This Is How We Lakeview

October 2021 Edition: Volume 5

Last Week of the Trimester

Reminder that there is No School for students on Tuesday, November 2nd. Please get out and vote on this day!


Friday, November 5th is the last day of the trimester. Now would be a great time to check Infinite Campus for missing assignments. Athletic eligibility for winter sports is determined by this report card, student-athletes must be passing 5 out of 6 classes.


Parents, we have seen an increase in the number of students carrying blankets. These are specifically listed on page 8 in the student handbook. We know that classrooms can vary in temperature, please have your student dress in layers or bring a hoodie or jacket with them if they need it. We have also seen more cell phones. Per board policy, students at the junior high level are not to have cell phones at all. We allow them in the building as we recognize that our students use them on the bus and after school. Cell phones are to be off and away during the day, which the students are reminded of every day on the morning announcements. If this continues to be an issue, students will be required to leave phones at home or possibly check them in with an administrator prior to school starting.


With the enactment of House Bill 244, Dr. Briggs sent out the new quarantine protocols. Please see below for more details on what this means for our students and our athletes.


Rachael Hanagan

Principal

Congratulations to our October 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 by Building Positive Relationships, Personal Discipline, and Being Better Today Than Yesterday! Congratulations to our October nominees: Sarah Bishop, Jack Cundiff, Chaya Grant, Allison Skiver, Lex Hudepohl, Malachi Yin, Caroline Lynch
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Updated Quarantine Protocols

The Ohio Department of Health has issued “Mask to Stay/Test to Play Option,” but not specific guidance based upon the enactment of HB 244. However, Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) has provided updated procedures for individuals who are deemed as a direct contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. There are no changes for students and staff demonstrating symptoms of, or testing positive, for COVID-19. HB 244 now prohibits school districts in Ohio from discriminating against any student regarding their vaccination status and should not benefit or treat any student differently at school; this includes a student qualifying for modified quarantine status due to their vaccination status. Ohio schools retain the right to exclude any student or staff member demonstrating symptoms or testing positive for the coronavirus. Franklin County Public Health retains the authority to issue isolation and quarantine orders under Ohio law.


Effective on Wednesday, October 27, 2021:


  • Individuals who are identified as a close contact of someone who has a confirmed positive test for COVID-19 will be notified electronically by district staff. The email notification will provide detailed information along with a linked letter from Franklin County Public Health.
  • Unless FCPH issues a quarantine order to your child who was identified as a direct contact, the decision to self-quarantine is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. If you do not self-quarantine and FCPH determines that your child must quarantine, FCPH may issue a quarantine order.
  • If your child does not self-quarantine and returns to school after receiving notice of being a close contact, the district requires the following for a 14-day period following the date of last exposure:


A. The student must not be experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19;

AND

B. The student must continue to conduct daily symptom checks at home with their parent/guardian;

AND

C. The student must wear a face mask indoors during the school day and during indoor extracurricular activities;

AND

D. No mask exemptions will be permitted.


Please see the letter below with more details.

NEW quarantine Guidelines for Athletics

Due to House Bill 244 we have new guidelines if a student-athlete is deemed a close contact to a positive COVID case in a school setting:


1. The student must immediately produce a negative test before continuing in athletics.


  • Assuming the test is negative the student athlete will be able to continue to participate in athletics but wear masks when able (This include: locker rooms, sitting/standing on the sidelines, and anytime the mask will not interfere with breathing, the activity, or create a safety hazard)
  • The student athlete can take another test between days 5-7 in order to get out of the mask requirements.
  • If they choose not to test after 5 days they must wear a mask for 14 days.


2. If the student is deemed a close contact and chooses not to test they will be unable to participate for 14 days.


The athletic office can provide tests to student athletes deemed close contacts and all results must be turned into our Trainer (Alexis Britford). Alexis will be the one to clear student athletes who are testing in order to return from a close contact.


If you have questions please contact the athletic office.


Please note: Eligibility to participate in “Mask to Stay/Test to Play” is contingent on the exposure being in the school setting or school-related activities. This does not apply to household exposures or exposures outside of the school setting or school-related activities.

The Mobile Dentist is coming November 19th!!!!

Good news! The Ohio Dental Outreach will be at our school on November 19th. A form will go home with your student soon or you can fill it out online at www.MySchoolDentist.com. If you have any questions please email the school nurse (melanie_thompson@plsd.us).


Holiday Assistance

Pickerington Schools are once again teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season.


In need of assistance?


Request an online form for holiday assistance by contacting our school counselors at ryan_max@plsd.us or sarah_geiger@plsd.us or call (614)830-2200. The request link will then be provided to you, only one per household please. This form is handled in a confidential manner with more details from your school counselor. Please remember that we will only be able to supplement your holiday. The online form must be completed by Friday, November 20th.

Wanting to help out with Holiday Assistance?

Wanting to donate?

There are several ways to donate this year:

  • The traditional big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools accepting donations of new toys/gifts.

  • Gift cards are also appreciated.

  • Cash donations through Paypal.

  • Another way of donating this year is through Amazon and Target. If you would prefer to donate in this way, click on the links below. Be sure to ship to Violet Township Fire Department Toy Drive (address will appear as an option).


ALL Donations need to be received by December 10th!

UPDATED Basketball Cheer Information

2021-22 CLINIC/TRYOUT DATES


October 28th Parent Meeting has been rescheduled due to conflict with Pickerington Trick or Treat


November 1st, 2021 from 6:30-8:00 pm Clinic at Lakeview Jr. High in the gymnasium AND rescheduled Mandatory Parent Meeting in Jr. High Cafeteria.


November 3rd, 2021 from 6:30-8:00 pm Clinic and tryout at Lakeview JH gymnasium

Must have the following information completed prior to November 1, 2021.


Visit the Panther Cheerleading Website for tryout material information

The Community Corner

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Recent Updates

  • At this past Wednesday’s Lakeview Leadership Team meeting, students discussed two main areas of concern that they would like to take on: social media and how students are treating one another (language used, bullying/harassment, physical touch, play fighting, etc). Students worked in small groups to identify why these issues are problems in our building and what we can do moving forward to start to make things better. One focus for the year is shifting our mindsets from individual responsibility to group responsibility. In our discussions, the students began to realize that everyone must work together with a common goal in order to start to see change.

  • Kona Ice will be here on Friday, November 12th, to help us celebrate our Lakeview Values winners. Students who are nominated by their teachers for upholding our Lakeview Values earn a free Kona Ice, a spirit wristband, and a raffle ticket for a drawing to win a gift bag filled with community donations.

  • Do you or someone you know own a local business? Would that business like to donate gift cards, coupons, items, etc., that we could put inside the gift bags for students? We’ve reached out to some local businesses already and have items already, but we’d love to include even more of our area businesses! Please reach out to Ben Baptist (ben_baptist@plsd.us) if you have anything you’d like to donate.

  • 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 had one comment submitted that urged the schools as a whole to do more to embrace the different cultures of our students and families and to work with them to understand how best to support the students. We couldn’t agree more. There is definite work to be done on our end, but one of the reasons we have started the Lakeview Leadership Team and have invited families to our PBIS meetings is to start those conversations. No single person has all of the answers or the right ideas; when we work together, we are stronger, and when we are stronger, our students are put in better positions to succeed in all areas.

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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