This Is How We Lakeview

March Edition: Volume 4

Please take some time to relax!

While we take the next week to get the building ready to welcome back all our hybrid students on April 5th, please take some time to relax, unwind and get your students ready to return. We hope that you enjoy your week and stay healthy and safe!

Reminder that virtual meal bags are done for hybrid students for rest of the school year; however ALL students can get free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year! VLA students, please see the article below about a change in pick up.

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.

Please note that Lakeview's office hours for next week are 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday-Thursday. The office is closed on Friday, April 2nd.

Rachael Hanagan


Congratulations to our March Students of the Month!

Each month at Lakeview, teachers nominate the students who are going above and beyond what is expected of them. These students show respect for themselves, others, and learning. Congratulations to our March nominees: Bella Morgan, Eden Dumolt, Brogan Pavlik, Romisha Timsina, Faith Samczak, Olivia McCuen, Katherine Shumaker, Veronica Friedrich, and Bryan Cervantes.
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Change in VLA food pick-up

Starting on Wednesday April 7, 2021 we will be moving the VLA food pick-up one hour earlier. Attached is a letter explaining the reason for the move.

Things to remember for 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

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

Reminder about parent drop off 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 Information

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!

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

Panorama Surveys for students' Social Emotional Learning are coming in April

We would like your child’s feedback via a 20-30 minute online survey that s/he will be completing at school or home. The survey will provide us with social and emotional learning (SEL) information. SEL is the process through which children and adults apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. These are the skill sets that promote success in life.

We are asking that all of our students in grades 3-12 participate in the surveys, as their feedback will provide important insights into their school experiences for direction in planning to meet their needs. If a student does not feel they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether.

Please see the attached Panorama SEL Survey Letters for more information. If parents/guardians choose to opt-out, the letter (or an email) should be returned by April 2.

Thank you for your continued support of students' social-emotional learning!

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

  • We did not receive any feedback since the last family newsletter. We hope all of our families have a relaxing and reenergizing Spring Break!

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.

Watch: Ask PLSD on Facebook, YouTube or our website

You asked - we answered! Our team responds to your questions about the upcoming May 4 ballot issue in our ongoing Ask PLSD video series. You can watch the latest videos on PLSD's Facebook page, on our website, or on the PLSD Communications YouTube channel.

Pickerington residents will decide the future of Pickerington Schools with the May 4 ballot issue. A rapidly growing community is leading to a rapidly growing student body and many of our schools are already at capacity. The ballot issue represents our Plan for Progress and will fund solutions to the District’s facilities needs including:

  • the construction of a new junior high school, which would allow for the subsequent redistribution of the student population to alleviate overcrowding.
  • reconfiguration of the current Ridgeview Junior High to house elementary school, middle school, and Gateway Academy (gifted) students.
  • reconfiguration of Heritage Elementary to house a special needs preschool and the Welcome Center.
  • 18-24 classrooms built at both high schools and additional cafeteria space at Pickerington High School Central.
  • All buildings would receive some updates to accommodate flexible learning environments.
  • Additions or upgrades to current junior high and high school extracurricular spaces.
  • New secure entryways would be constructed at both high schools.

If you have a question we haven’t answered yet, please send us an email to, and you may see your answer on a future video!

Information about voting is available at: The voter registration deadline is April 5 and early voting begins April 6.