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Special Board Meeting
The Wheelersburg Board of Education will conduct a special meeting on July 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Office, 620 Center Street.  The purpose of the meeting is to approve a collective bargaining agreement and any other business that comes before the Board.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and limitations on group gatherings the public may view the meeting at the following Google Meet link:  meet.google.com/ski-tbox-acr 
Superintendent Update, June 21

Hello students, staff and parents!

I hope you are healthy and enjoying the summer.  In two months it will be time to begin a new school year.  If we have learned anything these past few months, during the pandemic, it is to be flexible and patient.  I want to give a hearty congratulations to all of our students and staff for adjusting your spring and summer plans in order to keep everyone healthy and safe.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

As we look toward the fall, I want to share with you some of the work we will be doing the next six weeks.  Our goal will be to produce a flexible plan for restarting school in August that acknowledges the current pandemic environment.  The plan will be framed around five topics: 1) health & safety; 2) teaching & learning; 3) social & emotional health; 4) operations & logistics; and 5) activities.  Stakeholder teams will discuss and review critical questions relating to these topics.  Their ideas and solutions will be the basis of our school restart plan.

Our first step will occur next week as the District intends to survey students, staff and parents about their experiences with distance learning last spring.  The survey will be distributed through student and parent email accounts, as well as our web site and Facebook pages.  We will also be organizing our stakeholder teams.  If you would like to volunteer please contact my office or a building principal.  We would appreciate your input.

It is our intent to communicate with you throughout the summer and keep you posted about our school restart plans. Once again, I think the patience and flexibility we have learned from this pandemic will serve us well as we plan together as a community to restart our schools.

Happy Summer!
 
Mark Knapp 
 
Cafeteria
If you have questions or need information regarding your child's lunch account balance from the 2019-2020 school year please contact:

Brenda Spires, Cafeteria Manager, brenda.spires@wheelersburg.net

 
Latchkey
If you have questions or need information regarding your child's  fee balance from the 2019-2020 school year please contact:

Tansy Koster, Latchkey Coordinator, tansy.koster@wheelersburg.net

 
Substitutes
The Wheelersburg Local School District is seeking qualified substitute aides, substitute nurses, and substitute teachers. Click on the links below for more information on the requirements and how to sign up as a substitute.
  

Substitute Aides

http://www.scoesc.k12.oh.us/SubstituteAides.aspx 

Substitute Nurses

http://www.scoesc.k12.oh.us/SubstituteSchoolNurses.aspx 

Substitute Teachers

http://www.scoesc.k12.oh.us/SubstituteTeachers1.aspx

 
Important Information about Your Child's Meals
This message is from the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. 
 
If you have a child in kindergarten through twelfth grade in your household who was receiving free or reduced-price meals while in school, your child is eligible for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as a result of the school closure.  See the full message here.
 
PreSchool Pre-registration is still open!
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You can now preregister in 4 ways! You will need to provide the following documents: a completed
application, proof of income, and proof of address.
 
1. (IN PERSON) Bring the proof of income and proof of address to the school. We will have a
paper copy of the application for you to complete and will make copies of your proof of income
and proof of address.
The elementary office is be open from 1 -4 and 7:30-8:30 (today) Thursday, May 28 for
preschool preregistration. Additional hours for preregistration will Monday, June 1 from 4:00-
8:00 pm.
 
2. (IN PERSON) Bring the proof of income and proof of address to the Board office on Center
Street. We will have a paper copy of the application for you to complete and will make copies of
your proof of income and proof of address. Call 740-574-8484 ahead of time to get the most up
to date office hours.
 
3. (ONLINE) Go to this link to find the application and follow the directions to upload the required
 
4. (ONLINE)Email the required documents to janeen.spradlin@wheelersburg.net. ) Go to this link
to find the application and find information about the required document:

 
Kindergarten Pre-Registration is here!
It is so exciting to have children ready to begin Kindergarten and our teachers look forward to meeting them. Please go to the link below to complete the preregistration. This form is quick and easy requiring no documents to be uploaded at this time. The information will allow the school to begin planning for next year and to contact you when we hold Kindergarten Registration later this summer. Kindergarten Registration will likely be held by appointment. Questions concerning registration should be emailed to the guidance secretary, Angie Marvin at angie.marvin@wheelersburg.net.  Here is the pre-registration link!

 
Pirate Calling all aspiring Pirates!
Ahoy!  If your family is interested in attending the Wheelersburg Schools now is the time to act.  Open Enrollment Applications for kindergarten through 12th grade students for the 2020-2021 school year are now being accepted.  Follow the link below and return a completed application to P.O. Box 340, Wheelersburg, Ohio 45694; or email to OpenEnrollment@Wheelersburg.net
 
Click here for your open enrollment application
 
Tech Dept Busy During Closure

The Technology Department typically works in the background, supporting the teaching and learning of staff and students. During this COVID-19 school closure, however, we have been very busy and very visible. Our initial response focused on getting school chromebooks checked out to any student that needed one, in order to complete their digital assignments. Through a chromebook survey, we determined who needed to borrow one and then scheduled times for pickup. 


After meeting that initial need, we looked outward to see how we could contribute to supporting efforts. We have been using our 3-D printers to print PPE masks. We reached out to the Robert C. Byrd Institute, affiliated with Marshall University in Huntington. They have an approved design for a reusable N95 mask, which they shared with us. N95 masks cover the wearer’s nose and mouth to protect against potentially harmful airborne particles by filtering at least 95 percent of particles as small as 0.3 microns in size. 


The High School MIT class has been working remotely with Mr. Tom Vallance, Technology Coordinator, to produce a remote news video to share the impact COVID has had on school operations and the community as a whole. Be watching for this video to be posted on the website soon.


THANK YOU, Mr. Vallance for continuing to reach out to and work with students and to help the District be part of the solution. #THEBURGWAY

 
Alumni Banquet Cancelled
The 39th Wheelersburg Alumni Banquet, scheduled for July 25, 2020 has been CANCELLED. The hosting Class of 1970, after much consideration, due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, has made this difficult decision. However, they already making plans with the Class of 1971 representatives to double the fun the following year, by combining resources and hosting a joint  event, the Combined, 39th and 40th Alumni Banquet. Mark you calendars for July 31, 2021, for the 39/40 Wheelersburg Alumni Banquet Reunion. Details will be posted as they become available. Stay healthy, home and safe. See you in 2021. Go to the Alumni Class Reunions page for full details.
 
Class contact should complete and return this letter to Karen  Miller. 
 
State Board of Education Recognizes WHS
Wheelersburg High School has been recognized by the State Board of Education and the Ohio Department of Education as a recipient of the 2019 Momentum Award.  The Momentum Award recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A’s on all Value-Added measures on the report card. The school or district must have at least two Value-Added subgroups of students, which includes gifted, lowest 20% in achievement, and students with disabilities.
 
Wheelersburg High School Principal Chris Porter stated, “There are a total of 48 districts and 173 schools recognized this year.  This is another example of the hard work and attention to detail that our teachers, students and staff are putting in on a daily basis.  It is also confirmation that our teachers and staff are focusing on the right improvement practices.  Thank you to everyone for helping make this award a reality for our school.  Congratulations!”
 
For additional information follow this link to the Ohio Department of Education’s website. 
 
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