Summer Break Information

Summer Break Information
Posted on 05/21/2019
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summer updates graphicThursday, May 23 marks the last day of the school year for all Lakota students. Area residents are reminded that many more children will now be outside playing during the day and to use caution, especially in residential neighborhoods.

The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is Thursday, Aug. 15. Open houses for grades K-6 will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Check the district and school websites, along with social media accounts, throughout the summer for additional information and general Lakota news. A back-to-school FAQ will be posted in July. All school supply lists will be posted on Lakota's website by mid-June. Click here to view those supply lists now available


Lakota Welcome Center Open through Summer

The Lakota Welcome Center will remain open throughout the summer to welcome families new to the district for the 2019-20 school year. Families may also visit the Center over the summer to make address, as well as custody and/or guardianship, updates. The Welcome Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Visit for more information about the enrollment process. Questions may be directed to or 513-682-4120.


Summer School Begins May 28

Lakota’s secondary Summer School program is being held May 28 through July 3 at the Lakota East Freshman School.

Lakota’s Summer School program provides an opportunity for students in grades 7-12 to earn original and recovery credit. Students may also participate in summer sessions to help prepare them to retake any one of the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) or End-of-Course (EOC) assessments or to participate in select math courses to qualify for advanced math placement the following school year.

Registration is now closed, except for students needing credit recovery courses, OGT prep or EOC testing only. Click here for more information about Lakota’s Summer School program. For questions, please contact


School Messenger Notification Accounts Set to Update May 31

Lakota uses a comprehensive mass notification system, School Messenger, for delivering important school- and district-wide messages via email, phone and text message. The platform provides parents, guardians and staff with a convenient way to manage their preferences for receiving weather-related, emergency and general notifications from Lakota and its schools.

The system integrates with current student and staff data (from Home Access Center), automatically updating your account to receive communications based on your current school(s) and/or grade level. All accounts will update to reflect new school and grade assignments for the 2019-20 school year on May 31. Please note that alternative school of choice assignments will not be reflected until early July. 

Click here for step-by-step instructions on how you can view the email addresses and phone numbers being pulled into your account from Home Access Center and change your communication preferences. For easy, on-the-go access for managing your account settings, download the “SchoolMessenger” app from your app store. 


School Offices Closed June 24-July 5

School building offices will be closed to the public for two weeks this summer, from June 24 through July 5. The Summer School office (Lakota East Freshman School) will be open during that time and can process requests for summer work permits.

The Central Office will remain open during normal operating hours throughout the summer.


Summer Food Program Uses Food Bus to Deliver Free Meals to Children

The Lakota Local School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children (ages 1-18 and individuals with disabilities through age 21), free of charge, beginning May 29 through August 2 (no service on July 4 or 5).

Meals will be delivered to each of the following locations participating in the Summer Food Service Program via our food bus:

Countryside Village
5126 Hamilton Middletown Rd., Liberty Twp.
11:00 - 11:30 (Monday - Friday)

Deer Run/Mill Creek Apartments
7846 Mill Creek Cr., West Chester
12:20 - 12:40 (Monday - Friday)

Lakota Pointe Apartments
6840 Lakota Pointe Ln., Middletown
1:00 - 1:25 (Monday - Friday)

Meadow Ridge Apartments
5270 Aster Park Dr., West Chester
11:40 - 12:10 (Monday - Friday)

Princeton Village
8953 Princeton Glendale Rd., West Chester
11:50 - 12:10 (Monday - Friday)

North Pointe Apartments
5215 Westwind Ave., Hamilton
11:00 - 11:30 (Monday - Friday)

Boys & Girls Club
8749 Cin-Day Rd., West Chester Rd.
12:30 - 1:00 (Monday - Friday)

For any questions regarding the program, please call the Lakota Child Nutrition Department at 513-644-1163.


Summer Mental Health Services

Many of our MindPeace partners will be offering mental health services at Lakota school buildings this summer. Please see the list below for details.

Ridge Jr./Hopewell Jr.
Stephanie Vanyo
Tues-Thurs by appointment at Ridge Jr.

Plains Jr.
Ashley Campbell
By appointment at Plains Jr

West High, West Freshman, Career Readiness Academy
Gail Rizzo
By appointment at West Main High school

East High, East Freshman
Michelle Quarry
Tues 8-3; Wed 8-3; Thurs 9-3, by appointment at East Main High school

Liberty Jr.
Michelle Williamson
By appointment at Liberty Jr.

Adena Elementary
Kim Perros
Varied days; 9-3 by appointment at Adena Elementary

Creekside ECS
Candy Ulitzsch
M, T, W 9-2, by appointment at Creekside ECS


Summer Assignment/ Reading Lists

Lakota's Curriculum Department has compiled the summer reading lists and information for Lakota's junior high and high schools. Click here to view the lists.