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Face Covering Update
09/28/2021
On Sept. 28, Mr. Miller updated families about the School Board's vote to extend the face covering requirement.
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Mental Health Education for Parents
09/21/2021
Lakota Local Schools in collaboration with NAMI Southwest Ohio is presenting a Mental Health Education program for Parents
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Adjustment to COVID Reporting Begins Sept. 20, 2021
09/17/2021
Beginning Monday, Sept. 20, Lakota Local Schools will make a slight adjustment when notifying parents and staff about positive COVID-19 cases.
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Students Plan Activities in Support of Suicide Prevention Month
09/13/2021
“You are loved.” Positive chalk messages like this greeted students as they entered school last week. Students and staff throughout Lakota are taking part in activities all month long in support of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
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New K-6 Special Provides Strong Foundation for Success
08/31/2021
Students in grades K-2 started off the school year greeted by positive messages like these. I can solve problems. I can accept new challenges. I can reach my goals. I can keep going when things get tough. I can learn new things. They are important lessons to learn; ones that give students a strong foundation for academic achievement as well as success in life.
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Lakota's COVID-19 Hub Update
08/31/2021
While the new school year has once again begun with COVID protocols in place, many experiences during the school day, including the use of collaboration spaces and daily specials, are closer to normal. Families and staff are encouraged to visit Lakota’s COVID hub to stay up to date on the latest information. Documents related to COVID and the district, including its protocols and Spanish translations, can be found here.
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Video: Why Masks Matter & Help Keep Our Kids in School
08/24/2021
We understand and respect that masks in schools is a very divisive issue, with a lot of emotions and strong feelings on both sides. The decision to require masks was based on advice from medical experts. This includes stringent quarantine protocols for schools that have the potential to cause massive student and staff absences when not everyone is wearing a mask while at school. Watch this video see how quarantine protocols set by the Butler County General Health District could play out for both a "masks required" and "masks recommended" learning environment - and the residual impact on lost instructional time.
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Lakota Releases COVID Protocols, Requires Masks
08/16/2021
Lakota Superintendent Matthew Miller shared this message with staff, students and parents to announce this year's COVID-19 safety protocols, including the requirement for all PreK-12 staff and students to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. The decision is based on the advice of medical experts, the increasing numbers of positive COVID cases among children in our county and stringent in-school quarantine protocols that put unmasked individuals at a significantly higher risk of quarantine.
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Breaking down the Butler County General Health District’s Quarantine Guidelines
08/16/2021
As a public school district, we must follow the quarantine protocols set by our local health department for indoor classroom settings. Read on for a summary of current quarantine guidelines.
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Lakota Launches Back-to-School Gateway for E-Forms
08/02/2021
As a convenience to all our K-12 families, Lakota is excited to introduce Back-to-School Gateway, a new platform powered by Registration Gateway for managing your REQUIRED district-level back-to-school forms electronically. Parents must log into OneLogin by Sept. 10 to electronically review and update information the district has on file for their child, including emergency contacts, medical information and contact information for school-to-home communications.
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2021-2022 Back-to-School Hub
07/22/2021
We know your back-to-school questions are piling up, so take a moment to visit Lakota's 2021-2022 Back-to-School Hub, now live on Lakota's website. Here you can find answers to all the latest district-level back-to-school questions.
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Staggered Start to 2021-2022 School Year Supports Relationship Building
07/16/2021
For in-person and virtual students in grades 1-12, the 2021-2022 school year will begin on a staggered start over a two-day period based on the first letter of their last name. Kindergarten Experience Phase-In Days will occur over three days, while preschool will not implement phase-in days. The schedule puts teachers and students in a smaller group setting to accelerate relationship building.
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Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive
07/14/2021
Community partners from across Liberty and West Chester townships are once again teaming up to help students prepare for the upcoming school year with a backpack and school supply giveaway. This is the 4th year for the event to help area families get the school year off to a good start.
