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Weekly Update – August 16, 2014

FIRST BLOG OF 2014-2015

We hope that everyone is enjoying the final days of summer break.  As we prepare to open the 2014-2015 school year, 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.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Olmsted Falls School District staff members have been busy preparing for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.  We look forward to the return of students beginning this coming week.

The FIRST DAY of school is:

Thursday, August 21st for Grades 1-12

Monday, August 25th for Kindergarten

Wednesday, August 27th for Preschool (Special Needs Students)

Wednesday, September 3rd for Preschool (Typical Peers)

Bulldog shirt Olmsted Falls Athletic boostersOF ATHLETIC BOOSTERS GARAGE SALE -TODAY!

The OFAB will have a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 16th, at the district’s football stadium booth.

There will be many discounted items to purchase.

Come see the entire new line that will be sold at the home football game. Stop and see what is new!

RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION

Our District will continue to use the online InfoSnap portal for parents to verify information we have on file for their child(ren), make changes if necessary, and submit all required start-of-the-year forms electronically (Emergency Medical Authorization, Acceptable Technology Use Policy, Permission to Photograph, etc.).  This online registration system for RETURNING STUDENTS is now open.  More than 1,500 returning students have already been registered online – THANK YOU!

If you have not yet had an opportunity to complete the online registration for your returning student(s), now is the time.  Please plan to log-in to your PowerSchool parent account to review/update the information for your student(s) and submit the required forms for the 2014-2015 school year electronically BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 21ST.

IMPORTANT CHANGE:  This year, parents of RETURNING STUDENTS will access the InfoSnap information for their student(s) via your existing PowerSchool parent accounts.  To get started, simply log-in to your PowerSchool account and then click on the new “InfoSnap” link located on the left side of the page.  (No “Snap Codes” will be needed this year due to the integration of InfoSnap directly into PowerSchool.)

IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR PASSWORD OR HAVE NEVER ACTIVATED YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL BUILDING FOR ASSISTANCE.   (See phone numbers below.)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER YOUR STUDENT THROUGH THE “NEW STUDENT” REGISTRATION LINK ON THE DISTRICT WEBSITE; THIS WILL CREATE A DUPLICATE STUDENT DATA FILE INSTEAD OF UPDATING YOUR RETURNING STUDENTS EXISTING INFORMATION.

2. PLEASE BE SURE YOU ARE LOGGING IN TO YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT; ACCESS TO THE INFOSNAP RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION LINK IS NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR STUDENT’S POWERSCHOOL ACCOUNT.

To download more detailed instructions on how to access and update your returning student’s information through PowerSchool, please click HERE.

To proceed directly to the PowerSchool parent account log-in page, please click HERE.

Please Note:  Olmsted Falls School District no longer uses paper forms. Any parents/guardians needing access to a computer or assistance with the annual online registration process are encouraged to contact your child’s school building for assistance.

FOR PARENTS WITH MULTIPLE STUDENTS: Once you have completed the online registration for your oldest student, please follow these steps to complete the 2014-2015 registration for another RETURNING STUDENT in your household:

  1. Return to your PowerSchool parent account main page.
  2. Click on the student tab for the next student you would like to register. (Student tabs are located along the top of your parent account screen.)
  3. Then click the “InfoSnap” link to review, update and submit this student’s information.
  4. Repeat above 3 steps for each student in your household.

FOR PARENTS OF NEW STUDENTS:  If you are a parent of a NEW STUDENT who has been recently registered (for the first time) in Olmsted Falls School District for the 2014-2015 school year, you do not need to review/update your student’s information again at this time.

If you have any questions, need assistance with accessing your PowerSchool parent account, or need to schedule a time to come to the school for computer access, please contact your child’s school building directly:

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

Thank you in advance for your time and attention to this important task.

Olmsted Falls high school trainer roomVISIT THE IMPROVED OFHS TRAINING ROOM THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 18THolmsted falls high school trainer room ice machine

The Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters invites the community to its Open House of the updated Training Room.  It is from 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 18 at the OFHS.

The group made more than $20,000 in improvements to the room and its equipment to make the room a better place for those injured to go. Volunteers completed all the work this summer in preparation of the fall athletic season. Many of the items were repurposed within the room. Click here to see the flyer for more details and share the information with others.

Also meet the trainer from Southwest General Health Center Sports Medicine and the volunteers who made this project possible.

VARIOUS FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES AVAILABLE AT OFHS – TUESDAY, AUGUST 19TH & WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20TH

supplies 3The OFHS Student Council accumulated many barely-used school supplies at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.  They are supplies 4available for anyone in the community whose children attend district schools.  The items will be available in Room G26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August  19 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 20.

The majority of the supplies includes, but not limited to, notebook paper, folders, three-ring binders, locker stands and writing utensils.

