Lakota Summer Updates

Lakota Summer Updates
Posted on 05/25/2018
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School's Out for Summer, 2018-19 School Year Information

Wednesday marked 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 2018-2019 school year is Thursday, Aug. 16. Open houses for grades 1-6 will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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. For those of you who want to get a head start on your school supply shopping, click here to view the 2018-19 supply lists.

Lakota Welcome Center (Enrollment Center) Open through Summer, Relocates to Central Office June 21

The Lakota Welcome Center, previously known as the Enrollment Center, will remain open throughout the summer to welcome families new to the district for the 2018-19 school year. Families may also visit the Center over the summer to make address, as well as custody and/or guardianship, updates.

Through June 15, visit the Center daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8735 Cincinnati Dayton Road. Beginning June 21, the Center will be available at its new location inside Lakota’s Central Office, located at 5572 Princeton Road. New daily hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Please note the Center will be closed June 18-20 for relocation.

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

Lakota Learning Blog Features Summer Learning Strategies

Lakota educators are the voice behind the all-new “Inside Lakota Learning” blog. Contributing authors are bridging the gap between how learning strategies in the classroom can be reinforced at home.

In the latest post, Wyandot ECS creative specialist Elizabeth Farris shares some easy and engaging ideas for encouraging summer learning at home. From play and art invitation stations to outdoor exploration, writing and family read-alouds, Farris taps into her own archive of summer learning strategies to help non-teacher parents encourage the same habits at home.

Click here to read these this latest post and subscribe to alerts for future posts.

Summer School Begins May 29

Lakota’s secondary Summer School program is being held May 29 through July 6 at Ridge Junior School, 6199 Beckett Ridge Blvd. Note that there will not be classes on July 4.

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. Contact the Summer School office daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at (513) 259-6074 or

School Messenger Notification Accounts Set to Update June 1

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 2018-19 school year on June 1. 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 25-July 6

School building offices will be closed to the public for two weeks this summer, from June 25 through July 6. The Summer School office (Ridge Junior School, 6199 Beckett Ridge Blvd.) 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), free of charge, beginning May 30 through August 8 (no service on July 4).

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

Deer Run/Mill Creek Apartments
7846 Mill Creek Cr., West Chester
12:00-12:30 (Monday - Friday)

Countryside Village
5126 Hamilton Middletown Rd., Liberty Twp.

11:00-11:35 (Monday - Friday)

Princeton Village
8953 Princeton Glendale Rd., West Chester
1:00-11:20 (Monday - Friday)

Meadow Ridge Apartments
5270 Aster Park Dr., West Chester
11:40-12:15 (Monday - Friday)

Lakota Pointe Apartments
6840 Lakota Pointe Ln., Middletown
12:55-1:25 (Monday - Friday)

Boys & Girls Club
8749 Cin-Day Rd., West Chester Rd.
12:40-1:15 (Monday - Friday)

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


Summer 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.