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T-Hawk News 3.24.2020 Our New Normal

WELCOME BACK!!!!!

WE can't wait to welcome back our students tomorrow for a 4th quarter that is sure to be unlike anything we have ever seen. Our East Family has been hard at work preparing for the return of our students to our "New Normal". To say they are a dedicated, compassionate and caring group does not even begin to capture all they truly embody. Remember......#WEareInThisTogether and we will handle this one day at a time. We know these are uncertain times, but our students are superstars and we will support them in every way, every step of the way.

Now more than ever, #WEareFAMILY #theEASTway.

Check out the full update below and let us know if you have any questions and how we can help you.

We encourage you to make this graphic your new profile pic on social media for the next 48 hours. Let's flood social media with #theEASTway!

#WEareHereForYou #WEGotThis #theEASTway

School Announcements & Updates

Closure Update -

Per the Governor's "Stay at Home Order" our buildings are now closed. No staff or students are able to enter the building. We will update families with a plan when the order is lifted.

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Remote Learning Resources

We know there are many questions about remote learning. Please visit these great sites for clear information for Students and Families.

Student Edition

Family Edition

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Where To Start?

For those students who are wondering "Where To Start?" we encourage you to start with Canvas. Your teachers have done a GREAT job providing content via Canvas for you to dive into your learning.

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From the Counseling Office...

All Lakota East Counselors are accessing email and are here to answer questions that you may have during the week.

If you need to contact your counselor please fill out this Google Sign-up. You can also access this link for additional updates, resources and information.

Google Sign-up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeay5bhqNEEy4H8MCw6cgT8inggVUVWkzYS1Zt3I_jLMK7zCw/viewform

Counselor Slide deck:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RAlMQWzs6hPIQ6AOEDJAMRCus8I4v8tfC-ar35cJTQw/edit#slide=id.g7144b0e02c_0_2740

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Reaching Out To Staff

Do you need to reach out to a staff member at East? For students, we encourage you to use your LakotaStudents e-mail account to e-mail the staff member directly. Here is a link to the staff directory so you can quickly find their e-mail address: http://bit.ly/EastStaff

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Student ChromeBook Support

WEareEMPOWERED student device support is available by emailing CBhelp@lakotaonline.com or calling 513.644.1197

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Advanced Placement Update

Changes have been made by College Board to the AP Test Structure and Format. We are waiting for final confirmation from College Board to all final changes. To keep up to date follow AP College Board by clicking here

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Students With Disabilities

Families of students with disabilities should have been contacted by their student's Case Manager to discuss next steps. If you have not heard from your student's Case Manager, please contact them for more information.

Calendar Updates

Prom 2020

We have received word from the venue that Prom will not take place as originally scheduled April 18, 2020. At this time we have reserved May 16, 2020 for the Lakota East Prom at Sharonville Convention Center. Our hope is to provide this rite of passage for our juniors and seniors so they will forever have these memories. We will keep you up-to-date with any updates/changes. Please know we want nothing more than to make this happen for our students and families. #WEareDedicated

Winter/Spring Sports

We are waiting for formal guidance from the OHSAA regarding winter and spring sports. We will update student athletes and families as we hear more guidance.

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Postponed Indefinitely

All extra-curricular, co-curricular and student run activities have been postponed indefinitely. We look forward to providing updates as these activities become an outlet for our students.

District Notes

Coronavirus Updates and FAQs

In addition to sharing critical email updates regarding Lakota’s response to the state-mandated shutdown, we continue to update the Coronavirus webpage on Lakota’s website with a range of resources, including:

The latest district news stories and video updates

Student digital resources and remote learning resources

Parent digital resources and remote learning resources

COVID-19 facts

• A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions.

Lakota continues to remain active on social media, so please don’t forget to follow Lakota on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Continue to search #WEareLakota for the latest activity and updates all around our district.

If you need to modify your preferences for receiving Lakota news and information via email, text and phone, please log into your School Messenger account using the primary email address associated with your Home Access Center (parents) or your Lakota email address (staff). Please direct all questions and concerns related to School Messenger to webmaster@lakotaonline.com.

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Mobile Breakfast & Lunch Program Kicks Off March 23

Beginning on Monday, March 23, Lakota’s Child Nutrition buses are traveling to 11 locations throughout our community to deliver meals to children, ages one - 18, for the duration of the statewide shutdown. The bus will deliver meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, students will receive four meals each day, two breakfasts and two lunches. On Fridays, students will receive two meals, one breakfast and one lunch. Our meal distribution sites will be set up in the parking lot or outside of the clubhouses at each location. Per USDA regulations, children must be present in order for meals to be provided. Meals will only be given based on the number of children present at time of pickup.

Click here to view more details, including the complete breakfast and lunch distribution schedule and other community resources.

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Remote Learning for Students Begins March 25

We know that you have questions about what remote learning will look like during this state-mandated shutdown. Using the feedback we received from Lakota parents, teachers and secondary students, we used Spring Break to work out details for remote learning moving forward.

Remote learning for students will begin on Wednesday, March 25 and will look slightly different from grade to grade. Click here for more details about how remote learning will work in each grade band level.

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