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Mental Health Support Over the Summer Months
05/09/2021
We all know that mental health needs don’t take a summer break and that our students continue to need support even when they are not at school. ​ That is why our MindPeace partners and therapists are still available to support Lakota students via telehealth or in person (typically at the school).
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WE Walk 4 Hope: District Pauses for Mental Health
04/27/2021
A district-wide “Walk 4 Hope” on April 19 underscored the importance of mental health and wellness at all ages. Lakota West’s Hope Squad - a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program focused on spreading positivity and building awareness around mental health - encouraged all Lakota students and staff to “pause” in the form of a midday lap around their building.
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East Students Spread Positivity During Hope Week
03/23/2021
“Kindness should be free.” “Smiles are free.” These two statements, made by Lakota East sophomore Caitlyn Spaulding and junior E.J. Upton, succinctly describe the Hope Week celebrations at both main campus and East Freshman.
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April 22: Community Conversation on Resiliency
03/23/2021
Resiliency is an important topic for discussion, especially during a pandemic in which we have collectively experienced loss, toxic stress, and trauma. Children and adults have all been impacted in some way. How do we strengthen our ability to recover more quickly from life events, and how do we help our children?
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COVID-19 and Spring Break
03/23/2021
While the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the district have been much lower since the return from winter break, it is important to remember that our policies regarding students and staff who are symptomatic, have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 case or are awaiting test results have not changed.
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Community Conversation: Lessons Learned During the Pandemic
02/19/2021
Many lessons have been learned about educating students through a global pandemic. From remote learning to the creation of the Lakota Virtual Learning Option to a safe return to the classroom for in-person learning, we want to hear from our parents.
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A Peek Behind the Curtain: Lakota’s School Resource Officers
02/09/2021
From opening up milks at lunch and teaching classroom lessons to leading safety drills and making connections with students, being a school resource officer is a lot more than meets the eye. In this edition of “A Peek Behind the Curtain," you’ll get an inside look at the unique role of Lakota's SROs. While everything they do has student safety at its core, some of the responsibilities that fill their daily workload might surprise you.
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Endeavor Sixth Graders Create Kindness Crew
02/09/2021
It all started with an idea. And now two Endeavor sixth graders are bringing that idea to life by forming a new school club called the Kindness Crew. “We wanted to stop bullying and wanted to put more kindness in school,” said student Elle Hensley. Lyla Gully and Elle set up a meeting with counselor Kathy Wiseman and principal LeAnna Webber to discuss their plan. “It was important to us that people don’t feel left out, so they feel like they want to come to school,” said Lyla.
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Changes to Quarantine Protocols, COVID-19 Dashboard
01/12/2021
As Lakota students return to the classroom for in-person learning following winter break, changes to school-related quarantines will be implemented as a result of a State evaluation of virus spread in Ohio’s schools.
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New Quarantine Guidelines for Second Semester
01/06/2021
On Jan. 6, 2021 Superintendent Matthew Miller updated families on new quarantine protocols. Read his email to families in its entirely here.
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COVID-19: Reporting Cases, Dashboard Update
12/15/2020
The latest COVID-19 communication update covers how to report cases over the winter break, as well as upcoming changes to Lakota's COVID dashboard.
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Board Approves Changes to In-Person Academic Calendar
12/15/2020
At the Dec. 14, 2020 Lakota Board of Education meeting, the members of the Board voted unanimously 4-0, with Michael Pearl absent, to make changes to the in-person learning academic calendar in January.
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Lunch and Learn Series Connects ECS Parents, Offers Support
12/13/2020
How can parents stay connected and receive support in these difficult times? “It is definitely difficult not having adults in the school building this year to help build community and connectedness,” said Jen Gillum, counselor at Wyandot Early Childhood School. “The Lunch and Learn Series is helping to bridge that gap.”
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Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines
12/07/2020
On Friday, the Ohio Department of Health adopted the recent changes to quarantine guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have been notified that our local health commissioner has also approved these guidelines for Butler County.
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COVID-19 Updates: Snow Days, Mask-Wearing
12/01/2020
With December comes winter weather and potential snow days. Lakota Local Schools will continue its practice of using calamity days for all students, both in person and those enrolled in the Virtual Learning Option, should it be deemed necessary to close or delay school due to inclement weather.
