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Registration for current students for the 2015-2016 school year will take place from February 2-13. Re-registration forms will be included in the parent communication envelope on January 29. All forms and fees must be submitted together. The cafeteria fee remains $25.00 and the student fees are $40 for kindergarten students and $20.00 per student in grades 1-8. If you attend St. Lawrence School on an EdChoice Scholarship, please watch the mail for your EdChoice renewal forms. This form, and the required proof of residence, must be submitted with the re-registration forms and fees. Incomplete registration packets will not be processed and will be returned to you. On February 17 we will begin registering new students in grades K-5. Registrations for new kindergarten students will be accepted in the office between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. New student registrations for grades 1-5 are accepted by appointment only.



PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Mr. Richard A. Klus
Dear Parents,

Please help support our efforts by reinforcing the power of an excellent education like we have at St. Lawrence. The Second Quarter ended on January 14, so make sure you and your child(ren) have a solid grasp on academic progress. Report cards will be distributed on Thursday, January 22, so be looking for them.

Our students in homes where English is not the primary language are taking Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition (OTELA) in the upcoming weeks. This will kick off our official testing program this semester. All students in grades 3-8 will be taking these tests in February; students in grades 1-8 will be taking IOWA tests in March, and grades 3-8 will be taking the end of year assessments in April. Mrs. McLaughlin and I are working on a schedule that minimizes disruption of our academic program. What can you do? Please ensure your children have a good night’s sleep and eat breakfast in the morning. Rest is the best answer to keep our minds sharp.

Catholic Schools Week will take place at the end of this month, January 25-31. The CSW Committee, chaired by Mrs. Mowery (Grade 1) has some fun activities planned for this week, including Principal for a Day Raffle, Spirit Wear Day, Student Appreciation Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, All-School Liturgy, and Praying the Rosary as a school. Please stay tuned as the events are finalized. They will be published in next week’s Newsletter.

Please also remember that there is no supervision for students who come to school before 7:45 and who do not eat breakfast. With winter settling upon us, it is often very cold outside, so please you’re your drop off as close to 7:45 when the doors open.

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

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.

Please avoid Carson Avenue altogether during dismissal times. The busses park just past our driveway, and we need to keep that space clear for the safety of the students. The best way to pick up and drop off is by using the Warsaw entrance and exiting through the Sturm Street gate. If the congestion continues on Carson Avenue, we will begin dismissing only to the parking lot by the Parish Center. Thanks for your help in keeping our little ones safe.

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.

Finally, please ensure that you are checking your child’s Thursday Envelope each week. There is much important information going on, and this is our primary means of communication. 

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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