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Western Reserve Local Schools 13850 W. Akron-Canfield Road Berlin Center, Ohio 44401 (330) 547-4100
Elementary k-5 Mrs. Farelli, Elementary Principal 13850 W. Akron-Canfield Road Berlin Center, Ohio Mahoning County 444401 USA t: (330) 547-4100

SUPPLY LIST

Handbook 2020-21 (Elem.) Class DOJO Link Mental Health & Starting School-Tips for Families
Important Links

IT’S ELEMENTARY!

Debbie Farelli, Elementary Principal Message from the principal Welcome to Western Reserve Elementary. I am so excited to get back to school, our students and their families. This year will definitely be a different year for all of us. In spite of the changes we have had to make as a result of the pandemic we will maintain our high standards and provide a quality education for the students participating in traditional learning and those who are enrolled in Blue Devil Online. One of our core beliefs is that students can reach their full potential in a positive environment that embraces differences. We believe in educating the whole child by meeting various learning styles and meeting individual student needs. Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S.) was implemented to recognize positive behaviors and provide supports for challenging behaviors. Everyone knows that Western Reserve Blue Devils are Responsible, Respectful, and Ready to Learn. We celebrate our positive school climate through activities that involve students and their families. We realize that it takes teamwork to educate children. We are grateful for the many volunteers that make W.R.E.S. a special place to learn. The school family members that come to help in classrooms, the visits from the senior citizens in our community, the programs put on by the local VFW, and so many more help our students to grow both academically and socially. We are in a whole new world right now. This new world has reminded us of the importance of family time, the value of friendships, what it means to be a strong community, to be inventive and resourceful, to constantly grow, to never give up and to be Blue Devil Strong. Reminders: The school day starts at 8:30 a.m. Students are to be in their seats promptly at 8:30. Parents must accompany their child to the office to sign them in when they are late for any reason. State law requires parents to call the office between 7:45 .m. and 9:00 a.m. to report an absent student each day the student is absent. The reason for the absence must be given. If you have not already paid your mandatory $30 supply fee, make your check payable to Western Reserve Local Schools. This fee must be received prior to your child receiving his/her report card. Fees not paid will also result in your child’s ProgressBook and other accounts being disable. Inform the office in   writing of: name change due to divorce/marriage; new home address; new home, cell, or work phone number; new emergency contact information, etc. When a student is riding a bus other than his/her assigned bus or is being dropped off at a different address, you must write a note that includes: date; student’s name; destination address; telephone number of person receiving your child. If your child is getting off the bus with another student, the office must also have a note from the other student’s parent. When a student is being picked up by another parent, a note must be received from both you and the other student’s parent. MORE REMINDERS Check Parent Assist regularly to monitor grades, attendance, and homework/classwork. · Register with Nutri-kids (on the Western Reserve Local School District website) to receive updates on your child’s lunch account. If you have any questions regarding your child’s account, call Ms. Strausbaugh at 330-547-0812. FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH FORMS Please be sure to turn in your free and reduced lunch forms. You need only one form per family. Please turn them in even if your child packs their lunch or if you choose to pay for your child's lunches. The amount of federal money we receive for our Title I tutoring program is directly related to the number of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Thank you.

Important Information:

W.R.E.S. Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Doors will open at 8:20

Car riders will be dismissed at 2:35 in the afternoon

Car riders

Front drive

Last names beginning with A-J

Door 10- Cafeteria Door

Last names beginning with K-Z

Families with different last names- last name of the oldest child

Parents are not permitted to walk their children to the doors. All students need to be

dropped off at the curb in front of the doors.

Upon arrival all students will have their temperature checked by a scanner when they enter the

building and they will be checked for symptoms. Students with a temperature and/or symptoms

will be sent to a quarantine area for further evaluation.

