Buckeye Intermediate Buzz

May 2020

Principal Buzz with Mrs. Kelli Davisson

Buckeye Local Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year in response to Governor DeWine’s mandated school closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the link below for more information regarding your child’s assignments. To navigate to Buckeye Intermediate Online Learning, select the following link: Buckeye Intermediate Online Learning

This week, students will begin picking up materials from school. Parents can come to the Intermediate bus loop and pull in closest to the side wing hallway doors for a drive thru pick up format. There will be an adult that will ask for your child(s) name(s) and homeroom teacher's name. An adult will bring you your child's materials (from desk and locker). If your child has any library books at home that they are not currently using for classroom assignment purposes, please drop those off when picking up your child's supplies. There will be a later date for dropping off of devices and those assigned novel library books being used for current assignments. The schedule for picking up materials is below. If you have any questions, please send an email to kdavisson@buckeyeschools.org.

4th Grade -Monday, May 4th- 8:30 am-3:30 pm - 4th grade wing doors

5th Grade -Tuesday, May 5th -8:30 am-3:30 pm - 5th grade wing doors

6th Grade - Wednesday, May 6th -8:30 am-3:30 pm - 6th grade wing doors

Preschool- Wednesday, May 6th -8:30 am-3:30 pm - Preschool wing doors

If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via email or phone kdavisson@buckeyeschools.org 330-722-8237 ext. 4342.

School Counselor Buzz with Ms. Candice Zablotny

During this time of school closure, our Counseling Departments (K-12) are here to assist you. Our counselors are continuing to provide our students, families, and staff with as many resources, guidance, and accessibility as possible. The information below will provide you with some helpful information on how our counselors will continue to provide services for our students and families.

REQUESTING STUDENT SERVICES: Buckeye students and families requesting school counseling services should reach out to their assigned counselor via email. Based on the nature of the request, the counselor may respond back via email or may propose an alternate format such as phone or a ZOOM audio/video chat to address the needs of the student. Please note, counselors do not maintain 24-hour access to email, so for urgent needs, please see the resources listed below.

The district counselors will be posting a variety of information on their school building links and occasionally directly to students through google classroom and emails. All resources or lessons that are provided to students are not mandatory but simply to be used as additional resources for parents and students who are interested.

Please know that our teachers, counselors, and social workers may reach out to students and/or you directly as a check-in to see how things are going with them. This is done only to maintain an ongoing connection to school and in some cases, as a part of our positive mental health support. For a list of general information related to COVID-19 and other resource links to assist your family please go here: ​Family Resources- COVID 19


Other Important Crisis Contact Numbers: ● Support Hotline/Suicide Hotline: 330-434-9144 ● National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK ● Crisis Text Line: Text - 4hope to 741741 ● The Lifeline: Twitter - @800273TALK ● Call: 1-800-418-6423, extension 359 OR​ www.safeschoolhelpline.com ● Tweet: 66746, then type TIPS ● Medina County Sheriff Department *For immediate safety concerns regarding yourself or others:​911or 330-725-6631 o ● The Crisis Center​ at ​ (330) 725-9195​.

Additional information can be found at http://www.medinamentalhealth.com/Crisis_Intervention.html

As always, please contact me at czablotny@buckeyeschools.org if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Device and Packet Pick Up

For students in Preschool - 6th grade who do not have Wifi, packets are available for pick up in the entryway of the Buckeye Intermediate offices from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday. If you have Wifi access, but have not requested a device from your child’s school please use THIS FORM. Spectrum is offering free Wifi for student. Please click HERE for the Spectrum Wifi Link. If you have a technology issue please contact your classroom teacher and they will troubleshoot the problem.

Student Medicine Pick Up

Medicine may be picked up from the BIS offices Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am - 2 pm.

Spring Fortune Cookie Sale - Online Payment Available

Unfortunately, due to the mandated school closure, our Fortune Cookie Fundraiser was interrupted. Many of you currently have a box(es) of candy at home and have been unable to return the money you raised. Our partners at Diamond Fundraising have assisted us with a payment solution to enable us to complete the fundraiser. Please visit https://www.diamondfundraising.com/buckeyeint/ to pay for the box(es) your student brought home. Please do not bring or send money to the school as we are unable to accept it at this time. If you have a PayForIt account for your student, you may also make an online payment there as well. Please visit https://www.payforit.net/ to log into your PayForIt account to make an online payment. PLEASE NOTE: NO PARTIAL BOXES MAY BE RETURNED TO THE SCHOOL.

Spring Pictures Update

Buckeye Intermediate School has not received spring pictures from LifeTouch. If you have any questions, please contact LifeTouch directly at 1-866-511-3510. We are currently working with LifeTouch in order to get the pictures to parents. When we have a finalized plan, we will notify you via social media and school messenger.

Yearbooks for 2019-20 School Year

Due to Covid-19, Elementary yearbooks for 2019-2020 will not be completed and delivered until fall when school starts again.

May 2020 Upcoming Events

5/4 4th Grade Picking up Materials from School - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm - 4th grade wing doors

5/5 5th Grade Picking up Materials from School - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm - 5th grade wing doors

5/6 6th Grade Picking up Materials from School - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm - 6th grade wing doors

5/6 Preschool Picking up Materials from School - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm - Preschool wing doors

5/28 End of 4th Quarter Grading Period

5/28 End of Year Reverse Parade - 5:00 pm - Elementary School Parking Lot

Preschool Screening and Tuition Information

Preschool Screenings were cancelled for March 13 and March 20. Parents will be notified at a later date concerning rescheduling. If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Taylor ttaylor@buckeyeschools.org.

Preschool tuition for April and May have been waived. Anyone who paid for one or both months will be issued a refund. If you have any questions, please contact Brendan Zepp bzepp@buckeyeschools.org.

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Bus Drivers Needed

Interested in being a substitute bus driver? Call the Buckeye Local Schools Transportation Department at 330-722-8257 x 1019.