This Is How We Lakeview
Welcome to November!
We have received a lot of questions about switching from hybrid to VLA and also switching from VLA to hybrid. At this point in time, this is only open for grades K-6. They will revisit the possibility of this at the junior high level at the beginning of January; however, this would only be possible if there are seats available.
On Wednesday, November 11th, teachers will not be available virtually. District-wide, teachers and staff have been given this day to prepare for the switch from hybrid to full in-person 4 days/week. This means that they will not be holding their open office hours in the afternoon.
We have had 5 water bottle filling stations installed in Lakeview (4 in the academic area and 1 near athletics) due to shutting off the water fountains. Please send your student with a refillable water bottle as we do not have bottled water available for the students (unless they purchase them).
Remember to double check with your student that they are checking in for attendance on their virtual days and to check the Classroom Information Page (linked at the bottom of this newsletter) so that you know what they have coming up. The Parent Information Hub is also up and running with academic, food services, and athletic information so please check that out.
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Highlights from the Flexible Learning Plan 2.0
This week is school counselor expectations. This section of the plan is included below but here are some of the highlights:
- Implement procedures for students to get in touch with a school counselor
- Help students with appropriate interactions in the online setting
- Provide students and families with community resources
- Provide school counseling services using virtual formats
- Work with teachers, staff, and administrators to support student success
Technology Support for November
For the month of November, the Technology Department will be offering support sessions on select days throughout the month. Please see below for days and times and sign up using the link!
• Wednesday, November 11th 9:00am to 11:00am
• Friday, November 13th 1:30pm to 3:30pm
• Wednesday, November 18th 12:00pm to 3:00pm
• Wednesday, November 25th 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Social Justice Course offered again Trimester 2
Social Justice Development
Grades 7, 8 • Trimester
Students will explore power and privilege in diverse populations, contemporary and historical examples of oppression specifically related to African American history, as well as personal prejudices and biases. This course will support students in gaining an understanding of African American studies from the sociopolitical perspective. Students will develop skills to be advocates and allies for social justice. This course will be taught in formats that include project-based learning, open discussion, and mentorship linking. This is designed specifically for the junior high level as students will be developing self-awareness for social change.
Email Mrs. Hanagan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ryan Max - 7th grade counselor (email@example.com) or Sarah Geiger - 8th grade counselor (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your student is interested in this course.
New Horizons - Suicide Prevention Program
Pickerington Schools is again partnering with New Horizons Mental Health Services to provide the SOS: Signs of Suicide Prevention Program to Lakeview students. Please see the attached letter for more information about the presentations, including information about the depression screening tool used by New Horizons.
The next presentation will take place in all of Mr. Bartos' 7th grade Science and Advanced Science classes on Monday, November 9th (Cohort A) and Thursday, November 15th (Cohort B).
Feel free to contact Mr. Max or Mrs. Geiger if you have any questions about this program.
Parent Drop Off in the Morning
CHANGE to positive COVID-19 procedures
We have 1 change to the procedure that we originally shared with the Lakeview families, see the underlined/bolded portion below.
- A letter is sent to the entire building (both cohorts) stating there is a confirmed case
- A classroom letter is sent to any person who is in class with the individual
- The district office calls and emails anyone who is considered to be in close contact with the individual with specific instructions on next steps. The county health department may also follow up with these individuals
Families who do not receive a personal phone call are deemed to not be at risk based on contact tracing guidelines for the case in question
Weekly Sign up for Meals on Virtual Days
Virtual Learning Academy link - https://forms.gle/GDUD99SzVPxeKmG66
Cohort A link https://forms.gle/M3tMsDDnUdk12PWq8
Cohort B link https://forms.gle/51mAnzb5Mqbjs9Xv7