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OFCS Update – August 14, 2018

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MID-SUMMER UPDATE

sunWe hope everyone is enjoying the extended summer break! 

Olmsted Falls City School District looks forward to welcoming students back after the Labor Day holiday!  This mid-summer blog features a detailed list of important back-to-school dates for each building as well as other back-to-school updates, as well as the latest news on the OFHS construction project. 

It’s been an exciting and busy summer here at Olmsted Falls Schools!


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BUILDING OFFICES TO RE-OPEN ON AUGUST 20TH

All school building offices will officially re-open this Monday, August 20th.  Administrators and building secretaries will be available to assist families who may have questions about the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.  For your convenience, below are is a list of the main office 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

PLEASE NOTE RE: OFHSOFHS continues to be a construction zone – including the main entrance area.  Parents or students needing assistance from the OFHS office are encouraged to call or email the building first, instead of coming in.  While the OFHS office will be open and staffed, in-person visits will not be possible for the time being.  Please watch for additional communication directly from OFHS in the coming days with updates.


OFHS PHONE LINE UPDATE

phonegraphicAs high school parents are already aware, Olmsted Falls High School has been without phone lines for the past couple of weeks due to the construction project.  We anticipate the OFHS phones to be back online this Friday, August 17th.  If a further delay is expected, a communication will be sent to OFHS families.

Thank you for your continued patience.


OFHS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: PROJECT TRENDING ON SCHEDULE WITH SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION BY START OF SCHOOL, FULL COMPLETION BY LATE OCTOBER

AR_upperRightConstruction timelines for the building are on schedule with projections for substantial completion of the new renovations before the opening of the upcoming 2018-2019 school year on September 6th, and completion of the remainder of the newly constructed portions of the project by the end of October. Once the building officially closed for summer, the construction crew was able to double in size from 60 to 120 workers and progress has been swift! 

Central common areas including the new cafeteria and media center space will be completed in time for the start of school on September 6th.  Renovations to existing classroom spaces and locker rooms, as well as HVAC upgrades in the gymnasium, auditorium and throughout the building, will also be ready before school starts.

The new construction portions of the project – which include the new wing of science and arts classroom, new business wing and expanded music and theater wing of the building – are all slated for completion by the end of October. 

For a sneak peek at the detailed OFHS construction update featured in our Summer 2018 community School Report, scheduled to begin hitting homes late next week, please click HERE.

OFHS families will be receiving further updates from the high school administration after the office reopens for the new school year on August 20th.  As mentioned, OFHS continues to be a construction zone – including the main entrance area.  Parents or students needing assistance from the OFHS office are encouraged to call or email the building instead of coming in.  


RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION PORTAL IS OPEN!

importantThe OFCS returning student registration portal is officially open.  All parents of  returning Bulldog students should have received email communication with instructions on how to access the online portal link through your PowerSchool parent account.  Please plan to read all instructions carefully before getting started.

Olmsted Falls School District uses this online portal each year for parents to verify required information 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.).  It is critical that we have the most up to date and accurate information on each student.

Thank you to the parents of the more that 600 students already submitted in the system within the first 24 hours!

Returning student registration must be completed by Wednesday, September 5th (BEFORE school starts on Sept. 6th)!  The deadline to complete returning student registration is September 5th.

For assistance with PowerSchool parent account log-in and/or linking multiple students under one PowerSchool parent account, please contact your child’s school building or Mr. Tim Wulfhoop at twulfhoop@ofcs.net.


IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES FOR OFCS FAMILIES, BY BUILDING

Olmsted Falls High School

Sept. 6       Freshman & New Student Orientation Day (8:10 am-2:46 pm)
Sept. 7       First Day of School for Grades 10, 11 & 12
Sept. 10    OFHS Open House (7 pm)
Sept. 28    Underclass Picture Day

Olmsted Falls Middle School

Aug. 27    6th Grade WEB Orientation (8 am -12:30 pm)
Aug. 27    6th Grade WEB Open Campus (12:30-3 pm)
Aug. 28    OFMS Special Education Open House (6:30 pm)
Aug. 30    6th Grade Parent Night 6:30 pm
Aug. 31    New 7th & 8th Grade Student Orientation (9:30 -11:00 am)
Aug. 31    7th & 8th Grade Open Campus (12-3 pm)
Sept. 6     First Day of School
Sept. 25   7th Grade Parent Night (7-8 pm)
Sept. 26   8th Grade Parent Night (7-8 pm)
Oct. 5       Picture Day

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School

Aug. 24   Class Lists Posted
Aug. 31   OFIS Visitation (1-3 pm)
Sept. 6    First Day of School
Sept. 11  4th Grade Open House (7 pm)
Sept. 13  5th Grade Open House (7 pm) 
Oct. 5      Picture Day

Falls-Lenox Primary School

Aug. 23   New Parent Information Night (6:30 pm)
Aug. 29   Class Lists Posted
Aug. 30   Open House & Classroom Visitation (1st Gr.: 5-5:45 pm; 2nd Gr.: 6:15-7 pm;                           3rd Gr.: 7:30-8:15 pm)
Sept. 6    First Day of School
Sept. 20  Picture Day

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center

Sept. 6,7,10   Kindergarten Orientation (1 Day Only, as assigned)
Sept. 11          First Day of Kindergarten
Sept. 11          Preschool Orientation
Sept. 12          First Day of Preschool (for IEP Students)
Sept. 18          First Day of Preschool (for Typical Peers)
Sept. 25          Picture Day


MARCHING BAND PREVIEW NIGHT – THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH

March with the BandDon’t miss the opportunity to get a sneak peek of the Bulldog Marching Band’s pre-game and half-time performances at the Annual OFHS Marching Band Preview Show this Friday, August 17th at 7 p.m.  The event takes place in the Charles A. Harding Memorial Stadium. 

The event also features the chance for children in preschool through 5th grade to meet and march with the band ahead of the Preview Show!  Come out early to the practice field at 6:30 p.m. to meet the band and see all their instruments!  Students are also encouraged to bring their own instruments or pom-poms!

The Pride of Olmsted Falls hopes to see you there!


 

REMEMBER TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

twitterJust a reminder that Olmsted Falls City Schools and all of our buildings are on Twitter!  We invite you to follow our district and building Twitter accounts for periodic announcements, reminders and an ongoing glimpse into all the great things going on in our classrooms, buildings and departments throughout the district!

@OFCSDistrict (Olmsted Falls City School District)

@OFCSSuper (OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd)

@ofhsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls High School)

@ofmsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Middle School)

@ofisbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Intermediate School)

@FLBulldogs (Falls-Lenox Primary School)

@ECCBulldogs (Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center)


 

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