Rocket Report

07/23/2018

MANDATORY OHSAA PARENT MEETING SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 at 7:00 PM

Our 7-12 OHSAA Parent meeting will be on July 25, 2018 at 7:00pm.

Please put out the word that this is a mandatory meeting for parents.

Also please pass this along to middle school coaches and parents as well.

We will have a coaches meeting at 6:00 pm in the Teachers lounge that night.

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Rocket Day at Monsoon Lagoon is July 25th!

Oak Harbor Rocket Day at Monsoon Lagoon is Wednesday, July 25th! Wear your rocket gear, mention this promo and get a daily mega pass for $20 (normally $35)!


GO ROCKETS!

School Fees and School Supply Lists

A revised Student Handbook for 2018-19 is now posted at http://www.bcssd.com . Check out a simplified dress code & other changes in red.


2018-19 Student Fees And School Supply lists are also posted at http://www.bcssd.com .

Don’t forget the Ohio Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 3–6!

Am. Sub. H.B. 49 enacted a sales tax holiday to occur only in 2018. The holiday starts on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Additionally, Sub. S.B. 226 provided for a permanent sales tax holiday on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of August each year.


During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:
•Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;
•School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and
•School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.


Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

B-C-S School Safety a Priority of Summer Work

The Board and Staff of Benton-Carroll-Salem School District are spending the summer working on two big projects that will enhance the safety and security profile of district facilities. "The Board is committed to providing the safest and most secure facilities for the students, staff, and community who use them. It is our number one job," said Superintendent Guy Parmigian. Each year, B-C-S has invested time, effort, and resources into improving security. This spring, for example, the Superintendent issued a directive saying that when doors are open as students enter in the morning and exit in the afternoon that they will be monitored by a B-C-S staff member. This has meant limiting the number of doors that are available to enter and exit but has helped to ensure that we know who is entering and exiting our facilities.


The first project this summer has been working with the Village of Oak Harbor Police Chief and Village Council on getting a school resource officer (SRO) assigned to the B-C-S School District. This has been discussed by the Board at open meetings for the past several months. The Superintendent also spoke with parents and especially students who expressed a desire to have an SRO on-site to serve as a deterrent to violence. The Village of Oak Harbor and School District are in discussions about splitting the cost of the SRO in a fair manner. The B-C-S School District will pay for the SRO with reductions it made to the administrative salaries/benefits budget this summer.


"Schools are in the position where they must evolve to meet the awful threat of school violence. Experience has shown us that school violence can happen in any community," said B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian. One of the roles of the new SRO will be to build relationships with students and staff to prevent violence from taking place. The SRO will not handle regular school discipline matters. "We are not looking to make school discipline issues police matters," said Parmigian. Parmigian added that the SRO will deter problem situations from arising, and can enhance a school’s capacity to address its safety and security concerns. When problems do arise, SROs can intervene quickly to address the situation. Ultimately the presence of an SRO assists in making the school safer and more secure for students, community, staff. Parmigian concluded: "The SRO will serve as a deterrent to anyone who wishes to do harm. While there are no guarantees that an SRO will prevent a tragedy, I believe that it is an important step that we must make. The tragedies that have occurred in schools in the recent months and years tells us--very sadly--that we must evolve to meet the potential threats that are out there "


It is anticipated that the new SRO will begin work at the start of the 18-19 school year. Cleveland.com estimates that 70% of school districts in Ohio have at least one school resource officer. In our area, the Woodmore School District recently entered into an agreement to have two SRO's serve their district, and the Port Clinton City School District will also have two SROs.


The new SRO will spend the majority of their time at Oak Harbor Middle School since that building does not have a Security Vestibule due to the design challenges of the building.


The second project this summer is the renovation of the entrance of R.C. Waters Elementary School to create a Security Vestibule. The Security Vestibule at R.C. Waters will be similar in design to the Security Vestibule at Oak Harbor High School. There will be three sets of doors; two of which will be locked and opened by a control in the Main Office. There will be a transaction window after a visitor gets buzzed into the second set of doors to allow parents/visitors to drop off paperwork or lunch money, etc. The goal of the Security Vestibule is to better control the flow of visitors into the building. If a visitor needs to drop something off they can do it through the transaction window without having to enter the building. The doors will also have a protective bullet resistant glazing. The approximate cost of the Security Vestibule is $75,000, which will be paid Permanent Improvement Levy Funds. The District is saving money by completing this renovation with its own maintenance staff doing the work, led by Jack Harris.


