Primary News


Monday, April 1st:  Wear your Cleveland Indians gear or red, white & blue to celebrate the 2019 home opener!!



Spring Fundraiser: March 1st - March 15th

Since last Spring's chocolate covered pretzel twist fundraiser was such a success, we have decided to do it again!!  Students are eligible to participate unless they have outstanding fees due from previous fundraisers.  ALL ELIGIBLE STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A BOX OF PRETZEL TWISTS TO SELL UNLESS WE RECEIVE THIS OPT-OUT FORM BY FEBRUARY 25TH.  The opt-out form is also being sent home with students on Tuesday, February 19th.  You may also opt out by calling the school office at 330-722-8257 ext. 4137.  Pretzel boxes will be coming home with students on Friday, March 1st.  Payments are due by Friday, March 15th.  If paying by check, please make payable to:  Buckeye Primary School.  You may request an additional box after the first box has been paid. We can only advance one box of pretzels at a time. We cannot accept returned boxes of pretzels that are opened or damaged.  



Kindergarten Screening 

Students who will be five years of age by August 1, 2019 are eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year.

Kindergarten screening will be offered at the Buckeye Primary School on April 23rd, April 25th and April 30th.  ALL parents are encouraged to sign their child up for a screening session.  You may call the Primary Office on or after March 4th at 330-722-8257 ext. 4137 to schedule an appointment.

Registration is only required for those students who are not enrolled in the Buckeye Preschool Program.  To register your child for the 2019-2020 kindergarten program, please click here to begin the online registration process.  After you complete the online application, you will be prompted to set up an appointment with our Registrar.  PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS.  Instead, we ask that you bring all necessary registration documents with you to your screening appointment.  Please click on the "kindergarten information"  link in the column to the right to see what documents are needed for registration, as well as additional information about screening.

There will also be an opportunity to sign your child up for the Safety Town Program that is offered here at Buckeye Primary School during the month of June.  We will have applications that you can complete during the screening session.  Cost for Safety Town will be $45.00.  You may pay with cash or check made payable to:  Buckeye Board of Education.




Late Arrival Day

Our next late arrival day will be on Wednesday, May 8th.  The start time for school and bus routes will be delayed by two hours on this day.  The tardy bell for the Primary and Intermediate Buildings will ring at 10:45 am. Dismissal time will remain the same.


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 in Progress Book, and in PayForIt) & your password is your student's birthday (MM/DD/YYYY). Please make sure to include the backslashes. 


School/Lunch Fees

School fees for grades Kindergarten through 3rd are $50.00.  You may send this in with your child or pay online via "".  If you pay with a check, please make it payable to "Buckeye Primary School".

Lunch cost is $3.00; milk is $0.45.  You can pay online through also or send a check or cash in with your child.


Message from Food Service


Spring Field Trips

Thanks to our Buckeye PTO, all Primary students will get the opportunity to go on a Spring Field Trip. See below for information per grade level: 

  • Kindergarten     -    The Akron Zoo (May 2nd)
  • First Grade         -   The Lake Erie Science & Nature Center                                                                                                                                                          (1st grade classes will be split between the following dates: 5/14, 5/16 & 5/17)                                         
  • Second Grade    -   The Natural History Museum (April 15th)
  • Third Grade        -    Hale Farm (May 29th)

A reminder to parents that all outstanding fees must be paid and all updates must be completed in Registration Gateway in order for your child to attend.


Important Dates for the 2018-2019 School Year

March 15th:   End of Spring Fundraiser (pretzel twists).  All money is due.

March 15th:  Report cards will be sent home (all unpaid fees must be paid)

March 25th - March 29th:   Spring Break

April 9th:  3rd grade testing - ELA 1

April 10th: 3rd grade testing - ELA 2

April 15th:  2nd grade field trip

April 16th:  3rd grade testing - Math 1

April 17th:  3rd grade testing - Math 2

April 23rd, 25th or 30th:  Screening for 2019-2020 kindergarteners

May 2nd: Kindergarten field trip to The Akron Zoo

May 14th, 16th & 17th:  1st grade field trip to The Lake Erie Science & Nature Center (classes will be split between the                                                           dates)

May 29th:  3rd grade field trip to Hale Farm

May 30th:  end of 4th quarter and school year

June 7th:  Report cards will be sent home.


Important Car Rider Information:

If you plan on picking your child up after school, please send a note in with your child so their teacher and office staff are aware.  The car rider placard's purpose is to help our staff identify which car the child is to get into - we still need to receive communication from you that your child will be picked up.  If you are picking your child up on a permanent basis, we will accept a note covering the entire school year or a specific time period.


Reminder to parent volunteers and visitors:

Per Board policy, photos of students within the classroom are not to be taken without the permission of the teacher.  In addition to this policy, we request that photos not be published on any social media website.




If your student rides a bus to/from school, please click here for information regarding the upcoming school year.  The following situations require a new transportation request form to be completed for your child: if your child is a kindergartener moving up to first grade; if you have moved to a new residence; or if you have made changes to your child's babysitter/daycare provider.  The transportation request form must be completed by July 16, 2018 to guarantee transportation at the beginning of the school year.  











Remind Notification System

REMIND is a free, safe, and easy-to-use communication tool that our Transportation Department utilizes to alert parents, students, and staff with one-way text messaging when buses are running late for pick up and or drop off.

SIGN UP IS SIMPLE! To receive messages via text, text @g28e7 to 81010. You can opt out of messages at any time by replying unsubscribe@g28e7 to any messages sent from REMIND.

Any questions may be directed to Mrs. Eblen at 330-722-8257 x 1020.


Reporting your child's absence

Absences for students in the Primary Building can be reported by calling 330-722-8257 ext. 9203.  If your child is sick or has an appointment, we ask that you call to report this by 9:30 AM. 



Primary Office Staff
Name E-Mail Title Extension
Dawn Kochanek dkochanek(at) Principal 4142
Vicki Ludwig vludwig(at) Guidance Counselor 4144
Shannon Kissinger shannon(at) School Psychologist 4124
Cheryl Bartko cbartko(at) Secretary 4137
Sara Williamson swilliamson(at) Office Paraprofessional 4139
Renee Sandy rsandy(at) Secretary 4143