The Cherokee Chronicle

August 2021

Principal's Note

Cherokee Families,

Welcome back to our 2021-22 school year at Lamar School! We are so excited and honored to work with your child and to begin to return to a more normal school year! On behalf of myself, the faculty, and the staff, I want to thank our students and families for the patience and sacrifices you made last school year to help your child succeed in their schooling during the heart of the pandemic. Please see the Covid 19 Guidelines below for details about what health and safety measures are still in place this school year.

As we move forward in this new year, Lamar School is focused on not only catching students up and filling learning in deficit areas, but also addressing social-emotional learning and helping fulfill our school's mission of "meet[ing] the educational needs of all students enabling them to be responsible and productive citizens."

Make sure to check our the rest of the newsletter for important school and district information/ dates. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or call the office at 753-1130.


Mark Merriman

Car Tag Request

*New tag required annually. Pick up in office.

Request Student Resources

Click the button to request hygiene items, clothing, food, school supplies, or other school resources.

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WCDE Covid 19 Updates

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ChromeBook Distribution


We are pleased that once again every student at Lamar will have access to a ChromeBook this school year. However, only students in grades 6-8 will take them home. Grades K-5 will store them in their homeroom classrooms. For this reason, only students in grades 6-8 will need to have a ChromeBook Contract signed. This will come home with them the first week and needs to be returned before a device can be issued.

Call the school office at 753-1130 if you have questions.

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School and District Happenings!

Upcoming Dates:

July 29- Open House at 6 PM

Aug. 2- First Day of School (Abbreviated, dismiss at 11 AM)

Sept. 3- No School/ Teacher In-service

Sept. 6- Labor Day- No School

Sept. 30- End of 1st Nine Weeks

Oct. 1-8 Fall Break

Click HERE to check out the full WCDE District Calendar
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Beginning of the Year Paperwork

The following documents will be coming home with your child during the first week of school. These need to be completed by the parent/ guardian the first 2 weeks of school and returned.

-Student Registration

-McKinney-Vento Form

-Free and Reduced Lunch Application

-Photo Release Form (if not already on file)

-WCDE Student Handbook Signature Page

-Migrant Occupational Survey

-Title I Family- Student- Teacher Compact

-EPIC! Letter

-Inclement Weather Form

-ChromeBook Contract (Grades 6-8 only)

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Food Service

Please click HERE to view the August menu and access you child's meal account. If you need help or have questions, call or email Cafeteria Manager Donna Mauk at 753-1132 (
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SACC (School Aged Child Care)

Please click HERE to find out more information about School Aged Child Care. If you need help or have questions, call or email Site Director, Austin Jenkins at 753-2050 (

  • Before Care Hours- 6:30 to 8 AM
  • Aftercare Hours- 3:30 to 6 PM

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Note from the Nurse:

Please note that Nurse Woody our school nurse will be available to talk about any medical needs your child may have via email or by calling 753-1100. Parent/ Guardians may bring any medications your student may need with to the school and deliver to Nurse Woody. Please do not send medications with students.
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A Note from the School Resource Officer:

Reminders that the speed limit on campus is 10 MPH and that per state law cell phones cannot be in use in a school zone.

To avoid any collisions or safety issues, please do not cut or go around others in the car line.

Please be mindful that middle entrance off of 81S is a bus entrance exit between 8-8:30 AM and 3:15-3:45.

If you have questions, please call Officer Brandon Cutshall at

Mission, Vision, and Motto

The administration, faculty, and staff of Lamar School strive to meet the educational needs of all students enabling them to be responsible and productive citizens.

Learning is a process which is cultivated through the collaborative efforts of the school, home, and community.

I am a Cherokee working to be the best that I can be!