Information Changes Please notify the office in writing of: name change due to marriage/divorce; new home address; new home telephone number; new cell phone number; new work telephone number; or any change in the emergency contact information.
ATTENDANCE REMINDER Page 1 of the Parent/Student handbook states: State law requires parents to call the office between 7:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to report an absent student each day the student is absent.The reason for the absence must be given. Failure to contact the office will result in an unexcused absence. All absences will be marked unexcused until a note is received from the parent or doctor. When a student reaches seven absences, a doctor’s note will be required for all future absences. REMINDER: Send a note when your child returns from an absence. The phone call is still required the day of absence to notify the school and teachers. All absences will be marked unexcused until a note is received from the parent or doctor. When a student reaches seven absences, a doctor’s note will be required for all future absences.

BUS CHANGE PROCEDURE REMINDER

Page 17 of the Parent/Student Handbook states: When a student is riding a bus other than his/her assigned bus or is being dropped off at a different address, it is necessary to write a note that includes the date, student’s name, bus number, name of person receiving student, their telephone number, and the destination address. If your child is going home with another student, the office must also have a note from the other student’s parent. ------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- Please send your Box Tops, Labels for Education, The students of Western Reserve reap many benefits from these programs. To reach a staff extension, call 330-547- 4100. The message will say, “If you know your party’s extension, please dial it now.” See "Contact Us" page for details. Thank you for your continued support of Western Reserve Schools!
W.R.E.S. Testing Dates Fall 2020 3rd Grade Reading October 19, 2020 - October 30, 2020 Spring 2021 English Language Arts - Grades 3, 4, 5 March 22, 2021-April 23, 2021  Math, Science, Social Studies Math - Grades 3, 4, 5 Science - Grade 5 March 29, 2021-May 7, 2021    	                
Testing
Elementary k-5 Mrs. Farelli, Elementary Principal 13850 W. Akron-Canfield Road Berlin Center, Ohio Mahoning County 444401 USA t: (330) 547-4100

SUPPLY LIST

Handbook 2020-21 (Elem.) Class DOJO Link Mental Health & Starting School-Tips for Families
Important Links

IT’S ELEMENTARY!