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West Hope Squad Ends Anti-Bullying Month with Duckloads of Positivity
11/30/2020
A month marked by acts of kindness and anti-bullying messages at Lakota West High School culminated in “Duck Duck Hope Week,” where rubber ducks sprinkled all over campus had but one purpose: to send students and staff off to Thanksgiving break on a positive note.
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Plains Pilots Peer-Run ‘Sources of Strength’ Program
11/16/2020
A pilot program at Plains Junior is just the start of a three-year health and wellness plan for all Lakota seventh and eighth grade students.
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Lakota One of Nine Districts to Participate in State COVID Study about Quarantines
11/16/2020
Lakota Local Schools is one of nine districts statewide to participate in a public health evaluation about classroom spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Ohio COVID-19 School Evaluation (OCSE) testing program will give school districts, public health experts and elected officials more scientific data regarding quarantines related to positive novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in school.
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COVID-19 Communication Update: Thanksgiving, Bus Transportation
11/16/2020
The latest COVID-19 communication update covers the Thanksgiving Holiday as well as bus transportation information.
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Nov. 3-4 Remote Learning Survey Results
11/16/2020
“While we certainly do not want to have to shift to remote learning, we want our staff and our families to be prepared,” said Superintendent Matthew Miller. This belief led to the district’s first remote learning practice days of the 2020-2021 school year on Nov. 3-4.
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Superintendent Video Update: COVID-19
11/11/2020
In this quick video update, Superintendent Miller shares information related to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our schools.
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Safety Protocols Help Stop In-School Spread of COVID-19, Keep Students In School
11/02/2020
Did you know that even though the number of positive cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise across Butler County and the state of Ohio, we are not seeing classroom spread of the virus? Let us repeat that. We are not seeing COVID-19 spread in Lakota’s classrooms.
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Improving COVID-19 Communication: Survey Results
11/02/2020
In the last district e-newsletter, a ThoughtExchange was launched to find out how we can best communicate COVID-19 related information to our parents, staff and community. Click to see a full report as well as the top five thoughts and the district's response.
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Lakota COVID-19 Update
10/20/2020
This week marks the start of the second quarter. Lakota’s staff, students and families have proven that they are following the guidelines, wearing face coverings, washing their hands and staying home when they are sick.
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WOW Gives ‘Women of West’ Social Emotional Boost
10/20/2020
“I was in one of the most accelerated career paths for P&G, yet I couldn’t look myself in the mirror,” shared Helena Alsbury, a chemical engineer and senior director of product supply at P&G. “What I had two years ago was a self-esteem issue.”
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In-Person Learning Survey: The Results are In
10/19/2020
Lakota Local Schools could not have completed its first quarter, offering both in-person and virtual learning options, without valuable feedback from parents, staff and students. ​ There were 4,180 responses to Lakota’s in-person learning survey that closed on Oct. 12.
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Focus on Meeting the Social & Emotional Needs of Virtual Learning Students
10/06/2020
Addressing the social/emotional needs of students is always important, but especially so for virtual learners during the COVID pandemic. ​Students in virtual learning environments such as Lakota’s VLO might feel particularly isolated or lonely by missing out on valuable social interaction and relationship building in the school setting.
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WE are Prepared: COVID-19 Update
10/06/2020
Now in its eighth week of in-person learning, Lakota Local Schools continues to follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Butler County Health Department (BCHD). Safety protocols continue to be adjusted as needed in order to help stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Academic Calendar Change: Nov. 2-4
09/28/2020
Lakota has made an adjustment to our academic calendar for Nov. 2-4. Traditionally, Lakota’s teachers and staff participate in professional development on Election Day. This decision is part of our safety and security guidelines because 18 of our schools are used as polling locations in our community.
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Mask Breaks Reinvent Outdoor Learning
09/22/2020
If it weren’t for “mask breaks,” Wyandot ECS teacher Alison Brunk may have never discovered just what a “treasure trove” of learning opportunities her school’s outdoor classroom has to offer her first-graders.
