Little Bucks Preschool 

A 5-Star Rated Preschool Program by the Ohio Department of Education



BIS PICTURE DAY - Thursday, January 19

Picture day will be TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 for both in person and VLA students. LifeTouch will send an email directly to parents with order information. There will only be individual portraits. No class portraits will be taken.

VLA students may be dropped off in front of the 6th grade doors (doors marked A1) in the parking loop of the BIS building between 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM. ONLY VLA STUDENTS WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE BUILDING. Parents are not permitted to accompany students. Staff members will be at the 6th grade doors to escort students. 

To order pictures, please go to and use code EVTX7K4BZ




All Buckeye families: if you could please participate in this 2 minute survey, that would be greatly appreciated. This survey is for ALL families, not just families that are enrolled in the Right At School program.  Right at School is our before and after school (latchkey) program. This year they are offering a summer camp option for parents. In order to register for the program, please use THIS FORM. Any inquiries must be directed to the program's area manager, Amanda Frawley, phone 330-592-1016, or email amanda.frawley(at)




The distribution point is at the back of the elementary building and is open from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each Thursday. THIS FORM will need to be completed to register for meal bags on the Buckeye website to help us get an accurate count of how many are needed. Thank you for your continued support of the Buckeye Food Service program.  




At this time we do not have a date for preschool student registration for the 2021-22 school year. Please continue to check the website as additional information will be added sometime in January. Thank you for your patience and understanding! 




Please complete the ONLINE TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FORM ASAP if your student will need busing. If you have any questions, please contact Buckeye's Transportation Supervisor, Mrs. Karen Galdun kgaldun(at)




No parents or outside visitors will be permitted to enter the Buckeye Elementary school building, at any time, 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. 




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. 



The Little Bucks Preschool meets four days a week, Monday through Thursday. There are no Preschool classes on FRIDAY


AM CLASSES - 8:35 AM - 11:20 AM 

PM CLASSES - 12:40 PM - 3:25 PM 

Preschool Unscheduled (SNOW DAY) Two Hour Delay Times 

AM CLASSES - 10:35 AM - 12:20 PM 

PM CLASSES - 1:40 PM - 3:25 PM

In the event of an unscheduled 2 hour delay from school (SNOW DAY) AM Preschool WILL attend. 




Select the link HERE for your Preschool Supply List. 




If you have already registered for Preschool Screening, please complete the New Student Registration Gateway for your child.  Copies of all of your registration documents, the $20 Registration Fee, and the completion of Registration Gateway is required in order to be considered for an opening at Little Bucks Preschool.  These documents are:

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Parent/Guardian Drivers Licence or Picture ID
  • Proof of Residence (utility bill - not phone internet or cable, mortgage/lease agreement)
  • If you live with someone and the mortgage/lease/utilities are in their name you will need to complete a Residency Affidavit Form, have it notarized, and bring that along with a valid Proof of Residency for the party named on the Residency Affidavit
  • Residency Affidavit Form
  • Proof of Residence for mortgage/leaseholder
  • Divorce/Custody Papers (if applicable) 
  • Most recent IEP, ETR or 504 (if applicable)
  • Immunization Records
  • $20 Registration Fee Payable to Buckeye Local Schools

Items can be mailed to:

Buckeye Local Schools

3044 Columbia Road

Medina, OH 44256

Attn: Tracy Taylor

Documents can be scanned to ttaylor(at)

If your preschool plans for the 2020-2021 school year change at any time, please contact Tracy Taylor at ttaylor(at)




Little Bucks Preschool Tuition is due the 1st of each month. It is $160.00 per month. Please note: tuition is not pro-rated for a later start in the month

All payments must be received in the Intermediate office on or before the 7th of each month to avoid the $25 late payment fee. Any payment received in the office after the 7th of each month will automatically be assessed the $25 late payment fee. Mailed checks will be considered late if postmarked after the 7th of the month.

Cash and checks made payable to Buckeye Intermediate School are accepted in the office. They can be mailed or dropped off in the office. Please do not send payments with your preschool student. Preschool teachers can not accept payments. Tuition payments may also be made online using

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to make tuition payments in a timely manner will result in removal from the program. In addition, any student with an outstanding balance at the end of the school year (tuition, late tuition payment fees, past due fundraiser) will be prohibited from attending Preschool graduation, Preschool field trips, the End of the Year Preschool Picnic, and from enrolling in Little Bucks Preschool the following school year. 

If you have any questions concerning your tuition payments, please contact Ms. Moore via email at kmoore(at) or at x 4339. 




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. 




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 an email to report a student's absence. If the regular staff member is absent, substitute staff do not have access to email.




The philosophy of Buckeye Local Schools Preschool is based on meeting the individual, developmental needs of all children with and without special needs. The developmental preschool seeks to provide an environment that encourages all children to explore, ask questions, and learn things that he/she needs and wants to know about their world.

Our preschool program follows the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Content Standards in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. The curriculum provides a balance of child-centered and teacher-facilitated activities that encourage children to investigate, manipulate, and experiment as they construct their own knowledge.

The preschool curriculum provides the foundation for future academic success by: building upon previous knowledge and skills; aligning with the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards; and by providing individualized and integrated approaches to assessment, curriculum and instruction. The curriculum addresses key areas of child development including aesthetic and artistic development, emotional and social development, intellectual development, physical development, and well being and development of responsibility.




Name E-Mail Title Extension
Mr. Brendan Zepp bzepp(at) Director of Special Education 1004
Mrs. Taylor ttaylor(at) Secretary, Special Education 1005
Mrs. Heinle wheinle(at) Preschool Teacher  4322
Mrs. Iorfida jiorfida(at) Preschool Teacher  4320
Mrs. Rogers  lrogers(at)  Preschool Teacher  4321
Mrs. Fike jfike(at) Preschool Paraprofessional  4322
Mrs. Savich  jsavich(at) Preschool Paraprofessional  4321
Mrs. Young kyoung(at) Preschool Paraprofessional  4320
Ms. Moore kmoore(at) Preschool Tuition Payments  4339