Dear Rebel Families:
I want to take this opportunity to welcome our students, parents and community to the 2017-2018 school year... This year, the first day of school is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Preschool and Kindergarten Orientation and Open House is scheduled for Thursday, August 17th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Open House for all other grades are scheduled for Monday, August 21st from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in each respective building. All home room lists and bus schedules will be posted on August 21st for the Open House.
For some exciting news, our High School has been listed by US News and Reports as a Silver High School. This means that we are in the top 160 schools in Ohio and the top 3500 schools in the nation. Our Elementary Destination Imagination team finished 3rd in the state and 19th overall at the world competition in Knoxville, Tennessee. Our Middle School Math Counts team placed at competition. The district calendar mailed to all homes has a full list of the accomplishments of our students. For those of you reading this on-line click the blue link. ACCOMPLISHMENTS
There have been no changes to the traffic patterns and parking for the 2017-2018 school year. The notes here are a reminder for students, staff, parents, and community. High School and Middle School bus drop-off and boarding will be in front of the High School entrance (Entrance #1). High School students will enter and exit through the High School entrance. Middle School students will enter and exit through the east Performing Arts Center entrance. Elementary bus drop-off and boarding will remain in the upper parking lot loop at the Elementary. Staff members will be available both in the morning and afternoon to help students entering or boarding buses.
All student drivers will once again park in the football stadium parking lot. Student drivers are required to enter the football stadium parking lot via the Elementary School entrance from Middleton Road and travel down the access road to the stadium. Please note that this gate will be closed at 8:00 a.m. prior to the arrival of the Elementary buses. Student drivers will enter and exit the building through the High School art room entrance (Entrance #9). Student drivers leaving the parking lot in the afternoon will exit via the driveway leading to Crestview Road (across from the bus garage). Student drivers should be aware that they will not be released until after the buses have departed. All student drivers must have their vehicle registered and must have a valid student parking permit.
All High School and Middle School students using parent transport will be picked up and dropped off in the visitor parking lot on the west side of the Performing Arts Center. Entrance to this lot will be from the access road driveway (across from the bus garage). This driveway will be a one-way road during the morning from 7:15 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. In order to keep cars from backing up on Crestview Road and for the safety of our students, parents should follow the directions of staff members directing traffic. High School and Middle School students using parent transport will enter the building through the west entrance to the Performing Arts Center. Parents of High School/Middle School students dropping off or picking up students will then exit the parking lot through the east exit to the Performing Arts Center parking lot (the exit closest to the west side of the building). During the morning hours of 7:15 - 7:45 a.m. this will be a one way exit.
Elementary pickup and drop off will remain the same as last year. Parents dropping off in the morning should continue forward, parallel to the sidewalk until you reach the north entrance to the Elementary building. By moving forward to this entrance we will avoid congestion in the parking lot and keep our students safe. Once again this year, we anticipate a large number of parent transport students, especially at the beginning of the school year. Please be patient, follow directions and keep our children safe!
Visitors to the Middle School and High School should use the visitor parking lot on the west side of the Performing Arts Center and enter the building through the Performing Arts Center front doors. Elementary visitors should park in the Elementary parking lot and enter through the Elementary front doors. These entrances are equipped with security cameras and will require the visitor to “buzz” in and then be admitted by school personnel. Thank you for your cooperation. Welcome back and have a great school year!
Matthew T. Manley, Superintendent