October 18, 2020
Good Morning Lakewood families,
Thursday was the last day of the first quarter of the school year. As this has been an unprecedented year, I am proud of the efforts by all Lakewood Local School District stakeholders during this first quarter of the schools year.
Our students have made the transition back into school well. Whether in our Lancer Virtual Academy or in-person, students knew this year would be different and they have adapted well. Our in-person students have followed the safety procedures around our schools in order to keep themselves and others safe.
Our families have faced challenges with scheduling and students working on their studies remotely. This has placed burdens on families, but we appreciate the efforts for the sake of your student learning. Parents have monitored their children’s health and have been taking the proper precautions when they are not feeling well enough to join our in-person learning.
Our dedicated staff of teachers have adjusted to the two platforms of learning in order to keep our students engaged and focused on learning.
Our tireless classified staff have supported our learning with grab and go meals, a clean and disinfected learning environment, effective technology as well as safe and timely transportation.
And our administrative staff has been leading our schools and departments with clear and encouraging direction in these most challenging times.
Thanks to all for this collective strong start to a school year unlike any other.
This past Wednesday, I shared with the Board of Education our recent assessment of the learning models and potential next steps for the District as we move into the second quarter of the school year.
I want to report that the Lakewood Schools will start the second quarter in the same 2 day in-person Hybrid model. Given all the factors, health risk to social distancing to academic, it makes the most sense for our Hybrid model to continue in place to start instruction on Monday, October 19 as we begin the second quarter.
We will be assessing this continuously though. If factors allow us to increase our in-person days, we will inform all stakeholders of that change and the timeline for implementation.
In the meantime, stay safe.
It’s Lancer Time!
Dr. Mark Gleichauf
Lakewood Local Schools