School Year 2020-2021: WE are Prepared

We are Prepared 2020-2021

How schools reopen in the fall depends largely on evolving requirements and guidance from Gov. DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education and the Butler County Health Department. Lakota is also using feedback gathered from parents, staff and students, to build out plans for the upcoming school year.

As our mission statement and strategic plan says, WE are committed to a personalized learning experience for every student. Our goal for the 2020-2021 school year is to provide in-person instruction for our students as much as possible, while still providing a safe learning environment. While the district is preparing for three possible "ABC" options for the new school year - in-school, remote and a balanced option that brings students to school with restrictions -  Lakota has announced its intent to move forward with all students returning to school full-time with additional safety precautions in place.

WE know that some parents will want their children to continue learning at home. The Lakota Virtual Learning Option will be a fully online option for students in grades K-12, with priority given to students with high risk health concerns.

The health and safety of students and staff are a top priority as in-school options are laid out.

A Back to School FAQ has also been developed to help answer questions about plans for the 2020-2021 school year. The FAQ will be updated as guidance, requirements and plans evolve; please check back often for the latest information.

News & Announcements


Video: Face Coverings Safety Tips and Tricks
For everyone's safety this school year, Lakota staff and students will be required to wear a face covering at most times throughout the school day. During planned mask breaks or at other times when students and staff can be at least six feet apart, face coverings will not be required. Lauren Brown, Lakota's Manager of Health Services, shares with the Lakota community some tips and tricks for effectively wearing and caring for your face coverings.
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Daily Health Assessment Important Part of Lakota’s Reopening Plans
When Lakota opens its doors on August 17, students and staff will notice many changes to help protect the safety and health of our Lakota community. In order to keep our schools open, it will be up to everyone to closely follow new procedures and protocols, including a daily COVID-19 health check.
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Video Updates

Staggered Start to School Year