This Is How We Lakeview

November Edition

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.


Rachael Hanagan

Principal

Want to donate to Holiday Help?

There are several ways to donate this year: ● The traditional big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools accepting donations of new toys/gifts. ● Gift cards are also appreciated. ● Cash donations through Paypal. ● Another way of donating this year is through Amazon and Target. If you would prefer to donate in this way, click on the links below. Be sure to ship to Violet Township Fire Department Toy Drive (address will appear as an option).

Highlights from the Flexible Learning Plan 2.0

Every week from now until November 16th, I am going to highlight a different section of the Flexible Learning Plan. To access the plan from the district website, please follow this link: Flexible Learning 2.0 Plan. They are changing a little of the wording but I am not 100% certain when that change will be made.


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
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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

Technology Support Signup

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Social Justice Course offered again Trimester 2

Course Description:

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 (rachael_hanagan@plsd.us), Ryan Max - 7th grade counselor (ryan_max@plsd.us) or Sarah Geiger - 8th grade counselor (sarah_geiger@plsd.us) if your student is interested in this course.

Holiday Assistance 2020

Pickerington Schools are once again teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department
to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season. Check out the attached PDF for more details on how to sign up!

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

Parent drop off has been great this year, and I would like to continue to make it a positive experience for everyone. When we switch to full in-person on November 16th, there will be approximately double the amount of students being dropped off in the front of the building. We are going to maintain the 7th and 8th grade entrances but I am going to ask for your help to move the line along quickly. Anywhere after you round the curve up until the bus area is where students can be dropped off. Please do not try to stop at a specific entrance. If you stop along that stretch, please have your student exit the vehicle. If everyone does this, we can move 12-15 cars through at a time and the line will not get backed up. Also remember that students can be dropped off starting at 6:50 am. I would plan on leaving a few minutes earlier than usual to make sure that you do not get stuck in traffic.
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PHSN DECA has opened a Face Mask Store

Don't delay - open until 11/13/2020


Here is the Link to the Store -- https://store.areswear.com/PN_Masks/shop/home

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.


  1. A letter is sent to the entire building (both cohorts) stating there is a confirmed case
  2. A classroom letter is sent to any person who is in class with the individual
  3. 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

Beginning the week of November 1st, the Food Service Department is changing the sign up deadline for cohort and virtual food bags. The deadline will now be every 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 this is free for ALL students but you need to do 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