PRIMARY NEWS

 


 

If you have decided to change your child's attendance from virtual to in-person for the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year, please be sure to complete the below online transportation request form:

                                                         2020-2021 online transportation request form

 


VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY COMMITMENT SURVEY: DUE BY 11/16/20

Please complete the below survey by November 16th to help Buckeye Local School District prepare for our 2nd semester.  The purpose of this survey is to determine which students are planning to remain in the VLA program and which are planning to return in-person for the second semester of the 2020-2021school year.  This will start upon our return on January 4, 2021.  

Virtual Learning Academy Commitment Survey 

 

 


 
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If you have a child who is attending virtually and would like to participate, we will have a collection box set up inside of the front doors of the Primary Building.  This box will be accessible from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Checks may be made payable to:  Buckeye Local Schools.
Last year, through a district-wide collection from our Warm & Fuzzy donations, we were able to brighten the holidays of over 25 students in need in our district.  Thank you in advance for your participation!

 



Buckeye Primary Thanksgiving Food Drive


 
Christmas Assistance through the Salvation Army

Applications for the Christmas toy and food program are being accepted October 5th - November 13th.  Please click here for additional information.

 


 
Starting Monday, September 21st, Buckeye staff members will be out to welcome incoming students arriving via the car rider line until 8:45 am (please note time change from 9:00 am to 8:45 am).

 


SCHOOL PICTURES

This year school pictures will be taken on January 12, 2021.  Picture retake day will be February 23, 2021.

 


 
TAKE-HOME MEALS FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING STUDENTS

Buckeye Food Service will be offering take-home meals that can be picked up on Mondays from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.  The meals will consist of five days of lunches which will include cold sandwiches, salads, microwave options, fruits/vegetables and milk.  The pick-up location will be behind Buckeye Elementary School.  We ask that parents/guardians remain in their car and a volunteer will bring the food out to you.  You can sign up for meals by completing this online form.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Food Service Department at 330-722-8257 ext. 1018 or you can email at Cafeteria(at)buckeyeschools.org.

 


 
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 8:20 am and continues until 8:45 am
  • Pick up time begins at 3:00 pm and continues until 3:30 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/Buses unload.......................................8:20 am
  • Academic day begins/Tardy Bell...........................8:45 am
  • Dismissal (car riders).............................................3:00 pm
  • Dismissal (bus riders)............................................3:00 pm

 


 
FEES 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
  • Workbook fees (for ALL students):  $27.00
  • Envision math materials (for ALL students):  $13.00
  • Tech Fee (for all students attending in-person and for all VLA students borrowing a device):  $40.00                                               (if your child is a VLA student and you are using your own device, you will only owe $40 total for the workbook/math fee)

We can accept checks made payable to:  Buckeye Primary School or you can pay for it via the PayforIt.net app

 

*If you paid for the 2019-2020 kindergarten field trip to the zoo, this payment of $7 has been credited to your account.

 


 

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.

 


 
REGISTRATION GATEWAY UPDATES

 Please be sure to complete the online Registration Gateway updates for your child by clicking here.  Your username will be your student's ID number; password will be student's birthdate in exactly this format "MM/DD/YYYY" .  You must enter the slashes also.

***In order for your child to use the computer/internet for the 2020-2021 school year and to receive a device to take home, we must receive your permission which you can find in the "agreements" section of Registration Gateway.

 


 
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
  • November 25th - 27th:  Thanksgiving Break
  • December 17th:  End of 2nd grading period
  • December 18th - January 1st:  No school (winter break)
  • January 4th:  Students return - beginning of 3rd grading period
  • January 8th:  Report cards will be available for 2nd quarter (all past due fees must be paid)
  • January 12th:    School pictures
  • February 23rd:   Picture retake day

***THERE WILL BE NO LATE ARRIVAL DAYS THIS YEAR***


 
 BUS RIDER INFORMATION

If your child will be riding the bus this school year, you will be receiving information regarding this during the week of August 24th.  This information will come from the Transportation Department.  

 


 

VIEWING AND PRINTING STUDENT REPORT CARDS ONLINE 

Parents will be able to access 1st quarter report cards online and print them directly from Progress Book on October 23rd after 4:00 PM. 

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

 


 

 

ONLINE LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Below you will find the link which will enable you to access lessons and assignments for your child to complete beginning the week of March 30th.  Please remember to check our website often for updates.  We look forward to seeing everyone when our school reopens.

Buckeye Primary School Online Learning Activities

 

 


 
TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS

News of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is everywhere and many parents are wondering how to discuss this with their children.  Hearing the information from you is an opportunity to help your child feel informed without frightening them.  The below parent resources offer helpful information to give you guidelines for appropriate conversations with your child: 

 

Parents/Guardians, please see this informational letter from our Counselors for those students that are currently receiving support services.

 


 
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 2020-2021 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.

 


 

TRANSPORTATION: 2020-2021 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 the school office or 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 1, 2020 to guarantee transportation at the beginning of the school year.

 


 
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. 

 


 
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
       
Primary School Fax 330-723-0651      
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