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 mfrey@lakotaschools.org

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

State of Ohio – School Reporting

Elementary Picture Day

Elementary Picture day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th.  Forms and online ordering information will be available soon.

Yearbooks have not shipped yet, but we will update you on their status as soon as we have a shipping date.

Thank you for your patience.

A Message from the Cafeteria…

Hello Lakota families, we have a very exiting announcement:

The USDA and ODE has extended the feeding programs that we provided in the spring after the shut down. What this means for us is that students enrolled in Lakota School District will have breakfast and lunch meals offered to them at no cost. This also applies to the Raider Academy students for pick up meals. This will begin on September 8 and go until December 31, 2020 or until the funds are depleted. There is no paper work on the parent’s end that needs completed.

For breakfast, the student needs to simply come through the serving line and tell the cashier if they are in elementary, middle, or high school.

For lunch, we will continue to use our new student ID scanners.

This does not effect fee waivers. You would still need to qualify for free or reduced status for this.

This also would not cover the cost of milk if packing or extra entrees.

To view our menu, please see the school web page and hover over the school and click on menu.

Thank you and please email us with any questions at mguzman@lakotaschools.org

Free and Reduced Meal Application

I would like to encourage families to get their free and reduced meal applications filled out online.
 
You will find the link in the parent section of the school website. If you do not know your student’s full 9 digit ID number, please email me (mguzman@lakotaschools.org) and I will get that to you asap. At the end of the application is a box that says, “Share meal benefit with other departments.”  Please make sure you are marking the box(es) for FEE WAIVER. 
 
As always, if you need assistance, please email me or call 419-986-6628.
 
Thank you,
Michelle Guzman, Food Service Director
 

Washington DC Trip Information…

Good afternoon everyone,

I have some important information to share regarding the Washington DC trip.  The trip has been MOVED to June 2-4, 2021.  These new dates are the last three days of school.  We do have a full bus (active list) and everything on the itinerary has remained the same.
 
These are the new payment dates now: 
Fri., February 21, 2021: 50% of balance due
Fri., April 23, 2021: 50% of balance due (final payment)
 
I have also changed some dates on the information I went over at the parent meeting.  Besides the dates, all of the information presented is still in place. 
 
Medical
If there are any medical concerns that you have for your child, please notify Mrs. Henry by January 31st, 2021.  
 

Payment

  • Each student/family is responsible for payment of the trip.  The school is not responsible for any payments.  Please do not send payments to the school.  Send them to the company.

  • Make payments on time.  The company is strict about this.  If you cannot make a payment on time, it is your responsibility to contact Prodigy.

  • If your student is not paid in full by Friday, April 23rd, they will be removed from the active list and put on the waiting list.  Students who are paid in full on the waiting list, will be moved up to the active list.  Your child will only be moved back up to the active list if your amount is paid in full and a spot opens back up.

 
Please take the time to read over the new documents attached.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks!
 

5th Grade Band

Please check out the following link to learn more about being in band as a 5th grader.  Learn about the benefits of music, how to select an instrument, and complete an interest form. 

If you have questions about 5th Grade Band, complete the Interest Form or contact Mrs. Brower.