Back to School at Lakeview in 2017

From supply lists to student handbooks, from school menus to easy ways to update your family's information online, this page is your one-stop shop with all the information you'll need to get your kids ready for school at Lakeview Junior High!


Information From The District

If you have not yet reviewed the important back-to-school information from the district, please visit the Pickerington Schools Back-To-School page for 2017.

Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents and Students,

I would like to welcome all of you to Lakeview Junior High for the 2017-18 school year! As I am sure you have noticed, school supplies are filling the shelves of stores, which means the start of school is right around the corner.

I am always excited for the start of a new school year, but this year is even more exciting with our new schedule for the junior highs. This school year, students will be placed on one of six teams. Each team is comprised of four teachers: a math, science, social studies, and English/language arts teacher. The new schedule will allow for students to have a core group of teachers that get to know their students well and work collaboratively to provide the best possible support and instruction for each student.

The teachers are excited about the new schedule as well, as they will have more access to their students and should be better able to provide the support that a junior high student needs.

It is sometimes difficult for junior high students to balance and prioritize their academics, the influence of friends, sports involvement, and other factors that can have large impacts. Our staff realizes these many factors and will work to support the unique needs of our students both academically and socially.

I have just finished my first year as principal of Pickerington Lakeview Junior High. I learned a great deal about the district, the teachers, our course offerings, and our community, and look forward to making this year even better.

Providing a quality education to our students is my top priority. There is nothing more important than educating students to provide them the greatest access to their dreams.

The junior high level is a time of exploration and self-discovery. Our students have the opportunity to take two periods of electives each day, and we offer a great variety of options for our students. I encourage students to explore different options during their time at the junior high, as it might open a door or pique an interest in something new before making course selections at the high school.

Communication is at the root of most problems or issues that arise in nearly any situation. It is my goal to make sure that we communicate in a way that is efficient and effective this school year, and I hope that I can count on you to communicate with us if you have questions or concerns.

Each Tuesday, via email, I send a newsletter with important upcoming events, news and information. It is critical that your email address is accurate in Infinite Campus, as email is the most popular and efficient means of communication from the teachers and myself.

I look forward to seeing everyone at our Welcome Days and Back to School Night in August. More information about these dates and times are available below under Upcoming Events.

Working Together,

Pam Bertke

Lakeview Jr. High Principal


Upcoming Events

Welcome Days:

August 8   8:00-11:00am

August 9    4:00-7:00pm

Open house / Meet The Team Night:

August 14   5:00-7:00 pm

Web Leader Training (8th Grade Web leaders only):

August 9      8:00-1:00

August 10      8:00-1:00

First Day of School:

August 16

PTO and Volunteer Opportunities

Use the following Google form link to sign up to Volunteer at Lakeview!

PTO meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30 pm.  Meetings will be at Lakeview Jr. High in the media center.

Picture Information

Inter-State Studio Online Ordering 2017-2018

LJH 2017 Picture Form

Inter-State Studio Code for Lakeview Pictures: 19135GA

Inter-State Studio  Picture Day Guide

Pictures will be taken at Welcome Days.  All students will get their picture taken for a student ID card.

Picture Re-Takes / Make-Up Days: Monday, September 18, 2017, and Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Important Back To School Information

School Supply Lists

Supply List 2017 – 2018

These supplies are needed by all students at Lakeview.  However, each team may require additional supplies/materials based on their organizational approach and instructional strategies.

Dry Erase Markers
Colored Pencils
2 Boxes of Tissues
Ear buds
Pens for daily use (blue or black)
Calculator:  TI-30XIIS (this particular calculator is recommended)
Notebook Paper (college ruled)
Pencils for daily use
2 – Two inch (2”) 3 Ring Binders
1 large or 2 small Glue Stick(s)
Graph-Ruled Composition Notebook
Master Lock (if taking a PE class)

Team Supply Lists will be available at Welcome Days!

Student Planners will be available at Welcome Days and Meet Your Team Night for $5 in the office. The fee will be added to your school fees if your child would like to purchase a planner.  A school planner is optional, but is a great tool for keeping students organized with assignments and due dates.

Daily Schedule (Start/Stop Times)

Junior High Bell Schedules 2017-2018

Standard Day

Start time: 7:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 2:10 p.m.




Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 9:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 2:10 p.m.

Welcome Days Description

Welcome Days is a privilege and with that privilege comes the responsibility to complete and turn in the Emergency Medical Form, any shot records, and pay past due fees.

Welcome Days Description Details:• Enter through athletic entrance doors behind the flagpoles at Door C.

You will be greeted by Lakeview’s PTO parents informing you of various Lakeview opportunities, you can make your $25.00 PTO donation (in lieu of a fundraiser,) and they will direct you to the next station.

The Clinic: Turn in Emergency Med. Form and T-dap to the clinic.  (both are required).

**The required Emergency Medical Form must be complete, contain at least two phone numbers, and be signed by a parent/guardian in order to receive your student’s schedule early at Welcome Days.

**The T-dap shot records for 7th grade and new students to Pickerington Schools must be complete and approved by our school nurse in order to receive your student’s schedule early at Welcome Days.

Receive your nurse’s clearance to proceed. Move to the cafeteria.

Add money to your student’s lunch account (optional.)

Take school picture (view proof on screen(you do not have to buy pictures), a picture is required for school ID card which will be needed for various school events such as Teen Night, athletic events, and schedule pick up at Welcome Days. Receive school ID.

Guidance Counselors: Show new school ID to check for past due fees or pick up Class Schedule. Once past due fees are paid, we will give you a receipt to go back to the cafeteria to pick up your schedule. If no past due fees are owed, you will proceed to Chromebook pick up.

There will not be any schedule changes done during Welcome Days, however, there will be a table outside the cafeteria for you to drop off schedule change forms or to sign up to meet with your counselor.

You will be directed to the location for Chromebook pick up in the Media Center and then to room 302 (beside the media center) for Infinite Campus Parent Portal (to update contact information and/or pay fees.)

Tour the building and walk your schedule! Don’t forget to stop by the office and say hello!

**All schedules will be available for pick up on the first day of school. 

Any questions, you may email Ms. Mitchell at or call 614-830-2200. We are looking forward to a spectacular 2017-2018 school year!


2017-2018 School Fees

Fee Information

This fall, after most schedule changes and fee reductions have been determined, the treasurer’s office will post this year’s school fees. Please check your Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

Clinic Information

Forms and Information

Shot Requirements for 7th Graders 2017 – 2018 School Year

The Ohio Department of Health has added an additional immunization requirement for students entering 7th grade.  Currently, your child is required to get a Tdap shot (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) to begin their 7th grade year.  Now, in addition, all incoming 7th graders will need a Meningococcal vaccine (Meningitis).  Meningitis is a vaccine-preventable disease that is on the rise in teens and college dormitories.  Your child may have already received these shots.  Check with your healthcare provider for current vaccine records.  Documentation of receiving these shots will be required to begin school and avoid exclusion.  Please turn in all documentation to the school.  We recommend scheduling early to avoid the rush.  Thank you for your cooperation.  To have your child vaccinated, call and schedule an appointment with your primary care physician or your local Health Department.

Emergency Medical Authorization

Immunization Summary for School Attendance (PDF)

Immunization Summary for School Attendance (RTF)

School Lunches

Lunch Price

For middle school, junior high, and high school, the school lunches will be $2.75.

Breakfast prices will be $1.50