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School Reopening Resources

The Lakeland School District is anxiously awaiting the return of our students for full in-person learning on September 1st.  We hope our entire school community joins us as we look forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for Lakeland students.  You will find on this page a number of resources to help ensure a successful start to the 2021-2022 school year.  School-specific information will be shared by each building’s principal.

Welcome back Chiefs!

Letter to Families:

Please click here to view a copy of the Superintendent’s 8-11-2021 letter to families regarding the reopening of Lakeland schools.

Important Dates:

Kindergarten Open House:  August 30th

First day of school:  September 1st

Elementary Open House (Grades 1 - 6):  September 7th

HS Open House:  September 9th

School Schedules:

Lakeland Elementary: Mayfield & Scott Campus

Student Arrival:  8:10 AM

Student Dismissal:  3:00 PM

Lakeland Jr/Sr High School

Student Arrival:  7:30 AM

Student Dismissal:  2:35 PM

2021-2022 Health & Safety Plan: (updated 8.18.2021)

The Lakeland School District Board of Education updated the 2021-2022 Health and Safety Plan at the meeting on August 18th, 2021 to reflect a requirement that all students, staff, and visitors wear masks while indoors in all K-6 schools.  Mask-wearing at the Jr/Sr High School remains highly recommended.  The updated plan can be viewed by clicking on this link.  This plan will be revisited periodically to reflect the most up-to-date information.

August 18th Board of Education Meeting Recording: (updated 8.18.2021)

The August 18th, 2021 Board of Education meeting can be viewed on the District YouTube channel or by clicking on this link.

Presentation Links:

A presentation related to the reopening of Lakeland schools was made to the Board of Education during the August 10th work session.  To view the presentation and related resources, please click the links below.

Full recorded presentation

Work Session (8-10-2021) presentation slide deck

YouTube link to the full meeting (no sound until 13:35 mark of video)

Frequently Asked Questions: (updated 8.18.2021)

The district has developed a Frequently Asked Questions document that provides information on the most common topics related to the reopening of schools.

Full Virtual Option:

The Lakeland School District will offer a fully virtual option for students who are unable to attend school in-person.  Unlike last year, this option will be facilitated by the 3rd party provider Edmentum and not Lakeland teachers.  Instruction will be provided by state certified teachers from Edmentum utilizing standards-aligned curriculum.  Students taking advantage of this option must enroll for a minimum of one quarter.

Those wishing to learn more about this option are asked to contact Melissa Regal at (570) 254-9485 ext. 1000.  Parents considering this option are asked to contact the district no later than August 25th.