Buckeye Intermediate School


 

BUCKEYE LOCAL SCHOOLS OPENING PLAN

 


 

WELCOME BACK PRINCIPAL INTRODUCTION 

 


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BUCKEYE STUDENT MASK INFORMATION 

Per the Medina County Health Department, all students are permitted to wear cloth masks, surgical face masks, and gaiters. Please remember, whichever mask you choose, the student's nose and mouth must be covered. Please make sure your child has their MASK each day and is ready to get on the bus with their mask or out of the car with their mask...ready to go! We only have a limited supply of masks available for students who may forget/lose/damage their masks. 

 


 

CAR RIDER INFORMATION AND *NEW* DROP OFF AND PICK UP PROCEDURE FOR 2020-21 

If you are planning on your child being a CAR RIDER, the drop off begins at 8:20 AM and runs to 8:45 AM. The flow of traffic will be different this year as we recognize that the line will be longer than normal. Attached is a map to help show which way to go and where to drop off your child. Please remember to be patient with our long line and drop off system, as this is for the safety of everyone. With a long line we ask that students are ready to exit cars as soon as they pull up for drop off. We want to make sure that we have smaller groups of children coming in at one time. Intermediate students get dropped off at the Intermediate playground and Primary students get dropped off at the Primary Playground. This will be the same for pick up in the afternoon. We also ask that you do not pass other cars in the line, please stay in the flow of traffic. Thank you for understanding!

 

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NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION 

There is a virtual orientation with a link that parents/guardians may use to take a tour of our facilities. Please use this link to see our virtual orientation and tour. If you have any questions, please email BIS School Counselor, Ms. Zablotny czablotny(at)buckeyeschools.org

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BUCKEYE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL PLANNERS/AGENDA BOOKS 2020-21 

Intermediate Agenda books are now available. They may be picked up in the entryway of the Buckeye Intermediate School, Monday - Friday. Enter through the main doors of the building. The agenda books are located on two separate carts in the entryway. 4th Grade books are on the left and 5th and 6th Grade books are on the right. 

 


 

BUCKEYE INTERMEDIATE BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM 

Right at School is our before and after school (latchkey) program. For registration information, please use THIS LINK. Any inquiries must be directed to the program's area manager, Amanda Frawley, phone 330-592-1016, or email amanda.frawley(at)rightatschool.com. Discounts are available. Please use THIS LINK for discount information. For additional registration and billing support, please use THIS LINK. See below for additional contact information: 

909 Davis  Street, Suite 500
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: 855-AT-SCHOOL
Customer Service Fax: 855-287-4444
HR/Payroll Fax: 224-365-0011

 


 

NO VISITORS PERMITTED INSIDE SCHOOL PREMISES

No parents or outside visitors will be permitted to enter buildings, until further notice. If you need to drop something off for your student at the school, there will be an area outside the office doors, in the entranceway where you may leave your student's items. Upon entering the school, please utilize the bell system (button) located to the right of the office doors to notify the office staff what you are leaving for your student. Office hours are from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. 

 


 

BUCKEYE VIRTUAL ACADEMY 

The deadline for submitting applications to the Virtual Academy was Friday, August 14th. ALL classes offered will be taught by Buckeye Local Schools teachers. Families who submitted the Virtual Academy form should receive a confirmation email. If you did not receive that email, please check your junk/spam folder. If you still do not receive a confirmation email, contact BIS Principal, Kelli Davisson at kdavisson(at)buckeyeschools.org

Register using the Virtual Academy Form link: Virtual Academy Form

A one-semester commitment for the 2020-2021 school year (August-December 2020) was required for registration. We anticipate in the current environment that the Virtual Learning Academy will also be offered for the second semester of the school year.

The online curriculum will meet the same curriculum standards as found in the Buckeye Schools, but it may not necessarily match the same pacing or activities that are delivered in school buildings. Students will have access to courses in all core areas (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies). Students may have limited access to special area courses (K-8). Grades earned in the online learning platform for high school credit will calculate in the student’s GPA.

If you have additional questions about the Buckeye Reopening Plan please submit them on the form below:

Questions about the Buckeye Local Schools Reopening Plan

I understand that many are concerned about our younger students wearing masks.  Below is some helpful information to assist you in helping your child adapt to wearing a mask.

How to Help Your Child Adapt to Wearing a Mask


 

TAKE HOME MEALS FOR VLA STUDENTS 

For those parents opting for virtual learning, we will offer take home meals for you to pick up each Monday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the student drop off/pick up driveway behind Buckeye Elementary. The program will be available beginning Monday, September 14, 2020.  The meals will include five days’ worth of lunches.  There will be a sign up available each week on the Buckeye Local Schools website.  We ask that you complete the request form by 12:00 pm the Thursday prior to the scheduled pick up on Monday so we can have time to assemble the meals  The meals will include cold sandwiches, salads, microwave options, fruits/vegetables and milk.  Click on here to access the request form.