Please visit Room G26 on these days and help yourself to the items that will be on desks.

put_this_on_calendar_clip_art-285x300IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES, BY BUILDING

HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)

August

21  First Day for Students*

28  Open House (7 pm)

September

11 Underclass Picture Day

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6-8)

August

18  6th Grade WEB Orientation (8 am-12:30 pm)

18  6th/7th/8th Grade Special Education Parent Night (7 pm)

21  First Day for Students*

September

2   7th Grade Parent Night (7 pm)

4   Picture Day

4   8th Grade Parent Night (7 pm)

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Grades 4-5)

August

21  First Day for Students*

27  Picture Day

27  4th Grade Open House (7 pm)

September

3   5th Grade Open House (7 pm)

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL (Grades 1-3)

August

21  First Day for Students*

25  3rd Grade Open House (7 pm)

26  2nd Grade Open House (7 pm)

28  1st Grade Open House (7 pm)

September

12  Picture Day

 EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Grades: PreK – K)

August

21  Kindergarten Orientation A.M. / A-L (8:30-9:30 am)

21  Kindergarten Orientation P.M. / A-L (12:30-1:30 pm)

22  Kindergarten Orientation A.M. / M-Z (8:30-9:30 am)

22  Kindergarten Orientation P.M. / M-Z (12:30-1:30 pm)

25  First Day for Kindergarten Students

26  Preschool Orientation – A.M. Classes (9-10 am)

26  Preschool Orientation – P.M. Classes (1-2 pm)

27  First Day for Preschool Special Needs Students

September

3  First Day for Preschool Typical Peers

9  Open House for A.M. Preschool/Kindergarten (6 pm)

9  Open House for P.M. Preschool/Kindergarten (7 pm)

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

New SR CoverPageBACK-TO-SCHOOL ISSUE OF OUR SCHOOL REPORT
The August 2014/Back-To-School issue of our School Report will hit homes this week.

For an advanced look at this latest issue – featuring fresh updates to the masthead design – please click HERE.

 

 

CalendarGraphicDOWNLOAD UPDATED 2014-2015 CALENDAR

Please be sure you have the current 2014-2015 School Year Calendar for Olmsted Falls School District by downloading a PDF file HERE.

(Please note this calendar was updated with changes in April 2014, so versions downloaded prior to that will not have the most up-to-date schedule of dates for the school year.)


school busIMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

The Olmsted Falls Transportation Department would like to remind parents of the following as we begin the new school year:

* Scheduled pick-up times provided on bus postcards are approximate based on the student roster as of the time the routes were made.

* Pick-up/Drop-off times may vary during the first 2-3 weeks of school due to additional or withdrawn students (and therefore more or less stops).

* Weather conditions, road construction, traffic and train delays can also impact pick-up times.

Routes can run slower for the first week or so of school.

OFHS marching band preschool 2013OFHS MARCHING BAND PRESCHOOL PREVIEW AUGUST 22 EVENT

Young Bulldogs aged preschool to grade 5 are invited to join the OFHS marching band on the practice field at 6 p.m. Friday, August 22. Bring your own instrument from home to play along with the Bulldog musicians! After this initial time, participants are invited to march with the band to the football stadium where the Pride of Olmsted Falls will perform a special preview show at 7 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

Helping-HandsJOIN HELPING HANDS TAILGATE @ THE SEPTEMBER 5 VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME

Help cheer the Bulldogs varsity football team to victory at the 2014 Helping Hands Tailgate for the September 5 game at our Charles A. Harding Memorial Stadium.  The group will gather from 6-7 p.m. for food and fun, then sit in a designated set of bleachers at the south end of the stadium for the 7 p.m. game.

Please RSVP for this event by clicking here.  Contact Mariel Krakowiak with any questions at mkrakowiak@ofcs.net.

bulldog hockeyOLMSTED FALLS HOCKEY INVITES ALL TO HIT THE GREENS SEPTEMBER 20

The 22nd annual OF Hockey Golf Outing is September 20 at Emerald Woods Golf Course, 12501 S. Boone Road, Columbia Township. The four person scramble shotgun event includes continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, steak and potato dinner and refreshments for $75. The games pay out all funds paid in – $20/team skins, $1/closest to pin, $1 longest drive.

For more details/tickets, contact Brian Thompson, 216-470-2822 or email brianethompson@sbcglobal.net. To view a flyer of the event, click here.

Bulldog_Animated_GolferOFAB TO BENEFIT FROM USP GOLF OUT SEPTEMBER 20

An Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters golf outing that United Parcel Service will sponsor is set for Sept. 20 at the Springvale Golf Club, 5871 Canterbury Road, North Olmsted.

The cost is $80 a person or $25 for dinner only.  It includes a four person scramble 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner, contests for the best score by a foursome, longest drive (women and men) closest to the pin and basket raffles.  All money is due Friday, September 12.

Contact Brian Fritz, 216-337-4422 or b6fritz2003@yahoo.com to reserve your foursome or to sponsor a hole. This UPS-sponsored event also will benefit United Way.

 

bulldog flag logoOFAB NEEDS HELP AT CONCESSIONS

Volunteers are needed for the fall football concessions.  The funds help keep Olmsted Falls void of pay-to-play fees. All SWC schools, except OF, have these fees. The boosters soon will send out e-blasts about fall high school and middle school football schedules.

The OFAB is raffling off a Chevy Cruze! Tickets are $10.

 COMMUNITY

Robby's-Voice-2014-Poster-print-no-crops3rd Annual Robby’s Voice Race IV Awareness 5K Run/1 Mile Walk with Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, September 14th at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School –  For additional information,

please click HERE to download the event flyer, or visit http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/robbysvoice.asp

to register online.

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