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OFCS Update – June 21, 2018

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FINAL BLOG OF THE YEAR

 
Logo1sunThis will be the last official blog post of the 2017-2018 school year.  
We’ve enjoyed sharing news from across our school district with you throughout the year. Blog posts will resume in mid-August to prepare for the start of the upcoming 2018-19 school year!
REMINDER: OFCS will start later this coming school year due to OFHS construction.  Please see next item below for exact start dates and calendar link. 
Enjoy the remainder of this extra long summer in Bulldog Country!

2018-2019 START DATES & CALENDAR LINK
As our Bulldog families are already aware, the 2018-2019 school year will begin later than normal due to the OFHS construction project currently underway. Please note the following start dates for students:
Thursday, September 6th – First Day for Students in Grades 1-8)
Thursday, September 6th – OFHS Freshman & New Student Orientation Day
Friday, September 7th – First Day for Students in Grades 10, 11, 12
Tuesday, September 11th – First Day for Kindergarten Students
Wednesday, September 12th – First Day of Preschool for Students with IEPs
Tuesday, September 18th – First Day for Preschool for Typical Peers
To access the complete 2018-2019 OFCS School Year Calendar, please click HERE.
Please plan to watch for additional back-to-school information from your respective school buildings as offices reopen in mid-August.   
 
For your information, our school building offices will reopen as follows:
 
Olmsted Falls High School – Office Opens August 20th
 
Olmsted Falls Middle School – Office Opens August 20th
 
Olmsted Falls Intermediate School – Office Opens August 20th
 
Falls-Lenox Primary School – Office Opens August 20th
 
Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center – Office Opens August 20th 
Please plan to check respective building pages on the district website (www.ofcs.net) for exact office hours for each building.  (*NOTE: All OFCS offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.)

OFHS LAUNCHES NEW DAY-LONG ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR ALL FRESHMEN, NEW STUDENTS – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH (Returning Students in Grades 10, 11 & 12 Will Now Start School on Friday, September 7th)

student successOlmsted Falls High School announced this week that, beginning with the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, it will host a new full-day orientation program for all incoming freshmen students as well as students in grades 10-12 who are brand new to the district. This new Freshmen/New Student Orientation Day is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 from 8:10 a.m. to 2:46 p.m. All freshmen and new students are required to report for this special orientation event on Thursday, September 6th. Regular bus transportation times will be provided to and from the high school on this date for freshmen and new students.

Students will participate in large group and small group sessions, meet with student mentors, follow the entire schedule for the school day, participate in an Activities Fair, complete the health and vision screening required by the State of Ohio and obtain their locker assignment. Lunch will be provided for all students. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes for the busy day! OFHS school counselors, student ambassadors, faculty and staff will be present for this new Orientation Day to help answer any questions and to make sure that all students start the year off knowing they have the support of every adult in the building.

PLEASE NOTE: The first day of school for all returning Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will now be Friday, September 7th, 2018. Please note that this is a change from the previously released 2018-2019 OFCS School Year Calendar which indicated Thursday, September 6th as the first day of school for students in grades 1-12. OFHS will be hosting a school-wide cookout during all lunch periods on this first full day of school Friday, September 7th.


 REMINDER: GOOGLE ACCOUNTS OF GRADUATING SENIORS TO BE DISABLED AUG. 1ST 
googlePlease note that Google accounts for the Class of 2018 will be disabled as of August 1, 2018.
Any graduating senior wishing to download your files or transfer them to a personal Google Account needs to do so by August 1st.
 
Please click HERE for instructions.

 SUMMER BREAKFAST, LUNCH & SNACK PROGRAM IN NORTH OLMSTED

FruitNeighboring North Olmsted School District will again be offering a Summer Breakfast, Lunch & Snack program for children in the community between the ages of 1 and 18 during the summer months.

It is FREE to all children ages 1-18. The program runs now through Aug. 17th at various school and community locations in North Olmsted. All meals must be consumed on site.

To view a detailed flyer with specific locations of the program, click HERE.


