Open Enrollment Information

Attention parents and students of any School District in the State of Ohio wishing to attend Lakota Local School District tuition free.  Lakota will once again participate in OPEN ENROLLMENT.  Anyone wishing to participate in this program may apply online at on the district homepage.

In addition to a completed online application, you must provide a proof of residency, such as a utility bill that can be scanned and emailed directly to Non-resident students can make application to attend the Lakota Local School District at no cost.

Applications will be accepted from April 1st at 9:00 a.m. thru April 30, 2021.

Any parent/student wishing for more information on the Open Enrollment process may call the district office at 419-986-6650 Ext. 4302.


One week later than planned



May 6, 2021

Notice is hereby given that the Lakota Local School District Board of Education will not meet in Regular Session on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. as previously scheduled, but will be held instead on Monday May 24, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held in the Staff Dining Room at Lakota Local Schools, 5200 County Road 13, Kansas, OH 44841.

BGSU’s Academic Enrichment Summer Camps

BGSU’s Academic Enrichment Camps have received a generous donation allowing us to offer free virtual camps in mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies. Students going into grades 3-8 in the fall can attend up to two camps completely FREE. These camps are taught by trained teachers and meant to help students maintain active academic growth throughout the summer to be prepared for the next school year. Students will receive camp supplies and materials in the mail. Everything is free of charge for up to two camp sessions per student. When needed, we are asking our school partners to help provide students with access to internet and a computer.

In order to sign up students for camp, parents or caregivers can simply go to this website and click “Register Here”

• Session 1: June 14th – 25th, 2021
• Session 2: July 12th – 23rd, 2021

• The Academic Enrichment Camps will be conducted virtually
• Access to the internet and an electronic device such as a Chromebook is needed
• All grades have been separated into their own cohort to align content level and prior knowledge
• Camps will meet virtually with an instructor every day for 60 minutes per content area and will run for two full weeks
• Students will be engaged in conversation, activities, and hands-on projects as they learn from their BGSU Academic Camp Instructor and interact with their classmates virtually

Camp Crates

• All campers will receive a standard base kit with supplies needed for the duration of the program
• Base Camp Supplies Include:  AEC Camp T-Shirt, supplies box with writing utensils, BGSU® journal, dry erase board & marker, ruler, graph paper and more
• Additional supplies may also be sent such as reading materials, science fair and investigation items, geography and social studies materials, or manipulatives to explain mathematical concepts


3rd Grade Registration: More Information
4th Grade Registration: More Information
5th Grade Registration: More Information
6th Grade Registration: More Information
7th Grade Registration: More Information
8th Grade Registration: More Information

Parent Meeting to be Held…

Notification for Parents: A meeting via Google Meet will be held on June 4th at 2:00 P.M. for parents who are interested in sharing their thoughts for how funds should be allocated for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), or Special Education for the 2021-2022 school year.  Mrs. Pam Bibler, Director of Special Education will listen to parents’ suggestions for the distribution of IDEA funds.  Please contact Mrs. Bibler for more information.

See the attached document for additional meeting information.

FFA News…

Griffin Gillmor was announced as the state winner in the Diversified Crop Production Placement Proficiency area during the 3rd session of the virtual 93rd State FFA Convention today. 

Congratulations Griffin!

News from the Lahki Cafe:

Hello Lakota Families!!!

Many of you may have already heard that the USDA has continued our waivers for the 2021/2022 school year.

So what this means for us is that breakfast and lunch will be at no cost next year also. Any money that is in student accounts will not go anywhere. It will stay in the account unless extras are purchased. Next year, we plan on bringing back the items that we used to sell; baked chips, low fat ice cream, cookies, etc. 

If you have any questions, you can email me at or call 419-986-6628 or your school office and ask for the cafeteria.

