This Is How We Lakeview

September 2021 Edition: Volume 4

Welcome Fall!

With the changing of the season and the weather, the classroom temperatures can vary within the building. Please make sure that your student is dressing in layers and/or has a sweatshirt, sweater, jacket, etc in their locker in case they need it.


I know that you received several COVID-19 building letters from me this week. If your student needs to quarantine due to being a close contact, please have them reach out to their teachers via email and check their Google Classrooms. Teachers are posting work daily that the students need to be working on while they are home. Along with the assignments, they are posting videos and links to materials that will help them keep up with the class while they are out. Please double check with your student to make sure they are keeping up with their work. If you have any questions on assignment, please reach out to the teachers. The expectation is that students who are out in quarantine are treating those days like virtual work days and are returning to school with their assignments completed.


Rachael Hanagan

Principal

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.

Last Call for Discounted Price on Yearbooks!

One week left to purchase the 2021/2022 yearbook through September for the discount price of $30! Price will increase to $35 starting October 1.


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 notes! A few pictures are rolling in, keep them coming!

National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is September 15th - October 15th

The theme for this year's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month is “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.” The theme invites us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and to reflect on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resilience and hope. It encourages us to reflect on all of the contributions Hispanics have made in the past, and will continue to make in the future. It is also a reminder that we are stronger together. Starting on September 15th, we have been doing daily announcements about important dates and people to make students more aware of contributions of Hispanic people. Teachers have also been incorporating this month into some of their lessons.

The Community Corner

THE POWER OF ‘LIKE’: A single ‘like’ can make a social media post more popular and even affect how teens behave

Some of our teams used this article last week with students during E/I to help address our bathroom issues. In this informational text, Alison Pearce Stevens discusses various studies that explore how people are influenced by social media posts and “likes.” This may be a good talking point for you and your student. The Power of Like

Recent Updates

  • This coming Tuesday, Mr. Baptist and Mr. Max will meet with the Leadership Team students for the first time this year. Students will engage in discussions about their ideas about how to better our school, how to include all students, and action steps we can take moving forward. Next Friday’s Community Corner will have specific information as to the goals for the Leadership Team this year.

  • This week has been better related to bathroom behavior and hallway behavior. Thank you for having those conversations with your students and reiterating the expectations we have of our students to respect each other, our staff, and our building. We still had a few bathroom issues this past week, and we will continue to monitor bathrooms and hallways on a regular basis and address individual students’ behavior.

  • This Monday, we will start up our iReady (and ALEKs and Membean) Challenge for the year for our E/I classrooms. All students have weekly goals to meet with how many iReady/ALEKs lessons to pass and/or how many minutes to complete for Membean. At the end of each week, we look at the E/I class with the highest number of lessons passed per student, and that class gets a visit from the iReady treat trolley. The top three students on each team also will get a visit from the trolley. If any families would like to donate snacks (chips, bite-size candy, etc) or fidgets, please let Ben Baptist know so he can facilitate that.

  • 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

One parent reached out about the possibility of scheduling more social events for students during the year. We’ve gone away from social events in the past few years due to COVID, but we are starting to get some on the calendar for this year, starting with our first Teen Night on Friday, October 22nd. More information about Teen Night will be in future family newsletters, and we will be sure to send information out to families when we have more events planned.

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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