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Elida Local Schools Newsletter

MAY 22, 2020

Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony Recording to Broadcast on WOSN

The Class of 2020 Graduation ceremony was videotaped and will air on WOSN this Sunday, May 24th at 1:00 pm. This is the same time the traditional graduation would have taken place. Students were taped receiving their diplomas in the Fieldhouse, over the course of three days, to adhere with social distancing mandates. The video includes the Senior slideshow, a musical performance from the Elida Choir, Salutatorian and Valedictorian speeches, as well as the Bulldog Award presentation, Principal Sharp and Superintendent Mengerink's messages for the graduating class and attendance by Elida School Board members.

The video will also be available on the school website or Youtube.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020. We are proud of you all and wish you the best in your futures!

8th grade Recognition Ceremony-Drive Up!

The 8th grade recognition event will take place on Thursday, May 28th starting at 10am with a drive up procession from the high school to the middle school. The recognition will include passing out awards to the 8th grade students who have passed all their classes and are being promoted to 9th grade. Participation is voluntary. Please read the important details of the ceremony and the route HERE.

Congratulations to High School Students with Perfect Attendance

Freshmen: Ashlynn Bockey Jimmy Burden, Jr., Carson Harmon, Griffin Hauenstein,

Analei Jackson, Payton Kuhn, Ava Long Colton, McDorman, Jacob McGee, Jr.,

Briana Miller Lily Rode, Tyson Russell ,Katelyn Scott

Sophomores: Madison Burkholder, Andrew Cockerell, Emalee Cunningham, Trinity Jones, Hali Khork, Andrea McCoy, Owen McGinnis, Lived Rudy, Nocona Sackinger, McKenzie Savill

Eden Troyer, Kylie Vorhees, Doran Warner, Cale Wright

Juniors: Dylan Bryan, Cedric Cantimbuhan, Shyanne Dahill, Alyssa Dailey, Evelyn Frueh, Nickolaus HickmanLibberty Hittle, Jacob Lugibihul, Gage Myers, Alexandria (Allie) Sarno, Micah Shilling

Seniors: Devon Barnett, Jon, Frueh, Jr., Koby Page, Alana Shurelds, Toan (Ethan) Ta

Congratulations to Middle School Blue Ribbon Winners

Congratulations to the 2019-20 Blue Ribbon award winners this year. These students have met rigorous academic and behavioral requirements throughout the school year. Thanks you to the students, and the staff and families that support these students for their daily effort and focus. Congratulations to those who had perfect attendance in the 2019-20 school year.

See the names listed HERE.

Well done, Bulldogs!

A Note from the Athletic Department:

The 20-21 physical form along with the athletic paperwork for the 20-21 season has been updated on the athletic page. If you go the the ATHLETIC PAGE and look under documents you should find all the information. With the cancellation of the free physicals at OIO, we will have a large amount of athletes that will need new physicals in order to start lifting, conditioning and practicing once the restrictions are lifted for schools. We encourage you to start making your physical appointments now before the doctor offices become bombarded.

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for May 2020:

Elementary Alexis Gudakunst, Zoey Miller, Norah Overholt, Paisleigh Ziegenbusch

Middle School Delaney Blaine, Chaeli Drake, Sammy Nickolson, Leoona Swickrath, Reagan Swickrath

High School Kinsey Barrows, Hannah Fosnaugh, Kellie Morgan, Isabella Wallace

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Last Meal Distribution will be Wed., May 27th

Total breakfast & lunches distributed this week: 5520 (includes meals to cover this Mon. & Tues.)

We will not distribute on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th.

Last day Elida will have meal distribution is Wed., May 27th.

Please be sure to utilize other food programs in the community (West Ohio Food Bank, SAFY, etc.)

Weekly Elementary Update

Here is the Elementary Construction Report from Garmann/Miller which includes information on this week's progress and numerous photos.

Cross Country Information

While we don't know what the fall season looks like right now, the Cross Country coaches are looking ahead! For students interested in joining the team: For sign ups and more information, join the Remind app. For the middleschool boys and girls team (incoming 7th and 8th graders), please text @ctafl to the number 81010. Coach Claire Taflinger is the middle school

coach. For incoming 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders (boys and girls) please text @maltst to the number 81010. Coach Mark Altstaetter is the high school coach. Both coaches will keep the prospective athletes informed on what all will take place between now and the start of the season.


The deadline for applying for open enrollment for those "reapplying" has been extended to May 15th but should be returned as soon as possible. All new applicants should turn in their application and proof of residency as soon as possible. Please visit the school website at this link: OPEN ENROLLMENT FORM to access the online registration form or traditional forms to print out and return to the Central Office.


A child who will be 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2020 and lives in the Elida Local School district is eligible to attend Kindergarten classes at Elida Elementary School. Please visit the school website at the link below to access the Online Registration Forms or traditional forms to print-out and mail back to the Central Office. KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FORMS

Economic Resources Information

Sharing some information that may be helpful for families from the Ohio Dept. of Health. The links on the site will connect you with unemployment resources, health insurance relief, meals and more.

Economic Resources Information

Elida Counselors Here to Help

In this time of incredible change and uncertainty there is increased stress for families.

If you are in a crisis please call the Hopeline at: 1-800-567-HOPE (4673) or Text: 741741

We want you to know that Elida District social workers are available both via email and schoology message to help and offer support sessions from 8:00-2:00 pm.

Below is a list of building social worker names and methods of contact.

High School: Stacy McAdams smcadams@elida.k12.oh.us OR Stacy McAdams on Schoology

Middle School: Jennifer Knippen jknippen@elida.k12.oh.us OR Jennifer Knippen on Schoology

Elementary School: Stefanie Atwater satwater@elida.k12.oh.us OR Stefanie Atwater on Schoology

For additional resources and communication, please visit Elida Counseling and Social Work group on Schoology!