Kindergarten for 2018-2019 (Forms and Registration Information)

If you have a child who will be 5 years of age before August 1st of this year, he/she is eligible to attend Kindergarten.

Kindergarten registration will be held at the Risingsun First Church of God, 2968 US 23, Risingsun on Thursday, April 19, 2018 and Friday, April 20, 2018. Please indicate your preferred time on the form below and return to the Elementary Office by March 5, 2018. Every effort will be made to schedule the time you have requested.

2018-2019 Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form

2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration Packet 


Calamity Days and Three-Hour Delays…

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Weather in Northwest Ohio can be challenging in ensuring our students travel safely to and from school.  As you know, we have had eight calamity days this school year.  The first make up day is next Monday, February 19.  The next make up day is March 29.

In order to gain a day of instruction before state testing, the third make up day has been moved from June 1 to March 12.  March 12 was originally schedule as Parent/Teacher Conferences from 8:00 AM – 6:45 PM.  Conferences will now take place from 3:00 PM to 6:45 PM.  Your building administrators will have additional information regarding the conference format.

We have used two hour delays this year.  I am also going to add a three hour delay as an addition option.  I believe our students will benefit more from a 1/2 day of school in March or April before state testing as opposed to coming in for additional days in June.    The three hour delay schedule will be as follows:

1st     11:00 – 11:20

2nd     11:23 – 11:43

3rd     11:46 – 12:06

4th     12:09 – 12:29

5A    12:29 – 12:59

5B    12:59 – 1:29

5C    1:29 – 1:59

6th     2:02 – 2:22

7th    2:25 – 2:45

*Elementary Lunches 11:20 – 12:29

*Preschool will be cancelled

*1/2 day afternoon Vanguard and full day Vanguard students will be bused together.  1/2 day morning Vanguard students will report to Lakota.


Thank you for your flexibility in working through calamity days.


Chad Coffman, Ed. D.

Superintendent, Lakota Local Schools

Dueling Pianos Event…

The Football Program will be hosting a Dueling Pianos Fundraising Event!!
Date: 03/24/2018 (Saturday)
Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Location: American Legion in Bettsville Post 733, 323 State St, Bettsville, OH 44815

Price: $40 per ticket or $75 per couple (includes 2 tickets) which includes dinner.

Menu:  Beef Brisket, Grilled Chicken, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, and Cake/Cupcakes 

Money raised helps support the team feeds, summer functions, ties, coaches clinics, off set cost of team gear, anything you can think of when it comes to building a championship program!!  We appreciate any and all support that each of you continue to pour into each of our athletic programs!!

Community Weight Room…

The weight room will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The Community Weight Room is open to the public for adults living in the district. Treadmills, elliptical machines and bikes are available to use. The weight room is located to the east of the main gym. Follow the hallway back past the locker rooms to the corner of the building.

School Messenger for Alerts…


Dear Parents/Guardians of Lakota Local Schools,

We believe it is important to communicate with our families.  One way we do that is with our instant message system.We are using a company called School Messenger

The phone numbers and emails that will be used initially are the contacts listed in our student information system. If you would like to be able to change how you are contacted we will need a current email address in our system. Please send your current email address using the link provided and we will enter that into our student information system. Once your address is in you will be able to go to and create an account that will allow you to add numbers and addresses to your profile. If you have any questions please contact your child’s school office.

Click the following link to add or change your current email address:

Information Sheet:  Infocenter Introduction