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Parent Update – August 14, 2013

We hope that everyone is enjoying the summer break. With less than a week to go before the first day of school, we are officially activating our district’s Weekly Blog Update to provide you with a summary of important back-to-school information.  This Weekly Blog Update will be published each week that school is in session throughout the school year.  We look forward to seeing students return to the buildings this Tuesday, August 20th, as we embark on another exciting school year!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: TUESDAY, AUGUST 20TH

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 20th for grades 1-12. (Please see Important Back-To-School Dates section below for kindergarten and preschool orientation schedules.) Bus cards have been mailed out. Any family who has not yet received their bus card(s) in the mail should contact the Transportation Department at 427-6350.

REMINDER: DISTRICT LAUNCHES ON-LINE REGISTRATION

Following the successful implementation of the District’s new on-line registration system (for students new to the District) this past spring, Olmsted Falls Schools has now officially opened the new system for returning students this fall.  The District’s new InfoSnap system enables parents to review and update all of the information for their student(s) on-line. This new online process will replace the paper forms that are normally sent home at the start of each school year.

Parents of all Bulldog students who were enrolled in Olmsted Falls School District last year (2012-2013) should have received a letter via mail earlier this week featuring instructions and an important “Snap Code.”  The personalized “Snap Code” contained in the letter provides confidential access to review and update contact, family, and medical information for each student.  If you have not received a “Snap Code” letter for your student(s), please contact the main office of your child’s building for assistance.  All parents are being asked to review/update the information for their student(s) by the first day of school on Tuesday, August 20th.

Thank you to the many parents who have already logged in and completed the new online process!  Since the letters began hitting homes this past Monday, parents have logged in and reviewed/updated information for more than 700 students!  We are receiving positive feedback on the new system thus far, and hope that all parents find the new process to be convenient and efficient.

PARENT/STUDENT ACCESS TO POWERSCHOOL

Access to PowerSchool for both parents and students will be reactivated on Tuesday, August 20th. Access to the system is currently closed as final adjustments to schedules are being made internally. Please note that the generation of student schedules is a fluid process, and access to the system is intentionally closed at this time. This helps us to ensure that the schedules accessed by parents and students online (after August 20th) are 100% accurate. Middle and high school students will receive their individual class schedules during homeroom at the beginning of the first day of school on August 20th. (Please see 2013-2014 Class Lists/Schedules section below for information on OFMS and OFHS homeroom assignments.)

2013-2014 CLASS LISTS/SCHEDULES

Class lists for Olmsted Falls Intermediate School were posted online and on the front doors of the building last Friday, August 9th. Class lists for Falls-Lenox Primary School were posted  online and on the front doors of the building at 3:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, August 14th.  Class lists for the Early Childhood Center will be posted online and on the front doors tomorrow, Thursday, August 15th at 3:30 p.m.

Olmsted Falls Middle School will post homeroom assignments (for 7th and 8th grade students) on the website and on the front doors of the building at 4:00 p.m. this Friday, August 16th. On the first day of school, 7th & 8th grade students will report to their homerooms where they will receive their schedules, locker number, and locker combinations.  (Please note: 6th grade students will receive homeroom and locker assignments during their WEB Orientation program this Friday.)

Olmsted Falls High School will post homeroom assignments on the website and on the front doors of the building at 4:00 p.m. this Friday, August 16th. Students will report to their homerooms on the first day of school and will receive their complete class schedules at that time.

SUPPLY LISTS

Supply lists for students in preschool through 8th grade are available on the respective building websites. Visit www.ofcs.net to download supply lists from the ECC, Falls-Lenox, OFIS and OFMS home pages.

**Please note that Olmsted Falls High School does not have supply lists. Students should plan to come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil on the first day. Individual teachers will advise as to the supplies/materials students will need for each course. **

REMINDER:  NEW BUZZER ENTRY SYSTEMS           

DSC_5944Just a reminder to parents that there will be new buzzer entry systems in place at the Early Childhood Center, Falls-Lenox Primary School and Olmsted Falls High School this school year.  (Buzzer entry systems were already in place at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School and Olmsted Falls Middle School.) Having buzzer entry systems at all school buildings across the district provides an additional level of security for our students and staff.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation with our new entry systems.

IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES, BY BUILDING

Olmsted Falls High School

First Day of School – Tuesday, August 20th

Open House – Thursday, August 22nd (7 p.m.)

Olmsted Falls Middle School

New to District 7th/8th Grade Student Orientation – Thursday, August 15th (9-11 a.m.)

6th Grade WEB Orientation (For Students & WEB Leaders) – Fri., Aug. 16th (8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

6th Grade Open Campus – Friday, August 16th (12:30 – 3 p.m.)

First Day of School – Tuesday, August 20th

7th Grade Open House (Parents Only) – Tuesday, September 3rd (7-8 p.m.)

8th Grade Open House (Parents Only) – Thursday, September 5th (7-8 p.m.)

Olmsted Fall Intermediate School

Visitation Day – Friday, August 16th (1-3 p.m.)

First Day of School – Tuesday, August 20th

4th Grade Open House – Wednesday, August 21st (7-8:30 p.m.)

5th Grade Open House – Wednesday, August 28th (7-8:30 p.m.)

Falls-Lenox Primary School

Visitation Day – Friday, Aug. 16th (9 a.m./1st Grade; 10 a.m./2nd Grade; 11 a.m./3rd Grade)

First Day of School – Tuesday, August 20th

3rd Grade Open House – Monday, August 26th (7 p.m.)

2nd Grade Open House – Tuesday, August 27th (7 p.m.)

1st Grade Open House – Thursday, August 29th (7 p.m.)

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center

Class Lists Posted – Thursday, August 15th (3:30 p.m.)

Kindergarten Orientation – Tues., Aug. 20th (8:30 a.m. for A.M./A-L; 12:30 p.m. for P.M./A-L)

Kindergarten Orientation – Wed., Aug. 21st (8:30 a.m. for A.M./M-Z; 12:30 p.m. for P.M./M-Z)

First Day of Kindergarten (Students Only) – Thursday, August 22nd

Preschool Orientation – Friday, August 23rd (9 a.m. for A.M. Students; 1 p.m. for P.M. Students)

First Day of Preschool for Special Needs Students – Monday, August 26th

First Day of Preschool for Typical Peers – Tuesday, September 3rd

Open House – Tuesday, September 10th (6 p.m. for AM Preschool & Kindergarten; 7 p.m. for PM Preschool & Kindergarten)

If you have questions about any of the above back-to-school activities/events, please contact the building office directly. For your convenience, below please find the main line phone numbers for each building:

Olmsted Falls High School (440) 427-6100

Olmsted Falls Middle School (440) 427-6200

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School (440) 427-6500

Falls-Lenox Primary School (440) 427-6400

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center (440) 427-6360

OLMSTED FALLS BULLDOG APPAREL SALE – THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY!

bulldog_leftThe Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters will hold a Bulldog Apparel Sale during Heritage Days festivities this weekend.  Visit the sportswear area next to the concession stands at the Olmsted Falls High School Football Stadium on Friday, August 16th (9 am – 3 pm) and Saturday, August 17th (8 am – Noon).  Items available to include:  t-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and more.  Stop by and get some school shopping done!  Cash, check, Mastercard or Visa accepted.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Heritage Day Parade – THURSDAY, AUGUST 15TH – 6:30 P.M. – Don’t miss this annual community event!  Parade will step off from Falls-Lenox Primary School and follow its traditional route.  Don’t forget your candy bags!

Saturday Activity Nights at Olmsted Community Center….Opening Night – Saturday,  September 7th – 7-10 p.m.  New…Grades 1st – 6th!  More Fun for Everyone! Parents come visit and get more info at our Parent/Child Open House on 9/7/13 from 6:00 – 6:30 at the Olmsted Community Center.  Please click here for event flyer or visit http://www.olmstedcc.com/.

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