Updated Parent Information

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East Guernsey would like to remind parents that with the upcoming snow season that we need to have your updated contact information to be sure that we are able to contact you in the event of a closing or delay. Please double check with your child’s school to make sure that information is on file.

Muffins with Moms 2016

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Last month the Buckeye Trail Elementary hosted it’s annual Muffins with Moms, an event to honor and celebrate moms and all they do.  Our 2016 event was a great success.  Below are the presentations we should the moms that demonstrate why we love moms.

Elementary Red Ribbon Safety Fair

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On Monday, October 21st Buckeye Trail Elementary school hosted a Safety Fair in conjunction with its Red Ribbon week for October 17th-21st. The fair involved six local organizations which included: Old Washington VFD, Quaker City VFD, Antrim VFD, United Ambulance, Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office,and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Students had the opportunity to stop by each group stationed in the gym and see demonstrations, talk to law enforcement personnel, and ask questions. Following the safety fair students proceeded to the football field to form a Red Ribbon. After the picture was taken everybody sat in the bleachers to watch a life flight helicopter from Air Evac land on the field. After the landing, each class had the opportunity to pass through the chopper. The student body then proceeded to pass through each law enforcement vehicle on the way back to the building. Red Ribbon week features a theme each day in conjunction with staying drug free. The students also participated in a slogan contest as well as a door decorating contest.

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EGLSD Schedules IEP’s

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The East Guernsey Local School District Special Services Department is currently holding Fall 2016-17 Annual IEP Reviews.  Meetings will be held for High School students first, followed by Middle School and Elementary School students.  You should receive an invitation in the mail with an appointment day and time scheduled for your child’s meeting.  If for any reason you need to change the date and time of your meeting, please contact Cindi Johnson at BTHS at (740) 489-5100, ext. 1302.

Bright Beginnings Preschool

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Do you have a child who is or will be turning three years old?  Have you thought about Preschool? The Ohio Valley ESC operates Bright Beginnings Preschool for students with disabilities and typically developing peer models at Buckeye Trail Elementary.  It is a comprehensive program based on best practices in early childhood education and provides developmentally appropriate processes, adult interaction and learning experiences.  The curriculum used is responsive to individual development and interests of the individual child.  For questions or additional information please contact:

Bright Beginnings Preschool
128 East 8th Street
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
740-432-0320

East Guernsey Food Service features Munchables and Lunch for Life

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In October, East Guernsey will start to feature the “Munchables” options. Please see Munchables image for more details.  On October 11-13, East Guernsey will have the “Lunch for Life.”  We offer free lunch to the kindergarten class for those three days to let them try school lunches and hopefully create a lunch customer for life! The only updates or improvements that I have seen a need for is our high school dishwasher, which you already know about.

 

Online Forms

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Parents,

This year we are excited to announce an online parent portal called OneView. The OneView portal is where you will find all the forms that student typically bring home the first week of school such as the handbook agreement, emergency care cards, etc. Sign-Up is easy and you can create your account at https://eastguernsey.esvportal.com. Please follow the instructions here.

We will be sending home instructions with students on the first day. If you or someone you know needs help feel free to contact the district.

Phone Notification System

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Parents,

Recently we have implemented a new phone notification system to communicate with parent/students of the district. A new feature of this system is a toll free number you can call to listen to recent messages in case you missed it. Please save 855-994-4242 in your phone. This is the number you’ll see when receiving a notification from the district (school news, updates, snow updates, etc). If you see a missed call from this number you can call it back and listen to the most recent messages. If you would like to change the phone number you receive notifications at you can update this information when filling out your students online school forms.

If you have any questions feel free to call the district.

Help Your Child Set Goals and Achieve Them

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In school, we often use the term goals with your children. How can we help our students beat the odds and achieve their goals at a higher rate? Consider these ideas you can also support at home:

  1.      Make the goal specific. The target needs to be very clear for your child. Help him/her clearly articulate what it is they want to achieve. Instead of a goal to get better at reading, the goal could be to better understand what is being read.
  2.      Set a short timeframe. Many goals fail because the timeframe is too long. Set small, specific timeframes (2-3 weeks) that can be more easily monitored.
  3.      Make a plan. Help your child figure out actions they can take to reach their goal. How will you better understand what you are reading? Will you write a summary after a certain number of pages? Will you ask questions as you read?
  4.      Adjust the goal. There is nothing wrong with your child adjusting his/her goals. Adjusting will be more successful than quitting.

5.      Celebrate. Celebrate the small successes like sticking to the goal’s steps. There is something about acknowledging progress, even small progress, that propels us to keep at it and work toward the next small step along the road of attaining a goal.