Dear Lakeview Families:
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at Lakeview Elementary School! The staff has prepared for another excellent year.
As a school, one of our goals is to promote the academic and social development of your child(ren). Progress in this endeavor depends greatly upon the cooperation and communication between school and home. We begin this process by sharing this handbook to assist you in becoming familiar with our policies and procedures. We will all need to work together to see that your children have a successful school year. Thank you for your continued support!
Character Education is about teaching our young children to know, accept, and live up to their moral duties and obligations. Our Lakeview staff will focus on "The Six Pillars of Character" in various settings as the year unfolds. The pillars are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Citizenship, and Caring. Building-wide implementation of common behavior expectations related to “The Six Pillars of Character” will also be a focus. We will blend "The Six Pillars of Character" with the establishment of clear behavior routines throughout Lakeview.
For our staff development, Lakeview teachers will be involved in the critical elements of the Iowa Core Curriculum, as stipulated by the Iowa Department of Education. All SCSD teachers will be working diligently this year in our collaborative work teams to align our course content with the essential concepts and skills outlined in the Iowa Core. Lakeview teachers will also continue discussing and developing ways to convey our students’ progress on those essential concepts and skills in report cards to parents. Lastly, we will be implementing new math materials. Another busy year!
We hope this is a very enjoyable and productive year for you and your child(ren). Please feel free to stop in, call, or email us any time if you have any questions, concerns, or compliments. Be sure to utilize our website for up-to-date information on our school and our school district (www.solon.k12.ia.us). Let’s Sail!