St. Lawrence Elementary School
Mr. Richard A. Klus
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
To view some of these files, you will need
1020 Carson Ave.
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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
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.
Please call First Student at 761-6100 and dial "0" for dispatch.
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.