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


Mask Breaks Reinvent Outdoor Learning
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
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 Updates

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Cleaning Protocols

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Reopening Plans