We are asking parents or guardians to drive up to the designated driveway signage and remain in their cars.  A volunteer will bring the food out and place it in your car or trunk in an effort to maintain social distancing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the Food Service Department by calling 330-722-8257, extension 1018,  or emailing Cafeteria(at)buckeyeschools.org.
 

 

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES 2020-21

The district would also like to invite all of you to mark your calendars for parent/teacher conference nights this fall. All conferences will be held virtually. BIS parents will be able to schedule their conferences electronically using the PTC Fast website beginning September 25. Dates and times are listed below.

Buckeye Elementaries conference nights are scheduled from 4:00-7:00 PM on the following dates: October 8, 
October 22 and November 4/ 

 


FREE LUNCH OFFERED TO ALL STUDENT THROUGH DECEMBER 31st 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will provide free lunch status through December 31st. This means all Buckeye students both in person and online will receive free lunches through the end of December. Again, ALL students are eligible for free lunch. Students just need to go through the lunch line using their student ID number to redeem the free lunch meal. Please encourage your student(s) to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity provided through the USDA.

 



STUDENT FEES

School fees for students Grade 4-6 are $80. $40 per grade level for workbooks and materials and a $40 tech fee for the maintenance of BIS-issued electronic devices.

If a VLA student does not use a BIS-issued electronic device, they will not be required to pay the $40 tech fee.

Students must pay all past and current year's school fees. Students with unpaid school fees: 

- will be unable to print student report cards or receive a printed copy of report cards 

- will be ineligible to participate in school-sponsored fundraisers

- will be ineligible to attend school field trips, including 6th Grade camp

Payment can be made with cash or a check made payable to Buckeye Intermediate School. Parents may also pay online using the online payment system, PayForIt.net

 


 

RETURNING AND NEW STUDENT ONLINE STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

New Student Link

Returning Student Link

Your username is your student ID (this is the same number as your child’s lunch code, and it is available on report cards, in Progress Book, and in PayForIt) & your password is your student's birthday (MM/DD/YYYY) make sure to include 8 digits in the birthday and the two backslashes. 

Because of the important nature of the information contained in Registration Gateway, students of parents who have not completed verification will not have access to the following:

Students will not have access to the District Computer Network or Internet for class activities.

 


 

VIEWING AND PRINTING STUDENT REPORT CARDS ONLINE 

Parents will be able to access 4th quarter report cards online and print them directly from Progress Book after June 5. If a student owes school, lunch, fundraiser, or library fees, parents will be able to view the report card online, but the printing capability will be disabled.

Parents need a Progress Book account in order to view and print student report cards. If you don't already have a Parent Progress Book account, you will need to create one for your student. In order to create an account, parents need a a registration key for their student. Mrs. Doty sent out registration keys to parents who needed a key via email on May 29.  A registration key can be also be requested using the link below. 

 

Students may log in to their student progressbook account using the "sign in with Google" button.

 

Request a registration key for your student

Create an account on Progress Book 

Parent login page for Progress Book 

Viewing and printing report cards

Adding additional student(s) to Progress Book Account

 

We can provide a hard copy of the report cards for legal purposes ONLY. Please contact kmoore(at)buckeyeschools.org to obtain a hard copy. Hard copies of report cards will be mailed home. They will NOT be sent with students


 

YEARBOOKS FOR 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR 

Due to personnel changes at Lifetouch and Covid related issues, many people had their yearbook purchase fee refunded to them. Lifetouch is working with us to make sure that anyone who ordered or would still like to order a yearbook is able to do so.

If you ordered a yearbook and received a refund, you will need to repurchase the yearbook(s) using THIS LINK, which will be open through October 1.

Reserve your yearbook today! We have been working hard to make the 2019-2020 Buckeye Elementary yearbook. Each page is filled with friends, photos and fun memories! Order your child’s copy today at ybpay.lifetouch.com using your school’s Yearbook ID Code: 11603320

We look forward to sharing the 2019-2020 Buckeye Elementary Yearbook with you.

 


 

SPRING CHOCOLATE COVERED FORTUNE COOKIE FUNDRAISER - ONLINE PAYMENT AVAILABLE

Unfortunately, due to the mandated school closure, our Fortune Cookie Fundraiser was interrupted. Many of you currently have a box of candy at home and have been unable to return the money you raised. Our partners at Diamond Fundraising have assisted us with a payment solution to enable us to complete the fundraiser. Please visit  https://www.diamondfundraising.com/buckeyeint/ to pay for the box(es) your student brought home.

IMPORTANT UPDATE PLEASE NOTE: now you may also drop off payment (cash/check) to the school MONDAY through FRIDAY from 7: 30 AM - 4:00 PM. You may also MAIL a check payment to Buckeye Intermediate School, 3140 Columbia Rd, Medina, 44256. If these dates/times do not work, please email kmoore(at)buckeyeschools.org to organize an alternative date/time

If you have a PayForIt account for your student, you may also visit https://www.payforit.net/ to log into your PayForIt account to make an online payment. 