OFHS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
AR_upperRightWe are excited to report that the progress and pace of construction on the expansion and renovation of Olmsted Falls High School has picked up significantly in the past couple of weeks.  With students and staff officially gone for summer, the construction crew was able to double in size from 60 to 120 workers!
The major areas of expansion – including new science/art wing (on south side of building), business classrooms/Fab Lab (on east side of building) and music wing expansion (on west side of building) – are really taking shape now and will add nearly 40,000 square feet to the building when complete.  In addition, approx. 49,500 square feet of existing building space is undergoing renovation – including the cafeteria and media center. 
It’s all very exciting and we continue to be incredibly grateful for the community’s support of the November 2016 bond/permanent improvement levy which made these much-needed renovations possible without any increase to taxpayers.  Watch for a detailed construction update in the district’s next community School Report, expected to hit homes in July.  In the meantime, check out the photos below:
New Wing of Science / Art Classrooms (9 science classrooms and 4 art rooms)
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View of new science/art wing looking into the courtyard to the south from the cafeteria.

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View of new science/art wing looking to the north from behind the building.

New Business Wing (3 classrooms plus a Fab Lab space)
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This is the new addition on the east side of the building which will house three new business classrooms and a Fab Lab.

Expanded Music/Theater Space (enlarged band/choir classrooms increased storage capacity for music and theater equipment)
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This is the expansion are on the west side of the building which will enlarge both band and choir rooms as well as provide additional storage space.

Cafeteria / Media Center Renovations (This focal area of the building is getting a complete makeover and we can’t wait for students to see this new space!)

ARE YOU FOLLOWING DR. LLOYD’S BLOG? READ HIS LATEST POST TODAY
Jim Lloyd - Cropped for WebsiteDid You Know?  OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd authors a blog providing insights on decisions that are made and important updates as to what our district is facing in the broader field of education. It is simply one more way for residents to better understand what is happening in our schools and how Olmsted Falls City Schools impacts our community.
To read Dr. Lloyd’s latest updated posted earlier this week to the OFCS Superintendent’s Update, please click HERE.
We also invite you to follow Dr. Lloyd on Twitter: @OFCSSuper

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2018

18DSC_0744Congratulations to the 276 members of the Class of 2018! Parents, family and friends gathered at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center on the evening of May 24th to celebrate Commencement.

OFHS Class of 2018 President Daniel Doherty was the featured student speaker.  School Board President Joseph Bertrand and OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd also address the graduates and guests.

The singing of the OFHS Alma Mater was led by Mary Vukovic and Charles Wendling.  

student success18DSC_0836As is a tradition in Olmsted Falls Schools, many current faculty members also attended the ceremony, sitting with the graduates on the floor of the Wolstein Center. 

At the conclusion of the ceremony, participating teachers line the back of the arena floor to wish students well!

To view the 2018 Commencement program, click HERE.

To view a gallery of photos from the event, please click HERE.

To read local news coverage about the Class of 2018, please click HERE.

Congratulations again to this year’s Bulldog graduates!


 

OFHS LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM GROWS AGAIN THANKS TO GENEROUS SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY

CP_leftRecipients of 2018 Scholarships presented through the Olmsted Falls Endowment and Alumni Association.

Thanks to the generous support of more than 90 local individuals, families, businesses and organizations who contributed to the Olmsted Falls Local Scholarship Program this year, more than $137,000 in local scholarship funds were awarded to students in the Class of 2018. This year’s total represents an increase of more than $11,750 as compared to last year!

student successMore than 280 local scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors this year, thanks to the generosity of our community!

Congratulations to all of this year’s scholarship recipients and sincere thanks to this year’s Local Scholarship sponsors. Olmsted Falls School District sincerely appreciates these valuable contributions to our students’ futures. This annual generosity is part of what makes Olmsted Falls a truly special place for students.

Recipients of 2018 Scholarships presented through the Olmsted Falls Endowment and Alumni Association.

Pictured above are recipients of 2018 Scholarships presented through Olmsted Falls Endowment & Alumni Association.

To view the list of Local Scholarship Awards for the Class of 2018, please click HERE.

Students in the Class of 2018 also earned an impressive collection of College/University and other scholarships this year totaling close to $1,000,000. 

