Free and Reduced Meal Application

With our open house being virtual, 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 ( 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

School Decision-Making Tool

Dear Lakota Families,

I hope you have had an opportunity to review the current Raider Restart Plan. The plan can be found on the Lakota web page

The date to register for the Raider Academy (at home learning option) is August 13, 2020. I understand this may be a difficult decision for some of you. The following link  will take you to the CDC School Decision-Making Tool. I hope the resource will help guide you in making the best decision for the educational setting of your child.

Please continue to submit your questions on the Raider Restart section of the Lakota web page. Responses to all submitted questions can be found under the FAQ’s section of the Raider Restart page.

Thank you,

Chad Coffman, Ed. D.

Kindergarten and Begindergarten News

Dear Parents/Guardians:

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 Registration has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Lakota Elementary School.  All students entering Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year must attend registration in order to be placed into a classroom.

The anticipated first day of school for Begindergarten and Kindergarten will be Tuesday, September 8th.  

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


Final Forms

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

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. 
If there are any medical concerns that you have for your child, please notify Mrs. Henry by January 31st, 2021.  


  • 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!

News from the Lakhi Cafe:

We’d like to thank the cooks and cashiers for all they did during the shutdown. Thanks to them, we were able to provide almost 11,500 meals over the 11 week period. 
There are area schools who are continuing to provide meals over the summer. You can search Ohio School Meal Distribution Map or see the information in the flyer below for locations. You will also see information for the P-EBT program provided as a result of the school closure. 
If you have any questions, please email me, at any time. We wish you a safe summer!
Michelle Guzman

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.  



This is an opportunity for your son to join the “Raider Top Gun Shot Club.” This program provides an opportunity for your son to become more active and to improve upon his basketball skills. This program runs from April 27st to August 31st.

Here is how you become a member of the “Raider Top Gun Shot Club”: 
• Grades 1-6: Make 5,000 shots (41 makes a day)
• Grades 7-12: Make 8,000 shots (65 makes a day)

Go by what grade you’ll be in next year for the 2020–2021 school year

For more information and a record sheet, see the following documents…

Raider Shot Club Cert 2020  (Information and Certification)

SHOT TRACKER 2020 (Print to keep track of Shots Made)