Dear Lancer Parents and Students,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. As we navigate the challenges ahead of us, our focus remains on helping students develop the skills they need to accomplish their goals and lifetime dreams. I am confident that, together, we will overcome any roadblocks we encounter this year.
You will notice some changes this year at LHS. We have several new staff members: Mrs. Wogan (our main office secretary), Mr. Neal (custodian), Mrs. Boyer (Physical Science Teacher), Mr. Miller (Engineering Teacher), Mr. Searls and Mrs. Kleemeyer (our new Spanish teacher).
Lakewood High School has also had some exciting renovations this summer. We have a new roof, and the outside of our building got a fresh coat of paint. The main gym floor has also been sanded down, painted and resurfaced. Along with this, I am excited to announce that we have added several new courses that will allow students to earn new Advanced Placement Credit and Industry Recognized Credentials.
I am so excited to see staff and students return to the building. LHS just has not been the same since March 13th 2020. However, we will have to do things a little differently than we have done in the past:
- Students will report on their assigned day based on their grouping (A or B). Each student will attend school in person 2 days a week and participate in remote learning 3 days a week.
- Students with the last names starting with A-L will be in Group A and report to LHS on Monday and Tuesday. Students whose last names start with M-Z are in Group B and they will report on Thursday and Friday.
- Per the Governor’s mandate, staff and students will have to wear a mask or face covering while they are in the building and practice appropriate social distancing.
- Upon arrival students will report directly to their first period classrooms. If a student would like breakfast, they may go to the cafeteria grab breakfast, then go to class. Breakfast is to be eaten in the first period classroom.
- There will be hand sanitizer in every classroom that students will use upon entry.
There are other logistical changes in the building that we will review with students on the first day of school (8/31/2020 or 9/3/2020).
In closing, while we face many challenges in the upcoming months, I want to assure you that our focus remains on preparing our students for life after Lakewood High School. There is a saying that I really believe applies to today’s circumstances:
“Adversity does not build character, it reveals it.”
We will face today’s uncertainty together. We will overcome our challenges and we will all excel while doing it.
Kevin Krier, Principal
Lakewood High School