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Parent Update – October 31, 2012

SCHOOL SCHEDULED TO BE IN SESSION TOMORROW, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

All Olmsted Falls School District buildings are scheduled to re-open tomorrow, Thursday, November 1st.

Thank you for your patience as we gathered the following information to make tomorrow’s return to school as smooth as possible.

***IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION***

Please note that, as of 6:30 p.m., our Bus Garage is still without power and is running on a back-up generator.  The phone system is functioning when the back-up generator is engaged.

Due to road closures remaining on Cranage, Clark and Usher Roads, a number of bus routes will need to be re-routed (see below).  Please plan for buses to be running late throughout all of tomorrow’s runs – morning, mid-day and afternoon.  The impact of the closures will be felt across the District.

We tried to hold off as long as possible to determine whether any of these closures would be lifted before tomorrow morning.  Unfortunately, as of 6:30 p.m. this evening, it appears that the closures on Cranage and Clark will still be in place tomorrow, and possibly beyond.

[There is a possibility that Usher Road will re-open overnight tonight, however we have put in place a contingency plan in the event that is remains closed. **NOTE:  IF USHER ROAD IS OPEN IN THE MORNING, ROUTES IN THIS AREA WILL RUN AS USUAL.**] 

BREAKING NEWS – UPDATED 8:30 P.M. – OUR TRANSPORTATION DEPT. JUST RECEIVED THE CALL THAT USHER ROAD WILL RE-OPEN SHORTLY – BUS ROUTE CONNECTED WITH USHER ROAD WILL OPERATE TOMORROW AS NORMAL – (ALTERNATE BUS STOP LOCATIONS / TIMES FOR THIS ROUTE HAVE BEEN REMOVED AS THEY AE NOW NOT NEEDED.)

CRANAGE / CLARK CLOSURES REMAIN IN PLACE – ALTERNATE ROUTE INFORMATION BELOW STILL APPLIES

For those living near one of road closures, please see below for alternate bus stop location and approx. pick-up/drop-off times.  For those who are able to, you may want to plan to just drive your student to school; otherwise, the following alternate plans have been put into place:

ELEMENTARY ROUTES

Alternate Pick-Up / Drop Off for Cranage/Clark Closure area:

- If you are WEST of the trouble area:  Bus #74 will pick up students at intersection of Fitch & Cranage at approx. 7:25 a.m.; Bus #74 will drop off students at Mapleway & Cranage at approx. 2:50 p.m.

- If you are EAST of the trouble area:  Bus #67 will pick up students at the intersection of Cook & Clark at approx. 7:25 a.m.; Bus #67 will also pick up students at the intersection of Mapleway and Cranage at approx. 7:25 a.m.; Bus #67 will drop off as usual.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUTES

Alternate Pick-Up / Drop Off for Cranage/Clark Closure area:

If you are in the Cranage/Clark trouble area:  Bus #62 will pick up students at intersection of Clark & Cranage at approx. 7:50 a.m. and will also then pick up students at the intersection of Cranage & Fitch at approx.7:55 a.m.; Bus #62 will drop off students at  Clark & Cranage, then Cranage & Fitch as close to usual time as possible.

HIGH SCHOOL ROUTES

Alternate Pick-Up / Drop Off for Cranage/Clark Closure area:

If you are EAST of the trouble area:  Bus pick-up location (Mapleway & Cranage) and times will be the same as normal for pick up and drop off.

If you are WEST of the trouble area:  Bus #86 will pick up students at intersection of Fitch & Cranage at approx. 6:30 a.m.; Bus #83 will drop off as usual.

Again, please note that pick up/drop off times are approximate and that buses may be running late throughout the day.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Bus Garage in the morning at 427-6350.  We thank you in advance for your patience and consideration as we work through these storm damage issues.

RE-SCHEDULED DISTRICT EVENTS

The following events have been rescheduled due to weather and school closures:

Halloween Parade/Parties @ Falls-Lenox have been rescheduled for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND (@ 1:15 p.m.)

Halloween costume dress-up @ OFHS has been rescheduled for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND.  (High school students should NOT wear costumes on Thursday!)

Community Trick-or-Treating has been rescheduled for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

ECC Parade/Parties @ ECC have been rescheduled for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH (A.M. Preschool & Kinder Classes @ 9:30 a.m.; P.M. Preschool & Kinder Classes @ 1:00 p.m.)

Annual Powder Puff Football Game (originally scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, November 1st) has been rescheduled for NEXT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH

REMINDER:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS THIS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH

Please remember that there will be NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS this coming Tuesday, November 6th due to the Presidential Election and the annual In-Service Day for all District staff.

RETURN TO NORMAL BLOG UPDATE

Due to school closures and the need to communicate information relating to the return to school tomorrow, we have adapted our normal blog post to focus on this information.  We will resume with our normal blog update next Wednesday.

OTHER DISTRICT EVENT REMINDERS:

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR AT FALLS-LENOX – The Falls-Lenox Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair during Parent/Teacher conferences. This is a great time to do some holiday shopping without the children. Hours of operation are:  Thursday, November 8th from 3:30 to 7:45pm; Tuesday, November 13th from 3:30 to 7:45 pm.  You can also shop on-line at www.scholastic.com/fair and your purchase will be delivered to the school. All proceeds benefit our Falls-Lenox Library!

BREAKFAST BUDDIES AT FALLS-LENOX – Falls-Lenox and Early Childhood Center PTA invites our dads to enjoy donuts, juice and coffee with their children at the FLECC PTA’s BREAKFAST BUDDIES.  Falls-Lenox Cafeteria, 7:15 am – 7:45 am – Thursday, 11/8 – Last Names A-L; Friday, 11/9 – Last Names M-Z.  This special event is open to Dads and other important males in your child’s life who are registered members of the 2012-13 FLECC PTA.  To become a member of the FLECC PTA, send your $6 dues and completed application in an envelope marked “PTA Membership” into school by Tuesday, November 1, or sign-up in person at Breakfast Buddies.  If you are available to help check-in, serve and clean-up at Breakfast Buddies from 7am – 8am either day, please email Jen Chandler at dietzchandler@yahoo.com.

OLMSTED FALL HIGH SCHOOL FALL PLAY – Olmsted Falls High School presents SPY SCHOOL, a comedy by Don Zolidis. Performances will be November 9 & 10, 2012 at 7:30pm in the newly refurbished High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased at the door the nights of the play, or by calling 440-427-6070. Click here to view the flyer.

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