You won't find a town called Lakeshore on a map, but you'll soon feel the Lakeshore community - and LANCER PRIDE - in your heart. We believe all children deserve an engaging and inspiring education - and the opportunity to discover and pursue their own paths. With Passionate educators, the latest technology and unique opportunities, Lakeshore does more than equip our students to succeed in life - we empower them to lead their lives with character and integrity.
Lakeshore Excellence Foundation
Through the generosity of our donors, the LEF has funded more than 70 academic projects, 40 hardware and software projects, and a wide variety of outreach, cultural and aesthetic programs, many open to the entire community. In 2016, we successfully completed our largest infrastructure project to date by investing $600,000 to transform all of our libraries into 21st Century Learning Centers. We are now poised to again reach higher: we’re reaching out for contributors to help us support the implementation of STEM throughout all grades levels at Lakeshore Public Schools.
Due to the recent resignation of a member of the Lakeshore Public Schools Board of Education, the Board must appoint an individual to serve on the Board during the interim period between the date of appointment and the certification of the November 3, 2020 election. Citizens wishing to apply for the position are encouraged to file to run this November as well for the open board seat and serve out the remainder of the vacated term which runs through December 2022. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 3:00 PM. Click here for the application.
CLICK HERE for general information on becoming a school board member.
In a further effort to promote a positive school community, we have launched an official school district Facebook page. Please search for Lakeshore Public Schools to access and LIKE our new page.
We will continue to provide meals at our 4 sites Monday - Friday through June 5. There will be no meals on Memorial Day. The vans will arrive at 11:30 and stay until 12:15. One sack contains breakfast and lunch.
All children 18 and under can take a meal. Parents or children can pick them up. Please do not pick up if you are ill and remember to stay 6 feet apart.
Please call Pam Greiffendorf at 428-1400 x 2965 or email email@example.com with any questions. We care about you!
April 15, 2020 Update
As part of Executive Order 2020-35, school districts were directed to develop a Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan (“Plan”) in order to continue to receive state aid for operations. Documents from several sources were made available to support our efforts to develop these plans. Because we had already made significant progress toward developing and implementing a “Remote Learning Plan” in Lakeshore based on similar guidelines, we were able to submit our Continuity of Learning and COVOID-19 Response Plan for approval on April 8, 2020, the first day plans could be submitted to Berrien RESA. We received confirmation on April 13, 2020 that our Plan had been approved. The Plan is posted below.
We have also posted a copy of the COVID-19 Grading Policies below that were developed based on guidance from the State and through collaboration among district administrators and staff. Grading plans have been developed at each level that take into account grades earned during face-to-face instruction (prior to March 13, 2020) and good faith effort during the 4th quarter demonstrating evidence of continued learning of essential skills. A “good faith effort” is best defined as an attempt to complete assigned work as accurately as possible given the availability of little or no direct instruction. As these are new and unprecedented circumstances, we felt that it was important that our grading policies and practices were based upon the principle of “no educational harm” to any child. In short, much grace should be given in determining grades as we finish the year remotely.
We believe that our students can still make significant gains in their learning this school year. Our focus during this time will be on elements of the curriculum determined to be “essential learning.” Our teachers continue to work hard to make certain that all learning during this time is relevant and meaningful. This will assure, as best we can, that students are prepared for the next level, whether that means moving onto the next grade or graduating and going off to college or the workforce.
Additionally, I appreciate the work that went into the development of a comprehensive plan that keeps student well-being as a top priority. The Continuity of Learning Plan was developed with that in mind. We will continue to be intentional in our outreach in an effort to continue building relationships and maintain connections with our students. In these uncertain and stressful times, creating routines for our students by providing work that allows them to find success is a great start. Continuing to make regular connections with and among our students provides added supports and will certainly pay dividends.
We, in Lakeshore, pride ourselves in making connections with kids in support of their academic and social growth. We understand that data, including grades, provides only one indication of success. At no time is this mantra more important than right now. As we move forward, we will continue to monitor progress and make adjustments as deemed necessary.
Lincoln Township Public Library Offers Support
To help support our Lakeshore Schools, and anyone in our community currently without a library card, Lincoln Township Public Library has successfully launched an online application process to obtain a temporary online library card.
With their Temporary Library Card number, students and educators will be able to access all of LTPL's online resources, including downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks via Libby/Overdrive, music via Freegal, and our online databases to help meet their needs for reading and homework help.
To obtain, please direct teachers and students to the online application: https://lincolntownshiplibrary.org/library-card-application-form. There is also a link on the Library’s website https://lincolntownshiplibrary.org.
SPECIAL INFORMATION: To ensure we don't miss any Lakeshore students or teachers, we're asking that "LAKESHORE STUDENT" or "LAKESHORE EDUCATOR" be included in the Street Address 2 field. Regardless of their address, they will be provided with a temporary library card number within 24 hours of submitting the form.
For existing and new temporary library card holders, if they need to log into their library account at the library's website or access services, when prompted, their PIN# is the last four digits of their library card number.
The Library is currently setting up our temporary online cards to be good through the end of May. (Though depending on state executive orders, the cards will be extended as needed.)
When the library re-opens, students with a temporary card number can come in with a parent and ID and have their card converted to a permanent one at no cost.
April 2, 2020 Update
Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year
Executive Order sets guidelines for remote learning, ensures teachers, school employees will be paid for remainder of school year.
Dear Lakeshore Families and Community,
This morning, Governor Whitmer announced that all Michigan schools will remain closed to students through the end of the 2019-20 school year as a result of increased COVID-19 cases throughout the state. The extension of school closures parallels the Governor’s recent request to extend Michigan's existing state of emergency and new state of disaster by 70 days.
As I noted in my correspondence yesterday, the Governor’s order will raise many questions for our students and their families. We will work over the course of the next several days to examine the order and attached guidelines and do our best to provide answers to questions that will arise as we develop a plan for submission. Please be patient with us as we review these documents and assess what adjustments may need to occur to support both teachers and students as we move forward.
Please click on the link below for the full update.
Resources for Families
The two documents, linked below, offer resources for families.
The first was created by our Healthy Minds - Healthy Lives team. In the document, you will find resources that support mental health and wellness.
The second document provides educational enrichment activities including learn at home resources, links to virtual field trips, activities to disconnect from technology, and resources to use when talking to children about COVID-19.
We hope you find them useful.