Congratulations to all of our scholarship award recipients from the Class of 2018! Best of luck to you all!


 ABIGAIL GABA – OFHS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALIST – AWARDED NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF CINCINATTI SCHOLARSHIP
AbigailGabastudent successCongratulations to National Merit Finalist and OFHS Class of 2018 Alumnus Abigail Gaba on being awarded a college-sponsored Merit Scholarship from the University of Cincinatti!
This is an exceptional achievement! Bulldog country is proud of you!
Congratulations again Abigail!  Best of luck at University of Cincinatti! 

MrVas-OFHSTeachofYearMR. VAS NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR BY CLASS OF 2018
Congratulations to OFHS math teacher Mr. John Vas on being named Teacher of the Year by students in the Class of 2018! 
 

Mr. Vas was recognized during the Senior Honor Day ceremony.

Each year the graduating class selects a teacher to honor who has had a positive and enduring impact on their lives during the course of their time at Olmsted Falls High School.
Congratulations again to Mr. Vas!

KIWANIS CLUB PRESENTS 2018 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARDS

At the close of each school year, staff members are invited to nominate fellow colleagues for the annual Employee of the Year awards. A special committee of local Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club members reviews these nominations, selects the awardees and presents the awards at the annual end of the year staff breakfast.

Congrats to Mr. Tom Deluca, Mrs. Elaine Atkinson, Dr. Jim Lloyd & Mr. John Stover (not pictured) on receiving the 2018 OFCS Employee of the Year Awards that the Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club presented at the staff breakfast.

Thank you President Ray Koesel & board member Kris Correll for joining us!

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RETIREES DEDICATE MORE THAN 225 BULLDOG YEARS TO DISTRICT!

color-bulldog-head.jpgCongratulations and best wishes to all of our Bulldog retirees this year! Olmsted Falls School District bids farewell to nine dedicated staff members who retired with the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year. Their combined service to Olmsted Falls Schools total 227 Bulldog years!

They are:

Elaine Atkinson, ECC Preschool Teacher (28 “Bulldog” Years)
Michelle LaGruth,  Falls-Lenox 3rd Grade Teacher (32 “Bulldog” Years)
Cynthia Bennett, OFMS Science Teacher (33 “Bulldog” Years)
Donna Langenderfer – OFHS Math Teacher (16 “Bulldog” Years)
Blake Johnson – OFHS Science Teacher (29 “Bulldog” Years)
Pamela Rickard – OFIS Intervention Specialist (22 “Bulldog” Years)
Mary Lopata – OFCS Human Resources Administrative Assistant (17 “Bulldog” Years)
Kathleen Fenderbosch – OFCS Bus Driver (30 “Bulldog” Years)
Lillian Piktel – Falls-Lenox Special Education Paraprofessional (20 “Bulldog” Years)
 

Retirees pictured in the photo are, from left, Michelle LaGruth, Pam Rickard, Kitty Fenderbosch, Mary Lopata and Elaine Atkinson.

 Bulldog retirees were recognized by their building/departments as well as at the District’s Annual Records Day Breakfast for staff. On behalf of the Olmsted Falls Schools and the Olmsted communities, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to each of this year’s retirees for their commitment to the education and well-being of our children. These valuable individuals and their impact on the District will be greatly missed.

Congratulations to each of them and best wishes for a happy, healthy retirement! Enjoy the next chapter in your lives!

 

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SANDRA GRAHAM HONORED WITH OFEA FRIEND OF EDUCATION AWARD

Mrs. Wren Timura presented this year’s Olmsted Falls Education Association Friend of Education Award to Mrs. Sandra Graham for her many years of volunteer service throughout the district!

CP_leftThe OFEA presents the award annually to a community member who goes above and beyond to enhance the experiences of Bulldog students and staff.
 
Congratulations and much gratitude Sandra Graham!