Finally, we received payment (pre pandemic) without a name/teacher on the envelope. If you believe this could be your envelope, please email kmoore(at)buckeyeschools.org

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions please contact Kelly Moore at  kmoore(at)buckeyeschools.org. 

PLEASE NOTE: NO PARTIAL BOXES MAY BE RETURNED TO THE SCHOOL

 


 

RETURNING AND NEW STUDENT ONLINE STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

New Student Link

Returning Student Link

Your username is your student ID (this is the same number as your child’s lunch code, and it is available on report cards, in Progress Book, and in PayForIt) & your password is your student's birthday (MM/DD/YYYY) make sure to include 8 digits in the birthday and the two backslashes. 

Because of the important nature of information contained in Registration Gateway, students of parents who have not completed verification will not have access to the following:

Students will not have access to the District Computer Network or Internet for class activities.

 



BUCKEYE LOCAL SCHOOLS CALENDARS

The Buckeye Local Schools District Calendar is now available online on the home page of the Buckeye Local Schools website (scroll to the bottom, left hand side of the page.) The district calendar shows when there is no school for students, first and last days of school, grading periods, conference nights, and late arrival days.

The Buckeye Intermediate School Google calendar is available online on the BIS page of the Buckeye Local Schools website. The Google calendar shows upcoming BIS student events (field trips, band and choir concerts, field days, extra curricular club meeting dates and times, etc). It also includes dates there are no school for students, first and last days of school, conference nights, and late arrival days.

A change to the calendar is Friday, October 9, 2020. Despite this date originally being a scheduled day off for students, it was determined the restoration of valuable instructional time is necessary. Therefore, students will be scheduled to attend their normal school day on October 9th.

 


 

CAR RIDERS

If your child will be a car rider, please send a written note to the school. Please do not email the teacher or other staff members. If the regular staff member is absent, substitute staff do not have access to email.

If your student will be a regular car rider, please send a written note to the school and call the office at ext 4337 for the required yellow student placard to be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle picking up your student from the car rider line. 

If you are notifiying the office to make your child a car rider for the day, please call the Intermediate offices before 2:00 PM. 

 


 

STUDENT ABSENCES

Please remember to call the school absence line at ext 9204 to report when your child is absent from school due to an appointment or an illness. Please help us make sure your children are safe by calling the absence line.

Please do not call the Buckeye Intermediate office or use email to report a student absence. If the regular staff member is absent, substitute staff do not have access to email.

 


 

REVISED GUIDELINES FOR BUCKEYE LIBRARY FACILITY AND SERVICES 

The Medina County District Library is also working hard to remain safe and open to the public while also following our established safety recommendations from the Medina County Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health.
Included is a general outline of expectations for our student library visitors this coming fall. We have also included an overview of what resources and services will be available in our buildings, in addition to our remote and digital resources. The library is still here, even if we look a little different! 

Laura Kettering
Buckeye Manager
Buckeye Library, Medina County District Library

6625 Wolff Rd, Medina, 44256 330-725-4415 x2501 ketter(at)mcdl.info

STUDENT BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES: PANDEMIC FALL 2020

Current Library Hours at All MCDL Locations:  Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sat.: 10 am - 3 pm and Tues. & Thurs.: 3 pm - 8 pm

All MCDL locations are limited to 50% capacity now.  Buckeye Library’s 50% capacity is 48 people (including staff).

In-person Services:

 Socially distant computer access. At Buckeye, 2 computers are available to students.

 Individual study tables in the library on a first-come-first served basis

 Browsing or study table use is permitted, but no groups will be allowed.

 Curbside Service and Anytime Lockers are available for contact free pick-up.

Available Remote and Electronic Resources:

 WiFi is available in the parking lot and throughout the building.

 eMedia is available through the Libby, Hoopla, and Kanopy apps -- mcdl.info/emedia

 Phone Reference is available during open hours by calling Buckeye Library 330.725.4415

 Online Chat Reference is available Mon.-Fri. 10-3 at mcdl.info/chat

General Behavior Guidelines:

 No groups of students will be permitted.

 Students in the library must practice 6-foot social distancing, unless in the same household.

 Designated sitting and study areas are set up, and students may not move chairs or furniture in the library.

 Computer use will be limited to 1 person per computer.

 Masks must be worn at all times by any student who is at least 10 years old while in the library. (The library is unable to provide masks for the public.)

Services Unavailable at This Time:

 No study rooms or meeting rooms

 No after school, in-person programs, and no afterschool snacks provided If library behavior is not in accordance with these guidelines, students will be asked to leave for the day or possibly receive suspensions for multiple infractions.

 


 

Name E-Mail Title Extension
Kelli Davisson kdavisson(at)buckeyeschools.org Principal 4342
Candice Zablotny czablotny(at)buckeyeschools.org School Counselor 4344
Kelly Lockhart klockhart(at)buckeyeschools.org School Psychologist 4345
Shannon Kissinger shannon(at)buckeyeschools.org School Psychologist 4124
Kelly Moore kmoore(at)buckeyeschools.org Office 4339

Donna Comuzie

 

dcomuzie(at)buckeyeschools.org

 

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