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Lakota Updates, Expands COVID-19 Dashboard
09/21/2020
Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, Lakota Local Schools will expand the information displayed on its novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) dashboard. The dashboard, which launched on Sept. 8, initially presented the number of staff and students who have tested positive for COVID-19, or are presumed positive by the Butler County Health Department (BCHD) or their doctors. The number of quarantined individuals related to in-school cases is also displayed.
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VIDEO: Student Words of Wisdom for a Great School Year
09/08/2020
In spite of this year’s unique challenges, our students have some pretty good ideas for how to make it a great school year. Our monthly video series featuring student voice, “Words of Wisdom,” continues this year. Click to hear what Lakota students had to say this month.
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Lakota Gets Feedback from Parents, Students and Staff
09/08/2020
Lakota Local School continues to gather feedback from its parents, staff and students regarding the 2020-2021 school year. “This is new to all of us,” said Superintendent Matthew Miller about the reopening of the district amid the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Since the mandatory closing in March, the district has invited feedback as it navigated through uncharted territory.
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Lakota's COVID-19 Communication Procedures, New Data Dashboard
09/08/2020
With the return to in-person learning, Lakota is committed to responsibly tracking positive cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) among our students and staff, as well as current quarantine counts in response to such cases.
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Back-to-School and COVID-19 Updates
09/08/2020
Have you visited Lakota’s Back-to-School webpage recently? The list of frequently asked questions is updated regularly, as information regarding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains fluid.
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Wearing Masks Doesn’t Stop Students & Staff from Making Connections
09/08/2020
We may be starting the school year wearing masks, but that hasn’t stopped Lakota students and staff from making important connections with each other. Challenges associated with wearing masks have brought about creative solutions across the district.
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Liberty Junior Student Engineers Tackle Football Team’s COVID-19 Challenge
09/07/2020
The Liberty Junior School football team had a problem - one that Doug Noxsel’s Design & Modeling students weren’t afraid to tackle, even if it was just their first full week in the new class. Despite his best efforts to make the team water cooler completely touchless in light of current COVID-19 precautions, Coach Hamilton still had no way for his student-athletes to refill their bottles during practice. The alternate valve that he purchased may have kept students from touching the same release button, but still required each water bottle to repeatedly touch the same surface.
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Lakota Welcomes Back Students in a Whole New Way
08/25/2020
Lakota welcomed back its 16,800 students last week in a whole new way. While relationship building was still in the forefront, students and staff also spent the first days of school becoming accustomed to new safety procedures.
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What Does a 'Mask Break' Look Like?
08/25/2020
From dancing on the playground to relocating class outside, teachers throughout Lakota are finding creative ways to give their students, and themselves, “mask breaks.”
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Survey Results: How Was the First Week?
08/25/2020
Lakota Local Schools values feedback from its families, students, staff and community. Beginning on March 13 when Lakota closed its doors to in-person learning due to the state-mandated shutdown of schools because of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the district began gathering feedback about everything from the remote learning process to looking ahead to the 2020-2021 school year to feedback on the first days of school. District leaders use the feedback to help guide their decisions on how to best meet the needs of its students.
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Lakota’s Back-to-School Karaoke 2.0 Celebrates Safe Return
08/24/2020
Lakota's Back-to-School Karaoke 2.0, which follows last year's hit school bus karaoke debut, features Lakota students and staff celebrating a safe return to school. The new hit, titled “At Lakota,” is sung to the tune of “Copacabana”.
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First Day Photo Contest: Celebrate New School Year
08/14/2020
For some of our students, the new school year begins Monday, Aug. 17 and for others, Tuesday, Aug. 18. So get ready to capture those special first day moments at the front stoop, at your bus stop, in your classroom or at home in your new VLO workspace.
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Lakota Releases COVID-19 Safety Protocols & Guidelines Resource Manual
08/13/2020
In accordance with guidance from the Butler County Health Department, Lakota Local Schools has compiled a comprehensive resource manual outlining the district’s safety protocols and guidelines for its responsible reopening this school year.
