Dear Rebel Family:
The Crestview Local Schools this year will physically make-up days with students after eight (8) closures or calamity days during the 2017 - 2018 school year. We currently are at five (5) closures. We are now on hours. In the past, the state gave five (5) snow days. In years where the winters were harsh, the state sometimes waived the extra days to make-up. This is sometimes confusing, but for this year we wanted our community to know where we are at.
If we hit eight (8) days of closure and have a ninth, then that ninth day would be made up the Monday after Easter in accorda nce with our school calendar. Our hope is that we will not even need to address make-up days. We do encourage you to have your child read on any days off. Our teachers are busy preparing lessons, reading educational articles, grading, preparing their classro om and perfecting their craft during these closure days. Learning is an opportunity and we still need our students to grow. It is just sometimes the weather makes it unsafe for our buses to travel.
The Board of Education approved a calendar for the 2018 - 2019 school year. The calendar looks very similar to this current year. The students will begin Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Open House will be Monday, August 20, 2018 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Fall conferences will be Thursday, October 11, 2018, so that we can communicate with parents early. Thanksgiving break will be fro m Wednesday, November 21, 2018 through Monday, November 26, 2018. Christmas break will be from Friday, December 21, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Our senior students will graduate Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
We have designated our second conference night this year as “Rebel Pride Night.” Conferences are February 15, 2018 at our schools in the evening. We will be getting rid of the winter blahs with a picnic. Any parent that comes to conferences will be able to join us in the cafeteria for a FREE picnic. We appreciate you taking time for your kids. We will also have “CR” car sticke rs available to show our community spirit. We will have hot dogs and other summer fares available.
This spring, we will enter into play in the All American Conference along with being in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference. We will maintain dual league membership. This year was our first in the OVAC and we have thus far claimed championships in Volleyball and Wrestling. The new AAC was scheduled to take us to 2019, but the league has accommodated us early. The AAC is made up of: Liberty, Campbell, Newton Falls, Labrae, Champion, Brookfield, Edgewood, and of course your Crestview Rebels. The schools range in enrollment from 1175 - 1400 students. We will be the 3rd largest school in the conference. We will be in for all sports in 2018 - 2019, except football. Football will kick off in the fall of 2019.
Hey, if you are shopping, the Rebels have an accomplished author. Ms. Jenna LeFebvre from Mrs. Valingo’s class just had her book Blossom published! You can pick up a paperback for about $8.00 on Amazon. We also have several band students that qualified for the Ohio State Honors Band. The students are: Ava Patrone, Brianne Campbell, and Sam Campbell. Congratulations! Finally, our elementary just completed the Great Kindness Challenge. I had a wonderful letter from Isabella Novak thanking me for keeping everyone safe and closing school on bad weather days. Her letter was touching and really made me feel good. Thank you Isabella, and all the students, for your kindness!
Matthew T. Manley, Superintendent