This Is How We Lakeview

September 2021 Edition: Volume 3

Message from Building Administration

Lakeview Families,


By now, you have likely heard of the behaviors and vandalism that we are seeing in our building. Yesterday and today, building administrators went into each E/I classroom and talked with students about bathroom behavior, hallway behavior, and the insensitive comments that have been reported to us since the beginning of the year. In short, we have a handful of students who are not living up to our expectation of being respectful to each other, our staff, and our building. As we identify students who are responsible for violating the Code of Conduct and our expectations for them, we will address the behavior with appropriate consequences. We also have increased our monitoring of the restrooms and, as part of our E/I conversations, have talked with students so they understand how serious vandalism/damage to school property is and the additional consequences they can face (financial restitution and/or working with school staff to clean the building).


Starting Monday, students will receive a sheet of 12 hall passes that they can use until the end of the first trimester. We strongly encourage students to use the restroom during class transitions. For students who have unused passes at the end of the trimester, they can turn in their sheet for their name to be entered into a drawing for prizes (1 unused pass = 1 name entry).


It is our hope that the limited hall passes cuts down on the number of students in the hallways during class and increases the amount of time students are in class for instruction.


Rachael Hanagan

Principal

In Search of a Lakeview Parent for Curriculum Liaison Council

As a council member your role includes the following:


  • Provide representative input on key issues and/or topics impacting the quality of education provided to Pickerington students.

  • Serve as a key communicator in conveying information from the Council.

  • Provide input in developing parent and community engagement opportunities regarding the issues/topics identified by the Council.

  • Be familiar with the district website, key contacts, and other sources of information regarding curriculum, programs, funding, and buildings.

  • Attend 90 minute quarterly meetings.


If you are interested, please send an email to rachael_hanagan@plsd.us

Please support the Lakeview PTO

Please support Lakeview Junior High PTO by selecting us as your Amazon Smile charity. Once setup, Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to our PTO. Follow this link to setup your Amazon Smile: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/01-0867586

Panorama Survey begins October 12th

We know there is more to our students than just their grades. We want to support our students Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) so they can develop the skills they need to be successful in life. Our Panorama survey helps us understand the needs of our students so we can create an environment that is going to help them succeed. Please see additional information about the Panorama Survey in the PDFs attached here.

Pre-Order your 2021-22 Yearbook Now!

Purchase the 2021/2022 yearbook now through September for the discount price of $30! Price will increase to $35 starting October 1st.


https://yearbookforever.com/schools/pickerington_lakeview_jr_high_buy_yearbook_365071/J1mW5KAXc3X9FU3FdNoax8Cf


Parents, have pictures of your student at a school event? Welcome days, sporting events, anything school related? Send us those pictures!! On the link you will also find "Yearbook Snap". The access code is panthers. This only takes a few seconds and helps us capture all those special moments! Please be sure to identify your student in the name of the picture file.

Girls' lacrosse interest meeting

Location: Pickerington North lecture hall

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Time: 6 pm

The Community Corner

Recent Updates

  • Tying in with the message about behavior at the top of this newsletter, both PBIS sub-groups had lengthy discussions this past week about what additional supports we can provide our students so they can make better choices and, ultimately, respect each other, our staff, and our building.
  • These conversations will continue as we meet in PBIS sub-groups. If any families are interested in being a part of our PBIS: Social Justice sub-group, please let Ben Baptist (Lead Assistant Principal) know at ben_baptist@plsd.us, or call him at (614) 830-2281. We would love to have more family involvement with PBIS this year to help us shape our work with our students as we work toward our goal of ensuring that every student feels welcomed and valued in our building.
  • Has your student done something awesome or noteworthy? Do you want to celebrate them and their accomplishments? 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

We have not received any new feedback since the last family newsletter.

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.
Lakeview Family Feedback Form

Click the button if you would like to give the counseling and administrative team feedback.

Lakeview Important Dates Flyer

FYI, there is a change of information on the Lakeview Important Dates flyer. We originally had conferences on October 12th listed as 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, the actual times will be 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.

2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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