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PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Mr. Richard A. Klus
Dear Parents,

Just when we all began to exhale and celebrate the slow movement to spring, Mother Nature sends us a reminder that winter still has a grip on us.  As of now, we are at our hourly limit of calamity days; each day forward will need to be made up in some form.  Should we have any more days off due to weather or other unforeseen issues, we will utilize our “Blizzard Bags” and send work home to be completed within two weeks in order to make up the lost instructional time.

Our Testing Program began this past Monday, 2/23, for students in Grades 3-8.  Each grade will be taking an English-Language Arts test comprised of three sections and a Mathematics test comprised of three sections.  In order to reduce testing fatigue, we are administering one section per day, beginning with E/LA.  We will test on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings to eliminate interference with our Mass schedule.  Please remember to have your students get good rest and eat breakfast before taking these high stakes tests.  These tests are new this year and are very important for us to gauge your child’s progress.

I am testing a new communication system: text messaging.  This can be especially helpful for those who run out of minutes but still have texting capabilities.  I would like to see everyone get involved with this.  It is very easy:  just send EZHUG90045 to 313131.  You will receive a confirmation text from me saying you are added to richklus.  Pretty simple.  To opt out, follow the instructions that come with the first text.  I have added several people, including myself; there are no ads, no tracking, and it is safe.  This will enable us to send texts to you in case of delay, snow day, or reminders of critical upcoming events.  Only I will be able to generate texts, so it is a safe means of communication for anyone who wants to join.  Please sign up.

Registration for current students is underway.  You parents previously received this information.  It is critical that you provide all requested items at the same time.  If your registration is incomplete, it will be sent back to you.  This way, we can keep all papers together and save you and ourselves time.

The Important Dates section of the Newsletter contains valuable information for you; please refer to it weekly as it changes.

If you have a change of address or a phone number change, please let the Main Office know as soon as the change occurs.  This is especially critical in case of emergency. 

Remember, a child must be fever free, vomit free, and diarrhea free for 24 hours in order to return to school.  This prevents passing sicknesses from student to student.  This is especially true for children who go home the previous day; they need to stay home the next day to complete the 24 hour period.  Students who come to school the next morning will be sent home to prevent the spread of sickness.

In Christ’s Peace,
Mr. Rich Klus, Principal
 



  • Arrival Times:  School starts promptly at 8:00 am but we ask that all students try to be here before so that they are ready to start learning as soon as the bell rings.  There is no adult supervision for any students arriving in the schoolyard before 7:45 am.  The cafeteria opens at 7:15 am ONLY for those students eating breakfast at school.

  • Dismissal Time:  Students are dismissed at 2:45 pm.  Please make arrangements to meet/pick-up your children by entering the parking lot off Warsaw Avenue and then exiting the lot through the Sturm Street gate.  We feel this is the safest route for all students being picked up by parents as there will be several yellow buses and after school care vans picking up other students along Carson Avenue.

REMINDERS FROM THE OFFICE:

  • If your child is absent from school, you are required to call the school office (921-4996) before 8:30 am.  If there is no answer, press extension 35 and leave a message.  You must call the office each day the child is not in school.  Reason for absence notes should be sent to school on the first day your child returns to school.  If requested, homework will be available in the school office after school and may be sent home with a sibling.

  • MEDICATION POLICY EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - ALL MEDICATIONS for students must be brought to the school office by an adult to be checked in.  No medicine may be brought to school by a student with the exception of inhalers and epi-pens.  No medicine may be brought on the school bus or kept in a book bag.  This change is for the safety of all St. Lawrence students.  Also, many medications are regulated by Ohio state law and we must comply with these laws.  Thank you.

  • If you are picking your child up early for an appointment, please send a note with your child in the morning.  It is important that we know when and by whom your child is being picked up.  You must come to the school office to meet your child and sign him/her out.  Please try to make all appointments after school hours. 

  • All transportation arrangements must be made with your child before coming to school.  If transportation changes must be made for your student please call the office and we will get a message to them by the end of the day.  Students will not be permitted to call home after school.

  • EdChoice Acceptance Forms are due in the office as soon as possible, please. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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Registration:

Admissions Policy Effective 2/1/06 Registration Tuition News
Ohio EdChoice Voucher Program


School:

School Handbook Calendar 2014-15 Cafeteria Fees & Information
School Handbook - Spanish Dress Code Send Announcements for Newsletter
Library Preschool Parent Handbook 2013-2014 Schoolbelles Uniforms
Supplies 2014 Supplies (Spanish) Supply Store


School Closing:

Emergency Closing Procedures Early Dismissal Policy School Closing Announcements


Preschool:

Preschool    Preschool Handbook 14-15


After School:

After School Care  

Links:

Links to Area High Schools Homework Help  

 


1020 Carson Ave.
Cincinnati, OH  45205
513-921-4996

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLEASE SEND NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCEMENTS TO THE OFFICE NO LATER THAN TUESDAY AT 3PM.  INFORMATION MAY BE MAILED IN, SENT IN, PHONED IN, OR EMAILED TO MRS. PIRON.  THANK-YOU!

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Writing Requirements

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IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT: 

Please call to report the absence to 921-4996 before 8:30 am.  A note from you or a doctor's note must be sent in with your child when he/she returns from being absent.

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BUS PROBLEMS

Please call First Student at 761-6100 and dial "0" for dispatch.

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The office is again looking for scrap paper.  If you or anyone you know has paper they would like to donate to our students and staff please notify the office and we can make arrangements to pick it up.

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