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Lakota’s Child Nutrition Department Prepares for New School Year
08/07/2020
Lakota’s Child Nutrition Department is working closely with the Butler County Health Department, building principals and custodial staff as it gears up for the 2020-2021 school year.
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HAC: Bus Routes, Teachers, Schedules and More
08/07/2020
Home Access Center (HAC) is a communications tool to help keep students and parents up-to-date and in contact with their teachers throughout the year. Use HAC to find daily assignments and scores, report cards, schedules, bus assignments, attendance, and more.​
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Video: Face Coverings Safety Tips and Tricks
08/05/2020
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
08/04/2020
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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Board Approves Plan A: New School Year Begins Aug. 17
07/31/2020
This afternoon, the Lakota Board of Education met to review the most recent data and recommendations from the Butler County Department of Health surrounding the reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year. The Board called today’s special meeting in order to vote on whether or not to move forward with the district’s Plan A, which welcomes back all students for in-person learning with additional safety precautions.
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Notice of Special Board of Education Meeting: Lakota School District
07/29/2020
Notice is hereby given that the Lakota Board of Education, Butler County, will hold a special meeting on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing and approving the re-opening plans for the 2020-21 school year.
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2020-2021 School Year Plans Announced
06/30/2020
At the June 29 Lakota Board of Education work session, Superintendent Matthew Miller presented four different plans for the 2020-2021 school year, including a virtual option that will be available to families who do not wish for their children to attend school in person. “We want our students back in school,” said Miller.
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WE are Prepared: Fall 2020 Update
06/23/2020
As Lakota prepares for a potentially different start to the 2020-2021 school year, Superintendent Matthew Miller shared an update with parents and staff on June 23. While we await guidance from Governor DeWine, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Department of Health and the Butler County Health Department, we want to share the principles guiding our plans and other resources to stay informed as the summer continues.
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ThoughtExchange: Community Shares Input on Responsible Reopening
06/16/2020
“As we continue to build out options and plans for what school can look like in the fall of 2020, what considerations should we keep in mind?” Lakota Local Schools recently posed this open-ended question to its parents, students, staff and community members to gather input on reopening the district’s 23 buildings for the 2020-21 school year.
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Guiding Principles for Reopening Lakota School Buildings for 2020-2021 School Year
06/11/2020
Even before the past school year ended, Lakota began planning for what the 2020-2021 school year might look like based on COVID-19 considerations. How schools reopen in the fall will depend largely on 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.
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Final Remote Learning Survey Results Guide Preparation for 2020-2021 School Year
06/02/2020
Ongoing feedback from Lakota parents and secondary students has played an important role in shaping Lakota’s fourth quarter remote learning experience. Surveys went out to parents at the start, middle and end of remote learning. The final survey recently closed, and results will help Lakota prepare for the 2020-21 school year.
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Fall Thought Exchange Closes June 3
06/02/2020
How school looks in the fall will depend largely on requirements and guidance from Gov. DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education and the Butler County Health Department. While we understand that guidance may be released early, we also anticipate that it will most likely change between now and August. Keeping this in mind, district leaders are building out possible scenarios for our students’ safe return to school this fall.
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Mental Health Supports Remain In Place Over Summer
06/02/2020
We all know that mental health needs don’t take a summer break and that our students continue to need support even when they are not at school. That is why our MindPeace partners and therapists are still available to support Lakota students via telehealth (either through a virtual or phone appointment).
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Mental Health Video: Talking About COVID-19
05/06/2020
In the latest installment of this video series, Lakota’s Student Wellness Coordinator Megan Cameron shares some tips for talking about COVID-19 with your children. In this minute-long watch, she provides a list of questions to help guide the discussion.
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COVID-19 Health Tips from Your School Nurse
05/05/2020
Adena Elementary school nurse Karen Fogel recently produced this simple and kid-friendly video (in English and Spanish) as a way of sharing tips for staying healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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