BRINGING SCIENCE TO LIFE FOR THIRD GRADE STUDENTS

DSC_0791student successLearning and exploring were still going strong during the final days of the school year!  Classroom science lessons came to life in late May as a group of Falls-Lenox third graders embarked on a stream study behind the old library in Olmsted Falls! Students rotated through four different stations to research water speed, water temperature, oxygen levels and animal life. Their explorations helped them figure out if their individual hypothesis to the question “Will this stream support life?” was right or wrong. An absolutely awesome morning of engagement and learning!! Kudos to our teachers and community volunteers that made today’s hands-on learning experience possible!

To view a gallery of photos from the stream study activity, please click HERE.

To read local news coverage about the Falls-Lenox third-graders field trip to Plum Creek, please click HERE.


OFHS DONATES PORTION OF TROPHY ARCHIVE TO LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

DSC_0848Kudos to our OFHS Athletic Department for coordinating this week’s Trophy Giveaway of past regular season tournament trophies. Thank you to those alumni and community members who came out to check out the selection and claim trophies free of charge throughout the week.

After the conclusion of the last pick-up session this afternoon, and with the help of OFMA President Jamie Reigle, OFHS was thrilled to be able to partner with Super Heroes to Kids In Ohio to donate all remaining trophies to be repurposed and distributed to children battling adversity.

CP_leftOFHS Principal Dr. Holly Schafer was joined by volleyball coaches and players for the presentation of the trophy donation to Batman – our special visitor representing Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio! 

To read local news coverage about the OFHS trophy giveaway / donation, please click HERE.

To learn more about Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio, please visit https://www.facebook.com/superheroestokidsinohio.org/


PORTRAIT OF A GRAD COMMITTEE CONTINUES PROGRESS

The Olmsted Falls City Schools’ Portrait of a Graduate committee held its third and final meeting of the school year on May 22nd.   Great progress was made as the work group reflected on feedback gathered through a community survey on the direction of their progress thus far. 

student successCP_leftThank you to this dedicated group of community stakeholders for your active participation in this effort to define the kinds of skills students need to be successful and figure out how to create the learning conditions that cultivate these skills. AR_upperRight


OLMSTED FALLS STUDENTS SHINE AT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

student successThe Special Olympics 2018 are over – but will not be forgotten!  More than 50 students from across the Olmsted Falls School District participated in the annual event hosted at Ely Stadium in Elyria on May 11th.  The students competed in various events, such as running, long jump and softball throw.

Our Bulldog students practiced hard all year and their enthusiasm and sportsmanship definitely shined throughout the day.

Olmsted Falls City Schools had student participants representing all five of our school buildings:  ECC, Falls-Lenox, OFIS, OFMS and OFHS.  Each building gave its team of Special Olympians an encouraging send-off as they boarded their buses.

This year’s Special Olympic Bulldog students included:

From the ECC – Evan Frank, Will Henry, Dylan Richmond, Olivia Hargenrader, Grace Sente and David Zamora.

From Falls-Lenox  – Annabelle Ellis, Weston Holmes, Joshua Peacock, Caeden Peeler, Josh Vassel, Phoenix Novak, Shahan Kapoor, Ellen McManamon, Mack Little, Clay McNamara, Nathan Smith, Jaden Smith, Jacob Komitau and Lleyton Krakowiak.

 From OFIS – Owen Novak, Yohanna Amoah, Emersen Flynn, Cormac Hannon, Sarah Gaughan, Lily Halan, Imogen Halan,  Mya McNamara, Colbie Krakowiak, Anthony DiDonato, Anthony Russo, Jacob Siwek and Zach Vassel.

From OFMS – Alexis Andren, Caden Celensky, Johnny  Clemons, Emily  Heine, Connor Habert, Bilal Saadeh and Connor Halan.

From OFHS – Brooke VanArnhem, Maddie Truscott, Mason Mowery, Bekka McElroy, LuLu Mustafa, Matthew Matzelle, Heather Grant, Kennedy  Smith and Ashley Michney.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our outstanding local Olympians! You performed well in representing Bulldog Country!

A big THANK YOU to the many staff members and volunteers who attended and assisted students in such a fun and safe day!


ARTISTIC TALENTS IMPRESS AT MAY SHOW

DSC_0658student successThe annual OFHS May Art Show never disappoints! 

This year’s showcase of student artwork was as impressive as ever – especially the senior displays which allow graduating student artists to further demonstrate their creative talents through personal mini-galleries where their work and personalities truly shine!

