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Back-to-School Hub

Stay on top of your back-to-school to do list and get answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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Attention Parents & Staff

You'll automatically receive Lakota calls, texts & emails. But download the free app & set your preferences to get the most out of this new notification system. 

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2024-2025 School Supply Lists

Use TeacherLists to easily find and even shop online for your school supplies!

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Calling All New K-12 Students

Now registering for the 2024-2025 school year. 

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ABCs 2024 Kindergarten Readiness Webinar

Do you have a new kindergartner coming to Lakota? This recorded webinar is just for you!

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News & events

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WE are excited to welcome our students back for the start of the 2024-2025 school year! As the new year approaches, we know your questions are piling up, which is why we want to help you find answers and stay on top of your back-to-school to do list.

Whether you are brand new to the Lakota family or returning for another year, take a moment to visit Lakota's 2024-2025 Back-to-School Hub for all the information you need for a successful start to the new school year.

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The Lakota Board of Education approved the return of student fees for the 2024-2025 school year at its June 27 regular school board meeting. Since 2020, Lakota has been able to waive all student fees by utilizing federal dollars from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. Lakota will use a "zero-based budgeting model" for student fees moving forward. 

The approved student fee schedule also includes an increase to junior school athletic participation fees, as well as high school pay-to-participate fees for athletics, marching band and color/winter guard. A slight adjustment to daily breakfast and lunch menu prices, as well as the junior and high school Club Card, was also approved. 

MISSION STATEMENT

Everything WE do is designed to provide a future-ready, student-centered learning experience for every single child.

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Future Ready

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Fiscally Responsible

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Culturally Diverse:

With 42% of students celebrating their multicultural backgrounds, Lakota provides a culturally-diverse experience where respect and inclusion are taught as core values.

Fiscally Responsible:

Fewer than 5% of all entities that are audited annually earn the "Auditor of State Award with Distinction" - and Lakota has received the honor 10 years in a row. 

1:1 Technology:

Through Lakota's WE are Empowered initiative, all students in grades K-12 have access to their own Chromebook for daily learning.

Dogs of Lakota:

Lakota's pack of ten therapy dogs are wagging their tails around the district, providing therapy and emotional support to even our youngest learners. 

The 4Es:

We believe in preparing every student for success after graduation in one of the 4Es: Enrollment in higher education; Enlistment in military service; Employment as a contributing member of our community; or Entrepreneurship.