Art Workshop…

The Fostoria Community Arts Council will hold a free Children’s Mother’s Day workshop on SaturdayApril 28 from 10:00 am until noon at our office at 125 S. Main St. Fostoria.  This free workshop is open to children grades 1st through 5th. Under the direction of Ms Cheryl Graves, a variety of Mother’s day items to take home that day will be made.

For registration and more information, please call Ms Graves at 419-435-7474.  This workshop is provided through a grant from the Geary Family Foundation.

H.S. Yearbooks (Pre-Sale Only)…

The Lakota 2017-2018 Yearbook is available for pre-sale.  The books can be pre-ordered from now until Friday, May 25th.  The cost is $50.  

Log into our secure website to order online at:  (Order number: 13819).  If you would like to pay with cash or check, please turn in orders to Miss Holbrook (Room 355).

Yearbooks will have a fall delivery date and are generally available by mid-October.  If you have any questions, please see Miss Holbrook, Yearbook Advisor. 

Orders are due May 25th!

Pay For It Changing to PaySchools…

Our online lunch program, PayForIt will be changing to PaySchools Central on April 3rd.  The transition should be secure and seamless.

When you log in to PayforIt, you will be directed to the PaySchools Central login.  You will login with the same username and password that you used on the old site.  The payment information should migrate to the new site.  For the full set of instructions, see the document below.  

PayForIt to PaySchools Transition Instructions

Marker Recycling Program…

Turn Markers Into Energy!Thank you Lakota families!  As a school, we have collected over 1,000 markers to be recycled into energy since the beginning of our recycling program.  We will continue collecting markers through the end of the school year, so please send them in with your child.  There are collection bins located throughout all three buildings.  There will be one more collection day — May 21.  At the end of the year, we will give a final total as to the total number of markers we have recycled.  By participating in this program, we are keeping these items out of landfills and working towards making the Earth a cleaner place.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Renfro at the high school building.  Thank you again for your support!

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 was held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 and Friday, April 20, 2018. If you missed this and still need to register your child, please contact the elementary office.

2018-2019 Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form

2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration Packet 

2018-2019 Open Enrollment Application (for non-Lakota residents)


Three-Hour Delays Schedule…

If we need to use the three-hour delay option, the 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.

Chad Coffman, Ed. D.

Superintendent, Lakota Local Schools

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