PRIMARY NEWS

 


Summer Office Hours

The Primary School Office will be open beginning the first week in August from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm.  We will resume our normal office hours (7:30 am - 4:00 pm) on August 18th.

  • If you need to register your child for the 2021-2022 school year, please click on the new student registration link.
  • If you need immediate assistance, you may contact our Buckeye Administrative Office at 330-722-8257 ext. 1002.

 


End of year medication pick-up

All student medication must be picked up by Friday, May 28th.  The Buckeye Primary office hours will be 7:00 am - 2:00 pm on May 27th and 28th.  All medicine that has not been picked up will be disposed of over the summer by our nursing staff. 

 


Important Upcoming Dates 

 

  • July 21st:....................Deadline for transportation requests (see below for situations requiring a new transport request)
  •  August 13th: .............Class lists for the 2021-2022 school year will be sent via email.
  • August 18th: ..............First day of school for 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades.
  • August 18th & 19th:...Kindergarten orientation  
  •  August 20th:..............First day of school for kindergarten students.

 


 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN

Students who will be five years of age on or before August 1, 2021 are eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year.  Registration is only required for those students who have not attended at the Little Bucks Preschool during the 2020-2021 school year.

Please read the Final Forms Guide before you begin the online registration process.  After reading through the directions, you are ready to register your child.  You can either register via the link in the guide or by clicking HERE.

Below are links with important information regarding kindergarten:

***Information regarding kindergarten orientation with assigned dates & times will be emailed in June if you have registered your child before summer break.  If you have registered your child during the summer or have applied for open enrollment status, information will be emailed to you at the beginning of August with this information.


 
STUDENT DEVICES

Please click here for information regarding chromebooks.

 


SAFETY TOWN 2021

Buckeye Local School District, in collaberation with the Medina County Sheriff's Department, will be offering Safety Town this year.  Due to social distancing requirements, participants in this program will be limited, therefore it is important to register early.  Please be sure to check your schedule prior to registering your child because we will not be able to switch sessions after we have reached our maximum number of participants.  We also will be limiting Safety Town participation to only students that reside in the Buckeye Local School District.  

 

Please click HERE for additional information, session links and also a link for your child to be put on a waiting list.

 


 
TRANSPORTATION:  2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

The following situations require a new transportation request form to be completed for your child:

  • Your child is a preschool student moving up to kindergarten
  • You have moved to a new residence (Proof of residency must be submitted to Jill Besida at the Board Office).
  • You are new to the District
  • You have made changes to your child's babysitter/daycare provider

The transportation request form must be completed by July 21, 2021 to guarantee transportation at the beginning of the school year.  Information regarding bus routes will be emailed to parents of registered bus riders the second week in August.

 

 


 

VIRTUAL NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION  AND TOUR

 Join us today for the Primary Building "New Student Orientation and Tour"!  We look forward to meeting all of our new students next week!  Please click here to meet our staff and go on a virtual tour of the school!

 


 
NEW CAR RIDER DROP OFF & PICK UP PROCEDURE

In order to ensure that Buckeye is following COVID Safety Protocols, we will have a new drop off and pick up procedure for car riders.  You will still enter from Columbia Rd. (252), however you will make a right turn rather than a left and loop around the parking lot.  Continue driving around the lot until you reach the stop sign.  You will then take a left and come upon the first playground (Intermediate) and this is where you will drop off ONLY students who attend at the Intermediate School.  You will continue driving around the building coming to the Primary School playground and this is where you will drop off ONLY students who attend at the Primary.  You will then follow the loop and exit on Columbia Rd.  Please note that you will need to wait in the entire line even if you are only dropping students off at one building. Your child needs to be wearing their mask when they exit the car.

  • Drop off time begins at 8:25 am and continues until 8:45 am
  • Pick up time begins at 3:15 pm 

***FOR THE SAFETY OF STUDENTS AND STAFF, DO NOT PASS OTHER CARS! 

Please notify the Primary School office if you are in need of a car rider placard for your child.  The purpose of the placard is to help our staff identify which car the child is to get into; however, we still need to receive communication from you that your child will be picked up.  The best way to communicate with us regarding pick up is to email your child's teacher in addition to Mrs. Williamson at swilliamson(at)buckeyeschools.org and Mrs. Bartko at cbartko(at)buckeyeschools.org.  All transportation arrangements must be communicated no later than 2:30 pm in order for us to ensure all arrangements can be put in place in a timely manner.  If you plan to pick your child up for the entire year or certain days of the week on a permanent basis, you may send in one email that will cover this entire time period. 

 

We thank you for your patience as we navigate together through our new car rider policy!


 
PRIMARY SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULE

 

  • Car riders start unloading......................................8:25 am
  • Buses unload..........................................................8:35 am
  • Academic day begins/Tardy Bell...........................8:45 am
  • Dismissal (car riders).............................................3:15 pm
  • Dismissal (bus riders)............................................3:25 pm

 


 
FEES 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR 
  • Workbook fees:  $27.00
  • Envision math materials:  $13.00
  • Tech Fee:  $40.00       

These fees apply to grades kindergarten through 3rd grade.  We can accept checks made payable to:  Buckeye Primary School or you can pay via the PayforIt.net app. All unpaid fees must be paid in order to receive/access your child's 2nd quarter report card.

 


 

SUPPLY LISTS

Kindergarten supply list

First grade supply list

Second grade supply list

Third grade supply list

 


 
LUNCH FEES

School lunches cost $3.00; cost for milk is $0.45.

If you interested in applying for free or reduced lunch, click  here for additional information and the application for the 2020-2021 school year.

 


 

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 on May 28th after 4:00 PM.  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 registration key for their student.   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

 


 

STUDENT ILLNESS

Colds, flu, fever and other contagious diseases are a serious issue in a school environment because they can spread so rapidly.  Parents, please keep your child home if they have a fever or are showing symptoms of an illness.  A child needs to be fever, diarrhea and vomit free for 24 hours before they can return to school.  Also, if they have tested positive for strep, they need to be on antibiotics for a full 24 hours before they can return.  Thank you for adhering to our policy

 


 

"Right at School" Buckeye Latchkey Program for the 2021-2022 School Year

 Buckeye Local Schools will be offering before and/or after school care for students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade here at the Elementary School.  Please click here  for program information.   You can also visit "Right at School's" website to register and sign up to receive news and information about upcoming events.

 

 

 
REMINDER TO PARENTS 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.

 


 

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)buckeyeschools.org Principal 4142
Vicki Ludwig vludwig(at)buckeyeschools.org Guidance Counselor 4144
Shannon Kissinger shannon(at)buckeyeschools.org School Psychologist 4124
Cheryl Bartko cbartko(at)buckeyeschools.org Secretary 4137
Sara Williamson swilliamson(at)buckeyeschools.org Secretary 4139
Renee Sandy rsandy(at)buckeyeschools.org Secretary 4143
       
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