West Clermont School District

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#WCconnects Parent Newsletter - December 3rd, 2018

West Clermont High School Outdoor Learning Lab

It's one thing to learn about science in a classroom. Learning by performing real world experiments in the field is a whole other level. See how students at West Clermont High School are getting real world experience by conducting experiments at their outdoor learning lab.

West Clermont Words Superintendent Blog Update

With this blog, I will discuss a variety of timely issues and provide information that I hope will be helpful to West Clermont students, staff, parents, business partners and community members. It's entitled West Clermont Words because words can help us tell our story, make us more connected, and help us see hope and possibility for our future.

Elementary Attendance Boundaries

West Clermont continues to be a district of choice! Our district enrollment has increased recently and is projected to do so in the future. Moderate enrollment projections show that the district will increase by 1,800 new students over the next 10 years. Our elementary buildings are currently unbalanced. Moving the attendance boundaries will allow us to accommodate our current enrollment as well our projected future growth.

As this process unfolds we want to be as transparent as possible with all of the information that you need. Please visit http://www.westcler.k12.oh.us/Content/facilities for all of the latest information. Links on the page includes:

  • Current District Master Facilities Plan
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • New Proposed Attendance Boundary Map
  • Top Thoughts from our Community Thoughtexchange

You can also get updates from Superintendent Natasha Adams by following her blog at https://westclermontwords.wordpress.com. If you have any questions about the process being used to move our elementary attendance boundaries, or if you would like to offer your feedback, please email us at info@westcler.org.

Construction Update - By Ed Dyer, Project Manager

There has been a lot of progress at the Summerside and Willowville construction sites! The masonry contractors have been busy getting the block laid up so both buildings can be under roof and closed in during January. Temporary heat and electric will be in place to allow the interior finishes to be completed over the winter months.

The concrete floors have been poured on both the first and second floors with the stairwells to follow.

The mechanical contractor has been installing electrical, security and technology conduit and switch gear as spaces become available. The plumber is installing hangers and piping and completing rough-in. The HVAC contractor has been installing duct work and piping.

Roofing has started and will continue in areas that the steel and decking is in place and ready to be roofed.

The base course of pavement has been installed in areas that would not be damaged by construction. Insulation of the exterior of the building along with brick will be starting and progress as the weather allows.

We are happy to report that construction of the new Summerside and Willowville Elementary buildings are progressing on budget and on schedule.

Thank You!

Because of your generosity the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at West Clermont High School provided a Thanksgiving meal to 60 families in our community. 100 coats were also handed out, along with gift cards to Kroger. Thank you to all of the volunteers and to our wonderful community for making this event such a great success!

West Clermont LEAD Ready formed effective Rotary Interact Club

West Clermont's 2017 and 2018 LEAD Ready classes decided to form a Rotary Interact Club in partnership with the Cincinnati Eastside Roatry Club. Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self - the chance to make a real difference while having fun.

Wolves LEADers presented their work to Cincinnati Eastside Rotary members... and what an impressive presentation it was! Click on the link below to read the full story.

MercyHealth Medical Minute

Our partners at MercyHealth will be providing medical tips on how our students, staff, and community members can stay safe and healthy. The topic for this issue: "How to Stay Flu Free During the Holidays" You can read the full article at the link below. Thank you to MercyHealth for being the official healthcare provider for the West Clermont Wolves!

HealthSource of Ohio Wolves Wellness Center - Eye Care

Being able to see well is key to success both in school and in life. Unfortunately, many children suffer from vision problems that either go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as behavioral issues or developmental delays. Untreated vision problems can make student learning extremely difficult. The good news is that the West Clermont Wolves Wellness Center offers vision services to its students. School-based screening programs, along with referrals and follow-up, can increase treatment rates for students suffering from issues.

According to the center’s Optometrist, Dr. Lauren Pallet, “Our unique setting provides the ability to educate children about the importance of their eyes, general health, and preventive medicine.” Screenings and vision services are offered at the School-based Health Center located in the Middle School. Appointments are available to the entire family. Please call 732-5082 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Need a Flu Shot?

Need a flu shot? The Wolves Wellness School Based Health Center is currently offering flu vaccines. To schedule an appointment your child or yourself, please contact the center at 513-732-5082. Most insurances accepted.

Winter Break

All West Clermont Schools will be CLOSED for Winter Break December 24th - January 2nd. School will resume on Thursday January 3rd. We wish you and your family and safe and enjoyable holiday season!