Lakota West High School
Freshman Campus: The students' day begins at 7:15 a.m. and concludes at 2:25 p.m.
Main Campus: The students' day in will begin at 8:05 a.m. and concludes at 2:40 p.m.
Coats and Book bags – For security and safety reasons, coats, book bags, and string bags MUST remain in student lockers throughout the school day. This includes nylon bags.
Class Fees – Class fees will be printed on an invoice and attached to students’ interims on September 30. EZ Pay information is available on the Lakota Local School District web site.
Student Parking (Main Campus ONLY) – All student parking is reserved. Students can obtain their reserved parking pass in the main office. Photocopies of your vehicle registration and driver’s license need to be submitted before the parking pass will be issued. A parking pass is $40 for the year. Students must pay all back-fees before receiving a parking pass.
Picture Days Final picture retake for both campuses is October 16.
Students who lose their identification cards will be assessed a replacement charge. Students need their student I.D. for lunch and computer use in the media center.
Senior Pictures – Seniors who have not yet had their senior portrait taken need to do so in order to be in Lakota West’s Yearbook. Seniors must submit a wallet portrait to the yearbook committee by January 6th in order to be in the yearbook. (Please visit the Lakota West High School Website and click on Senior Photo Submit.) Because all Lakota West students are required to have a student identification card with them at all times, seniors will also have their pictures taken on September 8. This does not take the place of their senior portrait.
Communication – Our webpage, www.lakotawesthigh.com, will carry a great deal of information. Documents to start the school year, daily announcements, monthly calendar, news and upcoming events are but a few of the items found. In addition, our weekly electronic newsletter, scholarship bulletin and guidance calendar are all found on the webpage. You will find the following information/forms online by clicking on the link above. If you do not have access to these forms online, please pick up a packet from the main office at Lakota West.
Welcome Letter from Karen Mantia, Superintendent
West High Bell Schedule
West Freshman Bell Schedule
Open House/Academic Night Information Letter
Lakota West High School Map
Lifetouch Picture Forms
Who’s Who among the Staff?
Lakota West Clubs and Activities
Child Nutrition Department Information and Forms
Establishing Academic Integrity
Lakota West PTSO Membership Form
Please sign up for Txtwire – Text WEST to 91011. You can narrow down your interest by texting the words/numbers. More information is available on the website or in the Front Office.
Look for Lakota West on Twitter- firebirdtweets
***In addition, we communicate weekly via email. Email addresses for parent communications will be collected via the Lakota West or Lakotaonline web page. To sign up, please go to http://lakotaonline.com/emailsignup.cfm
Home Access Center- Home Access Center (HAC) will again be used to communicate grades. If you encounter problems logging into HAC please contact us: Freshman Campus (513) 874-8390 or Main Campus (513) 874-5469.
Academic Reporting – Progress reports and Report Cards will be on line. You can access them through your HAC account. We strongly encourage all parents to utilize this tool.
The Lakota West Art Department is proud to announce 17 regional selections at the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibit competition. Regional winners will compete at the state level in Columbus on March 8th. The regional winners are:
Christine Tweddell – 2 pieces
West Main Campus – February 24th at 7:00 - This is a date and time change.
East Main Campus – February 26th at 5:30 and at 6:30
Now there’s an easy way to find district-sponsored and community flyers – Lakota’s new E-Flyer Program. E-Flyers is Lakota’s convenient and eco-friendly way to distribute information about programs, classes, events and opportunities happening in our schools and around the community. Rather than sending flyers home with students, Lakota is now posting all approved information on our website, making it easier than ever for families to access at any time.
The E-Flyers page will serve as a compilation of all current flyers that are district or community-sponsored (for flyers related to our specific school building, please visit our school's website). Those wishing to submit flyers can do so by completing an Electronic Flyer Request Form.
Each week links will be provided for all of the recently-added flyers, but you can view all current flyers at any time by clicking on the E-Flyer button (shown above) that appears on our school’s home page as well as the district’s homepage. You can also get to the E-Flyer page via the Quick Link menu found on the left-hand side of the homepage. (You can click here to take a look at the E-Flyer page as well.)
Where possible, the grade levels that the flyer applies to have been included to make it simpler to determine which flyers might interest you and your family.
Since this is the first week for the program, here is the complete listing of current flyers. Starting next week, only new flyers will be listed.
In the event of inclement weather, the Lakota Local School District will make weather related decisions as quickly as possible. Those decisions will be communicated via twitter, district all call and the text message service utilized by Lakota West. Instructions can be found below for these communication tools.
As a reminder, in the event of a school delay, all school related activities will be delayed including the opening of the buildings. Please plan accordingly.
Twitter - Follow Lakota West on Twitter: @Firebirdtweets
Text Message Alerts Text WEST to 91011
EMERGENCY DELAYS AND CLOSINGS
Emergency delays and closings will be announced, as in past years, on the following broadcasting stations or can be accessed at www.lakotaonline.com.
TV Stations Cincinnati:
WKRC Channel 12 WLWT Channel 5
WXIX Channel 19 WCPO Channel 9
WSTR Channel 64
Radio Stations AM Stations Cincinnati:
WLW 700 WCKY 1530
FM Stations Cincinnati:
WKID 95.9 WKRQ 101.9 WARM 98.5
WEBN 102.7 WNKR 106.5
The stations listed above will be the primary sources for delays/closing information. Other local stations will be notified as time/conditions permit. The District options are as follows:
Plan A – 1 hour delay
Plan B – 2 hour delay (NO AM Kindergarten or Pre-school)
Plan C - CLOSED
Because of possible confusion, the news media will be informed that Lakota is either on a one (1) hour delay or two (2) hour delay (with NO A.M. Kindergarten or Pre-school).