CP_leftTo view a gallery of photos from this year’s May Show, please click HERE.

Kudos to all of our talented Bulldog artists!

Thank you to all who attended!  And a special thanks to the Olmsted Kiwanis Club for supporting this annual community event! 


TEACHER JOHN MERCER’S CLASSES VISIT ISLANDS FULL OF HISTORY

OFHS social studies teacher Mr. John Mercer took his Advanced Placement US History and College Credit Plus US History students to view Perry’s Monument at Put-in-Bay on May 19.  They also visited the Confederate Cemetery on Johnson’s Island. 

student successTheir visits were coined, “Our trip to the Islands,” and provided an opportunity for students to experience history right here in their own backyard!

 


SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER GREG SURTMAN PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO HIS VIETNAMESE BACKGROUND AND RELATES EXPERIENCES TO CURRENT ISSUES

School board member Greg Surtman visited Mr. John Mercer’s AP US History and College Credit Plus History classes on May 25th to discuss his connection with Vietnam. He was born in Vietnam in 1969 and grew up in Toledo, Ohio.

It was a great opportunity for Bulldog students to discuss the war and the cultural ramifications of the Vietnam experience.  

Mr. Surtman also talked about bullying and other pertinent issues from his experience that resonate with students today.

CP_leftThe photo shown here is of Mr. Mercer and Mr. Surtman in traditional Vietnam clothing that he brought to his classroom visits. 

Thank you to Mr. Surtman for sharing your time and experiences with our students!  And thank you to Mr. Mercer for always going the extra mile to bring real-world context to classroom learning!


PTA HONORS VOLUNTEERS & STAFF AT ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

CP_leftPTA volunteers and staff gathered at OFIS for the annual PTA Volunteer Recognition Dinner last month at OFIS. Each year this special event provides an opportunity to thank and recognize PTA volunteers for their time and effort in support of students and staff throughout Olmsted Falls City Schools.  In addition, Volunteer of the Year, Helping Hands and Educator of the Year Awards are presented. Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd was on hand at the event to express special thanks to these dedicated volunteers. OFHS Golden Expressions also treated guests to special musical performance to kick off the evening.

Volunteers of the YearCongratulations to Michelle Smith, who was selected as this year’s PTA Volunteer of the Year. The Volunteer of the Year Awards in each respective PTA unit went to nominees Kimberly Wrobel for Olmsted Early Childhood PTA; Michelle Smith for Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA; Kerry Kramer for OFIS PTA; Lindsay Jones for OFMS PTA; and Kelly Atkins for OFHS PTA.

Helping Hands Winners

This year’s District Helping Hands Award winner went to Bulldog parent Joy Iannicca, who was nominated by Olmsted Falls Intermediate School PTA. Other Helping Hands nominees recognized this year included Jen Prugar nominated by Falls-Lenox/Early Childhood Center PTA and Robert Reisland nominated by Olmsted Falls High School PTA.

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Olmsted Falls Middle School teacher Robyn Tenerowicz was also honored as the District Educator of the Year at the event. Building Educator of the Year honorees were also recognized including: Brandy Richmond-Smith for Falls-Lenox & ECC;  John Holzorth for OFMS; and Elizabeth Cleary for OFHS.

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OFHS PTA President Sandra Graham (far right) also acknowledged outgoing PTA senior parents (pictured L to R) Ellen Bertrand, Kathy Burkhart, Debbie Bush, Joe Dougher, Sheryl Egel, and Ann Simon, marking the end of their PTA volunteer years as their youngest child graduated with the Class of 2018. (Senior Parents Not pictured: Holly McFadden and Anita Greller.)

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student successOhio PTA Reflections winners were also recognized at the event. Congratulations to Award of Excellence in Dance Choreography Avery Caudill, Award of Excellence in Musical Composition Dominic DiFilippo, and Award of Excellence in Dance Choreography Riley Zahorchak. Kudos to these three Bulldog students on their state-level PTA Reflections awards!

