April 3, 2020 Update

Good morning —
 
Thank you parents for your help in delivering lessons. Your help in your child’s schoolwork is an integral part of this new normal. A couple of items to bring to your attention:
  • April 6 through May 1 are now virtual school days.
  • April 10 and April 13 are days off because that is how they were scheduled on our original calendar.
  • Food will continue to be available on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • If you get a chance, please send us your pictures of your students working on school work or doing something fun. Our staff misses the kids!
Thank you for your continued help and support. Have a great weekend.
 
Jim Witt

Food Pickup April 1st

Looking forward to Partnership Wednesdays!

Lake Local Schools Campus 10 AM-1PM

Lake Local Schools will be distributing Breakfasts and Lunches for five days, for children ages 1-18 free of charge during the COVID 19 closure on the school campus on Wednesdays and supplemental food will be available from Glider Pack Pantry.

The child/ren will have to be in the vehicle to pick-up the meals.

Distribution will be on Wednesdays 10AM-1PM

As you, enter off Lemoyne Rd. Take the first right and circle through the high school parking lot and pull in front of the flagpoles, between the high school and middle school staying in the drive.

A food service staff member will approach the vehicle to get a count of how many children, and then will place the appropriate amount of bags that contain the breakfasts and lunches on the table.

Upon acknowledgement (a wave) from the food service staff member the adult will exit the vehicle and retrieve the bags.

Exit immediate left down main drive.

Glider Pack Pantry bags are available. These bags are supplemental food for children; look for the Boost Bus in the outer middle school parking lot. Stop and get available items, these will change weekly as donations and items become available.

Student Food during shutdown update

We will be distributing breakfast and lunches for children ages 1-18 free of charge during the school closure on our campus per the Governor’s orders.

All kids will have to be in the vehicle to pick-up the meals. This is a federal mandate and not a Lake Schools’ policy.

Distribution will be on Wednesdays from 10AM-1PM

Please follow these directions for everyone’s safety and ease of operation:

As you enter off Lemoyne Rd., take the first right and circle through the High School parking lot and pull in front of the flagpoles, between the High School and Middle School staying in the drive.

A food service staff member will approach the vehicle to get a count of how many children, and will then place the appropriate amount of bags that contain the breakfasts and lunches on the table.

Upon acknowledgement (a wave) from the food service staff member the adult will exit the vehicle and retrieve the bags and exit to your immediate left down the main drive.

If a family needs supplemental food for children, there will be a cart next to the Boost Bus in the outer elementary parking lot to get one bag for every three children in the household.

If you have any questions please email Chris Wilson at cwilson@lakeschools.org

March 18th Update

March 18, 2019

Dear Students and Parents:

The following information is a guideline for instruction and food delivery starting on March 25, 2020. As you read this you will have questions that we suggest you hold onto until you get information from your teacher(s). Once you receive assignments and instructions from staff, hopefully your questions will be answered. If not, our staff will return any email or voicemail within 24 hours of it being received.

INSTRUCTION:

  • Our goal is for students to complete one about hour of instruction per day. On March 23rd and 24th, we recommend that students read, play an educational game, watch a history documentary, or make a journal entry that encompasses one hour of their time.

  • Teachers will be sending out activities electronically for students to complete and return. If you do not have access to the internet, please let us know and we will see to it that hard copy assignments are delivered via the food bus that you will hear more about later in this document.

  • We have urged our teachers to be creative and to make lessons fun and enticing. 

  • As stated earlier, staff will be available to return phone calls and emails within 24 hours of receipt of those communications.

FOOD SERVICE:

  • A tentative plan is in place to feed any school age person age 18 and under beginning next week on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. 

  • Food will be delivered by one of our school buses between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the duration of the time that schools are closed. 

  • Students will be expected to meet the bus, practice the six foot separation for social distancing that has been mandated by the governor, and receive a bag of food that will include enough breakfast and lunch items to last until the next delivery.

  • Before next Wednesday, we hope to have an approximate time schedule for delivery to each area.

We continue to ask for your patience during these unprecedented times. As a school district, we are going to be flexible and understanding with our students and staff. We ask the same courtesy from you.

Sincerely,

Jim Witt

Superintendent

 

Information about Chronavirus

Lake Parents —

For several weeks, we have been monitoring this outbreak across the world and those within the U.S. We have also been receiving guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ohio Department of Health, and local health departments on best practices to combat the coronavirus. In response to the recommendations, Lake Local Schools is focusing on cleaning procedures and preventative practices to keep students, staff, and our community healthy and safe. 

While there are no confirmed cases in this area of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to share how we are monitoring the situation and what precautions we can all take during this flu season. Lake Schools are focused on working with the local and State Department of Health along with utilizing resources from the CDC and National sources to provide preventative measures for the flu and coronavirus. The CDC and the National School Superintendents Association have shared the following precautions:

Individual level

  • If students or staff exhibit cold and flu-like symptoms, they should stay home.

  • All individuals should stay home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place it immediately in the trash.

Handwashing — (this is the single most important act of hygiene we can perform according to local health officials)

  • Encourage all students to keep unwashed hands out of their mouths, eyes, etc.

  • Encourage all students to use anti-bacterial soap.  

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Classroom/School level

  • The virus does not discriminate. Please remember that people of all nationalities can have the coronavirus. 

  • Teachers review hand-washing techniques with students.

  • Discourage the sharing of food.

  • Encourage students to use anti-bacterial soap to wash hands. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. 

  • Encourage maintenance and classroom staff to use anti-bacterial products on all high-touch surfaces daily.

System/District level

  • Provide clear and transparent communication to communities especially around any suspected or confirmed cases.

  • Ensure that school personnel are vigilant in monitoring the student body, especially in cases where students exhibit symptoms associated with the virus.

  • Establish a process for determining whether students are contracting the virus and a system for reporting updates to health officials.

  • Currently, public health officials are not recommending the use of masks or gloves in public settings.

  • At this time, Federal health authorities are not  recommending that schools cancel classes. They are asking that Districts coordinate with local health departments on guidance if there are confirmed cases in a District.

  • Take action without stigmatizing any students/families/populations.

  • Consider cancelling out-of-district trips overseas or within the United States (if there are reported outbreaks at the U.S. destination).     

Please know there are many scenarios that could result from the coronavirus.  As of the time of sending this communication there are NO cases of confirmed coronavirus in Ohio. If there is a confirmed case of the coronavirus in the school system, the CDC recommendation is to work with the local health departments to determine our course of action. In the event of a confirmed case, the District’s focus would be for the safety of all students and staff in the District. If the local health department recommends that we close we will determine the best course of action on how to continue the education of students during this time. We would develop this in coordination with options that would be available from the Ohio Department of Education.

The CDC has many resources related to the coronavirus (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus). If you have questions, I would encourage you to review the information on their website. In addition, please be sure to let your supervisor and/or principal know if you have any specific concerns. We appreciate your collaboration with us to ensure the safety of students and staff at Lake!