State Travel Guidance Over Spring Break
Our top priority remains the health & safety of our students, staff and community.

So our students can continue with in-person learning after spring break, we respectfully ask that families who travel out of state follow current travel guidelines and self-report to their school any restrictions. 

Here are some helpful health and safety travel tips from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Before your family travels, think about:
  • How much COVID-19 is spreading where you are going and how much it is spreading in your local community. MDH and CDC continue to discourage out-of-state and international travel.
  • Whether you or someone you are traveling with could get very sick from COVID-19.
  • How easy or difficult it will be to keep 6 feet between people.
  • Whether you would be able to miss school, work or other activities if you get sick.
  • If you are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19, do not travel.

If you do travel out-of-state for spring break, the following is recommended upon return:
  • Follow COVID-19 prevention measures including maintaining 6 feet of physical distance from others whenever possible, masking consistently, staying home when sick, seeking testing and quarantining as appropriate.

For COVID-19 travel-related questions, please contact MDH at 651-201-5414. Visit CDC: Travel for more information about traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Points of Pride
Middle School Students Return to In-Person Learning
On Monday, March 22, we welcomed our middle school students back into buildings for full-time in-person learning! Our high school students are scheduled to come back after spring break on Tuesday, April 6.
Educational Grants for Robotics Teams
A $10,000 educational grant is being given to the Lakeville North and South High School robotics teams for their efforts related to STEM education. The grant comes from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), which partnered with the district to bring this funding to our students and encourage their development of STEM skills. The grant will support the robotics teams in their competition efforts.
MN Zoo Stem Design Innovation Award
Congratulations to Eastview 5th grader, Douglas Ringeisen, for winning the Innovation Award at the Minnesota Zoo’s ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge. Students were challenged to engineer an enrichment solution for the zoo’s red panda, named Min. Douglas created the MINesoTOY, featured in the photo above.
LSHS Basketball Wins Academic State Championship
Congratulations to the Lakeville South boys basketball team for winning the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Team Academic State Championship. The team’s academic accomplishment will be displayed periodically on the scoreboard at the Target Center through the state basketball tournament. Congrats to these student athletes and their coaches on this achievement!
Alpine Ski Teams and Individuals Win at State
Congratulations to the Lakeville South Boys Alpine Ski team on winning the State Championship for the second year in a row! William Nida of LSHS finished 2nd as an individual at the state Alpine Ski meet.

Congratulations also to the Lakeville North Girls Alpine Ski team for finishing 5th in State, and to Peyton Servias for finishing 2nd in State as an individual as well! 
Lakeville Cheerleading Teams Win Big
Congratulations to Lakeville Cheerleading who competed at the 2021 MCCA State cheerleading competition earlier this month. We are proud of our athletes hard work, determination, and constant motivation to keep pushing. We are honored to announce all of our teams placed in the top three in their divisions: The Elementary Gold Squad placed 3rd; the Jr. High team placed 1st; and the Varsity Competition team placed 2nd.  
LSHS Swimming and Diving are Section Champs
Lakeville South Boys' Swimming and Diving Team was named Section 1AA Champions for the first time in eight years.

Lakeville South and Lakeville North boys' Swimming and Diving Teams participated in the annual state swim meet where many school records were broken by both teams during the meet.
New Website Launching Tomorrow!
New Website Launching March 26

When you log onto isd194.org tomorrow, our website will have a new look! We are very excited to be launching a brand new website!

Website Highlights:
  • Clean and friendly look and feel
  • Expanded, organized navigation to get you to information you need faster
  • Ability for schools & district to post newsletters for easier access to latest happenings in your school
  • Looks great on smartphones and tablets! Specially designed to look and work great on mobile devices. 

Everything else you’ve come to expect from our website is still there. All of the important information you need to know, access to lunch menus, calendars, and more has all migrated over to the new site.

We can’t wait for you to start exploring the new website on March 26!
Growing Together
Did You Know?

We are a popular district, and families move here for our schools. A growing community means growing schools! To manage that growth, the district is asking residents if they will approve funding for a new elementary school. 

Learn more at isd194.org/GrowingTogether and remember to vote on May 11.

Questions?
Phone: 952-232-2076
Early Voting Begins Tomorrow

Early and absentee voting on the district's referendum request begins on Friday, March 26, 2021. All residents of Lakeville Area Schools, regardless of their county affiliation, can vote early at the District Office. You can vote early by mail too. Call 952-232-2001 to request a ballot application or print and mail this ballot application.
To learn more about the referendum and voting early, visit isd194.org/GrowingTogether.
MN Dept. of Education Gives Thumbs Up to Referendum Request for a New Elementary School

The Minnesota Department of Education has given its stamp of approval for the Lakeville Area Schools’ bond referendum proposal for a new elementary school that will come before voters on May 11. School districts must submit detailed documentation to the state for approval when proposing a major building project. Now that state approval has been granted, the next step is voter approval on May 11.

Pandemic EBT
Lakeville Area Schools families who qualify for educational benefits (free and reduced-price meals) may qualify for additional meal assistance called P-EBT. The Minnesota Department of Human Services expects to begin issuing P-EBT benefits in mid-April 2021. Qualifying families will receive this at their primary address on file with Lakeville Area Schools.

If you need assistance in seeing what address is listed as your primary household address please contact SISsupport@isd194.org or 952-232-2048.

If you have questions about P-EBT or need assistance, please contact Julie Wharton at Julie.Wharton@isd194.org or 952-232-2061.
School Board Meeting Recap
March 23 School Board Meeting Recap

Among other items at the Regular School Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 23, the Lakeville Area Board of Education:

  • Heard an update from Superintendent Michael Baumann about the upcoming May 11 referendum vote for funding for a new elementary school. 
  • Heard a COVID-19 Response update from Superintendent Michael Baumann and Executive Director of Student Services Renae Ouillette. The report included information on the latest cases in buildings, community case rates, sub coverage as staff receive the vaccine, and health and safety updates.
  • Heard a District Security Project Update from Health, Safety and Security Manager Damien Nelson. The report provided a status update on the installation of several security systems including ballistic paneling, technology, and a new anonymous tip reporting system that will be rolled out district-wide.

The recording of the School Board meeting can be viewed on LETV. For meeting materials please visit Boardbook
Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates
No School - Spring Break
March 26-April 5

High School Returns to In-Person Learning
April 6

Referendum Information Meeting
April 13, 5:30 p.m.
Attend virtually at isd194letv.viebit.com
or in-person at the District Office

Regular Board of Education Meeting
April 13, 7:00 p.m.