Superintendent Update, April 3, 12:00 pm

Packet Drop-off

Packet drop-off does not pertain to all families.  Many of our students have completed assignments online, have taken pictures of their work and submitted to their teachers, or have scanned their work to teachers.  We do have a number of students who have completed assignments that need to be submitted to their teachers. Next Wednesday and Thursday, April 8 & 9, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, are completed work and packet designated drop off days.  Student work and library books may be dropped off in the entry lobby of the elementary/middle school entrance for grades K-8 and the high school entrance for grades 9-12. Please make sure your student’s name is on all paperwork and all work is in a folder or securely attached together when you drop in off.  Please check with your teacher for clarification of assignments that should be dropped off. Please continue to check Progressbook and Google Classroom for assignment updates.  

Grades 5-12 Packet Pick-up: The middle school and high school students will have packets available for pick up for those students completing the packet assignments.  Again, this is only for students completing packet work. Please do not pick up a packet if your student is completing their assignments online.  If you are not sure, please email your teacher.

Seniors: If you have not turned in a senior picture and baby picture, you may scan and email your pictures to  You may also drop off your pictures during the packet drop off.  Please have your name on both pictures and place pictures in an envelope with your name on it.

Spring Break April 10-13

Everyone needs a well deserved break.  I have asked the teachers to not have any assignments for students over Spring Break.  

Stay positive and stay well!


Chad Coffman, Superintendent

Superintendent Update, March 31, 10:30 am

Dear Lakota Families,

Governor DeWine announced yesterday the school closure will continue through May 1, 2020. As we approach May 1, another assessment will be made regarding the remainder of the year. This means we will continue with distance learning for the month of April. Thank you to the Lakota teachers, parents, and students for working together. Please remember to contact your teachers with questions and check Progressbook for assignment updates.

The following are key dates for the month of April:

Breakfast/ Lunch: Please email Michelle Guzman at by 9:00 AM to place your request. Breakfast/ lunch orders may be picked up from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the front drop off circle. One person may pick up for a family. Please let Michelle know if you are a regular pick up and do not plan to participate on any day.

The following events will not take place during April:

  • Kindergarten screening will be rescheduled for a future date.

  • Prom will be rescheduled if we return to school in May.

Commencement: Commencement is currently scheduled for May 31, 2020. If we are permitted, we will have Commencement as scheduled. If Commencement can not be held May 31, an alternative date or ceremony for our seniors will be determined.

Again, thank you for your support. We are in this together. 


Chad Coffman, Superintendent

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021

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.  (The link will be available April 1st.)

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 8:00 a.m. thru April 30, 2020. Any student wishing more information on the Open Enrollment process may call the district office at 419-986-6650 Ext. 4302.


High School Scheduling Information for 2020-2021

At this time every year, we begin to schedule classes for the next school year. In the next few days, students will be receiving two emails. One email will be sent from which will include instructions and login information for students to request courses for next year. All schedule requests should be completed by Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The second email will be sent from This email will contain a google form for students to complete to indicate their future plans after high school. Both of these processes are very important for students to complete for the planning of next school year. Any question should be emailed to

Kindergarten Screening for April has been Postponed

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Unfortunately, due to the restrictions put in place by the Governor of Ohio, we will need to cancel our April 2nd and April 3rd Kindergarten Screenings. Since we are uncertain as to when we will be able to return to school, new screening dates have not been set at this time. We will contact families as soon as we reschedule in order to proceed with the registration process. Should you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact me at 419-986-6640, Ext. 5102 or by email at


Dana Ward, Elementary Principal


We have a limited number of spots open for children to attend our preschool program.  This year’s preschool will be full day preschool, 2 days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). The cost is $125.00 per month.   If you are interested in your son/daughter attending our preschool please complete the online enrollment on the district webpage.

This enrollment will be available from February 20th at 8 a.m. until March 20th 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 (2021-22). Proof of residency may be requested. Notifications will be mailed on April 15th and information packets will need to be turned back  in by May 6th.


High School Yearbooks Available for Pre-Sale…

The Lakota 2019-2020 Yearbook is available for pre-sale.

The books can be pre-ordered from now until Friday, May 22nd.

To order online (with a credit or debit card), log on to our secure website:  Order # 13819.
To pay with cash or check, fill out a form and return with payment to Miss Holbrook.

Yearbooks will be sold on a first come first serve



Kindergarten Registration Information

If you have a child who will be five years of age before August 1st of this year, he/she is eligible to attend Kindergarten.  

Kindergarten screening has been postponed.

**Note:  Preschool registration does not use FinalForms and is a separate process that will be shared with parents and community members soon. Registering your preschooler using the above link will not register them in the district for preschool.

Community Weight Room

The weight room is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from  6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for community use.

Scheduling an Activity and/or Using Lakota Facilities…

We have now gone paperless for scheduling an activity/use of the facility.  Please do not use the paper copies anymore.  The link is under 3 different locations on our website.  It is under teacher/staff, and Facilities on the right hand side of the web page.  It is also under staff – activity/fundraiser forms.  Please click on the link and fill out the form and then hit submit.  You will receive confirmation through email once the process has been completed.  

School Messenger for Alerts…


Dear Parents/Guardians of Lakota Local Schools,

We believe it is important to communicate with our families.  One way we do that is with our instant message system. We are using a company called School Messenger.

The phone numbers and emails that will be used initially are the contacts listed in our student information system.  If you would like to be able to change how you are contacted please contact your child’s school office.

Help Us Recycle!

Once again, the Lakota Schools will be collecting markers for recycling as part of the Crayola ColorCycle program.  In the past two years, we as a district have sent in over 7,000 markers to be recycled!  That is 7,000 we have kept out of our landfills!  Our collection drive will run through the end of the school year.  All forms and brands of markers will be accepted – including dry erase, permanent, and highlighters.  Please send in your old markers with your child or drop off at your building’s office.  We will have collection bins located throughout the buildings.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Melissa Renfro at

Thank you for your help!