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Safety & Security

The safety, health, and well-being of Lakota students, staff, volunteers, and visitors is a top priority. The purpose of this webpage is to provide parents, students, volunteers, and visitors with information on district safety programs and links to helpful resources. These links are suggested as additional information and resources that may be helpful to our parents, and should not be considered an endorsement of any organization, service or program.

General Safety Guidelines

  • Schools in Lakota conduct all safety drills required by law and by the Ohio Department of Education.
  • Visitors to Lakota schools must sign in at the office and wear a visitor badge while at the school.
  • Video cameras are used to monitor activity throughout the schools.
  • Any volunteer with unsupervised access to students will be required to pass a criminal background check through our visitor management system, Raptor.
  • Bullying and hazing activities of any type are prohibited. No school district employee shall encourage, permit, authorize, condone, or tolerate any bullying or hazing activity.
  • Any chemicals brought into a school or on school grounds must have a Material Safety Data Sheet.

Safety Tip Line

Safer Schools Ohio Tip Line (text or call 844-SAFEROH)

News & Announcements
2021-2022 Back-to-School Hub
We know your back-to-school questions are piling up, so take a moment to visit Lakota's 2021-2022 Back-to-School Hub, now live on Lakota's website. Here you can find answers to all the latest district-level back-to-school questions.
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Staggered Start to 2021-2022 School Year Supports Relationship Building
For in-person and virtual students in grades 1-12, the 2021-2022 school year will begin on a staggered start over a two-day period based on the first letter of their last name. Kindergarten Experience Phase-In Days will occur over three days, while preschool will not implement phase-in days. The schedule puts teachers and students in a smaller group setting to accelerate relationship building.
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