Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ Back to School Edition

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Welcome to 2021-2022!

Welcome to Lakeview Elementary for the 2021-2022 school year! We are excited to have our students back for another year of learning. This newsletter includes important information to help you and your child(ren) have a smooth start to the school year. Lakeview is a school of high expectations and strong relationships. That relationship starts with communication between school and home. Please let us know whenever you have questions and read our weekly family newsletter (usually on Friday afternoons during the school year) to stay informed. We are truly on one team together for our students!

Chris Sepersky, principal

Who is my child's teacher? Have you registered?

If you have completed your annual re-registration process in Infinite Campus, we will send you a postcard with your child's teacher before open house. Here is the link to complete the yearly re-registration process. You can complete it on your cell phone, at the public library, or using a computer in the Lakeview lobby on weekdays from 8-2. If you run into difficulties, call Lakeview at 766-5252. Please complete re-registration right away and then look for our postcard!

Registrations should be completed by Thursday, August 19

How to contact Lakeview

Main office phone number (414) 766-5252

Principal - Chris Sepersky

Secretaries - Roxanne Terranova and Jennifer Jende

You may come to Lakeview between 8:00-2:00 on a weekday for assistance

You may find our emails on the Lakeview website.

School Supply List for 2021-22

Here is a link to the school supply list. It is posted on the Lakeview website in case you need to find it while you are at the store. Please note that we sent home all headphones in June and students will need headphones again this school year. Lakeview is no longer selling or storing headphones for students. Please bring school supplies to Open House on the 25th.

Calendar for 2021-22 School Year

Please take the time now to go over the school year calendar and mark dates in your home calendar. Here is the link to the calendar and you can always find it on the district website. We depend on you to know these dates and times, including 2:05 early dismissal dates in 2021-22, which happens one Wednesday each month (except in December). Here is the link to the 4K calendar, which is also found on the district website.

Open House for all SM elementary schools is Wednesday, August 25th from 5-7 p.m. Please bring school supplies to open house.

The first day of school for 5K-12th grade is Wednesday, September 1st.

4K visitation day (parent attends with child) is September 1st and the first regular day of 4K is on September 2nd. 4K families should refer to the emailed info about visitation day.

The school hours will remain the same as last year:

5K through 5th grade is 8:30-3:35.

All-day 4K is also 8:30-3:35, but only Monday through Thursday.

All students must be in the building by 8:30 or they are tardy.

When can students enter the building? Where do they enter?

Doors will open at 8:25 this year and students may enter the following doors between 8:25-8:30 each school morning. All students must be in the building before 8:30.

4K - Door 6

5K (Ms. Hetzer) - Door 9

5K (Ms. DeBruin) - Door 10

1st Grade - Door 11

2nd and 3rd Grades - Door 5

4th and 5th Grades - Door 7

These are the same doors that students are dismissed from at 3:35 p.m. I suggest you walk over to Lakeview in the coming weeks to find the correct door before the first day of school.

Although we appreciate if students can go to the correct door at 8:25, students may enter through the front doors (Door 1) if that is closest to your home. No matter where students enter, they will still be dismissed through the doors listed above, unless they are on a daycare bus or going to Before/After care provided by the SM Rec Department.

Covid information and more from our Superintendent

All families received an email from our superintendent, Dr. Weiss, on August 12 with information about the beginning of the school year. Here is a link to that letter. Please note that masks are required for all students PreK through 6th grade students in the district at this time, which means all students at Lakeview. Even if masks become optional at times for older students at the middle and high schools, the current plan is that PreK-6th grade will always wear masks when indoors. However, many of our other in-school routines will return to pre-Covid (such as students from separate classrooms will once again be able to play and work together).

The three best mitigation strategies to prevent the spread of Covid for unvaccinated individuals, such as our students, continue to be:

• mask wearing (please have several for your student)

• cleaning the air (we have adequate air exchanges, air ionizers, air filters, and air purifiers at Lakeview)

• personal hygiene (hand washing or sanitizing)

We will also continue to follow CDC guidelines for isolation or quarantine of impacted individuals.

New at Lakeview since June!

• The blacktop areas of our playground were recently resealed and repainted. There are many new games painted on the playground that we are excited to share with students. Feel free to come to Lakeview and check these out.

• Inside, we are very excited that our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms have all been updated with new furniture and construction that opened up some walls between rooms. Our older students will have the very best furniture that supports new ways to learn.

• Most importantly, our Lakeview teachers spent a lot of time this summer working on teaching and learning. We spent time learning how to focus our literacy instruction, how to co-plan and co-teach, how to use math and literacy standards more effectively to plan and assess, and how to personalize instruction. You may not be able to see these, but please know how busy your Lakeview teachers have been this summer, getting better at their practice for students.

Other items

• Do you need to register for Before/After Care through the SM Recreation Department? If so, please do that right away so your child is ready for the first day of school. Here is the link to register - it is found on our district website.

• "Golden Lions" will continue at Lakeview this year - this is how we recognize students who demonstrate our "Be Safe ~ Be Respectful ~ Be Engaged" expectations. One parent/guardian will receive an automated email with a certificate and your child will be recognized in front of his/her class.

Lunch menus are available on the Lakeview website under the "For Families" tab. Check for menus once we are closer to the start of the school year. If you qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch prices (or if you wonder if you qualify), please be sure to see this page for information and complete it right away.

School attendance is important to your family and to us - we will be sending more information about school attendance as we get closer to the start of the school year. Many elementary families do not understand that school attendance (including arriving to school on time and staying the entire day) is the law and too many absences violates that law. We are here to help you understand those rules and work together with you to ensure students are in school all day, every day unless properly excused. Watch your mail for more information. There is no option to select virtual-only schooling at this time.