Congratulations again to all those recognized! And many thanks to PTA for their ongoing support of the students and staff of Olmsted Falls Schools! Special thanks also to the OFHS Golden Expressions who performed for guests at this event – their last official performance of a very successful school year!


MEET THE NEW PTA OFFICERS FOR 2018-2019
 
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New officers for all Olmsted Falls PTA units were officially welcomed with a special installation service held during the annual PTA Volunteer Recognition Dinner held at OFIS in May.  Following are the respective PTA presidents for each unit for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year:
 
Olmsted Falls PTA Council – Julianne Allen
Olmsted Falls Early Childhood PTA – Tiffany Fischbach
Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA – Michelle Smith
OFIS PTA – Colleen Thome
OFMS PTA – Leslie Zeigler
OFHS PTA – Leanne LaPinta
Shown in the photo are, from left, Julianne Allen, Tiffany Fischbach, Michelle Smith, Leslie Zeigler and Leanne LaPinta.  Not pictured, Colleen Thome.
 
Each of these unit presidents will be supported by an executive board of dedicated volunteers serving in the positions of vice president, treasurer, secretary and council delegates.  To view the complete listing of 2018-2019 Executive Board Members, please click HERE.
 
Congratulations to all and thank you for your ongoing support of the students and families of the Olmsted Falls school community!  We are looking forward to another fantastic year!

IMG-2462KIDS HAVE A BALL AT FALLS-LENOX FIELD DAY!

Thanks to FL/ECC PTA and PE teacher Mr. Dame for an amazing day of action and fun!! 
As the school year came to a close, students at Falls-Lenox enjoyed obstacle courses, kickball, soccer, parachute activities, dancing and more during the annual Field Day event!!
To view a gallery of more Falls-Lenox Field Day photos, please click HERE.

OLMSTED FALLS STUDENTS HAVE STRONG PRESENCE IN ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

The Olmsted Falls High School marching band made its annual appearance in the community’s Memorial Day parade last month. Two Bulldog students also sang at the Village Green ceremony.
 
Click HERE to see the right side of the band as members march on Brookside Drive and play patriotic tunes To see the band members from the left side as  they march on Columbia Road, click HERE.
 
student successTo view OFHS junior Jill Scott sing “the National Anthem” at the Memorial Day ceremony at the Village Green, click HERE. To watch OFMS eighth-grader Greg Smith perform “God Bless America,” click HERE.
 
What wonderful performances they gave those along the parade route and attending the ceremony!  

mCORE SCREENINGS AVAILABLE AT OFMS JULY 27TH – REGISTER NOW
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The Olmsted Falls High School Athletic Department would like to make our families aware of an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our student-athletes at Olmsted Falls High School. We are again partnering with mCORE™ — Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation — to screen our athletes for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). mCORE partners with high schools and athletic organizations to give convenient and dependable heart screenings to students

SCA is the #1 Killer of Student-Athletes Each Year, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this. 

mCORE Screenings will be available:

Date: Friday July 27, 2018

Time: 8:00am – 4:00 pm

Location: Olmsted Falls Middle School – Athletic Wing/Locker Room Area (27045 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138)

Cost: $89.00

Families must pre-register online for the screening. 

Please click HERE for mCore information letter and link. 

(Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part.)


RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION ALERT REMINDER – PORTAL TO OPEN IN EARLY AUGUST

Logo1ATTN: ALL BULLDOG PARENTS! Just a reminder to be on the lookout for an email notification later this summer alerting you to when the portal for returning student registration has officially opened. Once the portal has opened in early August, all student information updates and forms for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year will need to be COMPLETED ONLINE BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 6TH.

The purpose of this annual update is to verify the information we have on file for your child(ren), allow you the opportunity to 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.). Like last year, the link to access this online registration system for returning students will be located within your PowerSchool Parent Account, and you will be alerted by email once the link has been activated for the upcoming school year. 

Thank you in advance for your attention to this important matter as soon as the 2018-2019 portal opens in early August.  


PARENTS: IMPORTANT HEALTH CLINIC NEWS FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

CareDox:  We are now using a new computer program called “CareDox” in all our health clinics. This will allow the clinic staff to send emails through the program to alert parents to vision and hearing screening results, request missing immunizations, notify parents of clinic visits, etc. Please add “Caredox” to your list of email contacts to ensure these messages are not going into your spam/junk folder.

