Parent Update – November 20, 2009
Transportation Changes – Effective January 4, 2010
As you know, as a result of the 3rd failed levy over the past twelve months, the Olmsted Falls School District is reducing bus transportation to state minimums effective January 4th, 2010 in order to further stretch the financial resources afforded to the District.
One direct result is that any student who lives within two miles of the school facility, he or she attends, will lose all transportation services. Today, 758 letters, affecting 1080 students, were mailed to parents who live within this two mile zone.
While this may have been the most difficult letter that I have had to send to parents in my 13 years as a superintendent, we need to give parents as much notice as possible in order to make the necessary arrangements to get their children to and from school.
Next week, letters will be mailed to those families who use the alternative transportation component, as this service will also be discontinued as of January 4th, 2010.
Finally, a meeting has been set for Saturday, December 12th at 10:00 AM at Olmsted Falls High School auditorium in order to answer any questions that parents may have regarding these transportation changes.
Levy Campaign Meeting
A reminder that a levy campaign meeting will be held this Sunday at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria at Olmsted Falls High School. I would highly encourage all parents and community members to attend this meeting and become a part of this upcoming levy campaign.
Masquers Fall Play
A reminder that tonight and tomorrow, at 7:30 PM, the OFHS Masquers will be presenting the play: The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon in the OFHS auditorium.
Tickets for this performance are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens, and can be purchased “at the door” the evening of the performance.
SWC All-Conference Cross Country Selections
Congratulations to the following OFHS cross country runners who have received All-SWC honors for their efforts this past Fall Sports Season:
Attention High School Parents
Many parents are utilizing the Progress Book website to track the homework / grades of their children. Please be aware that a new feature will allow parents to register for an email alert for missing assignments or an email alert if their student’s grade drops below a preselected level.
For directions on setting up this option, please click here.
High School PTA
A reminder that the OFHS PTA will meet this Monday, November 23rd at 7:00 PM in the High School library.
“Junior Core” Team
Regency Construction Services, the construction management firm overseeing the Middle School facility addition, is sponsoring this activity for students interested in learning more about the construction project occurring at their school.
This week, the “Junior Core” team had its second meeting where the students learned how to “lay brick.” Below, please see a photo of this activity: