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Elida Local Schools Newsletter

APRIL 3, 2020

School Closure Updates

We appreciate everyone working together during this unique and challenging time. Thanks for everyone's patience as we adjust to the new normal of on-line lessons.

The Schoology system is seeing a 400% increase across the nation in this unprecendented, massive useage. Therefore the company is understandably having occasional disruptions, but they are making adjustments to compensate.

Just continue to communicate with your teachers with questions or concerns over any trouble you are having. You can also e-mail help@elida.k12.oh.us with any tech issues.

Thank you to the parents, students and teachers for your understanding and patience at this time. Please read the SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE with information regarding events, testing, grades and more.

SPRING BREAK: APRIL 9-13th, 2020

The district will continue to maintain and recognize our schedule for spring break. Students will not be required to do any work (except missing or late work) April 9 – 13 and staff should not be posting any work during this time frame, nor will they be expected to respond to emails or posts during this time. Please use it as an opportunity to step away from technology and enjoy the spring weather and a break! :)

Elida Meal Distributions Continue

We are so grateful to the Elida cafeteria staff, teachers and administrators who have been working at the distribution sites , providing meals for Elida students!

According to Food Services Director Sara Newland we provided 3,418 meals this week!

Families are encouraged to come get the meals again next week: Monday and Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 in the parking lots of Lima Community Church near the Axis Bldg., and Temple Christian School/Lima Baptist Temple.

Teachers Produce Video Message : We Miss You!

Check out this wonderful video message from our Elementary teachers! Second grade teacher Katlynn Kauffman created this video for their students and their families.

Absentee Ballots

Don't miss your opportunity to vote in the primary election which will be concluded by Tuesday, April 28, 2020. This will be conducted as an ALL MAIL election only. Use the link to print off a ballot application, then mail it to the Allen County Board of Elections, 204 N. Main Street, Lima 45801. You will then receive a ballot in the mail. BALLOT

If you don't have a printer you can create your own ballot with the info. below.

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Mrs. Sudhoff Family Makes Games for the Reading Carnival

3rd Grade teacher Mrs. Karen Sudhoff and her family have been making use of the extra time. They've been constructing a few games to be used at the elementary Reading Carnival. Not sure if we'll get to use them this year or not, but some day!

Thanks to Mrs. Sudhoff's family! You rock!

Seniors: Don't Miss Your Opportunities for Scholarships

Parents of Seniors: Please encourage seniors to take a look at the 14 local scholarships available on the scholarship tab of the high school website. These are the scholarships that are awarded each year at senior honors night in May. Even though we are experiencing the school closure, our local scholarship folks still want to be able to distribute scholarships this year to our seniors of 2020, but we need you, the seniors, to apply and submit those applications in order to be considered. SCHOLARSHIP LINK HERE.

We encourage you to get those applications sent in!


On social media, we are sharing pictures using the hashtag #elidatogether, doing homework together, or making dinner or getting outside for some fun in the warmer temperatures.

Here are Mrs. Johnson's girls enjoying the sunshine, playing teacher and reading!

Information Resources

Elida School Website has links to important information from the school, the CDC, Allen County Health Dept., unemployment and job information and more.

Elida Counselors and Social Workers Here to Help

Our Elida Counselors and Social Workers have created an Elida Counseling and Social Work group on Schoology with resources for families, but if you need direct communication, they are available Monday-Friday 8-2:00 and can be reached through e-mail:

Stefanie Atwater satwater@elida.k12.oh.us.

Kathy Magers kmagers@elida.k12.oh.us

Stacy McAdams smcadams@elida.k12.oh.us

Jennifer Knippen jknippen@elida.k12.oh.us

Randy Woods rwoods@elida.k12.oh.us

Census 2020- Your Participation helps Elida Schools!

By now, you should have received information from teh US Census Bureau. Be sure to reply, either on line, by phone or through the mail because the data is important to help our Elida community and Elida school's get our fair share of more than $675 billion in federal funds each year. States and communities use census data to allocate funding for neighborhood improvements, public health, education, transportation, and more. Reply to the census for Elida! By law, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. That's protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code. Read more at this link https://2020census.gov/