Attention parents of incoming 7th graders: The state of Ohio requires that every incoming 7th grader receives the Tdap vaccine and the Meningococcal vaccine PRIOR to entry into the 7th grade. You will be required to enter the vaccination date when you register this summer. Please be aware of this requirement and plan to have this taken care of during their summer break.

Attention parents of incoming 12th graders: The state of Ohio requires every incoming 12th grader receives the Meningococcal vaccine PRIOR to entry into the 12th grade. You will be required to enter the vaccination date when you register this summer. Please be aware of this requirement and plan to have this taken care of during their summer break.

Please remember that all vaccinations must be up-to-date per the law of the state of Ohio. If your student is non-compliant with the required vaccinations, they will be excluded from school starting on the 15th day. Immunization waivers are available online if you choose not to vaccinate your student.


FORE! OLMSTED FALLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GOLF OUTING – AUGUST 4TH!

Bulldog_Animated_GolferIt’s getting closer! Get your foursome together for the 23rd annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, August 4th.

You do not need to be Alumni to attend ~ all golfers and wanna be golfers are welcome!

$85 per golfer includes 18 holes, riding cart, lunch, beverages, dinner and golf favor.

8:30 a.m. shotgun start, registration and sign-in beginning at 8 a.m.

Check out our new website for more details or to register at https://ofhsalumni.com/.


START SAVING ITEMS FOR THE AUGUST 4TH FILL THE TRUCK FUNDRAISER
The Olmsted Falls Music Association is partnering with Savers to bring Fill the Truck – a donation collection vehicle – to the community.  It will be located from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. August 4th at the Olmsted Falls Middle School’s front parking lot.
 
Items that may be donated are clothing, shoes, such accessories as purses, scarves, belts, hats, book bags, cloth lunch boxes, linens, curtains, draperies, towels, bedding and fabric. It will NOT accept household items, toys, books or items that are not cloth.
 
To download a flyer about the event, click HERE.

FL/ECC PTA UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS – INCLUDING ONE FOR THIS SUMMER – HELPS BRING FIELD TRIPS TO STUDENTS

Have fun during summer break while helping the FL/ECC PTA. A box top summer fundraiser is so easy. Simply collect 50 or more box tops over the summer for the Box Tops for Education fundraiser.  Place them on the attached sheet and return them during the first week of school. You will win a prize.  To download the sheet, click HERE.

The PTA has several fundraisers set for the 2018-19 school year.  Some are the Read-a-thon, Yankee Candle, Muffins for Mom, Donuts for Dad and so many others.  To view the dates, details and other important fundraisers for next year, click HERE.  These events aid the PTA to earn money to help pay for field trips and various in-school activities.



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS


OLMSTED HERITAGE DAYS:  AUGUST 2-4, 2018
heritagedaysrs=w_538,h_269,cg_trueSAVE THE DATES FOR THIS YEAR’S OLMSTED HERITAGE DAYS – AUG. 2, 3 & 4!  This year’s theme is “Rockin’ the Falls” and the 3-day event kicks off with the annual Heritage Days Parade on Thursday, August 2nd.  Olmsted Heritage Days – Kids Day is scheduled for Saturday, August 4th. 

 


 

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OFCS Update – June 12, 2018

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COMMUNITY MEETING TO DISCUSS DIGITAL ADVERTISING / FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES / POSSIBLE UPGRADES TO FIELD AT HARDING STADIUM

TONIGHT – TUESDAY, JUNE 12TH – 6:30 P.M. – AT OFMS MEDIA CENTER

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ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR – DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH

school busParents needing to designate a single alternative pick-up/drop-off address for their students in the 2018-19 year must submit an Alternative Transportation Form by FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH.  Each year new forms are required even if your requested pick-up/drop-off site is the same.

Please click HERE for additional information and to access Alternative Transportation Forms for the 2018-19 school year. Please contact the Transportation Department at 427-6350 with any questions.

PLEASE NOTE: NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED 


 

 

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