The R.C. Waters Security Vestibule should be completed by the start of the 18-19 school year.

Important Dates to remember starting in August!

We recently made some changes to the Important Dates in August. We added a Kindergarten open house and cookout!


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

District Wide Fee Collection at OHHS, 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM

4th Grade Open House at OHMS, 4:30--6:00 PM


Thursday, August 16, 2018

District Wide Fee Collection at OHHS, 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM

OHHS Open House from 6:00--7:30 PM

8th Grade Orientation at OHHS Auditorium at 6:00 PM

R.C. Waters Kindergarten Open House & Cookout from 4:30--6:00 PM


Monday, August 20, 2018

Teacher Work Day

R.C. Waters Grades 1--3 Open House from 4:30--6:00 PM

OHMS Open House from 5:00--6:30 PM


Thursday, August 23, 2018

First Day of School!

MARK your Calendar for B-C-S Summer Lunch Club! Every Tuesday and Thursday through August 16th!

Benton-Carroll-Salem Summer Lunch Club continues through August 16! This program is sponsored by the COMMUNITY! This is a free lunch program offered to EVERY K-12 child in the B-C-S Community. Children are able to get a FREE lunch from 12 noon - 1:00 PM at St. John Evan. Lutheran Church, 2nd Floor!


Spread the great news!

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What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

Follow RC Waters Elementary on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!

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RC is enjoying Summer Break!

Update on RC’s summer vacation. (RC is our mascot) She’s enjoying time outside eating clover and having some summer fun. She hopes you’re enjoying your summer break, too!!

Congratulations to all the Ottawa County Fair Participants!

Enjoyed visiting the Ottawa CountyFair on Tuesday. Watched several of the students try their best at showing a pig. Also checked out the Art exhibit featuring several student projects. Great work!

What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

Follow Oak Harbor Middle School on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!

@OakHarborMS

4th Grade - 7th Grade School Supply Lists

WHATS GOING ON AT OAK HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL?

Follow Oak Harbor High School on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!

@cschell32

Students Enjoying their Summer Jobs!

So many Oak Harbor students have summer jobs! Here is Blake Booker at the Dairy Isle on Put-In-Bay. Go Rockets!

Ottawa County Fair School Art Exhibit Displayed At The Ottawa County Fair!

Ottawa County Fair School Art Exhibit is on display at the Ottawa County Fair this week! Their artwork will be displayed in the Exhibition Barn from June 16th through June 21st. This event is coordinated through North Point Educational Service Center, Congratulations students!
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ROCKET SPORTS NEWS!

Congratulations to Jaclyn Wojciechowski for winning the LEJGA Tournament at Sawmill Creek on 7/10/18. Great Job

Oak Harbor Varsity team with Melissa Belcher in the Coaches 4 Coaches Melissa Belcher Volleyball Classic

Competition Camp Day #1. We have our eyes on State again this year. Go Rockets!

Tate Smith and Hunter Lacer proudly represent Oak Harbor in the Perrysburg All-Star Football at Perrysburg High School.

B-C-S 2018-2019 CALENDAR!

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BENTON-CARROLL-SALEM LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

Week of July 23 - August 4


Monday, July 23

HS Band Camp

Tuesday, July 24

HS Band Camp

Wednesday, July 25

HS Band Camp

Rocket Day @ Monsoon Lagoon

7:00 PM Fall Athletes & Parent Meeting

Thursday, July 26

HS Band Camp

Friday, July 27

HS Band Camp

Saturday, August 4

1:00 PM HS ~ Girls Golf - Notre Dame Invite - @ Detwiler

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About Us

The school district was founded on July 1, 1967 due to the consolidation of the Benton Township School District, the Carroll Township School District, and the Salem-Oak Harbor School District.Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District, home of the Oak Harbor Rockets, serves 1700 students on three campuses: R.C. Waters Elementary School (Grades K--3), Oak Harbor Middle School (Grades 4--7), and Oak Harbor High School (Grades 8--12). The district is committed to serving the needs of all students to prepare them for the challenges of citizenship, the workforce, and life long learning.