Debbie Farelli, Elementary Principal Message from the principal Welcome to Western Reserve Elementary. I am so excited to get back to school, our students and their families. This year will definitely be a different year for all of us. In spite of the changes we have had to make as a result of the pandemic we will maintain our high standards and provide a quality education for the students participating in traditional learning and those who are enrolled in Blue Devil Online. One of our core beliefs is that students can reach their full potential in a positive environment that embraces differences. We believe in educating the whole child by meeting various learning styles and meeting individual student needs. Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S.) was implemented to recognize positive behaviors and provide supports for challenging behaviors. Everyone knows that Western Reserve Blue Devils are Responsible, Respectful, and Ready to Learn. We celebrate our positive school climate through activities that involve students and their families. We realize that it takes teamwork to educate children. We are grateful for the many volunteers that make W.R.E.S. a special place to learn. The school family members that come to help in classrooms, the visits from the senior citizens in our community, the programs put on by the local VFW, and so many more help our students to grow both academically and socially. We are in a whole new world right now. This new world has reminded us of the importance of family time, the value of friendships, what it means to be a strong community, to be inventive and resourceful, to constantly grow, to never give up and to be Blue Devil Strong. Reminders: The school day starts at 8:30 a.m. Students are to be in their seats promptly at 8:30. Parents must accompany their child to the office to sign them in when they are late for any reason. State law requires parents to call the office between 7:45 .m. and 9:00 a.m. to report an absent student each   day the student is absent. The reason for the absence must be given. If you have not already paid your mandatory $30 supply fee, make your check payable to Western Reserve Local Schools. This fee must be received prior to your child receiving his/her report card. Fees not paid will also result in your child’s ProgressBook and other accounts being disable. Inform the office in   writing of: name change due to divorce/marriage; new home address; new home, cell, or work phone number; new emergency contact information, etc. When a student is riding a bus other than his/her assigned bus or is being dropped off at a different address, you must write a note that includes: date; student’s name; destination address; telephone number of person receiving your child. If your child is getting off the bus with another student, the office must also have a note from the other student’s parent. When a student is being picked up by another parent, a note must be received from both you and the other student’s parent. MORE REMINDERS Check Parent Assist regularly to monitor grades, attendance, and homework/classwork. · Register with Nutri-kids (on the Western Reserve Local School District website) to receive updates on your child’s lunch account. If you have any questions regarding your child’s account, call Ms. Strausbaugh at 330-547-0812. FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH FORMS Please be sure to turn in your free and reduced lunch forms. You need only one form per family. Please turn them in even if your child packs their lunch or if you choose to pay for your child's lunches. The amount of federal money we receive for our Title I tutoring program is directly related to the number of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Thank you.
Kindergarten Registration Info….Click here
Supply Fee In conjunction with Board policy, a mandatory fee is assessed each elementary student. The fee covers the cost of consumable workbooks, duplication materials, and other educational items. Please note that the supply fee has increased to $20. This is the first increase in almost two decades. Fees are due by Friday, October 2. Please make your check payable to “Western Reserve Schools”. Students will not receive report cards until fees are paid.
School Lunch The price for a hot lunch including milk has increased this year to $2.65. Additional milk price remains the same at $.50. Should you have any questions regarding your child’s lunch account, please call the school at 330-547-4100, extension 23308.
School Volunteers There are many ways to be involved in your child’s education. We need volunteers behind the scenes and in the classrooms. If you would like to help cut out materials for activities, make copies, help plan family activities, or work with PTO initiatives, please call your teacher. We appreciate all volunteer services. To assure compliance with Ohio law, volunteers at Western Reserve Schools must complete a BCI and FBI check. The fee for this service is approximately $60. Contact: Mahoning County Educational Service Center 100 DeBartolo Place Youngstown, OH 44512
HOMEWORK REMINDER When requesting homework, calls are to be made directly to your child’s teacher’s extension, not through the main office.
BUS CHANGE PROCEDURE REMINDER Page 17 of the Parent/Student Handbook states: When a student is riding a bus other than his/her assigned bus or is being dropped off at a different address, it is necessary to write a note that includes the date, student’s name, bus number, name of person receiving student, their telephone number, and the destination address. If your child is going home with another student, the office must also have a note from the other student’s parent. Direct busing concerns to Mr. McGlynn at 547-4100, ext. 23303. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Please send your Box Tops, Labels for Education, Tyson Project A+ labels, and pop tabs to the office before the end of the school year and continue to save them over the summer. The students of Western Reserve reap many benefits from these programs. To reach a staff extension, call 330-547-4100. The message will say, “If you know your party’s extension, please dial it now.” See "Contact Us" page for details. Thank you for your continued support of Western Reserve Schools!
Information Changes Please notify the office in writing of: name change due to marriage/divorce; new home address; new home telephone number; new cell phone number; new work telephone number; or any change in the emergency contact information.
ATTENDANCE REMINDER Page 1 of the Parent/Student handbook states: State law requires parents to call the office between 7:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to report an absent student each day the student is absent.The reason for the absence must be given. Failure to contact the office will result in an unexcused absence. All absences will be marked unexcused until a note is received from the parent or doctor. When a student reaches seven absences, a doctor’s note will be required for all future absences. REMINDER: Send a note when your child returns from an absence. The phone call is still required the day of absence to notify the school and teachers. All absences will be marked unexcused until a note is received from the parent or doctor. When a student reaches seven absences, a doctor’s note will be required for all future absences.

Important Information:

W.R.E.S. Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Doors will open at 8:20

Car riders will be dismissed at 2:35 in the afternoon

Car riders

Front drive

Last names beginning with A-J

Door 10- Cafeteria Door

Last names beginning with K-Z

Families with different last names- last name of the oldest child

Parents are not permitted to walk their children to the doors. All students

need to be dropped off at the curb in front of the doors.

Upon arrival all students will have their temperature checked by a scanner

when they enter the building and they will be checked for symptoms. Students

with a temperature and/or symptoms will be sent to a quarantine area for further

evaluation.

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W.R.E.S. Testing Dates Fall 2020 3rd Grade Reading October 19, 2020 - October 30, 2020 Spring 2021 English Language Arts - Grades 3, 4, 5 March 22, 2021-April 23, 2021  Math, Science, Social Studies Math - Grades 3, 4, 5 Science - Grade 5 March 29, 2021-May 7, 2021