This Is How We Lakeview

April Edition

Welcome to the 3rd First Day of School!

We are looking forward to having all of our hybrid students back in the building for the first time in over a year! WOW, I cannot believe that it has been that long!

Reminder from the cafeteria, please have your student bring their ID card or their lunch card to use when purchasing lunch, this really speeds up the line. If they cannot locate their card, please have your student stop by the main office so that we can give them another copy.

Finally, I'd like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to our Assistant Principals, Mr. Baptist and Mr. Smith as April 5th begins National Assistant Principals week. I appreciate all the hard work that they put in every day to make Lakeview a great place for our students and our staff. Without these 2 gentlemen, I would be lost!

Rachael Hanagan


Last day to Order Yearbooks is Friday, April 9th!

Yearbooks are only on sale for 1 more week! The cost is $35. So make sure to order one today! To order just go to and type in Pickerington Lakeview Jr High.

Things to remember for Monday, April 5th

We know that starting April 5th, things are going to be different for our students. Here are some things that are not going to change once all our hybrid students are all back in the building.

  1. Meal card or student ID - this makes the lunch line go quicker
  2. Charge your Chromebook
  3. Refillable water bottle
  4. Extra mask

Below is a copy of the updated Standard Operating Procedures that we went over with the students during PAW time.

Give yourself some extra time for parent drop off in the morning

Please try to leave 5-10 minutes earlier to give yourself some extra time the first few days. There will be double the amount of cars dropping off students in the morning. Please watch for Mrs. Hanagan and Mrs. Cruse to direct you to keep pulling forward. Once you are along the curb, students should exit the vehicle and enter through either door. This will allow 10-12 cars to drop off at the same time and allow for a better traffic flow. We appreciate your help in making the drop-off as quick as possible.


Lost and Found

Our lost and found is starting to collect a few items, if you recognize anything please call the office and arrange a time to pick up the item.

Some reminders from the School Nurse

Hello, Lakeview Families!

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines

If your child is absent from school for reasons due to COVID-19, please be sure to call the School Nurse, Melanie Thompson at 614-548-1408 as soon as possible. You may also reach her by email at

Additionally, if you have questions about the quarantine period for those family members who have tested positive or for those who have been exposed to a COVID positive person, please call the school nurse. Determining the correct quarantine period is key to preventing the spread of the virus.

Both of these are very important when recording absences and tracking COVID-19 cases in the school building. We appreciate everyone's help in assuring that we keep our school safe and our students and staff healthy.

Prescription and Nonprescription Medications

If you would like to drop off prescription or nonprescription medication for your student to take during the school day, please fill out the following forms. Also, medication must be dropped off by a parent or guardian and be in the original container.

Mobile Dentist-Rescheduled for May 7th!

Good news! You have more time to sign your student up to see the Dentist at school. The Ohio Dental Outreach will now be at our school on May 7th. A form went home with your student in February or you can fill it out online at If you have any questions please email the school nurse (

Ohio's State Assessments start on Wednesday!

A few tips for Ohio State Tests:

1. Make sure your student's Chromebook is charged

2. Have your student get a good night's sleep

3. Reminder your student that all personal devices (cell phones, Apple watches, etc) will need to be powered off during testing

4. Make sure your student eats a good breakfast (or grabs breakfast when they get to school)

5. Please avoid scheduling any outside appointments on these dates

Below is the list of tests and dates for course offered at the junior high level.

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Any student taking ELA 9 will be taking the ELA 8 test this year!

Transportation for VLA students to home school for testing

As you know next week we begin our state testing, in previous newsletters there was a link if your student would need transportation to their home school for those testing dates. If you filled out that form, information on the bus number and bus stop can be found at: Interactive Online System

After clicking the link:

  • You will be asked to enter your user name and password. Both of those are your student’s ID number, which is the ID number generated through Infinite Campus.
  • Click “Log-In.”
  • Click “Work with Students.”
  • Click “View My Students.”
  • Click a student’s name to be taken to their transportation information page. Read this page carefully as it explains the morning and afternoon transportation information for your student.

If you did not fill out this form, your student will need another way to get to and from their home school. Please make sure that your student is to their home building no later than 7:10 AM so they may have plenty of time to get situated and find the Auxiliary Gym.

State Tests for VLA students

If your student is currently in the Virtual Learning Academy here are the building specific details for coming in to take the state tests. Below is the video that Mr. Smith created on the plan for the junior high VLA students, as well as the written plan and the slide deck from the video.
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2021 VLA OST Plan

The Community Corner

Recent Updates

  • Students selected for the Lakeview Leadership Team have been notified through their school email account. If your child received an email, please encourage them to reply to officially accept their spot on the leadership team.

  • Has your student done something awesome or noteworthy? Do you want to celebrate them and their accomplishment? In future Community Corners, we hope to highlight more of our students through the Student Spotlight feature. We have updated the Family Feedback Form to include an area where you can share the details that you want to highlight about your student. Check it out!

Updates from the Family Feedback Form

  • One concern came in regarding the emotional health of our students and what resources the school has to help students in this area. Students have access to our SMART Lab, school counselors, counseling interns, and stress management programs. We know that coming back in full for the first time in over a year is causing a lot of anxiety, and we will continue to work with students to identify the best path for them as they adapt to the full environment.

  • While we are not holding a May Dance this year, we are looking at other fun student activities to end the year. More information about these activities will come in future newsletters.

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.

Continuing our Ask PLSD video series

You asked, “Why is the bond issue so important to our community?” Click the link below to view Ridgeview STEM Junior High School's Principal, Beth Richardson, provide an in-depth answer to this question. If you have other questions you'd like Pickerington Schools - PLSD staff to answer, you can submit them any time to, and you may see your question featured in a future video!

Why is the bond issue so important to the community, but more specifically, Ridgeview Junior High?