sports (from all seasons) are offering voluntary workouts already, so don't delay getting your student registered through our Athletic Website!