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Elida Local Schools Newsletter

OCTOBER 23, 2020


Please read the following important message from Superintendent Mengerink.

COVID-19 Communications

The District COVID Report is updated and posted on the school website every school day.

The dashboard details specific COVID related incidents for each building in the district to help keep our Elida families informed. WEBSITE LINK HERE.

Remember if you or your students have not been individually contacted by the Health Department it is unlikely you or your student were identified as a close contact with anyone testing positive.

Sophomore Carson Harmon Plays in State Golf Tournament

Congratulations to Elida Sophomore Carson Harmon competing at the State Golf Tournament in Division I. After today's First Round, he is tied for 51st with a 12 over par. He'll play again tomorrow, Oct. 24th. Read more about his journey in this article from the Lima Newspaper.

Tonight's Football Game: On the Road to Bishop Fenwick

Current season record is 6-2. LET'S GO DAWGS!

Congratulations Boys Varsity Soccer: Sectional Champs!

The Elida Boys Varsity Soccer team won the Sectional Final over Liberty Benton 2-0!

Great job to the team & coaches!

Photo courtesy Campbell Photography.

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National School Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety Week was recognized this week, Oct. 19-23. The Elida School Board passed a resolution on Tuesday recognizing the important contributions that the Elida Drivers, Director, Mechanic, Secretary and other transportation staff make to the students staff and families of Elida! This year's theme was "Red Lights Mean STOP!"

When everyone does their part, there is no safer place for a student than on the school bus. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tells us that students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a school bus instead of travelling by car.

Thank you to our tremendous transportation staff at Elida for the work they do everyday, one of the MOST IMPORTANT jobs in the district, that of keeping our children safe.

October Students of the Month

The October Students of the Month were recognized at Tuesday's School Board Meeting. The students are selected for the meaningful contributions they make and their efforts can be recognized for their leadership, citizenship, achievement, conduct and dedication. Congratulations!
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Middle School Teacher Surpise Award

Middle School Band Director Michael Reese had a great surprise this morning as he won the Teacher of the Week Award from Sylvan and the Woof Boom Radio Station 92.1 The Frog. Congratulations Mr. Reese! You deserve it!

Elementary Book Fair-October 26-30th

We're looking forward to the Scholastic Book Fair in the Elementary next week, October 26-30th.

Family Night HAS BEEN CANCELED to help limit gatherings.

Check out this video that has a preview of some of the new books this year. BOOK PREVIEW VIDEO There is a fun "Spirit Week" planned for the students to dress up:

Monday: 80's

Tuesday- 70's-Tie Dye

Western Wednesday- Wild West

Theme Thursday -Favorite Book outfit

Futuristic Friday- In the future

Elementary Staff Tours New Building

On Monday, elementary staff and teachers enjoyed an opportunity to tour the new elementary building construction site. It was good to see it from this new perspective, see the new spaces and all the progress that is being made. Thanks to Jason Fleming with Garmann/Miller Architects-Engineers for the tour!

Middle School Veterans Day Ceremony

Each year, the middle school holds a ceremony on Veterans Day to honor our veterans. Due to Covid-19 we will prepare a video presentation ceremony.

Veterans related to middle school students are asked to submit a photo (uniformed preferred but not required) to mreese@elida.k12.oh.us by November 1st to be included in

this year's video ceremony. We look forward to being able to celebrate our area veterans and teach our students about the ideals embodied by the Armed Forces.

Thank You!


Zachary and Kathryn Foltz-White, both 2002 graduates of Elida High School, recently completed degree or certification programs as advancements in their respective career paths.

Zack, M.A. from U. of South Florida, was an athletic trainer for the U. of Tampa and Loyola U. Maryland for eight years before entering Towson University’s physician assistant program in 2018. He graduated in August, 2020, with an M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies and is now employed as a general surgery physician assistant at Medstar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Katie, M.Ed. from Cleveland State U., has been a successful collegiate recreational professional for over 12 years at Cleveland State U., U. of Tampa, and Towson University. Following six years as assistant director of campus recreation at the U. of Tampa, she presently is associate director of programs and assessment at Towson U. in Towson, MD. Katie recently earned certification in health and wellness coaching through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).



26-30 Elementary Fall Book Fair


2-15 Middle School Digital Book Fair

4 High School Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00 pm

11 High School Picture re-takes

12 & 17 Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00 pm

23 FFA Blood Drive High School Auxiliary Gym

25,26,27 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break