Learning In Place Plan Packets

  • Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Norfolk Public Schools is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to continue learning during this period of school closures. The Department of Curriculum & Instruction has created Learning in Place plans for all subjects in every grade level to ensure students are provided with learning experiences while they are away from school.

    Learning packets with multiple lessons and activities for every subject will be available on the Norfolk Public Schools website beginning Tuesday, March 17th• Visit the Norfolk Public Schools website ( and click on "Learning in Place Plans." Select your child's appropriate level (elementary, middle or high school), and then select the grade level (Pre-K through 5) or the content area for middle and high school. You will find learning activities for Reading/English, History, Math, Science, and all of the resource areas and electives (Art, Health, Foreign Language, and Music). Learning packets are also available on the Lake Taylor School webpage.
    Paper copies of the Learning in Place plans can also be obtained where Grab-n-Go meals will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 17th, through Friday, March 27th (weekdays only). The meal service locations will be: 
    Azalea Garden Middle School, Booker T. Washington High School, Camp Allen Elementary, Coleman Place Elementary, James Monroe Elementary, Lake Taylor School, Norview Elementary, Oceanair Elementary, P.B. Young Elementary, Southside STEM Academy, Suburban Park Elementary and St. Helena Elementary.
    Paper copies will also be available at Lake Taylor School on Tuesday, March 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please remind your child(ren) how important it is to complete their Learning in Place plans before they return to school. We deeply appreciate your patience and support during this challenging time!
    Should your child(ren) need academic assistance, our teachers are available for virtual meetings and consultation daily, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. Please click on this link for our staff directory and email addresses.



    Mrs. Trovene Michele Logan and Dr. Melanie Patterson



    NOTE: Please click here to download the DISTRICT Learning In Place Plans for Phase I (March 17-April 3), Phase II (April 6-24), Phase III (April 27 - May 15), and Phase IV (May 18 - June 5).


    Other Resources

    *NPS Virtual Tools

    *NPS Online Reference Resources

    *Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

    *WHRO Free Digital Learning Courses

    *Downloadable Home Learning Menu






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  • Weekly Announcements:  May 9, 2020

    Good Evening Lake Taylor Family. Happy Mothers’ Day to all of our Moms.  Students We hope you made it a special day for your mothers.

     If you have not been in touch with your child’s teachers please reach out to one of the administrators by email.  Teachers have set up Google classroom and learning in work packets have been issued. 

     Next week May 12th and 14th we will officially began collecting work packets and getting them to the teachers for feedback.  Packets can be dropped off at any food distribution site please be prepared to sign that you are dropping off the packet and make sure your child’s name, grade, and school is on the front.   

     At Lake Taylor School we have already collected and sorted packets that have been dropped off.  We appreciate your speedy response to getting your child’s work completed and turned in.

     We’ve issued Chrome books to students the week of April 27th.  If your child needs a device please contact one of the principals for an appointment.  All appointments are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 10-2 pm.

     Our guidance counselors have important information for you regarding course requests for next school year- the course request form is on our website along with our guidance counselors’ email addresses.  Please take a few minutes to complete the form and email it to Ms. Tucker for grades 6-8 and Mr. Graham for grades 3-5 electives.

     If you have any questions or need anything from our guidance staff you can call 757-559-1607.  Also, our guidance counselors are available for student wellness.  They can be reached at 757-559-1607.

     Reports cards for the 3rd quarter are on the way.  You will be receiving them by mail.  We are still expecting students to be engaged with learning during this time at home. 

     Teachers are keeping track of the students’ progress on Google classroom, Class Dojo, or the work packets.  If students are not completing any work during this time at home, they will receive an incomplete and will be required to attend summer school. 

     Parents please do not allow your child to wait until the last minute quite a bit of work has been given and teachers are available 10-2 pm Monday through Friday.   

     Our school nurse is available by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays to give back any unused medication.  Please contact one of the principals for an appointment. All medications will be discarded June 12th.

     We want to take a moment to encourage you and please know that we miss all of you.  If you have any questions or concerns please email us at or All administrators and teachers email addresses are on our website.

     Thank you for your attention to the announcements for Lake Taylor School, where we LEAD! Learning together, Empowering others, Achieving goals, and Discovering our potential.  Be safe as we continue to practice social distancing.  Take care.

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  • 2020 LTS Teacher of the Year

    Ms. Kelleigh Britton

    Principal Michelle Logan, Teacher of the Year, Kelleigh Britton, and Principal Melanie Patterson.

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  • School Status Update

    Good morning parents of Lake Taylor Middle School students. Lake Taylor Middle School and Norfolk Public Schools are aware of a disturbing social media post circulating about Lake Taylor Middle School. We take any threat such as this seriously and are working closely with Norfolk PD as this matter is investigated.

     Parents are encouraged to speak to their children about the very serious nature of making threats as students found to have done this will be subject to appropriate disciplinary and legal actions.

    Student safety is our primary concern and as such Lake Taylor Middle School is working closely with our school resource officer and Norfolk Police to investigate this incident. 



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  • Ms. Evans, Parent Liaison

    Welcome Ms. Evans, Parent Liaison

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  • Seeking Community Input: Norfolk Public Schools Corrective Action Plan/Reconstitution Agreement for School Improvement


    Recently, NPS completed work with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) on a new Corrective Action Plan/Reconstitution Agreement for School Improvement. This work captures Norfolk’s targeted steps in district turnaround based on student achievement outcomes for the city’s schools that fall under the state sanction of “Accreditation Denied” or “Partially Accredited: Reconstituted”. The plan may be found by clicking here.


    For comments or suggestions, please contact the principals of the specific schools identified in the plan.


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Contact Information

  • Dr. Melanie Patterson, Principal
    Mrs. T. Michele Logan, Principal

    1380 Kempsville Road
    Norfolk, VA. 23502

    Phone: (757) 892-3230
    Fax: (757) 892-3240

    Office Hours
    7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Student Hours
    8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


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