Thank you,

Michelle Guzman


We are excited to announce the addition of another preschool class for the 2021-22 school year. We have additional spots available for children age 3 or older by August 1, 2021.. The preschool will be a full day preschool, 2 days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). The cost of the program is $130 per month.  If you are interested in your son/daughter attending our preschool, please complete the online enrollment on the district webpage. This extended enrollment will be available from April 28th at 8 a.m. until May 12th at 8 a.m. Enrollment does not guarantee your child a spot. Priority admission will be given to Lakota residents and students who are eligible for kindergarten the following year (2022-23). Proof of residency may be requested. Notifications for the additional preschool spots will be mailed on May 17th and information packets will need to be returned by June 1st. 

Kindergarten Registration Information for Fall

If you have a child who will be 5 years of age before August 1st of this year, he/she is eligible to Kindergarten. Registration will be held at Lakota Elementary School on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Please complete the form below and return to the Board Office as soon as possible.

We ask that parents visit and complete the required online registration prior to your appointment. If you require support during the process, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Use Support.”

Virtual Five-County Art Show

The 53rd Annual Five-County Invitational Art Show will begin on April 18 virtually.  Quality Artwork from Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood Counties are on display.   Various student artworks were judged and Lakota award winners include Ethan Dupont, Carlie Foos, Evan Foos, Madison Powell, Racquelle Kirian, Grace Swaisgood, Rylie Valdez, Erin Sampson, Alyssa Duvall, and Zaedyn Wedge

Please help congratulate all participants on their hard work!

The public is invited to view this exhibition at the link provided:

A Message from the Cafeteria…

A friendly reminder from the Cafeteria to Parents, Students, and Staff:

When you have lunch money to put on your account:

Elementary– give to your teacher in an envelope or baggie with your name on it.

Middle and High School– In the “world” areas are mailboxes marked “For Lunch Money.” The money  needs to be in an envelope or baggie with your name on it. For your convenience, we have baggies with slips of paper and a pencil for you to use. We are not accepting money during the lunch line. We also do not have change.

Thank you!!!

Lakota Middle School to Offer Summer School

Lakota Local Schools will offer Summer School Sessions for Grades 5-8 at Lakota Middle School starting Tuesday, June 8 and ending Thursday, July 15.

Two sessions will be offered weekly with in-person instruction from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

For more information and to sign up, please see the attached document…

High School Yearbook Orders

The Lakota 2020-2021 Yearbook is available for pre-sale. The books can be pre-ordered from now until Friday, May 21st.

Log into our secure website to order online at:   

Your order number is 13819. Books are $50. 

A limited amount of 2020 yearbooks are available for $35 each and can be picked up in the art room #355 on a first come first serve basis.

HS 2019-2020 Yearbooks

The 2020 yearbooks have come in! If you previously ordered one online, please come to the art room (355).  If you were a 2020 senior, please call the office to arrange for pick up.

COVID-19 Reporting Procedures

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on August 27, 2020 an Ohio Department of Health order that requires K-12 schools to establish a mechanism for parents and guardians to report confirmed cases of COVID-19 among their children. In that order is the responsibility of each school district to make publicly available non-identifying information about positive COVID-19 cases.

School Nurse McKenzie Frey, is the District’s COVID-19 Coordinator per state order. She is responsible for tracking all COVID-19 positive cases and reporting confirmed cases to the Sandusky County Health Department. In order to expedite contact tracing and avert any further transmission of COVID-19 we are asking parents/guardians of all Lakota students to please call the nurse to report positive tests and/or cases of COVID-19 no later than twenty-four hours after receiving a positive test and/or diagnosis.

Within 24 hours of Lakota Schools becoming aware of a student, teacher, staff member, or coach who has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19, we will notify staff and families via ParentSquare of a positive test or case of all students or staff who share a classroom space or have participated in a school activity during the COVID-19 infectious period of a student, teacher, staff member, or coach.

Please contact Mrs. Frey with any questions or concerns you may have for your student(s). She can be reached by phone at 419-986-6640 ext. 5111 or by email at

Please visit the link below for the Ohio Department of Health School COVID Reporting Dashboard.

State of Ohio – School Reporting