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There were some adjustments to the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are listed below.

February Changes

Lakota will be partnering with Kroger to vaccinate not only our employees, but also other school districts in our county. Kroger has asked that Lakota West High School be used for this vaccination clinic Feb. 3-4.

Please make note of this important information:

  • Feb. 3: No school for all Lakota students so that staff can receive their vaccine if they choose;

  • Feb. 4: In-person learning returns for all schools except Lakota West’s main campus;

  • Feb. 4: Lakota West main campus students shift to remote learning;

  • Feb. 5: In-person learning continues for all Lakota students.


As you may know, the COVID-19 vaccines require a second dose. This has already been scheduled for Feb. 24-25. 
While the first dose had very little impact on staff absences, we have been advised that the second dose is more likely to cause side effects that could result in staff members feeling ill for a period of 24-48 hours. This reality has the potential to severely impact our staff attendance on the days following the vaccination. This possibility paired with a substitute shortage this year makes it critical to adjust our schedule for Thursday and Friday, Feb. 25-26 as follows:

  • Feb. 24: No school for all Lakota students (including VLO) so that staff can receive the second dose of the vaccine, if needed (no change to original announcement).
  • Feb. 25: Remote learning for all schools and VLO continues as normal.
  • Feb. 26: Remote learning for all schools and VLO continues as normal.
  • March 1:  In-person learning continues for all in-person Lakota students. 


January Changes

Jan. 4-8:

  • Mon. Jan. 4: Professional Development for staff - no school for students (no change)

  • Tues.-Fri. Jan. 5-8: Remote learning for in-person students; VLO students begin their second semester as normal and continue unless otherwise noted


Jan. 11-15:

  • Mon. Jan. 11: Remote learning for in-person students

  • Tues. Jan. 12: Students with last names beginning with A-L report to school; Students with last names beginning with M-Z participate in remote learning

  • Wed. Jan. 13: Students with last names beginning with M-Z report to school; Students with last names beginning with A-L participate in remote learning

  • Thurs. Jan. 14: Students with last names beginning with A-L report to school; Students with last names beginning with M-Z participate in remote learning

  • Fri. Jan. 15: Students with last names beginning with M-Z report to school; Students with last names beginning with A-L participate in remote learning


Jan. 18 Forward:

  • Mon. Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Day - no school (no change)

  • Tues. Jan. 19 forwardAll in-person learning students report to school


November Changes

In order to ensure that our buildings have been adequately cleaned after Election Day and use this as an opportunity to continue educating our students while practicing remote learning, the schedule for the week of Nov. 2 has been adjusted as follows:

  • Monday, Nov. 2: Professional Development day for staff; No school for all students;

  • Tuesday, Nov. 3: VLO continues as normal and in-person students and staff move to remote learning;

  • Wednesday, Nov. 4: VLO continues as normal and in-person students and staff learn remotely; and

  • Thursday, Nov. 5: VLO continues as normal and all in-person staff and students return to school buildings.


August Changes

Preschool:

Phase-in days for preschool students remain unchanged and will occur on Aug. 17-18. The first day for all preschool students will be Wednesday, Aug. 19. More information will be shared with families from the preschool administration.

Grades Kindergarten-12:

  • Last Names A-L will attend school on Monday, Aug. 17 & Wednesday, Aug. 19 (no school on Aug. 18 & 20).

  • Last Names M-Z will attend school on Tuesday, Aug. 18 & Thursday, Aug. 20 (no school on Aug. 17 & 19).

  • No school for all students on Friday, Aug. 21

  • All students will attend school together on Monday, Aug. 24.


Virtual Learning:

Students in our Virtual Learning Option will also follow a staggered start and attend school online according to the following schedule:

  • Last Names A-L will attend virtual classes on Monday, Aug. 17 & Wednesday, Aug. 19 (no school on Aug. 18 & 20).

  • Last Names M-Z will attend virtual classes on Tuesday, Aug. 18 & Thursday, Aug. 20 (no school on Aug. 17 & 19).

  • No school for all students on Friday, Aug. 21

  • All students will attend virtual classes on Monday, Aug. 24.